Western Trips


Western ski trips from Heather Seger

Heather Seger – Vice President

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Our second trip for the season will be to Jackson Hole in Wyoming. As I had mentioned last month this trip is a combination “two in one”. This means we are offering a 7-day ski trip from Sunday, January 29th to Sunday, February 5th, 2017. And we are also offering a 5-day trip from Wednesday, February 1st to Sunday, February 5th, 2017. This way you can go and pick the length of time you want to spend there. Details are listed below.

The third trip is with CMSC going to Beaver Creek in Colorado for Chicago Week. Details listed below.

The last trip for this season is going to be a “non-ski trip”. The Nomads are going to cruise Alaska! There are several options for this cruise and the details are also listed below.

If anyone is interested in being a trip leader for any of the trips (except the Family trip), please contact me and I can explain the responsibilities of this duty.

Heather

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Jackson is cowboy country, the best of the Old West (check out the famous Cowboy Bar where saddles are used in lieu of barstools). It is located in Teton Country. It is just west of the Continental Divide in North West Wyoming and surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges including Sleeping Indian and Grand Teton National Park. The Mountain has 2500 acres of skiable terrain and there are 156 runs. It’s been a while since our club has been here and there have been many improvements. The expansion of the ski area has created a dozen new runs for the intermediate skier’s plus they added new lifts. The resort could move 400 people per hour up the mountain and now with the lift expansion they are moving 2000 people per hour. Plus this area also gets over 400 inches of snowfall!

7 day trip – The cost is $1,480.00 per person and includes the following:

  • 7 nights lodging at the Parkway Inn
  • Round trip flight on United Airlines (direct)
  • Ground transfers to/from the airport (20 minutes ride)
  • Deluxe continental Breakfast each day
  • Private group shuttle to the mountain each day and back
  • Wine and Cheese Party
  • Public ski shuttle tickets
  • 5 day lift ticket
  • Pre-trip party and a group dinner in Jackson Hole

5 day trip – The cost is $1,145.00 per person and includes the following:

  • 4 nights lodging at the Parkway Inn
  • Round trip flight on United Airlines (direct)
  • Ground transfers to/from the airport (20 minutes ride)
  • Deluxe continental Breakfast each day
  • Public ski shuttle tickets
  • Private group shuttle to the mountain each day and back
  • Wine and Cheese Party
  • 3 day lift ticket
  • Pre-trip party and a group dinner in Jackson Hole

Parkway Inn

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Parkway Inn (www.parkwayinn.com) is on a quiet street and just 3 blocks from Jackson Hole’s historic town square. Some of the amenities are: Hair dryers, soaps, lotions, shampoo, full exercise room, indoor pool, spas, saunas and a Complimentary continental breakfast which will include hot and cold cereals, muffins, fresh fruit, granola, Danish, yogurt, hot chocolate, coffee, orange juice, and teas.

Complimentary mountain tours are at 9:30am daily.   And if you don’t want to bring your ski’s back and forth each day; they offer lockers, basket check and ski/snowboard storage in the Bridger Center.

On your day off you might want to see Jackson Hole from a different perspective? There is much more to do here than just skiing. You could go on a sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge, take a wildlife tour in the Grand Teton National Park, snowshoe, cross country skiing, Yellowstone trip by Snow coach or snowmobile, sightseeing on the JHMR tram or gondola, Ice skating, Spa’s, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Chuck Wagon cookouts, and Cowboy bars. Plus there is plenty of shopping!!!!

Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Chicago Week ski trip is to Beaver Creek in Colorado. The Beaver Creek’s resort center is a quaint, Tyrolean-style village nestled at the base of the ski area.  The walkways encompass a large open-air ice rink and the heated sidewalks keep the snow off them plus from here the slopes are just an escalator ride away. Now that is classy! With 1,832 skiable acres and a 3,340 foot vertical rise, plus 325 inches of snowfall it’s no wonder the skiing elite flock to Beaver Creek each winter. Beaver Creek has 25 lifts and 150 different trails to make every trip down the mountain an adventure. Your Beaver Creek Lift ticket is also valid at Vail, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone (including night skiing)!
This trip will be from Saturday, February 25th, 2017 to Saturday, March 4th, 2017. The cost is $1695.00 per person and the package will include the following:

  • Seven nights lodging at the Ridgepoint Townhomes
  • Round trip airfare (Chicago /Denver) on Southwest Airlines
  • Bus transportation
  • Welcome reception
  • 5-day lift ticket
  • Trip to Vail Mountain
  • Mountain luncheon
  • Racing
  • Pre-tip party
  • Pub Crawl
  • Apres-ski party
  • Dinner Banquet with music and dancing.

Ridgepoint Townhomes (http://www.eastwestbeavercreek.com/ridgepoint)

The Townhomes are set in the lower bench of Beaver Creek Resort, referred to as “The Valley”, among peaceful rolling foothills and a forest of tall spruce trees. Although the lifts and village are not within walking distance, the Village Transportation provides complimentary shuttle service to Beaver Creek Village making it just minutes away (~10 min). Ridgepoint offers three-bedroom townhomes with lofts. The spacious homes feature vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, washer/dryers, and mid-week housekeeping. Guests can enjoy an outdoor Jacuzzi and a sauna plus complimentary wireless Internet.

 

Trip Cancellation Policy

The Nomad Ski Club through its Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel trips, payments will be refunded.  If trips are canceled due to circumstances beyond the control of Nomad Ski Club, payments less expenses caused by the cancellation will be refunded.

Non-Refundable Deposits

Members reserve a seat on a trip by making a nonrefundable trip deposit. Nonrefundable trip deposits are 10% of the trip price for Western and European trips and $50 for Midwest trips.

Member Cancellations

Members who cancel their seat on a trip will forfeit the nonrefundable trip deposit plus any fees or losses incurred on their behalf.  If cancellation occurs after the predetermined closing date (the date the last payment is due on the trip), the full price of the trip may be charged.  A cancellation form must be submitted to the Trip Leader within days after the trip departs for refund consideration.

Trip Waiting Lists

A completely full trip means all seats are filled on all buses scheduled for a Midwest trip or the minimum number of seats are filled on a Western or European trip. A member that cancels off a trip may be replaced on that trip from a waiting list, but the trip must be completely full.  Canceling members that are replaced on a trip from a waiting list forfeit the nonrefundable deposit plus any additional expenses incurred due to the cancellation.  The excess will be refunded. Contact your trip leader if you have any questions.