Welcome aboard, Philadelphia:
PHILLY ARE YOU READY?!?!?!? Welcome aboard the second annual Ski Trip #DestinationTakeover at Mount Snow, Vermont. Last year two busloads of gays from Boston stormed an entire mountain for three days and two nights of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, dancing, drinking, and hot tub-bing. Here's what it looked like. This year, let's join them.
If you're buying tickets as a group, you'll be asked for a team name at check-out in order to ensure you're in a room together. If you're traveling solo and want to room with other people, just write "match" and we'll put you with your new friends.
Scroll down for more information. Still have questions? We're here to help: email Mary@thewelcomingcommittee.com
Tickets include bus transport to/from Mt. Snow, two nights of lodging at the Snow Lake Lodge or Grand Summit Hotel, entrance to the Snow Barn nightclub on Saturday night, discounts on lift tickets/ski rentals/ski school, a survival kit filled beer/snacks/magic, breakfast both mornings at the Snow Lake Lodge, and a weekend of braggable stories. See below for a full itinerary.
For the skiiers and snowboarders in the group, Mount Snow has 4 mountain faces, 20 lifts and 80 trails that range from beginner to expert. They also have the only 6-person blue bubble lift in the country. So there's that. For the non-skiers and snowboarders, you can choose some other winter-esque activities like tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and, back by popular demand, snow angel making.
This year, we've lined up two different lodging options. If you want the trailside hotel, complete with spa, fitness center, and hot tubs, then you'll be checking into the Grand Summit Resort Hotel at the base of the mountain. If you're feeling like the economy option is more your speed, the Snow Lake Lodge is a quick shuttle ride away from the base lodge. Don't worry though, both sleeping spots are a five minute walk to the mountain's dance club of choice: the Snow Barn.
If you're going for the Grand Summit Hotel, you have the choice of staying with 3 other people, 1 other person, or sleeping solo. The Snow Lake Lodge has the same sleeping options plus one more: the 6 person suite, with two double beds and pull out sofa. This option is available for people traveling as a group of 6.
If you're traveling solo, like 25% of our #DestinationTakeover-ers do, you can opt in to any of the four, two or one-to-a-room options. If you want to stay in a 4 person or 2 person room, just write "Match" when promoted at Check-out and we'll set you up with other solo travelers.
Included in the ticket price is a round trip ride in a charter bus from Philadelphia to Mount Snow with all of your new friends. We'll be departing at 3:00pm on Friday, January 10th and arriving at Mount Snow at approximately 8:30pm that night. Sunday's departure time at 5pm will have you back in Philadelphia around 9:30pm.
LIFT TICKETS / RENTALS / LESSONS:
Lift ticket/rentals/ski school prices can be found here and are available to purchase when you buy your ticket. Or, if you're the non-committal type, we'll be checking in with the whole Ski Trip #DestinationTakeover team closer to our departure date to see who wants what lift/rental/lesson tickets.
ITINERARY & EXPERIENCE:
Friday, January 10th
3:00pm: Departure from Philadelphia
8:30pm: Arrive at Mount Snow
10:00pm: Meet at pub in the lodge of each hotel for #CocktailTime
11:00pm: Head over to the Snow Barn (nightclub) for GQB #1
Saturday, January 11th:
7-10am: Grab breakfast (included at Snow Lake Lodge but not at Grand Summit)
8am - 4pm: Ski, snowboard, snow tube, snowshoe, cross country ski, hot tub, sauna, nap, drink
4:00pm: Meet mountain-side for Après Ski/#CocktailTime
5pm-9pm: Drink, dinner, relax
9pm: Meet at pub in lodge for #CocktailTime
10:30pm: Walk to nightclub for GQB #2
Sunday, January 12th:
7am-10am: Grab breakfast (included at Snow Lake Lodge but not at Grand Summit)
Before 11am: Check out and throw your bags in one of the designated late check-out rooms
8am-4pm: Ski, snowboard, snow tube, snowshoe, cross country ski, sauna, nap, drink
5pm: Board buses to return to Philadelphia
10:30pm: Arrive in Philadelphia