Trips, trips, trips!

Mont Tremblant on Friday, January 21 — 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!

Mont Blanc trip and others; meet up at Calabogie

Mont Blanc trip needs you!!! — We would love to see this trip go, but we need more people to sign up now! For prices and more info, see the Trips page.

Meet and Greet @ Calabogie — All Bytown Ski Club members are invited to join our Austrian ski week travelers for a pre-Europe warm up at Calabogie Peaks on Saturday January 11.

Drop by the Bytown members welcome table between 9:15 and 10:15 to register so we’ll know how many tables to reserve for après-ski cocktails in the Black Donald Lounge upstairs at the Calabogie Peaks Ski lodge from 3:00 onwards. We’ll have some muchies at our Bytown tables, plus there is entertainment with Vicki Brittle that afternoon.

Remember your Bytown membership card to get a members’ only discount off regular price Calabogie ski-pass.

Tremblant tickets — Did you procrastinate on the purchase of your tickets for this year? We are sad to report that we are now sold out of our extra Tremblant tickets.

If you have extra tickets to sell, or would like to purchase tickets, please email us and we’ll coordinate buyers and sellers.

Day trips — The next two scheduled day trips after Mont Blanc are to Tremblant on January 24 and February 14, both PD days for elementary schools. Sign up now to ensure these trips will go! For prices and more info, see the Trips page.

Membership — You can join us anytime!! Only $11 for adults and $5 for kids. We have discounts available at local merchants, membership meet and greets (Calabogie on Jan 11), fun day trips and we support all those who need an excuse to get out of the house and do some fun stuff outdoors in the winter. Winter is too long to stay inside — get out there and have some fun! Sign up in the Member Zone.

Bus Trips on-line; Tremblant tickets sold out

Bytown Day Bus Trips — We have 6 day trips scheduled for this year.  Four to Mont Tremblant, one to Mont Blanc and one to Mont Sutton.

Four of the trips are on Sundays and two are on Fridays (that coincide with school PD days). The list of trips and basic pricing is available on the trips page. Please sign up early to ensure that trips will proceed as planned!

Tremblant SkiMax tickets — SkiMax ticket sales are completed for this year. They will be on sale again next September.

Discount deadlines; Tremblant tickets

Camp FortuneDiscount ends on the 14th for this almost anytime ski pass!! You can log into the Member Zone to register for the 0 dollar code to unlock discounts for evening weekday and almost anytime passes. The code is automatically emailed to you in your purchase receipt email.

Edelweiss – DEADLINE December 15thEdelweiss is offering discounts to club members again this year. Log into the Member Zone to purchase their 0 dollar code to unlock discounts for Edelweiss seasons, daily ski passes and tubing. It’s also good for 4 other resorts in the Les Sommets family! Code is automatically emailed to you in your purchase receipt email.

Tremblant tickets — We’ve placed our last order of the year for Tremblant tickets. If you missed out, not to worry: we have purchased a few extras which you can purchase on our registration system until the inventory runs out. Tickets are priced at $77.10, including all taxes. Log into the Member Zone to buy now.

St. Anton trip update; Calabogie and Titus mountain meetups

Austria ski trip — there will be an information meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ottawa Public Library, Centrepointe branch, Meeting Room 1B. Don will talk about his pre-Christmas visit to St. Anton, and Touringhouse will provide your airline package. The highlights will be sent out before the trip departure, if you cannot make it. For the latest updates, including airline seating arrangements, see the “Information for Participants” section on the 2020 Austria trip page.

Ski club meetups — Don is organizing a pre-Europe meetup and a post-trip reunion afterwards; all Bytown ski club members are invited to both:

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Calabogie Peaks: Drop by the Bytown ski club welcome table before 10:15 or meet in the Black Donald lounge for après-ski cocktails from 3:30 onward. Remember to bring your Bytown ski club membership card to enjoy a 20% discount on lift tickets.
  • February 16 or 17, 2020 at Titus Mountain in Malone, New York: details still to be confirmed; working on having a 2-for-1 deal. Located only two hours from Ottawa, Titus Mountain was “Voted #2 family-friendly resort” and “#2 best overall resort” in North America. It has 50 runs, 1200′ vertical, night skiing and a great tubing park.

Lift tickets, passes, and lessons: Fortune, Cascades, Tremblant, Edelweiss

Camp Fortune — After much nagging, Camp Fortune has decided to offer us a discount on their almost anytime ski passes!! You can log into the Member Zone to register for the 0 dollar code to unlock discounts for evening weekday and almost anytime passes until December 14, 2019. Code is automatically emailed to you in your purchase receipt email.

Mont Cascades Lessons — Mont Cascades is offering discounts on adult and children ski lessons. Adult week night lessons ( ¨White Nights¨ ) for $189 (taxes included). This is a seven week program: two hours per week of instruction, with night pass (valid all season). Adult and child weekend group lessons are offered at a 20% discount. Registration is directly with Mont Cascades — membership card required.

Tremblant Tickets — Get your Mont Tremblant ski tickets!! Priced at $77.10. Regular adult ticket office price is $124.35 and even more over Christmas and March break periods — there are NO BLACKOUT periods on our tickets. Prices include all taxes. You are saving $47.25 per ticket. That’s enough savings for you to splurge and get the poutine, beaver tail AND a beer at the hill!! Delivery and Pickup for tickets ordered by end of November will be mid December.

These discount direct-to-lift single day adult passes are good for any day in the 2019–2020 season and until December 11th 2020. Just put them on your coat and get in the lift line. They are transferable so you can give them to your friends and relatives. Log into the Member Zone to purchase.

Edelweiss – DEADLINE December 15th — Edelweiss is offering discounts to club members again this year. Log into the Member Zone to purchase their 0 dollar code to unlock discounts for Edelweiss seasons, daily ski passes and tubing. It’s also good for 4 other resorts in the Les Sommets family! Code is automatically emailed to you in your purchase receipt email.

Code for seasons passes must be used by Dec 15th.

  • Ages 13+ season pass $329 – Save $70
  • Ages 7-12 season pass $229 – Save $50

Members also receive discount pricing for day passes all season.

  • Ages 13+ day pass – Save $12
  • Ages 7-12 day pass – Save $5
  • Ages 6 and under day pass – Save $1.05

Memberships — Adult membership in the Bytown ski club is just $11!! Sign up online and join us on one of our day ski trips. Membership cards are available online. See our Membership page for more details on printing your membership card.

A friendly reminder: we are an on-line only club run entirely by volunteers with day jobs. We do not have an office, nor a phone number (despite what the Google search tells you) and no secretary to immediately answer emails. You are welcome to contact us by email and we’ll get back to you after we are done our regular jobs — we promise! Send all general inquiries to: our info email address

2020 Austria trip sold out; Ottawa Ski, Snowboard, and Travel show

All spots for the 2020 Austria trip are now sold out—thanks to everyone for your interest and support! You can contact Touringhouse to be placed on a cancellation list, or to receive notice of news related to a 2021 trip: Don is researching ideas already. Come ask him about them on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Bytown Ski Club booth at the Ottawa Ski, Snowboard, and Travel Show in the EY Centre. Also take the opportunity to meet other ski club volunteers and ask your questions about the many benefits of becoming a member.