Get in shape for the ski season! Join your fellow Arribans on a hike to the Hollywood Sign. Starts at 6:30am on Sunday October 28. Meets at Fern Dell Drive (off of Los Feliz). Parking lot is 3/4 mile up on Left. Reply to the Evite which has already been sent out. Or contact our Social Chair, Rhonda.
We are pleased to announce the final schedule for the 2019 season. Sign ups for all trips begin now except for the Mammoth Elevation Bus Trip in March and our Yosemite Summer Trip in June. Sign ups for these two trips will both begin in a month or two. Here is the schedule:
Aspen Gay Ski Week – January 16-21 (5 nights)
Mammoth Drive Up – January 24-27 (3 nights)
Taos Ski Better Week – February 2-9 (one week)
Mammoth Drive Up – February 21-23 (3 nights)
Big Sky, Montana – February 27-March 3 (4 nights)
Mammoth Elevation Bus Trip – March 14-17 (3 nights)
Yosemite Summer Trip – June 8-12 (1 night at Tenaya Lodge, 3 nights at Yosemite Lodge)
The only change to the preliminary schedule we sent out last month is that we extended the Aspen Gay Ski Week trip by one day to take advantage of the Martin Luther King holiday. More details on the trips can be found on the Trips and Events page.
If you are interested in either the Aspen Gay Ski Week trip or the January Mammoth Drive Up trip at the Ski-in Ski-out house please sign up immediately. There is limited amount of airline seats available at the price shown so we must book the air immediately and for the Mammoth house we will only book the house if we get enough sign ups to fill it. Also for the other trips, please note that pricing and availability is only guaranteed until October 15.
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 volleyball courts, just north of the beach club. Paul will be leading a bike ride starting in the parking lot at 10 am. 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
The Chile/ Colombia trip is quickly filling up and we have just a few spots left.
As we need to do final confirmation on 5/30 with the travel agency and hotels, please email our Out of State Trip Chair, Moises as soon as possible if you intend to go. Also please email him if you have sent in your sign up form AND have NOT received confirmation from him that you are signed up.
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.