MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students!
“The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) needs volunteers for all levels of instruction in order to continue our tradition of small groups and individual coaching,” says Board member Peter Leinau.
“Sharing our sport is a lot of fun, the students really enjoy it, and the volunteers are a great group of people. You don’t have to be an expert to be an instructor,” Leinau adds, “We need teachers at all levels. If you can ski or snowboard, even if it has been years ago, and if you have a sense of humor, we have a place for you on this year’s teaching team.”
An orientation meeting is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, located at 39255 Black Road.
Instructors must be over 18 years of age and pass a standard fingerprint and background check, with costs are reimbursed by MASS after teaching 3/4 of the program). A mandatory Instructor’s Clinic will be held at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area Friday, December 15th pending snow. This season’s student programs are scheduled to begin January 12th, 2018. More information and an application are available online at the program web site www.m-a-s-s.org or contact Calvin Lyster at (559) 683-5186