Epic Lodge & Ski in the White Mountains

UPDATE Feb 22nd:


Who should bring what:


·  Bluetooth sound bar and tablet

·  Board Games, Cards, Poker Chips

·  Plastic utensils, graham crackers

·  Instant coffee (in case they don’t have a coffee maker)


·  Wood

·  Napkins

·  Turkey Bacon

Brian & Rachel:

·  Water bottles

·  Coke, Sprite

·  Smore’s sticks,

·  Marshmallows

·  Chocolate for smores


·  Orange Juice

·  Apple Juice

·  Cranberry Juice

·  Iced tea


·  Veggie tray

·  Fruit tray

Jimmy & Judy:

·  4 Dozen Eggs

·  2% Milk

·  5-6 Tomatoes

·  2 – 3 Onions

·  Salsa (med & hot)


·  Dozen Burger patties

·  Burger Buns

·  Cheese


·  Hot Dogs / Brats

·  Buns

·  Sourkraut

·  Tortilla chips


·  Chips  (Doritos, potato)

·  French Bread

·  Cookies


·  Paper Plates

·  Garbage Bags

·  Ice

·  REAL Bacon..haha

Everyone please bring your choice of alcohol and some to share.

UPDATE Feb 19th 

We met today to finalize details. For those who missed it here’s the summary:


We recommend renting Ski equipment here  before you go and taking it up with you. This will give more time to make sure it’s set up properly and it should be cheaper. The best place in town to go is SkiPro i’ve listed their locations below. Lift passes can’t be bought beforehand so we’ll have to buy them up at the mountain, prices haven’t change from my last post.

SkiPro 1: 1924 W Rio Salado Parkway  (This was 8th st before name change)
Mesa, AZ 85201

SkiPro 2: 2110 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

SkiPro (Outlet): 8698 E. Raintree Dr., Scottsdale Az

Anyone who can’t fit ski equipment in their cars details for renting at the mountain can be found here: http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/rentals/


Albina is bringing some games with her for people who want to stay in the lodge. Some of us will probably head out on Saturday night as well. You’re welcome to join either camp depending on how you feel.


Basically bring what you want to drink for the two nights and maybe a bit extra to share.


We’ll be taking up 2 meals Friday night and Sat breakfast. Albina will be posting details of items to bring. To make this easy she’ll just nominate people to bring something (if it’s a problem we can negotiate it)

Also bring any snacks you want both for the lodge and the mountain.


Brian will be sending out final details including the exact location as it doesn’t come up properly on Google Maps. He’ll also confirm checkout times but most likely it will be around 11:00 on Sun (I believe he’s going to try and get an extension).

Day 1:

Lifts open at 9:00 so we’ll be aiming to get to the resort between 8 and 8:30 to get in early to buy tickets so we can hit the slopes. It’s a 40 – 50 min drive so this will mean getting up early on Sat morning 6 to 7ish depending on showers and whether you want breakfast.


Individual drivers are sorting out with their group when they’re leaving. I believe the current scenario is

Judy – Wants to leave early afternoon

Brian & Racheal – Early afternoon

Albina – Early afternoon

Jeannie/Blaise – ?? 

UPDATE Feb 15th – Carpooling:

Based on comments it looks like the best groups for carpooling are currently

Driver: Judy (Tempe)

Riders: Jimmy, Alex, Peter

Driver: Albina/Jennie (Desert Ridge) – Albina i’ll let you figure out with Jennie who’s driving

Riders: Blaise, (Jennie/Albina)

If anyone else wants to carpool post a comment with where you want to take off from.  *disclaimer carpool not organized by this group but rather by it’s members individually and you agree to waive all liability towards group/organizer*

UPDATE Feb 5th: We are going with 11 people all of which have paid $50 deposit. That puts the remaining cost at $104.55 per person. Please send the remaining $104.55 to brianference@gmail.com we would like to get all payments by Feb 18th. Albina, Alicia, Brian, Blaise, Sean, Peter, Judy, Jimmy, and Rachel have already paid in full. Thanks

UPDATE Jan 30th: The plan is to head up Friday and Ski all day Saturday and most of Sunday before heading back. 2 day lift tickets are $120 from Sunrise. I will be keeping my eye out over the next couple of weeks for any offers. If anyone sees anything on livingsocial, amazon local, etc please post. Lift passes can normally be bought from Ski Pro or at the resort. For anyone who just wants to ski one day tickets are $63.



RSVPs closed for now.  Message me to reopen. 

We have a confirmed reservation at the lodge. We’ll go up Friday, Ski Sat and Sun morning then head back Sun afternoon.

It will sleep around 16 (5 bedrooms with more room for blowups). 

Here is the breakdown on sleeping situation so far based on info from the owner:

1. Brian & Rachel in Master bedroom (one king bed Family Master Suite)

2. Albina in Larger Bedroom  #2 (one king bed downstairs)

3. Peter in Larger Bedroom #3 (one king bed downstairs)

4. Judy & Boyfriend Jimmy in Upstairs Queen Bedroom #4 (one queen bed upstairs)

5. Blaise Queen Pull Out Sofa Bed, Sean pull out Twin Sofa Bed, and Alex is on last pull out Twin Sofa Bed in TV Room 

6. Jennie and Alicia and Ruthie in Sunroom each with a Twin Bed (near Master Suite)

In the alcove downstairs there is an air mattress pull out sofa that is very comfortable and a twin pull out ottoman. There are also two twin and a queen air mattress available.

Total cost for lodge both nights is around $1700 so with 10 people that’s $170 per person.  If we have full 16 its only $106.25 per person for both nights.

Get me $50 via paypal to brianference@gmail.com to hold your spot.

Located on 5 secluded acres in Show Low, Arizona, the lodge offers 6500 square feet of serenity and relaxation. It is large enough to entertain a group and still find a place to sneak off on your own.

The open floor plan is ideal for large group gatherings. A magnificent interior copper fireplace with seating for at least 15 greets you. The spacious living room offers plenty of seating for watching TV or movies on the blu ray player. A growing movie library is available for your enjoyment. On cold winter evenings there is a wood burning fireplace tucked in the corner for warmth and ambiance. Be sure to check out the ice cream maker in the front alcove on those warm summer days.

When you’re looking for a place to relax, retire to the loft where you will find a cozy library and a game room complete with pool table and darts.

The lodge boasts a fully appointed gourmet kitchen complete with a subzero refrigerator and freezer, convection microwave, gas and electric cook tops, double oven and indoor gas grill with rotisserie. When your meal is prepared the whole party can eat together under the stars in the glass roofed dining room at a table that seats 12.

A few Lodge Rules: 

1. No Smoking Indoors or Outdoors

2. No Pets

3.  There is a $500 security deposit and any individual is responsible for costs associated with any damages they incur.

Enjoy the luxury of four suites. Each suite on the main floor has a large flat screen TV and a spacious adjoining bathroom with large walk in showers, Jacuzzi tubs and walk-in closets. The Family Suite has a king bed in the main room and two twin beds with a trundle in the adjoining sun room. The double Jacuzzi in the Family Suite is the perfect place to relax after a long day of skiing or hiking. The private master suite in the loft has a full bath as well as its own sitting area with two couches and a TV.

Don’t worry about running into neighbors because the property sits on five beautifully wooded acres that are yours to explore. You may even see an elk or deer in your wanderings. Sit on the covered wrap around porch and relax while you listen to the wind in the pines or bring out your favorite game and play in the cool mountain air. Host an entire outdoor party in the large covered gazebo complete with firepit , gas grill, gas cooktop, small refrigerator sink, and seating for 16.

Located between Show Low and Pinetop. Numerous restaurants, golf, fishing, bowling, a family fun center, aquatic center, and movie theater are all within a 10 minute drive of the lodge. Ideal for your ski retreat in the winter as Sunrise Park Resort is only a 45 minute drive away.


Sunrise Park Resort

• Lifts operate 9:00am to 4:00pm daily during Ski Season

• To make ski school reservations, please call 928-735-7669 Ext 2313

• Sunrise Park Resort is located in White Mountains 12 miles West of Greer, AZ

• Adult Lift Tickets $33-$63 per day (varies see pricing here: http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/winter/lift-tickets)

Located in the heart of Arizona’s magnificent White Mountains, Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. In winter, our three mountains offer some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the Western United States. Our 65 runs promise adventure for skiers or boarders of any level. There is also cross country ski trails, sledding and tubing area.

The Sunrise Park Lodge, located near beautiful Sunrise Lake, is available for comfortable lodging in the winter and summer seasons. The 100-room hotel offers great dining, indoor pool and whirlpool, lounge and game room. You can escape into the wilderness, ski, mountain bike, enjoy our annual festivals and fish to your heart’s content. Or you can simply look out on some of the most beautiful land in Arizona. Summer or winter, when you come to Sunrise Park Resort in the White Mountains of Arizona, you’ll find a land, and excitement, you’ll want to experience throughout the year.

For Snowboarders and Skiers Sunrise offers a Terrain Park. Within site of Sunrise Day Lodge, the park features  implanted wood and metal rails, boxes, and a special event area with jumps ranging from beginner to advanced.

Never Drink and Drive Disclaimer: http://www.meetup.com/phoenix20s/pages/General_Disclaimer_Terms_Conditions/ 

FYI there is a $500 security deposit and any individual is responsible for costs associated with any damages they incur. By attending you agree to all conditions including waiving any liability caused by placing in rooms or cars etc.

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