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BSSC’s vast array of getaways are carefully planned for adult travelers of all ages and interests.



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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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:

        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.

  • Where is the Kennebec located?

    The base camps are located in The Forks, Maine.  It is about a 4.5 hour drive from Boston.

“I wanted to send a quick note sincerely thanking you for the opportunity to join this group trip to Whistler. It was above and beyond anything I could have imagined and I genuinely appreciate having been able to go along. The people on the trip were great and Michael especially did an excellent job; I couldn't begin to say how easy, comfortable and enjoyable he made everything... From dinner reservations, to skiing buddies, to tips on exploring the local area, and our flights both going and coming (delays and all) he was all over it. Very professional and well done!"

- Bob, Whistler Vacation




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