As winners of the 2016 National Ski Areas Association Conversion Cup, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is already well known across the country for offering some of the nation’s finest programs to turn new skiers or snowboarders into “lifelong” enthusiasts. In conjunction with the Head Ski Company, Wachusett’s beginner programs have expanded again for the 2016-17 season.
The central Massachusetts mountain is the first in the eastern USA to launch the Headway Teaching Program – a customized learning experience which guarantees results in just one day. This “total immersion” program combines specially-designed rental skis with all-day instruction to help skiers learn at a faster pace. Wachusett’s Headway Program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including a full day of instruction and use of three different length skis as skiers progress during their lesson.
The three lengths include a shorter ski which allows for new skiers to work on balance; they then progress to a medium-length ski to work on gliding and stopping; then they utilize a regular length ski to perfect their steering skills. Head has outfitted the Wachusett Rental Shop with just 10 sets of these customized teaching skis. Each ski is pre-set for the customer to provide easy transition through the various stages of learning. In the Wachusett Ski & Snowboard School, students will be paired into groups no larger than 5 with their instructor. The program guarantees students will be skiing blue square intermediate trails by the end of the day.
Cost for the intensive one day package is only $299 per person (only available online). As an added bonus, Headway participants also receive:
- Three more visits for only $79.50 (1/2 price 3-Peat Card) – that’s just over $27/day.
- 2 FREE Rentals and 1 1/2-price Demo
- MTNside Ski & Ride Shop “essentials” Discounts (20% off gloves, hats, goggle, socks, neck warmers).
For more details or to purchase online, visit www.wachusett.com.