Our members want to travel! The August sign up night was a success. I am happy to say that within a few days of selling out the first trip to Club Med Serre Chevalier in France, we were able to add a new trip the week before the first trip. Members on the waitlist were given first choice on the trip and this trip is also now full. For the Whistler trip, our tour operator opened an online payment portal to simplify the payment process and keep your data secure. HPSC worked with the tour operator to test out this new process. Adding a new trip with Merit Travel and implementing a new payment portal for Skican trips would not have been possible without the close partnerships we have with our tour operators.
Don’t miss the upcoming dates for sign up:
Open now – Jackson Hole, Whistler, and Club Med Charlevoix, Quebec – some spots still available. Look on the website for the detailed descriptions of these awesome destinations.
Thursday, September 22 – 8 pm – Registration opens for charter trips to Banff, Sun Peaks and Jasper
Thursday, October 13 – 8 pm – Registration opens for bus trips to Tremblant (3 trips), Holiday Valley, Killington, Orford, and Jay Peak.
Once trips are open for registration, they will stay open until they are full or until the space must be released. Sign up early so you don’t miss your chance to enjoy your mountain adventure!
Reminder – to register for any trip you need to be a current member of the club. If you registered for one of the trips in the first sign up in August, if you have not done so yet you MUST renew your club membership by tomorrow, September 15, to retain your spot on the trip. After September 15 if you have not renewed your club membership your spot may be released and you will lose your deposit. Do You Have a Ski Pass?
The ski pass world that has evolved over the past few years has resulted in higher demand for some destinations and unfortunately high lift ticket prices. The good news is that requiring registration for some destinations and increasing the lift ticket prices, will result in a better experience on the slopes without huge crowds.
If you already have a ski pass that covers the destination, you do not have to pay for lift tickets. With the lift ticket component removed, below is a quick comparison of our remaining HPSC charter trips, all in CAD$ (including all taxes and fees).
Trip costs without lift tickets (Lift ticket costs and Land only options available)
Jackson Hole: $1,705 (Single supplement add $515)
Whistler: $2,060 (Single supplement add $1,160)
Sun Peaks: $1,920 (Single supplement add $615)
Banff: $1,555 (Single supplement add $749)
Jasper: $1,740 (Single supplement add $595)
Full prices including lifts tickets, and land only pricing are available on the website.
COVID update – If you sign up for a long trip (charter or bus) you will be required to meet the government guidelines in effect at the time of travel in Canada and at your destination country. This may mean providing proof of vaccination and booster status. Masks will be required on the bus portion of trips. HPSC recommends that you ensure you have adequate medical and cancellation insurance and carefully review the dates and limitations on refunds.
Director of Long Trips