January Lesson Program

This program is completely full. We are not taking any waitlist requests.

Inclement Weather Alerts

In the event of inclement weather, we will post updates on our website by 8 am the day of the lesson.  Sign up for alerts to receive updates first! We ask that ONLY ONE member of each family register for updates. Only sign up for the day you attend classes. These updates can also be found on this page.

Monday Students

Tuesday Students
Wednesday Students
Thursday Students
Friday Students
Saturday Students
Sunday Students

MONDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 4 (Held)
Week 2: January 11 (Held)
Week 3: January 18 (Held)
Week 4: January 25
Week 5: February 1

TUESDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 5 (Held)
Week 2: January 12 (Held)
Week 3: January 19 (Held)
Week 4: January 26
Week 5: February 2

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 6 (Held)
Week 2: January 13 (Held)
Week 3: January 20
Week 4: January 27
Week 5: February 3

THURSDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 7 (Held)
Week 2: January 14 (Held)
Week 3: January 21
Week 4: January 28
Week 5: February 4

FRIDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 8 (Held)
Week 2: January 15 (Held)
Week 3: January 22
Week 4: January 29
Week 5: February 5

SATURDAY CLASSES

Ski Area Closed on Saturday, January 16. January lessons for ONLY SATURDAY STUDENTS will be postponed one week and continue with week 2 on January 23.

Week 1: January 9 (Held)
Week 2: January 16 (Postponed to January 23)
Week 3: January 30
Week 4: February 6
Week 5: February 13

SUNDAY CLASSES

Week 1: January 10 (Held)
Week 2: January 17 (Held)
Week 3: January 24
Week 4: January 31
Week 5: February 7

First Day Of Classes

The January Program will begin with Monday classes on January 4, 2021. Rental Equipment Fittings will be held through January 3. Please do not wait until your class day as we will be unable to accommodate your rental. Rental Fitting Updates

  • STAY-HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
    • With every visit to Yawgoo you assure that you or any member of your household is not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that cannot be explained by known allergies or non-infectious illness (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.), has not knowingly been exposed to someone who is experiencing symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19, and has not been directed to quarantine or isolate by the RI Department of Health or a healthcare provider in the past 14 days.
  • COVERUP & KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
    • Guests ARE required to maintain physical distancing and have a FACE COVERING on at all times except when riding trails. THIS INCLUDES LIFT LINES.
  • Follow all signage and staff guidance.
  • Practice proper hygiene and respiratory etiquette, wash hands/sanitize frequently.
  • Arrive Together, Ride Together on chairs - ride alone or with someone you know.
  • Groups/Parties/Gatherings are not permitted.
  • Take-Out will be available outside at Shredder's Snack Shack. 
    • Outside food & drinks are not permitted (excludes water).
  • INDOOR SEATING First-Floor: restricted to warming only - 30-minute max.
  • Max Lounge (Second-Floor) Restricted to dine-in only (contact tracing required)  - 60-minute max.
  • STORAGE: Storage is not available - please leave belongings in the vehicle
  • PRO SHOP: is limited to 2 families at one time.
  • Rental Equipment Pick-Up will be limited and spaced for social distancing.

If you are renting equipment...

When you arrive at the facility head to the rental shop right away to pick-up your equipment. Since you were pre-fitted, your equipment will be set up and ready to go when you arrive. Keep in mind there are a limited number of guests permitted at one time into the rental shop at any given time, so there may be a wait outside. Please arrive early! DO NOT GET DRESSED IN THE RENTAL SHOP - others need to be able to enter the shop as well.

If you were unable to get fitted for equipment by the deadline your rental equipment will not be waiting for you and you will be required to wait in the general rental line until we can assist you. At that point, we cannot guarantee your timely attendance for your lesson.

If you have your own equipment...

If you do not need to rent, head down the main entrance hallway toward the right to the snow sports meeting area about 10 minutes prior to the start of your lesson. You will find instructors ready to help you find your station number. Students should be dressed and ready to go by the start of class to not delay the class.

Where do I store my gear?

Storage of personal belongings will be not be permitted, guests are encouraged to keep personal belongings with them or in their vehicle. We are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. Always lock your skis or boards. Per the RI State Fire Marshall, Skis, Boards, & Poles are NOT permitted inside the buildings.

Where do I meet my Instructor?

There will be a class roster posted inside the rental shop and on the windows along the main entrance hallway (just past the ticket window). Snowsports staff will be available to assist you in the meeting area located behind the rental shop.

During Class

STABLE GROUPS & CHAIRLIFT BUDDIES

Classes are limited to the same consistent stable group of 5 or 6 students & instructor(s) every week, being sure to keep physical distance and wearing masks all in an outdoor setting. While riding the chair, groups will pair up with a regular chair buddy.

Rhode Island Department of Health defines a "Stable group” as the same individuals, including children and staff, being in the same group each day.

BATHROOMS & INDOOR ACCESS

Bathroom access will be limited indoors due to spacing. Allow time for restroom use as there may be waits. We strongly recommend parents/guardians encourage their children to use the restroom and be dressed if possible before arriving at the facility. Additionally, inside access will be limited to guests dining or accessing the Pro Shop. Masks are required in all indoor locations.

After Class

ONE guardian is expected at student drop-off and pick-up. All classes will return to their original meeting area at the end of class. All renters are expected to return the equipment promptly after class so we can clean and sanitize gear and prepare for the next class. A limited number of tickets will be available each day- we reserve the right to stop discounted or non-discounted ticket sales based on capacities as needed to maintain crowds and gatherings.

If you wish to stay after your lesson a valid lift ticket is required which is discounted for students on the day of their lesson, however, due to COVID-19 guidelines and capacity restrictions ticket availability cannot be guaranteed. Lift tickets are limited to each session and will likely sell out. At that point, we cannot sell any additional tickets. Non-discounted tickets can be purchased online up to 3-days in advance of the visit.

What if I cannot make class?

ABSENCES & MAKE-UP CLASSES

Anyone absent from class for a medical reason will be issued a credit in the form of a Yawgoo Valley Gift Card (only for the value of the class or classes missed due to illness or injury). Refunds, make-up classes or other credits will not be issued for any other personal reason. See our sick policy below.

All refund requests must be received in writing with documentation provided by your physician, hospital, or the state that indicates your absence. 

Request Medical Refund Request 

 

REFUND POLICY

With-the-exception-of medically excused absences, all registration payments are FINAL. All refund requests must be received in writing with documentation provided by your physician, hospital, or the state that indicates your absence. 

 

SICK POLICY

If you, your child, or any member of your household is experiencing fever, nausea, cough, sneezing, body aches, fatigue, or any other unexplained symptoms, or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or someone who is sick, you may not attend classes. Any student failing to stay home with known exposure to or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 will result in dis enrollment of any remaining classes without refund.  

  • Absences due to a suspected medical condition (COVID-19, other sickness or injury will be refunded ONLY in the form of a Yawgoo Valley Gift Card credit to be used for future tickets, lessons, rentals, Pro Shop purchases or food. You are required to provide a physician’s note acknowledging the illness and permission to return to class. You will be issued a credit for the missed class(es) once we receive your physician’s note.
  • Students that fail to provide a physician’s note or recent negative COVID-19 test, will be not be permitted on the property to attend the class for up to 14 days and forfeit any lessons missed without refund or credit.
  • Unexcused absences due to personal reasons, not including facility closures, will not be made-up, credited, or refunded. Please consider your schedule and your transportation prior to committing to the program as we typically do not close for snowstorms or other snow sports-related weather.

 

WHAT IF RHODE ISLAND OR THE STATE I AM TRAVELING FROM REINSTATES A SHELTER-IN-PLACE OR OTHER ORDINANCES?

This one is tricky because there are a lot of different variables at play. The length of closure and the requirements will play a major role in how we proceed. If it is reduced capacities and increase restrictions, we will switch to completely outdoor operations where guests will not be permitted into the building and outdoor restrooms and seating will be available. If this is a complete shut-down like we saw in the spring - we will issue Yawgoo Valley Credit to be used for any activity in the future. We will make every effort to keep skiing and snowboarding going this winter while keeping our guests and staff healthy and safe.

Other Information

COVID-19 Guidelines in Effect

All guests, students, staff, and spectators must wear a proper face covering while on the grounds including outdoors and while loading/un-loading lifts. Guests that arrive together are encouraged to ride the lift together only. This excludes lessons where the same group of students will meet each week. Physical distance and proper respiratory etiquette is expected and children should be reminded by parents to maintain these guidelines.

Indoor Access & Seating

Indoor seating is available for up to 30-minutes for warming up. A face covering must be worn at all times while indoors and eating/drinking is not permitted on the first level. In the upstairs lounge dine-in only seating is available

Food & Drinks

Outside food & drinks are not permitted (excludes water). Takeout is available at Shredders Snack Shack located just outside the main lodge entrance.

Belongings and Storage

STORAGE: Storage is not available - please leave belongings in the vehicle

Lost & Found

We will not be holding onto or storing any “soft goods”. Hard goods such as skis, poles, boots, and helmets as well as expensive personal items like cell phones, watches, wallets, and car keys will be held for up to one week.

About the 20-21 Program

Our January Lesson Program will begin the week of January 4 through 10, with classes continuing weekly for five consecutive weeks. In previous years we included a "built-in" make-up lesson for everyone at the end of the lesson schedule. This year will be different as only 5-weeks of lessons and no make-up lessons will be held.

SICK POLICY

If you, your child, or any member of your household is experiencing fever, nausea, cough, sneezing, body aches, fatigue, or any other unexplained symptoms, or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or someone who is sick, you may not attend classes. Any student failing to stay home with known exposure to or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 will result in dis enrollment of any remaining classes without refund.

  • Absences due to a suspected medical condition (COVID-19, other sickness or injury will be refunded ONLY in the form of a Yawgoo Valley Gift Card credit to be used for future tickets, lessons, rentals, Pro Shop purchases or food. You are required to provide a physician’s note acknowledging the illness and permission to return to class. You will be issued a credit for the missed class(es) once we receive your physician’s note.
  • Students that fail to provide a physician’s note or recent negative COVID-19 test, will be not be permitted on the property to attend the class for up to 14 days and forfeit any lessons missed without refund or credit.
  • Unexcused absences due to personal reasons, not including facility closures, will not be made-up, credited, or refunded. Please consider your schedule and your transportation prior to committing to the program as we typically do not close for snowstorms or other snow sports-related weather.
ABSENCES & MAKE-UP CLASSES

Anyone absent from class for a medical reason will be issued a credit in the form of a Yawgoo Valley Gift Card (only for the value of the class or classes missed due to illness or injury). Refunds, make-up classes or other credits will not be issued for any other personal reason. See our sick policy below.

CHAIRLIFT RIDING

Chairlifts are limited to two seats. We ask that customers that come together, ride together. Given that physical distancing will not always be possible during the lesson, such as when a group rides lifts, students are asked to wear their face covering and ride with the same group buddy each time where possible. Chairlift riding classes will NOT be offered for Kinder & Mini age groups. Should your child have intermediate or advanced experience at this age level, you are encouraged to take private lessons.

HELMETS

Helmets for purchase will be available by fitting appointment, beginning early-November. We do not rent helmets and they are not included in any rental equipment package. Fitting information will be announced sometime in October.

INCLEMENT WEATHER & POST-PONEMENTS

We are a weather dependent facility. We rely solely on our own snow-making capabilities. We reserve the right to close without notice as deemed necessary by management for the safety of our guests and staff as well as for the preservation of snow conditions. In the event of a closure, guests will be notified via our website under our daily operations report as well as via social media and email. We are working on a text-alert system, but this does require you to opt-in via your device. Additional details & plans will be included in later updates. All scheduled classes that experience a ski area closure, will have a class added to the end of the originally planned final class date.

REFUND POLICY

With-the-exception-of medically excused absences, all registration payments are FINAL.

RENTAL FITTINGS

Fittings are necessary for all students that will be renting equipment from Yawgoo Valley. This ensures both a proper, comfortable fit and will prevent any delays on class day. At this time, we are still determining the safest rental fitting process. We are planning to offer fittings by appointment beginning in late-October. Additional information will be sent to you via email about this process. Select programs include rental equipment in the lesson price, regardless of need. For older children, we offer the option to rent or you may provide your own equipment. Rental equipment is only available during the lesson and must be returned promptly at the end of each lesson for cleaning & sanitizing before we can rent to the next guest. You must re-rent equipment for other visits or lessons or to extend your time after your scheduled program lesson.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT USE

We will be managing the number of people inside our facilities in accordance with local regulations and guidelines. Our facilities will be set up to allow for physical distancing. As the season approaches, we will be sharing specific details on the operations of the rental & retail shops. Enhanced cleaning & disinfecting will take place daily in all parts of our facility. All rental equipment will be fully disinfected between each guest’s use.

CLASS REQUESTS

The success of our programs is built on creating groups of a similar age and ability. These determinations are made by the Snowsports School Supervisors. Due to restrictions in space and social distancing, we will not be able to guarantee any special requests for lesson placements.

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