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Program #16990RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
2,000 feet is highest elevation

Equipment Requirements
Clothes for skiing, retail shops available. Can bring own skis, boots and poles or rent.

Itinerary for Jan 6 — Jan 11, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Classic New England Inn walking distance to downtown Bethel. Award winning fine and casual dining, Tavern, cross country skiing, country elegant accommodations, health club, outdoor pool on over 200 acres in western Maine.

Contact info:
21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 USA
phone: 207-824-2175
web: www.bethelinn.com

Room amenities: Each room includes a private bath, cable tv and telephone. Most include views of the Bethel Common or cross country ski trails.

Facility amenities: Health Club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and 40km cross country ski and snowshoe center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.
Rates are per person, per night and include a four course dinner, hearty country breakfast and full use of resort. Does not include tax and resort fees.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 06 - Group Outings and Resort Recreation/Guest Speaker...
Afternoon: Welcome to the beautiful village of Bethel, Maine. Spend the afternoon exploring the Bethel area, enjoy an afternoon cross country ski trip or snowshoeing. In addition, enjoy over 200 acres of resort activities at The Bethel Inn Resort before our welcome orientation at 5pm.

Dinner: Enjoy a beautifully prepared dinner complete with choice of entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, soup or salad and homemade dessert.

Evening: Following dinner, we'll have a welcome orientaion to discuss the week's activities. Cross country ski professionals will be on-hand to discuss the week's line-up and programs. Also enjoy resort amenities including our outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and more.

Lodging: Bethel Inn Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Classic New England Inn walking distance to downtown Bethel. Award winning fine and casual dining, Tavern, cross country skiing, country elegant accommodations, health club, outdoor pool on over 200 acres in western Maine.

Contact info:
21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 USA
phone: 207-824-2175
web: www.bethelinn.com

Room amenities: Each room includes a private bath, cable tv and telephone. Most include views of the Bethel Common or cross country ski trails.

Facility amenities: Health Club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and 40km cross country ski and snowshoe center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.
Rates are per person, per night and include a four course dinner, hearty country breakfast and full use of resort. Does not include tax and resort fees.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 07 - Skiing and Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/L...
Skiing and Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/Lunch/Ski waxing/equipment clinic and resort activities

Breakfast: Enjoy a grand breakfast buffet including eggs, pancakes or french toast, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. Served in the Main Dining Room.

Morning: Enjoy a morning ski session at our Nordic Ski Center. Learn and refine your skills in clinics with expert instructors for skiers of all abilties.. The trail network offers over 42 km of groomed trails from wooded single track to wide rolling trails on the golf course with beautiful mountain vistas.

Lunch: Full lunch served in the Millbrook Tavern and Grille at the Inn after morning ski session.

Afternoon: Learn about the latest in ski equipment with a waxing demonstation from our cross country ski professionals. In addition, enjoy over 200 acres of resort activities at The Bethel Inn Resort from cross country skiing and snowshoeing, in-town walks or relaxing by one of the Inn's many fireplaces.

Dinner: Complete hearty dinner, entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, soup or salad and homemade dessert.

Lodging: Bethel Inn Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Classic New England Inn walking distance to downtown Bethel. Award winning fine and casual dining, Tavern, cross country skiing, country elegant accommodations, health club, outdoor pool on over 200 acres in western Maine.

Contact info:
21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 USA
phone: 207-824-2175
web: www.bethelinn.com

Room amenities: Each room includes a private bath, cable tv and telephone. Most include views of the Bethel Common or cross country ski trails.

Facility amenities: Health Club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and 40km cross country ski and snowshoe center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.
Rates are per person, per night and include a four course dinner, hearty country breakfast and full use of resort. Does not include tax and resort fees.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 08 - Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/Guided Snows...
Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/Guided Snowshoe and Resort Recreation/Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Breakfast: Enjoy a grand breakfast buffet including eggs, pancakes or french toast, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. Served in the Main Dining Room.

Morning: Enjoy a morning ski session at the resort's Nordic Ski Center. Learn about classic and skate skiing techniques and expand your skills with specific programs on climbing hills and downhill decents.

Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session.

Afternoon: Explore the woods of the resort on a guided snowshoe adventure. Learn about the natural habitat, history of the resort and take in the natural beauty of the area. Rentals available in the Nordic Ski Center.

Dinner: A complete dinner, entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, soup or salad and homemade dessert.

Evening: Join local nutritionist/chef Cathi and learn about healthy eating practices and the truths and myths about nutrition and diets.

Lodging: Bethel Inn Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Classic New England Inn walking distance to downtown Bethel. Award winning fine and casual dining, Tavern, cross country skiing, country elegant accommodations, health club, outdoor pool on over 200 acres in western Maine.

Contact info:
21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 USA
phone: 207-824-2175
web: www.bethelinn.com

Room amenities: Each room includes a private bath, cable tv and telephone. Most include views of the Bethel Common or cross country ski trails.

Facility amenities: Health Club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and 40km cross country ski and snowshoe center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.
Rates are per person, per night and include a four course dinner, hearty country breakfast and full use of resort. Does not include tax and resort fees.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 09 - Yoga and Stretching Techniques specific to XC ski...
Yoga and Stretching Techniques specific to XC skiing/Historical Tour and Resort Activities

Breakfast: Enjoy a grand breakfast buffet including eggs, pancakes or french toast, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. Served in the Main Dining Room.

Morning: Join our massage therapists and fitness instructors for a session with basic yoga and stretching techniques specific to cross country skiing.

Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon at the Bethel Historical Society and learn more about the history of the area, economy and industry. Plus, an afternon Yoga session focusing stretching and strenghening as it relates to nordic skiing. In addition, enjoy over 200 acres of resort activities at The Bethel Inn Resort from cross country skiing and snowshoeing, in-town walks or relaxing by one of the Inn's many fireplaces.

Dinner: Full four course dinner, entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, soup, salad and homemade dessert.

Lodging: Bethel Inn Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Classic New England Inn walking distance to downtown Bethel. Award winning fine and casual dining, Tavern, cross country skiing, country elegant accommodations, health club, outdoor pool on over 200 acres in western Maine.

Contact info:
21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 USA
phone: 207-824-2175
web: www.bethelinn.com

Room amenities: Each room includes a private bath, cable tv and telephone. Most include views of the Bethel Common or cross country ski trails.

Facility amenities: Health Club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, saunas, fitness center and 40km cross country ski and snowshoe center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $99.
Rates are per person, per night and include a four course dinner, hearty country breakfast and full use of resort. Does not include tax and resort fees.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 10 - Visit local artisians and galleries/Afternoon Ski...
Breakfast: Enjoy a grand breakfast buffet including eggs, pancakes or french toast, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. Served in the Main Dining Room.

Morning: Explore Bethel and learn from local artists as they open their galleries. From woodworking galleries to Maine Gems and Pottery, get behind the scences on this "open house" experience.

Lunch: Full lunch at the Millbrook Tavern and Grille

Afternoon: To showcase the nature beauty of the region, we'll head out for a cross country ski adventure during the late afternoon the enjoy a mountain sunset. In addition, enjoy over 200 acres of resort activities at The Bethel Inn Resort from cross country skiing and snowshoeing, in-town walks or relaxing by one of the Inn's many fireplaces.

Dinner: Enjoy a hearty dinner served in our Millbrook Tavern & Grille

Lodging: Bethel Inn Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 11 - Group Ski or Snowshoe
Breakfast: Enjoy a grand breakfast buffet including eggs, pancakes or french toast, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. Served in the Main Dining Room.

Morning: Enjoy a morning ski or snowshoe session at the Nordic Ski Center. Enjoy a relaxing ski or snowshoe with the group on this final morning.

Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn in the Millbrook Tavern and Grille. Say good-byes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Bethel, ME
BethelShop downtown Bethel with it's many artists and antique shops. Go swimming at the Bethel Inn or enjoy xc skiing or snowshoeing right on campus.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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