Ski Trips (6-8 Grade)

Mandatory meeting for all Middle School students who want to participate will be held Monday, November 11 at Hidden Oaks Middle School Gym A, 2:15-2:45 pm

The temps are starting to drop and soon it will be that time of year again...the ski and snowboard season! Time to sign up for Middle School Ski and Snowboard Trips! 

We will head to Buck Hill on MONDAYS if the snow conditions permit. Buck Hill has a very good ski school and has worked with our school district for years. Lessons are available for beginner skiers and snowboarders. 

Rental Equipment is included with Option A only. The fee for Option A includes rental equipment at no extra cost. For all other options, rental equipment is available at Buck Hill at an additional charge ($29/time). If you did not register for Option A and require rental, parents or students will need to bring a credit card for the ($29) rental to Buck Hill each session . Even if you child is not taking lessons (Option B), it is less expensive to choose Option A. Buck Hill encourages Option A.

Transportation: The buses will leave the Middle School south parking lots at 2:30 pm. The transportation is one-way so students need to be picked up at Buck Hill by the clock tower no later than 7:30 p.m. Supervision of students will end at 7:30 p.m. There will be a before school equipment drop-off site (trailer) at Twin Oaks Middle School for both schools. Students are not allowed to bring any equipment on regular school buses. Equipment drop-off time is 6:45-7:15 am. Please label and secure equipment together for safe keeping. A ski or snowboard bag is highly recommended to guard against scratches. We also encourage students to purchase a lock specially made for ski equipment or use the Buck Hill ski lock up area. Please note: Parents of students that do not get on the bus before it’s departure will not be notified. Please create a back-up plan with your student in the event they miss the bus.

Meals: Students will need to bring their own bag meal from home or money to purchase dinner items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, etc. ($5-$15). Money can be placed on a Buck Hill debit card also.

Cancellation: Due to adverse weather conditions – ski trips can be cancelled after your child has arrived at school. If school closes early – no ski trip…If all after school activities get cancelled – no ski trip. In these cases your child will be notified by a school announcement and will be sent home according to his/her normal routine. As a parent – be prepared!!! If you dropped off skis or snowboard – the pick-up will be the next morning from 6:45-7:15 a.m. (the usual drop-off time) at Twin Oaks MS. If you cannot pick up your child’s equipment – please make arrangements for an alternate plan – neighbor, friends, etc. It makes it very hard to store equipment for a week in the school and we can’t guarantee its safety. If all other plans fail – you can call. If you are in doubt on a cancellation – call 952-226-0080. Normally we do not cancel unless the school or Buck Hill does the cancellation. One more reason to make sure your child has warm clothing and face covering in some situations. Frostbite can happen quickly – your child is reminded of this by chaperones – but make sure they have adequate covering. 

Make-up session: If you miss one of the five sessions, a make-up session will be offered at the conclusion of the season. However, chaperones and transportation are NOT provided for the make-up session. 

5-week Packages:

Option A (Includes rental equipment): 5 lift tickets with 3 beginner lessons - $249

Option B: 5 lift tickets with no lessons - $234

Option C: 3 lessons for season pass holders - $161

Option D: Activity fee for 5 week program for season pass holders/no lessons - $89. 

The activity fee allows PLSAS to facilitate weekly field trips to Buck Hill, where open skiing, lift tickets, and optional lessons and equipment rental are available to registered students. Please note that PLSAS Community Education is providing access to these activities, but they are not PLSAS programs or staff. PLSAS Community Education does provide 1 staff person as a resource and point of contact for students. Parent volunteers are recruited and background checked to assist students as needed. 

Optional Helmet Rental: $25

No Refunds after December 16, 2019. Processing fees will be deducted from any refund. 

Questions? Contact Beth Fuller at or Rachel McKay at or Community Education at 952.226.0080.

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Buck Hill Ski Area
Mondays, Dec 16 - Feb 3
2:30 - 7:30 PM

  No Class Dec 23, Dec 30 & Jan 20


Grades   6th - 8th

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