Troop1 Snow Sports Weekend
February 10-12, 2023

Troop 1 once again will 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 Sugar 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!

WhenFebruary 10-12, 2023
WhatSkiing, Snowboarding, and Skating all over the mountains.
ReturnSunday around 4:00 pm
AttireYou 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 $6.
AdvancementYou 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.
HelmetsThe use of helmets on SE USA slopes has become more prevalent in recent years and the Guide to Safe Scouting now mandates the use of them; therefore all scouts are expected to wear a helmet. Scouts may bring their own or rent one for $8.
Costx$ 325 – Including ski rental (add $23 for snowboard rental)
$ 285 – Excluding equipment rental or $145 to just come and watch.

Funds from individual Scout High Adventure accounts may be used for this trip. Contact Ted [email protected] if you need more info on this.
HousingWe will be staying at the Valle Crucis Conference Center.
FoodAll 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.
TransportationChurch bus
QuestionsTim Satterfield ([email protected])

The registration deadline is the January 30th Scout meeting.