Health Requirements and Health Insurance
You must have your own health insurance, and not have any physical problems or condition that would be adversely affected by skiing and residing at altitudes of 6,000-8,000 feet.
Experience and Conditioning
This downhill ski week is designed for participants of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. You will have a ski instructor based on your skiing ability, and classes will vary in numbers, but will remain small.
Beginning skiers will learn skiing fundamentals at a relaxed pace. Intermediate groups will develop parallel turns, and increase confidence on a wider variety of terrain. Advanced skiers can look forward to refining parallel turns plus coaching on bump and powder techniques.
The better physical condition you are in, the more you will enjoy your week. Working out before this trip (walking, treadmill, aerobics, whatever you find most comfortable), so that you are in the best condition possible, is important. We also assume that you will come with a flexible, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of humor that winter fun in Montana requires!
All About the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT
Cradled between the Bridger, Gallatin, and Spanish Peaks mountain ranges, the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn offers perfect lodging that is conveniently located near restaurants, shops, and Historic Downtown Bozeman. Each large, non-smoking room is attractively decorated and has one king-size or two queen-size beds, cable TV and pay movies, dataports, voicemail, high-speed Internet access, clock radios, hairdryers, coffee/tea makers, irons and ironing boards and two phones with dual lines. Excellent amenities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, convenience store, gift shop, a business center and the newly renovated restaurant, the GranTree Bar & Grill. The hotel also offers room service, 24-hour airport shuttle, 24-hour front desk service, valet laundry service and 24-hour laundry facilities.
Your Ski Instructors at Bridger Bowl
Your women ski instructors are part of the Bridger Bowl Ski School. They provide you with expert quality instruction in a supportive environment that is fun and rewarding.
How To Register
Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone. As a courtesy, we can hold your space for five days while you are making personal and travel arrangements.
If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.
Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!
Traveling to Bozeman, MT
Plan to arrive in Bozeman, Montana and be at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn of Bozeman on January 29, 2017 by 5:00pm. Bozeman-Yellowstone Airport at Gallatin Field is served by Delta, United, Horizon, Frontier and Allegiant Airlines. There will be a welcome dinner and orientation at AdventureWomen headquarters at 6:30pm that evening.
You are free to make your departure any time of the day on February 4.
You will stay at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, 1325 N 7th Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59715, the nights of January 29 – February 3, 2017. For this ski trip everyone has their own, private, single room, with no single supplement charge! Each room has a 42 inch flat-screen TV, beds with pillowtop mattresses and linens with duvet covers, plus an upgraded business center.
If you choose to come early or stay longer, please make your own reservations for extra nights directly with the Best Western. Call Christie Ratz at 406-556-6205 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her you are coming on the AdventureWomen ski trip. Or, if you make your plane reservations with our air agent, Ciretta Green at Travel Café, she can also make hotel reservations for you.
The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. You can call the hotel (406-587-5261) a day or two ahead of your arrival to request shuttle service and they will be waiting when you arrive. Or you can call when you arrive and they will come pick you up.
Making Travel Arrangements to Bozeman
We suggest you book your air reservations with our travel consultant soon after registering for this trip! We also suggest that you might consider coming in a day early (on Saturday). In addition to winter weather issues, airlines these days cancel flights often, so arriving a day early assures that you will be here on Sunday, the day the trip begins.
There is PLENTY to do in Bozeman if you arrive early. Plan to explore the fun town of Bozeman and its historic downtown area. The movies “A River Runs Through It” and “The Horse Whisperer” were filmed in the area! Coming a day early will also allow you to acclimate to an altitude of approximately 5,000 feet, as you will be at almost 7,000 feet at Bridger Bowl ski area. The upbeat atmosphere is that of “a small town in big britches.” While images of cowboys, pioneer women and rowdy miners are still reflected by the locals’ faces, the city’s historic downtown has everything from gourmet restaurants to art galleries. The famous Museum of the Rockies, located on the Montana State University campus not far from downtown, was the permanent home to one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons on exhibit anywhere in the world. It was recently sent to the Smithsonian to be on exhibit. In your final trip information, sent about a month prior to the trip, we will enclose a list of restaurants in downtown historic Bozeman, wonderful places to shop, and some fun things to do if you come early, or stay later.
In order to facilitate group arrivals and departures, we ask that you work directly with our travel consultants at Travel Café to make your travel arrangements. Either before or after booking your trip, please contact Ciretta Green at:
1-800-247-3538 OR FAX 1-406-586-1959
CANADIAN RESIDENTS, please call 406-587-1188
When calling, please identify yourself as an AdventureWomen Traveler. If you leave a message on Ciretta’s voice mail, she will return your call promptly. She will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate. If you purchase your ticket through her, she can also help you with hotels and rental cars, should you want to come early, stay longer, or share a rental car or hotel room with another participant. If you do not purchase your air ticket through Travel Café, you are responsible for making your own arrangements for hotels, rental cars, trip extensions, transfers, etc.
NOTE: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last minute registrants, we must often relinquish hotel space and air reservations up to 6 – 12 weeks prior to departure!
Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
Final payment is due to AdventureWomen, LLC in a cash form (check, money order or wire transfer) on or before October 31, 2016.