A Great Year for Long Trips!

The last 3 trips will depart soon… Jasper, Club Med Charlevoix, and Mont Tremblant.

Please show some love to your HPSC trip leaders this year! After several years with limited trips and limited social activities on the trips, this was a year of ramping things up. Our experienced trip leaders had to get back into the groove of what is required, and we were lucky to have some new trip leaders step forward this year. Some après-ski venues and restaurants were still not staffed up to handle groups, making it difficult for the trip leaders to organize social events.

While the long trip committee plans the trips, organizes the contracts, details, descriptions, and overall management of trips before, during and after the season, the trip leader role starts on sign up night. They handle the administration, member emails, itinerary, leadership during the trip and trip reports. Trip leaders are volunteers and have paid for their vacations just like other members on the trip. They receive compensation that helps offset the cost of their trip and the valuable work they do, once the trip is complete and a final report is done. We could not run our trips without them!

Next year we plan on more great trips, but in order to run them we need trip leaders. If you have enjoyed your experiences on HPSC trips, have an enthusiastic attitude, great communication and Excel spreadsheet skills, you may have what is needed. It can work well when two people team up to share the role. Training is provided and attendance at the sessions is a requirement. Watch for news on the trip leader application process later in the spring.

Kim Wiebe
Director of Long Trips