2021 TRIP PLANNING & TRIP SIGNUP UPDATE: SSC's 2021 winter destinations will include Big Sky, Montana, Mount Bachelor, Oregon, Banff/Lake Louise, Canada, and Sölden, Austria. Trips opened for sales on June 6, and the Big Sky and Banff/Lake Louise trips were both over-subscribed, requiring lotteries. We were subsequently able to expand the trips, and there is space currently available on both trips. Openings are also still available on the Mt. Bachelor and Solden trips. Big Sky, Mount Bachelor and Banff/Lake Louise are all IKON Pass (www.ikonpass.com) resorts. In addition, trip planning is underway for two non-ski trips in August and September 2021.
MODIFIED 2020/2021 TRIP SIGNUP PROCEDURE!
PLEASE COMMIT EARLY TO AVOID THE CANCELLATION OF OUR 2021 TRIPS! The contracts we have this year due to COVID-19 are very stringent in their deadlines, requiring us to have a certain number of participants by unusually early dates. If we must cancel a trip by the due date because of insufficient participation, we are still responsible for paying cancellation fees to the hotel, tour operator or airlines. Please commit early, so your club does not have to absorb these fees and that these trips can proceed as planned.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Attention trip participants, especially in light of unforeseen events, it is the responsibility of each participant to secure their own insurance based on their individual needs. If you have a pre-existing condition, most insurance companies require you to obtain insurance within two weeks from the date you made your trip deposit (this may vary among insurance companies).
Are you on the fence whether to sign up for a 2021 trip given the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic? There are insurance companies that provide "Cancel for Any Reason" (CFAR) insurance as well as regular travel insurance. CFAR and pre-existing condition policies must be purchased within 14 days of sign up for any trip. One policy is based solely on the price of the trip, not on age. For information on CFAR or regular travel insurance, please contact your trip leader.
EPIC PASS, ANYONE? FYI, for members interested in purchasing a 2020/2021 EPIC Pass (www.epicpass.com): The EPIC Pass discount savings period is extended to September 7, 2020 (Labor Day).