See You on the Mountain

The War Memorial’s Ski Hi Club is a great way to learn to ski, snowboard, or improve your skills.

Open to students in grades 6-10 who reside in Grosse Pointe or attend Grosse Pointe Schools. 

Trips are held weekly on Friday evenings starting January 11 and run through March 8, with two day trips offered on January 21 and February 18. Trips are supervised by a Ski Hi Coordinator with parent chaperones. Lessons are conducted by Pine Knob Ski School instructors. All trips are weather permitting.

step one

Become a Ski Hi Club member. Registration must be done in person at The War Memorial.

step two

Register for weekly ski trips online.

step three

Arrive for check-in with the necessary forms and gear.


Mark your calendars for the following trips.

Friday, January 11
Friday, January 18
Monday, January 21 — Day Trip to Mt. Holly
Friday, January 25
Friday, February 1
Friday, February 8
Friday, February 15
Monday, February 18 — Day Trip to Mt. Holly
Friday, February 22
Friday, March 1
Friday, March 8

To register for ski trips, please click below. Membership is required, which can be purchased in person at The War Memorial. Please enter your case-sensitive password to proceed.


FAQ

How does my child become a Ski Hi Club member?

You must register in person for the Ski Hi Club, either at the Informational Meeting on Monday, December 10 at 7pm, or during regular office hours at The War Memorial. A parent/guardian and the student, must come in to fill out the necessary forms, which include a parental release form and emergency contact information. Please bring the student’s health insurance information and a 2” picture. Memberships are $40 for the season and include a membership card and patch, the password to register for the trips, and a ski or snowboard lesson card, which is given to the student at check-in for the first ski trip they attend.

How do I register my child for ski trips?

After you have registered your child as a member in the Ski Club, you will receive a membership card that will have a password to enter the site to purchase your individual trip tickets. The password is case-sensitive. Please do not share the password. Trip dates are listed on The War Memorial website, and can be purchased at any time after membership has been purchased. Registration can be done in person during office hours, online, or you may call 313.881.7511 for assistance. There is no minimum or maximum number of trips a student can attend. No transfers between trips can be accommodated.

Early registration is recommended. A bus requires a minimum of 25 members to be sold by Wednesday at 4pm for a trip to proceed. If the first bus sells out, then sales will open for a second bus, with a minimum of 25 needed for the 2nd bus to be ordered. If you register for the second bus, and the 25 person minimum is not met, you will be notified and a full refund will be issued. The sooner you register your child, more members will be able to attend each trip!

What are the costs associated with the Ski Hi Club?

Season Membership: $40 per student (non-refundable)
Friday Trips: $55 per student (includes transportation, trip coordinator and lift ticket)
Monday Trips: $65 per student (includes transportation, trip coordinator and lift ticket)
Ski/Snowboard Rentals: $20 each trip
Helmet Rentals: $10 each trip
Replacement Membership card or patch: $5
Additional Lesson Cards: $20 each

Additional costs: $2.50 for the 2019 patch and for each subsequent patch earned for the Pine Knob Student Patch Program. Students may use the level patches earned from previous years.
Lockers at Pine Knob are $0.50 each.

What is The War Memorial’s refund/cancellation policy?

The Ski Hi Club refund policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations are accepted until Friday at noon. Parents must email Denise Fry (dfry@warmemorial.org) to cancel. The amount of your refund depends on the date in which you notify The War Memorial:

    • Friday trips: Cancel by 4pm on Wednesday: You will receive a full refund
      Cancel after 4pm on Wednesday and by noon on Friday: Receive a $20 refund plus all rental fees purchased
      Cancel after noon on Friday or no show: No refund. No exceptions.

    • Monday Day trips: All cancellation requests must be received by 4pm on the Friday before the trip to receive a full refund.

All trips are weather permitting. If a trip is cancelled due to a inclement weather, you will be notified by phone and email and you will receive a full refund.

My child wants to attend trips, but does not have equipment. Is rental equipment available?

Yes. Ski and snowboard rentals, along with helmet rentals, can be purchased for each trip. A Rental Agreement Form must be completed by a parent/guardian once per season. The completed form can be turned in at check-in on the first trip the student attends. This form is kept on file at the Pine Knob rental office. Students renting equipment will receive another form at trip check-in that the student will turn in at Pine Knob to obtain their equipment. When registering for a trip, please order and pay for your equipment.

Can parents/guardians volunteer to chaperone on a trip?

Yes. Emails will be sent out to members registered for a trip on Wednesdays by 5pm (Fridays at 5pm for Monday trips) to inquire if they are interested in chaperoning. All volunteer chaperones must complete a Chaperone Agreement and Background Check form before they can attend a trip. Chaperones must ride on the bus with the students to get any lift passes that are available for adults in the ski clubs.

What is the procedure for check-in?

Check-in is held in the Art Room at The War Memorial. Please place your equipment on or near the bus before coming into the building. Members should have their membership cards and patches visible at arrival. Students will visit one of the tables and confirm name and their registration info, and then they will receive their lift ticket and lesson cards, if applicable. Students that prepaid for rental equipment will receive a form that they will need to take to the Pine Knob rental counter.

  • Check-in for Friday trips begins at 3:45pm and will end at 4:25pm.
    Bus leaves promptly at 4:30pm.
    Trips return at 11:30pm. Please arrive at 11:15pm for pick up.

  • Check-in for Monday trips begins at 8:45am and ends at 9:25am.
    Bus leaves promptly at 9:30am.
    Trips return at 4:30pm. Please arrive at 4:15pm for pick up.

If a trip is sold out, members may arrive at 3:45pm to get in a standby line. If someone does not show up for a trip by the 4:25pm deadline, the space will be sold to the standby line in order of arrival. Parents must be present to purchase the tickets/rentals and members must be ready to attend the trip when the bus departs at 4:30pm.

I have safety concerns for my child. What steps are in place if my child gets injured or ill on a trip?

Safety is our number one concern with managing a ski club! Skiing and snowboarding are dangerous sports, and we take the welfare of our members very seriously. Parents must fill out the Membership Application with the students health insurance information, and several emergency phone numbers. The applications go with the ski coordinator each week, so the information is available if needed. The ski coordinator in attendance will contact a parent, or other designated emergency contact, to inform them of the situation, and, depending on the severity of the injury or illness, the parent will be asked to pick up the child or the child will be transported for emergency care. To further prevent injuries, students are only allowed on the ski hills that coordinate with the levels earned and the corresponding patches sewn and visible on their coats or pants. Please have the appropriate cold weather gear, a helmet, and wrist guards, to further prevent injuries.

Student Responsibility

Paying the membership fee constitutes consent to all conditions on the clubs rules and procedures by both the parents/guardians and the students.

  • Students must be a member to attend trips and bring their membership cards to each check-in.

  • Students must have their Ski Hi Club patch and their 2019 Pine Knob patch, and all ability level patches, sewn and visible, onto a coat or pant.

  • Students must take at least one ski or snowboard lesson that is required by the Pine Knob Ski School.

  • No foul language or disrespectful behavior will be tolerated. If inappropriate behavior occurs, the Ski Hi Club reserves the right to suspend or revoke a student’s membership after an investigation and parent notification is completed.

  • No drugs, tobacco, vaping or alcohol is allowed. Violation of this rule will result in an immediate expulsion from the Ski Hi Club.

  • Please pick up your child at the times listed so ski coordinators may be dismissed.

  • Students will not share the member password.

  • Food and beverages are allowed on the bus. Please keep the bus clean and discard trash properly.

  • Please lock up valuables and use the ski corrals and lockers at Pine Knob to prevent theft.

  • HAVE FUN!

For more information and for updates on current ski conditions at Pine Knob, please visit their website.

For further questions or comments about the Ski Hi Club, please email Denise Fry at dfry@warmemorial.org, or call 313.332.4056.