It is hard to believe that the Central Connecticut Snow Snakes started with just 15 members almost 23 years ago. The group immediately joined the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC) in November of 1986. For a number of years the group stayed relatively small (about 35-50) but was very active in the CSC taking part in the On Snow Carnival, Monday night racing and the annual Snow Ball. The club had a Council Queen and 2 runners up in the first few years. Members of the group served on CSC committees and even had a Council Secretary.
The group participated in many of the former USRSA trips to western and Canadian resorts but has also been quite successful in running their own club trips. For about 12 years the club has sponsored a week long trip to Sugarloaf, USA in Maine . This trip coincides with children’s week and has great prices and activities for children. The week includes 5 night accommodations in condos, a 5½ day lift ticket, the famous Perfect Turn ski clinic, use of the health club facilities and much more. Lift tickets can be exchanged for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. The club also offers weekend bus trips to local areas (this year it was Jay Peak) and participated in the CSC week-long trip to Steamboat, Colorado.
Along with skiing, group members got together in the early years for summer recreation like hiking, biking, camping and river rafting trips (maybe some new members can resurrect that aspect of the group!).
Current membership of the Snow Snakes is 750 members with 300 memberships. We have lots of families with and without children but still maintain a group of singles. As you can see, we cater to all skiers. For the last 10 years or so the group has met on a monthly basis at the South Windsor Community Center . Along with trips, Snow Snakes can take advantage of the bulk ticket program offered early in the fall and Council awareness days throughout the ski season where members enjoy great savings on lift tickets.
We encourage our members to participate in the group and this is required if you want to take part in the bulk ticket program. Suggested participation can be as extensive or simple as you’d like to make it. We are always looking for new officers of the club but if that’s not your thing there are other ways to help. Arranging club meetings such getting a speaker to present a topic, assisting with the newsletter and website, organizing refreshments, or participating in the CSC are just a few ways to contribute to the overall success of the group.
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3rd Wednesday of the month, starting in Sept. and ending in May
$20 for an individual
$40 for a family with children up to the age of 21 and living at home
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