Following is the notice from USARC:
Please make certain participants are appropriately dressed for the winter alpine environment. Participants should wear appropriate
outerwear (waterproof & wind resistant) in a layered fashion, allowing them to add or remove garments as the weather necessitates,
as well as ski gloves. Sit down skiers should wear insulated, waterproof boots, not tennis shoes or street shoes. Apply a high SPF
sunscreen and wear high quality sunglasses or goggles. A very limited supply of skwii clothing, sunglasses, goggles, hats, gloves and
mittens is available for loan, but you should not count on its availability. Encourage participants to borrow clothing from skiing
friends or buy it at sporting goods stores or thrift shops.
PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH ANYONE WHO WILL BE DRIVING
• Snow, wind, rain and other environmental conditions may delay your arrival, and you may encogrounter any or all of them. Chains are
routinely required by the California Highway Patrol and can make the difference between getting here or not. Remember, if the
roads are open you will be expected to be here. There are three routes into the Big Bear Valley. Highway information is
available 24 hours a day by calling Caltrans at (800) 427-7623. This is an automated system; requiring you to know the highway
number on which you will be traveling, 18, 38, or 330, and a touch tone telephone.
• PLEASE be on time for your lesson, if you are experiencing delays, please call us and let us know so we can adjust our schedules.
You will be given one half-hour grace period after your lesson is scheduled to begin. If you do not call to notify us that you will be
late and do not arrive by the end of the grace period your lesson may be forfeited. Participants travelling separate from the group
must be made aware of our policy and provided with the USARC phone number. The USARC phone number (909) 584-0269 is a
voice-mail system that accepts messages 24 hours a day.
• Groups will be permitted to unload at the USARC. After unloading, your vehicles must be parked in the public parking area. If you
will be arriving on a bus, please indicate this on the contract in order to ensure adequate parking space ahead of time. If you plan on
parking non-bus vehicles in the blue wheelchair zones, you will need the appropriate placard or license plate on each vehicle. The
USARC does not have any such items to loan!
FFDY will provide lunch (sandwich), hot soup. Please bring hot water by yourself. We will provide coffee and tea. Please bring your kid’s food if they need special food.