Ski & Ride

The Boston area’s #1 transport to top ski resorts
throughout the Northeast, North America and the World!

 

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Are there any group discounts for overnight weekend and vacation trips?

    Yes, we make it easy for you and a group of your friends to go with us and save. For more info, please contact randy@bssc.com.

  • Can I cancel an overnight weekend or vacation and get a refund?

    Refunds are possible – policies vary depending on the type of trip and timing of your cancellation.  The closer you are to departure, the less likely we will be able to refund you 100%. Cancellations are subject to the regulations and cancellation fees set by BSSC, tour operators, and agents carrying out services. There is no refund for unused services. Please check specific policies for your trip. We also recommend that vacationers purchase travel insurance and can provide more info upon request.

  • Can I cancel and get a refund?

    Refunds are sometimes possible – BSSC policies vary depending on the type of activity and timing of your cancellation.  The closer you are to the start date, the less likely we will be able to refund you. There is no refund for unused services. Please check specific policies for your activity.

  • Can I get my own air and book land only with BSSC?

    Yes, most BSSC ski vacations may be booked without air from Boston. Before you book any portion of your vacation, call us for a quote and to discuss your possible flight schedule. If our trip includes transfers, you will need to coordinate times to meet the BSSC group or be responsible for getting yourself to the resort.

  • Can I get my own ski pass or bring a non-skier guest?

    Yes, most BSSC trip may be booked without including a lift ticket. Call us for a quote or for more information on optional activities at the resort.

  • Do I have to be a BSSC member to participate?

    No, you don’t have to be a member to participate, but you will save $25 on each session of a sports league, $5-$30 on ski/snowboard trips & adventure travel, and $5-$10 on parties & special events. 

  • Do I have to be a BSSC member to travel?

    No, you don’t have to be a member to participate, but you will save $30-$40 on skiing & adventure travel. 

  • Do I need a passport for all trips?

    Official travel requirements may change at any time. Therefore, please check for yourself when it comes time for you to travel.

    As of 2017, for travel anywhere outside of the United States, including Canada & Mexico, you will need a passport that is valid at least 6 months after your scheduled return. When traveling within the United States, a valid driver’s license with your photo on it is acceptable for US citizens.  Non-US citizens must check on their own for travel requirements.

  • For overnight weekend and vacation trips, how far in advance do I need to register?

    For weekend over-nighters and ski trips booking 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended.  For week-long vacations, book early to guarantee your spot and get the best rates. Ski vacations are usually announced in the summer at a $100-$150 savings.  Check each trip for specific deadlines and policies. The closer the travel date, the more complex and costly it might be to procure accommodations and/or airfare. 

  • What are the rooming arrangements for overnight weekend and vacation trips?

    BSSC traditionally offers “minimum occupancy”.  Whether in a hotel or condo, it is typically two per room,* and you each get your own bed. Nobody has to sleep on a pullout or rollaway. Select trips may also offer lower prices for triple and quad occupancy.

    *Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee.  If traveling solo, we will match you with a roommate of the same gender and approximate age, or you may request to room with a friend or significant other of any gender.

     

     

     

  • What if I am traveling by myself?

    No problem!  Many of our travelers go solo…that’s why our trips work so well.  We match roommates so you do not have to pay a single room supplement and have an instant friend, or single rooms may be available on request for an additional fee.   

    BSSC trips are well-organized and staffed by friendly leaders who can arrange group meals and get-togethers.  If you want to meet new people and make new friends, group socializing is there for you, but if you prefer to do your own thing, that is totally fine too. 

  • What if I have my own ski pass – can I just get a ride?

    On day trips we offer a “Bus Only” option for people who have a pass or aren’t planning to ski. The deduction varies season to season, but is usually about $35-$40 off the full package. On our ski weekends and vacations, all arrangements, including transportation and lift packages, vary trip to trip. Lift ticket deductions are usually available, please check your trip for specific details.

  • What if the weather is bad – When will you cancel my trip?

    BSSC overnight trips are rarely cancelled. All arrangements have been made and paid for well in advance.

    For flights, if we have any information about changes in your travel arrangements, we will make every effort to give you as much notice as possible, but YOU are ultimately responsible for being aware of travel conditions, confirming with the airlines, and getting to your flight on time.

    For BSSC buses, because conditions & weather can change quickly in New England, we make updates as necessary, and if conditions look to be problematic, we suggest you check before heading out.  Cancellations are posted in the following manner:

        Website: bssc.com
        Phone: 617.789.4070, ext. 300
        Twitter: @BSSC

  • What’s the age range and demographics of travelers?

    In general, BSSC trips are designed for adults, 21 or older.*  
    For overnight travel the ages range from twenties to fifties, with a mix of couples, groups of friends, and singles travelling solo.  Sometimes the more adventurous or strenuous the activity, the younger the crowd might skew.  With exotic or more costly arrangements, you are likely to find a few more “well-seasoned travelers” mixed in as they check off their bucket list!  BSSC trips are about us taking care of all the details, so you can just enjoy yourself, and perhaps experience something new, with like-minded people.

    *The participation of minors is considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Ski & Travel Director.  Minors are permitted on BSSC Day Ski & Snowboard trips.  Check the day ski trip policies for more details.

  • 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.

“I had a great time on the trip.  I would also like to let you know that I was blown away with the level of service provided by Julie and Steve - they were excited, engaged and showed genuine interest in making sure we all had a great time!  They went above and beyond their responsibilities I'm sure and would definitely be reason enough for me to sign up for another BSSC trip.  Thanks again."
- Matt, Montreal Weekend join bssc today

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