December Tracks

President’s Message

Greetings Everyone!  If the cold temps and the occasional snow showers are any indication of what type of winter we will experience, we think it’s going to be a great one! When was the last time that all of the local resorts have opened on time the day after Thanksgiving?  We know that our Night Club Cards are not active until the New Year (2014), but we hope that each of you take some time to go pick up your Night Club Card and use your Advantage Card to score an awesome discount on some pre-season lift tickets!  If you haven’t signed up for the Night Club Card it’s not too late, just read our blurb below and ask us how!  We’ve also got a number of trips planned this year, something for everyone.  If you see something you’re interested in let us know, we’re flexible and want everyone to have the opportunity to spend part of the winter with us.  Just don’t wait too long, spots go pretty quickly and the longer you wait the chances are some prices could increase, but we do our best to keep them as low as possible for our members.  Did we mention we cook you breakfast and dinner?! We know, AWESOME!  For those of you who are not able to get away this winter, we are scheduling some meet ups for the local resorts.   For those interested all of our events are posted on our website, facebook, and meetup.com.  If you would like to coordinate a meetup we encourage everyone to join our meetup.com page and suggest an event or even trip. In order to keep up with the times we have made several changes in our initiative to help encourage more members to join and to give back to those that support us, because without our members this club would cease to exist. As always we will offer free tune your ride sessions throughout the season. Last year we rolled out T-shirts for all of those that attend our trips, we will continue to do the same this year.  We will be giving away lift tickets to some lucky members throughout the season at our meetups for you or a friend, and we’re working on some sponsorship and donations for an upcoming raffle that we promise will bring on a lot of cheer.  We would like to officially welcome everyone to a new season, some fresh snow, and lots of fun this winter!

From our Family to Yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Chesapeake Ski & Board Club!

Trips

We make our trips as simple as possible for participants. You can expect between 7 and 14 other people, and trip costs are divided amongst the participants. Our price estimates are usually very accurate, but if we overestimate we will refund the difference. Signing up early is key – the later you join, the more likely flight costs will go up which are the #1 thing blows apart the estimates.

Pricing includes airfare, lodging, lift tickets, breakfast, and dinner. You will be responsible for your own gear and lunch. We do our best to get quality lodging – usually a house or condo – near or on the slopes.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Saturday, January 11 – Wednesday, January 15 (3.5 ski days)
Cost: $1,300 ($500 Deposit due Monday, December 16)

For those interested in this trip, it was previously scheduled for January 16 through January 20. It was moved to accommodate a deal on lodging and to address concerns about crowding over the originally holiday weekend.

At Breckenridge, you’ll find one of Colorado’s favorite mountain resorts tucked away in an historic mining town. Whether you’re hungry for adventure, or just want to enjoy some R&R, Breckenridge provides an unforgettable winter experience. If you want to try Rocky Mountain Riding for the first time, this trip is for you!

Our lodging for this trip will not disappoint – we will be staying in a condo on the slopes bracketed by Snowflake lift and 4 O’clock Run. The location is truly ski in – ski out.

Park City, Utah

Thursday, January 30 – Tuesday, February 4 (3 ski days)
Cost: $1,300 ($600 Deposit due Monday, December 16)

This trip is proving popular, and we have a good number of signups. Make sure to get your deposits in soon before it fills up.

Just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City Mountain Resort is ranked “North America’s most accessible mountain” by the readers of SKI Magazine for a second straight year! Park City offers 3,300 acres over 8 peaks and 9 bowls. With 116 trails: (17% Easier, 52% More Difficult, 31% Most Difficult) this trip will not disappoint.

Mammoth, California

Thursday, February 13 – Tuesday, February 18 (4 ski days)
Cost: $1,900 ($750 Deposit due Monday, December 16)

So far this trip has gotten the least number of signups. If you are interested make sure to let us know, and get your friends involved.

Mammoth Mountain has your recipe for the vacation of a lifetime at California’s highest resort. Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels, add 400+ inches of annual snowfall, and top it off with 300+ annual days of sweet California sunshine! Mammoth by the numbers:

Top elevation: 11,053 feet
Base elevation: 7,953 feet
Terrain: 3,500+ acres, 150+ trails, 15% Expert, 20% Advanced, 40% Intermediate, 25% Easier

Killington, Vermont

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2 (2.5 ski days)
Cost: $600 ($250 Deposit due Monday, December 16)

Killington is one of our best trips every year. Since it’s close we drive instead of fly. This makes it our most economical trip as well. If you want to branch out beyond the local resorts, or want a resort that has the best balance of expert and beginner terrain, then this is trip you should check out.

Here’s why Killington is known as The Beast:
Seven mountain peaks, sitting on 3,000 acres including Pico Mountain at Killington offering over 88 miles of diverse terrain to explore. The Resort offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers in six terrain parks including Burton’s The Stash, an all-natural inspired terrain park with more than 50 features as well as two pipes.

Terrain: 140 trails, 39% Advanced, 33% Intermediate, 28% Easier

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Friday, March 7 – Friday, March 14 (6 ski days)
Cost: $2,100 ($1,000 Deposit due Monday, December 16)

Each year we have our one big trip, and this year it’s Jackson Hole. This is the best way to get all the great skiing you can handle. Make sure you get your deposits in early for this trip. the biggest part of the trip cost will be the flight, and those prices will start going up soon.

Jackson Hole has gotten an average of 459 inches of in-season snow per year for the past five years. Ski Magazine rated Jackson Hole the #1 Overall Ski Resort for 2014! http://www.jacksonhole.com/awards.html

With 116 named trails (50% expert, 40% intermediate, 10% beginner), 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain, and a vertical drop of 4,139 ft (Elevation: 6,311 ft at base; 10,450 ft at summit) you don’t want to miss this trip! – Video to get you Stoked

Terrain: 2,500+ acres, 116+ trails, 50% Expert, 40% Intermediate, 10% Easier

Upcoming Events

Flying Dog Brewery Tour (TBA)

We are working on putting together another brewery tour trip to Flying Dog up in Frederick, MD. In the past, we have done a weekend tour and then gone skiing.

Tune Your Ride (TBA)

We will be holding a tune your ride in early January, keep your eyes out for the announcement. Tune Your Ride is an event where we provide equipment and assistance in maintaining and working on your snow gear. We provide sharpeners, wax, some basic repair equipment, and a friendly atmosphere.

Night Club Card

It is still not to late to sign up! The snow has already begun to fall and the resorts are open early for the first time in years. It is finally shaping up to be a good year for skiing! The best and cheapest way to get some quality time on the slopes this year is with our Night Club Card. Once you sign up for your card, you can pick it up and start using it on Jan 2, 2014! Here is what the NCC gets you:

  1. Unlimited skiing/riding any day after 4pm, 3pm on Sundays (starts 1/2/2014)
  2. Steep Discount on Advantage Card! $20 vs. $11940% discount if you purchase a lift ticket prior to 1/2/2014 (one purchase pays for itself)
  3. BIG DISCOUNT AT STRATTON, VT whenever the locals are closed

Head to our Night Club Card Page for all the deTails about how to sign up. See all of you on the slopes!

Sponsors and Partners

Our sponsors and partners help the club with event promotion,  equipment deals, and other donations that make our club run. Please think of them when doing your holiday shopping this year!

Baltimore Ski Warehouse

Located at 7038 Aviation Blvd. in Glen Burnie, MD, Baltimore Ski Warehouse offers new and used equipment for all abilities and budgets. They even accept trade-ins! Check them out at http://www.baltimoreski.com.} else {

September Tracks

Greetings From the President

Greetings, everybody!  It’s the start of our next season and we’re gearing up to get everything prepared to motivate you for all of the excitement this winter.  We’ve got some off season events coming up in the near future and we hope to see everyone out.  For those of you interested in saving a few bucks this winter, we are scheduled to start Night Club Card registration next month, you’ll hear more about that later.  We’re also in the midst of putting together some great trips on and off the snow this year. Continue Reading →