CarniVailers and Friends,
The snow is flying, and the skiers are happily sliding
down Vail Mountain... In about 6 weeks, we will look for lots of Dartmouth-Tuck alumni and friends to be gathering
for a weekend of old Winter CarniVAIL fun on the number one ski mountain in North America, if
not the world! And one of the few to have good snow and skiing this winter.... The old Winter Carnival in
Hanover never offered as many opportunities for so much fun and camaraderie in the snow. Are you scheduled to be there?
If not, what is holding you up?
Highlights of CarniVAIL 2007
All Events Are For All Attendees
March 2 - 4
FRIDAY: Photo Op at
the Vista Bahn ( 9:15 AM), Lunch at Sarge's Shelter (12-1 PM) and Cocktails at the Sonnenalp (4:30 - 6 PM);
SATURDAY: The Tuck
Seminar on Alternative Energy (4:30 - 6+ PM), Cocktails with live music (6-7 PM) & Dinner (7-10 PM) at
Manor Vail with a talk by author Charles Sanders on Dartmouth's role in the famous 10th Mountain Division plus a
presentation to the DOC by "special guests."
Dawnbusters ( 7:30 AM) with Brunch (9:30 AM) at the Game Creek Club!
One event is not to be missed....
The Saturday night dinner at Manor Vail. This is going to be a very special evening, topped by a talk by Charles
Sanders, author of The Boys of Winter, about Dartmouth alumni exploits with the 10th Mountain Division in
World War II, and one young Dartmouth alum who was among the great heroes of his time. Here is a teaser on how
this young man chose Dartmouth as his college in the first place.
"Jake took one look
at the Dartmouth Ski Team roster and knew it was the place for him. It was the Who's Who of college ski racing,
probably of all time..... Though Olympians Ted Hunter, Linc Washburn and Warren Chivers were among the stars who had graduated
after leading the team to near sweeps of the U.S. collegiate races over the previous four seasons, Howard Chivers, Charles
McLane, Percy Rideout, and Olympians Dick Durrance and John Litchfield all remained....... So off Jake went that fall
to join the legendary Dartmouth ski circus."
A number of members of Jake's family will be in
attendance to add a special touch to this magical evening. And the final part of the evening will include a very
special presentation to the DOC.
And here is some additional good news. Thanks
to some additional donations to CarniVAIL, we have been able to reduce the cost per head of the Saturday night cocktails
and dinner at Manor Vail from $115 to $85 so there is no excuse. You won't want to miss this opportunity to remember
one of Dartmouth's fallen heroes, and learn how Dartmouth alumni contributed to one of the great stories in US military
In addition, we have generated a number of discount
opportunities for you to take advantage of to make your visit even more pleasant. These are listed below....
1) Ski Ticket Coupons to reduce the cost of daily or multi-day ski tickets, 2) Rides from Denver and Eagle Vail
Airports to Vail and nearby locations via Colorado Mountain Express, 3) Reduced charges for hiring Ski Instructors, 4) A
way to obtain the latest in ski goggles at half price, 5) Ski equipment rentals at the Gorsuch Store in Vail Village,
6) Multi night lodging discount at Manor Vail Resort, and 7) Possible use of free Mountain Hosts for 1-2 hours to
give you a brief guided tour of parts of the mountain.
We hope to see you at the Vista Bahn at about 9
AM on Friday, Morning, March 1.... We'll kick off this "ski circus" with what we hope will be another record setting
CarniVAIL photo shot at 9:15 AM, and then head up mountain....
Best regards from Vail,
Steve Waterhouse '65, T'67, President, Dartmouth Club of the Vail Region,
And The Officers
/ Executive Committee Of
Gerry Huttrer '60, Alan Danson '60, Joe McHugh
'60, Sara Jardis '93, Diane Boyer '78,
Jane and Tom Healy '56, Jim Butterworth T'91,
Steve Cheheyl '67, Alana Hanks '05
and Richard Pomboy '60
On the weekend of March 2-4, we have organized
an interesting replica of the Winter Carnivals of old, and hope you all will join in the events (see the schedule on our prior
detailed emails, or http://www.dartmouthwintercarnivail.com/ ). You will need to go on-line to this Tuck School
Alumni events URL https://blackbox.dartmouth.edu/~tuck/alum_register.html to reserve for some of the events, and charge to your
credit card the total cost for your planned activities at CarniVAIL. Please help us by reserving as early as you can
so no one is disappointed by a lack of the opportunity to join the group. To attend, you must reserve for the Saturday
night cocktails & dinner, and the Sunday Dawnbusters
CarniVAIL Discount Opportunities
1) Ski Ticket Coupons to reduce the
cost of daily or multi-day ski tickets
We will shortly have coupons available that
entitle the holder to a modest discount on 1 to 6 day ski lift tickets. Contact Steve Waterhouse via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a coupon mailed to you, or look for the Dartmouth
folk standing by the Vail Village ticket office at 8:45 - 9:00 AM on March 2.
2) Rides from Denver
and Eagle Vail Airports to Vail and nearby locations via Colorado Mountain Express, Colorado
Mountain Express has a huge business moving visitors to the Vail and Aspen Region from airports in Denver and Eagle-Vail.
You can book a door-to-door ride on their vans or their premium cars by calling 1-800-525-6363 or online at http://www.ridecme.com/ and reference our group code: "DARTMOUTH"
to gain the group discount we have negotiated.
3) Reduced charges for hiring Ski
For those looking to obtain some private ski instruction,
or simply to have a guide with the ability to cut the ski lift lines, you can book a ski instructor by
calling or emailing our Account Manager in Vail Group Services, Maggie Meek (970-479-4510; mailto:email@example.com, and mentioning the magic code "DARTMOUTH." The
charge is a discounted rate of $525 (vs. regular rate of $625) per day plus a gratuity to the Instructor for a
single or a group of up to roughly six.
4) A way to obtain
the latest in ski goggles at half price
HaberVision Ski Goggles: If you are
interested to try some new high tech, polarized ski goggles or sunglasses from a company run by Vail area skier,
Steve Haber, who developed the Bolle glasses line, go to the HaberVision website http://habervision.com/ .... And if you put in the affinity code "DARTMOUTH",
you can order the products at roughly half price. The products are currently available only thru this website.
Everyone who has used them has given very positive feedback on the ability of these goggles and sunglasses to work in
all light conditions.
5) Ski equipment
rentals at the Gorsuch Store in Vail Village
Dave Gorsuch, the owner of the many wonderful Gorsuch
stores around the Rocky Mountains, is an adopted member of our Club with 2 D'53 brothers-in-law. He has granted our
group a 20% discount on ski rentals at the Vail Village Gorsuch store. Contact Billy (476-2294), or another member
of the ski rentals staff, and tell them you are part of the "DARTMOUTH" CarniVAIL group.
6) Multi night lodging
discount at Manor Vail Resort
The Manor Vail Resort (where our Saturday afternoon
and evening events are located) has a limited number of condos available on a space available basis. There is usually
a minimum 4 night stay (but you can ask for shorter, and who knows?). Call Theresa at 970-343-6113 for pricing and availability.
Please let her know you are with the "DARTMOUTH" group.
7) Free Mountain
Hosts for a 1-2 hours brief guided tour of Vail Mountain
Mountain hosts are available each morning
at the Vista Bahn and Lionshead. To attempt to set something up in advance, contact Steve Waterhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week in advance; or talk to our Account Manager
in Vail Group Services, Maggie Meek (970-479-4510; mailto:email@example.com, mentioning the magic code "DARTMOUTH." The hosts will
provide 1-2 hours of guided skiing mainly on the front side of Vail Mountain to help new comers get familiar with the layout.