Ski and Snowboard School

Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School

Over 55 years of dedication to more enjoyable skiing through competent instruction, and attentive supervision

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Chicagoland Snowsports For Young People, Ages 8 to 18

Blizzard Ski & Snowboard School provides the best opportunity for young people in Chicagoland to ski and snowboard safely, with skill and confidence. And of course, a chance for outdoor winter fun every week!!

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The Hardest Week of the Year

Dec. 10, 2018, 2:09 a.m.

The first trip is always the hardest. We have returning members and new ones and none of us remember exactly what it feels like to be on snow and outdoors for long period of times. No one was exempt from our classification system who had previous experience with skiing or snowboarding. Most of the group complied and we had more than 270 kids participate in lessons. We will continue to classify kids until everyone has been put into the correct level of instruction. Typically the first day back on the slopes is not your best, so I encouraged my busload of kids to take a run or two before heading over to classification as it continues right up until the lesson time at 10AM. The same will be  true this coming week as well. Several members regained their "muscle memory" for skiing and moved up from the class they were put in. The review at a lower class was good expereince.

Aty the end of the day, most were tired and just wanted a brief nap on the way home. Maybe it was the sleepiness of the bus ride, but we seemed to have left behind more than a few items. I'll get to the Lost & Found over the next two days and alert idenified lost items to their owners where possible. I can't return unmarked items, so it makes sense to label EVERYTHING.

Seasonal traffic is still delaying our returns into the city a bit. Hyde Park was a bit late as was one of the Lincoln Park buses. River Forest hit traffic on Rt 12, as well. The traffic magically disappears after Christmas, so only the next two weeks will have delays.

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Membership fee includes:

  • New member orientation
  • Special program for new beginners
  • Special program for advanced members
  • Ski/Snowboard lessons
  • Weekly communication and newsletter
  • Membership card
  • Blizzard pin and shoulder patches
  • Optional weekend trip
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Steps to Sign Up for 2018-2019 Season

  1. Login or Sign Up: if you have a login from previous years, it should work on the new site.
  2. Update your user profile, making sure contact details and other information are current.
  3. Update or add family members as Blizzard students. Note that all Membership Fees, Trip Reservations, and equipment rentals made from Wilmot are purchased for a student on record in the system, so you need to fill this information first before paying membership fees.
  4. Confirm your medical insurance and waiver information. You will not be able to go on to pay membership fees without digitally signing the waiver. Entering your full name in the waiver form constitutes your digital signature.
  5. Pay membership fees for all members that will be participating this year. As in previous years, we are using PayPal for payment processing. You don't have to have a PayPal account in order to pay through their service, although signing up for one can make the checkout process faster and easier.

As always, if there any questions, please contact us. Enjoy the season!

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We have Zero Tolerance for disrespectful or inappropriate behavior on a bus or at the Mountain towards fellow members, supervisors or others. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can build a lifetime love of snowsports!

Questions? Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!