Bus Driver Lodging

WPSMF Ski Locker- Bus Driver Lodging

Some bus companies will provide the overnight lodging for their drivers (recommended).  But, if you are responsible for arranging and paying for their overnight lodging, you have 2 choices:

Let us provide you with a list of Winter Park area motels and hotels, their contact information, and even some investigated rates. It is usually much cheaper to have drivers stay elsewhere, due to the higher quality of lodging you and your group will be staying at.  You make all the reservations and pay the motel directly, and no bus driver lodging charges would be within Empty Bed Space Charges.

We can arrange for your bus driver(s) to stay at your lodging choice if desired. No festival package is provided or charged for your drivers, unless you want them recreating as well.  The bus driver lodging cost is essentially your lodging choice’s empty space charge, multiplied by the number of bed spaces in a room/condo, multiplied by the number of nights needed.  Therefore, your bus driver lodging is included within our empty bed space charges.  One more detail to consider:  To accommodate any mandated, or lawful “non-drive” hours by your drivers, at your request, we may need to reserve for the previous night, if your driver needs to check-in early in the morning.  Or even reserve for the night, on the day you leave town, so your driver can have the room the entire day before driving your group home.  We will be more than happy to discuss with you and find the most economical/practical solution for you.

If you or the bus company is handling lodging for your drivers, you will not see any mention of lodging within your Trip Info report, or your Billing Invoice  within WPSMF Online.

If the festival has arranged for your drivers lodging:

  • Be sure to review your busing contract regarding whether your drivers can share a room or require their own private room.  Please make certain that the proper number of rooms are assigned for any listed bus drivers.
  • If your group is staying at Snow Mountain Ranch, and you requested through the festival for your drivers to stay in Snow Mountain Lodge Rooms, the lodge room do not have Televisions.  Make certain you have communicated this with your bus company, and they have approved this!
  • Within the Overnight Lodging section in your TRIP INFO report, you will see the rooms or condos for bus drivers you requested, and the festival arranged.  Please review the nights we arranged and how we charged through empty bed space charges on the Billing Invoice. 
  • If you requested for your drivers to have an early check-in, be sure your driver room(s) were reserved for the previous night as seen on the Trip Info report.
  • If you requested for your drivers to have a late check-out, be sure your driver room(s) were reserved for the following night as seen on the Trip Info report.
  • Our charges for bus driver rooms will be charged through Empty Bed Space Charges on the Billing Invoice.

Overnight Lodging Choices and Descriptions

Snow Mountain Ranch Lodge Rooms

  • Located 12 miles from Winter Park Ski Resort in beautiful Snow Mountain Ranch (Local ski shuttle does not service Snow Mountain Ranch which requires a group’s own transportation the entire stay)
  • Lodge rooms sleep 6 persons. (3 different facilities, each with one of the following: 2 queen beds + pull out sofa, or 2 queen beds + bunk bed, or 2 bunk beds + queen bed) Each room has its own private bath and WIFI. This is a more budget friendly choice IF group chaperones can share rooms with students, or other chaperones
  • Similar to a hotel room (without kitchens) with indoor corridors from lobby. Some lodge rooms (2 queen beds + pull out sofa) have mini fridge and small microwave in each room
  • Per Person Price based on Maximum Occupancy. $30 empty bed space charge per space per night may apply for adult rooms filled with less than maximum occupancy
  • One male student and one female student lodge room allowed with no empty bed space charges
  • Enjoy the amenities of Snow Mountain Ranch: huge rec center (court games, roller skating, wall climbing & more),indoor Olympic sized pool, and laundry vending
  • Discounted bus driver lodging available for groups staying at Snow Mountain Ranch
  • Optional “All You Can Eat” buffet meals can be purchased for an additional cost
    • Breakfast – $11 per person per meal + tax
    • Lunch $13 per person per meal + tax
    • Dinner $16 per person per meal + tax

Snow Mountain Ranch Cabins

  • Located 12 miles from Winter Park Ski Resort in beautiful Snow Mountain Ranch (Local shuttle doesn’t service Snow Mountain Ranch which requires a group’s own transportation the entire stay)
  • 2 through 8-bedroom cabins that will sleep up to 42 persons- all under one roof for easy chaperoning. Larger groups can use multiple cabins
  • Living area, kitchen (prepare own meals), dining area, fireplace, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and grill for the entire group
  • Per Person Price based on Minimum Occupancy. $35 empty bed space charge per space per night may apply for cabins filled with less than minimum occupancy. Ask festival staff about cabin sizes and min/max occupancies
  • Enjoy the amenities of Snow Mountain Ranch: huge rec center (court games, roller skating, wall climbing & more), indoor Olympic sized pool, and laundry vending
  • Discounted bus driver lodging available within nearby lodge rooms for groups staying at Snow Mountain Ranch

Beaver Village Condos

  • Located near downtown Winter Park. Walk into town, ride the free ski shuttle to town, and/or ride the free shuttle to the Winter Park Ski Resort
  • Condos sleep 6+ persons within 2 bedrooms and living area. 2 baths in each condo. These multiple bedroom condos will allow chaperoning adults more private separate sleeping space in a condo with students or other adults
  • Full kitchens in each condo unit for own meal preparation. Gas fireplaces and Wi-Fi in each condo
  • Main building offers an indoor pool, hot tubs, and laundry vending
  • Walk or shuttle to local restaurants, shopping, groceries or ski rental shops
  • Per Person price based on maximum room occupancy. $55 (March) or $45 (April) empty bed space charge per space per night applies for condos filled less than maximum occupancy

  • One male student and one female student condo allowed with no empty bed space charges

The Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort

  • A ski in/out property located just above the ski resort with a quick two- minute, free gondola ride away from Winter Park Ski Resort base, slopes and Resort Village.
  • Studios sleep 4 persons. Two double beds with no separate bedrooms
  • Each studio condo has a gas fireplace, cable TV and Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette (convection microwave, 2 burner stove, undercounter fridge & dish washer) for preparing meals

  • Ski rentals from ski resort with convenient overnight storage at the ski base
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub, game room and workout facility
  • Conference/meeting rooms possibly available
  • Ski shuttle service available to and from town of Winter Park for shopping and groceries
  • Per Person price based on maximum room occupancy. $53 (March) or $40 (April) empty bed space charge per space per night applies for all condos filled less than maximum occupancy

Fraser Crossing/Founders Point Condos at Winter Park Resort 

  • A ski-in/out property located directly across the street from Winter Park Resort base- just a short walk to the lifts
  • Most condos are either studio or one-bedroom condos that sleep 4 persons. A very limited number of two bedrooms (sleep 6) are available
  • All condos have either kitchenettes or full kitchens for preparing meals
  • Outdoor hot tubs, gas fireplaces, cable TV and Wi-Fi
  • Ski rentals from ski resort with convenient overnight storage at the ski base

  • Ski shuttle service available to and from town of Winter Park for shopping and groceries
  • Per Person price based on maximum room occupancy. $70 (March) or $50 (April) empty bed space charge per space per night applies for all condos filled less than maximum occupancy

Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condos at Winter Park Resort

  • A ski-in/out property located directly within the Winter Park Ski Resort Village at the base lifts
  • Most condos are one-bedroom condos that sleep 4 persons. A very limited number of two bedrooms (sleep 6) are available
  • All condos have full kitchens for meal preparation
  • Outdoor hot tubs, gas fireplaces, cable TV and Wi-Fi
  • Ski rentals from ski resort with convenient overnight storage at the ski base

  • Ski shuttle service available to and from town of Winter Park for shopping and groceries

  • Per Person price based on maximum room occupancy. $80 (March) or $60 (April) empty bed space charge per space per night applies for all condos filled less than maximum occupancy

Overnight Lodging Damage Deposits

Every group must place a credit card damage deposit for the entire group during lodging check-in. The amount is $10 per person, up to a $500 maximum deposit. The damage deposit required at check-in is not included within any payments the festival collects from a group prior to attending the festival. If no lodging damages are incurred, this deposit is refunded, or held funds released.

Lodging

Now offering seven different lodging options for your group to choose from. We offer cabins, lodge rooms, and condos in order to fit any travel budget and need.

Recreation

Every package includes a choice between one recreation activity: skiing, snowboarding, downhill tubing, gondola rides, snowcat tours, or snowshoe tours.

Performance

Groups compete against same school size, ensemble type and level. Comments and ratings are provided by 3 recognized and experienced adjudicators.

Awards and Street Dance

Each festival week concludes with an exciting outdoors awards ceremony and DJ’d Street Dance at the base of Winter Park Resort.

Packages Include

Overnight lodging

Groups can choose to stay 2,3, or 4 nights with seven different lodging options. Plan to arrive and depart on days your travel schedule allows, providing you with the utmost amount of travel flexibility.

Participation in performance

Groups will compete each week with institutions of similar size and performance skill. A panel of three respected adjudicators will provide constructive feedback and score the competing groups. Each festival week ends with a highly energetic awards ceremony and DJ’d street dance.

Choice of ONE recreation activity

Every registered participant will choose between 4 days of skiing or snowboarding (including lift card, equipment rental & beginner lesson) or the ability to trade in vouchers to participate in one of our non-ski activities: downhill tubing, gondola rides, snowcat tours, and snowshoe tours.

Travel protection plan

WPSMF will purchase on behalf of every registered participant, a limited benefit, “Post Departure Travel Protection Plan.” Additional trip cancelation/protection insurance can be secured through a third-party supplier.

Resources for Registered Groups

Ski Locker

Is a website dedicated specifically for the directors of our registered groups. This online resource contains all the festival information regarding their trip. For example, you can view trip information reports, adjust attendance counts and build group rooming lists. Ski Locker also allows Directors to monitor the progress of their student’s individual online registration in Start Gate.

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Start Gate

Is the online portal for all students and adults registered to attend the festival. Participants can learn more about their recreation options, suggested clothing/items to pack and helpful information to prevent altitude sickness. All attending students and adults will be required to read WPSMF Start Gate topics and individually registering through this portal.

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WPSMF App

We have teamed up with guidebook to create an app accessible by all registered directors during their time with us at festival. The WPSMF App will allow directors to access all the pertinent information provided on Ski Locker via their smart phone while on the mountain and stay in the know. Important updates and notification to groups will be sent via the app during the festival.

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