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    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Big White, Canada
    • 6
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    2020 World Airlines Ski Championships (WASC)

    Big White - Canada

    01 - 06 March, 2020 


    The Qantas Ski Club has secured fabulous accommodation in Big White for our 2020 WASC event.


    Copper Kettle Lodge

    (5 nights accommodation)

    $550 AUD p/p - shared room

    $660 AUD p/p - private room


    The World Airlines Ski Championship is a 61 year old event hosted each year by the International Airlines Ski Federation (IASF). It was started by a group of airline crews on long layovers who decided to get together yearly to race against and socialise with each other at ski resorts around the world. The tradition has continued to this day with the WASC being hosted in some of the world’s most renowned and beautiful ski resorts, growing to a size of over 100 participating airlines. This coming year the event is being held in Big White Ski Resort, Canada. The 2021 WASC is to be hosted in Tromsø, Norway.


    Accommodation details:

    • Copper Kettle Lodge is a ski in/ski out lodge located right on the slopes of Big White Ski Resort and a short walk from the centre of the main village. 
    • We have secured 3 Serviced Apartments (6 team members per apartment).
    • Each apartment has a 3 bedroom configuration consisting of private rooms with King beds; and bunk or single bed accomodation. Across the 3 apartments there are a total of 5 private King beds; and 13 beds in share rooms. 
    • Share rooms have one room with 2 beds (allocation exhausted); one room with 3 beds; and two rooms with 4 beds in bunk configuration. Allocation is on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
    • Each apartment is perfectly appointed with warm, comfortable lounge and sleeping areas, hardwood floors, heated slate walkways, stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, aprés ski wine fridges, washer and dryer and has private hot tubs on the balconies overlooking the Okanagan wilderness. 
    • Shared room (bunk/single beds) $550 AUD p/p.
    • Private room (king size beds) $660 AUD p/p.
    • Non-refundable accommodation deposit of $200 AUD paid to Qantas Ski Club by 31 December. 
    • Full accommodation paid to Qantas Ski Club by 26 January.
    • For more information about the accommodation visit Copper Kettle Lodge
    • PLEASE NOTE: Any Qantas Ski Club members not registered via the Qantas Ski Club website will NOT be considered part of the trip and will NOT be eligible for the incentives extended to its registered members. These incentives include discounted accomodation and group transport, a Ski Club funded Team dinner and Qantas Snow Team jacket access. The Qantas Ski Club takes a significant financial risk in organising this event for its members, as well as requiring a substantial human contribution and therefore wishes to discourage members booking individual accomodation.

    Transport options to Big White:

    • Flights to Canada are not included. There will be a prize for the person(s) who find(s) the most crafty way of getting to Canada.
    • Closest airport to Big White is Kelowna International Airport (YLW).  This is well serviced by Air Canada and WestJet with multiple flights out of Vancouver (YVR) (<40 min flight) and Calgary (YYC) (<70 min flight).
    • Staff travel is possible into Kelowna but not advisable due to the high number of airline staff travelling to Big White.  
    • There will be specific charter flights organised to/from Kelowna out of Vancouver. Shuttle buses will then transfer the Qantas Snow Team to Copper Kettle Lodge. Prices will be confirmed shortly.

    WASC Registration details:

    • Registration fee $567 AUD p/p.
    • Registration fee covers opening/closing ceremonies, themed party, race participation, final banquet and discounts to many activities across the mountain and in the village.
    • Registration is now open and must be paid directly to Big White Ski Resort by 26 January.
    • Please refer to attached document for directions on how to fill in the online registration form. IASF 61st WASC Registration Guidelines - QF Snow Team.pdf

    Lift Tickets:

    • 4 day with 15% discount: $387 AUD
    • 5 day with 15% discount: $479 AUD
    • 6 day with 15% discount: $570 AUD
    • Includes night skiing from Tuesday through Saturday.
    • Lift tickets must be purchased at least 72 hours in advance in order to qualify for 15% discount. Contact the Big White Ski Resort Groups department to organise at groups@bigwhite.com

    Rentals prices per person (includes skis/board, boots and poles):

    • 4 day Adult - $149 AUD
    • 5 day Adult - $183 AUD
    • Premium range also available for slightly higher price.
    • Rentals must be purchased at least 72 hours in advance in order to qualify for 15% discount. Contact the Big White Ski Resort Groups department to organise at groups@bigwhite.com

    Canada Electronic Travel Authorisations (Visa):

    • Canada has introduced Electronic Travel Authorisations at $7 CAD p/p. This must be obtained online prior to departure. Do not leave this until the last minute!
    • Visa Canada eTA website - Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

    Deposit and final payment details/checklist:

    • Accommodation:
      • $200 AUD due 31 December (non-refundable). 
      • Final payment due 26 January (talk to Lorcan about preference/availability - private or shared - ASAP).
      • Paid directly to Qantas Ski Club.
    • Vancouver to Copper Kettle Lodge charter flight and shuttle bus:
      • Price TBA.
      • Due by 31 December.
      • Paid directly to Qantas Ski Club (TBC).
    • Lift tickets and rentals:
      • Paid directly to Big White Ski Resort (email groups@bigwhite.com) by latest 72 hours prior to event. 
    • Travel Insurance:
      • Ensure travel insurance covers Racing and Off Piste. You will not be allowed to race if you are not covered.
      • Qantas Travel Insurance
    • Get to Vancouver:
      • Arrive by 10am Sunday 1 March latest. (Plan to arrive earlier if possible!)
      • Prize for most creative journey. 
    • Please note Qantas Ski Club payment details: Payment through Qantas Ski Club QUDOS bank account is preferred. There are no Paypal options available.

      • BSB 704 865 Account 02327468   Account Name:  QF_(note the '_' is a space not an underscore)  Ref: WASC / Surname
      • After you have made the payment send an email to skiclub@qantas.com.au with a screenshot of your payment so it can be manually processed and your payment recorded.
      • Prices potentially subject to change with fluctuations in exchange rate.
    • NOTE: Please notify Lorcan as you complete each stage and advise of any special requirements. He will endeavour to accomodate all requests but due to the popularity of the event and limited availability it is crucial that you speak with him sooner rather than later. 

    Questions:


    Your Qantas Snow Team Captain for the World Airlines Ski Championship at Big White in 2020 is Lorcan Young. Lorcan works for Qantas in the capacity of First Officer on the company’s Boeing 737 aircraft based in Sydney. He is also a Director on the International Airlines Ski Federation board, holding responsibility for organising the airline snow teams within Oceania, Asia and the Middle East and should therefore be your first point of contact in relation to the WASC. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or feedback please contact Lorcan at either lorcan.young@gmail.com or +61 439 408 385.



    Links:


    International Airlines Ski Federation


    Big White Ski Resort


    Copper Kettle Lodge (Apartments 214, 213 and 210)


    WASC 2020 - Big White Teaser


    WASC 2018 - Kitzbühel


    Canada Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)


    Qantas Travel Insurance


    Contacts:


    Qantas Ski Club

    skiclub@qantas.com.au


    Qantas Snow Team Captain - Lorcan

    lorcan.young@gmail.com

    +61 439 408 385


    Big White Ski Resort Groups

    groups@bigwhite.com

    • 06 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sydney, NSW
    • 95
    Registration is closed

    Qantas Club Ski Jersey's available for purchase

     

    The Qantas Ski Club, with help from one of our members, has organised Qantas Ski Jersey’s for purchase.  For those going to the 2019 World Airlines Ski Championships in Austria on 9 Mar and would like to secure a jersey please purchase prior to 10 Jan otherwise purchases can be made at anytime and we will work with the Supplier to bulk purchase.



    Costs:  $70.00 (Pay Pal) & $65.00 (direct debit into Qudos Account)


    Qudos bank account is preferred.

    BSB 704 865 Account 02327468   Account Name:  QF_(note the '_' is a space not an underscore)  Ref<Invoice nbr> this avoids PayPal fees

    After you have made the payment send an email to Skiclub@qantas.com.au with a screenshot of your payment so it can be manually processed and your payment recorded.




    Sizing:  refer to size chart Link 


    Name on jersey nominate on the registration form if  you would like your name on the front of the jersey




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02 Aug 2019 Domestic Ski Week 2019
18 Jun 2019 18 June 2019 Monthly Committee Meeting
31 May 2019 Annual General Meeting 31 May 19
16 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019 Monthly Committee Meeting
19 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019 Monthly Committee Meeting
09 Mar 2019 World Airlines Ski Championship - WASC 9 Mar 19
28 Feb 2019 Whistler Blackcomb Canada 28 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019 26 Feb 2019 Monthly Committee Meeting
15 Jan 2019 Jan 2019 Monthly Committee Meeting
18 Dec 2018 December 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
25 Nov 2018 2018 SKI CLUB Christmas Party
20 Nov 2018 November 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
16 Oct 2018 October 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
18 Sep 2018 September 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
21 Aug 2018 August 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
03 Aug 2018 Domestic Ski Week 2018
17 Jul 2018 July 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
19 Jun 2018 June 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
25 May 2018 Annual General Meeting 2018
15 May 2018 May 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
17 Apr 2018 April 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2018 March 2018 Monthly Committee Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Final Balance WASC 2018 Due
10 Mar 2018 WASC 2018 World Airline Ski Championships
03 Mar 2018 International Tour 2018 - St Anton, Austria
19 Dec 2017 December 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
21 Nov 2017 November 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2017 40th Anniversary and 2017 XMAS Party
17 Oct 2017 Extra October 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
05 Oct 2017 October 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
07 Sep 2017 September 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
04 Aug 2017 Domestic Ski Week 2017
02 Aug 2017 Early August 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
06 Jul 2017 July 2017 Monthly Committee Meeting
01 Jun 2017 JUNE 2017 MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING
19 May 2017 Annual General Meeting 2017
26 Feb 2017 IASF WASC 2017 Lake Placid, USA
19 Feb 2017 North American Tour 2017
01 Dec 2016 DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING
25 Nov 2016 2016 SKI CLUB Christmas Party
03 Nov 2016 NOVEMBER 2016 MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING
06 Oct 2016 OCTOBER 2016 MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING
01 Sep 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016 MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETING
20 May 2016 Annual General Meeting 2016
06 Mar 2016 WASC 2016 LEVI
27 Nov 2015 Christmas Weekend
05 Nov 2015 (MONTHLY MEETING (NEW VENUE)
04 Oct 2015 Ski Week Reunion
01 Oct 2015 (MONTHLY MEETING (NEW VENUE)
03 Sep 2015 MONTHLY MEETING (NEW VENUE)
18 Aug 2015 Perisher Race Training
14 Aug 2015 Club Ski Week
04 Aug 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
07 Jul 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
02 Jun 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
29 May 2015 Annual General Meeting
28 May 2015 In2Ski Indoor Snow Sports
05 May 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
22 Apr 2015 In2Ski Indoor Snow Sports
07 Apr 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
26 Mar 2015 In2Ski Intro night
15 Mar 2015 WASC 2015 Samnaun
03 Mar 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
03 Feb 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
06 Jan 2015 MONTHLY MEETING
02 Dec 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
29 Nov 2014 Qantas Skiclub Xmas Party - Cockatoo Island
11 Nov 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
07 Oct 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
02 Sep 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
26 Aug 2014 Perisher Race Training
24 Aug 2014 Club Ski Week
05 Aug 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
27 Jul 2014 Mid-Winter Party
01 Jul 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
03 Jun 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
30 May 2014 Annual General Meeting
06 May 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
01 Apr 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
30 Mar 2014 Ski Week Reunion
04 Mar 2014 MONTHLY MEETING (CANCELED)
02 Mar 2014 WASC 2014 Steamboat Springs
23 Feb 2014 Club Ski Week 2014 - Breckenridge
04 Feb 2014 MONTHLY MEETING
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