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Kellogg Ski Trip | December 9-15 | Telluride, CO
SKI TRIP 2017 GENERAL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! 
SEE YOU IN TELLURIDE! 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most important details:
Dates: Saturday, December 9th - Friday December 15th
Where: Telluride Ski Resort


Basic Registration Information: 
When is Kellogg Ski and Snowboard Trip?
Who can go on the trip?
Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
What if I have to cancel my spot on the trip?

Is travel insurance available? 


Transportation (Flights, Buses, etc)
What flight should I book and what's the transportation situation?  
If I'm arriving early/late or leaving early/late - what transportation options do I have to/from DRO, MTJ and GJT? 


Timing and Logistics
Can I arrive later/earlier than the 9th and/or leave later/earlier than the 15th? 
My JV wants to come for part of the trip, can he/she?
Can I bring my child? 


Activities and Accommodations
What activities are included in the trip?
Tell me more about the social schedule... 
If I don't ski, can I still go and will I have fun? 
What additional activities can I sign up for?
When can I sign up for activities and ski lessons?
What are the accommodations going to be like?    


Logistics - Lift Tickets, Lessons, Rentals,
When can I adjust my number of lift tickets? 
When can I adjust my number of lift tickets? 

When can I adjust my number of lift tickets? 
How much are ski rental packages and lessons?
Tell me more about Ski and Snowboard Rental Packages...
How much are rentals and lift tickets for children? 
Can I switch between skiing and snowboarding during the week? 
If we book ski lessons, when do we decide what dates to take the lessons? 
Can we book ski lessons when we arrive or are these prices only available online now?  
Can I buy more than 4 lift tickets? 
Can I only rent skis (no helmet, or no boots, etc)? 


Costs and Other Questions
How much will the trip cost?
Can I get a reduced price if I don’t drink? 



Basic Registration Info
When is Kellogg Ski and Snowboard Trip?
The 2017 trip is from Saturday, December 9th to Friday, December 15th.

Who can go on the trip?

The trip is open to Full-Time Kellogg students and their significant others (JV’s).  You may NOT bring a friend, sibling, etc. as your JV.  Dishonestly registering a sibling, relative, or someone else means that your fellow Kellogg students miss out on this great opportunity.  Anybody caught trying to do so will have their spot on Ski Trip revoked, with no refund.


Can I transfer my registration to someone else?    

No. Spots on Ski Trip are non-transferrable and there are no exceptions.
We reserve the right to cancel from the trip anyone caught having transferred their ticket, with no refund. 


What happens if I need to cancel or I can't attend ski trip anymore? 

For rising 2nd years who pre-registered in May, if you cancel before July 31st, you will get $100 of your $200 deposit back. All Pre-registrants who cancel after July 31st will not receive the $200 deposit back. If you Pre-Registered and need to cancel your spot, please follow these instructions: 

  1. Log in to profile at gw.skisync.com
  2. Navigate over to “View Invoice”
  3. Scroll to bottom of page and click on “Request to Cancel Trip” button

Please note, full trip cost is due at Registration on Oct 9th (or before for those who pre-registered). If you cancel your trip after full registration, you will lose the cost of the trip. Therefore, if you think you might have to cancel closer to the trip, please purchase trip insurance when you register. It's available through SkiSync when you register, or you're welcome to seek trip insurance through another method (see more about trip insurance below and in the Cancellation waiver on the SkiSync egistration page).  
 

Is travel insurance available? 

Travel Insurance is purchasable through SkiSync at General Registration, or when you paid your trip balance in October.  Insurance offers many benefits, and is managed by a third-party insurance company.  For a complete description of benefits, please see the SkiSync website to review the complete policy document.  Note that all questions/claims regarding this insurance should be directed to the insurance company, and not to the Kellogg Ski Club.

You are also welcome to purchase your own trip insurance through a third-party provider. We highly recommend this in case your plans change. 


What flight should I book and what's the bus situation?

You can fly into Durango, Grand Junction, or Montrose airports. Busses will be provided from these three airports to those that arrive on 12/9 by 5pm (5:02pm flight into Durango is OK). Ground transportation will be provided for all departures on 12/15 (though we recommend against an early morning flight). 

  • Montrose (MTJ) is the closest airport at 1.5 hours to Telluride Resort
  • Grand Junction (GJT) is ~2.5 hours to Telluride Resort
  • Durango (DRO) is ~2.5 hours to Telluride Resort 

There are currently round-trip flights from Chicago to any of these airports for the dates of Ski Trip (12/9 and 12/15). 

Additionally, please note that TEX is the small airport in Telluride itself, 15 minutes from the mountain. However, it is a regional airport and can’t accommodate larger flights. Do keep it on your radar if you’re flying from somewhere nearby as you may find a flight that works for you. 

Additionally, Ski Club is selling roundtrip direct airline tickets via SkiSync on United and American. These tickets are not available one-way. If you are not flying round-trip from Chicago, you will not be able to book these tickets. This includes if you are planning to travel before or after Ski Trip. If you are registered for the trip, you should have received additional information about these flights. 

If I'm arriving early/late or leaving early/late - what transportation options do I have to/from DRO, MTJ and GJT? 
There are a few options you can consider, ranging in price and length of time: 
1 - Roadrunner Public Stagelines - http://roadrunnerstagelines.com/route/
This is basically a regional public bus (think Greyhound) that you can take from any three of those airports to Telluride. It drops you off ~3 miles from the Mountain Village, so you could uber/taxi from there. It's a cheap, not fancy option. BE SURE TO REVIEW THE BUS TIMETABLE to make sure it works for your flight.  

2 - Private Shuttles such as Telluride Express or Mountain Limo http://www.tellurideexpress.com/#/home  or  http://mountain-limo.com/rates/   Not the cheapest option, but is fast, classy and safe. If you have 2+ people, the price decreases. NOTE: The website pricing is NOT up to date. Call them for best rates and to see if others are on your same schedule.  For 2+ people, it should be around $100 per person, but please call to verify and reserve.   

3- Rent a car one way; the cost to rent a car will vary; however if you can do a rental car (from say Durango or Grand Junction) and drop it off in Telluride, that would get you there quickly and privately. NOTE: There is NO FREE OVERNIGHT PARKING in Telluride so please don't expect to keep a car there for free for the week. Nightly rates start at around $25/night.


Timing and Logistics
Can I arrive later/earlier than the 9th and/or leave later/earlier than the 15th? 
Yes.  If you are shortening your stay, you will still pay for the same base package. The only price adjustment available to the base package is the shortening of ski lift ticket days (i.e., days you have a valid lift ticket).

If you are arriving early, you may get additional discounted lift tickets / rentals. Lodging, lift tickets and rentals after the 15th are your responsibility. Additionally, the club will not be responsible for arranging or paying for ground transportation if you travel on days other than the 9th or 15th. 

We do not have any lodging to provide prior to Dec 9th. We recommend you look into a hotel, airbnb or VRBO in Telluride or Mountain Village. 
 

My JV wants to come for part of the trip, can he/she?

Yes, but as noted before, no pro-rating or discounts will be available. The only price adjustment available to the base package is the shortening of ski days (i.e., days you have a valid lift ticket).  JV's should also make sure they are part of Campus Groups to receive the registration link, and will also need their significant other’s Student Kellogg NetID (e.g. abc123) to register.


Can I bring my child? 
Yes! We've chosen a great location for kids. Pricing will vary based on the size of the lodging needed based on the number of children you bring.  It will be approximately $500 (for the additional lodging cost) to bring a child.
Please reach out to kelloggskiclub2017@gmail.com if you are considering bringing a child / children. It is critical that you reach out before registration begins. Please note – all evening parties and social events are adults-only, so you will need to arrange for your own childcare. Lift ticket and lesson prices for children are below. 

Activities and Accommodations
What activities are included in the trip?

Aside from lodging and ground transportation, the trip price includes 4 days of skiing, 3-4 big night parties (including a private show with AUDIEN), 1 bar crawl, and 3 apres-ski parties. If you choose to ski fewer days or ski no days, or have a season pass to the mountain, your trip cost will be reduced by the amount of ski tickets not used. 


Tell me more about the social schedule... 

The social schedule is being designed by our new committee. It will be announced in November, at which time you will also sign up for activities.  In the meantime, click here for the 2016 social schedule, which will give you a good idea of what to expect.

If I don't ski, can I still go and will I have fun? 

YES! This year’s ski trip is an amazing destination fit for both skiers and non-skiers alike. Also, don’t worry, you won’t be alone – there are always plenty of your classmates who are also non-skiers and the social committee will arrange daily non-ski activities. But, it's also a great time to learn to ski or snowboard since you won't be the only adult on the bunny slopes!


What additional activities can I sign up for?
We will finalize our list of non-skier activities in the fall. But you can look forward to activities similar to those in past trips such as snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, yoga classes, spa days, cooking classes, distillery tours, wine tastings, ice skating, bowling, horseback riding, and more. Plus the après and all night parties are accessible to people who do not ski or snowboard.

When can I sign up for activities and ski lessons?
Activity Registration opens on the Ski Sync portal on Thursday, November 9th at 12:15pm CST and will stay open until Tuesday, November 14 at 11:59pm CST on the Ski Sync website. Space is limited for some activities, so make sure you are on time to snag a spot!

Note: there is NO WAITLIST for activity registration. Only sign up for activities you are sure you will attend - activities are non-refundable but fully exchangeable. You are also welcome to plan events on your own in and around Telluride! 



What are the accommodations going to be like?    

We will have all condos and houses for Ski Trip guests. Accomodation sizes vary from 5-10 people. You should have received more information via email on the lodging process and condo sizes if you are registered for the trip. 
 

Logistics - Lift Tickets, Rentals, Lessons and More
When can I adjust the number of lift tickets I have as well as sign up for rentals and ski lessons? 

Thursday, November 2nd at 12 noon

SkiSync will open and you can make adjustments to your package.

Note - this is not a race. Supply is unlimited. 


How much are lift tickets and what will I get back if I decide to ski fewer days? 

4 lift tickets are included in your trip price, and everyone starts with 4 lift tickets in their base package. We secured a great deal on lift tickets this year so that if you buy 3, you get the 4th day free.

If you choose fewer days, reimbursements look like this:
a.      4 Days (included) = $0
b.      3 Days = $0
c.      2 Days = - $25
d.      1 Day = - $75
e.      0 Days = - $125


How much are rentals and lessons? Tell me more about Ski Rentals Packages... 

Everyone gets to choose their rental package. Base package includes a helmet (you can opt out if you own your own). We strongly advise everyone to have a helmet.

During online registration, you will fill out your height, weight, and level of experience. You will also choose which rental package you’d like.

You will be informed which rental location in the village you will pick up your rentals at during registration at Ski Trip. You will be assigned to the rental location based on your housing. In an effort to reduce rental pickup time, each rental shop will pull and set aside your rental package.

Type of activity/fee               Price
Rental Package - 3 Day Minimum    
Sport Ski/Board Package w/ helmet    $31.36
Performance Ski Package w/ helmet    $41.16
Demo Ski/Board Package w/ helmet    $48.16
Sport Ski/Board Package        $22.40
Performance Ski Package        $32.20
Demo Ski/Board Package        $36.40
    
Rental Package - 1 & 2 Day    
Sport Ski/Board Package w/ helmet    $42.56
Performance Ski Package w/ helmet    $48.16
Demo Ski/Board Package w/ helmet    $53.76
Sport Ski/Board Package        $33.60
Performance Ski Package        $39.20
Demo Ski/Board Package        $44.80

How much are lift tickets and rentals for children? 

Lift tickets will be the same price for children as for Kellogg students ($125 for 3 or 4 days)
Rentals are the same priec for children as for Kellogg students, which range from $22 to $48 per day for a 3-day minimum and $33 - $53 per day for a 1&2 day package (see above).
There is a special package that includes Lift, Lesson, Rentals + Lunch = $145/day. If you choose to do only lessons, it is the same price as online which is $100/day

If we want to switch between skiing and snowboarding, will that be available when we rent equipment?

During the week you can switch equipment if you would like. Go to the rental store and ask to switch. We discourage you to sign up for ski’s and then switch to a snowboard on registration/rental day as that will significantly slow down the process. Mid-week is fine though!

If we book ski lessons, do we decide which days we take them once we're there?

We will ask you for your lesson day when you sign up. If for some reason you need to switch days please contact us and we can work to get you sorted. We will not allow people to switch lesson days once the trip has started.

Can we book ski lessons in Telluride or are these prices only available through prebooking?

You can book lessons when you arrive, however you will pay the full price. These discount prices are only available through the SkiSync portal ahead of time. 

Can I buy more than 4 lift tickets? How do I do so? 
Yes. If you plan to ski more than 4 days, please complete this survey by 5:00PM on 11/14! 

I own boots (or helmet), can I rent only skis (no helmet, or no boots)? 

We have a great deal on rentals, so skis/snowboards cannot be unbundled from boots as they are not offering modified packages without boots. You could rent skis on your own, but it will likely be more expensive than the entire rental package. 
If you have a helmet, please email Ski Sync and they will reimburse you for the helmet rental cost if you have your own.


Costs and Other Questions
How much will the trip cost?
Ski Trip 2017 costs $1,225 and will include the following: 
  • Round trip ground transport from Local Airport (Durango, Grand Junction and Montrose) to Telluride on December 9th and back on December 15th
  • Ground transportation from Evanston to Chicago airports ORD and MDW on Dec 9th
  • Legendary night parties and après ski events (with drinks and some food)
  • Four days of lift tickets (can be adjusted up or down at full registration)
  • Lodging for all six nights (no more than two people per bed and one person for a pull out couch)
  • Free schwag from our corporate sponsors
Note: the base cost of the trip can be adjusted based on the number of lift tickets you buy during activity registration. For example, if you decide to buy less than 4 days of lift tickets, you will be refunded the balance.
This trip cost DOES NOT include:
  • Flights to and from the resort
  • Ground transportation if you arrive before/after Dec 9th, or depart before/after Dec 15th
  • Ski or snowboard rental equipment
  • A la carte social activities during the week
 
Can I get a reduced price if I don’t drink? 
Unfortunately, there is no reduction of price for those who don’t drink.The vast majority of expenses for Ski Trip are fixed costs related to lodging, venue and equipment rentals, transportation, talent & DJ booking fees, etc. rather than on alcohol. If you consider Ski Trip as a ‘bundle of goods,’ there is inevitably underlying variability in the extent that each student utilizes each of these different ‘goods.’  We have tried to facilitate cost/consumption matching wherever possible – students book their own flights; lift tickets, rentals, lessons, and individual day activities are purchased a la carte; and students make their own food and beverage choices for the majority of the trip. However, in a group of almost 1,000 people, it's impossible for us to perfectly match cost to consumption on every variable – not everyone will attend every social event, people eat and drink different amounts at events, the use of provided transportation will vary, there is a range of lodging costs, etc.

Unfortunately, food & beverage costs at our social events is one of those costs for which we cannot differentiate consumption on an individual basis – the structure of our contracts and agreements with vendors is based on total headcount and assumed average consumption.

On a more positive note, every aspect of Ski Trip is being made available at a substantial discount (majority exceeding 50%) vs. what is available to the general public.  Even if you don’t plan on drinking, we hope that you will enjoy the substantial value presented by the trip as a whole.

Can I get a reduced price if I don’t utilize the transportation? 
As with the social events, there is also some variety in the number of people who use the transportation, including those who take busses to the airport, on the ground at the resort, etc. Unfortunately, we are not able to break this cost out per person. At Telluride specifically, everyone will be utilizing the gondola which moves people between the town and the lodging mid-mountain.