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Club Chronicle

WINTER 2016-2017

Dear Vail Mountain Club Members,

It has been another summer filled with sunshine and fun activities. Vail Mountain successfully launched Epic Discovery. We hope you enjoyed the experience! We hiked scenic trails and even stood on the summit of Eagle County’s lone 14000 ft peak, Mount of the Holy Cross as well as exploring Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains. Nearly 100 Signature Clubs members joined us for the return of the annual Aspen bike trip. Our Independence Day celebration, weekly road bike rides around the Valley, chef demos and a wine and cheese event up at The 10th, as well as lively book club discussions kept us busy all summer long. Fun was the name of the game for the VMC kids who attended our summer camps full of outdoor adventures including an overnight camp at Sylvan Lake. Welcome to our new members from the past season. We are excited to have you experience your first winter with the Club! This winter will feature our third heli ski trip to British Columbia, Canada and

7th annual cat skiing adventure in Steamboat Springs. We will join with other Signature Clubs for ski camps, social ski days in nearby resorts, winter driving school, snowshoe and dining evenings, and other social occasions. Of course, the winter holiday party at The 10th, First and Last Tracks are the seasonal highlights not to be missed. This Club Chronicle outlines the season’s featured events. For up-to-date information about all Club activities, please visit our online calendar at We look forward to welcoming you at the Club this winter. Sincerely, Jane Ivy Club Director

General Club Information Club Communication

Cell Phones

Cell phone usage is not permitted in any public area of the Club.

The Club Website

Please register at The website is your up-to-date resource for the latest Club information, events calendar, Member account statements and Member directory.

Club Access

The Weekly Newsletter

We send an email to all Members each week with information about Club and community events, and other useful tidbits. Please call the Front Desk if you would like to be included in the distribution.

Each Member has an individual access code for entry into the Club which works only during Club operating hours. This code is for Member use only and should not be shared with non-Members.


Visit our Shutterfly page to see photos of VMC events and activities throughout the seasons.

Please call the Spa Concierge at (970) 754-7828 to make your reservation. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please provide 24 hours notice, otherwise the full cost of the treatment will be charged to your Member account. Members receive a 15% discount. For your convenience, a 20% gratuity will be added and may be adjusted at your discretion.

Slippers and Robes

Vail Mountain Club Apparel

Social Media

We invite you to ‘follow’ Vail Mountain Club on Facebook to keep up with Club and local happenings. Photo Gallery

Slippers and robes are provided for your comfort while using Club facilities. Proper attire, however, is required in the Lounge.

This winter we will feature collections by Smartwool, Helly Hansen, Kari Traa, Alp-n-Rock, Patagonia, Skea, Krimson Klover and Turtle Fur. Stop by the Lounge and see what’s new!

Winter Club Hours 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Locker Room

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fitness Center

24 hours, 7 days a week Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

(2:00 p.m. on Wine and Cheese days)

Bar & Snacks Available during afternoon après

For your convenience, a 20% gratuity will be added to bar purchases and may be adjusted at your discretion.

Pool & Hot Tubs 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. There is no lifeguard on duty. Members and guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Welcome New Members Teresa & Peter Clare Washington, D.C.

Jessica & Ben Fischer Signal Mountain, TN

Kirsten & Giorgio Cantele Avon, CO

Ginny & Joe Mello Denver, CO

Lisa & David Faulkner Dallas, TX

Sara Boles & David Norris Greenwich, CT

Bradley Kraus & Polly Hackett New York, NY

Fran & Matt Thornton Louisville, KY

Kelly & Sam Bronfman Atherton, CA

Featured Events & Activities Holiday Cookie Exchange

Vail Mountain Conqueror

December 21

March 16

Bake your favorite holiday cookies and go home with a wide selection to celebrate the season.

Ski Demo presented by Vail Sports

Join us for a grand day on Vail Mountain and ski every lift. Guaranteed to make the legs sting and the heart sing!


Last Tracks

Weekend Wine & Cheese

Our signature event of the winter season is your exclusive opportunity to ski Game Creek Bowl after the lifts close and party afterwards.

We will have a selection of the latest skis right here on our deck for you to take for a spin on the mountain. December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16

Stop by the Lounge for wine, appetizers and conversation on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Celebration December 26

Join us for a festive evening of drinks, dinner and dancing at The 10th.

First Tracks December 29, January 14, February 5, 18, 25, March 11

Be among the first guests on Vail Mountain to enjoy fresh powder and pristine corduroy. You will certainly work up an appetite for the hearty breakfast at either Two Elk or The 10th afterwards!

March 18

Spring Bake Off April 22

Celebrate closing weekend by making your favorite baked goods to enter into our bake off. Of course, we will need plenty of voters too!

Book Club

Our book selections are as diverse as our membership! Join other VMC readers in the Lounge for our book discussion on select afternoons during the winter. Please follow the event calendar at for more events, registration, and further details. This is a guide only and dates are subject to change. Event fees may apply.

Evening Snowshoe Hikes and Dinner

Weekly Activities

Throughout the season

Enjoy an evening hike followed by a delicious dinner at an on-mountain restaurant.

Day Ski Trips Throughout the season

Explore new terrain at one of the nearby resorts of Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, as well as cross country venues.

Introduction to the Backcountry

There is so much to ski out there! Spend the day with a guide and learn how to safely navigate the back country terrain.

Monday . . . . . . . . . Pilates Barre Wednesday . . . . . Wine & Cheese;

Kids’ Activity

Thursday . . . . . . . . . .


Friday . . . . . . . . . Snowshoe Hike Saturday . . . . . . . . Club Ski Day Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yoga;

Ski with Karen

Vail Signature Clubs Winter Events

Your Vail Mountain Club membership entitles you to exclusive offers and access to Signature Club events. This is a guide only and dates are subject to change. Event fees may apply. For updates and details, as well as information regarding exclusive discounts with our partners such as CME and Vail Sports, please visit

Vail Sports Shopping Evening

Vilar Performing Arts


Do your holiday shopping at a unique discount at Vail Sports in Vail Village.

Race Day March

A chance to put your ski racing skills to the test as we challenge members of other Vail Clubs through the course. We will then head to Game Creek Club for a well-deserved lunch.

Club Ski Camps

December, January & March

Our two day ski camps led by Vail’s top instructors are designed exclusively for Club Members to build confidence and improve technique in a variety of snow conditions.

VMC Travels Cat Skiing Trip to Steamboat Springs February 22

We will stay overnight in town and then enjoy a wonderful day on Buffalo Pass hosted by guides from Steamboat Powdercats.

On selected evenings, Club Members are invited to a special reception and performance. The Vilar opens the exclusive May Gallery Patrons Lounge to Club Members for wine and hors d’oeuvres prior to the show. The ticket price includes the reception and performance. • January 18 Rising Stars of the Opera presented by Richard Tucker Music Foundation • February 22 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet • March 13 Who’s Bad: Michael Jackson Tribute Please contact the Vail Mountain Club Concierge at (970) 754-4777 to reserve your tickets.

Park City, Utah

Heli Ski Trip to B.C., Canada


March 3 – 10

Winter Driving School

Barolo, Italy Bike Trip

February 23

May 13 – 19

Ski over 4,000 acres of terrain at Park City with fellow VMC members and enjoy dining out together in the evenings.

Novices and seasoned professionals are invited to hone their driving skills on Bridgestone’s snow and ice covered courses near Steamboat Springs.

We are excited for our third annual heliskiing adventure north of the border with Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.

Visit the Langhe region of Barolo, Italy to bike the gorgeous terrain with native guides and explore the famous red wines and Italian cuisine.

Kids & Family

Holiday Fun!

Please check the event calendar at for updates and more details. Please contact us if you are in town or interested in other activities. Event fees may apply.

Club Policies Reservations at The 10th

• Please call (970) 754-1010 to make your reservation. Reservations are strongly recommended. • Large parties (10 or more) are best accommodated before 11:30 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m. • During the Christmas holiday period (December 23-January 4), Members may make a maximum of eight (8) reservations each with a maximum of eight (8) people per party. • Members must always accompany their guests when booking into the allocated Club seats. • Reservations made by a Member for unaccompanied guests will be booked into the allocated public seats as available. • Once Member reservations are full, Members may book into the public seats as available. • If reservations are not cancelled by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the reservation, a $25 charge will be assessed for each person in the party to the reservation holder’s Club account. • Reservations will be held for 15 minutes. If a party is more than 15 minutes late, the restaurant cannot guarantee that a table will be available.

Members may accompany up to four (4) complimentary guests per membership per day but no more than (8) guests per membership per day. • Members are allowed to accompany 30 complimentary guests per winter season. • If a Member exceeds either four (4) guests per day or (30) guests per season, a $25 per person per day fee will be charged to the Member account.

Up to four (4) complimentary, accompanied guests may join a Member in the Club after 3:00 p.m. • These guests will not count towards the accompanied guest total. Members must sign-in these guests at the Front Desk.

An individual guest is allowed a maximum of four (4) annual visits to the Club. • Exceptions include extended family and current houseguests of the Member. • This is regardless of which Member(s) they accompany.

Guests utilizing the locker room are required to rent a daily locker. • (See details below)

Special Event guest fees are inclusive of daily guest fees.

Winter Guest Policy

Guest Locker Rental Policy

All guests must be accompanied by a Member when in the Club.

• Guests may store four (4) pair of skis per guest locker.

Members are responsible for signing in all guests each day at the Front Desk. • No unaccompanied guests are allowed in the Club. • Members are responsible for the actions of their guests and for ensuring that guests are aware of Club rules and regulations. • All guest charges will be billed to the Member’s account.

Please sign in all guests each day at the Front Desk.

• Guests who are not signed in by a Member may be subject to an additional $15 per day per person charge. • Children under the age of six (6) will not count towards a Member’s guest total and will not be subject to guest fees but should be signed in each day.

Members may rent a locker for guests for $15 per day or $50 per week. Guests utilizing the locker room are required to rent a daily locker.

• The Club does not permit storage of items outside of lockers, under benches or on top of the lockers. Any item not stored in a locker will be removed from the locker room.

Members are encouraged to contact the Club in advance of a guest’s arrival to reserve a locker and ensure a smooth process for their guests.

Contact Information Club Staff

Jane Ivy Club Director (970) 754-4774

Candi Chuburu Member Services Manager (970) 754-4771

Guest Ski Transport Policy

Ron Hardy Clubhouse Manager (970) 754-4770

Derek Ducharme Valet Services Manager (970) 754-4788

• Additional ski transports per day will be charged $15 per ski snowboard per day to the Member’s account.

Karen Höiem Activities and Front Desk Manager (970) 754-4786

Annie Carpenter Activities Coordinator (970) 754-4787

Ski valet, from the garage to the snow (round trip), transport services are complimentary for registered guests for up to two (2) sets of skis/ snowboards each day. Guest rental lockers are inclusive of ski valet transport services.

Wine & Cheese Guest Policy

• Guests are invited to attend our Wine & Cheese events with a Member for a cost of $18 per person to be applied to the Member account. • Children over the age of six (6) will be charged at a reduced rate.

Special Event Policy

• Members may place guests on a wait list for an Event. • Extended family members will be given priority for the wait list. • Members will be notified prior to the Event if guests can be accommodated for the Event. • Guests may be accommodated on a first come, first served basis depending on the popularity of the Event. • Some Special Events will have a guest maximum. • Guest fees may apply.

Ski Instructor Policy Ski Instructors:

• Are not permitted inside the Club unless they are scheduled for a lesson with a Member. • May not enter and wait for the Member(s) inside the Ski Valet entrance during holidays and other peak periods. • May enter and wait for the Member(s) at the Ski Valet entrance during non-peak periods. • Should arrive no more than 10 minutes before the scheduled lesson. • Are not permitted to have breakfast or beverages while waiting. • Are not permitted in the ski locker room or garage area unless authorized by the Club Director to assist with a Members’ special needs.

Members may invite instructors to join them in the Club any time after 11:00 a.m.

• They must, however, remove their jacket whenever inside the Club. • Instructors will not count towards the accompanied guest total.

Please refer to our Guest Policy FAQ for questions and clarification of the Guest Policy.

Front Desk/Concierge

(970) 754-4777 | (970) 754-4776 (Fax) |

Vail Mountain Club Advisory Board Vail Mountain Club Member Representatives Peter Behrendt Alan Danson John Duke Brian Haas Neal Kimmel Barb Krichbaum Fred Pack Wayne Ruting Debbie Shpall

Vail Resorts, Inc. Representatives Doug Lovell

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Vail Mountain (970) 754-3020 |

George Bigley

Senior Director, Signature Clubs (970) 754-5753 |

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