Welcome! The Mt. Laurel Skiers (MTL) is an ALL Season Sports and Social Club and a member of the Connecticut Ski Council which offers discount ski tickets. Our members are warm, friendly, fun and interesting people of all ages. The club typically hosts weekly social gatherings which include our community meetings. Members are primarily from Connecticut and neighboring states, but some from as far away as Florida and Kentucky!
There are a variety of organized activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, seasonal get togethers AND the benefit of a renovated 32 bed lodge in Ludlow, Vermont near the base of Okemo.
MTL is more than just a ski club! And anyone can join to enjoy the many benefits and discounts. Explore the website to learn more.
Membership Renewal Reminder
It is not too late to renew your membership with Mt. Laurel Skiers for the 2016-17 membership year but you will need to include the $15 late fee since it is past the August 31st deadline. Keep in mind that membership is a requirement in order to purchase Lodge vouchers and make reservations at the Lodge, purchase discount ski tickets and to participate in ski/snowboard racing at Mt. Southington. Click here for the renewal form or see me at a meeting for a form. New members can join at any time and there is never a late fee for new members.
Vice President, Membership
CSC Awareness Days
The CSC Preliminary Awareness Days have been posted.
Warren Miller Movie
Warren Miller movie at the Bushnell November 5 (see the trailer). Two showtimes, 6:30 and 9:30. Retro 80's ski party between showings, 7:30-10:30. Buy 10 tickets and get $3 off per ticket. Interested in Dinner Before the Show? Contact Betsy Gaudian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-302-0265 who is coordinating dinner berfore the show at AC Petersens Farms Restaurant, 4:15 - 4:30 PM, 240 Park Rd, West Hartford.
We are always looking for reasons to gather, party, socialize, and otherwise have fun at our 30-Bed Ski Lodge in Ludlow, Vermont. Do you have an interesting or wacky idea? If you chaired an event last ski season and will be chairing it again please contact Barbara Wysocki ASAP so I can compile a list of lodge events for Open House (October 12). email@example.com
Believe it or not, the snow is just around the corner. Remember to purchase all ski tickets for all mountains by October 5. See the Links/Flyers/Form Page, Pat, and/or Gerti for the forms.
Lodge Vouchers for the upcoming Ski Season are
ON SALE through October 19
Prices are the same as last year; Weekend @ $60 and Midweek @ $25. Volume discount information is available at Lodge Pricing. These vouchers may be used for reservations dated December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. The complete Voucher Policy is on the Lodge website. Vouchers may be purchased on line through the reservation system using PayPal for payment. They may also be purchased at Wednesday night meetings or by sending a check to Lisa Durland, 70 Coughlin Road, Manchester CT 06040.
Bike Jersey Photo Contest /
Another Round of Bike Shirts
Take a photo of someone wearing the new MTL bicycling jersey. Send it to the Squall Editor. The submitter of the winning photo will win a 12 pack of Long Trail. See the squall for more details.
Updated 9/21: Additional jerseys can be purchased. See the original form and contact Art Durtra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Night Programs
Unless noted otherwise:
All Board meetings are first Wednesdays at 6 PM. All regular meetings are at 7:30 PM. Whinstone Tavern, 245 Hartford Rd, New Britain.
See the CALENDAR for more details.
September 28: Member Business Meeting
October 5: Board and Member Business Meeting
October 12: Mountain Laurel Skiers OPEN HOUSE
October 19: Business Meeting, Lori Bernard will give a talk about conditioning for ski season
October 26: Short Meeting
November 2: Board and Member Business Meeting
November 9: Fashion Show
November 16: Business Meeting, plus talk about Lodge Rules and Fire Safety
High School Photos
We have a few more submissions in the High School Yearbook Photos. If you haven't been featured, please send your High School Photo (or one taken about that time) to Pat Moore.
If you're still stumped, check out the identity on the High School Yearbook Photo Morphs page.
Fix-Up Weekend Helpers, September 29-October 2
Fix-up Weekend for those willing to tackle the maintenance and general cleanup 'Punch List' as we prepare for the 2016/17 Season. Please contact a board member if you are interested in helping. Also include if you will need a lodge bed (free for those helping) for the time that you will be there. See the squall for more details.
Fall Hike Weekend, October 7 - 9
The Fall Hike Weekend will be held up at the Lodge October 7 - 9. See Newsletters or Flyer for more details.
Annual Open House at the Whinstone Tavern,
Updated 9/27: According to the 2017 Farmers Almanac, "winter is back"! Are you ready? Do you need new ski or snowboard equipment and clothing? Would you like to win lift tickets and other prizes? Then come to the Annual Mt. Laurel Skiers Open House with all your friends to get ready for the upcoming ski and snowboard season.
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm with the Raffle at 8:00pm
Place: Whinstone Tavern at the Stanley Golf Course in New Britain
Open House is the ideal venue to learn all about Mt. Laurel Skiers so invite your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers to attend. Club members will be on hand to talk with guests about club activities such as ski and snowboard racing, x-country skiing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, discount ski tickets and our fantastic Lodge in Ludlow, VT. There will also be representatives from several mountains plus ski/sport shops to converse with. Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the evening with the drawing at 8:00pm. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and their guests at the Open House!
Vice President, Membership
MTL in NYC, October 15
Updated 9/23: There's a full bus with 52 attending. Check out the Guest List.
Wine Dinner Weekend, October 21-23
Snowball, November 12
CSC Annual Snowball Dance will be held on November 12 at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott. Ambassador Joy Dutra is selling tickets now, $20. Get'am while they're hot! Remember to get all raffle prizes in by October 12.
2017 Fly Trip to Whistler, Canada: February 2-9, 2017
February 2-9, Whistler, Columbia. Seven nights at the Crystal lodge in the middle of Whistler village, and steps away from lifts to both Whistler and Blackcomb. Ski pass includes a first tracks breakfast on the mountain. See the brochure or Club Trip Page for all the info. Questions; call Eric Ardolino at 203-265-9293. Look who's going!
2017 Drive Trip to Sunday River, Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2017
Five nights at the Jordan Hotel, 5 1/2 day lift tickets, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, welcome party Sunday night, lessons, ski in ski out with ski check. Free resort and municipal shuttle service. Space is limited. Please make sure to select your dinner choices on the flyer when you mail it in to reserve your spot(s). Check out the Guest List. Kay & Anne