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30th Annual Ski Trip - President's Weekend

Mammoth Mountain on February 16-19, 2024

An exciting ski/snowboard trip for all Scouts and interested parents is planned for the Presidents’ Holiday weekend in February. We’ll board our bus in Santa Monica at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 16, to reach Mammoth Mountain. After spending the night at our hotel in Mammoth, we’ll begin our adventure Saturday morning. For Scouts who are beginning skiers or snowboarders, we will offer some morning instruction, and scouts can practice in the afternoon. Scouts who are experienced skiers or snowboarders will be encouraged to work on the Snow Sports Merit Badge. We plan on three full days on the slopes, with our return to Santa Monica on Monday evening about 10:00pm.


Schedule of Events

The package includes transportation, lodging (2 adults to a room, four scouts to a room), a 2-day lift ticket, three breakfasts, a Monday travel lunch, and two dinners. The bus will not stop for food on the way to Mammoth Friday night, so attendees need to bring a sack dinner they can eat on the bus. Scouts are also asked to bring money for Saturday and Sunday lunches on the mountain. Ski/snowboard rentals are not included.  Since it is a holiday weekend, you must make equipment reservations in advance; possible vendors to consider are Virtual Snow in Santa Monica, REI, and Val Surf in Valley Village. Helmets are required for all Scouts.

The package price is $575 for any Scout who worked at least 20 hours at the Troop 2 tree lot (see included scout list) and $675 for all other Scouts. Due to the lower lift ticket price, you can deduct an additional $125 from these prices if your Scout is age 12 or under on February 19, 2024. Parents, but not siblings (sorry), are invited to join us at $875 per person. Each attending parent is asked to help throughout the trip. If you are a talented adult skier or snowboarder, we would love to have you join our corps of instructors.


To book transportation, accommodations, and lift tickets, we must have:

      1) a completed Google form submitted now for each person attending to hold a place (

      2) full payment by Wednesday, January 24, to confirm your space. 


Vendor deadlines are driving our quick turnaround sign-up. Please drop a check in the box at the BOR check-in table on Monday, January 22nd, or drop it at my house mail slot: Ann Matise, 2265 27th St. Santa Monica, CA 90405. Make checks payable to Troop 2 and memo note if you have a mountain pass/don’t need lift tickets purchased.

This is our 30th annual ski/snowboarding trip, and it promises to be another terrific weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and camaraderie with our Scouts and parents. I hope you can make it.

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