Directions for registration with the Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club.


Go to: to complete online registration for the selected trip and pay via credit card.

You will need to complete the online  membership form for GGRSC and pay the dues. The dues will be reimbursed for your membership with BCSC. 



The Grindelwald Base Ski Trip Price is $2,300

  • Price includes round trip air via Swiss Air from Chicago to Zurich and Zurich to Grand Rapids, bus to Chicago, roundtrip bus transfers to/from Grindelwald, 7 nights lodging in The Derby Hotel (double occupancy), breakfast buffet and dinner daily.

  • Package price does not include lift tickets, trip insurance, baggage fees, upgraded seat fees, or ski/boot rentals.

  • Price may need an additional special assessment due to exchange rate, fuel surcharges, air tax, resort tax, or other fees not anticipated at this time. 

The Grindelwald Base Trip plusCosta del Sol Optional Four Night Extension is $2,975 ($2,300 + $675)

  • Price includes air via Swiss Air from Zurich to Malaga and air via Air Portugal from Malaga to Lisbon.  Those on the extension will return to Grand Rapids on United from Lisbon through Newark to Grand Rapids. 

  • Round trip airport bus transfers, 4 nights lodging in the Don Pablo Hotel (double occupancy), breakfast daily.

  • Price does not include any day excursion fees, trip insurance, baggage fees, or upgraded seat fees.

  • Price may need an additional special assessment due to exchange rate, fuel surcharges, air tax, resort tax, or other fees not anticipated at this time.       



Payment Schedule 

  • Initial Deposit: $1500 (Due with Trip Registration)

  • Oct. 1st: $800 plus $675 Costa Del Sol Extension    

  • Dec. 1st: Special Assessment (if needed)             

  •  **You may choose to pay the entire amount at time of registration.       


 Cancellation Policy:

  • *Cancel by 11/1/19, full refund net $100 fee

  • *Cancellations after 11/1/19 will be subject to a $100 fee plus any unrecoverable fees/payments made for the trip (generally group rate hotel and airline are unrecoverable once paid by the club)                       






Grand Rapids Ski Club – Europe, 2020 Trip Information

Grindelwald, Switzerland - February 14 to 22, 2020

(Optional) Extension to Costa Del Sol, Spain - Feb 22 to 26, 2020






Grindelwald has its own ski area that is reached by Gondola from the village. It takes you up to the sunny mid-mountain station of Bort. From Schreckfeld two drags provide high-altitude novice terrain and a couple of chairs continue up to Oberjoch at 8,206 feet.  Most of the skiing is easy intermediate, but a long black run from the top of the Egg drag-lift follows the line of the gondola all the way back to the resort and is of considerable challenge. 

The main ski area is Kleine Scheidegg beneath the north face of the Eiger. Grindelwald shares these slopes with Wengen and a train runs from the base station at Grund up the mountain and over the shoulder to Wengen on the far side.  Halts along the way provide access to runs on both sides.  From Kleine Scheidegg itself, on top of the shoulder, a further train or a drag-lift brings you up to the Eigergletscher, the high point of the joint ski area and starting point for two notorious black runs – Blackrock and Oh God.


A gondola also rises from Grund to the 7,317 foot Männlichen ridge that separates the two resorts. From here you can work your way through a sequence of chair lifts and easy pistes to the Lauberhorn, starting point for one of the classic World Cup downhill courses.




This shoreline region extends from the cliffs at Maro in the East to Punta Chullera in the west. It occupies a narrow coastal strip delimited by some ranges of the Penibaetic System, including the Sierra de MijasSierra AlpujataSierra BlancaSierra Bermeja,  Sierra Crestallina and Montes de Málaga to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The coast shows a diversity of landscapes: beaches, cliffs, estuaries, bays and dunes. The Costa del Sol is similar to southern California in scenery, climate and geography. Both areas have warm weather throughout the year and average annual sunshine hours of about 3,000 hours.





  • Day trips to the nearby villages: Mijas, Marbella, Fuengirola, Nerja…

  • Organized excursions to Seville, Granada, Córdoba, Gibraltar and Morocco.

  • Cycling: Get to know the area via the different cycling routes (from Paseo Marítimo to Fuengirola)

  • Water sports (water skiing, kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing…)

  • Fishing: Enjoy a day out at sea, learning new fishing techniques.

  • Golf: There are 6 golf courses within a radius of 21 km. The closest is the 18 hole Parador de Golf.


Grindelwald One-Week Package $2,300 Costa Del Sol Optional Extension $675


  • Prices are subject to change due to changes in itinerary, currency, fuel surcharges, airport taxes or other fees.

  • Prices will include round trip airfare from Chicago, roundtrip bus transfers, 7 nights lodging in The Derby Hotel, breakfast buffet and dinner daily. 

  • Package does not include lift tickets, ski rentals or trip insurance. 

  • Optional Extension includes 4 nights lodging 2/room, breakfast daily, round trip transfers to and from the Hotel.

  • Registration is made through the GGRSC web site:  Must be a 2020 ski club member.


Contact John Carlson, Trip Leader 

4950 Abraham Dr. NE, Lowell, MI   49331  -  616-550-7217 -  Email:    




HINT…There are some great You Tube videos from Grindelwald on the internet.  The following links should take you to three You Tube videos just to entice you to make this trip a reality for yourself and others.

Please contact BCSC Julie Weighman at

or BCSC Gerry Tillman at

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