HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW LIVE!

Go to the Hotel Reservations tab to make your hotel reservations NOW!

Actual event registrations are targeted to go live in April 2021.

To insure availability of rooms to everyone, we have expanded the number of rooms we are guaranteeing from 40 rooms/night to 60 rooms/night. While we have the ability to potentially increase availability of more rooms if needed, we need everyone to make their reservations now!

Think - while August is traditionally a slower month, we have 2 things that are challenging us:
  • Many Californians have relocated to their second homes in Utah, a normal slow time is no longer that. Those homes have been removed from the rental market.
  • We face two years of events trying to book into 1 years room capacity.
  • So I need your help to make sure we have adequate # of rooms for your classmates who are finally able to travel again.
BOOK NOW!

Class of 72 Mini Reunion - Blast to the Class (December 2020)

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MINI-REUNION 2021

Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday August 29, 2021

With the vaccine now starting to be distributed, our planned 2021 Mini Reunion is becoming a great opportunity for all to travel again! Park City, Utah and the attractive rates they have made available to us comes with some opportunities. Our website is up to date with Mini Reunion information. See www.westpoint72.com.  Registration for mini-reunion events should be available in the spring, but hotel registration is NOW OPEN!

THE ASK!

To insure availability of rooms to everyone, we have expanded the number of rooms we are guaranteeing from 40 rooms/night to 60 rooms/night. While we have the ability to potentially increase availability of more rooms if needed, we need everyone to make their reservations NOW! Having the ability to expand will not be available to us for very long.

Think - while August is traditionally a slower month, we have 2 things that are challenging us:
 
  • Many Californians have relocated to their second homes in Utah, a normal slow time, August is no longer that. Those homes have been removed from the rental market.
 
  • With the pandemic loss of 2020, there are two years of events competing for the available room capacity.

So, we need your help to make sure we have adequate # of rooms for your classmates who are finally able to travel again.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR LODGING NOW!  (Can’t emphasize this enough!)

That way we should be able to expand the number of rooms to accommodate all. See room rates below:

Room Rates
Single Rate - Grand Summit Standard Guestroom - $159.00
Grand Summit Suite w/ One Bedroom - $184.00
Grand Summit Suite w/Two Bedroom - $244.00
Three Bedroom Suites may be available, you will have to ask when you call in.

Hotel Registration
Hotel: Grand Summit

(Please note we have some lower priced rooms at a nearby facility, the Silverado, on the direct link to Vail Associates provided on the website. Your committee recommends you all avail yourself of reservations at the Grand Summit when possible.)

The general agenda is below.  Scott Peppler is working to add additional activities for those On Your Own Activities (OYOA), but please check out the website – www.westpoint72.com – that is where we plan on keeping you informed!

Wednesday                   8/25/2021
  • OYOA
  • Registration/Meet & Greet                                  

Thursday                      8/26/2021
  • OYOA
  • Golf                                                
  • Class Dinner                                   

Friday                          8/27/2021
  • OYOA
  • Golf
  • Company/Small Group Dinners                                    

Saturday                      8/28/2021
  • Memorial Service                          
  • Olympic Park                                
  • Gala Class Banquet                      

I sign off now with a final request – BOTTOM LINE --- PLEASE MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW!

 

2021 Mini Reunion - PARK CITY, UTAH!

Block off Wednesday, August 25th thru Sunday, August 29th on your 2021 calendar.

Our class has selected Park City, Utah for the site of our 2021 Reunion. 3 classmates led by Scott Peppler visited Park City in late August. Scott is calling every day with more adventures that will be available. He was golfing the other day at the Park City Golf Course and was delayed by a mother Moose and her baby. He maintained a safe distance but you too can experience these scene's next year!

UTAH OLYMPIC PARK

Blast To The Class - October 2020

MINI-REUNION 2021
Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday August 29, 2021

Thanks all for your patience! We have finally been able to complete the negotiations  for the upcoming Mini Reunion. We thought we might be able to negotiate a bit but found out they now had 2 years of demand trying to go after the same space – BUT we were able to get rates at almost the same level as we had last year. To insure we had ample supply of rooms for everyone who has pushed off traveling in 2020, we decided to increase our room commitment to 60 room nights so that we would have sufficient rooms for everyone. Now I’m going to need your help, especially if you want to take advantage of the Room/Suites that are available at these very reasonable rates. They are available as long as the supply lasts!

We have negotiated the following attractive rates:
  • Grand Summit - Standard Hotel Room                    $159/night
  • Grand Summit – One Bedroom Suite                       $184/night
  • Grand Summit – Two Bedroom Suite                       $244/night
  • Grand Summit – Three Bedroom Suite                    $299/night
 
  • First thing to note is that there is no guarantee on the availability of Suites to rent, only Standard Rooms. If you have interest in these attractive rates for the upgraded suites, you need to act quickly.
  • Second, we would like to have rooms available at the Grand Summit for all, and if we wait until next year to make reservations, we may not be able to expand our room count to have availability at these attractive rates.
  • I remember clearly New Orleans where demand outstripped our commitment and we couldn’t expand the room count and unfortunately some had to  be at another hotel. I am asking everyone who is planning on going, to make your reservations in 2020. We had 110 classmates at our Mini Reunion in Nashville. Certainly we will attract as many to Park City!

Things of note concerning our planned stay at the Grand Summit.
  • They have reduced their normal resort fee of $35/day to $30/day for us.
  • The sales tax rate applied to the rooms is 13.54%.
  • We haven’t settled the planned schedule yet but would like to have the Class night at the High West Distillery which has great views and ambiance and is reflective of what Park City has to offer. It is only available on Wednesday night if we can get it! A West Point Class of 87 graduate oversaw it’s construction!
  • Ladies – the Resort has agreed to offer a 15% discount on all treatment services and products at Park City Boutique and Spa! Ladies, start your planning!

Of note to all, even though the Class decided to push back the 2020 Mini Reunion to 2021, we had 7 classmates and 4 wives in Park City to have a dinner that Saturday night hosted at Bob Rauk’s house on their beautiful deck with some fantastic views. We had 2 classmates and wives from Utah, 3 from Colorado, I couple from Tennessee and another couple from Alabama. Hopefully you all saw the pictures we posted on Facebook.

From Group Reservations:
Guests will be able to make reservations by calling our Group Reservation Department at 1-888-416-6195. Please have your guest’s identify themselves with one or all of the below information to receive the group’s special rates:

Group Name: Class of 1972 Mini Reunion
Group ID: CP9WEPT
Group Dates: 08/25/21 – 08/29/21
Online Link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=40527&Chain=6521&start=availresults&arrive=8/25/2021&depart=8/29/2021&adult=1&child=0&group=CP9WEPT

Please encourage all guests to make their reservations as soon as they know their dates of stay. Our reservations specialists will be able to assist you and your guests through the reservations process. They can provide all the information for the different room types within Canyons Village and the special rates available for your group. Please note that your special group rates are valid 3 days before and after your above group dates.
Please do not shorten or edit the online link in any way or it will not work properly. 08/25 – 08/29 are the default dates. In order to change dates of stay please select the desired dates and hit the “modify” button to make the new dates stick.
A 1 night deposit is due at booking, balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Any changes or cancellations to your booking must be made 7 days prior to your arrival date. Late arrivals, early departures, downgrade to room types, and no-shows are non-refundable 7 days prior to your arrival date.

****I would encourage all to make room reservations as soon as possible. We will have a projected schedule posted on the website – www.westpoint72.com – shortly. Unfortunately with the pandemic, we will probably not be able to lock everything up until next year so hopefully by early spring we will have the actual Mini Reunion registration available****
 

The Class of 1972 Mini Reunion Planning Committee:

Larry Aubrecht, Steve Mulliken, Tim Lupfer, Steve Presley, Chris LeBlanc, Tom Hendrix, Bob Curran, John Northrop, Greg Bowman, Al Geraci, Mel Kimsey, Rolly Dessert, Chuck Coleman, Thom Thomas.
Local contact: Scott Peppler
Hospitality Room Contact: Deborah LeBlanc