If you are a club member and would like to volunteer to help with parties, trips, bus trips... please contact our CASTA President. 

Victoria Vattimo

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Bus Trip Scheduler

Fred Adriance

  • If you're interested in one or all of the  Saturday bus trips, please let our coordinators know.  They will be more than happy to help you. 


Bus Trip Passenger

Coordinators:

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  • Jan 7th - Gordie Peters
  • Jan 21st - Ernie Cupernall
  • Feb 4th - Barry Isbister
  • March 4th -  Susan Phelps & john Story

 


 Bus Trip Refreshments

 Jan:  Ginny Parsons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Bus Trips 2017

 

 

 January 07, 2017-------  Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hovenburg

Our bus leaves Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7:30AM on Saturday and will pick-up other passengers at the park and ride lots at Northway Exit 8 (approx. 7:50AM) and Exit 20 (approx. 8:35AM)  We'll start back from Lake placid at 4:00PM  Mt Van Hovenburg Trail Fees—Group $17, Seniors 70+ $13 (tip included)  Coordinator: Gordie Peters

Mt. Van Hovenburg

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January 21, 2017 ------  Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center

Our bus leaves Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7:30AM on Saturday and will pick-up other passengers at the park and ride lots at Northway Exit 8 (approx. 7:50AM) and Exit 20 (approx. 8:35AM).  We'll head home at 4:00PM.  Please be prompt. The bus, like time, waits for no one! I will collect trail fees on the bus. Garnet Hill is giving us single, flat rate discount on trail fees (no discount for being an older skier). Please have $16 (per person) ready for me. Exact tender is appreciated. Coordinator: Ernie Cupernall    

This trip has been cancelled due to the recent warm temperatures...   1/18/2017                                             

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This trip to Mountain Top has been cancelled due to a lack of snow. We will be going to Garnet Hill instead!!!!!!!!!!  Please contact Barry Isbister if you would like to go to Garnet Hill Noric Center. 

February 4, 2017 ------ Mountain Top Inn Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center

The bus leaves Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7:30AM on Saturday and will pick-up other passengers at the park and ride lots at Northway Exit 8 (approx. 7:50AM) and Exit 20 (approx. 8:35AM).  We'll head home at 4:00PM.

The adult trail fee is $19 (tax and tip included) and the Senior rate (65 and older) is $15 (tax and tip included).  Trail fees will be collected on the bus.  Please have the correct amount.

The ski center will have soup and sandwiches and the tavern at the inn will be open from 12-3PM.  For those more adventurous, try out the sleigh rides.  A 30-minute ride is $30/person. Coordinator:  Barry Isbister
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March 04, 2017 ----  Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry, VT - Bus Coordinators: Susan Phelps & John Story  

 The bus leaves Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7:30 AM on Saturday and will pick up other passengers at the Brunswick Park & Ride at the Walmart Plaza on Route 7 (760 Hoosick Road, Troy 12180) at approximately 7:50 AM We will head home at 4:00 PM.  (Please note that the bus will NOT be stopping at Northway Exits 8 or 20 for this ski trip.)

The group rate for 25 or more is a flat rate of $16 per skier (tax and tip included) which is less than their senior rate.   With less than 25, the rate is $17 per skier (tax and tip included), but the bus will most likely not be going.   Trail fees will be collected on the bus.  Please have the correct amount.

Viking’s Club House has been reserved for CASTA skiers for the day for our use only.   They have offered a group lesson just for our group if we have more than 4 people who would like a lesson.   We need to give them notice a week ahead of time so that they can schedule an instructor.  Please let Susan Phelps know via email if you are interested.  Viking also has a café.  ~ Susan Phelps

This trip is cancelled due to lack of snow!

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To make payments, please contact Carole Baumes. 

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 * Snow Condition Updates*


 

Yankee Trails: 569 Third Ave Ext.
                               Rensselaer, NY

Bus Trips leave from the Yankee Trails Lot at 7:30AM and stop at Exit 8 on the Northway if we are headed that way. We will make an extra pick-up at Exit 20 if there are members waiting there. We will also stop at The Brunswick Walmart if we are going East. The bus will return from all destinations at 4:00PM. 

Bus Fees: Adult $17, 17 years & under $8.50. For longer distance buses, there will be an additional charge of $5 to cover increased bus costs. Members can deduct $5 a trip for up to 3 trips per season.  Guests cannot participate in more than 2 trips without becoming a member. Checks for bus trips must be made out to “CASTA” and received prior to the trip.

Ski Bus Procedures Trail fees are to be paid prior to entering the bus. This will enable the Coordinator to sort out the funds and not have to walk down the aisle of a lurching bus trying to collect monies. Members will also be required to enter their age on the sign-up sheet . Please enter your correct age so that we can collect the proper trail fee. If you’d prefer not to divulge your age, we’ll just charge you the regular fee (Senior rates and youth rates won’t apply).

Bus reservations and fees are only refundable for personal illness or family emergencies.

CASTA provides non-alcoholic beverages for the ride home. If you would like, bring a snack to share  for the bus ride home.     

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Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.


 



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