Ski & Snowboard After School

2024 Ski Information

For JFK Middle School students Grades 6 - 8

** If there is a waitlist, please register on the waitlist. If we get enough registrations and chaperones, we will add a second bus. **

This popular program offers a fantastic downhill ski and snowboarding opportunity to youth in grades 6 - 8 at a reasonable price. Participants will enjoy up to three hours of skiing or snowboarding on Wednesday afternoons starting in January for four consecutive weeks. 

The program is held at Berkshire East Ski Resort. Berkshire East offers 52 diverse trails which both accommodate beginners and can challenge expert skiers. 18 trails are lit for night skiing.

Motor Coach Buses will depart from JFK Middle School after school and return at 8:15pm.

Afterschool Ski Program Flyer + Details

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Ski Dates

  • 4 Weeks on Wednesdays after school
    • January 10 - January 31, 2024
    • Make up days February 7 and February 14


Berkshire East Ski Resort
66 Thunder Mountain Road
Charlemont, MA 01339



  • Basic Package: $265

    • *Includes Lift Pass, Transportation, & Supervision
  • Additional Costs *As Needed*

    • Ski/Snowboard Rentals:$74
      • Now includes Helmet
    • Ski/Snowboard Lessons: $56
      • lessons only available for first-time, beginner and advanced beginner level this year.  No lesson option for intermediate or advanced level students.
  • For Season Pass Holders of Berkshire East (reduces base package price by $120)

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    Option 1: Register in the office (complete form here) to qualify and pay for the Season Pass Holder price. Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Option 2: Register through our online registration system, pay the full Basic Package fee and be reimbursed later by the Office to reflect the Season Pass Holder price. 
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Questions? Comments? Contact the office at (413) 587-1040 or email

Important information while Registering

  • When you register please know your child's skill level. This program is recommended for those who already have prior skiing/snowboarding experience.
    • Skill Level : First time, Beginner Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
      • Chart below
  • Signing up for lessons?
    • Berkshire East offers group lessons, grouped by ability level
      • Lessons only for First Time, Beginner and Advanced Beginner levels
      • Chart below
  • Please refer to the Berkshire East Ability Level Chart and select the appropriate level
  • Registering for Rentals?
    • Be prepared to supply child's height, weight , and shoe size

Call for Chaperones!

Chaperones Ski/Snowboard for FREE!

Chaperones are asked to commit to all six dates (four scheduled and make ups included). If you have chaperoned in the past you will be given priority.

There will be a chaperone meeting, date and time January 3, 2024 at 5:30pm at the Parks & Rec office.

But wait! More details about this program here

  • For Middle School Students from JFK

    • Students can store Ski/Snowboarding gear in the Community Room at JFK. 
    • Coach buses will depart approximately at 3:20pm from J.F.K. Middle School
    • All students return to J.F.K. at by 8:15pm each date
  • Make-ups

    • Will happen if we have inclement weather and the dates are added at the end of the program
    • If needed the make-up will take place, February 7 and 14.
    • No make-ups during the Northampton Public School February Vacation.
    • Participants ski/board in buddy systems within our group and skill level & wear identifying neon bands for safety
  • Transportation/Food

    • Coach busses with restrooms are used for transportation. Backpacks etc. may be left onboard during the program
    • Skiers may bring food from home or purchase food at at the Ski Lodge
    • Food may be eaten on the coach bus; however, greasy foods like pizza, fries, burgers, etc may not be taken on Bus from the Ski Lodge
  • Helmets  

    • *Berkshire East does not require helmets but they are STRONGLY recommended* 
    • Helmets are NOW included in Berkshire East rental package!
  • Information Required for Participation

    • Please provide the appropriate information while registering or contact the office
    • Complete rental waiver form (must be a signature of a parent/guardian) *Will be provided to all who rent after registration*
    • Berkshire East will not be able to rent equipment to any participants who have not submitted their information or Rental Waiver
    • All rental information and waiver must be submitted to the Parks & Rec Department by December 14. 2023.
  • Lessons

    • Lessons take place shortly after arrival and are group lessons which last one hour  
    • Lessons will be from 4:50-5:50pm

Ski Cancellations, Delays

All ski registrations must be canceled by December 15, 2023 to qualify for a refund, less the $10 service charge.