Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage all members to take an active part in our club. Check with any Board Member if you would like to become a Trip Leader, Board Member, help with the website, social activities, media, advertising, marketing or communication. We have a number of other activities where assistance is needed which don’t require the commitment of leading a trip.
No. When participating in Alpine trips, equipment rental is often available in town or at the ski area itself. This will give you an opportunity to try several different skis and boots before you spend the big bucks for your own gear.
In regards to Nordic trips, these are usually back-country trips, and you will be required to rent gear before leaving for the trip.
Please coordinate with your trip captain should you have additional questions regarding required gear.
No. Accommodations vary from dorm-type ski lodges to hotels to very nice condominiums, depending on availability and cost at the destination. Nordic trips often stay in cabins or lodges.
No, lift tickets are additional. Experience has shown that we can’t find a “one-size-fits-all” lift ticket to include in the package price. Some people ski only one day, some insist on skiing every moment possible. By not including lift tickets, everyone pays the same price for the basic trip. If there is a group discount available, the Trip Leader will purchase the tickets and any savings will be passed on to you. Separate discount packages may be available during the fall for the particular trips you have in mind.
Our meetings begin at 6:30 PM on the first and third Thursday of the month, beginning in November and running through April. Check the club calendar for details.
We offer memberships for $25 per adult (18 & over) for the year. Children under the age of 18, accompanied by an adult member of the club are FREE.
The answer is YES! In the summer, the members have enjoyed road bike & mountain bike outings, river rafting and an annual golf tournament as well as attending Friday’s on the Plaza as a group (AKA Friday afternoon club).
The Annual Chili Supper gets the season underway in late October/early November. Details on our trips are available at this event. Board members are in attendance to answer any questions you may have.
Yes, membership is required for all trips and activities. Occasionally, the club will offer an outing not requiring membership to let a person see if our club is something they would be interested in joining. All activities, whether you are a member or not, require a signed liability release form.
Definitely not. We have a number of members who travel with us every year and are not skiers or snowboarders. Some of our travelers are “never-evers” and have gotten into this sport by going on a ski trip with us and learning how to ski at the resort. Lessons from professional instructors at the areas we visit are highly recommended.
Not unless you want to. Every ski trip has skiers from virtually all skill levels. By attending the Club meetings you will get to know some of your fellow members and we can help you find others at your skill level. On a ski trip, after arrival at your destination and after you begin skiing, those of similar skill level usually find each other, and enjoy the day on the slope.
No. We’ll match you up with a same-sex roommate or you can pay an additional fee and have a room of your own. Most trips are based on double or multiple occupancy.
The options you have are: find a second-choice trip to sign up for, or contact the trip leader from your first choice and get put on the “Waiting List”, or do both. However, be sure to pay close attention to cancellation dates for all trips for which you apply.
Almost for sure. Most ski areas welcome snowboarders. However, some still do not (Deer Valley is one that comes to mind). Check with the Trip Leader for a trip you are considering before signing up; they will know.
We encourage you to visit the “Trips” page. This will provide you a brief description of each trip as well as the opportunity to “Register/Pay Now” for any trip in which you are interested in attending. We offer a discount for paying online. We also accept check or cash. Please attend a meeting to coordinate payment in person with your trip captain if not paying online.