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Vail 2018--Sold out

Saturday, February 3, 2018 to Saturday, February 10, 2018
Vail Spa Condominiums
710 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO  81657

Additional Info:
Martin Berg
(206) 783-4849
Registration is closed
Cancellation Policy:
To cancel your reservation, notify the trip leader in writing (email is accepted). You cannot resell your spot on your own, only the trip leader can sell reservations for this trip/event.

You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund of monies paid until 7 days after making the initial deposit. This grace period, however cannot extend past the final payment due date. When your cancellation is made after the grace period, we will deduct a cancellation fee from your refund. We will also deduct any charges for unrecoverable costs; however the total deductions shall not exceed the total you have paid.

The cancellation fee shall be as follows: When the base package (minimum purchase to be considered a participant in this trip/event) is: * More than $300, the cancellation fee is $50.
* More than $50 but not more than $300, the cancellation fee is $25.
* $50 or less, the cancellation fee is $0.

When you cancel your trip after the 7 day grace period and the trip leader is able to find a replacement, your refund will be equal to your payment minus the cancellation fee and minus any unrecoverable costs. When the cancellation is made 90 days or more before the trip start date, the refund is payable within 30 days of finding a replacement, unless the replacement is not found until after 90 days before the trip start date in which case the refund will be payable no later than 45 days after trip completion. When the cancellation is made less than 90 days before the trip start date, the refund is payable no later than 45 days after the trip completion.

When the trip is changed from what was originally advertised regarding dates, destination, or mode of transportation, or has been re-priced with a substantial increase, you may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund of monies paid.

Any trip spots that are cancelled by the trip’s vendor shall be refunded including all recoverable costs (sums paid to the vendor for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the vendor and the trip leader). These refunds shall be processed not later than 30 days after receiving the funds from the vendor.

This policy shall not be modified unless the modifications are stated in the trip announcement and the confirmation letter.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Vail 2018 Lodging, Ground & Social
Vail 2018 R/T Air Seattle - Denver (Transfers & Tips Included)
Vail 2018 Multi-Resort Adult 5-of-7 Days Lift Ticket
Vail 2018 Multi-Resort Adult 6-of-8 Days Lift Ticket
Vail 2018 Multi-Resort Senior (65+) 5-of-7 Days Lift Ticket
Vail 2018 Multi-Resort Senior (65+) 6-of-8 Days Lift Ticket
Vail 2018 Lodging Single Supplement
Optional Shuttle #1 Service for Breckenridge on Wednesday
Optional Shuttle #2 Service for Breckenridge on Wednesday
Optional Shuttle #1 Service for Keystone on Friday
Optional Shuttle #2 Service for Keystone on Friday
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:

Beaver Creek:

  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 ( and Maureen Richards (!