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Group Ski Trips

With the Lancaster Ski Club, you'll find opportunities to visit world class destinations in the US, Canada, Europe, and South America, at phenomenal group travel prices. We offer a variety of day, weekend, and week-long trips each year. See below for trips we are currently planning, and click on the trip name for more details.  As our motto says, "Ski the World!"

Upcoming Trips

Trip Committee Update

May 2022

The Lancaster Ski Club Trip Committee and Board have approved the following two major trips for the 2022-2023 season. Pricing and trip details will be coming out shortly.

To help you better plan for the upcoming season the Lancaster Ski Club will be running all Major and Weekend trips to IKON PASS destination mountains for the 2022-2023 season. When purchasing an IKON PASS please make sure the pass you buy will cover all the ski destinations that the Lancaster Ski Club will be offering this coming season.

Sun Valley, Idaho January 21-28, 2023. For those that do not purchase an IKON Pass we will have group Lift tickets available for this trip.

We checked with Sun Valley’s policy on Senior Lift tickets, below is their response:

Is there a senior price? If so, net group rate and age eligibility? Or is the group rate that you will be providing better? There is a walkup senior price for 65+, we do not offer group senior tickets. It is hard to say at this stage whether the group rate will be better than the walkup senior rate or not.

Is there an age when Seniors can ski for free? Not currently

Ski Safari Utah March 4-10, 2023. We will be staying in Ogden, Utah and taking a private charter bus each day (5 days of skiing/boarding). Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Snowbasin.

The Lancaster Ski Club will have a link on our website for you to have a direct link to purchase your IKON passes. Using this link will get you a discount off the normal price of the IKON pass. Please be patient as we work through completing this process.

The Trip Committee is still working on the details for the two Eastern Destination trips.

The Sugarloaf, Maine trip will be a Wednesday-Sunday trip with Thurs-Sat as ski/snowboard days. Please remember that there will be Wi-Fi on the bus so you may have an opportunity to do some work during the travel days of the trip.

Stratton Mt., VT. will be a Friday-Sunday trip. Leaving Lancaster around 3-4pm on a Friday.

If you have any questions regarding the trips, the trip application, or sign-up policy or would like to be considered as a trip leader or to serve on the Trip Committee, please contact me directly.

Jon Doman, Trip Chairperson              

jkdoman@outlook.com or 717-572-3457

Think Snow!!

To sign up for a trip through the mail, print the trip application and mail it, along with your payment, to the trip leader.  Trip leader details can be found on the trip's event page.

LSC Trip Application

If you are interested in joining the Trip Committee to help decide on and plan trips for the club, please contact the trip chairperson.  Contact details are on the Contact Us page.

Previous Trip Write-Ups

Red Mountain, Whitewater, Schweitzer - 2022

February 5, 2022

On Saturday, January 29, 2022, a group of 24 club members embarked on an eight day adventure, skiing at two resorts in southern British Columbia and one in northern Idaho. Our departure from Lancaster went off without a hitch, other than an enormous snowstorm which marched up the 95 Corridor shutting down Philadelphia Airport the morning of our departure!! Thanks to our resourceful tour operator we were rebooked out of Dulles and even made our original connecting flight from Denver to Spokane.

Leaving Spokane, our three hour charter bus ride to Red Mountain, Rossland, BC, was relatively uneventful. Crossing the border into Canada was not an easy task during COVID but our group had all the necessary credentials and soon we pulled into the Josie Hotel at the base of Red Mountain. The staff quickly took care of our gear and got us settled in for three days of skiing this legendary mountain. Our first day on the mountain included a free guided mountain tour. We learned about this area’s rich mining history as well as the general layout of the slopes on the four named peaks that make up this resort. Red, Granite, Grey, and Mt Kirkup! Although Red had not seen a major snow in a few weeks, we received a few heavy squalls, freshening up the surface and keeping conditions good. There were plenty of stashes in the trees and hidden areas to be found as well! Our group enjoyed a breakfast buffet each morning using this time to connect with others and set plans for the ski day. Many in the group found their way a few miles down the mountain to the town of Rossland to have dinner or do some shopping. There was even a walking path to town, touting two tunnels and cold fresh air all the way down to town.

On Wednesday morning we said farewell to our new friends at Red and The Josie and headed an hour east to Nelson, BC, home of Whitewater Mountain, and our second stop on the famous “Powder Highway”. This raw gem of a resort was blessed with piles of snow and a mountain layout that funnels skiers back to only three chair lifts serving 2,367 acres of epic runs. The staff here was super helpful and our group enjoyed the no-frills day lodge local vibe. This mountain is the real deal, with a great combination of trees, open bowls, and some “rippin” groomers, soft enough to ensure that big smile on your face is even bigger on the next lap!!

At 4pm, after a pilsner toast to good times, our tired group loaded the coach and shoved off for our last ski destination of Sandpoint, ID, home of Schweitzer Mountain, the largest and best kept secret resort in Idaho!! After climbing over the Kootenay Pass (no small task) our bus arrived at the Porthill-Rykert border crossing, and it was closed! No need to panic! With our group cell phones in action, we quickly located another crossing an hour drive further east which was open 24/7. So off we went and arrived at Schweitzer in time for dinner and beverages at Pucci’s Pub, who were kind enough to stay open late for our group. The team at the Selkirk Lodge processed our check-in quickly and efficiently. After an early breakfast on Thursday morning, we hit the slopes of Schweitzer and explored two main areas of the mountain, Schweitzer Bowl and Outback Bowl. Both these areas have plenty of runs for all levels of skiers. The Lakeside Chutes area on the outback bowl was one of my personal favorites! The vibe on this mountain is very special as well and can be experienced throughout the many on-mountain eat or drink stops. Even loading the Stella lift is a trip back in time through the outdoor museum which exhibits some of the history of the mountain and the area.

The skiers on this trip were a special group of adventurers, going with the flow and finding fun in many of the challenges we faced. This camaraderie is what make LSC trips special and I for one cannot wait to see where the next one will take us!!

Whoohooo,

Roger Brubaker

Trip Leader



       

Lancaster Ski Club
P.O. Box 7861
Lancaster, PA 17604

lancasterskiclub@gmail.com

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