Catamount Outdoor Family Center has partnered with the Winter Wildlands Alliance to become an official SnowSchool!

This program offers a curriculum that encourages students to spend time outdoors while simultaneously learning about their local watershed and environmental stewardship. The goal for SnowSchool students is to recognize the vital connection between their local snowpack and the water surrounding them every day within their local watershed.


The Snow School curriculum, which meets National Science Standards, aims to provide K-12 students with opportunities to experience field-based instruction on snow science and the relationship with their local watershed while encouraging physical activity.

Snow School at Catamount


In addition to fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of local watershed, SnowSchool also provides students with opportunities to experience the exquisite and unique offerings of the natural world.

Strapping snowshoes on and heading outside can lead to new understandings of animal track identification, tree species recognition, navigation, and so much more!

Field Trips

Interested in a SnowSchool field trip?

Or, would you rather bring SnowSchool to your school?

Contact Catamount to set up a customized program to meet your needs.

SnowSchool’s history at Catamount

In 2021, Catamount received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program which allowed us to purchase snowshoes and other snow science equipment needed to launch our SnowSchool Program, making Catamount one of 70 SnowSchool locations across the country through the Winter Wildlands Alliance. This LCBP support also allowed Catamount to cover the program fees for 20 programs!

Catamount is thrilled to be gearing up for our second season of SnowSchool offerings; However, for the 2023 winter season, the program will not be grant funded.

What does this mean for your classroom?

For the 2022/2023 winter season, Catamount will need to charge program fees to sustain the SnowSchool offering. In an effort to lower the barrier for students across the state, Catamount is launching a “Sponsor A Classroom” option to the community. By sponsoring a classroom, you are providing a one of a kind, hands-on learning experience to students in your community.

If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom, please email

*Please note Catamount will be offering a limited amount of programs in the 2022/2023 winter season and these will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool
Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool

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