300 E. Lionshead Cr., Vail, CO
Texas Ski Council "Traditional"
Vail Short 2017
Tuesday, January 10 - Sunday, January 15
Registration on or Before October 1 ... $608*
Registration October 2 or Later ... $676
Includes Five Nights Lodging, TSC and Lone Star Activities
Limited to 24 participants
Contact: Joe Mueller ... [masked];[masked]
*To Qualify for the early sign up discount, you must pay the $100 deposit, and meet all payment deadlines and minimums. If you fail to meet any payment schedule, you will be charged the full amount.
NOTE: YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF LONE STAR SKIERS & ADVENTURE CLUB TO GO ON THIS TRIP. YOUR $30 MEMBERSHIP IS GOOD THROUGH MAY 31, 2017, AND WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIGN UP FOR ALL OF OUR TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES. WE ARE NOT A TRAVEL AGENCY; JUST A GROUP OF FOLKS WHO LIKE TO HAVE FUN!!
Go here to join our club.
YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP FOR THIS TRIP UNTIL YOU JOIN THE CLUB AND PAY YOUR $100 DEPOSIT.
Sign Up/See Who's Going: You can't access this site until you are a member of our club.
Why Do I Want To Go On This Trip? Because Vail is truly an international "world class" ski resort that draws people from around the globe. It is one of the largest ski resorts in North America with 5300 acres of diverse terrain, 31 lifts service 195 runs for all skill level of skier. Annual snow fall of 350" stays fresh because of the 8,000' base elevation, with 3,500 feet of vertical to the summit at 11,500'.
By January 7 the holiday crowds will be gone, so you can ski long and hard. See above - Vail has a fleet of snow cats that offer a tremendous amount of groomed skiing. The front side of Vail is enormous with each lift servicing beginner to advanced runs, so it is easy to ski with a group of diverse level skiers. The back bowls are for intermediate and above skiers and are world famous; just pick a line an get after it. Coming off the back bowls is Blue Sky Basin that has trails, but has been left more natural with many trees in place offering an different ski experience.
Don't forget about an easy bus ride over to Beaver Creek; another Vail managed resort included in your lift ticket, where it is considered "gauche" to walk up stairs, so escalators are provided along with hot chocolate in the morning and cookies in the afternoon.
In short, you will have the opportunity to ski as much as your legs can handle. If you do not want to work that hard on vacation, Vail/Beaver Creek has a tremendous selection of spas, restaurants, bars and shopping. We will be staying at the Vail International Condos located directly on the in village bus route that runs east/west from Golden Peak, the Village and Lionshead. Vail International is only one bus stop from Lionshead to the west and the Village (the iconic Covered Bridge) to the east. In street shoes it is about a 7 minute walk to the Lionshead lifts, so it is a very handy location. Check out the Vail International webpage:
This is gonna be a good 'un ... Joe Mueller, Lone Star Ski Dude