Arriba is busy planning next year’s ski season and a return to normalcy. As the first step, we are pleased to announce the start of sign ups for the ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK trip on Sunday, January 16, 2022 to Sunday, January 23, 2022. We are doing the entire week this year and since the Martin Luther King Holiday falls during Aspen Gay Ski week you have to take one less day off from work. Many of the fun events that make the week so special are expected to return next year including the Top of the Mountain, Downhill Costume Contest, Pool Party, and Drag Queen Bingo. We will be staying in the center of the action, at the host hotel, the Limelight. You can sign up now. More details on how are on the Trips and Events page.
If you have not used your 2020/21 IKON Pass and want to credit this towards a new pass for 2021/22 you must let them know before April 11, 2021. You can do this by loging in to your Ikon Pass account. Click the View Coverage link towards the bottom of the page. Then click on Defer this Pass and confirm that you intend to defer.
The Arriba 2020 Holiday Party is HERE!
It is that time of year again. Unfortunately, the “novel” Corona Virus is still running around town, and seeing all of your faces around the tree is not an option so we will be doing another one of our famous zoom Happy Hours!
December 12th at 5 pm PST. Please join us for fun, laughter, and of course a wonderful activity. Mix your favorite holiday cocktail and come join the fun.
This year as we will not be doing the “white elephant” game. Instead, we are asking you to take that money and donate to WE FEED LA.
You should have already received your invite as well as the link for the Zoom meeting. If you haven’t and are interested, contact our Social Chair Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all soon!
We hope that you and your loved ones are all healthy and staying safe during this pandemic. Without a doubt, this is the craziest and most uncertain ski season in the history of Arriba! Our commitment to you is to keep all of us as safe as possible and ensure that we plan and execute fun ski/snowboard trips and a lot of other things. We are continuing to closely monitor the current situation and will keep you updated if we are able to confidently plan a ski trip this season. In the meantime, we are working on ways for members to coordinate with other members when/if they are taking a local ski trip (Bear Mountain, Mammoth, Mountain High, Tahoe, etc.) and will roll this communication plan out in the months ahead.
But in the meantime, we won’t let COVID stand in our way of staying connected and building lasting memories. Here’s what we do know about this season:
Season Kick-off Party
We are excited to announce our Season Kick-off Party…virtual-style! You can take the mask off and partake in the fun from your couch, dining room table, back yard, or anywhere else within your WIFI limits. There will be a special game that you won’t want to miss, and we may even have a visit from our very own resident drag queen, Pam Demic! So mark your calendar for Saturday, September 12th at 5pm and polish off your favorite Arribatini glass and libation of choice and get set for a fun time with your fellow Arribans.
Membership Reminder & New Member Incentive
Now’s the time to renew your Arriba membership! We’ve discounted the dues for this year to $30. That’s it! With your membership, you’ll not only get your newly designed long sleeve Arriba t-shirt in the mail (if the post office still exists), but you’ll also get access to all the cool social activities (virtual and live) planned. You’ll also have access to the trips that we are able to take once this pandemic gets under control. So go to the membership page today to reactivate your .
But wait! That’s not all! If you refer a new member you will get a $20 credit towards a future trip that you sign up for! If there’s no skiing this year, you can carry that credit to next season. So start going through your contact list and introduce your friends to Arriba! Just make sure your friend lists you on the membership form as their referral.
There’s much more that we plan to roll out but for now, renew your membership, refer a friend, and check your email for your invitation to our September 12th kick-off party! It will be an event to live on in Arriba history and you won’t want to miss it!
Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company has stepped up to ease the pain of Ikon Pass skiers who lost out on a month or more of spring skiing because of the coronavir
For current Ikon Pass-holders, the renewal discount for 2020-21 has been doubled from $100 to $200, bringing the price down to $799. The renewal discount for the Ikon Base Pass has been doubled from $50 to $100, which puts its price at $599.
And the discounts aren’t just for those who haven’t yet renewed. Pass-holders who have already renewed will receive the same discounts retroactively. “It will either be refunded to their credit card or applied to their payment plan, if they are enrolled,” said Alterra spokeswoman Kristin Rust.
Buyers can take advantage of the interest-free payment plan with a non-refundable deposit of $199 and four monthly payments.
Alterra also announced that Ikon’s spring promotion pricing, which was set to expire next week, has been extended to May 26. (Prices will increase the next day.)
We are pleased to announce our ski season for next year. Keep in mind we are still working on the details so the dates are preliminary and subject to change. We will be announcing each trip over the next few months.
ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK – Wednesday, January 15 – Monday, January 20
MAMMOTH DRIVE UP TRIP AT SKI-IN SKI-OUT HOUSE – Friday, January 30 – Monday, February 3
INTERNATIONAL TRIP – ZERMATT WITH SIDE TRIP TO LONDON – Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 15
MAMMOTH DRIVE UP TRIP AT JUNIPER SPRINGS – Thursday February 20 – Sunday February 23
OUT OF STATE TRIP – STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO – Wednesday, March 4 – Sunday, March 8
MAMMOTH ELEVATION GAY SKI WEEK BUS TRIP – Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22
Hope all of you are having a wonderful summer. See you at the beach!
Our Annual Beach Party will be on Saturday August 10 at Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica. Keep your eyes out for an eVite with all the details.
It is now time to renew your Arriba membership. The membership fee is vital to the sustainability of the club. It pays for social activities and the general operations of the club. So even if you don’t plan to go on any ski trips this year, please renew your membership to support your club. Renew by September 30 and pay the discounted Early Bird Membership fee of only $30. To renew, just go to the PayPal page.
Be sure to fill out the membership PDF and return it to Membership@arribaski.org