Frequently Asked Questions
Can I stay at the club even if I
don't know anyone in the club?
You do not have to know anyone to stay at club, but you must contact us
first to arrange a sponsor and set up a reservation. Please use the contact
us link or call Jack Bartholomew at 978.597.3198.
Where the heck is this place anyway?
It's really easy to find, just off of Exit 32 in North Woodstock, NH.
If you click on the direction at the top of this page, you will find
directions to Old Colony Ski Club.
How do I join the club?
You must be 21 years or older, spend two full weekends within twelve months
at the club, fill out an application including the signature of your sponsor
and signatures of three Directors, write a check to Old Colony Ski Club for
$270 ($250 for one year, $20 one time application fee) and send it to the
address listed on the application. The application has to be reviewed by the
Board of Directors before the membership is approved.
What if I only want to join for half a year?
Memberships are only available for a full year.
What are the sleeping accommodations like?
Beds are on a first come, first served basis. All rooms are bunk-style with
anywhere from 4 to 6 single beds (in bunk bed style) to a room. Men and
women are required to sleep on separate floors. Everyone is required to
bring their own bedding and towels.
Can I bring kids to the lodge?
Sorry, our club is an Adults-Only club except for Christmas week and Winter
Vacation, during which children are allowed at the club except on party
weekends. Our club is not really conducive to children as there isn't a
child friendly place set up apart from the adult activities occurring at the
Can I bring pets to the lodge?
While many of us are animal lovers, pets are not allowed on the property and
not allowed to be kept overnight in the car at Old Colony. This is due to
liability issues for the club.
Is smoking allowed at the lodge?
There is no smoking in the lodge building. Smoking is allowed outside of the building.
Who cleans if my mother isn't around to clean up after me?
Members are responsible for cleaning up his/her own mess. All members are
expected to clean up their bunk room by emptying the trash and vacuuming the
rug. In addition, before leaving for home, all members must complete one
chore assigned by the director in charge.
What if I want to bring my friends?
Guests are always welcome and are required to pay the posted guest fees.
Members are allowed to have two guests at a time. Any more than two guests
must receive approval by the Board of Directors.
Does the club have a race team?
Old Colony Ski club is not a member of EICSL and does not have a race team.
What is a work weekend?
One work weekend (two six hour days) a membership year is required of every
Active member. It is a weekend where a group of members come together and do
basic cleanup and/or repairs to the club. It helps in the upkeep of the club
and lowers the cost of maintaining it. If you do not work your required work
weekend, you are charged $40 per day.
When does the Membership year run?
The membership year runs from October 1st to September 30th.
What if I like living at the lodge better than my own home?
Members receive a key to the house and have full use of the lodge all year
long but there is a limit of two weeks for any length of stay. Members are
not allowed to use the lodge as a permanent residence. In addition, it must
be determined by the Board of Directors that a member is capable of managing
the club alone before that member is allowed to use the club without any
other members present.
How do I call in my reservation?
Once you are a member of the club, you will be able to use the club website
or the call-in line. You must make your reservation by 9:00 pm on the
Thursday before the weekend you are coming up.