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SKI EXTREME TRIPS 2017/2018

Big White & Sun Peaks, BC;
Sutton, Quebec;
Jay Peak, Vermont, US;
Val-David Cross Country Weekend
(Laurentians, Quebec);
Day trips to Mont Tremblant and Mont Blanc (Quebec)

BIG WHITE & SUN PEAKS WEEKLONG TRIP

BIG WHITE & SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLOMBIA

Saturday February 17 to Saturday February 24, 2018
Price
$2195.00 per person in double occupancy
$2795.00 per person in single occupancy

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days of skiing

You will have the chance to ski 2 very nice resorts, Big White and Sun Peaks.

Big White:
At a faraway glance, you might not quite understand why this mountain is called Big White—but, I guarantee that once you get up close and personal, it will become abundantly clear where the name comes from! What a joy to discover this huge mountain and its vast round summit located above the tree line. The pure white as far (and as high) as the eye can see is no doubt the inspiration for Big White’s name. A choice of three lifts – the Falcon Chair, the Cliff Chair and the Alpine T-Bar — will take you to the top of this colossal almost-mythical giant that opens up to the horizon.

No matter which of the lifts you choose, you will be treated to jaw-dropping views on the way down. Having skied dozens of mountains around the globe, I thought I had seen it all—but, clearly, I was wrong. The landscape at Big White was unlike anything I had ever laid eyes on before—it’s somewhat reminiscent of the Valley of the Ghosts at Monts-Valin, only on a much bigger scale! At Big White, a huge army of ghosts stands guard over endless square kilometers of the mammoth summit.

The Inn at Big White (3 *):
To visit the Hotel website: http://ski.voyagesgendron.com/en/hotel/inn-at-big-white/
Nestled in the beauty and splendor of the Monashee Mountains, Big White is the ideal place to experience lodging right on the slopes.
Each hotel room has its own Galley Kitchen which includes an induction cooker, mini-refrigerator, microwave and sink. Dishes, cookware and utensils are included.

Conference facilities • Outdoor hot tub with pool • Fitness center • Restaurant and lounge - The Blarney Stone • Laundry facilities ($) • Ski lockers • Ski-in/ski-out access.

Sun Peaks:
With some 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, Sun Peaks clearly lives up to its name. Of course, it may have another source of inspiration which you can experience for yourself when, halfway up the Sunburst lift, you literally plow through the cloud cover gathered between the three mountains of this vast ski area of 10,378 acres and end up surrounded by clear blue skies on the other side.

After enjoying the view of the clear blue skies, you can enjoy some of Sun Peaks’ clear, open runs! One of the few Canadian resorts to offer skiing above the tree line, Sun Peaks also has a range of wide off-piste runs meandering through the conifers in its 16 gladed areas. Those who love skiing wide-open spaces will definitely be in their element. Although most of the 133 trails here cater to intermediate and advanced skiers, there is plenty for young families to enjoy too.
Sun Peaks is a mega resort with a truly intimate feel. It is also abundantly clear the village here was meticulously planned out. The architecture was inspired by South Tyrol, with its charming tile roofs and colorful facades. As far as restaurants go, there are 24 options available to you as well as a variety of small cafés and fast food places that are sure to please everyone’s palates. Nancy Greene, Olympic Champion and her husband, Al Raines, Mayor of the municipality are thrilled to enjoy a run or two with the resort’s visitors whenever they can.

Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel & Suites (3 1/2 *):
To visit the Hotel website: http://ski.voyagesgendron.com/en/hotel/nancy-greenes-cahilty-lodge/
Whether it be mountain hiking, biking, or skiing on Sun Peaks breathtaking trails, the Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. This family friendly condo-style hotel’s slopeside location, only steps from Sun Peaks Village, is ideal for everyone.

Secure storage for ski/snowboard equipment • Complimentary wireless Internet access • 1 restaurant • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs • Fitness room • Secure underground parking ($) • Laundry facilities ($) • Meeting room for 20 to 60 people ($) • Mountain tours • Welcome reception with Nancy Greene and her husband, Al Raine • Showcase of Nancy Greene's medals.

  BIG WHITE SUN PEAKS
Altitude  7606 feet / 2318 m 7060 feet / 2152 m
Vertical drop 2550 feet / 777 m 2894 feet / 882 m
Average annual snow fall 294 inches / 747 cm 237 inches / 602 cm
Number of runs 118 133
Number of ski lifts 12 11
Distribution of runs
Beginner 18% 10%
Intermediate 54% 58%
Expert 22% 32%
Expert (double black) 6%  
Snowboarding allowed Yes Yes

Package includes: flights, accommodation, transfers, ski passes, 3 breakfasts and all taxes

  • Round trip airfare from Ottawa to Kelowna with Air Canada
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at the Inn at Big White (each room has a galley kitchen which includes an induction cooker, mini-refrigerator, microwave, sink, dishes, cookware and utensils)
  • 3 days of skiing in Big White
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel & Suites at Sun Peaks
  • 3 breakfasts included at Sun Peaks
  • 3 days of skiing at Sun Peaks
  • Round trip airport transfers including a 1-hour grocery stop on the arrival day
  • Ground transportation from Big White to Sun Peaks
  • Services of both our on-site representatives (Big White and Sun Peaks)
  • Welcome drink
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel insurance (cancellation and/or medical)
  • Luggage fees
  • Client’s contribution to the Compensation Fund of $1 per $1000

The airline company “Air Canada” as the right to change the fee.

Make sure you have proper identification for this trip (passport is required). We also need the exact name on your passport, to issue your airline ticket.

Options:

  • Deduct $795.00 if you want land package only (no airline). Please be sure to coordinate flight times with the group in order to make the bus connections
  • Senior discount (65 years and older): deduct $65.00 from the package

Insurance:
It is recommended to protect non-refundable deposits in the event that participants are forced to cancel their vacation prior to departure for medical reasons. The average prices of insurance are:
0-45 year old= $99.53
45-55 year old= $137.21
55-60 year old= $154.03
60-65 year old= $178.79
65 and older we will need to make a request to France to get the price.

To find out more about the insurance, email France Lefebvre at flefebvre@voyagesgendron.com or you can reach her at 1-800-561-8747 ext 224. She will be able to give you the exact price for your insurance. If you take insurance, you will need to provide us your date of birth. Insurance premiums are due at time of deposit.

Canada Insurance Package

Benefits included Coverage amount
Emergency Medical Care Up to $5,000,000
- Medical follow-up in Canada Included
- Dental care following an accident Up to $2,000
- Subsistence allowance Up to $3,000
- Repatriation of the deceased Up to $10,000
- Transportation costs to visit a covered person Included
Accidental Death/Dismemberment Up to $100,000
- Public transportation accident Up to $200,000
Flight/Acc.Death/Dismemberment Up to $300,000
Baggage Insurance Up to $1,500
- Baggage delay Up to $500
Trip Cancellation Up to $2,000
Trip Interruption Unlimited
Travel assistance Included

Payment:

$545.00 deposit + insurance due when booking plus a cheque for the balance, dated January 3, 2018.

All remaining group space will be released on December 11th 2017. Make sure to register for the trip before. Final payment is due 45 days before departure (which is January 3, 2018).

Payment may be made by cheque, money order or credit cards. Cheque and Money Order are payable to SKI EXTREME CLUB. If you are paying by credit card, please contact Diane at 613-225-6834 to give her your card number with expiry date and the 3 digit at the back.
Payment Options: Any payments for membership, lessons, tickets, trips or dryland can be made by cash, cheque, money order or e-mail transfer. Information on payment options.

Air Transportation: From Ottawa to Kelowna with Air Canada

Outbound Date / Flight# Departure Time Arrival Time
50 seats Feb. 17 AC #441 Ottawa 07h00 Toronto 08h03
  Feb. 17 AC #1693 Toronto 09h40 Kelowna 11h34
Return Date /Flight# Departure Time Arrival Time
50 seats Feb. 24 AC #8406 Kelowna 15h00 Calgary 17h05
  Feb. 24 AC #352 Calgary 19h10 Ottawa 01h03

(Flights numbers & times are subject to change.)

Related Links

THE INN AT BIG WHITE 3* http://ski.voyagesgendron.com/en/hotel/inn-at-big-white/

NANCY GREENE'S CAHILTY HOTEL & SUITES 3½* http://ski.voyagesgendron.com/en/hotel/nancy-greenes-cahilty-lodge/

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