Capitol Hill Ski and Snowboard Club

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  • 2018 Capital Hill Ski and Snowboard Club

    WELCOME LETTER 

    Hello Capitol Hill Families!

    The 2018  ski/board season has finally arrived. We hope you and your family will be able to come out and ski or board with us this season.

    If you are interested in Ski/Snowboard Club, but don’t know where to start. This letter should help. If you still have questions after reading this letter, please contact one of the coordinators:

    Tu Tong   612-308-2477

    Ryan Carlson 612-296-3771

    Please read carefully and call with questions. 

    OK—so this is what you need to know:

    1. Ski/Snowboard club is open to any Capitol Hill student.
    • If you have a student in grades 1-3, they are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian. In previous years, we have had one parent/chaperone supervise a group of 2-4 younger students. If you want to try that, please make arrangements yourself and let us know what you have planned.
    • If you have a 4th or 5th grader, they need to have an older sibling going on the trip. It is expected that the younger sibling will ski / board with the older sibling while at the area.
    • 6th – 8th graders may attend the trip without an adult or older sibling, but it is expected that they ski / board with a group.
    1. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR EACH WEEK INDIVIDUALLY USING ONLINE REGISTRATION!

    A link to online registration will be sent out weekly to our ski / board club distribution.  How do you get on the distribution?  Contact Tu Tong (tong_tu@hotmail.com)

    1. All students need to ski with a buddy. Please don’t send your student out if s/he doesn’t have anyone with whom to ski or board. We do have adults on the hills who can ski with students that get split from his/her group, but it is more fun and safer for everyone if each student has at least one buddy.
    2. Please check each date! The lift ticket prices and rental prices go up or down depending on the day and area. These are the ski area prices—not Capitol Hill’s. But, generally, this is a discounted rate – a great deal to get your student on the slopes!

          5. Parents and other adults are ENCOURAGED to join us. We have a blast and a few parents have even learned to ski with their students. 

    1. Lift tickets and bussing are paid to the Capitol Hill PTO (pay online via credit card or in office w/ check). Lessons and rentals are paid directly to the ski area (unless a package deal is indicated in our schedule)—must use a check. If you meet us at the area, you must pick up lift tickets within the first hour of the event.
    2. Due to limited past attendance, we no longer have a family day offered in December (plus, we really didn’t get a great rate discount then due to weekend timing). 

    HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL SKI/SNOWBOARD POLICIES

    TRANSPORTATION

    • Bus rates for 2018 will be $15 per rider for all but Spirit Mountain, which is $20 per rider.
    • Students taking the bus must ride the bus both directions unless other arrangements have been agreed to with the coordinator in writing.
    • Students in 6th grade and older may ride the bus on their own. 4th and 5th graders can ride under supervision of an older sibling.
    • Any student can meet the group at the ski area and still participate in the discounted rates if they sign up and pay by the deadlines. 

    TIMES

    • On school days (generally Fridays) the bus leaves after school by 3:15pm and returns to school at 9:30 pm.
    • On family days the bus leaves as specified by the schedule. Please be at Capitol Hill 15 min prior to departure and return.

    CANCELLATIONS

    • Trips may be cancelled if the temp. is below -10F, or if the wind-chill is below-15F, or if it forecasted to rain or the snow gets too slushy. The coordinators will post a cancellation on the Capital Hill Facebook Page, will inform the office by 10am the morning of the trip, and make every effort to contact parents by email.
    • On school days, if school is canceled, we cancel. 
    • If you have registered and need to cancel your participation you may receive a refund for all but your bus fee if you cancel prior to the specified cancellation deadline for each trip. Any forfeited fees will be used to provide lift ticket and rental scholarships for students or will be a donation to the Capitol Hill PTO.
    • Rental fees are covered in the schedule
    • Snowboarders will need a picture ID in order to rent snowboard equipment
    • Students can bring food or bring money to purchase food at the chalet.

    STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-5/Siblings/other schools

    • Younger students can come on the bus with an adult. An adult must accompany younger students (grades 1-3)(or a small group of younger kids) at all times.
    • Grades 4 & 5 can ride bus under supervision of an older sibling. It is expected that the older sibling looks after (read: “Skis with”) the younger sibling at the ski area.  If this will not work for your students, we advise not to utilize this option.
    • Siblings/friends from other schools can participate in ski club provided they are in a Saint Paul Public School and have a signed waiver.

    MEDICATIONS

    • Parent/guardian should notify the coordinator and ensure that the student has any necessary medications (e.g., asthma inhaler) with them on ski club days.
    INJURIES
     
    Skiing and snowboarding are dangerous sports.  By purchasing a ticket at the areas we visit, you essentially waive your right to sue for injury.  That being said, it is critical that all students report any injuries to the ski club coordinator the day of the event.  We will enlist the help of ski patrol / call parents as needed.