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 travel. 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 will open for registrations starting July 1. Don't hesitate, register for your trip of choice as soon as registrations open.
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 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207, NOT to the Trip Leader. Please note the trip name and date on your check.
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.
We offer, (through a linked website) travel insurance broker, a low cost policy for travel issues. A link will be provided, here, soon. BE AWARE, that 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. 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|
|Canaan Valley, WV||Jan 6||Jan 9||
Weekend SPE (Ski Performance Enhancement)
|Steamboat Springs, CO||
|Jan 14||31||Attend MusicFest||
|RED Mountain, BC||Jan 14||Jan 21||35||
|Park City, Deer Valley, UT||Jan 21||Jan 28||29||Ski Park City/Deer Valley, during Sundance Film Festival||
|Grand Massif Samoens, FRA
||Jan 28||Feb 5||29||
all -inclusive Club Med resort, nonstop UA flight
|Banff, BC||Feb 04||Feb 11||39||
Ski Big 3: Sunshine Village-Lake Louise-Mt. Norquay; 7,748 acres, over 360" pf snow annually.
|Canaan Valley, WV||Feb 10||Feb 13||25||Weekend SPE (Ski Performance Enhancement)
|Snowmass, CO||Feb 11||Feb 18||39||Perennial favorite, ski Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk||IKON Encompasse|
|Powder Mtn/Snowbasin, UT||Feb 18||Feb 25||35||Indy/IKON WS&S|
|i5 awe-inspiring peaks towering over an authentic mountain town, Breckenridge is unquestionably a must-visit locale.||
|Mar 4||Mar 11||35||
Rare combination of high altitude (9000' base), high snowfall (over 300" annually, mostly dry powder), and sunshine (300+ days a year).
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.
|Val d'Isere, FRA||Mar 11||Mar 19||31||BRSC Eurofest, all inclusive Club Med resort; situated just above Val d'Isere centre, with ski-in and ski-out access, making it the ideal location for as much slope time as possible.||-|
|Vail, CO||Mar 18||Mar 25||35||Another perineal 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||
Ski three great ski areas operated by Vail Resorts: Heavenly Valley, Northstar, and the locals favorite playground, Kirkwood.
|Ski Trip Status as of:||Legend (Openings)||Trip sold out? Get on the wait list!|
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
|Sold Out/Wait Listed||OR check out trips with openings!|
|3.1% SOLD||Almost Sold Out||
Contact trip leader, make a deposit, get on the wait list! Cancellations happen!
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 property 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 will occur as soon as May 31st - so don't delay - purchase your pass today for maximum savings and to avoid being stuck down the road with higher lift prices!