CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS 2013-14
A WEEK OF SKIING AT MT. BACHELOR, Bend, Oregon
12/27/2013 – 1/3/2014
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Included in our package
*Air to Portland, OR (base air, taxes not included, @$70-$80)
*7 nights double occupancy lodging at a four-star hotel in Bend with daily breakfast buffet
* 3 out of 5 day Lift pass
*Welcome party at our four-star hotel
*Private beer/wine/pizza party on mountain, apres ski on first ski day
*Private catered on-the-mountain lunch for our group during a ski day plus a special gift for each skier
*Catered Italian extravaganza one evening at Dan the Ski Man and Deb’s recently moved-into and rebuilt log home in Bend… Beer and wine included of course! Be our guests.
*Prices vary based on age. See pricing chart below for your exact cost.
$1,179 for skiers 70 and over
Skiers 65-69 and teens, add $30 : $1209
Adults add $52 : $1,231
*Single occupancy upgrade: $459 If you prefer, we can try to match you up with a same-sex roommate to save you the single occupancy upgrade. We cannont guarantee this but we are almost always able to make this happen
INITIAL DEPOSIT OF $300 MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 24, 2013 TO HOLD AIR.
Deb and I want to share our new home mountain, our new home town, and our home with you. We relocated our Morningstar Ski Tours business and ourselves to Bend, Oregon, just miles from the base of Mt. Bachelor. We skied Bachelor last December and loved the resort. If we had not, we would not have moved to Bend. Mt. Bachelor has terrain for all. It is the sixth largest ski resort in the U.S. and it skis like it.
Bend is a place that is mind-blowing in terms of the possibilities of outdoor activities in all seasons, and winter is no exception. Not only will you have the opportunity to ski Bachelor, we will also be offering 1/2 and full day backcountry snowmobile trips, dog sled trips, and a very fab day where you can snowshoe around nearby Crater Lake.
THE LODGING: We are staying at a beautiful four-star hotel in the heart of Bend, the Hilton Doubletree. It is perfectly located within walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. A complete makeover of the property has just been completed this summer and it is gorgeous! Hot tub, pool, on-site bar and brand new rooms throughout the property. A perfect home away from home for your stay. A daily breakfast is included. The hotel is a short 25 minute drive from the mountain.
CATERED ITALIAN FEAST AT SKIMAN AND DEB’S LOG HOME! We moved to Bend, Oregon this past year after getting married in December. We did a short skiing honeymoon at Bachelor and knew that moving here was the right fit for us on so many levels. We found a 33 year old beat up log home that needed about everything done to it. After much travail and 5 months of work, it is now our funky log home. We would like to invite everyone for a catered Italian dinner, replete with beer and wine of course! We will arrange for private roundtrip bus transfer for the 10 minute drive from your hotel to our home. Homes are for family, and though we are living in a different place, you are still our ski family. Let the party begin!!
Non-ski extra activities:We will be offering exciting non-ski activities that will be options for you on your holiday. Snow show around the rim of Crater Lake. Do a full or half-day snow mobile tour. The details and prices will be available at a later date as the trip draws closer.
All the extras included: A beer / wine pizza reception at the end of the first ski day as well as a lasagna lunch on the mountain just for our ski group. It will be great fun to meet up with everyone and enjoy the food , drink and each other. Plus a catered dinner and transport to our home. We want this first Morningstar trip to Bachelor and Bend to be one that is memorable for everyone. Moving to Bend was a big change for Deb and Skiman. We are so excited about where we live and are very blessed to have the home we just fixed up. We are looking forward to sharing our new home with our ski family.
Air from Tucson: We got a fantastic price on a block of seats for all our skiers coming from Tucson, our home base until this year. The flights are on United. We got the air for 40% less than anything else we found. So you must deposit by Oct. 24, 2013 to hold a seat at this price. After that, the price will increase dramatically.
FOR THOSE NOT FLYING FROM TUCSON: Let us know where you want to fly from and we will get the air for you. The price will be more or less, depending on your individual flight needs. But you need to let us know as soon as possible. It is the busiest flying season of the year and if you wait too long the price for your air will be ridiculous. So, let us look into it NOW.
Using air miles for your air? This is an option. Just contact us and we will be happy to explain how that works.
Extra ski days above the 3 out of 5 day pass included:+70 and 6-12: +31 a day
65 -69 & teens: +$46 a day
Adults: + 53
Note: The following pass types are available: 3 out of 5 days, 4 out of 6 days, 5 out of 7 days, 6 out of 8 days. In order to get these prices, you must pre-order and pay for them at time of final payment. Keep in mind that a ticket at the window is $79 bucks for an extra day.
Schedule of payments:
By October 24: $300 initial deposit to hold air and hotel space
By November 15: second deposit of $500
Final balance due: December 7… At this time, final balance on trip is due along with payment for charter bus costs to/from Portland airport, air taxes, daily ski bus shuttle, extra lift passes and extra activities you choose to participate in.
Initial deposit is non-refundable.
From November 15- December 27, initial deposit amount is forfeited as well as any penalties assessed by the airlines and hotel.
NOT INCLUDED in package:
Ground transportation from Portland airport to Bend, a 2.5 hour drive. We will organize a charter bus to take everyone from the Portland airport to Bend and back at the end of the tour. The cost of this will be determined after we know the final number of participants. This will be added to the cost of your tour.
To the slopes each day: There are public buses that run each day to/from the resort from Bend, for $12. But they stop at numerous locations and take some time to get to the slopes. Plus, the public bus might be full at our stop so you would end up waiting for another one. We have organized a PRIVATE bus for our group only. It will do two runs in the morning and one at the end of the day. The cost is $10 per person each way. Once you determine how many days you want on your pass, this cost will be added to your tour cost. Trust me. It is worth the eight extra bucks a day to avoid the hassles of the public transport.
Air taxes, as always, are subject to change until final ticketing and are not included in the package price.
Hope all of your questions concerning this tour are answered herein. If not, send an email or give us a call any time. We will be glad to help make this happen for you!
REMEMBER TUCSON FLYERS: WE ONLY HAVE 22 AIR SEATS HELD! When they are gone, the price will almost surely increase. So ACT NOW!