Hawaii Ski Association - January 2005
In This Issue:
 •  President's Message
 •  The Board of Directors
 •  Ski Trip 2005
 •  Mahalo Again!
 •  SAOH South Lake Tahoe Ski Trip
 •  Upcoming Events
 •  Notes
 •  From the Editor

Featured Links:
 •  Big Sky Website
 •  Big Horn Condo
President's Message
Happy New Year one and all! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and your wishes fulfilled, if not, you'll just have to wait till next year and so on.

Mahalo to Darrell and Rheta Large for hosting our Christmas Party on such short notice. It was a perfect setting...Kuapa Pond is in their backyard and we were treated to a spectacular boat parade with Santa and reindeer, hula girls, snowmen, and such lavish decorations...it was awesome! We sang Christmas Carols to the skirl of the bagpipe which was quite hilarious. There was plenty of good food, wine and beer flowed freely and everbyody had a great time.

Mark your calendars for the 14th of January for the general meeting and pre-Ski Trip Party at the Yum Yum Tree. See you all there.


Ski Trip 2005
Don't miss the Pre-Ski Trip Party at Yum Yum Tree on Friday, January 14th @ 6 p.m.

Mahalo Again!
Many thanks to Darrell and Rheta Large for opening their hearts and home to host the club Christmas Party. There were many in attendance and a good time was had by all. The boat parade Darrell arranged was impressive and the singing inspiring.

Thanks again, Darrell and Rheta!

SAOH South Lake Tahoe Ski Trip
For those who would like more skiing or snow boarding, or just want to enjoy the gaming and casino shows before the Spring Break crowds arrive, we have another exciting trip set for the week of February 27-March 6. A smaller and less structured event than our big annual January trips, this one still offers great fun, fellowship, and skiing/snow boarding at one heck of a price. Built around a basic 4 day Ski Package at either Harvey's or Harrah's Hotel and Casino beginning either on Sunday February 27 or Monday, February 28. 2005, additional days are optional. (Most will probably want to spend at least an extra day or two). The basic 4 Day Ski Package for two at either hotel includes:
- Hotel for 4 nights with King or two Queen size beds. ($20.00 extra per night per additional person).
- Six each, four out of five days lift tickets good at Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood, or Ski Sierra ski areas.
- $75.00 hotel dining credit.
- Thursday night free entry to Altitudes Night Club. (We can make that a club party)
- Free daily ski storage and hot wax.
- Discount prices for ski equipment rentals.
- One day free cross country skis or Snow Shoes
- Free Shuttle service to all major area ski areas.
- Free hotel parking if you choose to rent a car

Harvey's Hotel and Casino - classic or deluxe class room - $719.00 ( again, for 2 people)
- Additional nights- $69.00 Thursday, $129.00 Friday and $149.00 Saturday.

Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Luxury class room- $799.00 (rated the top Hotel-Casino on the lake.)
- Extra night-$109.00, $169.00 Friday, $189.00 Saturday

NOTE: Both hotels are owned by the same company and located across the street from each other with underground lobby connection. The Central Reservations agent (also a skier) recommended Harvey's for our club saying that while Harrah's Hotel and Casino is considered nicer, the rooms themselves are just as nice at Harvey's for less money. Evening after ski Pau Hana gathering time and places will be announced in advance. .

1st. Step: Call Trip Coordinator Darrell Large at 395-6825 or email him at DarrellandRheta@msn.com with your questions and to register for the trip.

2nd. Step: Make airline reservations ASAP while prices are good! Call United Airlines at 1-800-241-6522 or visit the United web site. (Unfortunately Aloha Airline's direct Reno flights arrive too late at night to be feasible unless you want to spend the night in Reno.) When we last checked on December 31st., United was offering Honolulu-Reno round trip fairs for as low as $412.00, depending on date and time of day. Assuming two people split $719.00 for a Harvey's package and are able to book one of the $412.00 seats, we are looking at $809.50 per person including $38.00 for round-trip Tahoe Express Bus transportation between Reno Airport and South Lake Tahoe hotels.

3rd. Step: Once you you have confirmed your flight, call 1-800-427-8397 to make a Ski Package Reservation at Harvey's or Harrah's. The Ski Package may be charged to a credit card and a two week Ski package and 72 hour hotel room cancellation policy applies for full refunds should your plans change. When you call either hotel, give them Darrell's name and Harvey's conformation number "CJ65M" if you would like to request a room on the same floor with other Club participants.

4th. Step: Call Tahoe Express at 1-866-898-2463 to reserve round trip ground transportation (unless you prefer a rental car) which departs frequently throughout the day and evening for the one hour and 15 minute trip between the airport and South Lake Tahoe hotels.

Lastly: Email or call Darrell at 395-6825 anytime you have questions or need additional details.

Upcoming Events
Every Monday - TENNIS AT KEEHI LAGOON @ 4:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday-JAZZ AT THE MUSICIANS' UNION @ 8 p.m.
For more info, call or email Wanda

On December 31st members of the ski club will be attending the 8 p.m. performance of Grease at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets are $54 and $74 for this event. We will be meeting for a pre-show dinner and also plan to watch the aerial fireworks after the musical. Please join us this evening to celebrate a New Year of great things!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Tuesday, January 11th at Compadres @ 6 p.m.

COMBINED GENERAL MEETING/PAU HANA/PRE-SKI TRIP PARTY Friday, January 14th at Yum Yum Tree @ 6 p.m.

SKI TRIP 2005 departs Honolulu Airport Friday, January 21st.

SKI TRIP 2005 departs Bozeman for return to Honolulu Saturday, January 29th.


Vel Kelly is organizing an ATV ride event at Kualoa Ranch. Interested parties are encouraged to contact her. (velkelly@rcmconstruction.com)

From the Editor
The Outgoing Editor:
Dick Pickens has agreed to take over the compilation and publication of this newsletter. We are publishing it in parallel this month. Hereafter, Dick will take inputs and suggestions.
Paul "Mr. Fergie" Ferguson - paul_ferguson@hotmail.com

The Incoming Editor:
I'm looking forward to the challenge, and appreciate any suggestions for improving the newsletter. I would like to get any inputs for the February newsletter before January 20th, since I will be in Montana the following week. Mahalo!
Dick Pickens - dick_pickens@yahoo.com

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