Welcome to the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club’s event calendar where you will find the latest information on our club meetings, ski trips and more!
Monthly Club meeting for the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club. At the November meeting we will review all the off Long Island XC ski trips the club will be running this year. All Welcome!
Monthly Club meeting for the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club. Kathy Eaton from Fit Body Boot Camp will speak to us about Nutrition and Stretching for XC skiing. All Welcome!
Monthly Club meeting for the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club. At our January Meeting we will have a representative from Sun and Ski in Plainview speak to us about the latest Rossignol XC ski equipment they carry and places to XC ski. All Welcome!
Martin Luther King Weekend Trip to Lake Placid, New York
DEPOSITS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 21
January 18-21, 2019
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 $479 pp / Single occupancy $724 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 ($17 to $20 is recommended).
Registration: Deposit of $100 due in our hands by November 21, 2018. 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 Dec 12th. Send your deposit quickly and invite your friends and family.
Questions: Call True Hampton (516-835-7689) or Jane Fasullo (631-689-1568).
(Road Scholar Program 20276)
Dates: Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2019
Description: This trip is run by Road Scholar. Go to www.RoadScholar.org and then type program number “20276” in the search box to see the details of the trip. Experience some of New England’s finest cross-country skiing in the heart of Vermont’s unspoiled Northeast Kingdom. Spend the week expert instructors developing your Classic style Cross-country skiing technique, otherwise known as Diagonal Stride Technique. This program may be an introduction to cross-country skiing or a refresher course to hone your skills at every ability level. Whether your goal is physical training or exploring Vermont’s scenic treasures, you’ll have extensive options on trails that are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classic and skate ski techniques.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center: 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. Craftsbury Outdoor Center is located on a quiet dirt road in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont Provides 105k of groomed trails connecting Northeast Kingdom villages, farms, field and forest. To provide a more reliable skiing experience, if Mother Nature doesn’t provide enough snow, Craftsbury has developed its ability to make snow to supplement what nature provides.
Trip Itinerary as presented by Road Scholar:
- DAY 1: Check-in, Dinner, Welcome Orientation
- DAY 2: Group Ski Lessons, Live Music, Artisan Cheeses
- DAY 3: Ski Lesson, Farm to Table Meal and Live Music
- DAY 4: Ski Lesson, Feldenkrais, Contra Dance with a live band
- DAY 5: Group Ski, Skate Ski or Snowshoeing, Live Music
- DAY 6: Group Ski, Program Concludes.
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Note: this trip is especially good for beginner skiers or those new to XC skiing since lessons are provided daily and the ski instructor skis with the group throughout the day.
Food: 14 meals are included (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners). The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has a strong commitment to serving locally sourced and organic foods. While at the Center, you can enjoy milk, meats, vegetables and other specialty products that are raised and produced throughout Vermont, some within a few miles of the Center. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center also produces many of the vegetables used in the kitchen, in gardens located around the property. Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entrees, including vegetarian options, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening.
Transportation: Drive (carpool) to Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827.
Cost: Double occupancy $849 pp / Single occupancy $1059 pp. Price includes14 meals are included (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners), Ski lessons and skiing each day, lodging and daily programs (live music, dancing, wine & cheese)
Registration: Call Road Scholar 1-800-322-5315/1-800-454-5768 to reserve your room with a $100 deposit. Remainder of trip cost due at sign up.
Cancelation Policy: If you cancel….
- now- Nov 27: lose $100
- Nov 27 –Dec 27: lose $200
- Dec 27 – Jan 26: lose 50%
- After Jan 26: lose 100%
Trip insurance is recommended. Road Scholar offers trip insurance for $79/person double occupancy; $100/person single occupancy.
Questions: Call Anita Risener 631-806-9662, or Road Scholar 1-800-322-5315/1-800-454-5768
EAGLE MOUNTAIN HOUSE, JACKSON, NH
DATES: February 3 – February 8, 2019
LOCATION: Jackson, NH
DESCRIPTION: Eagle Mountain House, built in 1879, is one of the last remaining ‘Grand Hotels’ in the White Mountains and is on a recognized Historic Hotel of America. While quite large, it is cozy, with many amenities and areas to socialize, play games or just relax. We can ski right out the front door, or drive to several other nearby ski areas.
COST: Per night fees include room, breakfast, dinner, food service fees and taxes.
$165.10 per night single, $222.65 per night double, $21.30 per night standard suite upgrade
TRANSPORTATION: Drive or carpool on your own
EATING OUT: Lunch is on your own, bring snacks or purchase in town
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert
SKI RENTALS/LESSONS: Not available at the Eagle Mountain House. Rentals available at the Jackson ski center. The website for that is http://jacksonxc.org/rentals-lessons/rentals/
LODGING: Eagle Mountain House
Check-in: After 3:00 PM- If you plan to ski on the day of your arrival travel in your ski clothes.
Check-out: Before 11:00 AM
EMH cannot guarantee that rooms will be ready before 3pm and that guests cannot expect to be able to change at the hotel before then.
RESERVATIONS: Call Eagle Mountain House – 603-383-6911 and indicate that you are part of the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club. A one-night deposit will be charged to your credit card. Once your reservation is confirmed, email Lyn Lettieri (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you are joining the trip.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation before January 27th – deposit is refunded, minus $25 processing fee Cancellation on or after January 27th – you will lose your deposit. Important: In your reservation confirmation letter you will find a different cancellation policy. Ignore it. That is the policy for individuals, not groups.
QUESTIONS: Email Lyn Lettieri email@example.com
PS: Brings snacks and beverages to share at our get-together each evening before dinner in our hospitality room.
Monthly Club meeting for the Long Island Cross Country Ski Club. Suzanne McVetty from our club is coordinating a group presentation on favorite places our members like to XC ski on Long Island. All Welcome!
XC Ski Trip to Lapland Lake
Presidents Weekend Feb. 16-18, 2019
Lapland Lake Nordic Center: http://www.laplandlake.com/cross_country_ski_.htm
This is a long weekend – 2 or 3 night trip, your choice. Lapland Lake is located 4 hours from Eastern NYC (210 miles from NYC). We will be staying at a nearby motel. Lapland is one of the northeast’s top 10 Nordic ski centers. They have 50 KM of groomed trails from beginners to the expert 135 Mile Northville to Lake Placid wilderness trail. They rent classic, skating, and back country skis. Lessons are available.
Location: 139 Lapland Lake Rd, Northville, NY 12134 (Benson on Route 30)
Directions: From NYC & Albany:
Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) heading west (toward Buffalo) to Exit 27 at Amsterdam. Follow Rte. 30 north for 27 miles (3.2 miles north of Northville). Turn left onto the Benson Road (CoHwy 6) for 5.2 miles. At Storer Road turn right and continue 3/4 mile, bearing right
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers.
Trip Information: Once you reserve your room at one of the Motels for the number of nights you wish to stay notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my home 718-539-3966 or my cell 718-309-9750. Please indicate where and the number of nights you are booked for. There’s no cell reception at Lapland.
The Motels are across the street from each other and about 30 minutes from to Lapland Lake, in Benson. They are 10 minutes from downtown Johnstown where there is a large Price Chopper supermarket with a deli and bakery also several restaurants. We will always meet at Lapland Lake to ski, either individually or in small groups. Dinners are on your own or in informal groups.
Where To Stay:
- Super8 Motel in Johnstown 301 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY 1209
This hotel in Johnstown, New York offers a daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Each room includes a microwave and small fridge for guests’ convenience. Parking is free. Phone: (518) 736-1800
- Holiday Inn in Johnstown 308 North Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095
Feature minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, work desks and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. WiFi is complimentary and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Amenities include a casual restaurant where kids 12 and under eat free, an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness room, business center, 4 meeting rooms and a guest laundry. Parking is free. Phone: (518) 762-4686
What To Bring: Snacks and drinks are available at the Lapland Lake snack bar, but bring your own and a day pack to carry them if you plan to be on the trail for several hours.
Johnstown Dinner Places:
- Roma’s Italian Kitchen Address: 219 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095Phone:(518) 762-3931
- Union Hall Inn Address: 2 Union Pl, Johnstown, NY 12095 Phone:(518) 762-3210
- Applebee’s Address: 223 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown, NY 12095 Phone:(518) 762-1720
Cost To Ski at Lapland Lake: Lapland Lake Rental Rates
Questions? Contact Kenneth Wong , the trip leader, at email@example.com. Cell – 718-309-9750