Tampa Joe's at 9316 Anderson Rd, Tampa
Club Party - September 30, 2022

Tampa Joe's at 9316 Anderson Rd, Tampa

August 20, 9am - Honeymoon Island
Kayak with Trip Leaders and Mountain Reps

August 20, 9am - Honeymoon Island

August, 2022
Mary's Scotland Bikers

August, 2022

Jackson Hole, February 2022
Hamming it Up
Jackson Hole, February 2022
Female Moose just outside our pool area
Moose on the Loose in Jackson Hole
Female Moose just outside our pool area
Steamboat, March 2021
John's Steamboat Gang
Steamboat, March 2021
1/22 - 1/29, 2022
Lake Tahoe FSC Ski Trip
1/22 - 1/29, 2022
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Trips Highlighted

Park City, UT Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2023 $2,019 PP, BASED ON 4 OCCUPANTS in 2 BR condo TRIP LEADERS: Andy Stiles 813-597-3563 and Joe D’Intino 239-887-1482. Location! Location! Location!! This trip includes Roundtrip Air on United, 7 nights at Park Station Condos, ground transportation, and TBSSB special events—just steps away from the Town Lift and Main Street. Join us on this Utah adventure!

Whitefish, MT Feb 2–7, 2023 $1,319 PP, DBL OCCUPANCY, air, lodging, ground transportation, & all the extra TBSSB goodies we share! TRIP LEADERS: Dave Kesler 813-679-6903 and Brant Wickersham 813-484-4519. This affordable trip is packed full of fun designed for 25-40 year-olds! 5 nights at the Firebrand Hotel in downtown, walk to incredible restaurants and bars. Bonus – it’s Winter Carnival Weekend so never a dull moment! Download the full details PDF!

Mammoth, CA Feb 11-18, 2023 at the luxurious Westin Monache & a night of fun in Reno! (FSC Trip) $2,529 PP, 4 OCCUPANTS in 2BR/2BA(QQ+SS) TRIP LEADERS: Pattie Housewright 813-601-2502 and Janica Van Brocklin 727-278-4322. The name says it all! There are Mammoth amounts of terrain and Mammoth snow dumps. Lots of events to fill your week when the FSC comes to town. Go Mammoth or go home!!

SUN VALLEY, ID March 25-April 1. 2023, $2379 based on double occupancy in a hotel. Step back in time with America's oldest destination ski resort! Trip includes roundtrip air, ground transportation, 7 nights at the awesome Limelight Hotel in the community of Ketcham, happy hour, and destination skiing for all levels. Trip Leaders: Dave Kessler 813-679-6903 and Ron Ronald 727-686-9045. Sign up now and don't miss out!!

2022-23 SEASON SKI PASSES - Epic & Ikon

IMPORTANT NEWS! Updated 4/05/2022

It’s not too early to start thinking about skiing/boarding next season. Your Club, Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders (TBSSB), is working hard planning the trip schedule for the coming ski season (2022-2023). Although the schedule is in a preliminary and tentative state, we can tell you that we will be offering several destinations at which you can use either an Epic pass or an Ikon pass. Download our Preliminary Trip List for destinations and which Pass may apply.

Ikon passes and Epic Passes are on sale now.

Both passes include many mountain destinations. If you purchase or renew a full or base pass thru our tour operator (Sports America) then you will receive a special TRIP discount. This additional credit won’t apply to the FSC trip trip to Chamonix because Sports America is not the tour operator for that trip.

Both passes typically have a couple or more price increases as we get closer to the ski season. However, the benefit of purchasing through Sports America will still be in effect. If you think you will be skiing/boarding at one or more of the many pass destinations, purchasing or renewing your pass before the first price increase will give you the best price available this year.

To purchase a pass through TBSSB and Sports America (which is the only way to receive the trip credit mentioned above), or simply to learn more about what destinations and restrictions apply to each pass type, click these links:

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Epic - If you are planning to ski or ride at one or more of the Epic/Vail destinations, you should purchase one of the many Epic Pass options. Which pass is right for you will depend on what dates, and how many days and destinations you’re planning to ski or ride. Even if you only go to one Epic destination and only ski a few days, the Epic Day Pass, or the Epic Local Pass, will cost less than the lift tickets the Club will be able to offer. Note that the Military Epic Pass does not cover Telluride nor Ogden.

Ikon – If you are only going to one Ikon destination, and skiing less than 6 days, purchasing a Group Lift Ticket through the Club for that trip is probably the better deal. If you are planning to ski or ride 6 or more days, or more than one Ikon destination, you should carefully check out the Ikon pass options. One of their passes (at least the Base or Base Plus) is likely to be the better choice if you plan to ski 6+ days and/or more than one destination. If you are going to Aspen/Snowmass or Jackson Hole, the Ikon Base pass will not work, you will need at least the Base Plus pass for those two destinations.

In any case, please be sure to very carefully read all the pass options, restrictions, blackout dates, and destinations included. Not every pass type is good at all destinations or on all dates. By clicking the links above, you can see the prices, which places are included or not, what restrictions or blackout dates apply, and etc. Before selecting a pass, please be sure that you fully understand what your specific pass offers, at which destinations, and what restrictions or blackout dates may apply.

Some places may require you to reserve the dates on which you plan to use your pass. As soon as you know what trip(s) you will be taking, check to see if that destination requires reservations. If so, go to your online pass account and reserve your dates. Do this as soon as you are able.

If you have questions or need help making the right selection, feel free to call the 800 number that can be found near the top left of the pass description pages accessed via the links above.

If you still have questions, please contact your trip committee chairs:
     Mike Pearson: mikepdigsvb@verizon.net
     Peggy Gummoe: pbgummoe@aol.com.

Trip Insurance – A Very Important Topic

TBSSB is a not-for-profit club and does not provide trip insurance, nor do we promote or endorse any particular insurance company. We do encourage travelers to seriously consider whether or not trip insurance is a good thing for them. But trip insurance is an individual decision and responsibility. If you feel it will give you peace of mind, then the small cost may well be worth it. The entire process is handled by you directly with the Tour Operator or insurance company you select. Again, trip insurance is strictly voluntary, and we offer information only as a convenience for our members/travelers.

You can find a wealth of information on the Internet. Here are some of the many websites where you can easily compare several policies: www.insuremytrip.com, www.QuoteWright.com and www.SquareMouth.com. You can find many others on the Web by doing a search with any Web search engine.  These sites allow you to pick and choose what insurance you want and compare different policies of several companies, and their costs, usually side-by-side.  Please feel free to consult other companies about travel insurance.

Carefully consider what features to purchase.  You may not need some of the features presented, and typically the fewer features the lower the cost.

For instance, you may not want to insure the cost of the airline ticket.  Most of the major airlines allow you to use your unused airline ticket, for a fee, for up to 365 days from the date of purchase.  Please note that the Club’s Tour Operator purchases the tickets well in advance and that is the date of purchase used by the airline to start the countdown of 365 days.

You should probably not insure your lift ticket cost.  If you cancel before a trip departs and do not use your lift ticket at all, you can typically get a full refund through the club for the lift ticket purchased through the club (excluding Epic and Ikon passes). If you use only part of your lift ticket due to an injury or medical event, you can usually get a refund for the unused portion if you provide the lift ticket and a doctor’s note to the Trip Leader detailing why you should not ski due to injury or illness. Please note sometimes there is a nominal administrative fee charged by the destination or by the Tour Operator to process the refund for your lift ticket.

 If you paid for your trip using a credit card, you should check with your credit card company about their travel insurance benefits.  Some automatically insure travel purchased up to a certain dollar amount for trip cancellation and/or trip interruption, but not medical. 

If you want medical insurance, you will also want to insure your trip early, especially if you have a pre-existing condition that may or may not be insurable.  Some insurance companies demand that you insure your trip as soon as you sign up for the trip and pay a deposit.  Others allow you to sign up very late but exclude pre-existing conditions.  If you need trip medical insurance, it’s best to purchase it sooner than later.

Finally, we’d like to suggest that many people have been glad they did buy trip insurance, or unhappy that they did not.  Please give trip insurance serious consideration before dismissing the idea.  Quite a few of our members have had occasion to use, or wish they had trip insurance.  Some have experienced an unexpected illness or injury prior to the trip, or an injury or medical event while on the trip.  Others have experienced the death or illness of a close family member before or during the trip. These are just a few examples of unfortunate events that interrupted a traveler’s ability to go on the trip or stay on the trip.  Trip insurance can reduce the impact of such events by reducing the financial impact of having to cancel a trip last minute or fly home early.

Trip Schedule for 2022-2023

Your Trip Committee has been working hard to bring you another wonderful schedule of trips. Dates and destinations are firm for all, with a very slight chance of some price or airline changes on a few trips. Use the links below to preview or register for one or more trips.

FSC = Florida Ski Council

We had a cancellation to this once in a lifetime trip!

Val Thorens was named “The World’s Best Ski Resort” for two consecutive years at the World Ski Awards, the resort features nearly 200 lifts and 400 miles of powdery slopes, ranging anywhere from expert level runs for thrill seekers, to beginner ones for the newbies. It is no wonder Val Thorens is a top destination for ski-goers worldwide! Take a deep breath of fresh air at arguably the best ski location in the world, located at the heart of the largest ski area on Earth. Indulge in infinite stretches of snowy landscapes at Three Valleys, a one-of-a-kind ski area.

Includes 3 nights in Lyon France (pre-trip) plus 7 nights in Val Thorens France - all inclusive Club Med! At CM that means all the food, alcohol/non-alcoholic drinks, skiing, nightlife, entertainment and best of all a guide to show you the mountains! Contact Karla Newan @ kjvzm@yahoo.com asap!

  • Bike & Barge, Germany Closed
          Thu, 07/28/2022 - Mon, 08/08/2022
          Trip Leader: Nancy DelGatto

  • Lake Tahoe, CA Non-Ski
          Postponed until June, 2023
          Thu, 06/08/2023 – 06/14/2023
          Trip Leader: Chrisje Mays

  • Bike & Sail, Scotland Closed
          Fri, 08/26/2022 - Tue, 09/06/2022
          Trip Leader: Mary Pulaski

  • Vail, CO (Epic)
         Fri, 12/09/2022 – 12/16/2022
          Trip Leader: Jason Depp
          Co-Trip Leader: Roger Mallett

  • Whitefish, MT
          Mon, 12/26/2022 – 01/02/2023
          Trip Leader: Leslie Foreman
          Co-Trip Leader: Greg Gerard
          Just 'Resort Only' is Available

  • Club Med – Val Thorens
          Wait List
          Wed, 01/04/2023 – 01/15/2023
          Includes Lyon for 3 nights
          Trip Leader: Karla McKenzie-Newan

  • Big Sky (Ikon) Wait List
          Sat, 01/14/2023 – 01/21/2023
          Trip Leader: Rob Livingston
          Co-Trip Leader: Roxie Clements

  • Steamboat, CO FSC (Ikon)
          Wait List
          Sat, 01/21/2023 – 01/28/2023
          Trip Leader: Mary Pulaski
          Co-Trip Leader: Barb Shank

  • Park City, UT (Epic)
          Sun, 01/29/2023 – 02/05/2023
          Trip Leader: Andy Stiles
          Co-Trip Leader: Joe D'Intino

  • Whitefish – Long Weekend
          Thu, 02/02/2023 – 02/07/2023
          Designed for 25-40 year olds
          Trip Leader: Dave Kesler
          Co-Trip Leader: Brant Wickersham

  • Schweitzer, ID (Ikon)
          Sat, 02/04/2023 – 02/11/2023
          Trip Leader: Terry Barton
          Co-Trip Leader: Roger Copp

  • Mammoth, CA FSC (Ikon)
          Sat, 02/11/2023 – 02/18/2023
          Trip Leader: Pattie Housewright
          Co-Trip Leader: Janica VanBrocklin

  • Banff, Canada (Ikon) Wait List
          Sat, 02/18/2023 – 02/25/2023
          Trip Leader: Chrisje Mays
          Co-Trip Leader: Peter Doten

  • Winter Park – Mid Week (Ikon)
          Mon, 02/20/2023 – 02/25/2023
          Trip Leader: Eric Foreman
          Co-Trip Leader: Karen Ritter

  • Telluride, CO (Epic) Wait List
          Sat, 02/25/2023 – 03/04/2023
          Trip Leader: Mike Pearson
          Co-Trip Leader: David Seidenberg

  • Dual Trip -
    Telluride/Crested Butte

          Wait List
          Sat, 02/25/2023 – 03/11/2023
          See note below for a dual
          trip option to double your fun*

  • Crested Butte, CO (Epic)
         Wait List
          Sat, 03/04/2023 – 03/11/2023
          Trip Leader: John Eberhardt
          Co-Trip Leader: Rick Cervis

  • Chamonix, France FSC (Ikon)
          Wait List
          Fri, 03/10/2023 – 03/20/2023
          Trip Leader: Joe Bayliss
          Co-Trip Leader: Peggy Gummoe

  • Breckenridge, CO (Epic)
          Wait List
          Spring Break week
          (Hillsborough & Pinellas)

          Sun, 03/12/2023 – 03/17/2023
          Trip Leader: Gus Nouel
          Co-Trip Leader: Mary Pulaski

  • Snowmass, CO (Ikon)
          Sat, 03/18/2023 – 03/25/2023
          Trip Leader: Nancy DelGatto
          Co-Trip Leader: Mindy Duran

  • Sun Valley, ID (Ikon)
          Sat, 03/25/2023 – 04/01/2023
          Trip Leader: Dave Kesler
          Co-Trip Leader: Ron Ronald

* DUAL TRIP OPTION: We are offering a back-to-back Telluride/Crested Butte trip option for those guests looking to double their adventure! Please look for this dual trip option in the Airfare and Ground sections of your registration for each trip. Make sure to register separately for both trips and select the appropriate dual trip options in Airfare and Ground.

Summer trips for 2023

See below for Roommates Needed

Board Member Corner

Board Member
Chrisje Mays
Director of Marketing

Hello TBSSB members,

Imagine the awe and excitement of a 14-year-old Florida girl waking up to a light snowfall blanketing yards ands rooftops. That was me in January 1977 getting my first glimpse of the wintery white stuff!

Chrisje as a 14-year old
First Glimpse of Snow

 

 

Fast forward to 1988 – another year of firsts:

  • My first trip with TBSSB to Big Sky, MT
  • The first time seeing REAL snow on the ground and also gracefully falling from the sky
  • My first ski lesson with an Austrian named Hans
  • Always first in the lift line each day, anxious for the lifty to get things opened up (no, I didn’t mind the people inside the restaurant laughing at me standing there in the cold at 8:45am every day! I wanted as much time on the snow as possible!)

From that moment I was hooked on snow and Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders! Each trip that followed brought new friendships and adventures ranging from snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing to participating in off snow season activities: bike and blades; bowling; tailgate parties and more, which ultimately led to becoming an assistant trip leader and later a trip leader.

Serving our members as a trip leader and a Board member is a privilege and an honor. I truly enjoy planning and executing fun events for travelers, catching up with ski buddies and welcoming in new members. My hope is that every traveler will return home with fun memories and eagerly look forward to the next season’s list of amazing trips. Without a doubt, TBSSB is the best in the state if not the country!

Florida Ski Council Member

The Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders is proud to be a member club in the Florida Ski Council.
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