This month’s ski trip

Hello Troop 648
It is shaping up to be another great trip to the mountains for some fun on the slopes!
The following will provide details.

ï‚· We will meet, load up and leave from Chaparral Christian Church, back near the
shed. Please plan on arriving at 5:00pm with the expectation of leaving at 5:30pm
sharp. If this will be a challenge for you, please let me know.
ï‚· We are heading back to Sunrise in the Greer/Pinetop area this year. They have great
snow conditions with a 46 in base depth. Currently, 6 of 6 lifts are operating and 67
trails are open.
ï‚· We have secured the same cabin as last year for our accommodations!
ï‚· I need to know if your Scout is going.
ï‚· I need to know if your Scout is skiing or snowboarding.
ï‚· I need to know if your Scout is renting equipment or not (see below for more info).
ï‚· I need to know if your Scout needs a lesson (full day or half day). If this is your
Scout’s first time skiing/snowboarding, it’s required. If they have been a few times,
they may consider a lesson in the morning as a refresher.
ï‚· I need to know same info for any adult going. Yes, adults are welcome!!!
ï‚· We have again made arrangements with Ski Pro for equipment rentals. If you are
o You must go to Ski Pro to get fitted – their address is 2110 E. Camelback Road
– just west of 24th street on the north side of Camelback. This location only.
o Rental will be discounted by 20%, so be sure to pay when you are fitted.
o While they do rent clothes, they DO NOT RENT HELMETS. Helmets are
required per BSA policy. Your Scout will NOT BE ABLE TO SKI/SNOWBOARD
if they don’t have a helmet.  When we assemble in the parking lot, we will do a
helmet count. If you have an extra helmet and are willing to lend it to a fellow
Scout, please let me know. If you don’t have one, try a friend, find something
online, use a bike helmet or wrap your head in bubble wrap (kidding).
o If you are renting, please secure your rentals by the end of day, Saturday, Feb
16th. You can go anytime and I suggest you go sooner rather than later to make
sure you can get the equipment you want.
o If you rent, please be sure to tell Ski Pro you are with BSA Troop 648. Justin is
the rental leader and will know about our group. They will aggregate all our
rentals under one account. Then please tell me what you have rented and your
contract # so we know what to pick up.
o Andy Gay has graciously offered to pick up all the equipment on Friday, Feb
21st and will also drop off all the equipment on Sunday, Feb 23rd in the
afternoon by 4pm.  For the rest of you…no extra work as we will take care of
the pick-up and drop off for you!

o We rent in PHX because it saves us A LOT of time and headaches, so thanks for
ï‚· Also, please let me know if you are willing to drive (including how many seat belts
you have) and if you or your Scout have any dietary restrictions. Remember, adults
are welcome! Even encouraged to join us! Cabin, hot showers, a bed!
ï‚· Your Scout should plan on bringing money or pack a dinner for Friday night. We
will stop off for dinner on the way up.
ï‚· 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.
 Mr. Parizek will once again be serving his ‘Best Mountain Lunch’ in the parking lot
at noon. Winner of the ‘Best of’ award 13 years running!  Thanks Mr. P! Ryan B will
be assisting him. Thanks Ryan!
ï‚· Total fees for the trip are still to be determined, but are estimated to be:
o Dinner Friday night = $8-$10 (at your discretion)
o NEW THIS YEAR: If you can, please secure your Scout (your) lift ticket and
lessons (if needed) ahead of time. This will save time when we arrive Saturday
morning. You can secure your lift ticket and lessons at to purchase lift tickets (13-17) $61, (18-
24) $70 and (25-64) $74. If anyone knows of another place to purchase tickets
for less, please let me know asap. You can also purchase your lessons on the
website in advance as well, so please do so. And if you do, please let me know
so we are not double paying. Your Scout can use his Scout funds if you’d like,
just let me know.
o Rentals $20 (for skis, snowboards are a bit more)
o Sat+Sunday meals = $20-$40
o Cabin = $50-$80, depending on number of attendees
o Gas = $8-$10, depending again on number of attendees
o We will work hard to keep costs as low as we can
ï‚· 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.
ï‚· Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!  Please bring plenty as the weather is looking to
be clear and sunny. NO SUNBURNS ALLOWED!
This is great trip, don’t miss out!
P.S. – Please let Ian or Mrs Achor know if you will be skiing or snowboarding