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.

The 2018 Winter Celebration was a huge success!

The 2018 Winter Celebration was a huge success! In one fun evening, we raised over $30,000 to support all Woodstock Ski Runners programs. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the local businesses that contributed auction items or food provisions for the event.

37 Central
Andrew Pearce Bowls
Automatic Rooster
Barriows Trading Post
Bikram Yoga Upper Valley
Biscuit Hill Pilates
Boot Pro
Britton's Lumber/Bethel Mills
Chris Orcutt Paintings
Curiosity Woodworks
Down 2 Earth Confections
Eureka Kombucha
Edmunds Maple Farm
Fossil Glass
Hambsch Family Farm
Henderson's Ski and Snowboard
Lola Company
Marker Ski Bindings
Pentangle Arts
Plymouth Artisan Cheese
Provisions International
Second Wind Farm
Silo Distillery
Simon Pearce Glass
Sweetheart's Horse Treats
Sync Performance
Tecnica Ski Boots
The Collective
Tip Tap Room
Tracy Hartford Photography
Twin Farms Resort & Spa
Vermont Crafted Goods
Vermont Farmstead Cheese
The Vermont Standard
Woodstock Athletic Club
Woodstock Inn and Resort
Woodstock Liquor
Woodstock Nordic Center

We would also like to thank the following individuals & families for the donation of an auction item, their time & expertise in helping plan the event, and their support of Woodstock Ski Runners.

Chris & Kathy Adams
Peter & Ruth Brooke
Dawn & Michael DeCoff
Melissa & Peter Gebhardt
Ben Halley
The Hambsch Family
Terry & Tracy Hartford
Jeff Helm
The Husain Family
Charlie Kimbell
Anne Koop
Justin Lillie
Shawn Mato
Jason Merrill
Sam Mundel
Meg Reynolds & Skip McKee
Reid Richardson
Chelsea Sprague
Orson St. John
Biria & Elaina St. John
Chris Wilson
Tessa Westbrook
The Woods Family



No More Wreath Sale

We’ve listened to you - our Members - who have shared feedback that the Wreath Sale has been a challenge at a busy time of year. Instead, we’ve replaced the Wreath Sale with a simple WSR Club Membership Fee. For alpine members, this is $175 (or $95 for one child in a one-day program.) For nordic members, the membership fee is $150. The Board considered this question very carefully, and made every effort to contain costs to our members.