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February Meeting 2014


The February meeting was a little more sparsely attended than others, as is usual at this time of year. However, as Jon Levy pointed out in his introduction, there were more chances for the attendees to win a prize!

Robin Diamond proposed some summer activities, such as visiting the Ogunquit Playhouse in June to see Grease.

Jon announced several openings on the club’s board: a marketing chair, a racing chair to be trained by outgoing chair Gerry Welch, and a vice president. If you are interest a position please contact us.

Friends of Tuckerman Ravine logo

The featured speaker of the evening was Peter Nelson, Executive Director, from Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. Friends of Tuckerman Ravine is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated to preserve and protect the unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington, NH.

Peter described some of the activities sponsored by the organization: for example, volunteers help to maintain the John Sherburne trail, which descends from the foot of the headwall down to Pinkham Notch. They clean up and repair hiking trails after major storms such as Sandy. Last year they built two new avalanche kiosks, which post avalanche forecasts and warn skiers of dangerous

Tuckerman Ravine is a great spot for spring skiing, long after all the region’s ski resorts have closed, sometimes as late as June! It is a historic place, known as a cradle of extreme skiing in the U.S.A.

On April 12, the organization will feature a grueling race, the Inferno Pentathlon, which can be entered by individuals, duos, or teams of 5. This extremely difficult event consists of an 8 mile run followed by 6 miles of kayaking, then biking 18 miles to Pinkham Notch, running up Mount Washington and skiing down Tuckerman Ravine!!! 200 racers have entered so far. A “toned down” version of the race replaces the Mount Washington leg with running up Wildcat Mountain and skiing down the Wildfire trail. For more info please visit Inferno Pentathlon

If you join Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, you will get a free ski ticket for the special (tax-deductible) price of $35. This deal is an exclusive deal for ACE Club members, regularly $50. Friends of Tuckerman Ravine also organize joint parties with ski clubs, for fundraising and to rally support for the ravine among skiers. Every profit is put back into the mountain. Members also provide advice and guidance for people interested in going into the ravine, such as how to prepare, etc.

An exciting project is under way by film students from Emerson College in Boston to make a documentary of Tuckerman Ravine in ways not yet captured. Any donations to support the RAVINE FILM PROJECT are welcome!

Reduced Ticket Prices

We will be dropping the cost of tickets to Bolton Valley to $10. Please bring a check with you to the meeting if you plan to purchase. Limited Availability.

Mount Snow Trip Update

Unfortunately we currently do not have enough interest from club members to keep the trip open at this time. We are hoping to revisit this again next year.

February 2014 Door Prize Winners

Carlos toe warmers
Beth hand warmers
Roscoe hand warmers
Beth toe warmers
Marcia Ruklic hand warmers
Greg Ruklic hand warmers
Rob Titus hand warmers
Jack socks, hand warmers
Leta socks, hand warmers
Ilene Titus socks, hand warmers
Mary Mattock 2 Q Burke tickets, base layer
Jean goggles
Rick base layer, full foot warmers
Ryan Conway boot bag
Jeff Tobin boot bag

General Meeting Info

December Meeting 2013

October 2013 Ace Ski Club Meeting


Stowe Mountain Resort  logo

The December meeting was well attended; members picked up the tickets they had ordered and enjoyed Ed Berry’s presentation about Stowe Mountain,VT.

Santa Claus made a surprise visit! Many attendees got to have their picture taken with him.

After an introduction by Jon Levy, various ACE Club officers gave updates on their respective chairs.

Ed Berry gave an exciting update on what’s been happening at Stowe Mountain: new snow guns, a new pump station, anything that is good for snow, Stowe will do, and has been as far back as in the single-chair days. Man-made snow is good for one week; if it’s cold enough, they resurface 6”-12” every day.

The mountain also refurbished the Gondola; it is now second in number of runs in the whole country. It runs in the summer as well. They invested half a million $, which is why Stowe is a very expensive mountain. Full price is now $98; however you can get tickets online for $84. There are also multi-day package deals. Also, look out for ski club appreciation days.

A good tip is to by a $5 Stowe bypass card, which not only saves you money, but allows you to go straight from your car to the slopes! It is tied to your credit card, and you get charged the first time you use a lift on a given day.

A little history: the ‘Den’ is a historic structure built by the Conservation Corps.

Stowe currently has 481 Acres of trails. Some woods are on State Forest land.

Some advice if you go into the woods: first of all, don’t go alone! Program a number in your cell phone to call in an emergency. And be aware that there is no coverage in the back of the mountain. Stay safe out there!

December 2013 Door Prize Winners

Bill Tarkulich 2 Smugglers Tickets
Vince Mattock 4 Bromley tickets
Wayne Parker Thermal bottoms, hand warmers
Greg Ruklic Christmas stocking, hand warmers
Gerry Welch 2 Smuggler’s Notch tickets
Marcia Ruklic Socks
Betty Ann Tyson Christmas stocking, hand warmers, Thermal top
Marty Stark Goggles, hand warmers
Marcia Ruklic Thermal top, hand warmers
Ilene Titus 2 Mad River tickets
John Campbell 5 pair hand warmers
Jake Coady Christmas stocking, snow slider
Kelley Gage 5 pair hand warmers
Chris Gerber Goggles, hand warmers
Dana Blanchard Thermal top, hand warmers
Mary Stillson 5 pair hand warmers
Roscoe Diamond 2 Stowe tickets
Shelley Sage 5 pair hand warmers
Paul Bewersdorf Boot bag
Andy Sage Men’s Oakley jacket
Mary Sue Ankner Women’s jacket
Andy Sage Skis and bindings

General Meeting Info

October Meeting 2013

October 2013 Ace Ski Club Meeting


The October meeting is usually a quieter meeting than most in the fall but this meeting was well attended. Bob Greene from Saddleback Mountain gave an impressive and informative presentation.

Saddleback Maine - More than 8000 acres of high alpine peaks and forest. Top lift elevation of over 4000 ft. And 2000 vertical feet of skiing.

  • Updates followed on benefits (Ilene Titus) racing (Gerry Welch) and the club’s upcoming trips for this season (Michèle Grenier, Jon Levy and Robin Diamond).
  • The Sun Valley trip is now full – that is terrific.
  • The trip to the Eastern Townships is put on hold till next year. Expect to hear more about that trip at our February and fall meetings.
  • The Mt. Snow trip is still open, and is adding an Après Ski Party on Saturday night (March 8th) with two free beverage tickets. Dinner will be served at the inn for the participants. Contact Robin for details.
  • Looks like we are almost out of tickets; remaining tickets will be available for sale at the general meeting on Dec 10th.
  • Our club racers are ready to get on the course on January 4th at Bretton Woods. Gerry Welch gave an update of what to expect for the season. He will be collecting outstanding race fees at the December 10th meeting.
  • The club also had some T-shirts and fleece vests for sale and will continue to take orders at the next meeting. Members who purchased vests will be able to pick them up on December 10th.

September 2013 Door Prize Winners

Jeff Tobin 2 Smugglers Tickets
Cheryl Campbell Socks
John Campbell Neon Jacket
Andy Sage Gloves
Chris Gerber Goggles
Marcia Ruklic Socks
Greg Ruklic 2 Mad River Tickets
Jake Coady 2 Smugglers Tickets
Sue Trent Gloves
Linda O’Clair Boot Bag
Carlos Herpin Ski Bag
Ken Kozik Poles
Ron O’Clair Skis
Linda O’Clair 4 Tickets to Saddleback special drawing from Speaker
Jon Levy 2 Magic Tickets

Leta Markham won the Best Costume prize, two tickets to Bromley!

Thank you EVERYONE For Joining us at this meeting.

September Meeting 2013

ACE Sept 2013 Meeting

September 2013 Door Prize Winners

Jon Levy 2 Bromley Lift Tickets
Cheryl Campbell 2 Cannon Lift Tickets
Betty Ann Tyson 2 Magic Lift Tickets
Carlos Herpin 2 Mt. Snow Lift Tickets
Jeff Tobin 2 Smugglers Lift Tickets
Marcia Ruklic Socks
Marcia Ruklic Socks
Norma Henderson Gloves
Jean O’Donnell Socks
Kelley Gage Goggles
Chris Cole Ski poles
Dee McMaster Gloves
Robin Diamond Socks
Gerry Welch Goggles
Mary Sue Ankner Socks
Michael Socaciu Poles
Andy Sheean Ski jacket, men’s
Shelly Sage Ski jacket, women’s
Cristian Hera Dynastar skis and bindings

Thank you EVERYONE For Joining us at this meeting.

Mount Snow Trip – 2014

Mount Snow is  Vermont's closest big mountain resort and home to the Bluebird Express; the nation's only six passenger bubble chair!

Mount Snow is Vermont’s closest big mountain resort and home to the Bluebird Express; the nation’s only six passenger bubble chair!

588 acres of skiable terrain including all in-bounds tree terrain. In addition to our ample natural snowfall, the most high-output fan guns in North America (250+) allow us to create the best man made snow around and build the largest terrain park system in the East. With four mountain faces to explore, boundary-to-boundary tree skiing and trails for all ability levels serviced by 20 lifts you will find yourself wanting to stay longer so you can see it all.

March 7th – 9th, 2014

Trip Details

  • Purchase lift tickets from ACE Ski Club or on your own.
  • This is a Drive yourself trip.
  • Stay at the Gray Ghost Inn in West Dover, VT just down the hill from Mt Snow.
  • Use the MOOVER (shuttle) to get to the mountain from the Gray Ghost or drive yourself.
  • 2 Breakfasts and 1 dinner (Saturday night)


  • $225.00 – (Per person)
  • Contact Trip Coordinator for rate info

Payment Schedule

  1. $50.00 due by November 1st, 2013
  2. $50.00 due by December 12th, 2013
  3. $125.00 due by January 15th, 2014

Total Payment $225.00

Checks payable to: ACE Ski & Board Club

Send to: Robin Diamond – Attn:Mount Snow Trip, 21 Chester Street , Nashua NH 03064

Cancellation Policy

  • ALL cancellation requests must be submitted in writing (e-mail acceptable) to the Trip Coordinator.
  • Cancellation Requests will be in effect as of the date received by the Trip Coordinator
  • The following Cancellation Fees will be imposed
    • No cancellations After February 1st – after this date if you cancel a replacement will need to be found for your spot.
    • If applicable Refunds will be processed after the trip completes.

Trip Coordinator

Robin Diamond
Phone: (603) 533-7360
Address: 21 Chester Street , Nashua NH 03064

Sun Valley 2014

North America's original mountain destination, since 1936, Sun Valley, Idaho has the distinction of being the continent's first ski resort - bringing the magic of the European mountain experience to America.

“The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski! (or Board!)”

North America’s original mountain destination, since 1936, Sun Valley, Idaho has the distinction of being the continent’s first ski resort – bringing the magic of the European mountain experience to America.

Sun Valley was instantly a phenomenon without peer and has since grown to be both the cultural and athletic hub of the Northern Rockies. From the crisp air atop Bald Mountain to the quaint shops and restaurants below, there is no other place quite like Sun Valley, regardless of the season.

March 4th – 11th, 2014

Trip Details

  • 7 night’s accommodations at Greyhawk/Sawtooth Condos, located in Sun Valley Village, Idaho
  • Round Trip Airfare from Boston to Boise
  • 2 Bedroom Condos, 1 or 2 Kings & Single beds
  • Walk to lift at Mtn. Baldy
  • Two miles to town (shuttle)
  • Fully equipped kitchens, gas or wood stoves, hot tub, & private Wifi
  • Great Views
  • 5-Day Ski Lift Pass 6th day $60
  • All taxes and service charges included


  • $ 1,560.00 – (Per person, 4 occupancy in 2 bedroom large condos, 7 nights)
  • Contact Trip Coordinator for rate info based on land only package
  • Prices based on minimum of 12 participants. Price includes Round trip Air / Hotel transfers; 5 day Ski Pass.

Payment Schedule

  1. $500.00 due by September19th 2013
  2. $560.00 due by November 1st 2013
  3. $500.00 due by December 3rd 2013

Total Payment $1,560

Checks payable to: ACE Ski & Board Club

Send to: Michèle Grenier – Attn: Sun Valley Trip, 46 Kelly Road, Dracut, MA 01826

Cancellation Policy

  • ALL cancellation requests must be submitted in writing (e-mail acceptable) to the Trip Coordinator.
  • Cancellation Requests will be in effect as of the date received by the Trip Coordinator
  • The following Cancellation Fees will be imposed
    • Before December 1, 2013 – $100.00 per person
    • After December 1, 2013 – $500.00 deposit is not refundableCancellations received after December 1, 2013 are subject to a cancellation fee of $500.00.
    • After January 1, 2014 – Full amount of tripCancellations received after January 1, 2014 are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the full amount of the trip (and/or any fees imposed by the various suppliers, tour operators, hotels and ski areas involved, including the ACE Ski & Board Club)

Trip Coordinator

Michèle Grenier
Phone: (978) 441-0545
Address: 46 Kelly Road, Dracut, MA 01826