Typical Day for Schools at Asessippi
A Typical School Trip
When your bus arrives at Asessippi one of our friendly reps will be there awaiting your arrival at the drop zone. Perfect opportunity for a group photo! Your host will then escort the group into the chalet for a brief welcome and safety presentation.
Your presenter will provide students with direction on how the day will proceed; discuss local rules and review behavior expectations. Lift and/or Tubing Tickets are distributed at this time. This will take about 15 minutes of your time.
BAGS & GEAR:
From here the group will be escorted to an area on the lower level where students can drop off excess baggage, lock up valuables and get out of their snow boots.
Next stop is equipment! Equipment is pre-set, labelled and laid out alphabetically by individual’s first name and last initial.
Once equipped, students will be met at the back door of rentals and directed to either the learning area or Easy Street to commence the lesson process. BEGINNERS (0-1 time) will have been given a lift ticket with a beginner marking on it which gives them access to the learning area only. Once the student has progressed through the stations; can turn in both directions; stop in control; and has experienced the chair lift, they may be given Squirrel Chair access which services our easy terrain.
Our instructors highly recommend that new comers to alpine sports ski their first visit.
Skiers & boarders that are beyond the beginner level will be directed to Easy Street where EVALUATIONS take place.
Students demonstrating the ability to link turns and stop, but travel slowly and cautiously on easy terrain will be assigned to a NOVICE LESSON. Those that travel with more speed and confidence and can demonstrate rhythm and fluidity on terrain will be assigned to an INTERMEDIATE LESSON. Following these lessons, students may be given Squirrel Quad or all areas access.
UPGRADES are offered daily at 9:30am and 1:00pm. Upgrades are not full lessons. Instructors re-evaluate student’s advancements and provide feedback. Students that can vary turns and adapt to different conditions on any terrain with control, confidence and increased speed will receive an all areas marking.
ADVANCED LESSONS are available daily at 2:00pm. Participants must have an all areas access pass to qualify and must pre-register for advanced lessons with Group Check-In prior to 1:00pm.
HEADING TO THE TUBING PARK:
The Tubing Park is located just adjacent to the Bunny Hill, just a short hike up from the chalet, and is serviced by a 650 foot magic carpet. Once you arrive at the park you will be fitted with a helmet, provided a tube and directed on how to load and unload the carpet. Step on, ride up and pick your lane!
The park has been designed with runs ranging from gentle to more thrilling belly aching laugh as you go fun!
Nourishment is very important when participating in an outdoor winter activity. The Asessippi Food Voucher Program ensures all enjoy a well balanced meal at a reasonable price. Overnight guests may also arrange group dinners at The Russell Inn.
END OF DAY:
Last runs are posted at the Squirrel Quad as a reminder of when to head in, return equipment and board the bus. *2 & 3 day visitors will be asked to take their helmets and boots to the hotel.*
Let us know how we did! On receipt of the online school evaluation link, please take a minute to complete and submit it to us. We truly value all feedback you can provide that may enhance the School Program.
You will receive your online evaluation and group photo via email.
Chaperones ski/board FREE based on a 1:10 chaperone to student ratio
and tube FREE based on a 1:5 ratio.
Additional registered supervisor pay the same rate as students.
A Gift for Students!
Students can save the lift ticket from your school trip and receive HALF OFF A FULL DAY JUNIOR LIFT PASS next time they visit Asessippi!
Offer not valid during X-mas Break (Dec. 23-Jan. 8) or SK Mid-Winter Break (Feb. 20-24);
cannot be combined with any other promotions, school or group visits; offer expires April 2, 2017