2021 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 see the exciting day trip schedule below as we look forward to the upcoming ski season.

Day Trips Covid-19

2020-2021 Day Trips Cancelled

Wednesday January 13, 2021

Due to the Government of Ontario declaring a state of emergency in response to Covid-19 and enacting various public health measures that will be in effect until at least February 11th, 2021, your Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2021 day trip ski season.

Members that are not participating in any of the extended trips can request a refund for their 2020-2021 membership fees. Please send your refund request to – info@skicedarsprings.com. Also provide your name, membership number and contact info. Refund will be refunded to original form of payment.
We must receive your request for a refund no later than January 31, 2021.

COVID 19- Safety Measures for 2021 Day Trips

CSSC is continuously monitoring the current pandemic restrictions 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 health measures/restrictions.

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

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, the cabin air is recycled through the HVAC system once every 2 minutes or 30 times every hour. And there is a complete fresh air exchange once every 10 minutes or 6 times every hour.
  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

  1. Be prepared to wear a mask, (a multi-layer cloth mask or medical mask covering your nose and mouth) from the time of arrival at the carpool parking lot until leaving at the end of the day. Very important that everyone brings their own mask(s). Note:  wearing only a face shield is NOT acceptable.
  2. Come prepared to ski as many ski resorts do not allow you to change or store our belongings ind oors, therefore we may have to put on our ski boots outside the bus.
  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 in order to abide by the mandatory facial mask protocol.
  4. Members will not be allowed to board the bus without a mask.
  5. There will be a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 35 on the bus (excluding the bus driver).   Members registering after the maximum (35) booked per bus will be placed on a ‘wait list’ and if another 20 members register before the deadline, the club will run a 2nd bus.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 practise 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.
  8. To board the bus, line up on the entrance side of bus, keeping a safe physical distance. Only board the bus after your equipment is loaded.
  9. Members will be required to complete the COVID questionnaire when registering on-line for day trips. The bus captain will be at the bus door, to check in and review the COVID questions with everyone boarding the bus.  Guests will need to bring completed COVID questionnaire before boarding the bus.
  10. 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.
  11. All u-drives will have to be pre-booked and lift ticket pre-paid on our day trip registration page.  Important, that u-drives must meet the bus when they arrive at the ski resort to pick up the group lift ticket(s).
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Lunch – Should there not be a designated area or indoor space at the ski resort for our club; the bus will be open for an extended lunch period for members who brought their own lunch.  Bus Captain will provide instructions, e.g. 30 minute intervals, from 11:30 to 1:30, accommodating no more than 10 members at a time on the bus.).
  15. 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 carry a mask at all times. Recommend you carry hand sanitizer too.
  16. And last but not least…have a fun and safe day skiing with CSSC.

Bus Costs:

Bus prices for member Adult is $20, Child/Youth $10. For Adult Guest $35, Child/Youth Guest $20.
Lift ticket prices and discounts vary from resort to resort. Prices will be published when the respective trips become available for booking.
All prices are in Canadian dollars, paid by credit card at the time of booking the trip.

2021 Day Trip Schedule

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

Destination Date Departure Time
1 Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone Sun., Jan. 3 7:00AM / 5:00PM
2 Georgian Peaks Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Jan. 6 7:00AM / 4:30PM
3 ???? Sat., Jan. 9 9:00AM / 7:00PM
4 Osler Bluff Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Jan. 13 7:00AM / 4:30PM
5 Mt. St. Louis/Moonstone Sun., Jan. 17 7:00AM / 5:00PM
6 Craigleith Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Jan. 20 7:00AM / 4:30PM
7 Horseshoe Valley Sat., Jan. 23 7:00AM / 5:00PM
8 Blue Mountain – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Jan. 27 7:00AM / 5:00PM
9 Devil’s Glen Country Club – Book by Tuesday 9pm Fri., Jan. 29 7:00AM / 4:30PM
11 Alpine Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Feb. 3 7:00AM / 4:30PM
12 Devil’s Glen Country Club – Book by Wednesday 9pm Fri., Feb. 12 7:00AM / 4:30PM
13 Alpine Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., Feb. 17 7:00AM / 4:30PM
14 Craigleith Ski Club – Book by Monday 9pm Thur., Feb. 18 7:00AM / 4:30PM
15 Osler Bluff Ski Club– Book by Tuesday 9pm Fri., Feb. 19 7:00AM / 4:30PM
16 Georgian Peaks Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Thurs., Feb. 25 7:00AM / 4:30PM
17 Osler Bluff Ski Club – Book by Sunday 9pm Wed., March 3 7:00AM / 4:30PM

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.

To book a day trip go to the 2021 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 a credit card (we use PayPal for credit card processing) for themselves and their guests. No cash accepted on the bus. No walk ons.

All u-drives will have to be pre-booked and lift ticket pre-paid on our day trip registration page.  U-drives must meet the bus when they arrive at the ski resort to pick up the lift ticket(s) from the bus captain. Bus captains will not wait for u-drives to show up.

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 give:

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

If you cancel before the Day Trip booking deadline you will receive a full refund, bus and lift ticket 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 back but will still be responsible for the cost of the bus.

Any refunds will be refunded to original form of payment.

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 at time of booking using a credit card.

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 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.

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