Snow Cats Learn-to-Ski Program is a fun, instructional after-school ski program for children in grades K-4. Held at Farmington’s Titcomb Mountain, UMF students provide the instruction and coordination to develop these community children to become snow sports enthusiasts.  This year we are teaching 60 students in skiing and snowboarding.

Cost

$60  Farmington Ski Club Members (child must hold membership)
$100  Non-Members of Farmington Ski Club

$10 February Break Program

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Registration Information

The UMF SnowCats registration deadline is coming soon. The program has limited space for participation and will be based on the best instructor-to-child ratio available. Space is on a first-come / first-served basis, and limited to 60 participants for the 2021 program.  Registration Deadline  January 8, 2021

2021 Snow Cats Registration Packet (pdf)

You can register at the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center or mail your Registration Form, along with payment in full, to us at:

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938

  • Adhere to all COVID, State of Maine CDC, UMS and Titcomb mountain protocols concerning coverings, social distancing and cleaning protocols.
  • Each student will be required to check in w ith the coordinator to conduct daily pre-participation screening questions (In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with a person known to have Covid-19? D o you have any of the following: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new l oss of taste or smell, sore throat? In the last 14 days, have you been outside the state of Maine to an area that requires quarantine uponnreturn to Maine?) a nd have i nformation required for contact tracing.
  • All participants must wear a UMS-approved face covering at all times. Face coverings must be either surgical-style masks, or two-layer fabric masksnwithout vents. Gaiters/buffs are notpermitted.
  • Classes are 90 minute classes and will meet on the hill, trying to stay outside the whole time. Ifnclass must go i n they must stay i n their group and social distance in the l odge.
  • If an individual needs to use the restroom, there will be a designated person to assist so the rest of the group can stay outside and keep l earning.
  • Classes will be cancelled i f weather conditions prohibit students staying outside for the duration of instruction (i.e. too cold).
  • Students unable to ride the T-Bar by themselves will be required to have an adult or member with whom they arrived at Titcomb with to assist them in riding.
  • Participants must come to l essons dressed and ready to go from their vehicles. Access to the lodge will be severely restricted.
  • Parents and/or chaperones responsible for the participants must wear coverings and social distance when dropping off and picking up their participants.

This UMF SnowCats program does not provide equipment. Northern Lights Hearth & Sports, however, offers daily rentals for $10 and a discount package of $100 for the duration of the SnowCats program. (The rental program is not a season-long lease program.)

We live in Maine and skiing & snowboarding are snow activities. So generally lessons are held, even on SAD 9 or UMF snow days, unless Titcomb Mountain closes or if mountain conditions are deemed unsafe.

In the event of inclement weather, parents are encouraged to visit Titcomb Mountain’s website or contact the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center (tel  207-778-7495) to find out if lessons are still being held.


For Snow Cats info, contact:

Scott Hoisington
Snow Cats Program Coordinator
james.hoisington@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7151


Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202
umffrc@maine.edu