Great Destination Trips
Travel to Exotic Locations with Far West Ski Association and Bay Area Snowsports Council


FWSA councils are busy selling spots for our 2015 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Week, Janu- ary 31—February 7, 2015. We have allocated 590 pillows for this trip and I anticipate that we will reach 600 or more on this trip as word spreads that Whistler is our destination resort. Our councils will be staying in the following properties at Whistler: Aava Whistler; Aspens; Coast Blackcomb; Crystal Lodge & Suites; Delta Whistler Suites; Glacier Lodge; Stoney Creek; Tantalus; Four Seasons; and Westin. This resort is consistently ranked the number one resort in North America and features the Peak to Peak Gondola which moves between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The resort features more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, and accommodations galore. It features a variety of winter activities for all, and was the proud host mountain for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics games. Information about this trip and how to sign up is posted on the Far West Ski Association website

FWSA  2015 Whistler Trip Flyer



March 30—April 4 will be the mini ski trip to Whitefish Mountain Resort (staying at Grouse Mountain Lodge).

Gloria Raminha will be our trip leader to Whitefish Mountain Resort. The first 100 people signing up for this trip are guaranteed an authentic Montana experience. The trip features airport ground transfers, 3- or 4-day lift tickets, transfers to the ski resort, and welcome and farewell parties. Other options include snowmobile tours, Summit Nature Center, day spa, Glacier Park tours, dogsled adventures, and sleigh rides. Adult package prices range from $380-- $600. Contact Gloria Raminha 661-829-5996 or 661-800-8229 or garski2011@gmail.com2015 FWSA Whitefish Trip Flyer



Sign up for a Signature 5-day trip to Revelstoke, BC March 16—21, 2015 and heli-ski with other Far West friends. This trip includes 4-1⁄2 days of heli-skiing, all meals, snacks, lodge accommodations, use of specially designed heli-skis and poles, as well as training in and use of avalanche transceivers. It provides 71,000 feet of skiing of which 49,700 is guaran- teed. A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot and the price is $5,830 (twin occ. plus taxes), $6,480 (single occ. plus taxes).

Sign up directly with Julie Noble, or (503) 841- 8662. Request trip 15-RE135 March 16-21, 2015 and identify yourself as a member of Far West Ski Association. C

Contact Nancy Ellis for more infor- mation. 

2015 MiSSiSSiPPi river cruiSe

June 19—25 are the dates for the Mississippi River Cruise trip with an optional two day stay in New Orleans. TheAmerican Queen Steamboat Company offers this 4-night paddle wheel trip from New Orleans with stops at Oak Alley Plantation & Baton Rouge, LA before returning to New Orleans. The adult package price for this trip is $2,050--$3,150 double occupancy. Trip includes all meals; wine & beer with dinner; one night’s lodging in New Orleans before cruise; shore excursions; showboat-style entertainment; daily lec- tures, and more. A two day optional stay in New Orleans after the cruise includes lodging at Bienville House French Quarter Hotel. Participants can sign up for optional swamp boat tours and paranormal city excursions while in New Orleans.

Contact Nancy Ellis, Trip Leader, for information and to sign up:; (530) 414-8261. 




    Vald' Isere 2015 Flyer

    Our March 2015 International Ski Trip will be to Val D’ Isere, France with optional pre-days in Paris and an extension trip to Provence and the French Riviera. We will spend 4 nights in Paris with a guided city tour, free time to explore on your own and two optional activities – Palace of Versailles and Normandy. The Paris trip must be in conjunction with the ski week in Val d’Isere. Keep checking for exactVal d’Isere is truly a spectacular area which will offer our travelers a unique ski experience when one skis over the ridge to Tignes where their enormous ski area combined with Val D’ Isere will be a skier’s paradise. After careful bid comparison and analysis, Holidaze Ski Tours was selected as our tour operator. We will be offering two lodg- ing properties. The Kandahar, a 3-Star property located in city center offers our members a lower- priced lodging option, yet only a shortwalk to the shuttle stop. The L’Aigle des Neiges, a 4-Star property offers our members excellent ski access to the mountain and an upscale lodging option to meet those requests we have received from past participants. Daily breakfast and five dinners are included, leaving two evenings free to enjoy the local French restaurants.

    The Provence/French Riviera trip can be included as an extension trip or as a “Stand Alone” trip in which we will make air transportation arrangements to have you meet the group in France. We will first spend three nights in Aix en Provence then travel to Nice with excursions to the French Riviera.