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Lifestyle Jan 14, 2017 0 comments

Departure:

Location: University Center Bus Loop
Time: 10:00 pm Thursday, February 2nd (please arrive at least 10 minutes early)

Remember to bring your PASSPORT and please leave any drugs behind.

Arrival:
Jay Peak Resort  - Stateside Mountain Lodge

Time: 7:30am Friday expected (Please note weather can cause delays)

 

Arrival Process:

Only the group leaders will get off the bus and will pick up the packages. Once all packages have been picked up the bus will bring you down to your chalets where all gear can be off loaded. If your group leader has already arrived and picked up the Welcome Package you will need to coordinate with them for Chalet access.

If you are renting equipment, there will be a ticket in your Welcome Package. Equipment can be picked up at The Stateside Mountain Lodge.

 

Return:

Location: Same spot where the busses were unloaded. (Not Stateside Mountain Lodge).
Loading at: 4:00pm Sunday February 5th
Departing at 4:30pm Sunday February 5th












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Lifestyle Jan 14, 2017 0 comments

Departure:

Location: Front Street W and Simcoe Street (South/West Corner)
Time: 11:00 pm Thursday, February 2nd (please arrive at least 10 minutes early)

Remember to bring your PASSPORT and please leave any drugs behind.

Arrival:
Jay Peak Resort  - Stateside Mountain Lodge

Time: 7:30am Friday expected (Please note weather can cause delays)

 

Arrival Process:

Only the group leaders will get off the bus and will pick up the packages. Once all packages have been picked up the bus will bring you down to your chalets where all gear can be off loaded. If your group leader has already arrived and picked up the Welcome Package you will need to coordinate with them for Chalet access.

If you are renting equipment, there will be a ticket in your Welcome Package. Equipment can be picked up at The Stateside Mountain Lodge.

 

Return:

Location: Same spot where the busses were unloaded. (Not Stateside Mountain Lodge).
Loading at: 4:00pm Sunday February 5th
Departing at 4:30pm Sunday February 5th













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Lifestyle Sep 1, 2015 0 comments

In the same way that it can be difficult to explain why watching a fire is so hypnotizing, or why nothing will ever top a perfect cup of coffee, it can be tricky to explain why skiing is one of life’s greatest experiences. So let’s attack it with logic.

 

First we must compare simple daily ‘good’ experiences, like hi-fiving a friend, or winning that bet with your significant other. Both lovely interactions that either strengthen your relationships or deepen your connection with the world around you.  You might get that fuzzy feeling in your tummy, a good friend and a sense of accomplishment (priceless). At worst, you don’t look at elbows, or they plan some sort of revenge.  However these are simply just good experiences, they generally have high success rates and in most cases the margin for human error is extremely low. A good safe way to give you a quick, but short lived good experience.

 

Now great experiences… This is what we are talking about. I’d consider looking down a mountain that you just climbed, sky diving for the first time, or even falling in love to be great experiences. In all instances the level of risk is significant higher and the sensory portion of the experience is noticeably greater.  Let’s compare worst-case scenarios, you trip on an unseen obstacle, your parachute doesn’t open, or burn softly as your heart gets ripped apart. But at best, oh the things you could do, see and learn. Becoming closer to nature, developing and mastering your body and its endless ability, maybe even find someone with fighting for. In great experiences we see a heightened heart rate, quicker reactions, but most importantly a far greater bounty. All of the above make you feel alive.

 

This extraordinary event will take place early February, you can suffer in the City or celebrate in the Mountains. Come après our way in Vermont 4-6 February.

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Lifestyle Aug 18, 2015 1 comments

Leave it to mankind to invent an innovative method of traveling downhill in control, atop two or one carefully crafted planks of wood; and simultaneously create an entirely new excuse to get completely and thoroughly pissed with your friends, immediately after. I mean, nothing beats celebrating a great day on the slopes instantly after the fact.

 

If you put some though to its brilliance, it completely makes sense. Why not couple what, to this day, is one the greatest experiences to which you can apply your mind and body, with what is arguably the glue of society.  To glide over a body of snow with little assistance from specialist equipment, and to do so in control, style and grace, followed immediately by the one activity enjoyed by the majority of cultures around the world. It just works, its natural. With some light reading (Wikipedia), into the history of après ski, it seems clear that it originated almost naturally, less as an artificial construct and more as a natural progression. 

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