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Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Sunday River Mountain

Program Number: 16990RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/3/2013 - 2/8/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Bethel, Maine
Price starting at: $726.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Winter Sports Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Learn or refine your cross country skiing techniques with our professional Nordic instructors in small classes, and practice the classic and skating techniques on our 42 kilometers of cross-country trails. Explore the pristine Maine woods on an expert-led snowshoe adventure, featuring some of the region’s most sought-after trails and beautiful mountain vistas of Maine's White Mountains. In the evenings, learn from massage and fitness professionals about yoga techniques specific to the muscles used in skiing and snowshoeing.




Highlights

• Spend an afternoon at the Bethel Historical Society and learn more about the history of the area.
• Learn about proper diets, myths and facts of vitamin supplements and healthy cooking and eating.
• Enjoy an “open house” at local artist galleries, taking in craftsmanship from woodworking to pottery.



Activity Particulars

Cross country skiing up to three miles and snow shoeing up to 1.5 miles.




Bethel

Founded in 1774 on a prominent rise above the Androscoggin River, Bethel is surrounded by Maine’s natural beauty. The state’s flora and fauna, from moose to old-growth forests, flourish in the nearby Appalachian and White Mountains.



Accommodations
One of Maine's Premier Four Season Resorts with a 40-kilometer cross-country ski and snowshoe center.
Meals and Lodgings
   Bethel Inn Resort
  Bethel, ME 5 nights
 Bethel Inn Resort
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 allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $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
  Additional nights after: $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 out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in time is any time after 3pm; welcome orientation at 5pm. You will be staying at Bethel Inn Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Check out by 11am; program ends after lunch, approx. 1:30pm. You will be staying at Bethel Inn Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
No cost
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Bethel, ME
  Nearest city or town:  Bethel
  Nearest highway: I-95
  Nearest airport:  Portland Jetport
  From End of Program
  Location: Bethel, ME
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Portland, Maine

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sunday River Stagecoach
phone: 207-357-5783
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Distance:

 

70 miles

   

For Transportation needs from Boston or Porland, please call Gary at Sunday River Stagecoach, 207-357-5783.

 
Driving Directions
  From Northern Maine I-95 South to Exit 157 at Newport ME, Route 2 West through Rumford, continue into Bethel, make a left at the Mallard Mart onto Parkway. At the stop sign make a right and continue straight to the next stop sign. Go left and the Bethel Inn is on the right.
  From the South Maine Turnpike I-95 North to Gray exit #63, take route 26N to Bethel. At the welcome to Bethel sign continue straight to stop sign at the top of Main Street. Take a left and the Bethel Inn is on the right. I-91 to St. Johnsbury VT, take Route 2 East to Bethel ME, at stop sign make a right onto Main Street and go straight to next stop sign. Make a left and the Bethel Inn is on the right.
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.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Group Outings and Resort Recreation/Guest Speakers
(Sunday, February 3)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Skiing and Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/Lunch/Ski waxing/equipment clinic and resort activities
(Monday, February 4)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ski Clinics at The Nordic Ski Center/Guided Snowshoe and Resort Recreation/Healthy Eating and Nutrition
(Tuesday, February 5)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Yoga and Stretching Techniques specific to XC skiing/Historical Tour and Resort Activities
(Wednesday, February 6)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Visit local artisians and galleries/Afternoon Ski/Four course dinner
(Thursday, February 7)
   
 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
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Group Ski or Snowshoe
(Friday, February 8)
   
 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 Bethel
Shop 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: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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