Are you ready for the mountains with your skis and snowboards? It’s time to sign up for the Troop 224 annual ski trip!
The dates of the ski trip are March 23-24, 2019. Hopefully we will get a repeat of the March Madness snow that came to Tahoe last season! Each year we head up to Tahoe for a weekend of skiing/snowboarding fun – it is one of our most fun trips on the Troop 224 calendar so sign up now! This year, once again, we are staying at Granlibakken Lodge in Tahoe City and skiing at Alpine Meadows on Saturday and Sugar Bowl on Sunday. Please find below some important logistics:
Snow Sports Merit Badge
This year, you can complete your Snow Sports merit badge on the Ski Trip!
In order to complete your Snow Sports merit badge on the Ski Trip, you should finish pre-requisites #1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 before the ski trip – see attached Snow Sports MB workbook for your reference. One of the Alpine Meadows Ski Patrollers will be joining us after skiing on Saturday March 23rd to help us through the merit badge requirements. Requirements #5 and 7 - which are the practical ski/snowboarding parts of the Merit Badge - will be completed on Saturday morning at Alpine Meadows.
If you are interested in completing your Snow Sports Merit Badge on the Ski Trip, be sure to sign up on the Ski Trip Google Doc below.
We are staying at Granlibakken Lodge, arriving Friday night and departing Sunday morning. The cost for lodging based on dorm style bunk bed sleeping arrangements is $106 per person per night. The price includes two nights stay and two morning breakfast buffets. Adults may elect to make their own arrangements with Granlibakken or other hotels should dorm style sleeping arrangements not work.
Dinner Friday night is decided by individual carpool. There are fast food options in Auburn and Colfax.
Lunches - participants can bring brown bag lunches for both days, however fast food options are also available at both ski resorts.
Saturday night - we will have use of the Granlibakken ski hut. As we did last year, we are excited to welcome back Local Chef Productions who will be cooking a delicious buffet dinner for us at the ski hut. Cost will be approximately $20 per person.
Ski Lift Pricing
- Adult (19-64 years) - $88 per day
- Youth Adult (13-19 years) - $72 per day
- Child (5-12 years) - $54 per day
- Senior (64+) - $74 per day
Above pricing is for lift tickets only. Does not include ski equipment or lessons. If renting equipment, rental gear should be obtained prior to the trip (try Sports Basement for an affordable option). Scouts are required to wear helmets. There will be no lessons arranged through the Troop 224 Group Booking - all lessons should be arranged by yourself directly with Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl
Please make your own travel plans to/from Tahoe. If you are a scout, please bring $20 for your driver to offset gas/vehicle expenses.
In order to reserve your spot, please sign up on the attached Google docs no later than Thursday, January 31st and make payment to PayPal by carefully following the directions on the Troop 224 website. Be sure to include on the Google doc the age category of the participants so we can purchase the appropriate tickets as well as lodging requirements and if you intend to complete the Snow Sports Merit Badge. Payment must be received no later than by Friday, February 15th.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
925 588 3072