What is the program registration lottery process?
All interested participants will have the opportunity to enter the program lottery during a two week period this summer. In order to enter you will need to commit to the programs you have entered for and pay for your first choice program in full. Once entered, participants will be randomly selected to join their indicated programs. The entry period will run from September 1st to September 15th. Results of the lottery will be announced via email on September 24th. There will be no waitlist – lottery results are final.
Can I enter for more than one program?
Yes! You will be given the opportunity to indicate your second and third choice programs as part of the registration process. You will only pay for your first choice program.
What happens if I am not selected?
If you are not selected for any of your preferred programs, you will be given a full refund of the purchase price. If you are placed in one of your program choices but choose not to participate, you will not receive a refund.
Is there a wait list?
No, there will be no waitlist for programs. Because there will be an opportunity for all interested families to join the lottery, we will be able to fully register all programs.
Should I register for a program I am not sure I want to participate in?
No, only register for programs you are sure you can fully commit to. Refunds will not be given for participants who remove themselves from a program that they have been placed in. Only enter for a program you would like to participate in.
Do returning skiers get preference for programming?
Yes, returning skiers will get preference in the lottery. If you had a skier or snowboarder in a 2021 program you will be drawn before we welcome any new skiers and snowboarders. Those participants who took part in the 2021 Race Team Evaluations will be given priority for the Interclub program.
Can I register as a family?
Yes! Families will be treated as a single unit for the purposes of the lottery. Families should register all children who would like to participate in programs (whether in the same program or in different programs) together in the same order transaction. Either all family members will be placed or no family members will be placed. We love seeing families ski together!
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be given to lottery entrants should they not be placed in one of their requested programs. If you are placed in a program that you requested in your entry, we will not be able to offer any refund.
What if I miss the lottery period?
Unfortunately, there will not be any late entries for the lottery. If you miss the entry period, we cannot offer you a place in any of the programs. However, the entry period is a full two weeks and should allow everyone the opportunity to join.
Do you improve your chances of getting your first choice if you only list one program?
No, we strongly encourage you to register for all the programs you are interested in!
Do I have to select a second or third choice?
You do not need to select a second or third choice. However, your chances of being placed in one of our programs increases if you do select a second and third choice.
I would like my child to ski with their friend, is this possible?
The success of our programs is built on creating groups of a similar age and ability where the ability is determined by the professional staff of the Snowsports Discovery Center. If we determine your child to be a similar age and ability as their friend, then it is possible that they can ski with their friend. However, we certainly cannot guarantee this because of the large numbers of program participants.
Does my child have to attend every session?
Every year we turn families away from the lottery who we were unable to accommodate. To be fair to those who we turned away it is expected that your child attends most sessions. A low attendance will be grounds for not accepting your child in to the Children’s Development Programs for the following season.
If you have any further questions about the lottery process, please call us at (860) 672-6100.