Spend New Years Eve with Miramar

Spend New Years Eve with Miramar

Even if the weather outside is frightful, the weather inside Miramar’s lodge is smokin’ — and you won’t need your long-johns to be warm!

DSC02461

Not sure what to give that special someone this year, or maybe you need to treat yourself to a holiday break?

Even though the weather is frightfully unseasonable (thanks a lot, El Nino!), if you haven’t locked in your New Year’s plans our lodge in Waitsfield, Vermont is the place to be. 

Powder shots after breakfast may not be on the menu this month, but Stowe has 21 trails open and Sugarbush 8, so there’s that. And the venerable Single Chair Weather Blog just posted about the likelihood of a “Madden-Julian Oscillation” occurring and its “capability of re-dealing the cards” on the weather. Hey, if there’s a chance it’ll work you can set me up with two shots of MJO right now, please!

But even better than shots of MJO is New Years weekend in Vermont with Miramar. Great people, great meals, great dancing, and maybe a few ski runs, too So step right up, click one of the buttons below, and buckle your seat belts for a great time!

Find out more and Sign Up for the New Years Weekend Bus Trip

dancin

DSC02454

 

Skiing Back in Time

Skiing Back in Time

Skiing at Mad River Glen has always been a decidedly retro and rarified experience and for those of us who love such things, it’s the perfect place to be and ski. It’s like a trip back in a time machine, according to The Hour newspaper.

Mad_River_Glen_0003_original-1

Lake Minnewaska Bike Ride

Lake Minnewaska Bike Ride

The last Miramar member’s ride of the fall to Minnewaska State Park outside of New Paltz, New York, was a spectacular way to end the cycling season.

The temperatures were in the low 30’s when nine hardy Miramartians began the 11.5 mile loop around lakes Awasting and Minnewaska. It barely warmed up all day and we were treated to snow flurries on the return trip, so everyone’s ready for those snowy, early morning wakeup calls at the lodge this winter. Debriefing over German beer and lunch at the Mountain Brauhause capped the day!

12045452_10153246870366794_2932470630941004888_o

Clockwise from 11 o’clock: Jim McCormick, Bob Lutz, Bill Schreiber, Sandy Galitzer, Richard Carey, Kathy Lee, George Schwab, Renatta Tennenbaum, Ruth Yashpan.

 

12095263_10153245281691794_5944787425610368168_o

Hamilton Point looking south to the Hudson Valley

 

renata-hero

Renata rules!

Miramar Fields Largest Team Ever for Bike MS NYC

Miramar Fields Largest Team Ever for Bike MS NYC

In addition to thanking those that contributed I MUST say a few words about the Miramar Ski Club Team. This was our largest turnout ever for Bike MS NYC and the fundraising has been phenomenal! It was a great group of friends that joined me out there and collectively we have helped many people with MS and those who may one day be diagnosed with it. The money we raise can fund the research to find a cure and rid the world of MS forever. Congratulations one and all. You are terrific and should feel proud of what you did today!

Not quite 30 miles but a 15+ mph headwind made it feel twice that.

Not quite 30mi for most of us but a 15+mph headwind made it feel twice that

Team Captain Phil Caracci with Winter Trip Chair Jim McCormick

Team Captain Phil Caracci with Winter Trip Chair Jim McCormick

The whole team huddling for warmth and waiting for the start

The whole team huddling for warmth and waiting for the start

Not Just Another Pretty Face

Not Just Another Pretty Face

Welcome to Miramar Ski Club’s new website!

Most of what you’re looking for is right up front: go to About to learn more about Miramar. Read the News to hear about what’s going on. Visit the Calendar and the Event Listing beneath it for dates and details of all our trips. Go to the Gallery to see more photos and videos, read Miramar’s History of emerging from the sea, and enjoy our YouTube channel to round-out your visit.

If you’re already a member and need help setting up your account this how to guide was made just for you.

Wred-alien-hihile we’re at it, a shout out to Ann Forbes Cooper, Sarah McGrath, David Wallenstein, Vlad Lascar, Tom Fleming and Aamir Toor for their help taking the old site apart, shuffling the pieces, and putting it back together again with a new design and a lot more.

Like most shiny new digital things this website is entering it’s public “beta” test. Nearly everything works but please be patient if you run into some dead ends. So enjoy your visit, and let us know if you find any errors or bugs so we can fix them. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

The Last Day

The Last Day

After six months of farewells it had to finally happen. Farewell Mads, it’s been great to ski (and travel, fish, climb, run, ride and party) with you!

mads-phil-lastday

Mads Juul-Nyholm and Phil Caracci at Fornino

First Tracks: August in Banff

First Tracks: August in Banff

It snowed so much in Canada last weekend there was enough for skiing and boarding in Sunshine Village, and we’ve got proof.

[kad_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/s5kvQv7WnUY” width=”600″ height=”400″ maxwidth=”900″ autoplay=”true”]

“One of those summer Alberta snowstorms! Not as much as we had hoped but we drove up to the highest spot near by to find some snow. Cant complain for August! Got to tick off 22 months of riding so far!! Hopefully I can find the snow in September and make it 23!”

Props: JohnEOtherSide
Track: Endhim – “Mr. Bass” by Andhim feat. Super Flu