One Opening Left – Reduced Rate!

We’re looking for a little help here.  One of the guys who signed up for the trip had to cancel at the last minute.  His spot is paid for and can’t be refunded at this point, but we’re looking to help him out.

He’s offering to negotiate a price reduction to the first person willing to commit.

Right now, we’re asking $300 for the spot – a $99 savings! – and he’s open to negotiation.

In case you forget, here’s the details for the trip:

  • Arrival Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Ski/Ride: Monday, February 10, 2014 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Depart: Thursday, February 13, 2014 
  • Cost: $399pp (includes 4-nights lodging and 3-day lift ticket)  NEGOTIABLE!

We’ll be staying at the Highridge Condos at Killington – click here – which offers some great amenities including stone fireplaces, spacious interiors, full kitchen, washer and dryer, free WiFi, free slope shuttle, ski-home trail, and the Highridge Sports Center (large indoor pool, 20 person outdoor hot tub, sauna, exercise room, game room).

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2014 WICed Fest Snowboard Trip Needs More Attendees!

October has rolled into November and the weather is feeling distinctively different – winter is coming!

Time to really start thinking about the WICed Fest snowboard trip.

We sent out an email about one month ago letting you know that we’re heading to Killington on February 9 – 13, 2014 for three days of riding and four nights lodging – all for the low price of $399pp!

Since that date, we have had the following people sign up:

  • Graham Berry
  • Rob Berube
  • John Correia
  • Marc Couturier (no down payment)
  • Scott DeCastro
  • Dan DeLaiarro
  • Brad Deutsch (no down payment)
  • Brent Franklin (no down payment)
  • Rich Lavoie
  • Milton Valencia

That’s 10 out of the 20 people we need for this trip. The following people are definite possibilities:

  • Rich Beauchamp
  • Liam McHale
  • Ryan Whitney

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2014 Trip Announcement | Heading to Killington!

KillingtonThe 2014 WICed Fest Snowboard Trip – our 15th Annual WICed Fest Snowboard Trip – is taking place the week of February 9th, 2014! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be exploring a new mountain this year, one that many of you have been asking to go to – KILLINGTON!

Here’s the details:

  • Arrival Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Ski/Ride: Monday, February 10, 2014 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Depart: Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Cost: $399pp (includes 4-nights lodging and 3-day lift ticket)

We’ll be staying at the Highridge Condos at Killington – click here – which offers some great amenities including stone fireplaces, spacious interiors, full kitchen, washer and dryer, free WiFi, free slope shuttle, ski-home trail, and the Highridge Sports Center (large indoor pool, 20 person outdoor hot tub, sauna, exercise room, game room).

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Gone Snowboarding – Okemo!

The WICed Fest will be experiencing some radio silence this week as we’re travelling on the 2013 installment of our annual trip – this year to Okemo Mountain in Vermont!

We’ll do our best to do some real-time updating while we’re up here but internet access and general debauchery may limit that!  We’ll definitely be back next week with a recap and, hopefully, another resort review.

gone snowboarding

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2013 Trip Announcement | Heading to Okemo!

Check out the WICed Fest's latest destination - Attitash Resort!It became public news to our email list subscribers yesterday, but the WICed Fest has secured a spot for it’s 2013 trip – we’re heading to Okemo!

The WICed Fest visited Okemo in 2006 and had a great time.  A return trip has been in order for a long time.  Without further babbling, here’s the details:

  • Arrival Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Ski/Ride: Monday, February 25, 2013 through Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Depart: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 
  • Cost: $360pp (includes 3-nights lodging and 3-day lift ticket)

We’ll be staying at three bedroom Condo in the Trailside Condos at Okemo - click here - for less than $400pp for the entire three night stay.  This place will sleep nine of us without anyone doubling up as it has a king bed, a queen bed, and seven twin beds.

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WICed Fest Needs Your Help!

Can you believe it’s that time of year again folks?

Labor Day is right around the corner, school is starting up and, before you know it, the weather is going to change.  You know what that means…WICed Fest is getting closer!

2013 Trip Planning – How You Can Help

WICed Fest needs your help.  After an incredible, epic adventure out west last year, WICed Fest is returning to our roots – the East Coast – for the 2013 edition.  

But we don’t know where we’re going yet.  That’s where you come in…

Tell us where you want to go! Click the link below and head on over to our Facebook page where you’ll find a survey with about seven mountains on the East Coast that we’re considering.  

Vote On Our Facebook Page!

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Resort Review | Waterville Valley Resort (Waterville Valley, NH)

Full Disclosure: The lift tickets used for this review were provided to the WICed Fest after a less than stellar experience very early in the 2011/2012 season. Media Relations at Waterville noticed a tweet that the WICed Fest put out about our bad experience and asked that we come back later in the year on their dime to experience the mountain again. The write-up below is the result of this return trip. We are happy to see resorts doing their best to make their visitors happy.

Waterville Valley ResortWaterville Valley Resort

1 Ski Area Road
PO Box 540
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Website: www.waterville.com
Twitter: @Waterville
Facebook: Waterville Valley Resort
P: 1-800-GO-VALLEY (468-2553)
F: (603)-236-4344
E-mail: info@waterville.com

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Gone Snowboarding – All The Way To Colorado!

The WICed Fest will be experiencing some radio silence this week as a small group of us makes our much-anticipated pilgrimage to Aspen Snowmass.  We’ll do our best to do some real-time updating while we’re out there but internet access is an unknown and, well, we’ll be in Snowmass!  We’ll definitely be back next week with a recap and, hopefully, another resort review.

gone snowboarding

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2012 WICed Fest Snowboard Trip – The Warm-Up!

If you have been hanging around the WICed Fest recently, you’re probably pretty tuned into the fact that a small faction of us are heading out to Colorado this year. Heading out west has been something we’ve been talking about as a group since we first started riding together.

Unfortunately, on a select group of us are able to head out west. And we’ve been heading north with the same basic group of folks for the last decade and then some. We didn’t want to stop that. Plus, we had to do a warm-up trip for Colorado! 

So, in an effort to maintain some continuity to the WICed Fest, we threw together a quick weekend trip up to Attitash in Bartlett, NH. The trip was nothing fancy – head up on Friday to a little cabin, ride on Saturday and head home Sunday. But, in true WICed Fest style, we made the most of this trip!

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Resort Review | Attitash Mountain Resort (Bartlett, NH)

Check out the WICed Fest's latest destination - Attitash Resort!Attitash Mountain Resort

775 Route 302
Bartlett, NH 03812
Website: www.attitash.com
Twitter: @AttitashResort
Facebook: Attitash Resort
P: 800.233.SNOW (toll free)
P: 603.374.2600
P: 877.677.7669 (snow phone)

General Mountain Information

Location

Attitash Mountain Resort is a two peak resort (Attitash Peak and Bear Peak) located in the White Mountains National Forest area of New Hampshire. It is roughly 36 miles from Interstate 93 (Exit 40 in Littleton, NH to be exact). The drive from the New York area took roughly six and a half hours each way. Folks from Boston and southeastern Massachusetts reported that their drive was roughly three to five hours.

Trails and Snowmaking

Attitash Mountain Resort is located on 307 skiable acres. The summit of Attitash sits at an elevation of 2,350 feet with 1,750 feet of vertical drop. Likewise, Bear Peak sits at an elevation of 1,450 feet with 1,450 feet of vertical drop. The resort averages 155 inches of snow annually. In addition, the mountain accommodates snowmaking on 98% of its trail system.

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