Austria Weeklong Group Ski Trip January 26- February 3, 2024

The Bytown Ski Club is returning to the European Alps this coming winter for our week-long ski/snowboard group excursion and going to beautiful Saalbach Austria. In cooperation again with Touringhouse Travel, the Club is offering previous members and new Ski Club members the opportunity to travel together to a European premier vacation resort for an all-inclusive mountain get-away package. If you are interested do not miss the registration date starting Tuesday August 15 at 9:00 a.m. for one of the limited number of spots on this life-time ski vacation experience.

Registration and Payment Information

  • Reservations for the limited number of group package spots will be accepted on first-come basis starting 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 15, 2023 by phoning Touringhouse at 613-741-2942 and/or submitting an application to Touringhouse by mail, delivery or email attachment.
  • There will be a trip information meeting, open to all, on Wednesday September 6, 2023, from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., at the Nepean Sailing Club, Harbourview Room, Andrew Haydon Park,3259 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2H 1A6 (directions at bottom).
  • The registration form can be downloaded here, and the credit card/insurance authorization form here.
  • Initial deposits of $400, plus optional insurance must be made at time of application to guarantee your reservation, together with your application. If you are reserving your spot by phone call or email, your $400 application fee (and insurance payment if required) must be paid to Touringhouse within seven calendar days.
  • Balance of payment is due with post-dated cheque dated November 15, 2023, or email transfer or credit card payment before November 15, 2023.
  • Payments can be made by email transfer to, by VISA or MASTERCARD or by cheques payable to Touringhouse and mailed, or dropped off at their office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at 876 Montreal Road, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 4L3.
  • Touringhouse will endeavour to pair single registrants into a two-person room, if possible and upon request. In event of a pairing option, you would be provided an opportunity to network with your potential roommate prior to finalization.
  • If requiring travel insurance through Touringhouse with Manulife, it must be paid at time of initial deposit. See the trip application form.
  • Please note that payments once made are fully non-refundable unless eligible for insurance refund, or the trip must be cancelled by Touringhouse and suppliers.

2023 Ski Club AGM – Wednesday October 4th at 6pm – Royal Oak Centrepoint

The ski club will be holding its annual AGM for the 2023-24 season on October 4th, 2023 at 6p at the Royal Oak restaurant in Centrepoint (117 Centrepointe Dr Unit 105, Nepean, ON K2G 5X3).

Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be free nachos for club members. At the meeting we will discuss the plan for the upcoming year, and re-elect our executive officers. If you are interested in volunteering with the ski club please reach out to or feel free to drop by the AGM.

Tremblant SkiMax Tickets On Sale

Tremblant’s popular SkiMax tickets are one again on sale for the 2023 / 2024 ski season. This year you save 38% off the full price of an adult day pass if purchased before October 26th 2023. An eMail will be sent out shortly to the membership containing the link and discount code to use. As was done last year, the purchase will be made on the Tremblant eCommerce site. Please note that if you specified on your Bytown ski club profile that you do not wish to receive eMails from the club, you will not receive the eMail with the link and discount code in it.

2022 / 2023 news update

SkiMax tickets on sale again

Usually SkiMax tickets are only sold pre-season, however this year, Tremblant is offering a flash sale from 1 P.M. January 25 to January 31. If you missed your chance to buy tickets before Christmas, don’t miss out on this opportunity. if you’re on our mailing list, watch for an email from us containing all you need to know about purchasing them with the ski club discount.

Bus trips to Tremblant

The ski club will be resuming our one day bus trips to Tremblant this year. The price includes luxury bus transportation and a one day lift ticket (unless you choose the bus only option). If you need to rent skis, you should do that in town before leaving as Tremblant has raised their price for rentals to $85. See our trips page for dates and pricing

Last chance to get SkiMax before the price increase

November 7th is the last day to purchase SkiMax tickets before the price increase. Check your email for purchasing details. SkiMax tickets will still be available at a higher price from November 8th till December 6th.

Cross country skiers

Discount Gatineau park season passes for cross country and snowshoe are on sale now until November 30.

Ski Club Registration

Ski club registration system is open for the 2022 / 2023 season!

SkiMax Tickets

SkiMax tickets sales will be the same as last year, if you’re on our mailing list, watch for an email from us containing all you need to know about purchasing them with the ski club discount.

Bytown Ski Club AGM

Our annual club general meeting will be held on-line (Zoom) this year at 7:00 P.M. on Monday October 17.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 746 8483 9714
Passcode: 6NECwV

Tremblant Golf discount offer

Introducing Golfmax at Tremblant. $85 per round at Le Diable. 39% discount Tickets available until October 14.

Click here to purchase tickets. Use discount code mg-bytown to get the discount.

Ski club 2023 week long ski trip update

After an absence from Europe since 2020, the Bytown Ski Club will return to Europe in 2023 with
an eight-day ski-snow board group package tour to Mayrhofen Austria, with Munich Germany as
our gateway airport. Our trip is timed to capture the best snow conditions in the Alps while
purposely avoiding any European holiday periods. Once again Bytown Ski Club is partnering with
Touringhouse Travel to organize this European ski trip from Friday January 27- Saturday
February 4, 2023. Nearly two-hundred members have joined our all -inclusive week-long group
trips over the past five years and 2023 promises to be another wonderful experience for both
new and returning members.
With Air Canada arrangements from Ottawa to Munich, the Mayrhofen region of Austria is a
short private coach ride from the Munich Airport. From your Hotel Gasthof Brucke in the centre
of the village, you can walk a short distance to the two main lifts that offers an abundance of
skiing and snow boarding without ever leaving the immediate town. However, that would be
passing up the opportunity to experience both the Hintertux Glacier ski area, Austria’s only year-
round ski resort and the Zillertal Arena, both only minutes away by the free ski bus or train. Your
Zillertal Super Ski Pass provides you access to over 530 kilometers of slopes and 180 lifts. These
factors should provide you with an unforgettable winter holiday in the mountains.
Mayrhofen, is famous for its insanely steep Harakiri piste and large snow park. Mayrhofen is one
of the top winter sports destinations in Austria for intermediate and expert skiers, yet also offers
plenty of gentle runs for beginners and families. For skiing and snowboarding, in Mayrhofen
itself, there are 142 km of slopes serviced by 44 lifts to transport the guests. The winter sports
area is situated between the elevations of 630 and 2,500 m.
Your accommodation is at the well appointed and located “Hotel Gasthof Brucke” which is only
a short walk to the lifts and with a free ski bus at the door to take you to out of town ski areas,
but it is located central to the quaint shopping area and other attractions that Mayrhofen offers
its guests. Touringhouse Travel has tentatively reserved a limited number of hotel rooms for our
group. Buffet breakfasts and 4 course dinners (with three choices each day) are included daily
for our group and gives us the opportunity to plan our ski days together over breakfast and
share our experiences together over dinner. The hotel hosts an amazing apres-ski party every
day with a DJ so you can shed your ski boots at the end of the day and join other members in
some Bytown camaraderie with people from around the world. All non-smoking rooms are
equipped with bath/shower, cable TV, safe, hairdryer balcony and free WIFI There is an in-hotel
spa for its guests including sauna. As previous group travellers know, Touringhouse Travel tries
to choose the charm of family-owned inns and this Hotel Gasthof Brucke is no exception having
been in the Schneeberger family for several generations.

If you are a non-skier/boarder joining our group trip, or wish to take a day off the slopes, there
are a plethora of local activities and sightseeing to keep you fully occupied. You could even take
the train from town to places such as Innsbruck or Salzburg for the day. In addition to package
price savings that excludes the ski pass, you may also have a discount for taking only the land
package if you have air points program. An important inclusion in your package is that you get
air transport of both a suitcase and ski/boot bag transported each direction, at no additional
cost. If you are alone, Touringhouse will try and connect you with another Bytown member of
the same gender to share a room, have company and avoid the single room supplement.
Touringhouse is offering some people the opportunity to extend their trip for a few days or
week at a nearby second resort. If you might be interested in joining a small group of other
Bytown members on this extension, contact Touringhouse for up-to-date details.
Leave all the planning and organization to Touringhouse Travel and enjoy the al inclusive
package that includes air, private coach transfer between Munich Airport and the Mayrhofen
hotel, buffet breakfast and dinners daily, a six-day ski all-area ski pass and the friendship of
other Bytown members.
For more details and registration information, visit the Touringhouse web site “ski trip tab” in
the top right at, on or before August 2.
Reservations for the limited number of group package spots will be accepted on first-come basis
starting 8:30 a.m. on Monday August 8, 2022, by phoning Touringhouse at 613-741-2942 and/or
by submitting an application to Touringhouse by mail, delivery or email attachment.
Don Singer, the Bytown Ski Club trip leader, will be hosting a tour information meeting on
Tuesday September 6 at 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Centrepoint meeting room (between the
Centrepointe Meridian theatre and library). However, previous Bytown ski trips have often been
filled to hotel and air capacity before trip information night, so if you are certain, do not wait too
long after registration opens to ensure your place. In the past we have been able to secure
additional air and hotel space to accommodate late registrants, but in this post Covid era, many
hotels and airlines are operating at capacity and that may not be an available option this year.

Gasthof Hotel Brucke
Mayrhofen Ski Resort
Touringhouse Travel 613-741-2942l

2021 – 2022 Ski Season News


Good news, it looks like we will have a more regular ski season this year than last with fewer restrictions allowing us to resume operation. We will be offering bus day trips and a week long trip this year as well as SkiMax ticket sales which Tremblant is once again offering to ski clubs, Gatineau pass sales and more.

The ski club registration available

The ski club registration system is available to purchase club memberships and SkiMax tickets. More items to purchase or sign up for will be added as soon as they become available.

Ski Club Day bus trips

With the relaxing of Covid restrictions, we will be offering our day long bus trips again. The following trips are planned:

  • March 27 to Mont Tremblant
  • April 10 to Mont Tremblant

See the trips page for more details.

Ski Max tickets sale ended on December 7th

SkiMax ticket sales will be different this year in that the club will not be handing physical tickets anymore. For sales, you will be directed to the Tremblant online ticket sales website to purchase your tickets. You will be supplied with a discount code witch will give you a 38% savings over regular ticket prices if purchased before October 26th, and a 34% saving if purchased before December 7th. You will pickup your tickets at customer service at Tremblant instead of having to collect them from us at a distribution event, which should be much more convenient for you. In previous years we had to add credit card and e-commerce system surcharges to the ticket price, so as the club is not having to handle the money for the tickets this year means you get to save those charges for even more savings. One final note about the tickets: in previous years the tickets did not have any blackout days, unfortunately Tremblant has decided to have a Christmas blackout period for SkiMax this year, which will be from December 27 till Jan 02.

Ski Club week long ski trip

The Bytown Ski Club has returned from a hiatus and finalized plans to offer members a week-long ski and boarder group package to Big White British Columbia this coming winter. We have reserved thirty hotel and air spots for participants of this ski week from Saturday January 29 through Saturday February 5, 2022. Registration for this trip starts Sept 27th.

In light of the pandemic situation, skiers and the Club have opted to depart from the successful European offering of recent years to stay in Canada this winter. To promote the safety of our members, we will entertain registration for this group trip only from people that will have obtained their double vaccination prior to the trip departure.

For more details, please see our Trips page.

Bytown Ski Club Annual General Meeting

Want to provide input into club plans and activities? Join us at out online ski club AGM — all are welcome. Tentative date is set at October 25th at 7pm. Online meeting details forthcoming! Help us meet the needs of our members.


what can we say…. this club cannot run without volunteers. Please contact us by email if you can help out in any way. We are looking for someone familiar with WordPress to look after updating our website as well as new ideas — big and small. It’s always nice to have some new thoughts into the group!!.

Gatineau cross-country passes; Annual General Meeting; membership

Hello skiers! Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, the ski club will only be able to offer a restricted program of events.

That being said, winter is still coming. Our club still has discounts available on Gatineau Ski Passes, and lift pass discounts at Calabogie and Pakenham. We also have many local sports stores offering us discounts. Discounts are again available at Trailhead, Bushtuka, Fresh Air, Play it Again, and Kunstadt.

Your $6 membership fee this year will help us stay viable and ready to bring back all the fun when we are allowed to. In addition we are brainstorming various Covid friendly events. Log into the Member Zone to sign up!

Gatineau Ski/Snowshoe Passes: Exclusive club pricing is available to us until November 22nd at midnight. Prices include taxes but not shipping. Members save up to $48 off the regular ski pass price. Our discount pricing is as follows.

  • Adults $152
  • Students/Seniors $95
  • Teens $84
  • Children 12 and under are FREE

We also receive discount pricing for the snowshoe and biking only pass. All pricing details are available on our Cross-Country page.

Annual General Meeting (AGM): Want to provide input into club plans and activities? Join us at out online ski club AGM — all are welcome. Tentative date is set at November 18th at 7pm. Online meeting details forthcoming! Help us meet the needs of our members.

Ski Max Tickets: Anyone with Ski Max tickets that couldn’t be used from last year can use them this year any time up to April 18th 2021. They are still direct to lift with no reservation required.

Volunteers: what can we say…. this club cannot run without volunteers. Please contact us by email if you can help out in any way. We are looking for a new treasurer as well as new ideas — big and small. It’s always nice to have some new thoughts into the group!!.

2020 – 2021 ski season news

Tremblant has decided not to offer SkiMax tickets for sale this year, so we will not be selling them. Hopefully we will be able to sell them next year. Please note that if you have any tickets left over from last year, they will be valid all season this year. Remember to check the Tremblant website to get information on how to plan your ski trip as Covid restrictions will be in effect this winter.


Unfortunately this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ski club will only be offering a restricted program of events this year.

  • We are currently awaiting information from the various ski hills about what their operations will be like, which in turn depend upon what the provincial governments allow, which as you all know, seem to be changing frequently right now. Stay tuned and we will let you know when we do.
  • Mont Tremblant currently has not decided whether to offer SkiMax tickets for sale this year or not. If they do, the sales process from our end will be streamlined, eliminating in person ticket pickup. As soon as they let us know, we will let you know.
  • We will not be organizing any day bus trips to any ski hills this year. Covid and packing a bunch of people on a bus for a couple of hours don’t go well together. Additionally we will not be organizing any week long trips this year for the same reason.
  • The Coldwell-Banker office at 2 Hobin St. Stittsville  that has been offering us drop off and pickup service over the last few years will not be offering them this year. Please do not go there to drop off cheques. Hopefully next season we will be back working with them again for your convenience.

We are however busy thinking up some new fun activities that we can organize for our members, both on alpine and cross country terrain, that can be done observing social distancing rules. Stay tuned for details to follow soon.

Edelweiss meetup; Tremblant trips; Titus mountain self-drive trip

Edelweiss ski meet up this Sunday — Come join us for another casual ski day and social get together at Edelweiss this Sunday afternoon, March 8. Join in for some social ski time at 10 am or just join in for snacks in the afternoon at 2 pm.

Meet at 10 am in front of the main lodge (look for Glen in a yellow scarf). Meet at the bar in the lodge at 2 pm and we’ll have free snacks and hot cocoa for you.

Log into the Member Zone to register for the Edelweiss discount code which can be used online to save on lift tickets.

For any questions, please email us.

Tremblant day trips: March 15 and April 5 — We have a couple of day trips coming up on March 15th and April 5th. Come out for some great skiing at Tremblant. If you don’t ski or snowboard, we have a bus only option where you can enjoy the village, do some cross country skiing, snow shoeing, shopping or hit up the new water park Brind’O Aquaclub.

Bus leaves 6:15am from the Bells Corners Loblaws and we also do a pickup at the Loblaws on Isabella at 6:30am if requested. Log into the Member Zone to sign up now.

Trip departure location and times are located on our trips info page, and are also in the receipt that you received when you purchased the trip.

Discount at Microtel Inn & Suites Mont-Tremblant — Microtel Hotels has offered club members a 15% discount on their Best Available Rate for the season (blackout dates may apply). This pet-friendly hotel also provides free hot breakfasts, a shuttle to the hill, hot tub and pool, and more! The inn is just beside the Tim Hortons and McDonalds as you turn off of the highway to go to Tremblant.

Log into the Member Zone to register for the discount. All details will be in the receipt that is sent to you after you complete your signup.

Titus Mountain: self-drive trip on March 21, 2020 — Located only two hours from Ottawa, Titus Mountain Resort outside Malone, New York in the Adirondacks was voted “Voted #2 family-friendly resort” and “#2 best overall resort” in North America. Drive yourself down for the day or stay overnight at the Malone Holiday Inn Express hotel, which accepts Canadian cash at par for hotel rooms.

There are couple of seats available in one of the club executives car for this event. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing a ride.

On Saturday, meet Lauralea, Glen, and Don in the morning and get 2-for-1 vouchers for lift tickets. You can also sign up to participate in the poker run to collect cards around the mountain. At 5 pm we will host an après-ski social in the main lodge. See the 2020 Titus Mountain trip page for more details, including registering in advance.