Maple Ski Ridge Opens Enrollment in Their After School Program As They Wait for Mother Nature to Cool off

ROTTERDAM, NY (12/01/2011)(readMedia)– Maple Ski Ridge is gearing up for their 49th Winter Season by opening enrollment in their after school program and ski and snowboard lessons. The Maple Ski Ridge After School Program is open for enrollment to all school children in all area school districts including home-schooled children. The After School Program at Maple Ski Ridge has children arrive anytime between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Tuesday thru Friday. The focus of the program is to provide a positive outdoor wintertime activity coupled with a 1-hour lesson and a Twilight Area Lift Ticket (3:00 PM till 9:00 PM) offering children a chance to ski or snowboard with school friends. Maple Ski Ridge encourages anyone interested to call about enrollment questions             518-381-4700       or email questions to:

Maple Ski Ridge has been active in the community for over 4 decades now and in an effort to ensure families have food on the table long after the 2011 holiday season, they have teamed up with the Regional Food Bank for a unique promotion. The Tuesday BOGO is a Buy One Get One Free Lift Ticket offer that encourages everyone to bring 5 canned goods to the admission counter on a Tuesday to receive a Free lift ticket with the purchase of a lift ticket.

“We are so excited about the 49th season that our family has owned and operated the mountain, said Kate Michener Marketing/ Special Events Coordinator at Maple Ski Ridge.” ” This year our after school program has the new Burton Learn to Ride program included that help kids master the snowboarding skills necessary to eventually hit the hill or carve the terrain park. At Maple Ski Ridge we have conditions that rival other resorts, due to our daily snow making and grooming on our 4 hills. Our location has ski and snowboarding lessons for any experience level with 2 lifts, 2 surface tows and a terrain park. Our focus makes Maple Ski Ridge a great choice for families who want to ski local and ski often. We have been a wintertime family destination for almost 50 years, watching families grow up skiing with us, and many times we have seen families come back with their children and their parents to have 3 generations on the slope at the same time. I think as a family business we do a better job of listening to our customers, we are never to busy to hear stories about times on our hills or times on other mountains, I believe this is one of the reasons people come back year after year.”

Maple Ski Ridge is located just moments off the NYS thruway, nestled in the hills of Rotterdam, the family atmosphere offers an experience for all ages. If you are new to skiing and taking the first steps onto the snow or looking to carve radical tricks in Terrain park, Maple Ski Ridge is known as “The Capital Region’s Best Kept Secret” for a reason. The after-school program and snowboard lessons are provided by the Schenectady Ski School and the new Burton Learn to Ride Program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors together to give children the success and the confidence they need to build their snow boarding foundations. Maple Ski Ridge offers snow conditions that rival Corporate owned resorts due to daily snow making and daily grooming with winter weekend programs that are designed to give the whole family a fun time introduction to snow sports. First time skiers and Snowboarders ranging from 4 years old through shredder-happy teens on snow boards can share with their Moms or Dads with a variety of classes that ensure the whole family is entertained. Offering the radical tricks to the women’s Smooth Touch classes the ski school provides instruction and lessons for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy their snowy winter.

­Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence they need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge             518-381-4700


2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306

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