LEXINGTON SKI CLUB

A GENERAL DESCRIPTION

See our web site www.lexski.org - there is a picture of the club with directions and location.

We are primarily a family club which has been in existence for 40+ years.  We have 65 (max number) families that belong.  The members are from Lexington and contiguous towns.  We have business and social meetings ("membership meetings") on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the First Parish Church on Harrington Road in Lexington (located at the end of the green in Lexington center).  We also have a holiday potluck, wine tasting, Octoberfest & other celebrations, and a spring picnic.

The lodge has about 29 bedrooms. Nine rooms have private baths, 14 have semi-private baths, and 6 share 2 community baths. Thirteen are family rooms which have a queen sized bed and a bunk.  There are also two dorm rooms for teens who are 13 or older. Each room has blankets, bed pads and pillows.  You bring sheets or sleeping bags and towels.

We have a toddler play room, a large common room with stone fireplace, TV room, après ski refreshment area, a large dining room (seats about 80) and an industrial kitchen.  We have a good sized attic where members keep lockers for ski wear etc and we have a basement where we keep skis and boots when not in residence. We also have a ping pong table.

The lodge has a cook on winter weekends and holiday weeks:  breakfasts Saturday & Sunday and dinner Saturday night and during vacation weeks when there are enough members using the club.  Meals are paid for by members in residence.  We have rotating duties where members assist at breakfast, après ski, and dinner.

The lodge is open for club use for the entire year.  Located just south of Franconia Notch and at the end of the Kancamugus highway, the area is wonderful during all four seasons.  The club arranges for discount tickets at Cannon, Bretton Woods, and Loon ski areas when possible.

Assigning rooms is based on priority numbers which are randomly assigned to each family in the fall for each weekend of the season.  Members can bring up their guests.

The clubs membership is limited to 65 family members.  About 15 families are retired seniors who normally ski during the week.  So bringing up guests is not normally a problem, even during ski season.  We are a cooperative club.  Each family puts in one work weekend out of six or seven which are scheduled from spring to fall.  During those weekends members do repairs, upgrades, and general maintenance and housekeeping.

We are interested in families who are interested in skiing and in participating and being active members of the organization.  Everyone is expected to treat the club as they would their own home.  We expect members and children to respect the rules of the club and to keep it clean.

We have a number of founding members, many adult members who grew up in the club, and many second and third generation children.