The Annual Troop 11 Ski trip is planned for February 4-5, 2023 at Mount Snow in Vermont.
This trip is one of the highlights of the year and many scouts will tell you this is their single most favorite trip of the year. Once again we will be skiing at Mount Snow and staying at the West Dover Congregational Church.
We will leave Friday Feb 3 at 4:00PM. We will stop for dinner at Five Guys in Springfield, Mass and then continue to Vermont. We stay at the West Dover Congregational Church and sleep on cots in the church basement…..it is a lot nicer than it sounds as there is a full kitchen, bathroom with shower and a big flat screen TV. We will ski Saturday and Sunday and return home early Sunday evening. As the church sleeps 30 people, family members are welcome to attend once all the scouts are accommodated.
The cost for the trip will be $250 for youth and $305 for adults. This price includes a 2-day all-mountain lift ticket, 2 nights of lodging, 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. If you are an Epic pass holder the lift ticket cost will be deducted from the price of the trip. Equipment rentals and ski/snowboard lessons can be purchased directly from the Mount Snow website. Everyone must wear a helmet. First time skiers/snowboarders are welcome to attend, however they MUST take a lesson or have a dedicated parent/other designated adult accompany them on the mountain. If you are planning on taking a lesson it is recommended you book the lesson ASAP as they do sell out and we have had many scouts get shut out of lessons in the past.
A sign-up genius will be distributed. The deadline to sign up will be February 1 as the Troop will need to purchase food for the weekend. If you cancel after Feb 1 you will be responsible for the cost of meals and lodging ($65).
Also this is a great opportunity for scouts to work on the Snowsports merit badge. While at Mount Snow, scouts can complete the on-snow portion of the badge and can complete the off-snow portion of the badge at other times. Please let any of the adult leaders know if you want to work on the merit badge.
Hope you will attend. Any of the boys will tell you, the apres-ski back at the church afterwards is half the fun.
Please let me know if you have any questions.