The Vernon PAL offers many athletic and non athletic programs for youth and adults.
Click on the program that you are interested in for more information or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
Please be aware that some PAL programs have a family maximum of $300.00 - this family maximum does not includes uniform fees or other fees such as US Lacrosse and will be the reponsibility of the
Ski Pass / Ski Club Update:
In an effort to stay informed and to quell misinformation that is circulating, the
Vernon PAL ski club and pass sale info is as follows:
Season pass purchase:
After discussions with our liaison from Mountain Creek, there will be a change in the
process for Vernon residents purchasing passes and enrolling in the ski club. The Vernon PAL will not be selling the passes. Mountain Creek will be hosting a community event in early
November (exact date to be determined) which, once attended, will provide deep discounts for on-line season passes for VERNON residents only. The prices have not yet been finalized, but they
plan to be substantially similar to last year's prices. These will be the best prices available for Vernon residents.
Unless state guidelines change, ski clubs will be permitted this year. Vernon
students in 3rd thru 12th grade enrolling in the ski club will be required to register directly through the Vernon PAL. Information on this process will become available soon, and the $30 fee
for this should remain the same or substantially similar as it has in recent years.
School Ski/Snowboard Club Program is held at Mountain Creek and runs for SIX WEEKS. The program is available to students in grades 3 through 12. Vernon PAL will transport the students
directly after school to Mountain Creek by school bus. Students MUST BE signed out by a parent/guardian at Mountain Creek Red Tail Lodge NO LATER than 8:00PM. The Ski/Snowboard Club will
be limited to first come, first served basis.
School Ski/Snowboard Club is scheduled to start the second week of January and runs on the following days/dates....(please note that the dates are worked around blackout dates provided by Mountain
Mondays: Lounsberry Hollow/VTHS 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/3(Thurs), 2/14, 2/28
Tuesdays: Rolling Hills 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 2/17(Thurs), 3/1
Wednesdays: Glen Meadow 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2
Who is ski/snowboard club open to?
Ski/snowboard club is open to any student of VTSD grades 3-12.
How do students get to Mountain Creek for ski club?
will be picked up at their school after dismissal by a school bus. There will be school coordinators/chaperones on the bus travelling with the kids from school and to the mountain.
What is the process for picking our child(ren) up from ski/snowboard club?
are to be picked up starting 7:45pm and NO LATER than 8pm at the Red Tail Lodge. Kids 3rd-6th grade MUST BE signed out by an adult. Any student that leaves Mountain Creek without being
signed out may be removed from the program.
students in grades 7th and 8th must sign themselves out at Red Tail Lodge. All students must sign themselves out by 8pm and once signed out of the PAL program they are no longer the PAL's
responsibility. Any student that leaves Mountain Creek without being signed out may be removed from the program.
school students must be signed our at the Red Tail Lodge no later than 8pm. High school students that wish to sign out early from the Vernon PAL Ski/Snowboard Club must have a letter from their
Equipment: Students may not bring their skiis, boots, helmets, snowboards or poles on the school bus in the morning. This equipment must be dropped off by the parents to
their chid's assigned school by 2pm on the day of their lesson. *VTHS students' equipment will need to be dropped off to Lounsberry Hollow.*
Please be sure all equipment being dropped off is bound together and labeled.
It is mandatory that students enrolled in the PAL Ski/Snowboard Club wear helmets.
equipment will not be supervised, and the PAL and the schools will not be responsible for any loss due to theft or otherwise. This is done
at your own risk.
Weather: In case of bad weather, please call the PAL building 973-764-9514 for cancellation information. Do not call the school or the the police
station. Cancellations will be made by noon on the scheduled ski/snowboard club dates. (we will email if time permits of any
cancellations. You can also check our Facebook/Instagram(officialvernonpal) or Remind for updates! If ski/snowboard club is
cancelled, you must pick up your equipment which you have dropped off at the school prior to 2pm.
Ski/Snowboard Club teachers/advisors/chaperones are not instructors. They are here to assist the students with problems and direct them to the appropriate Moutain Creek personnel as
necessary. Ski/Snowboard teachers/advisors/chaperones are not responsible for knowing or monitoring which ski slopes your child is capable of or allowed to be skiing on or that they wear their
Lessons: Lessons are mandatory for all students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade regardless of ability. Ski/snowboard lessons are provided when
skiing/snowboarding with group on assigned days only. Kids in grades 6-12th grade are invited and welcome to take as few or as many lessons they would like during their six week/six session ski
Dinner at the Moutain: As most of you know, Mountain Creek did not offer food vouchers for this snow season. Also, a lot of you alerted us to the fact that the mountain
has now gone cashless. Some good news....there will be a cash pay option for ski club students only! So you can either send cash, a prepaid card, or a prepared meal to ski club with your
Communication: Please do not call the school or the police department regarding ski club questions.
How to contact us: call the PAL building 973-764-9514, check our
facebook page/instagram/Remind group for updates. You can also email email@example.com