Bromley Mountain's "Innkeeper Race Day" Series is gearing up for another great season of super-economical - the rates are unchanged from last year - Wednesday afternoon skiing and riding.
A Bromley Mountain tradition since, depending upon whom you ask, sometime between 1950 and 1970, the Innkeeper Race Day began as an affordable, midweek skiing program for inn, hotel and motel employees who weren't free to hit the slopes on weekends.
Although it's still called "Innkeeper Race Day," the program is now open to any four-person team of skiers or snowboarders. Teams join for $500 for the season for 10 days of racing (or, depending upon the team's competitive drive, something that passes for racing).
Races are held from 9-11:30 a.m., with free-skiing for the rest of the day, most Wednesdays through March 17, when the series wraps up with a pull-all-stops catered awards buffet complete with free t-shirts, trophies and the now famous "Waitress Race," which involves the running of an obstacle course, sans skis or boards, and sledding down a hill, head first, on cafeteria trays.
From March 24 through the end of the season, team members can ski Bromley each Wednesday for just $10.
For more information, and other available discounts, contact Amy Wetzel at the Bromley Outing Club, at 824-6498.