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Monday, August 23, 2010

Ski trip

This sounds like a great opportunity, especially if you have kids that haven't skied before. The lessons are usually much more expensive, and are a great way to begin, or to improve your skills. If you're interested, please let Gary know as soon as possible, as September is nearly here!

Gary Dalzell has been in touch with the group coordinator at Cardrona skifield about getting concession rates for a group of homeschoolers. We would need 15 skiers a day to qualify for their cheaper rates. If we went offpeak and midweek the rate would be $50 for a lesson, lift pass and ski hire (so less if you can beg, borrow some gear). This is about half of standard rates. Could you send this out please and see if there are any other families interested. If there is enough interest it would be great to organise a trip in September but even if people are interested for next year it would be good to know so we could plan ahead. Hopefully between us we can organise some reasonably cheap accomodation in Wanaka, friends with cribs etc.

Gary also suggested that if there is enough interest he could ask if they could havea person who would talk on mountain safety and running a ski resort, e.g. snowmaking, snow caving, rescuing people off the ski field, looking after chair lift equipment and the roads etc.

If anyone is interested can they get in touch with the Dalzells

OFF PEAK: 25th June to 30th July*; 30th August to 3 October

Lesson (compulsory) Base rate is $21

Day lift ticket Midweek $15
Weekend $24

Rental Std shaped ski set $14
Snowboard $21

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