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PSC 2017 - 2018 Trip Schedule

Our 2017-2018 trips are available for signups as shown below. Prices, status, and trip details are current as of 11/14/17.

Many trips suffer some cancellations, sometimes just a few days before departure. If we can't confirm you on a trip immediately, consider getting on the waiting list. Send the trip leader a deposit check to hold onto so we can confirm you quickly if a spot opens up. We won't cash your check until we can confirm you on the trip and you confirm that you still want to go.

Before signing up for a trip, please review General Trip Information, Trip Signup Policies and Trip Insurance. Be sure to read the Trip Details and, if available, the Trip Flyer, which display below the Sign Up button. The flyers are in PDF format. If you are not familiar with Acrobat, see working with the Trip Flyer (PDF).

Note on trips to Vail Resorts properties: We have two trips going to Vail Resorts properties this winter: Vail and Whistler. (The full-feature Epic Pass is also good for two days of skiing on our trip to Val d’Isere, as well as several other European resorts, as described here.) If you're planning to ski more than a week at any Vail Resort properties, whether with the club or on your own, you may find it advantageous to purchase an Epic Pass. Several of our tour operators have made promotional offers available to our members in conjunction with the purchase of an Epic Pass. Click on this link to see the various terms. Note that pass prices are subject to change and typically go up as winter nears, so consider buying your pass as soon as your plans are firm.

Date Destination Package Contact Cost
Nov 17-Dec 04 Australia Highlights Two-plus-week non-skiing adventure to the top four sites in Australia: Melbourne, Alice Springs/Uluru, Cairns/The Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney. Fifteen nights’ lodging in 4-star hotels with daily breakfasts, plus one dinner at each site and two (total) lunches. Other lunches and dinners, and the optional excursions, are not included. We will have professional guides at each site and for our scheduled and optional excursions. We will also have free time for relaxing and exploring. The package includes all transportation, tours of the sites, plus several additional tours (see the trip flyer). We’ll fly from Dulles - LA - Melbourne and return from Sydney. Trip insurance is highly recommended but not included (see the trip flyer for specific details). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: The trip is all set to go!



Australia Highlights Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Trip Leader:
Peter Porton
703-471-7791(h)

Co-Trip Leader:
Susie Pumphrey
703-691-3944(h)
703-980-3440(c)
$7500
Dec 26-Jan 01 Steamboat 6 nights (Tue-Mon) in the ski-in/ski-out Ptarmigan Inn with welcome party and daily buffet breakfast. 4-day lift ticket. Nonstop RT on United from Dulles to Denver. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leaders.



Steamboat Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Lucy Gruenther
703-727-9287(c)

Co-Trip Leader:
Susie Pumphrey
703-691-3944(h)
703-980-3440(c)
$1990
Jan 06-Jan 13 Vail 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the luxurious ski-in/ski-out Lodge at Vail with daily continental breakfast. 5-day lift ticket, which includes $15 daily lunch voucher. Nonstop RT on United from Dulles to Vail Eagle Airport. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader.



Vail Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Christina Anderson
703-719-6714(h)

$2530
Jan 14-Jan 20 Snowbasin & Powder Mountain MLK-weekend leave-saver trip. 6 nights (Sun-Sat) in Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel in Ogden with welcome reception & daily buffet breakfast. RT on Southwest (two bags checked free!) from Reagan National Airport to Salt Lake City through Dallas out; Chicago back. Three days of lifts at Snowbasin and two at Powder Mountain with roundtrip group transportation. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader.



Snowbasin & Powder Mountain Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Maggie Fitzgerald
703-461-3027(h)

Ass't Trip Leader:
Bob Maynes
703-527-5299(h)
$1325
Jan 19-Jan 27 Val d'Isere, FRANCE 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the ski-in/ski-out Hotel Ormelune with daily breakfast & 4 dinners. Nonstop RT on United from Dulles to Geneva. Emergency medical & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) included. Lift tickets not included. BRSC Sanctioned.



Val d'Isere, FRANCE Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Steve Peirce
301-924-5173(h)

$3125
Jan 27-Feb 03 Sun Valley 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in Queen Suites at the legendary Sun Valley Lodge (hotel rooms). 5-day lift ticket. Outbound on Delta from Dulles to Sun Valley through Salt Late City; return on Southwest (two bags checked free!) from Boise through Denver. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Couples Special: See Trip Details for discounts on rooms with one king bed.

Status: We have a few rooms available for couples (or pairs of singles). We also have an opening for a single female (double occupancy, to share a room with another skier). Confirm availability with trip leader.



Sun Valley Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
John Condia
703-335-5004(h)
571-228-6703(c)

$2025
Feb 03-Feb 10 Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, CANADA BRSC Western Carnival! 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in luxurious ski-in/ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler with daily breakfast. 5-day lift ticket. RT on American from Reagan National Airport to Vancouver through Phoenix. BRSC amenities include welcome reception, club race & apres ski party, and farewell dinner/dance. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader; we do have an opening for a single male (double occupancy, to share a room with another skier).



Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, CANADA Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Steve Thompson
703-435-5170(h)
703-862-6535(c)

$2325
Feb 10-Feb 17 Mammoth 7-night trip (Sat-Sat) with 6 nights in slopeside Mammoth Mountain Inn (hotel rooms) with welcome reception, daily breakfast, and 5-day lift ticket. $100 resort credit may be used at retail shops and for on-mountain food and drinks. Last night in Reno's Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. RT from Dulles to Reno, on Delta through Salt Lake City out, and on United through Denver back. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leder.



Mammoth Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Dave Olsen
301-579-2749(h)

301-807-0918(c)

$1730
Feb 17-Feb 24 Jackson Hole 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the beautiful Parkway Inn (hotel rooms), 3 blocks from the center of town. Daily deluxe continental breakfast, wine & cheese party, free WiFi, spa, pool, and sauna plus daily mountain transfers. 4-day lift ticket at JH plus 1 day at Grand Targhee. RT on United from Dulles to Jackson Hole through Denver. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.



Jackson Hole Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Susie Pumphrey
703-691-3944(h)
703-980-3440(c)

$1895
Feb 23-Mar 03 Lech-Zurs, AUSTRIA 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star ski-in/ski-out Hotel Alberghaus in Zürs with daily breakfast & dinner, afternoon snacks, and a welcome party. Nonstop RT on United from Dulles to Munich. Emergency medical & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) included. Lift tickets not included. Optional 4-night post-ski extension to Salzburg ($530) returns Wed, Mar 7 (see Trip Details). BRSC Sanctioned.



Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Peter Porton
703-471-7791(h)

$2965
Feb 24-Mar 03 Telluride 7 nights in the Victorian Inn (hotel rooms) in downtown Telluride with daily continental breakfast. One block to the gondola, lift 8, and Main Street. 5-day lift ticket. RT on American from Reagan National Airport to Montrose through Dallas. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader.



Telluride Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Jim McDonough
703-619-0020

$1995
Mar 10-Mar 17 Snowbird 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in Snowbird's premiere ski-in/ski-out Cliff Lodge (hotel rooms) with hosted welcome breakfast plus 5 days' breakfast buffet. 6-day Snowbird lift ticket. Nonstop RT on Delta from Reagan National Airport to to Salt Lake City. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader. We do have one room available for a couple (or a pair of singles). We also have openings for a single female and for a single male; both are double occupancy, to share a room with another skier. The openings are expansion spaces that we added to our original inventory and carry a $75 premium (i.e., $2,000 trip cost).



Snowbird Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Maggie Fitzgerald
703-461-3027(h)

$1925
Mar 17-Mar 24 Taos 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in slopeside 2BR/2BA Snakedance Condos with welcome reception. 5-day lift ticket. Nonstop RT on Southwest from BWI to Albuquerque (two bags checked free!). Custom fleece vest for each participant. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Note: With our switch to Southwest Airlines from Baltimore (previously United from Dulles through Denver), not only do we gain nonstop flights at great times, with two bags checked free (a potential $120 round-trip savings), but we've also been able to reduce the trip price by $100 (was $1815)—$220 total savings!



Taos Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Lucy Gruenther
703-727-9287(c)

Co-Trip Leader:
Pat Riggs
310-372-0271(h)
703-615-2709(c)
$1715
Mar 24-Mar 31 Revelstoke, British Columbia, CANADA 7-night trip (Sat-Sat) with 6 nights in the Powder Springs Inn (hotel rooms) with daily hot breakfast, plus final night in the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Kelowna with breakfast. 5-day lift ticket. RT on Air Canada from Reagan National Airport to Kelowna through Toronto. Insurance available from tour operator (see the Trip Insurance page). BRSC Sanctioned.

Status: Confirm availability with trip leader; we do have an opening for a single female (double occupancy, to share a room with another skier).



Revelstoke, British Columbia, CANADA Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Resort Web site

Trip Leader:
Fred Gardinier
301-739-5097

$1580
May 10-May 22 Barcelona & Catalonia, SPAIN Non-skiing adventure to Barcelona – one of the great cities in the world – and to the northwest Spanish area of Catalonia, the Catalan part of Spain that’s known for its beauty, history, art and architecture, food and partying. Eleven nights in hotels including all breakfasts and two or three dinners. RT on Lufthansa from Dulles to Barcelona through Frankfurt. The Dali Museum and house tours, a guided tour of Barcelona, and a trip to Montserrat are also included. Emergency medical & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) included. See the trip flyer for specific details). BRSC Sanctioned.



Barcelona & Catalonia, SPAIN Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Trip Leader:
Peter Porton
703-471-7791(h)

Co-Trip Leader:
Susie Pumphrey
703-691-3944(h)
703-980-3440(c)
$3900
Sep 03-Sep 12 Provence, FRANCE Bike Tour Provence: The Alpilles Bike Tour with Vermont Bicycle Tours (VBT). 8 nights (Tue-Wed) in 3- and 4-star hotels. Round-trip air and airport transfers with flexible arrangements if you want to extend your trip. Includes 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners), use of a high-quality VBT Bicycle (option of using an Electric-Assisted bike), and on-tour van support with local, expert, bilingual guides. Daily choice of routes with maps and directions. Unique, authentic cultural activities (see the detailed itinerary). TGV transfer to Paris at the end of the tour for the last night. Optional pre-trip extension to Aix-en-Provence (2 nights - $295), and optional post-trip extension in Paris (2 nights - $445). BRSC Sanctioned.

Note: Do not use the Sign Up button below as the trip registration and all payments are handled directly by VBT. However, participants must agree to the club's Trip Signup Policies including specifically the Disclaimer of Liability. To sign up, call VBT at 800-245-3868 and refer to our Group ID of 275470, the tour name (Provence – The Alpilles), and departure date (Sep 3, 2018). Contact the trip leader before signing up with VBT to review the trip details and get answers to any questions you may have, and to confirm that you're signing up. Optional travel medical insurance is strongly encouraged.



Provence, FRANCE Bike Tour Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Trip Leader:
Steve Thompson
703-435-5170(h)
703-862-6535(c)

$4795
Oct 09-Oct 23 River Cruise & Land Tour of CHINA 14-day cruise-tour showcasing China's most important cultural centers and the mighty Yangtze River: The perfect introduction to China! Includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles (to Beijing with return from Shanghai), 7-day cruise with Viking River Cruises staying in Veranda cabins with balconies. 11 escorted guided tours, including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 3 intra-China flights. See the trip flyer for description of included meals. Emergency medical & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) included.

Note: Confirm availabilty with trip leader before sending deposit. $100 of initial deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation penalties increase after May 2018. Price does not include visas (estimated at $140 per person), tips or gratuities.



River Cruise & Land Tour of CHINA Trip Flyer (PDF)
Trip Details
Trip Leader:
Christina Anderson
703-719-6714(h)

$5600

Blue Ridge Ski Council Sanctioned Trips


The Pentagon Ski Club is a member club of the Blue Ridge Ski Council. Our members may also participate on trips run by other BRSC member clubs, if those clubs have "sanctioned" their trips through the BRSC. Click on the link to see a list of the BRSC sanctioned trips.
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Trip Flyer


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