We start hitting the mountain on Thanksgiving weekend. Our lodge is our home base for both winter activities and nightlife. Skiers and boarders have a wide range of terrain to choose from. Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Bolton Valley are minutes away. There is also a variety of cross-country facilities and hiking trails. Stowe is ~50 minutes north of the lodge.
The club typically holds two Nastar style races each year, usually on long holiday weekends, and everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to give it a try.
After skiing, you can stop in the nearby village and do a little shopping, or just head back to the lodge for aprés ski snacks, time in the sauna, a cocktail hour, and then dinner. Afterwards chairs are pushed aside to make room for dancing.
Other nights may be quieter. You'll find us playing pool, foosball, scrabble, cards or other games or curled up by the fireplace talking or reading. Every weekend is special, with its own tempo and collection of people. During the weekend, everyone has a light cooking or housekeeping task, which helps bring everyone together and keeps the cost of your weekend low.
We arrange carpools whenever possible, so if you don't have a car, that's not a problem. (In fact, some think it's even better!) Annually, the club also sponsors a group ski trip to Switzerland or out West. See our calendar for details on this year’s trip.
It is strongly advised that to book and pay for upcoming stays on Fareharbor ASAP, especially for holiday weekends as these dates are expected to book early.
As always, stays at the lodge are subject to the current Rates and Procedures as posted on the SSCNY website. All people staying at the lodge are required to follow VT guidance in effect during the dates of their stay at the lodge.
There is a forum on the SSC website to post if you need a ride or can give a ride. A topic has been created "Ride Share to/from SSC lodge in Waitsfield, VT" which you can post and/or subscribe to get updates sent directly to your email if desired. Please use this forum to keep communication going regarding ridesharing throughout the ski season.
As previously noted, if you feel sick, stay home. Any person who becomes sick while at the Lodge must immediately leave/checkout of the Lodge.
We're also active in spring, summer, and fall. The Green Mountains in Vermont have lots of great trails for day hiking. Road riding will test your climbing skills. Gravel Rides will take you to some amazing roads and fun "hike-a-bike" sections. There are also many MTB trails nearby.