For our ski trips, we organize a car pool for all members going on the trip. We stay away from group, bus reservations due to the high cost and ensuing inability to drive where we want at the ski resort. At the pre-trip meeting, we will get a hand count of everyone willing to drive and choose vehicles based on their load capacity (trunk space for luggage, skis, snowboards, etc...), reliability, safety (only FWD or 4WD cars are recommended in the mountains due to traction issues with RWD vehicles in snowy conditions), tire condition, driver experience in the mountains, etc... It is our goal to make sure these vehicles will make it safely to the mountain. As a further precaution, all vehicles contain emergency water supplies, one vehicle carries an emergency kit, and all drivers have walkie-talkies in case something happens in a spot without cell reception. To be considered a driver, you must sign a driver liability form at the pre-trip meeting. As an incentive, all drivers have the travel cost deducted from their overall trip price, bringing down their price for the trip up to $40.00.