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General FAQs

 

Is BSSC a singles club?
No, but it’s a great way to meet people!  Although the majority of our members are single, BSSC is a lot more than a singles club.  BSSC events are organized so that our participants have an opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and with events in sports, skiing, travel and social, there is something for everyone. With all the opportunities to meet people, many friendships and marriages have “happened”. 

 

Why is BSSC better than some of these other leagues and organizations in the area?
Boston Ski & Sports Club has been orchestrating leagues and activities for active adults in great Boston since 1965.  BSSC began as a ski club and has grown to become the largest, full-service recreation organization in New England.  With a full-time staff of 14, BSSC is solely dedicated to the creation and servicing of thousands of recreational events per year.  With annual registrations totaling over 35K, BSSC remains the biggest and the best way to play in Boston.

 

What is the age/demographic of the average BSSC participant?
BSSC services over 30K participants annually in the greater Boston area.  Members and participants are young, socially active professionals, and evenly split between men and women. Most BSSC participants are 24 – 42 years of age, with a median age of 33 years old.  Different events attract slightly different age groups and genders.

 

Do I have to be a BSSC member to participate in activities?
No, but as a member you receive membership rates – a savings of $5 to $40 per activity. BSSC members also have access to discounts in the Member Benefits Program which is a growing list (now 40+) of retail stores, health clubs, services and more.  Membership is only $65 a year for all theses great savings. Members who keep their membership active can renew for only $50 per year.

 

I don't live in Boston, is that okay?
Of course it is okay!  In fact we have members from Maine to Rhode Island.  While many activities do take place in the greater Boston area, members from all over New England join us when they are in town or on our trips which take place all over New England and the world!

 

Do I have to pre-register for an activity or can I just show up?
For most events you must pre-register, as there is limited space.  For large parties and cruises you can usually buy tickets at the door (they are more expensive), but you should call BSSC on the day of the event to be certain it is not sold-out. Pick up volleyball has no pre-registration, although there is a capacity limit, so if you show up late you may be closed out.

 

How early do I need to sign up for events, trips, leagues?
It really depends on the activity.  Some with limited space sell out within days of being advertised; others are available on the day of the event. Keep in mind that many sports teams fill up quickly, some day ski trips get cancelled mid-week due to low registrations and often airline tickets are released months before the trip leaves, so register early so you don’t miss out.  Please sign up as soon as you are certain you can go and also be sure to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy prior to registration.

 

How can I find out about upcoming activities?
The BSSC.com website is updated daily and is an excellent source for up-to-date information.  You can also sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter, The BSSC Playbook, or subscribe for e-mails about certain events through "eupdates.”

 

How do I register for a league or activity?
 

    Online:  Simply click on the Register link on the league/activity page and submit the form.  Some activities, due to availability or special information, are not available online.
    Phone:  Call 617-789-4070 and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager.
    Fax:  Print the appropriate registration form and fax to 617-744-5479.
    Mail:  Print the appropriate registration form and mail to BSSC, 51 Water Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

     

Is the BSSC website secure?
We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information.  Current security includes the use of a 128 bit shared SSL with a certificate issued by Comodo Class 3 Security Services Certification Authority. 

 

What are your office hours?
The BSSC office is open Monday-Friday from 9AM - 5PM, and the
Emergency After Hours Hotline is 617-462-8844.

 

How do I become a member?
Joining the club is easy.  You can mail a completed membership registration form with a check made payable to: Boston Ski & Sports Club.  You can call BSSC at 617-789-4070 with a Visa or Mastercard, or you complete the online registration form in the Membership section of our website.


What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation policies vary by the type of activity.  Please see our policies for complete information.

 
Social FAQs

 

How old are the people who attend and what is the male/female ratio?
Each activity draws a slightly different age demographic, but the majority of our social participants are ages 24-42.  The male/female ratio at any given event can vary, but BSSC strives to keep the ratios even.

 

What if I want to go to a party and don’t know anyone?
That’s why we’re here!  BSSC makes it easy to meet people.  BSSC social events are always staffed by friendly people and organized to make it easy for you to meet others.

 

Can I pay when I get there?
It is strongly recommend that you pre-register for every event, as many events sell out, some events require a guest list in advance and often prices can cost more at the door.

 

 

Adventure FAQs

 

Do I need certain gear to participate?
Some activities do require specific equipment or clothing to participate.  On a bike ride, you will need a bike & helmet.  On a rock climbing adventure, participants are required to have appropriate footwear. All necessary requirements will be clearly outlined on the activity page and confirmation.

 

Do I need prior experience to participate?
The majority of BSSC activities are open to participants with all levels of experience.  If a specific ski is required, it will be noted on the activity page and confirmation.

 

How physically fit do I need to be?
Each activity indicates a skill level and information regarding the terrain, duration of the activity, etc.  You should use this information to decide if you are physically able to participate in the activity. Before registering for any BSSC adventure, you should be aware of your own physical capabilities and endurance.