2022 Day Trips

Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. operates chartered day trips to resorts and clubs in southern Ontario and northern New York State. Day trips are scheduled for both weekend days and mid-week days. Please refer below to our day trip schedule for the upcoming ski season, which is a great way to meet people, have fun on and off the slopes.

Bus Costs:

Bus price for members is $20 per adult (18 or older) & $10 per child/youth (6 to 17 years). Guests: $35 for adult and $20 for child/youth guests. On guest appreciation day guests pay the same bus price as members. Children age 5 and under are free on the bus.
Lift ticket prices and discounts vary from resort to resort. Prices will be posted on the website as they become available to register.

All prices are in Canadian dollars paid on-line by PayPal/Credit Card at time of booking.

2022 U-Drive Policy

Through much debate and discussion, it has been decided that CSSC will only offer a “lift/bus tickets” as a combined package, for the upcoming season. There will be no “ticket only” option as without seats on the bus being paid for, day trips will not run.  If we decide not to run the buses it is very unlikely we will have the number of u-drives high enough to be able to secure a group lift ticket discount or offer a TIPS program.  We do understand the hesitation of some with respect to the buses, despite the board’s intention to follow all government recommended protocols to protect the health and wellness of our members and it is therefore a member’s prerogative to forego their seat on the bus in favour of their own transportation.  Members wishing to do this must indicate their intention in the trip registration comments and arrive at the resort, in time to meet the bus to collect their ticket.    Let’s hope that next season everything returns back to normal and that we will be able to offer u-drive options as we did in the past.

January Day Trips U-drives Only
Buses Cancelled as of January 15th, 2022

Due to current restrictions banning the use of indoor facilities to the public to change, warm-up or eat and also not being able to use the buses for these purposes the Board of Cedar Springs Ski Club has decided to cancel all the buses for the month of January. The scheduled trips will run but will be U-drive only.

You will still need to book and pay for your ticket on line.
You will not be charged a bus fee.
We will try to provide TIPS on as many trips as possible.
Instructions on where to meet the trip leader to pick up your ticket will be provided with your booking confirmation.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will review this policy as the provincial rules change.

2022 Day Trip Schedule

Our proposed day trip schedule, subject to change at any time.

Destination Date Departure Time
1  Holimont, USA – Book by Sunday 9 pm  Wed., Jan. 5  7:00 AM 4:30 PM
2  Kissing Bridge, USA (Guest Appreciation Day)  Sat., Jan. 8  9:00 AM 7:00 PM
3  Holiday Valley, USA  Sun., Jan. 9  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
3 Blue Mountain Sun., Jan. 9 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
4  Osler Bluff Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9 pm  Wed., Jan. 12  7:00 AM 4:30 PM
5  Blue Mountain  Sat., Jan. 15  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
6  Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone Sun., Jan. 16  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
7  Craigleith Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9 pm  Wed., Jan. 19  7:00 AM 4:30 PM
8  Kissing Bridge, USA (Night Skiing)  Sat., Jan. 22  2:00 PM Midnight
8 Blue Mountain   Sat., Jan. 22 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
9  Osler Bluff Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9 pm  Wed., Jan 26  7:00 AM 4:30 PM
10  Holiday Valley, USA  Sat., Jan. 29  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
11  Kissing Bridge, USA  Sun., Jan. 30  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
11  Blue Mountain  Sun., Jan. 30  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
12  Holiday Valley, USA – Cabin Fever Day – Book by Sunday 9 pm  Wed., Feb. 2  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
13  Mt.St.Louis/Moonstone  Sat., Feb. 5  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
14  Blue Mountain  Sun., Feb. 6  7:00 AM 5:00 PM
15  Bristol Mountain, USA (Extended day)  Sat., Feb. 12 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
16 Kissing Bridge, USA
Sun., Feb. 13 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
17 Holimont, USA – Book by Sunday 9 pm
Wed., Feb. 16 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
18 Mt.St.Louis/Moonstone
Sat., Feb. 19 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
19 Kissing Bridge, USA
Sun., Feb. 20 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
20 Holimont, USA – Family Day, Book by Thursday 9 pm
Mon., Feb. 21 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
21 Craigleith Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9 pm
Wed., Feb. 23 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
22 Holiday Valley, USA
Sat., Feb. 26 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
23 Mt.St.Louis/Moonstone
Sun., Feb. 27 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
24 Alpine Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9 pm Wed., Mar. 2 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
25 KB / MSLM – Sloppy Slalom – Costume Day Sat., Mar. 5 7:00 AM 5:30 PM
26 Holiday Valley, USA Sun., Mar. 6 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
27 Holimont, USA – Book by Sunday 9 pm Wed., Mar. 9 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
28 Devil’s Glen – Book by Tuesday 9 pm Fri., Mar. 11 7:00 AM 4:30 PM
29 Holiday Valley, USA Sat., Mar. 12 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
30 Holiday Valley, USA – Cabin Fever Day – Book by Friday 9 pm Tues., Mar. 15 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
31 Georgian Peaks – Book by Sunday 9 pm
Wed., Mar. 16 7:00 AM 4:30 PM

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COVID 19- Safety Measures for 2022 Day Trips

CSSC is continuously monitoring the restrictions and public health measures for the regions of Halton, Hamilton Wentworth and ski resort areas. The Board of Directors will make decisions on day trips (Go/No-Go) based on the provincial public health safety guidelines.

Reference COVID-19 zones: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions#covid-19-zones

Chartered Buses

The following extra procedures have been taken by TOK Coachlines to provide a safe environment for our Club’s Day trips:

  1. All buses will be ‘fogged’ with a very fine high-pressure mist using a non-toxic, all-natural product designed to penetrate hard to reach areas and all fabrics to kill any bacteria, virus or spores that may be found on these surfaces.
  2. All drivers are given a daily wellness self-assessment and will be provided with Personal Protective Gear (PPG) including face mask, gloves & face shields.
  3. Installation of Driver Protective barriers for safety while boarding and on route.
  4. Masks must be worn by passengers at all times while inside the bus.
  5. Hand sanitizing dispensers have been installed in the front and rear of the buses to provide easy access for passengers.
  6. For air quality on buses:   In keeping with CDC and provincial guidelines, MCI’s coaches use acombination of fresh outside air as well as MERV filtered recirculated air to optimize cabin air quality. Every 4 minutes (15 times per hour), passenger cabin air is completely exchanged with fresh outside air. Simultaneously, all recirculated cabin air is filtered with MERV filter every two minute (30 times per hour, which removes respiratory droplets and particles as small as 3 microns.
  7. TOK has installed a UV-C system (Ultraviolet light germicidal lamps) connected to the HVAC system which helps eliminate viruses, bacteria and mold in the air by 99.9% providing the most germicidal effect.
  8. Deep Clean Program – after every charter, all buses will have the standard cleaning process which includes:
    • Cleaning all the windows
    • Washrooms cleaned and disinfected
    • Floors mopped with disincentive cleaning solution
    • All high touch areas are wiped with a Heavy-Duty Cleaner & Deodorizer concentrate which kills any bacteria and viruses that may be found on hard surfaces.

CSSC Member Responsibility/Protocols

The protocols are subject to change due to recommendations and best practices within the industry and as mandated by local, provincial and federal government bodies:

  1. All members must be prepared to show proof of vaccinations with their ID at the bus and at ski resorts.
  2. A face mask is mandatory, (a multi-layer cloth mask or non-medical mask covering your nose and mouth), for boarding the bus and at the ski resorts. Very important that everyone brings their own mask(s). Note:  wearing only a face shield is NOT acceptable.
  3. All bus passengers must wear face masks when standing in line, boarding the bus and off boarding, including on the bus for the duration of your trip. Everyone will need to remain seated during the bus trip (no dancing or singing), except to use the washroom. Consuming any food or drink must be in your seat and refrain from socializing. It is strongly recommended that the consumption of food and beverage on the bus is to be done at a minimum to abide by the mandatory facial mask protocol.
  4. Before being allowed to board the bus, all must answer to a COVID-19 screening questionnaire set out by the Ontario Ministry of Health which is posted on CSSC website. You will not be allowed on the bus if you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19.
  5. The ski/board equipment will be loaded on the driver’s side of the bus. This will reduce congestion at the bus entrance. Remember to practice safe distancing while loading or unloading equipment in the bus storage bays.

Note: The bus will park in the southwest corner of the Guelph Line (QEW) Parking lot.

  1. To board the bus, line up on the entrance side of the bus, keeping a safe physical distance. Only board the bus after your equipment is loaded. Once on the bus, you will not be allowed off until we reach our destination and the seat that you take at the beginning of the trip is your seat for the entire trip.
  2. Only members and guests will be allowed on the bus if they have pre-registered and prepaid. No last-minute walk-ons allowed and there will be no cash transactions on the bus.
  3. The bus captain will announce the COVID guidelines set out by the destination resort for the day trip before members disembark upon arrival at the resort. (i.e., designated area for our group to change, lunch protocols/ reservations, etc.). The resort guidelines will also be posted on day trip booking screen on the Club’s website. Please follow the guidelines, as you are representative of our club, and we want to return to these resorts.
  4. On the ski hills, please be considerate and maintain proper social distance. Masks will be mandatory at the resorts, in lift lines, chairlifts, in chalets, etc., therefore plan to always carry a mask. Proof of double vaccination will be required to enter chalets at the resorts.
  5. And finally…have a fun and safe day skiing with CSSC.

Day Trips – Policies and Procedures

Know before you book:

  • Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. reserves the right to cancel any trip or change the destination of any trip due to poor weather conditions, lack of bookings and government restrictions.
  • Individuals 17 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult member (age 18 or older).
  • Guests must be accompanied by an adult member.
  • Photos –Please respect your fellow members and guests that wish for privacy and refrain from taking their photo without their consent.

How to Book for a Day Trip:

The booking deadline is Wednesday 9:00 P.M. for all Saturday and Sunday day trips. For mid-week day trips the booking deadlines are noted in the day trip schedule.

To book a day trip go to the 2022 Day Trip Schedule and click on the “Book a Day Trip” button. On the Day Trip Booking page carefully read the instructions and then select the destination you want to go to. Follow the instructions.

Members can book for themselves and as many guests as they wish to bring along. All members must prepay using PayPal/credit card for themselves and their guests. No cash accepted on the bus. No walk-ons.

Spaces for trips are limited and are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Important – please read CSSC Member Responsibility/Protocols before booking your trip!

How to cancel a Day Trip:

To cancel a Day Trip call the Club line at 905-332-4320 and provide:

  1. Your name and name of guests you booked
  2. Your membership number (found on your membership card).
  3. The destination and date of the trip
  4. Your contact phone number

Cancellation and “No Show” Policy

It is your responsibility to call and cancel if you are unable to attend, to avoid cancellation charges. If you cancel before the Day Trip booking deadline, as noted on the destination schedule, you will receive a full refund of bus and lift ticket cost providing the lift tickets were not pre-purchased and/or are non-refundable. If you cancel after the booking deadline and the lift tickets are refundable you will get the lift ticket price refund but will still be responsible for the cost of the bus. Refunds will be refunded to the original form of payment.  A ‘no show’ will result in charge for the bus seat plus a $5 administration fee.

Burlington Departure Time:

Buses depart from and return to the Guelph Line Carpool Parking, North Service Road at Guelph Line and QEW in Burlington. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 A.M except as noted on our schedule, so arrive early enough to give yourself time to park, stow your gear and get seated on the bus. When more than 1 bus, please check with a Greeter/bus captain for your bus assignment. Please note on weekdays the parking lot can get very congested, arrive extra early to get yourself a parking spot and carpool where possible.


Return Departure Time:

Buses depart the resorts for the return trip to Burlington as noted on the Day Trip schedule. You must return on the same bus as you departed on and occupy the same seat on the bus for the return trip. No exceptions please.

What to bring on a day trip:

  • Mandatory – Valid identification (PASSPORT, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card) for you, your family and your guests, for all trips as destinations can be changed due to weather or snow conditions.
  • Proof of double vaccination and your ID
  • Face Mask
  • Membership card.
  • Proof of appropriate medical insurance.
  • Skis or snowboard, and poles must be packed in a ski bag placed under the bus. Ski boots and snowboard boots in bags may be taken inside the bus if they fit under your seat.
  • Extra mitts/gloves, clothes in case it is colder than expected.
  • Anything else you consider essential.
  • Smiles

Trips to the U.S.A. Bring Your Passport:

Please remember on all cross-border trips to the U.S.A., you need a valid PASSPORT (recommended), Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. Your regular driver’s license is not deemed suitable identification.

What You Can’t Bring Across the Border:

The following are restricted items that may NOT be taken into the U.S.A. because they may carry animal and plant pests and diseases: meat, fruit, vegetables, plants, soil and products made from animal or plant materials. Please be aware that these items may be confiscated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon your entry into the U.S.A.

One Last Thing:

Please be sure that you read, understand, and agree to the above policies and procedures before booking a day trip.

U.S. Border Crossing Information

Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. has several U.S. resort destinations on the schedule. All members and their guests must have the necessary documentation required to cross the border into the U.S. and to return to Canada. Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. accepts no responsibility for members and their guests who are unable to cross the border due to lack of sufficient documentation.  Members and guests, who are unable to cross the border, will be left at the border and will have to arrange their own transportation home.  Please be responsible and check the documentation required for either Canadian citizens or Non-Canadian citizens in advance.  Without proper documentation, we request that you do not board the bus in Burlington.

Additionally, most plant and animal products are restricted from being carried into the U.S. and may be confiscated by U.S. CBP officers at the border. Please respect this restriction when planning to bring lunches or snacks to U.S. ski resort destinations, as the confiscation of items will delay the entire trip and limit our time on the slopes.
For additional information please refer to www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/agricultural-items

Required Documentation for Canadian Citizens:

To cross into the US, one of the following is required:

  1. Passport (recommended), or Enhanced Drivers License, or Nexus Card
  2. Proof of vaccinations
  3. On the return to Canada please check online for the current requirements.
    https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

Required Documentation for Non-Canadian Citizens:
Please check with Canadian Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for necessary documentation.

 All members and guests must provide proof of vaccinations to board the bus and to enter the USA.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian and must have requisite documentation. Please see https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children

This will also be enforced by Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. to ensure the safety of all members and their guests.

For all U.S. destinations:

  • Bus fees and lift tickets are payable in Canadian funds when booking for the trip. It is recommended you bring U.S. currency should you wish to purchase food and beverages at the resort.
  • On the bus, all members and guests must have their documentation on their person, not in their luggage.  This will minimize delays at the border.
  • When arriving at the border please listen to the bus captain.  Please be quiet while documentation is being checked by Customs officials.  Only speak if you are asked by the Customs officials.  This will minimize delays at the border and get us all on the slopes sooner.
  • All children must have appropriate identification including letters of authorization signed by a parent or guardian.
  • The Ontario Health Plan does not cover the full cost of accidents in the U.S.  If you are not covered by another health plan, purchasing additional medical insurance, is recommended.

Day Trips – Policies and Procedures

Know before you book:

  • Cedar Springs Ski Club Inc. reserves the right to cancel any trip or change the destination of any trip due to poor weather conditions or lack of bookings.
  • Individuals 18 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult member (19 years of age or over).
  • Guests must be accompanied by an adult member.
  • If you and or your guest(s) cancel after the booking deadline or are a no show you will be responsible for the cost of the bus seat and lift ticket if purchased by the club prior to departure i.e. Cabin Fever Ellicottville, for yourself and your guest(s).
  • Photos – Please respect your fellow members and guests that wish for privacy and refrain from taking their photo without their consent.

How to Book:

The booking deadline is Wednesday 9:00 P.M. for all Saturday and Sunday day trips. For mid-week day trips the booking deadlines are noted in the schedule. Please note when you call, you can only book for those trips listed on the answering machine.  Members can book for themselves and as many guests as they wish to bring along.

To book a trip call the Club line 905-332-4320, listen carefully to the message for trip details including bus and lift ticket costs, then leave a message with the following information:

  1. Your name and age if applicable for discounts.
  2. Your membership number (found on your membership card).
  3. The destination and date of the trip you wish to go on.
  4. Names of guests you wish to bring with you and their ages
  5. Any questions or information you are looking for.

Spaces for trips are limited and are issued first come, first served basis.

Burlington Departure Time:

Buses depart from and return to the Park ‘n’ Ride carpool lot, North Service Road at Guelph Line, Burlington. Buses depart promptly at 7:00 A.M except as noted on our schedule, so arrive early enough to give yourself time to park, stow your gear and get seated on the bus. When more than 1 bus, please check with a bus captain for your bus assignment. Please note on weekdays the parking lot can get very congested, arrive extra early to get yourself a parking spot and carpool where possible.


Return Departure Time:

Buses depart the resorts for the return trip to Burlington at 5:00 P.M. sharp except as noted in the schedule. You must return on the same bus as you departed on and occupy the same seat on the bus for the return trip. No exceptions please.

On the bus:

Please have your Passport/travel insurance documentation on your person, not under the bus with your skis and bags as you will need then when crossing the border.
Ski and snowboarding boots in bags may be taken inside the bus if they will fit under your seat.  All oversize bags and boots not in bags must be stored under the bus with the skis and boards.
The seat that you take at the beginning of the trip is your seat for the entire trip unless a change is agreed upon by above occupying another seat. Where there are multiple buses you must return on the same bus that you took to the destination.

Costs:

Bus prices for members for as little as $20 per adult & $10 per child/youth, $35 for adult and $20 for child/youth guests. On guest appreciation day guests pay the same bus price as members.
Lift ticket prices and discounts vary from resort to resort. Prices will be mentioned on the answering machine when you call to book.
All prices are in Canadian dollars paid in cash on the bus. Exact change would be appreciated.

What to bring on a day trip:

  • Mandatory – Valid identification (PASSPORT, Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card) for you, your family and your guests, for all trips as destinations can be changed due to weather or snow conditions.
  • Membership card.
  • Proof of appropriate medical insurance.
  • Skis or snowboard, boots, poles packed in a ski bag.
  • Extra mitts, clothes in case it is colder than expected.
  • Anything else you consider essential.
  • Smiles

Trips to the U.S.A. Bring Your Passport:

Please remember on all cross-border trips to the U.S.A., you need a valid PASSPORT (recommended), Enhanced Drivers License or NEXUS Card. Your regular driver’s license is not deemed suitable identification.

What You Can’t Bring Across the Border:

The following are restricted items that may NOT be taken into the U.S.A. because they may carry animal and plant pests and diseases: meat, fruit, vegetables, plants, soil and products made from animal or plant materials. Please be aware that these items may be confiscated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon your entry into the U.S.A.

One Last Thing:

Please be sure that you read, understand, and agree to the above policies and procedures before booking a day trip.


Important links, please read before booking a trip:

Requirements for U.S. border crossings.

Day Trip Bookings are now available online.