Powder Dog skiers and snowboarders

Snowmass Trip 2020

Chairperson: Rick Pasturczak; call 847-854-4754
When: April 5th to April 11th 2020
Where: Top of the Village Condos, Snowmass CO
Cost: $739.00 per person, due by January 21, 2020 meeting
Price includes:
  • 6 nights at the Top of the Village 2 bed/ 2 bath condo
  • 4 day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands
  • 5th day lift ticket is available for $60 and must be decided at time of final payment.
    (If you buy a 5th day ticket during the trip the cost is $150.)
  • Welcome Party day of arrival with appetizers and beverages.
  • Outdoor buffet BBQ dinner with drinks and snacks
  • Apres ski events
  • Pot Luck dinner

The Top of the Village!

Located in Snowmass Colorado the rooms are ski in ski out. The condos has many amenities; wifi, maid service, elevator, pool, hot tub, and a private shuttle to take you to the ski areas, grocery runs and the Village. There is a free shuttle bus from Snowmass to Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain.

See the photos below from the 2019 trip showing the snow and fun we had!

Transportation

This trip does not include transportation. Here are some options to consider:

  1. Drive: it is about a 22 hour drive from Chicago
  2. Fly into Aspen airport and take a taxi to the condo. From $350 to $550
  3. Fly into Denver airport for about $290 per person. From Denver rent a car or take the mountain transport shuttle buses. It is about a 4 hour drive from Denver to Snowmass.


Snowmass Trip 2019

Chairperson: Rick Pasturczak
When: April 7th to April 13th 2019
Where: Top of the Village Condos, Snowmass CO
Cost: $719.00 per person
Price included:
  • 6 nights at the Top of the Village 2 bed/ 2 bath condo
  • 4 day lift ticket to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands
  • Welcome Party day of arrival with appetizers and beverages.
  • Outdoor buffet BBQ dinner with drinks and snacks
  • Apres ski events
  • Pot Luck dinner at the Pasturczak Condo

Mike Nelson was the winner of the 2019 Annual John Wright Thigh Burner Challenge,. Mike won a free margerita.

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Snowmass CO

Who says there is not good snow in April?
Lynn, Rick, Mary

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Long Shot Group 2019

Roman, Helene, Ralph, Rick, Laurie, Mary, Jeff

Powder Dogs had a great time skiing Snowmass.
Venga Venga Party 2019

Mike won the annual John Wright Thigh Burner Challenge!

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Snowmass CO

Condo after party!

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Snowmass CO

Condo after party!

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass
Snowmass CO

Ski In Ski Out Condos

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass
Snowmass CO

Ski In Ski Out Condos

Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Top of Village pool and hottub
Powder Dogs had a great skiing Snowmass.
Snowmass CO

Our group gets discounts at select restaurants and shops.


Trip to Snowmass, Colorado 2018


When: April 8th to April 14th 2018
Where: Top of the Village Condos, Snowmass CO Snowmass trip 2018

A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Karinas dad, ?, Karinas mom, Martin, Karina, Rick, Roman, Jeff, Marlin


Trip to Snowmass, Colorado 2017

Dates for 2017 trip were Sunday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Cost was $689.00 per person.
Trip contact- Rick Pasturczak with Alpine Accessories.
Trip included
  • 6 nights lodging in 2 bedroom condos at Top of Village in Snowmass.
  • 4, one day lift tickets good at 3 mountains. A 5th day ticket available for $65.
  • Sunday evening wine and cheese welcome party.
  • An outdoor BBQ dinner with drinks and snacks.

A great way to end the season! 23 people went on the trip. Some flew, some drove.

First day Monday, we had 2 to 3 inches of fresh snow. Rick took part of the group for a tour of Snowmass mountain and visited the three peaks and three main on mountain restaurants. Monday night there was an outdoor barbeque dinner when it started to snow.

Tuesday morning we had around 10 inches of fresh powder and a group went up to the top of Big Burn for First Tracks an hour before the chairlifts opened to the public. Due to lack of crowds, we had fresh snow to almost lunch time. Tuesday evening there was a group dinner in Rick and Laurie's condo for appetizers, salad, lasagna, garlic bread, beer and wine.

Wednesday was a perfect day. Blue skies, 30 degrees, and perfect snow from Tuesday's storm. Some took the day off and went into Aspen. But for those that skied Snowmass, we had outstanding snow and groomed conditions in Elk Camp all day. There was the Thigh Burner race and after we met down at Venga Venga for margaritas.

Thursday and Friday were spring conditions with temps in the 50's. Thursday, some of the group went to Aspen mountain and skied Ajax and the run the World Cup races were held on in early March. On Friday, Dave Clark got 10 of us organized for Nastar racing at Snowmass. We're a fast group as many received medals.

Overall A GREAT TRIP!

Powder Dogs love to ski.
Sneakys 2017

Laurie, Rick, Jeff, Karen

Powder Dogs love to ski
Baby Ruth 2017

Jeff, Rick


2016 Snowmass Trip

Date: April 3rd to April 9th in 2016.

Cost was only $689.00 per person!
Transportation- Trip does not include transportation. Below are some options.
#1- You can drive. Gas prices have not been this low in years! Round trip could cost you around $225 in gas.
#2- You can fly directly into Aspen (ASE) airport. About $549 per person. There is free shuttle service from and to the Aspen airport.
#3- You can fly into Denver (about $250 per person). From there you can rent a car or take the mountain transport shuttle buses.
However you get there, try to arrive Sunday around 3 pm on Sunday for check in. Any earlier and you may wait for your room to get ready. Reception party is usually around 7 pm Sunday evening.
About skiing in April- April is normally Aspen's 2nd snowiest month so good snow is usually no problem. If you've never skied the mountains in spring, you need to go. The temps are more mild, lows average in the 20's, highs in the low 40's at the base of the mountain. Higher in the mountain is normally 10 degrees cooler. The Aspen/Snowmass area start at around 8,000 feet at the base and 12,000 feet at the summit so the snow stays in good shape.


2015 Snowmass Trip

Date: April 5th, 2015 to Saturday, April 11th, 2015

  • Cost was only $625.00 per person!
  • Trip included 6 nights lodging at the Terrace House in Snowmass, Colorado
  • 4, one day lift tickets
  • Sunday evening wine and cheese welcome party
  • An evening outdoor BBQ dinner with drinks and snacks
  • Monday-Saturday breakfasts
About the trip- Even though there was record low snowfall for March 2015, there was plenty of good snow at the top of the mountains. Low temps were in the upper 20's and highs in the low 50's. It was sunny everyday, had 4 inches of new snow on Wednesday evening and great spring skiing conditions. Joey Keen took first place and Joe Keen was third place in the Annual John Wright Thigh Burner Challenge, Big Burn top to bottom run on Wednesday. Snowmass trip 2015

A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Lynn Creegan, Tom Blair, Rick Pasturczak, Joey Keen, Joe Keen, Laurie Pasturczak.


2013 Snowmass CMSC Trip

Date: February 23, 2013 through March 2, 2013

  • Cost was only $625.00 per person!
  • Trip included 7 nights lodging at the Interlude Inn in Snowmass, Colorado
  • 5, one day lift tickets
  • Welcome evening reception, evening parties with drinks and snacks.
  • Friday night farewell dinner, music and dancing party.
  • Pub crawl

The Powder Dogs had good snow conditions all week for trip. The Monday Nastar race day at Snowmass was sunny and in the 40's, perfect for an outdoor lunch. The photo to the right was taken after our outdoor lunch which was after the Nastar race. Later in the week was partly sunny with some fresh snow and the temps stayed mainly in the 20's so the snow stayed good all week.

Some trip highlights:

  • John Hugenberg is pictured with his new ski jacket because he forgot to pack his. How does anyone forget to pack their ski jacket?
  • The Powder Dogs placed 3rd in total rankings in the Nastar race against the other clubs. Rick was the fastest male of all clubs.
  • Penny found a shortcut with elevators through a hotel to get us back to our lodge so we didn't have to walk up hill.
  • Jim took video one day of us skiing. He had the camera set wrong and didn't get 90% of the shots. At least he got Phil falling.

Snowmass CMSC trip 2013

Look at those smiling faces! Pictured from left to right; Bruce Peters, Phil Rhunke, Krista Rhunke, Rick Pasturczak, Laurie Pasturczak (kneeling), Mike Nelson, Jeannie Conway, Jim Conway, Barb Kowalski, Penny Bouchard, John Conway, Carol Verling, John Huegenberg (and his new jacket), and Paul Bouchard.

Snowmass trip 2013

A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Jim Conway, John Conway, Rick Pasturczak, Mike Nelson, Paul Bouchard, John Hugenberg.

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