Ski Runners is Awarded KWCC Grant for Friday Program

Woodstock Ski Runners has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Killington World Cup Committee (KWCC) to support and enhance our popular Friday Learn-to-Ski Program.

This generous grant will allow Woodstock Ski Runners to commit to our low $85 Friday Program fee with no increases for five years. Now in its 63rd year, the Friday Program provides low-cost ski instruction to the children of Vermont. This season, 323 children from 16 Vermont schools learned to ski from 80 devoted volunteer instructors.

“The Friday Program is our history,” said Steve Hambsch, President of Woodstock Ski Runners. “We offer fun ski instruction in a safe and welcoming environment. This generous grant from the KWCC allows us to keep the cost very affordable, and the scholarship will motivate the kids to try racing.”

A new scholarship will also be created for the Friday Program skier most ready to go racing. One Friday participant will be selected each year for the next five years and awarded the KWCC Scholarship to enter our alpine racing program the following season.

Funds from the KWCC grant will also be applied to our scholarship fund, allowing Ski Runners to continue our mission of ensuring every child that wants to learn to ski has an opportunity to do so. In 2018, Ski Runners provided 37 scholarships, 28 of which included aid for ski equipment.