Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club - Great People, Great Racers since 1929

Last Updated 31-May-2018

Membership Overview & Fees

Welcome new, prospective and returning members!

Grouse Tyee's motto is Great People, Great Racers.

We are an alpine ski club based on Grouse Mountain, minutes from Vancouver BC. We have about 150 member families who participate year-round within a fun, positive, and social network that supports our athletes, our coaches and alpine skiing.

Because of the commitment and enthusiasm of our members, Tyee has grown to be the biggest alpine ski club in BC. In 2009 we were Alpine Canada's "Club of the Year", and in 2008 we won BC Alpine's "Best Club Development Award".

By joining Tyee for the coming season(s), you are buying into a parent-participation community club; one that is run by members, for members and their kids! Club membership benefits include an opportunity to participate in all of Tyee's on- and off-snow social events, race organization, use of the Tyee cabin on Grouse Mountain, and of course eligibility for the Tyee ski development Programs.

If you have not already done so, please be sure to read about:

Members are responsible for buying their own equipment, clothing, and ski passes or lift tickets.

Grouse Mountain Resort, our home mountain and a Platinum Sponsor of the Club, very generously extends its Y2Play pass rates to our new members in the fall. Returning members should renew their Y2Play passes during the mountain's regular sale in the spring.

All member families are eligible to apply for the Grouse Mountain Family Summer Skyride pass. If you wish to apply, contact Sponsorship Committee at sponsorship@grousetyee.com or fundraising@grousetyee.com. Please request a summer pass only if you will use it: all remaining passes go into the sponsorship packages that make our programs more affordable. New and prospective members should note that their first possible summer pass would start at the end of their first ski season with the Club.

The Tyee Year

Here is a brief overview of the Club's activities:

June
  • Membership renewal
  • New Member registration
  • Summer Dryland starts
July
  • Summer Camp, Whistler
August
  • Tyee holiday!
September
  • Welcome Back BBQ and Equipment Swap
  • Fall Dryland starts
October
  • Program Registration
  • Program Information Nights
November
  • Silent Auction
  • Fall Camp, Sun Peaks (U12, U14, U16, U18/VST)
December
  • Pre-Christmas Camp, Grouse (U12, U14, U16)
  • Post-Christmas Camp, Grouse (U12, U14, U16)
  • Club Race, Grouse (for all, for fun)
January
  • U8 and U10 start, Grouse
  • Skiing and Racing
  • Program Socials
February
  • Skiing and Racing
March
  • Skiing and Racing
  • Nancy Greene Ski League Festival, Sun Peaks
April
  • Tyee Day
  • Spring Ski Days, Whistler
May
  • Spring Ski Days, Blackcomb
  • Spring Camp, Blackcomb
  • Tyee AGM

 

Tyee Membership Structure and Fees, 2018-19 Season

Type Who Buys  Fee
Earlybird Family Returning families (during renewal period only)  $280

Family 

All other families  $360

VASS

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) per racer

$65

Single Adult Individual adults  $65
Affiliate VST racers with paid membership at one of the other local clubs  $0
Alumni Tyee alumni (with pre-approval of the Board)  $0
Honorary Other guests (with pre-approval of the Board)  $0

 

  • Every family who will enrol one or more kids in a Tyee ski program must buy a Family type membership. This includes single-parent families, families with parents who are Tyee alumni, and families with parents who coach for Tyee.
  • A fundraiser ($50) is included in Family memberships.
  • In addition to Club membership, you must buy BC Alpine membership and insurance for every family member who will take part in the club. This includes parents and siblings who will attend social activities, help on the mountain and at races, volunteer in other ways, etc. Only insured members can register for programs or events (including social events), use the Tyee cabin, take advantage of discounts offered by our sponsors, and order club-priced ski apparel.
  • Each family MUST insure at least one parent. This is a BC Alpine requirement.
  • Membership and insurance fees are totally non-refundable. Please see our Payment Terms and Conditions for more information.

 

BC Alpine Membership, Insurance and Fees (2017-18 Season Rates) - Rates for 2018-19 to be confirmed

 

Category Name Who For Ages  Fee
EL Entry Level U8, U10, U12  5-11  $78
NC National Competitor Card U14, U16  12-15  $144
FIS-A FIS-Alpine U18, VST  16-99 as per BCA
GM General Member

Parents,
Siblings 5+ not enrolling in programs,
Technical Delegates and Race Officials,
Individual adults.

 5-99  $21
CO Coach Tyee coaches  15-99  $21

 

* Note that BC Alpine categories are based on year of birth rather than on the age when the insurance is bought. For more information, please see the BC Alpine website.

* The fees posted here are slightly higher than those on BC Alpine, because ours include the online processing fees we incur.


Program fees are in addition to membership and insurance and vary by design and cost depending on age. Please see our Program Overview for more information. 

For instructions on how to renew or register, please visit our Registration page.

If you have any questions about membership or insurance, please read our FAQ page or email membership@grousetyee.com.