Work Weekends

It's YOUR Lodge. Help us take care of it!

 

Ramapo Mountain Ski Club's Work weekends are the days each month during the summer and fall when club members and their guests volunteer their time to maintain and update the lodge to ensure that we have great facilities for the ski season and the rest of the year to take advantage of Vermont recreation opportunities. Additionally this is good way to meet other members that you may not meet during the ski season.

Sacrifice for more snow
Sacrifice for more snow

The wall, opened up
The wall, opened up

Work Weekend - Image 9
Work Weekend - Image 9

Sacrifice for more snow
Sacrifice for more snow

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When are the work weekends this year?

During 2021, Vermont travel rules may limit attendance at the early weekends to those who are fully vaccinated (including the two-week immune response period). However, the rules are in flux and later weekends may be open to all.

 

June 12-13

July 17-18 Cancelled

August 21-22

September 18-19

October 16-17

 

What kind of projects are done at the work weekends?

Most of the projects on the work weekend are described as "light duty" projects. i.e. vacuuming, light painting, cleaning the kitchen, washing windows, cutting grass and clearing the brush around the lodge. The work weekend Person In Charge (PIC) is usually one of the club trustee's and they assign projects and manage the weekend.


In some years larger projects are done when lodge operations and the trustees determine that it’s necessary to update some items in the lodge. In past years the bedroom windows and the sliding door in the living room were replaced as energy conservation projects. These types of projects utilize lodge members who are experienced in this type of work. If the experienced workers aren’t available in the club, a Vermont contractor will be hired by the club to do this work.

This year, although the Lodge is closed we still have to keep the building ready for use and in safe condition. The old propane tank has been removed and replaced with a buried tank and the culvert along the western edge of the Lodge property has been filled.

What is the process to sign up for the work weekends?

Signups are accomplished by a member calling the Lodge Reservation Hotline and making a reservation for the specific weekend for themselves and any members or guests in their group.  Plan to arrive Friday evening or early Saturday morning and depart on Sunday afternoon.


Anything else to know about the work weekends?
  • The cost $20.00 per member and guests and we provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday evening.

  • Please call the Lodge Reservation line to make your reservation 1-877-726-2761

  • The minimum age is 8 years old.

  • The club has equipment for most projects but you can bring your own work gloves.

  • We try to promote carpooling, so if you need transportation, please leave a message on the hot line preferably when you make your reservation.