Tue, Feb 16|
Norquay - Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Day
Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing at Mt. Norquay!
Time & Location
Feb 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mount Norquay, #2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B4, Canada
About the Event
Join us for a day on the slopes!
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 20201
Time: Skiing/snowboarding is from 9:30/10 until 4pm
Tubing is from 1-3pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
We need a minimum of 20 students to run the ski day and minimum 20 students to run the tubing.
Ages: Students participating in skiing and snowboarding need to be 6 years or older. If you have a child that is 4 or 5 that you would like to join this ski day then please contact the organizer. If there are enough 4 or 5 year olds interested to meet their lesson minimum then we will be able to have a lesson for these kids too and extend the lesson, lift ticket and rental group rates to them. Your other option is to buy a ticket online for the magic carpet area and just supervise them yourself and /or pay $45 for a private lesson.
Group lessons are two hours with a maximum ratio of 1:8.
The Canadian Ski and Snowboard Instructors Alliance certify all Mt. Norquay Snow Sports Centre instructors.
If you are renting ski or snowboard gear from Norquay, then all gear needs to be returned by 3pm. Lifts close at 4pm so if you would like to stay longer than 3pm it's recommended that you rent elsewhere.
9- 10 am Arrival and get geared up
10am - 12pm Students take lessons with Norquay instructors
12pm Lunch in the lodge
12:30- 4pm Skiing /snowboarding with chaperones or with friends
1-3pm Tubing at Tube park near the lodge
Once you arrive, proceed to the lodge which is the building on your right as you walk towards the ski hill. If you are renting, your rental gear will be already waiting for you in the lodge. We are aiming to have everyone ready to start their ski/ snowboard lesson by 10am. If you are bringing your own gear you are able to put your boots on in the lodge. There is also a storage rack in the lodge. Each student will receive a lift ticket from the ski/snowboard instructor at the start of their lessons. Once lessons are underway the chaperones and teacher will receive their lift ticket for the day.
Adults are free to ski until they are required to chaperone. The special rates for adult lift tickets have been extended to us with the understanding that adults who take advantage of these will be available to chaperone kids if required once the lessons are done. These may be your kids or other kids.
Adults and siblings that are not skiing are able to stay in the lodge during the day (unless Covid regulations change). There are options for purchasing food and free wi-fi. Please see COVID regulations below for more details.
Once the lessons are complete, the instructors will tell the children where they can ski or snowboard based on their ability. If Norquay staff see a child ski or snowboarding on terrain that they have not been instructed to be on (i.e a green skier going down a black run) then the staff may choose to cut up the child's lift ticket and end their day of skiing early. After the lessons, we will stop for lunch in the lodge and then break into groups to ski and snowboard for the rest of the day.
Weather in the mountains can change without notice. We recommended that parents send their kids to Norquay with the following proper winter clothing. Please note soft-goods are not available to rent:
- Long underwear top and bottom
- Ski/snowboard pants and jacket
- Hats under helmets
- Gloves or mitts (gore-tex/nylon outer shell)
- Neck tube or scarf (scarf will need to be inside the jacket)
- Please avoid cotton fabrics
- If you have a learner, a spare of gloves is highly recommended. They seem to get snow down their gloves quickly with all their crashing and then their hands get cold.
- i) Masks have to be worn while waiting in line for a lift and while on the lift. They expect the skiers to social distance for others who are not cohorts. Getting the kids a face warmer or snood that they can pull up while in line for the lift is easiest.
- ii) Masks are required in the lodge except when eating or drinking at your table. Tables have been socially distanced in the lodge, one family per table.
- iii) There will a health check station before you enter the lodge.
- iv) A full list of Covid regulations can be found here : https://banffnorquay.com/covid19/
ABILITY LEVEL CLASSIFICATION
SKIERS (6+ years old)
1: Never skied before
2: Has basic ski mobility and can snowplow with assistance.
3: Can snowplow stop independantly consistently, can turn.
4: Can link turns on green terrain, can load chairlift, some parallel.
5: Parallel turns on blue runs with good speed and control
6: Controls speed at all times on all terrain.
7: Confident, aggressive, expert skier
SNOWBOARDERS (6+ years old)
1: Never snowboarded before
2: Can slide and pendulum
3: Can link turns on a Green Run
4: Can turn on Green runs progression to Blue Runs
5: Can turn on Blue runs looking for more confidence on steeps
6: Can turn on Green, Blue & Black runs
7: Can ride all mountain and terrain park
IMPORTANT! The attached Student waiver and info form needs to be filled out, one for each student and brought to the ski hill on the day of the trip.
If you are renting skis or snowboards, please send a picture or scan of page 2 as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of extreme weather conditions, this field-trip will be postponed to another day.
If you have any questions about the fieldtrip, please contact Naomi Kaya at email@example.com or 403-829-4777
Student - Lift Ticket and Ski Lesson$32.00
Student - Lift Ticket and Snowboard Lesson$32.00
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Snowboard Lesson & Rentals
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Student - Lessons Only (no Lift Ticket or Rentals)$21.00
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