NJSC Monthly Report
meeting date: 112 December 2016
next meeting: 09 January 2017
Winter has returned to Vermont with a vengeance this season. SkiVermont.com has reported up to eighty (80) inches of snow already in December at some resorts. If you were waiting for an excuse to get out & play in the snow, I think that much snow is a BIG selling point.
NEW THIS MONTH:
December Voucher purchase cut-off date & delivery: cut-off 22 December 2016 – delivery 11 January 2017
MAGIC MOUNTAIN RESORT: http://www.magicmtn.com/
Magic Mountain Resort, Londonderry, VT – just down the road from Bromley & Stratton – have finalized their change of ownership and want NJSSC members to know they are anxious to have us visit & enjoy their slopes. Known for traditional New England trail features (narrow & rolling) and “natural” conditions, the West side of the resort receives little to no grooming, leaving the snow just where it fell, especially in the woods. The East side of the resort is groomed for those who prefer to “point & shoot” down the trail. Magic is offering the following discounts for NJSSC members – $53 lift ticket by showing your club membership card & NJSSC sticker; $45 NJSSC awareness days – dates pending; $25 Throwback Thursdays – every Thursday, all season. Check out their website for hours of operation, lift ticket, facilities & trail info.
SKI & SNOWBOARD COMMUNITY:
National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) – Hidden Valley Ski area has passed into history with their closing a few seasons ago. Luckily, the facility has not gone to waste. It has been resurrected as National Winter Activity Center, providing under-privileged and inner city children with the opportunity to experience outside winter sports. YOU can make a difference by joining their team. See the attached flyer and read more info on their website – 2016-natl-winter-activity-center http://www.winter4kids.org
I am looking for one or two members to alternate as apprentices with me as NJSSC rep. Being a NJSSC rep entails attending the NJSSC monthly meeting (2nd Monday Sept thru May), learning the voucher order / distribution system and posting info about NJSSC events & offers on the Craigmeur web site as info becomes available. Interested members please contact via email – skijcb (at) hotmail.com. Thanks !
NJSSC GUIDEBOOKS – available at all Craigmeur Ski Club club meetings until they are gone
Points of Interest:
NJSSC membership stickers for the 2016-2017 season have been delivered to Craigmeur’s membership chairperson and will be placed on the back of your Craigmeur membership card when you renew your dues. Show this sticker to retailers / resorts / restaurants in ski country or anywhere else you patronize to let them know you are a member of NJSSC and would like to enjoy any discounts they offer to NJSSC members. Here is a partial list of participating retailers: http://www.njssc.org/category/membership-discounts/
Take quick look at the 2016 NJSSC August 2016 post and you will find info about three (3) NJSSC sponsored trips for the 2016-2017 season – https://www.craigmeurskiclub.com/archives/5293
NJSSC APPRECIATION DAYS
Don’t forget to print out & use these flyers for NJSSC Resort Appreciation days. You can save $$ at the ticket window with these discounts. You will need your current Craigmeur Club membership card with the 2016-2017 NJSSC membership sticker, a copy of the resort flyer and possibly a photo ID. Here is the initial list published in November – https://www.craigmeurskiclub.com/archives/5427 and additional info is here: http://www.njssc.org/discount-programs/
Kids Ski Free programs – follow the link to the flyer – offers vary for fourth thru seventh graders. Each state has unique requirements. Follow the links in each flyer for add’l info. KIDS SKI FOR FREE PROGRAMS
NJSSC Discount Vouchers will be available thru the NJSSC club rep at any Craigmeur meeting. Resort voucher pricing contracts have NOT been finalized, therefore initial delivery will occur in December 2016.
VOUCHER PURCHASE POLICY – if your payment has not been received the night of the cut off, your voucher order WILL NOT be submitted for purchase. No late payments will be accepted this season, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Voucher orders can ONLY be picked up at regular club meetings. Please plan accordingly.
PRELIMINARY 2016-2017 voucher sign-up cutoff / voucher delivery dates as follows:
cut-off 22 December 2016 – delivery 11 January 2017
cut-off 26 January 2016 – delivery 15 February 2017
BE ADVISED EVERY VERMONT RESORT HAS STATED THEY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PHOTO ID WHEN REDEEMING A VOUCHER. YOU MUST HAVE A SEPARATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD AND ID FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP REDEEMING A VOUCHER. YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE WINDOW WITHOUT A LIFT TICKET FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUESTED IDENTIFICATION.
A determination will be made in February 2017 whether additional vouchers will be available beyond the last delivery date. Resort discount offers, weather and member participation will be determining factors.
THINK SNOW !!
Rep: Chris Budd