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There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Victoria Ski Club. Discounts from our sponsors, fun and exciting trips, social events and of course meeting the wonderful people who are already members.

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“I have been a member for 10 years and can’t say enough about the fine individuals that make this group great, Skiing, cycling and just having fun!” – I. Taylor
ABOUT VASC

We are a mixture of about 80 male and female adults, singles and couples, some athletic and some more social.
We keep busy year round with organized social and sporting activities.  Read on…
 

BEYOND SKIING

The Victoria Alpine Ski Club is much more than skiing, we are a social group that enjoys gatherings, cycling, golfing, snowshoeing, volleyball, movie nights, theater and much more!
Check out our calendar of upcoming social events and exciting ski trips! 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our calendar of upcoming social events!

The executive have been busy planning all the ski trips for the coming season. Come out to the next social on October 6 to sign up for the trips. We have a great roster of trips planned and there should be something for everyone.

Procedures for Trip Sign-up Night

The 2016 trip sign-up night is scheduled for Thursday Oct 6 at the six mile pub. As per previous years, the sign ups will be done on a first come basis. On your arrival at Six mile, get a number from John Francis. The numbers will then be called in a sequence from lowest to highest.

This is a busy night and it is essential that you have your documentation filled out correctly (membership renewal, liability waiver, and trip(s)).

Sign-up by Proxy

Is sign-up for ski trips by proxy permissible? If you are unable to attend on the Oct.6 initial sign-up, can another club member sign up for you for trips (ie. a sign-up by proxy).

The short answer is yes. The member does not have to be in attendance to sign up for a trip.

The proxy sign-up will be dealt with after all the members in attendance have been processed. 

 Here is a description of a couple of trips:

Spring Skiing in the Interior


The 2017 trip to the interior is actually three trips running back to back starting on March 11 at Sun Peaks (Kamloops) for four days, moving to Big White for three days, with the final three days at Apex (Penticton) concluding on March 21. Participants can choose to ski any or all of the three segments. Both Kamloops and Kelowna have excellent airport services for people who can only do a portion of the trip.


Sun Peaks –  We check into the Woodhaven complex on Saturday March 11 for four nights checking out on March 15. Shown below are the particulars on one of the units we have booked. (the units all have the same layout). The unit is ski in ski out. During our stay in Sun Peaks we will organize a pot luck dinner as well as a farewell dinner at one of the local establishments with the club contributing a portion of the cost of the meal. More on these details as we get closer to the trip. 


The Woodhaven units are all four bedroom units so room assignments will be based on two people to a room. Check out the unit on the link below.




Woodhaven #32 - 4 Bdrm + Den HT - Sun Peaks 
http://www.okchalets.com/place.php?place=1123

Backing onto the 15th hole of the Sun Peaks Golf Course, this Woodhaven townhome offers charming accommodations, perfect for your next mountain resort vacation. With desirable ski-in/walk out access, this spacious rental property features stylish decor and a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring you have the makings for a memorable alpine getaway.


Cost: The price of the trip is $280 for the four nights ($70 a night per person)



Big White – Our headquarters in Big White will be a massive house called The Forest in the Snow Pine Estates. The unit is ski in ski out and is a short walk from the Village. Check out the unit on the link below. https://www.vrbo.com/512546# Sleeping arrangements are more complex as some of the rooms accommodate four people. In order to have equity the rooms accommodating only two people with be sold at a premium rate. Those rooms housing 4 people will be sold at a lower price. The club will be organizing a wine and cheese party during our stay there.


Cost: The price of the trip for 3 nights ( in a 4 person room) is $ 210 ($70 per night). The trip price for the premium (2 person) rooms is $ 300 ($100 per night).

Apex – Once again a big house, the Kowal Ski Lodge will be our home for three nights checking in on March 18 and checking out on the March 21. Check out the house on the link below. http://www.okchalets.com/place.php?place=8645 The unit is a short walk from the lifts and the village. And once again sleeping arrangements are more complex as some of the rooms accommodate four people. In order to have equity the rooms accommodating two people with be sold as premium spots with differential pricing from regular rooms. The club will be organizing a wine and cheese party during our stay there.


Cost: The price of the trip for three nights is $210 ($70 per night). The price for premium rooms is $300 ($100 per night).


Questions: Call me at 250 857-0915

Ron Stengler

Trip Coordinator

The Whistler Week Long at the Inside Edge Cabin


The best bargain in Whistler is the week long trip at the Inside Edge Cabin starting on February 12 and checking out  on  February 17. The Cabin is owned by the Inside Edge Ski Club from Vancouver and once a year they rent the entire Cabin to the Victoria Ski Club. The Cabin has two levels each containing two quad rooms in a double bunk bed configuration, a double room, two bathrooms and a full kitchen. The upstairs level has a large dinning area and lounge with a field stone fireplace. So in total the Cabin has six bedrooms sleeping twenty, two kitchens, four bathrooms and a large common area. As a bonus the Cabin has a drying room for boots and a waxing room. There is a beer and wine fridge downstairs and two barbeques on the deck. 


Part of the charm of the cabin comes from the sing songs that occur spontaneously, card games in the evening, board games and socializing over a glass of wine. 


When we sign up for the trip we actually buy memberships in the Inside Edge Club. The price of the membership is included in our trip price but the extra benefit is that we are able to book accommodations at the Cabin all year long. So for $220 we have five nights accommodation as well as our membership. Memberships are not registered until immediately before the trip. If you want your membership registered early, contact the trip co-coordinator.


Now the bad part. We have to clean the cabin at the end of the week. Yes vacuum, clean toilets, scrub floor, haul garbage and the rest of the drill. Everyone is expected to sign up for a job. The whole exercise takes lest than an hour. Left over food must be removed at the end of the week. 


Questions: Call me at 250 857-0915

Ron Stengler

Trip Coordinator


 

 

Here is some information about the December trip and the Whistler week long trip at the Tantalus:

As I am writing this on the first day of fall, Whistler already has snow down to the Round House. After missing all of last season, I for one, am getting really excited about the slate of trips your Victoria Ski Club executive have come up with for the coming year. As we have done for the past three years, the season kick off trip will be to Whistler from December 8 - 11. This trip will be a three day u-drive staying at the Aspens on Blackcomb with an early bird price of $250 at the October 6th social. We have booked seven rooms which accommodate four per room. All the rooms have a kitchen / living room with two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Everyone with an Edge card or a seasons pass already knows that Whistler has early season unlimited free skiing. This year the free ski cut off date is Friday December 15, so the executive opted for going to Whistler one week earlier than in past years to take advantage of the freebie. Make sure to check out the Aspen’s web site for the location and amenities and remember to bring a swim suit for the hot tub.



For the past decade the Victoria Ski Club has rented the Inside Edge Club’s entire cabin for the Whistler Week Long trip. As the average age of our membership has crept up over the years, more and more of our members elected to continue going to Whistler for the week, but in their own accommodation instead of the four to a room dorm style of the cabin. Two years ago the executive booked rooms in Whistler Village as an alternative to the cabin and the trip became an instant hit. This year we have booked at the Tantalus for a u-drive trip from Sunday Feb. 12 - Thursday Feb. 17. with an early bird price of $475. In past years the week long was always in mid March, but the executive decided to change the dates to February so that the u-drive to the interior in March will hopefully have good snow and safer driving conditions, anyone who has driven the Coquihalla in February knows what I mean. The benefits of a week long trip in February to Whistler are a greater chance of fresh snow and a greater chance of colder temperatures meaning that the fresh snow will stay longer. Monday Feb. 13 is the B.C. day stat holiday so one day less holiday time for those taking time off work. Valentines day in a winter wonderland with your loved one. Celebrating mine and Barb's birthday on Wednesday - buying us drinks is optional but will be greatly appreciated.

The only downside to a mid February week long are higher accommodation prices due to the stat holiday, peak season and Valentine’s day.    Steve



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