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Ski Hunter

In these cold months of January, we often forget how beautiful winter really is, and how much fun there is to be had!  Join the Bus for Progress on Friday evening, February 8, as we head north to the Catskill Mountains for an extended weekend of winter fun at Hunter Ski Resort!  We have stumbled across a fantastic deal where we pay for two nights of lodging and two days of skiing (or snowboarding), we get a third free!  Bring the kids!  Read below for details... 

Accommodations:
We made reservations at the beautiful Kaatskill Mountain Lodge, located right on the slopes of Hunter Mountain.  In the morning, you simply glide out the back door to begin skiing!  The resort has twin outdoor jacuzzis, a giant outdoor heated pool, a bar and restaurant, spas and other amenities.

Activities:
Hunter Mountain has one of the best snow-making capabilities in the Northeast.  The mountain has 10 lifts (including a 6-person chair) and numerous trails for beginner to advanced levels.  Lessons are also offered for beginners.  They also have a snow-tubing area (located right across from our lodge), cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and snowmobiling.  A free shuttle from the lodge takes you down to the town of Hunter where there are restaurants and pubs.  If we have a day of inclement weather, we could drive the bus to nearby Woodstock to shop, eat and drink.

Departure:
The bus will depart from Andy & Toka's house in Jackson at 6 PM on Friday, February 8th.  We'll stop at Metropark train station at 7 PM to pick up folks who would like to join us by NJ Transit train or bus.  We should arrive at the lodge at around 10 PM to check in.  On Monday the 11th, we'll depart the lodge at around 4 PM to head home.  We should return to Metropark around 8 PM, and Jackson around 9 PM.  We are still looking for a Monmouth County pick-up / drop-off location where people can leave their cars for 3 days.

Costs
We have several different housing options to choose from...  The studio apartment has a queen bed, full bathroom, sleeper queen sofa, cable TV and mini bar.  It sleeps 1 to 4 people.  Book the room for yourself, share it with a significant other, bring the kids, or find three friends to split the cost!  It is only $400 for all three nights.  The deluxe studio apartments has a queen bed, full bathroom, sleeper queen sofa, cable TV, full kitchen and fireplace.  It also sleeps from 1 to 4 people for a total cost of $460 for 3 nights.  A door connects every studio and deluxe studio together.  It can be kept closed for privacy, or opened to interact with friends.  We also reserved one luxury condo with a full kitchen, fireplace, cable TV, queen bed and private jacuzzi tub for $580 for all 3 nights.  It sleeps two people.  For all the room options, one person should be responsible for paying the full cost, which can then be divided later among the roomates.

We are asking for $42 per person for the round-trip (nearly 400 mile) bus ride to Hunter.  Kids under 15 are $25 each.

Lift tickets are $70 per day for adults, or $140 for three days. Young adults between 13 and 18 are $63 per day, or $126 for three days.  Juniors between 7 and 12 are $48 per day, or $96 for 3 days.  Kids 6 and under are $10 per day, or $20 for 3 days. You don't have to ski or snowboard to come with us!

Payment must be made by Thursday, January 24th.  We need 15 people on the bus to make this trip happen! You can send the payment online by visiting here, or mail a check to Andy Coleman (payable to "Bus For Progress") at 311 Jackson Pines Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.  Checks must be received by January 24th.  After January 24th, your room payment is only 50% refundable.
For the bus seats, the usual cancellation policy applies.

Fun
Join us for an extended weekend of winter fun at Hunter Mountain Ski Resort!  Ski or snowboard for 1, 2 or 3 days, or enjoy the many other activities offered on the mountain.  We hope you'll join us, and look forward to spending all that time together!  Talk to your family and friends.  When it comes to the room reservation deposits, however, you must think quickly!

Please email us with any questions.