Big Sky – Early Season Skiing
Big Sky, Montana
Dec 11-13, 2017 (travel days: Dec 10 and home either Dec 13 after skiing or 14 with an addl night fee)
In Big Sky, you will discover a skiing spirit as wild and big as the terrain. This is big mountain skiing at its best, you will be inspired and challenged during your week here with NASTC. Big Sky is an ideal mountain to stretch your limits and build strong off-piste skiing skills. Your trainer will work with you to strengthen your skill blending, tactics, and show you how to choose your line. You will get lots of mileage as well as Big sky has some of the most skiing acreage in the country. No doubt you will be charmed with its authentic and friendly western vibe and down to earth attitude. It is also blessed with great snow and typically lots of it and the general lack of crowds is almost a guarantee for fresh tracks. We are looking forward to skiing with you and sharing this incredible mountain with you.
Getting to Big Sky: You will fly into Bozeman and take a shuttle from the airport up to the village which is about an hour from the airport. We will be staying at the Huntley Lodge, located in the village at Big Sky. It is ski in/out location with big views of the slopes. The hotel also has a swimming pool and hot tub that you can relax in after a day on the slopes and big
comfy beds to help you get a good night’s rest. If you would like to stay an extra night or arrive a night earlier, let us know and we can make the arrangements for you.
A breakfast buffet is served daily in the restaurant. Your group will take a lunch break daily at one of the on-mountain dining venues. Evenings are left free to allow you to explore and dine independently or with other members of the group. We will have a group dinner/après ski during the week that is included as part of the course. Below is an initial itinerary for our trip. We will provide you with an updated itinerary as we get closer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the NASTC office.
Sun Dec 10 – Travel Day. Arrive into Big Sky and check into the Huntley Lodge at your convenience. 8PM -Gather in the evening for a welcome drink.
Mon Dec 11 – Warm into your first day of skiing, divide into groups and then jump right into coaching/video review
Tues Dec 12 – Ski with your trainer working on skill blending and incorporating more terrain variety.
Weds Dec 13 – Last day of skiing and coaching. This day is about consolidating your improvement and personal feedback. (You will also be checking out from the Huntley, let us know if you would like to book an extra night and depart in the morning). Book an evening or night flight if you plan to leave this day.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:30: group stretching (optional)
8:15: Breakfast in the Huntley
9:00: Head out to the hill. Group up, go over day’s schedule and goals.
1:00-3:30pm Skiing & coaching, video, free-skiing varying conditions and terrain, personal feedback
4:30-6:00pm Indoor clinic: video viewing and skiing discussions (all tech talks are optional)
6:30pm Dinner out with other group members
**PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY**: If you have to cancel for any reason (including medical), we require written notice in our office 30 days in advance of the first day of the trip. With 30 days or more notice we can refund your payment minus 10% for administrative costs. Once we are within 14 days of the first day of the trip, we unfortunately cannot refund any portion of your payment even in the event of sudden illness or injury to you or your family. We recommend that you buy trip cancellation insurance (available through your travel or insurance agency) in case you get sick or injured (please stay healthy!!) before or during the trip, and baggage insurance (check your Homeowner’s policy or consult your travel or insurance agency) for your ski gear and clothes.