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Update on the WPSC trips

Mt Snow and Smugglers Notch is good to go.  There are 26 on the Smugglers Notch/Mt Snow trip and 40 on the Mt Snow only portion.  Currently there is room for anyone still interested. 

As far as the Banff trip, there were three air seats left…one from Pittsburgh and two from Toronto.  Also, one male roommate is needed for the trip. 

New Trip to Costa Rica

Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 for information.  Trip date is May 18 for seven nights.  She will email you a brochure and registration information.

Still looking for one guy and one girl to be roommates on this trip.   We have 24 signed up so far.

Discounts available until January 15.  Call for brochure and information.

Recap 2017

Trips – Holiday Valley – Organizers Dot Easter and Shirley Dougherty

Steamboat, CO – Organized by Mary Ann Sarver

Kayak Activity – Organized by Terry Barr

Picnic and Christmas Party – Organized by Mary Ann Sarver and committee

Joe Hrason, Dave Potts and John Celender.

Octoberfest – Organized by Phil Mueller

If I missed anyone, please forgive me as I did this from memory.

Grande Moon Palace Jamaica-Last Minute Opportunity-Date 10/16-23. 2018

Hi,  Just decided to put this together but must be booked by Dec. 30th to get this price.
One week at the all inclusive resort with the following included:   Roundtrip transfers, manicure & pedicure and massage, 2 free tours and $1,500 resort credits to be used for additional tours or spa and other amenities.
Cost per person based on double occupancy is $1,195 plus airfare (normal rate would be $1,696. plus airfare).   I was looking at air and cost is about $500pp.  Since there are some restrictions to this promotion, I need to book three rooms at a time.
This is only possible if people get back to me right away.  I really enjoyed this resort a couple of years ago, and have wanted to go back.  So hope we can make this work.   Let me know and hope everyone had a great Christmas.

No 2018 Holiday Valley Trip

What Happened to the Holiday Valley Trip?

People have asked me if there will be a Holiday Valley Ski trip in 2018 or not. The answer is no and that is for many reasons. So, I thought I might share the reasons with those who were interested in joining us.

I don’t know if Holiday Valley always had group contract policy and it was not enforced for us or if the policy has changed. Now for Der Sitzmark to get reduced room rates and reduced ski lift tickets we have to book 10 or more rooms for the period of time we are there. About half of the folks who have joined us previously on the trip only want to ski for 3 days; drive up Sunday night and ski Monday – Wednesday. Last year a few people came mid-week to fill in some of those rooms and the resort allowed us to go a day or two without our 10 rooms being filled. The resort policy changed this year and they wanted us to sign a contract to fill all our rooms for the whole time we had booked.

Last year we only used 10 rooms at the beginning of the week. This year a few of the people who have usually joined us told me they couldn’t make it this time so I felt filling the rooms would be difficult.

So, I am not scheduling the trip this year and am planning to run it next year; planning to stay Sunday – Tuesday nights and ski Monday – Wednesday. I hope to reserve at least 10 rooms the last week in January 2019 so please put it on your schedule and plan to join us.

Dot Easter

Der Sitzmark Ski Club News

Hi,  A couple of news items:
1.  Costa Rica trip is going well.  Looking for one guy and one girl to share a room.   Call Mary Ann for details at 724-939-3394.  Date is May 18 with Mayflower Tours – an exclusive group for our club.  We still have a few other spaces available so couples are welcome to join us.
2.  Looking for one guy to share room for trip to Telluride on March 4-11th.  Call Mary at above number for details.
3.  Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year.   Think Snow!!!