Cooper Ski and Snowboard Club
Welcome to the 2008-2009 season of Cooper Middle School Ski and Snowboard Club! Your Ski and Snowboard Club Directors for this year are Ms. Fritch, Ms. Hinshaw, and Ms. Morgenthal. We are very excited for this year’s ski trips. We plan to have an enjoyable and safe time on the slopes this year! All of • • • • • • our ski packages will include the following: Ski resort all-area lift ticket Full rental equipment available(skis, boots, and poles; or snowboards and boots) Official Cooper Ski and Snowboard Club Ear Sweater (new members) Ski or snowboard lessons available by professional ski instructors Adult chaperones (1 chaperone per 20 students) Coach bus transportation
Who can join: All 6th, 7th, and 8th students
There is no limit on the number of ski packages you can sign up for, however, for firsttimer and beginners, a minimum of two trips with lessons are required. Also, Ski Package “A” is our “Old Timer’s Trip” and therefore is only open to previous ski club members and intermediate or advanced skiiers. All other Ski Packages are open to everyone! Snowboarders are welcome on all trips, as well.
DEPART SKI PACKAGE “A” – Old Timer’s Trip Saturday, December 20th: Cascade Mnt in Portage, WI SKI PACKAGE “B” Friday, January 9th: Alpine Valley in Troy, WI SKI PACKAGE “C” Monday, January 19th: Devil’s Head in Baraboo, WI SKI PACKAGE “D” Friday, January 23rd: Alpine Valley in Troy, WI SKI PACKAGE “E” Saturday, January 31st: Cascade Mnt in Portage, WI 6:00 am 4:00 pm 6:00 am 4:00 pm 6:00 am
ARRIVE 8:00 pm Midnight 8:00 pm Midnight 8:00 pm
Ski Package Cost:
Package A-Old Timer’s (Cascade) B-(Alpine Valley) C-(Devil’s Head) D-(Alpine Valley) E-(Cascade) With Rental Equipment $54 $77 $75 $77 $54 Without Rental Equipment $30 $57 $57 $57 $30
Due to Ski and Snowboard Club’s extreme popularity, not everyone is guaranteed the package they want. First priority will be given to those who turn in their forms and checks by 8:30 am on November 24th to Ms. Fritch in Room 220.
Skiing Ability Information: Lessons are required for all beginner and first-timer skiers or snowboarders. Ability level is the parent’s decision. Please be conservative in your selection. If in doubt about your child’s ability, placement should be in a lower lever. Ski instructors will move skiers up as appropriate. Please use these basic guidelines in making your decision. ADVANCE D: Skier/Snowboarder has at least 3 full years of skiing or snowboarding experience and/or 15 hours of professional ski instruction. (Can make near-perfect parallel turns, and have done some NASTAR racing.) *Needs no assistance with equipment! INTERMEDIATE: Skier/Snowboarder has at least 2 full years of skiing or snowboarding experience and/or 8 hours of professional instruction. (Can hockey stop and do Christy turns.) *Needs no assistance with equipment! BEGINNER: Skier/Snowboarder has skied or snowboarded several times (member of last year’s Ski Club) and had several hours of ski/snowboard instruction. *Needs no assistance with equipment! FIRST- TIMER: Skier/Snowborder with little or no ski or snowboard experience. If you skied/snowboarded once or twice with no lessons, you are considered a first-timer.
Checklist for the day of a Ski Trip:
Nylon Ski/Snowboard Pants (Remember the more layers the better!) Winter Ski/Snowboard Jacket Gloves Hat Ski and Snowboard Club Ear Sweater: All skiers are REQUIRED to wear their Cooper Ski and Snowboard Club Ear Sweater. On cold days, wear it over your ski hat. This will help chaperones and the Ski Patrol to identify our skiers at a glance. Equipment: Skiers with their own equipment should bring it to Room 223 before school on the Friday trips. Never wear your ski clothes to school because you will have time to get dressed after school. On morning departures, come dressed ready to ski. Do not borrow equipment from others unless the ski bindings have been approved and set by a professional ski shop. Ski and Snowboard Club is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Always use a locker (3-4 quarters per use) at the resort to store your shoes and other valuables. Unlocked items will get stolen. Money: All skiers will need money for meals, hot chocolate, and lockers. All skiers must eat a full meal (not junk food) at least once on after school trips, and two full meals on full day trips. You may eat on the bus. Skiers may brown bag it or eat at the resort cafeteria. Failure to eat properly will only invite serious injury. __________________________________________________________________________________
General Guidelines/Rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable ski season:
Student Ineligibility: Skiers who are on either the Respectful Citizen and/or Quality Producer Cooper Ineligibility List will NOT be allowed on ski trips until they clear their names with the office. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN DUE TO INELIGIBILITY. Students who think they may become ineligible should think twice about joining. Significant Health Conditions: If a student has a significant health problem that prohibits participation in gym or receives a doctor’s note, then the student will not be able to attend ski trips. Accidents/Emergency: In case of an accident, we will make every effort to contact parents. Please make sure all emergency information is neatly filled out on the permission forms, with the correct phone number. The National Ski Patrol is trained in dealing with ski emergencies. If parents are out of town when their child is skiing, Ms. Hinshaw should be given that out of town number. Warm-ups: When the temperature/wind chill hits below zero, our “Cold Weather Policy” will kick in. Skiers will need to wear face protectors and take hot chocolate breaks every hour. Late Night Pick Up: We do not have access to Cooper when we return from skiing. Therefore, it is very important that parents are at Cooper when we return. On those late night returns, it gets very, very cold, and there is no protection from the cold. Skiers that are not picked up on time are subject to our “Discipline Policy.” Parental/pick-up driver excuses for tardiness is not acceptable. Cell Phones: Cell phones are allowed on all ski trips. However, phones should be turned off and kept in the student’s locker during the school day on Friday night trips. Refund Policy: Refunds will be given ONLY upon receipt of a doctor’s written excuse. If a skier is suspended or expelled from the club due to a “Discipline Policy” offense, NO refund will be given. Pro-rated refunds will be given if skis are purchased mid-season. Make-up Trips/Poor Weather: If we have to change a date due to poor weather (too cold, lack of snow, etc.), the make-up date will be announced.