Aspen Gay Ski Week 2019


Aspen 2019

ASPEN Gay Ski Week, January 13 - 20, 2019 (Sunday to Sunday)

 Our annual Aspen Gay Week is once again at the fabulous Lift One condos. In response from some members for more affordable lodging, this year we again offer three bedding options for members to choose from. All three options are at Lift One Condos, next to Aspen Mountain's Lift One, and convenient to the transportation park for easy access to Buttermilk, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. Each option is for 7 nights lodging only, from Sunday January 13 to Sunday January 20. We are also planning a cocktail party and dinner on the mountain one nights which is included.

 Lift tickets, transportation to and from Aspen are separate and meals (except the one party/dinner) are not included. Aspen is now part of the IKON pass, so if you have one, you get 7 days on the IKON pass pass and 5 on the IKON Base pass (but note that Saturday Jan 19 is one of the blackout dates). If in doubt, check the IKON website. If you don't have an IKON pass, SAGA now has group lift tickets available, 5 of 6 days, for $382. These are available on our website under Event Signup.

 The bedding options are:

 Legacy (or Regular). This option duplicates what we have done in Aspen for years, and provides double occupancy lodging for members in one of two 3 bedroom 3 bath units at a cost of $1125.  We added two condos in the last two weeks, and still have a few slots left for Legacy.

Economy Plus. This option provides double occupancy lodging in two bedrooms of a three bedroom unit with two shared baths. (The third bedroom is used for the Economy option). The cost of this option is $885. This option is sold out, but we sometimes have cancellations, so if you would like to be on the wait list, email Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Economy. This option houses four members in a bedroom with two bunk beds who will share a bathroom in a three bedroom two bath unit with the Economy Plus skiers. Cost for this option is $730. This option is sold out, but we sometimes have cancellations, so if you would like to be on the wait list, email Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When you sign up make sure you are selecting the option you prefer.

Mammoth Regular Weekend Trips 2019

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First Run Mammoth (M1)

SAGA's first trip to Mammoth is customarily right after New Years. This year's trip starts on Thursday January 3 and ends on Sunday January 6, providing three days on the slopes. We are staying at 1849 condos across from Canyon Lodge, and this trip includes three breakfasts prepared by members, and two cocktail parties. You are on your own for Dinner, but often someone in the group volunteers to cook one or more dinners, and the participants split the cost. The early bird price for this trip is $310, which includes lodging and the meals listed above, but does not include transportation or lift tickets. After 11/30/2018 the regular price is $340

Early Winter Mammoth (M2):

SAGA's second trip to Mammoth is customarily at the end of January. This year's trip starts on Thursday January 31 and ends on Sunday February 3, providing three days on the slopes. We are staying at 1849 condos across from Canyon Lodge, and this trip includes three breakfasts prepared by members, and two cocktail parties. You are on your own for Dinner, but often someone in the group volunteers to cook one or more dinners, and the participants split the cost. The early bird price for this trip is $285, which includes lodging and the meals listed above, but does not include transportation or lift tickets. After 12/30/2018 the regular price is $315.

Mid Winter Mammoth (M3):

SAGA's third trip to Mammoth is customarily around the end of February. This year's trip starts on Thursday Feb 21 and ends on Sunday February 24, providing three days on the slopes. We are staying at 1849 condos across from Canyon Lodge, and this trip includes three breakfasts prepared by members, and two cocktail parties. You are on your own for Dinner, but often someone in the group volunteers to cook one or more dinners, and the participants split the cost. The early bird price for this trip is $310, which includes lodging and the meals listed above, but does not include transportation or lift tickets. After 1/18/2019 the regular price is $340.

Last Run Mammoth (M5):

SAGA's last run trip to Mammoth is customarily in early April. This year's trip starts on Thursday April 11 and ends on Sunday April 14, providing three days on the slopes. We are staying at 1849 condos across from Canyon Lodge, and this trip includes three breakfasts prepared by members, and two cocktail parties. You are on your own for Dinner, but often someone in the group volunteers to cook one or more dinners, and the participants split the cost. The early bird price for this trip is $305, which includes lodging and the meals listed above, but does not include transportation or lift tickets. After 3/8/2019 the regular price is $335.

SAGA's 2019 Season Preview

 

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SAGA is still finalizing our 2019 season, our 40th, but we have opened up membership for the upcoming season. This year we are offering a discounted rate of $25 for membership through November 11, and $40 after that date.  

This year Membership offers the following benefits:

Membership Privileges include free admission:

• Holiday party

• Pool parties

• SAGA's Apres Ski at Mammoth Elevation

• Opportunity to join Saga Ski Trips (Membership is required to participate in our ski trips)

• Your membership to SAGA supports our ability to operate and keep our snow sports club strong. 

• Show your support for SAGA with an early bird membership!

 

Meetings and Parties upcoming:

Oct 21, 5 PM to 7 PM, Kickoff Meeting at the Vermont Bar and Grill. SAGA will buy your first drink for this meeting.

Nov 11, 4 PM to 8 PM, Long Beach Vertigo at the 562 Eagle in Long Beach

Dec 8, 5 PM to 8PM, Holiday Party

 

 

Our Ski Trip Schedule for 2019:

 

January 3 - 6, First Run Mammoth Caravan

January 13 - 20, Aspen Gay Week

January 31 - Feb 3, Early Winter Mammoth Caravan

Feb 21 - 24, Mid Winter Mammoth Caravan

March 2 - 6 (tentative) Steamboat Springs

March 14 - 17, Elevation Gay Weekend Mammoth Caravan

April 11 - 14, Last Run Mammoth Caravan

 

Details of these trips and pricing are almost finalized, and will be opened to signups when we send out the next FallLine newsletter. We are in process of updating our website and reservation system, but most trips will be available by the Kickoff on Oct 21. Most details are already posted in the Calendar section of our website by the date of the event and on our website.

 

This year our Elevation trip will offer the option of staying in condos in the Village or staying at 1849 Condos near Canyon Lodge. The Aspen trip returns to Lift One, and again this year we will offer three options for lodging. Check the website for further details. The Steamboat Springs trip is still being planned, but we are working to announce the details by the Kickoff on Oct 21. 

 

Mammoth Elevation 2019

Elevation 2019

Mammoth Gay Ski Week Elevation (M4):

This year we are offering two options for Mammoth Elevation: Lodging at 1849 Condos across from Canyon Lodge (as in past years), or accommodations in the Village. Each option is different, and has different attributes, so please select carefully.

The Legacy Mammoth Elevation (M4L) offers lodging at 1849, and includes three breakfasts, two cocktail parties and two dinners arranged by members. The 1849 Condos are four bedroom units, and sleep 8. The early bird price is $350 through 2/9/2019, and $385 after that date.

The Mammoth Elevation Village Option (M4V) features lodging at Mammoth Village Condos in the Village, and two cocktail parties, but does not include any meals. The condo's are two bedroom units, and we plan to sleep 5 in each unit. Members that select this option can request to join the Legacy group at 1849 for the two group dinners at extra cost (price TBD), but must do so at least one week prior to arrival. The early bird price is $350 through 2/9/2019, and $385 after that date.

Both options are for three nights, from Thursday March 14 to Sunday March 17. Prices do not include lifts or transportation to and from Mammoth, but we will provide you with a list of attendees and their contact information to facilitate ride sharing. Whitman's Elevation events can be booked separately through Whitman's website.

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