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.

Greetings,

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.

Titus Mountain self-drive trip March 21, 2020

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 down for the day or stay overnight at the Malone Holiday Inn Express hotel, which accepts Canadian cash at par for hotel rooms.

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.

Camp Fortune meet up Feb 9; Tremblant hotel discount

Camp Fortune ski meet up this Sunday — Come join us for another casual ski day and social get together at Camp Fortune this Sunday afternoon, February 9. This event is free and open to all, and we’ll have nachos and hot cocoa at the end of the day. Meet at 11 am in front of the chalet (look for Glen in a yellow scarf). Enjoy the slopes for the rest of the day and meet from 3 pm to 5 pm in the bar for free snacks and hot cocoa (table reserved under “Bytown Ski Club”).

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.

Tremblant tickets — We are SOLD OUT of tickets. If you have extra tickets to sell, or would like to purchase tickets, please email us and we’ll coordinate buyers and sellers. So far we have NO sellers and quite a few interested buyers.

Tremblant February 14, 2020 is a GO! Signup for any trip now!

Mont Tremblant on Friday February 14 — trip is confimred to GO! We have currently 34 participants signed up to the trip with a maximum capacity of 56 persons on the bus. If you are interested in joining, please register now in the Member Zone.

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.

Pick up locations will be at Bells Corners (Loblaws Bells Corners South-West parking lot) at 6:15am and Ottawa Downtown (Loblaws on Isabella, North-West parking lot) at 6:30am.

The next trip is to Mont Sutton in the Quebec Eastern Townships. It will be another awesome ski trip! Put this in your calendar and invite your friends and families to join us. See the Trips page for information on all trips, including prices, and sign up in the Member Zone.

Trips, trips, trips! Tremblant is a GO for Jan 24

Mont Tremblant on Friday, January 24 — trip is confirmed to GO! Come join us for a fabulous day of skiing on Friday. The weather won’t be bitterly cold, they’ve had recent snow and it’s a day off for the elementary kids!

If you don’t ski, 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. There are lots of seats still available! Sign up now in the Member Zone for this or any of our upcoming trips. The next two planned trips are to Tremblant on February 14 and Mount Sutton on March 1.

Mont Cascades meetup

We are hosting a meet and ski at Mont Cascades on February 1, 2020. Meet at 12:30 PM in front of the chalet, and later at the bar, Pub Amigo, from 4 PM to 6 PM for free snacks and hot cocoa (table reserved under “Bytown Ski Club”). Show your membership card to get 20% off lift tickets for the day. Hope to see you there!