Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!


2022 Trips

Here's our lineup of trips.  Scroll below to read the individual trip descriptions and to register/sign-up!


Looking for another opportunity to ski Europe this winter?  Our club's Susie Pumphrey
is the Coordinator for the upcoming Blue Ridge Ski Council Trip to Sölden, Austria.


February 18-26, 2022 Click the link below for more information.


BRSC Eurofest Club Mix

Interested in some more affordable skiing in New England?
Check out the Blue Ridge Ski Council's 2022 Winterfest trip to Jay Peak, Vermont
.


March 6-11, 2022 Click the link below for more information.


BRSC Winterfest Jay Peak

Trip Insurance:  Be sure to review our Trip Insurance page before signing up for a trip, and consider whether to purchase cancellation insurance.  Note that the cancel for any reason options require that you pay the premium within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on a trip.

Epic & Ikon Passes 

Most of our trips are to resorts that honor one of the multi-resort season passes.  You may purchase passes directly from the suppliers, but our tour operators have promotions offering rebates on the trips you might take with the club. 

You may wish to consider purchasing your passes through them.  The exception is Military passes, which must be purchased from the suppliers.  Go to our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various offers

You should consider purchasing passes early-on as the cost typically increases at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day.  Pass sales are likely to end sometime in the fall.

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.

Wait-Listed Trips

Click on the button to Join wait list and we may be able to confirm you on the trip if we have a cancellation, after confirming that you still want to go.  We're also sometimes able to expand a trip to accommodate additional skiers.

Blue Ridge Ski Council

Beginning July 1, 2021, registration for our 2022 ski trips opened to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process.  Hint:  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 check.  We can also accept credit card payments at club meetings.

Upcoming events

    • Sun, January 02, 2022
    • Sun, January 09, 2022
    • Colorado
    Join waitlist



    January 2-9, 2022

    $1765

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket. Been dreaming about Steamboat?  Join the waitlist.

    7 nights (Sun-Sun) in the convenient Timber Run Condominiums with 5-day lift ticket and RT air (details below).


    Timber Run is conveniently located 3 blocks (0.5 miles) from the Gondola. There is a guest shuttle for skiing, shopping or entertainment and we are located on the free city bus route.  Outdoor pool, three outdoor hot tubs, sauna and change room. 

    Our two-bedroom/two-bath or three bedroom/three bath condos have gas fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and patios.  Complimentary WiFi service.  Laundry on site.  Add $680 for the single supplement if you want a room (but not an entire condo unit) to yourself.

    Steamboat excels at many things, but its snow coverage in early season is without peer.  A spectacular setting and over 3,000 skiable acres make Steamboat an internationally known winter ski resort.  

    The Steamboat Music Fest featuring over 50 bands takes place January 5-10 at the resort. 

    Lift Tickets:  Selected as a sign-up option

    Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day  6-Day  1-Day
     All skiers age 13 & Older
           $350        $420        $105

    Our promotional group lift ticket rate is better than the regular senior rate.  Non-skiers, and holders of the Full Ikon Pass who enjoy unlimited skiing at Steamboat, save $350 for the package without lift tickets.  Holders of the Ikon Base Pass may wish to purchase the 1-day ticket so they can ski every day, as the Base Pass allows only 5 days of skiing at Steamboat.

    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.

    *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; and parents must purchase a group lift ticket (not be using an Ikon Pass).

    Air Schedule:  Flights on American Airlines

    (Updated 8/29/2021; Subject to Change)

    OUTBOUND:    Sunday, January 2  
     AA #2903 Depart Washington National (DCA) 6:30 am  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:45 am
     AA #1936 Depart Chicago (ORD) 10:25 am
     Arrive Hayden (HDN) 12:35 pm
    RETURN:               Sunday, January 9  
     AA #1936 Depart Hayden (HDN) 1:45 pm  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 5:40 pm
     AA #2633 Depart Chicago (ORD) 7:21 pm
     Arrive Washington National (DCA) 10:15 pm
    Save $400 on the package without air

    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 July 1.

    Payment Schedule:  

       Initial Deposit
    October 12, 2021  November 9, 2021
     Basic Trip
    $800  $600  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $200 $200 Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single t ransaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

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

    Trip Leader:  

    Susie Pumphrey

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



    • Sat, January 08, 2022
    • Sat, January 15, 2022
    • Rossland, British Columbia
    Register


    January 8-15, 2022
    $2,020

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day lift ticket

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the acclaimed new, boutique, ski-in/ski-out Josie Hotel with daily breakfast, 5-day lift ticket (including one day at Whitewater Resort), RT air from Washington Reagan (DCA) to Spokane, Washington (details below) and ground transfers.  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

    Prepare for endless terrain with the #1 Most Acres Per Skier, pristine skiing, and total freedom.  Red Mountain Resort typically gets 300 inches of snow, has nearly 3,000 feet of vertical, and almost 4,000 acres of terrain (see video).  Red Mountain serves up a private playground with the deepest of powder and uncrowded slopes:

    • Judged Most Underrated Ski Resort by Skiing Magazine
    • Ranked #3 for Best Terrain by Snowboard Canada Resort Guide
    • Ranked #4 Best Ski Resort by POWDER Magazine
    • Voted the 8th Best Place in the World to Visit by The New York Times

    A day of cat skiing may be an option at Big Red Cats.   Whitewater is known for its powder. (See video.)


    Located just steps from the chairlift, the Josie Hotel provides a luxurious home base for our vacation.  Check out the hotel's amenities.  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.  Accolades include:

    • Winner of Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel (2019 World Ski Awards)
    • Ranked #2 Best Ski Hotel in 2019 (USA TODAY 10 Best)


    Our stylishly appointed guest rooms have two Queen beds, spacious bathrooms, a coffee maker, a mini fridge, and gratis WiFi.  Add $825 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

     Lift Ticket Options (days @ Red + WW)
     4 + 1
     5 + 1
     0 + 1
     Adult  $352  $437  $68
     Senior (65-74)
     $272  $330  $60

    Non-skiers and 75+ seniors (who ski for free at both resorts) save $352 for the package without lift tickets.   Ikon Pass holders have access to seven days at RED with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders have five days, with select blackout dates (but no blackouts during our trip)... so will only need to buy the one-day ticket for Whitewater.

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

    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, 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 (Subject to Change):

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, January 8, 2022
     
     AA #1218 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 10:55 am  Arrive Phoenix (PHX) 1:55 pm
     AA #1441 Depart PHX 2:44 pm
     Arrive Spokane (GEG) 4:23 pm
    RETURN:     Saturday, January 15, 2022
     
     AA #613 Depart Spokane (GEG) 12:15 pm  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 5:53 pm
     AA #2752 Depart Dallas (DFW) 7:13 pm
     Arrive DCA 11:00 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 July 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 14, 2021 October 12, 2021
     Basic Trip
     $800  $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 payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

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

    Trip Leaders:  

    Lucy Gruenther
    Lmandwx@hotmail.com
    507 Blue Ridge Ave NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-727-9287(c)


    Pat Riggs

    pat.riggs1@verizon.net

    310-372-0271 (h)

    703-615-2709 (c)

     

    • Fri, January 14, 2022
    • Sat, January 22, 2022
    • Switzerland
    Join waitlist


    Jan 14-22, 2022

    $2,375

    Note:  The trip is wait-listed.  Please Join the Wait List, and
    we'll contact you if we have a suitable cancellation.

    Listed price includes round-trip air; lift tickets not included in package.
    Optional 4-night post-skiing extension in London ($1,135) returns January 26.

    Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair.  Come to Zermatt and enjoy Swiss hospitality coupled with Italian lifestyle.  Enjoy the runs on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. At almost 4,000 meters altitude, Matterhorn Ski Paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world.

    Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the boutique 4-star Hotel Albana Real with full daily breakfast buffet and daily Swiss/European-based dinners including soup, salads, pasta, meat and fish.  RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Geneva (details below).  Welcome drink upon arrival.  Lift tickets not included. Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

    Hotel Albana Real welcomes us in an atmosphere that is both refined and relaxed.  The luxurious hotel, equipped with a touch of Art Deco, invites us to rest and relax.  Handcrafted wood carvings decorate the rooms and suites, decorated in soft colors and modern but quite rustic style.  The hotel is a 2-minute walk to the ski shuttle, or about a 10-minute walk to the lifts.  Free WiFi is included.

    Entry into the hotel's wellness spa is included:  Indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi & gym.

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

    Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the package.  We plan to do a discounted group purchase of the 6-day International Ski Passes, which allow skiing at neighboring Cervinia, Italy, where many of us expect to venture a time or two (a great lunch stop!)We think the cost will be about $430. 

    • If you request the ticket when you sign up (register) for the trip, we'll add the cost to your trip invoice once the price is confirmed, sometime in the fall (before final payments are due). 
    • Or, you could wait and buy your lift pass at the resort. 

    Ikon Pass:  The full Ikon Pass is good for 7 days of skiing at Zermatt, and the Ikon Base Pass for 5 days, but neither pass allows you to ski over to Cervinia.  You can upgrade your pass on a daily basis to include Cervinia for 42 CHF/day (about $46) at a ticket window (2021 price; may 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, 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.

    Return Home - or Continue to London:  Saturday (Jan 22) those returning to the U.S. will fly to Dulles and those on the extension will fly to London (schedule farther below).

    Itinerary for Basic Trip:  (Subject to Change) Flights on United Airlines

    OUTBOUND from Dulles:
     Friday, January 14 - United Airlines
     
     UA #974 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm
     Arrive Geneva (GVA) Saturday morning 7:25 am
     (6-hour time change)

    RETURN to Dulles:
     Saturday, January 22 - United Airlines

     
     UA #975 Depart Geneva 10:40 am
     Arrive Washington Dulles 2:05 pm
     (6-hour time change)


    London Option - $1,135
    4-night post-skiing extension in London

    returns to the U.S. Wednesday, January 26

    Four nights (Sat-Wed) in the 4-star Strand Palace Hotel with daily breakfast and half-day guided city tour.  Includes flight on Saturday, Jan 22, from Geneva to London.