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Definitions

TRIP DESCRIPTION: Trip format includes date & days of trip; trip name; pricing information, including deposit, full payment date and items included in price; skier level(s); trip description and coordinator name and contact information. Prices are estimates based on the best information at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Ski Levels

  • Beginner - Never skied or still learning basic skills.
  • Advanced Beginner - Can ski 5-10 miles* in gentle conditions, still working on snowplow turns.  *in good conditions, you can ski much farther than you can hike.
  • Intermediate - Able to ski up and down through easy wooded hills. Wedge turns are good in soft snow. Working on Telemark turns. Can ski 10-15 miles in good snow conditions. Most downhill skiers can ski intermediate X-C.
  • Advanced - Can handle everything except extreme skiing.

RESERVATIONS: Please use email if you can. When calling a trip coordinator, please remember they are volunteers. Call between 6 PM and 9 PM, unless otherwise stated. Please sign-up early if you can. We have to make large deposits many months in advance for these trips. To avoid loss, we usually cancel unreserved lodging 30 days before the trip. Make check(s) payable to the Sierra Club and send with a note including your name, address, phone number, ski experience and the name of the trip. Include two 4"x9" Self-Addressed Stamped Envelopes (SASE). Priorities, such as bus seating and room assignments, are based on the date your full payment is received. See our Refund Policy at the end of this newsletter.

WSI "Where the Snow Is" Trips: we go to the closest skiable snow. These trips are usually just for one day but occasionally we offer optional overnight stays. The leader usually knows if they have Sat. or Sun. free before we know what the snow conditions are. Transportation is usually by car. The only costs are car pool, ski rental, food or lodging. We will send out the trip description by email by Wed. or Thurs. Send your email address to Mike Fry or call 858-566-3851 after Wednesday if there is snow.