Arts Alumni Ski Day 2024

Friday, January 19, 2024 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Ski lift at Osler Bluff Ski Club

The Faculties of Engineering, Health, Science and Arts, will be coming together to join in two days of outdoor fun at Osler Bluff Ski Club. So come to ski, snowboard or snowshoe with your fellow alumni and make it a memorable day on the hills to make the most of our beautiful Canadian winter.

A warm thank you to Steve Vokes (BASc ’77) and Yeti Agnew (BSc ’75) for hosting the event .

Lift tickets prices

Thursday Full Day Half Day After 12:30
Adult $95 $75
Student* $70 $59
Child 7-12 $65 $54
Child 4-6 $60 $43
Toddlers 3 and Under Free Free

*Students must present a valid student ID card

Friday Full Day Half Day After 12:30
Adult $110 $75
Student* $80 $60
Child 7-12 $75 $54
Child 4-6 $65 $43
Toddlers 3 and Under Free Free

*Students must present a valid student ID card

The Orchard Lounge: Our hangout!

Our home base for ski day is The Orchard Lodge! This is where you can pick up your lift tickets, mix and mingle with classmates, warm up by the wood fireplace, access facilities, eat snacks or a meal (cash bar available), and store your gear.

The Cafe in the Orchard Lodge will be open all day for you to purchase breakfast, lunch and snacks at your leisure. Lunch sittings may be assigned when you arrive to avoid long lineups. 

Brown Bagging is allowed in The Orchard Lodge so feel free to bring your own lunch.

Osler Bluff Safety Rules

Please review the following Osler Bluff rules for your safety prior to attending Ski Day:
Osler Bluff Chairlift Safety Rules (PDF)
Osler Bluff Alpine Responsibility Code (PDF)

Optional Lessons

Arrangements for skiing or snowboarding lessons - group or private - must be made at least 10 days in advance. Please make your lesson arrangements directly with the Snow School at Osler Bluff Ski Club at 705-445-4507 ext. 231 or email their team. Snow School hours are Wednesday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please note, staff does not have access to email or voice mail on Mondays and Tuesdays as the Club is closed.

If you have never skied before, a first timers lesson is available for $25.00 at 11:00 am (one hour in length) on the Bee-Hive but pre-registration is required. If you choose to access this lesson, please contact the Snow School at Osler Bluff Ski Club at 705-445-4507 ext. 221 or email their team.

See all options for lessons and rates (PDF) at Osler Bluff.

Equipment Rental

Each guest is responsible for bringing their own equipment or paying for their own rental equipment. Visit Squire John's to book your ski or snowboard equipment online. When booking equipment online, please use the date "Thursday, January 18" or "Friday, January 19", location "Osler Bluff Ski Club" and group name "University of Waterloo Alumni".

Equipment rentals must be reserved by Thursday, January 4, 2024. Equipment cannot be rented the day of the event if it is not reserved by the deadline. See the equipment rental rates and information (PDF) for prices on rental packages or various pieces of equipment.


8:30 a.m.

Lift tickets can be picked up at the Registration Table inside Orchard Lodge on the upper level.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lifts are open. Stay warm!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Food options: 

  • The Orchard Lodge Cafe will be open all day for you to purchase breakfast, lunch and snacks at your leisure. Lunch sittings may be assigned when you arrive to avoid long lineups at peak times. Cash bar available.
  • Brown bagging is allowed in The Orchard Lodge so feel free to bring your own lunch.
12:30 p.m. Half-day lift tickets can be picked up from the ticket window inside Orchard Lodge on the lower level.
4:00 p.m. Lifts close
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Après Ski reception in Orchard Lodge where door prizes will be awarded and complimentary snacks will be served. Cash bar available.


If you do not ski or snowboard, please join us for some snowshoeing! Snowshoeing is a growing sport and an excellent opportunity for non-skiing guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Snowshoeing trail maps may be picked up at the Club ticket office prior to setting out on the trail. It is strongly suggested that snowshoeing participants carry a cell phone for communication while they are out on the trail. Although the Snowshoe trails are not patrolled by the Club’s Ski Patrol, the trails are well marked to make certain guest safety has been considered. Please be advised that downloading passengers on the chairlifts is not permitted at any time.

Location information

Location Address:

Osler Bluff Ski Club
795534 The Blue Mountains Clearview Townline
Town of the Blue Mountains (near Collingwood), ON, CA  L9Y 0R7

Link to map:


Additional information


Arts Alumni


See above.