YOSEMITE — 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 55th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students through Mountain Area Ski School (MASS).
“MASS needs volunteers for all levels of instruction in order to continue our tradition of small groups and individual coaching,” says organization 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.”
The organization needs teachers at all levels, they say.
“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.”
For each Friday with students the volunteers receive a free day on the slopes as a “thank you” from the program.
An orientation meeting is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, 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 (the costs are reimbursed by MASS).
This season’s student programs are scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
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.