New Hampshire Ski Club

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    • 24 Feb 2024
    • 4 Mar 2024
    • Selva Val Gardena, IT, and Venice, IT
    • 0
    • (NOTE: Registrations via mail only. Please read all details carefully.)

    • The Dolomites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Southern Tyrol area of the Northern Italian Alps. The mountain scenery is breathtaking. The vast connected Dolomites ski resort with the famous Sella Ronda is served by more than 200 lifts, trams, and gondolas. Val Gardena, located in the heart of the Dolomites, is known for its supreme snowmaking and groomed-to-perfection slopes to smooth out any fluctuations in natural snowfall. We’ll be based in the city of Selva Di Val Gardena, the perfect central location to access all the resorts around the Sella Ronda. The Tyrolian culture is endearing, the architecture and landscape are beautiful, and the regional wine offerings are plentiful.

      What may set this apart from other ski trips is the food. You’ll be treated to delicious, voluminous Southern Tyrolian breakfasts and dinners with an Austrian influence and a hint of Italy. Huts on the mountains offer incredible lunches in intimate settings. Wine lovers will love the locally sourced selections. Apres ski is a blast. There’s shopping and night life, too. Ski shops are within walking distance for rentals and repairs.

      We’ll be staying at Hotel Antares with lots of amenities, including indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, and more with a great location downtown just a short walk to/from the lift.

      In Venice we’ll be staying at Hotel Santa Ciara at the center of Venice’s transportation hub, right on the canal.

       For this trip the NH Ski Club offers:

    8 nights lodging (Overnight flight on Saturday, Feb 24, checking in Feb 25 checking out Monday, March 4.)
      • Double occupancy only. No single rooms available at Hotel Antares.
      • Lift tickets not included. Participants will need to purchase Ikon Pass or Dolomites SuperSki pass.
      • Flights from Boston to Innsbruck, then Venice to Boston.
      • Shuttle to/from Selva di Val Gardena.
      • 2-day water bus pass in Venice.
      • ½ day walking or boat tour in Venice (optional, additional fee).
      • Full day in Venice free for touring or optional side trip to Verona (mini-Rome) via train.
    Meals at Hotel Antares include:
      • Buffet breakfast.
      • Warm soup from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Dinner with a varied menu of entrees, appetizer and salad buffet.
      • Every week a traditional Southern Tyrolean dinner.
    Meals at Venice:
      • Full breakfast.

    Cost: Full trip: $3,075.00 pp/do. For those skipping Venice, return March 2: $2,575.00 pp/do. Flights on British Airways.

    (NOTE: Register button intentionally disabled. Registration is by mail only.)

    NHSC Dolomites Registration Form-2024 w Air.pdf (Download PDF)

    • IMPORTANT SIGN-UP INFORMATION:

    • If no roommate name is indicated, Trip Leader will assign roommates based on gender and trip choice. We recommend using the NHSC Facebook Group to identify roommates prior to registration. 
    • All rooms are double occupancy. Hotel Antares does not offer single occupancy rooms.
    • No seat upgrades will be available for air travel. You will be assigned seats by the airline. Preferences cannot be accommodated.
    • Read the NH Ski Club Cancellation policy. If you need to cancel after the grace period, we will do our best to help you find a substitute from the waiting list. We highly encourage trip insurance (this is a list of options) as we cannot guarantee a refund, and you will be responsible for all name change fees in the event of a substitution.

    COSTS:

    Full 9-day trip cost per person, double occupancy: $3,075.00 with airfare.

    Shorter 7-day trip (no Venice) per person, double occupancy: $2,575.00 with airfare.

    $750 per person deposit due with registration form.   

    Balance due November 1, 2023.

    Checks payable to NH Ski Club. Mail with completed form to:

    Marcia Morgan, 18 Rosemont St, Manchester, NH 03102

    Questions? Call or email marciadmorgan@gmail.com Cell: 603-785-8671 

    Trip Leader: Marcia Morgan (Who skied here in 2019, and hiked/biked here in 2015.) Co-Leader: Jayne King


    • 6 Mar 2024
    • 19:00 - 20:30
    • Chunky's Cinema Pub (Manchester) and Zoom
    Register

    Wednesday, 6 March 2024

    At Chunky's Cinema Pub and via Zoom, 7pm start

    707 Huse Rd, Manchester, NH 03103

    Change up for the March Meeting. Because several of us will be away at the Sugarbush trip we are moving the regular monthly meeting up a week.  Please plan to come to Chunky’s Wednesday March 6.  For location, food and drink information, Chunky's website is here.  We'll offer the Zoom options for those who cannot attend in person. But we look forward to visiting with everyone who can make it to Chunky’s.

    Note: We will post the Zoom link when it is set up and confirmed.

    You've heard our pitch to REGISTER for the meeting ahead of time, here, making it easy for you to win door prizes and let us/Chunky's know how many will order food.  As you know, nearly everyone needs more help, so help them out...they want to serve you.  MORE: At each meeting, for in-person attendees, we're offering special drawing for 2 to win $25 Chunky's gift cards.  On arrival, check in at Chunky's ticket counter, write your name on the paper ticket they give you and drop it the basket at our own check-in table. 

    Stick around to the end for raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing (Chunky's gift cards and 50/50 for in-person attendees only).


    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 17:00 - 20:30
    • Franconia Notch NH
    Register

    Winter Moonlight hike to the AMC's Lonesome Lake Hut

    Saturday, March 9, 2024  5pm - 8:30pm

    Cost .. $0  (There is no cost, just need to show up.)

    Where to Meet:...In the trailhead parking area at the Lafayette Place Campground  at 5pm.  The parking area is located on the Southbound side of Rte 93.  There is a larger parking area directly across Rte 93 on the Northbound side (Bridal Path/Falling Waters Parking lot connected by a tunnel under the highway.  There is log cabin visitor information building next to the parking area.  The trip leader(s) will be gathering in that vicinity.  Recommend arriving at least 1/2 hour early to prepare and be ready to hike by 5pm.

    The hike will take place if  the weather is clear or snowing...the hike will be cancelled if it is raining.  Hikers will use their own judgement regarding driving conditions to decide to participate or not. 

    NOTE: By far, the hardest part of this hike will be getting your gear together and getting yourself in the car and actually driving there...even if it's on a clear sunny afternoon.  After noontime, energy and enthusiasm fades fast in the winter.  If you can overcome the temptation to cancel on the day of the hike...you will be sure to have a great time on the hike and perhaps join fellow hikers who typically head to the nearby Woodstock Inn and Brewery after the hike for a properly chilled odd beverage.  I recommend finding a buddy to ride with and share the driving.

    Lonesome Lake Trail...The trail is 1.5 miles from the trail start to the hut along an easy to moderate grade.  The round trip hike time including stops, takes about 3 hours.  The hut is open year round and there is usually a wood stove burning in the evening.  The hut is amply lit with solar powered LED lights.  The hut makes available, snack bars and hot drinks to all visiting hikers for a small fee.

    After a stop at the hut, the hikers will continue the hike around the backside of Lonesome Lake completing the short loop hike circling the Lake before heading back down.  (IMHO: The lake loop is one of the most interesting parts of the hike.)

    2023 Moonlight Hiker Group

    What to bring:

    Dress in Warm layers..Wear layers that can be removed and stashed in your backpack while going up and then put back on for the colder descent down the trail.   Avoid wearing any cotton clothing as it will not dry out and can make you feel even colder.

    Bathrooms...Typical hiking trail bathroom practices apply while hiking along the trail.  Also, There are unheated pit toilets available at the hut.

    Water...Bring water in an insulated bottle or buried in the middle of your pack to keep from freezing.  There is drinking water available at the hut.

    Flashlights...Due to the lunar schedule or clouds, there could be very limited lighting, so headlamps will be required.  (NOTE: Cell phone flashlight are unreliable in the cold and should not be used in place of headlamps.)

    TRACTION DEVICES...Recommend wearing micro-spikes worn over your insulated hiking boots.  Snowshoes are a good second option if you do not have Micro-spikes.  The trail will be slippery and most likely snow covered with hidden patches of ice. 

    Gloves...A couple of pairs of gloves are good to bring.  Lightweight breathable gloves for climbing and warmer insulated gloves for the descent.  Avoid gloves labeled "waterproof" as they tend to not let the warm vapor escape from your hands and will eventually cause gloves to become damp and cold.

    Head Gear....Hats, earmuffs, hooded jacket,  headbands or a combination of these to adapt to changing climbing conditions, level walking or descending.

    Boots....Wear Insulated hiking boots or heavy duty hiking boots with an extra layer of insulated socks.  Lightweight trail runner boots are not recommended and don't work well with snowshoe bindings or micro spikes

    Walking Sticks...Though not always needed in the summer, trek poles or ski poles work well for winter hikes on snowy and icy trails.

    Group Winter Hiking Safe Practices...There is always a mix of experienced and newbies on these winter hikes.  To keep it safe and fun for all, we employ a trail leader position that will always be in the lead of the pack and assign a trail sweep (usually myself) that stragglers can keep company with.  We always stop at all trail junctions to make sure everyone goes the same way.  Our practice is to hike a slower more steady pace with multiple breaks to catch our breath, adjust layers and let the lead hikers regroup with the slower hikers. As a trail sweep, I will not let anyone fall behind and if for some reason a hiker cannot finish the climb, I will assign a new trail sweep and then descend and accompany any tired hikers on a safe journey back down to their car.

    A note about bringing our favorite dogs on the Hike...We love dogs and dogs are allowed on the National Forest trails..BUT, here are a few reasons we discourage bringing dogs on this winter night group hike. 

    1) The narrow trails and hikers wearing sharp micro spikes don't mix well with doggie paws.  OUCH!

    2) The AMC does not allow dogs in any of their mountain huts (including therapy dogs).  

    3) This is winter night hiking and it is very cold at elevation and dogs are not allowed in AMC huts no matter how cold they might be.  The dog owner must wait outside with the dog during the group visit time at the hut. 

    SEE YOU IN THE WOODS!

    Tom Cronin

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 15 Mar 2024
    • Sugarbush, Vermont
    Registration is closed

    The club will return to Sugarbush with a mid-week trip this coming winter!  The 4,000 acre resort in the heart of Vermont averages 250 inches of snow annually and offers 2,600 vertical feet of skiing on two peaks with 111 trails, 4 terrain parks and 28 wooded areas all served by 16 lifts.  Accommodations will be at The Lodge at Lincoln Peak (formerly the Sugarbush Inn), which was fully renovated this past summer. 

    Price:   $686.00pp double occupancy   ($403pp double occupancy with IKON)

    Please complete the Sugarbush Trip App and send with your deposit

    Deposit $343 due by 10/20/2023. Balance due by 12/15/2023

    Make checks payable to NH Ski Club. Mail with completed form to: Bruce Dyke,   61 Highland Dr, Chichester, NH 03258.

    Contact Bruce directly with any questions at 603-289-4420 or bruced@tds.net.

    Package includes:

    •     Two night’s accommodations
    •    Three full-day, full-mountain lift tickets
    •    Two hot buffet breakfasts
    •    One club buffet dinner hosted at the Castlerock Pub (private event room)
    •    Complementary parking at the Lodge with shuttle service to the mountain
    •    Complimentary access to Sugarbush Health & Raquet Club
    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 17:00
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 17:00
    • Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, ME
    • 5



    2024 NH Ski Club Sugarloaf Ski Weekend 

    Registration is Closed.

    Contact Cindy to be added to the Waitlist


    Trip Leader: Cindy Jenson

    cindylou262@gmail.com

    (207) 314-5748


    Dates March 22-24 (Add on March 21 available)


    Sugarloaf Info: There used to be a sign on the Superquad that stated the snowiest months, in order, at Sugarloaf were: #1 March, #2 April, #3 February, so don’t discount a late season trip. The snow-making capacity has increased and Sugarloaf groomers are some of the best and are amazing at keeping as much skiable terrain open as possible. I have personally skied well into May including Mother’s Day on more than one occasion.



    Stats: Summit 4237', tallest winter resort, 2nd tallest mountain in Maine

    The snowfields are the only lift serviced above tree line skiing in the East

    Vertical 2820', 1360 developed skiable acres.

    176 Trails/Glades

    22% Green

    32% Blue

    25% Black Diamonds

    21% Double Black Diamonds

    15 lifts

    Longest trail: 3.5 miles


    New this year!

    The West Mountain Expansion with a new lift and new terrain.

    Come check out the new Bucksaw Express.  

    See what to expect: https://www.sugarloaf2030.com/west-mountain-expansion



    Ski OptionsSugarloaf is an Ikon Mountain/Boyne Resort

    If you don't have a pass, you must choose the days you want to ski as the rates are different depending on which days you ski.

    Thursday and/or Friday $49/day

    Saturday $79

    Sunday $59



    Lodging Options: Friday and Saturday with option to add Thursday (need to know when we book) All prices include Friday and Saturday Activities.


    Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel:




    3. Superior Queen (two beds)

    $559.50 PP double occupancy (Th-Sat nights)



    Breakfast Buffet available for $21/day



    Activities:


    If you arrive on Thursday, activities are on your own. Some great options include Tufulios, Hugs Restaurant, the Bag, the Rack, the Widowmaker or take a little drive up to Stratton and enjoy a gourmet farm to table dinner at The Coplin Dinner House.


    Social Activities:

    Friday 5-7 PM: Welcome Gathering (Details to Follow)

    Saturday: 6-8 PM Cocktails followed by Buffet Dinner including 2 drinks plus drawings and giveaways. Cash Bar available throughout dinner


    Cost for Friday and Saturday activities only: $ 118


    In addition to alpine skiing there are also opportunities for snow shoeing, fat biking and cross country skiing at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center also known for their amazing Café food.


    In order to register, you must send in a registration form with a deposit.



    Please print Registration Form and 

    make checks payable to NH Ski Club and mail to:

    Cindy Jenson

    37 Ladds Way Unit 102, Epping, NH 03042


    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 19:00 - 23:00
    • The Sweeney Post American Legion 251 Maple Street Manchester, NH
    Register

    Times have changed. 

    Spring Slushbomb!

    It's time to gather to greet our old & new ski club members along with guests.  We are gona have a good time!

    "Beach Day - Fun in the Sun!."

    Increase happiness being with friends and meeting new ones!

          The Raging Rockaholics are a 5 piece band from Southern New Hampshire playing upbeat rock-n-roll from many decades.  They are a fun high energy band playing classic to contemporary hits keeping you skiers on your feet begging for more!   Come dance the night away. Will you be ready to Limbo?  How low can you go?

    When:  Saturday Night - Saturday, April  27, 2024 

    Time:  7:00 - 11:00pm

    Where: The Sweeney Post American Legion 251 Maple Street Manchester, NH 

    Food:  Appetizers, Lasagna Dinner/Salad/Garlic Bread served 7pm-8pm.

    Parking:  Plenty of parking available at the Sweeney Post.

    Liquid Libation:  Cheap - reasonable drink costs at their bar.

    Slushbomb Tickets:  $20.00

    $20.00 payment with CASH, or Checks made out the "NH Ski Club".

    Purchase Tickets: 

    1. Prepay   At 3/06 (note new date) &/or 4/10 Monthly Meetings – Ticket issued.                                     Guaranteed appetizers/food.                                              2. Prepay    Prior to Friday, 4/19 Snail Mail to:  Nancy Keenom Caron                                   1465 Hooksett Road Unit #1016  Hooksett , NH  03106-1821                               Tickets to be picked up at the door 4/27/2024.                                                        Guaranteed appetizers/food.                                                                 3.  Pay at the door    Tickets picked up at the door - 4/27/2024                                                 Not Guaranteed – appetizers/food.  Pre-pay eat 1st.

      Bring your Ticket(s) to the event!  They become raffle tickets at the check in.

    REGISTER On-line

    1.  ALL NHSC Members need to Register on-line that you are attending, Please!        Do not sign up a member as your guest.                                                          2.  If you are bringing a guest, send their name(s) to Nancy KC via email:                nhskiclubnkc@gmail.com.  Guests will be added to the attending list.          

    Admission Tickets become your raffle ticket when deposited in the raffle bin the night of the event.                                    

    Debby Schelzel and Nancy KC, Organizers


    • 22 Feb 2025
    • 1 Mar 2025
    • Telluride Colorado
    • 23
    Register

    New Hampshire Ski Club Presents

    2025 Telluride CO Ski Trip - $2295

    Trip Includes:

    7 nights lodging @ the Bear Creek Condos (Slope side)

    7 -3 bedroom 3 bath King Bed, Split King and Split King

    7 -4 bedroom 4 bath King Bed, King Bed , Split King and Split King

    Airfare from Boston to Montrose, CO

    Bus to and from Montrose airport (tip included)

    2 club parties

    Single supplement is $3,445.00

     (EPIC pass)

    EPIC Pass Price not included.  $50 discount toward trip if purchased through travel agent. Please check EPIC pass details on their website.

      Amenities:

      • Access to slope - Use of the Lower Village Bypass run and a semi-private lift provides access to the slopes within minutes.

      • Free shuttle to anywhere in Mountain Village.
      • Fitness Center.
      • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs.
      • Outdoor heated pool.
      • Full kitchen
      • High speed wireless internet
      • Fireplace
      • Laundry in each unit
      • Ski storage
      • Gas grill
      Telluride Once Dubbed “To-Hell- You- Ride”
      • San Juan Mountains 4,425vertical feet, 2,000 acres of terrain,
      • 148 trails,
      • 19 lifts, 2 high speed gondolas and 8 high speed quads
      • BASE ELEVATION 8,750 ft.
      • SUMMIT ELEVATION:  12,515 ft.
      • TYPES OF TRAILS: Beginner 23%, Intermediate 36%, Advanced 41%
      • LIFTS: 8 Lifts Total: 1 6 passenger gondola, 1 high-speed quads, 1 high speed triple, 1 quad, 2 double chairs, 2 secondary lifts.


      Selecting register on the website does not register you for the trip.  You must complete the registration form and send your check.  Due date is June 1 2024 with a deposit of $600 not to be postmarked before June 1 2024.  Form to be posted within the upcoming weeks.

     New Hampshire Ski Club.

    P.O. Box 6072, Manchester, NH 03108

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