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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.

2025 Ski Trips

Our 2025 trips are now available for signups!  Here's a brief list; scroll down to see the complete trip details and prices:


A Note on Air: 

It's been a particular challenge to secure flights for several of our trips, especially those into some of the smaller markets.  Group air typically becomes available to our tour operators about eleven months from departure, but affordable group flights remain elusive for several of our trips, and may not be available for several more months.  In the meantime, the "with air" prices we've published for those trips include what we believe to be a conservative estimate for the airfare.  Once we've confirmed the itinerary and cost, we'll adjust the invoices for those already signed up "with air."

Epic & Ikon Passes: 

All 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 (but note that special pricing is available on Ikon Passes through the Military Sales Program). 

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 typically end in early-to-mid December.

Blue Ridge Ski Council:  Registration for our 2025 ski trips will be opened beginning August 1, 2024 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 option requires that you pay the premium within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on a trip.  The 14-day purchase deadline also applies in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.

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, September 07, 2024
    • Sat, September 14, 2024
    • Dominica
    Register


    September 7-14, 2024
    $3,550

    Listed price includes round-trip air and dive package.

    CHECK OUT THE SPERM WHALES OF DOMINICA video produced by the TV show 60 MINUTES… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQXJdTE6Bhw


    The PSC is heading to the Caribbean Island of Dominica!!!  Please join us for a week of fun in the sun that includes scuba diving, snorkeling, island exploration, and beach time!
                      

    Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is a diver’s dream and a hiker’s paradise.  It is also the trailhead to adventure and discovery, unlike any other Caribbean destination, with its volcanic peaks, boiling waters, underwater champagne springs, sparkling waterfalls, rushing streams and rainforest canopies. One of the top ten dive destinations in the world, Dominica’s diverse dive sites await you.  From the calmer tropical fish-filled waters, to spectacular drops and a submerged volcanic crater.  The opportunities for underwater discovery and photography are unparalleled.

     

    Basic Trip Includes:

    • 7 nights deluxe oceanfront accommodations at Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort
    • Breakfast (all 7 days), lunch & dinner daily (Sunday - Thursday)
    • Trafalgar Falls & Titou Gorge tour (planned for Friday, 13 September)

    Dive Package ($500 option) Includes:

    • 5 days of 2-tank boat dives
    • Unlimited shore diving, Nitrox, tanks & weights

      Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort

      Located in the capital of Roseau, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is part of the old fort that was first built in 1699 and has kept some of its old charm from back in the days.  Some of the rooms are even built within the original fort walls.  Complete with one restaurant, three bars, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, it offers everything guests need for their adventure and well-being on holiday.

      Our rooms are air-conditioned with a private bathroom, TV, coffee/tea maker, mini fridge, direct dial telephone, safe, and a porch or balcony, all with spectacular ocean views. 

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $700 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

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

      OUTBOUND:    Saturday, September 7, 2024  
        AA #1178 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 5:15 am  Arrive Miami (MIA) 7:50 am
        AA #3579 Depart Miami (MIA) 10:05 am
       Arrive Dominica (DOM) 1:41 pm
      RETURN:         Saturday, September 14, 2024
       
       AA #3579 Depart Dominica (DOM) 2:33 pm
       Arrive Miami (MIA) 5:55 pm
       AA #2362 Depart Miami (MIA) 8:30 pm
       Arrive Washington (DCA) 11:08 pm
      Save $975 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 March 1, 2024.

      Trip Information:  

      Beaches:  Three of Dominica’s top five beaches are located within 35 minutes of our hotel.  Click the link for information about the beaches and things to do.


      Snorkeling: Snorkeling is available at the resort and many areas around the island.  You can rent snorkeling equipment at the resort for $10/day.  You can also snorkel from the dive boat with the divers.  The cost is $47/boat trip (w/ snorkeling equipment) or $37 if you have your own equipment).  You will be able to snorkel while the divers are in the water (2-dives/boat trip).


      On-Island Transportation:  For the non-divers in the group that may want to explore the island, rental cars can be rented at the airport.  Taxi service is also available around the island.  Please click this link below for more information.


      Official Currency of Dominica: The official currency of Dominica is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (symbol is XCD).  The US Dollar is readily accepted by most businesses on the island.  If you plan on using US Dollars, it is advised to carry smaller denominations.  Coins are rejected.


      Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

      • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
      • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
      • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.
      • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, and inform your trip leader prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.


      DIVERS ALERT NETWORK (DAN):  It is recommended that all divers on the trip purchase a DAN membership (not included in trip cost).  In case of a dive accident, DAN membership can save you thousands of dollars.  DAN membership alone does not provide coverage for costs of a dive accident; dive accident insurance must be purchased separately for each member if you choose. Please see the chart and link below for the levels of membership, associated costs, and detailed information about DAN. https://dan.org/



      Payment Schedule: 

         Initial Deposit
      April 9, 2024
       June 30, 2024
       Basic Trip
      $1000  $1000  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:  

      Tom Gallagher
      gallagher-tj@hotmail.com
      360-516-0643 (c)

      • Mon, September 30, 2024
      • Wed, October 16, 2024
      • Spain and Portugal
      Join waitlist
      Northern Spain & Portugal:

      Pilgrimage into the Past

      Sept 30 - Oct 16, 2024

      17 days - from $5,995, including air

      Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Carcassonne, Bayonne &

      French Basque Country
      Optional Post-Trip Extension to Lisbon, Sintra Palace &

      Seaside Cascais

      Click to see the Detailed Trip Flyer

      This trip is with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)


      Spain: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, León, Santiago de Compostela

      Portugal: Douro Valley, Porto



      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 Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage into the Past for September 30, 2024. 
      3. Mention the group codeG4-29241
      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 OAT's insurance with the options available through Myra 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 $1300pp (I have requested for all to fly together); other cities available at varying costs.

      *PLEASE STATE ANY FLIGHT PREFERENCES AT THE TIME OF MAKING YOUR DEPOSIT (EX. Business Class, Aisle Seat or Specified Airline)


      Good Buy Discount Special Offer! (ends on 6/30/2023)

      Pay in full with a checking account 2 weeks after making your deposit or

      by 6/30/223, whichever comes first.

      Carcassonne, Bayonne & French Basque Country

      PRE-TRIP: 5 nights from $1995

      Lisbon, Sintra Palace & Seaside Cascais

      POST-TRIP:  4 nights from $1595

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

      Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

      • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
      • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
      • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
      • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
      • OAT also offers CFAR insurance.

      Trip Leader:   

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

                                  (703) 489-6171 (c)


      • Sat, December 28, 2024
      • Sat, January 04, 2025
      • Wyoming
      Register


      Dec 28 (2024) - Jan 4, 2025

      $2,135**
      ** estimated price pending confirmation of air

      Listed price includes round-trip air.

      An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.
      **NOTE:  Air not yet confirmed.  Trip price based on $1,000 estimate for cost of air.  Once confirmed, invoices will be adjusted for those already signed up.


      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

      Our trip package includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Elk Country Inn (hotel rooms) with daily continental breakfast (sleep at 6,311 ft), RT air from Washington to Jackson (details below), and ground transfers.






      Hotel amenities include a fitness room and an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs.  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.


      Settlers QQ Room

      Double Rooms:  Our inventory includes a mix of room types 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 trip invoice.  All rooms include mini-fridges and microwaves:

      • The listed "base price" of the trip is for double occupancy in a "Settlers Room"  which is equipped with two Queen beds.  A limited number have a single King bed.
      • We have a limited number of spacious "Grand Rooms" costing $100 additional per-person.  These are in the Inn's new Grand Building and are equipped with either one King or two Queen beds.


      Grand QQ Room

      Single Rooms:  Listed prices are for double occupancy.  If you want a room to yourself, the single supplement costs:

      • $540 in a Settlers Room
      • $640 in a Grand Room

      Daily Mountain Transfers:  Provided by the hotel (three up in the morning and two back in the afternoon).

      Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, a "full" Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

      • A Full Ikon Pass gives you 7 days at Jackson Hole.
      • An Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Jackson Hole.
      • An Ikon Base Plus Pass gives you 5 days at Jackson Hole, but is blacked-out December 26-31.  A Base-Plus Pass would only cover you for three days of skiing, Wed-Fri, Jan 1-3.

      Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon (including discounted pricing available to military members and their dependents), but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

      If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

      Ikon Lift Reservations:  Skiers using an Ikon Pass will be required to make reservations for their ski days by logging into their Ikon Pass account at ikonpass.com.  You should make your reservations as soon as you sign up for the trip as daily space is limited and could sell out.

      Group Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:


       Lift Ticket Prices - Purchased Through Club
       5 Day
       6 Day

       Adult (19-64)

       $1,050  $1,210
       Senior (65+)  $850  $980
       Teen (13-18)
       $950  $1,095
       Youth  (5-12)
       $650  $745

      Note:  Prices are tentative.  Once confirmed, invoices will be adjusted, if necessary, for those already signed up. 

      You may also purchase your lift ticket directly from the resort.  They recommend 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.

      Air Schedule:      Flights not yet confirmed
               We expect to depart from DCA with a con
      nection into Jackson

      OUTBOUND:    Saturday, Dec 28, 2024
       
       XX #xxx Depart tbd
       connection tbd
       XX #xxx Depart tbd  Arrive Jackson (JAC) tbd
      RETURN:             Saturday, Jan 4, 2025
       
       XX #xxx Depart Jackson (JAC)  tbd  connection tbd
       XX #xxx Depart tbd
       Arrive tbd

      Save $tbd (est @ $1,000) on the package without air

      ($1,000 is the estimate we've included pending confirmation of our itinerary)

      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:  

       Jackson Hole 2025
       Initial Deposit
       September 17, 2024
       November 12, 2024
       Basic Trip
       $600 $600
       Balance Due
       Single Supplement
       $200  $200   Balance Due



      We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single 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 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)




      • Sat, January 04, 2025
      • Sat, January 11, 2025
      • Colorado
      Register


      Jan 4-11, 2025

      $2,230

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

      With 5,300+ acres, Vail is the largest ski resort in Colorado and 2nd only to Big Sky as the largest single-mountain resort in North America.  With its iconic peaks and legendary back bowls, Vail is not just a mountain... it’s like nothing on Earth!  Carve your own path through the resort’s wide-open groomers and endless legendary terrain.  See why Forbes magazine named Vail as one of the best ski resorts in Colorado:

      As Colorado’s largest mountain resort, Vail is a bucket list ski experience for a reason. Over 5,300 acres of ski and snowboard terrain, including some world-renowned back bowls, makes this a popular destination for ski lovers of all kinds (the terrain is seemingly endless). But Vail also has more to offer beyond just a stellar experience on the slopes. The picturesque locale has all the charm of a European ski town, with cobblestone streets, a Bavarian-themed village with plenty of glittering trees and luxury restaurants at every turn. 


      Evergreen Lodge

      Our trip package includes seven nights (Sat-Sat) in the Evergreen Lodge (sleep at about 8,150 ft) with RT Non-stop air from Washington to Denver (details below) and ground transfers.

      Located conveniently between Vail Village and Lionshead, the Evergreen's prime, walk-everywhere location, directly on the complimentary town shuttle, offers convenient access to world-class shopping, dining, and the lifts at Lionshead, Vail Village, and Golden Peak.

      The Evergreen's warm and friendly service includes complimentary coffee, tea, pastries, juice and yogurt offered in the lobby from 7-10am daily.


      We can relax in total comfort in our spacious lodge rooms which feature one King or two Queen plush, pillow-top beds, enhanced by premium sheets, pillows and comforters.  Room amenities include mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, and LCD Flat Panel TVs.  The bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary Terra Green toiletries and have a dual vanity featuring granite countertops.

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,465 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.


      Altitude Bar & Grill

      Hotel amenities include the Altitude Bar and Grill.  Voted Vail’s #1 sports bar, it offers a varied seasonal menu that is sure to please carnivores and vegetarians alike. With 19 LCD TVs and 100+’’ projection TV, the recently renovated venue is the best place in Vail to watch any game.

      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 March 2024 when 2024-25 pass sales began, but will increase in the ensuing months, and will be unavailable after early December:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($982)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($172); Veteran ($561)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for an "all resort" pass)
        – ($492 for 5 days; $573 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($731)
      • Tahoe Local Pass ($621) - 5 days total at The Rockies

      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 Updated 7/13/2024)

      OUTBOUND:  Saturday, January 4, 2025
       
       UA #1926 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:05 am
       Arrive Denver (DEN) 12:12 pm
      RETURN:        Saturday, January 11, 2025
       
       UA #347 Depart Denver (DEN) 2:10 pm
       Arrive IAD 7:30 pm
      Save $375 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 2025
       Initial Deposit
       September 17, 2024
       November 1, 2024
       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 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:

      Dave Olsen
      pscracer@yahoo.com

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



      • Sat, January 11, 2025
      • Sat, January 18, 2025
      • Montana
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      The trip is currently sold out.  Join the waitlist and we'll be in touch, and confirm you on the trip if we're able to secure more space.

      Jan 11-18, 2025

      $2,620

      Listed price includes round-trip air.

      An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.

      7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the resort's landmark property, the Huntley Lodge, (sleep at 7,500 ft) with 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.  The amenities at this slope-side, three-story classic ski lodge include 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 Keurig coffee makers and mini refrigerators. Baggage handling is included.

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,615 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

      • A Full Ikon Pass gives you 7 days at Big Sky.
      • An Ikon Base Pass or Base Plus Pass give you 5 days at Big Sky.

      Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon (including discounted pricing available to military members and their dependents), but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

      If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

      Ikon Lift Reservations:  Skiers using an Ikon Pass will be required to make reservations for their ski days by logging into their Ikon Pass account at ikonpass.com.  You should make your reservations as soon as you sign up for the trip as daily space is limited and could sell out.

      Group Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass.  Here are the 2025 costs (confirmed 7/15/2024):

       Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day
       6-Day
      1-Day
       Adult  $890  $1,065 $205
       Senior (70+)
       $755  $905 $170

      Holders of an Ikon Base or Base Plus Pass may wish to purchase the 1-day ticket so they can ski every day, as those passes allow only 5 days of skiing at Big Sky.


      Lone Peak Tram

      Unlimited daily access to the Lone Peak Tram is included with the group lift tickets.  Tram access is not included with Ikon Passes or Mountain Collective Passes, but may be purchased at the resort as an upgrade.


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

      OUTBOUND:  Saturday, January 11, 2025
       
       UA #2051 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 6:30 am  Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 9:37 am
       UA #1646 Depart San Francisco (SFO) 12:00 pm  Arrive Bozeman (BZN) 3:16 pm
      RETURN:   Saturday, January 18, 2025
       
       UA #2202 Depart Bozeman (BZN) 12:40 pm
       Arrive Chicago (ORD) 4:40 pm

       UA #2466 Depart Chicago (ORD) 6:04 pm
       Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 9:05 pm

      Save $658 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 1st.

      Payment Schedule: 

      Big Sky 2025
       Initial Deposit
      September 3, 2024  November 1, 2024
       Basic Trip:
       $800  $800  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 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 17, 2025
      • Sat, January 25, 2025
      • Switzerland
      Register



      Jan 17-25, 2025
      $3,735

      Optional 4-Night pre-ski extension to Budapest

      $870

      Departs from the U.S. Monday, January 13th

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

      Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans Montana is situated just above the Rhône Valley in the south-facing, French-speaking canton of Valais.  The resort is known for sunny days and vistas of the Imperial Crown, a chain of five mountain peaks, all 13,000 feet above sea level.  Here are some of the resort's pro's as portrayed by PowderHounds:

      • High elevation ski area in one of the snowiest parts of Switzerland.
      • Long skiable vertical across expansive piste, ski routes & freeride terrain.
      • Minimal lift lines.
      • Excellent diversity of piste trails for all levels (but less for beginners).
      • Superb variety of off-piste terrain including tree skiing.



      Here's a perspective on the skiing from Ski Magazine's 2023 review of the resort:

      Experts may be disappointed by the terrain, which is 75 percent red (intermediate) and only 9 percent black. But the stop-in-your-tracks scenery and lunches at quintessential mountain huts make up for the lack of steeps.  Ninety miles of pistes vary from wide-open groomers at tree level to slopes at the Plaine Morte Glacier (9,020 ft), which lead to Piste Nationale, the most challenging run, which doubles as a men’s World Cup downhill course. For those looking to get off-piste, there are 10 ungroomed ski routes marked on the map, plus areas such as Faverges that require a guide.



      Hotel Faern

      Our trip includes daily buffet breakfast and dinner and seven night's lodging at Hotel Faern, which offers a unique fusion of contemporary sophistication and traditional Alpine charm.  Designed to provide elegance and comfort, Faern offers a serene retreat for guests seeking an authentic mountain getaway.  Its privileged location, close to the ski lifts and the town center, makes it ideal for our ski vacation.

      Faern Double Room

      The Faern's thoughtfully designed, super-comfy rooms are equipped with a range of amenities such as a bathrobe, slippers, flat-screen TV, coffee machine and a wardrobe or closet.  Adapters are available at the reception, and USB chargers are conveniently located by the beds.  The  well-appointed bathrooms feature Terrazzo-style floors and are fully equipped with plush towels, a rain shower, and a hairdryer.

      Faern Twin Room

      Single Rooms:  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.



      Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package.  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 March 2024 when 2024-25 pass sales began, but will increase in the ensuing months, and will be unavailable after early December:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($982)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($172); Veteran ($561)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for an "all resort" pass)
        – ($492 for 5 days; $573 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($731) - 5 days

      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.

      Resort Lift Tickets:  Skiers without an Epic Pass will need to buy their lift tickets at the resort.  Here are last-winter's prices; same cost for adults and seniors:

      • 423 CHF (about $465) for a 5-day pass (consecutive days)
      • 497 CHF (about $550) for a 6-day pass
      Budapest Option - $870

      4-night pre-skiing extension

      Departs from the U.S. Monday, January 13

      When the towns of Pest, Buda and Old Buda merged, the world gained a true pearl of the Danube - Budapest.  Wide streets reminiscent of the boulevards of Western metropolises will evoke feelings of admiration and respect.  And at the same time you’ll be sure to notice the tempting aromas of well-known Hungarian dishes from the surrounding restaurants.  Discover the new beauty of Budapest every day.  The wide Danube winds through the city as it passes under several bridges, including the most famous Széchenyi Lánchíd.  And don’t forget the famous spa. Strong geothermal springs will carry you to a realm of silence, peace and relaxation.


      The extension includes four nights at the Mamaison Hotel Andrássy with daily breakfast buffet.  The hotel is located conveniently near the city center, on the well⁠⁠-⁠⁠known Andrássy avenue. 

      Our extension package includes two half-day guided tours of the city:  one on the Buda side with the Castle district, and the other on the Pest side with the Synagoge and Parliament.  We'll also have a one-hour boat trip, including a glass of sparkling wine.  On our own, we can visit the surroundings of the city, perhaps visiting Castle Gödöllö and go to Lázár puszta, or visit Esztergom basilica and castle and go to Szentendre for lunch or free time.

      Single Rooms:  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.

      Travel Logistics:  The flight itinerary for those on the Budapest extension appears below.  To summarize:

      • Monday (January 13) we depart from IAD and fly nonstop on Lufthansa into Zurich. Skis shipped with checked boot bag are free on the extension only.  If only taking boots they must go as your carry on.  Skis are not free on the main groups United flight.
      • Tuesday afternoon (January 14), after our overnight flight and connection through Zurich, we'll arrive in Budapest and be bussed to our hotel.
      • Saturday morning (January 18) we'll be bussed back to the Budapest airport for our short flight on Swissair to Zurich.
      • We'll then be bussed to Crans Montana where we'll join the Ski-Only group who will have arrived from their overnight flight into Geneva.
      • At the end of the ski-week we'll be bussed back to Zurich for our non-stop flight on Swissair back to Washington Dulles.


      Air Schedules (Subject to change):

                Main (Ski-Only) Group
      Flights on United

       OUTBOUND - Friday January 17, 2025


        UA #974 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm   Arrive Geneva (GVA) Saturday 7:35 am
       RETURN - Saturday January 25

        UA #975 Depart Geneva (GVA) 11:40 am   Arrive  Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:20 pm

      Save $1,113 with a package without air tickets

      Extension Group

       OUTBOUND - Monday January 13, 2025

      Flights on Lufthansa
        LH #419 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:50 pm   Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Tuesday 7:25 am
        LH #1336 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 10:15 am   Arrive Budapest (BUD) 11:50 am
       TRANSFER - Saturday January 18
      Flight on Swissair
        LX #2251 Depart Budapest (BUD) 9:35 am   Arrive Zurich (ZRH) 11:15 am
       RETURN - Saturday January 25  Flight on Swissair
        LX #72 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 1:05 pm   Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 4:35 pm


      Save $1,113 with a package without air tickets

      Both Lufthansa and Swissair partner with United Airlines under the Star Alliance.  If you provide your United frequent flier number, your miles can be credited to your United Mileage Plus account.

      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.

      Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

      • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
      • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
      • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.
      • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, and inform your trip leader prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.

      Payment Schedule:

      Crans Montana 2025
       Initial Deposit

      October 8, 2024

       November 12, 2024
       Ski-Only Trip
       $1000  $1000  Balance Due

       Extension Trip

       $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 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
      19701 Golden Valley Lane
      Brookeville, MD 20833
      (301) 924-5173 (h)



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

      • Sat, January 25, 2025
      • Sat, February 01, 2025
      • Colorado
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Trip is nearly full. Please join the waitlist and we'll be in touch if we can confirm you on the trip.




      Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2025

      $2,190

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

      See why Forbes magazine named Breckenridge as one of the best ski resorts in Colorado:

      Breckenridge is a great family resort just 104 miles from Denver. Thanks to its abundance of green trails and plenty of areas for lessons, it has become a popular place for adult beginners and little ones alike. But that doesn’t exclude those more advanced skiers—187 total trails mean there is something here for every level. One of the coolest and most unique elements of the town of Breck is its direct access to the mountain from Main Street. Ski right from the top of North America’s highest chairlift at the close of the day directly to your favorite après watering hole—nearly the entire town is ski-in, ski-out. Speaking of the town, its historic mining town charm is one-of-a-kind. Here, you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants, sans the stuffy feel of some of the other more expensive ski towns in Colorado.


      Our trip package includes seven nights (Sat-Sat) in the Marriott Residence Inn (sleep at about 9,600 ft) with daily buffet breakfast, RT air from Washington to Denver (details below), and ground transfers.


      Located in Breckenridge's Historic District, this all-suite hotel features kitchens and sofa sleepers in all suites.  Hotel amenities include a free full breakfast, free high speed WIFI, free local ski area shuttle, a fitness center, an outdoor pool & hot tub open year-round, barbeque grills, and a 24-hour front desk. 


      The hotel's Base Camp Lodge cocktail bar offers light dining and a  lounge area for socializing or watching the latest news on its flat-screen TVs.


      The room descriptions are available on the hotel website.  Our lodging block includes:

      • Studio Suites with two Queen beds, a sofa bed, and a full kitchen.
      • One-Bedroom Suites with a King bed, a sofa bed, a separate living room, and a full kitchen

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,545 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      2BR Suites:  Two-bedroom suites with either a K/K or or K/QQ configuration may be available.  If interested, contact trip leader to confirm availability and cost.

      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 March 2024 when 2024-25 pass sales began, but will increase in the ensuing months, and be unavailable after early December:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($982)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($172); Veteran ($561)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for an "all resort" pass)
        – ($492 for 5 days; $573 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($731)
      • Tahoe Local Pass ($621) - 5 days total at The Rockies

      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 25, 2025
       
       UA #2076 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:45 pm
       Arrive Denver (DEN) 2:43 pm
      RETURN:         Saturday, February 1, 2025
       
       UA #2408 Depart Denver (DEN) 5:25 pm
       Arrive Washington (IAD) 10:43 pm
      Save $338 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:

      Breckenridge 2025
       Initial Deposit
       September 17, 2024
       November 12, 2024
       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 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 Riordan
      celticlad96@comcast.net
      (703) 379-2053 (h)
      (703) 309-4147 (c)

      • Sun, February 02, 2025
      • Sun, February 09, 2025
      • Utah
      Register

      7/13/24 Update:  We've secured the air for the trip!

      Feb 2-9, 2025

      $3,100

      Lift ticket not included. 
      Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
      .

      BRSC Western Carnival!!!!!!!!!  

      Welcome Party, mid-week Après Ski Party, Farewell Dinner Party and daily breakfast included.  With 7,300 lift-served acres (the most in the U.S.), 43 lifts, and nearly 350 runs, Park City Mountain Resort has something for everyone.  One of three originally separate ski areas adjacent to the historic silver mining town, Park City Mountain Resort is sandwiched between Deer Valley ski area to the east and the Canyons ski area to the north-west.  Canyons is now part of Park City Mountain Resort.


      Our trip package includes 7 nights (Sun-Sun) at the Sheraton Hotel (sleep at 6,900 ft) with daily breakfast, RT air to Salt Lake City (details below), and ground transfers.





      The Sheraton’s amenities include an indoor atrium pool with hot tub and sauna, a youth game room, Starbucks and gift shop, and Timbers Restaurant and Lounge.  Shuttle service is available to historic Main St. and Park City's Ski Resorts.



      The hotel did a complete renovation in 2019.   Our renovated rooms have one King or two Queen beds, mini-fridges, coffee/tea makers, WiFi and a work desk.

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,530 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 at both Park City and The Canyons.  Prices shown are as of March 2024 when 2024-25 pass sales began, but will increase in the ensuing months, and will be unavailable after early December:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($982)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($172); Veteran ($561)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for an "all resort" pass)
        – ($492 for 5 days; $573 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($731)
      • Tahoe Local Pass ($621) - 5 days total at The Rockies

      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 skiing.

      Air Schedule (subject to change):

      Flights on Southwest Airlines (bags fly free!)

      Connections through Dallas (Love Field) out; Houston (Hobby Airport) back

      OUTBOUND:  Sunday, February 2, 2025
       
       SW #594. Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 6:10 am  Arrive Dallas (DAL) 8:40 am
       SW #1570 Dallas (DAL) 9:30 am
       Arrive Salt Lake City (SLC) 11:25 am
      RETURN:       Sunday, February 9, 2025
       
       SW #1712 Depart Salt Lake City (SLC) 12:45 pm  Arrive Houston (HOU) 4:40  pm
       SW #392 Depart Houston (HOU) 6:15 pm  Arrive DCA 10:00 pm
      Save $545 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:

       Park City 2025
       Initial Deposit
      October 8,2024
       November 12, 2024
       Basic Trip
       $800  $800  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 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, February 08, 2025
      • Sat, February 15, 2025
      • Idaho
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      The trip is full!  Join the waitlist and we will notify you if space becomes available.


      Feb 8-15, 2025
      $2,630


      Listed price includes round-trip air.
      An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.

      America's original destination resort, often voted the number one ski resort in the US, Sun Valley offers a state-of-the-art ski vacation with 2,400 acres of diverse terrain, high-speed quad lifts, 40 kilometers of cross-country tracks, and unparalleled choices in dining and lodging.  Come and enjoy the finest elements of Old World tradition, ambiance and luxury at the mountain where the first chairlifts were installed.


      Sun Valley Lodge

      Enjoy seven nights (Sat-Sat) in luxurious suites at the legendary  Sun Valley Lodge, (sleep at 5,750 ft) just a shuttle ride to the slopes.  Known as the resort's most premiere lodging option, all of the amenities the resort has to offer are conveniently available either within the building or just a stone’s throw away. Take advantage of the 20,000 square foot destination spa, world-class fitness center and yoga studio, glass-enclosed outdoor pool and pool café, as well as restaurants, lounges, and lobbies.  On-mountain ski storage is included as a perk.


      King Suite

      Our Lodge Suites offers one king or two queen beds.  Each suite has a coffee maker, a desk, and a comfortable fold-out sofa in a separate sitting area, granite entry, and luxurious wool carpet.  The spacious bathrooms feature a soaking tub, large walk-in shower, and granite floors, walls, and double sink vanity – while the walk-in dressing area has built-in cabinet dressers and a convenient ski closet. 

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,620 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.  Availability will be confirmed by the trip leader.


      Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

      • A Full Ikon Pass gives you 7 days at Sun Valley.
      • An Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Sun Valley.
      • An Ikon Base Plus Pass gives you 5 days at Sun Valley.

      Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon (including discounted pricing available to military members and their dependents), but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that is available from our tour operator.

      If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

      Group Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:

      Lift Ticket Options
      5-Day
       6-Day  1-Day
       Adult/Senior Lift Ticket
       $510 $595
       $140

      Adult and senior skiers with a fully used 5-Day lift ticket may upgrade on-site to a 6-Day lift ticket for $100 at the ticket desk in the River Run Day Lodge.

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

      OUTBOUND:   Saturday, February 8, 2025

       
       UA #2288 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 2:15 pm

       Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 5:26 pm

       UA #5448 Depart SFO 6:35 pm

       Arrive Sun Valley (SUN) 9:36 pm

      RETURN:   Saturday, February 15, 2025

       
       UA #5833 Depart Sun Valley (SUN) 8:30 am

       Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 9:41 am

       UA #487 Depart SFO 11:15 am

       Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 7:25 pm

      Save $450 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:






       

       Sun Valley 2025
       Initial Deposit
      October 8, 2024  December 10, 2024
         Basic Trip
      $800  $800  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:  There are three easy ways to pay.  You may make partial payments with credit cards or checks at club meetings.  You can pay by check, making it to the Pentagon Ski Club and mailing it to Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place Alexandria, Virginia 22310.  Indicate which trip, and skier(s) it is for.  You can 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. Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

      Trip Leader:

      Dina Zeese
      2021dinazeese@gmail.com
      (703) 283-9543 (c)


                         

      • Sat, February 15, 2025
      • Sat, February 22, 2025
      • Colorado
      Register

      Feb 15-22, 2025

      $2,560**
      ** estimated price pending confirmation of air

      Listed price includes round-trip air.**
      **Lift ticket not included. 
      Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
      .
      **NOTE:  Air not yet confirmed.  Trip price based on $700 estimate for cost of air.  Once confirmed, invoices will be adjusted for those already signed up.

      See why Forbes magazine named Crested Butte as one of the best ski resorts in Colorado:

      With 561 acres of double-black-diamond terrain that accounts for nearly two-thirds of the mountains overall acreage, Crested Butte is the go-to mountain town for thrill seekers and expert skiers, offering a ton of extreme skiing at every turn with the no-frills charm of an old school mining mountain town (you won’t see a single stoplight in this town). But that’s part of the charm of it, after all. What Not To Miss: Skiing “Rambo,” considered the steepest lift-serviced tree-cut trail in North America.

      Enjoy legendary skiing at Crested Butte and enjoy its mellow terrain, back bowls, extreme terrain, and some of the steepest in-bounds ski terrain in Colorado.

      Elevation Hotel & Spa - Crested Butte's Only Slopeside Hotel

      Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) at the luxury ski-in/ski-out Elevation Hotel & Spa (sleep at 9,375 ft) with RT air to Montrose (details below), and ground transfers.  First-morning's breakfast at the hotel's José Restaurant is included.  Take a tour of the hotel's photo gallery to get a good look at all the amenities!


      The 11,000 square foot Elevation Spa & High Altitude Fitness Center has a lot to enjoy, featuring a heated indoor pool as well as three hot tubs – one indoors and two outdoors so you can soak in the incredible mountain views.  The therapy room 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. 


      Use of the extensive fitness center, pool, and hot tubs is included with all services to extend and enhance your spa experience.


      Our spacious rooms have two queen beds and include a kitchenette with a microwave, under-counter refrigerator, sink, toaster, coffeemaker, granite countertops, and stone tile floors.  The bathrooms feature a vessel sink and soaker bathtub.  Each bed includes a luxury pillow top mattress, high thread-count linens, and faux down comforters and pillows.  Every room comes with an outdoor balcony, high-speed wireless Internet, a personal safe, robes, iron and ironing board.

      Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,390 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 March 2024 when 2024-25 pass sales began, but will increase in the ensuing months, and be unavailable after early December:

      • A "full" Epic Pass ($982)
      • Military Epic Pass – Active/Retired ($172); Veteran ($561)
      • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for a "32 Resort" pass)
        – ($376 for 5 days; $440 for 6 days)
      • Epic Local Pass ($731)
      • Tahoe Local Pass ($621) - 5 days total at The Rockies

      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 not yet confirmed
               We expect to depart from DCA with a con
      nection into Montrose

      OUTBOUND:    Saturday, Feb 15, 2025
       
       XX #xxx Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) x:xx am
       Arrive TBD x:xx am
       XX #xxx Depart TBD x:xx am
       Arrive Montrose (MTJ) x:xx pm
      RETURN:               Saturday, Feb 22, 2025
       
       XX #xxx Depart Montrose (MTJ) 2:54 PM  Arrive TBD x:xx pm
       XX #xxx Depart TBD x:xx pm
       Arrive DCA x:xx pm
      Save $tbd (est @ $700) on the package without air

      ($700 is the estimate we've included pending confirmation of our itinerary)

      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 2025
       Initial Deposit
      October 8, 2024
       December 10, 2024
       Base Trip
       $800  $800  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 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 (c)


      • Sat, February 22, 2025
      • Sat, March 01, 2025
      • Colorado
      Register


      Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2025

      $2,630

      Listed price includes round-trip air and daily buffet breakfast

      An IKON Trip with a Lift ticket available as an additional option

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

      Our trip package includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the convenient Gravity Haus (formerly the Ptarmigan Inn) (sleep at 6,900 ft) with nonstop RT air from Washington into Hayden (details below), daily breakfast buffet, and ground transfers.


      Enjoy the custom comforts of a boutique hotel in a premium ski-in/ski-out location at the base of the Steamboat Gondola.  Relax in the heated outdoor pool & hot tub, pop by the sustainable coffee spot "Unravel," and wind down at the hotel's cozy on-site restaurant and bar, White Rabbit Tavern.

      The daily breakfast buffet includes (subject to change) Chef's egg, meat and potato selection, Cereal, yogurt with granola, blueberries and sliced
      strawberries, bagels, English muffins &/or breakfast breads, juice, coffee, tea, and milk.

      Single Rooms:  Our rooms are furnished with two Queen beds.  Listed price is for double occupancy; add $1,425 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

      Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

      • A Full Ikon Pass gives you unlimited skiing at Steamboat.
      • An Ikon Base or  Base Plus Pass give you 5 days at Steamboat.

      Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

      If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

      Group Lift Tickets:   Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:

      Lift Tickets:  Selected as a sign-up option

      Lift Ticket Options
       5-Day  6-Day  1-Day
       All skiers age 13 & Older**
             $645        $775        $140

      **Steamboat does not offer a senior group ticket product. The available group lift ticket is a better value than the individual Steamboat senior lift ticket.  Children 12 and under ski free the same number of days as their parents when they purchase a 5 or more day adult lift ticket.  Offer is valid with one free child ticket per paid parent; limit two per family; and parents must purchase a group lift ticket (not be using an Ikon Pass).

      Holders of an Ikon Base or Base Plus Pass may wish to purchase the 1-day ticket so they can ski every day, as those passes allow only 5 days of skiing at Steamboat.

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

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

      OUTBOUND:     Saturday, February 22, 2025
       
       UA #551 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 12:35 pm  Arrive Hayden (HDN) 3:04 pm
      RETURN:               Saturday, March 1, 2025
       
       UA #1581 Depart Hayden (HDN) 3:45 pm
       Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 9:17 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 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:  

       Steamboat 2025
       Initial Deposit
      October 8, 2024
       December 10, 2024
       Basic Trip
      $800  $800  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 t ransaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

      If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to 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)


      • Fri, February 28, 2025
      • Sat, March 08, 2025
      • France
      • 3
      Register

      The trip is nearly full.

      Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2025

      $3,900

      Listed price includes round-trip Non-Stop air.
      Lift Ticket not included.

      An IKON trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.

      Optional 4-Night post-ski extension to Lyon
      & the French Riviera

      $1,145

      Returns to the U.S. Wednesday, March 12

      Nestled beneath the highest mountains in the Alps, yet just one hour from Geneva, Chamonix offers some of the toughest, wildest and most exhilarating skiing anywhere in the world.  With its 5 ski resorts (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent) Chamonix Mont-Blanc offers the perfect ski holiday.

      Mont Blanc viewed from the Aiguille du Midi

      Chamonix’s ski area is split into several distinct sectors, two of which are directly accessed from the town itself, the rest being a short drive further up or down the valley.  These two areas offer a good variety of open slopes with fabulous views of Mont Blanc:   [below from snow-wise]

      • Close to the resort center, a spectacular two-stage cable car takes you to the top of the 3840m Aiguille du Midi, where you can get up close and personal with the peaks and glaciers of Mont Blanc.  This is also the start of the 22km Vallée Blanche route – perhaps the most famous off-piste ski run in the world.
      • The other major ski area accessible from town is Le Brévent, a steep walk or short drive from the town center.  Le Brévent is linked to the La Flégère sector, which is also accessible by cable car a couple of kilometres up the valley.
      • The most famous ski mountain in the Chamonix area is Les Grand Montets, 9km up the valley above the traditional village of Argentière.  Not only does this area offer the toughest skiing that Chamonix has to offer (both on and off-piste), but it also frequently has the best snow:  With its north-facing slopes reaching almost 3300m, Les Grand Montets has a particularly good snow record and is open until early May.  
      • Beyond Argentière, at the north-eastern end of the valley, is the small village of Le Tour, claiming to be the snowiest village in France.  Le Tour offers a gentler mix of open bowls and woodland glades which are also linked to another village, Vallorcine.

      At 1035m, Chamonix is a sizeable town, steeped in mountain tradition and spectacularly set beneath the highest peaks in the Alps.  Its vibrant traffic-free centre is captivating, and the resort offers an unparalleled range of non-skiing activities.


      Hotel Lykke

      Our trip includes seven nights in the 4-star Lykke Hotel & Spa (formerly the Hotel Mercure Chamonix Center) (sleep at 3,396 ft) with daily breakfasts and dinners, round-trip Non-Stop air (details below), and ground transfers.  We'll have a modest "Apertif Le Drus" reception on our arrival day.


      Hotel amenities include the Cinq Monde Spa and Aquatic Center.

      Double Rooms:  Our inventory includes a mix of room types:

      • Double Rooms with two Twin beds are available for pairs of singles; and
      • Double Rooms with one King bed (plus a Queen sleeper sofa) are available for couples

      Room amenities include free WiFI, Nespresso tea/coffee machines, safes, hair dryers, bathrobes and slippers, and an office corner.

      Single Rooms:  A very limited number of "DUS Rooms" (double rooms used as a single) may be available (est. cost $1,045).  Request when registering and the trip leader will let you know, and make an adjustment to your invoice, if you can be confirmed.  If you're doing the trip extension, we'll assume that your single-room request applies to that as well, unless you indicate otherwise.

      BRSC Eurofest Features:  The trip includes several events as a feature of being the Blue Ridge Ski Council's Eurofest, including:

      • A welcome reception at the Hotel Alpina's Le Vista restaurant
      • An apres ski party on the outdoor terrace of The Brasserie De L'M [?]
      • A farewell dinner at the Hotel Lykke's La Cordee restaurant

      Optional Tours and Day Trips: Several optional events are expected to be available for skiers and non-skiers alike.  Estimated costs are based on 2024 pricing and subject to change for 2025:

      • Guided Tour #1 (for non-skiers):  Heritage Guided Tour: Discover the fascinating history of Chamonix and its exceptional sites in the company of a local heritage guide.  Learn about the glaciers, from farming to the beginnings of tourism, mountain guides & the first conquests, the golden era, architecture spanning over 3 centuries & Chamonix today.  Duration 1h30 to 2h - $15.00 per person
      • Guided Tour #2 (for non-skiers):  After the Heritage Guided Tour: Optional Lunch after 2 hour City Tour at Montenvers Mer de Glace.  $60.00 per person
      • Guided Tour #3 (for skiers):  Full Day Guided Tour of Chamonix.  Get to know the Chamonix Ski Area with a professional guide! Find out all the best slopes, trails and mountain huts that the mountain has to offer!  $110.00 per person
      • Non-Ski Activity #1:  Visit to the Auguille du Midi (1035m – 3842m) – The Unmissable high-mountain experience!  $90.00 per person  ($76.00 for seniors) 
      • Non-Ski Activity #2:  Montenvers-Mer de Glace (1035m – 1913m) – The Famous Montenvers Train!  $50.00 per person (Senior Rate = $40.00 for seniors)

      • Day Trip #1:  Courmayeur Italy & Skyway Montebianco - $185.00 per person - Tentative Program:
        • 8:00am Depart by coach (approx. 1h30 travel time). 
        • Guided tour of Courmayeur. 
        • 12:00pm Visit the Sky Way Monte Bianco and free time for lunch.
        • 5:00pm Depart for Chamonix.
      • Day Trip #2:  Annecy -  $150.00 per person - Tentative Program: 
        • 8:30am Depart by coach (approx. 1h30 travel time).
        • 10:00am Guided tour of Annecy (2h).
        • 12:30pm Free time for lunch.
        • 2:30pm Free time or boat tour on Annecy lake (1h).
        • 5:00pm Depart for Chamonix.

      Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer:

      • A Full Ikon Pass gives you 7 days of skiing.
      • An Ikon Base or Base Plus Pass give you 5 days of skiing.
      • The days are shared between Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent.

      Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

      Group Lift Tickets Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass ... or you can buy your lift tickets at the resort:

       Lift Ticket Options - Consecutive Days
       5-Day
       6-Day
      1-Day
       Adult  $450  $485 $100
       Senior (65+)
       $400  $430 $90

      Prices are estimated and will be updated once confirmed (est'd fall of 2024).
      Trip invoices will be adjusted for those already signed up.

      Holders of an Ikon Base or Base Plus Pass may wish to purchase the 1-day ticket so they can ski every day, as those passes allow only 5 days of skiing at Chamonix.

        Lyon & the French Riveria Option - $1,145

        4-night post-skiing extension
        Returns to the U.S. Wednesday, March 12th

        Air itinerary for the Extension Group appears below.

        One night in Lyon, including a tour of the historical UNESCO town center, then three nights visiting and touring the French Riviera, aka Cote d'Azur!  The southeast coast of Provence, France, is sprinkled with some of the world’s most popular beaches and destinations, including Monaco, Nice, Cannes and Saint Tropez.  Includes half-board pension (breakfast & dinner) with beverages at the  (3-course meals with 0.25L wine per person).

        (click for the)

        Detailed Program

        Program Overview:

        DAY 1: Saturday March 8, Arrival in Lyon:
        Morning departure from Chamonix: Transfer to Lyon (around 3h15 travel time).   Dinner
        and overnight stay.

        Day 2 : SUNDAY MARCH 9th - LYON / NICE
        Breakfast at the hotel, then an early departure towards South (around 6h00 travel time).  Dinner and overnight stay.

        Day 3 : MONDAY MARCH 10th - CANNES / ANTIBES
        Breakfast at the hotel, then departure towards Cannes.  Return to Nice for dinner and overnight stay.

        Day 4: TUESDAY MARCH 11th - EZE / MONACO
        Breakfast at the hotel, then travel to the Village of Eze.  Return to Nice for dinner and overnight stay.

        Day 5: WEDNESDAY MARCH 12th - RETURN FLIGHT
        Breakfast at the hotel, then flight home from Nice Airport.

        Single Rooms:  Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy (est. cost $480 - includes both the Lyon and Nice hotels).  Request when registering and the trip leader will make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.


        Air Schedules (Subject to change):

                  Main (Ski-Only) Group
        Flights on United Airlines

         OUTBOUND - Friday February 28, 2025


          UA #974 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:30 pm   Arrive Geneva (GVA) Saturday 7:35 am
         RETURN - Saturday March 8, 2025

          UA #975 Depart Geneva (GVA) 11:40 am   Arrive  Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:20 pm

        Save $1,312 with a package without air tickets

        If you provide your United Mileage Plus frequent flier number, your miles can be credited to your account.

        Extension Group Flights on Delta Airlines

         OUTBOUND - Friday February 28, 2025

        Operated by Air France
          DL #8631/AF #0051 Depart Dulles (IAD) 6:45 pm   Arrive Paris (CDG) Saturday 8:15 am
          DL #8524/AF #1842 Depart Paris 10:05 am
          Arrive Geneva (GVA) 11:15 am
         RETURN - Wednesday March 12, 2025

          DL #8583/AF #7303 Depart Nice (NCE) 11:00 am   Arrive Paris (CDG) 12:35 pm
          DL #8632/AF #0050 Depart Paris (CDG) 2:00 pm   Arrive Washington Dulles 5:40 pm


        Save $1,108 with a package without air tickets

        Air France partners with Delta Airlines under the SkyTeam Alliance.  If you provide your Delta SkyMiles frequent flier number, your miles can be 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 is "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 with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

        • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
        • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
        • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.
        • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, and inform your trip leader prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.

        Payment Schedule:

        Chamonix 2025
         Initial Deposit

        November 12, 2024

         January 1, 2025
         Ski-Only Trip
         $1000  $1000  Balance Due
         Extension Trip  $400 $400

         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 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:

        Christina Anderson
        gerakisparta@yahoo.com
        (703) 719-6714 (h)
        (703) 489-6171 (c)




        Tom Gallagher

        gallagher-tj@hotmail.com

        360-516-0643 (c)





        • Sat, March 08, 2025
        • Sat, March 15, 2025
        • New Mexico
        Register


        Mar 8-15, 2025

        $2,500**
        ** estimated price pending confirmation of air

        Listed price includes round-trip air.**
        An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.
        $330 Ski-Week Option Available!
        **NOTE:  Air not yet confirmed.  Trip price based on $700 estimate for cost of air.  Once confirmed, invoices will be adjusted for those already signed up.

        7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the ski-in/ski-out Snakedance Condos (sleep at 9,207 ft) with welcome party RT air (details below), and ground transfers.  Souvenir fleece vest.  Optional Ski-Week program.

        2024 Ski Magazine ranked #5!  

        Spicy technical terrain is the draw here, but there’s much to recommend Taos, from its unique New Mexican character to the locals that make this place hum. 


        The Snakedance has an indoor hot tub and dry sauna, the Hondo Restaurant, and the Bumps Market convenience store with spirits, groceries, and sundries.


        Our spacious and comfortable two-bedroom units are individually decorated around the focal points of a cozy gas fireplace and French doors that open up onto a Juliet Balcony.  Each unit has two full bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops.  Each bedroom has either a King or Split King bed, and a queen pull-out sofa bed in the living room.  WiFi is available in each unit, as are two satellite TVs with DVD players for après ski relaxation.

        Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $820 for the single supplement if you want a room (not an entire condo unit) to yourself. 

        The Snakedance also has a limited number of one-bedroom condos that may be available at extra cost ($125 per person - while they last).  You may request when signing up, but they are only available for double occupancy.  You must identify your roommate, who must make the same selection.

        Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

        • A Full Ikon Pass gives you 7 days at Taos.
        • An Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Taos.
        • An Ikon Base Plus Pass gives you 5 days at Taos.

        Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon (including discounted pricing available to military members and their dependents), but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

        If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

        Group Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:

        Lift Ticket Options
         5-Day
         6-Day 1-Day
         Adult  $600  $720  $125
         Senior (65-79)
         $530  $640  $115
         Senior (80+)
         -0-  -0-  -0-

        80+ seniors ski for free Ikon Base Plus Pass holders who wish to ski every day may purchase a one-day lift ticket.

        Ski-Week Option: 
        The acclaimed Taos Ski Week program ($330) includes half-day lessons (9:30-noon) every day you ski, whether 5 or 6 days.  Participants will be placed in groups of 3-6 skiers with similar abilities and goals and use the sessions to explore the best runs, work on technique, and learn the history of the world-class mountain.  Also included is an Après Technique talk, and on the last day skiers will visit the legendary Martini Tree.

        Air Schedule:    Flights not yet confirmed
                 We expect to depart from DCA with a con
        nection into Albuquerque

        OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 8, 2025
         
          XX #xxx Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) x:xx am  Arrive TBD x:xx am
          XX #xxx Depart TBD x:xx pm
         Arrive Albuquerque (ABQ) x:xx pm
        RETURN:          Saturday, March 15, 2025
         
         XX #xxx Depart ABQ x:xx am
         Arrive TBD x:xx pm
         XX #xxx Depart TBD x:xx pm
         Arrive DCA x:xx pm
        Save $tbd (est @ $700) on the package without air

        ($700 is the estimate we've included pending confirmation of our itinerary)

        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:  

         Taos 2025
         Initial Deposit
        November 12, 2024
        January 1, 2025
         Base 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 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 (c)

        • Sat, March 15, 2025
        • Sat, March 22, 2025
        • California
        Register


        Mar 15-22, 2025
        $2,300


        Listed price includes round-trip air.
        An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an added option.


        Juniper Springs Resort

        Seven nights (Sat-Sat) in 2-bedroom/2-bath condos at Juniper Springs Resort (sleep at (7,953 ft) and RT air into Bishop (details below) and ground transfers.  Other features:

        • Welcome coffee & burrito breakfast (Sunday)
        • Mountain tour (Sunday)
        • $100 gift card for food, gear & more at all resort-owned facilities
        • Baggage handling

        Juniper Springs Resort is Mammoth’s premier slopeside condominium rental. Offering spacious condos and townhouses with kitchens, private balconies, and gas fireplaces, this resort delivers all the comforts of home in a family-friendly resort environment.  Nestled at the base of Mammoth Mountain, Juniper Springs Resort also offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes, ski school, and all the amenities of Eagle Lodge.


        King Bedroom

        Our units come with an extensive list of amenities.  Each unit has a kitchen with refrigerator, oven, stovetop, and microwave.  Make yourself at home in the living room with a gas fireplace and adjacent dining area.  Units come with a balcony.



        QQ Bedroom

        Our 2br/2ba units have a King bed in the first bedroom and two Queen beds in the second bedroom.

        Single Rooms:  Listed price is for double occupancy.  Add $1,090 for the single supplement if you want a room (not an entire condo unit) to yourself.


        Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices will increase as winter gets closer.

        • Any type of Ikon Pass - Full, Base or Base Plus - give you unlimited skiing at Mammoth.

        Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon (including discounted pricing available to military members and their dependents), but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

        If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

        Group Lift Tickets:  Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:

        Lift Ticket Options
        5-Day
         6-Day
         Adult
         $435 $535
         Senior (65-79)
         $375 $445
         80+ Seniors Ski Free
         -0-  -0-

        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, March 15, 2025

         
         UA #1366 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:15 am

         Arrive Denver (DEN) 10:10 am

         UA #5964 Depart Denver (DEN) 11:15 am

         Arrive Bishop (BIH) 12:41 pm

        RETURN:   Saturday, March 22, 2025

         
         UA #5978 Depart Bishop (BIH) 1:15 pm

         Arrive Denver (DEN) 4:32 pm

         UA #2408 Depart Denver (DEN) 5:25 pm

         Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 10:43 pm

        Save $725 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 2025
         Initial Deposit
        November 12, 2024  January 1, 2025
           Basic Trip
        $700  $700  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 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:

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


        Pat Riggs
        pat.riggs1@verizon.net
        703-615-2709 (c)

         

        • Sat, March 22, 2025
        • Sat, March 29, 2025
        • BC, Canada
        Register


        Mar 22-29, 2025

        $2,500


        Listed price includes round-trip air.

        An IKON Trip with a lift ticket available as an additional option


        Consistently recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America, thanks to its massive terrain and confidence inspiring design, Sun Peaks, the second-largest ski area in Canada, offers a European-style ski-in, ski-out, pedestrian village with locally-owned and operated shops, restaurants and lodging.


        Our trip includes 6 nights (Sat-Fri) at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (sleep at about 3,930 ft) round-trip air from Washington to Seattle (details below), daily breakfast buffet, and ground transfers.

        After skiing five days (Sun-Thurs), after breakfast on Friday we'll head south and spend our last night in downtown Seattle before flying back home on Saturday.

        The Sun Peaks Grand is the only full-service hotel in the resort.  It offers an extensive array of amenities including Sun Peaks' only heated outdoor pool and three slopeside outdoor hot tubs, and a newly outfitted fitness center.


        Our Deluxe Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and either one King or two Queen beds.  Listed price is for double occupancy; add $835 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself (in both Sun Peaks and Seattle).


        Fairmont Olympic Hotel Downtown Seattle

        Our Friday-night stay will be at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.  Opened in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel features breathtaking architecture, innovative culinary experiences, and unparalleled service.  The iconic grande dame, which ranks among the best hotels in downtown Seattle, has been restored to full splendor following an award-winning, multimillion-dollar renovation that introduced sophisticated new design elements.  Boasting an ideal location, this luxury hotel is near Pike Place Market and Seattle landmarks like the Seattle Art Museum and the Great Wheel on the waterfront.

        Our spacious rooms are furnished with two double beds or one King bed and feature an intimate sitting area, work desks, and Keurig coffee machines.  They also feature an expansive en-suite marble bathroom and a comfortable dressing area.  The hotel boasts:  Boost your well-being with a tranquil swim in our 42-foot pool before repairing to the lobby bar to indulge in our sumptuous weekend afternoon tea or a signature cocktail made with honey from our rooftop beehives. The George, a contemporary twist on the classic brasserie concept, is a glamorous spot to discover the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.

        Ikon Pass Benefits:  If you're planning to ski at more than one "Ikon" resort this winter, an Ikon Pass may be a better value than the available group lift tickets (see below); it may depend when you buy your pass as prices are expected to increase as winter gets closer.

        • A Full Ikon Pass provides 7 days at Sun Peaks
        • An Ikon Base Pass or Base Plus Pass give you 5 days at at Sun Peaks

        Ikon Passes must be individually purchased (not through the club).  You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the promotional offers that may be available from our tour operators.

        If you'll be using an Ikon Pass, we must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your membership profile before registering for the trip, or provide it to the trip leader if you purchase (or renew) your pass subsequent to signing up.

        Group Lift Tickets:   Group lift tickets are available as an extra-cost option for skiers without an Ikon Pass:

                   Lift Ticket Options
         4-Day  5-Day
            Adult
         $310  $385
            Senior
         $245  $310

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

        OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 22, 2025
         
         UA #1964 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:35 am  Arrive Seattle (SEA) 11:26 am
        RETURN:     Saturday, March 29, 2025
         
         UA #2275 Depart Seattle (SEA) 12:50 pm
         Arrive Wash. Dulles (IAD) 8:38 pm

        Save $635 with a package without air tickets.

        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.

        Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

        • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
        • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
        • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.
        • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, and inform your trip leader prior to making your final payment on the trip, we will credit your trip invoice with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.

        Payment Schedule:  

         Sun Peaks 2025
         Initial Deposit

        November 12, 2024

        January 14, 2025
         Base 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 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


        • Sun, March 30, 2025
        • (MDT)
        • Fri, April 04, 2025
        • (MDT)
        • Tuscon, AZ
        Register

        ARIZONA: SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

        & THE SONORAN DESERT

        March 30 - April 4, 2025        $3,445

             Arizona   


        SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

        & THE SONORAN DESERT

        Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to southern Arizona. Desert meets artistic heritage on this unique Arizona cycling vacation. Spin through southern Arizona’s high desert landscape as you pedal the Arivaca Road toward Buenos Aires National Wildlife Rescue Park. There, discover the ciénega, an unusual desert oasis with spring-fed pools, graceful willows, and rich bird life. Experience the vibrant artists’ community of Tubac—and the remarkable golden light that has inspired generations of local artisans. Learn about the natural history of the region as you explore the remarkable Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—discovering the plants, land animals, and aquatic species that call this region home. Cycle sections of “The Loop” in Tucson, rated as the #1 bike path in America. As you pedal through fields of towering succulents at Saguaro National Park, you’ll see why there’s no other place like this on Earth.  




        Space is LIMITED 

        to 20 participants!

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

        Guaranteed no risk deposit” is fully refundable

        until 91-days prior to your departure.

        (Must book by November 7 to take advantage of the Good Buy Discount – see below).


        Trip Flyer


        Tour Only:  March 30 - April 4, 2025

        Price $3,445 per-person (double-occupancy). SS $895

        PSC/BRSC members have exclusive rights to these 22 spaces

        until July 26.  Don't delay! 

        If you are interested in this trip, register today! 


        Make your own arrangements for travel to Arizona and to our first hotel. VBT offers a shuttle that departs from Tucson International Airport at 1:30 p.m. The shuttle works on a “show and go” basis. Reservations are not required. I will also be looking at the option of flying into Phoenix and catching a shuttle to the hotel near Tucson.  Flights to Phoenix may be less expensive and more frequent.  

        I may try to arrange a group shuttle from Phoenix.


        Bikes:  Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a firs-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.  Note that Hybrid bikes are not available on this tour.

        Trip Activity Rating is EASY Cycling

        Average Daily Mileage is 9 - 37 miles

        Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 -4 hours

        (Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)


        GOOD BUY DISCOUNT:

        Book your 2025 vacation and then pay in full using your online MyAccount by November 7th, and you will receive 5% off the total cost of your tour (minus Travel Protection, additional air costs).

        HOW TO REGISTER:

        To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $350 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #351410.

        QUESTIONS:

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

        Trip Leader:

        Steve Thompson
         stevethompsonva@gmail.com
        1302 Shaker Woods Road
         Herndon, VA 20170
        (703) 862-6535 (c)

        • Wed, April 23, 2025
        • Sat, May 10, 2025
        • Ireland
        Join waitlist

        The trip is presently full but it is a year away.  Sign up on the waitlist and if there is a cancellation the trip leader will contact you.

        Irish Adventure:  Dublin, Belfast & N. Ireland

         April 23, 2025 - May 9, 2025


        In the spring of 2025 the PSC will be going to Ireland and Northern Ireland.   Join Susie and Peter on another  P & P trip.  (It's not just a trip.  It's an adventure.)


        Ireland: Dublin, Connemara, County Clare.  Northern Ireland:   Belfast

        17 days from $6495 - Susie and Peter were able to lock in 2024 pricing for 2025.  The flyer prices are correct!  Invoices will be manually adjusted by our tour operator after sign up.  The main trip saves $300 off 2025 pricing. (March 25 - Scotland pre trip cancelled). 



        Includes international airfare from Washington D.C., airport transfers, government taxes, fees and airline fuel charges.  All land transportation.  Accommodations for 16 nights.  29 meals - 15 daily breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners - includes 1 Home Hosted Meal.  12 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:

                   Ireland Flyer

                            



        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 G5-27957- Irish Adventure with the Pentagon Ski Club.

        3. Mention the group code: G5-27957. 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.


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

        Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

        • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
        • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
        • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
        • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If there are no sufficient funds from the trip there is a possibility of no rebates.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
        • OAT also offers CFAR insurance.



        Trip Leaders: 

        Susie Pumphrey
        wachtraum@msn.com
        3138 Concord Circle
        Fairfax, VA 22030
        703-691-3944(h)
        571-224-4512(c)

        Peter Porton
        peter.porton@gmail.com
        11918 Moss Point Lane
        Reston, VA 20194
        703-471-7791(h)


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

        • Mon, September 29, 2025
        • Mon, October 13, 2025
        • Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa & Kyoto
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        The trip is full, but join the wait list and we'll let you know if we have any cancellations.

        Japan’s Cultural Treasures

        Sept 29 - Oct 13, 2025

        Base Tour - Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto - $5,595

        Airfare from IAD $1,900 (other cities available at varying costs)

        Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Tokyo Departs from U.S. Sept 26 - $995
        Optional Post-Trip Extension to Hiroshima Returns Oct 16 - $1,595

        Click to see the Trip Details

        This trip is with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)


        Booking Instructions:

        1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel Reservations at 800-955-1925. Open Monday – Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am-6pm EST.
        2. Tell the Travel Counselor that you would like to reserve space on Japan’s Cultural Treasures for September 29, 2025.
        3. Mention the group codeG4-29241
        4. The required deposit for this adventure is $350 per person.  Deposits can be made by check, bank withdrawal or credit card (American Express not accepted).
        5. You must state any flight preferences (e.g. Business Class, Aisle Seat or Specified Airline) at the time of paying your deposit.
        6. Consider purchasing the optional travel protection plan from OAT.
          Note:  Insurance is also available from Myra Altschuler with Travel Protectors.  Click to see Myra's flyer.

        7. After signing up with OAT, please sign up/register for the trip with the club, and then call Christina to let her know.

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

        Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included with your trip.  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 the coverage of this Basic Plan to include cancellation insurance by clicking on this link.  It will take you to a flyer describing the Basic Plan and the upgrade options available through Myra Altschuler of Travel Protectors LLC:

        • The Option 2 cancellation plan provides all the benefits of the Basic Plan, but also covers you for cancelling for a number of basic reasons such as illness, injury or death to you or to your traveling companion/ roommate.  You must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion.
        • The Option 3 "Cancel For Any Reason" (CFAR) plan provides all the benefits of the Option 2 plan, but also covers you for cancelling for any non-standard reason, or if you just don’t want to go, but you must purchase it within 14 days of putting down your very first dollar towards the trip.  If you cancel your trip for a non-standard reason, your refund will be limited to 75% of your insured trip cost.
        • If you upgrade your coverage with either option through Myra, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
        • If you purchase your own travel insurance, which includes emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation coverage, the trip leader will credit you with the $60 cost of the club-provided Basic Plan.  You must present your policy to the trip leader to receive the credit.  Disbursement of funds is at the discretion of the trip leader and may be done prior to, during, or after the trip.  If you cancel from the trip there will be no credit given.
        • OAT also offers CFAR insurance.

        Trip Leader:   

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

                                    (703) 489-6171 (c)


        • Tue, September 30, 2025
        • Thu, October 09, 2025
        • Andalusia, Spain
        Register