Club Rides

While lessons have their place, and benefits, we believe riding is about self-expression and fun! What better way to achieve that than through free ride time with friends!

Our club meets at Snoqualmie Pass on week nights twice a week all winter! These are FREE Club Rides where we just get together and ride!  There is no formal training.  Mostly learning and laughing with peers.

Riders will be divided into groups based on age and skill level. Chaperones will always be present.

We depend on parents to chaperone the group! Parents won’t be expected to chaperone every single ride.  Just a few.  With Pre-K and younger, parents must always be present.  If parents do not ski or snowboard, we will make accommodations. This club is about inclusion of everyone.

**KCSSC will follow strict CDC and State guidelines for Covid-19. Groups will be divided into groups of 3 riders and 1 coach/chaperone. Face masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing must be practiced.

See the Summit website for more information on their local mountain rules.

Coach Sessions

For 8 consecutive weeks, coaches will provide added training for riders who want to take their skills to the next level!

The Coach Sessions will be held for 90 minutes, once a week beginning in January.  Parents are welcome to spectate, but not participate in these lessons. This is a formal lesson with an experienced coach. So, enjoy a little break at the lodge or take some adults-only laps!

Depending on ability levels, groups will be divided into groups of 3-5 riders per coach.

We’re here to help the kids get on the mountain, not keep them from it. So, we’re doing everything in our power to make these Coach Sessions as affordable as possible. We can do this through fund raising! More info soon.

See the Summit website for more information on their local mountain rules.

Donate

Support our Club, Sponsor a child!

Snow sports come with a LOT of necessities- insurance, rentals, passes, lessons, gear, you name it!

Please consider sponsoring a child! Here are some recommended sponsorship packages we have available:

$50- Child’s Seasons Ski Bus Pass
$80- Covers the cost of 8 lessons for a child!
$100- Covers the cost of a seasons’ pass for a child 0-6 years old!
$120- Covers ski/board rentals for a child for the whole season!
$280- Covers the cost of a night seasons’ pass for a child 7-13
$350-530- Complete package for one child! (Lessons, Bus, Seasons Pass, & Rentals) Thank you for your support! Your company name will be printed on our rider jerseys!

Click here to become a sponsor!

Virtual Community Gear Garage Sale

Families need gear! We’d like to invite anyone and everyone in the area to our virtual community garage sale November 18-21!

Please post your snowboard & ski equipment for sale, and help families find affordable equipment for the upcoming season.

Join the Facebook group to join the sale!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/402176440812451/

Need more incentive? Sellers will be picked at random during the sale to win prizes!

So go out to the garage, dust off those dusty kids boots, and let’s get them to some kids who need them!

Paused for 21/22

A message from the founder of KCSSC:

**This is a cry for help, NOT the white flag**

It breaks my heart to say this, but we are pausing Kittitas Co. Ski & Snowboard Club for the upcoming 2021/2022 season. What does “pause” mean exactly? Well, we’re not saying we’re cancelling the season, yet we’re not we’re continuing it. I can tell you this much: We wont be running our club at the ski resort. Hopefully we can find another way.

Even with this grim news, I’m a firm believer that optimism doesn’t come from a lack of adversity, nor from just “thinking good thoughts”. True optimism comes from identifying a challenge, and believing in the possibility of a solution.

Children (and adults) need snow in their lives. Snow brings an unparalleled type of joy that can’t be found elsewhere.

So, for the sake of transparency, I’d like to share our reasons for pausing this club, in hopes that we can work as a community to find a solution. The children have been through enough, and deserve to slide on.

There are 5 challenges we face this season:

  1. Our local ski resort is requiring vaccinations for employment. That means that they, like most businesses, are understaffed. An understaffed resort means fewer chairs open, and longer lift lines. We run our club mid week so that we can virtually ski straight to the chair. Last year, we stood in line on many occasions for more than 30 minutes- on a mid week night! This year they will have even fewer staff. We believe it’s not worth our time, money, and energy, to stand in line.
  2. King County now requires a vaccine passport indoors. Half of the resort base areas are in King Co. Sure, skiing is outdoors. But what about bathrooms? And the rental shop? Kittitas County Ski & Snowboard Club does not discriminate, and will not support discrimination.
  3. Like most businesses right now, we are understaffed! We rely mostly on volunteers, but we just don’t have the support needed to run the club this year.
  4. I-90 Snow Removal isn’t looking good. WSDOT is incredibly understaffed right now. They have always done a great job with the roads, thanks to their task force. Without those drivers, we don’t find it safe or smart to create a schedule that depends so greatly on road conditions

This is a cry for help, not a white flag. KCSSC is not a company for one individual. It is a community club. That means we need to collaborate the creativity, the intelligence, the love, the passion, and the energy of our community! Do you have ideas on how to keep this going for the children? Do you know of a local hill we could ski on? Are you willing to volunteer once or twice a week? There are likely many options that we haven’t thought of.

Please, feel free to reach out with any input here: kcsscyouth@gmail.com