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    • March 07, 2022
    • March 13, 2022
    • Olympic Valley CA.
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    Join the SkiHawks at Palisades Tahoe

    Formerly Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

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    Palisades Tahoe is the new name for the combined ski resort of Squaw Valley (now Olympic Valley) and Alpine Meadows.  

    Olympic Valley, the setting for the 1960 Olympics, is known for its legendary steeps and lively village. Neighboring Alpine Meadows has its empty back bowls and unpretentious vibe. Both are blessed with tremendous amounts of snow and views of Lake Tahoe. The resorts boast a combined, 6,000 acres of skiable terrain, featuring 245 runs that are serviced by 34 lifts.

    Despite being known for its challenging runs, there is plenty of terrain for all levels of skiers & boarders. 67% of the terrain is rated green and blue.

    The Village at Olympic Valley serves up all of the must haves for après ski.  The village is where it's at,  offering everything from cold craft brews to sushi, with shopping, art galleries, ice skating and more. 

    Check out the Palisades Tahoe  web site.  and video.

    The Trip
    • 7 Days, 6 nights (Monday - Sunday)
    • Up to 5 full days of skiing available
    • Round trip flight from MSP to Reno 
    • Private 50 minute bus transfer between the airport and resort (includes a grocery and beverage stop)
    • 2 Bedroom suites at the Village at Olympic Valley
    • Pre-trip introduction party
    • Welcome reception and après ski events
    • Trip capacity of 32
    • 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 resorts
    • 6,000 acres of skiable terrain split between Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows.
    • Olympic Valley has a 2,850 ft. vertical drop with a 9,050 summit and a 6,200 ft. base.  Terrain is 25% Beginner, 45% Intermediate and 30% Advanced.  Night skiing is available. Olympic Valley is known for groomed, steep, double blue runs. 
    • Alpine Meadows has an 1,800 ft. vertical drop from its 8,637 ft. summit to its base of 6,835 ft. Its terrain is 25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate and 35% Advanced.
    • A new $60MM gondola, running 2.2 miles, linking the bases of both areas, is scheduled to be open for the 2021 / 2022 season. The present base-to- base shuttle runs on a 5 to 10 minute schedule and takes about 15 minutes
    • Average annual snowfall is 450 inches.


    Compare Ski Resorts in Tahoe | Snow Schoolers

    We will be staying at the Village at Palisades Tahoe, which is located at the 6,200 ft. base of the 8,900 ft. Squaw Peak and just a short walk from 7 lifts.  Accommodations are two bedroom / 2 bath condos with a king or queen and two twin beds. Suites are equipped with full kitchens, a fireplace, balcony and WIFI. A private room option is available for a $770 upcharge. Village amenities include: ski and sports lockers lockers, eight outdoor hot tubs and a billiards lounge.  Midweek house keeping and use of the fitness center is dependent on Covid restrictions at the time of the trip.  

    Restaurants, shopping and nightlife are just a short walk away. Preview the Village.  or Things to do.  

    Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

    Trip Pricing*

    A minimum deposit of $500 will reserve your spot

    • $1,537 "Early Bird Special" if deposit is received by Oct. 9th
    • $1,587 if deposit is received after Oct. 9th and by Nov. 15th.
    • $1,637 if deposit is received after Nov. 15th

    *Trip pricing is based on a 25 person minimum and includes airfare, ground transportation and lodging.   

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

    Subtract $375 for a "land only" option.

    Final trip pricing may be subject to fuel / transportation surcharges.

    Payment Schedule

    • Initial Deposit: $500 due upon registration
    • Second Payment: $700 due by Nov. 15th, 2021
    • Final Payment: Remaining balance due by Jan. 15th, 2022

    Lift Tickets

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


        Group Lift Tickets:    3 of 7   4 of 7  5 of 7

        Adult              $ 299     $ 399     $ 499

        Senior (70 and older)      $ 279     $ 369     $ 459

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

          Sept.19, 2021 the base IKON Pass is priced at $779.00.  Pricing will

          increase as we move toward opening day.

    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 fly Southwest Airlines to take advantage of their generally lower air fares and policy of 2 free bags. If you plan on traveling with the SkiHawks, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the registration form. A maximum of 28 seats are available. Fares may be subject to fuel surcharges.    

     Trip Registration

    We are excited about this trip and expect it to sell out fast. Trip details are also summarized in our flyer that you can access here and print to share.


    Contact Trip Leader Greg Grebinowski at (651) 230-2367.  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. Hunting for stamps, envelopes or trips to the post office are things of the past. Only online payments are accepted.


      • May 17, 2022
      • (UTC-06:00)
      • May 26, 2022
      • (UTC-06:00)
      • Ecuador


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      Sitzmark is going to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and they have room for you!

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      The Sitzmark Ski Club informed the SkiHawks that they have openings on their May 2022 trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  The Galapagos Islands, located roughly 600 miles off the coast of the Ecuadorian mainland.  

      The Galapagos Archipelago, now a UNESCO world heritage site, is known for the large number of endemic species, including the giant Galapagos Tortoises, that inhabit the islands. These species were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

      The Trip
      • Round trip flight from MSP to Quito Ecuador
      • 2 nights in Quito in 4 star accommodations
      • Round trip flight from Quito to the Galapagos
      • 4 nights in a suite on the Galapagos Legend cruise ship.
      • Guided hikes on the islands 
      • Snorkeling equipment is provided
      • 2 nights in 4 star accommodations in Guayaquil Ecuador
      • Land transfers in air conditioned coaches
      • Pre-trip and post-trip parties
      • Optional trip extension to Peru & Machu Picchu
      • Maximum participants is 24
      • This trip is open to all  club members.

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      Trip Pricing

      Check out pricing at Galapagos with Sitzmark 

       Trip Registration

      Trip details are summarized in their flyer that you can access by clicking Galapagos with Sitzmark and print.  All trip details, including registration and payment will be through Sitzmark.


      Contact Sitzmark Trip Leaders Dennis Sherwood at (952) 239-9954 or Sally Hed Dahlquist at (612) 554-0864.  Click on either name  to start an e-mail. 

      Ready to go?  Click on Sitzmark to get redirected to the Sitzmark website and follow their directions to register and submit your deposit. 

      Since this is not a SkiHawks' trip. All questions, registration and payments should be directed to the Sitzmark trip leaders.

      Past trips

      January 21, 2022 Winter Carnival 2022
      February 20, 2021 Breckenridge 2021 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID
      March 28, 2020 Beaver Creek 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
      February 23, 2020 Whistler 2020
      January 04, 2019 Winter Carnival 2019
      April 07, 2018 Winter Park 2018
      February 10, 2018 Big Sky 2018
      January 05, 2018 Winter Carnival 2018


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