A ski club favorite, trips to the summit of lovely Mt. LeConte in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN have quickly sold out for the last 20 years – so sign up right away or you will be left out! At 6500’ above sea level, the historic log cabin village atop LeConte is the highest lodge east of the Rocky Mountains, and is accessible only via five beautiful hiking trails. All five of the trails (approx. 3000 ft. elevation gain) to the lodge are not especially difficult if we take our time on this incredibly scenic hike. The mountain is especially famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets and frequent deer and bear sightings, so don’t forget your cameras!
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte is a refreshing change. You can feel the vitality of this great Colorado ski town as you wander through the quaint, Victorian, national historic district with its choices for fine dining, bars, shopping and nightlife.
Big Sky Resort is known for giving skiers and riders access to more skiing than anywhere else in the United States. Located in south central Montana, about fifty miles south of Bozeman, Big Sky provides visitors with updated amenities, a well developed infrastructure and over 5,750 acres of skiable terrain.
At the crossroads of France, Italy and Switzerland, Chamonix sits at the base of the 15,767 foot Mont Blanc. The power and beauty of the legendary Chamonix area is unmatched. This “bucket list” destination is the oldest ski resort area in France. There are four different ski areas (two of them with new Gondolas) with a total of 170 km of ski runs to satisfy all levels of skiers, each easily accessed from Chamonix.
Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resort is one of the most unique snow sports destinations on the planet. With a higher elevation, and the most skiable terrain in the area, Heavenly has more hidden glades to explore and groomers to rip than any other Lake Tahoe resort. Off the slopes you will find more activities and après ski choices than you know what to do with!
Holding the title of North America’s largest resort, these two colossal mountains offer more than 200 marked trails that include in-bounds, backcountry, wide-open glaciers, powder-filled bowls, secluded glades and perfectly groomed trails. Freestylers will find six terrain parks that accommodate beginners to elite athletes, including a 22 foot super pipe. Averaging 462 inches of snowfall each year, there’s something for everyone at Whistler Blackcomb. And In October 2016, Vail Resorts announced their official acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb, which now makes Whistler a part of the Epic Ski Pass.
Snowmass is one of the four resorts of the Aspen Snowmass group and one of the largest ski resorts in North America. It is primarily known for having the most vertical drop of 4,406, in the United States. Snowmass is famous for its diversity--- from cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks, and halfpipes - Snowmass has it all. But if that’s not enough terrain for you, Buttermilk, Ajax, and Aspen Highlands are just fifteen minutes away.
Join us on August 12th at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs to meet the trip leaders and learn about our exciting 2018 trips!
Located in northern Patagonia , Bariloche is a charming small city, with Swiss influence apparent in its chalet styled buildings and numerous chocolate shops. Bariloche serves as the gateway to one of Argentina’s most renowned ski areas – Cerro Catedral. Cerro Catedral is named for the Gothic cathedral-looking granite spirals, which grace the summit of its ski mountain. It is distinguished above other South American Resorts by having a true base village, offering slope side accommodations, and a respectable variety of restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars to suit all apres-ski and nightlife interests.
Join all of your snow friends at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant located on Clairmont Road for our end of the season ski party!! Light appetizers will be served beginning at 6:30. Come enjoy the patio and re-live the fun times we have on the slopes of Telluride, Breckenridge, Jackson Hole, Vail and Revelstoke! If you could not join us for a trip this year, join us to hear what you missed, check out the group pictures, and begin making your plans for next ski season. Party the night away!
Come see your trip coordinators and let them know how awesome of a season you have had and discuss where you want to ski next year! If you have never been on a ski trip with the ASC come speak to the trip coordinators about how you can participate in one of our upcoming adventures.
Since 2007, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has offered the most vertical in North America at 1,713 meters (5,620ft) of lift-accessed terrain, 3121 acres of fall line skiing, 2 high alpine bowls, and 65 named runs, including legendary glades and phenomenal groomers. Skiers and snowboarders visiting Revelstoke can access a total of 515,000 acres of terrain, including our Cat Ski terrain and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing’s tenure.
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders or more than 50 years. It is home to world class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training session and has been home to numerous world championship races.
Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in a home vs a hotel or condo on a ski trip. You now have an opportunity to experience it, but with 40 of your closest friends. We are bringing you something new and different. We are staying in slope-side townhomes this year in Jackson Hole. Access to the mountain will be easy.
Breckenridge has the perfect ski mountain and the perfect mountain town! Breck’s five interconnected peaks offer amazing variety for every skill level. Peak 10 offers steep runs and challenging moguls. Peak 9 is best for beginners. Situated in the heart of the resort Peak 8 is packed with trails for all levels. Intermediate skiers will feel at home on Peak 7’s blue runs, while those seeking an above-treeline experience will get their thrills on Peak 6.
Telluride offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain, and a historic town to visit and enjoy when you’re not skiing! From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.
Come join us for a fantastic adventure off the coast of Southern France to the island of Porquerolles, the largest of the golden islands, just off the Cote d’Azur, France. A water-shuttle connects the three golden islands. The attractive sandy beaches to the north, and stunning views along the southern cliffs, overlooking a sea of shimmering colors, make this island a nature lover’s paradise. There are over 32 miles of marked trails for both hiking and biking. After several days there, we’[[ visit several other beautiful southern France destinations including Nice, Monte Carlo, and Roquebrunne-Cap Martin. We also have optional excursions planned to visit Gorges de Verdon and Lake St. Paul Croix, for a hike down into the gorge, or some relaxing by the lake for those who prefer. And then on our last day, we will offer an optional excursion to St. Tropez.
The Beach is Back! We.re going to our favorite Labor Day Weekend Spot, and staying at fantastic houses, including our favorite Laid Back (with a pool), all close to the beach and the famous “Red Bar/Piccolo’s Restaurant.” We will be spending the weekend in houses located in the village of Grayton (the houses we’re committed to so far are Laid Back and Grayton Dream). Laid Back and Grayton Dream and are well-equipped with furniture with lots of porches and patios and loads of room. Located to the left and to the right of the village of Grayton Beach is the Grayton Beach State Park and Recreation Area (1133 acres). Bike trails and skating trails are located throughout --connecting the State Park with the little village of Grayton.
Valle Nevado Ski Resort is a one and a half hour drive above the city of Santiago, and is located highin the northern Andes Mountains of Chile. The entire resort is above timberline offering stunning views in all directions. Since it is the highest resort in the Andes, and close to the Argentine border, it receives a very light fluffy powder.
The picturesque river valleys of the Rhine and the Neckar are ideal to explore by bicycle and boat. The Rhine valley between Koblenz and Mannheim is very romantic with the Loreley rock, its fortresses, castles, and the ruins you will pass along the river’s narrow banks. These buildings are often constructed using the region’s unique slate. This area, listed on Unesco’s World Heritage List, offers many varied routes, past picturesque Rudesheim, known for its wine, and through the beautiful inner cities of Mainz, Worms, and Mannheim, all filled with interesting monuments. In Mannheim the route continues along the Neckar River, a tributary of the Rhine, to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you can see the castle high up on the hill from miles away. The medieval town of Bad Wimpfen with all its splendor is another little pearl of the area.
MARTINIS AND IMAX, NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE
LET’S MEET UP AT MARTINIS & IMAX on April 8th to see National Parks Adventure, the movie celebrating 100 years of our National Parks.
Experience the Ultimate “Off-Trail” Adventure
Soar over red rock canyons, up craggy mountain peaks that touch the clouds and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds. Narrated by Robert Redford and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, National Parks Adventure follows world-famous climber Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb, and explore the wild places that belong to us all.
Join all of your friends at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant located on Clairmont Road for our end of the season ski party. Light appetizers will be served beginning at 6:30. Come enjoy the patio and re-live the fun times we have on the slopes this season! Check out the group pictures. Party the night away!
Snowbird, Utah is located in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta ski resort is one mile further down the canyon. In the summer of 2001, just before Utah would host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Mineral Basin received its second high speed chairlift with the installation of Baldy Express. Not only did this expand the skiable terrain in Mineral Basin but it provided a connection with Alta and allowed the two resorts to offer one lift ticket to ski a whopping 4700 acres of powder filled terrain. In December 2005, the Peruvian Express Chairlift and tunnel opened allowing easier access to Mineral Basin through a 600 foot tunnel. So now when you ski from Snowbird to Alta, you ski thru the only ski tunnel in North America!
Come be the first to experience the linking of two of North America’s greatest ski areas, Park City and Canyons – creating the largest resort in the United Sates with 7030 acres of skiable terrain! Park City Mountain Resort is home to 3300 acres of some of the best ski and snowboard terrain in North America. It has something for virtually every snow enthusiast, from perfectly –manicured groomers, to powder-filled bowls and some of the industry’s most progressive terrain parks and halfpipes.
North America’s number one rated resort – Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada!
Beyond Whistler Blackcomb’s 8100 acres of incredible and varied terrain, its mile-long vertical and its dedication to grooming more terrain than anywhere else in North America, it is an experience so unique that it’s hard to measure. It’s about the abundant and reliable snow, the friendly vibrant village and a vibe that encourages visitors to push their limits- whether it’s ticking every run on the map or attempting to eat at every award-winning restaurant in the village.
You couldn’t ask for a better winter destination than Big Sky, Montana. What’s more, we’re flying direct to Bozeman, and staying at The Summit, the elegant Euro-Western slopeside property located 100 yards from the lift. The Summit combines luxury condos with Boyne Beds and a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center. The property itself boasts a fitness center, steam room, indoor/outdoor soaking pool, the Peaks Restaurant, The Carabiner Lounge and on-mountain ski storage. Along with high speed internet, we will also have daily maid service. And, don’t forget the daily breakfast buffet with made to order omelets, full cereal bar and an array of different breakfast entrees.
Zell Am See has all the old world European charm, incredible scenery and fantastic off piste skiing. Established by monks around the middle of the eighth century, the village of Zell Am See is situated on the shore of Lake Zell, under a backdrop of the Austrian Alps. Lake Zell is a deep glacial lake in the shape of a peanut, with clear Alpine waters. The town is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the Middle Pinzgau of Austria and is always bustling with tourists in every season.
Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak- 2,965 acres of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Gladded areas of Pioneer ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat’s particular claim to fame, with legendary Champagne Powder snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds.
COME JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO THE ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD – THE MIGHTY HIMALAYAS !!!
EXPERIENCE NEPAL – THE LAND OF STONE PATHS THRU GREEN TERRACES, AND COLORFUL PRAYER FLAGS ADORNING ANCIENT TEMPLES WITH EXQUISTIE CARVINGS. THEN CONTINUE ON THE EXTENSION WITH US TO INDIA’S “GOLDEN TRIANGLE,” WHERE WE WILL RIDE ELEPHANTS, HUNT FOR TIGERS, AND TAKE A CAMEL SAFARI INTO THE DESERT !!!
COME JOIN US ON A SUMMER SKI ADVENTURE HIGH IN THE ANDES!!!
Ski Portillo is situated in a beautiful valley high in the Andes Mountains. Portillo is a fun mountain for everyone with long groomed runs to powder filled chutes that run out across the Inca Lake. There are bowls, bumps and plenty of off-piste backcountry terrain for all you expert skiers. Heli-skiing is also available and reasonably priced.
Join all of your friends at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs for FREE appetizers while they last and learn about all the fantastic ski trips we have going on this year from the trip coordinators themselves!
Jackson Hole is considered one of the 5 Top Ski Resorts in the United States, just referenced as “Epic” by others, and a gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Many visitors enjoy Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, offering one of the best ski and snowboard experiences in Wyoming. Dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, sight-seeing, and ballooning are all favorite activities. Two mountains featuring 111 named trails with one Arial tram nestled in a small town vibe of 8,000 which just screams skiing. Jackson Hole has long been a standard destination for any expert rider.
Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. The wilderness is pristine and inspirational. Located in the heart of majestic, historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers world class terrain. With 4200 skiable acres, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. The unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair.
Listed among Ski Magazine’s top five destinations, Telluride is one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain towns. A core skier’s mountain, Telluride is rich in character and stocked with a nice mix of trails to explore. Offering the best of worlds, Telluride’s historic downtown and European style mountain Village are 15 minutes apart via a free gondola. Downtown is reminiscent of the area’s mining heritage, full of idyllic charm and surrounded by stunning mountain views.
Already one of North America’s premier resorts, Snowmass continues to undergo a host of on-mountain improvements, last season skiers were greeted with a new Sheer Bliss lift; Sam’s Smokehouse restaurant and Smoky’s Tavern; additional restaurant space in base village; the new Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center; the Elk Camp Meadows learning area accessible by the eight-passenger Elk Camp Gondola. In addition, the Snow Park Technologies-designed Snowmass Park now includes a 22-foot super pipe! Plus, thanks to the latest in radio frequency technology, guests will speed through select gates at access lifts without requiring a scan or check.
The fine wine country of South Tyrolean lowlands offers spectacular skiing, fine dining and good company in one of Italy’s most fashionable ski resorts – Cortina. Cortina provides some of the best beginner or expert skiing to be found anywhere in the world. The vertical drop from the top station to the base of the mountain is 6,500 feet with over 90 miles of trails. An interconnecting lift system allows you to move freely from one slope to another for that 100% adrenaline rush you’ve been waiting for.