Adirondacks Variety Trip

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January 4, 2018 - January 8, 2018

Registration: Begins on December 1, 2017
Base Trip Cost: Students - $175  (includes meals and transportation)

Base Trip Itinerary:


Day Activity



Drive Day

Explore Town





Snow Shoe Hike



ADK Wildlife or Day in Lake Placid



Drive Day



Add-ons: 1 additional day of skiing/snowboarding (2 days total) - $50 without gear, $25 bring your own gear (1/6/18)

Ice-Climbing - $80 (full day excursion) (1/7/18)

Base Trip Cost for Faculty/Staff/Guest

**A deposit of $50 will be due at Registration. Balance is due by the meeting on December 13th.

*Pre-trip meeting required on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 3pm

*All activities are optional, and are included in the price. You are free to partake in side activities at your discretion- we will try to provide transportation, but not at the expense of the program plan. All additional trips are at your expense.

Thursday, January 4th:

  • Arrive at the Student Recreation Center by 9 a.m.
    • Drop off belongings, leave cars parked in CarPac Diem
  • Depart Rec Center at 10 a.m.
    • Lunch will be provided for bus trip
  • Arrive at Lake Placid by 4 p.m.

Friday, January 5th:

  • AM: Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain
  • PM: Night Skating at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid

Saturday, January 6th:

  • AM: Snowshoe hike up one of the High Peaks                                                                        
    • Dog sledding during the day
  • PM: Night Skating, Dinner or Bowling in Town

Sunday, January 7th:

  • AM: Trip to Adirondack Wildlife Preserve


  • ALL DAY – Ice Climbing


Monday, January 8th:

  • Depart Lake Placid at 10 a.m.
  • Arrive at the Recreation Center by 4 p.m.

Included, and we will have a full kitchen facility, we will bring along groceries and supplies to prepare our meals. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions, or if you have specific foods you prefer. We will also eat some of our meals out. You must bring your own money if you want to eat out. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, be sure to include them on the included Medical Form.


Lodging will be provided at Tmax-n-Topo's Hostel, and is included in the cost of registration. Rooms are bunk-style with 4, 6, or 8 people per room. There is a full-kitchen, dining room and living room on-site, as well as cable TV, free Wi-Fi and board games. Rooms are gender-blind, and chosen at the trip meeting.


Group Expectations:
All members of the group are expected to help with daily activities, including cooking/cleaning. We have the entire facility, but we will still maintain the quiet hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.


A pack list will be provided at the pre-trip meeting.


The hostel provides all cookware and utensils necessary for food preparation, as well as bed linens and bath towels. No daily laundry service; be prepared to use the same sheets and towels. There will be 3 individual bathrooms for the use of all of us.