BUS Trip to Lake Placid (Martin Luther King Weekend)
January 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - January 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
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 – we are going NORTH for a fun-filled winter weekend with lodging at the North Woods Hotel on Main St in the heart of Lake Placid and you are invited! 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 walk-able 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 and rental ice skates
- Whiteface Mountain
- U.S. Olympic Museum
- High Falls Gorge
- Two X-Country Ski Centers
- Miles of trails to hike or snowshoe
On the trip, besides great skiing, you’ll learn about and see how global warming is affecting the winter sports industry in the Northeast.
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. Skiing between these two ski centers is optional but only takes about 1 hour. 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 FREE 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 10am. Returns late Monday night.
Cost: Double occupancy $499 pp / Single occupancy $759 pp / Triple Occupancy $419 pp or $429 pp with a cot. 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-$20 recommended).
Registration: Payment in full due ASAP. A block of rooms is being held by the hotel until December 14th. Unpaid rooms will be turned back to the hotel on Dec 14th. After December 14th, participation is by room availability only. Make your check out to “Sierra Club L.I. Group”. Include your phone number and your car’s make, model, color and license plate number. Mail check to True Hampton, 26 Revere Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050. We cannot accept credit card or other electronic payment. All checks will be held until December 14th so if you need to cancel up until Dec 14 just let True know and she will return your check.
Questions: Call True Hampton (516-835-7689) or Jane Fasullo (631-689-1568).