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Join Willistown Troop 78 For Skiing in Vermont

March 9 – 11, 2018

The Troop heads for the mountains of Vermont as we trek to Mount Snow for a weekend of skiing and fun from Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th.

Mount Snow is located in southern Vermont and has a summit elevation of 3,600 feet and a vertical drop of 1,700 feet.  The mountain gets about 160 inches of natural snowfall each year and has some of the best snowmaking capability in the Northeastern United States.  Host of the Winter X Games in 2000 and again in 2001, Mount Snow is the proud home training hill for both Women’s Half-Pipe 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark, and 2014 Olympic Slopestyle silver medalist Devlin Logan.  About 15% of the runs at Mount Snow are “green circles” for beginners, and roughly the same percentage – mostly on the North Face – are “black diamonds” that will test experts.  The vast majority of Mount Snow is comprised of challenging “blue squares,” with long runs and fun for intermediates and above.  

Check out Mount Snow on the Internet at: 

Our accommodations will be luxurious by Troop 78 standards.  Thanks to a generous partnership that the Troop has formed with the Buck Ridge Ski Club of Delaware County, we will be staying at the Buck Ridge Ski Lodge, a mere 2.5 miles from the base of Mount Snow.  The Lodge has 28 bunks and four couches, as well as ample “floor space”; propane heat with a propane fireplace; two dining areas; two kitchens; and multiple bathrooms.  There are indoor cubbies for ski boots; a large vestibule for stowing skis and snowboards; and many board games in the spacious living area for apres-ski relaxation.  

The price for two days of skiing (yes, we’re skiing on both Saturday AND Sunday), transportation, and Troop-provided meals, just can’t be beat for this kind of trip:

For Scouts:
-    For Scouts that have a “Peak Pass” that is accepted at Mount Snow AND who have their own equipment (meaning skis or board, boots and helmet), there’s no charge at all!  

-    The cost for Scouts (those up to and including 18 years of age) with their own equipment (meaning skis or board, boots and helmet) is only $50.  

-    The cost for Scouts who need a lift ticket AND who need equipment (see above) is only $78.

For Adults:
-    The cost for an adult with a “Peak Pass” that is accepted at Mount Snow AND who have their own equipment (meaning skis or board, boots and helmet) is $125.

-    The cost for an adult who has his own equipment but who needs a lift ticket is $180.

-    The cost for an adult who needs to rent equipment and who needs a lift ticket is $260.  


The adult charges include a family membership in the Buck Ridge Ski Club.  The Club membership entitles the member and all family members up to age 21 to use the Lodge anytime between now and October 31, 2018 for only $25 per person.  The nightly fee for guests of members is only $35 a person.  Membership also provides discounts on lift tickets at many ski resorts, including Mount Snow.

Ski and board lessons are available at Mount Snow.  If you are interested in a lesson package, please contact Mr. Bennett directly at, or call him on his mobile number at 267 615 4236.  

The fees outline above are the discounted “early bird” charges for those who sign up for the trip and remit payment by Friday, February 16th.  Sign-ups and payments after that date are subject to an additional fee of $35 per person (including late Scout sign-ups).  Save money and sign up early!  Don’t delay – see the form and equipment packing list on the Troop’s website.  The flyer/sign-up form will be distributed at the Troop’s meeting on February 2nd.  See you on the slopes!

Buck Ridge Ski Lodge