2007 WINTER EVENTS

CRAFTSBURY OUTDOOR CENTER

CRAFTSBURY COMMONS, VT–January 5-8,  2007

Trip includes three nights lodging, double occupancy with shared baths, all meals from Friday evening through Monday lunch and trail passes.  There will be opportunities for cross country skiing and snow shoeing.  Cost is $240.

Great Glen Trails, Gorham, NH,  Bear Notch, Bartlett, NH

Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH –March 2-4, 2007

Trip includes two nights lodging, double occupancy with private bath, two breakfasts, one dinner, use of pool and physical fitness facility and trail passes.  We will ski at Great Glen Trails or Bear Notch depending on snow conditions.  Cost is $140.

Payments and Refund Policy

Please make payments by check made out to New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to NERSFL, P.O. Box 861, Georgetown, MA 01833.

Full payment and application for the January weekend trip must be received no later than December 1st.  Space is limited for this trip.  If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation  $25 of the trip cost is nonrefundable.  The balance may be refundable in part minus charges incurred by NERSFL from the vendor.  We will do our best to assist you to find someone to take your place, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a replacement.  Payment for the March trip is due by February 1, 2007.  Your place will be reserved with a nonrefundable deposit of $25 due on December 1, 2006. For all events early application returns will assist in planning for adequate guide and transportation matching.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to participants and guides who cannot afford to pay the full cost of a trip.  Up to three-quarters of the cost of a trip may be subsidized.  In order to be considered one must submit a letter with the event application by December 1stst for the March trip.  The letter should contain total monthly or yearly income with expenses and other related information to demonstrate need.  You will be notified by telephone within one week from receipt of your application, for the Craftsbury trip and by February 1

Forms

Clicking here will bring you to a application for you to complete and return with your payment.  Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your completed application and payment.  All forms must be filled out, signed, and returned before you can participate in an event.

Physical Condition

Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these activities.  If there are any questions about your ability to participate, we will be happy to discuss them with you.  In questionable cases, the decision to participate will lie with the participant and his or her physician.  Participants must take responsibility for their own health-related issues at events.  If you are interested in attending an event as a guide, please be assured that training in guiding a visually impaired/blind person is available at events.  However, it is expected that guides have prior experience and skill with cross country skiing and snow shoeing.  Everyone’s enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures taken to improve physical fitness and stamina before the event.  All guides and participants must be at least eighteen years of age.

Transportation

Transportation to events is a shared responsibility.  We will make every effort to have transportation available by carpooling.  Guides are encouraged to let us know if you are willing to drive and just how many passengers you can take.  All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline and tolls.  If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans back home on public transportation prior to 7:00 pm on the final day of an event.  It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants' plans.

Guide Dogs

Although guide dogs are welcome on most trips, there are restrictions that may impact your participation in some activities.  On the last day of an event, after checkout time you will be responsible for attending to your dog.  Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your dog.

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