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Our Past Trips

Sun Valley skiing vacation is one of the better kept secrets! The modern American ski resort was born at Sun Valley. A combination of thrilling skiing, comfortable lodging and delightful après-ski choices. Plus they added one more enduring element to the mix: bright, clear ski days basking in sun. This combination has kept Sun Valley in the forefront of popular resorts and continues to attract avid as well as beginner skiers. Sun Valley offers over 70 runs, a 3,400-foot vertical drop and more uphill capacity per skier than any other ski area. An excellent European-style shuttle service provides easy access to the slopes and town. Ski Sun Valley discover that Après-ski features ice skating at an Olympic-class rink, miles of groomed cross-country trails, or welcome relaxation around the fire at one of the resort’s cozy bars. Dates: January 28 - February 4, 2016 Destination: Sun Valley, Idaho
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Located on the western end of Beaver Creek, Arrowhead provides its guests with convenient, ski-in/ski-out access and offers a unique village-to-village skiing experience between Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek Village. With a great location and helpful staff, Arrowhead is a great choice. You will find privacy coupled with the best resort amenities, convenience and accessibility. Amenities include on-site ski storage, color/Cable TV, DVD, Internet access, maid service, and concierge. All condominiums are fully furnished with fireplaces and are a short walk from the Express Lift. Hot tubs and outdoor heated pool. Restaurant and Ba/lounge, outdoor fire pits on site. 

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio is well known  (comparable to Cortina) as one of the first ski resorts in the Alps to emerge in the last century as  a winter ski tourist  attraction . Madonna di Campiglio owes its fame also to great athletes and sporting events at t he top level. First of  these is the world cup special slalom “3Tre” hosted on the impressive mountain by Canalone Miramonti , a breathtaking sheer decent towards the heart of the resort, which can also be enjoyed with evening skiing. Cinque Laghi, Pradalago,Grostè and Spinale are also skiing areas which the resort visitors soon learn to appreciate. They are served by super - fast and modern ski lifts, all connected with each other, ‘skies on foot’, thanks to the efficient WEG ski network of  tracks. These allow skiers to cross the village comfortably, while still wearing skis, from one ski lift to another. These areas offer different spectacular runs suitable for all. From 2011 with a new cable car Campiglio-Pinzolo Express, the pearl of Brenta offers one more opportunity: a 20 minute trip that leads to Doss del Sabion, the mount that overshadows Pinzolo, with constantly stunning view of the Dolomites. No skiers, Italian or foreign amongst the many who visit this area, ever regret to visit the bordering ski areas of Marilleva and Folgarida which are possible to reach with the ski lift at the Malghette flat. After a day of taking in the views and sport, Madonna di Campiglio unveils itself as an attractive place for fun, parties and entertainment shows in the evening. 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, to borrow the Wyoming state motto, is "like no place on earth.” Jackson is located in a valley surrounded by the Teton Range and the Absaroka Range of the Rockies and is located just outside the boundaries of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Enjoy amazing views of the mountains as they rise from the valley floor to over 12,000 feet above you. You will enjoy seeing wildlife as diverse as Elk, Moose, Bald Eagles and Osprey as you ski, dine and shop in “The Hole.” In Jackson, the Old West is still alive in one of the most charming towns you're likely to find anywhere. From the "local color" of the Town Square's elk antler arches to the unique shops and restaurants along the boardwalks, Jackson truly has something for everyone. Forty-Niner Inn & Suites—Located in downtown Jackson Hole. You are a very short walk to all the downtown area; enjoy all the amazing restaurants, shopping and galleries and nightlife Jackson has to offer. The hotel amenities include an expanded continental breakfast, 40 person indoor hot tub, 14 person outdoor hot tub, fitness room, and sauna. Each standard room comes complete with either a king or two queen beds, cable TV with HBO and daily maid service. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Teton Village each. 


In Alaska a premier destination resort awaits outdoor enthusiasts tucked amid the Chugach Mountains on the Alaska south-central coast. Alyeska Resort is the place to discover and enjoy the mystique of the last frontier. Enjoy the civilized surroundings while experiencing the adventure of Alaska’s wilderness. Alyeska Prince Hotel has 307 Elegant Rooms Nestled At The Base Of Alyeska Resort. 

Private transfers from Anchorage Airport to Alyeska (Feb 24th)
5 nights lodging at Hotel Alyeska. 3 day adult group lift ticket
Private transfers from Alyeska to Downtown Anchorage for the Iditarod weekend event.  2 nights lodging at the Hotel Captain Cook
Welcome Breakfast Reception at Hotel Alyeska. Xcountry skiing, 4th day skiing/boarding, Cat skiing/boarding, Heli skiing/boarding, Snowmobiling, dog sledding, Ice skating

Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Arapaho Basin, & Beaver Creek

Five mountains one Ski/Board Pass. Breckenridge feels real because it is. It's been a thriving town since 1859, during the Gold Rush and now it is still an authentic and unpretentious ski town with the character you’re looking for in a western ski trip. A variety of lodging and an eclectic array of restaurants, shops, galleries and clubs provide the perfect compliment to the abundant outdoor recreation. “Breck” is a community steeped in tradition, culture, festivals and a sense of place that enhances your stay with it's fun, friendly and casual atmosphere. Breckenridge is located in the heart of the Rockies and boasts the infrastructure of a small mountain city with a great free mountain bus system and the charm of an old mining “boom town”. It is the oldest continually occupied community in Colorado and this is evident in the atmosphere Breckenridge offers and is famous for within the ski industry.  FIVE out of EIGHT day ski pass, enjoy the diverse terrain of Breckenridge right in your backyard or take advantage of the other resorts and the transportation included with the Vail Resort Pass (this covers Vail, Beaver Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, and of course Breckenridge).
Roundtrip air from SFO to Denver on United with great times.
Deluxe Motorcoach transfers to/from Denver Int’l Airport to lodging property. 
Seven nights accommodation at The Village at Breckenridge Condos.
Ski-in / ski-out resort at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort. 
5 of 8 Day Vail Resort Lift Pass (Good at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin & 2 days at Vail & Beaver Creek). 
Welcome Reception  

Big Sky Ski Resort

Big Sky offers instant access to some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding amongst breathtaking vistas in the lower 48 states. Float down a 2,000 vertical foot, powder filled bowl beneath Lone Peak; bob and weave through the 
Bavarian Forest; ride the Lone Peak Tram for a bird's eye view of untamed wilderness. almost twice as many acres as skiers. Non-skiers Welcome. X-country skiing at its best.Round-trip air from Oakland to Bozeman via Alaska/Horizon Air
Round-trip airport transfers. 7 nights lodging @ Huntley Lodge, slopeside, “hotel style’” 
double occupancy, every room has a wet bar, coffee maker, refrigerator, 
ski in - ski out, outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs,
Hot Buffet Breakfast Daily
5 day adult group Big Sky lift ticket
Welcome Reception/Orientation
Mountain Tour
Baggage Handling
Optional: Ski Moonlight Basin
Optional: Activities: Cat tour or snowmobiling in Yellowstone.
Optional: Activities: Zip line in winter! Discounts on Spa treatments.

Val Gardena and Tuscany Ortisei, Val Gardena 
The Base of the Dolomites 

Val Gardena near the small Italian province of Sud Tirol in the majestic Dolomites awaits your arrival next winter
The Dolomites are a winter wonderland, famous for their sunshine, fresh air, and spectacular scenery.
You will be in the heart of Val Gardena, staying in the quaint mountain village of Ortisei.
Spend a week exploring the valley and the Dolomites – Ski  the Sella ronda – 
a circular ski route leading round the mighty Sella  Mastif, its also Carneval Week
The Dolomiti Super-ski pass entitles you to 450 lifts and over 600 miles of meticulously maintained runs!
The Val Gardena region of the Dolomites offers some of the most challenging skiing in Italy.
For the X-country enthusiast, there are also superb trails with some of the most 
picturesque terrain there is to offer in Europe. Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monticino, Luca, Pisa, and Banafi Estates.
Air from SFO to Munich – Roundtrip
Bus transfers 3  “Hotel  Digon” a family owned business – dble occ.
Large continental breakfast - organic food from their farm.
5 course dinner with once a week theme evening & appies.
Unlimited use of ski bus – which stops at hotel
1 km from the lifts, access to outdoor/ indoor pool in town
Grappa,  wine, and cheese tastings 


Our trip to Vail was again preceded by a huge storm which adorned the trees and mountain tops with an abundance of natures finest winter white. Our luxury bus ride dropped up off at Vail’s Landmark Towers, which was once again within walking distance from a major lift. The beautiful alpine style architecture combined with the unique bronze art and statues made this the most elegant ski resort. The meandering riverside along side the village tended to give one views of the bridges and snow covered areas that were themselves picturesque. Then they went one step farther, and had heated walkways installed so that you never had to walk in the snow when you went out! The bus system was also free and easy to use, so if you skied down the wrong hill you only had to get on the bus to go back to wherever you needed to be.
We had a few people from outside the SF bay and Sacramento areas joining us as well, from Kansas and Georgia. One even brought his own Espresso Machine! Of course, I can’t forgot to mention our usual contingent from the ‘Swedish Mafia’ (as our ladies are affectionately known.)  Up on the mountain we were absolutely amazed at how big the terrain was- at 5,289 ski able acres it is well over a thousand acres bigger than either Heavenly or Mammoth Mountains! The snow was superb also, since there was fresh powder on the first few days, so our tree skiing/riding contingent had a blast. The lodges were wonderful and the food was excellent on the hill as well. Just for a bit of a change, some of us went to Beaver Creek for the day and were treated to some wonderful groomed slopes and more marvelous lunch items. The weather cooperated again, giving us splendid sunny days for fantastic photos. At night in Vail the choices of restaurants was mind boggling, and all excellent! There were plenty of night spots and even a few special concerts. One was free and held outside, with a surprising amount of people in attendance. This gave us even more of a chance to marvel at the special village atmosphere with all the trees strung with a huge amount of lights and even ice sculptures lit from below. 
The entire group attended our last night dinner at Meza Luna which was organized by Robin Leineke. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful appetizers as well as the main courses they offered. 


We arrived in a blessed blizzard, and dutifully helped load our gear on top of the waiting van for transport to the Telluride Mountainside Inn. It was more than adequate, with everyone having a small kitchenette, as well as being right next to the lift for a ski in/ ski out experience! The town was also just a short walk away, with bars and restaurants galore. The town was an old Mining camp with a quaint and beautifully restored main street with interesting old buildings alongside Million dollar houses lining the main drag. The town boasted the highest Airport in the U.S. at 8,700+ feet. That also meant that a few of us had ‘Oxygen issues’ and a trip to the ‘Bubbles Lounge’ for a few minutes of sniffing the flavored but expensive gas was a must. The Thai Restaurant right next to our Inn was an amazing experience, with the best food and atmosphere ever! Our ski/board experience started with a group photo and tour of the entire mountain by a very interesting guide. Then we were on our own to explore the Huge area of ski-able terrain. The weather really cooperated too, giving the slopes a much-needed blanket of white stuff that had been missing of late. Revelation Bowl beckoned us to the top of the mountain for a stunning view and awesome skiing/riding. The Mountain Village was a perfect midrange point and totally accommodating, with village features of good shops and eating-places much like Vail. There were also some amazing snow sculptures there that were quite impressive. The gondola stopped there on the way up, and could take us down from there at the end of the day if needed. There were other mid mountain lodges with excellent food and even free, live entertainment for lunch. This story has to also include another slope ‘star’ called “Porky” who gave repeat performances to adoring audiences all day long. It helped if you had some granola or nuts to give him, but he got up close and personal even if you didn’t. Lots of photos were taken of that walking pincushion, and since he never ‘stuck’ anyone, he will be forever remembered as ‘cute’. We spent a fabulous few days there with Sunshine finally coming out for some excellent photo ops and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Our farewell dinner was attended by all and was topped by a ride up the gondola for a moonlit view of the valley and the white-capped peaks that was truly breathtaking! 

Hokkaido, Japan

We had the opportunity to participate in a familiarization tour of Hokkaido, Japan with representatives from six ski clubs across the USA. This group was chosen by Masa Ca Adventure Tours located in Utah. In conjunction with the Hokkaido Tourism Bureau and the vendors, this was formulated to introduce Americans to some of the numerous skiing opportunities in Japan. Although Japanese skiing is relatively unknown to Americans, Japan has around 700 ski area.