General meeting / Presentation

Wednesday March 6
General Meeting and Presentation
Last chance to sign-up for Sugarbush trip March 8 - 10

We are going to do something a little special at upcoming meeting on Wednesday 3/6. We will be serving some HOT APPETIZERS between 7:30 and 8:00. First-come, first serve while they last!

In person presentation on Jay Peak and Burke mountains Vermont. As of this year both mountains are under the same ownership. A representative from Burke VT is coming down to the AI Club to tell us all about these two areas. Presentations will be on both Ski and Non-Ski activities.

This is a ski area that the MMSSC has never visited. The club went to Bolton Valley the first time last year and has now loved it for two years. It is time to consider Burke. It is a northern VT area that is located a very short distance off of I91.

From Burke Mountain’s website...
All that Vermont's skiing ever was.
Maybe it’s because we’re a bit further up? Maybe it’s because Burke is a monadnock–a lone mountain, not part of a range–and we embrace individuality? Maybe we just love the true experience and selfishly cling to it?
Whatever our reason, we refuse to widen the trails on our 270 acres to accommodate lesser skiers. We will not cut into our 100+ acres of beautiful glades just to raise our trail number. We’ll offer terrain that challenges all levels. But we’ll never call a blue run black so people can feel they’ve skied something they actually haven’t. This is Vermont–you should earn it. If you can’t ski or ride it, we’ll teach you. You’ll learn to appreciate the natural contours of the mountain. You’ll learn to see your line, not the trees it weaves through.
And you’ll learn, or maybe remember, what made Vermont skiing so great in the first place.

The club has been to Jay Peak two or three times for a 1 day as part of 3 day weekend trips. Jay peak has had some major investments and the base are has now been totally renovated and modernized and now includes an indoor water park.
From Jay Peak’s website...
“If you've been to Jay Peak, you know our reputation is deserved—the most snow in eastern North America and a liberal in-bounds policy that ensures you can enjoy it. 77 trails, slopes and glades wait for you but the nooks and crannies are what really set Jay Peak apart. If you haven’t been here, come experience the reality behind the legend. From the far-out corners of the back country, to the close-at-hand convenience of The Zone learning area, there’s a little something for everyone at our larger than life mountain. Poke around and make some moments of your own.”

“The Jay Peak Pump House indoor water park is a place for well-earned leisure. A place to experience the mountain when the mountain may have beaten you momentarily. A place where you can surf, climb, float the Big River like a boss or sit out a rough day. A place where the movement of the water does more than keep you entertained. It actually moves you.”

Wednesday April 3

Skype presentation on Mount Bachelor, Oregon (Details to be finalized).

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  • David O.

    Nice presentation by Burke Mountain, and I think we should go there on a future Club trip. Thanks for the appetizers to nosh on too!

    March 7, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'll try to make it, but if the weather is bad I'll have to postpone meeting y'all

    March 6, 2013

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