Start Date: Friday, Jan 31, 2014
End Date: Sunday, Feb 1st, 2014
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: CERRITOS PARK EAST, playground (166th St) Parking Lot
Location: Bear Mountain in Big Bear, CA.
Lodging: In Der Bach Lodge, Big Bear
Coordinator: Cynthia Chen, Charles Wei
Cost: Outing plus Sports Package. The outing is scout-$65, sibling-$115, adult-free
Last Day to Signup: The lodging space is limited, please deposit $100 per person by DEC 16, 2013 to hold your spot.
Things to bring: Snow Trip Checklist, Camping Checklist
for the Snow Trip attendees, please complete the following three items:
1. Fill out the Guest Info Sheet as attached, bring the completed form to the Troop meeting on Jan 6, 2014.
2. Fill out the Troop Outing Permission Slip as attached, bring the completed form to the Troop meeting on Jan 6, 2014.
3. Go to https://bbmrgroups.ezwaiver.com/?groupToken=DC1B62829E8D168A92532F4634CCCDE3 for EZ Waiver link to sign your electronic copy of the Group Ticket Release and Waiver Agreement. Please complete this Group Ticket Release and Waiver Agreement online by Jan 13, 2014.
4.Fee includes 2 nights lodging at Inn Der Bach, Big Bear, Sat. & Sun. breakfast and Sat. dinner.
- Fri, January 31, Drive up & Sleep
- Sat, Feb. 1, Ski or Snowboard
- Sun, Feb. 2, Ski or Snowboard, Home
Flyer: Snow Trip 2014
- Please bring extra money for your lunch on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 1&2)
Food vouchers are available for purchase ahead as:
$10.00 as $13.00 or $12.00 as $16.00 value (one time use only, no cash back)
- NEW RULE for Helmet - All scouts must wear helmet during ski or snowboard
Please note "Lesson Package" does not include Helmet, please rent one if you don't have it.
Helmet rental is available for $7/day, optional $2/day for equipment rental damage waiver.
- Lift plus equipment rental are cheaper for some age over 13 and experience one.
- All participants are responsible for returning all rental equipment at the end of the day or you will be responsible to pay for all lost equipment.
- The rental damage waiver covers Equipment repairable damage up to $350. (not includes Helmet damage)
Tips to remember:
- Layers of clothing are best. Base layer should be a fitted thermal shirt, then layered with a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt, if desired, follow with a fleece or sweatshirt. Outer layer should be a warm, water resistant ski jacket. Wearing too little can result in frostbite, but wearing too much can result in over-heating. Layers keep you warmer and allow you to remove if necessary.
- Wear thin wool or poly socks, thick ones are too bulky and don't keep your feet as warm.
- Wear water-proof gloves or mittens with rubber lining on outside for easy grip.
- Use a gaiter or facemask. Gaiters are basically felt tubes that you slip on your neck and pull up to keep your mouth and nose warm.
- 80% of heat is lost through your head, so wear a ski or knit cap and cover your ears too.
- Helmets are highly recommended to keep you safe and protected. You never know what could happen and even expert skiers fall. Your current bicycle or skateboard helmet should be worn for this snow trip to prevent possible head injuries.
- Bring goggles and/or sunglasses for eye protection. The sun reflects off the snow and can be harsh on the eyes. Additionally, ultraviolet radiation is 36% higher at high altitude than at sea level.