Q: Why has the trip deposit been increased to $500 and why is $25 of the deposit
A: In the recent past the club has experienced a large number of trip withdrawals
(sometimes at the last minute). Many members are signing up for multiple trips and
then withdrawing when final payment is due. Everytime someone signs up for a trip
that is one less spot available to other members. Everytime there is a withdrawal
when final payment is due the club is left scrambling for a replacement for the trip.
Making a portion of the deposit non-refundable is intended to discourage this
Q: After signing up for a trip, when can I expect to get trip info (directions, lift ticket sometimes, air ticket)?
A: The club gets all materials from the tour operator or resort 3 to 4 weeks prior to trip. Information is given out about 2-3 weeks prior at a "Trip" Happy Hour.
Q: If a trip space runs out, can it be expanded and is there a waiting list?
A: The sooner a trip fills out the sooner we can possibly get more space. We encourage people to register early for this reason, so that if demand has been
met we can increase the supply. In addition, a waiting list will be started.
Q: Can I use miles or book my own air.
A. Trip attendees can sometimes make their own travel arrangements. However, in the event that club air has already been booked with an airline or tour operator, the
club air must be purchased unless there is no more space available. When making arrangements you are fully responsible for your own transportation for the outbound and return portions of the trip. Frequent flier miles are owned
by the name that is stated on the ticket.
Q: What if I miss my flight?
A: It is up to you to coordinate your flight plans with the airline. It will also be up to you to facilitate your own transportation from the airport to the resort as well.
Q: Can I request a roommate?
A: Yes, prior to final trip info going out, you will be sent a list of all people attending. If at all possible we will put you with someone that you have requested.
Q: Can I request my own room?
A: Subject to availability and the payment of a single's supplement you may request your own room.
Q: What if I didn't like rooming with a certain person from a previous trip?
A: We try to rotate people with others so that they may get a chance to get better acquainted with other members. E-mail any specific requests.
Q: I am a member of the media and interested in doing an article on the Diamond Dogs Ski Club or it's members.
A: If your organization is interested in the Diamond Dogs Ski Club from a club or ski industry perspective, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are a media
friendly club and have given many interviews / articles / and recommendations for winter sports.
Q: Can I bring a non skier on a trip?
A: For most trips, lift ticket portions may be deducted from the packages.
Q: Can beginners go on all of the trips or just certain ones?
A: All trips are open to everyone. During trip planning resorts are reviewed to ensure that there is something for everyone.
Q: What is the minimum age to participate
A: The minimum age to be a member of the Diamond Dogs Ski Club is 21 years old. The minimum age for DDSC trips
is 18 years old. Teenagers between age 13-17 may attend overnight trips if they are accompanied by a parent or
legal guardian. No children under the age of 13 will be allowed to attend overnight trips. Children of any age
may attend bus trips and single day trips that are not overnight.
Q: What if a car rental is required
A. On certain trips car rentals are procured. Everyone who wishes to be a driver must give a rental company
their credit card number.In the event that prepaid car vouchers cannot be purchased in advance all main drivers
will be paid prior to the trip for the car. "DDSC" will reimburse any additional charges for rentals cars at
the end of the trip in cash or check.
Q: What will I need on a ski trip?
Basic clothes for the entire time you're away (pants/underwear/sweaters)
Waterproof ski jacket
Waterproof pants or Jumpsuit (jacket and pant together)
Helmet (in case you forgot)
You can rent equipment at almost any mountain for skiing and snowboarding.