Sunday Nov 26- Nov 30
Thanksgiving Skiing Trip
Here's the deal:
This is the very best house in the entire Killington area - booked entirely
for JOC for four days and four nights Thanksgiving weekend.
What's in it?
18 bedrooms and 2 suites
18 person Jacuzzi
10 person Sauna
2 Large screen TVs with DVD player
Down the blocks from shops
One mile to the slopes (complimentary shuttle bus)
the list goes on...
The cost? Ranging from $205 to $310 per person for lodging and food
days and 4 nights. If you don't see this as an obscenely good deal,
please tell me who your travel agent is.
Here are all the details in Q and A
WHERE/WHEN ARE WE GOING?
The first ever JOC skiing trip will be at Killington
ski resort in
Vermont, the only resort that guarantees it will be open on Thankgiving
year (since it's inception, they have kept their word). We will
at the Alpine Trails Lodge. http://www.killingtonhouses.com/houses.htm
gives you a glimpse of the house and takes you on a pictorial tour.
not used to luxury, but hey, we can pamper ourselves every now and
The drive there is about 5 1/2 hours. We will arrive on Wednesday night
Thursday morning) in prearranged cars and stay until Sunday.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost greatly depends on what options you choose.
Food and Lodging
In short, the lodging and food costs between $205 and $310 depending
room you choose. Various beds and rooms are priced differently. For
the highest and quietest floor is a little more expensive than the
on the same level as the living room and pool table. Queen size beds
more than fulls, which are more than twins. But a married
couple or two friends can share a Queen and chop the price considerably.
attachment spells out the different prices for different rooms.
As far as skiing goes, you can choose to ski as little or as much as
want. I cannot predict how many trails will be open at Killington.
year, there were 8 open on Thanksgiving.
Skiing lift ticket: The Killington group rate is $64 for a 2 day
(Thursday-Friday) and $34 more for Sunday.
Skiing/Snowboarding Equipment rental: $56 for 2 day (Thursday- Friday)
$31 more for Sunday.
HOW MANY SPOTS ARE THERE?
The house can take up to 35 singles in its 20 bedrooms
sharing beds; a few more can come if there are marrieds or people sharing
Which reminds me....
IS THIS A SINGLES EVENT?
No!No!No!No!No! This is a no pressure, chilled out gathering of people
love to ski, love Vermont, or just wanna chill by the fire with old
and new friends. It is expected that most people will be single, but
should come with the expectation of meeting someone special. Just come
an open mind and a fun spirit.
Since I get this question a lot, typical ages of attendees are 21-35
mean of about 27-28.
HOW RELIGIOUS IS THE GROUP?
While JOC invites people of all denominations, as
a group, we will keep
Shabbat, and of course, strict Kashrut. There will be a Sefer Torah
in, and we will be davening 3 times a day, all within an Orthodox halachik
framework. We will be kashering the kitchen, and if the oven is not
cleaning, we will double-wrap everything.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?
Ask any JOCer who has been on an extended trip,
and they will assure you
that there will be lots and lots of food.
The rough menu is:
Breakfast: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot cereal, cold cereal, fruit
Lunch: Sandwhiches - PB, Jelly, cream cheese, tuna, other requests?
Dinner and Shabbat: Catered, exact menu to be determined. Each meal
chicken/meat, side dishes, and several salads. There will also be a
vegetarian option. As one who is not a vegetarian, I eagerly
requests (apparantly, the Morningstar farms stuff didn't go over well
Camping trip :) )
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
A detailed packing list will be sent out to attendees.
HOW WILL TRANSPORTATION WORK?
About a week and a half before the trip, I will
send out a spreadsheet
with a list of all attendees and driver info. You will then be
to call drivers to get a lift. It is expected that drivers will
generously reimbursed for driving 11 hours. I know that Amtrak
is also an
option, but I don't know too much about it. One can also fly.
In the communal spirit of JOC, everyone will be assigned to help cook,
set up, and clean up a dinner meal. Sharpen those knives, baby!
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
A) Pay a deposit.
To book a spot, I need a $50 deposit per person. This is fully refundable
until Monday, October 27. The balance is due Monday, November 3.
You can pay by
i) Sending a check to Alon Krausz
508 Wyndham rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
ii) paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
B) Sending me the following info:
i) Your full name
ii) Your phone numbers (all of them)
iii) Do you have a car?
iv) If so, when would you be driving up, and from where?
v) Would you be available to lead davening and/or lain? (for men only
apologies to my old davening-mates at KOE :) )
vi) Please examine the attached and tell me what room and bed you
IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Not really. However, those who pay the deposit first
get first dibs on
choice of room and bed. Also, I can't be 100% sure about this JOC first,
nearly every JOC event fills up, some very quickly. Wait too long,
might be out of luck (no, I will not be adding floor space when the
Hope to see you - can't wait!!!