out our social,
outdoor and fitness activities. You'll see why
need to be a skier to enjoy the
that a Triple Cities Ski Club (TCSC) membership brings!
May 17, 2009 at 2 p.m.
Clean up, dine, show and tell. You'll be donating your time--just a
couple of hours--to help make our section of NYS Route 17, in the Greater
Binghamton area, clean and free from debris. Afterwards, treat yourself to
a tasty treat at Harry Tuft's Public House. Enjoy the
laughs from "showing and telling" of the great finds along the highway!
Meeting Place: At the end of the Old Vestal Road exit ramp off of
Sign Up: At the Club General Membership Meeting or by
contacting our Adopt-A-Highway coordinator, Cindy T. at:
Our "Adopted" section of Rt. 17 is located just east of the
Rt. 26 interchange,
near the Vestal Road exit and entrance ramps.
Learn more about the Adopt-A-Highway Program.
First Thursday Night Of
Every Month, Sept.-May,
7:00 p.m., Meeting Called To Order At 7:30 p.m.
Club meetings are where you'll:
Find out the details about exciting social,
outdoor and fitness activities
offered through the Club.
Win door prizes or cash from our 50/50
Enjoy refreshments and a snack courtesy of
our Welcoming committee.
Meet new and rejoining members.
Where: Johnson City American Legion, 429 Main Street, next to NYPENN
Thursday, September 10
2009-2010 TCSC Deluxe Ski Trips
Thursday, October 1
Getting in Shape for Skiing
Thursday, November 5
Choosing the right equipment -
Ski Clothing, Boot Heaters, How to stay warm
Thursday, December 3
All about the OSC Lodge in Vermont
Thursday, January 7
"Skiing's Weather Connection"
A local weather personality (and avid skier)
pays us a visit!
· Thursday, February 4
Adventures in Ski Patrolling
Tips on How to Stay Safe
Thursday, March 4
Cool Tips for Spring Skiing
Thursday, April 1
Planning a River Trip
Thursday, May 6
Meet the Clubs Night
Intro to local Outdoor Clubs
Triple Cities Ski Club October Meet-to-Eat!
Thursday, October 8th
Meet-To-Eat at Tully's Restaurant
There will be a Meet-to-Eat at Tully's Restaurant in the University
Plaza on the Vestal
Parkway on Thursday, October 8th starting at 6:30 p.m. Discount
coupons from the Enjoy the City books, or the newspaper will be shared.
(Coupons are for Buy one entrée, get the second for $2.99, or less.)
Sign up at the October General Membership Meeting.
RSVP - Call Ann Smith at 797-7391 (evenings).
How to run a Meet-to-Eat (pdf)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2009
JC American Legion Hall
8 p.m. - midnight
Saturday, Sep 26, 2009
5:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Join fellow Ski Club members on
Saturday, September 26th from 5:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Relief Pitcher,
197 Conklin Ave., Binghamton for CUBESTOCK, a music festival hosted by
Charity Challenge, a group of BAE Systems employees.
Enjoy great local bands while helping to raise funds for the local
chapter of the
American Red Cross. Advance sale tickets are $12; at the
door is $15. Included as part of your ticket purchase is a buffet
of wings, pizza, and veggies (while supplies last).
Drinks are available at additional cost.
The venue features a large, luxurious, and air conditioned banquet room
located on the
lower level of the Relief Pitcher. This year the event will have 2
stages, one for the
featured act, Voodoo Highway, and the other for the rest of the lineup (Grassanova,
InsideOut, Pawn Shop & Swagger).
Please check out cubestock.org for details. If you need help
getting tickets in advance,
please contact Ann Smith at 797-7391 (evenings).
Outdoor & Fitness Activities
Mountain Biking at Plattekill
Oct 4, 2009
**Note Date Change**
Mountain Biking Oct 4, 2009 Event Information
Breakfast in Oneonta, Plattekill
Mountain biking and dinner afterwards.
Contact Tim Hanna at 656-7680
e-mail: info (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com for
Article about our 2008 Plattekill event
Bike Ride - Wednesday, Sept 30
Veterans River Park to Hallstead, PA
Meeting time - 5:15 - for a 5:30 PM start
We will leave the Kirkwood River Park at 5:30 PM and proceed south through
Kirkwood. When we reach Rt. 11, we will proceed south on Rt. 11 to the
McDonalds in Hallstead. We will regroup at McDonalds and then begin the
return trip to Kirkwood River Park. Then for anyone who's hungry, we
can re-fuel at the Conklin Diner.
Contact Tony Alduino 775-5654 or aalduino [at] yahoo [dot] com
Bike and Dine
2009 - Saturday, October 10
TCSC Bike and Dine 2009.
Saturday, October 10. Road biking event that
will start and end in Marathon and we'll dine at the Three Bear Inn
afterwards. (It's their Prime Rib Buffet night!)
There are several distances and ride intensities to choose from ranging
from 0, 9, 18 or 42 miles. All routes will pass Greek Peak. We'll stop
there for a break and we will have a brief, guided tour of the new hotel
complex and indoor water park that is nearing completion.
starting in Marathon:
Marathon parking lot between the river and ball fields at the end of
(42 miles) Meet at 12:15 p.m. for a 12:30 start (Marathon, Cortland,
Dryden, Virgil, Greek)
(18 miles) Meet at 2:00 p.m. for a 2:15 start (Marathon directly to
starting at the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 392:
(9 miles) Meet at 2:15 p.m. for a 2:30 start (Rt 392 directly to Greek)
(Zero miles) Drive your car to Greek Peak and meet at 3 p.m. for the tour
The tour of the new lodging and water park facilities will begin when
all the bike groups arrive at Greek Peak. That will be between 3
and 3:15 p.m. (If one group arrives at Greek before the others,
you can just keep riding along Rt 392 until you see the other group
coming towards you. Then make a U-turn and all ride to Greek Peak
together as one large group.)
All groups meet at The Three Bear Inn on Rt 11 in Marathon at (or
before) 5 p.m.
Please RSVP with Tim Hanna for an accurate reservation count.
Hanna to be added to the reservation list for the Three Bear Inn
656-7680 (H) or 768-0429 (Cell) (Area code 607)
E-mail address: info (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com
Current Sign-up Sheet - (10-9-09 at 11 p.m.)
For other biking opportunities,
check out these links to area bike clubs:
Binghamton Mountain Bike
(Mountain biking - Off road)
Southern Tier Bike Club:
(Wide variety of biking opportunities)
Tioga Velo Club:
(Wide variety of
Egroup for TVC
Links to bike clubs a little farther from
(Mountain biking - Off road)
Finger Lakes Cycling
(Wide variety of
Onondaga Cycling Club
(Road riding of various intensities)
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8 p.m.
TCSC Bowling Night!
Location: Midway Lanes, Vestal
Sign up: At the April club meeting
Contact: Cheryl K
E-mail: info (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub
4th of July Campout
4th of July Campout
Cross Country Skiing
Ski Trip, Feb 28
Carpool or caravan from Cracker Barrel (near BCC) at 8:30 a.m.
Contact JoAnn Rohde
info (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com
Local Trail Information
Many local cross country events are organized via a 'Yahoo Groups' e-mail
groups.yahoo.com/group/TCSC-xcountry.To join this group, follow the
1) Go to www.groups.yahoo.com.
2) Register with Yahoo! by clicking on 'register' and following the
directions. You will be creating a Yahoo! e-mail address during
this process, but you may have your TCSC-xcountry group e-mail
any e-mail address.
3) Go to
4) Click on 'Join This Group!'.
5) Select preferences and click on 'join'.
You may opt to be e-mailed when an event is organized or you may opt to
periodically check the board for messages.
Summer Fitness Activities
Fitness Night at Otsiningo Park
Paddle Trip on the
September 16th , Meet at 5:45* p.m.
Sandy Beach off of Conklin
Avenue/Rt.7 at the city line
meeting time - 5:45 PM
Enjoy an evening paddle on the Susquehanna River. We will paddle from
Sandy Beach starting at 6 PM and travel upstream for a few miles and then
turn around and float back to Sandy Beach.
Contact Tony Alduino 775-5654 or aalduino
[at] yahoo [dot] com
Wednesday, May 27th
and July 1st , Meet at 6:00* p.m.
Meet at Otsiningo Park's North Entrance at
6:00* p.m. to Rollerblade, Rollerskate, Bike, Run and/or Walk! The North
entrance to Otsiningo Park is located behind the Northgate Plaza on
Upper Front St. Take exit 6 off of Route 81 north. Stay in the right
lane on the exit ramp so that you can take a right turn onto Route 12
North and then another quick right turn into the Otsiningo Park's north
entrance before getting to the Northgate Plaza. Follow the entry road
down and around to the right to our meeting place in the parking lot.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Coordinated by Roxy Staley
pencil in Sunday, September 13th for our 2nd Annual TCSC Golf
noon shotgun start at Genegantslet golf course in Greene.
Arrange your own 4-some
or register individually and we will arrange pairings. Captain and Crew
format so don’t be
intimidated! Any combination of all male, all female or co-ed teams
at the course following the tournament will be included for all
players. You will also be
able to simply buy into the meal only if you prefer to
join us post play (approximately 4:30 p.m.) for food, beverages and to
hear the tall
would be helpful to have a feel for how many are interested. If you would
kindly email me
roxy_staley [at] adp [dot] com
to let me know of your interest, I would appreciate it!
details with registration instructions will be distributed the week of
the date—Sunday, September 13th!
at Gerry Tull's golf course, corner of Rt. 26 and 38B, Union Center,
located behind Our Country Hearts
Let's get together for a round of miniature golf on Monday,
August 17th, at 6:30 p.m. This evening will be as
noncompetitive as you want it to be (meaning there will be no prizes!) and
just a chance to enjoy this newer mini
golf course. Afterwards we can hang out and enjoy ice
cream, or if you need real food, they have hot dogs,
spiedies, and subs.
Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (60 and over), and $3 for children
under 12 (yes, kids are welcome!). If we get more than ten people,
there will be a group discount of a dollar off each ticket.
Hiking and Snowshoeing
|A Special Note
About Sign Ups For Hikes and Snowshoeing Outings
While not required, advance notice to the Hiking and Snowshoeing coordinator(s) is
recommended—you’ll get the details about departure time, the availability
of carpooling for those who choose to carpool, and directions to the trailhead.
Tips And Other Information:
(See other tips at the end of this section)
Bring plenty of water for the trail—about 10 oz. for each hour of
Bring a lunch—we usually eat lunch at the summit
Refuel after the hike by having dinner with other TCSC hikers and
snowshoers at a restaurant on the way
home. (Remember to bring money for dinner.)
If the weather looks questionable, contact the Hiking and/or
Triple Cities Ski Club Hiking
and Snowshoeing Schedule
26, 2009. Schunemunk, Hudson Highlands, Newburgh, NY. Beautiful
views of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains on this 7 mile loop
11, 2009. Baldwin Point, Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Slate Run, PA.
Fall foliage colors and nice views on this 7.3 mile hike around the rim of
the Pine Creek Gorge.
12/5/09 – Mount
Prospect Moonlight Hike. Meet at 6PM,
Sunrise Terrace McDonald’s, I-81 Exit 5. We will hike or
snowshoe around the top of the mountain for about four miles, taking in
aerial views of beautiful city lights along the way. Possible dinner
option after the hike for interested participants. Contact Ron Brink
beforehand if rain is in the weather forecast, or if there are any
questions. Please indicate your name and telephone number.
1/09/10 – Greenwood Park X-Country Ski. Meet at 10AM,
Wegman’s north lot (nearest Harry L. Drive) in Johnson
City. We will x-country ski about five miles around the
groomed trails of this pretty park in northwestern Broome
County. Non-skiers are free to hike or snowshoe if they wish.
There is a small trail fee to use the Greenwood trails and $1 is
requested from carpool participants to help drivers pay for gas. Greenwood
has a nice warming area in the headquarters building and ski rentals are
available. If there is no snow, we will do a hike instead. Possible
lunch option after the trip. Contact Ron Brink (firstname.lastname@example.org)
beforehand for details. Please indicate your name and telephone
In all cases,
participants should check with the trip leader for details on the
departure point, time of departure, the level of difficulty for each hike
and suggestions on what to bring. Participants should be in reasonable
physical shape. If the weather looks questionable, contact the trip leader
the day before a hike to see if it will be postponed or not. See the TCSC
Web site or newsletter for basic hiking suggestions and other “rules of
Trips are by carpooling as much as possible. Call the
trip leader (Ron Brink in most cases, whose number is listed in the
SNOWPLOW newsletter) for the location of the gathering point and the
time of departure. Call Ron if the weather forecast looks questionable
for the day of a hike. Hikers should be in reasonable physical shape and
be properly equipped. Call Ron for equipment suggestions and for more
details on the difficulty levels of individual hikes.
Hikers who are not dressed appropriately for safety, are
not properly equipped or do not have adequate experience may be turned
away from the day’s hike at the hike leader’s discretion. Hiking involves
certain inherent hazards, and persons participating do so at their own
Call Ron Brink at the number is listed in the SNOWPLOW newsletter. Transportation is by carpooling. Be sure to
bring money for dinner after the hike.
Hikers should have sturdy boots, since trails can sometimes have
rocks, tree roots and mud. Day hikers should bring a lunch to eat on the
trail, snacks and lots of water. Mountain summits can be cooler and
windier than surrounding valleys, so a jacket is a good thing to bring
along, especially during the spring and fall seasons when the weather is
more changeable. Other useful equipment includes a flashlight and/or
and emergency poncho or “space blanket”. Contact the trip leader if
weather conditions on the day of the hike look questionable or if you
would like more information on the hike itself (expected trail conditions,
degree of difficulty, what to bring, etc.). Weekend hikes require motel
reservations; contact the trip leader for more details.
Local Trail Information
Sign Up: Sign up at the General Membership Meeting, call Ron
Brink at the number listed in the SNOWPLOW newsletter or send an e-mail
National Trails Day
TCSC is responsible for maintaining the trails at Oakley Corners and
Jenksville through an Adopt-a-Natural Resource program with the
Department of Environmental Conservation.
For more information, contact Al Snover at
Local Trail Information
Ski & Sports Sale
Click Here to See if Your Items Were Sold
(Sale Tally 2008)
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
It's our 29th annual Ski and Sports Sale.
Local ski shops will
be attending – you’ll find great prices on a wide variety of
Meet ski area
representatives—find out what’s happening this winter at many ski
areas in central NY and the Catskills.
Get you Greek Peak Season
Pass for last month's price!
Ski Sale Poster
Where: Johnson City American Legion, 429 Main Street, next to
NYPENN Trade Center.
Sale (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com
Drop off times: Saturday, 11/21, 4 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 8 - 9:30
Pick up unsold items times: Sunday 4:30
- 6 p.m. and
Monday 4 - 6 p.m.
View the 2008 Ski-Sale
Sold-Item Report (2008)
Please provide feedback on the 2008 sale by e-mailing:
sale (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com
Skiing & Snowboarding Trips
Elk Mountain Trip
Windham Mountain Trip
Bolton Valley Trip
3 Day Ski Trip
TCSC Western Trip
Stratton Mountain Trip
Sign-up for a TCSC Ski trip.
They're deluxe and they're a blast! All arrangements are made for you and
no driving necessary on bus trips. Weekend trips are designed so you don't need to use
any vacation days. Overnight accommodations always include a swimming pool
and Jacuzzi. Ski downhill, cross country or just go shopping. (The trips
are priced accordingly.) If you haven't been on a TCSC ski trip, you don't
know what you're missing. What are you waiting for? Sign-up today!
Day Trip - Caravan, Carpool or meet at the
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010: Purchase tickets at Berger's Ski Shop
Meet 8 am at the Raymour & Flannigan parking lot on Reynolds Road next to
Pizza Hut. We leave promptly at 8:15 to arrive at Elk by 9 am.
Off the mountain by 4, meet at the lounge area for a cocktail. Leave Elk
at 5:30 for dinner at Armetta's Pizzeria and Pub in Gibson, PA at 6:15 pm.
Skier is responsible for purchasing their tickets at the indicated ski
shop. The tickets must be purchased in
advance. Sign-up for dinner reservations
at the general meeting
Contact: Cindy T. at ElkTrip [at]
TripleCitiesSkiClub [Dot] com or by calling 743-9142
Meeting Place for Caravanning or Carpooling: Raymour and Flanigan
parking lot near Pizza Hut, Reynolds Rd., Johnson
Time: Arrive at 8 a.m. for a 8:15 a.m. departure.
Or meet at Elk Mountain
at 9 a.m.
Or if you arrive at a
different time, use walkie-talkie channel 7.8 to locate the group.
Friday, Jan. 22,
2010: Day Trip
New York. More
Info: Trip Info Sheet
Downhill skiing and snowboarding day trip that includes:
round trip transportation aboard a Shafer motor coach, continental
breakfast, lift ticket, wine & cheese party and a full prime rib,
broiled haddock, or chicken Marsala dinner at the Neptune Diner in
Oneonta. 'World Class Snow’
(97% snowmaking) on 42 trails, terrain parks, and halfpipe, with 1600 foot
vertical and 6 chairlifts (2 high-speed quad, 3 triples, and 1 double).
Approximately two hours from Endicott! The
trip departs from the Shafer bus facility in Endicott at 6:30am, with bus
loading beginning at 6am.
Friday, Jan 29 - 31,
X-Country or Snowshoeing weekend trip at family resort Bolton Valley,
Vermont. The Black Bear Inn (www.blkbearinn.com) is ski in/ski out. Trip
includes: round trip transportation, dinner & dessert & beverages on
Friday night, deluxe accommodations (most rooms have fireplaces),
sumptuous meals (yes, lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be provided),
hors d’oeuvres Sunday afternoon and all trail passes.
BoltonValleyTrip (at) TripleCitiesSkiClub (dot) com
Go for one day or
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010: Day Trip
Friday, Feb. 12, 2010: Day Trip
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010: Day Trip
Photos from 2007
Contact: Tim Hanna at PlattekillTrip [at]
TripleCitiesSkiClub [Dot] com or call 656-7680
Feb 20 - Feb 27 - TCSC's 2010 Western Trip
Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
A week at Steamboat
Colorado with its "Champagne Powder!" The trip package includes
air and ground transportation, lodging at the Phoenix (in the base
village close to the gondola,) lift tickets, parties, picnics, Nastar
race and a very classy banquet. The Breckenridge trip was a week of
adventure and luxury last year. Be sure to sign up for Steamboat
See fliers and
reservation form below. TCSC members choose the "no-air" prices
and usually the "2 in a room" options. Those options
cost between $960 and $1050 and the flight out of BGM is $517 plus luggage charges
(usually about $40 - 50 each way) Flights out of SYR are running
$400 - 540 right now and the prices are increasing daily. Our
first group (with flight prices locked in) is flying out of SYR.
(You can fly from wherever you want.)
So the total trip cost based
on double occupancy and flight out of Binghamton = $1360-1590 (plus
Trip insurance is available for about $75 through a link on the NJSC Web
site. Flights for TCSC members will be booked through the trip's
travel agency, Sports America, Inc. This will work the same as
last year, which turned out to be pretty smooth.
Signing up is easy.
Contact Tim Hanna for more information.
Phone - 656-7680 (area code 607)
E-mail - "info [at] TripleCitiesSkiClub [dot] com"
Photos from 2007 Western Trip to Big Sky, Montana (pdf)
Friday, Feb 26 -
Sunday Feb 28, 2010: Weekend Trip
Mountain Ski Trip
info: Trip Fact Information Sheet
snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing weekend trip to
Stratton Mountain, located in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
We will be staying at the Inn at Stratton Mountain and the trip
includes: round trip transportation aboard a Shafer motor coach, dinner
& dessert & beverages on the bus Friday night, superior rooms with
2 queen beds and a private bath, continental breakfast at the Inn Saturday
& Sunday mornings, Saturday night reception at the Inn with snacks and
a cash bar, deluxe dinner buffet at the Inn Saturday night, 2-day downhill
lift ticket, and snacks & beverages on the bus Sunday night.
Approximately 4 hours from Endicott.
The trip departs from the Shafer bus facility in Endicott at
5:30pm, with bus loading beginning at 4:45pm.
Sign-up for trips at our
General Trip Information & Trip Policy
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join TCSC on Sunday, February 22nd for a SUPER
Tailgate Party at the base of Chair 5 at Greek Peak. The party is open
to all TCSC members (and their families) and all prospective members.
There will be food, fun and fire. Set up will begin approximately 10 am
and will end around 4:30. Season pass holders can just get on the slopes
there. Non-season pass holders: find a season pass holder to help
purchase you ticket for the day and get 20% off. Non-skiers: there will
be plenty of company to socialize with.
The club will be providing the meat for grilling. Bring a dish to pass
and your favorite beverage. Members, if you can't bring a dish, you can
contribute towards the cost of the meat. We will have a fire bowl with a
campfire to warm you up so bring a camp chair and enjoy making S'mores.
Any questions, call Terri N. 760-2542.
There are no Tennis events scheduled at this
If you would like to organize a tennis event, contact
info (at) triplecitiesskiclub (dot) com
Tuesday Nights, From 7:30-9:30 p.m.
a beginner, intermediate or advanced intermediate player, the TCSC
Night Volleyball games are a great place to have fun and meet people.
After our games, members head over to Harry Tuff's, a local pub, for
refreshments and something to eat..
Where: Endicott Boy's & Girl's Club-Family Center, 1412 Riverview
Cost: $4 per person per night ,
Sign Up: E-mail to
Volleyball@TripleCitiesSkiClub.com or just come to one of our games.
Outdoor Sand Volleyball at West Endicott Park, South Page St.
Starts at 6 pm till dark. Call Bill Bobier at 727-4265 to confirm
playing should weather conditions be iffy for playing.
Beverages/Eats at Harry Tufts after playing. No cost and open to all
ski club members and friends. MAP
Wallyball & Fitness Night
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 5-8 p.m.
Join other TCSC members for an evening at the Court Jester. We will have
use of the entire facility, plus "Wallyball." Meet afterwards
at The Ground Round to refuel.
Where: Court Jester, 216 Reynolds Road, Johnson City
Cost: $5 per person (Free for Court Jester members)
Sign Up: At the Club monthly meeting or e-mail to
info (at) triplecitiesskiclub (dot) com
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