Baqueira-Beret & Barcelona, Spain

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Baqueira-Beret & Barcelona, Spain Mar 5-14, 2021

Ski the Pyrenees!  Visit Barcelona!  Fit for a King!  In the heart of the Pyrenees mountains, Baqueira-Beret is Spain's largest and best ski resort. The Spanish Royal family, who have a house there, visit most weekends.  Baqueira-Beret has expansive skiing & riding terrain served by a modern and efficient lift system.  The resort's 167km of marked trails include miles of long, intermediate bliss, expert trails and freeride routes on 1110m of skiable vertical, spread across a sprawling 11km of the six main mountain peaks and world class off- piste backcountry snow & terrain.  But the beauty of the terrain here lies not only in the long runs for all levels, but in the exciting, off-piste variations from almost every marked run.  Guide service and low cost heli-skiing is also available nearby.

For anyone used to the normal daily routine of a ski trip, a visit here requires considerable mental and temporal adjustment. At 9am, when the base area is usually already crowded with skiers and riders, the gondola base in Baqueira is all but deserted. No respectable Spaniard clicks into their bindings before 10 or 11am. They ski furiously until 3pm, then have a serious lunch. After the final run home, it’s time for tapas and Tempranillo until 6pm when the bars empty – it’s siesta time.  At 9pm re-emerge for drinks and tapas before dinner at 10pm. Of course, you can dine in an otherwise empty restaurant at 8pm!  At 2am the main street is crowded with night owls leaving restaurants after dinner and heading to the clubs.  Just try to keep up.

We will be staying at the Hotel Tuc Blanc, located at the foot of the slopes.  Walk to everything.  Enjoy free ski guides 10-1 M-F, sauna, hot tub, pool, and Turkish bath.  And after 6 incredible nights, we will head to Barcelona for 2 nights of more fun and excitement.  Our hotel, the Avenida Palace is located in the center of Barcelona for easy sight-seeing convenience.

Great skiing and riding, amazing food and drink, fun and lively culture, topped off with a visit to Barcelona, it may be the perfect ski vacation!

Sign up by August 31 to save $150 and be entered to win a pair of specially designed Parlor skis.  Parlor will help you select the perfect ski for you and customize it to your specs and likes for a true one-of-a-kind ski with custom Baqueira-Beret graphics.

SIGN UP BY AUG 31 AND SAVE $150, AND, BE ENTERED TO WIN A PAIR OF CUSTOM MADE $1200 PARLOR SKIS!

*Worried about travel bans?  If a travel ban occurs due to Covid-19, or other pandemic, the trip will be postponed until 2022!  (i.e. all monies paid will be transferred to the new trip date/no cash refunds)  So feel secure registering for the trip.  Your trip will happen.

 

 

 

 

Baqueira-Beret & Barcelona, Spain Mar 5-14, 2021

Ski the Pyrenees!  Visit Barcelona!  Fit for a King!  In the heart of the Pyrenees mountains, Baqueira-Beret is Spain's largest and best ski resort. The Spanish Royal family, who have a house there, visit most weekends.  Baqueira-Beret has expansive skiing & riding terrain served by a modern and efficient lift system.  The resort's 167km of marked trails include miles of long, intermediate bliss, expert trails and freeride routes on 1110m of skiable vertical, spread across a sprawling 11km of the six main mountain peaks and world class off- piste backcountry snow & terrain.  But the beauty of the terrain here lies not only in the long runs for all levels, but in the exciting, off-piste variations from almost every marked run.  Guide service and low cost heli-skiing is also available nearby.

For anyone used to the normal daily routine of a ski trip, a visit here requires considerable mental and temporal adjustment. At 9am, when the base area is usually already crowded with skiers and riders, the gondola base in Baqueira is all but deserted. No respectable Spaniard clicks into their bindings before 10 or 11am. They ski furiously until 3pm, then have a serious lunch. After the final run home, it’s time for tapas and Tempranillo until 6pm when the bars empty – it’s siesta time.  At 9pm re-emerge for drinks and tapas before dinner at 10pm. Of course, you can dine in an otherwise empty restaurant at 8pm!  At 2am the main street is crowded with night owls leaving restaurants after dinner and heading to the clubs.  Just try to keep up.

We will be staying at the Hotel Tuc Blanc, located at the foot of the slopes.  Walk to everything.  Enjoy free ski guides 10-1 M-F, sauna, hot tub, pool, and Turkish bath.  And after 6 incredible nights, we will head to Barcelona for 2 nights of more fun and excitement.  Our hotel, the Avenida Palace is located in the center of Barcelona for easy sight-seeing convenience.

Great skiing and riding, amazing food and drink, fun and lively culture, topped off with a visit to Barcelona, it may be the perfect ski vacation!

Sign up by August 31 to save $150 and be entered to win a pair of specially designed Parlor skis.  Parlor will help you select the perfect ski for you and customize it to your specs and likes for a true one-of-a-kind ski with custom Baqueira-Beret graphics.

SIGN UP BY AUG 31 AND SAVE $150, AND, BE ENTERED TO WIN A PAIR OF CUSTOM MADE $1200 PARLOR SKIS!

*Worried about travel bans?  If a travel ban occurs due to Covid-19, or other pandemic, the trip will be postponed until 2022!  (i.e. all monies paid will be transferred to the new trip date/no cash refunds)  So feel secure registering for the trip.  Your trip will happen.

 

 

 

 

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Trip Includes:

  • Round trip air Boston/Barcelona on Swiss Air (skis fly free!)
  • All departure taxes and fuel charges
  • Ground transfers airport/hotels
  • 6 nights Hotel Tuc Blanc in Baqueira
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 2 nights Hotel Avenida Palace in Barcelona w/daily breakfast
  • BSSC escort
  • Does not include lift passes.  Approx $300 for an all-area 5 day pass.

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  • Trip Date: Mar 05, 2021
  • Status: Open

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    This activity is accepting registrations.  Payment will be processed immediately upon submission of your registration.

  • Member Price: $2249
  • Non-members add $40
  • $2099 before Aug 31!  *Price is per person based on double occupancy.  We will match you with a roommate or you may request your own. Single rooms extra $475 as available. SIGN UP BEFORE AUG 31 AND SAVE $150 and be entered to win custom Parlor skis!
  • Air Arrangements:  Included
  • Contact: (617) 789-4070 or randy@bssc.com

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  • Is this for singles or couples?

    Both.  Most of the people on all of our trips are single.  We do get couples as well, but mostly singles.  Some come with a friend or two, and MANY come solo.  That is why our trips work.   They are great for everybody.  You will meet many new friends whether coming alone, with a friend, or even a significant other.

  • Can I go solo?

    Of course!  Many of our travelers go solo, that is why our trips work!  We match roommates so you do not have to pay a single room supplement, and it’s an instant friend.   We send along a trip leader/s to gather folks to ski, après, dine, nightlife, sightsee, together.  Trips are not cliquey.  If you want to meet new people, make new friends, going solo is a great way to go.  We don’t make you do anything, but if you want to meet and hang with others, it is there for you.  If you want to do your own thing, that is okay as well. 

  • What is the age range? Are they all 20s- early 30s?

    Age varies from trip to trip, but on vacations the age range is more in the 35-50 age range.  Some older, some younger, but the majority will be in the 35-50 range.  Some of the weekend trips and sports leagues age range is more 20’s and 30’s.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    If we are staying in a hotel, it will be typical hotel, with 2 beds and two people per room.  If going solo, we will match you with a same gender, same age (close as possible), smoker/non-smoker roommate.  We do not match opposite genders, unless requested by both people.  OR you may request to be matched up with a friend or significant other as you wish, of any gender.  You may also chose to pay for a single room at an extra cost, based on availability.

    If we are staying in condos there is typically a queen bed in one bedroom and two twin beds in the other bedrooms.  If going solo, we will match you with a same gender, same age (close as possible), smoker/non-smoker roommate in the room with two twin beds.  We try to put couples in the bedroom with the queen bed.  We do not match opposite genders, unless requested by both people.  You may request to be matched up with a friend or significant other as you wish, of any gender, and request either the two twin beds or the queen bed.   You may also chose to pay for a single room at an extra cost, based on availability, and you will have condo mates.

  • I snore/what if my roommate snores?

    If you know you snore, you may want to be considerate and pay to get yourself a single room, or bring earplugs for your roommate.  If you are worried about your roommate snoring, you may want to consider paying for a single room or bringing ear plugs.  A single room is extra cost, based on availability.

  • Will there be people to ski with?

    From intermediate to advanced, chances are very good there will be many people that ski at your level.  The trip leader/s will arrange for those interested to ski together on the first morning to match up with same-level ability, and to make sure nobody is skiing alone that does not want to ski alone.  Beginners may want to sign up for lessons. 

  • Should I rent or bring my own skis/board/boots?

    This is a personal choice.   For sports baggage, we are at the mercy of the airlines baggage regulations.  You should check their website for up-to-date regulations.  

    For domestic it is usually about $70 to bring your skis/boards and boots roundtrip as your 2nd checked bag.

    International/Europe is considerably more.  About $600 rondtrip on some airlines.

    Rentals are usually around $30-50 a day…so could be about $300 to rent for the week.  More for demos.  

    We recommend bringing your boots even if you rent.  

    So, check the airlines current policies, do the math, weigh the convenience of bringing with the convenience of renting and you decide.  There are rental shops close by, just google ski rentals in your resort.  If you rent online there is usually a discount.

  • Can I extend my trip longer?

    Yes.  If you’d like to stay longer we can likely extend your return flight.  There is a deviation fee to do so, usually about $150 and you can return from the same gateway airport at a later date.  You would be on your own to find hotel rooms, get to the airport, etc.  Or you can take a ‘No Air’ discount off the trip price and make your own flight arrangements as you wish and meet us there.

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