Blizzard will start renewing and taking new memberships for the 2018-2019 season as of September 15, 2018. Returning members will be entitled to a 10% discount when signing up before October 16, 2018. Only returning members are entitled to the discount.

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Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School


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Blizzard Ski & Snowboard School provides the best opportunity for young people in Chicagoland to ski and snowboard safely, with skill and confidence. And of course, a chance for outdoor winter fun every week!!

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Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 Blizzard Season!

Sept. 9, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

We are well under way in preparing for our upcoming Blizzard Season. Behind the scenes our website is being updated (the calendar now has our trip dates,) and we have our Epic Pass link from Vail for those of you who would like to buy a discounted Epic Pass before the rates increase.  Purchase an Epic Pass  Please do NOT purchase a 4 or 7 day pass, we cannot accept them during the season as they are too hard to track. If you need help with any part of the club and how it works, take advantage of our information rich website which details every aspect of our club ad nauseum.

We should be live for returning members and their application discount as early as next weekend, September 15th. The timeframe for purchase with the discount will be until October 15th. New members will be able to purchase from that date as well. The annual membership fee has not changed from last year, although the discount fee has been adjusted slightly. If you are renting from Viking, and I heartily recommend a seasonal rental over individual trip rentals, their $40 discount for Blizzard members expires on November 4th.  We don't have the weekly trip fee worked out yet, as we are still getting bids from the bus companies.

Additional information on location of new additional bus stops still has to be worked out. The Lincoln Park stop, River Forest, and Oak Brook will remain the same. We expect to be able to continue to use the Lake Zurich stop until they start construction on the Kmart property. And, we know that the Barrington stop is at the Viking Ski Shop in Barrington. All other stops are in the air at the moment until we see where our members reside. I want to make the north shore stops more accessible if we can, and add, two more northwest stops. Suggestions are appreciated (so are new members in the new locations.)

Last but not least, Supervisors. We need them. From all locations. I’d prefer those of you who can commit to at least 4 trips per season. There are only 3 or 4 people that have committed to every single trip and they are gold to me. I’d gladly welcome more.

Pray for Snow!

Suzanne
blizzardskiclub@gmail.com


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Become a Blizzard member!
Membership fee includes:

  • New member orientation
  • Special program for new beginners
  • Special program for advanced members
  • Ski/Snowboard lessons
  • Weekly communication and newsletter
  • Membership card
  • Blizzard pin and shoulder patches
  • Optional weekend trip
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Steps to Sign Up for 2018-2019 Season


  1. Login or Sign Up: if you have a login from previous years, it should work on the new site.
  2. Update your user profile, making sure contact details and other information are current.
  3. Update or add family members as Blizzard students. Note that all Membership Fees, Trip Reservations, and equipment rentals made from Wilmot are purchased for a student on record in the system, so you need to fill this information first before paying membership fees.
  4. Confirm your medical insurance and waiver information. You will not be able to go on to pay membership fees without digitally signing the waiver. Entering your full name in the waiver form constitutes your digital signature.
  5. Pay membership fees for all members that will be participating this year. As in previous years, we are using PayPal for payment processing. You don't have to have a PayPal account in order to pay through their service, although signing up for one can make the checkout process faster and easier.

As always, if there any questions, please contact us. Enjoy the season!


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We have Zero Tolerance for disrespectful or inappropriate behavior on a bus or at the Mountain towards fellow members, supervisors or others. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can build a lifetime love of snowsports!

Questions? Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

773-852-1000