Due to pressure from angry pitchfork mobs otherwise know as MVP/Cali4nia Pass members and Mammoth locals, the Ikon Base Pass announced on March 1 has been changed. The price is still $599 but instead of offering just five days of skiing at Mammoth, it will now offer unlimited skiing at Mammoth. Blackout days still apply for the dates of December 26-31, 2018; January 19-20, 2019; and February 16-17, 2019. It also offers limited skiing at other resorts as well.
For and additional $300, at $899 the Ikon Pass has no blackout days and unlimited skiing at Mammoth and 11 other resorts. It also includes seven days at Aspen/Snowmass among other resorts in the United States and Canada.
Not that this pertains to our youthful club, they also originally announced that skiers 80 years of age and older will no longer ski for free. This was probably the only benefit to turning 80. However Mammoth’s Public Relations Manager, Lauren Burke said that they are rethinking that brilliant idea too.
The limitations vary by the pass and resorts. For all the details go to the FAQs page on the Ikon Pass website. It shows all the resorts included and the limitations for each.
We are pleased to announce our first summer social activity. We will be going to the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, July 2 to see the Go-Go’s and the fireworks. The show starts at 7:30 PM but we will gather before hand for a picnic. The tickets cost $70 and food will be provided by the club. Due to ticket availability we were unable to secure decent seats for July 3rd or the 4th. If you are interested, please e-mail your Social Chair, Rhonda to book your spot. She will follow up with space availability and how you are to make your payment.
We are pleased to announce the commencements of the sign ups for the Arriba Mammoth Bus Trip during Elevation Gay Ski Week. This year’s bus trip occurs on Thursday, March 15 thru Sunday, March 18. This year we will offer two options for lodging. The first option is at the Mammoth Estates condos, where we usually stay and two blocks from the Village and the second option is in the Village itself at the Village Lodge. The bus will have the three usual pick up locations – Long Beach, West LA, and Santa Clarita, and will drop off participants at either the Village Lodge or Mammoth Estates Condos.
Our bus trip is the funnest and best way to travel to Mammoth. Dinner and drinks will be served on the bus (both ways) while you can relax, socialize, and watch a movie.
More details can be found on the Trips and Events page.
Once again, staying at a fabulous house in Deep Wells Estates.
Thursday November 2nd till Sunday November 5th. We have 10 spots reserved (double occupancy). Price is $300.00 per person for the entire weekend! (such a deal!)
Please email me, Rhonda ASAP, as these spots will surely go fast!!
Arriba will host a party Saturday night for all club members even you’re not staying at the house. (i.e. those of us who have homes or other places to stay in the desert)
Payment for the Palm Springs trip can be made via the Arriba PayPal page.
We are pleased to announce our trip schedule for the 2018 season. Here it is:
Aspen Gay Ski Week 7 Night trip – Sunday, January 14 – Sunday, January 21
Aspen Gay Ski Week 4 Night trip – Wednesday, January 17 – Sunday, January 21
Mammoth Drive Up Trip at Ski House – Friday, February 2 – Monday, February 5
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Wednesday, February 21 – Sunday, February 25
Mammoth Elevation Gay Ski Week Bus Trip – Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, March 18
Chile and Columbia – (dates are tentative) Saturday, August 18 – Monday, September 3
Keep your eyes out for a few e-mails in the next week to initiate sign ups for the Aspen, Mammoth Drive Up, and Jackson Hole trips. The deadlines to sign up for these trips will be relatively tight – due to the limited amount of time that we have before we incur cancellation charges on unused space. So if you are interested in any of these trips, please try to sign up as quickly as you can after you receive the trip announcement e-mail.
Payments for trips can be made online via the Arriba PayPal page. Mammoth trips and social events have their own payment buttons. The club is waiving PayPal fees for the Mammoth trips and social events.
All Out of State/Country trips can be paid using the Non-Standard Payment section at the bottom of the Arriba PayPal page. You can enter the initial deposit or you can pay for the entire trip. The PayPal 3.4% transaction fee will apply.
We are still working on a few details but the date will be Saturday, September 30. The venue is the home of Arriba members Robert and Ricardo located in Pico-Robertson. Check your inbox for the eVite with all the info.
The club is still busy during the summer with our social activities so keep a look-out for e-mails and eVites for our social events during the summer (you should have already received an e-mail regarding our trip to the Hollywood Bowl on July 29 and our trek out to Palm Springs pride in November).
And finally, the board is busy planning next years ski season and making other changes as well. We are making the membership renewal process more electronic – watch your e-mail inbox for an e-mail with all the details in a few weeks and please hold off on renewing your membership until this announcement is made.
It’s summer and time to head for the Beach. Join us for our annual beach outing at Will Rogers State Beach, which if you don’t know is just south of where Entrada ends at Pacific Coast Highway. Look for the Arriba banner on the sand near the southern most set of beach volleyball courts, just north of the beach club. The club will provide KFC and drinks. Please bring a side, snack or dessert to share. RSVP by June 23 to Rhonda at Social@arribaski.org
Our End of Season Party will be in Venice this time. Join us for some great company, good food and drink. The evite has already been sent out to all members. If you haven’t received the info, contact your social chair, Rhonda at Social@arribaski.org to get all the details.