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Vail I, Colorado

December 14, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (Saturday-Saturday)

"Like Nothing on Earth"

The Details

Cash Price: $1549 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a Hotel Room with 1 King Bed

Cash Price: $1649 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a Hotel Room with 2 Beds

→SOUTHWEST AIR included with 2 Free Bags←

Download the Trip Application PDF.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.

The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

The Trip Leaders

Phil Reed Trip Leader
Phil Reed
3315 W. De Leon St. Unit 13
Tampa, FL 33609

Greg Gerard Trip Co-Leader
Greg Gerard
4842 Foxshire Cir
Tampa, FL 33624

Vail Skiers in Fresh Powder
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Radical Vail Skier
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Vail Skiers on a Lift
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Trip Highlights

We are staying at the spectacular The Lodge at Vail, an AAA award-winning lodge right in the heart of Vail Village steps away from Gondola 1.

Join Phil and Greg for a week of skiing the best mountain resort in the country – Vail! And Vail is, well, VAIL! THERE IS NO COMPARISON!

  • NONSTOP round-trip to Denver
  • FREE Lift-side valet near Gondola 1 (so you don't have to carry your skis to/from the hotel more than once)
  • Optional group day of skiing at Beaver Creek (with enough interest from our club's trip travelers)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Group Banquet Dinner
  • Après-Ski Activities

Vail ski area provides a world-class experience for beginner through expert skiers. With Vail Resorts’ all-mountain lift ticket, you can also enjoy four additional beautiful and breathtaking mountains in one week: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone – all on the same lift ticket (low-cost shuttle service to each). Each area has its own personality. This resort caters to skiers and snowboarders alike by offering a variety of services to make your Colorado ski resort vacation as much fun as it can be. So why go anywhere else?

*Limitation applies for Epic Pass Holders

Beer Served in Vail
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Vail Bridge at Night
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People Walking in Vail
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People at Night Walking in Vail
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The Lodge at Vail is an AAA Four Diamond award-winning lodge combining old-world charm with world-class services and exceptional dining. It is located at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of Vail Village.

This legendary resort combines the old-world charm of an alpine inn with the superb amenities, impeccable service and overall elegance found at some of the world’s finest hotels. Not only will guests enjoy upscale lodging, but the location simply can’t be beaten. One step outside and guests will find themselves right in the middle of all the excitement Vail Village has to offer.

Enjoy fine dining at the Lodge's premier restaurant, Elway's, featuring USDA hand-cut prime steaks, expansive wine list, and unique appetizers. Other features include the luxurious 7,725 square foot RockResort Spa, exercise room, large heated outdoor pool with two large hot tubs, piano bar perfect for après-ski, and lift-side FREE ski valet. Ski rental is just steps from our lodging at our negotiated low pricing for our travelers.

LAV Cucina Restaurant
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LAV Hotel Room
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LAV Outdoor
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"Step Above The Rest"

The Mountain

The Vail Ski Area boasts three distinct regions for unparalleled skiing and snowboarding. We can explore three terrain parks, seven bowls, and 5,289 skiable acres of varying terrain and 3,450 vertical feet with 31 lifts and 193 total trails. Ski the wide open runs of the “Back Bowls” area -- some of the widest groomed ski runs in the nation are found there. Ski “Blue Sky Basin” for a fabulous run through the widely-spaced trees. Vail will change your idea of a good time, permanently. And for this trip, TBSSB will offer THE LOWEST PRICED group lift tickets to be found (no comparison to the walk-up ticket window prices, Internet, or with those for-profit clubs) and information on ski/board rental equipment (group discounted) as well.

Average Annual Snowfall: 370 inches
Base Elevation: 8,120 feet
Peak Elevation: 11,570 feet
Vertical Rise: 3,450 feet
Total Skiable Area: 5,289 acres; Front Side: 1,627 acres; Back Bowls: 3,017 acres; Blue Ski Basin: 645 acres
Conventional Trails: 193
Longest Run: Riva, 4 miles
Lift System: 31 Total Lifts: 2 Gondolas, 3 High-speed 6, 14 High-speed Quads, 1 Fixed-grip quad, 2 Triple chairs, 3 Surface lifts and 6 Magic Carpets
Trail Classification: 18% Beginner; 29% Intermediate; 53% Expert/ Advanced
People Around a Fire in Vail
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Vail Skier in Deep Powder
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Vail Village at Night
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"There's Just No Comparison"

Vail Mountain Trail Maps

Vail "Front Side" Detailed Map

Vail Front Side Map

Vail "Back Bowls" Detailed Map

Vail Back Bowls Map

Vail "Blue Sky Basin" Detailed Map

Blue Sky Basin Map

Winter Recreation

Zip Lining in Vail
Photo credit: Vail Resorts

Adventure Ridge (top of the mountain) provides tubing, ski-biking, and more. Snowmobiling, ice skating, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, backcountry, and nightly entertainment are available as well.

Other Activities: The Bavarian-like Vail Village is renowned for its assortment of restaurants, bars, and shops. The pedestrian-friendly Vail Village invites you to roam the town, enjoy the après ski activities, and check out the many fine establishments. The shopping is, as expected, upscale. Many nightspots in Vail are world famous, offering great cuisine and entertainment of all types.

The Village, just steps away from the slopes, is where every winter activity imaginable is possible. Vail always has something fun and exciting to do after the slopes are closed! Vail brings in top music artists year round, and most of them are FREE concerts. From Street Beats to Vail’s signature events, there is entertainment for you.

“See and be seen at Vail!”

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group

Check the Home Page for the possibility of Roommates Needed

Number of
Hotel Room
1 King
Hotel Room
2 Beds
1BR Condos
2BR Condos
(King, 2 Beds)

Resort Only (No Air) DEDUCT $405 per person. Sorry, no price difference for kids.

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get the first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Nonstop airfare on Southwest Airlines from Tampa to Denver, ground transportation, 7 nights' accommodations at The Lodge at Vail, applicable taxes, Welcome reception, final banquet dinner party, and TBSSB happy hour(s).

Trip Size:
42 Lucky people!

$250.00 per person with a completed and signed Trip Application.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations by October 1, 2019 must be in writing addressed to the Trip Leader!
See cancellation policy on the 2nd page of the trip application.

Balance Due:
October 1, 2019

Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to:
Phil Reed, 3315 W. De Leon St. Unit 13, Tampa, FL 33609

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip co-leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A 3.3% fee will be charged by our Tour Operator for credit card convenience (processing).


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