Welcome to the Pentagon Ski Club!



2023 Ski Trips

June 12, 2022

Our 2023 ski trips are now open for signups!  Scroll down to see our offerings!  Our several non-skiing vacation trips are also available for registration/signups.

Epic & Ikon Passes:  Most of our 2023 trips are going 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 in mid-April, at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day.  Pass sales are likely to end sometime in the fall.

Blue Ridge Ski Council:  Beginning August 1, 2022, registration for our 2023 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 14 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

    • Sat, July 16, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fort Myer Spates Community Center
    Register

             

             Summer Picnic!

    Saturday, July 16th

    Noon - 4:00pm
    (lunch buffet served until 2pm)

    Register To Attend by Friday, July 8

    Join your ski club friends for an afternoon picnic at Fort Myer's Spates Community Center, and meet the leaders for the coming winter's ski trips.

    Our complimentary menu will consist of our typical picnic fare:  hamburgers, hot dogs, and sides, with cake for dessert.  A cash bar will be available for the beverages of your choice. 

    We're asking everyone to register to attend.  This will allow us to adjust the catering, and to offer you an opportunity to apply for a long-term (1-year) Ft. Myer Visitor Pass (see below). You must register by Friday, July 8, to be sponsored for a pass.

    Vax Required

    We are continuing to require Covid-19 vaccinations for club meetings, including the picnic.  This is for everyone's safety and comfort level.  We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, but please do not register for or attend the picnic unless you are fully vaccinated.  Booster shots are of course also recommended and encouraged.


    Bringing a Guest?

    If you plan to come to the picnic with someone else, there are two ways to let us know:

    • If your companion is a club member in their own right, they can log in with their credentials and register for the picnic much as they would do if signing up for a trip.
    • Whether your companion is a club member or not, you can simply include them in your own picnic registration by clicking on the Add guest button before submitting your registration.


    If Your Plans Change

    If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please let us know (ideally by Friday, July 8) so we can adjust our catering order.  You may do this by:

    • Calling (301-579-2749) or emailing Dave Olsen
    • Cancelling your registration yourself:
      • log into your account
      • click on your name at the top
      • click on My Event Registrations
      • click on your picnic registration
      • click on the Already registered link
      • click on the Cancel registration button

    If you need to change the number of people you've registered (up or down), you can first cancel your registration, and then re-register with the new information,  or just contact us.

      Entry to Ft. Myer

      Please take a moment to review our Entry to Ft. Myer page.  There are several ways you'll be allowed to enter:

      • Passengers:  Firstly, be aware that drivers won't necessarily be allowed to vouch for their passengers.  Although a photo ID like a driver's license might sometimes be accepted, passengers without an Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Pass (see below) or one of the other types of ID mentioned below might need to complete a Installation Access Request Form and pass the vetting process to enter the base.
      • With Suitable ID:  If you have an active duty or retired military ID, or a DoD-issued Common Access Card (CAC) (and possibly several other types of government-issued ID), you should be able to enter the base without screening. 
      • Without a Pass:  If you arrive for a club meeting outside of Visitor Control Center (VCC) hours (see below) and without suitable ID, your vehicle will be searched and you'll need to be vetted through their security system before being allowed entry.  This may take some time, so we suggest that you arrive at the base early.
      • One-Day Pass:  You can apply for a one-day pass online at this website (click on the link).  You can then show the pass on your phone to gain entry.  However, application must be submitted at least four days in advance of your visit.  The process time may depend on your footprint in various online systems, and you may need to go to the VCC to have your photo taken. That said, your application might be approved almost instantaneously if you've previously been approved for an AIE Pass.
      • 60-Day Pass:  You may apply for a 60-day pass at the Visitor Control Center, located just inside the main gate.  The VCC is open 6am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Saturdays.  You should be able to obtain a 60-day Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Pass right on the spot.
        You will need to complete an access application and be vetted through their security system.  To help speed the process, we suggest that you complete the Fort Myer Installation Access Request Form ahead of your visit and bring it with you.
      • Long-Term/Annual Pass:  With sponsorship by Patton Hall, you may be able to get an AIE Pass good for as long as a year.  Here's how it should work:
        • Register for the picnic by Friday, July 8, and indicate your desire to obtain a long-term pass.
        • We'll then ask our contact at Patton Hall to sponsor you for a pass.
        • We'll send you an email (on or about July 11) confirming that your name has been forwarded, and that you can go to the VCC to apply for your pass.
        • Go to Ft. Myer during normal VCC hours (6am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Saturdays) sometime before the picnic. 
        • We suggest you go to the VCC well before the picnic to avoid slamming them that morning.
        • When you arrive at the VCC, tell them that you're part of the Pentagon Ski Club group that is being sponsored by Ms. Hollo at Patton Hall.  They'll have pre-printed Installation Access Request Forms with Ms. Hollo's sponsorship.  All you'll need to do is present your driver's license and complete the form with your DOB and SSN.
        • If the process works as before, and assuming you pass their vetting process, you should be able to get a year-long pass during your visit to the VCC.

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      • Wed, August 24, 2022
      • Wed, September 14, 2022
      • Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana
      Join waitlist

      Trip is Waitlisted.  Register for the waitlist if you are interested in going, as we may have some cancellations.


      SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI - AUG 24 - SEPT 10, 2022

      Optional Post-Trip Extension to Cape Town

      Sept 10-14, 2022 


      Ultimate Africa:

      Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

      Botswana: Chobe, Okavango Delta 

      Zambia: Kafue or Mosi-oa-Tunya  

      Zimbabwe: Hwange, Victoria Falls  


      COUNTRIES: 3  NATIONAL PARKS: 3  DAYS: 17 

       12 NIGHTS IN TENTED CAMPS AND LODGES 

      UP TO 19 GAME-VIEWING EXCURSIONS 


      Check out the trip details on the OAT websiteThis is just for the details of this trip; not for our dates and cost.  If you have any questions, contact the trip leader, Christina Anderson (see contact info below).


      How To Register:  Once you decide to go on the trip, you must call OAT at 800-955-1925 and provide the Group Code - G2-29241.  Be sure to confirm the trip dates and request the "Travel Again" discount of $500 that is good through the end of September (more details below).  All trip payments must be made directly to OAT.  Be sure to also register for the trip on the PSC website after you are confirmed on the trip with OAT.


      If the Trip is Full:  Click the link to Join Waitlist so we know that you are interested in going if space opens up.


      PRICING

      • Base Tour:  $6895 per person
      • Airfare from Dulles (IAD):  $1700 per person
        (please call for pricing from different US cities)
      • Optional Cape Town  Post-Trip extension $1395 per person
      • See www.gct.com/tpp for details on the optional Travel Protection coverage

      The deposit is $350 per person, with a cancellation fee of $300, but no fee when you do a future trip with OAT.  Pay your deposit by electronic check to avoid a processing fee.

      Unbeatable Value:  Save up to $1,483 per person when you reserve by 9/30/20.  With limited-time savings of $500 per person (September 30, 2020) and a FULL 10% off the total price of your trip with our Good Buy Plan (a value that ranges from $339-$983), paid by May 2021, travel at the lowest price and per diems in the industry.

      From the OAT website:

      Join us for a wealth of unforgettable experiences on an adventure 93% of our travelers rated excellent. Majestic elephants congregate around a waterhole in the depths of the wilderness ... members of a village near Hwange National Park welcome your small group ... the spray of Victoria Falls roars in the distance ... you and your travel companions exchange stories around a fire under a star-filled African sky. In the morning, you wake to the birdsong emanating from nearby trees—and begin another day on the safari of your dreams.

      On this adventure, we’ll spend 12 nights in small lodges and tented camps. Enjoy up to 19 game-viewing drives with our sharp-eyed Trip Experience Leaders and expert, naturalist driver-guides; individual interactions in remote villages due to our small group size of just 16 travelers; flights via bush plane over the legendary African landscape. From world-famous Chobe National Park to the majestic Okavango Delta, and big game to local cultures—this safari has it all. And whenever you’d like, you have the freedom to explore more of Africa on your own: Break off from the group for independent discoveries—like enjoying dinner in Victoria Falls while listening to a live township jazz band at Mama Africa—during free time.

      Physical requirements: During game-viewing excursions, we’ll travel over bumpy, dusty terrain and occasionally go off-roading in the bush, as well as walk on sandy, uneven terrain in the Okavango Delta and at our camps. 

      Day-to-Day Itinerary

      ·  DAY 1 Depart U.S.

      ·  DAY 2 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa

      ·  DAY 3 Fly to Victoria Falls • Transfer to Hwange National Park • Game-viewing drive


      ·  DAY 4 Explore Hwange National Park • Morning & Afternoon Game-Viewing Drives

      ·  DAY 5 A Day in the Life of a Hwange Community • Afternoon game viewing in Hwange National Park

      ·  DAY 6 Overland to Livingstone • Fly to Kafue, Zambia • Game-viewing drive

      ·  DAY 7 Explore Kafue National Park

      ·  DAY 8 Explore Kafue National Park

      ·  DAY 9 Fly to Livingstone • Transfer to Chobe National Park • Game-viewing drive

      ·  DAY 10 Explore Chobe National Park


      ·  DAY 11 Explore Chobe National Park

      ·  DAY 12 Fly to the Okavango Delta • Game-viewing drives


      ·  DAY 13 Explore Okavango Delta


      ·  DAY 14 Explore Okavango Delta • Game-viewing drives

      ·  DAY 15 Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

      ·  DAY 16 Explore Victoria Falls • Optional Tours • Local interactions

      Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls - $150/person

      Join us for a flight over Victoria Falls, and appreciate the “smoke that thunders” from a whole new angle. Aboard a four- or six-passenger helicopter, your experienced pilot will treat you to a bird’s-eye view of majestic Victoria Falls, the wide Zambezi River, and the zigzag-shaped gorges below. This is the best way to see such vast, impressive landscapes—as Dr. David Livingstone said himself, the falls are “so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Please note: There is a national park fee of U.S. $15 in addition to the price of this tour.

      ·  DAY 17 Return to U.S. or begin your optional trip extension

      Optional Post-Trip:  South Africa:   Cape Town & the Cape of Good Hope


      With Table Mountain as its backdrop, idyllic Cape of Good Hope to the south, penguin-filled Boulders Beach, a bevy of bays at its feet, and the lushest foliage this side of paradise, Cape Town arguably occupies one of the most spectacular natural settings on Earth. Here is your chance to revel in it—and discover the distinct contrast of the cosmopolitan heart of Cape Town and the natural wonders that surround it. As you explore, you’ll witness the amazing social transformation of the “Rainbow Nation.”  Dine with locals and experience the diversity of Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, on a trip extension.

      Trip Insurance:  Every participant should buy some type of travel insurance for the trip.  Possible options include the following:

      • Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is available for an affordable $25 premium from Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors, Inc. (Option One as described on this link).  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 from Myra to include cancellation coverage:
        • The “Standard” cancellation coverage (Option Two in the flyer) provides benefits at 100% if you need to cancel from the trip for a “standard” reason. 
        • The costlier "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) coverage (Option Three in the flyer) provides benefits at 75% if you need to cancel from the trip for a “non-standard” reason.  It must be purchased within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on the trip.  You would need the CFAR option to be covered for cancellation due to COVID-19 or any other outbreak.
      • CFAR coverage is also available through OAT as described on this link.  It provides benefits at 100%.
        • You would be reimbursed in cash for certain "Covered” cancellation reasons.
        • With a cancellation for other than a "Covered” reason, you would receive a voucher for a new reservation from OAT.

      We suggest that you carefully compare plans before purchase.  Coverage for pre-existing conditions can be especially tricky:

      • With Myra’s insurance, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, it can be waived if you purchase coverage before you pay your final trip payment.
      • With the OAT insurance, if you purchase coverage within 10 days of making your initial deposit/payment for your trip, your pre-existing medical condition would qualify for cash reimbursement.  If you purchase coverage after that, you would receive a voucher for a future trip instead of cash.

       

      Trip Leader:   

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

                                        (703) 489-6171 (c)
      • Thu, October 27, 2022
      • Thu, November 17, 2022
      • Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangkok
      Register


      October 27 - November 17, 2022

      $8,900 A category cabin (estimated)

      Extra to upgrade to a suite (no other cabin category available)

      (3 Days Bangkok Extension, 16 nights, Cambodia & Vietnam, 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:

      3 Days Extension in Bangkok, 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

      Trip Itinerary Video

      (the 18-minute video will play after you "register" )

      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
      Aug 20, 2021
       TBD
       $500 $200 (Bangkok Deposit)
       Balance Due


      Trip Leader:   

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

                                        (703) 489-6171 (c)
      • Tue, December 27, 2022
      • Mon, January 02, 2023
      • Wyoming
      Register



      Dec 27 (2022) to Jan 2 (2023)

      $1,305*

      Listed price includes round-trip air.
      *Lift ticket not included. 
      "Full" Ikon Pass or Resort Lift Ticket Required (more below)
      .

      Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has 133 named trails including 50% expert, 40% intermediate and 10% beginner. The mountain features 12 lifts including Bridger Gondola and “Big Red”, their World-famous Aerial Tram.  With 2500 acres of in-bound terrain and a whopping 4,139-foot vertical drop, there’s plenty of room to explore!


      Elk Country Inn

      The trip package includes 6 nights (Tue-Mon) in the Elk Country Inn (hotel rooms) with daily continental breakfast, RT air from Washington to Jackson (details below), and ground transfers.






      Amenities at the newly remodeled Elk Country Inn include a fitness room and an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub.  Our rooms, with two Queen beds, are beautifully furnished in Knotty Pine and Old Hickory.  Add $490 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.   The Inn is just a short drive from Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole Ski Resort, and less than an hour from Yellowstone National Park.

      NOTE:  The club's trips to Jackson Hole typically include a day trip to Grand Targhee.  For a number of reasons, primarily related to the lift-ticket situation, we have decided not to include Grand Targhee in this-winter's trip package.  

      Daily mountain transfers are provided by the hotel (two up in the morning and one back in the afternoon).

      Resort Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are not being offered by the resort during this holiday period, so there is no option to purchase a lift ticket from the club as part of our trip package.  Participants will need to purchase their own lift ticket from the resort or purchase a "full" Ikon pass, which provides 7 days of skiing at the resort with no blackout dates (more below).   Expected resort lift ticket rates are as follows:

       2022-2023 Resort Lift Ticket Prices
       4 Day
       5 Day

       Adult (19-64)

       $732  $902
       Teen (13-18)
       $662  $826
       Senior (65+)
       $592  $728
       Youth  (5-12)
       $448  $554

      The resort recommends purchasing lift tickets at least 14 days in advance of your visit for the best rates and to ensure availability of your desired ski dates.

      Ikon Passes:  Ikon Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value if you plan more than one trip to an "Ikon resort."  Participants are encouraged to purchase their Ikon Pass early-on as the cost typically increases with time.  The cost of a full Ikon Pass was as follows, as of early June 2022:

      • $1179 - Adult (age 23+)
      •  $879 - Youth/Young Adult (age 13-22)
      •  $839 - College, Nurse and Military (Adult & Young Adult)
      •  $389 - Child (age 5-12)
      •  $149 - Toddler (age 4 & under)

      You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Ikon.  Our tour operator for this trip, Winter Ski and Sport, will afford you a rebate on your trip if you buy your Ikon Pass through them.

      Lift Reservations Required:  Jackson Hole will require lift reservations for all Ikon Pass holders for the 2022-23 season "...to help manage capacity and offer the best guest experience."  Reservations will be made available starting August 1, 2022. To make a reservation, login to My Account on ikonpass.com Be sure to book your reservations early on as there is a risk of the available spaces being sold out.

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

      OUTBOUND:    Tuesday, Dec 27
       
       UA #2657 Depart Dulles (IAD) 8:15 am  Arrive New York Newark (EWR) 9:46 am
       UA #321 Depart Newark 11:30 am  Arrive Jackson (JAC) 2:34 pm
      RETURN:               Monday, Jan 2
       
       UA #2178 Depart Jackson (JAC) 12:57 pm  Arrive Houston (IAH) 5:11 pm
       UA #1844 Depart Houston x:xx pm

       Arrive Dulles (IAD) 10:36 pm
      Save $549 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 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:  

       Jackson Hole
       Initial Deposit
       September 6, 2022
       November 8, 2022
       Basic Trip
       $700 $400
       Balance Due
       Single Supplement
       $300  $190   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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:

      Fred Gardinier

      skiwithfred@gmail.com
      (301) 739-5097 (h)


      • Sat, January 07, 2023
      • Sat, January 14, 2023
      • Colorado
      Register



      Jan 7-14, 2023

      $2,240**

      Listed price includes round-trip air.
      **Lift ticket not included. 
      Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
      .

      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Vail Spa Condos with welcome reception, RT air from Washington to Denver (details below), and ground transfers.

      Ski some of Colorado's most celebrated slopes and enjoy world-class dining and entertainment in nearby Lionshead Village.  Vail Spa is just a short walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola and directly on the free in-town bus route for convenient access to Vail Village and the lifts at Golden Peak. 

      Vail Spa amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas.  High-speed WiFi and complimentary housekeeping are included with every stay.  Each of our 2-bedroom/2-bath and 3-bedroom/3-bath units includes a full kitchen, gas fireplace and private laundry.

      Add $1595 for the Single Supplement if you want a room (but not an entire condo unit) to yourself.

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Vail Resorts is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Epic Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value.

      Epic Passes:  Participants are encouraged to purchase an Epic Pass product of some type early-on.  The following options would cover your skiing for the trip; prices shown are as of early June 2022:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($859)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($149); Veteran ($490)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for an "all resort" pass) – ($430 for 5 days; $500 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($639)

      The cost typically increases at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day, and pass sales (except the Day Passes) are likely to end in November. 

      You may purchase Epic Passes directly from Vail Resorts, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Vail Resorts.

      Air Schedule Flights on United Airlines (subject to change):

      OUTBOUND Saturday, January 7
       
       UA #2074 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:45 pm
       Arrive Denver (DEN) 2:43 pm
      RETURN:         Saturday, January 14
       
       UA #2087 Depart DEN 9:45 am
       Arrive IAD 3:10 pm
      Save $342 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 August 1.

      Payment Schedule:

      Vail
       Initial Deposit
       September 6, 2022
       November 8, 2022
       Basic Trip
       $700  $700  Balance Due
       Single Supplement
      $500  $500  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 Christina.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to Christina at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:

      Christina Anderson
      gerakisparta@yahoo.com
      5502 Maplefield Place
      Alexandria, VA  22310
      (703) 719-6714 (h)
      (703) 489-6171 (c)


      • Sat, January 14, 2023
      • Sat, January 21, 2023
      • Montana
      Join waitlist

      Jan 14-21, 2023

      $2,675

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

      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the resort's landmark property, the Huntley Lodge, with 5-day lift ticket, daily buffet breakfast buffet, round-trip air to Bozeman (details below), and ground transfers.



      Huntley Lodge

      Conveniently located in the heart of Big Sky's Mountain Village, the Huntley was part of the late NBC News broadcaster Chet Huntley's original vision for the resort.  This slope-side, three-story classic ski lodge offers a pool and hot tub, fitness center, Chet's Restaurant, Mountain Mocha coffee shop, and the Huntley Dining Room.  It is as tasteful as it is convenient:  The Explorer Lift is just out the back door, and the two main lifts — the Swift Current going up Lone Peak and the Ramcharger serving Andesite Mountain are just a short walk away.   


      The Huntley Lodge features Boyne Beds and flat panel televisions.  The listed price includes double occupancy in a room with two Queen bedsAmenities in our spacious rooms include coffee makers and mini refrigerators.  Add $1,310 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Lift Tickets:  The listed trip price includes a five-day lift ticket for an adult skier to ski midweek (Monday-Friday).  The 6-day ticket would allow you to ski all 6 days (including Sunday, our first available day to ski) or to take a day off midweek.

       Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day
      (Midweek)

       6-Day
      1-Day
      (Sunday)

       Adult  $519  $705 $187
       Senior (70+)
       $499  $653 $154


      Ikon Passes:  Skiers holding an Ikon Pass should confirm their benefits before selecting their lift tickets: 

      • “Full-up” Ikon Passes afford 7 days of skiing at Big Sky without restriction.
      • The less costly Ikon Base Pass affords 5 days at Big Sky but is specifically blacked out on our first day of skiing (Sunday, January 15).  Ikon Base Pass holders who wish to ski every day may purchase the one-day lift ticket.
      • Note:  Access to the Lone Peak Tram is not included with our group lift tickets nor with Ikon Passes, but may be purchased at the resort as an upgrade.

      Air Schedule:  Flights on American Airlines (subject to change):

      OUTBOUND:        Saturday, January 14
       
       AA #1839 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 6:45 am
       Arrive Dallas (DFW) 9:35 am

       AA #2522 Depart DFW 10:15 am
       Arrive Bozeman (BZN) 12:27 pm

      RETURN:              Saturday, January 21
       
       AA #2522 Depart BZN 1:53 pm
       Arrive DFW 5:50 pm

       AA #2752 Depart DFW 7:06 pm
       Arrive DCA 11:00 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 has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

      Payment Schedule: 

      Big Sky
       Initial Deposit
      October 11, 2022
       November 8, 2022
       Basic Trip:
       $1000  $1000  Balance Due
       Single Supplement:
       $400 $400
       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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader: 


      Tom Gallagher

      gallagher-tj@hotmail.com

      360-516-0643 (c)


      • Fri, January 20, 2023
      • Sun, January 29, 2023
      • France
      Register

       January 20 - 29, 2023

      $2,975


      7 nights in Meribel plus one night in Geneva
      Non-stop round-trip air, breakfast and dinner daily

      $825

      Optional 4-Night pre-ski extension to Lausanne, Switzerland
      Departs the U.S. Monday, Jan 16
      Returns to the U.S. Saturday, Jan 28
      (does not include the night in Geneva)


      Les Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski area, is made up of eight resorts linked via a comprehensive network of modern ski lifts.  This includes internationally famous resorts such as Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens, and other more family-orientated resorts with a charm all of their own such as Les Ménuires, La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Orelle.  50% of the ski area’s runs are considered easy (greens and blues) with the remaining 50% suitable for more proficient skiers (reds and blacks). 

      85% of the pistes are above 1,800m, enabling Les Trois Vallées to guarantee optimum snow conditions from early December to the end of April.  180 ski lifts are available to skiers, which ensure that you’ll spend more time on the slopes than in a queue. 

      These eight resorts also offer a unique range of off-piste and après-ski activities, as well as myriad events and entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants.


      We will stay seven nights at the 4 star Hotel Alpen Ruitor in Meribel Mottaret offering exclusive and ready-to-go skiing to the largest ski domain in the world.  Breakfast buffet, pastry buffet from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, and half-board with soup of the day, starter, main course, cheese buffet and desert.  Drinks are not included.  Savoyard Evening on Thursday with unlimited Fondue and Raclette.  Access to the spa. 100 square meters of dedicated serenity with Sauna, Hamman, Jacuzzi and Sensorial Shower.  Ski Room with individual heated lockers.  Free WiFi, Robes and slippers.

      Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy (est @ $985, including the night in Geneva); request when registering and the trip leader will make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

      Saturday Night in Geneva:  Those not going on the pre-trip will spend their final evening, Saturday January 28, in downtown Geneva at the 4-Star Hotel Royal.  A guided tour of the city is included.  Those who participate in the Lausanne pre-skiing extension will fly home on Saturday.

      Hotel Royal is located in Geneva City Center, a neighborhood in Geneva, and is near a metro station.  Notre Dame Basilica and Mont Blanc Bridge are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit City Center Shopping Area and Rue du Rhône.

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the listed package price, but are available as an option during the registration/signup process, reflecting a modest (approx 10%) discount from the prices at the resort.  The tickets are for consecutive days; skiers buying a 5-day ticket will need to specify whether their first day of skiing will be on Sunday (January 22) or Monday (January 23):


       Lift Ticket Options
      5 of 5 Day 6 of 6 Day
       Adult (13-64)
      $329  $349
       Senior (65-74)
       $296  $314
       75+ Senior
       FREE  FREE

      Epic Pass Holders receive seven complimentary, unrestricted and consecutive days at Les 3 Vallées ski resorts, as is explained in the Les 3 Vallées Reciprocal Agreement.  Epic Local and Epic Day Passes and Military Epic Passes do not include access to Les 3 Vallées.  Collect your free skipass with your Epic Season Pass and ID from one of the Meribel lift ticket offices:

      • MÉRIBEL MOTTARET (near our hotel) - Next to the Tourist Office
      • MÉRIBEL CENTRE (down the hill) - La Chaudanne (under the Tougnète gondola)

      Lausanne Option - $825

      4-night pre-skiing extension in Lausanne, Switzerland
      Departs from the U.S. Monday, January 16
      Returns to the U.S. Saturday, January 28

      Four nights (Tue-Sat) in the 4-star Hotel de la Paix with daily breakfast, half day tour of Lausanne and Olympic Museum, half day tour of Chaplin's World & the Lavaux Wine Region (UNESCO)) including a visit to a vineyard and a wine tasting.  Hotel de la Paix welcomes guests in a luxurious setting with a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.  It over looks the lake and the Ouchy district. It is in the city center, close to the station, a few minutes walk to the lake and the lively neighborhood of Le Flon.  Since 1915, this city in the canton of Vaud has been home to the International Olympic Committee and the institutions of the Olympic movement.  Opposite the hotel is the Lausanne Opera, hosting the Béjart Ballet. There are numerous museums, including the Heritage Foundation, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée de l''Élysée. Visit the capital of Vaud and its many tourist attractions:  Place de la Palud and its animated clock, the gothic cathedral consecrated in 1275, Château d'Ouchy and Bel-Air Tower.

      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 make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

      Return Itinerary:  Saturday, January 28, we'll have two buses taking us to Geneva:

      • The Lausanne Extension Group will be picked up early and dropped at the airport for their flight home.
      • The "Ski-Only" group will be picked up after breakfast and dropped at their downtown hotel after a guided city tour.

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

                Main (Ski-Only) Group                               

       OUTBOUND - Friday January 20
          UA #974 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm

      Arrive Geneva (GVA) Saturday 7:25 am
       RETURN - Sunday January 29
          UA #975 Depart Geneva (GVA) 11:40 am
      Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:05 pm


                Lausanne Extension Group                               

       OUTBOUND - Monday January 16
          UA #974 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm

      Arrive Geneva (GVA) Tuesday 7:25 am
       RETURN - Saturday January 28
          UA #975 Depart Geneva (GVA) 11:40 am
      Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:05 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.

      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 insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

      To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at  myra@travelprotectors.com within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

      Payment Schedule:

       Méribel  Initial Deposit

      October 11, 2022

       November 8, 2022
       Basic Trip
       $1000  $1000  Balance Due
          Single Supp Meribel
       $300 $300
        Balance Due
       Lausanne Extension
       $300  $300  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 your check to one of the trip leaders (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leaders: 

      Steve Peirce

      scpeirce@verizon.net

      301-924-5173


         


      Susie Pumphrey
      wachtraum@msn.com
      703-691-3944 (h)
      571-224-4512 (c)

      • Sat, January 28, 2023
      • Sat, February 04, 2023
      • Colorado
      Register

      Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2023

      $1,945**

      Listed price includes round-trip air.
      **Lift ticket not included. 
      Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
      .


      Join the Blue Ridge Ski Council Western Carnival and enjoy legendary skiing at Crested Butte!  Here you will find mellow terrain, back bowls, extreme terrain and some of the steepest in-bounds ski terrain in Colorado. 

      This trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) at the luxury ski-in/ski-out Elevation Hotel & Spa with RT air to Montrose (details below), and ground transfers.  A welcome reception, happy hours and a group dinner with other BRSC members is included.

                             

      Accommodations: The 11,000 square foot Elevation Spa & High Altitude Fitness Center has a lot to enjoy.  There are therapy rooms to provide relaxing massages for your muscles after skiing as well as soothing body treatments for your skin, and refreshing facials for a beautiful complexion. Separate women and men locker facilities are equipped with steam room, showers, shampoo, and hair dryers.  Each spa service offers access to one of our three tranquil relaxation rooms, equipped with soft music, cozy chairs, and a selection of beverages.  Use of the extensive fitness center, pool, and indoor hot tub is included with all services to extend and enhance your spa experience.

      Our Deluxe Double Queen rooms have two Queen beds and an extensive list of amenities including large LCD flat panel televisions, granite kitchenettes with microwaves, mini refrigerators, toasters, and coffeemakers.  Add $815 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Vail Resorts is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Epic Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value.

      Epic Passes:  Participants are encouraged to purchase an Epic Pass product of some type early-on.  The following options would cover your skiing for the trip; prices shown are as of early June 2022:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($859)
      • Military Epic Passes – Active/Retired ($149); Veteran ($490)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for a "32 resort" pass) – ($329 for 5 days; $384 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($639)

      The cost typically increases at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day, and pass sales (except the Day Passes) are likely to end in November. 

      You may purchase Epic Passes directly from Vail Resorts, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Vail Resorts.  Our tour operator for this trip, Winter Ski and Sport, will afford you a rebate on your trip if you buy your Epic Pass through them.

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

      OUTBOUND:    Saturday, Jan 28  
       AA #1839 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 6:45 am  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 9:35 am
       AA #665 Depart DFW 10:15 am
       Arrive Montrose (MTJ) 11:36 am
      RETURN:               Saturday, Feb 4
       
       AA #665 Depart Montrose (MTJ) 12:52 pm  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 3:55 pm
       AA #472 Depart DFW 5:01 pm
       Arrive DCA 8:51 pm
      Save $538 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 August 1.

      Payment Schedule: 

       Crested Butte
       Initial Deposit
      October 11, 2022
       December 13, 2022
       Base 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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:   


      Dina Zeese

      2021dinazeese@gmail.com

      (703) 283-9543 (c)



      • Sat, February 04, 2023
      • Sat, February 11, 2023
      • Colorado
      Register


      Feb 4-11, 2023

      $2,040

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


      Seven nights in the new Element 29 Hotel; round-trip air to Denver (details below); and a 5-day lift ticket. 


      Copper Mountain’s first hotel, Element 29 is nestled at the base of the resort's Center Village.  Our Double Queen Rooms are equipped with coffee makers and mini-fridges.  WiFi is complimentary.  Add $1,030 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Unwind at the end of your day in the hotel's hot tubs

      Keep up with your workout routine in the hotel's fitness center

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are selected during the registration process.  The listed trip price includes five days of lift tickets for an adult or senior skier.  Non-skiers and skiers holding a "Full" or "Base" Ikon Pass (who enjoy unlimited skiing at Copper) save $299 on the package without a lift ticket.

       Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day
      6-Day
       Adult & Senior
       $299 $367

      Ikon Passes:  Ikon Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), may provide the best value if you plan more than one trip to an "Ikon resort."  Participants are encouraged to purchase their Ikon Pass early-on as the cost typically increases with time.  The cost of a full Ikon Pass was as follows, as of early June 2022:

      • $1179 - Adult (age 23+)
      •  $879 - Youth/Young Adult (age 13-22)
      •  $839 - College, Nurse and Military (Adult & Young Adult)
      •  $389 - Child (age 5-12)
      •  $149 - Toddler (age 4 & under)

      You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Ikon.

      Air Schedule Flights on United Airlines (subject to change):

      OUTBOUND Saturday, February 4
       
       UA #1772 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 2:40 pm
       Arrive Denver (DEN) 4:35 pm
      RETURN:         Saturday, February 11
       
       UA #2087 Depart DEN 9:45 am
       Arrive IAD 3:10 pm
      Save $293 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 August 1.

      Payment Schedule:

         Initial Deposit
      September 6, 2022
       October 11, 2022
       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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leaders: 


      Tom Gallagher

      gallagher-tj@hotmail.com

      360-516-0643 (c)




      John Mantini
      mantinij@gmail.com
      443-977-7836 (c)

      • Sat, February 11, 2023
      • Sat, February 18, 2023
      • California
      Register


      Feb 11-18, 2023

      $2,025

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


      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Alpenhof Lodge (hotel rooms), 5-day lift ticket, and RT air (details below).

      Warm, friendly and charming, the family-owned Alpenhof is a European chalet-style hotel located conveniently in the Village at Mammoth, just steps from the Village Gondola and on the free Town of Mammoth Lakes shuttle route.  After skiing, enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi before you head to Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar for delectable fresh cuisine, a glass of wine, or hand-crafted cocktails.  Or visit the Clocktower Cellar, the Alpenhof's pub, with its foosball tables, pool table, and casual menu.


      Our spacious rooms, furnished with one King or two Double beds, have been recently renovated, and provide superb amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and mini refrigerators.  Add $1125 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

       Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day
      6-Day
       Adult  $295 $365
       Senior (65-79)
       $237 $290
       Senior (80+)
       free free

      Lift tickets options are selected during the registration process.  The listed trip price includes five days of lift tickets for an adult skier.  Non-skiers and skiers holding a "Full" or "Base" Ikon Pass (who enjoy unlimited skiing at Mammoth) save $295 on the package without a lift ticket.  80+ seniors ski for free!

      Ikon Passes:  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:  Our flights (subject to change) are on United Airlines into Bishop Airport (California Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), just an hour's drive from the resort instead of the usual three-hour drive with our more typical flights into Reno:

      OUTBOUND:   Saturday, Feb 11


       
       UA #424 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:18 am

       Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 11:10 am

       UA #5662 Depart SFO 12:55 pm


       Arrive Bishop (BIH) 2:22 pm

      RETURN:   Saturday, Feb 18


       
       UA #5611 Depart Bishop (BIH) 1:17 pm


       Arrive Denver (DEN) 4:35 pm

       UA #2484 Depart DEN 5:25 pm


       Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:43 pm

      Save $425 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 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:

       Mammoth
       Initial Deposit
      October 11, 2022
       December 13, 2022
       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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leaders:  

      Lucy Gruenther
      Lmandwx@hotmail.com

      703-727-9287(c)



      Pat Riggs

      pat.riggs1@verizon.net

      310-372-0271 (h)

      703-615-2709 (c)

       


      • Sat, February 18, 2023
      • Sat, February 25, 2023
      • Montana
      Register


      February 18-25, 2023

      $1,880

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

      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Viking Lodge at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake with welcome reception and daily breakfast buffet (Sun-Fri).  Listed price includes double occupancy in classic hotel room, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and round-trip air into Kalispell (details below).

      The Viking Lodge offers classic hotel-style accommodations with fireplace, flat-panel HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave and our signature four-piece bathroom. 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.  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.

      Lodge amenities include a fitness center and Lakefront Hot Tub. 

      Add $665 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself. 

       Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day  6-Day
       Adult  $295  $355
       65-69 Senior  $247  $305
       70+ Senior
       $75  $99
      Non-skiers save $295 on the package without a lift ticket.


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


      OUTBOUND:   Saturday, February 18


       

       UA #1254 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:20 am


       Arrive Denver (DEN) 7:01 am

       UA #5628 Depart Denver 7:50 am


       Arrive Kalispell (FCA) 10:08 am

      RETURN:           Saturday, February 25


       

       UA #2381 Depart Kalispell (FCA) 6:25 am


       Arrive Denver (DEN) 8:35 am

       UA #2087 Depart Denver 9:45 am


       Arrive IAD 3:10 pm

      Save $575 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 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:  

       Whitefish  Initial Deposit
      November 8, 2022
       December 13, 2022
       Basic Trip
       $700  $500  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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:



      Brian Sundin

      sundin4@yahoo.com

      503-828-2841


      • Fri, March 03, 2023
      • Sat, March 11, 2023
      • Austria
      Register

      March 3-11, 2023
      $3,230

      Listed price includes round-trip air and double occupancy in a Classic Double Room.  Lift tickets not included in package.

      $930

      Optional 4-Night pre-ski extension to Lucerne, Switzerland
      Departs the U.S. Monday, Feb 27

      Arlberg – The Cradle of Alpine Skiing.  Skiarlberg, considered one of the best ski areas for guaranteed snow in the Alps, has been captivating skiers and snowboarders from near and far ever since Austria's first surface lift added a measure of comfort to skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. The Arlberg features more than 300 kilometres of downhill slopes, making it the largest connected ski area in Austria and the fifth largest in the world.


      Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star ski-in/ski-out Hotel Arlberghaus with daily breakfast and dinner.  RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Zurich (details below).   Lift tickets not included.  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

      The Arlberghaus, situated at 1,720 meters (5,640 ft) is the same hotel where the club stayed in 2018.  Free WiFi is included. 

      Our room inventory includes a mix of Classic and Deluxe double rooms, which we are offering at different price points, with priority for your preferred type based on your sign-up date.  If  your preferred choice isn't available, the trip leader will after confirming with you make an adjustment to your invoice.

      Our Classic Double Rooms "... are characterised by cosy comfort, warm colouring, pleasant lighting and a wonderful view of the majestic mountain world of the Arlberg."

      Deluxe Double Room

      Our  generously equipped Deluxe Double Rooms (aka "half apartments") "... are roomy, bright and open.  With sofa and armchair, the cosy living area invites guests to lean back and dream."

      Classic Single Room

      A limited number of Classic Single Rooms is also available.  If you request a single room, the trip leader will confirm the cost and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

      The hotel offers an array of wellness amenities:   Relax in the sauna or steam bath, enjoy soothing warmth in the infrared cabin, or conclude the day with a leisurely fitness program.  "In the entire spa & wellness area of our hotel you sense all around you the revitalizing fragrance of pine-wood and mountain herbs. The crowning conclusion is a romantic bath under the starlit sky in our Dutch Tub."

      Lift Passes:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package.  The costs are listed on this website Here are last-winter's prices (update for 2023 pends):

       Ski Arlberg Lift Passes (2022 prices & dates)
       2-Day  3-Day 5-Day
       6-Day
       Adults  €120  €177  €280  €326
       Seniors (born 1948 to 1957)
       €108  €157  €242  €281
       "Active Seniors" (born 1947 & earlier)
       €58  €86  €142  **

      Note:  Lift passes are for consecutive days.  **The "Active Senior" lift pass is sold for a maximum of 5 days.  To ski all 6 days (or for any age to ski 5 days with a day-off midweek) you'll need to buy a 2nd pass.

      Epic Passes:  Last winter, Epic Pass Holders (as described on this website) received three days of skiing at Arlberg ski resorts when they "... stay a minimum of three consecutive nights at a participating Arlberg resort lodging property. However, we do not qualify for the benefit as we are not "booking directly" with the hotel, and in fact our hotel doesn't have a contract with Epic for the coming winter. 

      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 insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

      To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at  myra@travelprotectors.com within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

      Lucerne Option - $930
      4-night pre-skiing extension

      departs from the U.S. Monday, February 27

      Lucerne is known for its stunning medieval architecture and stunning location on the edge of Lake Lucerne amid snow-capped mountains.  Its colorful Altstadt (old town) is bordered on the north by the 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart.  The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River's right bank.


      Our excursion includes four nights (Tues-Sat) in the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel with daily breakfast and a half-day guided city tour.

      Surrounded by the famed mountains of Switzerland, the Radisson Blu is an ideal base for our vacation with its many amenities including free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.  The hotel’s award-winning LUCE restaurant serves a variety of delectable Mediterranean and Swiss dishes.  Or try a creative cocktail or vintage wine in the LUCE's Bar or Wine Lounge.  On-site services include a fitness center, a sauna, and a steam bath. 

      Things To Do:  Our included guided city tour will be through the beautiful Old Town with its old buildings and bridges, narrow cobblestone alleyways, and gorgeous medieval squares with great boutiques, beautiful shops, cafes and great restaurants.  Others things of interest include the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the Water Tower, the Spreuer Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the Bourbaki Museum, the Glacier Garden, the Swiss Transport Museum, and the Picasso and Rosengart Museums.  And we must take a cruise on Lake Lucerne!

      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 (est @ $660), and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

      Itinerary for Lucerne Extension:

      Saturday morning (March 4) we'll be bused to Zurich airport where we'll pick up  the "ski-only" group who will have arrived on their flight from the U.S.  Then we'll all continue on the approximate two-hour ride to the resort for our week of skiing.  Both groups fly home on Saturday, March 11.

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

                Main (Ski-Only) Group                               

      OUTBOUND - Friday March 3
          UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:55 pm

      Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday 7:55 am
      RETURN - Saturday March 11
          UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:35 am
      Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:10 pm


                Lucerne Extension Group                               

      OUTBOUND - Monday February 27
          UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:55 pm

      Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Tuesday 7:55 am
      RETURN - Saturday March 11
          UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:35 am
      Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:10 pm



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

       Zürs  Initial Deposit
      October 11, 2022  December 13, 2022
       Ski-Only Trip
       $1000  $1000  Balance Due
       Lucerne Extension
       $300  $300  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 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 Christina at the address below.  Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.   Or give it to Dave or Christina at a club meeting.

      Trip Leaders:

      Dave Olsen
      pscracer@yahoo.com

      (301) 579-2749 (h)
      (301) 807-0918 (c)




      Christina Anderson
      gerakisparta@yahoo.com
      5502 Maplefield Place
      Alexandria, VA  22310
      (703) 719-6714 (h)
      (703) 489-6171 (c)

      • Sat, March 04, 2023
      • Sat, March 11, 2023
      • Utah
      Register


      March 4-11, 2023

      $2,440*

      Listed price includes round-trip air and European style FULL BOARD!.
      *Lift ticket not included
      (more below).

      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Peruvian Lodge (hotel rooms) with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.  RT air to Salt Lake City (details below).  

      Alta is world-renowned for its steep and deep powder skiing - averaging 540" of snow each winter.  While 55% is considered expert, 45% of the terrain is suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. 


      Note:  Alta is a skier's-only mountain. Snowboarding is not allowed.



      The Peruvian is a traditional European-style all inclusive ski lodge in Alta that offers nostalgic charm, top notch dining and enough powder to delight even the most discriminating skiing enthusiast.  Our Alpine rooms all have two twin beds, a sink, a vanity and a private bathroom.  Rise, shine and indulge with an all inclusive breakfast buffet.  Take a midday break and grab an energizing lunch. Top off the day with a full-service dining experience featuring an assortment of fantastic entries, pleasing every palate.  So eat up.  It's included in your rate!


      Amenities include:  Business center with printers, Fax and copy machine, Free wireless internet, Shuttle services to area lifts, Ski rental and tune shop, Free self service laundry facilities, Comfortable robes, 24 hour coffee, tea, hot cocoa service, Free aprés ski treats, Nightly movies on a 79" Sony Smart TV.  Books, games, puzzles and ping pong.

      Add $920 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Alta Resort is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Participants will need to purchase their own lift ticket from the resort or have:

      • A full IKON pass, which provides 7 days of skiing at the Alta/Snowbird (with no black-out dates); or
      • An IKON BASE PLUS PASS which gives you 5 days of skiing at the resort (has black-out dates but they do not affect us in March). 

      Note that the more affordable Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Alta.


      Participants are encouraged to purchase their Ikon Pass early-on as the cost typically increases with time.  The cost of the Ikon Passes was as follows, as of early June 2022:

      • FULL IKON $1179 - Adult
      • FULL IKON $839 - Military/Nurses/College
      • FULL IKON  $879 - Youth/Young Adult (age 13-22)
      • FULL IKON  $389 - Child (age 5-12)
      • IKON BASE PLUS $1069 - Adult
      • IKON BASE PLUS $839 - Military/Nurses/College
      • IKON BASE PLUS $849 - Youth/Young Adult
      • IKON BASE PLUS $549 - Child

      You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from IKON.

      Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip if you have it, otherwise email the number to the trip leader when you get it.

      Purchasing direct from the resort:  The Alta online rates posted are $113 off peak (M,T,W,Th) and $151 peak (Fri,Sat,Sun).  This-winter's rates are expected to be available in October.  According to the group rep, the best online discounted prices will be available in early November, or possibly late October.

       Lift Ticket Options
      Purchase direct from Resort  
       Adult  
       Senior (65+)
       

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

      OUTBOUND:    Saturday, March 4  
      AA #1114 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 8:00 am  Arrive Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) 11:17 am
       AA #2065 Depart (DFW) 12:20 pm  Arrive Salt Lake (SLC) 2:16 pm
      RETURN:             Saturday, March 11  
       AA #3613 Depart Salt Lake (SLC) 3:27 pm  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:40 pm
       AA #0903 Depart Chicago(ORD) 8:15 pm

       Arrive Reagan National (DCA) 11:14 pm
      Save $449 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 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: 

       Alta  Initial Deposit
      September 6, 2022  December 13, 2022
       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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.


      Trip Leader:

      Susie Pumphrey

      wachtraum@msn.com
      703-691-3944 (h)
      571-224-4512 (c)

      • Sat, March 11, 2023
      • Sat, March 18, 2023
      • Utah
      Register

      March 11-18, 2023

      $1,670**

      Listed price includes round-trip air.
      **Lift ticket not included. 
      Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
      .

      7 nights accommodations (Sat-Sat) at the Park City Peaks Hotel with daily breakfast, RT air to Salt Lake City (details below), and ground transfers.


      The Park City Peaks Hotel is the ideal base camp for skiers seeking a classic Park City and Wasatch Mountain experience.  Sparkling new facilities create a modern vintage feel.


      The lobby is highlighted by its majestic floor-to-ceiling fireplace.  The hotel has  also added the Mercato Marketplace, Christy Ski and Sports, and Versante Hearth + Bar with its open-hearth pizza oven.  The hotel's Park Avenue location is minutes from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Park City’s Main Street district via the complimentary town shuttle.






      Stay active with the new world-class fitness room, swim through the indoor/ outdoor pools, and relax in the hot tubs, dry sauna, and steam room.


      Our spacious rooms are furnished with two Queen beds.  Amenities include 55" flat-screen TVs and luxury bath products.  King-bedded rooms may be available upon request.  Add $825 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Vail Resorts is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Epic Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value.

      Epic Passes:  Participants are encouraged to purchase an Epic Pass product of some type early-on.  The following options would cover your skiing for the trip; prices shown are as of early June 2022:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($859)
      • Military Epic Passes – Active/Retired ($149); Veteran ($490)
      • Epic Day Pass (the "non-holiday" rate for an "all resort" pass) – ($430 for 5 days; $500 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($639)

      The cost typically increases at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day, and pass sales (except the Day Passes) are likely to end in November. 

      You may purchase Epic Passes directly from Vail Resorts, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Vail Resorts.

      Ikon Passes - Deer Valley:  Skiers who also have an Ikon Pass might want to spend a day or two skiing at nearby Deer Valley Resort.  A "Full" Ikon Pass affords you a total of 7 days of skiing at Deer Valley.  The Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Deer Valley, but the Base Plus Pass gives you 5 days of benefits.

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

      OUTBOUND:       Saturday, March 11
       
       #2903 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 6:00 am
       Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:17 am
       #2069 Depart Chicago (ORD) 8:20 am
       Arrive Salt Lake City (SLC) 10:46 am
      RETURN:              Saturday, March 18
       
       #2069 Depart Salt Lake City (SLC) 11:49 am
       Arrive Chicago (ORD) 4:00 pm
       #363 Depart Chicago (ORD) 5:00 pm  Arrive Washington Reagan (DCA) 7:49 pm
      Save $501 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 August 1.

      Payment Schedule:

         Initial Deposit
      September 6, 2022
       December 13, 2022
       Basic Trip
       $700  $500  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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:

      Jim McDonough
      jmcdono683@aol.com

      703-619-0020


      • Sat, March 18, 2023
      • Sat, March 25, 2023
      • Alberta, Canada
      Join waitlist




        

      March 18-25, 2023

      $2,370

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

      7 nights lodging (Sat-Sat) with welcome reception, 5-day lift ticket for Banff/Sunshine and Lake Louise, and RT air from Washington to Calgary (details below).

      Banff Springs Hotel

      Our first three nights will be at the Banff Springs Hotel in Gatehouse Rooms with bedding options of one King/Queen bed or two twin beds. 


      Chateau Lake Louise

      Our last four nights will be at Chateau Lake Louise in Fairmont Rooms overlooking the chateau grounds

      The listed price includes double occupancy in both hotels.  Add $985 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself (in both hotels).


      Logistics/Schedule:

      Here's the schedule that makes the most sense, considering the proximity of the resorts to our hotels:

      • Sunday - Sunshine
      • Monday - Sunshine (or optional day at Kicking Horse)
      • Tuesday - Sunshine (and transfer to Chateau Lake Louise)
      • Wednesday - Lake Louise, or a day off
      • Thursday - Lake Louise
      • Friday - Lake Louise

      You could also consider skiing Sunday or Monday at the smaller Norquay resort which is in Banff and covered by our lift ticket.



      Lift Tickets; Optional Day at Kicking Horse

      The listed price includes a 5-day (adult) lift ticket for Lake Louise and Sunshine.  We're offering a $100 option for a day at Kicking Horse Resort, including the bus and lift ticket (no discount for seniors).


       Banff/Lake Louise Lift Ticket Options 5-Day  6-Day  1-Day 
       Adult $395   $485  $100
       Senior (65+) $305  $370  $80

      Non-skiers save $395 from the listed trip price for the package without a lift ticket. 

      Ikon Passes:  Skiers with Full (or Base) Ikon Passes can ski 7 (or 5) days at Lake Louise and Sunshine.  Base Pass holders wanting to ski all 6 days can either buy the 1-day ticket, or opt for the day at Kicking Horse.

      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 insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

      To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at  myra@travelprotectors.com within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

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

      OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 18

       
       AC #8783 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 9:45 am
       Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11:21 am
       AC #141 Depart Toronto 12:55 pm  

       Arrive Calgary (YYC) 3:20 pm

       
      RETURN:    Saturday, March 25

       
       AC #326 Depart Calgary 11:55 am
       Arrive Montreal (YUL) 6:08 pm
       AC #8255 Depart Montreal 7:40 pm
       Arrive DCA 9:33 pm

      Save $550 on the package without air

      Air Canada is in the Star Alliance.  Provide your United Airlines Mileage Plus frequent flier number to have your miles credited to your account.

      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:

       Banff/Lake Louise
       Initial Deposit
      December 13, 2022  February 1, 2023
       Basic Trip
       $800  $800  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 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 the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

      Trip Leader:

      Steve Thompson
       stevethompsonva@gmail.com
      (703) 862-6535 (c)