Friday March 2 - Sunday, March 11, 2018 $1,700 pp* (may be less)
Valid US passports are required for this trip * Prices and travel details are subject to change until air is firmly booked
The Finger Lakes Ski Club is headed to Italy in 2018! This 8-night tour includes six nights in the mountain village of Cortina, where the 1956 Winter Olympics were held. We will spend the final two nights in the beautiful canal city of Venice. Skiing is in the Dolomite region of the Italian Alps, about 2 hours north of Venice. There are several “smaller” ski areas that link directly to the village of Cortina, and then there is the entire Dolomite region, with buses and lifts linking hundreds of miles of trails (or “pistes”) and villages. The Sella Ronda is a huge stone massif which you can ski all the way around 360 degrees, stopping in villages and “rifugios” (mountain huts) for a drink or bite to eat. There’s even a horse-drawn rope lift in one area!
Your Trip Includes: ♦ Bus from Auburn/Syracuse to Newark and back from JFK ♦ Round-trip airfare from Newark – Zurich – Venice (return to JFK) on Swiss Air ♦ Bus to and from Venice to Cortina; water taxi to/from hotel in Venice ♦ 6 nights at Hotel Pontechiesa in Cortina with breakfast each day and 4 dinners – first two nights and last two nights. Explore and try other restaurants in the village the middle two nights. ♦ Welcome reception night of arrival with Cortina tourism director and hotel staff ♦ Last 2 nights at the Hotel Continental on the island of Venice with breakfast
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR SKIS AT HOME! There will not be room on the Italian buses or water taxis. Ski rentals are available in Cortina. Prices for 5 day rental of skis and poles ranged from €83 to €129 in 2017. A message will be sent after the new year to all trip participants with a link and instructions on how to advance reserve your skis/equipment for the trip. They also have snowshoes, x-c skis, helmets, more. Ski boot bags OK. Registration and Payment: We expect the trip to sell out quickly! The only way to reserve your spot is to mail a $400 deposit with completed Trip Registration Form (on FLSC website) to Finger Lakes Ski Club, PO Box 161, Auburn NY 13021. Trip mail will be opened on June 30. First come, first served based on postmark date. First dibs will be given to current (2016-17) FLSC members as of April 30, 2017. After 4th of July weekend, an email will be sent to all who submitted a reg form, confirming your space OR if you are on a waiting list. Deposit checks will be deposited at that time. Remaining payments: September – $325 October – $325 November – $325 December – final balance Mail payments & forms to: Finger Lakes Ski Club, PO Box 161, Auburn NY 13021 For more info, contact trip leader Kelly Buck: (315) 406-0791 or email: email@example.com