Please use forms provided below to sign up for this trip!
Toledo Ski Club
SKI SEASON FINALE
March 23 to March 30
Four Mountains and Ski Slopes of Shangri La
SNOWMASS, Buttermilk, Aspen, and Aspen Highlands–THE POWER OF FOUR
The Aspen Skiing Company touts Snowmass/Aspen as “more than just a place, it’s a state of mind where people merge together in an epicenter of outdoors and culture, adventure and glamour, and duct-tape-to-diamonds. Where mind, body, and spirit unite to form an idea…an idea that cultivates a state of bliss meant to inspire and invigorate away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.”
Why SNOWMASS? Snowmass is loved by ALL- as it offers skiing opportunities for everyone. The resort boasts of trails for an array of talents, with 5% beginner, 48% intermediate, 17% advanced, and 30% expert. Snowmass experiences an annual snowfall of over 300 inches with the capability to manufacture snow accommodating 230 acres.
UNCROWDED: Every day is a different adventure with 20 lifts servicing 147 miles of trails. Lifts deliver an average of 2 people per acre per hour on a total accessible terrain of 2132 acres. Challenge yourself to the longest run, Long Shot, 5.3 miles from beginning to end. Stop at the Big Foot Crossing for a perfect photo opportunity with family and/or friends. Whether you downhill, cross country or snowboard, Snowmass has something to offer all, from novice to the extreme skier.
TOP OF THE VILLAGE: Slope side above Snowmass Mall provides the ultimate in luxurious ski-in/ski-out condominium lodging. Reservations are for two-bed/two-bath and three-bed/three bath condos each with a balcony overlooking the slope. Additional amenities include fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, barbeque, high speed Internet, washer/dryer, porterage and complimentary on-call shuttle service throughout Snowmass.
Join hosts Jody Bender and Dave Johnson for their ninth trip to Snowmass, enjoying lodging convenience on the Slopes of Shangri La (aka SNOWMASS) with cosmopolitan après ski adventure only nine miles away in Aspen.
Included with the price of the trip is round trip airfare, seven nights lodging, a 4 day of 10 day ski card with a bonus 5th day included at no cost, a condo meet and greet wine and cheese party, and of course, pre and post-trip – “bring a dish to pass” parties.
Trip participants will meet at Detroit Metro and depart on a non-stop Delta flight arriving in Denver mid-morning. Group ground transportation will shuttle all to the Top of the Village after making a short stop at Apple Jacks and the nearby grocery store for sprits and provisions (come with your lists prepared).
During the week, Top of the Village will host a wine and cheese party. A slope side lunch or dinner is being researched for mid-week, along with the option for the “official group photo.”
Aspen Ski Company will prepare 5-day RF cards and issue them on arrival, so hitting the slopes will be a priority on Sunday, maybe even making the first tracks of the day! You choose your ski day off or load an additional day of skiing (in advance of arrival) on the card at the pre-arranged group discount rate.
Individually or in groups you can choose from glades, steeps, terrain parks, or half pipes or participate in ski and/or snowboard schools, First Tracks, nature tours, on-mountain dinners, snowshoeing, or NASTAR, to name only a few of the available extra-curricular activities.
Camaraderie of group participants will allow for the development of impromptu activities such as on slope meeting for lunch breaks, progressive “condo-gating” and grazing, guzzling, and gregarity, hot-tub happenings….and who knows what else.
Secure reservations quickly as the trip is limited to the first 36 members committing with deposit to a fun-filled ski vacation during the prime ski week in the Snowmass/Aspen area.
Pricing of this trip is based upon participation with economies of scale featured:
- 36 committed reservations, trip will price out at $2650.
- Reservations under 36 will increase cost per person by $75 to $2725.
Based upon maximum participation the deposit and subsequent payment schedule will be as follows:
- Initial Deposit of $550 made payable to Toledo Ski Club now will reserve a spot and confirm your reservation.
- Three additional equal payments of $700 are due 10/1/23, 12/1/23 and 1/21/24.
Your Toledo Ski Club trip hosts will be Jody Bender and Dave Johnson.
Please call or email Jody or Dave at (419) 666-1959 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ski trip details.
Terms and Conditions
TSC Snowmass, Colorado Ski Trip
March 23 - 30, 2024
General Trip Policy: The trip prices result from using aircraft and/or busses and assuming all seats will be filled, at special fares which are booked more than nine months prior to departure. Additionally, long-term lodging commitments have been made. Serious financial penalties will result from cancellation of group transportation and lodging bookings. The passenger, as beneficiary of the low rates, is expected to share in this responsibility and it is therefore imperative that a firm deposit, payment, and cancellation policy is fully understood by all prospective passengers. There will be no refunds for any unused portion of the trip. Please read below carefully to avoid any possible future misunderstandings. All participates are encouraged to purchase trip insurance, which is available on an individual basis upon request to the Trip Chairperson.
Check payments only, no cash accepted. Payment dates correspond with the payment due dates to the travel agent. Payments can be made earlier but not later than due date. Trip participants are expected to become current with the payment schedule at the time of their sign up. Trip reservation commitments should be made as soon as possible to ensure a spot.
Late Payment Charge: A late fee of $5 will be charged on all payments received a week late, $10 will be charged on payments received late more than two weeks.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellation of an individual trip between sign-up and before December 22, 2023 will result in a refund of all recoverable expenses. Cancellation after December 23, 2023 and before February 19, 2024 will result in a refund of all recoverable expenses less individual lodging or air seat cancellation penalty costs and only if airline ticket has not been issued. Cancellation after February 20, 2024 and up until departure can result in a 100% cancellation charge of all collected payments to date. Every effort will be made at the time of cancellation by the chairperson to replace a cancelled passenger with another and/or recover participant’s costs less any cancellation fees or name change fee issued by air carrier (United). Once issued, airline tickets are nonrefundable, but if cancellation occurs after ticketing and prior to travel date, the cost of the airline ticket may be credited and reused by the individual within one year of issued date for a fee (plus any fare difference) on another United flight if no replacement is found, by the trip leader. TSC cannot guarantee success in obtaining replacements or refunds. All cancellations must first be made verbally followed by in writing (email) to the Trip Chairperson. Any refund due will be made as soon as possible but no later than 60 days after completion of the trip.
Baggage Requirements and additional charges: Checked and carry-on baggage policy for all airlines has changed and will continue to change. Skier baggage is limited to two bags; second bag equals one ski bag and one boot bag combined. Bag charges are the responsibility of the trip participant. Carry-on luggage can be taken on the airplane provided it will fit under your seat (limited to a size of 9”X13”X23”).
Air Carrier and Tour Operation Conditions: The passenger tickets in use by the airlines, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the passenger. Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board the aircraft. The liability of the carriers for baggage accompanying passengers is limited to their stated liability policy. Liability other than that stated by the carriers is at the owner’s risk. The Tour Operation, cooperating agents, act only in the capacity of agents for the various owners and contractors providing means of transportation or other service. As such, they shall not be liable for any death, injury, personal injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or any defect in any vehicle, or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger, or in carrying out the arrangements of any tour, or otherwise in connection therewith.
Neither the Tour Operator and/or agents, or the airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for a lack of snow or non-operation of lifts at ski resorts or for closure of access routes to and from resorts due to snow or weather conditions; nor are they to be held liable of any additional expenses or consequences arising there from. Similarly, they are not to be responsible for the late arrival or passengers at airports or at resorts due to inclement weather or road conditions, or for any other reasons beyond their control; nor are they to be held liable for payments of any refund for unused hotel accommodations, meals, or other tour inclusions occasioned by such late arrivals at the hotel holding rooms as per confirmed itineraries.
Special Arrangements: Although the trip is a packaged group trip, every possible effort will be made to honor special requests by individuals such as; land package only, land and lift ticket package only, land and air only or special rooming arrangements. The individual participant shall make any special requests in writing to the Trip Chairperson with the reservation form and in turn the Trip Chair shall confirm the request with a written response.
Airline, Airport or Bus Fuel Surcharge: Both the air carrier or airports and bus carrier may impose additional fuel surcharges at any time to the tour operator which will be passed on to the tour participants.
Responsibility and Liability: The TSC Board, Trip Chairperson and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw the tour, to refuse to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at any time, or to make changes in the transportation the day of departure or pass on any additional surcharges incurred to the participants of the trip.
An individual waiver of responsibility must be signed by each participant on the trip. See following reservation form.
Print Full Name as on Driver’s License. TSC checkpoints will require a valid driver’s license, passport, or global entry card.
Participant Sign-Up Sheet
March 23 – 30, 2024
First Name Middle Name Last Name Birth Date (airline security request)
Address and Street City State Zip
Home Phone Alternate Phone Ski Club Affiliation
E-mail Address United Frequent Flyer #
Emergency contact name, address and phone number
c Optional: Add 6th day of skiing at discounted ticket rate of $115.00 (add to total amount in advance)
I want to room with – Name of Person(s) _______________________________________________________________
Bed/Room Preference (limited to availability) c One bed c Two beds
Request additional persons in condominium (names of each) ________________________________________________
Condos are four and six per unit . All units are non-smoking. Coordination of room requests dependent on participant population.
I have read and acknowledge the terms and conditions and agree to them. Also, I attest to the fact that I am a member of the Toledo Ski Club. (If not a member of the Toledo Ski Club, please enclose copy of your current 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 affiliate MDSC membership card.)
Enclosed is my payment:
c $550 Initial Deposit made payable to Toledo Ski Club
c $700 due 10/1/23 c $700 due 12/1/16 c $700 due 2/1/24 (made payable to Toledo Ski Club)
c $2100 payment in full after deposit (made payable to Toledo Ski Club)
c $115 for additional 6th day of skiing loaded on lift ticket in advance of trip
All checks should be mailed to: Jody Bender, 5526 Isch Road, Walbridge, OH 43465
TRAVEL & TRIP INSURANCE
What does travel insurance cover?
Most travel insurance plans cover several trip protections, including accidental death and dismemberment, baggage delay and loss, emergency medical coverage and evacuation, trip cancellation, delay or interruption. These protections can help you prepare for unexpected disruptions and expenses when traveling, and help you recover money paid upfront when booking a major trip.
For instance, if your flight is delayed or canceled, most travel insurance plans will cover an extra hotel night or taxi ride expense you incur as a result. Travel insurance can also help you recover, say, prepaid hotel and rental car reservations if you need to cancel your trip due to a covered incident. Plans can also offset the cost of valuables in your luggage if the airline loses your bags. Additionally, many comprehensive travel insurance plans have medical coverage to serve as an insurance policy if you get sick or injured while traveling, to offset costs not covered by your normal health insurance plan abroad.
Just like health insurance and car insurance keep you from having to incur large out-of-pocket expenses when you get sick or crash a car, travel insurance protections keep you from having to take a financial hit due to unexpected situations that come up during your travels.
How much does travel insurance cost?
Travel insurance costs vary widely. The final price of your plan will fluctuate based on your age, length of trip and the destination. It will also depend on how much coverage you need, whether you add specialized policies (like Cancel for Any Reason or pre-existing conditions coverage), whether you plan to participate in extreme sports and other factors.
You as the trip participant are encouraged to purchase travel and trip insurance either through the Tour Operator, Winter Ski and Sport/GTS, or through a third party on-line. By signing below, you acknowledge what trip insurance can do for you in a crisis.