Jan. 10-15, 2021
Legendary Killington, including nearby Pico Mountain, is the largest ski area in the eastern U.S. with the highest vertical drop in New England at 3,050 feet. It has plenty for any type of skier or snowboarder. It averages 250” of snow plus snowmaking, half before February! Red-jacketed Mountain Ambassadors can help you find everything and provide daily scheduled tours and orientations. More people learn to ski here than at any other resort in the U.S. It’s big, almost like skiing out west. It has several really long trails including Juggernaut, the longest in the east at over 6 miles. There are 5 base areas, color-coded for easy navigation, with a circulating shuttle.
Trip requires at least 20 participants including non-skiers. We can accommodate about 50 depending on lodging availability at the time of booking.
Transportation: Initially we are planning to drive ourselves. Trip Captain will try to arrange carpools as requested. However, if we get at least 40 committed riders, Trip Captain will arrange a 55-passenger “deluxe motor coach” to pick us up in Gloucester and the Peninsula early on Sunday, 1/10/2021, then take us home after skiing on Friday, 1/15, arriving Saturday morning. Snacks, soft drinks, wine and beer will be provided. Bus will stop as appropriate for fast food, stretching, and fresh air.
Lodging: The Killington Mountain Lodge, which we enjoyed so much in 2017, is one mile from the Snowshed base lodge and lifts, with free shuttle service. All rooms have mini-fridge and free Wi-Fi. Amenities abound including a gathering area with a huge stone fireplace and a 20-person luxury hot tub. The lodge will provide luggage storage and changing rooms on Friday. Free secure ski storage is located just outside the front door.
Lift Tickets: 5-day Monday through Friday. Arrival Sunday is free if you get there in time. Our specially arranged group rate is so low that no other discounts are applicable. Non-skiers/snowboarders don’t pay for tickets.
Meals: 5 full hot breakfast buffets Monday through Friday and 4 group suppers Sunday through Thursday at the lodge. 1 group supper mid-week at a nearby restaurant. Lunch is not included.
Group Lessons: Not included. Trip Captain will make arrangements if there is enough interest at sign-up.
Payment Schedule: $100 deposit at sign-up and balance due by the October club meeting. Pay online or make checks payable to Peninsula Ski Club and submit them to the Trip Captain. Please note “K21” in memo field.
Cancellation Fees: $25 plus all unrecoverable costs after 12/1. FULL REFUNDS (less $25 club overhead) WILL BE GIVEN IF THE RESORT IS NOT OPEN!
Trip Captain: Steve Liberman, firstname.lastname@example.org, H: 757-321-7933, C: 757-201-2710, 5187 Lake Shores Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
You must be a PSC member to sign up for this trip. You can join online or send a membership application and dues to the PSC Membership Chairman at P.O. Box 12114, Newport News, VA 23612.
PLEASE SIGN UP AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE so necessary arrangements can be made. There is almost no monetary risk due to the virus pandemic since you will receive a full refund less the $25 club overhead if the resort is not open.
*Price based on 20 minimum; decreases to $810 with 40; add ~$200 for bus transportation with 40+. Deduct $25 for sign-up by Oct. 1. Full refund less $25 if resort is closed.
Vermont COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements
As of 9/25/2020, most travelers entering Vermont via private transportation must (a) quarantine at home for 14 days, or (b) quarantine at home for 7 days followed by a negative COVID test, and (c) certify upon arrival at their lodging property that they have met the quarantine requirements. Be aware that alternate provisions may apply depending on your particular situation. It is also possible that requirements could change prior to our date of arrival. For complete up-to-date details please consult Vermont's Cross State Travel Information page
The Trip Captain is following this situation very closely and is seeing promising signs that these requirements will be relaxed. The governor of VT is meeting with the tourism and skiing industry leaders regularly and looking for opportunities to open up.