Q. Can siblings in elementary or high school join the club?
A. Sorry, but no. The club is strictly for students in grades 5-8 attending schools in Farmington or Farmington Hills. Home-schooled students who are residents of Farmington or Farmington Hills can also join. You may purchase tickets for siblings at our group rate when you are buying a ticket for a member, but they cannot ride the bus and our chaperones will not be responsible for them.
Q. What is an AP Ski or Snowboard lesson?
A. These are semi-private lessons for Advanced skiers. Please check the link on the left for details. The advanced lesson cost an additional $6 over and above the Patch Lesson price, but the AP lesson have only 2-3 students per group.
Q. If there is no school that day, is the trip cancelled?
A. No. This is a winter sport, and unlike the schools, we don't cancel due to cold weather or snow. If the road conditions are too dangerous to travel, then we would cancel. When the FPS buses are not available, we use Trinity Transportation and have a trailer for carrying equipment. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmingtonski so you'll always have up to the minute updates (like the return bus ETA).
Q. What should I do if my child is not going to ride the bus to the ski area?
Q. How do I become a chaperone and can I chaperone if I am not a skier or snowboarder?
Q. Can siblings who are not in grades 5-8 ride the bus?
A. No, sorry. There is one exception to that rule. If you are a chaperone AND riding the bus, they can ride with you.
Q. I have 3 children but not 3 emails. Can I register more than one at the same email address?
Q. Why is the cutoff for Friday night on Wednesday night?
A. We download our orders from Paypal after 8pm Wednesday night and process the orders. We order the buses and lift tickets on Thursday mornings. Alpine Valley needs to know how many ski instructors to bring in. FPS Transportation has to line up bus drivers. We have to get a head count and line up chaperones. All of this takes time . . . and we have day jobs! That's why we tell everyone who calls the school on Thursday, and begs to get our cell phone and home phone numbers, that we can't add them to the trip. Save yourself a phone call. The store opens on Sunday every week. You have 4 days to get your order in for the week.
Q. It's past 8pm Wednesday night, the store is closed and I didn't get my student signed up. What can I do?
Q. I put a note in with my order regarding . . . . and did not hear back from anyone. What's up with that?