Thursday, December 30, 2010

SHPE-NYC 2011 Ski Trip - January 21-23

The SHPE-NYC 2011 Annual Ski Trip
January 21st – January 23rd at Windham Mountain

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the costs for the trip?
A.Housing fees for SHPE members is $115 for the weekend, non-members pay $140. The SHPE-NYC fee for the beginner ski or snowboard package (rental, lesson, and lower lift ticket) is $65. The SHPE-NYC fee for the all mountain lift ticket is $57, and for those who need to rent equipment, the ski or snowboard rental fee is $28.

Q. When and where will we be skiing?
A. Windham Mountain, on Saturday, January 22nd.

Q. What is the house address?
A. 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444. Note: This is the same house as the 2010 ski trip.

Q. What is being provided with the housing?
A. Similar to last year, housing will include, snacks, bottled water, soda, milk, juices, hot chocolate, coffee, cereals, fruits. Cold cuts for sandwiches will be provided Friday for all guests. Breakfast will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Q. When can we check-in/check-out?
A. Check in starts on Friday, January 21st at 3:00 PM. In the event other guests are not checking out that Friday, check-in will be as early as 6AM. You will be notified of the possible early arrival time as the date approaches. Check-out is Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Q. Can I register for housing if I am not a SHPE-NYC member?
A. Yes, housing costs for non-members is $140, which is $25 more than the member rate. You can become a member today for $35 at

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

Q. If i cannot attend anymore and already paid, can I receive a refund?
A. There are no refunds. You are responsible for finding a replacement in the event you cannot attend. You must contact SHPE-NYC in the event you cannot attend at

Q. How do I register?
A. Register via Eventbrite at 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 a group discount.

Q. Do the costs cover the transportation to the Windham Mountain or the rental home?
A. No, everyone is responsible for providing their own transportation. Caravans and car pooling have in used in previous years, so SHPE-NYC will try to accommodate you by making you aware of other options as they become available. You are ultimately responsible for ensuring 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 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)

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 are included with all packages)
  • Neck warmer
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Medium-weight socks
  • Favorite beverages

Some detailed information from Windham Mountain

Equipment Rental from Windham Mountain

· 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.

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 drivers 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 Schedules

  • 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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