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Ski and Snowboard Club

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Lord Byng is operating an extracurricular Ski and Snowboard Club for four dates over the course of this school year. The focus of the trips will be to provide a fully guided day of skiing or snowboarding in Whistler for students of Lord Byng. All forms and payments must be returned to Ms. Whelan in Room 302. All questions should be in writing to kwhelan@vsb.bc.ca

Currently we have 4 weekend dates booked for this school year.

December 15, 2019 (Sun) full and waitlisted

January 19, 2020 (Sun) full and waitlisted

February 09, 2020 (Sun) full and waitlisted

February 29, 2020 (Sat)

Our cost per Sunday

  • $100: bus, lesson/guide, lunch (Season's Pass is required);
  • $115: bus, lift, lesson, lunch; and
  • $135: bus, lift, lesson, rental, lunch.

Our cost per Saturday

  • $105: bus, lesson/guide, lunch (Season's Pass is required);
  • $120: bus, lift, lesson, lunch; and
  • $140: bus, lift, lesson, rental, lunch.

We will depart from Lord Byng by 6:15 a.m. and return by 6:00 p.m. We travel to Base 2 on Blackcomb. Parents are expected to have their children at 3939 West 16th at 6:00 a.m. and should be prepared to pick up by 6:00 p.m. upon return. There is no supervision at school after 6:00 p.m. and it will be dark at that time.

Transportation is provided by International Stage Lines. Ski and Snowboard gear should be stowed under the bus for the trip. Personal belongings, including change of clothes, water bottles and non- messy snacks, are welcome on the bus.

Lunch is included in the price of the day. All participants are given a one- time voucher ($21 value) at the start of the day and will use this to purchase a lunch in the lodge. Students should try to spend the entire value of the voucher as there is no change given.

There will be at least one Lord Byng teacher supervisor on the bus for the trip and another one at the mountain to help with tickets and general organization. Students will meet their RideTribe instructor/guide as they get off the bus and will stay with this guide and their group for the day. There is no opportunity to leave the group to ski or snowboard alone. Students will have selected a level. This will be confirmed with a practice run on the lower half of the mountain. If the instructor feels that a student has overstated their ability, they'll be moved to a more appropriate group.

Students need to provide their own winter clothing which includes winter jackets, pants, long socks, mitts or gloves and goggles. There is the opportunity to rent equipment, but arrangements should be made ahead of time when forms and payment are returned. If a student purchases their own equipment part way through the season, we can cancel the rental agreement and provide a refund for that portion of the trip. All students must wear helmets and GPS cuffs. These will be provided free of charge.

Teacher sponsors will be at the mountain the entire time; however, direct supervision at the mountain is the responsibility of Ride Tribe staff. In the event of an injury the Safety Patrol and the instructor will assess the immediate situation. Teachers will be contacted if warranted and will meet the student to travel to the Whistler Medical Centre. It is very important that the medical and contact form be filled out accurately as the supervisors need to be able to contact parents. Parents wishing to contact Kathleen Whelan should email kwhelan@vsb.bc.ca

All forms and payment must be returned to Ms. K. Whelan in Room 302. The mountain will only guarantee our spot if we make a deposit 8 weeks out from each date. Refunds will be available if there is more than 2 weeks' notice provided to Ms. Whelan. Please email all questions to kwhelan@vsb.bc.ca

Kathleen Whelan: Trip Organizer, Chaperone (kwhelan@vsb.bc.ca)

J. Hartley-Folz: Chaperone S. Collins: Chaperone

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