VIU International students

Mt. Washington Skii & Snowboard Trip

Mar
04
When: Friday, Mar 4, 2022, 8:15AM - 8:00PM
Where:

Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort- , 1 Strathcona Pkwy, Comox-Strathcona C, BC V9J 1L0

Add to CalendarMt. Washington Skii & Snowboard Trip03/04/2022 08:15 AM03/04/2022 08:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAbout Mt. Washington Day TripJoin us as we make our way 2 hours north of Nanaimo to visit Mount Washington Alpine Resort where we will spend the day skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing! If you are keen to challenge yourself further - get yourself geared up for a ski/snowboard lesson and hit the slopes! The Mountain has a wide variety of downhill terrain ranging from beginner to expert. PricingWe have created six different pricing packages based on the varying needs of each individual.Package #1 ($40) - Transportation ONLY -  This option includes a return trip to and from Mt.Washington ski hill from VIUPackage #2 ($50) - Tubing ONLY -  includes 1 round of 1 hour-long snow tubing sessions and round-trip transportationPackage #3 ($60) - No Lesson- Includes Lift pass and round-trip transportation (ideal for participants who own their own gear and are proficient downhill skiers/boarders) Package #4 ($100) - No Lesson - includes lift pass, rentals and round-trip transportation (ideal for participants who own their own gear and are proficient downhill skiers/boarders)Package #5 ($135) - Includes ski/snowboard lesson + Rentals (skis/board, boots, poles and helmet) a lift pass & round-trip transportation (ideal for beginners)Package #6 ($155) -Ski/Snowboard & Tubing - Includes ski/snowboard lesson, lift pass, rentals (skis/board, boots, poles and helmet) , 2 rounds of 1 hour-long snow tubing sessions, and round-trip transportation*Please note: Packages 4-6 MUST be approved by Cultural Connections staff. Skiers who do not wish to have a lesson MUST prove that they have skied/boarded big mountain terrain in the past **It is MANDATORY to wear a helmet if you are skiing or snowboarding with Cultural Connections - if you do not own one - you will be required to rent one prior to receiving your lift passWhat to wearBring clothes for warm and cold weatherA warm sweater and a warm jacket (waterproof jacket if possible)Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them)Appropriate footwear (winter boots)A toque or warm hatSki goggles (if you have some)Gloves or mittsHelmet (if skiing or snowboarding) - MANDATORY What to bring:A change of clothes and shoes for the bus ride homeWater bottle Snacks and lunch (or money for food)Money for shopping or additional rental equipmentA small cameraMeeting Location: Friday, March 4th 2022, VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor) by  8:15 AMTrip Includes:Round-trip transportation, the rest varies depending on what package is purchased Policies, Health & SafetyWe have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.How to Sign UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.You will need to have your:Student cardProof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (QR Code or paper proof is also accepted)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in B255, 2nd Floor ReceptionLunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in B255 - 1st Floor CommonsWaiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.ContactKelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinatorkelsey.moon@viu.ca 250-753-3245 x 2228Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort- , 1 Strathcona Pkwy, Comox-Strathcona C, BC V9J 1L0falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

CC Road Trips- Mt. Washington Day Trip

About Mt. Washington Day Trip

Join us as we make our way 2 hours north of Nanaimo to visit Mount Washington Alpine Resort where we will spend the day skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing! If you are keen to challenge yourself further - get yourself geared up for a ski/snowboard lesson and hit the slopes! The Mountain has a wide variety of downhill terrain ranging from beginner to expert. 

Pricing

We have created six different pricing packages based on the varying needs of each individual.

  • Package #1 ($40) - Transportation ONLY -  This option includes a return trip to and from Mt.Washington ski hill from VIU
  • Package #2 ($50) - Tubing ONLY -  includes 1 round of 1 hour-long snow tubing sessions and round-trip transportation
  • Package #3 ($60) - No Lesson- Includes Lift pass and round-trip transportation (ideal for participants who own their own gear and are proficient downhill skiers/boarders) 
  • Package #4 ($100) - No Lesson - includes lift pass, rentals and round-trip transportation (ideal for participants who own their own gear and are proficient downhill skiers/boarders)
  • Package #5 ($135) - Includes ski/snowboard lesson + Rentals (skis/board, boots, poles and helmet) a lift pass & round-trip transportation (ideal for beginners)
  • Package #6 ($155) -Ski/Snowboard & Tubing - Includes ski/snowboard lesson, lift pass, rentals (skis/board, boots, poles and helmet) , 2 rounds of 1 hour-long snow tubing sessions, and round-trip transportation

*Please note: Packages 4-6 MUST be approved by Cultural Connections staff. Skiers who do not wish to have a lesson MUST prove that they have skied/boarded big mountain terrain in the past 

**It is MANDATORY to wear a helmet if you are skiing or snowboarding with Cultural Connections - if you do not own one - you will be required to rent one prior to receiving your lift pass

What to wear

  • Bring clothes for warm and cold weather
  • A warm sweater and a warm jacket (waterproof jacket if possible)
  • Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them)
  • Appropriate footwear (winter boots)
  • A toque or warm hat
  • Ski goggles (if you have some)
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Helmet (if skiing or snowboarding) - MANDATORY 

What to bring:

  • A change of clothes and shoes for the bus ride home
  • Water bottle 
  • Snacks and lunch (or money for food)
  • Money for shopping or additional rental equipment
  • A small camera

Meeting Location: 

Friday, March 4th 2022, VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor) by  8:15 AM

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation, the rest varies depending on what package is purchased 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (QR Code or paper proof is also accepted)
  4. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm in B255, 2nd Floor Reception

Lunchtime Activity Information Desk Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in B255 - 1st Floor Commons

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
kelsey.moon@viu.ca 
250-753-3245 x 2228