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Lowered Price Alert

This just in. Lower prices on the Lake Tahoe and Ogden ski trips. Lake Tahoe's advertised cash price was $1529 per person and is now $1399. The Odgen long weekend trip advertised cash price was $1239 per person and is now $1139.

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Club Parties
Holiday Club Party
Friday, December 8, 2017
Location is Holiday Inn Westshore, details to come.

Primetime Big Sky, Montana

February 3 - February 10, 2018

Saturday to Saturday

SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

Male Roommate Needed

The Details

Cash Price: $1689 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a Hotel Room

PDF FORMS to DOWNLOAD
Download the application PDF.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.

The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

The Trip Leaders

Terry Barton Trip Leader
Terry Barton
23332 Abercorn Lake
Land O’Lakes, FL 33639
813-495-8859
Email

Roger Copp Trip Co-Leader
Roger Copp
1501 W. Horatio Street, Apt 108
Tampa, FL 33606
813-431-4959
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Trip Highlights

Four connected mountains comprise 5,800 acres of skiing with plenty for all levels. Endless terrain under an expansive big sky. Easy to get to, plus no crowds, no traffic, and virtually no lift lines.

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Photo credit: Roger Copp
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Join us for the Biggest Skiing in America®Big Sky Resort is now combined with Moonlight Basin, making it the largest ski resort in the U.S. with about 5,800 skiable acres.  This is the true western skiing experience you've dreamed about – unbridled adventure, abundant snow, uncrowded slopes, and no long lift lines.  Big Sky has it all:  runs that vary from satin-groomed cruisers to steep powdered chutes.  There are also state-of-the-art terrain parks plus the Lone Peak Tram whisks skiers and non-skiers to the summit for extraordinary panoramic views of the wide-open spaces of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.  Big Sky is in the southwestern corner of Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.   We will fly into Bozeman, about an hour's drive away, and take a charter bus to the resort with a grocery stop along the way.  Most of our lodging is in hotel rooms at the Huntley Lodge, plus a couple of 1 BR units in the adjoining Shoshone Condominium Hotel.  Both choices include the legendary daily hot breakfast buffet at the Huntley.  Oh, and the lodging is slope-side so there is just a short walk to the lifts, virtually ski-in / ski-out!

As your trip leaders, we will also be planning several fun get-togethers for our group.  We have skied all over western North America and are ready to put our years of experience to work for you!  We will assist you with ordering discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals.  Leave the details to us and enjoy your vacation.  Just pay and play!

Lodging

We’ll be staying at low altitude (6800ft) and slope side at the historic Huntley Lodge, plus we have a couple of rooms in the adjoining Shoshone Condominium Hotel. These properties are located in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village and just 55 yards from the ski lifts. The Huntley offers first class hotel rooms with a wet bar, mini refrigerator and coffee maker. The Shoshone is attached to the Huntley and has 1 BR units which combine the service of a hotel with the comfort of a condominium. These rooms feature full kitchens, living areas, balconies, and scenic views. Other amenities at the Huntley and Shoshone include free Wi-Fi, free ski valet & storage, outdoor hot tubs, a heated swimming pool, sauna, workout facilities, game room, and laundry facilities. Travelers on our trip will also be treated to the daily legendary hot breakfast buffet (included free of charge). Dining and shopping are right out the doors in the heart of the Mountain Village.

ROOM AT THE HUNTLEY

Room at the Huntley
Photo credit: Jim R. Harris

LODGING IS IN THE VILLAGE

Lodging in the Village
Photo credit: Glenniss Indreland

ROOM AT THE SHOSHONE

Room at the Shoshone
Photo credit: Jim R. Harris

Travelers on this trip will take advantage of the free Ski Valet! It provides secure overnight and daytime storage for skis, boards, and bags and is conveniently located on the slopes next to the Ramcharger and Swift Current lifts, and in the Huntley Lodge (the Shoshone is attached to the Huntley). Guests at the Huntley and Shoshone may also use the convenient Ski Valet Boot Room for complimentary boot drying. The Boot Room also offers coordination for tuning and repair services, and the option to have your equipment shipped home.

Price Chart

The following are cash prices, Per Person.

Number of
Occupants
Huntley First Class
Shoshone 1 BR Suite
Limited availability
Shoshone 1 BR
Suite & Loft
1
$2519
$3879
$5469
2
$1689
$2369
$3159
3
$1479
$1859
$2389
4
$1369
$1609
$2009
5
$1459
$1779
6
$1359
$1619

Huntley First Class Hotel Room – 2 Queen beds
Shoshone 1 BR Suite – 1.75 bath, King or Queen in Master, Queen Murphy Bed and Sleeper Sofa in Living Room

Resort Only: DEDUCT $479 from the prices above if you choose to get your own air. Ground Transportation is not included for Resort Only travelers, but may be available if the traveler can meet the bus on time and space is available.

Children under 10 years old price is $836

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

The Mountain

Snowy Trees
Photo credit: Roger Copp

We have skied all over western North America and are ready to put our years of experience to work for you! We have been to Big Sky multiple times and know the mountain and the area activities. We will assist you with ordering discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals. Leave the details to us and enjoy your vacation. Just pay and play!

Big Sky is now combined with Moonlight Basin. It’s bigger than Vail with 10% of the skiers on the mountain. This means that you have NO CROWDS and PLENTY OF OPEN GROOMERS and POWDER. Powder stashes are continually found throughout Big Sky due to the consistent snowfall in the Northern Rockies. This resort is a favorite of just about everyone who's been there.

By the numbers:

Lone Peak Tram
Photo credit: Roger Copp
Big Sky Skier
Photo credit: Roger Copp

400 inches Average Annual Snowfall 5,750 acres Skiable Terrain

34 Lifts 300 Runs7 Terrain Parks 6 mile Longes Run

6,800 to 11,166 feet Elevation 4,350 feet Vertical Drop

15% Beginner + 25% Intermediate = 2,295 acres

42% Advanced + 18% Expert = 3,515 acres

Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lift lines

2 Acres per Skier (rather than skiers per acre as at many resorts)

Big Sky has it all: runs that vary from satin-groomed cruisers to steep powdered chutes. There are also 7 state-of-the-art terrain parks featuring a half-pipe, banked turns, kickers, and its own surface tow for snowboarding! The Lone Peak Tram whisks skiers and non-skiers to the summit for extraordinary panoramic views of the wide-open spaces of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and neighboring Yellowstone National Park. 

Other Activities

Roger
Photo credit: Roger Copp

Terry and Roger will be planning several fun get-togethers for our group. Here is what we have initially planned:

  • our fun and informative pre-trip party with plenty of snacks and mimosas,
  • a spectacular wine and cheese party upon arrival,
  • a carb loading pizza party after our first day of skiing
  • an après with plenty of appetizers on another night,
  • a special banquet dinner, and
  • our epic chocolate decadence party to top it all off!!

All these events are great, but it’s the travelers that make it a memorable experience!! Join in the fun!!

Cloudy Yellowstone Geyser
Photo credit: Roger Copp

There is plenty to do off the slopes! Other activities include ice skating, sleigh rides, Nordic (cross-country) skiing, fly-fishing on the Gallatin River, helicopter tours, snow cat skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, zip line tours, and more. AND, there’s nearby Yellowstone National Park! Big Sky Resort is the Basecamp to Yellowstone and the perfect headquarters for mountain adventures. The only way to visit Old Faithful and other interior attractions in the winter is by snowmobile or guided snow coach. A winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and incomparable wildlife viewing.

Dining in Big Sky offers something for everyone: from wild game to Montana-sized steaks, to a romantic sleigh ride dinner or gourmet pizza delivered right to your door. When the sun goes down the nightlife kicks up and you’ll find live music, dancing, family fun nights, poker games, and free movies shown in the Roosevelt Amphitheater for your enjoyment.

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Photo credit: Roger Copp
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Big Sky Snowshoers
Photo credit: Roger Copp
Yellowstone Bison
Photo credit: Roger Copp

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Round trip airfare from Tampa to Bozeman, charter bus service to Big Sky (less than one hour) along the amazing Gallatin River, 7 night lodging right next to the mountain that you can ski into, an entire week of fun-filled activities, and A GREAT TIME!

Lodging:
The Huntley Lodge with hotel rooms, and the Shoshone Condos. See Price Chart above for pricing for your particular group size.

Trip Size:
42 persons.

Deposit:
$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application.

Cancellation Date:
October 1, 2017.

Balance Due:
October 15, 2017.

Payment:
Make checks payable to "Tampa Bay Snowskiers and Boarders" and mail to: Roger Copp, 1501 W. Horatio St, Unit 108, Tampa, FL 33606.

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. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience.

TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.

Background photo: Roger Copp