Week Trips 2020

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Banff, Canada

 

February 1 to February 8, 2020

This is a Saturday to Saturday trip.

 

 


You need a valid passport, with six months remaining after your return date, to go on this trip. If you need to apply for or renew your passport you can find information at https://travel.state.gov.

The Trip price includes:
Round trip Airfare from Chicago to Calgary, Ground transfers (bus from Calgary to Banff), 7 nights hotel stay at the Ptarmigan Inn (https://banffptarmiganinn.com) Buffet breakfast daily
5 day lift tickets good at Lake Louise, Sunshine, and Mt. Norquay Shuttle buses to all ski resorts.

Check out the hotel website. Our hotel has a bar and restaurant as well as other amenities. One of the best is that the shuttle buses to the resorts pick up at the front door of the hotel.
There are plenty of restaurants and shops of all types in Banff, and our hotel is located within walking distance to most of them. The town of Banff in general is very walkable. The US Dollar is strong against the Canadian dollar. So it should be economically a good time.
There is also plenty of things to do if you do not feel or do not plan on skiing. Sleigh Rides, Outdoor Hot Springs, High Tea at the Chateau Lake Louise, sightseeing Helicopter rides, hiking, shopping, dog sledding, or just being on vacation.

Trip Prices (based on double occupancy):
Adult $1,450.00 Senior $1,410.00, A $100 deposit holds a spot. Balance due by January 1, 2020
The trip has 20 spots. With 11 already signed up. Please do not delay. As the trip gets closer we will talk about Limos to/from O’Hare Airport.
  

Payments Schedule:

 $100.00 – Due Sign Up, 2018    $400.00 – Due October, 2018   $400.00 – Due November, 2018    $400.00 – Due December,  2018 Balance – Due January 1, 2020.

Payments are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you, or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.

• Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
• Note Aspen CMSC on the memo line.
• One trip per check.  Payment may include all in your party.

 

Your Baniff trip leader, Sherry Lepacik

 

 

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CMSC Chicago Week 2020

Whitefish, Montana

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Whitefish Mountain Resort

February 29, to March 7, 2020

Saturday to Saturday.

 Prices: single adult $1904.00, Senior 65+ $1871.00, Non skier $1662.00.



Whitefish welcomes skiers and riders who are seeking a mountain that is beautiful, affordable, any\d yet is not crowded. Rising above the town of Whitefish, Whitefish mountain resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines. This is the quintessential skier’s mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, glades, and groomed runs on all aspects.

Mountain facts and information:
Elevations:
Summit: 6,817 feet (with breathtaking views of Glacier National Park!) Base: 4,464 feet
Vertical drop: 2,353 feet
Town of Whitefish: 3,036 feet
Annual snowfall (5 year average): 333 inches or almost 28 feet
Longest run: Hellfire, 3.3 miles
Trail classification and percent of each: Easier 12%
Intermediate 38%
Difficult 44%
Most Difficult 6% (use extra caution!)
Terrain Parks: 4 (plus a skier cross/boarder cross course)
Lift system:
3 High-speed Quad Chair lifts 2 Quad Chair lifts
7 Triple Chair lifts
2 T-bars
1 Carpet conveyor
On the average ski day the ratio of skiers to acres is an amazing 1:1.
The average high and low winter temperatures are 32°F and 17°F.
Whitefish Mountain Resort offers skiing for everyone on its 3,000 skiable acres. From its bowls and tree runs to the 50 miles of groomed trials that are done each night. Also, for those that want it there is night skiing on Friday and Saturday.
For Après ski, dining, and more, there are more than 56 restaurants and bars, three breweries and distilleries, 14 art galleries, and over 45 retail stores. Enough to keep anyone busy when they are not on the mountain. (Editor’s note: This is one of my favorite places to ski, just amazing.)

The Trip includes:

Seven night lodging at the Firebrand Hotel
Roundtrip airfare and Whitefish ground transportation.
Five day lift ticket and mountain tours
Welcome Reception
Mountain lunch
Nastar race
Pub Crawl
Two Aprés ski parties
Banquet dinner with music and dancing
Your personal CMSC credential that gets you into all of these activities


About the lodging:
The Firebrand Hotel is located in downtown Whitefish. You sleep at 3,000 feet elevation. There is a hot tub on the roof, a fitness room, full bar, WIFI, live music, onsite dinning, hotel shuttle, and onsite ski storage (also available on hill at the base lodge for a fee). The rooms are luxurious with large bathrooms and daily maid service. The hotel is 1 1/2 blocks from the town snow shuttle, and within 4 blocks of most downtown restaurants and stores.

Trip Prices (based on double occupancy):

Adult (under 65)      $1904.00

Senior (65-69)         $1871.00

Super Senior (70+)  $1662.00

Non-skier                 $1662.00

 

Payments Schedule:

Deposit at sign-up $50.00,   $450.00 due September 2019,   $450.00 due October 2019,    $450.00 due November 2019,   Balance due November 21, 2019.

No penalty cancellation date is November 1, 2019.

Payments are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you, or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.

• Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
• Note Aspen CMSC on the memo line.
• One trip per check.  Payment may include all in your party.

Trip coordinator:
Contact: Jim Boisso ,   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.