Registration is rolling and will be open until we reach program capacity, but at a minimum we must have at least 30 participants.
- Registration for participants interested in taking lessons will end on December 2nd.
Free-Ride Registration (for participants not taking lessons) will be open until the program reaches capacity.
- Registration will not be complete without payment. Fees are due at the time of registration.
- If paying by credit card, online registration and payment submission can be completed electronically through our O'Maley Ski and Board Program Portal. You will receive an invoice and printable versions of all completed forms and waivers for your records.
- If paying by check, please print, complete, and return required documents. These can be submitted in person to Mrs. Sumner (grade 8) via the main office at O'Maley school, or can be mailed directly to
Seaside Sustainability, Inc.
79 Eastern Ave
Essex, MA 01929
In addition to completed documents, please include a check made payable to “Seaside Sustainability, Inc.”
- Please note that as per the policies of the Bradford Ski Area and Seaside Sustainability, Inc., once a participant has registered and Bradford has been paid, in most cases it will not be possible to provide a refund.
FREE SKIING for those interested
in serving as a monitor!
The program is seeking parents/guardians who are interested in serving as a “monitor” (or assistant chaperone) for the O'Maley Ski & Board program. Any help is greatly appreciated, but those that are able to commit to all six weeks of the program will receive a free pass allowing lift access during the hours of the program. Additionally, interested high school students can also serve as “monitors” in exchange for required community service hours (and free mountain access). For questions please contact Eric Magers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
detailed Program information
Lessons: Participants that are signed up for lessons must take them. It is the participant’s responsibility to show up for the lesson; chaperones and monitors will assist students, but ultimately it is the participant’s responsibility to get to the lesson on time. If participants are not signed up for lessons by the December 2nd deadline, they will not be available.
Rentals: Bradford Ski Area has a full service rental facility. There is an additional $150 charge for equipment rental. Those renting equipment at Bradford must fill out additional paperwork and there is a $200.00 credit card number deposit required for snowboard rentals (Director Magers will contact you for this information). Helmet rental for skiers/snowboarders is available for an additional $50.00. We highly recommend obtaining seasonal rentals elsewhere as equipment rented from Bradford for this program will be more expensive and will not be able to be taken home weekly with participants (please check Sport Stop, 67 Main St, Wenham 978.468.4488).
Important Times: The bus leaves O’Maley at 2:40 PM, and returns from Bradford around 7:15 PM. It is important that participants are picked up promptly. When it’s time to depart from Bradford, participants must meet inside the lodge by 6 PM. After we gather in the lodge, we will return to the bus as a group, load all gear, and depart at 6:15.
Lift Passes: Every participant is provided a lift pass in the lodge upon arrival (which allows them access for all six Mondays) which will be distributed before and re-collected after each session. Lost passes are $10 to replace.
Gear Loading and Unloading: Chaperones and monitors will load and unload all skis and boards but it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure their gear gets to the bus! Skis and boards go to the back of the bus; all the other gear goes onto the bus with your child.
Cancellation and Make-up Days: Cancellation of school is out of our control, and will result in the cancellation of ski and board club. We will do our best to schedule make up days, but cannot guarantee it as the safety of our staff and participants will always be our primary concern.
info for parents/guardians
Emergencies & Medical Attention: Bradford’s ski patrol is professionally trained, and fully equipped to handle any potential emergencies or medical issues in order to keep participants safe.
Medications: If your child requires medications to be administered during these outings, it will be the sole responsibility of the child to self-administer.
Equipment and Drop-Off: Your child’s equipment must be dropped off at the O’Maley School before 2:15PM so that departure is not delayed. There is a small room across from the nurse’s office to the right as you enter the main entrance. Equipment is not allowed to travel on the morning bus with your child! To prevent loss of participant gear, skis and poles must be fastened together.
Packing List: To ensure your child does not forget to pack anything, we suggest parents write a list for students. This should include what to pack, how to conduct themselves among the group, and what to be aware of in the lodge or while on the hill. Often this list is laminated and attached to the outside of the child’s equipment bag. Participants are responsible for their own equipment; chaperones are not responsible for lost or stolen equipment!
info for the participant
Skier/Boarder Responsibility Code Quiz: On the first day of the program, participants are provided the Skier/Boarder Responsibility Code and they are given a quiz to ensure they are able to conduct themselves safely while on the hill. Chaperones and monitors will review the quiz and work with participants that get a 70% or lower to ensure they can be safe riders at all times.
Bags & Homework: Having too many bags on the bus is problematic; we encourage participants to leave their school bags at school (we have arranged for kids to be able to leave personal items safely in a closet off the main office). These items will be able to be picked up upon return to school. Homework can be completed on the ride to the mountain; unfortunately, on the return trip bright lights from flashlights and mobile phones are a distraction to the driver and cannot be permitted.
Changing Clothes: Some participants prefer to dress in their gear at school before boarding the bus, and may use school bathrooms, but must ensure timely boarding onto the bus so as not to delay departure. There are also bathrooms available for changing at the lodge.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE GET TO THE SKI AREA:
o Participants must bring all their gear from the bus to the lodge leaving boards, skis and poles outside. Although theft at the lodge is uncommon, it happens. Please consider separating skis or using a lock outside the lodge.
o If renting equipment, a chaperone or monitor will be available to help participants retrieve their gear.
o The lodge is quite busy, with dozens of school groups using the same limited space. Items are very easily lost and misplaced; PLEASE urge your child to return everything to his/her bag.
o All participants meet in an area inside the lodge designated for O’Maley. Once participants are dressed and ready to go, they can get their passes from chaperones. They are then allowed to ski and board until the 6 PM meet-time in the lodge. For those taking lessons, they will be given a specific time that they will be expected to report to the lesson meeting area (a chaperone can assist with lesson location if necessary).
o Participants must be inside the lodge by 6 PM with a departure time of 6:15.
For electronic registration and payment (via our secure Stripe-powered credit card proccessing portal), follow the link below:
To pay by check, download and completethe packet by clicking the link below and you will be given directions for submission of payment and required documents either directly to Seaside Sustainability Inc., or through Mrs. Sumner at O'Maley school.