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Ski Day Information

Ski Day Information HEY Ski Days for 2024 season are as follows:

January 8, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 2
March 4, 11, 18, 25 (weather permitting)

**Payment DEADLINE is the Thursday before each date


Homeschool Group Rates

Package Option for Students Ages 7-17

  • Lift, Ski/Snowboard Rental & Helmet = $30

*Adults cannot receive a package price*

Individual Items

 Student Ages 7-18:

  • Lift Only $20
  • Rental Only $12

Adults Ages 18+: (If youre a college student, you can receive a lift for $39 at the GR front desk Mon-Thurs)

  • Lift Only: $45
  • Rental : $36

Children 0-6:

  • Lift: Free 
  • Rental: $12

**When purchasing, you must list ALL names of participants in notes. Waivers will be emailed to your from GR and they have to be matched before we can receive approval for our group. You should receive a waiver email from GR (typically Friday afternoon) for EACH PARTICIPANT that will contain a unique link for your waiver. This electronic waiver is good for the whole season. Paper rental waivers are still required for each visit.

All payments must be made through the website. For Ski Days, the deadline is midnight the Thursday before. This is to allow time for all waivers to be verified by Giants Ridge. Payments can be made by clicking on the "Payment" link on the left in the black menu bar. Due to the new system, late payments/add-ons cannot be accepted and the lift tickets/rentals are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

**Please note that HEY has the right to use funds collected by rounding up ski day prices to offset the cost of transaction fees incurred by using the credit card processing company.


General Information

Payment must be made through the HEY website by the Thursday before each date.  Home | Home Educators and Youth (

Please arrive between 9:00 and 10:30 to collect your tickets from Stephanie Maki. Her number is 218-780-3351. Please meet her in the main chalet on the second floor. Stephanie will be at a table near the top of the stairs. 

The skiing hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or until Giants Ridge closes for the day. 

Cancellations have to be made by 7:30 a.m. on the ski day.  In order to cancel, you must text Stephanie at (218)780-3351, or call and leave a message.  If you cancel after 7:30 a.m. and the tickets have been purchased, you are must attempt to settle this with GR. We cannot transfer lift tickets to another person anymore due to how they are processsed. 

  • In order to receive a refund of canceled tickets, our group must still have more than 15 skiers. This is the only way we can receive our group rate. 




1. Belongings may not be left on the tables in the main chalet if you are not at the table.  They must be lined along the walls.

2. No swearing, rude talk, unkind teasing, pushing, shoving, etc. Please act with kindness toward all. If you see someone who needs help, be helpful.

3. A parent must be present on a ski day. If a parent can’t be present, then another parent must be there and responsible for your children. 

4. Follow all of Giants Ridge’s rules such as 

a) No “bombing” the hills. Bombing the hills is going straight down the hills with your arms tucked. 

b) Always ski under control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. People ahead of you have the right of way - it’s up to you to avoid them.

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

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

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

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

g) Nobody should ski or snowboard up to someone else and spray them with snow. These irresponsible behaviors can cause accidents and make the skiing experience unpleasant for others.

5. Absolutely no bouncing or swinging on the chairlift, no dropping skis from the lift, no striking the lift towers with poles or skis, etc. Swinging or bouncing the chairlift can cause the chair to fall off. If you do any of these things, you will be disqualified from the next ski day and will have your pass taken away by the ski patrol for that day.

6. Always be aware of other people around you. There are always many young and inexperienced skiers on the hills with you. Please be considerate and watch out for them.

7. Please ask your students to not leave their equipment laying on the ground beside the racks. They must pick up their equipment and use the racks when taking a break.