Norquay Third Times a Charm - Ski & Snowboard
Time & Location
About the Event
This event is also open to non-Roots families that would like to join us for a day on the slopes!
Date: Monday March 22, 2021
Time: Skiing/snowboarding is from 9:30 until 3pm
Registration Deadline: Tuesday March 9, 2021
We need a minimum of 20 students to run the ski/ snowboarding day
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 you can purcahse a specific ticket for their age group. Note that we require to have a minimum number of students participating in this age group in order to run lessons. Refunds will be made for those tickets purchased if the minimums are not met.
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- 9:30 am Arrival and get geared up (NEED TO BE READY TO GO FOR LESSONS AT 10)
10am - 12pm Students take lessons with Norquay instructors
12pm Lunch in the lodge
12:30- 4:00pm Skiing /snowboarding with chaperones or with friends
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: Been Once or Twice, familiar with Sliding, Familiar with Equipment Use & Familiar with Magic Carpet Lift
3: Can Stop and Turn on Magic Carpet, Confident Stopping on Beginner Terrain, Confident Turning on Beginner Terrain &
Confident Use of Magic Carpet
4: Confident on Green Terrain, Can Stop in a Snowplow on Green Terrain, Can Turn Confidently in a Snowplow on Green Terrain & Familiar with Use of Chairlifts
5: Confident on Blue Terrain, Comfortable Turning and Stopping on Blue Terrain, Can Parallel Turn on Blue Terrain, Can Hockey Stop on Blue Terrain & Familiar with Use of All Types of Lifts
6: Confident on Black Terrain, Comfortable Turning and Stopping on Black Terrain, Can Parallel Turn on Blue Terrain, Comfortable in Trees and Bumps on Blue Terrain & Can Hockey Stop on Blue Terrain
7: Confident Anywhere on the Mountain, Can Ski Double Black Diamond Terrain, Parallel Turns and Hockey Stops on Black Terrain, Comfortable in Bumps on Black Terrain & Comfortable in Tighter Tree Runs, on Black Terrain
SNOWBOARDERS (6+ years old)
1: Never snowboarded before
2:Snowboarded Once or Twice, can Side-Slip on the Magic Carpet on Toe/Heel Edge, can Stop with Control on Beginner Terrain & comfortable on Magic Carpet
3: Comfortable on Beginner Terrain, Can Pendulum Left and Right on Toe/Heel Edge on Green Terrain, Can Stop with Control on Green Terrain & Can Turn Left/Right on Green Terrain (Not Yet Linking Turns)
4: Comfortable on Green Terrain, Can Link Turns on Green Terrain, Can Pendulum Toe/Heel Edge on Blue Terrain & Can Stop with Control on Blue Terrain
5: Comfortable on Blue Terrain, Can Link Turns on Blue Terrain, Can Pendulum Toe/Heel Edge on Black Terrain & Can Stop in Control on Black Terrain
6: Comfortable on Black Terrain, Can Link Turns on Black Terrain, Can Link Turns in Moguls on Blue Terrain & Some Knowledge of Small Terrain Park Features
7: Confident Anywhere on the Mountain, Can Link Turns on Any Terrain, Can Link Turns in Moguls on Black Terrain, Can Link Turns in Treed Areas & Basic Knowledge of Terrain Park Features and Skills
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 PDF of page 2 by March 9th 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 Cheri Janzen at cell 587-433-2648 or e-mail email@example.com
- Ski Lesson$32$320$0
- Snowboard Lesson$32$320$0
- Ski Lesson & Rentals$48$480$0
- Snowboard Lesson & Rentals$48$480$0
- Lessons Only$21$210$0
- Adult Lift Ticket$51$510$0
- Adult Ticket & Rentals$67$670$0
- Age 4 & 5 Ski Lesson & Rental$35.50$35.500$0
- Age 4/5 Snowboard Lesson/Rent$35.50$35.500$0
- Age 4 & 5 Ski Lesson$21$210$0
- Age 4/5 Snowboard Lesson$21$210$0