Skier and boarders wanting to
test their skills on the storied slopes of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands will get their change.
February 1 through 4 is the date for the Cheyenne
Ski Clubs trip to the ultimate Rocky Mountain ski resort.
Leaving Cheyenne on Thursday, February 1st, members will be staying
at the Days Inn in Carbondale, Colorado. The Days Inn is located at the base of towering Mt.
Sopris (12,953 ft. elevation) and on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Amenities include 24-hour coffee and tea and a free
continental breakfast, and there are microwaves and refrigerators in every room. There is also a gathering room where the club will
host a wine and cheese party February 2nd after the lifts close. The bus will return Sunday, February 4, in the
Lift tickets will be available for $53 per person per day, based on a
minimum of 20 people purchasing tickets. Since group tickets must be committed to in
advance, we will need full payment for them at the January meeting. Members can also buy
the Aspen Classic Pass for $149.00, which provides four days of skiing. See www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass for
more information. This may be preferable for you if you're certain to ski all three
days or plan to ski Aspen at some other time in the season.
A new option this year will be to ski Sunlight Mountain near Glenwood
Springs on Saturday. They've offered us a great ticket rate at $29 for the day.
The bus will take the group to and from the resort each morning and
evening. Shuttle buses at the resort are
available for members wanting to go into the town of Aspen to see the sights. The Rubey Park Transit Center, aka the bus station,
on Durant Avenue between Galena and Mill street (look for the building with the four-sided
clock tower and buses parked everywhere) is the hub for both the citys bus system
and the broader Roaring Fork Valley transit system serving Snowmass Village, Woody Creek,
Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and beyond. Fares
are collected on the valley buses, but the citys routes are all free.
Two room types are available to select from for your travel group.
There's the standard room with two queen beds, and there's the King Suite with a
single king bed and a sitting area containing a queen futon sleeper. Each room has a
microwave and small fridge for your leftovers and your lunches should you choose.
These rates include three nights' lodging and
transporation to and from Cheyenne in our chartered bus.
No-obligation signups can take place anytime as an expression of your
interest, but deposits and full payments cannot be accepted until December 7th. At
that time, your payment will assure you of a slot on the trip. Full payment must be
received by January 4th.
BRING YOUR JAMS!
Trip Captains are Janet
Cathcart (307-637-8137) and Otis Halverson
Participation in this activity is subject to the Cheyenne Ski Club membership application
conditions. Trip insurance is available from numerous carriers. The Club can provide the
names of some carriers but does not endorse any particular carrier, nor does it have an
opinion on the value of carrying such insurance.