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Engelberg 2024

  • Fri, March 15, 2024
  • Sat, March 23, 2024
  • Switzerland

Registration

  • Includes round-trip air. Trip extension NOT included.
  • Includes round-trip air and trip extension.
  • Air to destination NOT included. Trip extension NOT included.
  • Air to destination NOT included. Includes extension trip.

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Limited availability.  Join the Waitlist and the Trip Leader will contact you. 

March 15-23, 2024
$2,945

Optional 4-Night post-ski extension to the Italian Riviera

$625

Returns to the U.S. Wednesday, March 27

Listed prices include round-trip air and 6-day lift ticket!

Engelberg has 25 lifts within its 198 acres of terrain with 6,135 ft of vertical. Surrounded by impressive high peaks over 9,000 feet and the nearly 10,000 foot high Titlis glacier; this picturesque town’s situation in a valley makes for world-class panoramic views. ‘Welcome to Heaven!’ is Engelberg’s English slogan — appropriate enough for a ski resort whose name translates literally as ‘Mountain of the Angels’.  The village was founded centuries ago by Benedictine monks, and the monastery still dominates one end of town and functions as a school today.


Our trip includes seven nights in the Hotel Terrace with daily breakfasts and dinners, a 6-day lift ticket (!), round-trip air (details below), and ground transfers.


Hotel Terrace

Whether you're in search of your next sporting challenge or simply want to relax and have a good time, Hotel Terrace has it covered. The hotel is just a short lift ride from the village centre and the bus stop for the free ski shuttle to the cable car station.  Our rooms are their "comfort" rooms and are equipped with extra-long beds, a flat screen tv, and wi-fi.

There's nothing like a day out in the snow to work up an appetite. At Hotel Terrace, our Belle Epoque restaurant serves up an array of culinary delights. And boasting the largest selection of gins in Switzerland, our Porticos Bar is the perfect place to toast the end of a great day.

Single Rooms:  Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy; request when registering and the trip leader will make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

Lift Tickets:   Our trip package includes a 6-day lift ticket for skiing at Titlis, Brunni and Furenalp!

    Italian Riveria Option - $625

    4-night post-skiing extension

    Returns to the U.S. Wednesday, March 27th

    We will have a roughly 6 hour scenic bus ride from Engelberg to the Italian Riveria.  We will spend four nights (Sat-Wed) in the 4-star Hotel Miramare with daily breakfast and a Welcome Dinner on Saturday night.  The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the train station that provides convenient access to the towns in the Cinque Terre to the south and also it is a 1 hour ride to the historic port city of Genoa to the north.  We will have ample opportunity to explore this beautiful area of the Italian coast.


    Hotel Miramare

    Overlooking the Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante, Hotel Miramare is one of the most exclusive 4-star hotels of the Gulf of Tigullio.

    Our flight home originates in Torino, which is about a 3-hour bus ride from the hotel.

    Single Rooms:  Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy; request when registering and the trip leader will make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.


    Air Schedules (Subject to change): Updated 09/13/2023

              Main (Ski-Only) Group
    Flights on United

     OUTBOUND - Friday March 15 


      UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:35 pm   Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday 6:40 am
     
     RETURN - Saturday March 23

      UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 10:45 am   Arrive  Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:30 pm
      

    Save $1,357 with a package without air tickets

    Italian Riveria Extension Group Flights on Lufthansa

     OUTBOUND - Friday March 15


      LH #419 Depart Dulles (IAD) 7:05 pm   Arrive Frankfurt (FRA) Saturday 7:45 am
      LH #1186 Depart Frankfurt (FRA) 9:35 am   Arrive Zurich (ZRH) 10:30 am
     RETURN - Wednesday March 27

      LH #8843 Depart Torino (TRN) 10:40 am   Arrive Frankfurt (FRA) 12:00 pm
      LH #418 Depart Franfurt (FRA) 12:55 pm   Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 4:50 pm


    Save $1,168 with a package without air tickets

    Lufthansa partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance.  If you provide your United frequent flier number, your miles can be credited to your United Mileage Plus account.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The is "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council:  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

    • The Option 1 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
    • The Option 2 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 1 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
    • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $50 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.
    • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, and inform your trip leader prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $50 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.

    Payment Schedule:

     Engelberg 2024
     Initial Deposit

    December 12, 2023

     January 9, 2024
     Ski-Only Trip
     $1000  $1000  Balance Due

     Italian Riviera Extension

     $200 $200
      Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s) it is for.  Or give your check to one of the trip leaders (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leaders:

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to one of the trip leaders (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leaders:

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    (703) 862-6535 (c)





    Dina Zeese

    2021dinazeese@gmail.com

    (703) 283-9543 (c)



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