OCEY will again be sharing ski buses with Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club (SCCSC) on Saturdays in 2020 starting on January 4 and ending on March 7,2020. John Hackert, President of SCCSC, will be the bus captain and will consult with Ian McCombe, or his designate, for each trip.
Cost is $25.00 per person/bus, paid in advance by Paypal or credit card (preferred) or by cheque.
Payment must be received by 9 pm on the Tuesday prior to the trip. Anyone who has not paid by that deadline will be removed from the registered list and their place offered to those on the wait list.
You are COMMITTED to the fees unless you CANCEL before 9:00 pm on the Tuesday before the event by sending an email to skiing coordinator.
Walk-ons will be charged $30 cash, if space is available, payable to Scarborough Cross Country Ski Club. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. Registering during the week of a trip may not guarantee a seat. You will be notified by email if you do not get a seat.
Online payment is preferred. Cheques are to be mailed to Outdoor Club of East York, P.O. Box 65126, RPO Chester Toronto, ON, M4K 3Z2.Please indicate ski bus on the cheque. Refunds will be credited to your OCEY account and any amount owing will be refunded to you by cheque at the end of the ski season.
Trail fees, ski and snowshoe rental costs (if required) are additional, paid in cash, and collected by the SCCSC on the bus for each trip. Snowshoeing is also offered on each outing. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at each location and there are also maps for show-shoe trails.
The Scarborough club is offering ski lessons for beginners at no cost and OCEY members are welcome to participate.
There are two pickup locations:
Centennial Arena, Ellesmere Avenue west of Markham on the south side. Departure time is 8:00 a.m. sharp. Free parking is available. See Maps to Meeting Locations
Northeast corner of Yonge and York Mills across from the subway station. Departure time is 8:20 a.m. sharp. Paid parking is available.
On the return trip, the drop-off will be at Centennial Arena first and then at York Mills.
Bus trips will take place regardless of the number of registrations. Trip cancellations are made if there is a concern that conditions are unsafe or if rain is forecast. In the event of bus cancellation, participants will receive an e-mail on the Friday evening prior to the trip. Please check your e-mail on Friday evening.
The schedule will follow the SCCSC schedule. OCEY members need to be aware that they are getting a seat on the bus to ski; not a guaranteed trip to a specific destination.
OCEY will participate at wine and hotdog outdoor barbeques and similar functions on the same no-charge basis as SCCSC members. These functions are an important part of the social aspect of a successful ski program. On the final ski bus day, SCCSC will be hosting a Wine and Cheese event at the Chalet at Scenic Caves; OCEY members are also welcome to participate in this event.