FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What happened to the Columbia Ski Club?

Unfortunately, the Columbia ski club will no longer continue to run. The change to the school schedule to cancel early release doesn't allow for enough time to bring the students out to Perfect North. Columbia students, parents and friends are still welcome to sign up for a pass though the club and get a club discount, we just cannot support bussing after school. 

Who can use the club discount?

ANYONE! The club discount of 30% off is available for friends, family, and students, so share the link it with anyone. The passes are good outside of club days. Share the link with anyone who would be interested. However, the bus is restricted to students only.

https://www.perfectnorth.com/club-programs

Select either Kings Ski Club, or Kings Ski Club W/Bus from the ABC chart. The club password is knights.

Can my student go on the trips without the forms filled out and turned in?

Forms are required for students to ride the bus. The forms also allow club coordinators to assist in the event a student should need medical attention.

What if my student has never skied or snowboarded before?

Great! That's no problem. Perfect North provides a free lesson for beginners. They also have a lesson program available at a discounted rate for club members that we highly recommend. When signing up, select the "4 Visit Club Add On". The cost is only $40 and is a great way to ensure fun and safety for students. 

Furthermore, chaperones will show them how to get their equipment and help them onto the slopes. There will also be club chaperones and ski patrol present on the slopes to assist as needed.

What if my student does not have any equipment?

Perfect north has boot, ski, board and helmet rentals available, just choose the rental option when purchasing the pass. Your student will need to bring proper clothing and gloves. 


My student has equipment, but what do they do with it during the school day?

Both high school and junior high students can place their equipment on the Junior High stage during the school day. Please enter through the gym, not the back doors.

What do students do with their school supplies while skiing?

Students have two options. They may leave their school supplies on the bus. The bus stays at perfect north while we are there, and will be locked. The other option is to utilize lockers that Perfect North has available to rent.

Note: If students are not riding the bus home, they should not leave their personal items on the bus. If they do, they must meet the bus during pick up to claim their items.

How do students get their passes?

Students will see the Perfect North ticket window to pick up their pass the first week. 

Where do students meet to board the bus?

Students meet outside the Junior High main entrance.

When do students leave the school and arrive to be picked up?

We will depart the school at 2:45 pm, and will return to the Junior High at 9:30 pm. We will update our location via the Facebook group and a GroupMe text. We ask that parents be prompt in their arrival to pick up students. This will allow chaperones to return home in a timely manner so they can work the next day.

What should my student bring each week?

Students should bring the following items:

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants and coat
  • Food or money to purchase food
  • Pass
  • Equipment if they have it (or they may rent equipment)

Does my student have to ride the bus home if they rode the bus there?

Students are not required to ride the bus home. However, students must be signed out by an adult before 8:30 pm. If a student does not sign out, and does not board the bus at the end of the trip, the bus will be greatly delayed in its departure. We take roll prior to leaving the school and leaving Perfect North, and will not leave Perfect North until every student is accounted for. 

What if the weather conditions prevent a trip from happening?

We will decide by 12:00 pm the day of a trip if the weather will permit us to ski. It will be announced via Facebook, GroupMe, and email if we decide to cancel. This trip will be rescheduled for the week following our last trip.

If there is a snow day and school is cancelled or students are sent home early, ski club will also be cancelled. In the event of a delay, we will announce by 12:00 pm if ski club will commence.

How do you communicate with parents and club members?

We will send regular communications and trip updates via Facebook, GroupMe, and email. If you have an emergency, or need to find your student, you can contact a club coordinator.

Jordan Danko: 513-257-1765

Josie Danko: 513-646-2592

How do I sign up for GroupMe texts?

Download GroupMe, and email or text the club coordinators for the link to join the group text. Please include the student name in the message.

What if my student gets injured?

If a student is injured on the slopes, ski patrol will respond and bring them to the first aid area. They will call a coordinator, who will come fill out forms and communicate with parents. All ski patrol are trained in first aid and how to respond to ski injuries.

The best way to prevent injury is to take lessons and practice safe ski habits. 

My student purchased a pass outside of the ski club sign up. How can they get on the bus?

Bus seats are reserved for students who sign up through the club. After the deadline for club sign ups, if there are extra seats, these will be available for purchase at the discretion of the coordinators.

Note: If too many students purchase passes outside of club sign ups, we cannot continue to have a club. Therefore, we encourage students, friends, and family to utilize the club discount. Historically, if a student has purchased a pass outside of the club sign up, Perfect North has been willing to refund the pass in order to sign up through the club.

Reminder, anyone is able to sign up through the club, and utilize the club discount.

https://www.perfectnorth.com/club-programs

Select either Kings Ski Club, or Kings Ski Club W/Bus from the ABC chart. The club password is knights.