WE'RE BACK! It's time to register for ski day! Alumni from the Faculties of Science, Arts, Health and Engineering are once again invited to the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club in Collingwood for a fantastic day on the slopes. 

Thank you to alumnus Yeti Agnew, BSc ’75 for sponsoring this activity once more. We are so excited to be returning to Osler!

Full and 1/2 Day lift tickets available

The Orchard Lodge: 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.

Lift Ticket Prices


Adult Full Day: $95
Adult Half Day: $75 (after 12:30)
Student* Full Day: $70
Student Half Day: $59
Child (7-12) Full Day: $65
Child (7-12) Half Day: $54
Child (4-6) Full Day: $60
Child (4-6) Half Day: $43

* Students must present a valid student ID card


Adult Full Day: $110
Adult Half Day: $75 (after 12:30)
Student* Full Day: $80
Student Half Day: $59
Child (7-12) Full Day: $75
Child (7-12) Half Day: $54
Child (4-6) Full Day: $65
Child (4-6) Half Day: $43


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.

The après ski reception is complimentary both days. However, if you would like to purchase a limited-edition UW Ski Day toque for $10, select the option “après ski reception with toque” when you register!


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.

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-timer's 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 online by Thursday, January 4, 2024. After that date, you must call or email directly. Equipment cannot be rented the day of the event if it is not reserved by the deadline. 

Rental Rates (all rates are daily. Equipment to be returned by 4 p.m.)

  • Skis, Boots & Poles: $50 Adult $30 Children (8 yrs)
  • Snowboards & Boots: $45 Adult, $35 Children (8 Yrs)
  • Snowshoes: $25
  • Helmet: $15

Still have questions? Please contact Patricia Rintjema, our Alumni Engagment Officer for the answer! We'll see you in January!

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