Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Ski Club

Ruffing Ski and Snowboard Club 2019

Parent Organizers:  David Kriska and Sarah Frey

Sign-ups for the 2019 season open on October 1, 2019. Sign-ups close November 8th and bus seats fill up fast.

That means that Ski season is just around the corner – Yay! Ruffing Ski Club online sign-up starts October 1st! Ski Club is open to ANY CHILD 8 and up by January 1st, 2019 (rules set by Boston Mills Brandywine [BMBW]).

This club is for anyone who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, practice what they know, and enjoy a really fun group. We ski the first five Tuesdays in January and into February (weather permitting) at Boston Mills Ski Resort in Peninsula in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The January start time makes ski club a great gift from grandparents looking for holiday gift ideas.

Ski Club is for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.

NEW FOR THE 2020 CLUB SEASON: If you only wish to register for the club and NOT reserve a seat on the charter bus, please send an email with your child’s name to and
We will reply to you with a confirmation email and club-only registration (no bus seat) registration for your child will be available online:

Club LOGIN Name: ruffingmont
Club Password: wish4snow

Please then follow the links to reserve a registration spot on the club roster. (Non-refundable after the first night of the club season). THIS WILL NOT RESERVE A SPACE ON THE CHARTER BUS.
IMPORTANT: For an additional fee there is LIMITED SEATING available on a bus chartered by the ski club advisor. Registration for a seat on the charter bus is first come, first served upon receipt of additional bus fare. If you wish to additionally reserve a seat for your child on the 5 charter bus round trips, please mail a non-refundable bus fare deposit check for $60 to:
David Kriska 771 Lakeside Drive, Avon Lake 44012

Please also send an email to and confirming that you have mailed the $ deposit and your desire to reserve a seat on the charter bus. We need your bus fare in hand within 3 days of your confirmation email to us in order to guarantee a reserved seat. We will then send you a con

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions:
David Kriska, RSC Advisor 440-915-9406 (cell)
Sarah Frey, Co-advisor 440.503.9876 (cell)

Sign-ups close November 8th and bus seats fill up fast. Lessons are included in the club price and are given by friendly and qualified BMBW SnowSports School instructors. Renting is recommended if you’re a beginner unless you’re sure you’ll be continuing skiing 🙂
While skiing is a solo sport, many kids (and adults) make new and strengthen existing friendships by participating in Ski Club. There is also a great sense of pride that the children develop by achieving mastery of skills previously unknown. Watching kids quickly master this exhilarating sport is awesome! Plus what better way to spend the winter- outdoors!

We take a chartered tour bus from Ruffing at 3:30 p.m. and return about 9 p.m., with 4 hours of slope time. Parents pick up their kids in front of the school at this time (some parents come ski with us and just drive their child/children home). There’s 40 minutes for homework each way. The charter bus fee is separate and due in December after the close of registration. Start talking with other families and friends NOW if you would like to share driving/pickup-carpooling with other parents.

Lastly, BMBW holds a Fall Fest every October. This year it’s the OCTOBER 11th – 13th weekend. There is a Swap Shop where people bring new and used equipment to be sold.

Any questions and comments are welcome. Please email or call 440.915.9406. Parents of first years are highly encouraged to drive their children and help out the first season or first few Tuesdays.

Looking forward to meeting new and old members soon! Think SNOW!