W9 – Lake Placid &
Whiteface Mt, NY 2018
Downhill Ski and Snowboard plus X-Country
4 - DAY BUS TRIP
Press on the "Register" button, "Join waitlist" button, or contact the trip leader to check for space.
This trip opens for registration ONLINE on Thurs. October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
NEW for this year:
o Application form will be completed on-line.
- o After you have registered and paid the $100 non-refundable deposit, the Trip Leader will advise you by email to login and complete the registration and final payment process. Final payment must be completed within 48 hours after receiving the email to hold your seat and avoid forfeiting your deposit.
· 4 days skiing at the legendary home of 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics
· 4 nights accommodation, double occupancy at Hotel Northwoods
· 4 day Downhill lift ticket
· 4 days HPSC’s CSIA certified instructors to guide us around the mountain
· 4 hot buffet breakfasts
· Round trip transportation via luxury coach
· Please take Downhill lessons on one of our day trips prior to this trip.
HPSC Nordic instruction will not available on this trip.
Sunday March 11 to Thursday March 15, 2018 - MARCH BREAK
C$ Cost per person (incl taxes):
Credit Card Payment
Base Trip (no lifts/lessons)
Base trip + lifts and lessons
Add: Single Supplement
- * Base trip includes $100 non-refundable deposit
- ** Single room availability will be confirmed by the trip leader after payment is made.
- ONLINE registration opens: Thurs October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM.
Located in the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is just 10 minutes from the Whiteface ski area. Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies (3,430 feet). At the top of Whiteface, spare a moment to take in the views of the surrounding Adirondack peaks of New York State. Spot Lake Champlain and Vermont to the east. Breathe deep. Point your skis downhill. Let them go. This is the face of eastern skiing. Whiteface features 85 trails, 11 lifts including 1 gondola; 98% of the area is covered by snowmaking.
White Face has 85 trails, and offers 314 ski-able acres including 35 in-bounds, off-piste Expert double-black diamond wilderness terrain skiing on "The Slides" (conditions permitting), and 85.5 acres of tree skiing. Terrain is
20% Beginner, 43% Intermediate, 37% Advanced.
X-Country and snowshoeing:
Lake Placid has some of the best X-country skiing and snowshoeing in the east.
You can ski at the Olympic Center Mt. Hoevenberg with 50 km of classic and skate trails or at nearby Cascade XC ski center with another 20 km of trails. We will also go to the Heart Lake Adirondack Loj (pronounced lodge) on one of our days where you can backcountry ski in the High peaks to Marcy Dam or Avalanche Lake. On the last day, you can ski back to town for the Olympic site along the Jack Rabbit Trail which winds through the backcountry, farms and resorts and you end up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. X-country and snowshoe trail fees are not included in the price of the trip and are approximately $18 to $20 per day. http://www.lakeplacid.com/do/outdoors/winterspring/x-countrytelemark
Skate on the huge Olympic Centre speed skating oval one night – rent or bring your own skates. For a great adrenalin rush, sign up for a ride on the Olympic Bobsled run! Those HPSC members who have done it said that it’s a memory of a lifetime.
The newly renovated Hotel Northwoods boasts the best location in town, with views of Mirror Lake, in the heart of the Olympic Village and on Main Street, which puts everything from shopping, dining and entertainment right outside your door.
Two on site restaurants with daily happy hour specials in the pub from 4-7pm.
There are various restaurants in the area. Dinner is on your account.
· We leave from Yonge and York Mills pickup point at 9:30am Sunday with a pickup in Scarborough at 10:00am.
· Return from Lake Placid directly at 3:30pm on Thursday March 15, 2018.
HPSC’s luxury coach will be used for transportation to Lake Placid and return.
Passport / Travel Documents:
A valid passport is required for this US destination. A Visa may also be required if you are not a Canadian or US citizen. It is your responsibility to have proper travel documents on your person before the trip departs. Anyone who is not admitted to the United States will have to provide their own return transportation from the border.
Optional Travel Insurance:
For overnight bus trips, members are responsible for arranging their own trip cancellation insurance and medical insurance. On USA trips, Out-of-Country health coverage in case of sickness or injury is strongly recommended. Insurance can be purchased from a number of Toronto sources. Some credit cards also provide coverage but check carefully that it will apply to your trip. All insurance claims must be made by the member to his/her insurance company.
See also the webpage re trip cancellation. The link is as below. Or, go to Long Trips > ON Bus Trips > Trip Cancellation.
Please review HPSC Long Trip Member Policy
Find out more:
Visit www.lakeplacid.com and www.whiteface.com for trail maps and area details.
Hotel Northwoods - www.hotelnorthwoods.com
All applicable fuel surcharges and taxes in effect as of August 2017 have been included in the package price. However in these volatile times HPSC reserves the right to charge for currently unanticipated increases in the cost of fuel and taxes subsequently imposed by the resort or coach company.