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Lake Tahoe Bus Trip 2016

Registration for this trip has been Closed.



Trip Details

Dates: Wednesday February 17 - Sunday February 21, 2016

Price: $455-730.  Concierge room Double $455, Concierge room Single $730  (Standard Room is no longer available).

Trip Leader: Darren Potter

Our club is going to Tahoe!  Enjoy world class skiing/snowboarding at three of the finest resorts in North America.  Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar.  This trip is going to be so much fun and with so many trails to ski that an extra day has been added. There will be skiing and snowboarding, everyday from Thursday-Sunday.  Sunday we ski and return to SLO and Goleta. 
The Mountains

Squaw Valley: Squaw Valley Website

Alpine Meadows: Alpine Meadows Website

Northstar: Northstar at Tahoe Website


Trip Overview

The trip includes four days of skiing/snowboarder at three of the best ski resorts in Lake Tahoe and four nights in festive Reno.  Prepare to have fun from sunrise to sundown (and a little bit later).  The bus will leave each morning and make a stop at Squaw Valley/Alpine and Northstar.  These are highly rated ski resorts with plenty of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain to challenge your athletic abilities.  After the lifts stop turning, the fun begins in Reno, the food is amazing-buffets are incredible and the choices for dancing, drinking, and entertainment are seemingly endless.  There will be a Buffet Night-the group is going to Reno's best rated buffet, Bowling Night- The Grand Sierra Resort has its very own 50 lane bowling alley.  And one night is left open so you can explore.


We have reserved one of Reno's finer hotels, the Grand Sierra Resort.  The GSR is big, classy and entertaining.  This is the ski trip where you will be having fun trying something different each and every single night.  There will be bowling and buffets, casino's, clubbing and country music, there is something old and new on this trip for everyone to enjoy. 
The Grand Sierra Concierge Rooms (with a lot of really nice stuff including free Continental breakfast).  The Concierge has private elevators servicing only Concierge floors, classy room décor and a special Concierge top of the hotel lounge serving Continental breakfast.  Enjoy the view of scenic Reno nestled in the foothills of the Sierras. 
For more details about this wonderful hotel please see: Grand Sierra Reno Website

Travel arrangements

We will charter a bus...a big bus with tinted windows, because if you are going to party like rock stars you have to travel like one. 
We meet at Elks Lodge in Goleta at 2 PM, we head North on the 101 so this trip will not stop in Ventura, but it will stop in SLO to pick up North County skiers.  We will have snacks, beverages and quirky-yet surprisingly good, movies on the bus, because we roll (and roll) until Reno. 

Lift Tickets

There are many different ways to ski/snowboard the mountain.  I'll leave it up to you to purchase your tickets as everyone can figure out what is best for themselves.  But here are some options:
1)  Warren Miller Movie usually offers 2 for 1 vouchers good for Squaw/Alpine.  Go to the Warren Miller movie when it comes to town.  One night only.

2)  The Mountain Collective has a deal good at multiple mountains, Mammoth as well as Squaw/Alpine.  Each ski destination (Squaw and Alpine are considered one destination) has two included tickets with additional tickets half price.  The Collective is currently on sale in the spring and the fall, but sales usually stop when ski resorts open for business.
3)  Epic Pass (Tahoe Value Pass) is a season pass that is valid at Northstar as well as many other resorts in North America.

4)  Ticket Counters-Yes, you can still buy lift tickets at the resorts.
Since there are so many options, I've provided the information but will leave it up to you to decide which choice is best for you. 

Pricing / Options Costs:

Lodging Options

Concierge Room (Double Occupancy)……………………….…………….......…$455

Concierge Private Room……………………….…………….............................…$730

Trip Payment Schedule

Initial Deposit 34% due at sign up (Club Kick Off meeting 9/15/15)

Second Payment 33% 10/13/15 (Club Meeting)

Final Payment 33% due by 11/27/15 (Club Meeting)

Mailing Address for Checks:


P.O. Box 6751,

Santa Barbara, CA 93160


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 to Sunday, February 21, 2016
Lake Tahoe, Skiing Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar. Staying in Reno's Grand Sierra Reso
Additional Info:
Ski Trip Front End Events
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged regardless of circumstances. You will be liable for any and all additional liquidation cost that the club incurs due to a cancellation after the deadline(s).

Airline travel (if applicable) is purchased 90 days
prior to departure. After that time you will own the ticket. Potentially it can be transferred, usually at significant cost.

Base trip costs (lodging, lifts etc) are paid to the trip provider 60 days prior to departure. No refund will be available unless the trip captain can fill your spot.

Participants are encouraged to acquire travel insurance to cover unanticipated situations.

Please see the Ski Trip Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
No Fee