Ski SilverStar— January 15-22, 2017
Ski SilverStar January 15-22, 2017 (Sunday to Sunday) Trip Coordinators: John Driscoll and Kathy Kelly. Trip registrations with club waivers and deposits beginning April 15.
SilverStar Mountain Resort: We led the first club trip here in 2010. SilverStar is near Vernon, British Columbia. This charming, colorful, mid-mountain village sits at 5280’ elevation. It is themed after an early 1900’s mining town. It is a pedestrian-only village that provides ski-in and ski-out lodging accommodations for both Nordic and Alpine skiers, access to restaurants, bakeries, boutique shops, etc.
Nordic Skiing: Ski at SilverStar and the adjoining Sovereign Lake Provincial Park, which together offer more than 110 kilometers of skiing. There are trails in both areas suitable for all levels of skiing.
Alpine Skiing: 100-plus runs! The longest is 8 km and the largest vertical drop is 2500 feet. (Alpine tickets are not included in trip costs).
Lodging: Lodging will be in two-bedroom units with a shared living area that has a sofa, dining area, gas fireplace and a full kitchen. There are two full bathrooms in each of these units.
Food: We will include one group meal for the group; otherwise, participants will be responsible for their own meal costs. We'll be stopping at a grocery store in Vernon on the way to the resort to purchase food and beverages. There are numerous restaurants in the village, a wonderful bakery and a general store with food supplies for preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything is within walking distance.
Transportation: Air legs on Alaska Air from Minneapolis to Seattle; Seattle to Kelowna, British Columbia; then approximately a 1½ hour bus ride to SilverStar.
Cost and Payment Schedule: This trip is limited to 24 people. The estimated cost of $1,390 includes all transportation costs, airline and bus (except airline baggage fees), one dinner meal, all lodging costs and weeklong Nordic ski passes. The estimated price could vary depending upon the Canadian exchange rate. Please mail a club registration/ waiver form, along with a deposit of $400/person (check payable to Kathy Kelly), to Kathy Kelly, 6513 Limerick Drive, Edina, MN 55439. The payment schedule is as follows: x Sign-up beginning April 15, 2016: $400 deposit ($25 is nonrefundable) x Due October 1, 2016: $990 final payment (may vary depending upon exchange rate).
Cancellation and Refund Policy: x Until October 1, 2016: Full refund minus committed lodging fees (minus the $25 nonrefundable fee). x After October 1, 2016: No refunds unless a replacement is found (minus the $25 nonrefundable fee).
Trip participants are encouraged to consider a trip insurance policy that will protect their investment in the event of either a cancellation or trip itinerary change. Discover the possibilities yourself on these web sites: www.skisilverstar.com and www.sovereignlake.com.
Contact Names: John Driscoll: 612-418-9680
Kathy Kelly: 612-418-9680