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    • February 11, 2023
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    • February 15, 2023
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    • Winter Park, CO
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    Join the SkiHawks at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado


    The SkiHawks' "value trip" is back for 2023. We will be headed to Winter Park Resort, an all-time SkiHawk favorite. In December of 2021, Winter Park Resort was voted the best ski resort in North America by USA Today readers, for the second year in a row.  Ranking

    The mountains at Winter Park are divided into seven distinct territories.  Each of which has its own flavor. There are plenty of groomers, open bowls, steeps and bumps for everyone. Click on the Winter Park Resort link above to visit the Winter Park web site for complete details.  

    Winter Park is blessed with tremendous amounts of snow and spectacular views, that are spread over 3,081 acres of skiable terrain. There are 166 runs that are serviced by 23 lifts.


    The Village at Winter Park serves up all of the must haves for après ski. The village offers everything from cold craft brews and cocktails, to steaks, sushi, shopping, and more. 


    The Trip
    • 5 days, 4 nights (Saturday - Wednesday)
    • 4 days of skiing (Sunday - Wednesday)
    • Direct round trip flight from MSP to DEN and return.
    • Private motor coach transfers between DEN and Winter Park. The trip out will have a grocery and beverage stop.
    • Double occupancy in Studio Suites at the Vintage Hotel. Suites have 2 beds and a kitchenette.
    • Pre-trip introduction party.
    • Après ski events.
    • Trip capacity of 30.
    • This event is open to all  club members.
    • You must be a rostered member of the MN SkiHawks or another club to participate.

    Mountain Stats

    • World class skiing over 2 highly rated mountains
    • 3.080 acres of skiable terrain split into seven distinct territories
    • The resort has a 3.060 ft. vertical drop from the top of the Cirque Territory at 12,060 ft. to Winter Park Mountain's base at 9,000 ft.   
    • Terrain is 8% beginner, 18% intermediate, 19% advanced, 52% most difficult and 3% expert only.  Trail Map
    • Average annual snowfall is 345 inches.

    Lodging

    Lodging accommodations will be at the Vintage Hotel, located in Winter Park Village. 

    Accommodations are one bedroom Studio Suites with two king or queen beds per suite. Suites are equipped with a kitchenette, cable TV and WIFI. A single occupancy option is available for those that desire privacy.
    Hotel amenities include large hot tubs, an outdoor heated pool and on-site lounge. There will be midweek trash pickup and towel exchange. 
    Just outside of the Vintage Hotel is the Village Cabriolet, a people mover that will take you to lifts via a short ski trail.


    Restaurants, shopping and nightlife are just a short walk or cabriolet ride away. Preview the Village Map. The charm of Old Town Winter Park, with its shopping, dining, breweries and distilleries is only minutes away via free shuttle.  Check out Old Town.


    Trip Pricing*

    Rostered SkiHawk members have registration priority until Sept. 1st, 2022.

    A minimum deposit of $500 will reserve your spot.

    • $1,219 "Early Bird Special" if deposit is received by Oct. 10th
    • $1,269 if deposit is received after Oct. 10th and by Nov. 15th.
    • $1,319 if deposit is received after Nov. 16th.

    * Pricing is based on a 24-person minimum and double occupancy lodging.


    * Lift tickets are not included. See below for lift ticket options.



    * A single occupancy option is available for a $585 upcharge.



    Land Only" is $907 (less $312).


    * Final trip pricing may be subject to fuel surcharges.

    Payment Schedule

    • Initial Deposit: $500 due upon registration
    • Second Payment: $500 due by Nov. 15th, 2022 ($1,000 total including the first deposit)
    • Final Payment: Remaining balance due by Jan. 3rd, 2023


    Lift Tickets

    You can ski or ride up to four days on this trip. We will have an afternoon check out on Feb. 15th to facilitate your 4th day of.  skiing. There are two options for lifts: Discounted group lift tickets or the IKON Pass.

       

        Group Lift Tickets:    3 days: $236   4 days: $315                                

           IKON Pass:  Purchase the IKON Pass directly from IKON Pass.  

    Uncertain about your lift tickets? Lift ticket options can be changed up to February 1. Contact your trip leader with questions. 


    Flight Information

    We will be flying Southwest Airlines to take advantage of their lower air fares and policy of 2 free bags.  (A ski bag and a boot bag count as one bag.)  A maximum of 22 seats are available. 

    Here are the flight details.

    Feb. 11, 2023:  MSP to DEN

    Depart: Flight #2340 at 9:30AM. Arrive at 11:00AM

    Feb. 15, 2023:  DEN to MSP

    Depart: Flight #4560 at 7:50PM. Arrive at 10:45PM

    If you have a SW Voucher from 2022's Palisades Tahoe trip, it cannot be applied to group air fare. If you would like to use it on this trip, you must register as "Land Only" and book you own flight. Booking on the above flights is possible, if you book early. Book your SW flight at SW Airlines.

    If you do not book the same flights as the group and if you want to utilize the SkiHawks' bus transportation, you must be sure that your flight arrives in DEN prior to 11:00AM. Your return flight to MSP must depart after 7:24 PM. If you are not able to coordinate arrival and departure times, you would have to arrange your own shuttle services at your cost.   

     Trip Registration

    We are excited about this trip given the ability to revisit Winter Park, its value pricing and timing will save you money and a valuable vacation day.  

    Rostered SkiHawk members have registration priority until Sept. 1st, 2022. On Sept. 1st, registration is open to all.


    Questions? 

    Contact Trip Leader Bryan Stadtler at (612) 207-5831. Click on his name to start an e-mail. 


    Ready to go? 

    Click on the "Register" button below. Once registered, make your deposit electronically online via credit or debit card. Only online payments are accepted.

     Register. 

      • March 18, 2023
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      • March 25, 2023
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      • Aspen Snowmass Resort. Co.
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      The SkiHawks will be Skiing and Riding in the Colorado Rockies at the 

      Aspen Snowmass Resort


      Join the SkiHawks on our 2023 Destination Trip to Aspen Snowmass.

      While we will be staying at Aspen Snowmass, you will have access to all four of Aspen's mountains on just one ticket. The mountains of Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk combine to offer over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain. Terrain is 48% green and blue, 18% black and 34% double black, so there is bound to be plenty of groomers, open bowls, steeps and bumps for everyone. Click on the link above to visit the Aspen Snowmass website for complete details on all four mountains, the towns of Snowmass and Aspen plus more!  


      The Trip
      • 8 days, 7 nights (Saturday - Saturday)
      • 6 days of skiing (Sunday - Friday)
      • Direct round trip flight from MSP to DEN and return.
      • Private motor coach transfers between DEN and Aspen Snowmass Resort. The trip out will have a grocery and beverage stop.
      • Ski in / ski out lodging at the Top of the Village Condos at Snowmass.
      • Pre-trip introduction party.
      • Welcome reception and après ski events.
      • Trip capacity of 36.
      • This event is open to all  club members.
      • You must be a rostered member of the MN SkiHawks or another club to participate.

      Mountain Stats

      The four mountains of Aspen, with annual average snowfall of over 300 inches, provides world class skiing over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain.  The links below will take you directly to the specific mountains for maps and additional detail.  All four mountains are connected by free shuttle service.

      Snowmass

      • Summit:  12,310 ft. with 4,406 ft. of vertical drop.
      • Skiable terrain: 3,339 acres 
      • Lifts:  21
      • Runs:  98
      • Difficulty: 5% green, 48% blue, 17% black and 30% double black. 

      Aspen Highlands

      • Summit:   11,675 ft. with 2,030 ft. of vertical drop
      • Skiable terrain: 1,040 acres
      • Lifts: 5
      • Runs: 122
      • Difficulty: 0% green, 23% blue, 12% black and 65% double black. 
      Aspen Mountain
      • Summit:  11,212 ft. with 3,267 ft. of vertical drop.
      • Skiable terrain: 674 acres
      • Lifts:  8
      • Runs:  76
      • Difficulty: 0% green, 48% blue, 26% black and 26% double black. 

      Buttermilk

      • Summit:   9,900 ft. with 3,635 ft. of vertical drop
      • Skiable terrain: 470 acres
      • Lifts:  8
      • Runs: 44
      • Difficulty: 35% green, 39% blue, 12% black and 5% double black. 

      Lodging

      Lodging accommodations are at the Top of the Village condos at Snowmass Village. Top of the Village condos are a Destination by Hyatt property and is rated 4.5 out of 5 by Trip Advisor. 


      Accommodations are two and three bedroom & bath condos, with split king beds and twins. Condos are equipped with a full kitchen, fireplace, washer-dryer, gas grill and a private balcony. Depending on Covid restrictions, there will be daily housekeeping. Additional amenities include an outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs, a fitness room and sauna. 

      A single bedroom (within shared condos) is available for those that desire privacy.


      The Top of the Village is a ski in / ski out property.


      Restaurants, shopping and nightlife are available in Snowmass Village a walkable distance away. There are also free shuttles throughout Snowmass resort, with Top of the Village on Route 5.  For those that want more, the town of Aspen is only 30 minutes away by free shuttle. 

      Trip Pricing*

      Pricing at this time is Land Only. Pricing will be adjusted once air is finalized which is expected by mid-September. A minimum deposit of $500 will reserve your spot. Rostered SkiHawk members have registration priority until Sept. 1st, 2022.
      • $2,088 "Early Bird Special" if deposit is received by Oct. 10th
      • $2,148 if deposit is received after Oct. 10th and by Nov. 10th.
      • $2,208 if deposit is received after Nov. 10th.

      *Pricing is based on a 36-person minimum.

      * Lift tickets are not included. See below for lift ticket options.


      *A single bedroom option (in a shared condo) is available for an additional $1,252.


      *A "Land Only" option is available for $328 less.



      *Final trip pricing may be subject to fuel surcharges.


      Payment Schedule

      • Initial Deposit: $500 due upon registration, if before Nov. 10th.
      • Second Payment: $500 due by Nov. 10th, 2022, for a total of $1,000 including the first deposit.
      • Third Payment: $500 due by Dec. 8th, 2022, for a total of $1,500 including the first two deposits.
      • Final Payment: Remaining balance due by Jan. 31st, 2023


      Lift Tickets

      You can ski or ride up to six days on this trip There are two options for lifts: Discounted group lift tickets or the IKON Plus pass.

         

         Seniors (65+):        3 days   4 days   5 days   6 days   

                               $280        $373          $466         $599  

         Non-Seniors (65+):   3 days   4 days   5 days   6 days 

                                 NA          $379          $509        $631  

         IKON Plus Pass:  Purchase the IKON Plus Pass directly from IKON 

      Uncertain about your lift tickets? Contact your trip leader with questions. 


      Flight Information

      We will be flying Southwest Airlines to take advantage of their lower air fares and policy of 2 free bags.  (A ski bag and a boot bag count as one bag.)  A maximum of 28 seats are available. 

      Here are the flight details.

      Saturday Mar. 18,2023:  MSP to DEN

      Depart: Flight #WN 2020 at 11:30AM. Arrive at 12:35PM

      Saturday Mar. 25, 2023:  DEN to MSP

      Depart: Flight #WN 864 at 5:50PM. Arrive at 8:40PM

      If you have a SW Voucher from 2022's Palisades Tahoe trip, it cannot be used on this trip, as it expires on Mar. 13, 23.



       Trip Registration

      We are excited about this Destination Trip to Aspen Snowmass Resort and hope that you can join us.  It's been nine years since the SkiHawks visited Aspen Snowmass, so don't miss out.   


      Questions? 

      Contact Trip Leaders Steve Fager at (952) 843-8638 or Dave Scheibel at (320) 579-0442.  To send an e-mail, just click on either name.  You can also download a trip flyer for additional information. 

      Trip Flyer


      Ready to go? 

      Click on the "Register" button below. Once registered, you can make your deposit online via credit or debit card. Only online registration and payment are accepted.

       Register. 

       

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