2015 Black Diamond Ball Live Auction

 GRAND OMAKASE DINNER BY MATSUHISA

Generously donated by: Matsuhisa Vail
Value: Priceless

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Gather your friends for a culinary adventure in your home. Private chefs from Matsuhisa will prepare and serve a sumptuous feast: an eight-course Grand Omakase meal for up to ten people. The evening will start with savory appetizers and champagne, and will take on a life of its own from there. This VIP evening will live on in your friends’ memories for years to come, as a special and unique experience… one that simply cannot be duplicated. 

 

Restrictions: 10-person maximum, mutually agreed upon dates to be used during one of the following: May 1 - June 15, 2017; July 7-August 21, 2017; September 10-December 15, 2017. It is strongly recommended that this be scheduled as soon as possible.

 

VIP KAABOO DEL MAR WITH ROUND TRIP PRIVATE JET SERVICE


generously donated by Karen & John Arnold, KAABOO Del Mar
Value: $50,000

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Arrive in style on a private jet and immerse yourself in the KAABOO Del Mar experience. KAABOO is a three day music and cultural experience, uniquely curated to appeal to all of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, high-end fashion and personal indulgences. Enjoy premium stage viewing at each stage, access to HANG FIVE viewing platforms, priority access lane at event entrances, and private restroom facilities.

When not enjoying the festivities, retreat to the beautiful Fairmont Grand Del Mar, TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States. The Grand Del Mar is a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with signature charm and Southern California style.

 *Package includes 4 VIP HANG FIVE 3-day passes and two rooms at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.  Offer only valid for 2017 KAABOO Del Mar September 14-18.  Airfare not included, hotel package is non-transferable and has no cash value

 

ESCAPE TO HAWAII

Anonymously Donated
Value: $45,000

Hawaii

Enjoy a luxurious week in paradise. Experience lush rain forests, black-sand beaches, arid deserts and even a snow-capped volcano, then return to your home for the week: a four-bedroom private residence located on Hawaii’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast at the Hualalai Four Seasons. This private home is the ultimate indulgence. Amenities include an award-winning sports club and spa, a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, seven pools, including King’s Pond, an “aquarium" carved out of lava rock with more than 4,000 tropical fish, and quick access to a private beach.

While in Hawaii, spend a day at the exclusive and renowned Nanea, which is ranked as one of the top golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine. This course is on Mount Hualalai, a short distance from the Four Seasons and is laid out on thick lava mantle. If you’re having a bad day on the links, the views will more than make up for it as each hole has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, and is set up to feel as if you are the only two golfers on the entire course. 

Restrictions: Home is available for seven nights, subject to availability, agreeable time with owner. Good for one year, expires February 16, 2018. Transportation to/from Hawaii is not included. One round of golf for two at Nanea, subject to availability. It is strongly recommended that this be scheduled as soon as possible.

 

CMH HELI SKIING ADRENALINE EXPERIENCE

Generously donated by: CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures
Value: $15,000

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Experience a signature four or five day Heli-Skiing trip for two with CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures during the 2017/2018 ski season.  You and a partner in shred will explore 71,000 vertical feet in the Canadian Mountains!  When you ski with CMH, you know you are skiing with the best.  CMH has been a trusted heli-skiing provider since 1965 and they offer a variety of Canadian tours in 11 distinct areas spanning over 3 million acres of snow!  If you want an adrenaline rush, and the opportunity to experience deep powder and euphoric runs, this is the package for you.

Package includes ground transportation accommodation, all meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Services of fully certified guides and training in use of custom heli-skis and avalanche transceivers as well as use of ski poles/radio/shovel/probe/and guest pack.

*If trip of lesser value is booked, no refund will be issued.  This prize is valid for a new booking only and cannot be used as payment for an already existing booking. If the guaranteed vertical is not reached, a refund will not apply.  This prize is not redeemable for cash or credit but could be used towards the purchase of a trip of higher value.  Blackout dates are January 1, 2018 – March 23, 2018. CMH K2 Lodge has no blackout dates.

 

AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Anonymously Donated
Value: $25,000

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Your group of four will set off on an adventure of a lifetime taking in all of what Africa has to offer.  Iwamanzi, a Zulu word meaning “place of falling waters,” located in the North West province of South Africa, will be your respite for an entire week.  Choose from a variety of activities such as fly fishing, hot air balloon rides, tracking and survival courses, game drives, and more.  Stay in a large chalet which features a large bedroom and bathroom.  Iwamanzi Private Game Reserve comprises 12,000 acres of bushveld, riverine and savanna which provides habitat to many animal species. 

As if your senses need any more stimuli, head even further north to Tanzania and end your African trip in luxury with at  two night stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti located in Serengeti National Park. 

Adventure is calling, don’t miss it!

Restrictions: *Airfare not included.  Package must be booked by April 15, 2017 and trip must be taken by February 17, 2018.  Booking is based upon availability.  

 

TWO ELK PAJAMA PARTY

Generously donated by: Vail Resorts and L.L. Bean
Value: Priceless

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Spend the night at Two Elk!  This package is intended for a children’s party and is valid for up to 20 kids and 10 adult chaperones.  Includes snowcat transportation for sleeping bags, pillows, and all other sleep over necessities to from Eagle’s Nest to Two Elk.  Pajama guests will enjoy a pizza party for dinner and breakfast in the morning.  Following breakfast, two private school guides will meet the group for a morning of skiing as soon as patrol drops the ropes in China Bowl. 

  • This is a once of a kind experience and can’t be purchased.  Each kid will also receive a fleece robe, slippers, and a sleeping bag provided by LL Bean.  Give Bragging rights to a special kid in your life and most of all memories that will last a lifetime! 

Restrictions: *For a children’s party only.  There are no beds – all attendees will sleep on the floor.  Valid for up to 20 kids and 10 adult chaperones.  Based on availability of the Two Elk hosts in March 2017 and December 2017 through March 2018. There will be no alcohol served and alcohol may not be brought to Two Elk.  Must provide a minimum of four weeks advanced notice to redeem.  

 

VIP WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN EXPERIENCE W/ LODGING AT ANDAZ SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPACE

Generously donated by: Thunderbirds Charities & Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Value: $10,000

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Get away from the snowy mountains and head to the desert with three of your friends February 1-4 2018 for a golf tournament like no other.  Dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name. In addition to playing host to the greatest players in the game, the tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best attended event – drawing nearly 500,000 enthusiastic spectators each year.  As one of the first events on the PGA TOUR calendar, The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off the year with a bang. Enjoy VIP skybox viewing on hole 18 and don’t forget to check out a concert in the Birds Nest at night. 

When not walking around The Players Course (TPC Scottsdale), relax in luxury at Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, voted #3 Best New Hotel by USA Today.  Also, enjoy an evening at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at the Kitchen Table.  Surrounded by glass walls and located in the plancha-style kitchen, The Kitchen Table offers guests to have a one-of-a-kind vantage point into the preparation of their meal. The meal is constructed right before your eyes, as the chef shares his passion for the ingredients and food that is being prepared.

Restrictions: *Waste Management Tickets are for Thursday – Saturday, February 1-3 2018.  Birds Nest tickets are general admission and available for one performance between February1-3.  Hotel lodging is for February 1-4 2018 only and may not be transferred to a different date or different location.  Additional days may be added onto hotel reservation pending availability.  Airfare not included