Watertown Rec ski program has room for you!

Annual Wachusett Mountain program for Watertown students, from beginner to expert, begins Saturday, Jan. 6

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The Watertown Recreation Department ski/snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain has spots for any students from grades 6-12, and begins Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

The Watertown Recreation Department ski/snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain has spots for any students from grades 6-12, and begins Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

Raider Times photo / Mairead Walsh

Raider Times photo / Mairead Walsh

The Watertown Recreation Department ski/snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain has spots for any students from grades 6-12, and begins Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

Melanne Ghahraman, Raider Times staff

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    “It’s a very independent kind of a program where you’re really free to have a good time,” says Watertown High Schools athletics administrative assistant Jae Smith about the ski program that the schools participates in.

   The annual Wachusett Mountain Ski-Board program will be starting Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. There are spots for 100 students (grades 6-12) to participate each year, and whether you are a recurring member or have never tried skiing before does not matter because all are welcome!

    The students will be meeting once a week for six Saturdays. The whole trip goes from 4 p.m. to 11p.m. Ten staff members attend the trips as chaperones for the students

    “We obviously are there, supervising the students,” Smith says.

    There are two coach buses that meet in the parking lot behind Watertown High School. Once everyone is accounted for, the students are split into different buses, one for middle school students and the other for high school students.

    When on the bus, they watch the first half of a movie on the way to Wachusett Mountain, and the other half on the way back.

    Lessons are one-hour long that range from beginner to expert levels. The heavily discounted lift tickets cost $140 for the six-week season, and the fee for the bus is $150. Ski and board rentals are available, too.

For more information or to register online, go to: www.wachusett.com/schoolgroup and use the school’s group code: WTRR to sign up with the Watertown program. Be sure to sign up soon, as there are fewer than 30 slots still open!

For other questions, see Jae Smith in her office near the WHS gym for a packet about the program, and a registration form.

Raider Times photo / Mairead Walsh
The annual Watertown Recreation Department ski/snowboard program at Wachusett Mountain has spots for any students from grades 6-12, and begins Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

–Jan. 1, 2018–

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