Gateway Brochure 2011 2012

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					     About Our Club                                                                               Gateway Ski Club

                                                                                                  Gateway Ski Club Trip
                                                                                                  Preview Guide 2011-2012

                                                                                                  Travel and Leisure Club
                                                                                                  for the Winter Activities

Gateway Ski Club was founded in 1988 by individuals in
the St Louis area that shared an interest in Nordic pursuits.
Since that time the group has grown to over 300 members
nationwide. The club typically takes two to three winter
tips annually, two in North America and one in Europe.             Gateway Ski Club
Gateway Ski Club is made up of varying types of winter
sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Gateway Ski
                                                                         Street Address
Club has a growing contingency in the Kansas City area
and it’s our goal to continue to offer trips in this area.               639 Sunbridge
                                                                     Chesterfeild, MO 63017
There are no membership dues, mandatory meetings or the               Phone: 314.280.2924
like, just great people, awesome trips, at outstanding                 Fax: 314.439.9599
                                                                         1911 Owen Dr.
We look forward to you joining us on our next adventure.                Pleasant Hill, MO         Great People - Awesome
                                                                             64080                Trips - Outstanding Prices
                                                                          Web Address

                                                                                                    Joe Racine: 314.280.2924
                                                           Bill Jones:   816.305.2928
                                                                            Ski Club
 Trips Offered This Season

Whitefish Mountain, Montana                                   St Anton, Austria - Extension to Amsterdam                             Park City, UT
        st           th
Dec. 10 – Dec. 17 2011                                                th
                                                              Jan. 13 – Jan 25 2012th
                                                                                                                                     Mar. 17th – Mar. 24th 2011

Start the 2011-12 season with a return trip to Montana’s      This year, we are going to return to one of the larger ski areas in    End the ski season with us in Park City, Utah for a
newest resort! This year, we will be returning to Big         the Alps. While our hotel is in St. Anton, within 15 minutes by        memorable spring ski vacation. Our home there will be
Mountain, but they have changed their name to Whitefish       shuttle bus are the equally large and classy resorts of Lech, Zurs     the Peaks Hotel, formerly the Radisson. The hotel has all
Mountain., and with an annual snowfall exceeding 300          Stuben and St. Christoph. Together they form “Ski Arlberg”. If         the amenities you might expect in such a location,
inches, you can expect great ski conditions while skiing      that was not enough, local busses will also take you to Ischgl,        including heated pools, hot tubs and a sauna. Our rooms
through the “Snowghosts”!                                     and I promise you that is well worth the trip!                         are equipped with the usual amenities. And, you will
                                                                                                                                     also have a full buffet breakfast daily along with an
                                                                                                                                     Après ski hospitality cart.
Whitefish is located at the southern entrance to Glacier      St. Anton has enjoyed “cult” status among skiers for as long as
National Park. Take one of your off days of skiing and        skiing has been a winter passion! It is the cradle of alpine
travel the “Road to the Sun”. You’ll see frozen               skiing. Most ski schools in the world use the ski instructions                 You will receive 5 days of lift tickets. Two will
waterfalls, snow-filled forests, and wildlife that            methods as founded by Hannes Schneider. It is the site of the          be at Park City; two for nearby Deer Valley and one for
appreciate the serenity as much as you. Also available to     first drag lift and the first cable car ever employed at a ski area.   The Canyons. For those who are adventurous, within a
you are snowmobile and dog-sled excursions into the           The area averages over 22 feet of snow per year and has 60             short drive are Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude
snow-covered forests of Whitefish.                            percent coverage of snow-making. You will not have a snow              Ski areas in the Cottonwood Canyon areas, and Snow
                                                              coverage issue. Lifts? 84 of them serving 170 miles of ski
                                                                                                                                     Basin in Logan. Between Park City, Deer Valley and the
There are a number of ski areas within an hour or so if       runs!
                                                                                                                                     Canyons (they actually touch each other), you have 8,500
you want to travel off to a new place to ski for the day.                                                                            skiable acres, 330 runs. 49 lifts (including the trams, high
There are many great restaurants and pubs in Whitefish,       We will fly from St. Louis to Zurich, Switzerland and then will
                                                                                                                                     speed six place chairs and gondolas) with 3,200 feet of
and a trip there is not complete until you have had one of    bus to St. Anton. That trip should take less than two hours.
Loula’s freshly homemade pies! We will also be staying        After our week in St. Anton, we will return to Zurich and fly to       vertical drop You do not really need to travel beyond that
at a new facility, the Whitefish Lodge. It is only one mile   Amsterdam, Netherlands and spend four nights in the Eden               area, but, if you want the complete tour, you can travel to
from downtown Whitefish and has complimentary shuttle         Lancaster Hotel. You will then return home from Amsterdam.             any of the other resorts mentioned above, all of which are
service. Located on the shore of Whitefish Lake, it is an     While in St. Anton, we will be staying at the Hotel Alpenhof.          truly great ski areas.
AAA Four Diamond property with full service. We will          Located in a peaceful, elevated position in St Anton and has
be in the Viking Lodge which offers fireplace,                fabulous panoramic views of the valley from a large sun terrace.
                                                                                                                                     You will find Park. City to be wonderful Après Ski or
Microwave and mini-fridge service. They also offer 2          Situated near the resort centre and lifts, the owners provide
hot tubs, exercise facilities, full service day spa, daily    guests with a private shuttle bus service and the resort ski bus       evening destination! Dining, dancing, live entertainment
maid service and room service are just a few of the           stops just outside. While there, you will have the usual skier’s       and hors d’oeuvres. There are over 100 bars and
amenities you will find here.                                 buffet breakfast, and first class evening meals daily.                 restaurants and a nightlife that few resorts will rival.
                                                                                                                                     Culture? Of course. What was once a rough and tumble
You will no doubt find Whitefish one of the friendliest       This year, our extension will be to the Amsterdam which is one         mining town is now filled with artists, film makers, actors
places that you have ever been able to ski. It is one of my   of the most important cultural centers in Europe. With around          and musicians. Home to the Sundance and Park City
favorite places!                                              75 festivals held in the city each year, Amsterdam’s reputation        film festivals, you will find just about any form of art you
                                                              as a City of Festivals is justly deserved. It is also steeped in       might be interested in. Take the day off and go exploring
                                                              culture and history with many phenomenal museums and sites.            the shops of Park City. Everything from handmade
Trip Cost - Approx $1195.00
                                                              It also rivals Venice as a City of Canals. Our hotel will be the
                                                                                                                                     furniture, books, clothing, western antiques; it is all here
                                                              Eden Lancaster hotel near the center of the city and across from
 Please feel free to log on to our website                    the Artis Amsterdam Zoo. Dating back to 1838, Artis is set in          at your disposal.
 for more information concerning, trip                        lush tropical gardens and is Holland’s oldest zoo and the third
                                                              oldest zoo in Europe. Museums? Ann Franke House,                       Trip Cost - Approx $1035.00
 details, contact information, updated
                                                              Rembrandt and Van Gogh are on display in Amsterdam!
 pricing, Travel links and to view the
 groups photos from seasons past.
                                                              St Anton only cost         -   Approx $2,160.00                                     St Anton / Amsterdam -            Approx $2,550.00

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