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WINTER SPORTS


Winter sports are very popular with VC50 members and include Alpine Skiing, Backcountry & Cross Country Ski Touring, Snowshoeing and Uphill Skin and Spike.

Members volunteer to be Day Leaders for the different levels of Alpine Skiing, Backcountry Ski Touring and Snowshoeing. A brief description of each sport follows.

NON-MEMBER:
VC50 allows a non-member to participate in ONE "preview" day for any winter sport. After the "preview day", the non-member must join VC50 in order to continue participating.

A preview day can be requested by clicking the button below to 
email your request -- include your name, sport you want to preview - skiing or snowshoeing or ski touring or uphill skin/spike, your ability level and date you'd like to participate.  Preview day request
A VC50 leader will respond to your request.

Annual membership is only $50, so please consider joining by clicking on '
about us/membership' in the vertical menu at the top of the home page.  

ALPINE SKIING

LATTE ALPINE SKIING
HELMET REQUIRED

Vail Organizer:  Ed Pennella

Vail Assistant Organizers:  Jann Wilcox and Leo Goetz


Beaver Creek Head Organizer: Michele Rae  
Beaver Creek Assistant Organizers: Jimmy Arbour and Greg Loshak
Beaver Creek Emeritus Organizer: Eric Noreen 


Days we ski:
Tuesday and Thursday at Vail; Monday at Beaver Creek/Arrowhead. Helmet is required -- no one will be allowed to ski with a VC50 group without a helmet. No advance sign-up required.

See Event Calendar for up to date meeting times and location.

How We Organize:

Tuesdays/Thursdays at Vail - Members meet in the morning at mid Vail.  Members self-select into ski level: blue/black cruiser, blue/black anything goes, black and double black. The volunteer leader of the respective level announces her/his plan for the day and asks for a volunteer to be the sweep. Each group then proceeds to don their gear and meets at the designated lift. See details for meeting place and start times on the Tues/Thurs event page for Alpine Skiing each week.


Mondays At Beaver Creek:

A more informal group skis on Monday at Beaver Creek/Bachelor Gulch/Arrowhead  The ski level is generally blue and single black skiers and may break into smaller groups to ski groomers, trees and bumps if conditions permit. Parking is free at Arrowhead, but it fills up quickly so skiers are encouraged to arrive early.


 SKI TOURING 
Organizer: 
Theresa Patton

Days we ski:
Advanced sign-up required for each event. Events "off the resort" will be scheduled on Mondays and Fridays. Each event will describe the type of gear necessary/appropriate for that particular event. Members -- Click on the Event Calendar to sign-up. 

General description of our outings:

If gliding through quiet forests on fresh snow is something you yearn for, the club's ski touring program is packed full of weekly opportunities to do just that.  Participants can look forward to exploring nearby trails and jeep roads in the beautiful mountain environment of Summit, Lake and Eagle counties.



SNOWSHOEING
Organizer:  Chris Thompson and Tom Helms


Days we “shoe”:

Wednesday & Saturday.  Advance sign-up required for each trip. Click on the Event Calendar button to sign-up.

General description of our outings:

Get away from the crowds. Climb a steep snowy slope. Commune with nature. Admire the gorgeous views. Share the day with the VC50 snow shoers! 

Snowshoes will be planned to accommodate three levels: Green, Blue and Black. 


UPHILL SKIN, SPIKE or shoe

Organizer:  Kate Pennella


General Description:

A Saturday early. morning exhilarating workout! No advance sign-up required.

Go uphill on your gear of choice -- AT skis, Snowshoes or Micro-spikes. We will have the same designated route each Saturday morning. See events calendar for more details of meeting location and time.