Dean of Engineering Office
Engineering 7 (E7), Room 7302
Direct line: 519-888-4885
Internal line: ext. 44885
Join us for the annual Waterloo Engineering and Science Alumni Ski Day, with slight modifications due to COVID-19 restrictions, at Osler Bluff Ski Club, a beautiful private resort near Collingwood. The Faculty of Science will be joining Ski Day so come to ski or snowboard with engineering and science classmates and make it a fun day on the hills to make the most of our beautiful Canadian winter.
A warm thank you to Yeti Agnew (BSc ’75) and Steve Vokes (BASc ’77) for hosting the event once again!
We have made arrangements with our partners at Osler Bluff Ski Club to ensure that all alumni and friends who register will still be able to ski or snowboard on January 21. We would like for you to have a little bit of winter fun even! Staff from the Club will assist you with everything you may need.
*REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED*
FULL DAY - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|HALF DAY - 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Adult: $65 each
Student: $55 each (w/ student id)
Child: $45 each (12 and under)
Toddler: Free (3 and under)
|*all prices include HST||HST number R119260685|
Main Clubhouse - Home Base
The Main Clubhouse will be your home base. The Health Unit is allowing the usage of indoor facilities for washrooms, lift ticket pickup, food and drink pickup, and warming up only.
Masks must be worn indoors at all times and there will be a 10-minute limit while inside. Seating indoors will be very limited - if there is no seat available, you will need to wait outside until one becomes available. You must wear a mask while in the ticket line, inside (using the washroom, warming up, picking up food, or changing), as well as in lift lines and while riding the chairlift. Please ride the chairlift with your family/social bubble only.
Under the newest restrictions, indoor eating or drinking is NOT permitted. Please order your food inside the Main Clubhouse in the food line then take your food outside to eat. Tables will be available outside for eating take-out or picnicking with heater lamps with a maximum of 10 people per table – please eat with your family/social bubble only. Please take your lunch break at the time that you registered for so that the food line and outdoor table area remain uncrowded. Kindly practice physical distancing.
The Orchard Lodge Cafe - Closed
The Orchard Lodge Cafe will be closed therefore ordering food or drinks will NOT be available in the Orchard Lodge. Please use the cafe in the Main Clubhouse to order your food and drinks.
Brown bagging is allowed in the Orchard Lodge patio as well as the Main Clubhouse patio, so feel free to bring your lunch. You must sign up for lunch seating time to follow COVID-19 capacity restrictions, more details below.
The Orchard Lodge itself remains open to be used for washroom breaks and warming up. Masks must be worn indoors at all times and there will be a 10-minute limit while inside. Seating indoors will be very limited - if there is no seat available, you will need to wait outside until one becomes available.
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)
- Osler Bluff COVID-19 Guidelines and Health Screening
Arrangements for skiing or snowboarding lessons - group or private - must be made at least 10 days in advance. Please make you lesson arrangements directly with the Snow School at Osler Bluff Ski Club at 705-445-4507 ext. 231 or email. Snow School hours are Wednesday through Sunday 8 a.m. until 4 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 complimentary first time lesson is available at 10:30 am (one hour in length) at the J-Bar 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.
See the full options for lessons and rates (PDF) at Osler Bluff.
Visit Squire John's to book your ski or snowboard equipment on-line (fill in your information under "New rental for this event?" option #3). Equipment rentals must be reserved by Friday, January 14, 2022. Equipment cannot be rented the day of the event if it is not reserved by the deadline.
Each guest is responsible for paying for their own rental equipment - see the equipment rental rates (PDF) for prices on the various pieces of equipment or packages. When booking equipment online, please use the date "Friday, January 21, 2022", location "Osler Bluff Ski Club" and group name "Waterloo Alumni Ski Day".
Lift tickets can be picked up at the ticket booth inside the Main Clubhouse (lower lobby), (not the Orchard Lodge on the lower level).
You may want to park in the main parking lot as well as change in your vehicle before coming to the Main Clubhouse to pick up your lift ticket(s) to limit your interactions with others and help ease crowding in the change rooms.
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Lifts are open. Stay warm!|
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||
The cafe in the Main Clubhouse will be open all day for you to purchase take-out breakfast, lunch and snacks at your leisure. The Orchard Lodge Cafe is closed. Please eat outside on the patio with heaters as indoor eating is not permitted at this time. Please select a timed lunch seating during registration so that we follow all capacity restrictions.
Brown Bagging is allowed on the patio of the Main Clubhouse or on the Orchard Lodge patio (not indoors) so feel free to bring your own lunch. Please select a timed lunch seating during registration so that we follow all capacity restrictions.
|12:30 p.m.||Half-day lift tickets can be picked up at the ticket booth inside the Main Clubhouse (lower lobby), (not the Orchard Lodge on the lower level).|
|4:00 p.m.||Lifts close|
|*Due to the newest Covid-19 restrictions in the Province of Ontario, we are unable to offer a timed ski race, a group lunch, group photo or apres ski. Hopefully, we'll be able to resume these activities in 2023!|
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 showshoing 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.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Facemasks are Mandatory
Facemasks MUST be worn when you're not skiing: in the clubhouse, the Orchard Lodge, patios, lift lines and while on the ski lifts.
Capacity and Lunch Seating Times
Due to COVID-19, the number of guests allowed on the ski hill has changed from previous years. In order to follow COVID-19 capacity restrictions, everyone must sign up to reserve a time for lunch, whether you are purchasing or bringing your own lunch.
The Main Clubhouse will be your home base, but the Orchard Lodge remains open to be used for washroom breaks and warming up. Masks must be worn indoors at all times and there will be a 10-minute limit while inside. Seating indoors will be very limited - if there is no seat available, you will need to wait outside until one becomes available. You must wear a mask while in the ticket line, inside (using the washroom, warming up, picking up food, or changing), as well as in lift lines and while riding the chairlift. Please ride the chairlift with your family/social bubble only.
Proof of Vaccine
Proof of vaccine status is required for all registered guests over the age of 12. Each registered guest will need to upload their vaccine proof to Osler Bluff Ski Club through a link that will be sent in advance of the event. It is your responsibility to watch for this email and follow the steps to meet this requirement. Guests who do not meet this requirement 72 hours before the event will not be permitted to participate in Ski Day. There will be no exceptions.
Each registered guest will need to complete an online health screen questionnaire prior to arriving at Osler Bluff Ski Club. This can be done after 5:00 pm on January 20 or the morning of January 21, and when guests arrive at the Club they will need to show the proof from their phone to the lift ticket agent before receiving lift tickets. Each guests must complete this screening. Registered guests will receive the link to the online screening by email.
REGISTER ONLINE - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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