HAWAII SKI WEEK 2015
The Hawaii Ski Club is going to Steamboat
Resort ( http://www.steamboat.com ) in
Colorado for the 2015 Hawaii Ski Week, January 30 – February 7, 2015. The
Steamboat ski area comprises 2,965 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 3,668
feet. The elevation of the village at the base of the gondola is 6,900 feet.
They average 385 inches of snow per year. The ski terrain is described as 14%
beginner, 42% intermediate and 44% expert. They started a night skiing program
in 2014. You can explore the mountain with the Ambassador ski guides, Director
of Skiing Billy Kidd, mogul expert Nelson Carmichael (yeah, right), or with the
Over the Hill Gang (that sounds more like it). They have a First Tracks program
for the day that all the powder is there for the taking.
In addition to skiing, the resort offers snowshoeing (including a guided, gourmet snowshoe luncheon), sleigh rides, snowmobiling, tubing, etc. The town of Steamboat Springs is 3 miles away by free shuttle. The town is cowboy themed, and they do things like tow skiers down the streets behind horses. In town and nearby there are two different natural hot springs, which might make for a fun excursion.
Our transportation and lodging is being booked by our familiar travel agent, Ski.com.
Our flights are as follows:
United-383 S Depart: HNL 1/30/2015 010:00 pm Arrive: DEN 1/31/2015 07:46 am
United-328 W Depart: DEN 2/7/2015 11:30 am Arrive: HNL 2/7/2015 04:07 pm
We may change these flights if we can obtain a reasonable and convenient flight into and out of Hayden (HDN), Colorado, which is only a 35 minute bus ride from Steamboat. We should find out about this in late May, when the airlines “load” the fares and schedules to Hayden. Otherwise we will have to put up with the 3 ½ hr bus ride to and from Denver. (I understand it is very scenic though).
We are mainly staying in the Phoenix Condominium, which is a block away from the gondola. The Phoenix (http://www.thephoenixatsteamboat.com) offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condos, two outdoor hot tubs, a heated, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, exercise room, co-ed sauna, clubhouse and meeting rooms. The condos all have fireplaces, a washer and dryer, and some sort of sleeping arrangement in the living rooms. Many of the condos are on two levels. They have many more 4 bedroom condos with single bedding than 3 bedrooms, so consider the 4 bedroom with larger common areas for your mini-groups.
For those of you who want to stay in a hotel, we are offering the Ptarmigan Inn, which is two doors down from the Phoenix. The Ptarmigan (http://www.steamboat-lodging.com/about-the-ptarmigan-inn) is slope-side with true ski/in ski/out access. They have an outdoor hot tub and pool, ski shop (Christy’s) and a popular restaurant. The rooms feature one king or two queen beds, free internet and a refrigerator. The Ptarmigan is $200 more per person that the 2 bedroom units at the Phoenix. A daily breakfast buffet is available for $80 for the week.
We will have the traditional ski club activities – reception, pot luck, pizza party – and a few more that the Trip Committee may dream up. On Sunday, February 1, 2015, your après ski experience can include viewing of the XLIX Super Bowl between the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.
The prices for all this are on the Registration Form which has already been emailed to current members. If you have not received a form please contact Jonathan ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you are not a current member and wish to join the Club, the membership form can be found on our website
( www.hawaiisnowskiclub.com ). Please fill out the Registration form carefully and mail it in with your first payment (due June 15). The flights and rooms are limited so mail in your forms as soon as you can. Don’t worry if you do not have roommates lined up yet; that can be worked out later. If you cannot read or print the Registration Form, please contact Jonathan.
Trip insurance is available from our travel agent. It is possible to pay for your trip with a credit card, but there is a 3% surcharge. Let Jonathan know if you want either of these options.
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