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School plans skiing trips

December 29, 2013
By ARTHUR CLEVELAND , The Leader Herald

MAYFIELD - The Mayfield Central School District and the Mayfield Youth Commission are giving Mayfield and Northville students opportunities to take trips to ski resorts starting Jan. 4, Mayfield Athletic Director Eileen Rovito said.

Students will go to the Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake and other centers in the Adirondacks, such as Oak Mountain in Speculator, West Mountain in Queensbury and Gore Mountain in North Creek.

Rovito said Northville students will be part of the program this year.

The Board of Education earlier this month approved the plan.

Chaperones with the program are volunteers and add no additional cost, Rovito said.

She said the program will run Saturdays starting Jan. 4 and run for five weeks, weather permitting.

Rovito said participating students will pay $3 for the transportation and the rate at the ski resort. She said West Mountain charges $22, Royal Mountain $25, and Oak Mountain $27. Rovito said she did not yet know the group rate for Gore Mountain.

Rovito said the program has seen a decline in numbers the last few years.

Last year, on average, 10 to 15 students attended. Rovito said she hoped the inclusion of Northville youths will increase the numbers this year.

Buses will depart from Mayfield at 8 a.m. Saturday for a trip to West Mountain.

Students can sign up for the program by approaching their gym teachers or by calling Carol Madeiros at 424-0970.

Arthur Cleveland can be reached at



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