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Skiing

Our program offers one Skiing and Snowboarding Trip per year, usually over the semester break to a place in Colorado. Unlike most of our trips, participants are pretty much on their own each day. We fly to Denver and then take a charter bus to Steamboat Springs, CO. This trip is designed for 12-18 people. Beginners are welcome as lessons are available. If you have never skied out west, here’s your chance. The scenery is beautiful, and there’s usually great snow!

Upcoming Trips

DEC. 15 – 21, 2013 (Sunday-Saturday)
DOWNHILL SKIING &/or SNOWBOARDING
Steamboat Springs, CO
Cost: $1,235
Sign-up by: Friday, Nov. 15
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, 10/30 at 5:00 pm

Join us for our 18th annual semester break ski/snowboard trip!  The price includes air (RT: Nashville to Denver) and  bus transportation to our condo, 6 nights lodging, and a 4 of 5 day lift ticket to Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA, with 165 named trails and 16 lifts. The base elevation is 6,900 feet, with 9,080 feet at mid mountain and 10,568’ on top of Mt. Werner.   A shuttle runs from our condo to the resort, but it is also within walking distance.  We will be staying in the Lodge Condominiums, located 200 yards from the slopes.   These large condos have the usual, plus free wifi and laundry facilities on the premises.  There is also an indoor hot tub, two outdoor hot tubs, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.  The rate we are paying is for “full occupancy”, which means two people are assigned per bed.  If you want a bed to yourself or if a group wants to secure a unit all to themselves, there will be an additional $300 fee for every spot less than 6.    Click on the PDF below for more info.

>> Meet us in Denver for $835

>> Meet us in Steamboat for $655

Only 2 spots remain as of 11-6-13.

Click for a colorful, printable PDF about this trip: Ski 2013

Click for Photos of Steamboat in Nov as of Nov. 5, 2013!


Trip Information

Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members.