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
Arriba will once again return to Yosemite in the summer of 2019. The trip will be on Saturday, June 8 thru Wednesday, June 12, 2019. We will be staying one night at the Tenaya Lodge at the park entrance and 3 nights at the Yosemite Lodge on the Yosemite Valley floor. For all the details, you can download this Trip Description write up.
Limited space is available so sign up now to guarantee your spot and get an Early Bird discount. Early bird pricing of $705 per person (double occupancy) is available until March 1. The trip price is slightly higher than previous years since we have upgraded the first night lodging to the Tenaya Lodge.
The annual Arriba Holiday Party is all set for Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm. The club is catering the event and there will also be an optional gift exchange ($25.00 Limit). The location is at the home of Steve and Walter. Check your inbox for the evite which has already been sent out.
We are pleased to announce the commencement of sign-ups for the Arriba Mammoth Bus Trip during [Elevation: Mammoth] Gay Ski Week. This year’s bus trip occurs from Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17, 2019. Based on your feedback, there will be only one lodging option this year. We will all be staying at the Village Lodge in the heart of the Village at Mammoth. This not only provides convenient access to the Ski Lifts, but also to the shops, market, and food and beverage establishments in the village. The bus will have the usual three pick up locations – Long Beach, West LA, and Santa Clarita – and will drop off participants at the Village Lodge.
In our opinion, the Bus Trip is the funnest and best way to travel to Mammoth. With dinner and drinks served on the bus (both ways), you can relax, socialize and watch a movie.
Here are the pricing details and deadlines:
Village Lodge at Mammoth Bus Package
$665 per person, double occupancy (Early Bird) if sign up by January 15
$725 per person, double occupancy if sign up after January 15
Single supplement (for private room) add $345 to price
Bus Only Package
$250 per person (Early Bird) if sign up by January 15
$275 per person if sign up after January 15
Transportation from one of the three pickup spots to Village and return.
You must arrange your own transportation beyond the Village to your accommodations. Membership required.
The Village Lodge at Mammoth Bus Package includes lodging for three nights and bus transportation. Snacks, dinner and drinks will be served on the bus on the way up and back. Included meals while at Mammoth will be daily continental breakfasts in the condos and one group dinner. We will be renting two bedroom condos again at the Village Lodge and will try to pair a couple with two singles to have the most flexible sleeping arrangements. The Village Lodge has hot tub facilities available so don’t forget your swimsuit.
The packages do not include Lift tickets or tickets for any Elevation events.
Please note that space is not confirmed until payment is received and all standard cancellation policies apply.
For details on [Elevation: Mammoth] and associated events please follow this link: http://www.mammothgayskiweek.com/
For details about the Village at Mammoth, please follow this link: http://villageatmammoth.com/
To sign up, please e-mail our Mammoth Chair, Brian and specify your preferred bus pick up location. Once he confirms that space is available, he will e-mail you back with the payment instructions. We will be using PayPal for this trip’s payments but do not pay before we confirm your spot. Please keep in mind there are limited spots available. The only way to ensure your spot is to sign up early.
Join Arriba for Happy Hour to celebrate Gay Pride in the desert, Saturday, November 3 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Location is at Myra and Barb’s place. Just bring yourself and Arriba will provide the rest. Check your inbox for your Evite. If you are a member, you should have already received it. Otherwise contact our Social Chair, Rhonda.
Get in shape for the ski season! Join your fellow Arribans on a hike to the Hollywood Sign. Starts at 7:00 am on Sunday October 28. We will meet at Fern Dell Drive (off of Los Feliz). Parking lot is 3/4 mile up on Left. The hike will be about 8 miles roundtrip. We should be back before 11:00 am. Be sure to wear tennis or hiking shoes, a hat and/or sunglasses, and water. It may be cool starting out, but you will quickly warm up on the trail. After the hike we will meet for brunch at Messhall Kitchen, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, about five minutes. You can meet for brunch even if you can’t make the hike, but let us know in your RSVP. 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.