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Kick-Off Party 2.0
Hillsborough Edition

Friday, September 13th, 2019, 6:30pm. at the Westshore Holiday Inn.

Address: 700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL · (813) 289-8200
See a map for directions.
October Club Party
Friday, October 4th, 2019, 6:30pm. at Tampa Joe's.

Address: 9316 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33634 · (813) 901-9590
See a map for directions.


March 10 - 20, 2023

(10 days, 9 nights)

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The Details

Cash Price: $3859 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy in a Standard Hotel Room

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

Joe Bayliss Trip Leader
Joe Bayliss

Peggy Gummoe Trip Leader
Peggy Gummoe


Joe at Aiguille du Midi
Joe at Aiguille du Midi
Photo Credit: Bianca Roos

Trip Price Includes:

  • Air from Tampa to Geneva and back home to Tampa from Paris
  • Transfer between Geneva Airport and Chamonix via private coach with English Speaking Driver
  • 7 night’s accommodations at the Hotel La Folie Douce in selected room March 11-18, 2023
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Welcome orientation
  • 5 night’s dinner in Chamonix Hotel
  • Hospitality desk nightly
  • FSC Gala Party
  • Optional excursions for non-skiers
  • Transfer between Chamonix hotel and Geneva Train station via private coach and English-speaking driver
  • 2nd class rail transfer between Geneva Train Station and Paris Train Station via the TGV train – (Subject to increase for 2023)
  • Luggage forwarding of 1 piece of baggage between Chamonix Hotel and Paris Hotel via luggage transfer service
  • Transfer between Paris Train Station and Paris Hotel via private coach and English-speaking assistant
  • 2 night's accommodations in standard rooms at the 4-Star Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel – March 18-20, 2023
  • Breakfast buffet daily in Paris
  • ½ day city tour approximately 3 hours with private coach and English-speaking guide
  • Transfer between Paris Hotel and Paris Airport via private coach and English-speaking assistant
  • All local taxes
  • Passport cases and luggage tags
  • FSC decorative pin
  • Happy Hours in Chamonix
  • All local taxes

All current air taxes and fuel charges (subject to change until the air ticket is purchased) Resort only reduction - $1,065.00 *** See below.


After a week in Chamonix, we hop on a high-speed train from Geneva to Paris for a two-night stay. We have a great hotel overlooking the Seine River. The Novotel Paris Centre Eiffel Tower is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Paris, just a ten minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower
  • Explore the Louvre
  • Cruise the Seine River (day or night)
  • Eat at a famous Parisian Café
  • See Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Shop the boutiques and art galleries
  • Don’t forget the French wine and cuisine
  • How about a Cabaret? (Moulin Rouge)??
  • Enjoy Paris St, - Ouen Flea Market
  • Tour the Versailles Palace via guided tour plus transport
  • Enjoy the nightlife!!
Eiffel Tower
Photo Credit: Creative Commons Images

The Mountain

Mont Blanc Mountain
Photo Credit: Bianca Roos

Chamonix -Mont Blanc is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland, and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, Chamonix is renowned for its skiing. Year-round cable cars take visitors up to several peaks with incredible panoramic views, including Alguille du Midi and Point Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border. It is one of the oldest ski resorts in France.

The picture-perfect chalets, ambiance, shopping and vibrant night life is an attraction for all to experience. The Chamonix -Mont Blanc Valley is home to the nearby villages of Chamonix, Vallorcine, Les Houches, Le tour, St. Gervais and Argentiere, which all offer their own unique charm and traditions and ski areas.


Photo Credit: Bianca Roos
Hotel with Mountain View
Photo Credit: Bianca Roos

7 nights at the La Folie Deuce Hotel (both 4-star and 3-star rooms) which hosts a contemporary look with a charming, unique culture of its own. This hotel is the only ski in/ski out hotel in Chamonix, set at the foot of the Savoy lift which links into 2 different ski areas. You will have 2 of the best ski areas in Chamonix right at your door! NO NEED TO TAKE A BUS OR SHUTTLE! La Folie Deuce is also known as the place for Après, DJ’s, dancers, and performers nightly, and the energy here is unmatched. You will enjoy daily breakfast, 5 awesome dinners and a ton of entertainment without going anywhere!

The premier rooms offer a panoramic view of the village of Chamonix and Mont Blanc. You will have a choice of standard or premier rooms. Special note: Rooms that accommodate 3-4 people may have bunk beds. To view the rooms, go to the following link: Hotel in Chamonix Mont Blanc- La Folie Douce Hotels Chamonix

Enjoy a real Parisian Cabaret show at dinner and explore the various bars, bistros, spa, wellness center and daily Après entertainment. Wi fi, views of Mont Blanc, short walk to the village and all that the village offers.

Hotel Lobby
Hotel Lobby
Photo Credit: Bianca Roos
Hotel Lobby
Hotel Bar
Photo Credit: Bianca Roos
Hotel Entertainment
Hotel Entertainment
Photo Credit: Joe Bayliss


Cable Car
Montenvers-Mer de Glace
Photo Credit: Joe Bayliss

Besides the diverse terrain and off-piste skiing, there is skiing for all levels. Also, cross country, snowshoeing, ice climbing, dog sledding, back country and guides available if you would like. The Chamonix Valley extends into many villages: Vallorcine, Les Houchens, Le Tour, Argentiere, St. Gervais. Comprised of 492 slopes, 61 greens, 156 blues, 209 red and 66 black runs.

For the Non-Skiers- There will be many optional activities that will be offered including day excursions and non-ski activities. Experience Mer De Glace, ice cave, trails, museum, and eatery via train. Check out the panoramic views at both Aiguille du Midi and Punta Helbronner. Stay tuned for the details.

  • Optional day trip excursions offered:
  • Annecy
  • Courmayeur, Italy
  • Montreaux/Castle Chillon
  • Evian/Yvoire( Lake Geneva)

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 3-star Double
Hotel 3-star Single
Hotel 4-star Premium Double
Hotel 4-star Premium Single
Hotel 4-star Premium Double (larger room)
Hotel 4-star Premium Triple
Hotel 4-star Premium Quad

Resort Only (No Air) DEDUCT $1,065

Don’t wait to send in your deposit to secure your spot.

Sign Up Details

$500.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application, along with a copy of your passport.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 1, 2022.
See cancellation policy on the back of the TBSSB trip application.

Balance Due:
December 1, 2022

Make check payable to Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders. Mail completed & signed trip application with your check of $500 pp. or credit card application and copy of passport to Joe Bayliss, 4141 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. Passports must be valid at least 6 months past final travel date.

If you wish to pay by credit card, a 3.5% fee will be added to credit card transactions. There is a 4% fee for American Express. Prices are subject to change based on the airlines and the fluctuation of the euro.

*** In the event travelers choose air that is not part of the air arrangement as offered in the package, then the following conditions concerning “PPPI” passengers will apply. Such travelers are considered “Participants Pursuing Personal Itineraries” or PPPI.

PPPI: It is imperative that any and all travelers arranging their own air be fully aware of the following facts pertaining to the tour program:

  1. Transfers between airports and hotels are always arranged for the main group and are coordinated with the main group’s flight itineraries.
  2. The transfers also pick up and drop off only at airport terminals that are in the main group’s itineraries. Transfers do not stop at alternate terminals for pick-ups or drop offs.
  3. It is the responsibility of such PPPI passengers to coordinate their flights with the group and for them to be at the appointed place and time that the group is being picked up.
  4. There can be no special arrangements made for PPPI passengers for alternate pickups or drop offs by the transfer companies involved.
  5. All the above is equally applicable to any luggage for such PPPI passengers.
  6. There is not credit for transfers that are not being used in this trip.

Background photo: Roger Copp