What do u get if you add a #!&*load of SNOW to Italy, Wyoming, New York and PA? An awesome WSC ski season. Here’s a recap by Trip Director, Jeff Driscoll. Big huge thanks goes out to Jeff for all his hard work and dedication throughout the year to make these trips possible.
2014 WSC Trip Update – by Jeff Driscoll
An epic ski season has come to an end for the Warren Ski Club. We have not had to look very far to find snow this year. No matter if you joined us on a weekend, one-day, west, or Europe trip, or went skiing on your own, you can’t deny this was a memorable ski season.
The Warren Ski Club’s weekend trips took us to Holiday Valley not once but twice this year and to Bristol Mountain. As usual we stayed at the Alpine Meadow townhouses across the street from the Inn at Holiday Valley and the chair lift. These condos are both convenient and affordable for our members. Bristol Mt. surprised all who went when Mother Nature gave those on the trip a nice dusting of snow. We also skied HoliMont on MLK Day and Presidents’ Day holidays. These 1-day Monday Holiday trips have become signature WSC trips and will continue to be in the future.
The Warren Ski Club’s Europe and West trips were equally as grand as our ski season back home. Our first trip had us flying to Europe and the Dolomite Mountains for a week of skiing in Val Gardena, Italy, January 24 – February 1, 2014. We stayed in the village of Selva at the Hotel Antares. The Hotel Antares lived up to its reputation as 4 star hotel with its quant lodging and fine dining. The skiing in and around Val Gardena was just spectacular. We were able to ski 175 km of slopes and 83 lifts all on one ski pass. The highlight was skiing the Sella Ronda, a 40 km circular route around the massif of the Sella Mountain Range. While skiing the Sella Ronda, we crossed 4 mountain passes and skied into 4 different mountain valleys. About half of our group, opted to add an optional 4-day trip extension to Palermo, Sicily. The Warren Ski Club had never visited Sicily before, until now.
The Warren Ski Club returned to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming for our second ski trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, March 1 – 8, 2014. 47 WSC members traveled with us to this always been a popular WSC ski destination. The snow was abundant in Jackson Hole, so much that it delayed our arrival by a day. The skiing was great for us, once most of us remembered how to ski powder. A day of skiing at nearby Grand Targhee Ski Resort was included with the trip and it was Mardi Gras that day. The accessory of the day was beads or masks to help us celebrate Fat Tuesday. Events included a welcome party, an elk barbeque dinner, a pub crawl/poker run, and the traditional WSC “Alcohol Liquidation Party”.
Trip Planning is under way for the 2014/2015-ski season. Two west trips are being planned at this time but nothing is set in stone at press time. Weekend & 1-day trips will include at least one trip to Holiday Valley and Bristol Mt. and of course our Monday Holiday trips to HoliMont. Other weekend & 1-day trips are under consideration. Please keep an eye on our web site, www.warrenskiclub.org or follow us on face book for trip announcements or updates as we plan our trips for next year.