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2009-2010 Ski Section Schedule

Sierra Club San Diego Ski Section Calendar

2009-2010 SCHEDULE

Ski Section Meetings
Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, April 8 (party and planning meeting, not at office)
Meetings are held at the Chapter Office, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #101, San Diego, CA 92111. For map and directions, Click here.
6PM intro class on XC skiing and snowshoeing. 7PM trip descriptions, 7:15PM program.


Nov 14-15, Kelso Dunes sand skiing and car camp. Free, old skis, boots and poles are provided.  Mike Fry 848-748-5166

Nov 12, Ski Section Meeting.

Nov 25-29,  THANKSGIVING AT MAMMOTH, Rhea Leptich coordinator, Barbara Domurad chef.

Four nights in two condos in Mammoth Lakes, about $250 per person.  Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings included. Transportation not included, car pools encouraged. We will ski if there is snow, hike if there isn't.  Alpine skiers can buy a lift ticket for manmade snow at Mammoth Mountain.  Trip limited to 16.

Dec 10, Ski Section Meeting

COORDINATOR:Alice Fichandler, 619-226-6083,
Bear Valley

Come join us to bring in the new year at Bear Valley where we will be staying in condos at the ski area and enjoying 3 full days of both cross country, and downhill ski options.  Bear Valley is located in the Sierras between Yosemite and Tahoe in Alpine County.  The area has an extensive track system as well as back country and telemark opportunities, so that skiers can find their niche at all levels of interest and ability.  We will celebrate the New Year with a progressive dinner which has been a success in previous years. Beginners as well as snow shoers are welcome. Tentative cost for the trip is approximately $390 which includes transportation, lodging and instruction. To reserve a place on the trip, send a $35 non-refundable deposit and 3 SASE’s or your e-mail address to Alice Fichandler, 4520 Greene St., San Diego, CA 92107.

Jan 14, Ski Section Meeting

See for more information.

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This winter wonderland getaway trip is for all levels of skiers as well as non-skiers. In addition to its spectacular landscape, Yosemite offers many ways to spend your time including photography, nature walks, moonlit hikes, snow shoeing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, brunch at the famous Ahwahnee Hotel, museums, ice skating, shopping and much more.  The trip cost includes bus transportation, first night stay in Oakhurst, three nights at The Yosemite Lodge, and ski instruction. Per person cost is $745 (1 per room), $480 (two per room), or $410 (3 per room) with two beds per room.  Meals and ski rentals are not included.  We will depart on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and return on Monday at around 9:00 p.m.  Send a $50 deposit (payable to Sierra Club) with your room preference, address, phone number, and email address (or 2 SASE) to  Monique Alkemade, 11309 Carmel Creek Road, San Diego, CA, 92130.  Call Monique Alkemade 858-509-9203 with any questions.  We need your deposit by Dec. 31 in order to reserve your rooms.

Feb 11, Ski Section Meeting

Mar 5-8, Montecito-Sequoia Lodge
*Trip begins at trailhead on the morning of 3/5, so allow driving time in your schedule.
Coordinator: Sharon Rhodes, 619-482-2113 or rhodessl at cox dot net
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The spacious Montecito-Sequoia Lodge, based at 7500’ elevation, provides a breathtaking view of the snow capped peaks of the Great Western Divide and is set amid large and imposing fir and pine trees. Some of California’s most scenic trails begin at the steps of the lodge.

  • Group lodging in your own bed (double occupancy, lodge room, private bath) Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights and all meals, Friday dinner through Monday breakfast (no discount for missing meals)
  • Back County ski touring for 2 groups of advanced beginners (or better), with experienced Sierra Club leaders and track or backcountry skiing (including lessons). Independent skiing is always available.
  • Cost also includes a profit for the X/C Ski Section making these trips possible.
  • Use of hot tub and groomed ski tracks
  • Gratuity (for lodge staff)
  • Transportation costs (carpools & caravans to be arranged independently - participant list provided)
  • Park entrance fee
  • Ski rentals
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Friday, lunch on Monday.
  • Lodging en route (It is recommended that you drive most of the way Thursday so you can join us when the trip begins Friday morning.)
$526 the lodge room all to yourself
$383 per person for double occupancy
$336 per person for triple occupancy
$312 per person for four people in a room (two share a king bed).
Must be paid in full by January 4, 2010.
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $50. will reserve your space now.
Best lodging choices based upon payment in full date.

Before January 4th, all but $50 will be refunded. After that date, no refunds unless your place is filled from the waiting list. Snow or no snow, you’re sure to enjoy your special getaway in this beautiful setting.
To register: Send your deposit, e-mail address (or 3 SASEs) and past ski experience (if I don’t know it) to:
Sharon Rhodes, 1049 Torrey Pines Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915
Make checks payable to: Sierra Club X/C Ski Section

Just interested & have questions? Contact Sharon Rhodes at rhodessl at cox dot net or 619-482-2113

Mar 11, Ski Section Meeting

Mar 19-21, WBC SNOW CAMP,   Skiing, snowshoeing, and camping in the snow.  Not a ski section outing, but most of our leaders are there.  Sign up for WBC at  Course starts in late January.

Mar 31-April 4 (Easter), Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen grand tour.
Coordinator: Patty Dahl obpatty at cox dot net 619-222-1215.

Fly to Sacramento, rental car to mountains. Motel lodging, day tours on the mountain.

Apr 8, Ski Section Planning Meeting and Party(Not at Chapter Office).

Refund Policy: Note that sickness or injury does not play a part in refunds. You may purchase travel insurance from any travel agent. Travel insurance usually covers sickness, injury, family emergencies, lost luggage etc.

Full Refund: 1. We cancel the trip or 2. The leader determines you shouldn't be on the trip or 3. You find your own replacement and they reimburse you.

Partial Refund: 1. We find your replacement and keep only your deposit or 2. We can't replace you, but we get a refund (or are not charged) by our providers because of your absence. You get back whatever we get back.

CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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