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PATC/STS 2019-2020 Trip & Events Schedule, Next Event Fall Party revised 3-15-20

Those not STS members, add $10 per trip. Note: STS membership is only $9 per year!

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Indicates trips requiring PATC membership. Participants must fill out PATC’s Excursion Liability Waiver and Participant’s Information Form.
All trips require the completion of the STS Ski Trip Application Form and the Liability Waiver Form.

Dates

Nov. 2, 2019 Ski Fair 12:30 – 4:30 Cancels if snow! Just kidding!

Where

PATC Headquarters, 118 Park Street, SE, Vienna, VA

Description

Sign-up for your ski trips – bring your check book. See pictures of trips, talk with trip leaders, hear “snow” tales of incredible distances traveled in deep white stuff. Eat food, be happy. Fill out your trip applications before the Fair and bring them with you to save time. One application for each trip.  A trip leader workshop will be held for those thinking of becoming a STS Trip Leader.

Cost

Free

 

 

Dates

Nov 22-24, 2019 (Friday – Sunday).  White Grass Trail Maintenance and Clean-up (near Davis, WV) Can stay one or two nights. (Can also stay thru Monday if interested)

Trip

White Grass Trail Maintenance and Clean-up (near Davis, WV)

Lodging

Lovely house near Timberline, or in the White Grass lodge (floor space), camp on grounds at White Grass, or camp at the nearby State Park, with heated showers/bathrooms. There is limited space in the house, and the early birds will get those spaces, if they want them.

Description

Help Chip get the trails at White Grass ready for the 2019-2020 ski season. Great camaraderie and great cause. Chip provides the tools: or you bring your own favorite tools, chain saw, clippers etc.

Leader

Lynn Yates, towson.lynn@gmail.com or 410-916-8111 Cell-leave message. Additional contact numbers may be added in the future.

Cost

No cost for lodging and lunches provided.  Transportation by carpools arranged by participants.  Other meals and personal indulgences extra.

 

 

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Dates

Dec. 28– Jan. 1, 2020   4 nights Cancels if NO SNOW

Trip (*)

Tug Hill Region, New York.  This is an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

The Lodge at Headwaters (www.thelodgeatheadwaters.com) Includes full breakfast. Micro wave and rerig. in each room. Near BREIA trails, 29 miles to Osceloa.

Description

Skiing and snowshoeing the BREIA Trails (free) in Booneville, at Osceola ski touring center, Winona State Forest and Barnes Corners in the Pulaski area. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve pot luck party. Transportation by carpooling arranged by participants, based on roster info.  Roster will be emailed to all participants once info is received.

Leader

Peggy Alpert , 301-946-4497, elefinch93@gmail.com

Cost

$280 –double occupancy. Assuming a minimum of 10 people. Lodging and food as indicated above. Other meals, trail fees, personal indulgences,  extra.

 

Dates

Jan. 3-5, 2020 (Friday – Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow. 

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA.

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset, PA 12 participants max

Description

Lots of opportunities for skiers. Groomed ski trails at Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, and Kooser State Park. Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park and a shop outside Somerset. At least three backcountry areas with very well-marked trails in Forbes State Forest.   https://www.paccsa.org/lmwebcam , https://www.paccsa.org/lrwebcam  

Leader

Valerie Matthews, valerie-matthews@verizon.net , 301-580-8634 

Cost

$130 per person, double occupancy. Covers only lodging, double occupancy and free hot breakfast.    

 

 

Dates

Jan 10-12, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow.

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA Area Cross Country Ski Weekend

Lodging

Econo Lodge, downtown Somerset PA

Description

Join fellow Nordic skiers gliding at usual and less-traveled favorites in the Highlands of SW PA (e.g., Laurel Mtn, Laurel Ridge, Roaring Run, North Woods, Laurel Hill) with more kms of trails and choices than time for, plus option of night skiing near Lodge (snow permitting). Still the one with $0 to $10 budget-busting trail use fees and walk option to meals. Way cooler and almost heaven!

Leader

Greg Westernik, gmwester@gmail.com or phone 571-575-0695                                                   

Cost

$80 covers only lodging (double occupancy) plus free continental breakfast.

 

 

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Dates

Jan 16-20, 2020 (Thursday-Monday, 4 nights) MLK Weekend No Cancellation

Trip (*)

White Mountains, New Hampshire This is an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

Home on Attitash Loop, Bartlett NH

Description

Ski one of the most scenic venues on the East Coast--the White Mountains of N.H. at cross-country ski touring centers such as Jackson http://www.jacksonxc.org/ , Bretton Woods     https://www.brettonwoods.com/winter_sports/nordic/overview  and Bear Notch  http://www.bearnotchskitouring.com/ in Bartlett, NH. Many backcountry ski and snowshoe trails are in the area, such as near the AMC lodge at Pinkham Notch and the various ski centers. Our lodging will be in a modern home that the Section has stayed at since 2009.  Great kitchen and living area!  House capacity is 9 - 10 skiers.  Any wishing to join us but not able to get space in the house can arrange their own   lodging in the area and join us for all meals and socializing for $100

Leader

Rob Swennes, 703-405-8232, robertswennes@hotmail.com

Cost

$395, which covers four nights of lodging and all in-house meals. Skiers pay for any flights, ground transportation in NH, outside meals, ski center fees, and miscellaneous costs.

 

 

Dates

Jan. 17-20, (2020 MLK Weekend (Friday–Monday, 3 nights) No Cancellation Trip 

Trip

MLK Weekend XC-Ski/Snowshoe trip, Blackwater Falls, WV

Lodging

TBD

Description

Canaan Valley, WV, Ski/Snowshoe/Hike end the MLK weekend in Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls skiing or snowshoeing.

Leader

Bert Finkelstein, bertanamo@gmail.com or (703) 282-0170

Cost

$ Cost—TBD (Friday – Monday, 3 nights)

 

 

Dates

Jan 23-26, 2020 (Thursday–Sunday, 3 nights) No Cancellation

Trip

Canaan Valley State Park, WV

Lodging

Canaan Valley State Park Cabin w/complete kitchen for breakfast, pot luck and/ or individual dinner. We need 2 couples for this trip. 2 rooms have 1 queen bed in each room. 2 rooms with 2 double beds in each room.

Description

One of the most convenient lodging locations in Canaan Valley for skiing at White Grass, the downhill resorts, and points in between. Good trip for eclectic skiers open to a mixture of on-trail cross-country and off-trail backcountry. Snowshoeing or winter hiking are possibilities if conditions dictate.

Leader

Doug Lesar, 301-520-9516, dlesar@comcast.net

Cost

Cost $175 (double occupancy) per person lodging only, assuming minimum of 8 participants.  Note three-night stay and carpooling to be arranged.

 

 

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Dates

Jan 24-26, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA Learn-to-Cross Country Ski Weekend

Lodging

Econo Lodge, downtown Somerset, PA

Description

Join fellow Nordic skiers and wannabes enjoying 2 days of beginner+, free instruction in cross-country skiing from seasoned volunteers, ranging from dry land to fixed stations to instructional tours, emphasizing safety and fun. We will glide at two favorite Nordic ski areas in Laurel Highlands. Learn more in two days than years of nordic skiing on your own.

Leader

Greg Westernik, gmwester@gmail.com or phone 571-575-0695   

Cost

$85 covers only lodging (double occupancy) plus free continental breakfast and free XC ski instruction.

 

 

Dates

Jan. 24-26, 2020 (Friday – Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA.

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset, PA 12 participants max

Description

Lots of opportunities for skiers. Groomed ski trails at Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, and Kooser State Park. Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park and a shop outside Somerset. At least three backcountry areas with very well-marked trails in Forbes State Forest.   https://www.paccsa.org/lmwebcam , https://www.paccsa.org/lrwebcam  

Leader

Leader— Valerie Matthews, valerie-matthews@verizon.net , 301-580-8634 

Cost

$125 per person, double occupancy. Covers only lodging, double occupancy and free hot breakfast.    

 

 

Dates

Trip

Trip (*)

CANCELLED 11-29-19 due to change in services offered.

Lodging

Description

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Cost

 

 

 

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Dates

Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Trip, Super Bowl Weekend) Cancels if no snow.

Trip

Blackwater Falls, WV Skiing

Lodging

Blackwater Falls State Park  Lodge. Has restaurant, pool and exercise room.

Description

For all skier levels. Ski Blackwater Falls State Park and White Grass Ski Touring Center.

Leader

Brian O'Konski. 202-362-2982, brian1642@gmail.com.

Cost

 $150 per person, covers lodging only, double occupancy.

 

 

Dates

Feb 7-9, 2020 (Friday–Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset, PA 12 participants max.

Description

Lots of opportunities for skiers. Groomed ski trails at Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, and Kooser State Park. Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park and a shop outside Somerset. At least three backcountry areas with very well-marked trails in Forbes State Forest.  https://www.paccsa.org/lmwebcam , https://www.paccsa.org/lrwebcam

Leader

Steve Jarvis, jarsnv7@msn.com  703-282-6752 

Cost

125 per person, covers only lodging, double occupancy and free hot breakfast. 

 

 

Dates

Trip

Lodging

Description

Leader

Cost

Feb 14-17, 2020 (Friday–Monday, 3 nights)

Presidents Day; No Cancellation Trip—Canaan Valley, WV, Ski/Snowshoe/Hike 

TBD

TBD Description

Bert Finkelstein, bertanamo@gmail.com , 703-282-0170

TBD

 

 

Dates

Feb. 14-17, 2020 (Friday-Monday, 3 nights) Presidents Day; No Cancellation

Trip

Black Water Falls SP, WV. 

Lodging

Black Water Falls SP Deluxe Cabin. 

Description

For all skier levels. Ski Blackwater Falls State Park with twenty + miles of trails, Canaan Valley trails, and White Grass Ski Touring Center. Sledding hill is available when snow is sufficient. Skis, poles, boots and sleds can be rented at Sled Run & Cross Country Ski Center.

Leader

Lee Greathouse, 703-298-2840, leegreathouse@verizon.net

Cost

$TBA.

 

 

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Dates

Feb 14-17, 2020 (Friday – Monday, 3 nights) Presidents’ Day Weekend; No Cancellation.

Trip

34th Annual Ski-Dance Weekend, sponsored by STS & Sierra Club.

Lodging

Camp Sequanota, Laurel Highlands

Description

Cross-country ski in the Laurel Highlands during the day and contra dance at night to live music. At the foot of Laurel Mt. State Park in PA at Camp Sequanota. They offer both motel style rooms and cabins.     Prices range from $90 to $285 depending on your accommodations and age.    Trip begins on Friday evening with an informal potluck supper and dance and ends on Monday with breakfast; 7 meals included. Camp Sequanota has over 300 acres available for cross-country skiing, slopes for sledding and several different types of habitat. Laurel Ridge, Laurel Mts. and Forbes State Forest areas are nearby.  Check website, http://www.skidance.com for more information and registration form.

Leader

Bob Mathis, 301-589-7539, talibob@starpower.net

Cost

$95-$300 depending on your accommodations and age. See www.skidance.com for more information.

 

 

Dates

Feb 20-26, 2020 (Thursday-Wednesday, 7 nights) No Cancellation Trip

Trip (*)

Bend/Sisters, Oregon Ski/Snowshoe This an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

Rental House, Couples preferred due to bedding arrangements.

Description

Skiing with AMPLE snow at Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, and from numerous SnoPark trailheads on U.S. Forest Service trails.

Leader

Ralph Heimlich, 240-742-8825, heimlichfamily@comcast.net

Cost

$300 lodging only, NOT including airfare, your share of rental cars and food eaten out.

 

 

Dates

Feb. 21-23, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands Area, PA

Lodging

EconoLodge, Somerset, PA.  10 participants maximum.

Description

Join fellow Nordic skiers gliding at usual and less-traveled favorites in the Highlands of SW PA (e.g., Laurel Mtn, Laurel Ridge, Roaring Run, North Woods, Laurel Hill) with more kms of trails and choices than time available, plus option of night skiing near Lodge (snow permitting). Still the one with $0 to $10 budget-busting trail use fees and optional walk to meals.

Leader

Greg Westernik, 571-575-0695, gmwester@gmail.com

Cost

$80 covers only lodging (double occupancy) plus free continental breakfast. Transportation by car pool to be arranged.

 

 

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Dates

Mar 5-9, 2020 (Thursday-Monday, 4 nights). No cancellation Trip

Trip (*)

Maine Ski & Snowshoe, ME. This is an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

Rental home near Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine. 

Description

The snow still hangs around in March in the far north around Maine’s high peaks.  We’ll be surrounded by over twenty 4,000 footers.  Nordic ski areas at Sugarloaf   https://www.sugarloaf.com/activities/cross-country-skiing  and Rangeley http://rangeleylakestrailscenter.com , plus groomed backcountry trails as part of the Maine Huts and Trails system https://mainehuts.org .  Snowshoe or ski to the top of the mountain with a view of the Bigelow Range, and have a hot lunch served at the hut!  Other trails access frozen waterfalls and lakes and the deep North Woods.  Bring your passport, and check out the backcountry at Mont Megantic and Mont Gosford just across the border in Quebec.  All of this, and it's only a 3-hour drive from the Portland, Maine airport.

Leader

Joe Bachman, Joseph.bachman@verizon.net, (410) 446-8501

Cost

$385, which includes 4 nights of lodging and all in-house meals.  Participants pay for flights to Portland, Maine and ground transportation (rental vans) in Maine, trail fees, outside meals, etc.  Leader will arrange rental van carpools from the Portland International Jetport.  Participants can also travel to the site on their own.

 

 

Dates

Regretfully postponed (Fall?) 4 PM Annual Meeting & 5 PM Party. (Sunday).

Trip

Annual Meeting & Après Ski Party

Lodging

None hopefully!!  

Description

See our To be publish xxxx 2020 Upslope Newsletter for directions.

Leader

Be a leader next year.

Cost

Bring a dish.

 

 

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