Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


  • Fri, January 25, 2019
  • Sat, February 02, 2019
  • Davos, Switzerland
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Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes round-trip air.
  • Air to destination NOT included.

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Status:  The trip is wait-listed.  If interested, please feel free to register, and then the trip leader will then reach out to you, but do not attempt to make a payment.


Switzerland

Jan 25 - Feb 2, 2019

$2165

Price shown includes round-trip air; lift tickets not included in package.
Option for 3-night post-trip extension in Zürich ($470).

The largest ski resort in Switzerland and the highest city in Europe, Davos encompasses five separate ski areas spread out on both sides of the valley, any one of which would be considered big by American standards. With descents from almost 9,000 feet, Davos offers an endless variety of terrain.  The Parsenn cograil bahn, right out of Davos Dorf, has increased speed and capacity to give access to the largest ski domain in the region. In addition, this multifaceted winter sports complex offers miles of cross-country trails, tobogganing, sleigh rides and skating on Europe’s largest outdoor rink.

Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star Central Sporthotel with full daily breakfast buffet & four-course dinners.  RT air on United from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Zurich (details below).  Welcome drink upon arrival, entry into the hotel's wellness area (indoor swimming pool, saunas, steam baths, and exercise room), free WiFi, and the guest pass Davos Klosters which includes free transport on the local buses, as well as the rail from Filisur to Klosters Dorf.  Lift tickets not included.  Listed cost is for double occupancy in a standard double room.  A limited number of single rooms may be available; request when registering and the trip leader will confirm availability and cost, and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

Trip Flyer

Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation coverage by clicking on the link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the options available, including a link to the detailed coverage plan.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

A family-owned and operated hotel for generations, the Central Sporthotel has a worldwide reputation for its warm hospitality, excellent restaurants, and enchanting atmosphere of ease and elegance.  Perfectly located in the heart of Davos Platz, it's just a 2-minute walk to the Promenade, Davos' lovely shopping avenue with lots of shops, cafes, and bars.  The Valley stations of Schatzalpbahn and the Jakobshornbahn (ski areas) can be reached within a 5-minute walk.  The sports center, the ice stadium, and the convention center are also just a short walk away.


The hotel's spa has an indoor swimming pool, a Finnish and Bio Sauna, a steam bath, and a small exercise room; massage and solarium are available for an extra charge.


Zürich Option - $470
3-night post-trip extension in Zürich

returns to the U.S. Tuesday, February 5

Three nights (Sat, Sun, Mon) in the 3-star Leoneck Swiss Hotel in Zürich, with daily breakfast.

Over the last fifteen years, Zürich has truly become a fascinating and worthwhile travel destination.  Located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich, it’s the largest city in the country.  The city is well known for a demanding audience in opera/ballet, classical concerts, and theater.  You’ll find more than 50 museums and over 100 galleries in the inner city.  Plenty of attractions to keep us busy for a few days and nights.  Check out some of the offerings listed on Wiki Travel.

Zürich is famous for its highly efficient, clean and safe public transport system. There are dozens of ways to get from one place to another.  Several tram lines and buses cover the city at street level. (Like all other public transport in Zurich, you purchase and validate tickets before boarding, or risk a fine if they decide to spot check!)

Our hotel is decorated in a fancy ethnic design and is located at a prime location in the center of Zürich, just a 6-minute walk from the Bahnhofstrasse train station.  Amenities include flat-screen TVs, minibars with complimentary water, desks, safes, hairdryers, a kettle with coffee and tea, and high-speed WiFi.

Saturday morning (Feb 2) our bus from Davos will drop those returning to the U.S. at the Zürich airport, and will then take us to our hotel.  Since we can't expect our rooms to be ready so early in the day, we've arranged a city tour of Zürich (with bus and guide) and a guided walking tour of the city's old town.  Tuesday morning (Feb 5) we'll be bused to the airport for our flight home.

Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

OUTBOUND FOR EVERYONE:
 Friday, January 25 - United Airlines # 52
 
 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 5:55 pm
 Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday morning 7:55 am
 (6-hour time change)
DAVOS-ONLY RETURN:
 Saturday, February 2 - United Airlines #53
 
 Depart Zurich 11:35am
 Arrive Washington Dulles 3:10 pm
ZÜRICH EXTENSION RETURN:
 Tuesday, February 5 - United Airlines #53
 
 Depart Zurich 11:35 am  Arrive Washington Dulles 3:10 pm


Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

Payment Schedule:

   Initial Deposit
October 2, 2018
 November 13, 2018
 Davos Trip
 $700  $700  Balance Due
 Zurich Extension
 $100  $100  Balance Due

We’ll confirm your registration when we receive and acknowledge your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or pay your trip invoice online with a credit card.  Partial payment of trip invoices online is not possible – you must pay the entire invoice – but we’ve created a work-around:  After signing up (registering) for the trip, then also register for the “Trip Deposit – Credit Card Payments” trip that we’ve set up and select one or more trips for which you wish to pay the initial deposit.  You may then pay the resulting invoice, consisting of only those initial deposits, online with a credit card.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.

Trip Leader:

Dave Olsen
pscracer@yahoo.com

14555 Candy Hill Road
Upper Marlboro, MD  20772-8054
(301) 579-2749 (h)
(301) 807-0918 (c)

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