2018 Ski for Light International Week
January 21 – 28, 2018
The Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nevada and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, Truckee, California
Information about arriving at and departing from the Ski for Light International Week in 2018 is presented below. Please read all information carefully to ensure that your travel to and from Ski for Light goes smoothly. After reading this information and making your travel plans, complete and submit the Arrival and Departure Form below. This information will be sent to the Transportation Coordinator and your Application Coordinator.
Please note that no matter how and when you are travelling to the Nugget we must know the details of your plans. Each person planning to attend SFL is requested to submit the arrival and departure form.
Your Day of Arrival
Your scheduled day of arrival at the Nugget is shown in your Acceptance Letter. For most people this will be Sunday, January 21. Major exceptions are Board members, who arrive on Thursday, January 18, Guide Trainers, who arrive on Friday, January 19, and first- and second-year guides, who arrive on Saturday, January 20.
If you wish to arrive or depart on a day different from what is shown in your acceptance letter please be sure to discuss your wishes with your Applications Coordinator before making your final plans.
Getting To and From the Nugget
Unless you are driving to Ski for Light you will want to fly into and out of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) for your trip to Ski for Light. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is only ten minutes by bus or car from the Nugget.
Transportation between the airport and hotel will be provided by the free Nugget shuttle. They use both a 14 passenger van and a 28 passenger bus, both lift equipped.
On your day of arrival you will want to land at the Reno Airport no later than 4:00 pm, and earlier if possible. This will allow you time to retrieve your luggage, take the free Nugget shuttle bus to the hotel, get checked in and find your room, and make it to dinner at 6:30 pm.
The Nugget shuttle bus departs hourly, at thirty minutes past the top of the hour, from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, from just outside the baggage claim area.
On your departure day, the Nugget shuttle departs on the hour, starting at 6:00 am.
Bear in mind that shuttle service by the Nugget is first-come, first-served, and they do not accept reservations. Other means of transportation such as taxi cabs are available if the shuttle schedule does not work for you.
In making your plans, please be aware that check-in time at the Nugget is 3:00 pm, while check-out time is 11:00 am.
If Your Plans Change or You Have Travel Problems
If your plans change after submitting the Arrival and Departure Form please come back to this site and submit a revised form.
If you encounter flight delays or other problems on your actual travel day please contact Dave Wilkinson, the Transportation Coordinator, by phone to apprise him of your situation. His mobile phone number is (918) 527-0688. Be sure to have his mobile number with you on your travel day.
Please provide the details of your travel plans on the form below.
If you have questions please contact: