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Skiing: This Season and Next
By Tom Crockett
Posted on 2/24/2017 9:36 AM

The Silver Creek shredding crew.Aside from a few weather-related travel problems, PSC’s 2017 ski trips have continued our tradition of great trips to great locations at great prices.  You can read more about Park City, Snowshoe, and Windham Mountain in our March newsletter, and stay tuned for reports from Killington and Sun Peaks in future editions.


We hit things just right at both Snowshoe and Killington, starting off each trip with about a foot of fresh, fluffy powder.  Park City had almost too much snow, and by all accounts it was heavier and denser than the superb powder we had back here in the East—basically the opposite of what you would expect.  But that just goes to show how variable weather can be, and how as skiers we need to be prepared for any eventuality.  In fact, I view this as one of the benefits of skiing with the club:  over time you’ll experience a wide range of conditions, and while not all of them will be to your liking, your skiing will get better as you cope with new challenges.  At least that’s how it’s working out for me, and I hope it is for you, too.


Piles of snow at Park CityAs I write this, our final 2017 trip to Sun Peaks is preparing to depart, but our trip captains and club leaders are already hard at work on the 2018 schedule.  While the line-up for next season will be officially announced in early April, we’re planning for western trips to Snowmass and Banff and an eastern trip to Quebec City.  Looking even further ahead, our old standby of Mount Snow is at the top of the list for 2019.


We're also considering a 2018 trip designed for families with kids.  This would likely be to a regional destination such as Wintergreen, Snowshoe, or Timberline.  If you know anyone who might be interested in this, please ask them to get in touch with me ( as soon as possible—we’d like to determine the level of interest and solicit their input on the types of trips that would work best for them.


Sign-ups for our 2018 ski trips will commence on April 13th, coinciding with the date of the club’s annual business meeting.  Last year, the Park City trip filled up in a matter of days, so if there’s a destination you’re particularly interested in, don’t delay!


Also for 2018, we are hoping to offer online sign-ups for trips through our new web site.  We still have a few issues to address so this is not a done deal just yet.  Please continue to monitor your email and the newsletter for updates on the website transition process.  In particular, make sure that your spam and junk mail filters are configured to allow email from any sender within the,, or domains.

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