Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, 2022
Three — Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Waterbury, Vermont — about 30 minutes from the base of Stowe Mountain Resort
Recommended for all skill levels
$699 per person
We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or make changes in the trip itinerary as a result of weather or safety considerations or as otherwise deemed necessary or advisable. If your trip is cancelled due to weather, snow, or mountain conditions, or circumstances beyond our control, you will receive a credit toward a future trip. All trip credits may be applied to any future SKI BUMS trip.

SKI BUMS is not responsible for the cost of any additional expenses that you may incur as a result of trip rescheduling or cancellation (airline ticketing fees, etc.).

To use a credit for a future deposit or payment, please
contact us directly.
Through February 26, you may cancel your spot at any time and receive a full refund. After February 27, the following cancellation fees apply:

For cancellations received from February 27 to March 3, $399 fee. After March 4, no refund.

In order to obtain our bulk group discounts, we must agree to a very strict cancellation policy. It's the nature of group travel. Think of your SKI BUMS booking as you would an airline reservation; even we find someone to take your place,
the cancellation fees still apply.

If you buy travel insurance, you can still receive a refund for a cancelled SKI BUMS trip.

To cancel your SKI BUMS trip, click here >
Buy travel insurance. We cannot stress this enough.

A travel insurer can provide a refund even when SKI BUMS cannot. You should purchase travel insurance within 7 days of your initial trip deposit, in case you need to cancel your trip because of work or health reasons.

Even if you purchase travel insurance after this date, some coverage is much better than no coverage at all. Our cancellation policy is strict, and after cancellation fees kick in, a travel insurer may be your only chance for a full refund.

There are many travel insurers, and policies are very affordable. We especially recommend, and suggest you add the sports package to cover skiing & snowboarding activity.
$699 per person

-- additional options --

Add $200 USD supplement for single occupancy 
Add $141 USD for a three-day equipment rental
Subtract $99 USD from trip price if you’re driving
You may pay with any major credit card, cash or check.
Your trip includes a two day lift ticket for Stowe and one day lift ticket for Smugglers’ Notch.

OPTIONAL: REMOVE LIFT TICKETS | If you hold a Vail Resort Epic Pass, your pass is valid for two days at Stowe. If you are a pass holder — or if you / your travel partner do not ski or board — simply look for the checkbox on our signup form to indicate no lift ticket needed. We’ll remove the lift tickets from the package and deduct $168 from the package price.
SKI BUMS designs our season for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, but we make specific recommendations for each trip. On ALL SKI BUMS trips, we begin by dividing into skill level groups so you can identify those who enjoy the same terrain that you do. 

See how our groups work >

We recommend this trip for all skill levels. 

If you would like to discuss whether you and / or your travel partner will enjoy the terrain here,please contact us before signing up.
SKI BUMS anticipates what you'll need to know, and when you'll need to know it. We email valuable pre-trip information to all our participants, in numbered Info Packs. You'll need to receive them and read them closely, so it's crucial that you've provided an email address to us that you check regularly. Gmail users: you need to take extra steps to see our emails.

Click here to view instructions >

The vast majority of our important trip info is located right here on this page.
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Who's coming on the trip? Find out by joining our special SKI BUMS Stowe & Smugg’s Facebook group. Whether you're simply curious about signing up or you're already on board, everyone's welcome to join this Facebook group. Feel free to invite friends, too -- it's a cool way to begin learning names of the skiers and boarders whom you'll meet when we're in Vermont! if you decide not to join us, we'll remove you from the group before the trip begins.

In advance of the trip, the BUMS use this group to share travel plans and coordinate carpools for those who live outside NYC. During and after the trip, they share pics and messages with one another.

Request to join the Stowe & Smuggs Facebook group >
If you’re driving, you may check in simply by visiting the Front Desk and providing ID; our rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites are guaranteed after 4 PM on Thursday.

For those of us who are on the bus, we expect to arrive at our hotel around 8:00 PM, depending on traffic / weather.
Our trip officially begins with a welcome party at our hotel. You won't want to miss this; it’s your chance to meet the other BUMS and hear about all our fun plans for the weekend!
This trip has a minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 45 participants. If we fail to meet our minimum number of registered participants by 7 days before the trip, the trip may be cancelled. In that event, those who have signed up for the trip will receive a full refund.
+ 2 day lift ticket for Stowe Mountain Resort
+ 1 day lift ticket for Smugglers’ Notch Resort
+ Three night stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott at Waterbury Stowe
+ Charter bus transportation from / to New York City
(you may remove this; see below)
+ Welcome reception / meet & greet
+ A daily itinerary of guided activities, terrain recommendations and and hosted events
+ Up-to-the-minute trip updates, delivered to your mobile phone

+ Trip organization, guidance and assistance from SKI BUMS professional trip leaders
+ Ski and snowboard equipment rental (optional add on)
+ Most meals, alcoholic drinks

+ Travel insurance (very highly recommended)
+ Thursday, March 8: Arrive at Stowe, welcome party

+ Skiing & Riding: Friday at Stowe | Saturday at Smugglers’ Notch | Sunday at Stowe

+ Sunday March 11: After skiing & riding, depart Stowe and return home
Our trip leaders design an itinerary that highlights the best spots at our resorts to make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun. It's published in a schedule you’ll save to your phone; our trip leaders also send up-to-the-minute alerts via text message. 

The on-mountain adventure begins bright and early on Friday. We divide into skill level groups that help you identify the other skiers and snowboarders who enjoy the same terrain that you do, and then we divide and conquer the mountain! Learn about our skill level groups. >

In general, you'll spend most of the day in a smallish group of four or five skiers or boarders -- but that's up to you. The BUMS are a social crowd, so it's always easy to find others to join in the fun. 

You and your group will set your own pace, and it's common to mix it up with a few different groups throughout the weekend. As the trip progresses, you can explore more terrain or head into Stowe’s gorgeous on-mountain lodges to spend time relaxing in front of the fireplace. This is your vacation, so you're always free to break away and do your own thing.

Learn more about how SKI BUMS trips work >
You must have a cell phone that will work while we are in Vermont.

Trip leaders send up-to-the-minute text message alerts with itinerary information, transportation pickup times, lunch locations, weather advisories, and more. Additionally, the other trip participants text one another to coordinate their plans on the mountain.

View our communications guide for important information >
On the mountain: you should arrive in Vermont with all your skiing & snowboarding apparel. SKI BUMS requires our trip participants to wear helmets while skiing & riding. See our helpful guide, How to Dress for the Mountain, for suggestions. The Stowe lodges have gear & apparel shops, but prices may be a bit elevated, so pack wisely.

Off the mountain: all our events are casual dress. As you can pretty easily see, the BUMS are a casual, laid-back crowd; we aren't flashy. Be yourself, and be comfortable -- just as you would on any skiing / snowboarding trip.

A few helpful packing tips:

It’s smart to bring a daily bag which you can bring each day to / from the hotel. With many people on our bus, you’ll want something that you can easily grab to bring into the lodge with you.
+ Don’t forget a swimsuit for the hotel pool!

Read our helpful tips on how to pack your gear for a skiing / snowboarding trip >
SKI BUMS detailed trip itineraries are designed to be viewed on any smart phone. Additionally, our trip leaders send up-to-the-minute alerts that you'll receive on your phone via SMS text messaging. It allows us to keep you in the loop and make smart adjustments based on the weather.

View one of the daily itineraries from a recent trip >

: View our communications guide >
We limit the number of participants for all SKI BUMS trips. This trip will sell out.

Signing up is simple. You'll simply provide your information, then proceed to payment.

After we've received your signup & payment, you'll receive an
confirmation via email that you're registered for the trip.

GMAIL users: please be sure to check your Promotions Tab for our emails, and learn how to adjust Gmail's filters >
Daily hot breakfast buffet is included each day during our hotel stay. All other meal costs are up to you. On Thursday and Sunday, we’ll stop at rest areas along the way for dinner. On Friday and Saturday nights, we’ll have group dinner plans (and bus transportation to / from) affordable, casual eateries in the area.

As always, we'll name a meeting spot for lunch and après-ski each day.
We are happy to arrange roommates for you. Typically, half of our participants ask us to match them up with a roommate. We'll ask a few easy questions and accommodate your preferences. We match up roommates about a month before the trip, so you can have some time to invite friends to sign up.

If you prefer your own room, you may select a single occupancy. We collect the single occupancy supplement when you sign up (View "Pricing & Payment" below). Please note: there are only a small number of single occupancy slots available. Single occupancies tend to sell out very quickly.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Waterbury Stowe

We've been very fortunate to book rooms at the lovely Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Waterbury Stowe. This stylish, recently renovated property is located about 35 minutes from the slopes. It’s a winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and enjoys rave reviews.

In addition to the on-site pool and hot tub, amenities include Paul Mitchell bath products, a workout room, office center and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

At signup, you’ll choose single or double occupancy. You don’t need to know your roommate’s name before signing up; see below.
SKI BUMS recommends that you take at least one lesson each season, no matter what your skill level is. Stowe has a fantastic ski school, and the beginner areas are especially beginner friendly. This trip is an excellent choice for beginner skiers and snowboarders.

You may add a 2 and 1/2 hour group lesson for $129.

Visit the ski & snowboard school page to view pricing >
A majority of our participants will rent skis or snowboards. Our schedule will include a visit to the rental shop at Stowe. You may choose a ski rental package (skis, boots, poles, helmet) or a snowboard rental package (snowboard, boots, helmet). The price for a 3-day rental is $141, which you may add onto your package at trip signup.

Note: if you did not prepay for rental, you may add it to your package when you check in on departure day. To qualify for our group rates, you must add it before we depart NYC.
If you're new to the group or haven't joined us in a long time, click here to see how things work >
Want to see the SKI BUMS around the world who love the mountains as much as you do? When you post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, use the hashtag #skibums!
We've got lots of inside advice for those who are taking their first SKI BUMS trip. Click here >
IMPORTANT NOTE: we do not permit skiers and snowboarders to arrange their own lodging and join our events without setting up a Custom Trip and pre-paying for our guided events and group meals. Custom Trip spaces are very limited. Contact us here to set up a Custom Trip >
Stowe, Vermont enjoys a special history with the BUMS. And once you discover it, you’ll understand why.

Sitting pretty at the #2 rank for the entire Northeast, according to the readers of Ski Magazine, Stowe is one spot where the off-mountain amenities are just as inspiring as its beautiful terrain. The swanky lodges, anchored by the stunning Stowe Mountain Lodge & Spa, are so posh that it’s extra easy to linger here over a hot mug of cocoa. And the town of Stowe is as charming as they come. 

But that’s not all. Smugglers’ Notch occupies the much-coveted #1 ranking in this year’s Ski Magazine poll. It’s got incredible terrain, beautiful variety, and the spirt of a locals matter attitude that so many of us grew up loving.

We’ll enjoy two days at Stowe, one day at Smuggs, and a super comfortable hotel nearby. Get ready for a real getaway with the BUMS!

Space on this trip is limited, and it will sell out.

Sign up for our incredible weekend in Vermont >
You may drive or take our bus.

For those who are taking our bus from NYC:

2:00 PM DEPARTURE ON THURSDAY | Our charter bus will depart from the corner of 34th Street and 8th Avenue. We’ll have room on our bus for all the BUMS and our luggage and gear.

10 PM RETURN ON SUNDAY | After skiing and riding on Sunday, we’ll depart Stowe with a plan to arrive back in Manhattan at 10 PM Sunday evening.

For those who are driving:

At signup, simply indicate that you’re driving. Those who drive will deduct $99 from the trip price; this discount is applied at signup. If you’re driving, you’ll simply check in at the hotel anytime after 4 PM by visiting the Front Desk. We’ll email all participants with specific instructions on when to meet the group upon our arrival.
Get driving directions here.

For those who are driving, we encourage you to carpool by messaging others on our Facebook group! There may be others near you who’d love to join this trip — but need a ride. If you have room in your vehicle, kindly post a message in our Facebook group.

Our hotel is located about 35 minutes from the base of Stowe, and about an hour from Smuggler’s Notch. With an eye on the weather, we will depart each morning with a plan to be on the slopes by 9 AM.
If you already have accommodations in Vermont, and / or you have a season pass, you may still sign up to participate in all our private parties, apres ski get togethers, and group activities during the trip. This is called a Custom Trip.

We permit a maximum of eight participants within our Custom Trip category. We will pro-rate our trip cost and present you with customized pricing. As of now, we do have Custom Trip spaces remaining. Once we’ve reached our maximum group size, we do not permit additional participants to “crash” our events.

To sign up for a Custom Trip, contact us directly >