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Overview of Long Trips

Overnight Bus Trips

HPSC is the only ski club that offers FREE LESSONS for downhill and x-country skiing on its overnight  2, 3, 4, or 5 day bus trips to ski destinations in Quebec, Vermont, Maine, and New York State!  Some trips offer guided snowboarding for intermediate and advance riders.  And some destination trips also offer a social option (decide on the spot if you want to ski or explore town) and group snowshoeing for those that are interested.   

More Charter Trips

HPSC offers the most comprehensive and extensive line-up of charter trips. HPSC’s charter trips are to the best snow destinations in Western North America, Europe, South America and Asia. We ensure that the trips are the best combination of adventure, price and value.


Upcoming events

*** You must be a current season HPSC member in order to participate in our Overnight bus and Charter trips. 

*** AGAIN this year:  All Overnight Bus Trip and Charter Trip participants will agree to abide by the HPSC Long Trip Member Policies.

A Passport is required for any overnight and charter trips outside of the country.  Click here for more info on passports.  Remember also to consider out of country insurance. 
Single?
You don’t need a partner to go on any of our charter and overnight bus trips. You can sign up as a single on any of them. Our trip leaders will match you up with a same gender roommate so you won’t have to pay a single supplement. You’ll get to ski with other members and meet people at your same ski level. Having fun and meeting new people is what a long trip is all about. Come along and enjoy yourself!  In addition, Single Supplement rooms are possible on each charter and overnight bus trip.  See the trip description for pricing and check with the Trip Leader for availability.

Trip Payments

Payment for your charter trip can be made by cheque or credit card (Visa and MasterCard). Full prices and cheque discount prices are listed in the website description for each trip.

Payment for your overnight bus trip will be made by credit card on our secure e-commerce website (Visa and MasterCard). Cheques cannot be accepted. The trip price and any options available are listed in the website description for each trip.

Can’t Make the Trip?

If you purchased insurance coverage, contact your insurance company for the proper forms. HPSC will provide any proof of payment that your insurance company may require for you to obtain a refund.

If you have not purchased cancellation insurance, you are liable for the full cost of the trip. For charters, this means loss of all monies you have paid. For overnight bus trips, HPSC will try to reduce your loss by attempting to find a replacement so that you can receive a partial refund, subject to our Cancellation and Forfeiture Policy. Login to read the Cancellation and Forfeiture Policy for overnight bus trips.

Want to see our trips in action?

For members, login with your ID/password and then take a minute to visit the photo gallery, press here (must be logged in), to see some pics of the great trips that we offered last year. It may give you an idea of what to book for the coming season.

If you are not yet a member and have questions about any trip, contact longtrips@hpsc.ca .


Upcoming events

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ellicottville, New York State
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    W3 - HOLIDAY VALLEY-1, ELLICOTTVILLE, NY

    Downhill Ski and Snowboard

    2-DAY BUS TRIP

    Press on "Register" button, "Join waitlist" button, or contact the trip leader to check for space.

     NEW for this year:

    o   Application form will be completed on-line.

    • After you have registered and paid the $100 non-refundable deposit, the Trip Leader will advise you by email to login and complete the registration and final payment process. Final payment must be completed within 48 hours after receiving the email to hold your seat and avoid forfeiting your deposit.

    Trip Highlights:

    ·         2 days of skiing in the legendary snow belt of  upper NY state

    ·          Daily ski lessons from HPSC’s CSIA accredited instructors

    ·         Saturday evening après-ski, dinner, shopping, and entertainment in the charming town of Ellicottville  (not included in trip price)

    ·         2 nights’ lodging, double occupancy, in Springville NY;  Single supplement may be available

    ·        Continental breakfast included

    Trip Dates:

    Friday January 19 to Sunday January 21, 2018

    C$ Cost per person (incl taxes):

    Category

    Credit Card Payment

     

    Base Trip

    $337*

    Add: Single Supplement*

      $81**

    • * Base trip includes $100 non-refundable deposit 
    • ** Single room availability will be confirmed by the trip leader after payment is made.
    •  
    • ONLINE registration opens: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

    Trip Description:

    Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, New York

    With 290 acres of skiable acreage and 58 day trails / 37 night trails, serviced by 13 lifts and an average of 180” of annual snowfall, Holiday Valley has a reputation for good skiing and loads of fun.

    Terrific value!  Great party trip!

    This weekend trip is a relatively short bus ride to Springville NY, with a pickup on the QEW for those living west of the city.   Shuttle transportation is provided each day to Holiday Valley for skiing, and Saturday night to Ellicottville for wining and dining, drinking and dancing, walking and shopping, or just having fun.  Ski lessons are included each day, but snowboarding lessons are not available on this trip.

    Resort Accommodation:

    We will be staying at the Microtel Inn in Springville.  This is an inexpensive inn providing simple accommodation and a basic continental breakfast.  A full service MacDonald's is located adjacent to the hotel if you require something more substantial. Double rooms may contain one or two queen beds  -- please specify your preference.  Some single rooms are also available for a supplementary charge.

    Dining:

    Saturday evening we have two drop-offs in Ellicottville, a lovely old town with a grand selection of restaurants and bars.  Most of the locations in Ellicottville are smaller-sized restaurants and gastropubs, so generally form smaller groups for dinner.

    Departure:

    • We leave from Yonge and York Mills pickup point at 7pm Friday with a pickup on the QEW at Winston Churchill Dr. at 7:30-7:45. 
    • Return from Holiday Valley directly at 4:30pm on Sunday.

    Transportation:  

    HPSC’s luxury coach will be used for transportation to Holiday Valley and to Ellicottville.  Departure for home is directly from the ski area.

    Passport / Travel Documents:

    A valid passport is required for this US destination. A Visa may also be required if you are not a Canadian or US citizen.  It is your responsibility to have proper travel documents on your person before the trip departs. Anyone who is not admitted to the United States will have to provide their own return transportation from the border.

    Optional Travel Insurance:

    For overnight bus trips, members are responsible for arranging their own trip cancellation insurance and medical insurance. On USA trips, Out-of-Country health coverage in case of sickness or injury is strongly recommended. Insurance can be purchased from a number of Toronto sources. Some credit cards also provide coverage but check carefully that it will apply to your trip. All insurance claims must be made by the member to his/her insurance company.

    See also the webpage re trip cancellation. The link is as below. Or, go to Long Trips > ON Bus Trips > Trip Cancellation.

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    Please review HPSC Long Trip Member Policy

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    Find out more:

    www.holidayvalley.com

    www.ellicottvilleny.com

    Note:

    All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August 2017 have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times HPSC reserves the right to charge for currently unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes subsequently imposed by the resort or coach company.

     

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    • 20 Jan 2018
    • DOWNHILL Apres trip of the year with dinner at Mylar and Loretta's.
    • 32
    Register

    Blue Mountain - South Lodge

    Downhill Day Trip - Saturday, January 20, 2018

    This trip is for DOWNHILL SKIING and SNOWBOARDING.

    Apres!!!  

    Depart from the hill at 4:30 pm for dinner at Mylar and Loretta's and return to the City at 9:30 pm.  Make your meal choices when registering.  Dinner is included in trip cost.

    Registration for bus and lift options. 

    • Ski Lessons - all STEP levels
    • Snowboard Lessons - all levels
    • Advanced Ski Series
    • Instructor Training (IT)
    Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons

    Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($40.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

    Registration process instructions - click here.
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • The first Sunday fun day at MSLM!
    • 44
    Register

    Mount St. Louis Moonstone

    Downhill Day Trip - Sunday, January 21, 2018

    Registration for bus and lift options.

    • Ski Lessons - all STEP levels
    • Instructor Training (IT)
    Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons  

    Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

    Be My Guest: This is a Be My Guest trip! Members may register a guest starting on Wed at 12:01AM. See the Be My Guest policy. Please print copy of the waiver and have your guest sign it before arrival.

    To register a guest, first complete a regular Member Registration for yourself. Then after Thurs at 12:01AM, open the event again and click New Registration. You must register twice in order to pay for yourself and your guest. 

    Registration process instructions - click here.
    • 22 Jan 2018
    • Hoping for another powder day!
    • 26
    Register

    Blue Mountain - Inn

    Downhill Day Trip - Monday, January 22, 2018

    Registration for bus and lift options.

      • Ski Lessons (Step 4 and up)
      • Skiing with Mindfulness
        Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons  

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Be My Guest: This is a Be My Guest trip! Members may register a guest starting on Wed at 12:01AM. See the Be My Guest policy. Please print copy of the waiver and have your guest sign it before arrival.

        To register a guest, first complete a regular Member Registration for yourself. Then after Thurs at 12:01AM, open the event again and click New Registration. You must register twice in order to pay for yourself and your guest. 

        Registration process instructions - click here.
        • 24 Jan 2018
        • Some more great terrain and a new Chalet!
        • 34
        Register

        Alpine

        Downhill Day Trip - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

        Registration for bus and lift options.

        • Ski Lessons (Step 4 and up)
        • Mindful 7s
        • Super 8

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Sunday, January 21, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Registration process instructions - click here.


        • 27 Jan 2018
        • The club race is open to all - fun and draw prizes!
        • 109
        Register

        Mount St. Louis Moonstone

        Downhill Day Trip - Saturday, January 27, 2018

        Registration for bus and lift options.

        • Ski Lessons - all STEP levels
        • Snowboard Lessons - all levels
        • Club race, gate training and snowboard gate training

        • Platinum, Step Climbers, Mogul Munchers programs

        • Pipe Dragons 

        Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Registration process instructions - click here.
        • 27 Jan 2018
        • 6:00 PM
        • 04 Feb 2018
        • 5:34 PM
        • Chamonix, France
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        C1 Chamonix, France 

        Club Med

        Downhill Ski and Snowboard

        Enjoy 6 days Skiing / Riding,  gourmet cuisine, all drinks and the nightlife of this fabulous French Club Med Resort!


         

        Trip Highlights

        • Ski or ride at world-renowned Chamonix resort!
        • Stay 7 nights at the all-inclusive Club Med Chamonix 4-trident resort, in Club Rooms. Based Upon Double Occupancy
        • All meals (think fabulous hospitality and cuisine) and drinks included!
        • 6 days lifts and 5 full days of guiding included
        • Flights from Toronto to Geneva via Montreal plus luxury private coach transfer

        Cost: $2799 (cheque discounted price)

        Based on Minimum of 32

        Full cost if paid by Credit Card: $2899

        All rates quoted in CAD dollars, are per person indicated above.

        Exchange rate is guaranteed.

        Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018 to Sunday, February 4, 2018

        Accommodation: Club Med Chamonix, double occupancy, Club Room with 2 twin beds at a 4 trident property, 7 nights


        Altitude: Town 1035 m; Top ski lift: 3,842m


        Includes: Club Med membership


        Meals: All meals (buffet style) with wine, beer and soft drinks

        Open bar and snacks


        Deposit: $1000 + cost of insurance if taken due at time of booking. If paying by cheque please send 2 cheques for both deposit and final balance. All cheques payable to "Skidaddle Vacations Inc".


        Balance due:  October 27, 2017

        Booking Deadline: TBD

        (after this time unbooked space may be released)

        NOTE – ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

        Lifts: 6 day ski pass for Chamonix area

        No Lifts: Not available

        Land Only:  Deduct $800. The transfer bus will not wait for passengers who are arranging their own air travel. No discount will be given for missed transfers and those passengers must make their own arrangements to get to the resort.

        Single:  Add $500 (limited rooms available)

        Tours and Lessons: 5 day group classes for all levels, alpine skiing & snowboarding

        Flights: (all times local)

        Airline, Airports Air Canada, Toronto to Geneva via Montreal

        27JAN AC834 YYZ/GVA 1800 / 1010

        04FEB AC835 GVA/YYZ 1150 / 1734

        Flights are subject to change.  

        Fuel charges and taxes are subject to change

        Baggage Fees:  (subject to change)

        1 piece free up to 23kg,1 carry on bag and 1 personal item (such as a purse or laptop); As of October, 2017, 2nd checked piece is also now FREE! (Must still adhere to size and weight restrictions - see the Air Canada website.)

        Skis and boots are considered 1 pc even if in separate bags as long as nothing else is in the bags. (Subject to change, check with your airline.)

        Deviation charges: Any person deviating from the group itinerary will be charged $50.00 CAD plus any additional charges imposed by the suppliers and airlines. Deviations are on a request basis. Members must abide by the prearranged transfer dates and times or arrange their own

        transfers at their own cost.

        Airport and Land Transfers:

        Return dedicated ground transfers from airport to accommodation.

        Passport / Travel Documents:

        Canadian citizens need a Canadian passport that is valid until at least 6 months after the scheduled return date. Other nationalities may require different documents. It is necessary for such people to advise their nationality at the time of booking so that we can determine what travel documents they will require in order to participate in this trip. For all nationalities, please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete.

        Note:  Members are solely responsible to ensure that their travel documents are complete, valid and in order.

        Cancellation Policy:

        Cancellation Policies are set by the Tour Operators, not HPSC.  Please consider your commitment carefully before booking your trip.

        Before October 27, 2017 $1000.00 deposit is nonrefundable

        On or after October 27, 2017 100% non-refundable

        Insurance is nonrefundable from date of issuance.

        Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above.

        Passengers must submit a claim to their insurance company if they cancel after the above dates.

        Optional Travel Insurance:

        Comprehensive Travel Insurance is available to protect non-refundable payments in the event that participants are forced to cancel their vacation prior to departure or interrupt vacation due to medical reasons.  See menu above for HPSC Insurance advice and Tour Operator’s Insurance Table.  All Insurance payments must accompany deposit in order to be valid.

        All-Inclusive Package Plan

        $126.36 0-60, $143.64 61-65, $179.28 66-70, older ages by request

        Insurance is nonrefundable from date of issuance.  Please note that any unused portion of a ski trip will not be refunded as per conditions above. Passengers must submit a claim to their insurance company if they cancel after the above dates.

        The Fine Print:  Tickets are 100% nonrefundable once issued. Name changes and deviations are not permitted once ticketed.  Individuals must ensure that all names are spelled correctly and match their personal identification on their passport.  The Tour Operator and Airline will not be held liable for delays or cancellations caused by strikes, labor disputes, government actions, weather or any cause beyond the Tour Operator’s or Airline’s control. The Airline reserves the right to change equipment or schedules. The customer hereby releases and waives any claims against the Airline and Tour Operator regarding cancellation or schedule changes.

        Resort Info:

        Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France. The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix.  The Chamonix commune is popular with skiers and mountain enthusiasts, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the off-piste (backcountry) ski run of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in area in mainland France.

        A tranquil Alpine retreat it may not be, but Chamonix’s setting beneath the cliffs and tumbling glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif is tremendous, and the bustling town doesn't lack charm. Its old buildings have kept their sedate Victorian and more fanciful Belle Epoque look and, now that the centre is traffic-free, it offers pleasant strolling, with cafés overhanging the river Arve’s torrent and a wealth of interesting shops – galleries, bookshops and speciality food, as well as souvenirs and the latest technical snow-sports clothing and hardware.

        The Chamonix Valley is considered by many to be the best freeride resort in the world. With its 5 ski resorts (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent) Chamonix Mont-Blanc offers the perfect ski holiday.

        Hotel Info:

        The Club Med Resort of Chamonix Mont-Blanc has 249 rooms contained in 3 connecting hotel wings. The Resort is less than 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of Chamonix. The Savoy hotel: 5-floor main building with a lift where the restaurant, bar and Reception are situated. The Mont Blanc hotel: the second 5-floor building with an elevator is attached to the Savoy hotel. The Brévent hotel: a new 4-floor building with an elevator, has a Spa and direct access to the heated outdoor swimming pool. It is connected to two other buildings by a sheltered walkway. The refined ambiance of the main restaurant welcomes you to enjoy its general international buffets. The wide glass-panelled bay windows look out over the town, the ski-slopes of Savoy, over the peaks of Chamonix, or the mountains in the south of France, and even Mont Blanc. Price includes drinks served by the glass and at the bar only: water, fruit juices and sodas, hot drinks and cocktails with and without alcohol, wines and local and international spirits.  On the ground floor of the Mont Blanc building, The Refuge restaurant offers a menu of savoy specialities: raclette, fondue or stone grill.  Plus: after a morning on the slopes, just head for Le Flégère! 2,000 metres up on the pistes of La Flégère ski area, this is the perfect place for a well-deserved lunch in the mountains, with amazing views of Chamonix and Mont Blanc from the terrace.  Club Med holidays include 6 days skiing, 5 days group ski and snowboard lessons, gourmet dining and open bar, after ski activities and entertainment, free wi-fi and gratuities.

        The first morning, you will take a test in order to establish your level in order to put you in to the right group:

        • ·         Beginners class: you have never skiied/snowboarded before
        • ·         Class 1: you can regulate your speed and your trajectory on blue runs
        • ·         Class 2: you ski/board at an average speed on red runs
        • ·         Class 3: You ski/board easily down all slopes
        • ·         Expert: You ski/board easily on any slopes and on any kind of snow

        Fast Facts:

        Runs

        69

        Snowmaking

        yes

        Terrain Parks

        1

        X-Country

        26ml

        Top Lifts

        12,605ft

        Vertical Drop

        9,203ft

        Bottom Lift

        3,402ft

        Beginner

        52%

        Intermediate

        35%

        Advanced

        13%

        http://www.chamonix.com/chamonix-mont-blanc,0,en.html

        https://www.clubmed.ca/r/Chamonix-Mont--Blanc/w

        All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times the tour operator reserves the right to charge for unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes imposed by the resort or airline.

        Long Trip Member Policies


         

        • 28 Jan 2018
        • Sleep in Sunday!
        • 111
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        Blue Mountain - South Lodge

        Downhill Day Trip - Sunday, January 28, 2018

        Sleep-in Sunday.

        First pickup is at 10:00AM with a 7:00PM departure from the hill.

        Registration for bus and lift options.

        • Ski Lessons - all STEP levels
        • Advanced Ski Series

        Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Be My Guest: This is a Be My Guest trip! Members may register a guest starting on Wed at 12:01AM. See the Be My Guest policy. Please print copy of the waiver and have your guest sign it before arrival.

        To register a guest, first complete a regular Member Registration for yourself. Then after Thurs at 12:01AM, open the event again and click New Registration. You must register twice in order to pay for yourself and your guest. 

        Registration process instructions - click here.
        • 29 Jan 2018
        • Groundhog day is approaching - here's hoping for a long winter!
        • 54
        Register

        Blue Mountain - Inn

        Downhill Day Trip - Monday, January 29, 2018

        Registration for bus and lift options.

        • Ski Lessons - (Step 4 and up)
        • Skiing with Mindfulness
        Drive ups:  use this link to register for lessons  

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Be My Guest: This is a Be My Guest trip! Members may register a guest starting on Wed at 12:01AM. See the Be My Guest policy. Please print copy of the waiver and have your guest sign it before arrival.

        To register a guest, first complete a regular Member Registration for yourself. Then after Thurs at 12:01AM, open the event again and click New Registration. You must register twice in order to pay for yourself and your guest. 

        Registration process instructions - click here.
        • 31 Jan 2018
        • Some of the finest terrain in Ontario!
        • 51
        Register

        Devil's Glen

        Downhill Day Trip - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

        Registration for bus and lift options.

        • Ski Lessons (Step 4 and up)
        • Mindful 7s
        • Super 8

        Cancellation Policy:  If you want to cancel this registration for a full refund, email cancellations@hpsc.ca before 8 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018.  If you cancel after that time or don't show up for the bus you will not be credited for the bus portion of the trip ($30.00) and will also forfeit a $10 no-show fee.

        Registration process instructions - click here.


        • 01 Feb 2018
        • 2:00 PM
        • 04 Feb 2018
        • 4:00 PM
        • Orford - Sutton, QUEBEC
        • 14
        Register

        W4 - Mts. Orford & Sutton, P.Q.

        Downhill Ski and Snowboard

        3-DAY BUS TRIP

        1 Male needed to match roommates.