2021 Extended Trips

We are now accepting deposits for the 2021 season’s 14 trips.

While still under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we want to be prepared for a full ski season. Therefore, trip leaders have made arrangements for lodging for the full trip schedule described below.

While club policy is that we do not cancel trips, we may need to cancel one or more this season if travel is restricted by the government. Therefore, trip leaders arranged with our innkeepers/hosts for refunds if government restrictions require us to cancel any trip.

As always, deposits submitted before our “Early Deposit Date” are subject to a lottery.  This year’s date for deposits to have arrived in our PO box is July 31, 2020.  A lottery, as needed, will be held on August 10, 2020.  Our full lottery policy is detailed on our Lottery Procedure for Overbooked Trips page.

A few reminders:

  • You must be a club member to participate in our trips.
  • Our extended trips are not intended to provide alpine skiers with expedient access to downhill slopes.
  • See the bottom of this page for details on trip sign-up and payment procedures.

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 #1, VT – Dec 30, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021

Leaders:  David LeRoy & Nancy Kauhl

717-582-2562
dhlbbh@pa.net

Lodging:                4 nights

Trip Capacity:        36

Deposit:                 $150 per person

Deposit Due:          November 20, 2020

Total Cost:             $430 per person

Balance Due:         December 16, 2020

We begin the cross-country ski season with our most popular trip.  This is our 4-day experience in northern Vermont.  The Craftsbury Ski Center is self-contained – all meals are included and we ski right out the door.  Also included is your trail pass and the New Year’s Eve celebration.

Craftsbury is a world-class center created to serve XC skiing but with old-fashioned hospitality.  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 also available.  Ski rentals, ski lessons and snowshoes can be accessed for a fee at the ski center.

Typical accommodations are dorm room-style with two twin beds and restrooms/showers down the hall.  We have also reserved a suite that accommodates four people.  Your trip cost includes three meals per day beginning with dinner on arrival day through lunch on departure day.  Meals are served in the dining room and there is plenty of wholesome food.  Bag lunches can be requested if you plan to be out skiing all day.  Vermont is home to a strong local food culture and the kitchen staff makes good use of the local products.  Vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements are easily accommodated.  You may bring your own beer or wine to the dining hall.  Snacks are available for purchase at the office and the ski center.  Feel free to bring snacks with you to share at our happy hour.

The New Year’s celebration includes a large bonfire which creates its own fireworks.  Craftsbury provides some snacks in the dining hall as the bonfire is lit and champagne to toast the New Year.

Craftsbury is a full day’s drive from south central PA but it is one of the venues which is most likely to have snow early in the season.  If you drive part way the day before the start of this trip, you can get to Craftsbury in time to ski on arrival day; similarly, you can ski on the day of departure if you don’t need to get home that day.  While the local general store is charming and has some food and 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 entire time we are there.

Ring in the New Year with us at Craftsbury, Vermont!

Pulaski, NY – Jan 15 – 18, 2021

Leaders:  Peg Hampton

717-805-3593
pham608238@comcast.net

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 16

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 13, 2020

Total Cost: $340 per person

Balance Due: January 3, 2021

Note:  This trip runs Friday to Monday.

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.  The trip cost includes "cauldrons" of après-ski soup on the stove, a hot breakfast each morning and dinner Saturday & Sunday evening.

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 area 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, the new Osceola Ski and Sport Resort, possibly some trails at the former 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.

North Conway #1, NH – Jan 18 – 25, 2021

CoLeader:  Andrea Hospodar

717-832-1354
ahospodar10@comcast.net

Co Leader:  Nancy Borremans

717-314-9864
nancyborr43@gmail.com

Lodging: 7 nights

Trip Capacity: 13 -18 depending on number of singles

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 15, 2020

Total Cost: $350 per person

Balance Due: January 1, 2021

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 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.  For a day off, there are plenty of outlet stores and quaint shops in town, as well as two cool museums:  the weather museum sponsored by Mt. Washington Observatory, and a new (2 years old) ski museum.

Come enjoy the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

South Londonderry, VT – Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2021

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Stine

717-471-6326
william.t.stine@gmail.com

Lodging: 7 nights

Capacity: 20

Deposit: $200 per person

Deposit due: October 15, 2020

Total Cost: $325 per person

Balance due: December 15, 2020

Note: This trip substitutes for the canceled Laurentians trip. People who made deposits for that trip will receive preference for being accepted on this trip in the order of this year’s lottery results for the Laurentians trip.

Our destination is southern Vermont. We will stay in a rented house in South Londonderry. The property is called "Vermont Farmhouse". The farmhouse sits on 80 acres of meadows and woods, set well back from the road. It has seven bedrooms with a mix of queen, full and single beds. Although there are two full baths, a couple of the bedrooms have sinks that should help alleviate pressure on the bathroom capacity. There is an updated, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room and a study. Two fireplaces add to the cozy atmosphere and there are two TVs, one with DIRECTV and the other set up for DVD's and internet streaming services. There is WiFi, washer & dryer and a no-fuss electric sauna house near the house. Oops … did I forget to mention the pool table?

Area ski venues include Viking Nordic Center, Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center and portions of Section 7 & Section 8 of the Catamont Trail (Probably other sections, too.) The owner also points out that guests often ski right on the property.

Nearby is a well-stocked Clark's Quality Foods IGA and Meulemans' Craft Draughts Beer Store is just a few minutes away. And, for the shoppers, Manchester with it's outlets is only thirty minutes away.

The cost of breakfasts and dinners, prepared by trip participants, are included in the price for the trip. Lunches are on your own. We may also choose to have dinner at a local restaurant or an “on your own” dinner on one or more nights. One recommended restaurant is Jake's in Londonderry which offers meals at reasonable prices.

Please join us for a delightful, 7-day week enjoying a “new to us” slice of legendary Vermont skiing!

Stowe, VT – Feb 1 – 5, 2021

Leaders:  Pam & Denny Dunn

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

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 24

Deposit: $100 per person

Deposit Due: December 1, 2020

Total Cost: $320 per person

Balance Due: January 1, 2021

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 WiFi and a game room that offers pool and table tennis.

All breakfasts and TWO dinners will be covered in the trip cost. The breakfasts and dinners will be a buffet 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 any of these two dinners at the Commodores, you will be responsible for the cost ($24 per person). 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 xc 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, Wiessner 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.

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!

Boonville #1, NY – Feb 5 – 8, 2021

Leaders:  Barb Sears

717-609-5015
searsbarb@centurylink.net

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 13

Deposit: $50 per person

Deposit Due: November 1, 2020

Total Cost: $240 per person

Balance Due: December 1, 2020

We will stay at the beautiful North Country Manor in Boonville, on the east side of Tug Hill. The Manor is a beautifully resorted mansion just outside of town. The rooms are beautifully decorated with period furnishings. All have private or semi private baths. There are big-screen TV’s and Wi-FI.

Breakfast is served each morning by our gracious and fun-loving host, Craig. We will eat 3 meals in with the help of great cook volunteers. Lunch is on your own.

Skiing opportunities abound of the east side of Tug Hill and are familiar to many of us. They include all time favorites, Carpenter Road, as well as the three FREE groomed trail systems operated by BREIA. There are also Confusion Flats, Whetstone Gulf State Park, Barnes Corners and others. You can also make the easy drive to Osceola to the new Tug Hill ski center.

If you are looking for great snow conditions, with lots of venues to keep you interested, this trip is for you. Our host, Craig, is one of the nicest innkeepers in the business, and you will feel right at home here!

Cazenovia, NY – Feb 8 – 12, 2021

Leaders: Bill Hoffman

717-560-3636
717-490-3839 (cell)
billhoffman47@gmail.com

Lodging:                4 nights

Trip Capacity:        10 people, may be expandable

Deposit:                 $150 per person

Deposit Due:          December 1, 2020

Total Cost:             $325 per person

Balance Due:         January 15, 2021

The Cazenovia trip returns by popular demand, expanded to four nights this year. 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 Wi-fi. 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 others at one of the good restaurants 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 here.

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.

Garnet Hill, NY – Feb 12 – 15, 2021

Leaders:  Jesse Jepsen

610-781-8143 (cell)
whaler52@hotmail.com

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 9 Maximum; 7 Minimum

Deposit: $160 per person

Deposit Due: November 15, 2020

Total Cost: $260 per person

Balance Due: December 15, 2020

Note: This trip runs on President’s Day Holiday Weekend, Friday to Monday

Several of us skied Garnet Hill on our own this past winter and were reminded of what a nice venue this is so we decided to return for a club trip in 2021 after a 4-year hiatus.  We’re staying in a charming Adirondack cabin located 1.5 miles from the GH main lodge and ski center.  This is the last of only 2 long weekend trips on the 2021 season calendar and it immediately precedes the Lake Placid Trip (1 ¾ hour’s drive further north).

Garnet Hill is at a relatively high elevation and has 55 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. On weekends a free shuttle bus runs several times daily to return you to the ski shop after cruising 2+ miles down gently winding scenic trails. GH offers a full service XC ski shop, rentals, lessons, snowshoeing and fat bike rentals. See https://www.garnet-hill.com/outdoor-center/winter-sports/ for trail maps and more info.

There are several back country ski trails nearby that club veterans have enjoyed in years past including Botheration Pond Ski Trail, Peaked Mountain Trail and The Raymond Brook Ski Trail (maps available). Gore Mountain is a large downhill ski area ~10 miles away where they recently put in a 4 km XC race loop at the base with snow making and night lights.

The cost of breakfasts and dinners prepared by trip members is included in the price for the trip.  Participants will vote on whether to change plans and dine out one evening (eg.The Log House Restaurant and Pub at the GH main lodge). Lunches are on your own: brown bag it or hit the ski shop’s new upstairs café now serving coffee, sandwiches and craft beer!

Legacy house” is a VRBO rental where it will be our first stay.  Pictures look nice; described as:a beautiful, secluded cabin featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 3 levels of living space including a Great Room (18 ft. cathedral ceiling) with River Rock Fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, large basement rec. room with TV, VCR, DVD Player, and a ping pong table...built in 2001.”  It also has 3 bunk beds on the lower basement level plus a 2nd floor sleep loft.  It appears that 8 or 9 participants is our comfort level.

Garnet Hill and this cabin are located near North River, NY. Slightly confusing is that you pass through North Creek a few miles before reaching the turn for GH at North River. It is a 6-7 hour drive from Central PA. Contact the trip leader with your questions and for further details, pictures and travel suggestions.

Lake Placid, NY – Feb 15 – 20, 2021

Leaders: Bill Hoffman

717-560-3636
717-490-3839 (cell)
billhoffman47@gmail.com

Lodging: 5 nights

Trip Capacity:  15 people, possibly more

Deposit: $200 per person

Deposit Due: December 1, 2020

Total Cost: $475 per person

Balance Due: January 15, 2021

This popular trip returns to the large house we have used for the past two years, 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 not trail fees where imposed. The house is beautifully furnished with two almost restaurant-level kitchens, working fireplace, WiFi and a hot tub. Most of the bedrooms have private baths.

North Conway #2, NH – Feb 20 – 27, 2021

Leaders:  Nancy Kauhl

717-582-2562
kauhlbbh@pa.net

Lodging:                7 nights

Trip Capacity:        12 maximum

Deposit:                 $200 per person

Deposit Due:          December 1, 2020

Total Cost:             $500 per person

Balance Due:         January 8, 2021

We are again offering a second opportunity to ski in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We will be staying in condos at Stonehurst Manor (603-356-3113) at 3351 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16), North Conway, NH.  We will be staying in two three-bedroom condos located just north of the town.  The condos are comfortable and well equipped for meal prep and relaxation after skiing.  Each unit has 2 ½ baths, a laundry area, 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.  Trip cost includes breakfasts and dinners for 6 nights prepared by participants.  For the meal the other night there are plenty of good restaurants in the area.  Participants are responsible for lunches on the trails, but some of the venues have lunch items available for purchase.

There are numerous ski venues to choose from.  The closest to the condo is Whitaker Woods, and the farthest drive is about 45 minutes.  Bear Notch, Bretton Woods, Jackson XC Center, and Great Glen offer wonderfully groomed trails.  All have reasonable trail fees.  Backcountry trails abound on ungroomed public trails; several outfitter ski shops in the area can provide maps and give advice on trails that suit a group’s needs.  There are plenty of outlet stores and quaint shops in town, as well as a cool weather museum sponsored by Mt. Washington Observatory and a branch of the New England Ski Museum.

Eustis, ME – Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2021

Leaders:  Bill & Sandy Stine

717-471-6326
william.t.stine@gmail.com

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 9

Deposit: $120 per person

Deposit Due: January 1, 2021

Total Cost: $240 per person

Balance Due: February 1, 2021

“Where the heck and why the heck Eustis, Maine?” you ask.

Where? Eustis is in western Maine on the south west shore of the 20,300-acre Flagstaff Lake.

Why? It is ten miles from the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, home to the largest Nordic center in the state with 90 KM of groomed trails.  It is also just 25 miles from Rangeley Lakes Trail Center, nestled at the base of Saddleback Mountain with its own 55 KM of secluded, scenic ski trails.  Oh, and, did I mention that it’s also at the southern end of the trails of Maine Huts and Trails?

We’ll be staying in a five bedroom home in Eustis, away from the rush and expense of the Sugarbush high rent district.  While tiny, Eustis and the nearby village of Stratton boast several popular restaurants, each with its own unique pub for an après ski kickback.  You could even make plans to return for the annual “Get Useless in Eustis” event!

We will share the duties of preparing our own breakfasts and dinners.  Lunches are on your own.

Several club members have skied these venues and they are wonderful.  Join us!

Craftsbury #2, VT – Mar 1 – 5, 2021

Leaders:  Martha McGraw

717-497-4899
marthamcgraw@gmail.com

Lodging:                4 nights

Trip Capacity:        12

Deposit:                 $150 per person

Deposit Due:          January 3, 2021

Total Cost:             $385 per person

Balance Due:         February 18, 2021

NOTE: This trip runs concurrently with the Boonville #2 trip.

Are you tired of the weekend crowds?  Interested in enjoying skiing where the Olympians ski, at midweek pricing?  Then this trip is for you. This will be the second time the club will be offering this trip in March. But since March is Vermont’s snowiest month, there should be plenty of snow at this Northern Vermont location.

Some details about the trip:

  • It’s a full day’s drive to Craftsbury, but if you drive part way the day before 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 large trail system at Craftsbury and it connects with the Catamount Trail which extends from the Massachusetts border to Canada. There are also snowshoe trails and ice skating available.
  • Ski rentals, skiing lessons, and snowshoes are available at the ski center.
  • Accommodations are similar to a dorm room, with two twin beds, and restrooms/showers on each floor.
  • The package includes three all-you-care-to-eat meals a day. Meals are served buffet style, with seating at large tables in the dining room. They include plenty of wholesome cooked from scratch food with great desserts. Vermont is home to a strong local food culture and Craftsbury makes good use of local products. Vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements are easily accommodated.
  • You are welcome to bring wine or beer to dinner.
  • Some items of clothing, toiletries, wine, snacks and souvenirs are available for sale in the office.
  • Informal hallway happy hour is a club tradition. Feel free to bring snacks with you to share.
  • It’s a long drive if your needs exceed those that can be found at the General Store. Many of us bring what we need from home or buy along the way. Once at Craftsbury there is no real need to drive anywhere. Most of the time our cars sit in the Craftsbury parking lot till it’s time to leave.
  • Craftsbury is a world-class cross country ski center with old-fashioned hospitality.
Boonville #2, NY – Mar 2 – 6, 2021

Leaders:  Bill & Sandy Stine

717-471-6326
william.t.stine@gmail.com

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 14

Deposit: $50 per person

Deposit Due: January 1, 2021

Total Cost: $330 per person

Balance Due: February 1, 2021

NOTE: This trip runs concurrently with the Craftsbury #2 trip.

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 decorated with period furnishings. All have private or semi-private baths. There are big-screen TVs in the living and dining rooms and WiFi everywhere. The living room is furnished with comfortable furniture and good reading lights.

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 have chili & salad on our first night, order pizza & 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 trail 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 to the new Tug Hill Ski Center.  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!

Rocky Point, Inlet, NY – Mar 6 – 10, 2021

Leaders: Mike & Pam McMullen

717-215-7066 (Mike)
717-729-7995 (Pam)
mcmullen.pamela@gmail.com

Lodging:  4 nights

Trip capacity: 12 people, expandable for 6 more

Deposit:  $200 per person

Deposit Due: January 1, 2021

Total Cost: $400 per person

Balance Due: February 1, 2021

It’s Rocky Point Resort again as we bookend the Kick ‘n Glider’s 2021 season. A 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 two 3-bedroom condos for a Saturday through Wednesday trip.

Assuming it will be open, we’re planning for Saturday night dinner at the Old Mill, with preparation of dinner each night thereafter being a shared effort. Each night’s dinner is hosted by the residents of one of the condos, with the other condo assembling there.

Reviewing the NOAA snow cover maps going back it seems very likely we’ll have a good snow cover 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, to the gentle slopes of two nearby golf courses with groomed trails, to the wonderful groomed trails of the Woodcraft Camp, which also offers night skiing. There are also more challenging woodland and back country trails, including those at McCauley Mountain. This trip may offer more and more varied skiing venues than almost any other trip.

Après-ski we often use the pool and hot tub back at the resort to relax tired muscles and gather later for the traditional hors d'oeuvres.

The trip includes four nights lodging, three dinners with the group, four breakfasts and linens and towels. Bring trail snacks and lunch fixings for yourself 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 dryers.

The Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge is a great place to find excellent season-end bargains, replace worn-out equipment or buy that “got-to-have” item.

The trip to Inlet is about a 6-hour drive from the Harrisburg area and, as a bonus, Inlet is only a 4½ hour drive from the Craftsbury #2 trip (but note that you will have to spend a night enroute on your own) and only an hour drive from the Boonville #2 trip.

Trip Sign-Up and Payment Procedures

  • The full, published deposit amount by the Deposit Due date is required to make a reservation.
  • To register for a ski trip, send the required deposit to the treasurer (Kick ‘n Gliders, Box 1353, Mechanicsburg, 17055). You cannot register for ski trips through the trip leader; therefore, do not send payments to trip leaders!
  • Make your checks payable to Kick ‘n Gliders. Making payments for multiple trips on a single check is fine, but please add a breakdown of the amount to credit to each trip. Show the addition you used to come up with the amount on the check. When errors occur, your breakdown will help to pin-point them.
  • Please note that two trips to several venues are offered this year. If you are submitting a deposit for either of these trips, please indicate clearly which of the two trips your deposit is for. The Treasurer cannot read your mind.
  • You are responsible for getting the total cost of the trip to the club’s PO Box one week prior to the trip. The club does not send out bills, so it’s up to you.
  • Do not mail your final payment during the week before the ski trip as it will be sitting in the Post Office when we need it to close out the trip’s finances.
  • When you buy groceries or purchase trail passes for the club, please submit receipts to the Treasurer (or Trip Leader) in an envelope. Please include a total for your grocery and ski pass expenses on the envelope along with your name and the trip for which the expenses were incurred. Submitting a handful of receipts with items which do not involve the Kick ‘n Gliders crossed out creates unhappiness for the Treasurer. If you purchase trail passes for the club, note on the receipt the names of those for whom the ski passes were purchased (including yourself, if applicable).
  • If you have no receipt, include an estimate of your costs to the Treasurer. Please request reimbursement for all your expenses for the group as donating food prompts others to do the same and creates a chain reaction. On the other hand, if you buy more groceries than are needed for your meal, please only charge the club for the portion used. And remember, leftovers belong to the club and should be distributed to those on the ski trip.
  • Contact Trip Leaders for further details on a trip.
  • Trip finance policy is detailed on our Finances Policy page. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we are making an exception to the club policy, that allows us to cancel our reservations with little or no penalty prior to the start of our reservation if official recommendations or restrictions issued by federal or state governments would prevent us from running our trip. If it is decided to hold a trip and you are uncomfortable participating because of COVID-19, let the trip leader and treasurer know as soon as possible. In this case, it may not be possible to return your deposit.
  • 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!