Long Trips News

It’s been a great season so far with trips to club favourites like Mont Tremblant, Holiday Valley, Killington, Jackson Hole and Whistler, along with two trips to Club Med Serre Chevalier in France. Our cross-country group travelled to Orford in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.The Sun Peaks trip has departed, with Banff, Jasper and Club Med Pragelato, Italy soon to follow. After that, Club Med in Charlevoix, Quebec and our final Mont Tremblant trip will depart in late March. All in all a great season so far!

The trip leaders are all doing their best to plan but as we have discovered in many resorts, the travel industry is experiencing staffing issues.This means that restaurant hours may be limited and shuttles may not run as in prior years.   

Thanks to those members who have been filling out the post trip surveys as it gives us planning data for future trips. It’s been great to hear feedback from both new and experienced members. The planning for next year has begun and we hope to have another great line up of trips for you. However, we need you to consider becoming a trip leader. Please reach out to me and I will put you in touch with our trip leader manager.

Kim Wiebe,

Director of Long Trips

Bringing a guest? Here’s how to register them:

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On some trips, members are allowed to bring a guest. Guests are allowed to come ONCE per season (even if they know multiple members) and members can bring one guest per trip. If people are keen to ski with us, we encourage them to join. The club is only able to run because of its membership-based structure. But guest days are a good chance for people to try us out.

Registering you and your guest happens separately. First, register yourself on the trip. Then, when guest registration is available (typically the last day of trip registration), you can register your guest. Find the trip registration module again and click “Register”. On the next screen click the “New Registration” button. The next page will show the email associated with your account. If it is filled in, click “Next” (if not, fill it in with the email you used to sign up for the club and click “Next”). Then you can choose “Guest” and proceed with registration and payment. Essentially, you are just registering that you are bringing a guest; there is no place where you actually put in their name or other identifying information.

You pay for your guest and your guest pays you back. Remember that you are responsible for ensuring that your guest follows the policies and procedures of the club. You must also ensure that your guest brings a signed copy of our waiver (link to it), or you must bring it for them to sign on the bus. No waiver means they will be denied participation.

President’s Message – Butts in the Seats

As we enter the last month of the season, it appears that we are finally getting consistent winter weather!!!! Which means that we should be able to run as many trips as we can so long as we have sufficient numbers of members on the bus – aka Butts in the Seats! 

This season has been challenging with less than ideal weather and a continuing concern among some members to take the bus. After two years of restrictions, we have tried not to cancel any day trips despite having lower than breakeven numbers for many of the day trips.The club has always been willing to run some buses at a slight deficit based on small surpluses on other trips. However, this year we have not had has many surplus trips as in the past, which means for the remaining trips we need to be as close as we can to breakeven. 

Given the consistent conditions, please register early for trips to ensure we are able to run as many of the scheduled trips as possible. If conditions and interest continue, we will look at adding additional trips later in the month.

Have a fantastic time on the remaining trips of this season.


Justin Graham