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    • January 07, 2024
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    • January 09, 2024
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    • Giant's Ridge Resort, Biwabik, MN
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    Update: The SkiHawks' room block at "The Lodge at Giants Ridge" has been filled. However, The Lodge has offered a limited number of additional rooms at group pricing for those still interested in joining our event. Just call The Lodge (218.865.7170) and make your reservation under group code #53340. But act soon, the rooms are subject to availability. Avoid the crowds, ski the corduroy at GR!  


    Hey SkiHawks! Let's get into the 2024 season with a Ginormous Meet & Ski at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik, MN. 


    This the SkiHawk's "put a toe in the water" for a mini-Winter Carnival for 2024 and beyond.

    Giant's Ridge is one of Minnesota's largest ski resorts. It boasts a 1,792 foot summit with 500-foot vertical drop. Its 35 trails offer some of the best cruising runs in the Midwest.

    In addition to downhill skiing and riding, Giants Ridge has a tubing and sledding area and over 74km of world-class trails to ski, snowshoe or fat tire.  Check it Out!

    This trip will be a three-day and two-night event with the ability to ski and stay longer.

    Visit the Giant's Ridge website for additional details on one of Minnesota's premier resorts. 

    The Trip
    • 3 days, 2 nights (Sunday - Tuesday)
    • 2 days of skiing (Monday - Tuesday)
    • Sunday evening welcome event - self paid
    • Apre ski hot tubs
    • Monday apre ski gathering - self paid.
    • You must be a rostered member of the MN SkiHawks to participate.

    The Mountain

    • Skiable acres - 165
    • Vertical drop - 500 ft.
    • Runs - 35
    • Lifts - 5
    • Terrain parks - 2
    • 100% snow making coverage.
    • Trail difficulty
      • 33% green
      • 50% blue
      • 17% most difficult
    • 74 km of cross-country trails
    • Winter trail map

    Lodging

    Overnight accommodations will be at the Lodge at Giant's Ridge which is located on site, at the base of the Sarajevo Express lift. It is ski-in, ski-out with discounted rates.  

    We did have a block of ten One Bedroom Classic units reserved at a discounted double occupancy rate of $152 plus taxes. However, the black has been fully booked.  The Lodge has agreed to offer a limited number of rooms to us at a discounted rate based on availability.  If interested, do not delay, as they will go fast. Contact the Lodge at Giant's Ridge to reserve your room at 218-865-7170.  Refer to confirmation number 53340.

    The blocked units had a private bedroom with an adjacent common area with a foldout, futon or murphy bed that can sleep up to four. Other amenities include an induction cooktop, microwave / convection oven, cookware utensils and dishes. Upgrades to larger, multi bedroom units, can be requested when your room reservation is made. Upgrades will have an extra charge.  Private room options are also available for those that desire privacy.


    Onsite amenities at the Lodge include a large lobby for meeting up, a pool, hot tub and exercise area. The Lodge also has a bar and restaurant with another just a short walk away. 

    Important! Reservations are for the entire full room. Registrants are responsible to arrange for their own roommates. Coordination of roommates should be prior to making any reservations to avoid duplicate reservations, as there are fees to cancel reservations. The SkiHawks will try to help with roommates, if needed, as best we can.

    Transportation

    This is a Meet & Ski. Transportation will be on your own. However, we will try to assist in forming carpools if needed. You should be sure of your transportation prior to registering to avoid cancelation fees.

    Discounted Lift Tickets

    Discounted group lift tickets are available. Ticket prices include all taxes and service charges. Tickets will be purchase in bulk prior to the event and will be distributed on Sunday evening at the Lodge.

       

        Group Lift Tickets: 1 day: $48.68   2 days: $97.36 

       

        Group Lift Tickets 65+: 1 day: $45.28   2 days: $90.56                                

    Discounted tickets are not available for extended stays. However, additional lift tickets can be purchased online or on site.

    If you are interested in cross country skiing, Nordic tickets can be purchased separately, online or on site.  Visit the Giant's Ridge website for details. 

    Cancellation Fees

    Important! Cancellation fees for this trip are somewhat different than those in the SkiHawk Cancellation Policy used for our Western trips. 

    Lodging: Cancellations are subject to fees set by The Lodge at Giants Ridge. 

    • Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to arrival are subject to a $50 cancelation fee. 
    • Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival call for forfeiture of deposit.

    Lift Tickets: 

    • Cancellations made prior to the SkiHawk's purchase of lift tickets are subject to a 3.50% service fee.
    • Cancellations after the SkiHawk's purchase of lift tickets are not refundable.
    • There are no refunds of unused lift tickets due to weather or other reasons.
     Trip Registration

    Registration is limited to paid, rostered SkiHawks and a guest.  There are s three steps to register. 

    1.  Coordinate with your roommate.
    2.  Contact the Lodge at Giant's Ridge to reserve your room at 218-865-7170.  Refer them to confirmation number 53340.  A deposit of the first night's stay (per room) plus taxes is required. Click for booking information from The Lodge.   
    3.  Come back to the SkiHawk web site to register and purchase your Group Lift Tickets. (Only online payments will be accepted.)

      Questions? 

      Contact Trip Leader Dave Scheer at (651) 332-3968 or click on his name to start an e-mail. 


       Register. 

        • February 04, 2024
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        • February 08, 2024
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        • Copper Mountain, CO
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        This trip is sold out.  The wait list is open.


        Join the SkiHawks on our 2024 Value Trip to Copper Mountain in Summit County CO.




        Do you want a mountain adventure at a great price? Plan on joining the SkiHawks on our 2024 Value Trip to Copper Mountain. Check it Out!

        This trip will be a five-day and four-night excursion with the ability to ski up to four days. 

        We will be staying in condos in the Center Village of Copper Mountain. While not ski-in, ski-out, the condos are just a short walk from the American Eagle lift.

        Visit Copper Mountain's website for more details on this awesome resort. 

        Copper Mountain has been a favorite SkiHawks destination due to its value and varied terrain. The SkiHawks are not the only ones who like Copper Mountain. For 2023 Ski Magazine rated Copper Mountain in the top 11 Western resorts.  Ski Magazine's ranking.

        With three distinct mountain villages, and four distinct mountain areas, the resort is known for its ease of navigation. It is naturally divided for different levels–including terrain for riding, you will find all the makings of a ski trip to remember. 46% of runs are beginner and intermediate, and most every chair provides access to some of these runs.  Advanced and experts will have plenty to choose from as well with 54% of runs rated black or double black.  Check out the Winter trail map.

        The Center Village at Copper Mountain serves up all of the must haves for skiing / riding and après ski. The Village offers everything from cold craft brews and cocktails, to steaks, sushi, shopping, and more. 


        The Trip
        • 5 days, 4 nights (Sunday - Thursday)
        • 4 days of skiing (Monday - Thursday)
        • Direct round trip flight from MSP to DEN and return.
        • Private motor coach transfers between DEN and Copper Mountain. The trip out will have a grocery and beverage stop.
        • Lodging in 2 BR condos located at Central Village.
        • Pre-trip introduction party.
        • Après ski events.
        • Trip capacity of 38.
        • You must be a rostered member of the MN SkiHawks or another club to participate.

        Mountain Stats

        • 2,500 acres of skiable terrain served by 24 chair lifts.
        • The resort has a 2,738ft. vertical drop from the summit elevation of 12,441 feet to its base at 9,712 feet.  
        • Terrain is 21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 54% advanced / expert.  Winter trail map.
        • Average annual snowfall is 305 inches.

        Lodging

        Lodging accommodations will be at the Village Square and Mountain Plazza condominiums located in the heart of Copper Mountain's Center Village. 

        Center Village Hotels, Lodging, Accommodations | Copper Mountain

        Accommodations are two-bedroom, two bath condos that sleep four (with king / queen or two twins per unit). Each condo also has a fold out. Condos have a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and WIFI. A private room option is available for those that desire privacy (within a shared condo).

        Amenities include 2 large hot tubs and access to the Copper Mountain Athletic Club. 

        The American Eagle lift is less than a 5-minute walk from the condos.

        Restaurants, shopping and nightlife are just a short walk away. Preview the Village Map

        Trip Pricing*

        Rostered SkiHawk members have registration priority until Sept. 15th, 2023.

        A minimum deposit of $500 will reserve your spot.

        • $1,282 "Early Bird Special" if deposit is received by Oct. 10th
        • $1,332 if deposit is received after Oct. 10th and by Nov. 15th.
        • $1,382 if deposit is received after Nov. 16th.
        Fine Print

        * Pricing typo corrected 08/15/23. Pricing on the registration form was not affected.


        * Pricing is based on a 28-person minimum.

        * Pricing does not include lift tickets. See below for lift ticket options.

        * A single occupancy option is available for a $640 upcharge.


        Land Only" is $939 (Early Bird).


        * Final trip pricing may be subject to fuel and bus surcharges.

        *The SkiHawks' cancelation policy will be in effect to this trip.  You can find details here.

        Payment Schedule

        • Initial Deposit: $500 due upon registration
        • Second Payment: $500 due by Nov. 15th, 2023 ($1,000 total including the first deposit)
        • Final Payment: Remaining balance due by Dec. 15th, 2023


        Lift Tickets

        You can ski or ride up to four days on this trip. We will have onsite luggage storage and changing facilities on Feb. 8th to facilitate your 4th day of skiing.

        There are two options for lifts: Discounted group lift tickets or the IKON Pass.

           

            Group Lift Tickets:    3 days: $285   4 days: $360                                

               IKON Pass:  Purchase the IKON Pass directly from IKON Pass.  

        Uncertain about your lift ticket?  Lift ticket options can be changed up to Dec. 15th. Contact your trip leader with questions. 


        Flight Information

        We will be flying Southwest Airlines to take advantage of their lower air fares and policy of 2 free bags.  (A ski bag and a boot bag count as one bag.)  A maximum of 22 seats are available. 

        Here are the flight details.

        Feb. 04, 2024:  MSP to DEN

        Depart: Flight #775 at 10:20AM. Arrive at 11:35AM

        Feb. 08, 2023:  DEN to MSP

        Depart: Flight #507 at 8:40PM. Arrive at 11:35PM

        If you choose to book your own flight but desire to utilize the SkiHawks' bus transportation to and from Copper Mountain, you must be sure that your flight arrives in DEN prior to 11:30AM. Your return flight to MSP must depart after 8:40 PM. If you are not able to coordinate arrival and departure times, you would have to arrange your own shuttle services at your cost.   

         Trip Registration

        We are excited about this trip given the ability to revisit Copper Mountain. its value pricing and timing will save you money and a valuable vacation day. 

        This trip will fill. On our last trip to Copper Mountain in 2019, almost forty people went along.  

        Remember, rostered SkiHawk members have registration priority until Sept. 15th, 2023. On Sept. 16th registration is open to all.  


        Questions? 

        Contact Trip Leader Bryan Stadtler at (612) 207-5831. Click on his name to start an e-mail. 


        Ready to go? 

        Click on the "Register" button below. Once registered, make your deposit electronically online via credit or debit card. Only online payments and registrations will be accepted.

         Register. 

          • March 16, 2024
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          • Banff Alberta
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