EARLY MORNING BOOT CAMPS
Sponsored by HKD Snowmakers
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Thursday, May 2, 7:30 - 8:30 am
Adjacent to the Tennis Center
Turbo charge your day and join HKD Snowmakers and their Professional Fitness Trainer for the 3rd annual early morning Boot Camp. For those of you that endured "Marge the Sarge" last year in San Antonio, congratulations. This year we promise an equally rewarding workout, but less militant, and with better vibes. It's California after all. Come one, come all.
Sponsored by ADG
Thursday, May 2, 7:00am
Pete Dye Golf Course (back nine)
It’s early in the morning. You know you should get that run in. But you might like to get a quick round of golf in. Why not combine the two? It’s Speed Golf, the sport’s answer to skiing’s biathlon!
Strap on your running shoes (no golf shoes required) and your running gear. You will play nine holes of golf as fast as you can. Choose four clubs that you feel will best serve you for this challenge. Players will tee off, one at a time, three minutes apart. With a couple of exceptions, the regular rules of golf apply.
The clock starts when you tee off on the first hole. The clock stops when you make your last putt on the final hole. Your ultimate score, then, is your shot total, plus the time that it takes you to complete the round. For example, if you finish the round in 40 minutes, and you shoot a 45, your Speed Golf score is 85. Simple as that. Price is $45 and you must pre-register with NSAA.
TREK ROAD RIDE
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 - 9:30 am
TREK is bringing high end road bikes to Palm Springs for our enjoyment and demo! You can join the group for a tour around Palm Springs or find your own route, maps will be provided. There is pre-registration required for the ride (numbers are limited to the first 25), and there is a $25 fee. Bike sizing and set up must be completed on Wednesday to ensure an early takeoff on Thursday morning.
Participants must bring their own bike helmet. SPD pedals are provided, so bring compatible shoes as well. This is a great way to enjoy the early morning desert air, the local architecture, and flowering desert fauna.
Registration for this event is closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the waiting list.
DISCOVER THE DESERT JEEP TOUR
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 - 9:45 am
Experience the real desert on an exclusive tour with a private naturalist. Explore Metate Canyon and the San Andreas Fault’s unique geologic features, often referred to as the most tortured landscape on Earth. Pass through some of the richest agricultural areas in the world which allow the Coachella Valley to grow some unique crops, including grapes that never make wine, dates from around the world, the best white grapefruit in America and the sweetest corn in the west. See the beauty of a natural palm oasis and narrow, steep-walled canyons. The fee is $173 per person. Fill out the Registration Form and fax back to the ACCESS office at 760-200-0059 or via email to email@example.com by April 19th. Please contact ACCESS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Sponsored by PistenBully
Tuesday, April 30, 8:00 am Shotgun
Pete Dye Golf Course
Palm Springs is truly the Heart of Golf for North America, a refuge for the discriminating golfer. The Westin Mission Hills, listed as one of Golf Digest's top Golf Resorts in North America, is a golfer’s dream. The Westin showcases two championship Troon golf courses for guests, designed by Pete Dye and Gary Player. Price is $95 and you must pre-register with NSAA.
Sponsored by Leitner-Poma and SMI SnowMakers
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
There’s not a better way to relax and connect, and toast to the end of the ski season, with industry friends than our opening night cocktail reception. Outside, under the desert sky and the scented pergolas of the resort’s adobe patio, bend your elbow with generous appetizers and cocktails, socializing near the outdoor fire pits with our guitar trio in the background. The attire is "resort casual" reflecting the laid-back atmosphere of the Palm Springs desert at night.
FINAL NIGHT PARTY
Sponsored by AXESS & Liftopia
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Adjacent to the Pete Dye Golf Shop
To capitalize on Palm Springs’ great weather and idyllic views, we celebrate the end of the ski season alfresco, with an upscale lawn party. Our menu will feature stations of tempting California cuisine and wines spread throughout the garden party, with tables, comfy lawn couches, and multiple bars to maximize the mingling. And we bring the music outside with a jazzy,r ockin’ band under the stars. We also take advantage of the verdant setting with driving contests (glow-in-the-dark golf balls and drivers provided!), closest to the tee competitions, croquet, even beer pong – this is not your father’s lawn party! As the sun sets against the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the desert nights become cool, so a jacket or sweater is advised (and no heels, as we’ll be on the green).