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.

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.