One of the best things about belonging to a ski club is taking advantage of group trips offered to places you might not visit on your own – and the chance to make many new friends! There is nothing like an active trip spent with like minded people to expand your social horizons and well being. Clubs travel by carpools, buses, trains, and airplanes. Adventure awaits: you just need to take advantage of the opportunities offered!
This trip list shows the trips that our clubs are offering for the coming year. Please note that dates may vary.
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Roundtrip air, transfers, 7 nights in luxury condos at the luxurious Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah; 5 days skiing with bus transportation (2 at Park City/Canyons, 2 at Deer Valley, and 1 at Sundance), parties! See flier HERE.
This trip is open to ONC members - it’s only $27 to join!
The Classic Crater Lake Ski Trip is back! The Crater Lake rim, at 7,000 feet, averages 44 feet of snow a year. Join the ONC for the traditional trip to Crater Lake. We’ll board the deluxe coach in Portland at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 1, and proceed down I-5 while sharing in the world famous “Rolling Pot-Luck.” We have invited members of the Willamette Chapter of ONC to join us. The next morning after a hearty gourmet breakfast at the historic Prospect Hotel we’ll take a quick ride to the rim where we’ll spend the day enjoying the spectacular snow formations and views of the lake and surrounding mountains while skiing as far as our legs can carry us. We will separate into groups based on abilities and endurance. A gourmet dinner will be provided on Saturday night at Prospect Inn, Sunday will be another day of different trails, different tours, and more exploring. We can even take a ranger led interpretive snowshoe tour. Later in the afternoon, we’ll board our coach and head toward home, stopping for a special dinner on the way, arriving back in Portland about 10 pm.
There are two types of accommodations: The Historic Prospect Inn which has one double or queen bed in each room for two people and the adjacent motel-like rooms, which have two or three beds per room, but everyone who wishes can have their own bed. The Historic Inn costs $25 per person more. Please indicate which you wish.
Trip limit: 45 participants, including the leader.
Cost: Only $275 per person in motel-like building; $300 per person in Historic Prospect Inn. These prices are lower than they have been for 6 years! This includes all bus transportation, two breakfasts, a gourmet dinner, and a dinner on the way home.
Sign up online or send your ONC overnight trip application and $275 or $300 check payable to ONC-Portland Chapter to the trip leader: Ted Scheinman, 36 SW Brugger St., Portland, OR 97219. For more info contact: Ted at 503 452-7432 or email@example.com.
The PRE trip must be taken with the BASIC on March 9, 2019. Click HERE for details.
Niseko is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. To Japanese people, Niseko principally refers to a mountain range and a municipal area. However, overseas the name has come to refer to a wider area of ski resorts encompassing Hokkaido's Mount Yōtei, often referred to as the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido", and Annupuri ranges.
The name Niseko derives from the Ainu language, and it means "a cliff jutting over a riverbank deep in the mountains". The Niseko town's main industries are agriculture and tourism.
The BASIC component can be stand-alone or combined with PRE and/or POST trip(s). Click HERE for information.
Hakuba, in the Japanese Alps near Nagano, is a valley with a large number of ski resorts. Each Hakuba ski resort alone may not offer a huge amount of terrain variety, but it’s the combination of the different Hakuba ski areas and villages that makes the valley pretty special.
The Hakuba Valley area incorporates 11 ski resorts that combined, offer expansive terrain. The Hakuba ski resorts aren’t interconnected via the slopes (except for Hakuba 47 and Goryu, and Cortina and Norikura), but 9 of the ski areas can be accessed off a common lift ticket and there are shuttle buses to get around.
The alpine scenery of the Hakuba Valley is amazing with rugged towering peaks over 3,000 m.
The POST component can be stand-alone or combined with PRE/BASIC and/or BASIC trip(s).
The stand-alone option is for experienced travelers only. Click HERE for more infornation.
Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan’s central Honshu Island.
It's known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Kenrokuen Garden, begun in the 17th century, is celebrated for its classic landscape designs incorporating ponds and streams. Adjacent Kanazawa Castle was built in the 1580s, after the defeat of the Peasant’s Kingdom, Japan's only Buddhist fiefdom.
Kanazawa is sometimes called “little Kyoto” and for good reason: It’s packed with first-rate sights, including one of the country’s best gardens, some great museums and several beautifully preserved neighborhoods.
Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.
It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods.
The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum).
You must be an ONC member to go on this trip; membership is only $27!
This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Let’s go to where cross-country skiing began! You have always wanted to do this trip and here is your opportunity.
This year, we will ski in the Jotenheimen National Park – the name is translated as the “Home of the Giants”! This popular area contains the highest mountains in Norway and is the perfect destination for a rigorous hut-to-hut ski trip.
We will fly from Portland in the afternoon of Thursday, March 21nd, and arrive in Oslo at about noon on Friday. We will take the train and bus to Gjendesheim, the beginning of our ski tour from mountain lodge to mountain lodge. These staffed mountain lodges have electricity (for a portion of the day), dining facilities with huge meals, rooms with beds and blankets (often with only 2 per room), saunas, and sometimes hot showers. You only need to carry your clothes and personal gear in your pack, weighing from 15 to 25 pounds.
At Jotenheimen, we will stay overnight and take a day to recuperate from our long flight, train, and bus and prepare for the long ski trip. We can ski in the area around Gjendesheim to warm up. Early the next morning (Sunday), we will start the ski tour. We will ski from Gjendesheim, to Glitterheim, to Spiterstulen, to Leirvassbu, to Gjendebu (self-service hut), ending at Fondsbu – the best ski tour in Norway! We will take a snow vehicle and busses back to Oslo, where we will stay at Anker Hotel. We will enjoy Oslo on Saturday afternoon and fly back to Portland on Sunday morning, March 31.
It is not necessary to be expert skiers to come on this trip; this is not a technically difficult trip. You should have intermediate-level cross-country skills and ability to ski up to 20 miles per day (although most days are much shorter); you will also have the opportunity of relaxing in and around the mountain lodges. Some parts of the route are hilly, but most of the trails are fairly gentle through valleys with mountains on either side. The trails are well marked with flags.
This trip is limited to 15 persons, including the leader. The cost of this ski trip is estimated at only $2,495 for members of the Oregon Nordic Club (membership required), including round-trip airfare from Portland to Oslo, nine nights of lodging, all meals except during travel and the last dinner in Oslo. Sign up and make a $1,000 deposit online (ONC-PDX.org) for this trip in October or mail the Overnight Trip Application with a check payable to ONC-PDX to the leader, Ted Scheinman, 36 SW Brugger St., Portland, OR 97219.
The final payment of $1,495 is due on December 15th, 2018, to secure the special group airfare. Costs are estimated and may be revised based on airfare and exchange rates.
For more information, contact Ted at 503-452-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWSCC presents its Second Annual Bachelor Blast from April 5-7, 2019, staying at the Red Lion Deschutes River. The trip price includes 2 nights lodging, a hosted reception, and 2-out-of-3 day lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor. There are discounted rates for seniors, super seniors, and juniors - bring the kids or grandkids! Add on nights and lift tickets at very reasonable prices!
Members Only. Join your Bergie friends as they experience the breathtaking views of Spring in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Enjoy the history of Blue Grass, Soul and Rock n Roll music. We’ll visit a unique, city-based National Park, and a have thrilling water adventure on The Buffalo National River. There will be city walks, museums, historical monuments as well as hiking, canoeing and enjoying the great Ozark outdoors. There will be plenty of group activities, and opportunities to explore individual interests.
See club website HERE for further information.
FWSA is sponsoring a 2019 Island Windjammer cruise around the British Virgin Islands in the West Indies May 19–26, 2019! Starting in Tortola, we will be visiting Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, Cooper Island and Jost Van Dyke. The trip is now open and we are taking registrations. Trip is limited to the first 24 people who sign up with a $500 deposit.
7 days / 6 nights Lodging aboard the Sagitta Ship
All meals aboard the Sagitta Ship
Beer, Wine, Soda, Afternoon Rum Punch
*Price is for cruise only. Arrival on Tortola by May 18, 2019 is required.
Tips (Crew of 10)
Air to Tortola, BVI
Pre and post lodging TBD
Transfers to and from the airport
Travel Insurance is highly recommended
The Bogus Basin Ski Club has invited members of all NWSCC clubs to join them on a very special South Africa Safari! Only 12 people will be able to go, and at the time of publishing only 7 spots were available. The deadline to sign up is October 1, 2018.
Join NWSCC and John and Jeanne Reinhardt on an exciting River Cruise with Grand Circle Cruise Line, traveling from Bucharest, Hungary, through Croatia, Servia, Bulgaria, and Romania, ending at Constanta, Bucharest.
Single supplements FREE! Optional pre- and post-trips to Translyvania, Prague, and Vienna.
For full details see flier HERE.
4 nights lodging, 3 Days of skiing on Red Mountain with 3 mountains to choose from. Meet & Greet Thursday upon arrival at Gabriella’s Lounge, and 1 reserved dinner in towntown Rossland See flier HERE.
This trip offers incredible value (comparable trips can cost $6,000-$8,000), including lodging in 4 and 5 star hotels, about 40 meals, 2 safari adventures, 1 overnight on a houseboat, inter-country flights, motor coach and train transportation, visiting "must see" historic locations. Group airfare from SFO. For more information about this exciting trip, see flier HERE and Registration and Order Form HERE! Sign up early - this trip is limited to 35 participants!
Carpool trip; members only. First night in Boise, Idaho; staying at the downtown Modern Hotel conveniently located near the Boise Greenbelt, a paved biking & hiking trail along the Boise River. The next 3 nights in Stanley, Idaho in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains. Our cabins and motel rooms are just feet from the Salmon River. We will be hiking, biking or kayaking at Stanley Lake, Redfish Lake or rafting in the Salmon River. We are sharing meals in our cabins. The next 2 nights we will stay near Sun Valley ski resort at the Best Western Tyrolean Lodge. You can enjoy the outdoor hot tub and pool plus miles of biking, walking and hiking trails in this great area. If you have an appropriate bike, don't miss the Harriman 20-mile gravel down slope bike trail between the Sawtooth Visitor Center and Galena Lodge where we have a BBQ dinner our last night in Sun Valley . We will break up the drive home with a stay at the Union Historic Hotel. We will have dinner there on our last night while we enjoy the Blue Mountains of Oregon.
Room for 8 RV Hookups. There are 3 Wineries in the area, also Maryhill winery has live music on Friday and Saturday night's. The campsite is across the Columbia river from Biggs Junction. There is hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating and kayaking. All meals are included
Members only. The trip cost covers the pretrip dinner, a car rental for every 4 people, 11 days of lodging, many breakfasts, a possible picnic dinner at Cathedral Rock and one dinner out. On day 1, fly to Las Vegas then drive 250 miles to Prescott, Arizona. We hope to arrive in time to enjoy one of Prescott's historical landmarks, Whiskey Row. Day 2, we are headed to the historical gold mining town Jerome and Tuzigoot National Monument on our way to Sedona. We stay in Sedona for three nights giving you time to enjoy the beauty of this area with its red rocks. red canyons, art galleries, striking scenery, desert life and spectacular hikes. Day 5, we head north stopping at Walnut Creek National Monument before reaching the Grand Canyon south Rim. We stay 2 nights in Tusayan. Day 7, we drive to the north rim of the Grand Canyon and stay in cabins. Day 9, we drive north to Escalante National Monument in Utah, a remote area where we have lodging for 3 nights. We will also be in Calf Creek Recreation Area, Death Hollow Wilderness, where you can hike/drive and explore Hole in the Rock Road, Cottonwood Canyon Road, slot canyons, and the Escalante River. We have a cowboy Dutch oven dinner on the schedule at the Wild West Retreat, and a four-hour educational hike up the Escalante River with a retired geologist to look at Indian petroglyphs and pictographs.
Members only! Celebrate the first weekend of Spring with camping in a yurt! Enjoy a little hiking, maybe some whale watching, beach combing, rainy day shopping and Theatre West Comedy. Chili Dinner Thursday Night 6 PM will keep it warm for anyone getting in later in the evening. Potluck dinner Friday 6 PM. More info HERE.