Trips

Chicagoland Club 50 arranges three or four week long, fun-filled adventure trips a year. Usually this includes three ski trips to popular resorts in the Rockies or beyond plus a summertime trip to the mountains.

Size and pricing:
Trips are planned for 20 to 40 people depending on the locale. Pricing is very reasonable. From our years of experience, we’ve learned how to arrange excellent deals on accommodations, lift tickets and airfare that suit our members. Nightly pre-dinner cheese and wine parties are always included in the package.

Trip Applications:
Flyers with all the trip details are mailed to members in July, then posted on the website where they can be downloaded and printed. Trip applications and deposit checks are mailed to the trip director.

Air transportation:
Some of our trips include round trip airfare from Chicago. However, if you are not flying from Chicago with the group, the cost of airfare can be subtracted from the total. You can use frequent flyer miles for your ticket if you wish. If ground transportation is needed you can join the group at the airport and take the chartered bus.

Accommodations:
Either hotel rooms for two people or condos for four to six people are offered. You may request a roommate or we will assign one.

Sign-up policy:
All trips are subject to the club trip sign-up policy. (below) Please read it carefully before sending in your application. And don’t delay. Our ski trips fill up VERY quickly.

The 2017/18 trips are to Snowmass CO, Steamboat CO and Sun Valley ID.  See home page for dates and links to the trip flyers or look at the Events list on the home page.

Sign-Up Policy

  • If you’re not a member and interested in going on one of our trips, you can join the club and send in your trip application at the same time.
  • A deposit is not required for you to be on a trip waiting list.
  • Club 50 members who live in the Chicagoland area have a four week period to sign up for a trip before applications from non-Chicago area residents are accepted. There are a few exceptions. Some of our out-of-state members have skied with us for many years — before this policy was put into effect. The sign-up policy giving priority to local area residents was adopted in 2003.
  • If you are a smoker, we ask that you arrange for your own roommate (must be a club member) on a ski trip or pay the cost of a private room if available. Please be aware that most places where we stay do not allow smoking in their establishments.

Past Trip Locations

9/2016: Saugatuck, MI
2015: Big Sky, 1/4-11/15; Snowmass CO; Mt Bachelor, 2/21-28/15; Banff, 3/7-14/15
2014: Deer Valley 1/4-11/14; Snowmass, 2/1/14 – 2/8/14; Vail, 3/1/14 – 3/8/14
2013: Vail CO, 12/8-15/12; Snowmass CO, 2/2-9/13; Mammoth CO, 3/3-10/13
8/2013: Galena, IL
8/2012: Door County, WI
Park City, Utah, March 2010
Breckenridge, Colorado, March 2009
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, March 2007
Snowmass, Colorado, February 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Portes du Soleil, Morzine, France, January 2007 (CMSC)
Vail, Colorado, December 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Go to the Photos section to see photos taken by members for each trip.