Beginner Ski Clinics
January 23 & February 20 (Sundays) at 1 p.m.
Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center, Titusville, NJ (off NJ-29 on Washington Crossing-Pennington Road). For park information, click here or call the Nature Center at (609)737-0609.
This workshop will be held outside under a cozy roofed pavilion with picnic tables and a wood stove for warmth. Restrooms are available. Dress warmly in layers.
This is a 90-minute lecture and demonstration with audience participation to learn about types of equipment, what to look for in selecting your first pair, how to dress, basic seven skills, your first day on skis/snowshoes, and where to go. If snow cover is sufficient, an additional one-hour outdoor ski lesson will be offered. If not, trail maps are available for hiking on two miles of park trails. Participants must provide their own ski equipment. Rentals are available at Big Bear Gear on Rt. 29, 1874 River Road Lambertville, NJ (609) 460-4784. Workshop co-instructed by Daniel McAuliffe, PSIA of Langhorne, PA and Kevin Kavanaugh of Ewing, NJ.
We have curtailed our schedule of membership meetings due to the pandemic. We had one meeting in 2021 by videoconference. Kim Nitchman, who has skied in some spectacular destinations over the years, reported on her travels.
Membership Meetings 2019-20
Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road in Parsippany.
- October 22, 2019 (Tuesday) at 7pm
Program: Winter 4 Kids
presented by Jon Tversland, Program Director
- November 19, 2019 (Tuesday) at 7pm
**at Tony’s Pizzeria in Morris Plains**
Program: X-C Ski from A to Z
presented by Hans Peter Karlsen, Director
of High Point Cross-Country Ski Center
- January 21, 2020 (Tuesday) at 7pm
Program: Equipment demo by REI staff
- February 18, 2020 (Tuesday) at 7pm
Program: The New Jersey Highlands: Paradise Threatened
with award-winning film The Highlands Rediscovered
and speaker from the Highlands Coalition
- March 24, 2020 (Tuesday) at 7pm
Program: Members’ slide show of the season’s activities
NOTE: The March 24th meeting was CANCELLED due to library closing as coronavirus precaution.