2017 Ski for Light, Inc. Annual Event
February 5 – 12, 2017
Snow Mountain Ranch – Granby, Colorado
Information about arriving at and departing from the Ski for Light, Inc. Annual Event in 2017 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 Snow Mountain Ranch 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 Snow Mountain Ranch is shown in your Acceptance Letter. For most people this will be Sunday, February 5th. Major exceptions are Board members, who arrive on Thursday February 2nd, Guide Trainers, who arrive on Friday, February 3rd, and first- and second-year guides, who arrive on Saturday, February 4th.
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 Snow Mountain Ranch
Unless you are driving to Snow Mountain Ranch you will want to fly into and out of the Denver International Airport for your trip to Ski for Light. The Denver Airport is about 115
miles from Snow Mountain Ranch, a trip that usually takes from 2.5 to 3 hours depending
on traffic and the weather.
You may make your own plans for getting to Snow Mountain Ranch or meet the SFL contingent at the Denver Airport from where free charter bus transportation will be provided, on designated days and at designated times. In making your plans, please be aware that check-in time at Snow Mountain Ranch is 4:00 pm.
SFL transportation from the Denver airport to Snow Mountain Ranch will be provided only on Thursday February 2nd, Friday February 3rd, Saturday February 4th and Sunday February 5th. The last bus from the Denver airport to Snow Mountain Ranch will depart no later than 2:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and no later than 3:30 pm on Thursday and Friday. Be careful to schedule your flight into Denver to allow sufficient time for you to retrieve your luggage and make your way to the meeting area in time to make the SFL bus.
SFL transportation back to the Denver airport will be provided only on Sunday Morning February 12th. The earliest bus will not arrive at the airport before 8:30 am, so do not schedule a departing flight for earlier than 10:00 am.
If you schedule your flights to arrive or depart on a day or at a time that does not coincide with the transportation that SFL is providing you will need to arrange your own alternative transportation, at your own expense. Information about the Home James shuttle van service is provided below, for those needing this alternative.
Meeting The SFL Group at The Denver Airport on Your Arrival Day
You will be notified by e-mail about a week before your departure date where to meet the SFL group in the Denver Airport.
Alternative Transportation Between the Denver Airport and Snow Mountain Ranch
If you schedule your arrival in Denver at a time that does not coincide with the service that SFL is providing you will need to arrange your own transportation, at your own expense. Your options will be to take the Home James shuttle, rent a car, or alternatively change your arrival day to one day earlier and stay at one of the many airport hotels so that you can take the SFL bus the next day.
Home James operates 11 trips daily from the Denver airport to Snow Mountain Ranch, at a one-way cost of about $80 per person. To learn the exact Home James schedule, and to make a reservation on their van, call (800) 359-7503 or visit their website.
If you wish to depart the Denver airport earlier than 10:00 am on Sunday February 12 please remember that the SFL charter bus will not get you to the airport in time for an early-morning flight. You will need to check with Home James to determine if their scheduled service from Snow Mountain Ranch to the Denver airport will meet your needs. If not, your options will be to rent a car, or alternatively plan to leave Snow Mountain Ranch on Saturday via Home James, and couple that with an overnight stay at a Denver airport hotel or a departing flight on Saturday.
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 Tim Byas, the Transportation Coordinator by phone to apprise him of your situation. His mobile phone number is (970) 691-0331. 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:
(970) 691-0331 (mobile, voice or text)
TimByas@hotmail.com (After February 1st use mobile only to contact Tim).
Thank you for submitting your Arrival and Departure form for the 2017 event. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado.