Destination trips

Any club member can organize a trip.  If you are interested in organizing a trip, please contact a Board member.  

Please consider buying trip cancellation insurance for ALL club trips.  Many of our trips are in privately owned resort homes, small family run hotels or hotels that offer no refunds.  Refunds are seldom available once payment has been made. 

Refund policy: Refunds for trips will be made only if the participant was able to be replaced by another.  It is the participant's responsibility to find a replacement.  If a refund can be issued, it will be done after completion of the trip.  All refunds are decided by the Board.
 

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 22, 2019
    • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    • Glacier, WA
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    March 22-24, 2019

    Join us for Ski Buddies trip to Mt Baker in 2019.  This is a local, low key trip, with accommodation in a large house near Glacier, Washington. Glacier is approximately 2.5 hours from Seattle.  The house is complete with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a full kitchen and living room.  The house has a hot tub and wi-fi. 

    Mt Baker is the world record holder for the amount of annual snowfall and has an average annual snowfall of 659”.  Known for its variety of terrain, Mt Baker is good for snowboarders, tele-mark skiers and alpine skiers. The ski area covers 1,000 acres and has 8 quad lifts.

    Trip Details:

    ·       Trip size will be 10 people.

    ·       Cost is $150.00 per person.

    ·       Payment Deadline is the December 9th Potluck.

    ·       Price includes 2 nights lodging (Friday and Saturday Nights), drinks and snacks on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and Apres Ski on Saturday after our return from the mountain.

    ·       Potluck dinner on Saturday night.

    ·       Each day we will carpool to Glacier and to the slopes (30-45 minutes).

    ·       We will Ski/Ride on Saturday and Sunday and lift tickets are not included in the trip price. (Approx $61 per day).

    Contact Information:

    ·       Trip Leader is Randy Newell, can be reached in person at the November 11th and December 9th Potlucks or via email or phone.

    ·       Email: randynewell@earthlink.net

    ·       Phone: 206-387-3465

    We hope that you can join us for this local trip!


    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • Monday, April 01, 2019
    • Park City, Utah
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    Please join me in my home state and the home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.


    March 5, 2019 - UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE - WE WILL BE STAYING IN PARK CITY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND 3 DAYS.

    Trip includes 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners prepared by myself with help from the group.

    Cost is $430 per single, or $860 for a couple or a queen bed.  Also, we will rent Suburban’s to get from the airport and ski areas as a group, then back to the airport.


    We may also stop for dinner after skiing at a favorite haunt of mine at Cannella’s in SLC on Saturday night.


    Day 1 will be spent at Park City - home of the Sundance Film Festival

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    Day 2 will be up Big Cottonwood Canyon at Solitude/Brighton


    Then day 3 will be at Snowbird/Alta



    This is a great opportunity to ski the greatest snow on earth at world class ski areas.  Clearly, unless you arrive in Salt Lake City early, you will need to take the same flight to and from SLC flights are:

    Thursday, March 28th  - Alaska 718 departs Seattle at 9:35am, arrives SLC at 12:35pm.

    Monday, April 1st, Alaska 559 departs SLC at 1:30pm, arrives in Seattle at 2:40pm.

    If you have any questions, please email me. I hope you can join me in Utah!

    Paul 
    nwtruckintreehuger@hotmail.com


    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • Monday, April 08, 2019
    • Big White, BC
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    BIG WHITE, BC 

    PRIDE

    April 5th – 8th

    Big White highlights:

    Home to the best snow (dry, fluffy powder) in BC and the longest season in the Okanagan.  Big White is southeast of Kelowna, BC.

    Ski In/Out hotel in the village + Outdoor pool & hot tub

    FREE Parking, Ski Storage, WIFI, Mountain Guided Tour @ 10:30am daily

    PRIDE events - TBD by organizer

    Welcome Reception w/ 1 free drink & apps + VIP Card for discounts throughout village (TBD)

    3 nights hotel (arrive Friday/depart Monday)

    3 of 4 day ski pass (Sat/Sun/Mon)

    3 x Breakfast + dinner  + 3 x Apres  

    Car pooling to Big White

    $480 per person (2 per hotel room)

    Contact Gil Price for more information!

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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    PAY EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT AS THIS TRIP SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND FULL PAYMENT IS DUE LATEST BY September 28, 2019.  PLEASE CONTACT GIL PRICE AT 206.234.5898 ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

    Join Seattle Ski Buddies trip captain Gil Price as he takes you on a memorable week skiing a first class European resort - the Austrian Alps Arlberg region. Ski over 260 km of prepared runs on one ski pass throughout nine ski areas including Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schrocken and Pettneu. Gil knows this area very well having skied it annually for over three decades.

    Arrive in Lech, Saturday, 11 January 2020

    Depart from Lech, Saturday, 18 January 2020

    Lodging: Hotel Stuelzis, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

    Prices: US$1,630 per person sharing a double room or US$1,690 per person in a single room - both are pre-booked.  Full payment deadline is September 28, 2019. Some space may still be available at the time of the Ski Buddies October potluck.

    Included in the above pricing:

    ~ Daily Austrian breakfast and four course gourmet dinner in the hotel dining room

    ~ Austrian wine & beer reception on Sunday evening – bring your Lederhosen!

    ~ Six days of daily ski lift passes beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday good at the following ski areas: Lech, Zuers, Oberlech, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Stuben, Kloesterle/Sonnenkopf, Warth-Schröcken, Pettneu, Rendl

    ~ Access to the hotel wellness center (steam bath and sauna – no bathing suit required!

    ~ Daily ski & boot warmer storage  ~ Free WIFI/Internet

    ~ Vegetarian friendly meals available with advance notice.     

    • Not included: 

      ~ Estimated ~$750 - $1,200 roundtrip coach fare from Seattle to Zurich.  January is low season!

      ~ Roundtrip to/from Lech am Arlberg from Zurich airport’s terminal 2 with arlbergexpress.com is estimated at Euro 90 or $110 per person

      ~ possible Zurich overnight on 18 January; depends on your flight departure time, estimated at ~$150

    Deposits can be made now with checks payable to Ski Buddies (club membership required) and full trip payment due by September 28th, 2019.  Additional convenience fee to use Paypal - best to pay by check!

    Please contact trip leader, Gil or at  206.234.5898.



Past events

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2019
Friday, March 01, 2019 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 21-24, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Big Sky, Montana
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Silver Mountain & Lookout, IDAHO
Friday, February 01, 2019 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 12-19, 2019
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2018
Friday, March 02, 2018 White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 22-25, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018 Schweitzer Mountain
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Hakuba & Tokyo, Japan
Friday, February 02, 2018 Methow Valley, Winthrop & Sun Mountain
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Whistler Winter Pride January 24 -28, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 13-20, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018 Cle Elum/Suncadia/Blewett Pass Ski Weekend
Friday, January 05, 2018 Mt. Baker
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Mt Bachelor/SunRiver 2017
Friday, March 03, 2017 31st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival
Thursday, March 02, 2017 Royal Gorge & Sugarbowl
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Steamboat Springs
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 23-26, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 WoHeLo Nordic Ski Trip
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Galena Lodge Yurts
Saturday, January 14, 2017 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 14-21, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017 Mission Ridge January 13th - 15th MLK weekend
Friday, January 06, 2017 Mt. Baker
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Day Trip to Leavenworth on the Christmas Train
Friday, November 18, 2016 Warren Miller - Here There and Everywhere
Sunday, July 10, 2016 JULY 'TRIP LEADER' POTLUCK
Sunday, June 12, 2016 JUNE POTLUCK
Sunday, May 01, 2016 MAY POTLUCK
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Elevation Mammoth (Gay Ski Week), March 16-20, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Mt Bachelor/Sunriver, OR
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Red Mountain BC March 3-6, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Stevens Pass Weekend Feb 18-21, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic, B.C., February 11-15, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016 Blewett Pass Weekend Trip
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Whistler Winter Pride 2016, January 24 -31, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Lech am Arlberg, Austria, January 16-23, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016 Manning Park, B.C., January 15-18, 2016
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mount Bachelor
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Stevens Pass Weekend
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Red Mountain
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Anthony Lakes, OR
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Whistler Winter Pride 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 Lake Wenatchee Cross Country and Backcountry
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Arlberg, Austria
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Silver Star - Alpine/Nordic
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Stevens Pass
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Schweitzer Mountain
Monday, January 27, 2014 Whistler Winter PRIDE 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Arlberg, Austria

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