Trip: Lake Placid, NY (BUS TRIP – no driving!)
Dates: Friday, Jan 12 - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Weekend)
Description: This is a joint trip with the Sierra Club and is our only bus trip (No driving required!). There are BOTH cross country and downhill skiing options available on this trip. Members, non-members, couples, singles, people of all ages - join us for a fun-filled extended weekend to the Lake Placid, NY. We will be staying at the North Woods Hotel on Main Street in the heart of Lake Placid. This boutique hotel is in the heart of the town of Lake Placid and keeps you close to all the attractions. The town of Lake Placid is very charming and walkable with an abundance of shopping and dining options, all just an elevator ride from your guest room. Lake Placid is home to the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics and offers an abundance of things to do including:
• Olympic Center (1980 Herb Brooks Arena) with 2 ice skating rinks
• Whiteface Mountain
• U.S. Olympic Museum
• High Falls Gorge
• Two X-Country Ski Centers
• Miles of trails to snowshoe
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: There are two full service cross country ski centers: Mt. Van Hoevenberg and Cascade Cross country Ski Center offering 70K of groomed cross country trails with beautiful scenery. Both XC centers offer ski rentals, sales and lessons and both locations have a small restaurant. The XC ski trails connect between the two trail systems so XC trail passes can be purchased for one or the other location or you can get a “combined” pass. Our bus will take people once a day to/from the cross country centers.
ALPINE SKIING: Whiteface Mountain is the home to the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, with 86 trails stretching over 22 miles and encompassing three peaks! The mountain offers something for everyone with green trails to advanced runs. There is a public shuttle that runs between the hotels and Whiteface to get you to/from the Mountain each day.
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.
Transportation: Bus departs Bethpage Golf Course Friday at 11am. Returns late Monday night.
Cost: Double occupancy $464 pp / Single occupancy $714 pp. Price includes bus transportation up and back + 3 nights. lodging in a room with 1 or 2 beds & a private bath + 3 hot breakfasts + taxes and gratuities Bus driver gratuity will be collected on the way home.
Registration: Deposit of $200 due by November 22, 2017. Make your check out to “Sierra Club L.I. Group”. Mail check with a stamped self-addressed business envelope and your phone number to True Hampton, 26 Revere Rd., Port Washington, NY 11015. Balance is due by December 12th. Send your deposit quickly and invite your friends and family. We must have 30 deposits by November 22nd or the trip will be canceled and your deposit refunded.
Questions: Call True Hampton (516-835-7689) or Jane Fasullo (631-689-1568).