THE SKI & SPORTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON, DC








      



GREAT SPORTS FOR ALL SEASONS

2023 SKI TRIPS - STATUS BOARD  

For the 2023 ski season, we planned 15 ski trips to premiere resort destinations in North America and Europe.

For 2023 there continues to be a huge pent-up demand for ski holidays. Groups are filling up lodging, airlines and resorts fast. Let us make it easy for you and do all the planning for a stress-free trip with all the comradery and fun you could ask for. Our trips opened for registration  July 1 and has been filling fast! Don't hesitate, register for your trip of choice as soon as possible. 

Our trips are complete packages, including air, lodging, transfers to/from the airport and resort, and an experienced leader who solves problems during the course of the trip. Most trips are priced without lift tickets, unless the lift tickets are bundled per resort requirement.  This is to accommodate those of you who have "MEGA" passes, where ski resorts are linked to several other resorts, and buying the pass for one means you can ski at another linked site without an additional payment.  These are termed, "Epic" or "IKON" season passes.  Also, it makes it simple to accommodate our non-skiers, who pay the trip price without a lift ticket included.

More advantages:  we get the best group rates for lessons, equipment rentals, and trip insurance.  Our Club Med ski trips are "all Inclusive", with gourmet meals, beverages (open bar), lifts, lessons, and nightly entertainment included in the trip price.   We're planning to hold our annual "Back to the Slopes" party In September to highlight our 2023 ski trip schedule, stayed tuned for details.  It will give our attendees an opportunity to meet our Trip Leaders, learn more about our trips and resort destinations, and possibly win one or more valuable door prizes.  

All our trips can be paid for online using a credit card or by check.  An Advance Deposit will secure the registration until 120 days before trip departure, when the remaining balance is due.   Please mail payment checks (made out to SCWDC) to the Club office at 5309 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207, NOT to the Trip Leader.  Please note the trip name and date on your check.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Back to the Slopes Party  Sunday, September 18 at Shipgarten, McLean/Tysons Corner, VA. Come join the fun, meet your ski trip leaders, fellow trip participants, enjoy a bit to eat, quaff a brew, enjoy some lawn games, peruse our ski industry friends' display of services and products, play with your dog in the Dog Park, play with your kids in the Kids Playground, and more. 

Ski trips are open to current SCWDC members, and also to members of other ski clubs affiliated with the Blue Ridge Ski Council  (BRSC).   All others must join the Club before registering for a ski trip.  Current members must ensure that their term of membership extends to the completion date of the ski trip. 

You can join the Club online by clicking HERE, or on the "JOIN NOW" tab on the toolbar at the top of the page. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We offer $30 Group Trip Insurance - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! If you want to buy the trip insurance termed, "Cancel For Any Reason", you must buy this insurance within 14 days of a credit card transaction or dating a personal check for payment.  To purchase Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) Insurance, contact Myra Altschuler (Travel Protectors) directly. While we have favorable relationship with a local travel insurance, Travel Protectors, you the skier, can research and buy insurance from any US travel insurance company.  Prices and coverage vary greatly. It pays to spend time on your own research.

ARE YOU A SINGLE TRAVELER?

All rooms are double occupancy. We will assign you a roommate unless you specify a preferred roommate, somebody you know and is also signed up for the trip. If you don't want to share a room with someone who is not a family member or partner, check out the destinations with low, reasonable priced, single supplement upgrades.

SCWDC 2023 Ski Destinations  Depart Return Openings Notes MEGA Pass Link
Canaan Valley, WV Jan 6  Jan 9  4

Weekend SPE (Ski Performance Enhancement)

 Indy
Steamboat Springs, CO

Jan 7

Jan 14 0 Wait listed! TRIP EXPANDED!  Attend MusicFest.  Known as a great early season destination, per bestsnow.net 

IKON Encompasse

RED Mountain, BC Jan 14 Jan 21 0

3,850 acres of pristine skiing, Top 10 terrain territory in N. America. Ground only, Trip closed. Waitlisted.

IKON Encompasse

Park City, Deer Valley, UT Jan 21 Jan 28 0 Wait listed! Empty slopes. Sundance Film Festival

Epic/IKON ski.com

Club Med Grand Massif, FRA
Jan 28 Feb 5


TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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Crested Butte, CO
Jan 28 Feb 04 0 Wait listed! Birthplace of inbound extreme terrain. 2,700' vertical and 1,500 skiable acres. Expansion possible.

Epic WS&S

Banff, AB Feb 04 Feb 11 0

Wait listed! Ski Big 3: Sunshine Village-Lake Louise-Mt. Norquay; 7,748 acres, over 360" of snow annually.

IKON ski.com

Canaan Valley, WV Feb 10 Feb 13 4 Expanded! Weekend SPE (Ski Performance Enhancement) Indy
Snowmass, CO Feb 11 Feb 18 0 Wait listed! IKON Encompasse
Powder Mtn/Snowbasin, UT Feb 18 Feb 25 0 Wait listed! Powder Mountain is an unknown gem. Snowbasin is composed of 3 unique areas offering great terrain for every skier.   Indy/IKON WS&S
Breckenridge, CO

Feb 25

Mar 4 0 Wait listed!  Five (5) awe-inspiring peaks towering over an authentic mountain town, Breckenridge is unquestionably a must-visit locale.

Epic WS&S

Taos, NM

Mar 4 Mar 11 1

Opening for single male!  Rare combination of high altitude (9000' base), high snowfall (over 300" annually, mostly dry powder), and sunshine (300+ days a year).

 IKON ski.com

Lake Placid-Whiteface, NY

Mar 5

Mar 10

TBD

BRSC Winterfest; 3,430 feet of vertical, greatest in the East and more than most Western ski resorts! Site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics. Trip under development.

 Contact Ken if you're interested in this ski trip
Val d'Isere, FRA Mar 11   Mar 19  1 BRSC Eurofest, all inclusive Club Med resort; situated just above Val d'Isere centre, with  ski-in and ski-out access, opening for one single male.  -
Vail, CO Mar 18   Mar 25

 1

Another perennial favorite, with 5,289 skiable acres makes it one of the largest ski resorts in the world with terrain for all abilities.   Epic WS&S
Heavenly Valley, CA Mar 25

Apr 1

12

Ski three great Vail Resorts properties: Heavenly Valley, Northstar, and the locals favorite playground, Kirkwood.

Epic ski.com
Ski Trip Status as of: Legend (Openings) Trip sold out? Get on the wait list!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Sold Out/Wait Listed
OR check out trips with openings!
95.6% SOLD Almost Sold Out

Contact trip leader, make a deposit, get on the wait list!  Cancellations happen!

Got Openings!

Multi-Resort Mega Passes - what are the ins and outs of these various passes? To help navigate these various pass options, check out this useful and insightful article: https://www.dcski.com/articles/1679 

Please note that many resorts are moving away from group rate lift tickets and therefore EPIC and IKON passes are strongly recommended if you are considering any of our trips to a Vail or Alterra owned properties or affiliate. Our three primary Tour Operators are facilitating direct mega pass purchases on their website, and they will even offer a rebate of some type if you purchase a pass directly from them for one of SCWDC trips that they are hosting (see status board). For more information, click the link for Tour Operator (Encompasse, ski.com, WS&S) for the trip(s) you are interested in.

EPIC and IKON passes are currently being sold at the lowest prices of the season, but the first round of price increases has already occurred on May 31 so don't delay - purchase your pass today for maximum savings and to avoid being stuck down the road with higher lift prices! For discount passes for Military, Nurses, College Students, check out the MEGA Pass companies directly:

Ski & Sports Club of Washington DC
5309 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207    MAP
703-532-7776    
scwdc@scwdc.org 
Office Hours: M & F, 10 AM - 2 PM,  Tues - Thur 9 AM - 1 PM

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