Ski Trip 2018

Our high school ski trip is an opportunity for our students to get away, travel to the mountains, enjoy God’s creation and have a blast on the slopes with one another. Every year we’ve seen God grow our students relationships with their leaders and their friends throughout the week as we ski, worship, and pursue Jesus together. Register and view Trip Details below.

Registration

SKi Trip 2018

March 9-14

Depart: Saturday, March 9, 2018

Return: Thursday, March 14, 2018

Where: Winter Park, CO (YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch)

Cost: $500 per person

If you have any additional questions, please contact one of our trip coordinators:

Stan DePue at stan@austinstone.org

Jonathan Johnston (JJ) at jj@austinstone.org

FAQ

Nope! The village in Winter Park has lots of shops for students to roam while the rest of the crew are on the slopes. There are leaders who come on the trip with the intention of not skiing, so your student won’t be alone.

We will do our best to place kids by campus and friend groups – if you have special requests, make sure to let your Campus STUDENTS Director know!

Of course! We stop for breakfast and lunch on the way to Colorado and on the way home!

Please contact Stan DePue or Jonathan Johnston (JJ) in the case of an emergency. Expect a call from Stan or JJ if there is an emergency on our end.

We recommend students bring an additional $100-200 for daily lunch in town (if they choose to buy lunches… we’ll have sandwiches for them if they don’t want to spend money on lunch), and any souvenirs they wish to purchase. Lunch is the only meal not covered in the overall cost of the trip in addition to meals on the way to and from Winter Park.

We will be staying at YMCA of the Rockies just outside of Winter Park town. Students will bus together on buses back and forth from the slopes every day.

Check-in will happen at the For The City Center at 7:30pm on Friday, March 9.

Packing List

What to bring

For the slopes:

  • Ski Jacket/parka/
  • Water resistant pants or overalls
  • Lightweight sweaters/sweatshirts
  • Thermal/long underwear
  • Hat or ear band
  • Waterproof gloves or mittens
  • Long socks (wool socks are great for this trip)
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket tissues
  • Sunscreen and lip balm

After the slopes:

  • Water Bottle (hydration is key to a great week of skiing!)
  • Backpack
  • Bible, Journal & Pen
  • Cash for lunches (3) in Winter Park and meals (4) on the way there and back
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Any necessary medication
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Casual warm after ski clothes and boots
  • Please be mindful to have your students dress modestly

What not to bring

  • Computer
  • iPad/tablet
  • Anything you do not want to have lost or ruined
  • Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, inappropriate material. If any of these items are found, parents will be asked to pick the student up.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, March 9

7:30 pm – Check-In at For The City Center (500 E St Johns Ave)

8:15 pm – Charter Bus departs for Colorado

Saturday, March 10

*Breakfast on the road

*Lunch on the road

4:00 pm – Arrive at Winter Park, CO

5:00 pm – Ski Equipment fitting

7:00 pm – Dinner at the Lodge (YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch)

*Time to chill/hang out in rooms

9:00 pm – First worship and teaching session in Meeting Room

11:00 pm – In rooms/Lights Out

Sunday, March 11 & Monday, March 12

7:00 am – 8:30 am Wake up, devotional time w/ cabins and breakfast in cafeteria

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Travel to the Slopes & Ski Time

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (every student must be with a leader)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ski Time

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Back to the Lodge, shower, and rest

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Worship/Teaching

11:00 pm – In rooms/Lights Out

Tuesday, March 13

7:30 am – 9 am Wake up, devotional time, and breakfast with cabins

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Check out from Lodge, Travel to the Slopes & Ski Time

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (every student must be with a leader)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ski Time

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Take rental equipment back to ski shop

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Back to the Lodge, shower, eat dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Last worship and teaching session

8:30 pm – On the charter bus headed back home

Wednesday, March 14

*Breakfast on the road

*Lunch on the road

4:00 pm – Arrive at For The City Center*

*arrival time is TBD depending on traffic and departure

** Dates and times subject to change **