Winterplace Skiing - Feb 20


(image from winterplace.com)



Hello Everyone,


We will be going to Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia, WV for the February Ski Trip. The trip is scheduled for February 20-22, 2015. (Please not this is the weekend after President’s Day.)


Please remember the following:

  • Pack the appropriate clothing for skiing – water proof outer shells and layers
  • The bus departs at 5:30 on Friday. Please be at the Scout Hut at 5:00 for attendance and pack-up.
  • Scouts are only responsible for their Friday night meal. All other meals are included. Additional food items can be purchased by the Scouts at the resort at their own expense.
  • Your son will be responsible for the accountability of his equipment at the ski slope.
    • I strongly recommend either bringing a ski lock or plan to spend $1.00 for ski check-in for lunch, dinner. and overnight – approximately $4.00 should be sufficient.
    • We will be leaving the ski’s at the resort in their holding areas on Saturday night.
  • Sunday is a half-day of skiing. We will be returning between 4-5 pm. Please be available to pick-up your son after bus clean-up if we return closer to 4:00 pm

AGENDA

  • 2/20 5:30 pm Depart Scout Hut.
  • 2/21 8am – 8pm Full Day Skiing – includes lesson and Snow Sport MB Program
  • 2/22 8am – 12pm Half-Day Skiing, 5pm return to Scout Hut

There will be two ski package options available. Since this is a BSA planned ski trip, all trip participants are required to wear ski helmets (bike helmets are not a substitute).

Helmets are available for rent and the cost is included in all the pricings. All Scouts will be required to participate in an ability group ski lesson.


Option 1: Scout Ski Package with full equipment; includes Saturday Dinner Meal ticket = $110.00

Option 2: (No Equipment except Helmet) , includes Saturday Dinner Meal ticket = $85.00


Note:
  • Snowboard Rentals are an additional $36.00. Please indicate if you or your son will be renting a snowboard.
  • All checks are payable to BSA Troop 33.
  • Scouts are only responsible for their Friday night meal. All other meals are included. Additional food items can be purchased by the Scouts at the resort at their own expense.
  • All parents or guardians will be responsible for completing the attached rental agreement for their Scout’s rented equipment and for the terms in the rental agreement – PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THE FORM. Your son will be responsible for the accountability of his equipment at the ski slope. I strongly recommend either bringing a ski lock or plan to spend $1.00 for ski check-in for lunch, dinner, and overnight – approximately $4.00 should be sufficient for the ski holding process.
  • Greg L and I will be conducting a Snowsports Merit Badge program. More information will be provide in later e-mails.

We have done an exceptional job at controlling costs.

  • This is the same cost that has been charged for the last 5 years and now includes a Saturday night meal ticket.
  • The Troop will cover transportation, lodging, and all but Friday’s meal
  • Scout Bucks from you BBQ sales efforts can be used to pay for part or all of the trip.
  • If there is a financial concern about being able to pay for the trip, please contact Mike O or myself.
Please let me know by e-mail if you or your Scout(s) will be attending and provide payments by Monday February 9th. Payments need to be made by the Friday 2/20 when we depart.

Additional Information for Adult Volunteers:

  • We will be keeping vehicles to a minimum; however, let me know if you can drive and how many total seats (including driver) in your vehicle.
  • John H has volunteered to drive the bus – thank you John.
  • We need to confirm a driver who can pull the trailer.
  • Need 1 or 2 Grubmasters. It’s a pretty easy grubmaster trip that I can talk you through.
  • If you do not ski, your help is welcome and this trip can be attended at no cost. We would like someone to be in the Ski Lodge to help manage Saturday lunch and be there as a contact for the Scouts to go to if they need assistance for anything.

Winterplace Home Page: http://www.winterplace.com/

Thank you and we are looking forward to a GREAT SKI TRIP!


- Walt B and Greg L