1st Ski Bus Trip to Lake Tahoe (Northstar and Heavenly)

Our 1st Ski Bus of the season is scheduled on Saturday 12/07 and Sunday 12/08 to Northstar and Heavenly if everything permits.

The transportation is a 50 seats luxury coach. The bus leaves on time. No refund if you are late. On the Bus - will introduce everyone and there will be a selection of Movies to watch.

Accommodation:

Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort (4 Bedroom Town-homes)
Aston at Lakeland Village is set on 19 wooded acres within one-quarter mile of a private sandy beach on Lake Tahoe with a pier and boat moorings. Two outdoor heated pools, two spa tubs, a fitness room, a sauna, and 2 tennis courts are offered. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to the Heavenly Village and scenic gondola, casinos, and restaurants.

1st Pick Up Location:
5:45AM to 5:55AM San Jose
Parking of Stevens Creek Executive Park
4320 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

2nd Pick Up Location:

6:35AM to 6:45AM Daly City BART station
500 John Daly Boulevard, Daly City

3rd Pick Up Location:
7:05AM to 7:15AM Parking lot of Pacific East Asian Shopping Mall (Ranch99)
3288 Pierce St. Richmond, CA 94804
(Please park on the street to avoid the possibility of your car being towed if left in the parking lot) 

Trip Schedule:
SATURDAY: NORTHSTAR
Bus arrive at Northstar before 10:30AM
5:00PM Bus Leaves Northstar
6:30PM to 7:30PM "Happy Hour" at "to be determined" Party Suite (All drinks Free!!!)
7:30PM Group Dinner (Optional)
SUNDAY: HEAVENLY
8:45AM The bus will take the group to ski at Heavenly
5:00PM Bus Leaves Heavenly heads back to the Bay Area

Cost:
$110 - Transportation + Hotel Room + Happy Hour (Early Bird before Nov 27)
$118 - Transportation + Hotel Room + Happy Hour (Regular Rate)
$65 - Transportation only
The Package cost includes:
A. The bus cost and gratuities
B. Breakfast & lunch on the bus
C. Hotel accommodations
D. Saturday Night Happy Hour
E. Snack and drinks on the bus when we come back.
F. $5 Donation to SkiDuck

Can I have my own room?
All rooms are based on double occupancy, if you are bringing a friend, that is great. Otherwise we will match you with a compatible roommate. If you want your own room, you will pay $40.00 more.

DISCLAIMER:

Sign-up is voluntary, and participation is AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Each participant agrees to indemnify and hold the organizer(s) harmless from any and all liabilities, and, to release all liability in participating this activity at his/her own risk.

Ski Trip Cancellation Policy

Cancellation penalties apply to all Ski bus trips.
A minimum administrative fee of $25 for weekend/bus trips. In the event a cancellation occurs before a trip leaves and a replacement is found, deposits and payments will be refunded, less the admin fee and any fees charged by the Hotel (if applicable).

Special Group Rate for Lift Ticket and Rental: (Non-Holiday)
NORTHSTAR
$74 Adult (19 - 64)
$65 Teen (13 - 18)
$45 Child (05 - 12)
$40 Adult/Teen Ski/Board Rental Per Day
$25 kids (5-12) Ski/Board Rental Per Day
$104 First Timer Package (Levels 1)
$139 Novice Package (Level 2-5)

HEAVENLY
$71  Adult (19 - 64)
$65 Teen (13 - 18) and College
$45 Child (5 - 12)
$124 Learn to Ski/Ride Package (Levels 1-3)
$35 Adult/Teen Ski/Board Rental Per Day
$20 kids (5-12) Ski/Board Rental Per Day

Make Payment at this link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8908951915

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  • David

    Thanks to Julia and Tom for organizing this fun-filled skip trip. It was my first time visiting both of these resorts, and I had an exciting time skiing and meeting nice and friendly new people.

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Julia M.

    I want to personally thank the 43 people who attended our 1st ski bus trip and for making it such a fun filled event.

    On another note, we are trying to make sure our next ski bus with best condition. We will have special requirement for heating.

    Sorry, the ski resort will not offer Half Day Lift Ticket group rate. Our full day lift ticket group rate will be better then Half Day life ticket price. Group rate $74 at Northstar, half day rate will be $86.

    December 9, 2013

  • Selina

    Julia - just paid for myself and Priya. : ) We look forward to seeing you Sat morning at Daily City! Can we leave the car at the Bart station for free for the weekend?

    December 5, 2013

  • Bebe

    Fun trip and very well organized, as always! Kudos to Julia and Tom and the Driver for organizing this trip so well and for overcoming the chain issue ;)

    December 9, 2013

  • Salil S.

    Awesome

    December 9, 2013

  • Patrick R

    Thanks Julia and Tom for all your hard work putting this trip together. I met some really cool people and had a lot of fun.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Dave D.

    Awesome trip with great people. Two thumbs up for Julia and Tom and the bus driver. They all did a great job with the planning, communication, and execution of the trip. Thanks!

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Salil S.

    Awesome trip. Had so much fun. Thanks a lot to Julia and Tom for organizing this trip

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Julia M.

    Bus on time!

    December 7, 2013

  • Julia M.

    1st Stop:
    Park in my office parking lot at 4320 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Note: 4320 is not visible from Stevens Creek Blvd. It is the building behind 4300. Access via Lopina Way (turn at Office Depot).

    2nd Stop:
    Park on the far east side of the Daly City BART parking lot, south of the main entrance to that lot. Walk across DeLong St to the bus stop.

    3rd Stop:
    You must park in the street. Otherwise, you risk getting a parking ticket and/or towed. The recommended place to park is shown here in this picture:
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=37.89909,-122.309174&spn=0.000946,0.001026&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=37.899197,-122.309166&panoid=pm-aPx3TryQJ7mxmxOZlbA&cbp=12,145.44,,0,17

    December 5, 2013

  • David

    Paid my portion for this event; I would also like to join the beginners group for lessons at Northstar--looking forward to some fun in this winter wonderland.
    :-)

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Paula

    Where can we park our cars at the meet-up spots?

    December 5, 2013

    • Thomas Dwyer I.

      Here is a map showing the bus route to Northstar for this trip. Zoom in on location you prefer and click the marker for addtional details:

      https://mapsengine.goo...­

      December 5, 2013

    • Thomas Dwyer I.

      Zoom in all the way--the markers are placed at the locations where you should park.

      December 5, 2013

  • Dennis L.

    Is it still possible to get lift tickets through this club or should I purchase them on my own?

    December 5, 2013

    • Thomas Dwyer I.

      We will sell discounted lift tickets on the bus. After we receive everyone's payments, we call the resort and give them the total counts. When we arrive, they will either meet us at the bus with the tickets or we will pick them up from the group sales office.

      December 5, 2013

  • Dennis L.

    I just made payment. Look forward to seeing you all

    2 · December 5, 2013

  • Julia M.

    We have 4 Ski Bus Trip this season! Please mark your calendar:

    1. Dec 7th Sat & Sun Kirkwood and Heavenly
    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8908951915
    2. Jan 4th & 5th Sat & Sun Northstar and Alpine Meadows
    (You also can do 2 days at Northstar)
    Stay at North Lake Tahoe
    3. Feb 1st & 2nd Sat & Sun Kirkwood and Heavenly
    Stay at South Lake Tahoe
    4. March 1st & 2nd Sat & Sun Northstar and Squaw Valley
    (You also can do 2 days at Northstar)
    Stay at North Lake Tahoe

    Our group rate is good:
    KIRKWOOD
    $50 Adult
    HEAVENLY
    $75 Adult
    NORTHSTAR
    $75 Adult
    ALPINE MEADOWS
    $65 Adult
    SQUAW
    $80 Adult

    We look forward to seeing you at the ski trips!

    1 · October 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      When will we be able to make reservations for the January trip?

      December 5, 2013

    • Julia M.

      I will post Jan trip tonight.

      December 5, 2013

  • Andy B.

    Hi Julia, I'm interested in coming this weekend. Are you planning a pick up in SF at all?

    December 5, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Not this trip, but I can ask someone to give you a ride to Daly City Bart. Email me your cell phone number.

      December 5, 2013

  • Julia M.

    New decision on ski resorts - Saturday to Northstar! Northstar has the most open terrain in Lake Tahoe!!!
    24-hr Snowfall: 7 in
    7-day Snowfall: 12 in
    Summit Base: 18 in
    Surface Conditions: Packed Powder

    We just got email from Northstar:
    Northstar will be open Top to Bottom by Saturday, this means from the Top of Comstock all the way to the Village.

    The Reasons we are not going to Kirkwood on Saturday:
    * Snow Saturday morning, chains are required on all vehicles, it is not easy for our big bus.
    * Beginner lessons are not available at Kirkwood, we have 3 people want to take lessons.

    3 · December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never been to Northstar...should be a treat!

      December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is even better!!

      1 · December 5, 2013

  • Julia M.

    I just got email from Kirkwood:
    "We are currently holding off on any decisions until tomorrow afternoon as we are still gathering all the information we need to make sure our guests will have the best experience on any new terrain we decide to open.

    With that said, things are looking positive to possibly open additional chairs for the weekend, especially based upon a forecast for more snow this Friday. "

    I will wait on any decisions until tomorrow - both day Heavenly or one day Kirkwood and one day Heavenly.

    We appreciate your patience and I will be sure to let you know the moment we make a decision.

    Thanks!

    December 4, 2013

  • Julia M.

    6 Inches of New Snow in Tahoe Today!
    Heavenly:
    24-hr Snowfall: 6 in
    Overnight Snowfall: 3 in
    Summit Base: 18 in

    Northstar:
    24-hr Snowfall: 5 in
    Overnight Snowfall: 1 in
    7-day Snowfall: 5 in
    Summit Base: 18 in

    Kirkwood:
    24-hr Snowfall: 4 in
    Overnight Snowfall: 1 in
    7-day Snowfall: 4 in
    Summit Base: 18 in

    Kirkwood will be making the call this afternoon on what if anything will be opening this weekend.

    Also more snow come in this Friday:
    http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4350-kirkwood-mountain-resort
    http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4346-heavenly-mountain-resort

    We also have a option both day ski at Heavenly if Kirkwood doesn't have more terrain open.

    Please let me know you are OK if we ski Heavenly both days.

    Thanks!

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would prefer to go to Kirkwood AND Heavenly, but if conditions aren't right for Kirkwood, I would be ok with 2 days at Heavenly.

      1 · December 4, 2013

    • Patrick R

      ok with me

      December 4, 2013

  • Patrick R

    Julia, can you send us the address where we'll be staying?

    December 3, 2013

    • Patrick R

      Thanks

      December 4, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Aston Lakeland Village Resort:
      Address: 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
      Phone:(530)[masked]
      Reviews: 4.2

      December 4, 2013

  • RZ

    Hi Julia. Do you have planned on any of your weekend trips a pick up on SF? Or somebody can give a ride to a pick up point? If you do I will sign up for it. I had a great time last time we went to Yosemite. Be well, Rafael.

    December 3, 2013

    • Julia M.

      I will try to find a ride for you from SF. But can you get on the Bart?

      December 3, 2013

    • RZ

      Julia, thanks, BART is not an option with all gear and the timing. Will pass this one, better on next ones with more time to find a ride. Be well, Rafael.

      December 4, 2013

  • Sue D.

    An interesting trip. I want to learn skiing. It looks like most are very experienced skiers here. Any beginners want to take lessons?

    December 3, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Priya will take Ski Lesson level 1.
      Berlina will take Snowboarding Lesson level 1.

      December 3, 2013

    • Sue D.

      Thanks! Good to know. Just recalled I need to send someone to airport this weekend. I will see if I can find some one to do it.

      December 3, 2013

  • Jordan B.

    Just a question since I'm new here: Is the bus via the Bay Area Ski Bus online thing, or is it a group rate of a completely separate charter bus?

    December 3, 2013

    • Jordan B.

      Nice. Thanks for the info. I hope to be able to get up soon. Not this time I don't think. Do any of the trips have a bus stop in the city?

      December 3, 2013

    • Julia M.

      It is possible to have a bus stop in the city, I will talk with another organizers on this.

      December 3, 2013

  • Julia M.

    Dear Skiers,

    Ski resorts reporting 1-4 inches of New Snow in Tahoe since last night. More on the way Friday night into Saturday.

    If you haven't paid yet, now is the time! So far I only got payment from 17 people from our group:
    Regina, Colleen, Hilary, Chelsea, Melissa, Prakash, Juan, Patrick, Jerry, Michael (2 People), Kate, Berlina, Shannon, Salil, Dave (2 People)

    Payment link:
    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8908951915

    Looking forward to seeing you on the slopes!

    December 3, 2013

  • Julia M.

    Hello Skiers And Riders! The weather rolling our way, with snow in the forecast over the next 24 hours.

    Let's go! Hope to see you on the bus!!!

    December 2, 2013

  • Niklos S.

    Hey everyone. I really would like to go but my gear is in Ohio until I bring it back over the holidays! Anyone know of good places in town or at Tahoe for rentals/demos/snow pants?

    December 1, 2013

    • Julia M.

      We have snow pants you can borrow.

      December 2, 2013

    • Niklos S.

      Thanks for the offer! We're going to have to pass on this time. I realized the company Christmas party is the night before and I will be in no shape to ski the next day. Next month for sure.

      December 2, 2013

  • Julia M.

    We will collect cash on the bus for our lift tickets.
    Please let me know if you need lift tickets from us.
    RSVP lift tickets with Julia by email: [masked]
    Kirkwood Price: $50
    Heavenly Price: $71

    Special Rate for Early Season!

    November 30, 2013

  • Salil S.

    Will there be enough snow by Dec 7th to ski? Also how will be go from Kirkwood to Heavenly on Sunday or is it just skiing in just one resort.

    November 30, 2013

    • Julia M.

      The forecast is showing a storm coming in Monday night, we are expecting some new snow on Dec. 3rd! Sat Dec 7th, we are going to Kirkwood; Sun Dec 8th we are going to Heavenly.

      November 30, 2013

  • Joe H.

    Ok to bing my 9 year old?
    We'll be 1 adult+1child
    Thanks
    Joe h

    November 22, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Yes, you can bring your 9 year old.

      November 22, 2013

  • Shannon

    Yes, an East Bay pickup would be great. Any discount on lift tix?

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      awesome! I just paid and ready to go!

      1 · November 19, 2013

    • Patrick R

      Perfect! See you at 7.

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • Julia M.

    We have FIVE 4 bedroom Town-homes for this trip!

    Each home offers 3 Full bathrooms! Guests 1 king bed in master bedroom, 1 queen bed in 2d bedroom, 2 twin beds in 3rd bedrooms (all on first level); 1 queen bed in 4th bedroom; 2 queen, twin, or bunk beds in loft area (all on second level). The property also includes a private furnished balcony. The home is 1,900 square-feet, and includes a wood-burning fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a breakfast bar, a dining area, and a living area with overstuffed chairs and couches.
    Enjoy the property's amenities, which are satellite TV, a VCR/DVD player, a telephone with voice mail, complimentary wireless Internet access and daily housekeeping. Smoking not allowed.

    November 9, 2013

  • Julia M.

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • Gina

      What is the deadline for making the payment? I see Nov 25 as the early bird and Dec 6 as RSVP. Is that the deadline? Thanks.

      November 9, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Deadline Dec 6th or until space is sold out! Space is limited. Once we run out of seats, the sale will close. Spaces are not guaranteed until FULL payment is received.

      1 · November 9, 2013

  • Mai

    Seems like there are several members wanting an East Bay pick - up location. I hope something can be arranged. I am from the East Bay too.

    October 27, 2013

  • Diana

    Sorry to miss the first trip will be in Japan for two weeks.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Btw you can pay now using the event bright link you put up. What if there's no snow?

    October 19, 2013

    • Julia M.

      Heavenly & Kirkwood: Nov 22 Opening Day! If no snow, they will making snow on all those runs. We have backup plan, but cross our fingers for snow!

      2 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    East bay pickup would be great! Can't wait to join everyone!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Gina

    Can there be a pick up stop on the east bay side? Also, when do we pay? When we RSVP? Or can it be later?

    October 19, 2013

    • Julia M.

      You can pay after Nov. 1st.

      1 · October 19, 2013

    • Gina

      Perfect. Thank you.

      October 19, 2013

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