January Outing-Skiing

Anticipation is running high. Snow clouds are gathering. The snow cats are revving their engines. And the signup form is ready. It’s time for the annual Troop 143 ski trip!

Two things you need to know right up front:

  1. The deadline for signup is 5:00 PM on December 19, 2023. THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. This year we’re headed to a new destination, so you definitely want to be a part of the fun!

Now that we have the essentials out of the way, here are some other things you need to know.

When: January 19-21, 2024
Depart Friday 6:00pm from Johns Creek UMC
Return Sunday ~12:00pm

Where: Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
Lodging at Maggie Valley United Methodist Church

Cost: Variable depending on needs

Youth Adult
Lodging and Food* — required for all participants $20 $20
Lift Ticket — required for anyone who wants to be on the snow $70 $55
Optional Night Skiing Session — see below $20 $20
Skis/Snowboard + Boots + Helmet Rental $41 $41
Ski Lesson — required for all novice skiers $32 $32
Ski Bib (waterproof insulated pants) — strongly recommended if you don’t have your own $15 $15

*Meal Plan: Some meals will be included in the basic registration cost. Meals while we’re at the ski area will be the responsibility of the participant. $10-$15 per meal recommended. Snacks while at the ski area will be at the discretion of participant, but keep in mind that prices will likely be higher than you’d find at the local store. Participants should bring cash, debit card, or credit card to pay for their own food

Friday Cracker Barrel included
Saturday Breakfast included
Saturday Lunch Participant Responsible
Saturday Supper Participant Responsible
Sunday Breakfast included
Snacks Participant Responsible

Registration: The registration deadline for this event is December 19, 2023, at 5:00 PM. There will be absolutely no exceptions no matter how much you grovel, cry, plead, beg, or bribe.

December 19, 2023, at 5:00 PM, is also the last day to cancel your reservation. After that date you will be 100% responsible for the cost of your registration. There will be absolutely no exceptions.

Night Skiing: The regular lift ticket will give you access to the slope for 6 hours, which will be through approximately 4:00/4:30pm. Night skiing is available through approximately 8:30pm. If you want to extend your skiing session, you may upgrade your lift ticket for $20 while at the ski area. Each participant will be responsible for doing this with cash, debit card, or credit card. If you do not want to extend your skiing session, you will be able to hang out in the ski lodge to play cards, board games, etc.

A Word to the Adults:

As we have discussed in the ASM meetings, it is important to provide for a safe experience for all participants. For this reason, each adult will have a chaperone duty rotation that will last 4-5 hours. Duties may include such responsibilities as manning check-in points, observing our skiers on the slope, and monitoring scouts in the lodge/dining facility. When you are not assigned to your duty rotation you may still be called upon for chaperone duty in the event of an emergency. If you do not feel that you can fulfill these responsibilities please do not register for the outing.

We really need your involvement on this outing. Almost to a man, the scouts report that this outing is one of ther favorite experiences of the year. Thank you for stepping up to make this happen for our scouts.

Departure: Johns Creek UMC Parking Lot (Northwest corner – enter off Medlock Bridge Rd) Arrive at 5:30pm (eat dinner before); Depart for Mars Hill at 6:00pm sharp


Return: Johns Creek UMC Parking Lot (Northwest corner – enter off Medlock Bridge Rd) Arrive at approximately 1:00pm


Jan 19 - 21 2024


5:30 pm - 1:00 pm


Cataloochee Ski Area
Maggie Valley, NC


Brandon Harris
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