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As a ski club we’ve been around Rochester, NY for more than 40 years but we also very actively enjoy a wide range of year-round group activities in the Rochester and upstate New York area. Come join us for downhill and cross country skiing, bicycling, kayaking and canoeing, snowshoeing, camping, picnics, casual and formal dinners, happy-hours, and much more. Throughout the year we also have many group trips around New York State, around the country and around the world. We’re a mix of men and women, both singles and couples, skiers and non-skiers alike. Some of our most active members don’t ski at all. You might think of us as a Ski, Hike, Bike, Kayak, Outdoor Recreation, and Social Club. We offer fun times for everyone 21 years or older. Come join us at one of our events or at our General Meeting to find out how much you’ll enjoy being a member of our Club! Our Club is very active. Likewise, this website will change frequently with the changing seasons, with new content, trip reports, additional links… who knows! So please check back often!

I do want to let you know that we do have annual dues. $30.00 for the first year then $20.00 a year after that. This money is used to cover incidental expenses for our events, subsidized event costs, and some foods and drinks (beer, wine, soda, and water) at our many events. Please come to our meeting and learn more about us. If you are new to the group you can come to the events and pay a non member fee if one is being charged and test us out a bit before having to become a member.

***THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION, I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CLARIFY. WHAT IS A "MEMBER" OF THE CLUB .....BECAUSE YOU ARE A MEMBER ON MEETUP DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE A "MEMBER" OF THE ACTUAL CLUB, YOU MUST PAY THE $30/$20 REGISTRATION FEE DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU JOIN. SO IF WE ARE HAVING AN EVENT AND THERE IS A NON MEMBER FEE, THAT IS THE FEE YOU WOULD PAY****

We have set the non member fee to be equal to $8.00 above what a member pays, so you can try us out, if you are unsure you want to pay the membership fee.

Happy Hours, Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, and General Meetings are always free along with several other events so you should have amble opportunity to "try us out!" I hope you choose to join, as we are a great club to be a part of!

For the reasons of security, protection and the respect of all its members, "HSC Meet Up Group" has a strict zero tolerance policy regarding anonymity. To be accepted as member of this group you must post with and maintain on your profile at all times a photograph with sufficient clarity of your face to be able to identify you. If this condition is not met your membership may be declined and/or be removed at any time. Thanks for your understanding and compliance.

For legal purposes we must include the below statement.

"The Huggers Ski Club, Inc. (HSC) and its directors, officers and representatives are not liable for any losses, damages, or claims arising from any personal injury or property damage that may occur during or in relation to any HSC activity, event, or trip. All participants acknowledge, accept and are bound by all terms and conditions of event contract(s)."

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Happy Hour

Murph's Irondequoit Pub

Come out for some music while we help celebrate the December Birthdays. Beers start at $2 and Wines $5 until 7 PM; Music is Bill Schmitt and The Bluesmasters. No cover charge. Hope you can make it, I plan on being there at 5 PM

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1880’s XC & Snowshoe Weekend hosted by Mary E

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176 for a single (triple occupancy) $352 for a couple The price includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals: Sat and Sunday full breakfasts and Friday, Sat and Sunday lunch of several hearty, home cooked soups. Dinner not included. For dinner one or both nights a pot luck or order take out or go to one of the restaurants in town. More info on this after sign ups. New people are always included in the plans so you’ll always have people to eat with. Rooms available are: -1 king bed per room and shared bath. Suitable for couples -3 single beds per room with private bath. Suitable for singles (rooms are large) -Single men, there aren’t any single rooms so please find 1 or 2 other people to share one of the larger rooms with you at the time you sign up. Send checks between Mon, Sept 30 and Mon, Oct 7. If I get more people than rooms/beds between those dates, a board member will conduct a lottery. Include your phone # on the check. Since the trip MAY NOT fill up between those dates you can keep sending your checks even after Mon, Oct 7. I’ll contact you individually and also send trip updates through club email on availability. in case of cancellation you’ll need to find a replacement to get a refund. Club members only can sign up for the trip. However non-members are welcome to join the Huggers and sign up for the trip at the same time. To join the Huggers go to http://huggersskiclub.org/join/fees Make checks out to: Huggers Ski Club, include your phone number and mail to Mary Ehmann

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