Winter Walden members are held accountable for their own behavior, conducting themselves in a cooperative, sportsmanlike, and responsible manner. We expect our members to behave themselves on the hill and in the lodge. Cutting or pushing in line at the lifts or in the cafeteria is unacceptable.
Members are expected to follow directions from their instructors on which hills and runs they may use according to their abilities. It is your child’s responsibility to stay in control at all times so they are not a danger to themselves, or other skiers and riders. Children are expected to be on time for their lessons at the teaching station and to be ready at the end of the day when the call is made over the p.a. system.
Beginning on December 5th, all Winter Walden members will be sent an email survey every Tuesday prior to Saturday or Sunday asking if your children will be attending and if they will be bringing a guest. We ask that you respond no later than Thursday, even if your child is not attending that weekend as this information helps us plan for staffing and lift-tickets. If there is a need for Winter Walden to cancel (typically weather-related) we will notify you by email, our website, and social media.
Fees: Click here to see the fees with and without instruction
In the event a member is injured they will be taken to Ski Patrol. Parents will be called immediately for their decision on medical treatment.
If parents are not available, we will use our best judgment as to what course of action to pursue and will continue to attempt to contact the parents. If the accident is of a serious nature requiring x-rays or hospitalization, the Winter Walden Ski and Snowboard Club will not be held responsible for the medical costs incurred.
All guest can bring lunch or buy “carry-out” food from the cafeteria. When packing lunches please pack lunches in bags that can be thrown away.
Member’s receive a Winter Walden sticker to place on their child’s helmet and a plastic card for the levels that attach to the side pocket and/or lift pass ring of your child’s coat. These stickers identify each student’s respective skills to ensure that they are receiving the proper instruction for the day.
Members new to Winter Walden who have skied/snowboarded before will go to the TBC (to be classified) flag on their first day where they will be evaluated and placed in the appropriate level (they will receive a sticker at the end of the day to identify which level they are qualified for).
Ski and snowboard equipment can be rented at the local resorts we visit. Seasonal rental is available at most local ski shops.
If your child is renting equipment at the local resort, please download and complete the daily rental form. Many children do not know their height, weight, and shoe size, etc. Having this information filled out in advance will get them through the rental area much faster and into their classes sooner so they can maximize their fun “on the slopes”.
Seasonal Rental: Check out our list of Local Retailers
If you pick up your child at the resort, you MUST stop at the Winter Walden table inside the lodge to SIGN THEM OUT.
No child is to leave the resort under any circumstances without first notifying a Winter Walden supervisor and signing them out. This is done for the safety of your child.
It strongly recommended that all Winter Walden members have their equipment checked for safety prior to coming out. This check is for your protection, will save time, avoid confusion at the resort, and save you money as the resorts charge to have equipment repaired.
A good safety check will consist of checking skis, snowboard, boots, bindings, and poles. This will ensure that boots are fitted correctly, skis, poles are in good condition. Most importantly, bindings are adjusted for proper release in the event of a fall. We recommend doing this check before December so you don’t get caught up in holiday shoppers.
Green Club members (ages 6-10) are supervised all day. Members who are experiencing problems can always find immediate assistance at the Winter Walden meeting area (look for the Winter Walden flags) or at the Winter Walden table in the lodge.