Note: 32 spots are available for purchase prior to the Aug 13th picnic
31 lifts covering 5289 skiable acres
Base elevation 8,120 ft
Vertical drop 3,450 ft
Average February high and low temps 33 and 8 deg F
Average February snowfall 36 inches
Our accommodations, for this trip, are in the Vail Spa Condominiums, in Vail's Lionshead Village, 2 1/2 block's from Vail's Eagle Bahn Gondola. We're in a combination of 1400 sq. ft. two-bedroom and two full-bathroom and 1800 sq. ft. three-bedroom and three full-bathroom condos with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, high-speed wireless internet, concierge service, access to indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, an outdoor fire pit, steam and dry saunas and massage rooms, and complementary ski storage at the base of the Gondola.
This is a Saturday-to-Saturday trip. We'll fly non-stop Seattle-to-Denver, departing Seattle at 11 AM on Saturday February 3rd, with private motor-coach transfer from the Denver airport to Vail Spa Condominiums, including a one-hour grocery stop. Coming back it's the reverse, with private motor-coach transfer to the Denver airport, and a non-stop Denver-to-Seattle flight that arrives Seattle at 10:35 PM on Saturday February 10th.
About the skiing:
Vail will be at your doorstep (the Eagle Bahn Gondola is 2 1/2 blocks from the Vail Spa Condos, with complementary ski storage at Gondola's base).
In addition to Vail, your lift ticket/Epic Pass will be good at:
24 lifts covering 1832 skiable acres
Base elevation 7,400 ft
Vertical drop 4,040 ft
12.9 miles from Vail
34 lifts covering 2,908 skiable acres
Base elevation 9,600 ft
Vertical drop 3,398 ft
39.4 miles from Vail
20 lifts covering 3,148 skiable acres
Base elevation 9,280 ft
Vertical drop 3,128 ft
37.4 miles from Vail
For Beaver Creek, there's an Eagle County bus that departs the Vail Transportation Center every half hour, putting you at Beaver Creek in 25 minutes, with returns, also on the half-hour, taking 35 minutes ($7 each way).
For Breckenridge and Keystone, we've pre-booked with a private shuttle service to get you round trip transportation from our location in Lionshead Village to ski days at those mountains on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. These are *optional* excursions on one of Summit Express/Summit County shuttle service's 14 passenger vans, with the cost per person being the cost of the service divided by the number who sign up, in advance on this site, for it.
About the cost:
For 7 nights (Saturday-Friday) at the Vail Spa Condominiums, round-trip non-stop flights between Seattle and Denver, round-trip private motor-coach transportation between the Denver airport and the Vail Spa Condominiums, a welcome wine and cheese reception, a catered group dinner one night, and including all baggage handling fees, driver gratuities, and taxes, your cost will be $1,248.
Epic Pass holders need read no further, as your Epic Pass will get you unlimited skiing at all of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.
For non Epic-Pass holders, your additional cost for a 5-of-7 days adult multi-resort lift ticket for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone will be $495 (or $565 for 6-of-8 days), with the corresponding cost for seniors (65+) being slightly lower.
On the fence about an Epic Pass? You can still affordably purchase one, for unlimited skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and also Park City, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and Kirkwood, or you can still upgrade, to an Epic Pass, without penalty, the Edge Card for Whistler that you purchased this past spring.
Should you choose to sign up for this trip and purchase/upgrade to an Epic Pass, please contact either of your trip leaders about how your Epic Pass purchase can be made to count toward the group total of lift ticket purchases for this trip.
And please address any additional questions you may have about this trip to either of the trip leaders, Martin Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maureen Richards (email@example.com)!