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Local Day Trips

Local Member Clubs & Chapters across the country operate regular local day trips to hill/resorts near to them.

As an OUTSLOPES member, you can participate in any of these trips that your membership level permits. (Local club/chapters have some restrictions on what membership level is required for different trips based on arrangements made with the local hills).

How it works

 

Find a trip

Navigating our online calendar of trips & events, find a trip or activitie that interests you.

 

Registering for a trip

You must pre-register for any trip you want to participate in.  Space may sometimes be limited, so trip-crashing is NOT permitted.

Register for the trip on our website.  Some trips have pre-purchase options as well.

As long as you are a member in good standing of the level required for that trip, registration to participate in the trip is free.

You will be responsible for your own costs associated with the trip (ie, travel, lift ticket, rentals, etc).

 

Pre-Purchase Registration Options

Some trips do have pre-purchase options (such as OUTSLOPES rate lift tickets and shuttle services) which you can choose to purchase.  These are not mandatory, but offered as a service to you, our members.  If you have a season pass to that hill, found a special on lift tickets elsewhere, or just want to buy your pass on the day at the hill, that's entirely up to you.

 

Additional Questions

During trip registration you will be asked a few additional questions, such as

  • Do you have your own equipment, or will you be renting
  • Will you be driving yourself? Do You have an extra seat? Will you be needing a ride?
  • Where are you coming from? (helps trip-leaders connect people who are in the same area)
  • Emergency Contact (who do we contact if something happens during the trip?)

It should be noted that in the event you are requesting a ride, your registration cannot be confirmed for the event until the trip leader can confirm there's a car-pooling seat available for you.  This is based solely on how many people register for any given trip who have vehicles with open seats.  If a shuttle is offered for a particular trip, that may be your best option, as your seat would then be guaranteed, and your registration confirmed.

 

Newbs are always welcome

While most local member clubs offer specific "Beginner Days", which are most conducive to learning the sport, newbies are welcome on most of our trips, whenever we have a trip that is going to a hill or resort that offers lessons, newbies are always welcome!!  Be sure to note during your trip registration that you plan to be taking a lesson.  Because of the way our on-site meetups work, this information is important for the trip-leader to have so they can be sure to find and greet you in advance of the rest of the group, and help make sure that you are able to navigate your way through the equipment rental process and find your lesson on-time.

 

Privacy Notice

Because these trips are organized and run by the local member clubs/chapters, the information you provide will be shared with that club's leaders.

 

Pre-Trip Communication

In the days leading up to a trip, local member club/chapter leaders will work to coordinate carpooling between those who have seats available, and those who need a ride.  Within a couple of days of the trip, the Trip Leader will send out emails to let you know whose car you're in (or who you're picking up), and how to contact each other so you can arrange the specifics of where to meet.

Double check departure times, as those may vary depending on changes in weather conditions in order to ensure an on-time arrival at the hill.

Everyone participating in a trip will get an email from the Trip Leader that will re-confirm all of the details of the trip, including where to meet and when upon arrival at the hill, and communicate and changes to the trip from those originally planned and posted on our site.

 

Getting There

BE COURTEOUS - DON'T BE LATE

Double check departure times from your pre-trip communication emails, as those may vary from those originally posted depending on changes in weather conditions in order to ensure an on-time arrival at the hill to meet with the rest of the group.

If you're carpooling, be to your meetup point ON-TIME.  You have other members relying on you.

No-Shows affect everyone.  So as a result, we take no-shows seriously, and restrictions may be put on your membership prohibiting you from participating in future trips or activities for a period of time.

If you're taking one of our shuttles, be to the pick-up point ON-TIME.  Our shuttles don't wait.

No-Shows affect everyone.  Our shuttles will not wait around, delaying everyone else's enjoyment of the day.  Also, if they shuttle is running full, you may have affected someone else who would have otherwise shown up to be able to participate at all.  So as a result, we take no-shows seriously.  Tickets (anything purchased for the day) are non-refundable.  Also restrictions may be put on your membership prohibiting you from participating in future trips or activities for a period of time.

If you're meeting at the hill, be at the meet-up point ON-TIME.

This is where everyone gets to meet everyone else, connect, and break into groups for the day.  Everyone else will be anxious to get out on the slopes, so be courteous and don't hold them up.  If you pre-purchased a lift ticket, this is when the group leader will be handing them out.  It's important that you're there to receive it before the groups head out on the slopes, or you'll have to wait until lunch to connect with the trip leader to get your lift ticket.

 

Gear Up

Because actual arrival times to the hill may vary depending on how you're getting there, we leave this as a bit of buffer time for everyone to get ready before meeting up with the rest of the group.

Get yourself all ready to head out on the slopes.  If you need rentals, allow yourself some extra time to pick them up and be ready.

If you're taking a lesson, be sure to connect with the trip-leader.  They will help you navigate the equipment rental process, and find your lesson on time.  They will also introduce you to someone from the group (or maybe just themselves) who will meet you after your lesson so you can reconnect with the rest of the group for the rest of the day.

 

Meet

In your pre-tip communication email, you'll be told where our meet-up point is, and what time to be there.

DON'T BE LATE - The rest of the group is anxious to get out on the slopes for a fun day of riding, and we won't wait around.

Here you will meet with the rest of the group who will be hitting the slopes for the day.  Depending on numbers for that particular trip, we may break into smaller groups based on skill level.

The Trip Leader will distribute any pre-purchased lift tickets at this time.

The group will also decide on when and where to meet for lunch at this time.  That way, if you get separated from the group for any reason during the morning, you'll know where and when you can meet back up with them.

 

OUT on the Slopes

It's time to get out on the slopes and enjoy a morning of skiing or riding.

Most members choose to stick with the group and enjoy a social day while out on the slopes.  Using the time in lift lines and riding the lifts to visit and connect with friends new or old.

But you can ski or ride with whomever you want, or wander off for some self-exploration for a while.

 

Lunch

Everyone on the trip is encouraged to reconnect around mid-day for some lunch.

This is a great opportunity to meet back up with the rest of the group and share your experiences from your morning on the slopes while enjoying some much needed fuel to get you through the rest of the day.

Check the regulations of the hill you're going to in advance.  Most hills we go to allow you to pack and bring your own lunch if you should choose to do so.  All hills we go to do have some sort of cafeteria or restaurant to purchase and enjoy a hot meal.

Beyond getting a little break and some food, this is also a great time to meet back up with the group to head back out together, or with different people, for the afternoon.

 

OUT on the Slopes (again)

It's time to get out on the slopes and enjoy the afternoon skiing or riding.

Most members choose to stick with the group and enjoy a social day while out on the slopes.  Using the time in lift lines and riding the lifts to visit and connect with friends new or old.

But you can ski or ride with whomever you want, or wander off for some self-exploration for a while.

 

Aprés

It's a skiing tradition, to meet back up at the end of a day out on the slopes for some social time.

Aprés for OUTSLOPES Day-Trips are fairly unstructured.  Groups decided where they're going to meet up at the end of the day, then as members get tired and hit the end of their own personal day, they start to migrate to this meetup space.

Some people may choose to hang around a while, others may meet back up with the rest of their car-pool and head out.

Either way, aprés is a great opportunity to meet back up with the group and reflect on your day out on the slopes.

Most of our members are pretty good and responsible already, but we do need to lay out a few rules for enjoying aprés:

  • If you're driving - be responsible: DO NOT DRINK
  • Enjoy responsibly, don't drink to excess and become obnoxious.  You have to share a ride home with someone, and everyone else doesn't deserve to put up with you being a dick.
  • Don't hold the rest of your car-pool up.
  • If you're on one of our shuttles, be to the pickup point ON-TIME.  Our shuttles don't wait.

 

You don't have to go home...

But you can't stay here.

Enjoy your journey back to your area.  Use the time to recount your experience of the day, get to know other members better, and chat about your plans for participating in future trips.

We encourage members to become social and friends.  Most local member clubs/chapters host regular social events or dinners in their area.  Reconnect with other members at these events.

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