We Love To Make New Skiers!
Drop in to try us out (Instruction available):
On Saturday and Sunday’s throughout our ski season we allow the public to come in an “try” us out for just $20 for the day. Our “drop in” rates can be used for experienced skiers or people that have never skied before and are looking to try it out. We provide the boat, skis, life jackets and instruction to help to make your experience a great one. Participants must pre-register here, and we will confirm with you on the best time to join us. The $20 fee covers the insurance and gas fees for the day.
Please note, drop-ins will only be available on weekend mornings only. Our weeknight skiing will be for members only due to the short amount of time we have (before sunset).
FREE Learn To Ski Days:
Throughout our season we will offer at least two “Learn To Ski” days, one on Glen Echo Lake and on in Webster. These events are sponsored by one of our partners and allow the public to learn to ski for the day at no cost. Participants will receive on-shore training and a safety course before getting their turn skiing with our licensed instructors and boat drivers. The Collective provides each participant with life jackets and skis and each participant will get at least two trips/runs skiing (Many get three). These days are geared towards beginners, but more experienced skiers are welcome to also come down to get some pointers on how to improve in their ski disciplines.
Spots to these events do fill up fast, so we recommend people interested to keep checking our website and facebook pages to find out when these are scheduled.
Adaptive Ski Days / Special Needs Skiers:
In 2020 we had the honor of hosting our first All Ages All Disabilities Adaptive ski event and it was a huge success, and we will be hosting at least one Adaptive Ski Day in Webster in 2021 (date is TBD) with lunch being provided by Point Breeze Restaurant. This is a great event, as we partner with the LOF Adaptive Skiers who graciously provides their speciality equipment and expertise in working with the disabled and special needs skiers.
We love working with our adaptive skiers and are starting to build our adaptive ski program, with the hopes to allow for more skiing opportunities in the Worcester Area moving forward. However, due to the high costs of sit-skis and other adaptive gear, we will be limited until we can start to purchase our own gear. In 2020, we were honored to receive a donation from the Kiva Center’s that will allow us to purchase our first sit-ski and cage, and one of our members – Ryan, recently received training and certification as an Adaptive Ski Instructor. These developments should allow us to do some private sessions with disabled skiers in 2021, however they will be by appointment only outside of our special Adaptive Ski Day. Our goal again is to continue to be able to purchase equipment and gain more training to be able to do more adaptive skiing as the collective grows.
For more details on any of our programs, please email [email protected].