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The Wichita Ski Club organizes several ski and snowboard trips per season. These are not only for our membership but we also welcome guests to join us for some fun in the snow.

If you are interested in any future trips, please Contact us.

2014 Ski Trip

Steamboat - FSA (Flatland Ski Association)

It's not too soon to start thinking about the 2014 Flatland Ski Association Trip and Race in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Prestige Charters has been purchased by Village Charters so they are our new transportation system. If you have never attended a FSA event, it is a lot of fun. There are eight other Flatland Ski Clubs that all converge along with WSC to ski fast, play hard, and meet new friends at FSA events. We have priced the FSA activity pass separately for those who would just like to go skiing and not race or attend the social activities or Awards Banquet. Skiers must be members of the Wichita Ski Club or another FSA member ski club.

The Wichita Ski Club leaves at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and departs Steamboat at 3:00 pm on February 2, 2014.

Our lodging is at The Waterford Townhomes, Steamboat Springs, Colorado which are located 400 yards from the gondola via private shuttle. The units are 3-bedroom 4-bath multi-level properties. They have gas fireplaces, private balconies and in unit hot tubs. There are also washers and dryers in units.

The costs are:

Lift tickets

The activity ticket is for race fees and all of the social functions. The get acquainted party on Thursday night and the banquet on Saturday night are at the top of the mountain and transportation is by the gondola.

All prices are subject to change.

2014 Steamboat Trip Application Opens a PDF file

Signup is September 17 at the ski club membership meeting. If unable to attend the meeting, call me at 316.838.0160 to reserve your spot and save your discount. - John Clark

Trip Chairman: John Clark, for more info Contact us.

Rental equipment also available locally through The Slope.

Also see Trip Notes / Disclaimers.

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Trip Notes / Disclaimers:

  1. All times, dates, locations, and prices are approximate and subject to change. Check with trip captain for changes and updates.
  2. For Bus trips, transportation is planned for minimum number of participants. If number of second payments and Deposits are not received by due date for minimum number of participant's bus will be canceled and trip will revert to drive out and final payment will be adjusted. Drive out price not available unless bus is canceled.
  3. Bus trip listed departure time is just that. Bus will leave promptly at posted time. Bags and gear must be ready to load at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. If you miss the bus you will have to arrange your own transportation at your cost.

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Sleeper Bus

Perhaps the most convenient, comfortable way to travel too Colorado is via a sleeper bus.

A uniquely designed bus, a sleeper buses transport approximately 40 people arranged in booths, with four seated comfortably per booth. Each booth changes into two bunk beds so people can lie horizontally and sleep while driving overnight to their destination. Passengers typically bring a pillow and either a blanket or sleeping bag. Some also bring sleeping aids and earplugs.

Traveling this way has many advantages:

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Skiing & Snowboarding Responsibility Code

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. While at the resorts you may see people using alpine skis, snowboards, telemark skis, cross country skis, and other types of specialized equipment. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers and riders the responsibility for a great mountain experience.

  1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or object.

  2. People downhill ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.

  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

It's for everyone's benefit to remember the code and be safety conscious.

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Trip Rules

View these rules for all Wichita Ski club sponsored trips.

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Skiing Suggestions

Remember, you will be out all day in temperatures in which you would normally spend only minutes.

The concept of dressing a person in a cold-dry climate is to dress in layers. This means that layers next to your body should be porous, to trap air, which will insulate. Those layers should be covered with a layer that is wind proof and preferably water repellent. The layers next to your skin should be made of a natural fiber, as natural fibers can absorb moisture without losing the insulating quality. Moisture is your greatest enemy because it destroys the insulating quality of any clothing. Perspiration, of course, from the tired, overworked body and snow from the outside, will cause this loss should your outer shell not be water repellent. Layers can vary from 2 to 10 depending on how cold it is and how hard you ski. So, the absorbent insulating layer or layers covered by the wind proof layer, preferably water repellent is the rule.

Wind chill index tells more about clothing needs than temperature. Dress warmly! You can always remove inner layers. Keep your feet and hands warm and keep your bottom dry and have fun!

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