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Vail Colorado Dec 2023

SCSC - VAIL TRIP - December 9 - 16, 2023


Trip Date:

 December 9, 2023 

Trip Coordinator:

 Kate Clinton

End Date:  December 16, 2023  TC Email
Full Pkg:  N/A
Land Pkg:   $1,089 Final Pmt: Sept 9, 2023
 Deposit:  15% per person
 Participants:  23 Resort Affiliation  Epic Pass
 All prices are based on payment by credit card.
A 2.99% discount will be deducted for each payment by check.

Transportation to and from resort on Land Packages

Transfers between airports and hotels are arranged for the main group and are coordinated with the main group’s flight itineraries.  It is incumbent upon the participants to adhere to this recommendation, cost for off schedule transportation will be the responsibility of the participant.


Roommate requirement

It is the responsibility of the participant to identify a qualified roommate.  The Trip Coordinator will aid, however, if a roommate is not identified prior to trip cancellation date, the participant has the option to pay for a single supplement if available or cancel less club cancellation fee before final payment.

Why Choose This Trip

Start the ski season off right with your skier and boarder friends. We are going to Vail; don’t be the one left out of this trip! Yes, there is plenty of groomed terrain, but some fun gnarly stuff too. The fun doesn’t stop on the mountain as there will be lots of parties, après ski and general camaraderie with existing and new winter ski buddies. Vail is full of things to entertain you: shopping, dining, bars and other après nightlife options. Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination.


We are staying at the upscale, convenient Landmark Hotel Condos, Landmark Hotel Condos   in Lionhead Village which are a short walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola.


This is a land only trip.  You will book your own airfare.

There will be a luxury bus to pick us up at Denver airport on 12/9 and from the Landmark on 12/16 around the following flights, subject to change by Southwest Airlines:

12/9/23: Southwest flight 495 departs Houston Hobby at 9:40 am and arrives in Denver International Airport at 11:15 am.  

12/16/23: Southwest flight 771 from Denver International Airport at 1:15 pm and arrives in Houston Hobby at 4:25 PM

There are also United Airlines flights around the same time as the Southwest Airlines flights.

The bus will be stopping for 1 hour at King Sooper Supermarket and Applejack Liquor store in Denver en route to the Landmark.   

Mountain Stats:

Vail Mountain Stats

Total Skiable Terrain: 5,317 Acres (2,141 H)
• Front Side: 1,655 Acres
• Back Bowls: 3,017 Acres
• Blue Sky Basin: 645 Acres
Beginner Terrain: 18%
Intermediate Terrain: 29%
Advanced/Expert Terrain: 53%

Trails: 195
Lifts: 32
Longest Run: Riva Ridge - 4 miles (6.4 KM)
Average Annual Snowfall: 354 inches (899 CM)

• Base Elevation: 8,120 Feet (2,454 M)
• Mid-Elevation: 10,250 Feet (3,125 M)
• Peak Elevation: 11,570 Feet (3,527 M)
• Vertical Rise: 3,450 Feet (1,052 M)

More than just skiing:

The beautiful and friendly Lionshead village is completely closed off to cars and buses offering a short walk the Arrabelle Square outdoor ice rink (with skate rental), and numerous shops and restaurants.
Originally built in the late 60s, Lionshead was recently renovated in Austrian-inspired style.

Long-time favorite restaurants Bart & Yetis and Garfinkels (Garf's to locals) anchor the diverse culinary scene. The Vail Chop House and Tavern at Vail Square offer more upscale dining options as well as a great place for slope-side cocktails.

There is a mix of shopping, from luxury goods to much-loved outdoor lifestyle brands like Burton, Patagonia, Salomon and The North Face.

Also, the walk between Lionshead and Vail Village only takes 10-15 minutes, or there is a complimentary In-Town bus that runs regularly, all day long and well into the evening.  

There will be a welcome Pizza party, lunch rendezvous set up on the mountain, daily après ski locations established, a delivered meal in the condos as well at a potluck the last night where everyone brings their leftovers. 

There are many places to rent equipment in Vail Lionshead.  One place is Ski Base Ski & Snowboard Shop at

Whether you purchase day passes or an EPIC season pass see Epic Passes: Space City Ski Club (,  Don’t wait to purchase your tickets at Vail.  The cost on mountain is very high.

Online registration for Vail begins July 5, 2023!! Make certain that your membership and online profile are up to date on as tears will not help once the trip is sold out. However, a waiting list will be available for those without tears.

Trip Coordinator: Kate Clinton




When you register for this trip, all that you are required to do is pay your trip deposit of 15% per person. You have until Final Payment Date to pay your balance.

If you require a single supplement to go on this trip, make sure you contact the TC immediately after registering for the trip so that one is assigned to you.

If you are not familiar with the Space City cancellation policy, please read it. HERE  

Trip Registration Instructions - Yourself

Trip Registration Instructions - You and another member

If all or any of the packages offered in this trip have sold out (i.e., they show as Filled on the Event Registration - Activities page), and you would still like to purchase them, then contact the TC to be put on a Wait List - Email -

Saturday, December 09, 2023, 8:00 AM until Saturday, December 16, 2023, 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Vail, Colorado
Landmark Hotel condos in Lionshead Village
Landmark Hotels Vail, Co
Vail, CO  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Katherine H Clinton
Trip Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment By Schedule Only
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Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Vail Land Pkg - Single Room
Vail Land Only Package