Extended Trips

We are now accepting deposits for the 2020 season’s 14 trips.

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 25, 2019.  A lottery, as needed, will be held on August 13, 2019.  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.
  • 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 Finances Policy 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 #1 - Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

Leader: David LeRoy and Nancy Kauhl

717-582-2562
dhlbbh@pa.net

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 28 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 20, 2019

Total Cost: $430 per person

Balance Due: December 16, 2019

Join us in northern Vermont for a laid-back New Year’s celebration and some terrific skiing. Craftsbury is a world-class center created to serve Cross Country 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. The trip cost includes trail passes. 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, a suite that accommodates three people and a cabin that accommodates three 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 Pennsylvania 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 whole time we are there.

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

Boonville, NY #1 - Jan 10 - 13, 2020

Leader: Barb Sears

717-609-5015
searsbarb@centurylink.net

Lodging: 3 nights
Capacity: 14
Deposit: $50 per person
Deposit Due: November 1 2019
Total Cost: $230 per person
Balance Due: December 1, 2019

We will stay at the beautiful North Country Manor in Boonville NY, on the east side of Tug Hill. The Manor is a beautifully 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 like French toast, fruit salad, southwest egg bake and other yummy options. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available all day. We will eat 3 meals in, and plan one of those nights for pizza. 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. You can also 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 challenging ones available too.

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 - Jan 14 - 17, 2020

Leader: Bill Hoffman

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

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 10 people, may be expandable

Deposit: $125 per person

Deposit Due: November 1, 2019

Total Cost: $250 per person

Balance Due: December 15, 2019

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 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 other at one of the 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.

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, NY #1 - Jan 17 - 20, 2020

Leader: Peg Hampton

717-805-3593 (cell)
pham608238@comcast.net

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 16 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 13, 2019

Total Cost: $340 per person

Balance Due: January 3, 2020

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. 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 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, 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.

Lake Placid, NY - Jan 20 - 25, 2020

Leader: Bill Hoffman

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

Lodging: 5 nights

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

Deposit: $250 per person

Deposit Due: November 1, 2019

Total Cost: $475 per person

Balance Due: December 15, 2019

This popular trip returns to the larger house we had last year, 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 no trail fees where imposed.

Stowe, VT - Jan 26 - 31, 2020

Leader: Pam & Denny Dunn

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

Lodging: 5 nights

Capacity: 24

Deposit: $100 per person

Deposit Due: Nov 20, 2019

Total Cost: $390 per person

Balance Due: Dec 20, 2019

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, of course, and a game room 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 three 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 three 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 with dining menu 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!

North Conway, NH #1 - Jan 31 – Feb 8, 2020

Leader: Andrea Hospodar

717-832-1354
ahospodar10@comcast.net

Lodging: 8 nights

Trip Capacity: 16-18 depending on number of singles

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 15, 2019

Total Cost: $385 per person

Balance Due: $235 by January 1, 2020

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.  We are able to ski right out our condo doors or drive a ½ hour to 45 minutes  where you will find numerous ski venues to choose from: Bear Notch, Bretton Woods, Jackson XC Center, and Great Glen, which 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 9 - 13, 2020

Leader: Tom Hoober

717-413-9115
trhoober1@gmail.com

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 18 Maximum 12 minimum

Deposit: $100 per person

Deposit Due: December 15, 2019

Total Cost: $270 per person

Balance Due: January 2, 2020

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 and taverns.

The area has a number of fine ski venues including Carter's 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 and Wildcat (40 minutes away) and Attitash (50 minutes) are close by.

We will be staying in the 10 room Chapman Inn which is at 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 also at least two 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. Internet is available for free. Towels and linens are provided.

We are in discussions with Maine Mineral and Gem Museum of Bethel to make a presentation the evening of Monday or Tuesday of our visit by gemologist Miles Felch. Another evening we are contemplating a card game called Oh Heck or a trivia night.

Trip costs include four nights, four Inn-prepared hot breakfasts, two club-prepared dinners and skiing at Gould Academy for free during our stay.

Come join us for the Club’s fourth trip to Bethel Maine.

Laurentians, Quebec, CA - Feb 13 - 20, 2020

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Stine

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

Lodging: 7 nights

Capacity: 20

Deposit: $180 per person

Deposit due: October 15, 2019

Total Cost: $360 per person

Balance Due: December 15, 2019

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

We’re returning to the Laurentians for the thirteenth year in a row. And we’re again staying in The Great Chalet in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. This new-to-us place was a great hit last year.

The Laurentians are our 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 in the price of the trip.)

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, 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 that Canada’s legendary Laurentian Mountains have to offer!

Pulaski, NY #2 - Feb 20 - 23, 2020

Leader: Peg Hampton

717-805-3593 (cell)
pham608238@comcast.net

Lodging: 3 nights

Trip Capacity: 10 people

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: November 13, 2019

Total Cost: $340 per person

Balance Due: February 10, 2020

Note: This trip runs Thursday to Sunday.

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 Friday and Saturday 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 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, 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.

North Conway, NH #2 - Feb 23 - 28, 2020

Leader: Nancy Kauhl

717-582-2562
kauhlbbh@pa.net

Lodging: 5 nights

Trip Capacity: 12 maximum

Deposit: $120 per person

Deposit Due: December 1, 2019

Total Cost: $275 per person

Balance Due: January 8, 2020

This year we are 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 4 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 is also a selection of great downhill skiing for those amongst us who like to mix things up. There are plenty of outlet stores and quaint shops in town, as well as a cool weather museum sponsored by Mt. Washington Observatory.

Inlet, NY - Feb 28 - Mar 2/3, 2020

Leaders: Mike & Pam McMullen

717-215-7066 (M cell)
717-730-6073 (home)
mcmullen.pamela@gmail.com

4-Night version of trip: February 28 - March 3
Lodging: 4 nights
Trip Capacity: 12 people, expandable
Deposit: $200 per person
Deposit Due: January 1, 2020
Total Cost: $400 per person
Balance Due: February 1, 2020

3-Night version of trip: February 28 - March 2
Lodging: 3 nights
Trip Capacity: 6 maximum people
Deposit: $150 per person
Deposit Due: January 1, 2020
Total Cost: $300 per person
Balance Due: February 1, 2020

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

We’re back at the Rocky Point Resort once again. 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 two 3-bedroom condos for a Friday through Tuesday weekend trip. However, should there be sufficient interest from those wanting a 3-day option, we can explore getting a third condo.

As in recent years, we’re planning for Friday night dinner at the Five Points Cafe. The preparation of dinner each night thereafter is a shared effort. Each night’s dinner is hosted by the residents of one of the condos, with the other condo 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, the gentle slopes of two nearby golf courses with groomed trails, and the wonderful groomed trails of the newly opened Woodcraft Camp. There are also more challenging woodland and back country trails. 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 to the Craftsbury #2 trip which overlaps Inlet (4-night option) by one day.

Craftsbury, VT #2 - Mar 2 - 6, 2020

Leader: Martha McGraw

717-497-4899
marthamcgraw@gmail.com

Lodging: 4 nights

Trip Capacity: 12

Deposit: $150 per person

Deposit Due: January 3, 2020

Total Cost: $385 per person

Balance Due: February 18, 2020

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 first 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 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 food cooked from scratch 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, NY #2 - Mar 6 - 10, 2020

Leaders: Bill & Sandy Stine

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

Lodging: 4 nights

Capacity: 14

Deposit: $50 per person

Deposit Due: January 1, 2020

Total Cost: $310 per person

Balance Due: February 1, 2020

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 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!