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Welcome TO THE PENTAGON SKI CLUB!


The Pentagon Ski Club is Dedicated to Skiing

The PSC offers winter sports vacations to resorts around the world for skiers and snowboarders who want the fun, companionship and convenience of group travel.  Our members have one thing in common: they like to ski! On any given trip you'll find PSC members waiting for the lifts to open in the morning and on the last lift up at the end of the day before the lifts close down.  Although our focus is primarily on skiing, we also offer non-skiing summer vacation trips to Europe and other destinations.

Our members also share another trait: they like to socialize, either on the slopes skiing together or over good food or drink.  The PSC doesn't run weekend trips or trips to local resorts.  We concentrate on vacation ski trips to destination resorts.  Our trips typically run 6-7 days.  As a group, we can bargain with travel agents to keep costs reasonable.  We normally stay in quality condo or hotel properties located near the slopes with nearby shops and restaurants.

Why the Name Pentagon?

The PSC is based in the Washington, DC area, but we have members from across the U.S.  The club was founded in 1966 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, located in the Pentagon—hence the name Pentagon Ski Club.  Our club continues to have members that currently serve or have served in the military, plus many current or former federal civilian employees. However, the club has no official connection to the Pentagon, the military, or the U.S. government.  Many members work in private industry and have never been in the military or even inside the Pentagon.

Join Us!

The club is open to the general public.  Anyone can join!  Read the Letter from the President on the About Us page and see the Join Us page.   These will give you a good introduction to the club.

Monthly Meetings

The club holds monthly meetings, usually on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the month, not far from the Pentagon at Fort Myer, Virginia, in Patton Hall (the building formerly known as the Officers' Club).  You do not have to be in the military to enter Fort Myer and attend the meetings.  Upcoming meetings are listed on the Meetings page.  See Directions to Meetings page for driving directions and a map, and review the item on Entry to Ft. Myer.

Membership Has Benefits

Club members also enjoy the benefits of membership in the Blue Ridge Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation.  Our members may participate on ski trips that have been "sanctioned" by other BRSC member clubs without having to join the other clubs.  This gives our members access to a wide range of trips to choose from.

Announcements

Trips!

The status of all our trip offerings appears on our Trips Page.   Most of our 2024 ski trips are sold out, but join the wait list and you'll be in line if we have any cancellations.

Discounts & Bargains!

We've had late cancellations on several trips and, as a result, have offered substantial discounts to help entice replacements to sign up.  We've announced these offers in a series of emails, but you might take a moment to check the most current status in the trip descriptions on our Trips Page.

Be sure to check out our non-skiing vacation trips, too, including the most recent offering of our September 2024 Scuba Diving & Beach Trip to Dominica!

Club Meeting

Tuesday, March 12th

We don't have a February meeting as the weather is often a risk and many of us are off on ski trips anyway.  Our next meeting will be our St. Patrick's-themed meeting on Tuesday, March 12.  We ask that everyone registers to attend (click the link) – ideally by Monday, March 4th, so we can adjust the catering.

Epic & Ikon Passes

2023/24 Epic Pass sales were discontinued after December 3rd, and IKON Pass sales were discontinued after December 14th.

That said, you could visit our Epic & Ikon Passes page to see the promotions that were offered by our tour operators, and for details on military discounts, when planning for next winter.
 




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