FAQ

Registration


Emergency Information
This information is used to contact a parent/guardian if there is an injury or emergency situation. We ask that you keep your cell phones on during Snow Club hours.
Note: If there is a serious injury, one of our LTRC Snow Club Board Members will accompany the injured student to the hospital. However, we do expect parents to arrive at the hospital for their child as soon as possible that night. 

Health Concerns
Enter information only if chaperones need to know, for example, allergic reactions.

Contact Information
We ask that you provide parent/guardian home and cell phone numbers so that we are able to get in touch with you in case of an emergency. We do not give your information to any third party. The emergency contact person should be a person OTHER than the parent/guardian. We will always try to contact the parents first; the emergency contact will only be contacted if neither parent can be reached.

Chaperone Volunteers
For each Middle and High School trip, we require one parent volunteer Chaperone to drive up to the resort behind the buses. The Volunteer Driver is required to carry a radio for the duration of the trip and will be responsible for driving to the hospital and/or providing transportation in case of an injury.
For Middle School ONLY, we also need one Chaperone to accompany the students on the bus ride to and from the ski areas. Once at the resort, this Volunteer Rider is also responsible for helping and directing students in the rental/locker rooms.
Chaperones are chosen by random lottery and will be given one free night-pass with Lift, Lesson, & Rentals to be used whenever they choose.

Night Club Card
The Night Club Card allows you to ski or snowboard at Ski Liberty, Ski Roundtop, and Ski Whitetail for no additional cost from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Sundays. The card is valid from January 2nd 2015 through the end of the season or April 1st 2015, whichever comes first. You must have your card for every visit and there is a $25 fee to replace a lost card. Three pricing options available: lift only, lift & lesson,  and lift, lesson, & rental.

Advantage Card
This option is for avid skiers and snowboarders who wish to enjoy the mountains during non-evening hours. For $20 (normally $119 for non-Night Club Card holders), the Advantage Card offers the user a 40% discount at all three resorts. This card can be used as soon as the snow starts flying! If you use the Advantage Card even once, it has paid for itself. For example, a Saturday 8 hour pass may cost $70, but with the advantage card the ticket will only cost $42.

Protection policy
For only $8, the protection policy option will allow you a prorated reimbursement for a Night Club Card under certain circumstances. Coverage becomes effective if your employer necessitated a move of 125 miles or more, or injury and/or sickness that prevents your child’s participation in the sport. Documentation will be required and this option must be purchased at the time of initial Night Club Card purchase.

Can I get a refund for my Snow Club purchase?
If you did NOT purchase the insurance, we can give you a refund before January 1st ONLY. After that date, we are no longer able to refund purchases without insurance.

If you DID purchase the insurance option with your Night Club Card, we are able to give you a prorated refund for your ENTIRE Snow Club purchase; previously we could only refund the card itself but this has changed as of the 2015 season. The amount we are able to refund is a percentage based off of these dates: Prior to January 1st, January 2nd – 13th, January 14th – 25th, January 26th – February 5th, February 6th – 17th, February 18th – March 1st.

Lift, Lift & Lesson or Lift, Lesson & Rental options
If you have your own ski or snowboard equipment, you will probably want to choose either Lift only or Lift & Lesson option. For those of you who will need to rent equipment at the resort, your will need to chose the Lift, Lesson & Rental option. Rental equipment automatically comes with lessons. Rental equipment is obtained at the resort each trip. You can chose either skis or snowboard and even try them both!

Helmet Sizes
Use a measuring tape to determine the child’s helmet size. Click here for information on how to correctly size and fit a helmet for proper use:
Small: 20-23 inches
Medium: 21-23 inches
Large: 22-24 inches.

Skier Type
Your skier type, height, weight, age, and boot sole length are used by the shop technician to determine the release/retention setting for your binding. Consult these description to select your classification:
Type I: Beginner Skier/Snowboarder - Cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch.
Skiers who designate themselves as Type I receive lower than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain reliability in a fall. This type also applies to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.
Type II: Average Skier/Snowboarder - Skiers not classified as Type I or III.
Skiers who designate themselves as Type II receive average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.
Type III: Expert Skier/Snowboarder - Fast skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch.
Skiers who designate themselves as Type III receive higher than average release/retention settings. This corresponds to decreased release-ability in a fall in order to gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release. This classification is not recommended for skiers under 48lbs.

Wait List
Because skiing and snowboarding are such popular sports, we some times hit our max capacity for one club or even both. In these cases, we will open a wait list. If we have enough interest, we will open an additional bus to meet the needs of our students. However, if we do not reach a certain number, so will not open another bus. If we do not open another bus, then a student on the wait list will be allowed to register if a previously-registered student drops out. In this scenario, spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis where we will work down the list until the space is filled. You must fill out the wait list form in order to be added to the wait list (this is found on the registration page).

High School

What time do the buses load?
Buses start loading at 3:15 pm and depart Ridgely Middle School at 3:30 pm sharp. If a student misses the bus, it is acceptable that they ride the bus home, but they must find a ride to the resort. We will NOT stop the bus and allow a student to board once the buses leave the parking lot.

Where do the buses load?
All buses are leaving from the Charmuth parking lot Ridgely Middle School. This is a location central to most high schools in the Lutherville-Timonium area and should give students ample time to get to the buses before departure.

What time does the bus leave the Ridgely Middle School parking lot?

The buses leave promptly at 3:30 pm sharp.

What time do we have to be back on the bus to return home from the resort?
Buses will start loading at 9:15 pm. We depart from the resort promptly at 9:30 pm. Students who arrive late will be asked to help clean the bus. Repeated lateness will result in being barred from the next trip.

What time does the bus return to the Ridgely Middle School parking lot?

We arrive back at Ridgely at 10:45 pm. Parents, PLEASE be on time to pick up your children.

If I lose something during the trip, who can I contact?
First, ask or Becky Stadler to see if she picked it up on the bus. If not, call Ski Liberty at (717) 642-8282 or Ski Roundtop at (717) 432-9631.

If a trip is cancelled, when is the make-up day?
Make-up days are scheduled for the Sunday following the cancelled date. You can check out the calendar to see the specific days each trip is schedule for a make-up day.

Middle School

Where and when do I drop off my equipment in the morning?
Students and parents can drop off equipment at the Gymnasium lobby of the Charmuth parking lot of Ridgely Middle School from 7:30 am to 8:15 am.

Will my equipment be safe during the day?

Equipment is stored in a secure locked room during the school day. Students will not have access to this equipment during the school day so anything they need for school needs to be taken with them.

How will my equipment make it onto the buses?

All equipment is packed onto the buses by Snow Club Board Members before students are let out from school. Students will be informed what bus their equipment is on by the first letter of their last name.

My child doesn't attend Ridgely Middle School. How do they get their equipment on the bus?

Non-Ridgely students can also drop off equipment in the morning from 7:30 am to 8:15 am at the Gymnasium lobby of the Charmuth parking lot or they can bring their equipment in the afternoon to load onto the buses between 2:40 pm to 3:00 pm.  It is important that we DO NOT BLOCK TRAFFIC IN THE CHARMUTH PARKING LOT because the Ridgely middle school buses have to get through in the afternoon!

What time do the buses load?

Buses load directly after school from 2:40 pm to 3:00 pm.

What time does the bus leave the Ridgely Middle School parking lot?

The buses leave promptly at 3:00 pm sharp.

Do we really have to do homework on the bus?

Yes. We have mandatory 30 minutes of quiet time for students who wish to do their homework on the bus.

What time do we have to be back on the bus to return home from the resort?

Buses will start loading at 8:00 pm. We depart from the resort promptly at 8:15 pm. Students who arrive late will be asked to help clean the bus. Repeated lateness will result in being barred from the next trip.

What time does the bus return to the Ridgely Middle School parking lot?

We arrive back at Ridgely at 9:30 pm. Parents, PLEASE be on time to pick up your children.

If I lose something during the trip, who can I contact?

First, ask Jeremy Shaner to see if he picked it up on the bus. If not, call Ski Liberty at (717) 642-8282.

If a trip is cancelled, when is the make-up day?
Make-up days are scheduled for the Thursday following the cancelled date. You can check out the calendar to see the specific days each trip is schedule for a make-up day.

General Info

Night Club Cards

Where can I pick up my Night Club Card?
Night Club Cards can be picked up at our New Members Meeting on December 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. After that, Night Club Cards can be picked up at Princeton Sports. Only the Night Club Cards for which we received a signed waiver and have a picture (either on file or provided by new members) prior to December 1st are at Princeton Sports. The address is 6239 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209. Any cards not picked up by January 1st will be available for students on the first Snow Club trip.

When can I use my Night Club Card?
You can use your Night Club Card any day of the week above and beyond the bus trips. Cards are valid from 4:00 pm to close Monday through Saturday and 3:00 pm to close on Sundays.

What do I do if I lose or forget my Night Club Card?
If students lose or forget their Night Club Card, they should see a board member to get a one-time free pass to the resort. If the Night Club Card cannot be found or the student forgets it a second time, there is a $25 fee to replace the card.

Buses

Where do students meet the buses to go to the resorts?
All buses will load in the Charmuth parking lot of Ridgley Middle School, which is near the tennis and basketball courts.

Do we have assigned seating on the buses?
There is no assigned seating on the bus but you MUST ride the same bus back as you did on the way up. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, so be sure to sit with your friends if you so desire. Students may ride a different bus from week to week if they wish. Students do not have to ride the same bus that their equipment is loaded onto

Can I stay with a parent at the resort instead of riding the bus home?
Yes, however we require a parent-signed letter of permission given to us BEFORE departure from Ridgely if you would like to stay at the resort and not ride the bus home. We also need to meet the parent in-person before we depart from the resort. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to ride the bus home.

Can I leave stuff on the bus while I’m skiing/snowboarding?
Yes, student belongings may be left on the bus during the time they are at the resort. Our buses are locked while at the resort but cannot be accessed once they leave the drop off zone. Please do not leave any items on the bus that you will need while at the resort.

Stop the bus! I arrived just as the buses were departing! Will you pull over so I can hop on?
Once the buses depart from the Ridgely Middle school parking lot, we will not stop to load any member that is late. Doing so puts the student and the bus at risk, therefore we will not make any exceptions. You can follow the buses to the resort and we will then bring the student home, provided you talk directly with a Snow Club board member once you arrive at the resort.

I’m sorry, I’m running late on picking my child up from the bus!
Parents must arrive promptly to pick up their children. For the first offense there is a warning. Subsequent offenses will result in a $25 late fee.

At the Resort

What are those orange tags that people have on their stuff?
All snow club equipment that is taken off the bus MUST be tagged with orange LTRC tags. This allows us to easily find your belongings if you are injured and allows us to quickly spot items that have been left behind. If you need tags, please see one of our board members. These are provided for free!

What if I need to contact my child or an LTRC Snow Club board member during a trip?
Cell phone reception is notoriously bad at the ski resorts. If parents need to contact us while we are at the resort, call the First Aid office. They have radios they can use to contact us.

Should I give my child money for food at the resort?
You can add “Resort Cash” to the Night Club Card for dinners and other expenses. Click here to learn more.

Where should I store my stuff while I’m at the resort?
Once at the resort, students are encouraged to store equipment in lockers ($3, $5, or $10 – “Resort Cash” be used for lockers). Items not locked up can be stolen or lost and this is not the responsibility of LTRC or of the ski resort. Students can also store bags and equipment under the benches in the locker rooms. DO NOT leave your items out in the middle of the floor or on top of the benches.

Where should I store my skis/snowboard?
Students are responsible for their own equipment. Please use the ski /snowboard checks. They are free to use and prevent loss or theft of items.

Miscellaneous

I saw a Snow Club member smoking/drinking at the resort and/or on the bus!
LTRC Snow Club has a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use. We can and will void your Night Club Card and suspend you from future Snow Club membership for breaking this rule. Ski patrol at the resorts also has the right to take your lift ticket if they catch you misbehaving on the slopes.

Will Snow Club trips ever be cancelled for snow days?
Yes, if school is cancelled by 12:30pm, Snow Club is cancelled that day. Announcements will be made on Facebook and the website.

Registration Questions

Jennifer Stoner
Registration Coordinator

High School Questions

Vitaliy Cherpak
High School Coordinator
VCHERPAK@travelers.com

Middle School Questions

Chris Sawicki
Head of Snow Club & Middle School Coordinator
cjsawicki@gmail.com


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