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Welcome to Winterset Ski Club...
For people who love to ski and snowboard - or always thought they'd like to try!
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About Winterset Ski Club

Welcome to Winterset Ski Club...for people who love to ski and snowboard - or always thought they'd like to try!

 

We are a 47 year-old club organized to promote skiing -- downhill and cross-country, plus snowboarding.
We offer a number of activities and social events during the year to encourage member skiing and camaraderie.

 
Downhill Skiers, Boarders or Cross-Country Skiers

Winterset promotes skiing through subsidized lessons, Monday night racing, bulk buy lift tickets & much more.

Day Bus Trips and Weekend/Week-Long Trips
The club runs 5 - 7 Saturday or Sunday day bus ski trips to the lower Vermont & New Hampshire areas, 
including Okemo, Killington, Stratton and Sunapee. The bus leaves Exit 14 in Southbury. A bus seat cost approximately $12 per person.
As the club buys lift tickets as a group, they always cost much less than what an individual would pay.
Some Connecticut Ski Council Awareness Day trips offer lift tickets as low as $35!

This year, a weeklong trip is scheduled for Whistler-Blackcomb in British Colombia.
Again, with group rates, prices for lodging and lift tickets are seriously less than individual rates.

Bulk Buy Lift Tickets
Save money by taking part in the Bulk Buy Lift Ticket Program.  As a member of the Connecticut Ski
Council, which negotiates for all the club negotiates for all the clubs in the state, Winterset
members can buy lift tickets at bargain basement prices in September before the ski season begins.  
BULK BUY LIFT TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A SPECIFIC PERIOD DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.


SO You're a NEW Member... Now What?

Below is an article that appeared in an old newsletter, it's so good - it's worth repeating!


So, you're new to the club. Maybe a friend told you about the club. Perhaps you heard about us in the local
paper or the internet.     Now What?

First, I'd like to welcome you to Winterset Ski Club on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Winterset
Ski Club. On the average we have nearly 260 memberships, with a total of 700+ members.  That's men, women,
children and if your dog skis or snowboards we'll add he/she in as well.

Winterset is a participating and growing member of the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC) which is comprised of
30+ member clubs.  Collectively, the CSC can strongly influence major discounts for New England Ski Area lift

tickets, trips, racing and social events.  Last year alone (October 2001 statistics) the CSC purchased
$750,000 worth of drastically reduced cost bulk lift tickets to Vermont ski areas along.  If you'd like more
info on the CSC go to www.skiclub.com
Winterset Ski Club further augments the collective power of the CSC
by providing day bus trips to Vermont and Massachusetts, 
subsidizing ski lessons during club trips, week
and weekend trips, racing with other clubs and social activities throughout the year.. 

 Although, Winterset is a very family oriented ski club, nearly 1/3 of the membership is single and presents
a great environment to meet others with similar wintersports interests.

Most of your information on the club activities will be through the newsletters and emails of late breaking
info and reminders when trips 
and events are coming up. You should also be aware that you might be called
upon to help in some small or large way to help out from time 
to time. If you can spare a little time, please t
ry to accommodate the caller if possible. Usually that person is chairing some committee that 
is trying to get
an event or trip going and needs some assistance.

Prior to joining Winterset my family was like most where you could only afford a week or a few days of skiing
throughout the season. On average during the last 2 seasons we exceeded 20 days because of the club.
This month's newsletter should give you newbies a good overview of the activities planned for the season.

As a final note...get involved and have some fun!!