Ramapo Mountain Ski Club's Work weekends are the days each month during the summer and fall when club members and their guests volunteer their time to maintain and update the lodge to ensure that we have great facilities for the ski season and the rest of the year to take advantage of Vermont recreation opportunities. Additionally this is good way to meet other members that you may not meet during the ski season.
Check the Events page for
Work Weekend dates!
Most of the projects on the work weekend are described as "light duty" projects. i.e. vacuuming, light painting, cleaning the kitchen, washing windows, cutting grass and clearing the brush around the lodge. The work weekend Person In Charge (PIC) is usually one of the club trustee's and they assign projects and manage the weekend.
In some years larger projects are done when lodge operations and the trustees determine that it’s necessary to update some items in the lodge. In past years the bedroom windows and the sliding door in the living room were replaced as energy conservation projects. This year the two small windows in the living room will be replaced. These types of projects utilize lodge members who are experienced in this type of work. If the experienced workers aren’t available in the club, a Vermont contractor will be hired by the club to do this work.
E-mails are sent out in late spring and follow-up e-mails each month. Signups are accomplished by the member calling the reservation hot line and making a reservation for the specific weekend for themselves and any members or guests in their group. Plan to arrive Friday evening or early Saturday morning and depart on Sunday afternoon.
Anything else to know about the work weekends?
The cost $20.00 per member and guests and we provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday evening.
The minimum age is 8 years old.
The club has equipment for most projects but you can bring your own work gloves.
We try to promote carpooling, so if you need transportation, please leave a message on the hot line preferably when you make your reservation.