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Sunday River Downhill Skiing Plus

Program Number: 19602RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/9/2014 - 2/14/2014; 1/11/2015 - 1/16/2015; 1/25/2015 - 1/30/2015; 2/1/2015 - 2/6/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 3/1/2015 - 3/6/2015; 3/8/2015 - 3/13/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Bethel, Maine
Price starting at: $699.00 - 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    

Thrill to a winter wonderland as you improve your downhill skiing skills — or learn to ski — at the world-renowned Sunday River complex, featuring eight mountain peaks, 132 trails and a state-of-the-art snowmaking system. Expert coaches will instruct participants at all experience levels. In addition to skiing, each program includes an additional educational focus to stimulate your mind after the day’s exhilarating physical activity outdoors.




Highlights

• Ski and learn with professionals in the morning, then enjoy resort and area activities in the afternoon.
• Snowshoe with a local expert and learn the history of the town and Inn, and learn about local wildlife.
• Off-the-slopes educational activities focus on subjects that vary by date including digital photography, Yoga, folk music and the movies.



Activity Particulars

All abilities welcome.



For information on secondary educational components, call or visit www.roadscholar.org/19602.




Date Specific Information

2-9-2014

Women’s Sampler: This week is for women only.



1-11-2015

Digital Photography—Snap, Upload and Connect: From Architecture to outdoor vistas, the Bethel Inn Resort and the Bethel region offer the perfect backdrop for this week long program. During afternoon and evening seminars, learn everything about digital photography, from capturing a great photo, to uploading and sharing your images through social media platforms.



1-25-2015, 2-22-2015

Folk Music with Maine Storytelling, History and Photography: Join Frank Gotwals, a commercial lobsterman and history buff for this week long program of folk music, Maine history and photography that Frank has captured through the years.



2-1-2015, 3-1-2015

Movie Madness: Join Andy Wheeler, a local “movie buff” with a video/art degree from the University of Maine, for evening lectures as we view and discuss classic and new releases in our comfortable Gibson Room.



3-8-2015

Women’s Sampler: This week is for women only. Enjoy an array of resort and area activities including Yoga, a guided snowshoe/wildlife adventure, a hands-on healthy eating seminar, historical tours and evening of arts and crafts.




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
Classic New England Inn.
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. Half day ski, boot and pole rental is $13 pp.
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: Skiing and Ski Clinics at Sunday River Ski Resort/Group Outings and Resort Recreation/Guest Speakers
(Sunday, February 9)
   
 Dinner: Full dinner at the Inn's dining room, dinner entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, salad or soup and homemade dessert.
 Evening: Meet the group with a fireside wine and cheese welcome. Go over the itinerary for the week and learn more about fellow participants and the Bethel area. Following, 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 Sunday River Ski Resort/Group Outings and Resort Recreation
(Monday, February 10)
   
 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 Sunday River Ski Resort. Learn and refine your skills in Perfect Turn clinics with expert women instructors for skiers and riders of all abilities. Upgrade to all day tickets are available, Sunday River offers over 128 trails from 8 mountain peaks.
 Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River.
 Afternoon: After the first day on the slopes, enjoy a Yoga and Welness class as it relates to downhill skiing. Before the evenings orientation enjoy the Inn's 200 acres of resort activities from cross country skiing and snowshoeing, in-town walks or relaxing by one of the Inn's many fireplaces.
 Dinner: Fireside welcome orientation with wine & cheese. Meet the group and go over the week's itinerary. Following, enjoy a hearty dinner with choice of entrees with vegetables, homemade bread, soup or salad and homemade dessert.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Skiing and Ski Clinics at Sunday River Ski Resort/Group Outings and Resort Recreation
(Tuesday, February 11)
   
 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 Sunday River Ski Resort. Learn and refine your skills in Perfect Turn clinics with expert women instructors for skiers and riders of all abilities. Upgrade to all day tickets are available, Sunday River offers over 128 trails from 8 mountain peaks.
 Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River.
 Afternoon: Take a walking tour with Wende Gray and meet with the many artitians and galleries in downtown Bethel. 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: Hearty dinner with choice of entree with vegetables, homemade bread, sooup, salad and homemade dessert.
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Skiing and Ski Clinics at Sunday River Ski Resort/Group Outings and Resort Recreation
(Wednesday, February 12)
   
 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 Sunday River Ski Resort. Learn and refine your skills in Perfect Turn clinics with expert women instructors for skiers and riders of all abilities. Upgrade to all day tickets are available, Sunday River offers over 128 trails from 8 mountain peaks.
 Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River.
 Afternoon: Join Cathi, local Chef and Nutritionist and learn about healthy eating practices and myths/discussion. Walk away with many of her award winning recipes. 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: Skiing and Ski Clinics at Sunday River Ski Resort/Group Outings and Resort Recreation/Last night wine tasting dinner
(Thursday, February 13)
   
 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 Sunday River Ski Resort. Learn and refine your skills in Perfect Turn clinics with expert women instructors for skiers and riders of all abilities. Upgrade to all day tickets are available, Sunday River offers over 128 trails from 8 mountain peaks.
 Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River.
 Afternoon: Spend the afternoon exploring the Bethel area, enjoy group cross country ski trips, snowshoeing as well as yoga classes, wellness programs and more. 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: Wine tasting dinner with a wine connisseur, bring your questions and get some true answers!
   
Accommodations: Bethel Inn Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Skiing and Ski Clinics at Sunday River Ski Resort
(Friday, February 14)
   
 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 Sunday River Ski Resort. Upgrade to all day tickets are available, Sunday River offers over 128 trails from 8 mountain peaks.
 Lunch: Full lunch at the Inn after morning ski session at Sunday River. 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.

What’s included in this Road Scholar program?



Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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