Friday, November 8, 2013

Save the date: Nor'easter Ski Day Jan. 17

In 1993, members of the Vermont GCSA and the Northeastern GCSA began a friendly rivalry to be held on the slopes of Vermont’s ski areas each year. The annual event includes a competitive ski race option for those who would like to participate. Fitting enough for these two groups, the winner of the ski race receives the Cup Cutter trophy (and yes, the joint meeting in June on the golf course awards the ski Boot Award).

Last year for the first time, members of both associations decided to open up the event to all the golf course superintendent associations throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada. The turnout was fantastic for the reinvented event, as over 100 members from all over the Northeast made the trek to Killington for the day’s festivities.

After a great day on the slopes, attendees were treated to an outstanding Après Ski party at the Wobbly Barn on the Killington access road. Killington was very gracious in hosting the group by providing affordable pricing on lodging and highly discounted lift tickets not only for the day, but through the weekend as well.

The Nor’easter Ski Day 2013 also served as a fundraising event for fellow superintendent Matt Dutremble of Ardsley CC. Matt was seriously injured after Hurricane Sandy while cleaning up storm-damaged trees on his golf course. This year's event will benefit a superintendent in need as well.

This event is quickly becoming a must attend for ski enthusiasts of any level. I can attest to that personally. I don't ski, and I would not consider missing it! It will be a fun day and is guaranteed to be well attended. Will you be there? Be sure to save the date and look for details as they become available.

Add your name to the comments, and let your industry peers know that they will see you at Killington on Jan. 17!

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