Ski Club Information

2019 Season

Karrer Ski Club Advisor: Kristi Jerger

Ski Club Chaperones: Bob Cine & Patrick Schafer

We are going to Mad River Mountain 1000 Snow Valley Rd., Zanesfield, Oh 43360 Ph: 800.231.7669

*Parents & Students Should Sign up for Remind: Text this code @4f8g4 in a message to 81010 

SKI Club Dates, Tuesdays-

January 8th

January 15th

January 22rd

January 29th

February 5th

February 12th  

All trips are weather permitting. If school is open and MRM is open we will go. If school is closed or after-school activities are canceled we will not go and schedule a makeup. Make Up Dates: February 19, 29, March 5, 12

What do you need to do:

  1. All Ski Club forms can be found here:                Forms need to be turned into Mrs. Jerger in room 246 in the 8th grade hallway. Make sure  medical authorization form is notarized. 

  2. Bus Fee: The Middle School portion for joining the Ski Club is paid to your school.  Dues cover Ski Club activities and riding the bus. Ski Club dues are $145. Checks payable to your school: Karrer Middle School. Please put skier’s name on the check memo. 

*Deadline to turn in forms is Friday, December 7, 2018 ***No Cash is accepted.***Dues are     non-refundable!

   3.  Mad River Mountain Purchases Are Made Online. Go to and click

       “Ski Club Login”  Club Name: karrer  Password: karms4131

    (You can get the group discount rate for other family members by purchasing online at this time)

  1. Click on Go Shopping. Select a Category. The Club Card will work for all ages of middle school students. For the season pass be sure to choose the junior or adult pass based on your child’s age.

  2. Select a product (there will only be one) then make selections if desired in the Product Options section, such as equipment rentals. Lessons: are included on the Club Card, optional on a season pass.

  3. Click Add To Cart, then Check Out. Complete check out. You will receive an email confirmation. Mr. Murphy will submit student yearbook photos for all students. Print your receipt or save the email for confirmation if needed.

“ONCE A WEEK” SKI PASSES are issued to the students each week as they get off the buses and collected when they re-board the buses for the return trip. If a skier is not able to participate on a given day, the ski pass cannot be sold or given to another skier.

*Deadline for ONLINE PURCHASES for Mad River is Friday, December 14, 2018. After that only paper forms will be accepted.

We will leave school at 3:25 on a Lakefront bus and arrive back between 9:30pm and 9:45pm. Parents should be waiting for students at 9:30pm, in the front parking lot. Do not block the bus lane! Parents-please be on time when picking your child up when we return. A chaperone must stay with your child until you get there so your promptness is appreciated to get our chaperones home to their family. Your child is encouraged to text you when we leave MRM. Sign up for remind to get updates of our arrival

Equipment Drop Off

Ski Club Equipment storage is in the music room. Get here early to drop off your equipment and still have time to be in 1st period on time before school. IF you have ski equipment, your parents must bring you to school on Tuesdays.  Please be careful when dropping off equipment into the stack. Stack neatly. If a teacher is not there to help, 8th graders should stay and help as needed. Be positive role models.   

After school

Please get your equipment and change as quickly as possible or wait until we get there to change.  We will load the Ski Club Busses out front after school buses leave. We will be leaving by 3:30 at the latest. Do NOT leave anything in the school that you will need when you get back as you cannot get back into the building.  If you are not at the busses by 3:25, we will leave without you.

Bus Expectations

1. Stay in seat and keep volume at a reasonable level.

2. Be respectful of the bus, and others around you, they may be working on homework.  Please work on homework on the bus ride up.

3. NO SKI BOOTS allowed on the bus, Snowboard boots are okay.

4. Food or Drink is at the discretion of the individual bus driver & must be nut-free.

Mad River Mountain Expectations

1. Follow the Responsibility Code, and all School Rules:

Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.

Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, & unload safely.

2. Please be off the Mountain by 8:50 and on the bus by 9:00pm.  We aim to be pulling out of the parking lot at 9:05pm.


Kids are responsible for their own food.  They can buy at Mad River. Most kids usually spend $10-$15 for dinner, drinks and snacks.  Kids may also pack if they prefer. It is a good idea to pack a snack for the way to Mad River (nut-free).

Personal Items and Equipment

Kids are responsible for their own stuff. Dublin City Schools and Mad River Mountain are not responsible for lost or stolen items. There are lost and found bins at Mad River Mountain, and Karrer. Bus chaperones will hold all items until the next week if found on the bus (trying to return that night). It is amazing how many items are lost each year because students do not keep track of their items! Lockers are available so bring quarters if you want to use them.

Helpful information

-Students can and should take advantage of lessons included with their ski passes. There are lessons on the hour and announced over the intercom for both skiers and boarders.  There are various different class levels. These are highly suggested, especially for beginners. Classes start by ski rental building.

-Label ski equipment, hats, gloves, etc.

-Text your parents as we get off of the Post Rd exit so they can be at the school quickly to pick you up.

-Be on your best behavior. You represent Karrer MS and your families.

-Be careful. Follow rules. Have fun!

-Dublin chaperones and/or Mr. Murphy will be in the lower level of the lodge by the fireplace or on the hill. For emergencies tell a MRM employee, Ski Patrol or a chaperone. Do NOT call 911.

-Students must report to Ski Patrol if they are hurt. Do NOT wait until it is time to leave. Ski Patrol will contact Mr. Murphy and Karrer chaperones. You will be notified by phone if there is an injury that needs further attention or if your child has been treated so please make sure you gave the correct emergency #s and have your phone with you Ski Club night (just in case).

*If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Jerger at

*Please do not drop off or pick up your child at Mad River without contacting me in writing. Thank you for your help in keeping your child’s safety a priority.

Secure Your Gear

  • Students are responsible for their own clothing. Please label all personal equipment and clothing with your name. Many gear bags look the same... and were bought at the same places. :-)

  • Students can leave extra clothing and backpacks on the bus but they will not have access to those items while we are on the slopes.

  • There will be free cubbies in the lodge where students can leave items unattended.

  • Students can can lock valuables in pay lockers in the rental building and lodge. They are $5.00 for small and $8.00 for large. These have unlimited in/out privileges for the night. Share one with friends!

  • HELMETS Students need to wear helmets. They are relatively cheap compared to the alternative. They can be rented weekly from MRM for $10 per trip. They can also be purchased for about the same amount, and you get the same helmet each time, and you own it. Nice.


Try not to wear cotton (jeans) as they absorb water

Try to wear:

Polypropylene               Polar fleece

Long underwear            Turtleneck

Warm socks                     Waterproof gloves

Water repellent ski pants        Water repellent jacket


Snack for after school

Packed dinner or money for dinner

Dollars for locker rental

Extra dry clothes for the ride home.

Colorado MTN SportsColorado MTN Sports4445 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026. 614-459-6666

Aspen Ski and Board Co. (ASBCO) 1170 E Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. 614-848-6600

They both have great deals and prices on all types of pants, coats, gloves, helmets, goggles, gear bags,    etc. Click the store names for their special packages.

When preparing for trips: check multiple times you have all items. It’s very tough to “fix” arriving at MRM without a coat... or gloves... or pants...

Mad River Black Friday Gift Card Sale : Actually all weekend. Can be used for anything except Club pass purchases.

Thank you and we look forward to another ski season!  Let it snow!

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