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PATC/STS 2018-2019 trip schedule

People not STS members, add $10 per trip.

Note: STS membership is only $9 per year!

(*) Indicates trips requiring PATC membership.  Participants must fill out PATC’s Excursion Liability Waiver and Participant’s Information Form

 

             

Dates

Nov. 3, 2018 Ski Fair 12:30 – 4:30 Cancels if snow! Just kidding!

Where

PATC Headquarters, Park St., 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 travelled 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 16-18, 2018 (Friday – Sunday).  Can stay one or two nights.

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 Whitegrass ready for the 2018-2019 ski season. Great camaraderie and great cause.

Leader

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

Cost

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

 

 

Dates

Dec. 28, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 (4 nights, Friday – Tuesday) Application deadline Nov. 25 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. Includes full breakfast, micro wave and refrig in each rm.  20 maximum participants.

Description

Skiing and snowshoeing the BREIA Trails (free) in Booneville, at Osceola ski touring center (23 miles, 39 minutes from Booneville) 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

$290 - Double occupancy assuming a minimum of 10 participants. Leader will notify you asap of ANY price adjustment.  Lodging and food as indicated above. Other meals, trail fees, car pool driver cost, personal indulgences/necessities, extra $$.

 

 

Dates

Jan 4-6, 2019 (Friday – Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset.  2 double beds in each room.  10 participants maximum.

Description

Bring your skis and snowshoes for fun at the groomed ski trails at Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, and Kooser State Park plus three back country areas. Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park and a shop outside Somerset. Snowshoers looking for more challenge can try the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forbes/maps/index.htm

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Mountain%20State%20Park

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Ridge%20State%20Park

Leader

Ron Tucker, (301) 392-9630, rgt1949@yahoo.com

Cost

$125 (double occupancy) per person lodging only.  Free hot breakfast available.

 

 

Dates

Jan 11-13, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA Area Cross Country Ski Weekend

Lodging

Econo Lodge, downtown Somerset PA.  20 maximum participants.

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 event, plus options of lift-served and Fri 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

$79 covers only lodging (double occupancy) plus free continental breakfast.

 

 

Dates

Jan 17-21, 2019 (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.  10 participants maximum in house

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 http://mtwashington.com/xcountryski/) and Bear Notch (http://www.xcskinh.com/bear_notch.cfm) 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.  Those on the wait 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

$430, 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 all miscellaneous costs.

 

 

Dates

Jan 18-21, 2019 (Friday – Monday, 3 nights) Cancel if no snow

Trip

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

Lodging

Hotel rooms at Blackwater Falls lodge. 8 participants maximum.

Description

Spend the MLK weekend in Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls skiing or snowshoeing. If you’re interested in something new, less strenuous, or on different terrain, why not try snowshoeing in Canaan Valley / Blackwater Falls? We’ll warm up with some easy trails and then tackle some that you might not want to ski on but are fun on snowshoes. If you can walk the trails without snow, you can snowshoe the trails with snow.

Leader

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

Cost

$240 per person 6 participants; less if 8 participants (lodging only, double occupancy).

 

 

Dates

Jan 24-27, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday, 3 nights) No Cancellation

Trip

Canaan Valley State Park, WV

Lodging

Canaan Valley State Park Cottage w/complete kitchen for breakfast, pot luck and/ or individual dinner. We need 1 couple for this trip. 1 room has 1 queen bed and 3 rooms with 2 double beds in each room. 2 full baths. 8 participants maximum.

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, off-trail backcountry, and perhaps even telemark skiing and/or lessons at the Timberline downhill area (contact leader for details).

Leader

Doug Lesar, 301-587-8041, dlesar@comcast.net

Cost

Cost $170 (double occupancy) per person lodging only, assuming minimum of 8 participants. Carpooling to be arranged.

 

 

Dates

Jan. 25-27, 2019 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset PA. 10 participants maximum.

Description

Lots of opportunities here for skiers and snowshoers. Groomed ski trails at Laurel Ridge State Park, Laurel Mountain State Park, and Kooser State Park. Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park. At least three backcountry areas with very well-marked trails in Forbes State Forest. And snowshoers looking for something a little more challenging can try the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail covered with a foot or two of snow.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forbes/maps/index.htm

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Mountain%20State%20Park

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Ridge%20State%20Park

Leader

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

Cost

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

 

 

Dates

Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2019 (Friday – Friday, 7 nights) No Cancellation

Trip*

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

Lodging

Cabin/Hut-to-Hut.  12 participants maximum.

Description

Three days in a cabin to acclimatize on Sugar Loaf and other trail systems, then 3 days of hut-to-hut in a plush Maine woods environment of the Maine Huts and Trails accommodations.  Luggage will be sagged between huts.

Leader

Ralph Heimlich, 240-472-8825, heimlichfamily@comcast.net

Cost

$701. Price of trip includes lodging, bag shuttle and provided meals, including odd number room fee at huts. Does not include airfare to Portland, ME and your share of car rental. Does not include optional night lodging in motel near Portland prior to flight home. Damage deposit refund of $45 per person will likely be received.  

 

 

Dates

Feb 1 – 3, 2019 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancel if no snow

Trip

Blackwater Falls State Park, WV

Lodging

Hotel rooms at Blackwater Falls lodge.

Description

Ski at White Grass, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Canaan Valley State Park. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub at the Lodge to soothe those muscles after a long day of skiing!

Leader

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

Cost

$165 per person 6 participants; less if 8 participants (lodging only, double occupancy).

 

 

Dates

February 8 – 10, 2019 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights)  Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands, PA

Lodging

Comfort Inn, Somerset, PA.  10 participants maximum.

Description

Skiing for all levels of ability at Laurel Mountain, Laurel Ridge State Park, North Woods, and other area parks.  Rentals available at Laurel Ridge State Park.  At least three backcountry areas with very well-marked trails in Forbes State Forest.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forbes/maps/index.htm

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Mountain%20State%20Park

http://www.paccsa.org/ski_area/Laurel%20Ridge%20State%20Park

Leader

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

Cost

$125 per person, double occupancy, includes lodging and free hot breakfast. Transportation by carpool to be arranged.

 

 

Dates

Feb 11 - 18, 2019 (Monday – Monday, 7 nights) incl. Presidents Day Holiday.  No Cancellation

Trip*

Laurentians, Canada.  This is an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

Rental house.  18 participants maximum.

Description

A week-long skiing and snowshoeing excursion trip to this popular vacation area north of Montreal in Quebec. Many Nordic ski touring centers and Alpine ski resorts close by. A wealth of Quebecois culture and foods. Participants to arrange their own ground transportation.  Most expected to share vehicles.

Leader

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

Cost

$645, which covers seven nights of lodging and in-house meals. Skiers will carpool and share equally the expenses of their particular vehicle. A gratuity to the vehicle driver is recommended. Passport and medical evacuation insurance are required.

 

 

Dates

Feb 15 – 18, 2019 (Friday-Monday, 3 nights). Presidents’ Day Holiday. No cancellation.

Trip

Black Water Falls SP, WV. 

Lodging

Black Water Falls SP Deluxe Cabin.  8 participants maximum.

Description

Deluxe cabins sit on the north side of the park and are all four-bedroom units with two full bathrooms, gas fireplace, full kitchen with dishwasher, laundry machines, flat-screen televisions, WiFi, and cable-TV. Two bedrooms with one queen-sized bed each, and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. Both bathrooms have showers. Ski at White Grass, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Canaan Valley State Park. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub at the lodge to soothe those muscles after a long day of skiing.

Leader

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

Cost

$155. Price of trip includes lodging, double occupancy. If other things are included in the price, such as meals, etc. the leader will notify you.  Transportation by carpools arranged by participants. Other meals, trail fees, personal indulgences extra.

 

 

Dates

Feb 15-18, 2019 (Friday – Monday, 3 nights) Presidents’ Day Weekend; No Cancellation.

Trip

Annual Ski-Dance Weekend, PA

Lodging

Camp Sequanota, Laurel Highlands,  PA

Description

Annual Ski-Dance Weekend sponsored by STS & Sierra Club.  Cross-country ski in the Laurel Highlands during the day and contra dance at night to live music. At a new location at the foot of Laurel Mt. State Park in PA at Camp Sequanota. They offer both motel style rooms and cabins. 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

Eliot Applestein, 301-984-8668, eliotapplestein@verizon.net or Bob Mathis, 301-589-7539, talibob@starpower.net

Cost

$100-$305 depending on your accommodations and age. See www.skidance.com for more information.

 

 

Dates

Feb 20-24, 2019 (Wednesday – Sunday, 4 nights) No Cancellation.

Trip*

North Creek Area skiing, Garnet Hill trail system and others, NY. This is an out of local area trip and you must be a current PATC member to participate.

Lodging

Dancing Waters Lodge (rental house), Johnsburg. 8 participants max.

Description

Ski Garnet Hill and several other cross-country ski trail systems in the North Creek-Warrensburg area.

Leader

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

Cost

$350, includes lodging and meals prepared in our own kitchen, based on 8 participants.

 

 

Dates

Feb 22 – 24, 2019 (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) Cancels if no snow

Trip

Laurel Highlands Area XC Ski, PA

Lodging

EconoLodge, Somerset, PA.  14 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 for event, plus options of lift-served and Fri night skiing near Lodge (snow permitting). Still the one with $0 to $10 budget-busting trail use fees and walk option to meals.

Leader

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

Cost

$79 per person, double occupancy, includes lodging and continental breakfast. Transportation by carpool to be arranged.

 

 

Dates

Feb 28-Mar 4, 2019 (Thursday-Monday, 4 nights). No cancellation

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.  10 participants max.

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 (http://www.sugarloaf.com/activities-and-nightlife/outdoor-center)  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.