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Skiing and Snowboarding

Please be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on conditions and opening hours, as they can vary depending on the weather and snow coverage. 

230 VERTICAL FEET
​10 TRAILS OVER 50 ACRES

Hours and
Lift Ticket Pricing

Saturday and Sunday  10am - 4pm:
Adults                                     $30
Children (ages 6-17)              $20
Children under 6                   FREE
Sledding                                FREE

Thursday Nights  5 - 8pm:
Adults                                    $15
Children (ages 6-17)             $10
Children under 6                  FREE
Sledding                                FREE

Be sure to be on the lookout for Community Free Ski Weekends!
​Most weekends throughout the winter are FREE for everyone thanks to our wonderful sponsors. 
Active military always ski for FREE!

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Ski and Snowboard Lessons

New for the 2024 season, Franklin Outing Club will be offering ski and snowboard lessons for children and adults. 

Rentals

Please note, we do not do rentals.

 

Be sure to check out our Ski & Snowboard Swap on November 2nd. This will be your one chance to get equipment for the 2024-25 season from the Franklin Outing Club. Our donation room will not be open any other days for the upcoming season except for this day. Be sure to mark it on your calendar if you are in need of equipment for next year's season! 

 

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Visiting The Vets during off hours

You can visit The Vets to hike up and ski/board down, sled, snowshoe, bike or hike the trails ​any day of the week! 

​Please do not proceed up the hill if the groomer is actively working on the hill. ​There will be signs letting you know that the groomer is working. We also ask that you avoid the ski trails during normal operating hours. Please avoid marked snowmobile trails. Always look both ways and cross snowmobile trails and tracks with caution.

Ski and Snowboard
Lessons

Veterans Memorial Recreation Area is committed to teaching kids to ski and snowboard, and to creating a lifetime love for snow sports.

Ages 5-17 Ski and Snowboard Program
Our Kids' Programs for ages 5 to 17 provide a safe and fun learning environment for little skiers and riders to develop their skills while making friends and enjoying the snowy outdoors.
What to Wear:

  • Children must arrive to their lesson dressed in appropriate clothing and outerwear for a winter day outdoors: warm socks, snow pants, jacket, gloves/mittens, hat, and warm layers. Hand warmers are always a plus on cold days!

  • Children must arrive fully dressed with ski or snowboard boots on.


Veterans Memorial Recreation Area program for 5 to 17 year-olds offers full- and half-day ski and ride lessons with friendly and qualified instructors. Our child-focused program provides children with a safe and fun learning environment to explore the world of skiing and riding at a comfortable pace. Helmets are required. A typical day will include approximately two hours of on-snow learning in both the morning and afternoon, for a total of four hours on snow. The program can also be done as a half day of two hours on the snow in the morning. 
Details:                              

  • Age: 5 -17 years old

  • Lift Ticket: Included

  • Rentals: Not Included 

  • Check-In: 9 a.m. inside the Children's Center

  • Dates: Sundays starting February 4th

  • Reservations: Reservations are required. Please sign up by the Wednesday prior to the session date, sign up below

  • Programs: Full Day (four hours on-snow) and Half Day - AM or PM only (two hours on-snow)

  • Lunch: children can order lunch from our snack bar for an additional fee

  • Cost: $20- Full Day  $10 - Half Day

Age 18 and Older Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Veterans Memorial Recreation Area's 18 and older program offers full and half day ski and ride lessons with friendly and qualified instructors. This program provides a well supervised, fun and exciting day of adventure on the mountain, where older kids can hone their skills! Helmets are required.  A typical day will include approximately two hours of on-snow learning in both the morning and afternoon, for four hours total on-snow time. The program can also be done as a half day of two hours on the snow in the morning. 
Details:

  • Age: 18 and older

  • Lift Ticket: Included

  • Rentals: Not Included

  • Check-in Location: Downstairs entrance

  • Dates: Sundays starting February 4th

  • Reservations: Reservations are required. Please sign up by the Wednesday prior to the session date, sign up below

  • Programs: Full Day (four hours on-snow) and Half Day- AM or PM only (two hours on-snow)

  • Lunch: not included but for purchase at our Kitchen on first floor

  • Cost: $80-Full Day  $40-Half Day

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to start of ski school.

  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to lesson, no credit or rescheduling allowed.

  • To ensure we are notified of a cancellation, you may contact us at 603-203-7727 or email scottaburns.2020@gmail.com less than 24 hours before your visit. 

If you have questions, please contact Scott Burns at scottaburns.2020@gmail.com or call at 603-203-7727

We are currently looking for ski and snowboard instructors, please visit our employment and volunteer page to find out more information about employment. 

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