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Preview of 2018 Ski Trips
By Tom Crockett
Posted on 5/8/2017 6:38 AM
Our 2018 ski schedule is beginning to take shape, with details firming up for our two western trips:
  • Snowmass, Colorado, Jan. 6-13, w/ Sonny Short
  • Banff, Alberta, Feb. 24 - Mar. 3, w/ Bill Bryan
These are both exceptional destinations, with multiple ski areas included in each trip.

Snowmass, with more than 3,300 skiable acres, is the largest of four resorts in the Aspen-Snowmass complex, all of which are included on the Snowmass lift ticket. Snowmass ranked 9th in SKI magazine's 2017 list of the top 30 western ski resorts, with high marks for snow, grooming, lifts, lodging, food, and kid-friendliness.

The town of Banff is located on the Trans-Canada Highway within the boundaries of Canada's renowned Banff National Park, with shuttle access to three nearby ski areas: Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, and Mt. Norquay. Noted for its stunning scenery and diverse terrain, Banff offers plenty of winter activities for non-skiers, ranging from snowshoeing and dog sledding to hot spring spas and tours of frozen waterfalls.

For more information on these trips, including links to the trip flyers, please refer to the "Ski Trips - 2018" page, accessible under the "Skiing" tab on the PSC website. We will begin accepting deposits for these trips on the evening of May 11, coinciding with the May club meeting.

There will be three ways to sign up: online through the website, in person at the club meeting, or by mail as indicated in the trip flyers. New this year, we are offering a $25 discount for sign-ups (accompanied by all currently due payments) prior to October 1. Note that the capacity for each of these trips is capped at 28 participants, so don't wait too long if you want to get on board.

We also plan to offer one or two eastern trips, to be announced at a later date. We have run into various complications and delays on the proposed Quebec City trip, but I am optimistic that we will have details of that trip available within a few weeks. We will publicize those arrangements as soon as they become available.

We are still interested in offering a cheaper, closer, shorter, family-oriented trip in the Mid-Atlantic region, but need input from some young families to help us design the trip. If you know of someone who might be interested, please ask them to get in touch.

We will keep you posted on our evolving 2018 schedule via the newsletter, website, and email announcements as events warrant.

Looking forward to an exciting 2018 ski season,

Tom Crockett
Skiing Activities Chair

  Member of the Blue Ridge Ski Council