Where we are skiing this year

From: John 'DUKES' D.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:30 PM

Western trips

The board has not figured out pricing as of yet. What I have is the ballpark amount.

If you are looking to be pampered, than Steamboat is the ski trip for you.

Dec 28 – Jan 1 (Fri – Tue) to Steamboat, Colorado. $1,250 est.

Non Stop Direct flights into Hayden, 3 days of lifts (possible ½ day on arrival). Ski in/ski out 2 bedroom/2 bath Condos, hot tubs, saunas, and Complimentary morning coffee and donuts.

American Airlines departs O'hare at 9:30 AM, lands Hayden 11:20 AM, return flight leaves 12:25 PM ( not too early in case you partied  too hard welcoming in the new year) and lands back at O'hare 4:10 PM.

Arriving Hayden (20 miles from Steamboat) at 11:20 should have the Shuttle bus rolling by 12:00, at your condo by 12:30 and you skiing down to the Gondola by 1:00 PM.

SKI INN (yes that's the name of the Lodging) is located directly under the Silver Bullet gondola. Ski Inn has an access trail to the main slopes. The trail enters the mountain slopes at about[masked] yards above the gondola

It's many Amenities include Scheduled shuttle service to skiing, shopping, dining and entertainment, Daily housekeeping, 2 indoor hot tubs, 2 outdoor hot tubs, 2 indoor saunas, Ski lockers, Complimentary morning coffee and donuts in the clubhouse, Fully equipped kitchens, and Private balconies.

 

Jan 30 - Feb 4 (Wed – Mon) to Reno, Nevada. $1,050 est.

Skiing four areas on the North shore of Lake Tahoe (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mt Rose, and Northstar). Non Stop Direct flights, hotel accommodations, buffet breakfasts, wine and cheese reception, hot tubs, and a casino. All this and Ground Hog Day.

American Airlines departs O'hare at 10:10 AM, lands Reno 12:25 PM, return flight leaves 1:15 PM ( Plenty of time to hit the slots before having to board the bus) and lands back at O'hare 7:15 PM.

SKIING: 4 days skiing with 1 day at Northstar, 1 day at Alpine Meadows, 1 day at Squaw Valley and 1 day at Mt. Rose with private mountain shuttles. If you have an EPIC PASS we can deduct the Northstar lift from your final price (about $60).

5 night hotel accommodations at the GRAND SIERRA RESORT AND CASINO in Reno. Welcome reception, Daily breakfast buffet, Saunas, steam rooms and whirlpool tubs. Plus all the other things you would expect to find at a big resort.  Plus all of Reno to explore.  http://www.grandsierraresort.com/

Got Airline mileage, vouchers, or coming from some other city. We can easily back out the air portion of this package. Grand Sierra has a free airport shuttle so you don't even have to match our flight schedule.

 

Mt. Bachelor has been on my bucket list for a long time and a place that Pine Point has never been.

Mar 24 – Mar 31 (Sun–Sun) to Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. $1,200 est.

5 ski days (optional 6th $45), hotel accommodations, buffet breakfasts, wine and cheese reception, and hot tubs.

United Airlines departs O'hare at 12:00 Noon, lands Portland 2:20 PM, return flight leaves 2:00 PM  and lands back at O'hare 7:44 PM. Yes the downside is a three hour bus ride but it is actually a shorter travel day then the other option (and $200 cheaper). The other option was flying to San Francisco and then to Redmond with the return flight leaving Redmond at 6:00 AM.

SKIING: 5 days skiing, optional 6th ski day for $45, needs to be collected with your final payment. Concerned about the snow conditions this late in the season, don't be. Mt. Bachelor is one of three areas that are usually open Memorial day weekend. The other two being A-basin and Mammoth. Number of Runs: 71  |  Max Run Length: 1.5 miles  |  Average Snowbase:[masked]"  |  Average Snowfall: 387" Acres of Terrain: 3,683 acres accessible by lift with 1,600 acres groomed daily Vertical Drop: 3,365 feet

7 night hotel accommodations at the The Riverhouse Hotel & Resort. Welcome reception, Daily breakfast buffet, Complimentary transfers to/from Mt Bachelor and downtown Bend. Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools and Spas, Exercise Room, Men's And Women's Saunas. All rooms have Refrigerators and Microwaves, 47" LCD TVs, Wireless Internet, Hairdryers, Free HBO, DVD players, Iron and Ironing Board, Coffee and Coffee Makers.

For all you Beer connoisseur's the town of Bend has 8 Micro Breweries.

Got Airline mileage, vouchers, or coming from some other city. We can easily back out the air portion of this package.

 

Midwestern trips

Dec 7 – Dec 9 (Fri – Sun) Carpool to Ski Brule

Mar 1 – Mar 3 (Fri – Sun) Bus to Marquette Mountain

Mar 15 – Mar 17 (Fri – Sun) Bus to Ski Brule for Carnival

 

 

 

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