high school trip: jan 17-21, 2020
middle school trip: feb 15-19, 2020
double the fun. double the energy. double the pow pow.
That’s right, kids—this year we have two ski trips: MLK weekend for high schoolers, and President’s Day weekend for middle schoolers. All abilities and skill levels are welcome to ski and snowboard with us for a weekend hitting the slopes! This has been one of our most popular trips every year we’ve gone, so register early this year to ensure your spot. All students welcome, regardless of church affiliation (or not!), so invite your friends to join us.
pay online here.
i’ve never been skiing or snowboarding. can i still go?
Yes, of course! As always, beginners are welcome on the ski trip. We require students who have never skied to take a lesson on the first day we’re in Winter Park. You can also choose to take a lesson even if you do have experience—it’s up to you! Lessons are available for both skiing and snowboarding, so let us know which one you’d like when you register. If you are taking a lesson, the fee will be $65 added to your total trip cost.
how much does it cost?
The ski trip is $600 for the four-day weekend. This cost includes lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, lift tickets on the slopes, transportation, and a trip t-shirt (the best part). Rental equipment is not included in this base cost. Students will be responsible for purchasing food while traveling, as well as lunch while on the mountain during the ski days and any souvenirs they might want. Please note that all costs and deadlines are the same for both trips.
$300 deposit due at time of registration.
$300 balance due Nov 1.
$65 fee for ski/board lesson, if applicable, due Dec 1.
Equipment rental fee, if applicable, due Dec 1.
In the past, we’ve rented ski and board equipment from our local KC friends at Adventure Sports. Sadly, Adventure Sports has closed their doors as of this year. As a result, we are now arranging rentals through Winter Park. If you are renting equipment, the rental fee will be added to your total trip cost when you pay online. Village Youth will coordinate payment with Winter Park directly. Rental fee includes skis and poles/snowboard, boots, and helmet for three days. Students provide their own goggles.
Sport package (basic): $141
High Performance package: $171
something’s come up and i need to cancel. can i get a refund?
If you need to drop out of either trip for any reason, we offer full refunds before November 1. After November 1, we cannot refund you unless another student fills your spot. We will send a check through the mail within a week of cancellation if a refund is issued. If you do need to cancel, it’s very important that you email us at email@example.com as soon as you can so we can offer your place to another student on the waiting list. We appreciate your understanding!
how are we getting to winter park?
Each year, we rent charter buses to take us to Colorado. These have provided a safe and comfortable ride for the many years we’ve been taking this trip. The company provides trained, experienced drivers for our trips.
info meetings: sep 29 2019
We’ll have two meetings on Sunday, September 29 so that you can get more information about the ski trip before signing up (or, if you’re already signed up, come to get the details of what you’ll be doing!). Both meetings will have the same content, so just come to the one that is most convenient for you—no need to come to both. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. These meetings will cover information about both trips, so definitely join us regardless of which trip you’re interested in!
what if the trip fills up?
If you register for the trip but it’s already full, we will put you on the waitlist and notify you immediately if a spot opens up. Our goal is to be able to take everyone who wants to go. In the past the waitlist has been completely cleared by the time the trip arrives, so definitely don’t give up if the trip is full! We’ll try our best to make it happen.
where are we staying?
For both trips, we’ll be staying at Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies). The rooms are equipped with bunk beds that accommodate six students per room. As the trip gets closer, participants will be given the option to request up to three roommates if they choose. Everyone will get at least one of their roommate choices, but we can’t guarantee that you’ll get all of the people you requested.