Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


2019-2020 Trips

Our full lineup of trips for the coming winter is now online and available for signups!  Click on the Show details

links to see the particulars for each trip.  Several trips are already wait-listed, but you may click on the icon to Join Waitlist.  There's always the possibility that someone may need to cancel in the coming weeks and months before the trip, or that we'll be able to secure additional space to meet the demand.

Signup/Registration Tips

Please take a moment to read the Trip Signup/Registration Tips.

Each individual must be logged-in with their 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.

Important If you are registering someone other than yourself, you must log out of your own account and then log in with their credentials.  If you skip this step and register them while signed into your own account, their profile information won't convey into their signup record.  This is necessary even with family (bundle) memberships where you are the bundle administrator.

Blue Ridge Ski Council

As of August 1, 2019, registration for most of our 2019-2020 ski trips (those that weren't already wait-listed) was opened to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process beginning .  To register for a trip you must first "join" the PSC as a no-cost BRSC member and populate your membership profile. 

Trip Invoice & Initial Deposit

An invoice will be generated for each trip you've registered for.  Each trip includes 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 online with a credit card, or by mailing (or giving) a check to the trip leader.  We can also accept credit card payments at club meetings (and at our picnic!).

Upcoming events

    • Sun, December 29, 2019
    • Sun, January 05, 2020
    • Whitefish, Montana
    Join waitlist

    LIMITED Availability - Confirm availability with Trip Leaders before registering. 

    December 29 - January 5

    $1780

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sun-Sun) in the Viking Lodge at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake with full daily breakfast buffet & welcome reception.  Listed price includes double occupancy in classic hotel room, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and RT on United from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Kalispell (details below).

    Our beautifully appointed Viking Lodge rooms feature slate & carpeted floors, granite counter tops, and wood accents.  Amenities include one King or two Queen beds, gas fireplaces, flat-screen HDTVs, mini-fridges, microwaves & coffee makers, bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, hair dryers, cotton robes & slippers, and in-room safes.  Lodge amenities include a new fitness center, indoor pool & hot tub.  Rooms overlook either Whitefish Mountain Resort and the surrounding mountains, or the adjacent Viking Creek Wetland Preserve where guests have reported seeing deer, elk, moose, eagles and bears from the comfort of their rooms.  

    Add $600 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  

     Lift Ticket Options
    5-Day  6-Day
     Adult $279  $335 
     Senior (65-69)
    $245  $289 
     Teen (13 - 18) $245  $289 
     Child (7 - 12)  $160  $186 
     Child under 7 and 70+ "Super Senior" FREE  FREE 

    Non-skiers save $279 for the package without a lift ticket, as do 70+ seniors and kids under 7 who ski for free.


    Air Schedule
    (Subject to Change):  Flights on United Airlines

    (Flight numbers updated and minor flight time changes updated 07/12)


    OUTBOUND:   Sunday, December 29


     

     #1268 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 5:45 am


     Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:02 am

     #5330 Depart ORD 8:25 am


     Arrive Kalispell (FCA) 11:36 am

    RETURN:           Sunday, January 5


     

     #5888 Depart Kalispell 12:43 pm


     Arrive Chicago (ORD) 5:08 pm

     #2029 Depart ORD 7:30 pm


     Arrive DCA 10:32 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:  

     Initial Deposit
    September 10, 2019  November 12, 2019
     $700  $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 Leaders: 

    Co-Trip Leaders

         

    Steve Thompson

    stevethompsonva@gmail.com

    1302 Shaker Woods Road 

    Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)


                         

    Tom Gallagher

    360-516-0643 (c)


    • Thu, January 09, 2020
    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • Sölden, Austria
    Join waitlist

    Status:  Click to join the wait list and we'll confirm you on the trip
    if we have a cancellation.


    Austria
    January 9-18, 2020
    $2385

    Price shown includes round-trip air, a night in Munich, & 5-day adult lift ticket.
    Option for 2 additional nights in Munich, departs U.S. Tuesday, Jan 7 ($175).


    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the four-star Hotel Hubertus with daily breakfast buffet and daily four-course dinners.  Trip includes Friday night, January 10, in the four-star King's Hotel First Class in the heart of historic downtown Munich, with breakfast, affording us an opportunity to begin acclimating to the 6-hour time change.  RT nonstop on Lufthansa from Dulles to Munich. Optional pre-trip extension ($175) includes two additional nights in Munich (Wed & Thurs, Jan 8 & 9); departs Dulles Tuesday, Jan 7.

    Click to see the Trip Flyer


    Hotel Hubertus, where the club stayed on our January 2013 trip to the resort, enjoys a prime location in the center of Sölden.  Our cozily furnished double rooms have a sitting area, bath or shower, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, and cable TV.  The lavish breakfast buffet includes bacon and eggs, various fruit juices, sausage specialties, a cheese board, muesli and grains from a wide range of organic products.  The 4-course dinners offer a choice of dishes each day, including a salad bar. Once a week, the kitchen team serves up delicious creations on the starters or desserts buffet.  Typical fare includes Austrian dishes, such as Schnitzel and fish dishes, and game specialties (sometimes locally hunted, as the chef is a keen hunter).  Vegetarian dishes with crispy salads are available on request.  The hotel's newly refurbished spa area includes a Finnish sauna and Turkish steam/inhalation room, solarium and relaxation room.

    The listed price is for double occupancy in a standard Double Room, and includes a 5-day adult lift ticket (unusual for European trips!) and round-trip air from Dulles (details below).

    Our inventory of single rooms is limited; contact trip leader to confirm availability and cost.

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult  $298  $340
     Senior (born in 1955 or earlier)
     $288  $324
     80+ (born 1940 or earlier)
    $198
     $222

    5-day tickets must be used on consecutive days, so you will need to select your starting day (Sunday or Monday).

    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 this 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.

    Munich Option - $175
    2-night pre-trip extension in Munich
    departs U.S. Tuesday, January 7


    Two additional nights (Wed &Thur) in the four-star King's Hotel First Class in the heart of Bavaria's Capital, with breakfast.  (The basic trip includes Friday night in the hotel for everyone.)

    The hotel has been awarded with four stars by DEHOGA, the German hospitality association.  The combination of traditional luxury and the latest technology is unique in Munich and makes it ideal for our visit to Bavaria’s capital.  Amenities include a cozy canopied bed in every room.  All 86 allergy-friendly rooms provide a sophisticated yet warm and comfortable showcase of neoclassical design and décor.  Classic touches like custom-made wood furnishings and beautiful artwork are balanced by contemporary touches like complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas and in every room, luxury bath products, Nespresso coffee machines and smartphone docking stations.  The front desk is open around the clock and room service is available to fulfill our wishes from 6 am until midnight.  What more could we want in this cosmopolitan city?

    The hotel's American breakfast buffet offers delicious delicacies from the region: "...freshly prepared, healthy and light, full-bodied and stimulating, to suit your taste.  Enjoy fresh Dallmayr coffee, Ronnefeldt tea selection, fresh waffles, organic pastries, a selection of hot items, cereal and yogurt choices.​"

    Wednesday afternoon after arriving at the Munich airport on our overnight flight from Dulles, we'll ride a private bus to the hotel, then spend all day Thursday and Friday exploring the city.  Friday afternoon we'll be joined by the main group arriving from their overnight flight from Dulles.  Saturday morning, after a leisurely breakfast in the hotel, we'll all be bused to the resort for our week of skiing. 

    Return Home for Everyone


    At the end of our week, our late return flight affords us the luxury of getting a good night's sleep and enjoying breakfast in the hotel Saturday morning (no bag breakfast!) before busing back to Munich

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  All flights on Lufthansa
    Updated/corrected 6/3/19

    OUTBOUND FOR EXTENSION GROUP:
      Tuesday, January 7
     
    LH #415 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:30 pm
     Arrive Munich (MUC) Wednesday 12:20pm
     (6-hour time change)
    OUTBOUND FOR MAIN GROUP:
      Thursday, January 9

    LH #415 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:30 pm  Arrive Munich (MUC) Friday 12:20pm
    RETURN FOR EVERYONE:
     Saturday, January 18
     
     LH #414 Depart Munich 4:30 pm
     Arrive Dulles 7:55 pm

    Note:  Lufthansa 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.

    Lufthansa Considerations:  Click on this link for some special information about our tickets and baggage on Lufthansa.


    Ski Rentals:  Here's some information on ski rentals (click on the link).  The prices are from Skiset.com for a 6-day rental (skis & poles only) in Sölden, January 12-17, 2020 (Sunday-to-Friday).  We may be able to do better than these rates, but it gives you an indication of the potential cost to rent.

    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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 10, 2019
     October 8, 2019
    Sölden Trip
     $700  $800  Balance Due
     Munich Extension
     $100 -0-  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:

    Dave Olsen
    pscracer@yahoo.com

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

    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • Whistler, British Columbia
    Join waitlist

    Join the wait list and we'll confirm you on the trip if we have a cancellation.  We may be able to confirm you immediately if you sign up with a ground package.


    January 11-18, 2020

    $2250


    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Listel Hotel with daily buffet breakfast,  5-day lift ticket, and RT air on Delta from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Vancouver (details below).


    Located in the heart of the village, the hotel is just moments away from the mountains, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac off the main stroll. 

    Add $715 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself. 

    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 this 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.


     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult  $395  $475
     Senior (65+)
     $350  $425

    Non-skiers or those holding a “full” Epic Pass (or Epic Military Pass) save $395 on the package without lift tickets.  Please be sure to enter your Epic Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip so that your pass counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  Flights on Delta Airlines

    (Minor changes entered on 10/8/2019)

    OUTBOUND:     Saturday, January 11  
     #1515 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 8:15 am  Arrive Minneapolis (MSP) 10:12 am
     #1084 Depart Minneapolis 11:30 am  Arrive Vancouver (YVR) 1:26 pm  
    RETURN:    Saturday, January 18  
     #1677 Depart Vancouver 2:14 pm  Arrive Minneapolis 7:41 pm
     #1776 Depart Minneapolis 8:16 pm  Arrive DCA 11:37 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    October 8, 2019  November 12, 2019
     Basic Trip
     $700  $700  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300 $200
     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:  

    Co-Trip Leaders

    Susie Pumphrey

    wachtraum@msn.com
    3138 Singleton Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    703-691-3944(h)
    703-980-3440(c)


    Pat Riggs
    pat.riggs1@verizon.net
    310-372-0271(h)
    703-615-2709(c)


    • Sat, January 25, 2020
    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • Snowmass, Colorado
    Join waitlist

    Trip is currently waitlisted, but space may become available.  

    Contact the Trip Leader with any questions.


    Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020

    $2495

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.


    Blue Ridge Ski Council Western Carnival 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in Deluxe Rooms at The Stonebridge Inn with Welcome Party, club race, Après Ski Party, and Farewell Dinner/Dance.  Daily breakfast buffet (except last day), 5-day adult lift ticket, and nonstop RT air on United from Dulles to Denver (details below).

    Selected three years in a row as one of the 50 Top Ski Resort Hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Stonebridge Inn offers comfortable, modern hotel rooms in the style of a rustic lodge, within walking distance to the Snowmass Base Village.  Extensive amenities include mini refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, sauna, Internet access, on-site laundry facilities, and a ski locker room.  Complimentary shuttles are available to take us around the village.

    Add $940 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.


     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult  $334  $423
     Senior (65+)
     $250  $334

    Our lift tickets are good at all four area resorts: Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.  Non-skiers (and Ikon Pass holders) save $334 for the package without lift tickets.  Holders of the Full Ikon Pass are entitled to ski 7 days at Aspen/Snowmass, while holders of the Ikon Base Pass are entitled to ski 5 days.  Ikon Base Pass holders who wish to ski every day may purchase a 6th-day lift ticket:  $114 for adults and $89 for 65+ seniors.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  Flights on United Airlines

    OUTBOUND:    Saturday, Jan 25  
     UA #1908 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:52 pm  Arrive Denver (DEN) 2:54 pm
    RETURN:               Saturday, Feb 1  
     UA #672 Depart Denver 4:10 pm  Arrive Washington Dulles 9:18 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule: 

       Initial Deposit
    October 8, 2019  November 12, 2019
     Base Trip
     $700  $1000   Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $300  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: 

    Susie Pumphrey

    wachtraum@msn.com
    3138 Singleton Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    703-691-3944(h)
    703-980-3440(c)


    • Sun, February 02, 2020
    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • Winter Park, Colorado
    Join waitlist
    Feb 2 - 8, 2020


    $1345

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 4-day lift ticket.
    Note:  The trip is for 6 nights from Sunday-to-Saturday.

    6 nights in Studio-Kitchenette Rooms at the Vintage Hotel with après-ski reception, 4-day lift ticket, and nonstop RT air on Southwest Airlines from Dulles to Denver (details below).

    With our switch to air on Southwest (previously on United), the trip cost remains the same but there's a potential $140 savings in luggage fees:  Would have cost $70 each way for two bags on United, but now free on Southwest.


    The hotel is located at the entrance to the resort and connected to the base village by an open-air cabriolet lift.


    The hotel features a heated pool and hot tub overlooking the slopes and is right next to the Coca-Cola Tubing Hill.  The Five Mountain Tavern, located near the lobby, has a full bar and filling fare such as gourmet sandwiches, burgers, and pizza.


    Our upgrade studio-kitchenette rooms have 2 queen beds, a gas fireplace (in most units), a television, and a kitchenette equipped with a coffeemaker, dishwasher, dinette/dining table, 2-element stove-top burner, microwave, mini-fridge, pots, pans, and dishware.

    Add $475 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

     Lift Ticket Options
     4-Day
     5-Day
     Adults & Seniors (Promotional Pricing)
     $196  $260
     Child (Age 5-12)
    $154
    $182

    Our promotional group lift ticket rate is better than the regular senior rate.  Non-skiers (and Ikon Pass holders) save $196 on the package without lift tickets.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Air Schedule (Subject to Change) Flights now on Southwest Airlines

    OUTBOUND:     Sunday, February 2
     
     Southwest #3913 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD)11:05 am  Arrive Denver (DEN) 1:10 pm
    RETURN:    Saturday, February 8  
     Southwest #3731 Depart Denver 10:40 am  Arrive Washington Dulles 3:50 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Initial Deposit
    October 8, 2019  November 12, 2019
     $500  $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: 

                             

    Tom Gallagher

    gallagher-tj@hotmail.com

    8203 Lazy Point Lane

    Lorton, VA  22079

    360-516-0643 (c)


    • Fri, February 07, 2020
    • Fri, February 14, 2020
    • Vail, Colorado
    Join waitlist

    Status:  Click to join the wait list and we'll confirm you on the trip
    if we have a cancellation.


    Feb 7 - 14, 2020

    $2420

    Note:  The trip is from Friday-to-Friday
    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.
    Price reduced $160 (was $2580), plus free bags on Southwest!

    7 nights in luxury accommodations at The Lodge at Vail (hotel rooms) with 5-day lift ticket and nonstop RT air from Dulles to Denver (details below).  Optional daily breakfast.

    With our switch to air on Southwest (previously on United), not only have we reduced the trip cost by $160, but there's a potential $140 savings in luggage fees:  Would have cost $70 each way for two bags on United, but now free on Southwest.

    The Lodge at Vail is one of the most historic resorts in Vail Valley, with an alpine-lodge-style exterior and rustic flair inside.  Its alpine boutique evokes the charm, warmth and old-school allure of Europe’s finest chalets.  Built in 1962, it remains the cornerstone of Vail Village, located just steps from Gondola One  [click for map; note that Gondola One has replaced the Vista Bahn, which shows on the map].  Revel in the proximity to the slopes, exceptional dining, shopping and cultural experience of Vail Village, all from the ultimate comfort and unique memories offered by the Lodge at Vail.


    The upgraded spa and huge, modern 24-hour fitness center are among the property's most impressive amenities.  Relax in two outdoor pools and six Jacuzzis.  Men and women can relax in separate locker rooms with steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools, as well as a separate women's relaxation lounge and a large co-ed relaxation lounge. The complete spa experience includes massages and wraps, rejuvenating facials, and other special amenities and services in the 7,500-square-foot spa facility, as well as use of a 3,500 square-foot fitness complex.


    Our rooms offer an extensive list of amenities including coffee makers and mini-fridges.  You may request a single room when you register for the trip, but we have extremely limited availability ... and extremely high cost ($1330).  The trip leader will confirm availability and add the cost to your trip invoice if we can confirm you in a single room.

    Breakfasts are available as a $30/day pre-purchase option, inclusive of tax & tip. 

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult  $515  $582
     Senior (65+)
     $492  $550

    Non-skiers, or those holding a “full” Epic Pass (or Epic Military Pass), save $515 on the package without lift tickets. 

    Please be sure to enter your Epic Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Air Schedule Flights now on Southwest Airlines - two bags checked free!

    OUTBOUND Friday, February 7  
     WN #2131 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 6:20 am
     Arrive Denver (DEN) 8:25 am
    RETURN:         Friday, February 14  
     WN #368 Depart DEN 5:00 pm
     Arrive IAD 10:05 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule: 

       Initial Deposit
    September 10, 2019
     November 12, 2019
     Basic Trip
     $700  $1000  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
    $300  $500  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:

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

                                      (703) 489-6171 (c)
    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • Sat, February 22, 2020
    • Steamboat, Colorado
    Join waitlist

    Contact the Trip Leader to confirm availability prior to registering.


    Feb 15 - 22, 2020

    $2135

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.
    Reduced pricing available for families.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) at the ski-in/ski-out Ptarmigan Inn (hotel rooms) with welcome reception, daily breakfast buffet, 5-day lift ticket, and nonstop RT air on United Airlines from Dulles to Denver (details below).

    Located adjacent to the gondola at the resort base the Ptarmigan – currently undergoing a substantial remodeling – offers the best balance of luxury, access, and excellence.  A quick ski/ride over to the Christie lift or down to the Steamboat Gondola and you’ll be at the top of the mountain in no time – true ski-in, ski-out luxury!  Black Tie Ski Rental and valet ski storage is available on site.  The slopeside Snowbird Restaurant offers value and convenience for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Après Ski Happy Hour.


    Amenities include complimentary WiFi and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub.  Our rooms have two Queen beds and mini-fridges; coffee makers and hair dryers are available on request  

    Add $865 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.


    Our "Standard" rooms have two Queen beds.  Upgrade rooms ("Deluxe", "Base View", and "Premium Base View") with various bedding configurations may be available (upon request and subject to availability; extra cost).

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult & Senior Skiers
     (Promotional Pricing)
     $394  $470

    Our promotional group lift ticket rate is better than the regular senior rate. Non-skiers (and Ikon Pass holders) save $394 for the package without lift tickets.  Holders of the Full Ikon Pass enjoy unlimited skiing at Steamboat, while holders of the Ikon Base Pass are entitled to ski 5 days.  Note that our first ski day (Saturday, Feb 16) is a Blackout day for the Ikon Base Pass.  A one-day lift ticket is available @ $109 for Ikon Base Pass holders who wish to ski that day.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Family Pricing:  (First two guests - whether Adults or Teens -  pay $2135 package price noted above.)
    Complete package price including airfare, transfers, lodging and lifts.*

     3rd or 4th Occupant in Room
     With 5-Day Lift
     With 6-Day Lift
     5 & Under Child *
     $630  $630
     6-12 Child *
    $925
     $925
     13-17 Teen
     $1365  $tbd - on request
     18+ Adult
    $1520
     $tbd - on request

    *Children 12 and under ski free the same number of days as their parents when they purchase a 5 or more day adult lift ticket.  Offer is valid with one free child ticket per paid parent.  Limit two per family.

    Air Schedule:  Flights on United Airlines (Minor changes to times 10/23/19)
    (Subject to Change)

    OUTBOUND:    Saturday, February 15  
     UA #1889 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:15 am  Arrive Denver (DEN) 10:12 am
    RETURN:               Saturday, February 22  
     UA #461 Depart Denver 2:52 pm  Arrive Washington Dulles 8:01 pm

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

    Payment Schedule: 

       Initial Deposit
    October 8, 2019  December 10, 2019
     Basic Trip
    $700  $700  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300 $300
    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 Pagewhere you can make initial &/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: 

    Fred Gardinier
    13403 Paramount Terrace
    Hagerstown, MD 21742
    (301) 739-5097 (h)
    • Sun, February 16, 2020
    • Wed, March 04, 2020
    • Japan
    Register


    Asiafest with the Blue Ridge Ski Council 

    Base Trip Feb 21-29, 2020 - $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 Tokyo & 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


    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 this 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.

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

    Flights on All Nippon Airways (ANA)

    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.

    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


    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

    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



    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)
    • Sat, February 29, 2020
    • Sun, March 08, 2020
    • Lake Louise, Alberta
    Register




       

    February 29 - March 8, 2020

    $2380

    Price shown includes round-trip air & 6-day adult lift ticket.


    8 nights (Sat-Sun) with the first 4 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel in Fairmont Rooms overlooking the chateau grounds with bedding options of one King/Queen bed or two twin beds.  3 nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with bedding options of one King/Queen bed or two Double beds.  1 night at the Calgary Airport Marriott with bedding options of one King or two Queen beds.  3-day lift ticket for Banff/Sunshine and Lake Louise and a 3-day lift ticket for Ski Marmot Basin in Jasper.  RT air from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Calgary (details below).

    Add $580 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself (in all three hotels).


    Trip Schedule

    Saturday - Fly from DCA to Calgary & transfer to Chateau Lake Louise

    Sunday - Ski Lake Louise

    Monday - Ski Lake Louise

    Tuesday - Ski Sunshine (via shuttle bus) or Lake Louise

    Wednesday - Icefields Parkway transfer to Jasper Park Lodge

    Thursday - Ski Marmot Basin

    Friday - Ski Marmot Basin

    Saturday - Mid-morning transfer to Calgary with a 2-hour lunch stop in Banff

    Sunday - Fly from Calgary back to DCA


    The listed price includes double occupancy in the Chateau Lake Louise and a 3-day (adult) lift ticket for Lake Louise and Sunshine.  The group will ski Sunday and Monday at Lake Louise and have the option to take the shuttle bus on Tuesday to ski Sunshine.  Wednesday will be our transfer day to Jasper along the scenic Icefields Parkway.  Wednesday afternoon we'll have the option to ski Marmot Basin or join another activity.  Thursday and Friday will be ski days at Marmot Basin outside Jasper.  While in Jasper, if we are lucky we may have an opportunity to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Milky Way.  The area around Jasper is consider a Dark Sky Preserve.  Saturday we return to Calgary - again via the Icefields Parkway - and make a lunch stop in the town of Banff before continuing on to our hotel at the Calgary Airport.  Breakfast is included each morning with the exception of the final morning in Calgary.   

     Lift Ticket Options
    Cost Added at Registration

     Non-Skier (no lift ticket)
    -0-
     
     Adult:  3 days @ Lk Louise/Sunshine + 3 @ Marmot Basin
     $300
     Senior (65+):  3 days @ Lk Louise/ Sunshine + 3 @ Marmot Basin  $225
     Ikon Pass Holder (3 days @ Marmot Basin ONLY)
    $45
     

    Non-skiers save $300 for the package without a lift ticket.  A modest ($75) discount is offered to 65+ seniors.  Skiers with Full (or Base) Ikon Passes can ski 7(or 5) days at Lake Louise and Sunshine, so would only need the Marmot Basin lift ticket.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    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 this 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.


    Lobby of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge


    Air Schedule (Subject to Change):  Flights on Air Canada

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, February 29
     
     AC #7613 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 9:35 am
     Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11:06 am
     AC #145 Depart Toronto 2:00 pm    Arrive Calgary (YYC) 4:24 pm  
    RETURN:    Sunday, March 8
     
     AC #394Depart Calgary 10:30 am
     Arrive Ottawa (YOW) 4:22 pm
     AC #8452 Depart Toronto 6:30 pm
     Arrive DCA 8:13 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 beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

     Initial Deposit
    November 12, 2019  December 10, 2019
     $700  $700  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 Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)

    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • Snowbird, Utah
    Join waitlist

    The trip is currently waitlisted, but space may become available.


    March 7 - 14, 2020

    $2030

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 6-day lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) accommodations at the Cliff Lodge (hotel rooms) with daily breakfast, 6-day lift ticket, and RT air on American from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Salt Lake City (details below).


    The included lift ticket is good for all 6 days of skiing at Snowbird (only).  There's no senior discount as the lift ticket is included as part of an all-inclusive group package.  An upgrade is available to a dual-area Alta/Snowbird ticket, or you can upgrade on a daily basis at the resort (costs to be confirmed; last-winter's prices were $165 and $38, respectively).

    Holders of the Full Ikon Pass are entitled to ski 7 days at Alta/Snowbird, while holders of the Ikon Base Pass are entitled to ski 5 days.   There is no discount for anyone not needing the included lift ticket (whether a pass holder or a nonskier).  Instead, Snowbird will provide a $336 value gift card which can be used for any products and services that Snowbird offers (Food & Beverage, Cliff Spa, retail, ski school, equipment rentals, and more).

    Ikon Base Pass holders can use their gift card at a Snowbird base area ticket office to buy a 6th day of skiing.  The cost will be $96 for a Snowbird-only lift ticket or $141 for an Alta/Snowbird ticket.  These are the midweek group rates.  They may instead pre-purchase either ticket by selecting the option when registering for the trip, and they will then receive a reduced-value gift card.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Our rooms are equipped with two Queen beds.  Add $860 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself. 


    Air Schedule:    Flights on American Airlines (Updated 12/13/2019 -- now arriving SLC substantially earlier) (Subject to Change)

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 7
     
     #1033 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 10:50 am
     Arrive Chicago (ORD) 12:10 pm

     AA #3079 Depart ORD 1:56 pm
     Arrive Salt Lake City (SLC) 4:32 pm

    RETURN:          Saturday, March 14
     
     AA #2874 Depart SLC 10:47 am
     Arrive Phoenix (PHX) 11:24 am

     AA #321 Depart PHX 12:54 pm
     Arrive DCA 8:10 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: (to be confirmed)

       Initial Deposit
    November 12 2019
    January 13, 2020
     Base Trip
     $700  $800  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $200 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 Leaders: 

    Maggie Fitzgerald
      4921 Donovan Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    (703) 628-3405 (c)





    Assistant Trip Leader

    Brian Sundin

    sundin4@yahoo.com

     503-828-2841 (c)

    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • Sat, March 21, 2020
    • Taos, New Mexico
    Join waitlist

    Join the wait list and we'll confirm you on the trip if we have a cancellation.


    March 14-21, 2020

    $2160
       

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 2br/2ba Snakedance Condos with welcome reception, 5-day lift ticket, and RT air from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Albuquerque (details below).  Optional Ski-Week program.


    The Snakedance has an indoor hot tub and dry sauna, and the Bumps Market convenience store with spirits, groceries, and sundries.  Condo amenities include TVs, phones, DVD players, WiFi Internet, gas fireplaces, French doors with Juliet balconies, and full kitchens with granite tile countertops.


    Our two-bedroom units come with a king/split king in each bedroom and a queen pull-out sofa bed in the living room.  Each unit has two full baths and two satellite TVs with DVD players for après ski relaxation. 

    Add $480 for the single supplement if you want a room (not an entire condo unit) to yourself. 

    The Snakedance also has some 1br condos that may be available, upon request, for extra cost (estimated at $100 per person; only available for double occupancy).  Confirm availability and price with the trip leader.

    Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
     6-Day
     Adult  $420  $505
     Senior (65-79)
     $344  $413
     Senior (80+)
     -0-  -0-

    Non-skiers, Ikon Pass holders, and 80+ seniors (who ski for free) save $420 for the package without lift tickets.  Holders of the Full Ikon Pass are entitled to ski 7 days at Taos, while holders of the Ikon Base Pass are entitled to ski 5 days.   Ikon Base Pass holders who wish to ski every day may purchase a 6th-day lift ticket:  $85 for adults and $77 for 65-79 seniors.

    Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Ski-Week Option:  The Taos Ski Week program ($260) includes daily two-hour lessons, starting at 9:45am.  Groups are limited to ten, but are usually just 5-6 skiers.

    Air Schedule:    Flights on United Airlines
    (
    Subject to Change; we may have an opportunity to switch
    to air on Southwest with two bags checked free!)

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 14
     
     UA #531 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 7:45 am  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 8:58 am
     UA #4093 Depart ORD 10:07 am
     Arrive Albuquerque (ABQ) 12:129 pm
    RETURN:          Saturday, March 21
     
     UA #4178 Depart ABQ 12:15 noon  Arrive Houston (HOU) 3:29 pm
     UA #676 Depart HOU 4:55 pm
     Arrive DCA 8:55 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
    November 12, 2019
    December 10, 2019
     $700  $800  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:

    Jim McDonough
    jmcdono683@aol.com
    916 Dewolfe Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22308
    703-619-0020
    • Sat, March 21, 2020
    • Sat, March 28, 2020
    • Rossland, British Columbia
    Register


    March 21-28, 2020

    $2040


    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the new, boutique, ski-in/ski-out Josie Hotel with first morning breakfast, 5-day lift ticket (including one day, Tuesday, at Whitewater Resort), and RT air from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Spokane, Washington (details below). Red Mountain gets 300 inches, has just under 3,000 feet of vertical and almost 4,000 acres--(See video). A day of cat skiing on Thursday may be an option at Big Red Cats.   Whitewater is known for its powder. (See video.) 

    We'll be treated to a "welcome cocktail" upon arrival and will have a pizza party with free pizza and no-host bar on Sunday at near by Cat-Puccino at 6:30 PM. 


    The Josie Hotel provides a luxurious home base for our vacation.  Visit The Josie’s world-class fitness center for a little self-improvement, or visit the restorative spa for a lot of self-indulgence.  The fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment.


    Our stylishly appointed guest rooms have two Queen beds, spacious bathrooms, a coffee maker, a mini fridge, and gratis WiFi.

    Add $810 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

     Lift Ticket Options (days @ Red + WW)
     4 + 1
     5 + 1
     Adult  $318  $379
     Senior (65-74)
     $237  $279

    Non-skiers and 75+ seniors (who ski for free at both resorts) save $318 for the package.

    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 this 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.

    Air Schedule:    Flights on American Airlines (Return flights updated 12/3/19)
    (
    Subject to Change; we may have an opportunity to switch
    to air on Southwest with two bags checked free.)

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 21
     
     AA #1634 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 7:00 am  Arrive Phoenix (PHX) 9:21 am
     AA #455 Depart PHX 10:20 am
     Arrive Spokane (GEG) 1:06 pm
    RETURN:     Saturday, March 28
     
     AA #4117 Depart Spokane (GEG) 1:06 pm  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 6:36 pm
     AA #2222 Depart Dallas (DFW) 8:30 pm
     Arrive Wash. Reagan(DCA )12:21 p

    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
    November 12, 2019
    January 21, 2020
     Basic Trip
     $700  $800  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $200   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:   

    Bob Maynes
    rwmpsc@gmail.com
    818 N. Greenbrier Street
    Arlington, VA  22205
    (703) 527-5299 (h)
    • Tue, April 28, 2020
    • Thu, May 07, 2020
    • Andalusia, Italy
    Register

    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
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    Registration now open to BRSC Members!

    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

    • Mon, October 26, 2020
    • Wed, November 11, 2020
    • Vietnam and Cambodia
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    October 26 - November 11, 2020

    $7,735 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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