Saturday, February 13, 2010

Catskills Winter Outing : February 26-28th

Catskills Winter Outing: February 26-28, 2010
Deer Mountain Inn
Tannersville, NY

Here is the long awaited announcement of NY Section AAC’s 2nd Winter Outing! After a
challenging search, we discovered the Deer Mountain Inn located in the woods two miles north of Tannersville, NY on Route 25. It features beautiful rooms with fireplaces, an excellent restaurant, full bar, ample congregation space, peaceful quiet and very convenient proximity to Hunter, Windham and Belleayre for downhill skiing, and to Stony, Platte, and Kaaterskill Cloves for ice climbing. Plus we will have the entire inn to ourselves. There is every indication that Catskills ice is having a super season.

While the focus is on ice and downhill, there are opportunities for back-country, cross country (Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center), winter hiking and snowshoeing. The LP (Long Path) is nearby, along with many moderate and difficult summits. And after a hard day in the cold, there’s nothing quite like socializing by the large fireplace followed by an excellent dinner. Or just plain loafing.

If you wish to climb guideless please arrange for your own partner as we won’t “fix”
people up with leaders or seconds. If you want to climb with a guide, you need to
arrange that yourself. Alpine Endeavors ( know the area
well, Mountain-Skills at, or
HighXposure Adventures at

As usual, there shall be no more than one guest per member. You may email Andréa at or fax in your reservation to 917.210.3788 but a check
and release for each member of your party must immediately follow. Please be
aware that we have mostly rooms with several large beds, so that judicious choices and sacrifices may be necessary in assigning them. But then, we’re mountaineers ….

A signed release from all participants, included and returned with the registration
form and payment is required.

Any questions should be directed to Andréa Salerno at or
917.531.3796 or Vic Benes at or 973.467.8460. For detailed
travel instructions, visit

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