Winter is right around the corner. Good Shepherd is continuing its skiing and snowboarding club starting in January. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy skiing/snowboarding. It is also a great opportunity for students who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. In coordination with Ski Roundtop, GSS Ski Club will take eight after school bus trips to Roundtop. As a school, we can offer discounted prices on all lift tickets/rentals/lessons to students. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Semborski via email or phone (717-497-4901).
• Grades 5-8
• 8 Nights for Ski Club from 3:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Ski Club Dates:
• January – Tuesday, 7th, Monday, 13th, Tuesday, 21st, and Monday, 27th
• February – Tuesday, 4th, Monday, 10th, Tuesday 18th, and Monday, 24th
The bus will leave school at 3:00 PM and return at 8:45 PM (leaving Roundtop at 8:15 PM). Students that have their own ski equipment have two options for getting it to the school building. They may either bring it to school in the morning or they may have their parents drop the equipment off (before 2:30). Students bringing their equipment to school will be able to keep it in the gym.
For any students that have never tried skiing or snowboarding, this is a great opportunity to learn. They do not need their own ski/snowboarding equipment. They can rent all the equipment they need at Roundtop. Students will have the opportunity to receive a one hour lesson on each trip. We are making it mandatory for students to receive a lesson on their first trip if they have never gone skiing or snowboarding. I also advise having students complete several lessons before going out on your own.
Helmets are mandatory – each student must wear a helmet. Helmets are available for rent if students do not have their own.
This year there will be a $60.00 fee for each ski club member.
YES – We would hope that all students who sign up are able to come on all eight trips. But because of sports, school work, and other reasons that may not be the case. Students can sign up even if they only plan on attending one or two trips.
You will need to purchase one of the following from Ski Roundtop to be able to ski. (It all depends on your preference and how much you plan on going to Ski Roundtop outside of ski club.)
• Option 1 – You can purchase lift tickets, rentals, and lessons at Ski Roundtop for each ski club trip. The discounted Lift ticket price is $39. Discounted lift ticket/lesson/and rentals is $65. This option is good if your child only plans on going on ski club trips a few times.
• Option 2 – Night Tracker Program – The Night Tracker card is a special offer only for school groups. You can only obtain a Night Tracker card as part of our Good Shepherd Ski Club or other Schools’ ski groups. The Night Tracker card is valid any night of the week beginning January 2nd.
Night Tracker Card Rates:
|Ages 4 and up|
|Lift and Lesson||$235.00|
|Lift, Lesson and Rental||$280.00|
The great thing about the Night Tracker card is that it can be used as many times as you want. You can use it on nights other than ski club nights if your child wants to go skiing any other time as well. It serves as your lift ticket, your rental ticket and lesson depending on the option you purchase. All you do is show your Night Tracker card to the ticket booth and they give you your lift ticket, rentals and/or lesson each night you go.
• Option 3 – Season Pass – The season pass is like the Night Tracker card only it is valid any day of the week from open to close. (Hours vary depending on the day. There are also many other additional perks of the season pass. You can check them out on the website.)
For more information on season passes please visit the Ski Round Top website.
• Any parents willing to help chaperone would be greatly appreciated.*
• Mr. Semborski and Mrs. Simcoe will be going on all eight bus trips. We, along with any parents that volunteer to chaperone, will be doing all of the following: Watching over students from 2:45 to 3:45, keeping students under control on the bus, helping students get their lift tickets and rentals if needed, making sure everyone is ready and that all start skiing/snowboarding at the same time, making sure students make it to and take their lessons if needed, skiing and snowboarding with the students out on the slopes, and taking roll to make sure everyone returns home on the bus.
*We may need parent chaperones depending on the number of students trip by trip. If you would like to help chaperone, please let Mr. Semborski know. This will make it easier if and when we would need extra chaperones.