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2021 March 21 to 27
Prices listed are per person:
Shared Room: $4498
Private Room: $5898
Ski/Snowboard for four days around Lake Tahoe
Enjoy cozy evenings at our dreamy, mountain lodges
Explore thousands of acres at three different ski areas
Soak in the hot tub or heated swimming pool
Splurge and enjoy a much-deserved spa treatment
Enjoy our small group Gay Ski Week experience at world-class ski resorts at North Lake Tahoe. Take in a variety of mountain and lake views as we ski Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows resorts. There will be ample time to enjoy the spa or take a dip in the heated pools.
Not a skier? Not a problem. You can still join in the festivities and soak up the scenery at the lodge while sipping hot cocoa or toddies. Try your luck at the casino or enjoy some beautiful winter walks. We will dine together each evening and enjoy each other’s company while sharing our stories from the day.
Day 1: Welcome to Reno
Welcome to Reno, a miniature version of Las Vegas! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel. Tonight we will meet up for our group orientation and Welcome Dinner! Afterward, we will hit the town! Believe it or not, Reno has a pretty cool gay scene!
Day 2: Lake Tahoe
Good morning! We’ll enjoy breakfast and take on Reno in that leisurely way that should follow a night out in a gay-friendly town. Today we are headed to our first Lake Tahoe Resort! We will have a quick drive to North Lake Tahoe, where we will have time to explore the location before we ski tomorrow. Try your luck at the casino, take a dip in the heated swimming pool, or enjoy a beverage around the fireplace. The afternoon is free to enjoy and explore your plan of action before hitting the slopes in the morning. We will meet up tonight and enjoy dinner together.
Day 3: Diamond Peak
After breakfast, it’s time to brave the mountains! Just a quick 5-minute shuttle ride and we will be hitting the slopes! Diamond Peak is great for all ski levels. There are gentle beginner/intermediate slopes, as well as advanced terrain offering challenging trails, tree skiing, open bowls, and glades! The layout is perfect for everyone to enjoy thrilling ski-runs and end at the same base area.
Day 4: Morning at Diamond Peak
Time for another morning on the slopes at Diamond. There are 655 skiable acres and 30 runs at an elevation of 6,700-8,540ft. Enjoy exploring the mountain and be sure to ski the 2.1 miles run before we head over to Squaw Valley for the next two nights. Once we are checked in, we will meet up for dinner.
Day 5: Squaw Valley Resort and Alpine Meadows
After breakfast, we will depart immediately from our convenient ski-in/ski-out resort. Squaw Valley is the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, so you know the skiing will be fabulous! There is also the option to head over to Alpine Meadows on a 15-minute shuttle ride. Between the two areas, there are 42 chairlifts and 270+ trails across more than 6,000 acres of skiable terrain. We definitely need two days here to explore!
Day 6: More Squaw Valley Resort and Alpine Meadows
Enjoy your morning on the slopes, as this afternoon we will head back to Reno for our last evening together. We will have time to freshen up and enjoy our Farewell Dinner.
Day 7: Farewell
Enjoy our final breakfast before being transferred to the airport for our flights home.
Price includes: Airport arrival and departure transfers; All ground transportation during the tour; Deluxe hotels each night; 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners, including wine/beer at Welcome and Farewell dinners; All hotel service charges, government taxes, porterage, and meal gratuities; Ski pass for all resorts; Rental Equipment(skis, boots, poles); Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host; HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Not included: International/Domestic airfare; 4 lunches; Any rentals beyond skis, boots, and poles; Any necessary ski attire; Personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls. Gratitudes for guides and the host.
Optional Tour Choices:
$1400 Private Room (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
Salt Lake City Post Tour:
Price includes: Airport departure transfer; All mentioned ground transportation during the tour; hotel one night and bed & breakfast for 3 nights; 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners, including wine/beer at dinners; All hotel service charges, government taxes, porterage, and meal gratuities; Ski pass for all resorts; Rental Equipment(skis, boots, poles); Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host; HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Not included: International/Domestic airfare; 3 lunches; Any rentals beyond skis, boots, and poles; Personal items including extra alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls. Gratuities for guides and the HE tour host.
Optional Tour Choices:
$2998 for a private room, shared bath
Accommodations on the last three nights in Salt Lake City will be in a private house. Everyone will have private bedrooms, with a shared bathroom.
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Stay longer and Enjoy a Salt Lake City Post Tour – March 27 to 31, 2021
Need more skiing? Head with your HE host to Salt Lake City where we can hit more world-class slopes!
Day 7: Off to Elko, Nevada
In the afternoon we will head to Elko, Nevada to grab some dinner and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 8: Salt Lake City
Welcome to your host’s home base! After an easy morning drive, we will get settled in at our bed and breakfast for the next three nights. Freshen up before we head out to our favorite lunch spot and show you the Salt Lake City sights with a city tour!
Day 9: Park City
Enjoy breakfast this morning before our transfer to Park City for some more amazing skiing. Park City is the largest resort in the US with 7,300 acres. Built-in 2002 for the Winter Olympics, it has 8% runs for beginners, 42% intermediate, 32% advanced, and 18% expert. Plenty of runs for our group!
Day 10: Alta
Today we make our way up to Alta ski resort. Situated at a base elevation of 8.530 ft, it rises to 11,068 for a vertical gain of 2,538. Atla is an easy access resort with minimal walking. No snowboarding is allowed here, so it makes this location less busy. Alta averages 547 inches of snow per year! The powder is incredible with world-class terrain.
Day 11: Farewell
We hope you enjoyed your extended time skiing! Enjoy breakfast this morning and your transfer to the airport.
- What if I am traveling alone?
- Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself. For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
- What is the physical activity level of this tour?
Physical Activity Level
The activity level is up to each person. Skiing is at your comfort level, on the slopes of your choice.
- Where does the tour start and end?
- The tour will start and end in Reno, Nevada.
- Additional Questions
- For answers to your additional questions, please email email@example.com or call 305-294-8174