Grouse Mountain Ski Trip – Day 1 – January 28, 2022

Hi Everyone:  I’m posting this so our Gr. 5 & 6 students will have a chance to read all of the information that was sent out via email to parents last week.  THERE IS NO NEW INFORMATION LISTED BELOW – this is simply so students can have access to all of the information.  We have been discussing much of what is listed in PE classes.

Listed below is some important information regarding all 4 days (Jan 28, Feb 4, 9 & 23) of our Gr. 5 & 6 Ski Program.

At this time, we are planning to proceed with the field trips.  The possibility of a last minute cancellation does exist depending on student and staff health and attendance prior to January 28, 2022.

It is very important that all participating students and parents perform the daily health check prior to attending the ski trip.  If there are any symptoms of COVID-19 present, students must NOT attend. The same holds true for parent supervisors as the safety of all is at stake.  If  you or your child are ill and unable to attend, please email the school office, classroom teacher, AND ME by 7:00 am.  

All students are to be dressed for the mountain and at St. Paul’s for attendance @ 7:25 am on ski days.   The buses will depart for Grouse at 7:30 sharp.   All students, parents, and staff will be required to wear a mask on the school bus as well as any and all indoor areas @ Grouse Mountain (i.e. the gondola, the rental building, cafeteria, washrooms etc.). Students should have an extra mask (or two) in their backpacks.

All adult supervisors and staff will be required to show proof of full (2 dose) COVID-19 vaccination as well as a government issued ID.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  Non-skiing parents will be able to purchase a discounted admission ticket through the school for a cost of $28.  More information regarding payment to the school will be forthcoming.  Parent supervisors that will be skiing with the students will have the cost of their lift ticket covered by the school.  All parent supervisors are welcome to join us on the school buses for transportation to Grouse Mountain.

Winter boots are recommended as we do have to walk in the snow from the top of the gondola station to the rental building. Students should dress in layers so as to be able to adjust their clothing for comfort depending on weather conditions.

Students who have their own ski equipment are responsible for loading their gear into the luggage compartments of the school bus and are responsible for their equipment throughout the course of the day.  Students who have a Grouse Season Pass are responsible for making sure they have their pass with them on school ski days.

Students may wish to bring a small backpack to hold their lunches, water bottles and any extra items (socks, gloves, goggles etc.) Backpacks may be left in the rental building while the students are skiing. Students will NOT be permitted to purchase food or beverage items at Grouse Mountain.

We will depart Grouse Mountain at 2:00 pm to return to St. Paul’s. Our hope is to be back at school by 3:15 pm, depending of course on traffic conditions.

One final consent form from Grouse Mountain went home today with all students who were in attendance.  Please read the form carefully and sign and return as soon as possible.  An e-copy of the form is attached for those students who were away from school today.  Please note that Grouse Mountain requires a signed hard copy of this document before students will be allowed to participate in the program.  Please do not email a scanned PDF of the form as consent.

Here is the link to the Grouse Mountain website should you be interested.  There is some helpful information, a trail map, and a mountain weather forecast to better prepare for the day.

Feel free to contact me at should you have any further questions regarding this program.  I’m really excited about getting out on the mountain next week with our students!


Mr. K