Ski Club Trip #2 - 1/18/19

posted Jan 29, 2019, 2:27 PM by North Bethesda Ski Club
Our first week was VERY successful.  Thanks to all the students who did a great job doing their part to follow the expectations and ski/board safely.  We had a few minor injuries, but all-in-all a successful week for our first 7-bus trip!

Morning Equipment Drop-Off will go much faster this week, as most bags are already tagged.  Thank you for being patient while waiting in the car queue.

Label All Bags With Name and Phone Number, including school backpacks, because they all look alike.  Adding a colored ribbon will also help your student.  Bus Leads have lots of Lost & Found items without names ready to pass out this week.

Afternoon Loading needs to go faster.  Once a student has loaded their stuff under the bus, they are not allowed off.  Every minute we spend in the parking lot is one minute less we spend on the slopes.

Bring your Night Club Card and Money for Dinner.  Misplaced your NCC?  Head to Group Sales as soon as you arrive to get a one-time pass.  If definitely lost, then call in advance to have one printed (for $25 fee) - it will be waiting for your student.  

Dress for 30-degree Weather this Friday.  And the snow will be much better due to all this great winter weather!

Remind your student to take their lessons.  They are ALWAYS better the second week.  The student knows more, and the instructors are able to better classify them.  If they miss the 5:30pm time, the 7:00pm time offers smaller classes.  

Charge phones in advance, or bring a portable charger.  The cold weather robs phones of battery life VERY quickly.  Many are shocked at how fast their phone died.

Don't be that parent who shows up at 11:30pm.  Last week, we had several students picked up late.  You must be at NBMS at 11:00pm for pick-up.  

Carpool for the late-night pick-up.  We just have too many cars and not enough parking spaces.  Trade off with another parent to do 2,3 or even 4 kids in one trip.

Not Riding Home on Bus?

If your student is not riding home on the bus from Liberty, your student must provide a written note to his/her Bus' Lead Chaperone.  Absolutely no verbal or email confirmations.  Thank you for your cooperation.


30 NB Parents will be serving as chaperones for 365 NB students.  Responsibilities for chaperones and students are clearly outlined in the information packet.  Your student is responsible for his/her behavior and safety.  Chaperones serve as guides, not supervisors, throughout the trip - especially once at Liberty Mountain.  Please have a discussion with your child about smart decision-making, for everyone's sake.  Safety is our #1 priority - make sure it's your child's as well.  Thanks!

Ten Decisions Made Every Week by NBMS Ski Club Participants
1. Do I rent skis or a snowboard tonight?
2. Do I take lessons tonight? If yes, at what time?
3. What lifts and runs will I try tonight?
4. Will I use the terrain park tonight?
5. With whom will I ski/board, and what is their ability compared to mine?
6. If my friends want to ski/board on a run that I'm not familiar, what will I do?
7. If I get separated from my friends while on the mountain, what will I do?
8. Will I ski in control or unsafely?
9. Will I drink high-caffeine energy drinks? (NO!)
10. How will I behave on the bus, in the lodge, and on the mountain?
And remind your student.... HAVE FUN!  :)

Ski Club Leadership Team
North Bethesda Middle School PTO