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Wednesday- 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
21 bathrooms
18 person Jacuzzi
10 person Sauna
2 Large screen TVs with DVD player
Pool Table
Arcade games
2 Fireplaces
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 for 4
days and 4 nights. If you don't see this as an obscenely good deal, then
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 each
year (since it's inception, they have kept their word).  We will be staying
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. JOC is
not used to luxury, but hey, we can pamper ourselves every now and then...

The drive there is about 5 1/2 hours. We will arrive on Wednesday night (or
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 on what
room you choose. Various beds and rooms are priced differently. For example,
the highest and quietest floor is a little more expensive than the bedrooms
on the same level as the living room and pool table. Queen size beds cost
more than fulls, which are more than twins. But a married
couple or two friends can share a Queen and chop the price considerably. The
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 you
want. I cannot predict how many trails will be open at Killington. Last
year, there were 8 open on Thanksgiving.

Options are:
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) and
$31 more for Sunday.
 

HOW MANY SPOTS ARE THERE?
    The house can take up to 35 singles in its 20 bedrooms with nobody
sharing beds; a few more can come if there are marrieds or people sharing rooms.
Which reminds me....

IS THIS A SINGLES EVENT?

No!No!No!No!No! This is a no pressure, chilled out gathering of people who
love to ski, love Vermont, or just wanna chill by the fire with old friends
and new friends. It is expected that most people will be single, but no one
should come with the expectation of meeting someone special. Just come with
an open mind and a fun spirit.

Since I get this question a lot, typical ages of attendees are 21-35 with a
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 brought
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 self
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 will
have
chicken/meat, side dishes, and several salads. There will also be a
vegetarian option.  As one who is not a vegetarian, I eagerly solicit
requests (apparantly, the Morningstar farms stuff didn't go over well on the
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 responsible
to call drivers to get a lift.  It is expected that drivers will be very
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.

WHAT ELSE?
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
or
    ii) paypal jewishoutdoorsclub@yahoo.com

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 - with
apologies to my old davening-mates at KOE :)  )
vi) Please examine the attached and tell me what room and bed you
want.
 

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, but
nearly every JOC event fills up, some very quickly. Wait too long, and you
might be out of luck (no, I will not be adding floor space when the beds are
filled up).

Hope to see you - can't wait!!!
:)

Any questions?
Email me!

-alon
 
 
 
 
 

 



 

 

 

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