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Non-Skiing Trips

The non-skiing vacation trips listed below (scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS) are available for registration/signups as indicated.

2024 Ski Trips

We're still in the process of setting up our 2024 ski trips.  We anticipate having everything ready to begin accepting signups by mid-JuneIn the meantime, here are the trips we anticipate offering.  Several trips remain tentative and some dates and destinations may change.  We'll be receiving the remaining proposals and selecting tour operators in the coming weeks.  Then in early June we'll hold our all-day "Summer Summit" Council meeting where we'll establish the selling prices and appoint trip leaders.  After that, we'll put all the trips online and open them up for registration/signup:

Epic & Ikon Passes:  Most of our trips will be going to resorts that honor one of the multi-resort season passes.  You may purchase passes directly from the suppliers, but several of our our tour operators have promotions offering discounts or rebates in conjunction the trips you might take with the club.  Go to our Epic & Ikon Pass page to see the offers.  You may wish to consider purchasing your passes through them.  The exceptions are Military Epic passes and military discounts on Ikon passes, which are only available from the suppliers. 

You should consider purchasing passes early-on as the costs typically increase before the Memorial Day holiday and periodically as winter gets closer.  Season pass sales are likely to end sometime in late fall.

Blue Ridge Ski Council:  Beginning August 1, 2023, registration for our 2024 ski trips will be 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.

Tips for All Trips

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 21 days of paying your initial deposit on a trip.

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.

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

    • Mon, September 18, 2023
    • Wed, October 04, 2023
    • Italy, Malta
    Italy’s Western Coast & Islands:

    A Voyage from Rome to Valletta

    Sept 18 - Oct 4, 2023

    17 days - from $8,295, including air

    Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Tuscany:  Florence and Siena
    Optional Post-Trip Extension to Milan, the Lakes and the Piedmont

    Click to see the Detailed Trip Flyer

    This trip is with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)

    Italy: Rome, Pozzuoli, Naples, Sorrento, Paestum, Salerno 

    Sicily: Aeolian Islands, Strait of Messina, Mount Etna, Siracusa 

    Malta: Valletta, Vittoriosa, Hagar Qim, Mdina 

    Booking Instructions:

    1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel Reservations at 800-955-1925. Open Monday – Saturday 9am-7pm EST. 
    2. Tell the Travel Counselor that you would like to reserve space on Italy’s Western Coast and Islands for September 18, 2023 
    3. Mention the group codeG3-29241
    4. The required deposit for this adventure is $500 per person.  Deposits can be made by check, bank withdrawal or credit card (American Express not accepted).
    5. Purchase the optional travel protection plan to maximize your coverage, or you can compare Myra’s Insurance with Travel Protectors (see below).
    6. After signing up with OAT, please sign up/register for the trip with the club, and then call Christina to let her know.

    Airfare: IAD $1200pp (I have requested for all to fly together); other cities available at varying costs.


    Optional Post-Trip Extension - Oct 4-9, 2023

    Milan, the Lakes & the Piedmont

    Click on the link above for the details on the post-trip extension.

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

    Trip Insurance:  The insurance that OAT offers is cancel for any reason (CFAR).  As an alternative, three levels of insurance -- including medical only for $16-$60 depending on age -- are available from Myra Altschuler with Travel Protectors.  We have used her before with success.  Her details are on the linked flyer.  Note that the Cancel for Any Reason coverage must be purchased within 14 days from when you pay your very first trip deposit.  You must contact Myra directly; do not send your premium payment to us.  You can also opt for your own insurance.

    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    5502 Maplefield Place 22310
    Alexandria, VA 
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                (703) 489-6171 (c)

    • Wed, April 17, 2024
    • Fri, May 03, 2024
    • New Zealand
    Join waitlist

    Pure New Zealand - Trip is presently sold out 3/24/23

     April 17, 2024 - May 3, 2024

    In the spring of 2024 the PSC will be going to New Zealand.   Join Susie and Peter on another                      P & P Adventure down under.

    New Zealand: Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Queenstown.

    17 days from $6595 

    Includes international airfare from Washington D.C., airport transfers, government taxes, fees and airline fuel charges.  All land transportation and three internal flights. Accomodations for 14 nights.  28 meals - 14 daily breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners - includes 1 Home Hosted Meal.  14 small group activities.  Services of our local OAT Trip Experience Leader, gratuities for local guides, drivers and luggage porters.  For all trip information and directions to sign up click below:

                         New Zealand Flyer OAT.pdf

    Sign Up Procedures:

    In order to sign up (single rooms are limited, ask about Roommate Matching Service), you need to do the following:

    1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) at 1-800-955-1925 (Monday-Saturday, 9AM-7PM EST).

    2. Tell the travel counselor that you want to sign up for G4-27957- Pure New Zealand with the Pentagon Ski Club.

    3. Mention the group code: G4-27957. Otherwise you might end up on a different group trip.

    4. Make your $350 deposit. You can use any credit card except AE. Learn about Good Buy discounts.

    5. You can also purchase the optional travel protection plan (insurance). This is not required and totally up to you.

    6. After signing up with O.A.T. register with PSC.

    7. Trip is limited to 20 people.  Act Now.

    Air Schedule - TBD







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


    The insurance OAT offers is cancel for any reason.  It is a bit costly. As an alternative, we are offering three levels of insurance (including medical only from $16-$60 depending on age) from Myra Altschuler at Travel Protectors. Her details are on the flyer below and you have to contact her directly - do not send the money to us. We have used her before with success. You can also opt for your own insurance.

    The Travel Protectors:  Insurance Flyer

    Trip Leaders: 

    Susie Pumphrey
    3138 Concord Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Peter Porton
    11918 Moss Point Lane
    Reston, VA 20194

    P&P Trips:  It's not just a Trip but an Adventure

    • Fri, May 24, 2024
    • Sun, June 02, 2024
    • Switzerland, Germany, France
    • 1

    Switzerland, Germany & France: 

    The Black Forest & the Alsace Wine Route

    May 24 - June 2, 2024 (air package)


    Bike tour only is May 26 - June 1 for $4,595    




    May 24 - June 2, 2024 (air package)


    Bike tour only is May 26 - June 1 for $4,595         

    LINK to VBT Website

    (Note: 2024 dates may not be on the website yet.)

    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to 

    the Black Forest region of Switzerland, Germany, and France. 

    Experience a rich blend of French and German cultures as you criss cross borders and ride through quaint Alsatian towns, pause for wine tastings along the legendary Route des Vins, and wind along the canals of Colmar’s “Little Venice.” Pedal along well-marked bike routes, quiet country roads, and through rural paths open only to cyclists and farmers. Stroll cobbled pedestrian streets, passing charming half-timbered facades adorned with overflowing flower boxes, and perhaps pausing to bite into the famous Black Forest cake of a skilled pastry chef. Step back in time and enjoy a guided tour of 2,000-year-old Roman ruins in the spa town of Badenweiler. Throughout your adventure, stunning mountain ranges form the backdrop to your picturesque bike routes through France, Germany, and Switzerland.

    VBT Flyer Link

    11 meals are included with the tour
    (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners)

    Tour Highlights

    • Explore three countries on a single journey—on one memorable day you eat breakfast in Switzerland, lunch in France, and dinner in Germany.
    • Cycle through idyllic countrysides as the Vosges Mountains rise in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop for your adventure.
    • Immerse yourself in the dual French and German culture of Alsace and learn about the region’s history as a hotly contested territory.
    • Behold Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It’s even won awards for its overflowing flower boxes decorating the half-timbered buildings and cobblestone streets!
    • Stroll through the cobbled streets of Colmar’s old town and embark on a “floating tour” of La Petite Venise (Little Venice) aboard a small boat.
    • Cycle some of the most scenic stretches of the Route des Vins—the Wine Route. Pause along the way to taste some of the world-class wines produced here.

    Space is LIMITED to 21 participants!

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

    If you are interested in this trip, register today! 

    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in Basel upon arrival, and one night in Strasbourg 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 first-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY/MODERATE Cycling

    Average Daily Mileage is 12 - 40 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 - 6 hours

    (Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)

    Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre-trip stay in Basel (2 nights for $345 double occupancy) or a post-trip stay in Strasbourg (2 nights for $295 double occupancy).  Details for both options are on the VBT website.


    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 #338481.


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

    Trip Leader:

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

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