OKEMO Vermont Ski Trip, Feb 6-8th!

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You asked for it and we heard you. Troop 49 will be running an awesome ski trip to OKEMO Mountain Resort in the ski capital of the Northeast, Vermont!! (less than 4 hours from Oakland).

We will leave Friday afternoon (immediately following school), February 6th and return Sunday evening. We will be renting for 2 nights the entire newly renovated Homestyle Hostel in Ludlow VT (opening shortly and minutes from the mountain). Here is their facebook link https://www.facebook.com/HomestyleHostel

After a good night’s sleep on Friday, we will prepare breakfast at the Hostel and hit the slopes of Okemo. After a hard day of skiing and snowboarding, we will return to the hostel for a hearty dinner, share some stories and do it all again on Sunday. Life doesn’t get any better!

Due to the sleep accommodation limitations at the Hostel, a maximum of 26 people can stay at the Hostel. Initially, we will be accepting sign-ups for sleeping at the Hostel for Scouts only (24 Maximum). If there is still room after the initial sign-up period (which ends December 1st), family members will be accepted. BUT DON’T WORRY! There is no limitation on the number of people who can attend this trip. If you are unable to sleep at the Hostel, there are sleeping accommodations available a few doors down from the Hostel at the Best Western (prices approximately the same based on 4 person occupancy). If you are interesting in booking a room at the Best Western, contact Mr. Dugas for information at 201-788-1497.

The following is the price if you are staying at the Hostel:

  • Lift tickets for Saturday and Sunday, Hostel accommodations Friday and Saturday night, Saturday Breakfast and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast: $120 for Scouts (as a result of a $75 troop subsidy), $195 for non-scouts ages 13-18, $215 for adults (an awesome deal!)
  • If needed, the group equipment rentals for 2 days are $66 (if you will be skiing for the season, you may want to rent equipment for the season at home)
  • We will provide a snack to take to the mountain but, you are welcome to purchase Lunch at the mountain.
  • Transportation will be via carpool

If you are unable or don’t wish to stay at the hostel you can deduct $80 from the above prices that can be applied towards your hotel stay.

Payment Information:

  • Payment for the trip is due in-full at time of registration using the links for the Payment/Registration Form and Activity Consent Form. Printout and fully complete both forms and return with your payment to Mr. Dugas (not Mr. Foley). You will not be considered registered for the trip until these items are delivered to Mr. Dugas.

Note: Your base payment of $50 (Scouts), $70 (non-scouts) is non-refundable unless we are able to either fill your spot or obtain a refund from Shawnee on a best efforts basis (NO GUARANTEE).

Please note we are limited to 26 people in the Hostel so please sign-up early to guarantee you spot. Also, if the scout is a new skier/snowboarder and is unable to negotiate the trails and lifts on his own, a parent or guardian must attend the trip. Also if a sibling will be attending, a parent /guardian must attend as well.

Important: All attendees must have an updated BSA medical form (Parts A&B) on file with Mrs. Burns. That means it must be dated within 1 year of 2/8/15.

If anyone is interested in completing the Snowsports merit badge, please contact Mr. Dugas.

You can contact Mr. Dugas if you have any questions or concerns via email or phone at fetriman1@aol.com , 201-788-1497.