Ski Trip Details – Feb 19-21

Hello Troop 648

My apologies for the late notice on the upcoming ski trip. It is shaping up to be another fantastic trip to the mountains for some fun on the slopes! The following will provide details.

  • We will meet, load up and leave from Chaparral Christian Church, back near the shed. Please plan on arriving at 5:00pm with expectation of leaving at 5:30pm sharp.
  • We are heading up to Snowbowl in Flagstaff this year. They have an excellent base of snow and the conditions are great. All lifts and runs are currently open.
  • If we have at least 15 sign-up, we will qualify for a group discount on our lift tickets and lessons. I think between the Scouts and Adults going, we should get there.
  • I will need to know if you are going to sign-up for a lesson. If this is your first time skiing/snowboarding, it’s required. If you have been a few times, you may consider a lesson in the morning as a refresher.
  • We have made arrangements with Alpine Board Sports for equipment rentals. They will be providing a 20% discount! To rent equipment, follow these instructions:
    • The group discount is 20%.  The online promo code is ‘Troop648’ (minus the quotes).
    • Anyone booking online should click here and start by selecting Skis or Snowboards and choose the multi-day option. Set the pick-up date for 2/19/16 and the drop off date for 2/21/16.  The site will calculate the correct rate – it should be the cost of a one day rental. Be sure to enter code Troop648 in the promo field when checking out.
    • If you are going into the store, make sure you mention that you are with Troop 648 to facilitate the pick-up and appropriate discount. Scottsdale Retail Location: 7101 E Thunderbird Rd, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, (602) 992-0567. Just west of Scottsdale Road on Thunderbird.
    • Please be sure to secure your rentals by Friday, Feb 19 as Mr. Brown and I will pick up all the equipment by noon on Friday. We will drop off all the equipment on Sunday afternoon, so no extra work for you!
    • You can also rent helmets and outwear if you need them. Helmets are required per BSA policy.
  • Your Scout should plan on bringing money or pack a dinner for Friday night. We will stop off at the food court at Anthem to eat.
  • We will eat all meals as a troop. Therefore, Sat breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Total cost will depend on total number of attendees. We will also have gas fees.
  • Total fees for the trip are still to be determined, but are estimated to be:
    • Dinner Friday night = $8-$10 (at your discretion)
    • Lift ticket – $40-$50 ($40 if we get 15 or more)
    • OPTIONAL: Lesson (typically includes a lift ticket) approx. $65
    • Rentals $25-$35 (for skis, snowboards are a bit more)
    • Sat/Sunday meals = $20-$40
    • Cabin = $0, thanks Harry Kramer!
    • Gas = $8-$10
  • Everyone will need a sleeping bag and sleeping pad as well as a towel, soap and shampoo. We will have the opportunity to clean up after skiing. Also, don’t forgot your winter gear for the mountain.
  • Please let me know as soon as you can if your Scout and/or you are planning to attend. If we are going to take advantage of the lift ticket discount, we need a headcount asap – we need to send paperwork to Snowbowl by Weds. Also, please let me know if you are willing to drive and if you or your Scout have any dietary restrictions.


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2015 Troop 648 Ski Trip – Sunrise Mountain

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