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Sierra Nevada, Spain – FSC Trip

March 10 - 19, 2018

Pre-Trip Madrid - March 7-10, 2018
Post-Trip Lisbon, Portugal - March 19 - 23, 2018

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The Details

Cash Price: $2249 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy (Base Trip)

Pre-Trip + Base = $2,869.00 Double Occ.
Base + Post-Trip $3,069.00 Double Occ.
All three (Pre + Basic + Post) = $3,639 Double Occ.

The Trip Leaders

Brian Gummoe Trip Leader
Brian Gummoe
17030 Winners Circle
Odessa, FL 33556

Karla McKenzie Newan Trip Co-Leader
Karla McKenzie Newan
9416 Silverthorn Rd
Largo, FL 33777

Sunset on Mtn
Photo credit: Carla Constantino

Sierra Nevada is Europe's most southern ski resort. Sierra Nevada literally means "Snowy Mountain Range" and it includes some of the highest peaks in Europe. The ski terrain is majestically overlooked by the jagged glacier-formed Veleta peak at 3,398m. Due to the altitude, the ski slopes are above the tree line and generally take the form of ski fields rather than narrow prepared tracks! The ski resort offers its visitors a wide variety of ski terrain to suit skiers and boarders of all standards. Sierra Nevada is located barely a stone's throw from the Mediterranean coast, it has practically guaranteed sunshine, the best snow conditions in Europe, and is equipped with one of the most advanced snow making systems in existence. We will leave the mountains and head to the beach to beautiful Torremolinos!

Trip Includes:

Photo credit: Carla Constantino

Round trip air from Tampa to Malaga via Iberia Airlines. Private coach bus transfer between Malaga airport and Granada/Sierra Nevada.

5 night’s accommodations in Granada at the Hotel Carmen. Get involved in a magical city where you can enjoy the coziest streets of Granada, experience aromas and colors of it, go inside the history and finish your wonderful day in the Hotel Carmen where you can have a break and relax. The Hotel Carmen is a traditional place of the city with a Granadian soul. Located just a few steps to get the cultural and business area of the city, only 500 meters to the Congress Palace of Granada and 400 meters to the cathedral. The hotel has an excellent terrace with magnificent views of Alhambra, city, the majestic Sierra Nevada. The rooms are modern, comfortable and equipped lightning, soundproofing and temperature control to allow our guests to create their own atmosphere. Rooms have Free WiFi, safe and hair dryer available. Breakfast included daily at the hotel plus Dinner for 4 nights in the Hotel Carmen. Don't forget the FSC Welcome Orientation and FSC Gala Party.

Palm Tree Ski Pic
Photo credit: Carla Constantino

3 days of transfers (bus) from Granada to Sierra Nevada (skiing). Sierra Nevada is Europe's most southern ski resort. The resort is only a 50-minute drive and the views are amazing. In total there are 79 pistes (aka runs) = 4 are black (very difficult), 34 are red (difficult), 33 are blue (easy) and 8 are green (very easy). The highest run is the Águila red run (Águila= eagle) and on a clear day you can see across to the Riff mountains in Morocco. If you catch a chair lift to the near the top of VELETA, it is possible to ski down as far as PRADOLLANO.

Photo credit: Carla Constantino

Transfers between Granada and Torremolinos. 3 night’s accommodations at the Sol Don Principe Hotel in Torremolinos. Located right on the beachfront with direct access to the beautiful Playamar Beach with spectacular Caribbean lagoon-style swimming pool, 2 spacious water sunbed areas and giant geyser and evening illumination. The best evening shows in Malaga, with new shows inspired by musicals like "Mamma Mia", "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid". This is an elegant and modern business hotel. Each room is equipped with all the facilities and services you need to make your stay on the Costa del Sol truly unique. A bright room with comfortable bed. Rooms include Flat-screen TV with Satellite Channels, Hairdryer, Heating and more. Dining options for everyone, lagoon-style pools, sun terrace and sunbeds, beauty salon and access to Playamar Beach come together to make Sol Príncipe Hotel the perfect holiday. Breakfast Buffet Daily in Torremolinos. Local Taxes and current Air Taxes (subject to change until the ticket is paid for and issued)


Air between Tampa and Madrid via Iberia Airlines. Bus transfers from Madrid Airport to Madrid hotel and between train station and Granada Hotel. ½ day city tour of Madrid. (4 hour tour)

Melia Madrid Princesa Room
Photo courtesy of Hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa

3 night’s accommodations at the 5 Star Melia Madrid Princesa. Dream in the heart of Madrid - Tradition merges with the avant-garde in the iconic hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa, the perfect option for exploring the life of this incredible city, both day and night. Unique location in the cultural and business heart of Madrid. Only 10 minutes from the Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol and Retiro. One of the best business centres and most modern meeting rooms in the city. Recently renovated to beautifully combine traditional luxury with a surprising cutting edge. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary style. They are equipped with a king size Dreamax bed or twin beds, a comfortable desk with a plug for laptop and WiFi Internet access, an armchair and modern bathroom finished in marble and ceramic tiles in which you will find a complete set of MELIÁ amenities, hairdryer and TV loudspeakers. An emblem of the city of Madrid, the Meliá Madrid Princesa Hotel is a luxury hotel with elegant interior design with a contemporary and cutting edge flair. Just a few minutes from Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the main museums and cultural attractions such as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía National Art Centre and the Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Museum, the Meliá Madrid Princesa Hotel is the best option for enjoying the daytime activities and wonderful nightlife in this busy city. Breakfast Daily in Madrid

Train from Madrid train station to Malaga train station. (Luggage van for transport of 1 piece of luggage per person to Hotel Carmen in Granada). Local taxes.


Private bus transportation from Torremolinos to Lisbon with stop for lunch in Algarve.

4 night’s accommodations at the 4 Star Hotel Fenix Urban. Feel the city rhythm without giving up all the silence. This urban hotel is located near El Corte Inglés, with a modern decoration and common areas. It is perfect for those who privilege silence, but can’t do without a central hotel. Some of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon, such as Praça Marquês de Pombal, Parque Eduardo VII or Avenida da Liberdade, are very close. Spaces such as the lobby, the bar and the restaurant are perfect to relax. The rooms are equipped with a pleasant working area, air conditioning, minibar, cable TV and Sport TV. These are nicely decorated in warm tones. The hotel has a business centre, room service, laundry service , Safe deposit boxes, free internet in the entire hotel, Small gym room and more! Breakfast daily in Lisbon.

½ day city tour with English Speaking guide. (4 hours)
Transfer between hotel and Lisbon airport.
Air between Lisbon Airport and Tampa via Iberia Airlines.
Local Taxes

Price Chart

Advertised Price With Air

Number of
Single Occ.
Double Occ.
Triple Occ.
Base Only (Sierra Nevada)
Base + Pre (Madrid + Sierra Nevada)
Base + Post (Sierra Nevada + Lisbon)
All (Madrid + Sierra Nevada + Lisbon)

Advertised Price Land Only

Number of
Single Occ.
Double Occ.
Triple Occ.
Base Only
Base + Pre
Base + Post

Sign Up Details

$350.00 per person with a completed and signed Trip Application.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 7, 2017.
See cancellation policy on the back of the TBSSB trip application.

Balance Due:
December 15, 2017

Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Karla Newan at 9416 Silverthorn Rd, Largo, FL 33777.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.


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