Craigleith Ski Club: Membership Video

Membership

Craigleith Ski Club is known for its friendly, family atmosphere. It truly is a community of family and friends, with many three or four generation families enjoying their winters here. The Club prides itself on excellent on hill conditions, thanks to state of the art snowmaking technology and top of the line grooming. There’s plenty of terrain to enjoy, and excellent lifts to keep everyone moving! Both on and off hill programs offer plenty of fun and engagement for all age levels. Our members are our best ambassadors, and many have introduced the Club to their friends.

We offer several Membership options including annual (one year trial) membership, family membership, senior and single membership.

In addition, Craigleith offers two membership programs for children of family members to advance to their own membership – the Intermediate Members Advancing Program and the Early Bird Program. These programs help ensure the Club retains its family tradition with multi-generational members.

Applications for new Membership require two letters of introduction from current Craigleith members. All applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee, and Membership will be granted based on limited availability.

Cindy Brown
membership@craigleith.com
705 445 3847 ext 226

Our Member Services Administrator is pleased to assist with the application process and answer any questions.

Memberships

Annual

Try out the Club before committing to a full Membership; once you have completed the application process, you can sign up for an Annual Membership for a maximum of one season (based on availability). A surcharge and annual dues must be paid before the Annual Membership is granted, and program and facility costs are charged additionally, as consumed. Please contact membership@craigleith.com for details.

Initiation fee: Surcharge is $1,000 + HST (which will be applied to initiation fee upon joining as full members), plus annual dues as required and program / facility costs, as consumed.

Family

Ski with the kids all winter, every winter. Your Family Membership will be valid once you have paid your initiation fee, annual dues, program registrations and any facility costs incurred. Children of Family Members can become voting Members of the Club at the age of 30 at a reduced fee, based on age and a percentage of the initiation.

Initiation fee: $38,000 + HST plus annual dues as required and program / facility costs, as consumed.

Single

A Single Membership offers the same privileges as a Family Membership, following payment of the initiation fee, annual dues, programs and any facility costs incurred. However, single Members cannot designate family Members as badge holders and do not have the option to advance children to voting Membership. Single Members can convert to Family Membership upon payment of the required initiation fee.

Initiation fee: $25,500 + HST plus annual dues as required and program / facility costs, as consumed.

Senior

If you’re over 60, join the club! A Senior Membership is a great chance to hit the hills on a regular basis, and offers individuals and couples great outdoor and social opportunities. A Senior Member has the same privileges as a Family Member, except for the right to designate children as badge holders. Children of Senior Members are not eligible to advance to Family Membership.

Initiation fee: $12,000 + HST for a couple, $8,000 + HST for single, plus annual dues as required and program / facility costs, as consumed.

Intermediate Members Advancing Program

The Intermediate member advancing program is designed to offer membership opportunities to members between the ages of 30 and 40, whose parent(s) are current Family Members of the Club.

The initiation fee structure for Intermediate members advancing to Family Membership is calculated at 15% of the Club’s current full member initiation fee for ages 30 to 35 then the fee is escalated by 5% per year to 40% at age 40.

The initiation fee structure is set out below:

Age of Advancement
% of Current New Member Initiation Fee
Fee based on $38,000
(All rates subject to HST)
30
15%
$5,700
31
15%
$5,700
32
15%
$5,700
33
15%
$5,700
34
15%
$5,700
35
15%
$5,700
36
20%
$7,600
37
25%
$9,500
38
30%
$11,400
39
35%
$13,300
40
40%
$15,200

Payment of the initiation fee for advancing Intermediates is payable interest free in equal installments up to the age of 40. For example, a person joining at age 30 has ten (10) years to make equal payments; a person joining at age 35 has five (5) years to make equal payments.

Initiation Credit for Instructors, Coaches, Race Crew and Ski Patrol Employees

An initiation credit program is offered to the Intermediate members working in Snow School or Racing or volunteering with Race Crew or Ski Patrol. These employees / volunteers receive an incentive of 5% of the Intermediate initiation fee (based on age) per year worked toward their joining fee, to a maximum of 50%.

This incentive is available to Intermediate members who are not yet full Family members but have worked, or will in the future work for the Club (prior to advancing to Family membership).

  • Annually fulfill the obligations of employment or volunteer service:
    • Snow School / Racing – the employment terms outlined by the Snow School Director / Head Coach and accepted by the employee at the start of the season, including a minimum of 20 hours of employment each season
    • Race Crew / Patrol – the volunteer time commitment outlined by the Club and accepted by the volunteer at the start of the season
  • For Snow School and Racing, the calculation of the credit will be confirmed via payroll records
  • For Ski Patrol and Race Crew, verification of commitment fulfilled via electronic time and attendance records and/or confirmation from Ski Patrol leader and Race Crew leader
  • The Club will honour retroactive service credits up to and including the 2004/05 season
  • There are no consecutive years of employment required to retain retroactive credits
  • Payment terms are on the same basis as the Intermediate initiation fee without employee credits

Annual Dues

The annual dues for those between the ages of 30 and 40 (including spouse or special friend), based on 2017/18 rates and subject to change, are:

Age
2017/18 Annual Dues
2017/18 Spouse or Special Friend Annual Dues
% of Current Annual Dues
30
$920
$540
50%
31
$920
$540
50%
32
$920
$540
50%
33
$920
$540
50%
34
$920
$540
50%
35
$920
$540
50%
36
$1840
$1070
100%
37
$1840
$1070
100%
38
$1840
$1070
100%
39
$1840
$1070
100%
40
$1840
$1070
100%

Note: These rates apply to those who have Advanced to Family Membership and those who remain under their parents’ membership with active status.

New members who were not Intermediates but have joined the Club and are under 36 will pay annual dues according to the same schedule above. All rates are subject to HST.

Early Bird Program

We are pleased to offer the details for the Club’s “Early Bird” membership program – an excellent membership option that offers members the opportunity to purchase their child(ren)’s Family Membership at a discounted initiation fee.

The rates for the Early Bird program:

  • Are based on the initiation fee for an advancing Intermediate at age 30 of $5,700
  • Are payable in one lump sum
  • Use a present value rate that is three (3) times the current (Long Term Canada bond) rate, up to a maximum of 8%. The current rate is 1.75% and at three times the current bond rate equals 5.25% (chart below)
1
$1,293
2
$1,360
3
$1,432
4
$1,507
5
$1,586
6
$1,669
7
$1,757
8
$1,849
9
$1,946
10
$2,048
11
$2,156
12
$2,269
13
$2,388
14
$2,514
15
$2,646
16
$2,785
17
$2,931
18
$3,085
19
$3,247
20
$3,417
21
$3,596
22
$3,785
23
$3,984
24
$4,193
25
$4,413
26
$4,645
27
$4,889
28
$5,146
29
$5,416
30
$5,700
Additional Details:
  • Under the Early Bird program, the Intermediate member would advance to Family membership automatically at age 30. It should be noted that those who become Family members under the Early Bird program will enjoy the benefit of reduced annual dues to age 35 and would also qualify for the Inactive status option including the waived Inactive fee for members 30 to 35 years of age
  • Age is calculated as of December 31, and within the fiscal year (ending April 30)
  • Payment of the Early Bird membership does not entitle the parents to any credits or refunds should their child not advance to Family membership by age 30
  • Employee credits are not applicable to Early Bird fees
  • If initiation fees are reduced in the future, enrollment in the Early Bird program does not entitle the parents or enrolled children to any credits to reflect lost “expectations” vis a vis what the Early Bird payment was based on and the changed actual initiation fees
  • Parent(s) who purchase the Early Bird membership for their child(ren) must retain their Family Membership in good standing up until the time each child advances to his/her own Family Membership