Sky Tavern will be opening on time this season. The first weekend for kid's lessons will be January 19-20.
This Weekend is for all the Adults
Sky Tavern is a CO-OP. It is all run by you, the parents. You are the staff from the parking lot to the instructors. This weekend, Jan 12-13 is all about getting all adults ready for the kids. Come up to Sky Tavern Saturday, Sunday or both days this weekend. All about you Moms and Dads so we do a great job for our kids.
SkyKids, Junior Instructors, Skiing, Snowboarding and any other instructors I forgot,like Adaptive. Even those that are on the fence and unsure of instructing. Come on and give it a go. We have the best certified skiing and snowboarding instructors that will teach you to teach kids.
This is when we get you ready to teach those kids. This is your learning time. 9 AM start Saturday and Sunday. You will be on the snow learning teaching techniques. Bring those skis and boards. Sky Tavern is a teaching facility. We need great instructors and you are those sharing skills! This is the FUN time. Figure we will be done at the very latest by 3.
First year instructors will be starting by teaching Levels 1-3. These first lessons are the foundation of enjoying a sport for life but it is easy and fun to do a great job with these kids. Give instructing a try please. Get up here.
(All the adults that are not instructors)
You run a ski area. Lots of tasks for everyone and everyone has a task for a few hours. This is why Sky Tavern works, you making it happen. There is no staff in matching blue shirts here. It is us.
Parking: Start early directing traffic. Keep them moving off the highway into the lot. Keep NHP Tommy from yelling at us. Richard and Alicia are the bosses. Mostly Alicia.
Front Desk: Paperwork, helping with badge issues, lost parents, that type of stuff. Also includes the shirt sales counter and lost & found. Teri and JJ here
Lodge Monitor: Keep the kids from destroying our 75 year old lodge. Keep kids out of the lodge and in class when they try to cut. Kinda being a parent with more kids and a bigger house. Not sure who is the head but Teri can point them out.
Kitchen: They seem to dance and laugh a lot while feeding us other folks. Got a BBQ outside and even a Snack Shack up on the mountain. Melissa head cook and bottle washer until she hurts herself again.
Class Organizers: Just like the name says. Round up kids by ability and size, get an instructor and send them out. When they are done with lessons they get to punch the kids to the next level. This season we are adding in the scanning of kids, so more parents need to check this box please. Diana will need some help here. This group has become more important with added tasks and technology.
Lifts: Help the kids on the surface lifts and check for those kids without passes on the chairlifts. Tell kids jokes and make them behave in line. Make the adults behave too. Where I started so since the real lifties are doing training at the same day, find me. Bill
Sat and Sun are Q & A times for all the parents that are not instructing. Maybe the support people will start a little later and let the instructors get going first. Figure about 9:30 start, lasting a few hours. We can do orientation, which really is you talking to the department leaders and finding a spot if you have not decided already. If you have decided, or are returning from last season, please follow the links below and add your name to a position. Having 200 moms saying "Just put me somewhere" works but takes some time. You have heard me preach it often, but we need to run this place all day long. Afternoon shifts are very important please. And yes people move around departments all the time. This is Sky Tavern not Scott's job in Susanville. We really try to make the first day easier but it is controlled chaos. Been that way for all the years and by week 3 it running just fine. You make that happen.
Is coming up for Support Members "required"? No, but it does make getting going easier by a factor of a bunch. Kids can go play in the snow,but not get on the lifts unless they are Jr. Instructors. The kitchen will still be getting set up, so food may or may not be available.
* If you know you are coming both days please sign up for each day.
Go to https://www.skytavern.org/Sky-Tavern-FAQ.html
for lots of helpful hints about Sky Tavern.
There is still rental gear available through Sky Tavern but some sizes are getting tough.