The Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go program promises to set an even higher benchmark for a school ski or snowboard program and make it easier than ever for you and your students to experience Whistler Blackcomb.
The program has evolved in the last couple of years using feedback from teacher organizers with an increased emphasis on ease of registration, safety, your personal time and creating an environment and culture that appeals to today's youth. We have taken our successes and combined them with your feedback, innovative ideas and our already successful Ride Tribe program, making Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go our best program yet.
Elementary Program/Secondary Program/Youth Groups
Students love Ride Tribe because it is no ordinary ski school, it's a culture. They get to ski and ride with young professional coaches who know the mountains inside out, top to bottom.
Stephen Butt 604-905-3044/1-888-932-3400 ext. 3044
2013 - 2014 Operating Dates
December 7, 2013 - December 20, 2013
January 8, 2014 - January 31, 2014
February 8, 2014 - February 14, 2014
February 23, 2014 - March 16, 2014
March 22, 2014 - March 23, 2014
March 29, 2014 - April 13, 2014
Open Wednesday-Sunday from December to April
We want you and your students to have the best mountain experience possible and the key to achieving this goal is to have a group of staff dedicated exclusively to the Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go program. We operate Wednesday-Sunday from December to April, with breaks at Christmas and in February (specific dates noted above). All of our staff are specially trained on the schools program and understand the level of care required to provide a safe and fun environment for your students.
Complimentary Chaperone lift tickets will be provided to teachers and adult chaperones valid for your trip date only. As with years gone by, these tickets will be based on an 8:1 ratio for elementary & a 12:1 ratio for secondary schools. Any additional adult day of lift tickets can be purchased for $68 (HST incl). Both of these tickets will only be valid for your RTS trip date, no exceptions.
We value all the hard work that goes into organizing trips with the Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go program for your students each season, and would like to offer the following rewards to organizers.
The first reward is a $2/student commission paid back to the organizer through a WB Gift Card should they bring within 5% of the numbers submitted on the school trip forms sent in two weeks prior to your trip date. For example if you submit your Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go Trip forms with 100 students, and 98 actually attend on the day of your trip you will receive a Whistler Blackcomb Gift Card in the value of $196. If 100 students were submitted on your forms and only 90 attend then you would not be eligible for this perk.
For the second reward, we will be offering complimentary any day lift-tickets to the organizer based on the following ratios: - 1 ticket / trip with 25-49 students - 2 tickets / trip with 50+ students. The tickets will not be available on the day of the trip. You will be issued a Mountain Money Number that you can take to any WB Guest Services location to pick up your tickets.
Lastly, the top 50 organizers will be invited to our Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go Organizer Appreciation Day in April. The day includes:
Stephen Butt 604-905-3044/1-888-932-3400 ext. 3044
All bookings require a deposit payment of $44 (equal to the lesson-only portion of the day) per student, which is due by Oct 31st. On Nov 1st we will assess funds received per school; trips that have not been secured by a deposit will not be guaranteed. If a trip is not guaranteed, your space will still be held but relinquished should another school request the same date and secure the booking with a deposit. The deposit amount is fully refundable until 2 weeks prior to your trip date, at which point it is non-refundable. The balance of the trip is due on your trip day.
Please contact your RTS rep to pay by credit card, or send deposit payments by cheque to Stephen at:
2055 Lake Placid Drive, Suite #329
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made within 2 weeks of your intended trip date. If you cancel your trip inside of two weeks, your deposit will not be returned.
Back by Popular Demand
Partnership with Destination Snow
For the 2013.14 season, Whistler Blackcomb will continue our successful partnership with Destination Snow, the largest group ski and snowboard tour specialist in Western Canada. Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go and Destination Snow have teamed up in order to provide you with our most encompassing ski/snowboard trip package to date. In choosing to include Destination Snow as part of your Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go program, you will be provided with a hands-off, hassle-free experience from start to finish.
Destination Snow offers schools a level of service consistent with the School Protection Program (SPP). Choose Destination Snow and they will:
Whistler Adaptive Sports – Ride Tribe Schools presented by Milk 2 Go Program
The participant is no longer required to become a member of the Disabled Skiers’ Association of BC. However, there is a new Whistler Adaptive Sports Program membership of $15.00 that is required and the online registration form links to a page to pay for this membership.Pricing (two options):
If the child is able to be integrated into the Snow School class easily, the cost is $75.00 including tax. Within this program, the student will be accompanied by a trained 'buddy' throughout the day who will be there to offer support to both the student and the coach. There should be no other charges for this child other than the $75.00 (and $15.00 for annual WASP membership). This cost includes the buddy, lesson, lift ticket, and rentals. All transportation and meal charges will be billed through the school and are additional.
If a child needs special equipment, or cannot be integrated into the mainstream Ride Tribe class, the lesson will need to go through Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP). WASP students in this option will be provided with a private lesson. The cost for this is $181.05, which covers lift, lesson, rentals and an option to have a family member/friend/assistant join the guest in their lesson with a complimentary ticket to do so. For this program, students meet their instructor in Essentially Blackcomb (EBCB) in the Carleton Lodge at the base of Whistler Mountain at 9am.
The WASP instructor will arrive between 8:45-9am, either at Base 2 for integrated students or in the village at the Carleton Lodge for private lessons. The instructor will have the child's lift ticket (therefore please do not include this student in the RTS Web Application numbers). The WASP instructor will also walk the guest through the rental process.
To make subsequent bookings (within the same season or from previous seasons), please call the Reservation Centre at 1-800-766-0449 ext. 2 to rebook. You are not required to fill out the online form each season if you have already done so previously.
How to Register
Registration for the Whistler Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program with the Ride Tribe Program should be completed through the Whistler Blackcomb website or Whistler Adaptive. Please be sure that the school’s name and relevant contact information is complete on the registration form.
Once the guest has completed the online registration process, the paying party will call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre back toll free at 1-800-766-0449 ext 2 and ask to speak to an Adaptive Sports agent to confirm their online registration. From there, full details and next steps will be explained.
School PEAK 2 PEAK Sightseeing and Lunch Package
Bring your students to Whistler this season to enjoy the spectacular views from the brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and have lunch on the top of Whistler Mountain with our PEAK 2 PEAK Sightsee and Lunch package.
Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the new world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4-kilometre journey to infinite possibilities. Redefining the Whistler summer experience by creating limitless new ways to get up-close-and-personal with the mountains, this engineering marvel breaks three world records.
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|Youth PEAK 2 PEAK Sightsee & Lunch Packages
(Includes a $16 Lunch Voucher)
|Adult PEAK 2 PEAK Sightsee & Lunch Packages
(Includes a $16 Lunch Voucher)
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