Ski & Ride Program

2017-2018  PROGRAMS – Healthy Fun For All!

Titcomb Mountain is owned and operated by the Farmington Ski Club, which is very unique in the snowsports world.  For over 70 years club members have run all aspects of Titcomb by volunteering their time and energy to help keep the families of the area healthy and enjoying life-long winter sports.  A Board of Directors governs Titcomb, and there is also a non-profit 501-C-3 Foundation.  The manager, mechanical person and commissary manager are hired by the BOD.  Lift attendants are also hired.  Most everyone else is volunteering!

+  You are a Farmington Ski Club (FSC) member if you have purchased your Titcomb season pass.  Look for the lower price on programs if you are a member.

Nordic is cross-country skiing on the tracked trails through the woods, fields, and around the top of the mountain.

Alpine Ski is downhill skiing on the groomed, lift serviced trails

Alpine Snowboard is snowboard riding on the groomed, lift serviced trails

+  Rentals are available daily at the mountain from Northern Lights, or lease for the season from Ski Depot.

+  Deadline:  Check each program for their deadline.   SnowCats and Riders Club have separate applications and deadlines.  If it is past your program deadline, check for availability. You may be able to join in.

Some programs have maximum enrollment numbers.  Completed applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, then placed on a wait list if necessary.

Scholarships are available; if finances are an obstacle to participation, please ask us

Please be nice, be on time, and help out as much as you can.   Program volunteers are contributing their time to make Titcomb enjoyable for all.

Here is a brief summary of the offered programs. For more detailed information please go to the individual program pages.

Grade K-3   SnowCats Alpine Ski Program

Tuesday/Thursday after-school program staffed and run by University of Maine Farmington Fitness & Rec Center and Alpine Operations Certificate Program for first time beginner to advanced skiers.

5 week program (10 classes) starting Tuesday, Jan 23 through March 1  (February Break TBD)  Tuesday & Thursdays  4:00 – 6:00 PM
FSC member – $50; Non-member – $90
Registration on the web at: http://frc.umf.maine.edu.  Reg Deadline: Jan 6

Contact person: Scott Hoisington 778-7495, james.hoisington@maine.edu or
Austin French, austin.french@maine.edu

Grade K-8   Bill Koch Nordic Ski Program

Monday after-school Nordic program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers.  It is recommended that participants have their own wax or no-wax skis, or leasing for the season is available. Rentals are available on-site.  If renting,  parents should plan to have equipment picked up and ready before the first meeting.

7 week program starting January 8, 3:45 PM    Reg Deadline: Dec 29
$25 for members, $45 for non-members otherwise. No enrollment limit.

Age 6-18  Saturday Alpine Ski and Age 8-18 Snowboard Program

Saturday morning program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.  Participants are divided into groups by a combination of age and skill level.   An adult class is available at 10:00, 11:15

8 weeks of one-hour classes at 10:00 am or 11:15, starting on January 6th
FSC members – $30;  Non-members $125, which includes an all-day lift ticket.
$15 all-day rentals available—please pre-fit child for equipment one week prior to first class.                                                                                         Registration deadline: Dec 29;  Enrollment limited to 125 students,

Grade 1-5   B.F.A.S.T.  Buddy Werner revised and now part of F.A.S.T.!

Saturday afternoon program run by qualified coaches.  An introduction to alpine ski racing for those wanting to go on to a race team or for those  who just want to try skiing on a race course.   Skiers must be able to ride the T-bar and ski confidently down the main slope. There will be at least 4 fun races during the 8 sessions.

8 weeks starting January 6.   1:00  – 2:30 pm
FSC members – $30;   Non-members – $30 (does not include lift ticket)
Reg Deadline: January 6 

Age 4 – 18   Riders Club                                                                                                                                                                                                     Learn tricks in the terrain park, safe progression on jumps, rails and boxes while focusing on fundamental riding skills.

LITTLE RIPPERS AGE 4-8    Designed for younger riders who would like to ride terrain park features, as well as, all mountain creative mountain techniques.

Sessions available Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30  Jan 8-Feb 28  $75

FREESTYLE AGE 9-13    This fun based free ride ski and snowboard program is great for all young riders looking to develop and progress their freestyle riding skills.              Sessions available Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30

Session 1 – Dec 17 – Jan 26      Session 2 – Jan 29 – Mar 9   $75 per or $100 both

FREESTYLE AGE 14-18  High school age kids looking to up their riding game in the park, riders will be involved in terrain park design, construction and maintenance. Sessions available Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30

Session 1 – Dec 17 – Jan 26      Session 2 – Jan 29 – Mar 9   $75 per or $100 both

Register at Titcomb Lodge or  www.theridersclub.org
Scholarships are available through Riders Club.  Lift Ticket not included.

Grade 3-6    Nana Webber Ski and Snowboard Program 

Monday (Farmington and New Sharon area)  and Tuesdays (Wilton area) after-school program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.   A shuttle bus is available on programs days from Mt. Blue Schools. However, equipment is not allowed on the bus.  Parents must pick up their children after class.

6 week program starting January 8 or 9;  4:00 – 5:15 PM
FREE, thanks to Richard Marshall remembrance donors and the Onion Farmily.

First come, first served with completed applications. Limited to 65 participants

Grade 4-8    F.A.S.T. Farmington Area Ski Team (Alpine and Nordic)

Monday through Thursday (and some Saturdays) after-school program staffed  by FSC coaches.  Offers an introduction and participation in Alpine slalom and giant slalom ski racing and/or Nordic  classic and skate ski racing.  Group and individual coaching will be provided in a positive and supportive environment.  Competition will include races against teams from area communities and schools. The goal of each practice is to make outdoor exercise and skiing fun.  We will build upon physical fitness, ski skills knowledge and enjoyment of the sport to prepare each skier for the next level.  The emphasis will be the participation in practice and races are a culmination of practice.

November 27 – End of February . Registration deadline is during the first week of practice.  2:30—4:30 PM  (start time depends on school release time)

Cost: Farmington Ski Club Membership  required.

$75 program fee.

$110 program fee for those doing both F.A.S.T. Alpine and F.A.S.T. Nordic

Contact: Alpine – Monica Clark 778-5648 or 441-8477;   Nordic -Lidie Robbins 500-0124 or Sarah Doscinski 491-165

Below is the link to download the application for all the Farmington Ski Club programs.

Program Application: 2017-2018 Program Application

Grade 9-12  Mt. Blue High School Ski Team (Nordic and Alpine)                      

Please get information from Mt. Blue High School

 

PROGRAM NEWS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON-TITCOMB SKI CLUB EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation will be focusing its fundraising efforts to support children in the various learn-to-ski programs at Titcomb.  These programs enrolled well over 200 children last year in both nordic and alpine classes. However, despite lowered costs of membership, skiing and riding may still be out of reach for some families and that is where we hope to help.  This season we will be expanding scholarship offerings to any child, who is eligible for the free or reduced lunch program, to signup for any of our learn-to-ski programs. This goes beyond tuition scholarships by including equipment rentals through a partnership with Northern Lights Hearth & Sports. The Foundation scholarships offered for the various programs are as follows:

Nana Webber              100% tuition & full rentals

Bill Koch                      100% tuition & full rentals

Buddy Werner           50% tuition & full rentals (lift ticket not included)

Saturday Ski School   50% tuition & full rentals

Alpine SnowCats        Full rentals

FAST                               100% tuition

If you are interested, or know anybody that is interested, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:

2017-2018 Foundation Scholarship 

The scholarship application should be submitted along with a Titcomb Mtn Program application. Space is limited in each program and is dependent on the availability of volunteer instructors.

Private Lessons

We also offer private ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities.  Reservations are requested at least 48 hours in advance to allow time to schedule an instructor that suites your goals

Please Call 207-778-9031 to make a reservation

  • First Time Lessons
  • Advanced Lessons
  • Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Cost: Children and adult lessons: $30 per student.

 

Please be nice, be on time, and help out as much as you can.

Program volunteers are contributing their time to make Titcomb enjoyable for all.