Having trouble with your phone freezing while skiing and not being able to show your QR code? Get a pocket or wallet sized copy of your QR code printed and laminated at your local printing shop! Even though COVID restrictions are being slowly lifted, be aware that many of the ski hills we visit on day trips and long trips may still require you to show your QR code to enter any indoor dining establishment or other resort facilities, depending on the resort.
Downhill daytrips registration dates
The downhill daytrips week consists of trips on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.
All of the trips open in the week prior to the week of the Saturday trip – for the Monday and Wednesday trip it is almost two weeks prior to the actual trip. The Saturday, Sunday, and Monday trips are open until Tuesday @ 6pm of the week of the Saturday trip.
The Wednesday trip is open until Thursday @ 6pm of that same week (6 days prior to the actual trip). You may ask why so many days prior to the trip. This year, resorts are asking for our list of names at least 3 business days prior to the trip – meaning that for the Wednesday trip they need the names on the Friday the week before.
Below is a chart of the remaining Downhill Daytrips with the dates of when they will be open to registration:
|Date||Day||Trip Code||Destination||Registration Opens|
|27-Feb-22||Sunday||A2018||Blue Mountain South||15-Feb-22|
|28-Feb-22||Monday||A20919||Blue Mountain Inn||15-Feb-22|
|06-Mar-22||Sunday||A2020||Blue Mountain South||22-Feb-22|
|07-Mar-22||Monday||A20921||Blue Mountain Inn||22-Feb-22|
|13-Mar-22||Sunday||A2022||Blue Mountain South||01-Mar-22|
|14-Mar-22||Monday||A20923||Blue Mountain Inn||01-Mar-22|
|16-Mar-22||Wednesday||A20924||Blue Mountain Inn||01-Mar-22|
|20-Mar-22||Sunday||A2024||Blue Mountain South||08-Mar-22|
|21-Mar-22||Monday||A20925||Blue Mountain Inn||08-Mar-22|
|23-Mar-22||Wednesday||A20926||Blue Mountain Inn||08-Mar-22|
|27-Mar-22||Sunday||A2026||Blue Mountain South||15-Mar-22|
|28-Mar-22||Monday||A20927||Blue Mountain Inn||15-Mar-22|
|30-Mar-22||Wednesday||A20928||Blue Mountain Inn||15-Mar-22|
This past weekend HPSC’s cross-country crew returned with our first bus trip in almost two years! We were limited to 25 people on the bus (that will increase after Feb. 21), but that didn’t damper our fun.
Highlands Nordic had excellent conditions and welcomed us back with open arms. Thanks to them! We offered four lessons – three classic and one skate. Our classes were a bit larger than normal, but everyone was a good sport, which allowed us to accommodate as many members as possible.
There were big smiles all around, happy new members, and returning members seeing each other for the first time in a long while. Thanks to all our members for following all the COVID protocols to make sure that we can continue to run buses. We’ve got two trips on the long weekend (both sold out, but there is a waitlist) and we’ve opened Feb. 26/27 trips for registration. Feb. 26 is going to Highlands Nordic and Feb. 27 is going to a club favourite, Georgian Nordic. With increased capacity, there’s still room on both trips.
Welcome New Instructors to the Downhill Snow School!
Check out who they are and what their favourite things to do are. Keep your eyes out as we introduce you over the next several weeks. Today we welcome Jonathan Siegel…
Jonathan is a Level 2 ski instructor and taught children skiing at Mt. St. Louis for 4 years. He has benefitted so very much from the camaraderie and connection with other High Park skiers over the past 12 + years and is grateful for all the lessons he has been able to take over the years with instructors at High Park Ski Club. Skiers are souls with bodies who have experienced a glimpse of heaven on earth.
Most Memorable Ski Memory
There is no one “most” memorable ski memory as there are just so many wonderful memories and wild and wonderful experiences off and on the hill. There is a saying in Toastmasters which is equally applicable to skiing: “If you get out of skiing what you came to get of out skiing, you will never get out of skiing”! This picture is over 10 years old, but a reminder to always go back to Banff, Lake Louise, and run # 22!
From strength-to-strength! – Jonathan Siegel