Meet at the Mountain Ski Trips
The ski season in PA is underway (off and on). Many weeks, Member groups meet up to ski Jack Frost or Blue Mountain. We had around 12 of these meet at the mountain trips during the 2021/2022 Skiing season. Join us to meet new ski buddies. Skiing with friends is always fun. Many from the club skied together Tuesday Jan 24 at Blue Mountain.
Often members get together for for trips to Vermont, NH, and/or Maine.
Many of our members attended the 70+ Skiers Club Okemo trip the first week of Jan 2022. Quite a few were under 70 years of age.
North Penn Ski Team-
The race team at Snowmass this year consisted of Dave Schoneker, Anne Brinton, Ryan Landis, Barb Landis and Gregg Keeling. Their overall time beat all other clubs participating. Congratulations to the "Flying Snow Pigs" team. Their combined times were good enough for the Gold Medal. Ryan was fastest with 26.10 and 26.86 seconds. Combined totals were 126.79 and 127.38 on the Green and Orange courses respectively. The course was on the Blue Grouse trail.
After the race we all enjoyed a catered lunch at the end of the race course.
Upcoming Trips 2024-
Trip sign-up Procedure- New procedures for signing-up for both 2024 Ski trips have been decided on by the Board of Directors. See the link here: Trip Sign-up Procedure 2024 Trips
Sign ups for both 2024 trips will began at the March meeting.We have some openings, so check out the trip info pages and the sign-up procedure.
Snow shoeing along ridge of Aspen Mountain.
Saddleback Maine Ski Trip 2023
Ten people from EPSC (North Penn, Trenton and the Penguins Ski Clubs) traveled to Saddleback, Maine on February 26th to ski a new mountain that none of them had skied before. North Penn participants had some big time car trouble, but their trip was salvaged by kind Errol NH Motel owners, who actually lent Dave and Gregg their car to continue the trip to Rangeley Maine where Saddleback is located. The hospitality, trust and generosity of these folks in Errol, NH was absolutely amazing! These people were the nicest people in the world and will never be forgotten by Dave and Gregg.
Once everyone arrived at Saddleback, the group was treated to some great snow and one heck of a mountain to ski. Saddleback is a big mountain with runs for every type of skier from expert to beginner. We had nearly two feet of new snow during the week we were there and the snowy days were interspersed with sunny days so we could enjoy all the great conditions. The base lodge at Saddleback is really nice and we didn’t experience any crowds while we were there. We skied right onto the chairs every day. We stayed in the nice little town of Rangeley at the Rangeley Inn which is a really nice , newly renovated old style New England Inn. The rooms and public spaces at the Inn were large and very nice, and the Inn had a great restaurant and Bar area where many in the group hung out on several nights. The food was excellent and the cozy atmosphere and fireplace was a delight. On Wednesday afternoon, the group all got together at the mountain in the Tavern area upstairs in the base lodge for an Apres-Ski Party where we all told stories about our great experiences during the week. We also met some old-time locals (especially Charlie) who joined us and told us lots of interesting information about the history of Saddleback.
In summary, Saddleback is a ski area that is definitely worth the drive to Maine and is highly recommended to everyone in EPSC clubs for future trips. If you go, you should definitely stay at the Rangeley Inn. You won’t be sorry! Everyone who was on the trip was very impressed with Saddleback and the Rangeley Inn and said that they would definitely consider coming back in the future.
Saddleback Mountain Maine