NOTE: Participants should have either prior ice climbing/top-rope anchors experience and/or partners or obtain a guide for the weekend.
Come join us for a weekend of ice climbing and alpine adventures at Smuggler's Notch in Stowe, Vermont. There are various climbs throughout the Notch for all experience levels, including some top-roping options.
Prior ice climbing/top-rope anchors experience and/or partners is highly recommened or obtain a guide. There will be no formal instruction for new ice climbers. However, we will be able to direct top-rope ice climbers to some appropriate spots. It’s expected that participants will be respectful of each other, clean up their mess, and help clean the house before everyone departs.
Dates: Mar 2-6, 2016
Must be a paid PATC-MS member in good standing with liability waiver on file. Sleeping location MUST be specified when signing up and will be on first come first serve basis.
There is a waiting list. If we get enough people on the waiting list, we will work it out to reserve a few additional rooms in the main lodge.
Beds will be based on double occupancy where possible. Please obtain permission of person sharing bed with if they are a different gender.
Chalet ($150 per person)
Master Bedroom – Queen bed, Spot 1 and 2
Bedroom A – Queen bed, Spot 3 and 4
Bedroom B – Queen bed, Spot 5 and 6
Bedroom C – Queen bed, Spot 7 and 8
Bedroom D – Twin beds, Spot 9 and 10
Inn ($120 per person)
Queen bed, Spot 11 and 12
Queen bed, Spot 13 and 14
We will be staying at the Innsbruck Inn's Austrian Guest House in Stowe. There is a full kitchen, dining area, living room area and two full baths. There is also a Swedish sauna and spa facility at the main lodge.
We have also reserved one room at the Inn that has two queen beds.
Cell phone coverage is decent in the area, including in the Notch.
Club will provide coffee, coffee filters, sugar, toilet paper and a few other sundries. We would like to do a group dinner in the house at least one night...TBD. There are restaurants up and down Mountain Road in Stowe and there are at least 2 grocery stores (Shaw's and Mac's)
Each morning there is a breakfast served downstairs in the main lodge. Breakfast is included for those staying in the room in the Inn; it is NOT included for those staying in the Chalet.
Each afternoon around 5pm the Inn has an "apres-ski" downstairs in the main lodge. They serve a selection of hot drinks and usually a soup. Chalet guests are welcome.
Ice Climbing Gear: Sales in the area
Gear Exchange, Burlington, VT.
EMS, Burlington, VT
There are NO shops that rent ice climbing gear in the local area; plan accordingly.
Ice Climbing Guide Services in the area
Sunrise Mountain Guides in Stowe
EMS in Burlington, VT
Ice Conditions Reports
If you decide to cancel, a refund will only be issued if a replacement person can fill your spot.
Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur