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Winter Sports

Crescent Lake School-Winter Sports 2022

Yes, it’s the time of year to begin preparing for our Winter Sports Program 2023.  This year we will be going to Gunstock again in Gilford for skiing and snowboarding.  Our skaters will be going to the Rochester Ice Arena this year and our snowshoers will explore the grounds around CLS.  Students will eat lunch at school before leaving for their Winter Sports activity.  The prices jump quickly if you miss the deadline this year so please look carefully at the dates.  There is also a strict deadline to sign up for skiing/snowboarding at Gunstock.  There are no exceptions if you miss the deadline.

The CLS Winter Sports dates are the four Thursdays in January: January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. (Make-up Day: February 2nd)

Skiers, Snowboarders, and Cross Country Skiers will need to be picked up 

at CLS no later than 5:00 pm.  

Skaters and Snowshoers will all return to CLS in time for regular bus dismissal.


Gunstock Skiing and Snowboarding Information:Gunstock registration link:

Participants will be taking part in the Gunstock Outreach Program.  Each student will receive a 2022/23 Season Pass (see below for two different options) which includes our 4 program days (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26), a complimentary rental (with a helmet) and a 50 minute lesson will be provided for each program day.  Adaptive skiing is available upon request. We will leave CLS around 11:30 and arrive at Gunstock around 12:00pm.  We will ski/board until 4:00 and then be picked up around 4:30 to return to CLS.  Parents may opt to sign their children out at the mountain if they would like to stay until 8:00pm.  

Downhill skiers and boarders must wear a helmet.

The final deadline to register to ski or board with Gunstock is November 18th.  Prices increase after October 21st.

Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross Country Price Options*


For Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding:

  • If you register and pay between now and October 21st, you will receive Tier 1 pricing:

Option 1:  Midweek Pass for $175: The midweek pass allows you to ski/board Monday-Friday  until 8pm--except on the following blackout dates: 12/25/22-1/2/23, 1/16/23, and 2/18/23-2/26/23.  This midweek pass is good for the whole ski season (which included the time before and after our program weeks).

Option 2: Season Pass for $310: The Season Pass is good for the 2022-2023 winter season with no black-out dates.

  • Both options in Tier 1 include six  50% Off Lift Ticket vouchers for friends and family.  

  • If you register and pay between October 22 and November 18, you will receive Tier 2 pricing:

Option 1:  Midweek Pass goes up to $225

Option 2: Season Pass for $360:

  • Both options in Tier 2 include four  50% Off Lift Ticket vouchers for friends and family.  

*Night skiing for both passes have free rentals and students in the program will receive 50% off rentals on other days (with the exception of helmet rentals- those are $12 apiece).


Cross Country Skiing Price Options:

  • If you register and pay between now and October 21st, you will receive Tier 1 pricing:

  • Nordic Season Pass $89: The Nordic Pass has unlimited access to the cross-country trail network.  The pass is valid every day of the 2022-2023 winter season with no black out dates. This  pass also includes six 50% Off Ticket vouchers for friends and family. 

  • If you register and pay between October 22 and November 18, you will receive Tier 2 pricing: 

  • Nordic Season Pass: $109 The Nordic Pass has unlimited access to the cross-country trail network.  The pass is valid every day of the 2022-2023 winter season with no black out dates.  This also includes four 50% Off Ticket vouchers for friends and family. 


**We must have at least 5 students choose cross country to offer this.

Sign-up deadlines will be strictly enforced by Gunstock.  Students not signed up by the close of registration on 11/18/22 will not be allowed to participate in the CLS Gunstock ski/board program.

For more information or to read the FAQ about the Outreach Program, select the 2023 Outreach Student & Family Guide.

Gunstock registration:

Gunstock downhill ski and snowboard participants must complete both the registration form attached to give back to CLS as well as the waiver, registration form and payment must be made by October 21st for Tier 1 pricing and November 18th, 2022 for for Tier 2 pricing. The link to complete this will be on our CLS website by October 1st. There will also be a link there that will provide step-by-step directions on how to register.

*Please note that the Gunstock eStore (to register) is slow to load.  

You MUST choose either a ski or snowboard lesson.  If you are unsure about equipment, please add rentals as they are included the cost.  The cost is the same even if you have your own equipment.  It’s always better to add it and not need it, than to not add it and add it late which could result in your child missing time on the mountain (and potentially their lesson).

  • Parents/guardians must create an account and then add each child onto that account.  This will allow you to sign a waiver to allow the student to participate, register and pay. Please see the attached guide on how to register.

  • To access the 50% vouchers online, you must also create a separate child account with a unique email address. You can also call the outreach program at 603-737-4326 or wait in line at the Welcome Center.  To do this, you will need the student season pass.

  • If you are choosing cross country, please send your registration form to the school and we will let you know before Oct 21 if we have 5 students to be able to participate in this option.

Gunstock registration link:

Having trouble with registration? Use Gunstock's Step By Step Registration Guide.

Need more information?  Gunstock Outreach Program Student and Family Guide  Included in the guide are the Frequently Asked Questions that was send home in the packet.

Gunstock Safety Information


We need chaperones to make this event a success.  However, we are only given so many free chaperone passes which must be used first for our staff.  Any free passes will be given to chaperones, but they are not guaranteed.  You may use your child’s 50% off voucher if you wish.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Chrissy Rapoza at for more information.  If you got your fingerprinting and background check done last year, then you are all set.  If you did not, please contact Chrissy Rapoza for paperwork as soon as possible so that you can get it done ASAP.  Last year it took months to get cleared and we want to make sure that you can get it done in time to be cleared.


Save the Date: 

Gunstock night for rental fittings and photos for RFID passes will be December 7th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Students and chaperones will be able to pick up their passes that night. If you are unable to attend, please email Chrissy Rapoza at so that she can grab your child’s pass on the first day.

Bus Fee to Gunstock:

In addition to the cost of the program, we are asking you to help out with the cost of transportation.  Please send in either $10 cash or a check made out to CLS with your registration form.  Thank you.

Rochester Ice Arena Skating Information:


The bus will pick up students at CLS and bring them to the Rochester Ice Arena.  Skaters will skate from 12:00-1:00 and then return to school for activities. The rink will only be open to CLS students during this time.  Skaters must bring their own helmet.  Bike helmets are fine.  


The cost is $30 for skating which includes the cost to skate for four weeks, rent skates (whether you need them or not), and the transportation fee.  All skating payments will be paid to: CLS.


Chaperones are welcome!  The cost is $20 for chaperones.  Chaperones would meet us at the Rochester Ice Arena at 11:45 and stay until students are back on the bus by 1:15.  If you were approved last year to chaperone, you are good.  If not, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork ASAP.

Snowshoeing Information:


Snowshoers will snowshoe around the school grounds here at CLS and on trails behind our school. Students will be provided with equipment to snowshoe from CLS in the afternoon if needed.  There is no cost for this activity.

Chaperones are welcome for this activity as well.  If you need snowshoes, let us know.

Please complete the information/registration form on the next page and return it to school by October 20, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Chrissy Rapoza at

*Please contact the main office at 569-0223 for scholarship information for skiing, boarding and skating ASAP so we can help you and your child.