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PARK CITY, UTAH

Park City Mountain: Ski-In, Ski-Out And Enjoy Ski University

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Program #18188RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Altitude 7,000-10,000 with downhill skiing daily.

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 3, 2013

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Day One: Sunday, February 24 - Welcome, Group Introductions and Program Orientat...
Arrive To: Meet in our Lake Placid Conference Room,(P-1 Level), at 5:45-6:00 P.M. to receive name badges and detailed itinerary for the week.

Dinner: 6:00 - 6:45 PM Enjoy dinner in the Lake Placid Conference Room served buffet-style and catered by our private chef. Following dinner, participate in group introductions and program orientation.

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two: Monday, February 25 - Start your day off right with a morning stretch c...
Start your day off right with a morning stretch class. Meet your Certified Ski Instructor and learn about skiing and equipment. First day of ski lesson. Enjoy lunch with your ski instructor. Engage your mind with a fascinating evening discussion.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef. 9:00-10:30 AM: The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor who will be teaching their ski lessons will meet the group in the Road Scholar conference room in the Lodge at the Mountain Village where he or she will welcome the group to Park City Mountain Resort and briefly cover the following topics in the conference room: #1. The history of skiing and why so many have found skiing to be a life-long sport that can be enjoyed even when retired. #2.Describe why PCMR is one of the best ski resorts in the country to learn to ski. #3.Give a brief description of Powder Corporation and what goes on behind the scenes such as grooming, snow-making and the layout of the mountain that when all combined, makes PCMR the top-rated resort in the country. (This will give participants the peace of mind knowing they not only chose the right program but the best ski resort). #4.A quick review of the "Skiers Responsibility Code," how to get on and off a lift, what the goals will be covered for the three afternoon ski lessons, the importance of doing their homework to work on the skills learned each morning before their next ski lesson so they progress properly through each ski lesson. #5.Show a few video clips of what wedge turns look like. The list continues on through out the morning.

Morning: Between 9:00-10:30, the list continues on through out the morning. #6.Cover the equipment such as skis, boots and poles and why renting a helmet at Legacy Rental is strongly recommended for warmth and safety. Show what the modern ski looks like and how the new shaped ski is designed to help make great turns. Describe how the bindings work and how they release to help prevent injury. Explain the right clothing to wear for their afternoon ski lesson. Describe why a thin ski sock is the only thing that goes into the boot and make sure everyone has a pair with them or have them go to their room and get a pair. Also explain why it is not good to stuff your long-johns into the ski boot and how a good fitting boot should feel. This will help them understand that their boots should feel quite snug in the next hour at Legacy Rentals rather than lose and comfortable. #7.Answer any questions they may have to help calm any anxiety and fears some may have. 10:30 - 11:45 AM: The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will escort the group to Legacy Rentals and help the participants understand the procedure of renting skis beginning with entering their personal information into the computers, then show them the convenient layout of the rental shop and the stations they will go to. Introduce them to the friendly rental staff. Have the rental shop staff properly fit their boots, adjust their bindings, size up the poles and rent a helmet. Show them how to carry their skis, boots and poles, and then escort them back to the lodge for lunch and prepare for their first ski lesson.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef. The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will have lunch with the class in the Road Scholar conference room, (the rest of the 7573 participants will also be having lunch as well), but we will have table(s) reserved for the "Never-Ever" Ski University group so they can discuss their plans for their 1st ski lesson.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will escort the group out to the magic carpet just outside of our Road Scholar Conference Room and progress through lesson #1 in the magic carpet area and the First Time ski run. Toward the end of the lesson, review what they learned and receive homework assignments to work on Tuesday morning on First Time run in preparation for their Tuesday afternoon lesson #2. Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: At 6:45-7:45 P.M., at our "Off-Hill Ski Clinic," in the conference room,with the rest of the 7573 group, an evening class discussion on ski techniques, (with video clips of ski techniques), balancing, proper equipment, training exercises, and etc. with a certified PSIA Ski Instructor.

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Tuesday, February 26 - Start your day off right with a morning stretch c...
Start your day off right with a morning stretch class. Meet your Certified Ski Instructor on what to learn on your second day of ski lessons. Enjoy lunch with your ski instructor. Engage your mind with a fascinating evening discussion.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef.

Morning: 9:00 - 12:00: Practice their homework assignments from Monday. Afternoon ski lesson on the beginning slope just outside our conference room.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef. The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will have lunch with the class and review their homework from the morning then describe the goals and plans for Lesson #2.

Afternoon: After lunch, at 1:00-4:00 PM, assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will take them out for Lesson #2. During the lesson, ski participants will be videotaped. Towards the end of the lesson return to the Road Scholar Conference room and review the skills learned in lesson #2, watch their video, get positive feedback and technique corrections where applicable, then give homework assignments for Wednesday morning. Beginning-level skiers can learn a tremendous amount watching themselves and other class members ski as they actually see what and why their instructor was referring to during the lesson. Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: 6:45-8:00 P.M Engage your mind with an expert-led discussion and presentation on a fascinating and engaging topic.

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, February 27 - Start your day off right with a morning stretch c...
Start your day off right with a morning stretch class. Meet your Certified Ski Instructor on what to learn on your third day of ski lessons. Enjoy lunch with your ski instructor. Engage your mind with a fascinating evening discussion.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef.

Morning: 9:00 - 12:00: Practice their homework assignments from Monday. Afternoon ski lesson on the beginning slope just outside our conference room.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef. The assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will have lunch with the class and review their homework from the morning then describe the goals and plans for Lesson #3

Afternoon: After lunch, at 1:00-4:00 PM, the assigned PSIA Certified Ski Instructor will take them out for Lesson #3 and hopefully have them feeling confident to head to the top of Bonanza lift on Thursday. Toward the end of the lesson, review the skills learned for their final Lesson #3 and give homework assignments for Thursday and Friday. Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: 6:45-8:00 P.M Engage your mind with an expert-led discussion and presentation on a fascinating and engaging topic.

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, February 28 - Start your day off right with a morning stretch c...
Start your day off right with a morning stretch class. Practice skiing skills. Take a Mining History Tour on the mountain with Program Leaders. Choose from several optional evening activities or rest up in your room.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef.

Morning: 9:00-12:00, Practice homework assignments from Wednesday afternoon ski lessons on the beginning slope just outside our conference room. Additional ski lessons can be purchased individually with PCMR Ski School.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef.

Afternoon: After lunch, at 1:00-4:00 PM, Explore the easy parts of the Mountain during a Mining History Exploration Tour to King Con Ore Bin on Claim Jumper with program leaders. Receive coaching encouragement to reinforce the skills learned during ski lessons. We will stay on all green runs and have frequent stops to learn fascinating historical accounts of the booms and busts of silver mining. Learn how the Vanderbilt's, the Hurst's, and Unsinkable Molly Brown all made their money in Park City in the silver mines. Your goal for this afternoon is to ski from the top of the mountain on Home Run making frequent stops on the 3.5 mile fantastic beginner run. Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: Free evening, (cost for these optional activities are not included in your Road Scholar Program Tuition), but optional activities are provided for group members who may choose: Option#A, to venture into town on the free city bus system to experience and tour around the flavor of Historic Park City Main Street,such as: #1) 75 minute historic walking "Ghost Tour" on Main Street with a professional Historian dressed in period clothing and playing the part of one colorful character’s in Park City History during the mining days. Learn how many met their untimely death whether in a silver mine, a bar fight, or a jealous lovers quarrel . You will never see Park City and its unique history the same. ($20 fee per person), #2) enjoy a play at Historic Egyptian Theater. Cast members are part of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), (Plays are approx. $25 per person), or #3) Park City Film Series Movie. The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema; making film a vibrant part of the Park City, Summit County, and surrounding communities. Or Option #B, experience the World Famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal, (Shared-Ride Shuttle Cost approx. $20 per person).

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 01 - Start your day off right with a morning stretch c...
Start your day off right with a morning stretch class. Practice skiing skills. Spend your final afternoon together and encourage each other as you demonstrate your new ski skills. Choose from several optional evening activities or rest up in your room.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef.

Morning: 9:00 - 12:00: Practice homework assignments from all three skill level lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lessons on the beginning slope just outside our conference room. More ski lessons are not necessary but are optional for an extra cost paid to PCMR Ski School.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef.

Afternoon: After lunch, at 1:00-3:00 PM, spend your final afternoon together as you demonstrate your new ski skills and encourage each other as we capture your best turns on the video camera. 3:00 - 4:00: Follow the group leaders into the Lake Placid Conference room where you can watch yourself on video from Tuesday's ski lesson and then compare today's video and be amazed how much you improved your skiing ability and confidence. Receive your certificate of completion, enjoy your official graduation party and feel the confidence knowing you are now ready to join Road Scholar's Program #7573 and continue to the next ski level either next week (if you signed up for 2 weeks back to back) or next year when you return to Park City for another fun, educational and memorable Road Scholar Ski Program and enjoy skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth!Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: Free evening. Optional activities for participants might include: 1. Enjoy a movie at the local theater. (Movie tickets are approx. $8 per person. Free city bus to/from lodge and theater). 2. Visit historic Park City Main Street and see the many art galleries. (Free City Bus). 3. Enjoy a play at the Egyptian Theater on Park City's Main Street. (Play tickets are approx. $25 per person. Free city bus to/from lodge and main street). 4. Experience Park City Historical Society's "Ghost Tour" on Park City Main Street and learn about the history and colorful characters of local residents and miners of Park City during the mining days who met an untimely death and who's ghost still haunts the buildings and historic hotels on main street. (Tour tickets are approx. $20 per person. Free city bus to/from lodge and main street).

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, March 02 - Start the day off right in your morning stretch c...
Start the day off right in your morning stretch class. Enjoy the morning and afternoon of skiing. Participate in our program finale and experience local talent and performance.

Breakfast: At 7:15-8:00 AM, in the Squaw Valley Room above the conference room, participants are invited to attend a morning stretch class, (based on yoga), with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor and Professional Yoga Instructor, Jan Zinn. Then at 8:00-9:00 A.M, have breakfast, with the rest of the #7573 Road Scholar group, in the conference room, a buffet style breakfast catered by a private chef.

Morning: 9:00 - 12:00: Practice homework assignments from all three skill level lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lessons on the beginning slope just outside our conference room. More ski lessons are not necessary but are optional for an extra cost paid to PCMR Ski School.

Lunch: At 12:00-1:00 PM, after skiing down to the conference room, relax and enjoy a hot buffet style meal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and dessert, catered by a private chef.

Afternoon: At 1:00-4:00 PM, Continue to practice homework assignments from all three skill level lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lessons on the beginning slope just outside our conference room. More ski lessons are not necessary but are optional for an extra cost paid to PCMR Ski School. Afterwards, 4:00-5:30, enjoy pool and hot-tub time as a group.

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00 PM Enjoy socializing with your fellow Road Scholar skiers during "Happy Hour" in our Lake Placid conference room. 6:00-6:45 P.M Enjoy a buffet style dinner catered by our private chef.

Evening: Enjoy our program finale following dinner in the conference room and experience a performance from local talent. Receive Passport Stickers and say our goodbyes as some participants need to catch flights before breakfast the following morning.

Lodging: The Lodge at the Mountain Village or The Shadow Ridge Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, March 03 - Following breakfast, independent departures.
Breakfast: 6:45 - 7:45 A.M in our Lake Placid Conference Room, (P-1 Level), enjoy a buffet style breakfast catered by our private chef.

Morning: Independent departures to airport except for those who chose to get two weeks of skiing for one airline ticket and will be joining the new arrival group this afternoon to experience another wonderful week skiing "The Greatest Snow on Earth!"

Meals Included: Breakfast

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