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Ski and Snowboard Racing in the Mount Washington Valley

Shouting out for all for ACE club members who want to ski or snowboard race in the Mount Washington Valley this season.

Never raced before and not sure if you’ll like it?

Reasons you should consider trying it this season:

  • Your first race is free, no commitment, if you like it, join the team!
  • After your first race, the Racer Fee is $20/race for early registration or $25/race if you sign up at the mountain.
  • All Junior racers race FREE
  • 4 race classes
    • Senior Men
    • Senior Women
    • Junior Men (free)
    • Junior Women (free)
  • Racers participate in one run per day, which is usually completed by mid-morning with women racing first followed by men.
  • On a budget? We make it easy on your wallet.
    • Deeply discounted lift tickets – good for the whole day (See pricing under race dates below).
    • For a fraction of the price of a hotel room, you can find an EICSL Lodge to sleep at.
  • Still on the fence?
    • Bring your friends and enjoy a day of skiing and racing together!
  • Learn more about Recreational Racing.

Race Dates

Qualifier 1: January 9, 2016 at Bretton Woods
Tickets: Adults $45, Seniors $25, Teens $35, Children $25

Qualifier 2: January 23, 2016 at Shawnee Peak
Tickets: Flat rate of $39

Qualifier 3: February 6, 2016 at Cranmore
Tickets: Adults $45, Senior $30, Junior $30, Children $30

Championship: March 5, 2016 at Wildcat
Tickets: Adults $50, Seniors $40, Juniors $40, Young Adults: 45

It’s not too late to join the fun, just fill out the contact form below and Robin Diamond or Emily Barnaby will be in touch!

Crotched Mountain – Ace Ski and Board Club Member Benefits for 2015-2016 Season

Crotched Mountain 2015-16 Ace Ski and Board Club Member Benefits

Must present a valid Ace Ski and Board Club Membership Card to recieve discount.

Ticket Discounts

9:00am – 5:00pm or 1:00pm – 9:00pm
$43 save $19

Saturday Extreme Midnights 12/26/15 -2/27/16
$33 save $12

9:00am – 5:00pm No Blackouts!
$43 save $19

Xmas Vacation: M-F 12/28/15 – 1/1/116
February Vacation: M-F 2/15/16- 2/19/16
$43 save $19

M-F non vacation
$39 save $11

M-F 3:00pm – 9:00pm non vacation

M-F 6:00pm – 9:00pm End of Day

Junior (18 & under) full day tickets
$33 Always. Save up to $17

Rental Equipment $15
Lessons $15
Helmet $10


Nastar – Adult Team and training for all Ages
Some of the Areas top Pacesetters race and work at Crotched Mt. They use their knowledge to create a fun and safe and yes, competitive race program.


Crotched Offers Ski and Snowboarding lessons for all ages, bring the little ones up to ride the Magic Carpet and before long they will be taking the Chair to the top. For more information about Crotched Mountain please visit


Crotched Mountain
615 Francestown Road
Bennington, NH 03442

Phone:(603) 588-3668

2015-2016 Ski Club Appreciation Days

You must present your Ski Club or Ski Council Membership Card and a photo ID to receive the discounted rate!

Please click on the mountain for more information.

Crotched Mountain Member Benefits for Ace Ski and Board Club


Mountain Days Price
Stowe Mountain Resort December 4-6, 2015 $45/day


Mountain Days Price
Stowe Mountain Resort January 6-8, 2016 $45/day


Mountain Days Price
Stowe Mountain Resort February 5-7, 2016 $45/day


Mountain Days Price
Stowe Mountain Resort March 18-20, 2016 $45/day


Mountain Days Price
Stowe Mountain Resort April 8-10, 2016 $45/day

Eastern Townships Trip 2016


February 26 – 28, 2016


  • Two nights lodging at Manoir des Sables
  • Breakfast for two days
  • Three course group dinner Saturday night.
  • All current taxes

$215 p/p 2 per bedroom

Manoir des Sables Hotel Orford, QC  Canada

Things to know

  • Skiing is not included in the trip cost.
  • This is a drive yourself trip. No transportation will be provided.
  • You will need to bring your Passport.
  • Hotel is located 4 hours from Boston and less than 25 minutes over the border.


  • Skiing is not included in the trip cost.
  • You can purchase lift tickets when you arrive at the hotel or online at the Mountains.
    • Arrive early and ski at Owls Head or Orford on Friday.
    • Ski Sutton on Saturday.
    • Stop in at Jay Peak on Sunday on the return trip home.

Ski Areas ( local to hotel)

  • Owl’s Head
    • Celebrating their 50th Anniversary
  • Mont Sutton
    • Glades for everyone.
    • Quiet and Old “New England” skiing.
    • Something for all abilities.
  • Orford
    • Steep and Deep, moguls and glades.
    • Great food and lodge atmosphere.
    • Old time ski area.
  • Bromont
    • Night Skiing – the best in the EAST – 360 degree lighting. All trails.

Other activities:

  • National Park
    • Located jus 30 minutes from the hotel
    • Cross country, snowshoeing – rentals available or bring your own equipment
  • Downtown Magog
    • Shops, restaurants, and walking/Xcountry trails around the lake.
  • Vineyards
    • More details at the Hotel
    • Located within 30 minutes of Magog



Ski Mont Orford - Steep and Deep
Ski Mont Orford – Steep and Deep

Steamboat Trip 2016

Steamboat Mountain

February 24 – March 2, 2016


  • Round trip air Boston to Hayden via United Airlines
  • Seven (7) night accommodations at the Phoenix condo’s
  • Five (5) out of seven (7) day ski pass to Steamboat
  • Round trip airport / hotel transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Welcome Reception
  • All current taxes

$1,649 p/p 4 per 2 bed, 2 bath Condo



Depart Boston 2/24
Boston Denver Denver Hayden
7:45am 10:33am 11:15am 12:13pm
Depart Hayden 3/2
Hayden Denver Denver Boston
12:35pm 1:38pm 5:22pm 11:12pm


September 15, 2015 October 29, 2015 December 8, 2015
$649 $500 $500
Payment Options
  • All checks are payable to: Ace Ski & Board Club.
  • A Full one -time payment of $1,699 can be made to
  • You may pay at the general meetings or send your check(s) to Michèle Grenier, 46 Kelly Road, Dracut, MA 01826.
  • Be sure to send the sign up sheet whether paying by PayPal or by check.


  • Must be either an EICSL member OR an Ace Ski & Board member to sign up for the trip.
  • Names must be written, as they appear on a government issued photo ID including middle initial, date of birth & gender.
  • No lifts deduct $445.
  • No Air/transfers deduct $515.
  • 6th day lift ticket add $75.
  • Single supplement add $400.
  • Airlines reserve the right to issue seat assignments at airport check in.
  • Trip cancellation/ interruption insurance available through Great Events & Escapes and recommended.
  • *Please note that Air tax and fuel adjustments are possible and will be passed on to guests
  • *Please note that checked bags are subject to a fee and the responsibility of guests
  • *All guests must complete, sign and return reservation form.


If you must cancel your reservation, your right to receive a refund is limited as set forth in the following schedule:

  • If your notice of cancellation is prior to December 15th full refund minus $100/person plus any applicable vendor penalties; After 12/15/2015, no refund.
  • All cancellations and any trip component returns (lift tickets etc.) will result in a minimum of a $50/person service charge regardless of the cancellation date.


December Meeting 2014 Recap


The September meeting was well attended, with holiday table decorations setting a festive mood. People were looking forward to picking up the tickets they had purchased.

Several club officers each spoke about their respective function: Jon Levy started the meeting and welcomed all members, old and new; Chuck Riley gave an update on EICSL, Robin Diamond on the racing program, and Ilene Titus on benefits, such as tickets.

Ed Berry was back at the ACE Club as the featured speaker of the evening to talk about the latest development at Stowe Mountain Resort. The mountain is very attentive to the feedback from its groomers and snowmakers. Management listens to them to constantly improve operations each year. The mountain is dedicated to the ‘product’ and is spending the money required.

He noted quite a few improvements since last year, includng a new 3,000 gallon-per-minute booster pump house on Mt. Mansfield. The mountain currently has 8 groomers. That means more early and late season terrain, quick resurfacing and superlative snow surfaces!

The 20 year old gondola was refurbished at significant cost savings over buying a new one. The gondola was sent back to the manufacturer, who put in brand new upholstery, windows and racks.

The old lift at Spruce Base was replaced with a new high-speed quad. The old alpine slide is gone, a casualty of all the new attractions.

The Stowe Mountain Lodge Spruce Peak is a spectacular hotel, worthy of a trip for a special occasion. It is currently undergoing the process of earning a 4 star rating. The resort will be adding a number of attractions, including an outdoor skating rink, a climbing wall (indoors) as well as a bowling alley. There will be underground parking for 170+ cars, a new coffee shop and a market. All these ongoing renovations will cause parking to be a little tight during the upcoming season. It is recommended that guests use the convenient shuttle service.

The full price for a ticket this season is $108 the first time you come to the mountain. However, on your next visit the price drops to $103 thanks to the rechargeable ‘Evolution Stowe Card’(ESC). $89 tickets can be purchased online for the same day at the mountain or Liftopia websites. The most convenient way to buy a ticket is to authorize a credit card on your ESC card, which will be charged automatically the first time you get on a chair that day. No standing in line!

$44 tickets will be offered to club members on Ski Council and Ski Club Appreciation Days (you will need to show a club ID). Also, look for combined hotel deals. Group rates are available for a minimum of 20 people. Smaller clubs could combine trips with other clubs to reach that number; contact Ed for details.

Door Prize Winners

Let's Eat Santa

Let's Eat Santa
Let's Ski Snowman

December Meeting 2014


We would like to welcome Ed Berry from Stowe. He will be giving us an update about the mountain.


Photo taken 12/8/2014


  • Ticket Voucher Distribution
    • Tickets vouchers ordered in past sales will be distributed at the meeting. Your order must be paid in full and you must be a paid 2014-2015 member to receive your ticket vouchers.
  • Ticket Voucher Sale
    • You may purchase additional tickets at the General Meeting. Order forms for Vermont Mountains will be available at that time. You must attend the meeting and be a paid 2014-2015 club member to purchase tickets in this sale. There are limited quantities of some Vermont Mountains and some have sold out. Remaining tickets will go on sale by email after the December 11 meeting.
  • Volunteers needed for clean up after the meeting.

Extra Prize Ticket

Bring Food! For an extra chance at a door prize, please bring items that can be donated to a food pantry, for example: tuna, powdered milk, $5 gift cards to grocery stores, rice, dry soup mixes, beans, canned food items …

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