March 10-13, Thursday-Sunday, Montecito Sequoia


The spacious Montecito Sequoia Lodge, based at 7,500 foot elevation, provides a breathtaking view of the snow-capped peaks of the Great Western Divide and is set amid large and imposing fir and pine trees. Some of California’s most scenic trails begin at the steps of the lodge.  Coordinator: Monique Alkemade, monique_alkemade@yahoo.com.


The trip begins at the Lodge on Thursday morning, March 10, so please allow driving time in your schedule.  Most of us will be driving directly to the Lodge on Wednesday.  Chains must be carried and may be required to drive to the lodge.  If the road is not fully cleared of snow, the lodge staff will escort vehicles at 5:00 p.m. each afternoon.  Please plan on arriving at Grant Grove Village before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.



  • Four nights lodging (Wednesday-Saturday) and all meals.
  • Back-county ski touring with experienced Sierra Club leaders. If we have enough beginners, our leaders can teach you how to ski.  If we only have a few beginners, the lodge offers instruction for a fee.  Independent skiing is always available.
  • A donation to the Sierra Club.
  • Use of groomed ski tracks and hot tub.



  • Transportation costs.  Carpools are to be arranged independently, a participant list will be provided.
  • Park entrance fee
  • Ski rentals and lessons from lodge staff.
  • Lodging en route.  It is recommended that you drive to the Lodge on Wednesday so you can join us when the trip begins on Thursday morning.



  • $447 a room all to yourself
  • $353 per person for double occupancy
  • $342 per person for triple occupancy
  • $322 per person for four people in a room (two share a king bed)


All the rooms have private bath.  Beds are 1 king bed or 1 king and one bunk bed in each room.



A non-refundable deposit of $50 will reserve your space but must be paid in full by February 15, 2016.


Contact Monique at (858) 922-7500 or monique_alkemade@yahoo.com and she will provide you with an address to send your deposit (payable to Sierra Club) to hold your spot.


Before February 15, all but $50 will be refunded, after that date, no refunds unless your place is filled.