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Stockton SkiBus to Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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Empresso Coffee Shop

1231 West March Lane

Stockton, California 95207

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Main Event: Stockton SkiBus Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Departure / Time: The bus leaves at 5:45 am from the Empresso Coffee Shop in Stockton (Pershing and March Lane, northeast corner) and arrives Squaw Valley about 8:45 am. Departs Squaw Valley 3:30 pm. Morning departure time is strict. Although it is very rare, severe weather conditions can cause a last moment cancellation. All West Coaches in Sacramento provides great coaches!

Return: usually no earlier than 7:30 pm, but may be later depending on traffic/weather conditions. The Empresso is open until midnight on Sundays, so no one has to wait on the street if they are being picked up.

Deadline: 5:00am on Feb. 25, 2018

The $40.00 is for transportation only. Transport is supplied on a break-even basis. Lift passes and rental equipment are donated by the resort. Instruction is provided by volunteer instructors.

Available ONLY to Middle and High School students and their approved adult chaperones from San Joaquin County or within 20 miles of the county line.

Make sure you really want to go because their are no refunds. When people do a "no-show" other students can't go as there is not enough time to get replacements. The normal retail value of transport, a lift ticket and instruction is well over $250.00 per student. This program is intended to benefit middle school and high school students and is not intended for the general public.

There is no way, other than via this outreach program, that a middle or high school student from San Joaquin County can access transportation, a lift pass, equipment use and instruction for beginners for $42.63. Services at the resort are free of charge. Use of the bus service is not free of charge and is optional, but it's use will insure that participants will travel in the safest way possible and the improved logistics associated with collecting and processing large groups of people allow the tightest possible intergration related to obtaining resort services. These efficiences make it far easier for the resorts involved to donate their services. StocktonSkiBus has been operating on a limited basis since 2013 and has been able to hold the line at $40.00 per rider so far. There are two more trips planned this season (March 25, 2018 and April 15, 2018) but it is hoped that activities will be radically scaled up for season 2018/2019.

Over the years, it has become quite apparent that some costs actually help the program, which is targeted to low-income students, because having a little "skin-in-the-game" acts to ensure that students actually show-up at 5:30 am on a Sunday morning.

It is expected that ticket costs may rise to $50.00 per rider next season due to ever increasing costs. However, it is also anticipated that in season 2018/2019 the use of the services such as Eventbrite and other internet/cloud based services will allow fast scale-up for anticipated increased demand. For example, if a bus sells out fast enough the use of internet-based technologies may allow the addition of additional busses on scheduled events at the last moment. Also, a plan is in place next season to provide financial help on behalf of those groups that really need to keep outreach costs at the minimum.

WAIVERS?! Yes, we need them. Print them out and bring them! Can't board the bus without them!!!!

Use the links below!


Adult SkiDUCK Liability Waiver

Youth SkiDUCK Liability Waiver

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows Liability Waiver

If you are going to Squaw Valley to receive the use of equipment and a lift ticket (but not a lesson) you must possess enough skill to at least navigate "green" runs. If you are a rank beginner or not very skilled, you must take a lesson. You must sign the following waiver if you opt out of the lesson.

http://declarationofsnowsportsproficiency.weebly.com/our-work.html

ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING!

There are two novice areas at Squaw Valley. One is at the mountain base and other s half way up the mountain (accessable via aerial tram) at High Camp. There is a run called "Home Run" which is accessable at the base of the novice area at High Camp which continues down to the base, BUT IT IS NOT A NOVICE RUN! If you are a novice and you go to the novice area at High Camp, TAKE THE TRAM DOWN. Don't use Home Run unless you can handle a "blue" run. The access to Home Run at the base of the High Camp novice area looks like a "greenie", but it quickly "turns blue" and it is a very long run. Take the tram if you are not able to handle the "blue" runs. High Camp has resteraunts, bars, a swimming pool, an ice skating rink and a fabulous lake view!

Clothing / Gear

It may be cold so be sure your child stays comfortable in cold mountain conditions, please be sure they bring the following:

Base layer. Any under armour style thermals or tight sweats. Layers are key

Winter jacket and Snow pants or water/snow-resistant shell

Water-resistant gloves or mittens (NOT cotton!)

Goggles or Sunglasses (inexpensive sunglasses with UV protection are fine)

Stocking cap/hat ski resorts will provide a helmet while on-mountain)

It’s easy to sunburn on the hill, even in winter. Please apply sunscreen in the morning.

*** THRIFT STORES ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND ***

Don't use cotton. Some goggles, gloves, etc. can be LOANED to participants, but there is no guarantee that anyone can be accomodated. So be prepared!

FOOD: Please be sure your child has a complete breakfast!. Snowsports burn a lot of calories! Resort food can be pricey. Sometimes local restaurants will donate meals, but there is no guarantee. We suggest that participants bring food.

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