We are a group of Hostelling International (HI) members who enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing.
There are a few things we'd like to note:
New meetup members are welcome to participate in a couple activities without having an HI membership, but beyond that we require that you have a membership. You can either purchase an annual membership, which currently runs $35 - good till March 31, 2015 - or many of us have purchases life memberships which currently cost $175.
All participants must sign a waiver prior to going on a group activity. These can be found at More/Files/Hogs Release of Liability. Please fill this out annually and fax to 604-684-7181 or hand it in to your Trip Leaders who will forward it to HI head office.
Most, if not all, Trip Leaders will want to speak with you prior to the activity to ensure that you are capable of participating in the event and are adequately prepared. Safety is of primary importance so please do not be offended by these enquiries. After the Leaders get to know you, this will not be necessary.
Again, welcome to all. We look forward to getting to know you and welcome your ideas to improve the group activities.