Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


2019-2020 Trips

Will Be Available ~ Late May/Early June

We'll be putting the final touches on this-winter's ski trips soon -- appointing trip leaders and locking-in all the trip details and prices.  We'll put them online for signups (registration) when they're ready, and will send out an email blast to let you all know.

Listed below are all of the skiing and non-skiing trips which are currently available for registration/signups.  Click on the Show details links to see the particulars for each trip.

You must be logged-in with your PSC credentials (email address & password) in order to register (sign up) for a trip.  Before signing up, please take a moment to review your profile including your emergency contact information and (if you're thinking of a trip to Canada or Europe) your passport information.  Make sure your first and middle names exactly match your passport (or whatever ID you'll fly with) so your ticket gets issued correctly.  Then click on the trip's Register button if you're ready to sign up!  Your personal information will be pulled from your profile, and then you will need to select options specific to each trip, for example, what type of lodging you prefer (double occupancy or a single room at extra cost) and what type of lift ticket you want.

Effective 8/1/2019, registration for our 2019-2020 ski trips will be opened up to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process.  To register for a trip you must first "join" the PSC as a no-cost BRSC member and populate your membership profile. 

An invoice will be generated for each trip you've registered for.  Most trips include a payment table listing an initial deposit, one or more interim payments, and a final payment date.  You must pay the initial deposit, and any subsequent interim payments that have or are about to come due, to secure your place on the trip.  Your registration is not confirmed until we receive and acknowledge your deposit.  Payments can be made by mailing (or giving) a check to the trip leader.  We also accept credit card payments.

Upcoming events

    • Sun, June 16, 2019
    • 1:35 PM
    Register

    Join the PSC for an afternoon at the ballpark as the Washington Nationals take on Arizona Diamondbacks

    Sunday, June 16th at 1:35 pm

    We have a block of seats in Section 233, which should be in the shade.

    Seating Map

    Cost is $47 per person and includes

    a $15 food and beverage credit!

    If you want to go, REGISTER today and pay for your tickets with a credit card.

    If you want to purchase multiple tickets, you can add additional guests during the registration process.

    Questions?  Contact Steve Thompson.

    703-862-6535 cell

    DEADLINE to Register - Extended to May 4th

    • Fri, September 13, 2019
    • Sun, September 29, 2019
    • Italy
    Register

    Status:  Confirm space with trip leader before paying trip deposit.

    Italy Showcase A to V

    (Amalfi Coast to Venice!)

    September 13 - 29, 2019

    $4,550 (estimated)


    • Air transportation on Lufthansa from IAD to Naples and returning from Venice, as listed below.
    • 15 nights’ accommodations in 3-4 Star hotels (TBD based upon group size).
    • 19 meals: 15 breakfasts, 1 wine tasting/lunch at winery, 3 group dinners.
    • Sightseeing, entrance fees and guided city tours.
    • Monumental Travel & Events Tour Director Services of Dianne Wallace, (President and ITMI certified Tour Director).
    • Private motor coach transportation throughout trip (NOTE: a 30-seat motor coach is necessary to safely access the Amalfi Coast; there will be two 30-seat  coaches for that portion of the trip to comfortably accommodate our group).
    • Luggage handling for one bag per person.
    • All hotel taxes/fees, VAT and tourist taxes.
    HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR 
    • Stunning views of the Amalfi Coast 
    •  A visit to the Ruins at Pompeii 
    •  A cruise and tour of the Isle of Capri 
    •  Two mornings of guided Rome sightseeing, including St. Peter’s Square, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Forum 
    •  A visit to charming Orvieto 
    •  A visit to the walled city of Assisi 
    •  Tuscany sightseeing including San Gimignano, Siena and Florence 
    •  Local wine tasting 
    •  Guided walking tour through wondrous and enchanting Venice 

    Trip Flyer - Italy Showcase 2019.pdf

    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.

    OVERVIEW OF TOUR 

    Day 1 : Depart U.S.

    Day 2 : Naples | Sorrento

    Day 3 : Sorrento | Capri

    Day 4 : Amalfi Coast | Sorrento

    Day 5 : Pompeii | Monte Cassino | Rome 

    Day 6 : Rome

    Day 7 : Rome

    Day 8 : Rome | Orvieto

    Day 9 : Orvieto 

    Day 10 : Orvieto | Assisi

    Day 11 : Orvieto | Siena | Tuscany 

    Day 12 : Florence

    Day 13 : San Gimignano

    Day 14 : Tuscany | Venice

    Day 15 : Venice

    Day 16 : Venice

    Day 17 : Depart for U.S. 

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

     OUTBOUND:  Dulles thru Munich to Naples
     Friday,  Sep 13 – Lufthansa (LH) #415




     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:30 pm




     Arrive Munich (MUC) 12:30 pm
     
    Saturday, Sep 14 (6-hour time change)

     Saturday, Sep 14 – Lufthansa (LH) #1928  


       
     Depart Munich (MUC) 3:05 pm




     Arrive Naples (NAP) 4:40 pm

     RETURN:  Venice thru Munich to Dulles
     Sunday, Sep 29
    – Air Dolomiti (EN) #8203




     
     Depart Venice (VCE) 12:50 pm




     Arrive Munich (MUC) 2:35 pm

     Sunday, Sep 29 – Lufthansa (LH) #414



     
     Depart Munich (MUC) 4:25 pm




     Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 7:30 pm


    Membership Requirement:
      
    Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  

    Payment Schedule:   

     Initial Deposit
    Interim Payment - 3/19/2019
     TBD
     $700  $1,000  Balance Due


    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)
    • Wed, September 18, 2019
    • Fri, September 27, 2019
    • Puglia, Italy
    Register

    Contact Trip Leader to Confirm Availability

      Puglia 

    Italy's Undiscovered Coast


    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to this seldom-visited corner of Italy, where olive groves yield a golden elixir and Adriatic breezes send the spirit soaring!  Charming old harbors, limestone cities, and Italian warmth greet you at every bend.  And your discoveries continue into each evening at historic masserie, fortified farms, where the bounty of the earth reveals the heart of this special and unique place.




    Space is LIMITED to 20 participants!

    Trip Flyer


    Air Package:  September 18-27, 2019

    $5,395 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

    Most major airports available.

    Tour Only:  September 20-26, 2019

    Price $3,995 per-person (double-occupancy)

    PSC members have exclusive rights to these 20 spaces until December 15.  Don't delay!  If you are interested in this trip, register today! 

    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Alberobello upon arrival, and one night in Lecce 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.

    VBT Website - ALL the trip details!

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY

    Average Daily Mileage is 13 - 35 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 -4 hours


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


    Pre-Trip Extenson:  Matera  $395 pp (double occupancy), SS $195

    2 nights hotel and airport transfers


    Post-Trip Extension:  Rome  $645 pp (double occupancy), SS $395

    3 nights hotel and airport transfers

    We are also working to arrange our own post-trip extension to Naples for a few nights before heading home.  Specific details will be finalized in the coming months.

    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 #291882.

    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)


    • Sun, February 16, 2020
    • Wed, March 04, 2020
    • Japan
    Register


    Asiafest to Japan

    with the Blue Ridge Ski Council 

    Base Trip $3500
    Reduced $300!

    (was $3800)

    • Pre-Trip to Niseko (North Island) Feb 16-22,   $1500
    • Base trip to Hakuba (Main Island - Japanese Alps) Feb 21-29,   $3500
    • Post-trip to Toyko & Kyoto   Feb 29-Mar 4, $1400


    Pre-Trip to Niseko

    Includes:

    • Air transportation between Tokyo and Sapporo via ANA Airlines
    • Transfers between Sapporo and Niseko via private coach with English speaking assistant
    • 5 nights accommodations in the 4-star Hilton Niseko
    • 4 days of skiing at the Niseko United Resort
    • Daily full hot and cold breakfast buffet
    • Dinner for 3 evenings in hotel
    • Return air transportation to Tokyo to meet group on Base Trip


    Base Trip to Hakuba Ski Area - Japanese Alps

    Includes:

    • Round-trip air transportation between Washington Dulles and Tokyo via ANA non-stop flights
    • Meet & Greet at Tokyo Airport with local representative
    • Transfer between Tokyo Airport and Hakuba via private coach with English speaking assistant
    • Luggage transfer between Tokyo Airport and Hakuba Hotel 
    • 6 nights accommodation at Mominoki Hotel
    • Late dinner at hotel on the evening of arrival
    • Welcome reception at the hotel
    • Daily full hot and cold breakfast buffet
    • Dinner for 3 evenings during the week at the hotel
    • Special Ezura Goryu Drumming and Dinner Show, including transportation
    • Mid-week Apres-Ski Party
    • Farewell Party, including a buffet dinner and DJ entertainment
    • Complimentary mountain escort for 3 hours on the first day of skiing
    • Complimentary local guide at the hotel each evening to assist with day tours
    • Optional day tours from Hakuba include Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Temple and Olympic Village, Saki Brewery, Snow Monkeys, and much more.
    • Transfer between Nagano and Tokyo via bullet train
    • 1 night accommodation and breakfast at the Grand Takanawa Hotel Tokyo
    • Transfer between hotel and Tokyo airport via private coach with English speaking assistant


    Post-Trip to Tokyo and Kyoto

    Includes:

    • 2 additional nights accommodations in Tokyo at a 4-star hotel (Grand Prince Takanawa or similar)
    • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel in Tokyo
    • Half-day city tour of Tokyo with English speaking guide
    • Luggage transfer between Tokyo and Kyoto
    • Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
    • 2 nights accommodations in Kyoto at a 4-star hotel (Kyoto Okura Hotel or similar)
    • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel in Kyoto
    • Half-day city tour with English speaking guide
    • Transfer between Kyoto hotel and Osaka airport
    • Return air transportation between Osaka airport and Washington Dulles via ANA Airlines

    Air Schedule (Updated 5/7/19; Subject to Change):

    Flights on All Nippon Airways (ANA)

    Pre-Trip to Niseko

    OUTBOUND:
     Sunday, February 16 - ANA #001

     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:55 am
     Arrive Tokyo Narita (NRT) 3:15 pm (on the 17th)
     Monday, February 17 - ANA #2155
     
     Depart Tokyo (NRT) 5:55 pm

     Arrive Sapporo (CTS) 7:40 pm


    RETURN TO TOKYO:
     Saturday, February 22 - ANA #62

     
     Depart Sapporo (CTS) 12:30 pm
     Arrive Tokyo Int'l (HND) 2:10 pm

    Note:  ANA partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles.


    Base Trip to Hakuba Ski Area - Japanese Alps

    OUTBOUND:
     Sunday, February 21 - ANA #001

     
     Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:00 noon
     Arrive Tokyo Narita (NRT) 3:15 pm (on the 22nd)
    RETURN HOME:
     Saturday, February 29 - ANA #002

     
     Depart Tokyo Narita (NRT) 10:40 am
     Arrive Washington Dulles 10:15 am

    Note:  ANA partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles.

    Post-Trip to Tokyo and Kyoto
    RETURN HOME:
     Wednesday, March 4 - ANA #2176

     
     Depart Osaka (ITM) 7:50 am
     Arrive Tokyo (NRT) 9:05 am

     Wednesday, March 4 - ANA #002

         
     Depart Tokyo (NRT) 10:40 am

     Arrive Washington Dulles 9:15 am


    Note:  ANA partners with United Airlines under the Star Alliance for accruing frequent flier miles. We will provide our tour operator with your United Mileage Plus number if you have included it in your profile.

    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:  (Interim payments estimated; to be confirmed)

     

     Initial
    Deposit

    Sep 10
    2019

     Oct 8
    2019
     Dec 10
    2019
     Base Trip

     $700 $1000
    $1000
     Balance Due
     Pre-Trip
    $200
     $400
     $400 Balance Due
     Post-Trip
     $200  $400
     $400  Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your deposit:  Mail (or give) a check to the trip leader, payable to the Pentagon Ski Club, or 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.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Peirce
    scpeirce@verizon.net
    19701 Golden Valley Lane
    Brookeville, MD 20833
    (301) 924-5173 (h)
    • Mon, October 26, 2020
    • Wed, November 11, 2020
    • Vietnam and Cambodia
    Register


    Riches of the Mekong

    October 26 - November 11, 2020

    $7,870 B category cabin (estimated)

    Extra to upgrade to an A cabin or a suite

    (16 nights, including 7 night river cruise and 8 nights land package)

    The prices are estimated depending of the size of the group.  We have included the air in the cost of this trip, but it is estimated and we'll adjust it accordingly.  Gratuities for the land portion of the trip are not included, but they are included for the river portion. 

    The trip includes:

    6 Nights Land Package including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay (with overnight cruise), flight and tours in Siem Reap and includes daily breakfast. 

    7 Nights Mekong River Cruise with daily meals, shore excursions, ship staff gratuities, complimentary beer, soft drinks, house brand spirits and wine with lunch and dinner. 

    2 Nights Extension in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at Sofitel Hotel or similar with breakfast and sightseeing tours.  

    Round trip air

    CRUISE FROM : SIEM REAP TO HO CHI MINH CITY

    Cruise along the Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam as you are transported back in time to another era, where the rhythms of the countryside move at a slower pace and allow for a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. Visit rural villages, colorful markets and a monastery, where you will receive a special Buddhist blessing by monks. Delve into the peaks and valleys of Cambodia’s history in the Royal Palace and National Museums of its beautiful capital, Phnom Penh. Witness skilled artisans who create exquisite handicrafts and delicacies, and be treated to authentic experiences, including rides via oxcart, tut tut and trishaw. On this transformative journey, the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world along its shores.

    Trip Flyer - AMA Waterways Brochure

    INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE 

    SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a twin-balcony stateroom
    • Flat-panel screen that features in-house movies
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    PERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM A HIGHLY TRAINED CRUISE MANAGER DURING BOTH CRUISE AND LAND PROGRAMS

    • Sun deck with pool
    • Fitness room and three spas
    • Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    AWARD-WINNING DINING

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
    • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner
    • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks during cruise
    • Snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways


    Link to Detailed Itinerary

    Link to Details of the Ship

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):

    Trip Insurance:  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.  Note that the "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) option must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.

    Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  

    Payment Schedule:   

     Initial Deposit
    Interim Payment - TBD  TBD
     $500 TBD  Balance Due


    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)

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