Registration for Ski Trip (Pay Deposit Online)

HSM Spring break ski trip


Who: Sr. High Students
What: Spring Break Ski Trip
When: March 14-20, 2020
Where: Lodging at Silver Cliff Ranch (Nathrop, CO)
             Skiing on Monarch Mountain
Cost: Early Bird  $690 through January 12, 2020; late rate of $790 starts on January 13, 2020


Trip cost includes: transportation, food/lodging at Silver Cliff Ranch, 4 day's of lift tickets and ski rental.


The trip cost does not include:

  • Meals on the road (approximately 7 fast food meals)
  • Snowboard rental (only experienced snowboarders) an additional $10/day.
  • Helmet rental (helmets are required), if you don't have one you can rent one for $20.
  • Snowboard rental fee and helmet rentals are due on 2/23/2020.


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Please read the important notes and dates below:

You will not have a spot on the trip until you have done all of the following:

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Complete the online emergency information (please check to be sure everything is current).
  3. Sign the  online HSM waiver(everyone will be required to sign a new release).
  4. Pay the $125 non-refundable deposit using a credit/debit card. If you choose this payment option make a note that the remaining balance will not be able to be paid online.

When all these steps are completed you will receive an email from Jane Hillis confirming your child has a secure spot. If you do not get an email within 4 business days, send Jane Hillis an email ( to be sure you have completed all the necessary steps. All steps need to be completed by January 12, 2020 to keep the early bird rate. Failure to complete all of the registration steps by this date will cause you to have to pay the extra $100 for the late rate.

Important Dates:

  • Final balance and all extra fees are due (extra fee's and balance will need to be paid in person) Sunday, 2/23/20.

  • Cash only starting Monday, 2/24/20

  • No refunds will be given after 2/23/20 ($125 deposit is not refundable)

  • Registration will close on 3/8/20.

HSM Trip Discipline

We want to have a great trip!  To ensure that it is a great trip, we will also take proper action if students put themselves or others in harm's way.

*Students will be flown home at parents’ expense if caught with…

  • Guns (or other weapons including fixed blade knives)
  • Drugs
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoking Accessories (including Vapes)
  • Alcohol
  • Entering a cabin assigned to the opposite gender
  • Physically harming another student or leader
  • Leaving camp property without staff permission 

**Students will receive at-camp discipline if…

  • Roaming camp property in groups smaller than specified by staff (varies by trip)
  • Vandalizing (buses, property, equipment, etc.)
  • Bullying or pranking
  • Leaving designated camper areas at camp (ask if you are unsure)
  • Being disrespectful to leaders 

Items that should not be on the trip and will be confiscated…

  • Laser pointer
  • Folding pocket knife
  • Energy drinks
  • Inappropriate or vulgar clothing or items 

* If a student commits one of these infractions on the last 24 hours of the trip, they will be not be allowed to attend HSM trips or retreats indefinitely. 

**If a student commits one of these infractions on the last 24 hours of the trip, they will need to complete 30 hours of community service at Hope before being allowed to sign up for another HSM trip or retreat.

THE REASON YOU HAVE IT DOESN’T MATTER: If you are caught with something on the trip, it does not matter why you have it.  Your reasoning will not affect our measures of discipline. 

SOMEONE IS GOING TO TELL US: If you are doing something wrong, someone is going to tell a staff person.  It is not the person’s fault for telling, it is your fault for the action or behavior. 

REASONABLE SUSPICION: When caught, many students lie.  Because of this, we will act on credible information that we receive.  When people are guilty, it is easy to find multiple agreeing sources. 

GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION: If you are with the group of people who are participating in something against the rules, you are setting yourself up to receive the same consequences for their actions.  Be smart

SUBSTANCE ADDICTION: If you can’t make it one week without a substance while you are on a church trip, there is a chance you are addicted to that substance.  Our staff will encourage treatment for you upon return.

Packing List

  • Ski clothes (it’s not an excuse to buy a new wardrobe—borrow stuff if possible or check out eBay)
  • Ski/snowboard helmet (new this year, helmets are mandatory for everyone)
  • Good sunglasses or goggles (if possible)
  • Ski hat
  • warm socks
  • waterproof ski gloves/mittens
  • Clothes to layer (plan for any weather…blizzard or warm weather)
  • Modest one piece bathing suit and beach towel for hot tub
  • Chap stick and sunscreen (with lots of SPF)
  • Re-fillable water bottle with your name on it (Nalgene type)
  • Bible and notebook
  • Pillow and light blanket for bus ride (bedding and bath towel are provided by Frontier Ranch)
  • Extra money (for 8 meals on the road, snacks, souvenirs, quarters for lockers at ski lodge)

What not to bring:

  • Any destructive materials (shaving cream, water balloons, Sharpies, etc.) The property managers will send you home if these things are found.
  • This is a “practical joke-free” trip.
  • weapons of any kind
  • fireworks
  • alcohol
  • Smoking paraphernalia of any kind
  • tabaco products
  • drugs
    Students will be sent home at their parents’ expense if these rules are broken.

Miscellaneous but important information:

  • We will do our best to send reminders but it is up to you to keep track of the important dates.
  • After the deposit is paid you have the option to make payments up until the balance due date of 2/10/19. It can really help to break the trip down into smaller payments.
  • If you would like to help with a scholarship for another student contact Jane Hillis. 

Emergency Contact Numbers:

Emily Holloway 901-857-8577

Ben Glisson 901-825-6528

Jane Hillis 901-507-1898

Silver Cliff Ranch 512-694-8418


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