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Arrival and Transportation
Students arriving by car should check in at the Snakedance Condominiums. Students arriving by air should fly into Albuquerque Airport. You MUST arrange your flights so that your arrival time is BEFORE 2:00pm and your departure time for your return flight is AFTER 12:00pm. Students MUST wait at their arrival gate until a Jillana School Representative comes to meet them. Representatives will have letters of identification and will be wearing a Jillana School t-shirt. The Representatives will accompany students on a shuttle bus to the Ski Valley. Shuttle busses will take cash or a credit card. Students flying out at the end of the session will again be accompanied by Representatives via shuttle to the airport and to their gate.
Counselors and Nurse
Students are supervised by an experienced group of counselors. The counselors are with the students everywhere: condos, classrooms, cafeteria, field trips, etc. Most counselors are dancers themselves and have been working with Jillana for 5 or more years - in fact, many are former students of hers. A registered nurse or EMT is on call.
Not all cell phones will have service in the Ski Valley. Check with your provider before bringing your phone. There are phones in most rooms and pay phones conveniently located around the village. There is an Internet connection at the studios but it is NOT available to students. There is some Internet service in the the Ski Valley, but laptops are NOT advisable.
Accommodations, Laundry, Weather
Student accommodations are in Ski Valley condominiums. Most, but not all, have a telephone, TV, full kitchen and a fire place. Every student will have their own bed. Linens and towels are supplied by the condos. You will need a beach towel if you plan on using the jacuzzi's. The studios are a short walk from condominiums along a nature trail. Each condominium will have a special laundry day. There is a small fee. There are no Laundromats in the ski valley. Days are usually warm and sunny but not hot, with a chance of a shower in the late afternoon. Nights can be chilly with a sweatshirt needed.
3 nutritionally balanced meals will be served daily, with a brunch and barbeque on Sundays. If you can't eat all types of food, you will be provided with what ever special diet you need. Everyone eats together in the school's cafeteria, adjacent to the studios.
Students are free Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday and may participate in many optional activities: trips into Taos for shopping/sightseeing, horseback riding in the Ski Valley, white water rafting on the Rio Grande, hiking in the mountains, chair lift rides, barn dances, picnics and more.
There are many shops in the Ski Valley where you can purchase clothes and gifts. Limited grocery items as well as snacks, film, DVD rentals, etc. are available at the post office.