Policies

E-mail Survey
Beginning on December 5, all members will be sent an e-mail survey each Tuesday preceding a weekend trip asking if your children will be attending Winter Walden that weekend, what bus stop and if they plan on bringing a guest. Your response is required by Thursday and will help us in planning our staff and bus requirements for the weekend. Please respond even if your children are not attending that weekend. If there is a need to cancel we will try our best to notify you in advance, but you can always check our website or call Winter Walden at 248-855-1075.Guests
Children may bring a guest on a Saturday/Sunday trip. Please notify Winter Walden as part of your response to the Tuesday survey to help us with our plans. The fee is $75.00 + $20.00 guest fee with instruction and $65.00 + $20.00 guest fee without instruction. A person may only come once as a guest per season.

Make sure that your guest downloads a guest liability waiver (Click Here), has it filled out, signed by a parent or guardian, and brings it with them to the bus.

Rental
Daily rental of ski equipment at the area is $25.00, snowboards are $25.00. Seasonal rental is available at Boyne Country Sports, Don Thomas Sporthaus, Skiers Peak, Summit Sports and People Skate and Snowboard. If your child is renting at the area, please fill out the rental form (below) each week and send it with them. Many of the children do not know their height, weight, and sizes, etc. Having these forms filled out will help us to get the children through the rental area much faster and out to their classes more quickly.
Rental Form (Microsoft Word)
Rental Form (PDF File)

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Supervision
The children in the Winter Walden Ski and Snowboard Club will be supervised the entire day by our own trained staff. This includes the bus ride to and from the resort, in the lodge at the area, and on the hill while skiing and riding. Children who are experiencing problems while on a trip can always find immediate assistance at the Winter Walden table in the lodge, or at the Winter Walden teaching station at the base of the hill. Younger children are kept in a closely supervised group the entire day for lessons, lunch and recreational times.

Membership Patches
We Expect that all members will have their patches sewn on their ski jacket. These patches are our means of identification of each student to ensure that they are receiving the proper instruction. The 2017 patch is placed just above the WW membership patch and the level patches follow in order below the WW patch. (Caberfae, Sugarloaf, Schuss, Boyne, Pico Peak, Mt. Tremblant, Stowe, Vail & Aspen or/ Freerider, Halfpipe, Fakie, Freestyle, Shredder, Extreme, Bump Rider & Airborne). Many students elect to sew on only the current year patch (2017), the WW patch, and the highest level patch earned. Patches not sewn to the jacket can be easily lost or stolen which causes confusion and added expenses. Children new to Winter Walden who have skied/snowboarded before will go to the T.B.C. flag on their first trip where they will be evaluated and placed at the appropriate level (they will receive the level patch at the end of the lesson day).

Picking Children Up Early
If you pick up your child at the resort, you must first stop at the Winter Walden table inside the lodge. No child is to leave the resort under any circumstances without first notifying a Winter Walden supervisor and signing out.

Emergency Procedure
In the event that a child should become injured they will be taken immediately to the Ski Patrol shelter by the Ski Patrol. Parents will be called immediately for their decision on medical treatment. If parents are not available, we will use our best judgment as to what course of action to pursue and will continue to attempt to contact the parents. If the accident is of a serious nature requiring x-rays or hospitalization, the Winter Walden Ski and Snowboard Club will not be held responsible for the medical costs incurred.

Safety Check
It is recommended that all students in the Winter Walden Ski and Snowboard Club have their equipment checked for safety. This check is for your protection and will save time and avoid confusion at the resort, where there are no free facilities to correct any problems. A good safety check will consist of checking skis, snowboard, boots,  bindings and poles.  This will ensure that boots are fitted correctly, skis and poles, or snowboard, are in good condition, and most importantly, that safety bindings are adjusted for proper release. It is advisable to complete this safety check before the early part of December so as not to get caught up with the holiday shoppers.

Behavior Policy
We expect children in the Winter Walden Ski and Snowboard Club to be accountable for their own behavior and, likewise, conduct themselves in a cooperative, sportsmanlike, and responsible manner. We expect the children to behave themselves on the bus, in the lodge, and on the hill. Cutting or pushing in line at the lifts or in the cafeteria is unacceptable. Children are expected to follow directions as to what hills they may use according to their ability, and to stay in control at all times so as not to be of danger to themselves or other skiers and riders. Children are expected to be on time for their lessons at the teaching station, and to load the busses promptly at the end of the day when the call is made over the p.a. system.

Lunch
Lunch may be brought from home or money may be sent with the child to purchase lunch at the resort. Please make sure lunches sent from home are clearly marked with the child’s name. Lunches will be collected on the bus and brought into the lodge by the supervisors.