Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


Past Trips

Here's an archive of trips that the club has taken in past years (before the conversion to the Wild Apricot website).  Click on the links to pull up a spreadsheet showing the trips:
(This is a work in progress.  The list will be expanded to cover additional past seasons.)


For the most recent Past Trips, see the links below.

    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • Thu, May 07, 2020
    • Andalusia, Italy

    CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 virus.

    April 28 - May 7, 2020        $4,645

         SPAIN   

    Andalusia, Córdoba & Granada


    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to southern Spain. Indulge in the sensory pleasures of Andalusia from its scenic vistas, iconic whitewashed villages, and mountain-ringed countryside to the temptations of gardens, vineyards, and olive groves. On your bike tour through Spain’s sunny south, you’ll explore magnificent palaces, poke through Roman ruins, and pause at local farms for delightful picnics. Feel a refreshing breeze as you pass mountain villages on a downhill glide, and listen for birdlife in a national park. Our carefully curated selection of accommodations ensures that you’ll end each discovery-packed day in comfort and style.




    Space is LIMITED to 22 participants!

    A deposit of $350 is all that is needed to hold your spot!

    Trip Flyer


    Air Package:  April 28 - May 7, 2020

    $4,645 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

    Most major airports available.

    Tour Only:  April 30 - May 6, 2020

    Price $3,445 per-person (double-occupancy)

    PSC/BRSC members have exclusive rights to these 22 spaces until September 15.  Don't delay! 

    If you are interested in this trip, register today! 



    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Palma del Rio upon arrival, and one night in Grenada after the bicycle tour concludes.


    Custom Air:  With the Air Package, you may customize your dates of travel and extend your vacation, or fly into or home from a non-tour airport – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.


    Bikes:  Hybrid and Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a firs-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY/MODERATE Cycling

    Average Daily Mileage is 18 - 45 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 -5 hours

    (Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)


    Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre- or post-trip tour.




    Pre-Trip Extenson:  Seville  $545 pp (double occupancy), SS $195

    2 nights hotel and airport transfers




    Post-Trip Extension:  Barcelona  $995 pp (double occupancy), 3 nights hotel, flight from Granada, and airport transfers

    HOW TO REGISTER:

    To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #299283.

    QUESTIONS:

    Email or call your PSC trip leader to express your interest in the trip and if you have any questions.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Thompson
    stevethompsonva@gmail.com

    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)


    • Wed, May 13, 2020
    • Sat, May 30, 2020
    • Provence, France
    • 0

    CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 virus.

    May 13-30, 2020; ~$5150 est.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Wed, May 13 - Depart DC to Paris

    Day 2: Thu, May 14 (Nice) - Fly from Paris to Nice; meander and relax. Have dinner

    Day 3: Fri, May 15 (Nice) - Nice on your own. Check out the Musee Matisse and Musee Chagall; walk the Promenades des Anglais and the Quai des E. U.; Visit the Hotel Negresco for coffee; enjoy the morning market or do lunch there; see old Greek archeological site

    Day 4: Sat, May 16 (Nice) - Bus to nearby Monte Carlo; see the casino, the aquarium, the Royal Palace and changing of the guard, the yachts and the harbor and shop. Follow this with dinner (on your own) and then bus back to Nice.

    Day 5: Sun, May 17 (Nice) - In the morning go to Grasse, the perfume capital of tout le monde and do lunch; in the afternoon, see the Gorges du Loop and the French countryside before returning to Nice for dinner


    Day 6: Mon, May 18 (Avignon) - Depart Nice to visit the mountain-top town of Gordes for lunch; in the afternoon go north to the lavender fields and Mt. Ventoux. Go to Avignon for dinner
    Day 7: Tue, May 19 (Avignon) - A lazy day in Avignon, visit the Papal Palace and its museum, walk the famous bridge, shop and dine

    Day 8: Wed, May 20 (Avignon) - Visit Orange, see the amphitheater, go to the market (if open), shop, lunch. In the afternoon we will visit a winery in Chateauneuf du Pape and return to Avignon for dinner
    Day 9: Thu, May 21 (Avignon) - Visit Nimes, see the colliseum, the Carre d’Art, shop, see the city that invented blue jeans (cloth de Nimes = denim), return to Avignon for dinner



    Day 10: Fri, May 22 (Arles) - Depart Avignon for the nature preserve of the Camargue. see the famous white horses and the flamingoes. It’s a nature day followed by going to Arles for check-in and dinner

    Day 11: Sat, May 23 (Arles) - Spend a lazy day in Arles, go to the Foundation van Gogh and surrounding gardens, shop, meander, have lunch and dinner

    Day 12: Sun, May 24 (Arles) - See the famous Pont du Garde Aqueduct and Les Beaux-de-Provence, shop and have lunch. Return to Arles for dinner
    Day 13: Mon, May 25 (Arles) - Visit St. Remy where van Gogh spent time and see the Luberon, known for beautiful nature and old villages. return to Arles for dinner


    Day 14: Tue, May 26 (Aix-en-Provence) - we will leave Arles and visit Marseilles. See the old port, have bouillabaisse for lunch, take a gondola to a castle. Proceed to Aix for dinner
    Day 15: Wed, May 27 (Aix) - Spend the day in the capital of Provence, visit the market, see the Musee de Tapisseries, Cezanne’s study, and the many fountains. Look for the restaurant where the Impressionists paid for food with drawings; have dinner

    Day 16: Thu, May 28 (Aix) - Visit the scenic port town of Cassis for lunch and return to Aix for a probable Farewell Dinner

    Day 17: Fri, May 29 (Paris) - We will take the TGV to Paris for the night This is still TBD and is time-dependent and might be changed to a double flight back to the US

    Day 18: Sat, May 30 - Fly back to the US. Go through customs. Get a cab or a whatever and go home and sleep in your own bed.



    Trip Details: Included - All transportation (flights, private motor coach and train); 3 or 4-Star hotels; Entrance fees; (guided tours TBD); all breakfasts; three dinners (still TBD); all hotel taxes, etc.; luggage handling (1 bag pp).

    Hotels still TBD. All trips have schedule changes (such as where to have dinner) and price for the trip is a good estimate but may change.

    Medical and repatriation insurance is included; Cancellation insurance is not. If you choose the latter on your own, the cost for medical/repatriation will be taken off your final payment. If you choose to get cancellation, the PSC uses Travel Protectors (Myra Altshuler at 703-443-9055). You can, of course, use any other insurance agent/ company

    Single supplement costs are TBD. Deposit for the trip is $1500 and we ask for 4 payments: a $1500 deposit, $1200 due Oct 8, $1200 due Dec 10, and $1250 or the balance on Feb 15. Payment can be made on the website using your credit card or by sending a check made out to Pentagon Ski Club to Susie Pumphrey, 3138 Singleton Circle, Fairfax, VA  22030. 

    Co-Trip Leaders

    Susie Pumphrey
    3138 Singleton Circle

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    wachtraum@msn.com
    (703 )980-3440
    (703) 691-3944
    Peter Porton
    peter.porton@gmail.com
    (703) 471-7791

Past Trips

Sat, March 21, 2020 Red Mountain 2020
Sat, March 14, 2020 Taos 2020
Sat, March 07, 2020 Snowbird 2020
Sat, February 29, 2020 Lake Louise/Jasper 2020
Sun, February 16, 2020 Japan Asiafest
Sat, February 15, 2020 Steamboat 2020
Fri, February 07, 2020 Vail 2020
Sun, February 02, 2020 Winter Park 2020
Sat, January 25, 2020 Snowmass 2020
Sat, January 11, 2020 Whistler 2020
Thu, January 09, 2020 Sölden 2020
Sun, December 29, 2019 Whitefish 2020
Sat, October 05, 2019 Oktoberfest in Vienna, VA
Wed, September 18, 2019 Puglia: Italy's Undiscovered Coast
Fri, September 13, 2019 Italy Showcase
Sat, April 06, 2019 India and Dubai
Sat, March 23, 2019 Fernie 2019
Sat, March 16, 2019 Breckenridge 2019
Fri, March 08, 2019 Val di Fassa 2019
Sat, March 02, 2019 Squaw Valley 2019
Sat, February 23, 2019 Snowmass 2019
Sat, February 09, 2019 Park City 2019
Sat, February 02, 2019 Sun Valley 2019
Fri, January 25, 2019 Davos 2019
Sat, January 19, 2019 Big Sky 2019
Sat, January 12, 2019 Beaver Creek 2019
Sat, January 05, 2019 Whitefish 2019
Wed, December 26, 2018 Jackson Hole 2018-19
Tue, October 09, 2018 River Cruise and Land Tour of China
Mon, September 03, 2018 Provence Bike Tour: The Alpilles
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