SKI TRIP PLANNING
Which Ski Pass Is Best for You?
2022-2023 Ski Passes on Sale Now
It looks like KOPSC is going to have an Ikon ski season in 2022-2023. With all four of our western weeklong trips – and one of the eastern weekend trips – being planned at resorts accepting the Ikon pass, it is definitely worth considering, especially if you are thinking of signing up for multiple trips next season. (Destination information will be announced soon!)
As the four major ski pass purveyors roll out their passes for the next ski season, you will notice some changes, such as the number of participating mountains, price increases, additional pass options, payment and insurance options, and early purchase discounts. The Indy pass went on sale March 2nd, the Mountain Collective pass on March 10th, and the Ikon pass goes on sale March 15th. At this time, no announcement has been made regarding pricing for the Epic pass or when it will go on sale.
Rather than trying to list the various details (cost, participating mountains, restrictions, benefits, etc.) for the various passes here, we recommend clicking on https://www.theavantski.com/post/season-pass-updates for information compiled by Avant Ski to find the information you need to make a decision on which pass would be best for you. The only catch is you have to start planning for your 2022-2023 skiing activities now when you can get the price discounts!
Local Ski Passes for 2022-23 Season
If you anticipate that the majority of your skiing will be at local ski areas, you should be on the lookout for those mountains announcing when their passes go on sale. Season passes for Blue Mountain and Camelback are already on sale. If you are a senior (70+), you can get a pass for $70. Last season, that pass was good for both mountains, or you could ski by the day for $10. In looking at their websites, it appears you need to buy a separate pass for each mountain if you plan to ski both. It also looks like the daily senior 70+ lift ticket will not be sold. Deadline to buy the early discount passes is March 31st. Montage has also put their passes for next season on sale with a $100 renewal discount. Jack Frost/Big Boulder and most PA resorts to our west are now owned by Vail Corporation and covered under the Epic pass. Elk Mountain has not posted pass prices as of this date. To gather more information on pass offerings at our local ski areas visit their websites.
Ski Trips Update
Although the weather is turning warm, and you may be dreaming of golf, biking, boating and lazy days on the river or at the shore, early signups for next season’s ski trips have begun! One trip – Big Sky – is already full and accepting a wait list All the other trips still have openings, but some are filling up quickly, so don’t delay in sending your release form, photo ID and deposit. You can contact the appropriate trip leaders with any questions about those specific trips.
You know that old saying about “you snooze, you lose”? Don’t lose out on that trip you’ve been thinking about.
Happy summer everyone, and enjoy those lazy, hazy days but don’t forget…winter is coming!
Early Signup for Ski Trips!
Here’s How It Works
The details for all of the 2022-2023 trips are posted on this website, and all trips are eligible for early signup, which is EXTRA early this year! Starting May 11th, you can register for the ski trips BY US MAIL ONLY! No deposits or registrations will be accepted with a postmark prior to Wednesday, May 11th. Your postmark will determine your position on the signup list.
Early signup is easy. Include all of the following in your envelope:
Completed and signed registration/release form (available on our forms page https://www.kingofprussiaskiclub.com/forms-and-policies)
Your deposit check made payable to KOPSC
For air trips, include a copy of the photo ID you will use for boarding at the airport
Put your envelope in the mail to the appropriate trip leader on May 11th – not a moment before. Note that only two registrations are allowed per envelope (yours and your roommate’s.) Regarding photo IDs, if you are concerned about your privacy, you can block out the document numbers on the copy you provide; however, we need your name EXACTLY as it appears on the ID, as well as your date of birth for the airline manifests. Deposit amounts and trip leader addresses are listed in the Ski Trips section of our website.
If you’re concerned about less-than-timely delivery of the US Mail, feel free to let the trip leader know that your registration is in the mail, so they know to watch for it. Again – it’s the postmark that counts – not the date that the leader receives your registration.
IMPORTANT! To qualify for early signup on May 11th, you must be a KOPSC member in good standing for the 2021-2022 season, with payment for that membership year being made before May 1, 2022. If you were not a dues-paying member as of May 1st, you CANNOT take advantage of early signup. You are, however, eligible for regular signup on August 1st – also to be done by mail – if you have paid your membership dues prior to that date. You can also sign up in person at our monthly membership meetings, which will resume September 20th.
Note that your membership dues cannot be processed along with your ski trip registration. Send your dues and membership form directly to Membership Chair Cheryl Brokaw (see membership application/renewal form at https://www.kingofprussiaskiclub.com/forms-and-policies. The trip leader cannot accept your registration until you are a paid member.
For additional information about early signup protocol, please contact the leader listed in the ad for trip you are interested in.