The Junior Instructional Snowsports Program (JISP) was started in 1951; by Sally Pabst; wife of Fred Pabst the first owner and pioneer of Bromley Mountain, and Betsy Fowler, both from Manchester. Their vision was to provide local school children an inexpensive way to learn to ski. Today, the Bromley Outing Club teaches over 700 local students from a variety of schools in South Western Vermont: Bennington, Dorset, Flood Brook, Shaftsbury, Arlington, Sacred Heart, Sunderland, Danby, MEMS, Long Trail, Maple Street, Mettawee, Southshire and Wells. The JISP program continues offering one-on-one classes for people with disabilities with the assistance of the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center and its many volunteers; which is located, conveniently at the base of Bromley Mountain.
Local town coordinators make sure that the students have transportation to Bromley Mountain. If they do not have equipment, they can rent equipment for the season for a nominal fee ($95 for the season) from the Bromley Rental Shop. Classes are divided according to their ability and are taught by volunteer instructors who are trained by the BOC coaching staff; which was not the case 30 years ago.
The BOC offers classes in beginner skiing and snowboarding through racing, freestyle and snowboard competitions for all levels of students.
The cost of this program is $95 for ten days of lessons throughout the season. There are numerous Sunday afternoons that the students can ski or ride at Bromley on their JISP pass and two exchange days at Stratton.
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