Troop 1 will once again take on the challenge of conquering on skis, snowboards, skates, and foot the mountains around Boone, NC. Most all will be arranged for you, as this is a reward of sorts for all of you have accomplished thus far this scouting year. We will be sleeping indoors in beds, have actual indoor plumbing, and not have to cook at all! We will start the weekend off with a “Midnight Blast” skiing and snowboarding at Appalachian Ski Mountain Friday night and then move to Beech Mountain Saturday for skiing and snowboarding from noon through the night session Saturday. To finish off the weekend…..we are going skating at Sugar Mountain on Sunday before heading home. It will be a real blast, don’t miss it!
|When||February 9-11, 2018|
|Departure||Meet near McCracken at 3:15 Friday, February 9th|
|Return||Sunday around 4:00 pm|
|Attire||You must provide your own appropriate attire for skiing or snowboarding to include a warm and waterproof coat, pants or bib, and gloves and also some type of warmer for your head. If you do not have the appropriate attire, borrow from a friend or fellow scout. You must bring the appropriate attire in order to participate. The rental shop also has available for sale gloves, goggles, and hats at affordable prices. Helmets are available for rental for $5.|
|Where||Skiing, Snowboarding, and Skating all over the mountains|
|Advancement||You will have the opportunity to fulfill all field requirements for the Snow Sports Merit Badge for downhill skiing or snowboarding and the Skating Merit Badge.|
|Lesson||An optional lesson is included in our Friday night package at Appalachian, but due to our late arrival they may not be available.|
|Helmets||The use of helmets on SE USA slopes has become more prevalent in recent years and the Guide to Safe Scouting now requires their use therefore all scouts are expected to use a helmet. Scouts may bring their own or rent one for $5.|
|Cost||$ 260 – Including ski rental (add $15 for snowboard rental)
$ 240 – Excluding equipment rental
$ 140 – Just watch
(Funds from individual Scout High Adventure accounts may be used for this trip. Contact Ted if you need more info on this)
|Deposit||A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. (January 23rd deadline)
Balance is due before departure. Please make checks payable to Troop 1, BSA, or pay your ski trip balance online.
|Housing||We will be staying at the Valle Crucis Conference Center.
|Food||All meals are provided. Please bring enough money for any snacks while on the slopes and a possible stop at Mast General Store on Saturday Morning.|
After you register for the trip, if you wish to pay a deposit or a balance due, please click here.