2021

Hello Everyone and welcome to the timelines & Deadlines Page for the exciting lineup of SST trips and tours planned for 2021.  At a glance, you'll be able to get an idea of the timelines for all of the trips and see what can fit with your plans; especially if your goal is to attend one or more of them!  With the exception of the Japan & Europe Tours, the trips fit in between the regular Bye Weeks for the SST Program so you can do a ski tour and not miss a session.

So, you're contemplating a ski trip abroad with us next season?  Take a few minutes and travel through the timeline before the actual trip unfolds so you plan your way on to one of them with more ease and clarity.

This purpose of this page is to not only give you a template of what and when things need to be done, but, to prime you with appropriate and measurable steps to achieve them.

A Kitzbuhel Moment on a blue bird day, January 2019

Timelines & Deadlines

Putting together trips like this require lots of coordination between multiple parties who work independently, often on different continents, months in advance of the event becoming to reality.  Over the seasons, SST Ski Tours has developed a rhythm and cadence that works quite well for all concerned and I am truly amazed and grateful for all the rewards we have been able to garner for ourselves and for you, our faithful ski clientele. 

The actual trip planning starts almost a year in advance when we decide on the schedule and then choose the destinations to fill in the timeline for each trip.  For 2020, we are now in the planning stage.  Based on this past trip to Europe, there is a strong contingent wanting to return.  There is also a group that wants to go to Japan. 

Over the next few weeks from mid February to mid May, a decision will be made.  Here are the possibilities as we see them.  Let us know which one most interests you and we'll add you to the list.

                  Austria / Austria

                               Jan 16 - 24, 2021 

 

                              Planning Timelines:

 

                           Now until June 14, 2020

 

                 Time To Make Your Choice[s] & Book

 

                                   Deadlines:

 

                  June 15, 2021 - Initial Deposit Due

 

                  Aug 15, 2021 - 2nd Deposit Due

                  Oct 15, 2021 - Final Deposit Due

                         Japan

         

          Tohoku - Jan 3 - 18, 2020

        

            Planning Timelines

 

           Now - July 1, 2019

 

Time To Make Your Choice[s] & Book

 

                     Deadlines:

 

   June 1, 2019 - Initial Deposit Due

 

    Aug 15, 2019 - 2nd Deposit Due

    Oct 15, 2019 - Final Deposit Due

 

Travel Time

Wendell and Manon on their way to somewhere

It's finally time to hit the road.  Your passport is up to date, you've secured the travel insurance that you're satisfied with and your bags are packed and the fun begins. 

 

If you're joining us on the Japan Tour, your flight itinerary will look something like this one:

  1. Flight 1. Thurs Jan 4 - 12:55 PM

    Vancouver International Airport YVR

    Travel time: 10h 30m

    4:25 PM+1

    Narita International Airport NRT

    JAL

    Economy

    Boeing 787

    JL 17

    • Average legroom (79 cm)

    • In-seat power & USB outlets

    • On-demand video

    3h 35m layover

    Tokyo

    Transfer from NRT to HND

    8:00 PM+1

    Haneda Airport HND

    Travel time: 1h 20m

    9:20 PM+1

    Aomori Airport AOJ

    JAL

    Economy

    Boeing 737

    JL 151

    • Average legroom (79 cm)

    • Wi-Fi

    • Stream media to your device

  2. Flight 2 Sat, Jan 12

    JAL

    11:35 AM

    Aomori Airport AOJ

    Travel time: 45m

    12:20 PM

    New Chitose Airport CTS

    JAL

    Economy

    Embraer RJ-170

    JL 2804

    Plane and crew by J-Air

     

    • Average legroom (79 cm)

    • Stream media to your device

  3. Flight 3 Sat, Jan 19

    JAL

    2:00 PM

    New Chitose Airport CTS

    Travel time: 1h 40m

    3:40 PM

    Haneda Airport HND

    JAL

    Economy

    Boeing 777

    JL 512

    • Average legroom (79 cm)

    • Wi-Fi

    • Stream media to your device

    3h 0m layover

    Tokyo

    Transfer from HND to NRT

    6:40 PM

    Narita International Airport NRT

    Travel time: 8h 45m

    Overnight

    10:25 AM

    Vancouver International Airport YVR

    JAL

    Economy

    Boeing 787

    JL 18

If you've decided to join us on the Euro Tour, great; your airline itinerary may look like this one:

Flight 1: Vancouver – Salzberg

Thurs, Jan 17

1:30 PM – 8:15 AM+1

Vancouver (YVR) – Frankfurt (FRA)

Lufthansa 493 · Economy Class · Boeing 747

9h 45m

Layover in Frankfurt FRA

4h 05m

12:20 PM+1 – 1:20 PM+1

Frankfurt (FRA) – Salzberg

Austrian 286 · Economy Class · De Havilland-Bombardier Dash-8

1h 00m

Flight 2: Innsbruck – Vancouver

Sun, Feb 3

7:35 AM – 9:00 AM

Salzberg – Frankfurt (FRA)

Lufthansa 259 · Economy Class · Airbus A320

1h 25m

Layover in Frankfurt FRA

1h 20m

10:20 AM – 11:35 AM

Frankfurt (FRA) – Vancouver (YVR)

Lufthansa 492 · Economy Class · Boeing 747

10h 15m

Total incl. taxes & fees for 1 adult · 

Additional bag fees may apply.

$1,420

With this information, you could either book your flight to arrive just in time or add a day or two to experience Innsbruck or Salzburg before the tour starts and/or add a day or two on at the end in Innsbruck to see the sights of this part of the world.  Note: All these schedules are subject to revision and to change.

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