Wow, flash your up-to-date Miramar member card with a MNYSC sticker, and Mount Snow will show you love all winter long with prices as low as $39 per day. Can’t touch that!Metro_NY_Ski_Council_Awareness_Days_17-18
In the hot-off-the-digital-press new edition of Liftlines, Phil Caracci reports, “…Snow started falling early in November, and the resorts all opened up by Thanksgiving Day. The Nov-Dec snowfall will likely exceed all of last season. But lots of things were the same. Ray picked us up in The Hampton Jitney on West 23rd St. Alena baked brownies for the bus. Carolyn had hot cider waiting for us in the lodge when we arrived, and Saturday night featured a loud disco dance party. Yet some things were different. Nate was missing from the kitchen staff; the Bernsteins started their own ski club, and The Golden Corral was not on the menu. We’ll cover all that, but the big story of the trip, and the reason it was near capacity, was the snow…”
If you’re a Miramar member, and our trip to Val d’Isère next winter is not your thing, you can bag four of the finest ski areas in the continental United States —Jay Peak, Snowmass, Lake Tahoe and Sunday River — on these 2018 New Jersey and Metropolitan New York ski and snowboard council trips.
Click the destination to find out more, then turn down the temp on your air conditioner and imagine you’re there!
- Jay Peak — January 28 to February 2 with the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council
- Snowmass — February 24 to March 3 with the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council
- South Lake Tahoe — March 17 to March 24 with the Metropolitan Ski Council
- Sunday River — March 18 to March 23 with the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council
The end of the season is always bitter-sweet, and some years the remaining snow melts away with a whimper. But not this year!
The party started on the bus before we reached the Lincoln Tunnel and continued until we arrived home from Vermont on Sunday evening, leaving everyone wanting more. And the weather played right along: dumping 10″ of snow at Stowe to give us mid-winter powder conditions all day Saturday, then delivering a blue-bird spring day on Sunday with bright skies, abundant powder at the summit and corn snow at lower elevations, with temperatures that peaked at 80(!) degrees in the sun. Did I mention Cathy’s impressive ski-yoga demonstration, Saturday night dance party, the herd of wild things hanging at Spruce Base Bar, or the truck full of Butternut Golden Retrievers?
As Phil Caracci wrote on his Facebook page, “Such a spectacular day at Stowe Mountain Resort! Sure the snow was great, the sun was great, the discounted tickets were great, the truckload of puppies was great…. but what’s really great is the people on the trip that you share all of this joy with.”
If you love skiing and boarding, making new friends, playing with puppies, and getting down on the dance floor, it doesn’t get better. Check out our calendar and join us at one of our social events, on the bike trial this summer, or at the Miramar lodge next season. You won’t regret it.