Welcome to our 10th year of SNAP! The Strafford Nordic After-school Program is open to all kids of BLK (Bill Koch League) age (grades K-8). .
SNAP is back on for 2022! Jan 4th – Feb 22nd
The K-8 SNAP program is on Tuesdays for 2022. This program is designed to get kids out on skis and having fun! If you have a child in 6-8 grades who is interested in racing, please check out our Strafford Nordic Ski Club page. Younger skiers who are interested in more training and some racing may be allowed to participate in the middle/high school racing program with approval of the Program Director.
Here’s how the SNAP program works: The primary goal of SNAP is to get kids to enjoy cross country skiing. On ski days, student skiers will be split up into groups by age and ability, and each group will be headed by a volunteer adult who will take the group out on the trails for each practice. Volunteer helpers will be leading their groups, and will be provided a daily tip to work on for each practice, thought the primary goal of the day is FUN ON SKIS! If you are interested in helping to lead and/or ski with the kids, please indicate this on your registration form, or contact the Program Director. Experience is NOT necessary, either for volunteers or for participants!
The program will run for 8 weeks, the first Tuesday in January (after New Year’s) through late February. The ski session will run from 3:30-4:30pm (a bit later as it stays light). Newton school students may take the bus to the Nordic Center with a note – however skis are not allowed on the bus.
The SNAP fee is $75 for the Tuesday program. Registration forms are due by January 1st. Late registrations should add $10 and will only be accepted if there is room in the program.
Rentals are available free for Strafford residents, or for $40 for non-residents during the program times, but must be reserved prior to the start of the program by visiting our lodge and reserving the correct size. Sizing is limited so please be sure to reserve your equipment before the first day of the program.
To register for the program please print the SNC 2021-22 SNAP info form and return it to Strafford Nordic Center with payment, or pay on-line.