2016 PATC Ski Touring Section Ski FAIR
Join the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club’s Ski Touring Section as we kick off the coming season with our annual Ski Fair. Whether you’re looking for basic information about cross country skiing or gear, want to know more about local destina-tions, or are interested in joining one of our regional or out-of-area trips, you’ll find it on
Saturday, November 5, 2016 between 12:30-4:30 at the PATC offices, 118 Park Street in Vienna, VA (directions below).
Listen to presentations from experienced skiers and trip leaders. Buy or swap for used cross country ski equipment at the Fair.
Consider yourself a Nord-wannabe? No problem! You can take lessons at many of the Ski Touring Centers at our destinations. Bring your checkbook to sign up for trips and begin or renew your membership.
Bring healthy and not-so healthy snacks to share. (For last-minute shoppers, there’s a Giant 2 blocks north (RT 128 and Branch Road SE) and a Whole Foods (across Park Street). STS will provide cof-fee, tea and sodas. Enjoy talks on ski gear, ski destinations and score some bargains on used ski gear while you’re at it.
WHERE: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) headquarters at 118 Park Street, Vienna, VA 22180 [less than a block south of the inter-section of Park & Maple Sts. (VA Rt.123) in Vienna]
By Car: Once you find the intersection of Interstate 66 and Interstate 495 (alias the Washington Beltway), take the Nutley Street North (VA Rt. 243) exit just outside the Beltway. Go north just over 1 mile passing two traffic lights. When you get to the third light, turn right onto Route 123 (alias Maple
Avenue). Continue in the right-hand lane for about ¾ mile or count traffic lights. When you reach the fourth light, turn right onto Park Street. The PATC headquarters is the second building on the left, a red brick two-story structure with parking in front. There is ample parking in the area.