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October 18 – Pass Blast Trail Run!

                    What a great way to try out the beautiful new single track trail that winds to the top of Titcomb and back down the other side, starting and finishing at the lodge!  All levels welcome.

5k Trail run/hike
Saturday, October 18 
9:00 AM START

Registration opens @8:00  AM

10$ race entry fee to benefit the youth skiing opportunities

Kids Race Free (10 & under

The race will start at the Titcomb lodge and run out the Whistle Stop trail until taking a right onto a single track trail up and over Titcomb Mt and finishing back at the lodge.

Titcomb Oct. 6 Golf Tournament – mark your calendars!

Oct. 6 Golf Tournament – mark your calendars!

Have fun, support Titcomb Mountain, and get outdoors!  Join us for our annual golf tournament fundraiser.  It will be held Monday, October 6th, at Belgrade Lakes!  Lunch will be served, as well as a silent auction following the tournament.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, corporate or hole sponsorship, and/or silent auction donations, we would greatly appreciate anything you have to offer!!

Forward to fellow golfers, as we are looking for record numbers this year  to support the Titcomb Ski Education Foundation and the programs that we sponsor!

More details coming, but mark the date now and let us know you are coming.

 

Annual Meeting News

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Left – Aaron Gagnon receives his Volunteer of the Year award from manager Megan Roberts,  Right – Neal Yeaton receives appreciation for over 30 years on the Ski Patrol

Titcomb Reports Excellent Year, Thanks Volunteers

Titcomb Mountain, a ski and snowboard area located in West Farmington, held their Annual Meeting at the historic lodge and approved next year’s budget.  Treasurer Gordie Flint reported that 2013-14 was a very good year for the Club.  Memberships, day tickets, and program participation all saw substantial increases and the club looks forward to another successful year.

Also, presented was the Volunteer of the Year Award, which was given to Aaron Gagnon.  Aaron has spent hundreds of hours on many projects around the mountain. Titcomb Mountain relies on volunteers to survive and are fortunate with the outstanding group of people who help out.

Neal Yeaton was presented with an appreciation display for his over 30 years as a member of the Ski Patrol at Titcomb. Neal will still be a member of the Ski Patrol but is stepping down from the directorship.

Titcomb will be busy this summer with lodge rentals for weddings, reunions, family gatherings, and parties. There are still weekend days available for rental and you can contact the lodge at (207) 778-9031 for more information.    

           

Ski Patrol Certification and Annual Meeting info

Happy sunny and warms days to you!  It looks like at long last winter is leaving us.  What a wonderful winter it was, though!  And thanks to all of you, it was a very successful winter.  Numbers in all categories were up and enthusiasm was high.  Bravo!!

Coming up –  June 9 Annual Meeting/Volunteer Recognition Night (including ice cream!) and the Ski Patrol Certification details.

First, the Ski Patrol Certification for becoming a volunteer patroller at Titcomb.  Most of you that expressed interest have received your information and have hopefully sent your checks in for your materials. They are due this MONDAY, MAY 12!  If you are just realizing you want to take the course or are just realizing it is May, it is not too late.  Please call Woody Hanstein in the evening (778-6905) and let him know.  See more details about this below.

On Monday, June 9th at 7:00 pm the Volunteer Recognition Night and the Annual Meeting of the Farmington Ski Club will be held.  All members (Titcomb Passholders) are invited.  The Annual Meeting will be brief, we will thank the lead volunteers of the many activities at Titcomb, the volunteer of the year will be announced, and cake and ice cream will be served.  Please mark your calendars now!

Don’t forget that Titcomb is a terrific place to have reunions, parties, weddings, and other events.  It only costs $200 for Farmington Ski Club members for a day.  Call 778-9031 for more information.

It is wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the trails.  Please remember that when it is wet, bicycles can leave ruts.  If you are sinking in, get off your bike and walk until it is firm again.  Respect and preserve our trails!

More on the Ski Patrol OEC Course:

The course begins on Monday, June 2nd with the CPR certification and will run from 6-10pm.  The rest of the classes will be on Mondays from 6 – 9. 

If you have a current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (or greater), you would not need to be at the first class.  You will, however, have to provide proof of a valid AHA or ARC Healthcare Provider CPR card on or before the first night of class.

Regarding attendance:  Attendance really is essential to learning this material and it is expected that candidates will be in class each week.  We understand that sometimes emergencies or weddings in New Jersey can occur, and if for good reasons people miss one or two classes during the course of the summer we will make every effort to help them catch up with material they miss.

To secure your enrollment in this class, please send us the following:

NSP OEC Course Enrollment Fee: $60.00 + OEC 5th Edition Textbook Fee: $77.26 = Total:  $137.26. Checks should be made out to Farmington Ski Patrol and can be mailed to:   Woody Hanstein, 127 Smiling Goat Lane, Farmington, ME  04938, or they can be dropped off at:  Joyce, David & Hanstein, 107 Main Street, Farmington, ME, Monday-Friday:  8am-5pm.

Moonlight Nordic Ski Sat Evening

There is still some great Nordic skiing, and Tony has just put together an evening of fun for this Saturday, April 12.  The trails will be groomed for one last hurrah!

Here’s the scoop:

Hi Everybody,
To celebrate the late Nordic ski season, join the MBHS and FAST nordic
teams, and other Titcomb skiers, for a MOONLIGHT SKI and Cocoa Hut!  For
those who don’t know Cocoa Hut, it is the warm-up hut on the back of
Titcomb Mtn.  YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN COCOA, WATER, TEA, etc.
I WILL BRING S’MORE FIXINGS AND MAKE A FIRE AT 8:30; I plan on staying
until 10:30, as some MBHS kids might be toward 9:30+.

BRING HEADLAMP (or flashlight)!

This will be a once-in-a-decade shot at skiing in mid-April on the
nordic trails at Titcomb!  Feel free to call me, 491-6657, if you have
questions, or if you think you’re lost in the dark and need help.

TO GET TO THE COCOA HUT, GO OUT THROUGH THE STADIUM AND HEAD UPHILL ON
ANY TRAIL, KEEP GOING UP (with the moon on your left or behind you).
The trails all converge at the Hut before the summit.

Hoping you can make it, see you there!

Tony

PS  PLEASE pass this along social network asap to amap!

Saturday March 29th – Open 9-4

Given the weather forecast for the weekend our last day at Titcomb will be Saturday, March 29th – we’ll be open from 9am – 4pm.

In lieu of our regular lift ticket prices we are asking for a donation to the Titcomb Ski Club Education Foundation.  The Foundation supports the Farmington Ski Club in providing scholarships for our Ski & Ride Programs, as well as offering support of our Capital Improvements.

The temps are on the rise and Saturday should be a beautiful day to spend here at Titcomb!

Closed Mid-Week

We will be closed this week as our regular season as come to an end.  If weather conditions allow, we plan to be open again on Saturday & Sunday, March 22nd & 23rd from 9am – 4pm each day!  There will be no commissary next weekend so bring your picnic lunches, lawn chairs and grills!

SNOW!! Open Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun

It’s snowing and the skiing and riding is getting better by the minute! During the week of March 12 -16 we are open:

Wednesday 1:00 – 8:00

Thursday 3:00 – 6:00

Saturday 9:00 – 8:00

Sunday 9:00 – 4:00

Sunday is the last day that the full commissary will be open, and we plan to be open weekends after the 16th as parking lot and snow conditions allow.  We will be closed weekdays after March 16.We still have terrific conditions, so come to Titcomb and enjoy the last of the great winter fun!!