Snow Club Info for 2022

 

Program Overview

Hereford Snow Club is a Baltimore County Recreation and Parks program run through the Hereford Zone Parks & Rec Council (HZRPC).  Therefore, if activities are closed for Baltimore County then Snow Club MUST be cancelled. The Hereford Snow Club is for middle school and high school aged students. This program runs January – February taking weekly trips from HHS to Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop. The club is normally scheduled to run on Wednesdays or Fridays with about 3 trips to each resort.  We also go to Whitetail one time each season typically on a Friday night and are including a Saturday trip to Jack Frost for 2022. The cost for Snow Club 2022 is $215 and does not include the lift passes.

 

New Saturday Trip for 2022

We are including a Saturday trip to Jack Frost this year! We will leave from HHS and Members must arrange their own transportation to and from HHS for this trip. 

 

Lift Passes - NEW for 2022

Snow Club will NOT include a lift passes for any of the trips. Members are required to purchase their own Epic Passes directly through Vail Resorts. The recommendation is for the Northeast Value Pass (for Members over 13) and the Epic Local Pass (for Members under 13), but Members are able to purchase any valid lift pass through Vail Resorts. The link to buy passes is below and prices posted are good through 11/20/21 (and increase after that.) The Epic Passes are valid at all four resorts that Snow Club takes this year.

Passes: https://www.epicpass.com/  

 

Equipment Rentals from World Cup

The Hereford Snow Club is partnering with World Cup Ski and Cycle again this year for some great equipment rentals and services for our Members! They will be at the December 1st meeting (for fittings and equipment tuning drop off)! They will have an equipment drop off date set up prior our first trip (date TBD) so that Members get their equipment in time for our first trip. They will also schedule an equipment pick-up time at the end of the season to get the equipment back! It's a super convenient option for our Members. 

Junior ski or snowboard packages are $180 for the season and Adult ski or snowboard packages are $270 for the season. The package option is determined by SIZE of the renter and not their age.  This will be paid directly to World Cup on December 1st.

This is a GREAT way for the kids to skip the rental lines at the resort and enjoy more time on the slopes!  Plus, they have the equipment all season long and can use it anytime they want at any mountain!

World Cup will also tune or wax your privately owned equipment. Drop it off on 12/1/21 and then pick it up at the equipment drop off night.

 

New Trip Cancellation Policy

Hereford Rec Council has a policy that if after school activities are cancelled due to bad weather, Snow Club must not take our trip.  Because of this, we will be making the decision to cancel the night before Snow Club days.  If there is any bad weather in the forecast, we will have to cancel this year.  Unfortunately, because it costs money to cancel the buses on the day of the trip, we have to be cautious and cancel even if weather may not end up being an issue.  So, we have scheduled in one make up date for Snow Club.  Hopefully, this will ensure that we get our 6 or 7 trips in this year.

 

Registration Dates

Please Note:  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and there are limited spaces!  Typically, Snow Club registration is filled before lunch on the first day of registration.  So, please log on early if you want to guarantee your child a spot.

Registration on Stone Alley Opens November 17, 2021 at 12:01am & closes November 19, 2021 at 12pm

ALL NEW MEMBERS (including new Members that had a sibling in Snow Club in prior years) MUST attend the MANDATORY in person New Member Meeting:  Wednesday, December 1st from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Hereford Middle School cafeteria.  This is the time that you will get all the info about how the club works, required equipment, timing, etc. This is also the night that World Cup will size anyone who wants to rent equipment from them.

https://www.stonealley.com/program/HerefordZone/group/SnowClub 

 

New Member Meeting / Equipment Fitting / Bus Pass Pick Up

Our meeting will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at HMS from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  This will be the only time that New Members can get the info they need and that middle schoolers can pick up their bus passes. This meeting is MANDATORY for New Members. New Members not in attendance will not be allowed to attend the first trip.

 

Registration Process

Registration and payment for new and returning Snow Club Members will be on a first come first serve basis through the Stone Alley website. 

1. Registration through Stone Alley - this guarantees your spot in Snow Club and the fees paid are for costs that Hereford Rec pays.

2. Lift passes: Epic Passes are bought directly from Vail Resorts at the link above. 

BOTH ARE REQUIRED! Every student registering for Snow Club through Stone Alley will need to buy an Epic Pass prior to the first trip. Anyone not buying their Epic Pass prior to the first trip will not be able to ski or ride and will not get a refund for Snow Club.

After the registration is full, each person that registers will be put on a waiting list through Stone Alley in order of registration date and time.  People on the wait list will not be asked to pay until they are moved off the waiting list.  If you are on the wait list, you will be notified by 11/21/21 whether your child has gotten a spot on the bus.  At that point you would go onto Stone Alley and submit payment no later than 11/24/21.

 

New Notification Policy

This season Snow Club is being required to submit a student count to each resort the morning of each trip. In order to comply with this, Snow Club members will be required to notify Lia Arnold by text or email no later than 7:30am if they are unable to attend that day's trip. Any lack of timely notification will result in no less than missing another trip up to removal from Snow Club.

 

Equipment Drop Off

Members must drop off their equipment at the turf lot the morning of every trip between 7am-8am. ALL equipment must be in bags. We cannot accept any equipment that is not in a bag (that includes skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, etc.) Luggage tags are encouraged and we have a limited supply available to Members at no cost. Equipment drop off ends promptly at 8am. In the event of a two hour school delay, equipment drop off will also be delayed two hours. All equipment is stored in a locked storage unit during the school day.

 

Trip Dates

Our schedule is below and will not change unless there are weather delays or school closures. Please note - for the Saturday, 2/5/22 trip, transportation to the buses is NOT provided and Members will need to get to the high school on their own. All Roundtop and Liberty trips are arriving back at HHS at 9pm. 

Wednesday, 1/12/22 - Roundtop

Wednesday, 1/19/22 - Liberty

Friday, 1/21/22 - Whitetail (arriving back at HHS at 10:30pm)

Wednesday, 1/26/22 - Roundtop

Wednesday, 2/2/22 - Roundtop - CHANGED

Wednesday, 2/9/22 - Roundtop

SATURDAY, 2/26/22 - Jack Frost (drop off at 8am and arriving back at HHS at 7pm) - CHANGED

Make up date: Wednesday, 2/23/22 (only if a trip has to be canceled)

 

As per Baltimore County rules, masks are required for the buse rides. This is subject to change based on new or updated state and local guidelines. 

 

 

Contact  

Lia Arnold

lia.arnold@comcast.net

410-382-2133  

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