TRIP PRICE: $1,940 (price reduction!)
TRIP LEADER: michael lebauer
Have you ever wanted to ski three top ten ski resorts in one week without packing a bag? Now is your chance as Ski Magazine's Readers' poll ranks Snowmass, Aspen and Aspen Highlands as three of the top ten ski resorts in the West!
Aspen is considered by many as having the world’s best skiing, and is ranked as the 7th top resort by the readers of Ski Magazine. It sits high on the list for terrain, challenge, service, weather, on-mountain food, dining, apres-ski, and off-mountain activities. Aspen is a unique blend of history, culture, festivals, sports, restaurants, and music which makes this famous Colorado, Rocky Mountain town a very special world-class resort. And if you also enjoy people watching, celebrities flock to Aspen. Your five-day lift also includes Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.
Snowmass has come into its own with a sixth place ranking in the Ski Magazine poll. It is not only a cruiser’s paradise, but in the Hanging Valley area where inbound back country skiing is permitted, there are enough “cornices, glades, cliffs, bumps, and jumps to make an X-Games producer swallow his cell phone.” Skiers won’t be bored with 3,010 acres and a 12,510 foot summit that offers a major vertical rise.
Aspen Highlands' major asset is the Western Slope weather that produces beautiful powder during the night and gorgeous blue-sky days to ski it. The scenery of the Elk Mountain Range makes it a Christmas-card perfect experience. The resort is noted for its "superbly efficient lift system". Yet, this top-ten-rated mountain is uncrowded with fewer skier days than nearby Buttermilk. And Buttermilk, well known for its family programs and learning center, is a haven for intermediate skiers and boarders looking for groomers!
With a stay at The Gant at Aspen, you'll be near ski lifts and minutes from Aspen Mountain and close to Aspen Highlands. This 4-star condominium resort is within close proximity of Wagner Park and Mill Street Fountain.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 140 individually decorated 2-BR condo units, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with refrigerators, ovens, and stovetops. Digital programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected.
After a day on the slopes, relax in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This condominium resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). The complimentary ski shuttle service (7AM to 12 PM) makes getting to the slopes and restaurants a breeze.
Satisfy your appetite at the condo resort's restaurant, which features a bar and a pool view. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a fee.
Number of Skiers: 40
- Southwest Airlines nonstop - Dulles to Denver (2 bags free!)
- Ground transportation to and from airport and accommodations
- Seven (7) nights lodging at The Gant:
- 5-of-6 day multi-area lift ticket - free bus service to all mountains
Full Package Cost: $1,940
Through January 9, 2019 a $50 cancellation fee is assessed.
After January 9, 2019, $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Advance Deposit: $500
Full balance: of $1,440 is due on November 11, may be paid by credit card or check.
You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
If sign-up is after 01/010/2019, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.