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Registration opens December 1st @ 9:30am

Ski & Snowboard Club (Grades 4-5)

01/16/2024-02/27/2024 (class will not meet 02/20/2024)
Fee: See Below
Location: Burroughs Gym then Hyland Hills Ski Area
Lead Instructor(s): Pete Hill

Course Description:

Ski and Snowboard Club (Grades 4-5) 

Burroughs Physical Education Teacher, Mr. Hill has taken the best of Minnesota Winters and created an after school Skiing and Snowboarding Club your child(ren) will not forget. This class will meet in the Burroughs Gymnasium to start and then we’ll ride a bus to Hyland Hills Ski and Snowboard Area in Bloomington to ski and snowboard. There are various package options for students that have their own gear and for those that would like to rent equipment. There are optional ski and snowboard lesson packages to choose from. Students may pack their own dinner from home or purchase a dinner at the chalet. Parents are responsible to pick up their child by 8:00pm at Hyland Hills Ski Area (carpooling is encouraged); there is no return bus back to Burroughs.

Ski & Snowboard Club Details:

 Students will be bussed from Burroughs to Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington. Parents are responsible to pick up students at 8:00pm at Hyland Hills Ski Area. 

Ski and Snowboard gear: Gear can be dropped off Tuesday mornings with Mr. Hill (in the Burroughs School atrium underneath the TV just outside the gym and across from the school main office). Students will be responsible for loading their own gear onto a coach bus for transportation to Hyland Hills Ski Area. If this will not work with your schedule please contact Pat Caldwell to make other arrangements.

Fee Options:  (2024 pricing)

Option #1: $417.00 Includes staffing, bussing, equipment rental and lift ticket. 

Option #2: $297.00 Includes staffing, bussing and lift ticket.  

Option #3: $129.00 Students with season pass to Hyland Hills Ski Area.  Includes staffing and busing.

Helmet Rental: $56.00 (cost for all 6 sessions)

What to wear and bring
Each child should remember that staying warm is the most important part of enjoying the out-of-doors. Long underwear is a necessity, Looks are not important. Students should bring a water bottle and either a brown bag dinner or cash to purchase food in the chalet. We will have tables set aside in the Chalet.

On your legs and feet:
Snow-pants are best to keep warm and dry. Socks should be warm and over the calf.

On your arms and chest:
Winter jacket, sweat shirt, long sleeve shirt.

On your hands and head:
Winter mittens or gloves that are insulated. Stocking cap that will cover their ears. No long scarves are to be worn. They might get caught in the towrope or chair lift. A short scarf tucked into jacket is fine. Long hair should be placed in a low ponytail.

It is better to have lots of layers and shed them as your child gets warm, rather than be too cold.

Hyland Hills Ski & Snowboard Rental - Due January 7th
If you need to rent ski gear, snowboard gear or a helmet (additional fee for helmet) you will want to select option #1. Below is the Hyland Hills Ski Area PDF rental form, Waiver Form and Helmet Rental Form. Please print these forms and fill them out with your child at home and scan and email them to Pat Caldwell at We will transcribe your rental form onto carbon copy rental forms and all other forms and lift tickets will be distributed to students on the bus for each session. If you have any questions please contact Pete Hill with Active Solutions.

Course Information:

Classes meet in the Burroughs Gym after school to start, classroom teachers will escort your child from the classroom to the gym. Parents must provide classroom teachers a note stating that your child is to go directly to the gym after school. Students should bring their own snack to have before each session. Students that attend Minneapolis Kids and Rec Plus programs are welcome and encouraged to attend, these students will also be escorted to and from the gym. Active Solutions after school classes are open to any student from any school. If weather plays a factor, classes will be held in the gym and alternative activities will be played; classes will not be cancelled or rescheduled. If MPS cancels all district after school classes for any reason; Active Solutions will need to cancel all classes and they will not be rescheduled (Ski & Snowboard Club is the only exception). Students should register for the grade they are attending this school year, 2023-2024. If a child receives regular one on one type services throughout the regular school year, Active Solutions requires the parent to provide similar one on one type services throughout the duration of any Active Solutions camp or class. Parents will be required to schedule and pay for any fees associated with facilitating a service provider for their child. See course listing and course descriptions for other specific after school class information.


*** Very Important *** Please text/call Pat anytime at 612-802-7882 or email Pat at or Pete anytime at 952-212-7290 or email Pete at if your child will not be attending any given session, we want to make sure all of our students are accounted for. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll need to contact each of your phone numbers until we reach you. Please understand, we take your child’s safety very seriously.