HVSC Jackson Hole Ski Trip – Group Get Together

Join us on Thursday evening, January 30, 2020, for a fun evening to celebrate great skiing, old and new friendships, and great pizza at Hand Fire Pizza.

Our menu will include starters (salads, charcuterie plates and hummus) and pizza. This will be an all you can eat format. The wait staff will bring out a selection of each menu group and then depending on taste and appetite continue to order until everyone is satisfied. HFP also has gluten-free and vegan options for all pizzas.

Fountain drinks are complimentary. They also have a dozen craft beers on tap, a solid selection of wines and various specialty cocktails with a full bar. Alcoholic beverages are the diners’ responsibility.

The price is $34.00 including tax and gratuity. I need your commitment and a check for $34.00 each made out to HVSC Trips by December 10th. Don’t miss this one!

Message from the HVSC President – Points System

At the last member meeting I touched on the Club’s point redemption program. In recognition of member volunteer efforts and to encourage increased member participation in the operation of the club, a system of point awards is used. Points are awarded for serving as an officer, director, standing or ad hoc committee chairperson. Accumulated points are used as part of the selection process to become trip leaders for both major and short duration ski trips. A qualifying member may also redeem their points for any club sanctioned event having a monetary cost, including ski trips.

Complete Points System information is on the HVSC Website, Members Only page. Click here for Guidelines, Member Point Balances, and a Redemption Request Form. Completed request forms must be submitted to the club Secretary in advance of the event. The requests for redemption will be awarded on a first come first served basis, subject to budget limitations established each year by the Board of Directors.

HVSC Ski Trip

January 25 – February 1, 2020

General Information

Trip Flyer

High Altitude Health Tips article by Dr Jim Little, Jackson Hole native and local physician.

Top 10 Winter Activities for Non-Skiers in Jackson Hole (or Skiers taking a day off) prepared by Jackson Hole Central Reservations.

Itinerary – in process

Day Date Activity
ThursJan 30Group get together at Hand Fire Pizza Click here for more information.

Trail Maps

Jackson Hole 2019-2020 Mountain Map

Grand Targhee Resort Trail Map

Windham Mountain Peak Express Club Appreciation Card Now On Sale

Purchase by Nov. 30 to receive a FREE anytime/non-holiday lift ticket

Council Days are now a thing of the past!  At Windham Mountain, EVERY DAY on the calendar is a Council Day!

If you are a member of an accredited Ski Club, the Peak Express Club Appreciation Card is just for you.

With your $49 membership fee, you’ll receive:

  • A FREE anytime/non-holiday lift ticket*
  • $40 off midweek tickets
  • $15 off weekend/holiday tickets
  • Direct to lift access (no waiting in line)
  • Membership includes RFID lift access
  • Must have valid ski club I.D. for pick up

*Free ticket included if purchased by Nov. 30, 2019.

This card is available for purchase through Feb. 1, 2020.

Click here to download the 2019-20 Peak Express application

For more information please call 518-734-4300 x1134 or email sales@windhammountain.com

Sign up for your Peak Express Appreciation Card and ski on YOUR terms, not ours.

PayPal and Credit Cards are Here

You are now able to apply for or renew memberships online and pay dues via PayPal or credit card. Also, members are able to sign up online for Eastern ski trips and use PayPal or credit card for payment.

Membership dues will not change. Ski trips will be priced to recover the servicing fees from PayPal. Trip Flyers will show the full trip price along with a notice of a discount for cash/check if you choose to make payment that way.

Worry less when paying with a PayPal account. You don’t have to share all your financial information every time, and PayPal’s encryption helps keeps your transactions secure.

If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can make payment as a guest user. As part of the guest user process you will be asked to set up a PayPal account. This is optional.

Upon completion of the payment process you will receive a confirmation that your form and payment have bee successful. A PayPal receipt will follow within a day or so.

HVSC Fall Hikes Announced

Patricia Marsh, Events Chair, has coordinated a schedule of hikes for the Fall.

A reminder will be sent out before each hike to provide additional details.

Saturday Sept 7 Pat Marsh – High Bank Preserve – https://www.scenichudson.org/parks/highbanks  914-388-2191

Saturday Sept 14 – TBD

Saturday Sept 21 –  Ellen Kelly – Fahnstock – 845-216-5710

Saturday Oct 5  – Donna Etu – New Location – Franny Reese Preserve– 845-518-7989

Saturday, October 19 – Shari Aber  – New Date Gertrude’s Nose Minnewaska – 917-489-0654

Tuesday  Oct 22 – Jim Gahn -the AT starting at the RPH Shelter 731 Hortontown RD, Hopewell Junction, NY meeting at 9:30AM. Bring water and lunch.  914-213-7250

2019 Kayak Schedule

Join your Hudson Valley and Tailsweeper friends on the water.

This year we have an ambitious schedule as a result of the input we received at our annual kayak planning meeting. There are a total of 18 planned  trips and some possible moonlight trips.  Yvonne will keep you posted regarding these (moonlight paddles).  Most of the midweek trips start at 2 pm. while the weekend trips usually start at 10 am.  Be sure to check this schedule for each trip as times do vary.  We shove off at the times shown for each trip so plan on being at each event a half hour before the scheduled departure time so you have time to unpack and get ready to rumble!!

     Dates, places, times, and description are noted below.  Trips are usually a go if it is sunny, cloudy, or a little bit of rain.  They are cancelled if weather is not conducive to paddling!  Make sure you have the proper equipment to paddle. Life jacket a must.

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  • Overnight at Lake George—Launch from mainland at Huletts Landing/ Marina then paddle to state owned island and camp at a NYS campsite. We will need a head count of people seriously interested. Yvonne will have more details as time gets closer. Must bring camping equipment, food, etc. and carry everything in kayak.
  • Thimble Islands trip leaving from Connecticut can be a one-day trip or a weekend trip camping or hoteling depending on your schedule. Yvonne will send out details fro this also.

There are unofficial moonlight paddles on June 17, July 16, and Aug. 15.  Yvonne will send out an e-mail regarding launch points.

For the last trip on Sept. 29, we will have a picnic at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill—we will provide hamburgers and dogs. Bring drinks, snacks to share, and chair.

 If you have questions, please contact Yvonne at 845-481-2898(home) 845-417-7144(cell) or Kayak John at 518-719-0490.

See you on the water!!!  paddle on!!!



Trip Cancellation Policy & Refunds

  • The minimum cancellation charge is $100 for weeklong trips and $25 for shorter trips.
  • Cancellation requests must be in writing and will take effect on the date they are received by the trip leader.
  • Cancellation charges vary from trip to trip. Anyone who cancels from a trip will be assessed cancellation charges per our contract with the vendors. Whatever the club does not recover, the person who cancels will not recover, plus the minimum cancellation charge, however, the charges will not exceed the total cost of the trip.
  • Your trip leader will publish a schedule of dates and unrecoverable amounts as part of continuing communications.
  • A refund form must be submitted by the trip leader to the Trip Committee for all refunds. This includes refunds from cancellations and overpayments.
  • Refunds will be issued once the club’s recoverable costs are determined less the cancellation charge

Your Membership Saves You Money

In fact, it more than pays for your annual dues. Let’s look at where and how:

Ski Trips – on Western trips you save hundreds over what you would have to pay individually. On Eastern trips, it’s less but still more than your dues. See Ski Trips – 2020

Council Days – Through our membership in the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council (The Council) you can purchase deeply discounted lift tickets for different ski area “Council Days” or “Appreciation Days”. See individual ski resort flyers or searchable & sortable list of 199 discount opportunities. See  Council Days.

Ski Area Specials for Club Members – show your membership card for special pricing. See Ski Area Specials.

Ski Shops – The Pro Ski-n-Ride at Hunter offers a 20% discount on regular priced merchandise (not rentals or services). Buy new skis or boots and you’ll save a bundle. See Ski Shop Discounts.

Advance Purchase Lift Tickets – again through our membership in The Council you can purchase good anytime lift tickets to several New York and New England ski areas. The order form and instructions arehere. You will need your members-only password located on the back of your membership card

Potter Brothers Discount and Flex  Lift Tickets – individual daily discount tickets to New York and New England Ski Areas. Flex Tickets are for specific days at specific Ski Areas to give you the absolute lowest price for that specific day. See Potter Brothers.

Here’s to a great ski season and the savings you earn as a member of the Hudson Valley Ski Club.

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