We will hopefully be going February 22 - 24, 2024 : Thursday to Saturday.
Accommodations: We are staying at the Delta Marriott Hotel Mont Ste Anne at the base of the gondola. The standard rooms are equipped with 2 queen size beds. Rooms may have mini-fridges. Before the trip, students are given the opportunity to choose roommates -- 4 to a room.
Ski/ Snowboard Gear: 1. Helmets are mandatory forALLskiers and snowboarders. A properly fitting snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association (e.g. ASTM, CE, Snell) for skiing/snowboarding/snowbladingYou will not be given a pass without a helmet. If needed, helmets are available for rent. Be sure to pack skiing essentials
2. Recommended: wrist guards for snowboarding
3. Clothing must be adequate for winter out of doors activity - pants, jacket, gloves, mitts, warm clothing, ...
4. All bindings must be in working order and set to the proper tension, must meet with current approved guidelines, and boots and bindings must be thoroughly compatible.
Pools School Board regulations have changed and students are no longer allowed to go into hotel pools unless staffed by a registered hotel lifeguard. Students are not allowed to access the hotel swimming pool - even if a student on the trip is a lifeguard, it is still not permitted. The lifegaurd MUSTbe an employee of the hotel.
Conduct: This is a school sanctioned trip; therefore, students are expected to adhere to school and board policies. Any unacceptable behavior will result in a telephone call home and the student will be sent home immediately at the family's expense, via bus and/or train. There will be no refunds issued under these circumstances. This is clearly stated in the required contract signed by the student and parent/guardian.
OPHEA: This trip and the ski resorts comply with OPHEA guidelines.
Withdrawing from the trip has a $250.00 penalty fee if the spot can not be filled. This covers the charge for the empty bus seat and empty bed.
1. Students should be encouraged to arrange for their own Cancellation Insurance. Large‐sized insurance companies do not offer Group Cancellation Policies since Covid‐19. It is still possible for INDIVIDUALS to find Cancellation Insurance, but not GROUPS. Students should seek Cancellation Insurance that includes coverage if a governing authority like the School Administration or School Board decides to cancel the entire trip. Individual Cancellation Policies should also include coverage if a student has to drop‐out of the trip due to being diagnosed with Covid‐19 or exhibiting Covid‐19 symptoms.
2. Covid‐19 is no longer considered as Force Majeure. Refunds are no longer offered by most providers in the travel and tourism business – they simply can no longer afford it. Students participating in school trips need to understand that a cancellation for any reason, but most notably Covid‐19......does not imply a full refund will be granted. This includes if the School Board decides to stop all overnight trips due to concerns over Covid‐19 or other.