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|
|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|
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