Over the Hill Gang Skiing – 2017
PPOTHG will offer 12 ski bus trips, 1 day a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays during the months of January, February, and March. Last season ski bus trips went to: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Monarch, and Vail with stops at various Nordic centers for those interested in cross country skiing. Skiers will be picked up and dropped off in the Pizza Hut / Safeway parking lot in Old Colorado City. In October, members will be able to sign up. In mid-November, reservations for these trips become available for guests.
PPOTHG also offers an annual 4 day overnight ski trip to Arrowhead. That trip will be February 6 – 10, 2017 with a cost of $325 per person. If you are interested please contact Ric Denton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, our annual overnight Nordic trip to Snow Mountain Ranch (near Winter Park) is available, February 21 – 24, 2017. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Joe or Sheila Maio, email@example.com or sheilamaio @comcast.net. Both of these trips are to great destinations and offer a variety of non – skiing activities.
Join PPOTHG on the Ski Bus!
Attached is the 2017 PPOTHG Ski Bus Schedule. Please be sure to sign the release form that appears at the bottom of the schedule, mail a copy to me along with your check, and keep a copy for your records. The cost again this year for PPOTHG members is $30/trip for reservations received on or before November 21st. The cost will then increase to $33/trip for PPOTHG members and guests, who are then invited to join us on our ski bus trips. If we can average about 25 passengers for each trip we will be able to use the larger and more comfortable 40 passenger bus for all trips.
Also, note on the schedule the Nordic areas that are available for those of you who are not interested in downhill skiing. I recommend that you sign up early, so I can notify Ft Carson as to which trips will require the larger bus.
Please note that ALL Correspondence regarding cancellations, and/or a desire to transfer your reservation to another trip, or any requests you may have to sell your reserved trips, must ONLY be directly addressed to me! This insures that I will have an accurate, up-to-date attendance list that identifies who will be participating on each of our ski bus trips. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We leave promptly at 6:30 a.m. from the Pizza Hut / Safeway parking lot in Old Colorado City. To allow time to board, you should try to arrive no later than 6:15 a.m. When boarding on our combined Copper / Breckenridge and Keystone / Arapahoe Basin trips, be sure to let our driver know which of the optional resorts you plan to ski that day, as he will be separating the skis to avoid confusion and delay.
We leave the ski area promptly at 3:30 p.m. To allow time to board, you should return to the pick-up point (same as the drop-off point) no later than 3:15 p.m. On the combined Copper / Breckenridge and Keystone / Arapahoe Basin trips, the Copper and Arapahoe Basin skiers will leave their ski area at 3:30 p.m. as usual to return to Breckenridge and Keystone to pick up those skiers at approximately 3:50 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Skis are transported on the outside rear of the bus. So it’s a good idea, as a minimum, to have a cover on your bindings, to protect them from road scum.
Please consider the comfort and safety of your fellow skiers. Do not bring anything that is too large to fit into the overhead rack or onto the floor under the seat in front of you.
Look around and check to be sure you have all of your stuff as you are departing the bus for the day; many a ski glove has been left behind!
We make one restroom stop going and coming home. To keep us on schedule, this is intended to be no more than a 15 MINUTE BREAK!