WELCOME TO THE THIRD ANNUAL WHITEWATER RAFTING BUS TRIP
OVER THE COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND!
Friday, October 9, 7:30 PM - Monday, October 12
Early Bird paid in full by June 15:
New River Package: $399
Gauley River Package: $459
Regular Price paid in full after June 15 but before August 17:
New River Package: $429
Gauley River Package: $489
Late payment paid after August 17(depending on availability):
New River Package: $459
Gauley River Package: $519
You have to be a Pine Point Ski Club member in order to participate in the trip. Exclusively for this trip, we offer a fist timer 3-day membership in a price of $1. Sometimes you have to experience a thing to "get it". White water rafting in West Virginia is one of those things. There's something about moving water -- the glassy surface breaking into foam, the way it can sound like laughter or thunder -- that draws us to it over and over again. Rated two of the top 10 rivers for rafting in the world, the Gauley River and New River are truly the best 1 or 2 day rafting trip in the United States. For the third year in row, we are opening our invite to both, well-seasoned rafters and newbies, as we're offering 2 two rafting options:
OPTION 1: NEW RIVER - no experience necessary
OPTION 2: GAULEY RIVER- experience recommended
10/9- Friday: Bus ride to West Virginia. Bus leaves at 5.30 PM sharp. We will serve dinner on the bus (salad + pizza+ dessert) as soon as we'll get on the main highway and arrive at the resort before 4AM on Saturday morning.
10/10- Saturday: Group Hiking & trip to the Light House (optional). You can sleep in and kick the day off with the group breakfast (hot/cold buffet) and then hike, climb the gorgeous Light House that oversees Summersville Lake and finish the day off with BBQ dinner.
10/11- Sunday: Multi-sport day & Wine tour/tasting (optional). You can Climb, Hike, Bike, Explore, Zipline, Paddleboard, Horseride - you name it. We will also visit a local winery for a some touring & vino tasting. This will be up to you, whatever activity for the day you choose and if you want to do it in a group or individually : http://www.aceraft.com/west-virginia-adventure-activities End the day with hot dinner buffet.
10/12-Monday: Rafting day, yay! 6:00 AM raft departure for Gauley River (advanced), 10 :00 AM for Upper New (beginner). Early breakfast, hot lunch served on the river and return to the resort in the late afternoon. Next, dinner and off to Chicago. It's about 9 hour overnight ride (yes, we guarantee you'll be sleeping like a baby after spending entire day on the river) and expected arrival time to the city is by 4AM on Tuesday the 12th. Meaning, if you are an over achiever, you still can make it to work on Tuesday if you want to ☺
You asked to be close to nature, and we listened. Lodging is in the rustic "Bath & Bunkhouse", which is a large cabin with full bath located in the unit, electricity, ceiling fans and outdoor fire ring. Each bunkhouse sleeps 12 campers on bunk beds with 4-inch camp mattresses. Mattresses are provided but you'll need your own linens or sleeping bag and pillow.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP:
• Chicago – West Virginia round trip on the bus (bus equipped in AC/entertainment system/bathroom)
• Bottled water and some snacks on the bus rides
• Guided, all day rafting on Monday and hot lunch lunch on the river
• Group lodging
• Breakfasts and dinners during entire stay
WHAT TO BRING:
• Awesome attitude and your hidden ACE-ventura
• Some cash or food and snacks for lunches (there are 2 delicious bars/food joints on the ACE property: Lost Paddle Lounge & Woody's Lakeside Smokehouse)
• Sleeping bag & pillow for your cabin
• Swimsuit/Sunscreen/Mosquito repellent
• Clothing for ALL kinds of weather: be prepared for Mother Nature!
• Your favorite beverages
• A h-angry item (Mountain Dew, cigar, candy bar, etc.) something to zap you out of a bad mood ☺
• Please be advised that additional activities (apart from white water rafting and hiking) are not included in the price
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING ON RAFTING DAY:
In warm weather, you won't need more than a swimsuit, sneakers and a hat. You might bring a light windbreaker in case of rain. In cool weather, wear wool or synthetic clothing...these will keep you warm when they're wet. Cotton WILL NOT keep you warm when it's wet! ACE provides all your river safety equipment, including dry/wet suit rental. In addition to bringing your river clothes, you may want to bring a hat, sunscreen, old sneakers for the river, sunglasses, etc. You'll need a change of clothes for after the trip, dry shoes, shampoo, towel, etc. Whatever you bring on the river WILL get wet! Do not take anything on the river that you do not want to lose! Check out ACE’s video on safety HERE.
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
Payment is due at the time of RSVP. We recommend paying by check, written to Pine Point Ski Club and sent here. If paying by paypal, please add $10 convenience fee and send your payment to "dukesno2 AT hotmail.com" or simply swing by one of our events.
IT'S SOONER THAN YOU THINK!
Believe it or not, this trip is only few months away! Therefore, we highly recommend payment at the time of RSVP, and I will be contacting you right away after you sign up, with information about making your payment and seeing if you have any additional questions. Once we get closer to the departure date we will e-mail you more details regarding logistics and trip itinerary.
For more questions send e-mail to Magdalena @ "mcdzica AT gmail.com"