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You might want to look into a "travelling" ski club in your area. A great way to meet other riders and a bus is provided.
In Burlington, there is Cedar Springs Ski Club: Cedar Springs Ski Club, Burlington, Ontario - Home.

I'm with North Toronto Ski Club, and enjoy meeting other riders/skiers, and not having to drive to the hills.

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GreyDragon,

WOW, you pay that much to go on those trips?? Plus a membership fee???

I'm arranging a weekend to Tremblant (Feb 21-24) Including 3 days of lift tickets, Accommodation (in the Village steps to the lifts) and Transportation for $350 (Avg Price).
We've NEVER arranged anything over $400/Per rider.

Also if anyone is just looking for transportation, I've seen Kijiji ads for buses that go from the city to Blue Mtn for the day for $25 (just to take the bus) Just Kijiji it!!
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We've NEVER arranged anything over $400/Per rider.
Yeah Ryersons club is similar. Jay Peak trips are $400 or so including bus, condo, lift tickets, and food one night. You can't go wrong with deals like that!
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I was actually referring to the day trips to local resorts.
I don't know anything about Cedar Springs beyond what I see on their website.
Their $15 bus fee is the cheapest I've ever seen though. My club charges $25 round trip.

With my club - North Toronto Ski Club - a day trip involves the $25 bus fee + a discounted lift ticket for the day. Membership fee of $140 per year includes a free 2 hour lesson on EVERY day trip from CASI-certified instructors. That is Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. Instruction is for any level of rider and includes clinics in the pipe, park, moguls, and race gates for those who wish to take them.

I'm not a marketer for the club (I AM an instructor) and I know many people who find it a good deal in terms of cost, in addition to always being able to ride with people of your own ability level.

I also find that most charter trips are good value. You may be able to put together a cheaper deal sometimes. Maybe not. I'm going to Banff/LL in March with the club for a week and staying at the Fairmont Lake Louise and Banff Springs hotels. $1735 all in except food/drink. I think that's a good deal.

BTW, poutanen, I'd be happy to meet up with you if you might be riding LL or Sunshine the week of March 8-15. You can tell me how much you don't regret leaving Ontario. LOL!

Also, christopherglim, do you have a link to those $25 Blue Mtn. buses? I'm curious about them. I've only seen buses for about $30 ONE WAY.

Anyway, I was just suggesting an easy way to get out regularly without much hassle and at a reasonable cost. As long as you're riding and enjoying, that's the most important part!
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I'm going to Banff/LL in March with the club for a week and staying at the Fairmont Lake Louise and Banff Springs hotels. $1735 all in except food/drink. I think that's a good deal.

BTW, poutanen, I'd be happy to meet up with you if you might be riding LL or Sunshine the week of March 8-15. You can tell me how much you don't regret leaving Ontario. LOL!
You WILL enjoy that hotel (the Banff Springs) our neighbour got married there and we stayed on the gold floor for a few days. I'm going to stay in Hostels from now on because no hotel experience will ever match that!

Always happy to ride with forum members, my season pass includes Lake Louise but not Sunshine, so if you're at Louise some of the time I can meet up with you there!

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I was actually referring to the day trips to local resorts.
I don't know anything about Cedar Springs beyond what I see on their website.
Their $15 bus fee is the cheapest I've ever seen though. My club charges $25 round trip.

With my club - North Toronto Ski Club - a day trip involves the $25 bus fee + a discounted lift ticket for the day. Membership fee of $140 per year includes a free 2 hour lesson on EVERY day trip from CASI-certified instructors. That is Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. Instruction is for any level of rider and includes clinics in the pipe, park, moguls, and race gates for those who wish to take them.

I'm not a marketer for the club (I AM an instructor) and I know many people who find it a good deal in terms of cost, in addition to always being able to ride with people of your own ability level.

I also find that most charter trips are good value. You may be able to put together a cheaper deal sometimes. Maybe not. I'm going to Banff/LL in March with the club for a week and staying at the Fairmont Lake Louise and Banff Springs hotels. $1735 all in except food/drink. I think that's a good deal.

BTW, poutanen, I'd be happy to meet up with you if you might be riding LL or Sunshine the week of March 8-15. You can tell me how much you don't regret leaving Ontario. LOL!

Also, christopherglim, do you have a link to those $25 Blue Mtn. buses? I'm curious about them. I've only seen buses for about $30 ONE WAY.

Anyway, I was just suggesting an easy way to get out regularly without much hassle and at a reasonable cost. As long as you're riding and enjoying, that's the most important part!

GreyDragon,
Here's the contact info from an ad I saved last season for a day bus that went to Snow Valley & Blue Mountain:
<I've never used or contacted them and I was mistaken, I thought it was $30 to Blue, but it's $35>
If you just take the bus, Snow Valley $25/person, Blue Mountain $35/person, including taxes

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Phone or send e-mail to apply, pay cash when you get on the bus.

Tel: 416-451-4388(Jane); 416-832-1949(Peter)
Organizer: Transpal Tours and Toronto Chinese Traveller Association
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Thanks for the info. I think that's a good price for round trip to Blue for no club affiliation.
Gstar, I hope this stuff helps get you to the resorts, since you don't drive.

Poutanen, I arrive March 8, so my first day riding will be Saturday March 9 at LL.
I"ll contact you closer to that date to see if you can make it out.
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Hmm maybe I'd be down for Tremblant for a day or two around the 21-24th..

I'll talk to some of my buddies and get back to you.

For you GTA folks, I'll be up there this weekend, Saturday and Sunday my GF is working so I may be akign a trip to one of smaller hills in the area for the morning. If anyone is interested hit me up.
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Hmm maybe I'd be down for Tremblant for a day or two around the 21-24th..

I'll talk to some of my buddies and get back to you.

For you GTA folks, I'll be up there this weekend, Saturday and Sunday my GF is working so I may be akign a trip to one of smaller hills in the area for the morning. If anyone is interested hit me up.

Sounds good, Let me know about Tremblant. Will you guys need Accomodation & Lift tickets??
As for some morning rides this weekend, sorry I won't be local, I'll be at Holiday Valley for the weekend....Maybe some local riding next time!!
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this up coming weekend i'll be at blue anyone else here planning to go for family day weekend ?
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Hey GTA riding friends. Late to join the thread. I have a Glen Eden 5x7 pass and on the weekends I try to just chase the best conditions, $$ dependent of course. Jonesing for a trip to Tremblant this season and trying to organize that with some friends too.

It's always fun to meet people via shredding. 3 years ago out in BC I met someone via a very similar thread who is now still my close friend and riding buddy. You know that if someone is registered to this forum + active here, we probably share the obsession with snowboarding

I am intrigued about the Cabin Fever @ Holiday Valley in march (my usual riding partners don't have up to date passports!) as well as Tremblant in Feb... Weather dependent as I need a powder fix this season.

Anyway I'm subbed to this thread, let's keep the stoke up on this dreary rainy monday. Why does it always rain directly after a snowfall this winter? Grrrr. Hope you guys got to enjoy some of it this weekend like I did.
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