BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro School Endowment will continue to offer group rates to Mount Snow on Sundays for the month of January, with the possibility of extending it into February and March.

"We’ve had great success with this over the month of December and January so far," said Jill Stahl Tyler, president of the Brattleboro School Endowment. "So we are continuing it into January and potentially February and March."

Sunday, full-day lift tickets are priced at $38 per adult (over 18). Youth (18 and under) are only $33 per person.

In order to receive the group rates, a group of 10 people must go each week. To reserve a ticket, you must call 802-254-2879 or email jill@vermontfascination.com before Saturday at 6 p.m. for the following day (Sunday) tickets. Tickets are only good that specific Sunday, and once you reserve a ticket, you must pay for the ticket.

Reservations are confirmed later that night via email. Tickets are distributed on Sunday morning at Sundance Lodge. Payment is made at the time of ticket delivery.

There is also a Facebook page called "Brattleboro Mt. Snow Group," which posts updates on the group. Reservations must be made through the phone or email, however.

"We would love to have some volunteers who would like to pick up and distribute the tickets each Sunday," said Stahl Tyler. "If anyone has interest, please contact us."

The Brattleboro School Endowment will not make anything on these tickets, they explained. "It’s just a great way to keep those winter sports skiers and snowboarders going -- besides the great opportunities that they have here with our Memorial Park ski lift."

All donations to the Endowment are tax deductible upon the organization’s recognition as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The mailing address is Brattleboro School Endowment, Inc., P.O. Box 2534; Brattleboro, VT 05303. The website address is www.brattleboroschoolendowment.org.

Mount Snow bus service

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro School Endowment is organizing a bus, driven by First Student personnel. The "Mt. Snow Express" will leave from Academy School’s parking lot at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12. It will make a return trip back to Academy School’s parking lot, leaving at 4.15 p.m. and arriving back at 5 p.m..

The Mt. Snow Express will cost $5 roundtrip, or $2.50 each way, per person.

"If we have parents step up to help with the chaperoning -- and good ridership, like we’ve been having -- we hope to continue the bus through the rest of the winter," said Jill Stahl Tyler, president of the endowment.

The bus was on a trial run for December, Stahl Tyler explained. "We’ve seen more people on the bus each week," she said. "It’s a great group of kids riding, and chaperoning just means being the adult-in-charge on the bus, to assist the driver if necessary."

Stahl Tyler reminds parents that this is simply a bus service -- not a chaperoned program. The bus is open to all ages -- adults & kids -- and from all schools. "Lots of people have asked if they can ride, even if they are not students in the Brattleboro public school. The answer is an absolute yes, anyone can ride the bus." "Remember that children under middle school age must be accompanied. The bus will also leave on schedule, and will not be responsible for finding someone at the end of the day."

The Brattleboro School Endowment was formed three years ago to help the town’s three elementary schools.

For more information, see the Brattleboro School Endowment’s website, www.brattleboroschoolendowment.org.