Grit ‘n Snow


Learn how to snowboard with Mountain Creek Pros in the Y’s main gym before we take to their mountain and learn on the snow. Classes include one hour in the gym and one hour in a classroom setting focusing on one of our mental components of GRIT: Resilience, Empathy, Friendship, Communication, and Confidence.

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GRIT ‘N Snow – Award Winning Program! Grades 3-8 (All Levels Welcome)

The Morris County of Commerce Award for Innovative Program of the Year and the National Ski Area Association Award for Mountains are for Everyone! GRIT ‘n Snow is a Youth Resilience Series program in collaboration with Mountain Creek and the Mental Health Association to guide children towards developing strong mental health and well-being AND learn how to snowboard! This 8-week program features 3-indoor sessions at the Y including indoor snowboard lessons from Mountain Creek pros before we take it to the mountain for 5 trips with lessons on the snow. Every session and trip we will be doing games and activities that create a safe environment for kids of all backgrounds to build their confidence, make new friends, and grow their resiliency in time (their GRIT).

Parent partnership is key! There will be a mandatory attendance in week 1 for the participants and their guardians. Come prepared to play together.

Program Calendar

December: Indoor Sessions

GRIT Thursday 2: 7th – 8th graders * 5:30 – 7:30 PM

GRIT Thursday 1: 5th – 6th graders * 4:30 – 6:30 PM

GRIT Tuesday 2: 3rd – 4th graders – 5:30 – 7:30 PM

GRIT Tuesday 1: 3rd – 4th graders – 4:30 – 6:30 PM

January: 5 Trips to Mountain Creek

Saturday’s 2:00 – 7:15 PM

February: Final Trip and Celebration!

GRIT n’ Snow waiver

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