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|Okemo, Vermont||January 10-13, 2016||Flyers will be available and Trip registrations will be accepted after the 2016 Ski Trips' booklets are mailed mid July to RSC members via the U.S. Postal Service.||Larry S.|
|Sunday River, Maine||January 24-29, 2016||
|Steamboat, Colorado||February 6-13, 2016||"||Tom W.|
|Attitash & Wildcat, New Hampshire||March 6-11, 2016||"||Carol W.|
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2015 Trip write-ups
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|Killington, Vermont||March 1-6, 2015||
Sunday, March 1st
we departed for Killington, most on the bus and some by car. All 40
attendees once again experienced a great time, especially since we had
plenty of snow on both mountains, Killington and Pico.
|Jackson Hole, Wyoming||February 7-14, 2015||
Fantastic ski trip!’ No snags in travel either way (just
a short delay in Chicago on our way home). Tom’s luggage was delayed ~12
hrs but delivered to the Lodge that evening. The most dangerous part of
the trip was our drive home from the airport! The Alphenhof Lodge in
Teton Village at the mountain base is the perfect location! Its old
world charm and hospitality made it by far the best choice in the
village! The Alpenhof felt like home. The staff was welcoming and
accommodating with fresh baked cookies daily, a 24oz stein for each
guest to bring to the Bistro for a $6 beer, yes $6! An authentic Swiss
menu, fantastic breakfasts with American
and European staples, wonderful hot
tub and pool, steam room, boot driers, ski storage room, I’m sure I’m
forgetting some awesome details! The Bistro and Alpenrose menus were
superb! Our welcome party upon arrival started the week off with
traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue and a mulled red wine called
gluehwein. A midweek dinner
and après ski party were both delightful and food was plentiful!
Many of us frequented the Mangy Moose
Saloon/Restaurant often and the Jackson Hole Tram was literally a
stone’s throw! A tram ride to the ‘top of the world’ was a must whether
you skied down or rode the tram back down to the base. The view was
spectacular and the bluer-than-blue skies and sunshine made it
It was unseasonably warm the day we arrived. We weren’t expecting the warm temperatures especially coming from Rochester where the weather had been extremely cold and snowy. Fortunately it cooled down overnight and the skiing on Sunday was fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for a better first day! Blue skies and ~35 degrees. Perfect combination. Monday, 2nd day, weather predictions were less than stellar but with some light fog and a bit of rain it didn’t look too bad. Many headed out early. By 10am the rain came down heavier and many of our crew were returning soaking wet and exhausted. The mountain was closed but it was only about 10:15am! Those who ventured out found themselves stuck on the mountain when all the lifts closed due to high winds and very poor visibility -- nightmarish ski conditions! We were thankful all made it back to the base safely. Conditions improved by noon and the mountain reopened. Some took advantage of the day off for a bus trip into the very charming town of Jackson for the afternoon. The weather got a bit warmer from Tuesday to Friday (25 degrees in the a.m. up to 50+ in the p.m.) and sunnier with each day. The conditions were outstanding if you stayed up high on the mountain with spring conditions as you got closer to the base. I don’t think I hit an icy patch the entire week! Carving was a breeze! Several folks took the pilgrimage to Grand Targhee to discover its wonderful terrain, snow and views of the Tetons. The trip-takers were Bill P., Brooks L., Dan L., and Roger B. I apologize if I missed someone.
It was a pleasure sharing this experience and making new friends. Paul Quirin we missed you! Big thank you Tom Wild (and Kathy S., too) for all you did to create a very memorable ski trip to wonderful Jackson Hole, WY!
*** Elise Kloesz ***
A special thanks to all who contributed the
“A special thanks to Tom and Kathy for running the RSC ski trip and for the many memorable Jackson Hole experiences, sweet snow for wonderful skiing on the mountain, stunning scenery, warm sunshine, plenty of laughter with friends, quaint and charming hospitality at the Alpenhof and fine food and refreshing drinks daily. Whoa! That drive home from the airport in the blizzard after midnight was indeed gnarly!” **Marilyn R.**
“Gemütlichkeit + great skiing! The proverbial German gemütlichkeit is difficult to explain. But you won't go far wrong if you think of good food, good company, a drink or two and plenty of time to enjoy it all! I love how one word can say so much!” ** Kathy S.**
“Note to self: Never take your wife up the tram when a cold front is arriving. On Monday morning, everything looked calm at the bottom and the forecast was for weather to move in later, so up we went on the 2nd box. Cindy has never skied out west, so I wanted her to try the top. When we exited the tram, the wind was blowing around 55 mph and visibility near zero. Cindy was scared to death. I was not exactly enjoying it. We made it down without a fall, and once out of the bowl it was almost OK. We went to the Casper restaurant to decompress, and it filled up quickly as all the lifts were shutting down. Quite the morning! The rest of the week was great. Who knew we would have spring ski conditions and SUN! The drive to home was as bad as Rendezvous Bowl. **Greg and Cindy J.**
“Fantastic ski trip! Sunshine and good snow with very few crowds. Doesn’t get much better. Hotel was great! The breakfasts were overwhelming. Thanks for putting this trip together for us at a reasonable price. The drive home from the airport was treacherous, but at least we landed in Rochester before the storm hit, or we could still be in Chicago!” ** Irene C.**
“Last leg of trip was indeed ‘"not fun"’---but spring skiing for 5 out of 6 days—in early Feb.—made it all worthwhile!” ** Bill B.**
I’m sure we all saw the report on the Grand Teton lenticular cloud on February 12 that even made International news. ** Bill P.**
|Sunday River, Maine||January 25-30, 2015||
On January 25th, 91 members of the RSC
boarded 2 busses from the Onondaga Bus Company to head north to Bethel,
Maine, where the Summit Hotel would host the group for 5 days of food,
frolic, and most importantly----a wide variety of skiing experiences.
|Okemo, Vermont||January 11-14, 2015||
The first ski trip of RSC’s 2015 ski
season had repeat members that go every year and some members on their
first trip to Okemo. It was nice to have some new club members on the
trip. We enjoyed the hospitality of Ruth and Bill—owners of the Combes’
Family Inn, which is part of the ambiance of the trip and this year was
no exception. The group very much missed Trip Leaders, Larry and Joy
Seaman—Larry had surgery on his neck and will not be skiing for a while.
Larry and Joy did all of the legwork, purchasing and planning, then
Bruce Johnson took over the trip, in their absence, with all the
directions and lists. Our thanks to Bruce for filling in for Larry and
|Larry S. & Bruce J.|
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