Okay guys and gals, I have confirmed a date with Destination Snow. We will be going to Big White on December 20-22, Sat to Monday. The details are attached in the file below.
A couple more things to note:
a. We can get both condos (ski in/out) and hotel rooms (Inn at Big White) but if you want condo, I would prefer to know early since condos are usually picked up quickly. $255 for three people room, $285 for double and $395 for single room.
b. The Condo price listed is for a full-occupancy condo (ie 10-12 people), and the hotel room price is for a quad. If you want single, double or three-people room, or partially filled condo, I will post up the costs for that.
c. Since this a trip open to anybody, you are more than welcome to bring your own family/friends/group of people but if you can’t fill up a room/condo, I will help arrange something!!! also, if you are a heavy snorer, please also let me know so I can arrange a “noisy?room?
d. For the condo people, there are many different types of condos on the mountains, and the earlier you sign up, the earlier you get to pick the condo. --> SO SIGN UP EARLY.
2. Lift Passes: The passes are for Sunday and Monday full day, and if nite skiing in open on Sunday, we will also have nite ski pass as well.
3. Transportation: There will be several pickup and drop-off locations for the bus. Last year, we picked up and dropped off at Downtown Vancouver, Burnaby 8 Rinks, and Abbotsford. Most likely, we will leave Sat afternoon and come back Sunday nite at around 10pm. If we manage to get full bus(es), we can pick our time of departure (ie, leave early on Sat so we get there early to enjoy the mountain --> hot tubs).
4. Incentive for deposits paid by October 31st
a. 2 for 1 lift ticket voucher to Whistler/Blackcomb
b. Coupons to Sport mart (ski rental package for 29.99 or board rental package for 34.99 for the three days, and other discounts)
c. $15 discount
a. See 4b for the Sport Mart coupons to rent in Lower Mainland
b. Destination Snow provides coupons for On-Mountain rentals but it’s still more expensive and more of a hassle
c. Destination Snow provides coupons for lessons in Big White (I think it’s 25 dollars per lesson or something like that)
d. “Learn to?Packages for beginners (please note that you will be on bunny hill on the first day) for $65 and this includes full rentals for the two skiing days
6. How to sign up
a. Contact me with the full names, phone numbers, and emails of the people who are coming, the type of accommodation, and, if there are more than one room/condo of people, how everyone wants to be roomed.
b. You need to pay me (cheque ->postdated to Oct. 31 is fine, or cash) or pay Destination Snow (by giving me your credit card number --> I don’t really like this one because credit card number can be stolen easily but if you really have to…the option is here) the $85 deposit if you want the lower rate and early bird incentive. Deposits are accepted after Oct. 31 if there are spaces still.
7. Contact ME:
a. E-mail: email@example.com
c. telephone number --> u will know once you email me
Note that if you can’t make if after you’ve signed up, you can always get someone to replace you without penalty.
Please contact me if you have any question or if you want to sign up for this. However, I will not put anyone on the list unless you have paid me the deposit (I paid for some people’s deposits first last year and that’s not gonna happen this year.)
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Destination Snow and nor do I get paid to get everyone to go. I am doing this because I want everyone to have a good time in the non-riding season, and meet more people. --> I took out the free organizer packages to reduce the cost for everyone so I have to pay for this trip as well as everyone else.