Saturday, December 28, 2019

2020 Ski Trip - Devil's Head Resort - February 14 - 16, 2020

Troop 9 and Troop 2019 are skiing at Devil's Head Resort in Merrimac, WI on Friday February 14 - Sunday February 16.  The trip is open to skiers of all levels and their families. Scouts will have the ability to learn their Snow Sports merit badge. Click to RSVP here. 



The cost of the trip will be $115 per scout and $125 per adult who ski.  This includes a 2 night hotel stay, ski rental, lift ticket, and lessons for those skiing.  It also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. We will stop on Friday night for dinner and lunch Sunday scouts will need to pay for those meals. (Each scout should plan to bring approximately $20 towards their own food.) The cost is $50 per adult for those not skiing.  If a participant does not stay 1 or 2 of the nights, the fee will be $20 less per participant for each night not stayed.

The trip will be a 4.5 hour drive from Champaign to Reedsburg, WI.


The troop will be staying in the Super 8 in Reedsburg, WI.  We will prearrange a set of hotel rooms and occupants for all participants ahead of the trip.  Typically we will appropriately assign four people to one room.

The troop will ski at Devil's Head Resort. This is about a 30 minute drive from the Super 8.

Contact Info:

Super 8 Address: Super 8, 1470 E Main St, Reedsburg, WI 53959
Super 8 Phone: 608-524-2888
Devil's Head Resort Address: Devil's Head Resort, S 6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, Wi 53561
Devil's Head Resort Phone: 800-472-6670

Schedule:

Friday 3:00 PM - Depart from Holy Cross. Some drivers may depart later.
Dinner - Each vehicle will stop on their own for dinner on the way up. 8:30 PM - Arrive at Reedsburg, WI Saturday
Breakfast - Hotel will provide breakfast. 8:00 AM - Depart for Devil's Head Resort
9:00 AM - Lifts open
Lunch - Troop will provide lunch in the lodge. 5:00 PM - 8 hour tickets expire
5:30 PM - Travel back to the hotel
Dinner - Troop will provide dinner at the hotel.

Sunday Breakfast - Hotel will provide breakfast. 9:00 AM - Depart Reedsburg, WI Lunch - Each vehicle will stop on their own for lunch on the way back.
1:30 PM - Arrive in Champaign, IL

Menu:


Friday dinner: Eat on the road.  Participants should bring money to buy their dinner.
Saturday breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
Saturday lunch: Sandwiches, chips, fruit, and drinks will be provided by the troop at the resort.
Saturday dinner: Pizza at hotel.
Sunday breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel or eat on the road.
Sunday lunch: Eat on the road. Participants should bring money to buy their dinner.

How to dress for skiing:

short-sleeve t-shirt
long-sleeve shirt
sweater
outer jacket / shell (something wind & water repellant)
wind / water proof pant
long underwear
full length socks
gloves

That will provide you with enough cover for any weather conditions.  I expect you will start out cold, but as the day progresses, you will end up in just your t-shirt under your outer shell.  Be prepared to adjust several times during the day.  You probably won't need the sweater at all during the day, but best to be prepared and you might wear it at the end of the day if everything else is soaked through with water.  Also, remove layers as needed to avoid sweating.  Anything getting you overly wet will make you cold and miserable.

Pants should be some sort of wind / water proof pant.  Long underwear can be worn underneath if you're cold.  Be sure to strip layers if you're too warm to avoid sweating.  On a warm day, I typically end up wearing just the wind/water proof pant.

Socks should be a single pair of full length (not ankle length) sport sock.  Don't double up, it only restricts circulation.  When you put on your boots, make sure there are no wrinkles in the sock.  Wrinkles also restrict circulation and can also cause muscle cramps.

Forecast is predicting very warm temperatures, so expect that whatever you ski in will be soaked at the end of the day.  Bring a full change of soft, comfy clothes to the resort to change into after skiing.

Finally, for new skiers, I recommend to bring a pair of "throw-away" gloves if this is your first trip.  Beginner slopes sometimes use a "rope-tow" to get skiers to the top and that will tear up gloves after a few hours.  Also, due to expected warm temperatures, I suggest everyone bring a spare set of gloves so you can swap if one pair gets soaking wet.

In general, wet clothes lead to cold bodies, and that's no fun at all.  Staying dry is essential to enjoying this outing.  Feel free to ask any questions.  The only dumb question is one never asked.

What to bring:


  • Change of clothes
  • Warm socks (2 pair)
  • Weatherproof jacket
  • Gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Long underwear
  • Winter boots
  • Ski/snow pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses/goggles (Watch for sales at Dick's!)

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