The club membership runs from June 1st to May 31st the following year.
New Members: We offer a promotional 2 months of membership, for new members applying as early as April 1st prior to the start of our membership term. We presently do not offer discount memberships for family/children.
Renewing/Expiring Memberships: Existing members should renew prior to the beginning of the new membership term to continue their membership. Presently we do not offer discounts for renewals. If one allows their membership to expire, they will continue to get "E-Mail Blasts" (the way in which the club announces events) through September 1st following the prior membership term. NOTE: Those who have let their membership expire, may NOT continue to get direct email notices.
Membership Application Form
There are (2) formats the club application is available in: Generic PDF format, and Digitally Signable PDF. The headings of the bullet points are hypertext links to gain access to the specific formatted application.
Membership fee ($50) may be paid via a check or via Paypal by clicking or scanning the QR code below. Independent of which kind of application form you fill out, you need to make sure a signed copy of the application is sent in (with your check if paying by check or note of your paying via Paypal), to the Membership Chairperson at:
If you wish, you can scan in your signed application (or take a photo of it), and send the application scan/image in via email to "email@example.com", and pay with your financial institution's bill pay facility (so to avoid having to physically mail in the application and payment).
The club memberships are valid until from June 1st of the membership year, to May 31st of next year.
Rules and Policies
When one submits their application to the ski club, they agree to abide by the following guidelines/policies/rules (click on header to see details):
Use of any illegal substances on activities/trips organized by the trip are strictly prohibited and are grounds for losing ones membership immediately.
Smoking of any type of material (Tobacco, Marijuana) is prohibited at ALL functions and on all trips run by the club. This includes on all "group transportation". One can take legal "substances" on trips, but use of them must be restricted to areas outside the common areas shared by club members (i.e. outside at a pub, etc).
The use of recreational substances that are not "smoked" may be carried, but not utilized at any activity or Trip sponsored by the ski club; e.g. No tainted "brownies".
One may NOT bring pets on any activities or trips that the club runs involving a confined space (indoor or on forms of transportation), even if they are registered as support animals. This is due to the common areas in use, in which members may have allergies, etc. This rule does NOT apply to outdoor meetings and BBQs.
Trip deposits are a minimum of $150, including a $20 non-refundable administrative fee. Full payment for each trip is due and payable not less than 45 days prior to the trip departure. If a member cancels within the 30 days prior to departure no refund will be issued, except for the following reasons:
That all actual charges and fees can be refunded by the airline, travel company or agent and/or resort, then he or she is subject to a cancellation fee of 20 dollars plus an additional 30 dollar administration fee plus any other fees or cost incurred by the club .
If the canceling member is replaced on the trip, than he or she is subject to the 20 dollar fee plus an additional 30 dollar administration fee plus any other fees or cost incurred by the club.
If a trip goes full, a canceling member may request consideration for a partial refund from the North Island Snowdrifters Executive Board in writing within 14 days from the start of the trip. The Board may not grant a refund if a trip does not generate enough income to cover the trip.
If a canceling member finds a substitute who is able to accept the bed assignment and any monetary exchange is made outside the club, the substitution will not be considered a cancellation.
Any other consideration for a partial refund must be made in writing within 14 days from the start of the trip by writing the Travel Director and the North Island Snowdrifter’s Executive Board. As stated above the Board may not grant a refund if a trip does not generate enough income to cover the trip.
All money is due and payable in full, not less than 30 days prior to planned activity, unless a "pay at the door" - or similar - option has been explicitly offered. Sorry no refunds within 14 days of any activity.
To request consideration for a refund, write to:
The trip leader will inform everyone on the trip when the chartered bus will leave for San Diego from Mammoth Lakes which is usually 4:00 PM.
If severe weather conditions occur on the on the last day of the trip, the trip leader can make the make the decision to leave early if either of the following occurs:
If the bus has to leave early the trip leader must contact all of the people on the trip and inform them of the when the bus will leave Mammoth Lakes and where it will be located.
The bus shall not leave any trip participant behind, unless directed by Highway Patrol or other law enforcement agency.
In addition to the policies just discussed, it is understood that members of NorthIsland SnowDrifters will meet with the Constitution and Bylaws of the club, last updated and voted upon in 2009. These can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
The online version of the PDF application form can be filled out using any PDF Viewing/Editing program. If you don't have one on your computer you can download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the graphic below:
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