2024 Ski Trip: We’re Back!

Our last ski trip was in Tahoe right after the 2020 Reno ACC/AAAE Symposium and right before the world shut down for COVID.  We’re happy to be finally back on track, and hope you will join us in the mountains after the conference.  This marks 10 years since Grice Group began organizing the post-symposium ski trip, and these ski trips themselves go back to 1994 when the symposium first was held in Denver.

Mark your calendar to stay an extra day after the conference and join your colleagues for a fun day up in the mountains on the snow or at the spa, and enjoy refreshments with your airport industry friends and colleagues after that.


Once again we are organizing the airport industry ski trip following the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Salt Lake City, March 2024. 

For 2024 we’re returning to the legendary Park City Mountain Resort, just 40 minutes from downtown SLC. Our group trip is Friday, March 8, 2024, timed as always for the day immediately after the symposium concludes.  We have arranged group transportation, lift tickets, and equipment. We wrap up our day on the snow with a hosted après ski happy hour before departing back to Salt Lake City.

Even if you’re not much of a winter outdoor recreation person, you can explore the historic town, shops, restaurants, breweries, book a massage at a spa in town, or even ride the PCMR Mountain Coaster (coaster is at Park City Village base). The free town transit will take you all over to explore if you want. All are welcome to join us for après ski food and beverages regardless whether you’ve been relaxing in town or out skiing & boarding. We are basing our ski trip from the Town Lift in downtown Park City, so there’s plenty to explore during the day even if you don’t ski. So regardless of how you spend your day in Park City, come along with our group and meet at from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM for our après ski.

Highlighted above is the Town Lift base area where we’ll get equipment, begin & end our day, have our après ski nearby, and use for bus drop off and pick up. Town provides free transit if you end up at a different base, since the entire 7,300 acres are available to explore with your lift ticket.

For a place to stay, there’s no need to switch hotels for your extra day in Utah.  You can keep your room in SLC and use our roundtrip transportation for the group ski outing on Friday.  It’s just a 40-minute day trip from the conference hotels in Salt Lake. That way you won’t need to check out early Friday, and you’ll easily find plenty of friends for the day at Park City.  

Our group ski outing with après ski hospitality will be Friday, March 8. We have details below about lift tickets, rentals, and our transportation. Park City is a spectacular resort: the largest ski area in the United States at 7,300 acres with 41 lifts and terrain for a wide variety of abilities.

This is not an “official” event of ACC or AAAE, but it’s been happening for nearly 30 conferences, whenever the symposium is in Salt Lake, Reno, or Denver…so you should join us and experience the fun! 

Summary: How to Join Us

Register below for:

• Complimentary Après Ski Happy Hour on Friday

• Group Transportation to and from Park City

Register on your own for:

• Group Lift Tickets

• Discounted Equipment Rentals

• Lessons and Guides

• Lodging

Click to Expand for Details, then Shop Below

Group Lift Tickets

Lift tickets for our group rate at Park City can be purchased (with restrictions) until 2/28/24 using promotion code DPCGNC23 through this linkAfter 2/28/24, purchase lift tickets here, directly from the Park City website.   Once you arrive in Park City, you’ll pick up your lift ticket at any ticket window, based on instructions you receive when you purchase it, or use your phone as your lift ticket.  Be sure to purchase lift tickets for Friday, March 8 if joining us for après ski or using our transportation.  You don’t need a lift ticket to participate in the après ski event, you’re welcome to just come “hang out” and join our happy hour after exploring Park City.

Lift Ticket
Adult (Ages 13-64)
Child (Ages 5-12)

1 Day Price
$ 269
$ 175

We chose Park City due to its legendary reputation, great terrain for all abilities, easy drive from Salt Lake, and fun downtown.  We considered other resorts, but Alta and Deer Valley ban snowboarders, and the frequent avalanche road closures in Little Cottonwood Canyon makes it risky to plan Snowbird or others.

Complimentary Après Ski Happy Hour on Friday
Our group has an area set aside in downtown Park City for après ski food and drinks from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Friday, March 8, 2024. It’s complimentary to join us, but for hosting purposes we need an RSVP from everyone who plans to stop by (and any guests you register are welcome).  Register by adding the free Après Ski event to your shopping cart and complete the checkout process.  Closer to the date of our ski outing we’ll send you specifics of where the après ski location is so you can find it after your last run.

Après Ski sponsored and hosted by:

Many thanks to these companies without whom we could not offer the après ski event.

Group Transportation to and from Park City
To/From the Mountain on Friday after the conference.  Our group shuttle is the best, easiest, and most fun way to be sure you find some ski buddies for the day Friday.  Relax and join the group riding up and back on Friday after the conference.   $75 per person round trip.

We’ll depart from Salt Lake at a spot near the conference hotels to the mountain on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:45 AM on a chartered shuttle just for our group.  You can sit back with any food and beverages you bring as a passenger and not worry about traffic, driving on snow-covered roads, or finding expensive parking or lodging.  The ride is approximately 45 minutes; we’re planning to beat traffic to get there in time to gear up before the lifts open at 9:00 AM.

The bus will drop us off at the Town Lift in downtown Park City, 825 Main St, Park City, UT 84060.  Nearby are rentals, food, lockers, and rest rooms.  After a day of you being in Park City once après ski is over, the shuttle will depart from the après ski location downtown Park City at 5:00 PM to have you back in Salt Lake by around 5:45 PM.

Return arrival time to the hotel is approximate, but you should be fine to book a red-eye flight home after skiing if not staying Friday night, as long as it’s after 9:00 PM to allow for traffic and unforeseen delays. 

For our shuttle, Choose the number of seats you need by scrolling down the page, and pay here. Cancel for refund by 3/4/24.  Don’t forget to add the complimentary après ski event, too.

Discounted Equipment Rentals

You’ll make your own equipment reservations.  The Town Lift location is where the bus will drop us off and where we’ll start, so if you book your own rentals, you can search for gear close to the address of 825 Main St, Park City, UT 84060.  We recommend Town Lift Ski and Board Rentals at 875 Main Street, Park City, which opens at 8:00 AM.  (The closest Park City resort-owned rental shop in downtown Park City is the Burton store, but they don’t open until 10:00 AM.)  

Town Lift Rentals offer 20% off when reserving through their site in advance.  You’ll pick up your gear at their shop after getting off our bus, and return them right there before joining us for après ski nearby.  Just steps away is the shuttle bus waiting to bring us back to SLC. 

Lessons and Guides
If you want to book a lesson, visit Park City’s Lessons page to find what you want.  To get the best possible rate, lessons should be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance.   Lessons are NOT offered from the Town Lift location where we are starting, but you can ride transit or ski over to Park City Village or Canyons Village to meet your instructor depending on your reservation time.
Most people who are doing our ski outing will decide to stay for less in Salt Lake City, remaining at one of the conference hotels.  Ride up and back for the day Friday on the group shuttle. To minimize costs, you can even book a late flight out Friday night after skiing.  There is no group discount set up for our participants up at the resort since it’s peak Spring Break season there.
Ski Trip
Registration Deadline

Register Here

  • Select & shop below for the activities you want. There are 2 choices: the complimentary Après Ski event and the Round Trip Shuttle.
  • Click either one and it’ll be put in your shopping bag and the screen will change to details about the item.
  • Adjust quantities as needed before selecting the other item which you can still see for selection, or just check out.
  • Look for the icon shown at right, which shows a bag with one item in it. Once you add something to your cart, you’ll see it floating in the corner of your screen.
  • Check Out. Paypal is our payment processor; they take all credit/debit cards too.
  • Get our email confirmation from Grice Group.
  • See you at the Symposium!
  • We’ll be in touch before then, too.

Email ski@gricegroupllc.com or call Grice Group at 919-341-9899 and
connect with Grice Whiteley, Principal.

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