Below are some helpful tips to make your NTSC Day Trip successful.
Please ensure to dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing to weather conditions and activity level. Some items to consider bringing.
Some resorts have a Beginner Lift ticket or Package (package includes beginner lift ticket and rentals). This provides access to beginner area ONLY and at a lower cost compared to a regular ticket. As a relatively new Skier (Never Ever up to Step 2) or First Time/Beginner Snowboarder here are some things to note about the beginner lift ticket:
Before you register, confirm that the package is available from the resort, and select "BUS ONLY" when registering for your trip. We recommend purchasing the package or ticket online in advance, or you can also purchase once at the hill.
Once you are promoted to Step 3 Skiing or Novice Snowboarder, you will need a full lift pass to access beyond the learner area.
Links to Beginner Packages at Blue & MSLM:
Blue Mountain Beginner Package Details: Snow How Ski/Snowboard Rental + System Bundle (bluemountain.ca)
Mount Saint Louis Moonstone Package Details: Beginner Package - Mount St. Louis Moonstone (mountstlouis.com)
Members are entitled to a lesson at no charge on every day trip. We have created a "Full Day Beginner Lesson" where you will have a smaller lesson group and an instructor will be with you all day long! You can attend as many or as few as you would like, until you have progressed out of the scope of these lessons.
This will be available on Saturdays and Sundays only for the first six weeks of the season to both Skier and Snowboarders.
All: We do not necessarily recommend attending on a Wednesday until you are comfortable taking a chair lift. Unfortunately many of the private clubs do not operate or have magic carpets or beginner hills.
Rentals should be available from the resort at an extra cost. You will be asked for your weight, height, age and skier type (Beginners are “Type I”) so that your equipment can be set and release correctly.
For Wednesday trips, please check with the individual resorts.
There is also the possibility to do a seasonal rental from other third parties. You can search online for locations in the GTA.