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Below are some helpful tips to make your NTSC Day Trip successful.

  • Ski or Snowboard Bag - Remember to label with your name and phone number!
  • Boot Bag or Knapsack - Remember to label with your name and phone number!
  • Helmet
  • Lock for Ski or Snowboard
  • Goggles and Sunglasses
  • Carry your ID, Health Card, insurance information, and credit card with you

Please ensure to dress in layers so you can adjust your clothing to weather conditions and activity level.  Some items to consider bringing.

  • Ski jacket/Shell Jacket and ski pants
  • Ski gloves or mitts (plus extra pair)
  • Base layers and mid layers
  • Extra Fleece or puffer vest
  • Ski Socks (plus extra pair)
  • Neck warmer, Buff or face mask (plus extra set)
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm or Chap Stick
  • Hand/Foot Warmers
  • Ski hat or baseball cap for apres
  • Bring extras!

Beginner or new Skier/riders

Beginner lift tickets 

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:

  • You will only have access to Learner Runs
  • You will have no access to lifts beyond the beginner area
  • If you reach a point during the day where you would like to progress beyond the beginner area, you will have to purchase a whole new ticket at full cost.

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 (

Mount Saint Louis Moonstone Package Details: Beginner Package - Mount St. Louis Moonstone (

Beginner Lessons

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.


  • Lockers at Mount St Louis Moonstone can be purchased on site.  You will receive a key which grants you in-out access
  • Lockers at Blue Mountain can be rented for the day and require a credit card for payment.  You will create your own code which gives you in-out access 
  • Private clubs (Wednesday trips) have no lockers. Please take your valuables with you. Also, a lot of the private clubs DON'T have ski racks with locks - theft could be a concern so it is advised that you lock your equipment with a cable lock.

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