70+ Ski Club Race February 1st at Ski Butternut

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 28 2006 - 03:54 PM

GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts ??” Ski Butternut is happy to host the annual 70+ Ski Club ski race on Wednesday February 1st. The race will take place in the Main Street race arena. The race is open to any member of the 70+ Ski Club. The modified giant slalom race starts at 11:00 a.m. Registration for the event will take place in the Lower Lodge in the morning prior to the race. Lift tickets are just $10 for anyone age 70+. Ski Butternuts Ski School desk staff will be happy to assist anyone with directions or information if needed.

Richard T. Lambert is the club president and organizer for this event. He informed me that he now breaks down the race into the following age groups: 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90+. “All entrants 90 years of age or older are recognized every year regardless of their racing prowess. We don’t have too many that still race as they get on into their nineties, so those that do deserve special recognition” stated Lambert.

The race is for members of the 70+ Club only. But it’s easy to become a member. Cost to join the 70+ Club is just $10. Bill Lambert is usually prepared to sign people up the morning of the race if needed. But please bring proof of age. A driver’s license is best. You can speed up the process by printing off their online application, and filling it in prior to the race, visit www.70PlusSkiClub.com.

Last year Mr. Lambert gave out gold, silver and bronze medals to winners in each age category based on the fastest times. Lambert said “Let me tell you we have a lot of seniors that can really ski. This is a competitive group; notwithstanding our advanced ages we still know how to have fun.”

We are proud to say that for the past few years the fastest racer has been Gerhart Menzel, still an active member of the Butternut Ski Patrol who handles much of the staffs sled and toboggan training.

For more information on the 70+ Ski Club or the race contact:
Richard T. Lambert – President – 70+ Ski Club
1633 Albany St.
Schenectady, NY 12304
Fax 518 346 5248
Home Phone 518 346 5505
Email: [email]rtl70plus@aol.com[/email] or visit www.70PlusSkiClub.com

Ski Butternut sells midweek lift tickets to seniors age 70+ for only $10. We also offer a season pass for seniors ages 70+ for only $99 that is valid every day of the season. It’s a great deal if one visits the mountain often enough midweek or if one likes to ski on weekends. Many seniors purchase the pass so they can enjoy skiing with other family members and friends who may not have the freedom to ski midweek.