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2016 Trips

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Attitash & Wildcat, New Hampshire March 6-11, 2016

Attitash!  A trip that was enjoyed by all!  The 53 RSC members who went to Attitash had a great time.  While skiing from the Grand Summit was ski in and out, the opportunity to ski at Wildcat, was also an option that many decided to take.
  Some members also chose to go to North Conway for a shopping experience.  Often, after skiing, members would spend  some time in the pool or hot tub, talking about how the day went. The group would meet in the dining room for dinner; chatted and shared the day’s experiences. One evening the group met in Carol Wolfer’s room and enjoyed appetizers, drinks and pizza.  A great time was had by all.
  Mornings found members meeting for breakfast and making plans for the day’s skiing.  It was a trip that found most members enjoying the skiing and après ski time; getting together in a room or one of the lounges in the halls for a chat, perhaps meeting at the pool or hot tub.  In any case, we connected with other members.
  Many “Thanks” to Carol Wolfer for planning and running the trip,
in spite of Mother Nature!
    ***Nancy Oberholzer *** 

Carol Wolfer
Steamboat Springs, Colorado February 6-13, 2016

Steamboat Springs, CO, is a wonderful ski destination!  Flights were good and the bus rides between Denver airport and Steamboat gave us an opportunity to see the beauty of Colorado. The sun was shining just about every day!
  The Ptarmigan Inn is one of the best locations on the mountain for ski in/ski out. The breakfast was outstanding. There were three ski clubs at the hotel that week, but Ben, the manager, kept everyone happy.  There was so much snow there this year that they were unable to open their outdoor deck for après ski/happy hour.  In fact, they had to dig steps into the snow so guests could get out of the hotel! Too much snow at a ski resort is the best kind of problem to have! What a difference from the east coast! There were also several Magpie birds nesting outside our hotel windows. Their beauty, size and song were amazing to witness.
  I hope no one will disagree with me if I declare that Steamboat Springs had the very best ski conditions we could have experienced!  No ice, no slush, so sugar, no mashed potatoes!  Just wonderful, groomed, crisp, dry snow …. lots of it! Oh, not to mention the sunny, blue skies almost the entire trip!  Grey jay birds were abundant on the Morningside of the mountain swooping around skiers on the chairlift and eating from Barbara McCauley’s hand.
  Our dinner at The Rusted Porch included a like-home-made buffet with salads, chicken, beef, fish, potatoes, broccoli casserole and a dreamy dessert. Outstanding!
 
Several took Sunday as their day off to explore the last day of Steamboat’s Winter Carnival.  Snow was trucked in to fill main street and the entire town is given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade, kids being pulled on skis behind horses, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Lighted Man and fireworks display where you can see one of the largest fireworks in the country! A must for my next trip there!  To appreciate this tradition, scroll down to the wonderful videos on www.steamboatchamber.com/signature-events/winter-carnival. See the largest firework display in the USA….at Steamboat’s Winter Carnival 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSQtXMX2J8k.
Some of us also visited breathtaking Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs. An experience like no other!  Six pools varying from much-too-cold up to 108 degrees in a natural stone setting. Hard to describe the beauty!  A must for your bucket-list!

  It was great to make new friends and share this experience. Thank you, once again, to Tom Wild (and Kathy S., too) for a memorable ski trip to beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO! 
 
*** Elise Kloesz ***

Tom Wild
Sunday River, Maine January 24-29, 2016

Ninety-six members of the Rochester Ski Club departed for Sunday River on January 24th. Eighty-four people were on two buses with 12 drive-ups.  We arrived at the Summit Hotel in Bethel, Maine around 6:00 p.m. After a short period of time to settle in, we had a buffet dinner.
  Unlike last year with temperatures well below zero, the temperatures ranged from the high teens to the mid-thirties with most days being either full or partial sun. Unfortunately, like every Eastern ski resort this season, some trails were closed. The snow on the open trails was for the most part good, although it was a bit firm on Wednesday.
  We had our usual excellent dinner at Roosters and ventured to a new restaurant known as the Sunday River Brew House. Everyone seemed to be pleased with our new restaurant. Thursday was our usual dinner at the Bethel Inn.
   Casualties on the slopes were minimal this year, although Jim Moe did manage to dislocate his shoulder on Monday, and Sue Cook fractured her thumb on Thursday. Somehow, Skip Mayo managed to fall twice getting off the lift. Fortunately, he did not sustain any injuries except for his pride!!
   I would like to thank Bruce Johnson for his duties as “Bus Monitor,” also Bob and Annie Bacon and Karen Kelliher for some movies. 
***Bob Pogel***

Bob Pogel
Okemo, Vermont January 10-13, 2016 As some of you are already aware, this was our last year of staying at the Combes Inn on the Okemo trip. Ruth and Bill have decided to take a well-deserved retirement as of next November. Bill has some health issues and it is too much for Ruth to handle on her own. Joy and I have also decided to retire from running this trip after five years. We want to thank everyone who participated this year and in the past. A special thank you to all those who helped set out and clear off the snack table. Also all the ladies who helped set the tables to make it easier for Ruth. We are hoping someone else will take over the Okemo trip and find an alternate for the Combes Inn that won’t change the apres ski and dinners a great deal. We will assist the new trip leader in any way we can. Thank you again for making the last five years great Okemo trips.  ***Larry and Joy Seaman***

From the club:  Larry & Joy - a huge thank you for all of your efforts and your time to make this such a successful and fun trip.  It's very much appreciated!!
Larry Seaman

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