2020-2021 Trip Line-up
COVID-19 has resulted in a lot of uncertainty in the travel industry. Here are the actions we’re taking:
If you did not choose Single Supplement, please be sure that you have found yourself a roommate. If you are uncertain or change your mind, you can cancel yourself from this Priority List and you may register at a later date. To cancel, click on your name next to the Search field, select View Profile, select My event registrations, click on the event, select Already Registered and then click on Cancel Registration.
Click the links under the "Destination" column, and it will re-direct you to the registration page.
**For later in the season bus trips - Eastern Townships Mid week and Mont St. Anne - we are delaying collecting registration fee/deposit until early January.
How do I REGISTER FOR A TRIP?Registration for all NTSC trips will be done online and consists of 4 steps. Please note, you are purchasing a trip from a Tour Operator, NOT NTSC.
Sign-up for the priority list
Oct. 17th, 2020!
A Priority List allows members to indicate their interest in a trip. Register yourself plus your roommate in a double room. Popular trips can sell out within a minute or two of going on sale, so make sure you set the date in your calendar and be ready! NTSC will assign trip spots based on the order of signup, with the exception of keeping couples/pre-selected roommate, matching the gender of roommates with no preferred roommate, and accommodating single room requests.
NEW for 2020/2021 - we are allowing sign up with a friend!
Joining the Priority List is free and minimal information will be required. At this stage you are not guaranteed a spot on the trip.
Air trips go on sale at 9:00am
Bus trips go on sale at 10:00am
Trip Registration with NTSC
If you have secured a spot based on your position on the Priority List, you will receive an email invitation with further instructions to complete your registration within a deadline. That invitation contains a link to a private ntsc.ca page along with a code to continue with the detailed registration process.
Instructions vary depending on the type of trip (bus or flight) but will start with a request to pay a registration fee to NTSC ($25 for bus trips; $40 for week long trips). This fee is non-refundable, and the only fee that goes towards the Club to fund administration costs.
Register with Tour Operator and pay deposit
Please ensure that the information you provided in Step 2 is accurate as this information is used to help secure your spot! It is the members responsibility to pay any fees incurred for any incorrect information provided. The Tour Operator can provide insurance quotes, and will collect payments directly.
Air Trips: NTSC will provide the Tour Operator with the information you have provided in Step 2.
Bus Trips: The Tour Operator requires members to provide information directly through their own sign-up page. Unlike Air flights, bus trip payments must be made in full at this time.
You are not fully registered until the Tour Operator receives your deposit and final payment!
Pay remaining balance to Tour Operator
You must be aware of Tour Operator final payment dates, which are posted on the ntsc.ca web page. Be aware of whether your credit card will be automatically debited or whether you need to proactively sent an electronic payment to the Tour Operator.
Travel Insurance Info
COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainties for our future travels. It is highly recommended for an NTSC member to purchase travel insurance, either through our Tour Operators or another 3rd party provider. We’d hate to see your hard-earned money go to waste if a trip is canceled or something unexpected comes up and you aren’t able to attend. Here we have summarized options provided by our Tour Operator and refund scenarios.
If you choose not to purchase any travel insurance, there is no obligation from the Tour operator to provide refunds. Please protect yourself!
Cancel For any Reason (CFAR) Insurance:
Policy PDF Document
The Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) coverage is a “top up” to a policy purchased through SkiCan insurance provider Allianz. Cancel For Any Reason coverage must be purchased at the time of booking your trip.
The main benefit to the CFAR coverage would be if someone gets “cold feet” prior to departure without any Travel Advisories or resort closures in place.
If you cancel your trip for any reason other than a Covered Reason, the insurer will reimburse you:
Someone who purchases a Comprehensive Plan (Trip Cancellation/Interruption) can add the CFAR coverage which is an additional 17% on top of the insurance cost.
There are several combinations of coverages to select from – which include Trip Cancellation & Interruption Coverage and Emergency Hospital & Medical Coverage. Speak to SkiCan or Alliance for best coverage for you.
Covered Benefits are listed on page 7 of insurance policy
Covered Reasons are listed on page 8 of insurance policy
Call Allianz’s Customer Support to assist with specific questions 1-800-379-9628. Mention you are booking a Skican holiday (Agency #2451).
Depending on the situation for cancelation, as well as your personal insurance coverage purchased, refunds may or may not be reimbursed if a trip is interrupted or canceled. The Tour Operator will only cancel a trip under a Level 3 or higher Travel Advisory. Each level can be summarized as the following:
COVID-19 updates and practices:
Resorts are advising that skiers and snowboarders will have to wear masks on lifts and gondolas and when indoors and physical distancing will be encouraged by removing tables and chairs in bars and restaurants. They are vowing more frequent cleaning and sanitizing. Please follow links below for the resorts latest information.
Air Canada has provided an excellent site providing detailed information on their industry-leading program committed to end-to-end health and safety protocols.
COVID-19 Bus procedures
Please see the PDF document for procedures for bus trips which has been provided by Express Tours, our bus Tour Operator.
SkiCan has been offering informative dockside chats covering a variety of issues relating to 20/21 Winter Covid-19 Safety Protocols at resorts across the country. Sign up for their upcoming chats by visiting their website. Check out these past informative videos:
1) Cancel for Any Reason Insurance. https://vimeo.com/460268790
2) Air Canada and various resorts https://vimeo.com/440378207
NTSC Travel Policy's
In addition to complying with the NTSC Code of Conduct and Waiver (agreed to as part of NTSC membership registration), by completing a trip online registration, you are agreeing to the NTSC Charter Code of Conduct and waiving certain legal rights.
Acknowledgment NTSC is not a Travel Agent:
I acknowledge that NTSC is not acting as a travel agent, travel retailer or travel wholesaler within the meaning of the Travel Industry Act, 2002, as amended and that neither I nor any funds that I may pay or have paid to NTSC are protected by said Act, and that any recourse lies with the Trip Provider.
Adherence to NTSC By-laws and Trip Cancellation Policy:
I certify that I have read, understood and agree to abide by the By-laws of NTSC. I understand that payments made for trips or activities to the Trip Provider may not be refundable, in whole or in part, and that all payments made to the Trip Provider will be handled in accordance with the Trip Cancellation Policy for the trip.
NTSC is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, regardless of the Destination of the Charter Trip.
All participants on an NTSC Charter Trip have accepted and must act in accordance with this Charters Code of Conduct.
SkiCan has also done a Dockside Chat in July bringing together key players from western ski resorts as well as airline companies. A comprehensive Q&A list can be found Here, or you can watch the recording Here