Killington Discount Lift Tickets and Other Club benefits

Members of The Ski Club of New Jersey enjoy every kind of winter sport including skiing, boarding, racing as well as hiking and snowshoeing.

We swap stories about conditions, the best runs at Killington Mountain, Pico Mountain, Okemo Mountain and Sugarbush Mountain, gear tip, and where the best Happy Hours are!

Weekend dinners while staying at our Lodge in Chittenden, Vt., twice monthly meetings at our club’s meeting place in Maywood, New Jersey, the Twin Door Tavern, club race events as well as our annual ski trips create tons of opportunity for sportsmanship, community, and friendship.

It’s something we look forward to each year and can’t live without.

Affordable skiing

Ski Club of New Jersey members enjoy the many opportunities club life offers because they receive huge savings on lift tickets at the best New England ski resorts, including Killington discount lift tickets. 

Our Lodge is only a few miles away from Killington Mountain.

Council benefits

Our ski club is aligned with the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council (which is part of the National Ski Council Federation).

The Council leverages the power of our club and about 38 clubs others, and their respective thousands of members.

As a result, resorts like Killington, Sugarbush, Pico, White Face (and many others) offer these clubs, including ours, great lift ticket discounts.

The discounts offered include:

        • Discounted Bulk Tickets – Bulk Tickets are referred to as Vouchers and are available via our club’s appointed Council representative who puts in order for the vouchers and distributes the vouchers at club meetings. These discounted tickets are available to be used at participating mountains on most days of the season, except for blackout days.  These tickets make it possible to plan a great ski vacation at a reduced price.
        • Club ski trips – Trips are offered to various destinations and are selected and arranged for by the Trip Committee. Decades of trips to Europe and Western US Resorts, as well as Canada, have been run.
        • Council Days – These special days are another benefit offered by many New England resorts throughout the season. As opposed to Vouchers, which are pre-orered, during a discount day you simply show your verified club card at a ticket purchase window, and you are able to purchase a discount that ski day. Usually, discount days are bundled consecutively for two to three days at a time.

Ski Club of NJ members get discount tickets
This is a list of other types of discounts offered to members of The Ski Club of New Jersey for 2018/2019

        • Special lodging rates and ticket packages certain resorts, such as Smuggler’s Notch
        • Discounts at certain snow-sport retail stores, such as:

          Pelican Ski Shops

          Ski Barn

        • The Ski Club of New Jersey’s own  seasonal long-distance ski trip
        • Multiple NJSSC resort trips
        • Member club’s trips that are often open to all clubs.
        • Member Clubs Ski and Swap Sales
        • Joint club race events and parties

For more information, visit the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council website for discount information, ski programs, the monthly newsletter, and the NJSSC Guidebook.






From the archives: Some Ski Club History

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SCNJ – Some history about The Ski Club of New Jersey

From the archives…

Early Days of the Ski Club of New Jersey

When skiing was in its infancy and our club’s founders had to travel to Lake Placid or North Conway to get professional instruction from Otto Schneibs* or Hannes Schneider respectively, a group of about 15 skaters and hikers affiliated with the Hackensack “Y” got the urge to ski, and decided to do something about it.

The “word” was passed around to friends that a group would get together at the ”Y” in December to talk and make plans. Approximately 25 attended that first meeting, and after a general discussion it was decided to form a ski club, but as an outside organization that was not affiliated with the “Y”.

The outcome of all this was the formation of our Ski Club, and the first regular meeting was called on December 13, 1939 at which time a president (Fred Leeman), a vice-president (Jim Carew), a secretary (Marie Eimert), a treasurer (Jerry Sone) and a weatherman (John Bourne) were elected. By 10:30 that night, our ski club was on its way.

Its objective: To promote safe, controlled skiing, and ski excursions; to cultivate good fellowship between ski clubs, ski club members, and skiers everywhere, and to buy the right kind of sound, adequate equipment.

In essence, that is nearly our verbatim mission today!

The name “Ski Club of New Jersey” was chosen at our 2nd meeting; ten cents was collected from each member to defray current expenses, and dues of $2.00 were charged each member to set up a treasury.

Our first ski club trip took place January 2, 1939 when about 20 members left at 6:30 a.m. for Simpson’s Memorial Slope in Phoenicia, N.Y., a hill with a rope tow. Snow was good, weather was sunny and cold, and we had FUN!

A temporary Constitution and By-Laws were voted on and accepted that January, and dues set at $2.50 for the 1939-40 season. The club colors of Maroon and Grey were adopted at our 6th meeting. The emblem was a grey field, a shield-shaped, with the letters N.J. in maroon, and a skier skiing down the bar of the “n”. These first emblems were made of felt, with the skier and NJ sewn on, and the shield bordered in maroon. We were mighty proud of them!

Bousquet’s of Pittsfield, Mass., was often visited by our group, and Yokum Seat Mountain House” was our retreat. There, we had many good times, and held our 1939-40 New Year’s party. We also did a lot of skiing at our local golf clubs, when snow permitted.

Money again: in April 1939 we voted to make a voluntary contribution of $1 per member, to enable us to join the USEASA as a member club for the year 1939-40. Those contributing were to be made a charter member of the club. Fred Leeman,  Jim Carew, Otto and Vera Hikadi, Claire Koller, Marge and Rudi Loegel, Jerry Stone, Elinor Samuels and Gene Bedell took part.

During the 1939-40 season, a first aid ski patrol was organized and the SCNJ patrol was registered with the national Ski Patrol System during the 1040-41 season.

Our first annual dinner-dance was held at Calks Castle, May 11, 1940.

The club’s membership grew so fast that we were obliged to leave the Hackensack “Y” and move to our own quarters at Howland Avenue, River Edge, where we held our first meeting in November, 1940.

When the dread, dark days of World War II came upon us in 1941, our club’s membership had grown to about 120.

Both boy and girl members joined the services, gasoline, as was everything else, had been rationed, and our membership dropped off sharply. But a few members kept the club going,  gave parties for those going into services, and corresponded with them while they were away. Their membership was kept up by the club.

When hostilities ceased, many of our service people returned. Three did not: Trevor Jarrad, Bob Ranges, and John Wissing.

Along with everyone else, we had post-war housing problems, and moved to several different places  between 1946 and 1951, when we settled down at Visentin’s Grove in Fair Lawn. Here we were afforded every convenience and consideration.

One hudred percent member club status in the USEASA was achieved in 1949, and the club was incorporated in 1951.

The SCNJ won the Divisional Award set up by Miller HighLife for the best organized club in the Eastern Division in 1956, and again in 1961; and won the divisional and the National awards in 1957 and in 1965.

During the summer of 1960, a committee was set up to scout the Rutland Ski area for a possible lodge.

Bob White headed the committee, and was assisted by Ed Pecht, Joe Koch, De Kiligas, Frank Knight, Ken McBride, Bob Mathews, Bill Muller and Dick Oberrit.

Thanks to their efforts, a delightful place was found in Chittenden, Vermont, that could be used as a Lodge, and the club now has a wonderful year round place to go…for skiing in the winter, and vacationing during the summer months.

The club boasted at that time, a First Aid Ski Patrol of 32 members of whom nine are National appointees, and nine First Aid Instructors. We also had four professional and 12 amateur ski instructors on the club’s roster.

*Otto Schneibs coached Dartmouth and St. Lawrence University ski teams and helped design Aspen and Whiteface Mountain and hundreds of other runs across the country. He authored three books on skiing and was the director for the first instructors school for the Eastern Ski Association.

*Otto Schneibs from Wikipedia

Johann “Hannes” Schneider (June 24, 1890 – April 26, 1955) was an Austrian Ski instructor of the first half of the twentieth century.

He was born in the town of Stuben am Arlberg in Austria as a son of a cheesemaker.

He first observed skiing in 1900, and in 1903 obtained an authentic pair of skis and some instruction from Viktor Sohm.[1]

In 1939 he moved his operations to Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. He had run into trouble with Nazi policies and even spent time in jail after the Anschluss. During the Second World War he helped train the 10th Mountain Division of the U. S. Army in which his son Herbert served. Hannes became a member of the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1958.[4]

**Hannes Schneider (from Wikipedia)

Rutland Winterfest

One of the best features of our Vermont Lodge is being able to access the variety of outdoor sports opportunities Vermont offers, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and mountain biking.

Vermont also offers access to agri-tourism and the rich cultural life of its towns and cities.

In February, 2019,Rutland, Vermont is offering a wonderful Winter Fest! It’s a monthlong extravaganza of outdoor and indoor fun! Check it out here: Winterfest.