The Ski Touring Section's Annual Ski Fair!


When : Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:30-4:30
Where: PATC Headquarters, 118 Park Street, Vienna, VA (Directions below)

 

It’s been a long hot summer, and maybe you’ve caught yourself gazing longingly at your skis, dreaming of the cool seasons ahead. You are not alone! 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 destinations, or interested in joining one of our many regional or out-of-area trips, you’ll find it on Saturday, November 4, 12:30-4:30 at the PATC offices, 118 Park Street in Vienna, VA (directions below).

Catch up with old friends and new and be among the first to sign up for trips scheduled from December 2017 through March 2018. STS trips are a travel bargain, fun, friendly and led by members with years of experience.  Consider yourself a Nord-wannabe? No problem! We have learn-to-ski trips designed just for you.

 

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, 118 Park Street, Vienna, VA 22180 [directly in front of the Safeway which itself is on the corner of Park & Maple Sts. (VA Rt.123) in Vienna]

 By Car: Once you find the intersection of Interstate 66 and Interstate 495 (a.k.a. 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.

 

By Bike: Yes, many of our members enjoy other forms of self-propelled transportation, and reaching PATC headquarters couldn’t be easier. Take the Washington & Old Dominion Trail to Vienna. Where the trail crosses Park Street, turn north and ride roughly a block and a half until you see the headquarters on your right at 118 Park Street. Lock up, and come on inside; helmet hair and Lycra are welcome!