70+ Ski Club Race Wednesday February 7th at Ski Butternut

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 31 2007 - 01:46 PM

GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts — Ski Butternut is happy to host the annual 70+ Ski Club ski race on Wednesday February 7th. The race will take place on the Main Street race course. 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 the morning of the race starting at 9:30 a.m. 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 70+ club president and organizer for this annual event. He informed me that he 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 go fast and have fun.”

Ski Butternut is proud to say that for the past few years the fastest racer has been Gerhart Menzel, an active member of the Butternut Ski Patrol. Menzel handles much of the Butternut Ski Patrol 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. The 70+ pass 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 a season pass so they can enjoy skiing with other family members and friends who may not have the freedom to visit the mountain midweek.

For more information on Ski Butternut visit www.SkiButternut.com. Ski Butternut proudly makes skiing super affordable with our $229 adult season passes. These anytime passes go on sale for next winter starting in late February and carry with them the bonus of skiing all of this March and hopefully into April of this winter for free. We offer this nice bonus to provide prospective new guests with an immediate incentive to purchase early. Many can cover the cost of their pass for the next winter by what they save in the month of March alone.

Ski Butternut also offers a great deal in the forms of $15 lift tickets every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all season long (excluding our holiday periods). Better yet Ski Butternut’s late season deal offers $15 Lift Tickets everyday (including weekends) starting March 12th right through the end of the season. These $15 Lift Tickets represent nearly a 70% savings off our regular $49 adult weekend lift ticket rate. For more information on the mountain, or to request a Ski Butternut brochure call 413-528-2000 or visit our web site at www.SkiButternut.com.