Lift Lines
Joyce Szulc


2022 Ski Season Preview
Big Sky, Montana  •  Jan. 8–15, 2022
Registration now open
Estimated Price: $1,650 Early Bird Price – $1,600
for sign–ups by June 25

There is still time for you to take advantage of a $50 savings on the first weeklong ski trip of the 2022 season. Sign up and pay an $800 deposit by June 25. Second and final payment (along with any lift ticket purchases) is not due until Nov. 15.

Lodging will be at the Huntley Lodge (hotel rooms), two people per room. Included in your trip is round-trip airfare from Milwaukee to Bozeman on Delta Airlines, bus transfers to and from Big Sky, seven nights lodging plus baggage handling. Bus driver, porter tips and taxes are included. Also included is a daily breakfast buffet, along with pool, hot tub and fitness center.

registerTrip leaders: John Podsedly,, (414) 369-4199, and Karen Bryant,, (608) 571-9303.

Printable copy:
2022 Western Ski Trip Coupon



Next month’s Life will include more details about these two trips:


Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado  •  Feb. 12–19, 2022
Registration opens June 15
Estimated Price: $1,815
Early Bird Price: $1,765, for sign-ups by July 25

Lodging for this trip is at one of our favorite places: Top of the Village Condos with ski-in, ski-out access. Your trip includes round-trip airfare, seven nights’ lodging, with full kitchen in each unit along with mountain views, balconies and fireplaces. We have not yet decided which airport we’ll use in Colorado (Aspen, Grand Junction or Denver).

We are considering flying on Southwest from Milwaukee to Denver. Yes, that would mean a long bus ride from Denver to Snowmass, but a box lunch would be provided on the bus.

registerSign up by July 25 to earn a $50 discount. Initial deposit of $850 is due with your registration. Final payment (along with any lift ticket purchases) is not due until Dec. 15.

Printable copy:
2022 Western Ski Trip Coupon




Banff, Alberta, Canada  •  March 12–19, 2022
Registration opens June 15
Estimated Price: $1,425
Early Bird Price: $1,375, for sign-ups by July 25

Join us for a week of skiing in Canada! We will be staying at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn (hotel rooms), two people per room. A full, hot breakfast buffet is included each day. Three different mountains are available for you to ski with your lift ticket or Ikon Pass: Banff Sunshine, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise (with complimentary shuttle service). We will be flying from Milwaukee to Calgary on Delta Airlines.

We expect the Canadian border to be open, but there may be Covid testing and/or vaccine requirements. You will need a passport with an expiration date of at least six months out from the date of the trip.

We are looking into the possibility of extending the trip for three nights (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) for sightseeing (on your own). We also are considering a four-day trip (March 18-22) for non-skiers who may wish to join their skiing partners.

registerPrintable copy:
2022 Western Ski Trip Coupon


Travel Insurance?
Purchasing travel insurance for a ski trip is a personal decision. You may already have an insurance agent that you use. Last year, we offered an option for you to consider. Once again, we have secured a group travel insurance plan (with several options) through Travel Protectors.

The rates are unchanged from last year. The information is posted on the club website. Contact Myra Altschuler at (703) 443-9055.


Questions about anything related to the Vagabond ski program? Contact Joyce at or (262) 886-9328.

2022 Western Ski Trip Coupon>>


The Vagabond Ski & Social Club is associated with the following organizations which promote skiing and snowboarding:

* Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council (CMSC),

* National Ski Council Federation,

* Milwaukee Metropolitan Ski Council (MMSC),

Visit their websites to learn more about these groups.


We are always looking for great photos of our members enjoying activities and you are our best source! Send your high resolution (largest) photos to Jeff White at so they can be uploaded to the website and used in the Life when we have space.

Also send your photos to Joyce Szulc,, to post on the Vag Facebook page.