A few pics from our parties!
Jamie jaming on guitar
T-Bags on the mic
Mac on Bongos
The band tuning up b4 bash
Junior Rocking Out
Our living room has lots of space
Mogul competition party
View from Living Room Window
New Years Eve Band
Snow covering house on 3/30/08
House without snow
Muzsi & Shane McConkey
October 29 at Killington
Guys at Funky Chicken
Lots of Powdah!
Here are some details regarding our skihouse:
Great Location: The LunchBox is a nice skihouse that we have used for the past few seasons. We like it enough that we have rented it for a another season. The house is located just a hundred yards off the main Killington access road. The ideal location is just a few minutes to the slopes and to the restaurant & bars. Additionally, the Pickle Barrel bar will even pick us up and drive us to the bar and drive us home with their shuttle.
House: The house has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, new kitchen, fireplace, a deck, open air room with two outside 8-person hot tubs, sauna room, and equipment closets. Bedrooms are as follows: Two sets of bunks, Bunk & double, Two sets of bunks, Double Bunks and a twin, double (the cave). Both bathrooms are full bathrooms with showers. We have a contract with a company that maintains our hot tubs on a weekly basis, so the tubs are clean every Friday. The sauna room can be used as a sauna or extra storage space. We have 2 closets for skis, boards, and equipment. Living room has a cable TV, fooseball table, a beer refrigerator, fireplace, 3 sofas and some chairs, wireless internet access, and on occasion the room has hosted a band. The parking lot is flat and we have prepaid for the season’s snow plowing. Additionally, we have 2 cords of firewood and a BBQ grille.
Benefits: Friends and family are welcome to come to the house. I can forward a house key for access to the ski house. Feel free to store your ski/boarding stuff up at the house. There is plenty of room so you can adopt their own closets and drawer space. However, beds are pretty much on a first come first served basis and shares should bring their own bedding and towels. Everyone is guaranteed parking. Feel free to invite and bring friends as guests to the house (please give us a heads-up).
Sample Weekend: FRI NITE: People drive up from all parts of New England and New York. We arrive at the house and get settled in. Someone usually makes a fire. The group hangs out and drinks at the house awaiting others to get in. A group will sometimes head out to bars for last call, while others hit the sheets. SATURDAY: People wake up at various times depending on snow conditions. We stay on the slopes until 4pm and then a group will head home while others head out to happy hour. At some point everyone is out at happy hour, before 8pm. Dinner is usually done on an ad hoc basis. During the night the group hangs out and drinks at the house to a point when a group will go out to bars until last call, while others head to bed. SUNDAY: Head out to the mountain. Someone normally tries to convince everyone else to stay for another day, but normally everyone heads home in the evening.
Boarder & Skier Levels: The experience levels range from beginners to seasoned veterans, with many somewhere in between. Some skiers and riders prefer the green bunny slopes, while others ski moguls, trails through the woods, and even compete and place admirably in the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge and other Northeast ski competitions. Collectively, we have skied throughout the world including such resorts as Killington, Pico, Okemo, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Tuckerman’s Ravine. Western US Resorts visited include Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Taos, Telluride, Crested Butte, Alta, Snowbird, Canyons, Solitude, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mammoth, Squaw, and Alpine Meadows. Internationally, we have visited Chamonix, Tignes, and Val d’Isere in France; Courmayeur and Cervinia in Italy; Zermatt, Davos, and Verbier in Switzerland; St Anton, Zurs, Lech, Ischgl, and Kitzbuhel in Austria, and Whistler in Canada.
Economical – Killington hotels cost an average of $200 per night during mid-season. Sharing a skihouse is an economical alternative and in some cases costs as much as just one long weekend in a hotel.
Convenient – You can store your ski gear at the skihouse. Thus, you do not need to transport your skis/board every weekend and you can leave your winter gear/clothes in the skihouse. This convenience allows you to go up to the mountains without much thought and with less time spent packing every weekend.
Social – It’s more fun to ski or ride with others. Plus, you can exchange tips with each other. Joining a skihouse gives you ski and ride (and drinking) partners every weekend from November to May.
Improve Your Skills – The best way to become a better skier or snowboarder is to get out on the slopes more often. A skihouse share gives you the best opportunity to get on the slopes more often and improve your technique.
Better Conditions – It’s a fact, when you book a hotel or trip in advance, you do not know the weather for the trip. Joining a skihouse gives you the flexibility to be on the slopes when the conditions are good and skip the weekends that suck. Thus, if it snows, you can make the best of the conditions!
Fun – The Lunch Box likes to maximize fun on the slopes and off the slopes.
The Lunch Box is a fun ski house that is operated as non-profit, which is a unique benefit compared to many other houses. The house is for use by exclusively friends and family. There are no share members and there is no person that profits in any way. Being that the house is organized as non-profit, all we ask is consideration in sharing household duties as cleaning, and respecting others. Make the most of the winter and ski/ride hard and have fun!
House from side
Corner of Living Room
Open air room with 2 hot tubs
Video of house
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