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FROM YOUR DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES – SEPTEMBER, 2017

Mary Ann Sarver-2940 Greenfield Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116  maryatravel@verizon.net  Phone (412)486-8874 or 412-302-6007

Telluride Ski Trip – March 4-11, 2018 is almost full.  If you are thinking about the trip but haven’t committed, please do so ASAP.  Call Mary Ann at 412-486-8874 or 412-302-6007 for information as the flyer is not in this newsletter.

PRINCESS CRUISE TO PANAMAL CANAL – JAN 5TH, 2018.   We have 8 members signed up for this cruise and there is still space for more.  Call Mary Ann at 412-486-8874 or 412-302-6007 for details.  This is a 15 day trip from Los Angeles to return home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Price is very good and airfares have been very low.  Call if you want a brochure or more information.

DER SITZMARK SKI CLUB “FAMILY” SUMMER PICNIC 

We had 67 members and guests at the picnic.   One of our best.  Weather was fantastic and a good time was had by all.  Watch for Christmas Party details soon.  Don’t forget to send in your membership renewal as it is now due.

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort has a new owner.   According to documents filed in both Blair and Bedford counties, the resort has been sold to Sustainable Hospitality & Development LP, 302 Grant St., Suite 3440, Pittsburgh.  The company had applied for a $2.5 million state development grant through the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program.  According to the RCAP website, the funds were to be used for acquisition of the site and to regrade the learn-to-ski area and install a covered moving carpet.   Adjacent to the learn-to-ski area, a beginner/intermediate terrain park would be created, which will share the moving carpet and also be served by a new handle tow operated on busier ski days.   To ensure adequate snow cover, the company proposed to install state-of-the-art automated snowmaking and upgrade its pumping capacity allowing for an earlier opening.  The six investors believe the area is a “diamond in the rough.”  They plan to make  it a year-round resort with many amenities.

DER SITZMARK 2018 SUGARLOAF TRIP- 21st Year 2/4 – 2/9

DER SITZMARK 2018 SUGARLOAF TRIP- 21st Year

2/4/18 – 2/9/18

Package includes the following:

Roundtrip air via American Airlines

Charter bus transportation equipped with DVD player, WiFi, outlets & lavatory from Portland to Sugarloaf with stop for lunch & outlet shopping at Freeport & grocery/liquor stop at Farmington

Lodging –  two &  three bedroom condo’s with fully equipped kitchens  – ski-in, ski-out

Five day lift ticket

 Free 5-day group lesson

Includes free access to the Health Club which includes pool, sauna, hot tubs, steam room, workout room & shower

Welcome party on Monday night at the Widowmaker.

Optional group dinner at Hug’s Italian Cuisine on Wed. or Thursday – please let me know if you wish to go & which day you prefer as reservations are required.

Sugarloaf’s acreage of 1240 developed is the most skiable acres in the east with 134 cut trails, 57 miles, plus 30 glades. Snowmaking has grown a lot in the last 3 years & now they are able to make snow on 618 acres of cut trails, which is 88% of their trails. The other 12% is the snowfields. Sugarloaf has spent close to 4 million in snowmaking in the last 3 years & they make snow whenever it is needed all season long.

 There are also 85 trails available, the largest in Maine with great tracking & grooming for anyone who wants to Cross Country ski. Contact me for rates if interested. Additionally, there is snowshoeing & ice skating at the Outdoor Center.

Anyone interested in going, please send in the form at the bottom of this page to me ASAP. So if you are interested in our clubs best & longest running trip in the east & the most bang for your buck, send in your deposit to me ASAP.

____  Ski Rental – $120/wk.

Downhill Package with Air – Two Bedroom                                           $995

Downhill Package with Air – Three Bedroom                                    $970

Downhill Package single –  two bedroom                                        $1095

Downhill Package single – three bedroom                                       $1070

 Non Skier – Deduct $240 from Package Price

 Minimum required for trip is 20.    

 A $100 deposit by August 31, 2017 is required to hold your spot

2nd payment $500 by 10/31/17

Final payment by12/31/17

Deposit non-refundable unless replacement is found.

Deadline to sign up is 10/15/17

Please send your deposit made out to Der Sitzmark Ski Club & Trip Reservation Form to:

Der Sitzmark Ski Club, c/o John Celender, 133 Shirehill Dr., Glenshaw, PA 15116. Please call or E-Mail me at lioneljohn@verizon.net  –

412-486-8798 if you have any questions.

Name: __________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________

 

Telephone: (Home) __________________   (Cell) ____________________________

 Number of Reservations: _________

E-Mail address __________________________

John Celender – lioneljohn@verizon.net

DESTINATION: TELLURIDE, COLORADO

DATES OF TRAVEL: March 4 – 11, 2018 (Sun to Sun)

GROUP SIZE:  52

COST: $1,999 pp 6 sharing – 3 bedroom/3 baths

$1,999 pp 8 sharing – 4 bedroom/4 baths

$2,120 pp 4 sharing – 2 bedroom/2 bath

DEPOSIT: $100 check ASAP to Mary Ann Sarver’s Tours,

2940 Greenfield Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116

PHONE: 412-486-8874 or 412-302-6007

Email – maryatravel@verizon.net

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

Roundtrip airfare on United flights:

3/04/18 –  departs PIT at 8:33am and arrives Denver 10:21am

departs Denver   11:20am and arrives Montrose 12:15pm

3/11/18 –  departs Montrose at 1:10pm and arrives in Denver 2:10pm

departs Denver at 5:30pm and arrives in PIT at 10:15pm

Charter bus transfers from Montrose to Telluride based on 30 passengers per coach.   Grocery/Liquor stop on the way.

Lodging – 7 nights lodging at the Bear Creek Lodge including taxes.

Easy ski access via semi private lift to the Lower Village Bypass run.

Two, Three and four bedroom condos each with fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, complimentary high-speed internet.  An indoor and outdoor heated pool,  Three outdoor hot tubs, sauna and fitness center as well as laundry facilities in each condo.

Free shuttle for guest use within Mountain Village from 7:00 am to midnight.

Baggage handling

Welcome Reception

Lift Tickets – 5 out of 6-day pass

Non-Skier – Deduct $350 from Package Price

No airfare – Deduct $475

Please fill out Trip Reservation Form and send with your deposit.

Optional Trip Insurance available upon request at additional cost

DER SITZMARK TRIP RECORD FROM 1989 TO PRESENT

COUNT HOW MANY TRIPS YOU WERE ON.

84 TRIPS ARE LISTED.

(There were other trips to Holiday Valley, New York and Snowshoe, West Virginia and other trips that I have no dates or records)

February,  1989 – First Ski Trip to Smugglers Notch with 8 participants

March 4-11, 1990 – Park City – (Park City, Canyons, Deer Valley) – 22

February 16, 1991 – Blue Knob – Bus One Day Trip – 41

March 9-16, 1991 – Sun Valley, Idaho 30

June 21-23, 1991 – Annapolis Maryland – Sailing Trip

1992 – Can anyone remember?  I think it was Winter Park, Co.

March 21-28, 1993 – Whistler/Blackcomb Canada – (Sightseeing plane & Tantalus Icefall) – 45

November 7-14, 1993 – Dolphin Cruise – Eastern Car – S.S. Seabreeze. – (Nassau, San Juan, St John & St Thomas) – 40

March 6-13, 1994 – Ski Lake Tahoe, Nevada  – (Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood,  Alpine Meadows  &  Northstar) – 50

April 30-May 1, 1994 – Toronto – Phantom of the Opera-Crazy for You – 44

October 5-16, 1994 – Ireland and London & Wales Tour – 19 Ladies

March 11-18, 1995 – Sun Valley, Idaho – 58

May 6-7, 1995 – Toronto – Miss Saigon – 42

August 26-27, 1995 – Seven Springs Tennis Weekend  – 13

November  5-12, 1995 – Cruise – Seawind – Southern Car (Aruba, Grenada, Barbados & St. Luica) – 13

March 1-8, 1996 – Banff and Lake Louise – Chateau Lake Louise 3 nts and Caribou Lodge in Banff 4 nts.– (Banff, Lake Louise and Norquey)  – 60

November 2-9, 1996 Cancun – Charter – All Inclusive Blue Bay Resort – 26

March 7-14, 1997 – Breckenridge, Colorado – (Breckenridge, Arapahoe basin, Vail and Keystone)  – 70

May 21-31, 1997 – Germany – (Private Charter Bus – Cities – Frankfort, Rudeshein, Heidelburg, Rothenburg and Munich)  Biked in Heidelburg.- 27

August 26, 1997 – 12 nights – Alaska Cruise and Tour on Regal Princess – (Anchorage,  Glacier Tour, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Narrow Gauge Rail Trip to Scagway, Cruise Glacier Bay, Sitka & visited Vancouver) – 36

March 8-15, 1998 – Whistler/Blackcomb. Canada – Tantalus Lodge – (1 nt at Hotel Vancauver) – 83

October 9-10, 1998 – Wellsboro, PA  – Bike Trip – Wellsboro Historic Hotel

October 25-Nov. 1, 1998 – Aruba  – Holiday Inn  – 26

January 17-22, 1999 – Mt Sutton, Canada Ski Trip La Paimpolaiose – (Mt. Sutton, Owls Head,  Jay Peak)  – 35

March 8-15, 1999 – Big Sky, Montana – 66

May 20 – 31, 1999 – Italy Tour –  (Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, and Rome)- 41

February 13-22, 2000 – Innsbruck Ski Trip Hotel Grauer Bar)–(1 nt. Munich at Platzl Hotel)  – Stubai Glacier, St. Anton, Kitzbuhel, Axamer, Seefeld) – 77

April 24 – May 1 – 2000 – Punta Cana-  Iberostar  – 15

March 6-13, 2000 – Steamboat Springs – The Ranch Condos – 48

2001 Eastern Townships Canada Estrimont Hotel -(Mt. Sutton, Owls Head & Orford)  40

February 24-March 3, 2001 – Park City, Utah – (Park City, Canyons and Snowbird) – 44

March 12-19, 2001 – Lake Tahoe – 40 Lakeland Village Condos  (Hornblower boat to Squaw Valley – Skied Squaw, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Virginia City Tour) – 40

October 14-19, 2001 – Las Vegas – New York, New York Hotel – 17

January 20-25, 2002 – Mt Sutton, Canada – The Inn (Mt Sutton, Owls Head and Orford) – 45

February 14-21, 2002 – Telluride, Colorado – Telluride Lodge Ski In/Ski Out – 44

March 5-12, 2002 – Banff – Jasper Lodge 3 nts and Banff Springs Hotel 4 nts – (Marmot Basin, Lake Louise, Norquey and Sunshine and Icewalk)  – 71

Oct 19-26, 2002 – NCL Cruise – Western Car. –(Gr. Cayman, Roatin, Belieze and Cozemel) – 16

January 26-31, 2003 – Mont Tremblant, Canada – Lodge – 28

February 27-March 10, 2003 – Cortina Italy Hotel Corona – (Side trip Venice and Rome)-52

March 31-April 7, 2003 – Vail Colorado – Vail and Beaver Creek – 38

November  6-13, 2003 – Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort – Cancun, Mexico – 20

February 13-23, 2004 – Interlaken, Switz.- 2 night Zurich –2 (Day trip Zermatt) – 52

March 9-16, 2004 – Big Sky, Mt., Big Horn Condos. –  (Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour)-42

April 30-May 9, 2004 – Holland Barge (Lisa Marleen) & Bike with one night Gent – 28

January 31-Feb 7- 2005 – Sun Valley, Idaho – 40

February 27 – March 6, 2005 – Aspen, Colorado – (Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk) – 51

March 12-19, 2005 – Jackson Hole, Wy – 22

Feb 5 – 22, 2005 – St. Thomas – Wyndham Hotel – Grand Beach – 16

June 14-15, 2005 – New York Bus Trip – Wellington Hotel – Pirates vs. Yankee – 28

February 5-12, 2006 – Crested Butte, Co – The Plaza Condos  – 50

February 27-March 6, 2006 – Copper Mt., Co – 80 – Cooper Mt and Keystone, Co

May 13 – 20, 2006 – Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico – 20

January 29-Feb 6, 2007 – Steamboat, Co – 29

February 27 – March 5, 2007 – Big Mountain, Mt. Grouse Mt. Lodge – 75

April 24 – May 6, 2007 – Greece – Athens  3nt, Myconos 3nt, 4 nt cruise – 82

February 4-12, 2008–Park City, Utah – Park Peaks Hotel–Park City, Canyons, Deer Valley -69

February 26 – March 4, 2008 – Aspen – The Gant – (Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands and Buttermilk) – 48

October 30 – Nov., 6, 2008 – Cancun Palace, Cancun, Mexico – 18

January 26, 2009 – 10 days – Costa Rica – Caravan Tours – 7

February 7 – 14, 2009 – Sun Valley – Sun Valley Village Condos – 18

February 26 – March 5, 2009 – Beaver Creek, Co. – Ridgepoint Condos – Beaver Creek and Vail – 85

April, 2009 – Princess Cruise to Panama Canal – 14

November 2 – 9, 2009 – Palace Golf and Spa Resort – Punta Cana – 26

February  6-13, 2010 – Telluride Trip – Bear Creek Lodge – 24

February  20-28, 2010 – Crested Butte, Co – Emmons Suites in Grand Lodge – 51

October  21, 2110 – 7 nights at Grand Moon Palace Resort – Rivera Maya, Mexico – 26

January 29- Feb 5, 2011 – Park City – Park Peaks Hotel – 14

February  23-30, 2011 – Tahoe – Harrah Hotel –  Heavenly, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley. – 50

May 11, 2011 – Princess Cruise – Copenhagen and Baltic Sea – 55

February 29, 2012 – Steamboat, Co – 60

September 15-22, 2012 – Train – Colorado – Mayflower Tours – 34

October 18-25, 2012 – Beach Palace, Cancun, Mexico – 20

February 10-18, 2013 – Telluride, Co. Mountain Lodge – 28

February  20-27, 2013 – Winter Park, Co – Zepher Mt Lodge – 28

August 6-12, 2013 – Alaska 3nt cruise and 11 nt land – (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wittier Flords boat trip, Denali Park, Dawson City – 36

November 14 – 21, 2013 – Hard Rock – Punta Cana – 18

February 25- March 4, 2014 – Jackson Hole, Wy – Lexington – 65

Oct.  22 – Nov 2, 2014 – Portugal River Cruise – Mayflower Tours – 3 nts Lisbon –  36

November 17-24, 2014 – Cancun, Mexico – Playacar Palace – 36

February 25-March 4, 2015 – Snowmass, CO – Villa at Snowmass Club Condos – (Aspen, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk) –  65

October  8 – Nov 2, 2015 – Australia/New Zealand/ Fiji – 28 days – 16

November 16-23, 2015 – Palace Spa Resort – Jamaica – 43

February 24 – March 2, 2016 – Crested Butte – The Lodge – 78

October 27 – Nov 3, 2016 – Cancun, Mex – Moon Place Golf and Spa Resort – 36

February  23 – March 2, 2017 – Steamboat, Co – Chateau Chamonix – 60