ASPEN Gay Ski Week, January 14 - 21, 2018 (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 have 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 14 to Sunday January 21. Lift tickets, transportation to and from Aspen are separate and meals are not included. Aspen is part of the Mountain Collective so if you have a Mammoth California Premium pass, you can get discounted lift tickets. If you don't have a Mountain Collective pass, SAGA can provide a five of seven day lift pass good at all four mountains for $365.
The 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 $1100.
- 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 $825.
- 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. Cost for this option is $675.
When you sign up make sure you are selecting the option you prefer.
Telluride Gay Ski Week, February 26 - March 3, 2018 (Monday to Saturday)
In the heart of the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the Victorian era town of Telluride rests at the bottom of a valley at 8,750 feet. The ski lifts and gondola bring skiers from the center of town to the center of the ski resort and mountain Village at 9,500 feet. Surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks, the ski area boasts over 3,500 vertical feet, over 80 runs for all abilities and a high-speed lift system.
This scenic 1800's mining town is linked by a free, 'til- midnight gondola to a modern faux-European ski village. The town and the ski week are more intimate than Aspen. The scenery is spectacular and access to the slopes is very convenient: Excellent variety of runs, parties, guys & restaurants!
We will be staying in three bedroom units at the Riverside Condos, in downtown Telluride with lots of shops and restaurants in easy walking distance. The town lift (#8) and free late night gondola to the upper village are just a short walk along the river from our condos.
Cost is $750 for five nights lodging (Monday evening through Saturday morning). Transportation, shuttles, meals and lifts are not included. Note that Telluride is part of the Mountain Collective so if you have a Mammoth California Premium pass, you can get discounted lift tickets.
Snowbird/Alta, Utah: March 26 – 30, 2018 (Monday – Friday)
SAGA has five caravan trips scheduled rip for this promising ski season. All Mammoth trips include double occupancy lodging at 1849 Condominiums, conveniently located across from Canyon Lodge, which makes getting to the slopes easy. Details of the trips vary, and are described below. Transportation is not included, and we do not provide lift tickets for Mammoth as many of our members have season passes. Past seasons have found discount tickets available ahead of time from Mammoth Mountain online, through a friend who has a season pass, or at Costco warehouse stores.
First Run Mammoth Caravan, January 4-7 2018. This is a three night trip, Thursday through Sunday, and includes three breakfasts and two cocktail parties prepared by members. Early Bird price is $295 through 11/30/17, $325 after.
Mid Winter Weekend Mammoth Caravan, February 1 - 4, 2018. This is a three night trip, Thursday through Sunday, and includes three breakfasts and two cocktail parties prepared by members. Early Bird price is $305 through 12/30/17, $335 after.
Mid Winter Mid Week Mammoth Caravan, February 4 - 7, 2018. This is a three night trip, Sunday through Wednesday, and includes three breakfasts and two cocktail parties prepared by members. Early Bird price is $290 through 12/31/17, $320 after.
NOTE: We are listing the two Mid Winter Caravan trips separately, but if interested you can sign up for both trips and get a full six days in Mammoth, and hopefully satisfy your snow urge (at least for a while).
Mammoth Elevation by Caravan, March 15 - 18, 2018. Stay with SAGA for Tom Whitman's 15th annual gay ski event at Mammoth. Our trip includes double occupancy lodging, three breakfasts, two cocktail parties and two dinners prepared by members. Early Bird price is $320 through 2/10/18 and $350 after.
Springtime Mammoth, April 5 - 8, 2018. This is a three night trip, Thursday through Sunday, and includes three breakfasts and two cocktail parties prepared by members. Early Bird price is $290 through 3/1/18, $320 after.
Pond Skim Mammoth. SAGA is also considering an additional trip in April for Pond Skim but as the date for that event is not known yet, we will add this trip later in the season when more information becomes available.