Snow Farm is a nonprofit organization and we keep our prices as low as possible while offering high value. Many factors go into our pricing including paying our instructors and staff fair market wages; keeping our 50-acre facility with 11 buildings in safe working order; keeping up with regulations, insurance, and inspections; continuous building and studio improvements; and the cost of goods and services. Seventy-five percent of our budget depends on fees from our programs and 25% comes from donations and fundraising. Thank you for your support of Snow Farm's mission and for understanding modest annual increases in our prices.
When you register for a workshop at Snow Farm, your fees include
- Tuition for high-quality craft instruction, class size maximum 6 - 10 students. Tuition varies based on the length of the workshop and the studio.
- A supply fee, payable at the time of registration, or as a kit fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
- An annual registration fee of $35 on your first workshop of the year.
The price of each workshop is included on the class listings page.
If you wish to stay on campus, you also need to consider the cost of
- housing, based on the type of room you choose and the number of nights and
- a meal package,
- NOTE: new in 2023, all workshops sessions begin with a welcome dinner and program on the evening before instruction begins. The price of housing includes this night. There are no more "early arrivals."
Non-residential students can purchase the full meal package or a limited meal package that includes lunches and the welcome dinner only. Single meals can also be added by calling the Snow Farm office (413-268-3101).
Snow Farm's cancellation policy is based on being fair and reasonable to students while also limiting the risk and losses to Snow Farm.
- Cancellations three weeks or more from the start of a workshop session can receive a full refund (tuition, housing, meals, supplies) less a $75 cancellation fee, per workshop. The $35 registration fee (paid once per year) is non-refundable.
- Cancellations within three weeks of a workshop's start date are not eligible for any refunds (tuition, housing, meals, supplies). In unexpected and unavoidable emergencies, please give us a call.
- Once a workshop is in session, there are no refunds or credits for early departure, late arrival, or missed class for any other reason.
If Snow Farm cancels a workshop due to low enrollment, registered students will be notified three weeks prior to the start date and all fees paid will be refunded. If Snow Farm cancels a class before it begins for any other reason, all fees paid will be refunded. In the unlikely event a workshop is cancelled or disrupted after it begins, the amount of missed class time will be pro-rated as credit towards a future class.