Monday, December 28, 2009

SHPE-NYC 2010 Ski Trip




Please read below and follow this link to register: www.shpe-nyc.org/paypal

What: SHPE-NYC’s 4th Annual Ski Trip
When: January 29th – January 31st
Where: Windham Mountain, 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444

FAQs:

Q. When and where will we be skiing?
A. Windham Mountain, on Saturday, January 30th.

Q. What is the house address?
A. 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444.

Q. What are the costs for the trip?
A. Housing fees for members is $100 for the weekend. Non-members pay $120. The SHPE-NYC fee for the beginner ski or snowboard package (rental, lesson, lower lift ticket) is $62. The SHPE-NYC all mountain lift ticket fee is $51.

Q. What is being provided with the housing?
A. Besides housing, SHPE-NYC will provide snacks, beverages (water, sodas, milk, juices), hot chocolate, coffee, cereals. Cold cuts for sandwiches will be provided for all guests.

Q. When can we check-in/check-out?
A.
Check-in starts on Friday, January 29th at 3PM. In the event the house is not rented from Thursday, January 28th into Friday, January 29th , check-in will be as early as 6AM.

Q. Can I register for housing if I am not a member?
A. Yes. There is an additional $20 fee for non-members. If you are a non-member that has paid a non-member fee for our other events this year, (e.g. Hispanic Meritage Month Theter Event, Holiday Banquet and Toy Drive), those fees will be considered towards a SHPE-NYC membership. Please contact rsvp@shpe-nyc.org for more information.

Q. Is the trip canceled due to inclement weather?
A. No. The trip will proceed, rain, shine, or snow.

Q. I can't go anymore, can I get a refund?
A. No, sorry there are no refunds. You are responsible for finding a replacement in the event you can’t make the trip. You must, however, first contact SHPE-NYC.

Q. How do I register?
A. Go to www.shpe-nyc.org/paypal. There are several options and packages, so please verify your choices before making your payment. This is the only way to register. You are not officially registered until you make a payment. Only payment confirms registration, not a pending payment.

Q. If I can’t stay overnight and want to join the group for an afternoon of skiing, can I still register?
A. Yes. Just sign up for the snowboard/ski/lift ticket package of your choice. By registering with us, you are eligible for the group discount.

Q. Do the costs cover the transportation to Windham Mountain or the rental home?
A. No. Everyone is responsible for providing their own transportation. Caravans and car pooling have been used in previous years, so SHPE-NYC will try to accommodate you by making you aware of other options as they become available. In the event we can’t find a caravan or car pool that will work for you, you are responsible for providing your own transportation.

Q. What do the caravans consist of?
A. The caravans are a group of cars that will meet up at a designated location, this way we all travel together on the road.

Q. What do I need to bring on the trip?
A. Please review the checklist below.

Sleeping Bag (optional)
Sleepwear
Government Photo ID
Sunblock
Cash for Gas (carpoolers!)
Cash, credit or debit for miscellaneous purchases
Camera
Change of clothes after skiing
Shampoo, towels, soap, other toiletries, etc.
Waterproof pants
Warm jacket for snow conditions
Hat or helmet (helmets included in ski/snowboarding package)
Neck warmer
Goggles or sunglasses
Sunscreen
Medium-weight socks
Favorite beverages

Q. What are the room arrangements?
A. See below for room/bed layouts:

Bedroom 1 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin (two people in room)
Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin (two people in room)
Bedroom 4 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)
Bedroom 5 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 6 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 7 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 8 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)
Bedroom 9 - 1 Double, 2 Twin (four people in room)
Bedroom 10 - 2 Double, 1 Twin (five people in room)
Bedroom 11 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)


Planning on Renting Equipment?

Time Well Spent:
Schedule enough time to pass through the Rental Shop and still get to your lesson. It can take up to 45 minuets for the first time visitor to be fitted properly and receive all their gear before exiting towards the slopes. If traveling with a family, allow even more time due to the number of people and diverse ages. Please visit our Ski & Snowboard Lessons for class times.
To help with this constraint, plan your arrival before or close to 8:30 AM.

The Proper Fit:
To help with a proper fitting boot a few steps need to be taken before arrival. Only one pair of (thin) socks should be worn. Multiple layers of socks can cause friction in the boot and result in blisters. Thick heavy socks may be too warm and cause sweating that can cause irritations.
While making sure that a water proof pair of pants is warn to keep you warm and dry, make sure that the cuffs of the pants are wide enough or elastic enough to go over the top of the boots. This will help keep snow out and give a proper fit around the calf muscle.

Security Deposit (or valid ID):
A deposit will need to be left while the rental equipment is rented. A valid driver license; credit card (we will photocopy); valid military ID; valid picture school ID or $250 in cash. All deposits will be returned or destroyed after the rental gear is returned.


Tips for First Timers:

Here are a few tips that should make your first experience more enjoyable:
1. Check the weather prior to your arrival. Conditions can change quickly, so always be prepared.
2. Dress in layers so you can add or remove a layer as the weather varies. The first layer should be long underwear and medium weight socks. Boots are insulated and provide plenty of warmth in most cases. Wearing more than one pair of socks can make the boot uncomfortable.
3. Water resistant, insulated gloves are a must. They're widely available at discount, department and specialty stores, including our own Mountain Sports Shop.
4. Bring a hat that will stay on your head - knit or stretchy fleece is best. Hats are important for retaining body heat on cold days. Always plan for cold weather when visiting the mountains. Or, rent a helmet while you're here.
5. Other items that are good to have are sunscreen, lip balm, quarters for lockers and a sports bag.
6. Try not to wear any bulky items, jeans or long scarves.

Lesson times: 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 2:15 p.m. for Beginners
Lesson times: 10 a.m., 2:15 p.m. for Beyond Beginners

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