Extended Trips

We are now accepting deposits for this season’s 11 trips.

A few reminders:

  • You must be a club member to participate in our trips.
  • The full, published deposit amount is required to make a reservation.
  • Indicate exactly which trip(s) your deposit(s) are intended for.
    (As wise and experienced as he is, our Treasurer still has difficulty divining your unstated intentions.)
  • Make your checks payable to “Kick ‘n Gliders” and send them to:
    P.O. Box 1353, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055(Do not send payments to trip leaders!)
  • Contact Trip Leaders for further details on a trip.
  • Trip finance policy is detailed on our Trips/Finances page.

We look forward to another great season of skiing. Please be sure to thank our Trip Leaders for all their hard work organizing and planning this year’s trips. And, consider leading a trip yourself next year!

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Craftsbury, VT - Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

Leader: David LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl

717-418-9665
717-418-9659
717-582-2562
dhlbbh@pa.net

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 36 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: Nov 22, 2018

Total Cost: $430 per person

Balance Due: Dec 18, 2018

Map of Area Trailheads

We start the XC skiing season with a trip to Northern Vermont because the snow comes early to that part of the country. The trip averages about 30 skiers, so there are lots of folks with whom a first timer can get answers to their questions. Something new this year is the expanded dining room which comprises the space previously occupied by both the dining room and kitchen. The trip is a bargain considering that the $430 cost includes 4 nights of lodging, all meals, 5 days of ski passes and a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Some details about the trip:

  • It’s a full day’s drive to Craftsbury, but if you drive part way you can get there in time to ski on your day of arrival. Similarly, you can ski on the day of your departure if you don’t need to get home that day.
  • There is a very large trail system at Craftsbury and it connects with the Catamount Trail which extends from the Massachusetts border to Canada. An ice skating rink and several snowshoe trails are available for your use.
  • Ski rentals, skiing lessons and snowshoes are available at the ski center.
  • Accommodations are typically similar to a dorm room with two twin beds, and restrooms/showers down the hall. We also have reserved a suite that accommodates four people and a cabin that accommodates up to four people.
  • Meals are served on large tables in the dining room and there is plenty of wholesome cooked-from-scratch food. Vermont is home to a strong local food culture and Craftsbury makes good use of the local products. Vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements are easily accommodated.
  • You may bring wine or beer with you for dinner.
  • Snacks are available for purchase at the office and the ski center, not that you will need them. Feel free to bring snacks with you to share at our hallway happy hour.
  • New Year’s Eve celebration includes a large bonfire which creates its own fireworks.
  • Some items of clothing, toiletries, wine and souvenirs are available in the office.
  • The local general store is charming and has food and some miscellaneous items. It’s a long drive if your needs exceed those at the General Store. Many of us bring what we need from home or buy it along the way and our cars sit in the Craftsbury parking lot the whole time we are there.
  • Craftsbury is a world-class center created to serve XC skiing but with old-fashioned hospitality.
Pulaski #1, NY - Jan 18 - 21, 2019

Leader: Peg Hampton

717-805-3593 (cell)
pham608238@comcast.net
Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 16 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: Nov 13, 2018

Total Cost: $345 per person

Balance Due: Jan 4, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

Join us for an outstanding weekend of skiing and relaxing at the charming 1880 House in downtown Pulaski, NY. This B&B is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario where the "Lake Effect" drops more average snowfall than anywhere else east of the Rocky Mountains. Our host, Linda Tarbox, has taken excellent care of us in the past and is sure to do so this year. Linda is again offering delicious dinners both Saturday and Sunday nights. The trip cost includes "cauldrons" of après ski soup on the stove and a hot breakfast each morning and two dinners. The rooms are comfortable and the house decor is charming. Most of the rooms have private baths and a few have a shared bath. The 1880 House is a three story building and the leader does consider that when making room assignments. There is a very nice living room with fireplace on the first floor which adjoins the dining room. All rooms have very comfortable twin beds that are pushed together to make a king bed for couples or split apart for solo travelers. All rooms have flat panel TVs. There is a ski-waxing room downstairs. Wi-Fi service is available for guests.

The Pulaski area of the Tug Hill Plateau offers a selection of commercial and public cross-country ski venues, including the Winona Forest trails, Osceola Tug Hill Cross-Country Ski Center, Barnes Corners Ski Trails and others. Skiers of all ability levels will find what they are looking for.

Pulaski is an easy, six-hour drive, straight up I-81, about an hour above Syracuse. If you wish to extend your stay, Peg will put you in touch with Linda.

Bring your own trail lunch goodies. Trail fees are not included. Lodging, taxes and tips are included in the total cost. This trip is on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Stowe, VT - Jan 20 - 25, 2019

Leaders: Pam & Denny Dunn

814-466-6797 (home)
814-571-8682 (cell)
pdunn1455@comcast.net
alita.dunn@gmail.com
Lodging: 5 nights

Capacity: 24

Deposit: $125 per person

Deposit Due: Nov 15, 2018

Total Cost: $410 per person

Balance Due: Dec 14, 2018

Map of Area Trailheads

We’ll stay again at the Commodores Inn on the south side of town. All rooms are accessed from within the building and are equipped with refrigerators as well as all the usual amenities you’d expect in a good hotel including three large Jacuzzis, two saunas and an indoor pool. There is fast Wi-Fi, of course, and a game room offers pool and table tennis.

All breakfasts and three dinners will be covered in the trip cost. The breakfasts and dinners will be a buffet (confirmed with Carrie this year) at the Commodores Inn Restaurant. For the other two dinners: we can eat together at fine restaurants in Stowe or you can eat on your own which could include the Commodores Inn Restaurant. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to eat either of these two dinners at the Commodores, you will be responsible for the cost. You are responsible for all your lunches, usually eaten on the trail. Some venues do have soup and other lunch items for sale. There is also a sports lounge adjacent to the dining room at the Commodores.

The principal ski centers in Stowe include the Stowe Mountain Resort and the Trapp Family Lodge. Both touring centers feature interconnections to public trails, linking together the largest groomed trail network in the east. Easy drives from town are both Bolton Valley Resort and Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Rentals and lessons are available at all those locations. In addition to its groomed ski center, Bolton Valley also offers an extensive backcountry ski area. Other public trails abound in the area including the Stowe Recreational Path, Weisner Woods, Sterling Forest, and the Catamount Trail. There are lots of both groomed and back country ski options.

Stowe village boasts a wide variety of shops ranging from skiing apparel and equipment to gift items and Vermont-made products.

Mount Mansfield, Stowe, Smugglers Notch, and Bolton Valley promise downhill thrills for those so inclined.

A free shuttle bus service links all the major locations in the village, including our Inn, with the surrounding ski venues.

Come! Enjoy the Stowe experience with your fellow Kick ‘n Gliders!

Laurentians, Quebec, CA - Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2019

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Stine

717-471-6326
william.t.stine@gmail.com
Lodging: 7 nights

Capacity: 20

Deposit: $190 per person

Deposit due: Oct 15, 2018

Total Cost: $380 per person

Balance due: Dec 15, 2018

Map of Area Trailheads

PLEASE NOTE: A passport is required for travel to and from Canada.

We’re returning to this area for the twelfth year in a row. We’re staying in new-to-us digs, The Great Chalet, this year. No longer will we have to endure the challenging chalet-to-chalet commutes for our evening meals.

The Laurentians have, deservedly, become a favorite Canadian destination. With an embarrassment of beautiful groomed trail systems, we get to ski a uniquely different trail system almost every day. Ranging from rail-trail ease to thrilling mile-long descents, many of the trails boast trail-side warming huts. Trails we ski in the area include Parc Dufresne XC Ski, Camping Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Domaine St-Bernard, the Diable Network of Parc du Mont-Tremblant, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Morin Heights and Forêt Ouareau. (Trail fees are not included.)

The Great Chalet is a very large, eleven-bedroom, ten-bath, 7,500 square foot “cottage” with lots of parking. It’s located just 2½ miles from the chalets we used in the past and less than ½ mile from Camping Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, one of our favorite ski venues. The Chalet is provisioned with WiFi and laundry facilities.

The cost of breakfasts and dinners, prepared by trip participants, are included in the price for the trip. We will probably also choose to have a dinner at a local restaurant one of the nights and an “on your own” dinner. Lunches are on your own.

Please join us for a delightful, 7-day week enjoying the best Canada’s legendary Laurentian Mountains have to offer!

Susquehannock Lodge, PA - Jan 31 or Feb 1 - Feb 3, 2019

Note: Unlike our usual trips, lodging arrangements must be made directly with Susquehannock Lodge owners, Ed & Carol Szymanik.

Leader: Gil Linde:

  • 711 Pleasant Drive, New Holland, PA 17557
  • (717) 354 0422
  • 99linde@gmail.com

Dates: January 31 or February 1 - February 3, 2019

Lodging: Susquehannock Lodge

  • 15039 US Route 6 West, Ulysses, PA 16948
  • (814) 435-2163
  • susquelgcarol@penn.com

Here is an exciting ski weekend that offers the entire family a complete skiing and sledding experience!

  • The Susquehannock Lodge has direct access to hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails right from our back door. A perfect place for you to enjoy the quiet setting of Pennsylvania's Northwoods—a special place where there are more deer than people.
  • Visit the Susquehannock Lodge website for additional information http://www.susquehannock-lodge.com/index.html
  • Arrive anytime from Thursday morning through late Friday. The final dinner on Sunday will be served at about 2:00 as a late lunch.
  • Attractions include great food, cross-country skiing and sledding. Contact Gil to try one of his unique single or double runner sleds.

Per-person Rates as follows:

(Includes lodging with next-day big breakfast & dinner)

2 Nights  Fri/Sat:

  • Private            $150.00
  • Lodge             $140.00
  • Kids                  $70.00

3 Nights (Th/Fri/Sat):

  • Private            $225.00
  • Lodge             $210.00
  • Kids              $104.00

*  Kids ages (4-12), Kids (3-under) FREE

*  “Private” is 2 per room with bath; “Lodge” is shared bath.

*  Final dinner on Sunday will be served at about 2:00 as a late lunch

*  Optional bag lunches: Sandwich, cookies, fruit and candy bar $8.50

*  Optional arrival night dinner: Friday (2 Nights) or Thursday (3 Nights) $18.00. *  *  Must be prearranged.

Payment:

  • Made directly to The Susquehannock Lodge (Ed & Carol Szymanik)
  • Deposit - $60  Due Dec 30, 2018
  • Balance - Due Upon Arrival

Please keep trip leader Gil Linde informed as to your trip arrangements.

North Conway, NH - Feb 2 - 9, 2019

Leader: Andrea Hospodar

717-832-1354
ahospodar10@comcast.net
Lodging: 7 nights

Trip Capacity: 16-18 depending on number of singles

Deposit: $150

Deposit Due: Nov 15, 2018

Total Cost: $335

Balance Due: $185 by Jan 1, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

We will again be staying in condos at Stonehurst Manor at 3351 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16), N Conway, NH, 603-356-3113, just north of the town proper. We will be staying in three three-bedroom condos that are quite homey and comfy, as well as being well equipped for meal prep and relaxation after skiing. Each unit also has 2-1/2 baths, a laundry area, and either gas or wood-burning stove/fireplace and color cable TV in the living room. Internet service is available, but not always reliable. Towels and linens are provided, and trip cost includes breakfasts and dinners for 3-4 nights prepared by participants. You are responsible for lunches usually on the trails, but some groomed venues do have lunch items available for purchase in the lodge. For meals other nights there are plenty of good restaurants in the area.

Snow is usually quite plentiful here, and there are numerous ski venues to choose from, anywhere from right out our condo doors, to a ½ hour to 45 minute drive away, with wonderfully groomed trails: Bear Notch, Bretton Woods, Jackson XC Center, Great Glen to name a few. All have reasonable trail fees. Backcountry trails abound on un-groomed public trails. I have not skied these, but several “outfitter” ski shops in the area can provide maps and give advice on trails that suit a group’s needs. And for those downhillers amongst us, there is quite a selection of great downhill skiing as well. For non-skiers there are plenty of outlet stores and quaint shops in town, as well as a cool weather museum sponsored by Mt. Washington Observatory.

Come enjoy the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

Bethel, ME - Feb 10 - 15, 2019

Leader: Richard Manix

917-494-5901
roverrange00@gmail.com
Lodging: 5 nights

Trip Capacity: 20 maximum, 12 minimum

Deposit: $135 per person

Deposit Due: Dec 15, 2016

Total Cost: $335 per person

Balance Due: Jan 2, 2016

Map of Area Trailheads

Bethel Maine is the cross country capital of Maine and also its most beautiful mountain town, according to its own literature. In fact, Bethel is a quaint and prosperous New England town with a large town square surrounded by attractive old buildings and the home to Gould Academy. The town is located on the Androscoggin River and has many nice restaurants.

The area has a number of fine ski venues including Carters with 55 K of trails at $10, Gould Academy with 40 K of free trails, and the Bethel Inn with 35 K of trails, all of which are in or close to Bethel. The most interesting cross country venue might be the John Roderick Trail System and Broomhall Stadium in Rumford Maine. This area is 40 minutes away and has 17 K of trails used for competitive events. The Chisholm Ski Club which maintains the facilities has hosted several world class Nordic skiing events including the US Cross Country Championships in 2012 and 2010.

For downhill skiers Sunday River is located just north of Bethel. Some consider it the best ski area in the East. Significantly discounted tickets are available if purchased in advance. Mt Abrams, a much smaller venue is nearby; Wildcat is 40 minutes away and Attitash is also close by.

We will be staying in the 10-room Chapman Inn (chapmaninn.com) which is in the center of town. There will likely be a maximum of two per room. The inn has a dining room where breakfast will be served by the inn daily and at least four meals will be served by the club. There is a lounge with a TV off the dining room which, together, offer a good area for socializing. There is a laundry area and internet is available for free. Towels and linens are provided.

Trip costs include five nights lodging, five Inn prepared hot breakfasts, four to five Club prepared dinners and skiing at Gould Academy for free during our stay.

Come join us for the Club’s third trip to Bethel Maine!

Lake Placid, NY - Feb 15 - 19, 2019

Leader: Bill Hoffman

717-560-3636
717-490-3839 (cell)
billhoffman47@gmail.com
Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 15 people, maybe more depending on mix of singles and couples

Deposit: $200 per person

Deposit Due: Dec 1, 2018

Total Cost: $375 per person

Balance Due: Jan 15, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

This popular trip moves to a new, larger house this year called Sandbrook Duo, so hopefully fewer people will be disappointed. So sign up early, although a lottery may still be necessary. The only downside is the limited amount of parking on-site, but alternate arrangements have been worked out to handle the demand.

The Lake Placid area offers numerous ski opportunities, from the beautifully groomed trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Visitors Interpretative Center to back-country at Adirondack Loj and elsewhere. There are also two small ski areas in the immediate Lake Placid village area. All skier levels can be accommodated, though not necessarily all at every venue.

The trip price includes breakfasts and dinners, which we will cook at the house, but trail fees are not included.

Cazenovia, NY - Feb 19 - 22, 2019

Leader: Bill Hoffman

717-560-3636
717-490-3839 (cell)
billhoffman47@gmail.com
Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 10 people, may be expandable

Deposit: $110 per person

Deposit: Nov 1, 2018

Total Cost: $225 per person

Balance Due: Dec 15, 2018

Map of Area Trailheads

The Cazenovia trip returns by popular demand. This trip combines an old favorite ski venue, Highland Forest County Park, with three other opportunities, Stoney Pond State Forest, Green Lakes State Park, and Beaver Lake Nature Center. The charming village of Cazenovia is a short (<10 miles) drive from all ski venues except Beaver Lake. It is situated on little-known Cazenovia Lake, 20 miles southeast of Syracuse.

We'll be staying, as usual, at the Brae Loch Inn, which everyone who has attended this trip raves about. The innkeeper's family has owned the house since its opening in 1946. All rooms have private bath and shower, color TV, individual heat control, and phones. The house is wired for WiFi. The Inn serves an ample continental breakfast, with more than enough food to fuel you for a day of skiing. The offerings include fruit, yogurt, cereal, muffins, and often one or two quiches. We will eat one dinner at the Inn (not included in the trip price), and the other at one of the restarants within walking distance in town.

Highland Forest is in the extreme southeastern corner of Onondaga County and occupies some of the highest terrain in that county (up to 1600 feet elevation). That means it's in a good position to capture lake effect snows. The trails are groomed, and there is a modest entry fee. There is more skiing here than you can do in one day, with a full range of terrain. The park has an indoor eating area in a recently-built lodge.

Stoney Pond has ungroomed back-country trails in the town(ship) of Nelson, a few miles southeast of Caz. We have yet to fully explore this area. Skiing here is free, and the trails are, in general, more demanding than those at Highland, mainly because they aren't groomed and are narrower. No food concession here; bring your own.

Green Lakes, a few miles north of Fayetteville, has level and hilly trails, and there is no parking or admission charge in the winter. The park's trails can easily fill a day of skiing. As at Stoney Pond, bring your own food.

Beaver Lake is located near Baldwinsville, about a 30-mile drive from Caz. The skiing here is quite tame but we have found that snow is sometimes better here than at venues closer to Caz. There is a modest entry fee.

The trip fee includes lodging, breakfasts and gratuity. Fees at the venues that have them are not included. Caz is the closest weekend ski venue outside of Pennsylvania, so take advantage of the proximity and reserve your spot. Caz is about a 5-hour drive from Harrisburg or Lancaster, up I-81 almost to Syracuse, then 20 miles east.

Pulaski #2, NY - Feb 22 - 25, 2019

Leader: Peg Hampton

717-805-3593 (cell)
pham608238@comcast.net
Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 14 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: Nov 13, 2018

Total Cost: $345 per person

Balance Due: Feb 8, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

Join us for an outstanding weekend of skiing and relaxing at the charming 1880 House in downtown Pulaski, NY. This B&B is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario where the "Lake Effect" drops more average snowfall than anywhere else east of the Rocky Mountains. Our host, Linda Tarbox, has taken excellent care of us in the past and is sure to do so this year. Linda is again offering delicious dinners both Saturday and Sunday nights. The trip cost includes "cauldrons" of après ski soup on the stove and a hot breakfast each morning and two dinners. The rooms are comfortable and the house decor is charming. Most of the rooms have private baths and a few have a shared bath. The 1880 House is a three story building and the leader does consider that when making room assignments. There is a very nice living room with fireplace on the first floor which adjoins the dining room. All rooms have very comfortable twin beds that are pushed together to make a king bed for couples or split apart for solo travelers. All rooms have flat panel TVs. There is a ski-waxing room downstairs. Wi-Fi service is available for guests.

The Pulaski area of the Tug Hill Plateau offers a selection of commercial and public cross-country ski venues, including the Winona Forest trails, Osceola Tug Hill Cross-Country Ski Center, Barnes Corners Ski Trails and others. Skiers of all ability levels will find what they are looking for.

Pulaski is an easy, six-hour drive, straight up I-81, about an hour above Syracuse. If you wish to extend your stay, Peg will put you in touch with Linda.

Bring your own trail lunch goodies. Trail fees are not included. Lodging, taxes and tips are included in the total cost. This trip is on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Ottawa, Canada - Feb 25 - Mar 1

Leader: Barb Sears & Fred Burgess

717-609-5015 (Barb)
717-448-3236 (Fred)
searsbarb@centurylink.net (Barb)
fburgess@embarqmail.com (Fred)
Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 18 people

Deposit: $125 per person

Deposit Due: Dec 10, 2018

Total Cost: $250 per person

Balance Due: Feb 18, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads - Overall Area
Map of Area Trailheads - Ottawa Greenbelt

PLEASE NOTE: A passport is required for travel to and from Canada.

In a reprise of our last trip to Ottawa, we'll be staying again at the Hostels International (HI) Ottawa Jail Hostel, housed in a 150 year old former "Gaol". Conveniently located right downtown near Byward Market, it's an easy walk to most of the sights you'll want to see and only a short drive across the Ottawa river to the ski venues in Gatineau Park. The place even features Mugshots, a popular bar and underground performing venue. Breakfasts and dinners are included in your price. You will be responsible for your own trail and parking fees. The hostel has a parking lot at $12CA/day on a first-come, first-served basis as well as an overflow lot at $20CA/day. The hostel features complimentary breakfast each morning. We'll share duties for preparing club dinners in the hostel's fully equipped kitchen facility.

Gatineau Park, just across the river from Ottawa, is considered to have one of the greatest systems of ski trails in North America: nearly 200 kilometers. Wide and skate groomed, narrow track-set or challenging back-country, the trails are maintained using the latest technology and marked for their level of difficulty. In addition, the system is peppered with a series of charming warming huts. There are multiple access locations so you can have completely different experiences on consecutive skiing days. We also ski the wonderful trails at nearby Nakkertok Nordic XC Ski Club. Finally, there are a couple of smaller ski areas and the extensive network of trails that comprise the Greenbelt Trails. For our downhill brethren Camp Fortune is also located within Gatineau Park. It's got 23 runs with 7 lifts including 4 quads. And don't forget to bring your ice skates! The Rideau Canal Skateway is billed as the world's largest skating rink. It runs through the downtown, is 7.8 kilometers long and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You'll want to reserve your evenings and at least one full day for the city. Ottawa, is chock full of interesting things to see. Explore Parliament Hill, haunt the shops of Byward Market, skate the frozen Rideau Canal, cruise the museums and parks and patronize the restaurants and theaters; there's a nearly endless variety of things to do. The downtown area of the city is eminently walkable, multi-cultural and thoroughly friendly to tourists.

How about a trip to Canada that is only a 7-hour drive from Harrisburg, straight up I-81?

Inlet, NY - Mar 1 - 4 or Mar 1 - 5, 2019

Leaders: Mike & Pam McMullen

717-215-7066 (M cell)
717-730-6073 (home)
mcmullen.pamela@gmail.com
4-Night Version of Trip - Mar 1 - 5:

Lodging: 4 nights - 3/1 - 3/5

Trip Capacity: 12 maximum people

Deposit: $200.00 per person

Deposit Due: Jan 1, 2018

Total Cost: $400.00 per person

Balance Due: Feb 1, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

This trip is offered as either a three or four night trip. Sign up for either option.

Rocky Point Resort has been a popular destination for Kick 'n Gliders for many years. The condos are located at the eastern end of Fourth Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. We have reserved three 3-bedroom condos for this long weekend trip.

The weekend starts when we meet for dinner Friday night. The preparation of dinner each night thereafter is a shared effort. Each night's dinner is hosted by one of the condo's residents, with the other condos assembling there. Even though it's usually starting to thaw here in PA, there is plenty of snow in the Adirondacks for this trip. There are skiing opportunities for everyone from beginner to advanced skiers, from the groomed trails nearby in the Fern Park area in Inlet, or the gentle slopes of nearly golf courses with groomed trails. Others may want to ski the more challenging woodland and back country trails. Everyone has a good time no matter where they ski.

After skiing we often use the pool and hot tub back at the resort to relax tired muscles and later for the traditional hors d'oeuvres gathering.

Save some time to visit local outdoor shops where you'll find excellent season-end bargains, replace worn-out equipment or buy that "got to have" item.

The three night option includes three nights lodging, two dinners with the group and three breakfasts. Bed linens and towels are supplied. The four night options includes four nights lodging, three dinners with the group, four breakfasts and linens and towels. You will need to bring trail snacks and lunch fixings as lunch is often eaten on the trail. You will also want to bring your favorite après-ski beverages and refreshments. The condos have fireplaces, dishwashers and clothes washers and dryers. As mentioned above a pool and hot tub are available for our use.

The trip to Inlet is about a six hour drive from our area in Central PA.

Boonville, NY - Mar 5 - 9, 2019

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Stine

717-471-6326
william.t.stine@gmail.com
Lodging: 4 nights

Capacity: 14

Deposit: $50

Deposit Due: Jan 1, 2019

Total Cost: $320

Balance due: Feb 1, 2019

Map of Area Trailheads

Once, again, we'll stay at the beautifully renovated North Country Manor in Boonville, NY, on the east side of Tug Hill. The Manor is a carefully restored mansion just outside town. The rooms are beautifully decorated with period furnishings. All have private or semi-private baths. There are big-screen TVs and Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is served each morning in the spacious dining room and may include specialties such as French toast, fruit salad, southwest egg bake and others. We'll probably order pizza & salad on our first night and have chili & salad another night, and we'll visit local restaurants for our other dinners. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available all day. Lunch is on your own.

Skiing opportunities abound on the east side of Tug Hill and are familiar to many of us. They include all-time favorite, Carpenter Road, as well as the three, FREE groomed trails systems operated by BREIA. There are also Confusion Flats, Whetstone Gulf State Park, Barnes Corners and others. And, you can make the easy drive to Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center where you can browse the largest selection of cross-country gear in the east between sessions skiing on the center's nicely designed trail system. While most of the trails in the area are easy to moderate in difficulty there are several thrilling/challenging ones if you choose to seek them out.

Join us for a weekend of great company, great ski trails and great lake-effect snows on the Tug Hill Plateau!