Come with us, and you'll have the chance to learn to ski or board with a group of other
new BUMS who are
just as clueless as you are. :) When you're all in the same boat, it
makes for a truly hilarious, laughter-filled day of fun like none other! By the end of the
day, you'll have new friends, a new winter sport to enjoy, and an amazing sense of
accomplishment. Then,
we party on the way home.

Upon our arrival, the SKI BUMS staff and volunteers will guide you each step of the way
through the process. After you've gotten your equipment, we'll divide into groups, then


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Ready for a whole new way to meet cool people in NYC?

Perhaps you've been telling yourself for years that you'd like to
learn to ski or board. Maybe someone you know has been trying
to talk you into it. Maybe you simply haven't been skiing or
boarding since you were a kid, and you're feeling a little

Whatever the reason, there's no way to have more fun doing it
than with the SKI BUMS on our annual trip for "newbies," which we
Saturday, January 12th
Lift ticket to Hunter Mountain
Private charter bus to / from Hunter, departing from Penn Station
Group lesson with a certified instructor
Apres ski bus party on the ride home
$115 with ski or snowboard rental - includes helmet
$90 with no equipment rental

6:00 A.M.

9:00 P.M.
The deadline to sign up for Bunny Hill is Saturday, January 5th.
If this trip sells out before that time, SKI BUMS will offer a
wait list to our members on a first-come, first-served basis.
We'll finish the day with an apres-ski, toasting one another on a job well done. Then,
we'll board the bus, crack open our 12-packs, pass around homemade goodies, and
tell stories about our adventures. It's the kind of day you'll remember -- and laugh
about --  for a long time.
All skill levels are welcome on this
trip. To make this day as much fun
as possible, we want newbies --
and fun folks to help pass on
pointers,cheer them on, and let
themsee howmuch fun it is to ski and
board. We all remember what it was like to learn, and if you're a
skier or boarder who's got a friend who you'd like to introduce to
the slopes, this is the
perfect opportunity.

This is our 4th annual BUNNY HILL, and every year, there's a whole
group of BUMS who start the season with their very first day
ever on
skis or a board -- then finish the season having a
blast on the
beginner and intermediate trails. If you're ready to learn something
new, want a great reason to get out of the city, and you're ready for
a whole new way to meet cool people, BUNNY HILL is for you.

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The deadline to sign up for Bunny Hill is Saturday, January 5th.
If this trip sells out before that time, SKI BUMS will offer a
wait list to our members on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cancellation policy: Before January 1: $20 fee. After January 1: no refund. If inclement weather
forces the postponement or cancel
lation of this trip, full refunds are offered to all participants.
introduce your group to a qualified instructor who will teach you how to ski or board. After meeting up with everyone for
lunch, you can spend the afternoon practicing with your new friends, or, take another lesson to keep working on your
(Note to our intermediate and advanced skiers & boarders: your free lesson is valid for any skill level!)
Do I need to be a beginner to sign up for this trip?
Not at all! About half our participants will try something new, while the rest of us will be along to
have fun on the slopes and cheer them on.
All skill levels will be joining this trip.

If I choose to sign up to rent skis, can I change my mind later if I decide to try
snowboarding (or vice-versa)?
Sure. We'll just ask you to let us know ASAP; send us an email. You'll have to have your mind
made up by check-in on the morning of the trip.

May I use my free lesson, even if I'm not a beginner?

Yes, all participants will receive a free lesson, and you can use it for
any skill level instruction.
Chances are good that advanced skiers and boarders will have a group lesson virtually to
themselves, and Hunter is the home of the region's training center for
certification, so they're particularly well-qualified.

Do I really need to bring homemade food for the bus ride party home?
If you want people to
like you and think you're cool, you have to bring food. But wow, what an
easy way to get people to like you and think you're cool! ;) If you CAN'T cook, opt for savory
over sweet. A deluge of cookies is not unheard of.
See our FAQ below
for answers to our most
common Bunny Hill questions