Holiday Valley Jan 31- Feb 2, 2016

Holiday Valley
January 31 to February 2 or 3, 2016
25 Slope Side Rooms Reserved
5 Rooms on First Floor and 20 Rooms on Second Floor

2 Nights Lodging; Plus lift tickets @ 4:30 pm day of arrival, all day
Monday, and until 4:30 pm on Tuesday
Continental Breakfast each Morning and Welcome Party

Cost per Person: Single: $ 525.00 Double: $ 295.00 Triple $ 250.00 Quad: $ 215.00
Price per Non-Skier: $ 210.00

Option to extend an additional night lodging and day skiing is available

Option to Ski Anytime Before 4:30 on Sunday is available for and paid to Holiday Valley upon arrival

Up to 2 children, 17 or younger stay and ski free in room with adults

Must Be a Current Member of OVSC – If not please include a separate check
For Membership Made Payable to OVSC: Single: $ 25.00 Family: $ 30.00

Anyone Wanting to Stay Saturday Night in Jamestown, NY, 20 rooms have beenblocked at the Comfort Inn for $75.00 plus tax. Must make your own reservations and ask for the OVSC rate – 716-664-5920

Payment: Deposit of $100.00 due by October 1, 2015
Final Payment Due By January 1, 2016
OVSC Cancellation Policy Applies

For More Information Contact Trip Leaders Martha Hesson or Tom Whaling304-684-2369 or basketcase@frontiernet.net or twhaling@frontiernet.net

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Address: ______________________________________________________________

Roommates: __________________________________________________________

Welcome Party: Will Attend ______ Will Not Attend _____

Amount Enclosed: $_______________

Mail Deposits/Payments:

OVSC
c/o Tom Whaling or Martha Hesson
2630 S. Pleasants Hwy
St Marys, WV 26170

Click here to download form for better print: Holiday Valley Signup Form

Blennerhassett Island and River Play Day!

Blennerhassett Mansion at Blennerhassett Island State Park in Parkersburg, WV.

Blennerhassett Mansion at Blennerhassett Island State Park in Parkersburg, WV.

September 19, 2015 1:00 – 4:30

Join us for a fun day on the Ohio River and Blennerhassett Island!
This event was originally scheduled for early summer, but we had to cancel due to rain and high water.  Hopefully we will have nice weather in September.  We are tacking the river play day onto the Paddlefest event.  So, you can paddle your canoe, kayak or paddleboards in the morning, and then play on the river or hang out on the pontoon boat in the afternoon!

There are several ways to get to the island!

  1. Meet at the Belpre boat ramps in Belpre Civitan Park for transportation to Blennerhassett Island on Don and Dottie Gearhart’s pontoon boat!  **Look for the ski club banner on the Gearhart’s boat!  Go to the boat ramp area, not the beach area.  Free for ski club members! Debbie and Jimmy Johnston may also help shuttle with their pontoon later in the afternoon.
    1. Gearharts will shuttle ski club members to the island between 1:00 – 1:30 and bring back between 4:00-4:30.  If you miss the boat, and need a ride, just call Don at 304-481-1793 and he’ll pick you up.

2.  Jump on the Sternwheel at Point Park.  $10 per adult, $8 per child  Tickets available at Blennerhassett Museum.

  1. Kayak, canoe or bring your own boat and meet us there!

Bring snacks or a covered dish to share, and your own drinks.  We’ll pick a place on the island for our food stash to share.

Once you’re on the island you can:
Rent Bikes
Tour the Mansion
Visit the gift shop
Take a horse and buggy cart tour
Walk around the island
Snack bar available

All of the tours are inexpensive.  You can view the rates here.  If you haven’t been to the island, you’re in for a treat.  It’s a small taste of history, and a true gem of a state park right in our backyard.  Plus, thanks to the Gearhart’s, there is free transportation and a chance to hang out on a pontoon boat for a while.

If you’d rather bring your own boat, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board, just paddle over!

So – if you plan to join us, please let us know.  I’d like to get an idea of the amount of members to expect.  Just click here to send me a quick email: NancyMillersEmail@Gmail.com

Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, let me know through the email, or call my cell at 740-525-8124.  Or, if you have questions about the island, call (304) 420-4800.

Thanks and we hope you can take an afternoon to play and enjoy the river and island!  Bring a friend and introduce them to our club! Let’s get new members!

Parkersburg Paddlefest – September 19th 8am – 1pm

PaddleFestJoin us on a paddle from Point Park in Parkersburg to Blennerhassett Island and back. The Coast Guard is closing the river for us and only folks we issue permits to are permitted on the river. We only issue permits to human-powered craft! Enjoy a great day on the river with fellow paddlers!The Parkersburg Paddlefest is a mass paddling event that launches from Parkersburg’s Point Park and lands on Blennerhassett Island State Park, one of WV’s most visited state parks! Paddlers will then return to Point Park in Parkersburg.
The river will be closed Saturday, September 19, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for all but human-powered craft registered in the event! ONLY PARTICIPANTS WITH REGISTRATION WRIST BANDS WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE RIVER.

Current rates  of $20 per person are in effect until September 5, 2015. Rate will increase to $35 per paddler after September 5th.

*This event is hosted by Lapping Your Couch Adventures, not the Ohio Valley Ski Club.  We encourage our ski club to participate as a group!  If you would like to paddle with the ski club, meet at the point at 10 am.  Wear your green bandana so we can easily group up or look for green bandana’s out on the river if you don’t make it by 10.

Paddlers must provide their own equipment.
Registration is non-refundable.
No inflatable boats permitted.
Coast Guard approved floatation devices MUST be worn by every paddler.

Click  https://squareup.com/market/LTCA to register.

September 2015 Newsletter – President’s Letter

Hello Skiers and Boarders!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Parkersburg Country Club for our August Meeting.  We were able to meet in the ballroom, and were equipped with a microphone and projector for the white water rafting slide show.  The space worked well for our group – check out the photo below. We’ll make sure we get the food served earlier at the next meeing and I’m sure they will quickly catch on to our club’s needs.  The staff was super friendly, and is eager to delight us.  We have a new sign to place in front of our meeting to encourage Country Club members to stop in and join us.  If you are currently a member of the Country Club – please encourage your friends and fellow members to join us!

countryclub skiclubsign

We hope to get our members out on the river on September 19th for the 2nd annual Parkersburg Paddlefest!  Details for the paddlefest, and links to register are in this months newsletter. Then we are going to extend the river fun in the afternoon with a picnic on the island.  You can paddle over yourself, or catch a ride on a pontoon boat courtesy of ski club members Dottie & Don Gearhart and possibly Debbie & Jimmy Johnston.  Details are below.

September is MEMBERSHIP MONTH!  Our dues are due!  So, please be sure to pay your annual membership fee at the September meeting, and you’ll get an extra attendance ticket for the door prizes!  We also need everyone to fill out our newly revised Membership Form.

Resort Night – our big November meeting – is right around the corner.  We have a great committee that is busy planning the event.  Be sure to donate items for the silent auction, and invite your friends to join us!

Wow – too much to talk about.  We’ll have to catch up at the meeting!  Hope to see you there!

Nancy Miller
Ski Club Prez

August 2015 Update and New Meeting Day!

The big news this month is our new meeting day and venue.  Please join us at the Parkersburg Country Club on the first Tuesday of the month! This was a unanimous vote at the July meeting, thanks to all of you who made it out last month.  Our next meeting is:
Tuesday, August 4th.
Board meeting 6:30
Social Hour 7 pm
General Meeting 8 pm
Parkersburg Country Club
4910 1st Ave. Vienna, WV 26105
http://www.parkersburgcc.com/
(304) 295-8551
Carl Mayfield, from the Country Club, is super welcoming!  I’ll be sure you get to meet him on Tuesday.  He is working to include information on our club’s meetings in the their club’s newsletter.  We hope that Country Club members walk in to check out the ski club, and hopefully we will gain a few new members!You will be able to order food and beverages.  Just remember that if you choose to use a credit card, it will be an extra 3%, so plan accordingly with cash and checks.
Our July outing with the ski club was a white water rafting trip on the Lower New River, in West Virginia.  Thanks to Sheila Decker for inviting the ski club to participate with Kraton’s group trip.  Check out the video and shots below.  We had a thrilling day.  White water rafting is such a treasure for us, and if you haven’t been, I encourage you to take a trip.  You can’t beat the amout of entertainment you get for the price of a trip.  For an entire day of rafting with a fantastic lunch included, the ticket is around $100.  We did benefit from the group rate.  We rafted with ACE Adventures, and they have great camping, and a lake with all sorts of slides, trampolines, ziplines and other crazy toys to play on!So – what’s the plan for August?  Not sure, come to the meeting Tuesday and let’s pick one.  We can reschedule the Blennerhasset Island trip, we can go rock climbing via ferrata style, or anything in between.Hope to see you there!Nancy Miller
Ski Club Prez

Ski Club rafts the lower New River, in WV! Alex Miller combined shots from the video kayaker with his shots from the Go-Pro.  We tossed out at the  “Bloody Nose” hydraulic on Miller’s Folley rapid!

Monthly Ski Club Meetings – First Tuesday of the Month at Parkersburg Country Club

At the July 2015 Ski Club meeting, we voted to change the meeting day of the week to the first Tuesday of the month.  Our new meeting venue will be the Parkersburg Country Club.

6:30 PM – Board Meeting
7:00 PM – Social Hour
8:00 PM – General Meeting

Parkersburg Country Club
4910 1st Ave
Vienna, WV 26105
(304) 295-8551
http://www.parkersburgcc.com/

The August meeting will be in the living room to the left.  We will have a sign.  There is no dress code – except your ski club logo & green bandana of course!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at NancyMillersEmail@Gmail.com

See you there!

Nancy

2016 Western Trip – Steamboat Colorado!

We have dates and prices for our Western Trip!  We are going to Steamboat!
Dave Decker is running the trip, and he provided the information below.  We have very limited air and word has it that this trip will sell-out quickly.  So if you would like to go, sign up soon!

Also notice that we will be collecting all 3 checks for the trip when you sign up.  Two of the three will be post-dated.  We also have a new sign up form.  So, along with your check, please download the sign-up form here, fill out, and send to Dave.

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02/27/2016 – 03/05/2016

R.T. AIRFARE COLUMBUS-HAYDEN

7 NTS. LODGING, 5 DAY LIFT TICKET, R.T. AIRPORT TRANSFERS (HAYDEN) WELCOME PARTY, GROUP DINNER, PORTER FEES AND ALL TAXES.

LA CASA TOWNHOMES 75 YDS. TO GONDOLA

2 BED, 3 BATH (4 PILLOWS) $1600 PP

3 BED, 4 BATH (6 PILLOWS) $1550 PP

4 BED, 5 BATH (8 PILLOWS) $1500 PP

$500 DEPOSIT DUE NOW
2 POST DATED CHECKS FOR BALANCE

2 BEDRM SEPT 1ST. $500 DEC 1ST. $600

3 BEDRM SEPT 1ST. $500 DEC 1ST. $550

4 BEDRM SEPT 1ST. $500 DEC 1ST. $500

DAVE DECKER
187 Granada Dr.
Parkersburg, WV 26104

740-350-6618
davedecker07@yahoo.com

Cancelled – Blennerhassett Island Day – June 27, 2015!

Due to high river levels and the 60% chance of rain on Saturday, we are cancelling the Blennerhassett Island Day.  We hope to reschedule.  Stay tuned!

Join us for a fun day on the Ohio River and Blennerhassett Island!
June 27, 2015
11:00 – 3:00
There are several ways to get to the island!
  1. Meet at the Belpre boat ramps in Civitan Park for transportation to Blennerhassett Island on Don and Dottie Gearhart’s pontoon boat!  Free for ski club members!  Debbie and Jimmy Johnston may also help shuttle with their pontoon later in the afternoon.
    1. Gearharts will shuttle ski club members to the island between 11:00-11:30 and bring back between 2:30-3:00.  If you miss the boat, and need a ride, just call Don at 304-481-1793 and he’ll pick you up.
     2.  Jump on the Sternwheel at Point Park.  $10 per adult, $8 per child  Tickets available at Blennerhassett   Museum.
  1. Kayak, canoe or bring your own boat and meet us there!
Bring snacks or a covered dish to share, and your own drinks.  We’ll pick a place on the island for our food stash to share.

Once you’re on the island you can:
Rent Bikes
Tour the Mansion
Visit the gift shop
Take a horse and buggy cart tour
Walk around the island
Snack bar available

All of the tours are inexpensive.  You can view the rates here.  If you haven’t been to the island, you’re in for a treat.  It’s a small taste of history, and a true gem of a state park right in our backyard.  Plus, thanks to the Gearhart’s, there is free transportation and a chance to hang out on a pontoon boat for a while.
If you’d rather bring your own boat, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board, just paddle over!

We were treated to Dan Fowler’s story about the restoration of the island at the June ski club meeting.  Dan’s father, Dan Fowler Senior, was the Archaeologist from Morgantown who was hired to turn the island into a state park.  His unique perspective on the island was interesting and entertaining.  Thanks so much to Dan for sharing his inside view with the ski club.  If you missed the meeting, Dan is a ski club member, so be sure to ask him about it.

So – if you plan to join us, please let us know.  I’d like to get an idea of the amount of members to expect.  Just click here to send me a quick email: NancyMillersEmail@Gmail.com

Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, let me know through the email, or call my cell at 740-525-8124.  Or, if you have questions about the island, call (304) 420-4800

Thanks and we hope you can take an afternoon to play and enjoy the river and island!  Bring a friend and introduce them to our club!  Let’s get new members!

Hope to see you there!

Nancy Miller

Member Spotlight – John Apgar

MemberSpotlight

John Apgar is one of the founding members of the Ohio Valley Ski Club. He and his wife Sharon joined us on the bike ride in Athens, and we got to here some of his great stories.

He said the ski club started out as a bunch of water skiers. One of the guys in the group learned to snow ski, and got the others to try it. John grew up in New York, and skied at an old farm with a tow rope, but it had been at least 10 years since he was on skis when he picked it up with his waterski buddies.

One of their first trips out west was to Big Sky Montana. Then Steamboat became one of their favorites, and they returned often. In the early days, the Ski Club would commendere an entire plane, with over 100 members traveling out west together. The plane ride sounded like it was as much fun as the skiing, most of which would be illegal these days.

Today you can find John on the river – he is an active member and VP of the Ohio Valley Rowing Club. In fact, if you would like to learn to row, let him know. You can call him at 304-464-5213. Lessons start out on dry land, but evenutally he’ll have you in a double. The Rowing Club is also eager to gain new members. If you haven’t seen their facilities in Parkersburg, it’s worth a call to check out the amazing opportunity in your back yard.!

One tip he gives – don’t break a leg!