SDSS SNOWDEVILS 2024
The SDSS Snowdevils have had an overwhelming response from returning members and our currently reaching capacity with our three buses. Good news, we have support from our Administration and from Grouse Mountain to bring up a fourth bus.
We are waitlisting for that fourth bus. If we get enough applicants we can open up space on a fourth bus.
Please add your name to the waitlist for the 2024 season.
If space becomes available to fill a fourth bus you will be contacted.
CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST
The Club will run Tuesdays in 2024.
The dates are: (Jan 9,16,23,30 & Feb 6,13,20,27)
For more information please contact:
Kim Blackwood: Parent Community Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudy Buzdon-Barber: Parent Volunteer Snow Devils Registrar email@example.com
Mr. T. Inkster, VP SDSS & Snow Devil Sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do the members get to and from Grouse Mountain?
We depart SDSS on 8 consecutive Tuesdays at 3:15 pm starting January 9th, 2024 via luxury coach (due to cargo space requirements for the ski & boarding equipment), and return to SDSS at 10:00 pm.
- Do the members need to know how to ski / board?
Yes. This is not a learn to ski/snowboard club. Although we have members at every ability level, they should have some mountain experience as it is not in the Club’s mandate to ‘teach’ our members to ski or board.
- Are there lessons available?
No. The School Board mandates that we assess all new members’ ability on the first day to verify that they can ski / board in control, and can safely navigate the hill and the chair lifts. There is an assessment fee for new members that we pay to Grouse Mountain of approximately $20. Members who do not pass this assessment will not be permitted to attend Club events until such time that they are able to meet this requirement.
Do the members need a Grouse Mountain season’s pass?
Yes – Membership Fee does not include Grouse Mountain Lift passes. These must be purchased by the families independently of the Club directly with Grouse Mountain. Proof of Purchase of a Y2Play pass is required to reserve your spot. Grouse Mountain Passes can be purchase online at:
- Do the members need their own equipment?
Yes, you will need to have your own ski or boarding equipment. For those that choose to rent (International students for example), Destination Ski in North Vancouver provides a season rental service – please make arrangements in September as they sell out quickly! Destination Ski can be reached at 604-984-7191. Another option is Sports Junkies which rents and sells used equipment (604-984-7191)…
- What does the ‘Membership Fee’ cover, and when is it due?
Return transportation for 8 Grouse trips, volunteer chaperone lift tickets, teacher’s car allowance (giving us access to transportation in the event of a medical emergency or late down-loading member). Fees are due as part of the application process and you will be told how to make the payment once your application is accepted. The Membership Fee is estimated to be $225
- What does the $25 ‘Volunteer Commitment Fee’ (VCF) cover, and when is it due?
This is a deposit made in lieu of volunteering for the Club. Parents who volunteer will have their $25.00 returned to them at the end of the season.
What ‘Volunteer Commitment’ is involved?
The School District mandates a chaperone ratio of 1:12 of which, 2 of which are SDSS staff members. The remaining chaperone positions are filled by members’ parents/guardians. Lift tickets are paid by the Club and transportation is provided on the Club bus. There will also be some limited opportunity to assist with administrative work.
- What about Whistler Blackcomb?
Our Blackcomb day is 100% dependent on our budget, which is 100% dependent on our registration numbers. Whistler is also optional. It is a fun way to end the season but not mandatory that you participate. Once the date has been confirmed at our Fall AGM meeting, you may want to purchase a WB Epic Card (2, 5 or 10 days) as this may be your most economical option if you plan on skiing multiple days at Whistler/Blackcomb. Whistler/Blackcomb also typically offers discounts on single ticket purchases made in advance of the ski day. More information will be provided at the AGM once Whistler/Blackcomb publishes their fall rates. Please note that the Club does not provide nor facilitate the purchase of passes / lift tickets for those members choosing to participate in our Blackcomb day (just as we do not provide nor facilitate the purchase of passes / lift tickets for Grouse).
- How do I secure a spot in the SDSS Snow Devils?
Membership is open to all SDSS students. Vacancies are filled based on a first-come, first-served basis. At this time the club is full and we are only accepting names on the waitlist. CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST
If a spot open up you will be notified.
Fees are will be due in the fall of 2023. The Membership Fee is estimated to be $225
Membership Fee does not include Grouse Mountain Lift passes or Whistler passes. These must be purchased by the families independently of the Club directly with Grouse Mountain and Whistler.
Please ensure that you are accepted into the Club prior to purchasing your pass from Grouse Mountain.