50 Year Celebration  
Intershack celebrates 50 Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2019!
Mark it in your calendar
Get the word out to All Shackers
Find Out More Information by clicking "the 50th" in the Menu Bar at the Top of this Page

Elaine Thoms

Linda Grannen
and Propane Rep

Chuck Jaschke
and Propane Rep

Kirsi Ulmonen
Winter X-C Event Organizer

Mark and Claire Draper
Winter Downhill Events Organizers

Iain Grunwell
Web Site,
Fall Golf Organizer

Jim Townsend
Past President
and Spring Golf Organizer
Bruce Charron

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our dear friend and long-time Intershacker, Bruce Charron, had a serious accident on the slopes of Jay and passed away on Sunday.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Anne, daughters Kirsten, Stephanie and Lindsay and the rest of his family. We are all devastated by such a tragic loss.

Bruce being Bruce with his friends winning this year's Snowshoe Golf Tournament.

Annual Dual Slalom Race - March 23

In combination with the 39th annual George Syrovatka ski race to benefit Leukemia research - Intershack will hold our annual Dual Slalom race on the lower Can-Am. Meet at the top of the Taxi Quad. 11:00am-12:30. 2 timed GS races per participant. Announce that you are racing for Intershack and your house.
**Note - Special Lift ticket discount to all participants - $40.00.
No fee to participate in the race. Intershack will be making a group contribution but please feel free to further support the cause. Join in on the post race Apres party with awards and a raffle to help benefit the fight against Leukemia at the Bullwheel bar in the Stateside Hotel.

Discount Ski Vouchers

Each membership will receive 2 vouchers for 1/2 price off of the full price of a standard adult or junior lift ticket. This is up to a $41.00 savings for each ticket! We will be distributing these vouchers at our events starting with the Golf snowshoe event. If you cannot make any events but you would like your 2 vouchers please email intershackgroup@gmail.com and we will make other arrangements for delivery.

2nd Annual Snowshoe Chuck-It Golf Event
Saturday Feb. 9 - 2pm start to 4 pm, Cocktails and Party from 4-5:30

Venue: Nordic Center (Club House) Snowshoes are needed. Rentals available at the Nordic Center. No other equipment needed other than snowshoes. Prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a free drink for Intershackers after the event in the bar at the Club House. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Ski Clinics - Jan 13 - April 7 - Members Only

We hope you like our new ski clinic programs for this upcoming season. We plan to offer clinics every second Sunday, allowing participants time to practice between each clinic.

Kicking off the season Sunday, January 13th, weather permitting, will be the first clinic This will be a free clinic to all participants so Save The Date!!!

Clinic Schedule:
January 13th - Complimentary and provided by Intershack
January 27th - 2nd Complimentary and provided by Intershack
Due to the severe cold weather for our first complimentary ski clinic that was on January 13, we are now offering a second one, THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 27.
February 10th & 24th
March 10th & 24th
April 7th.

A video clinic will be held on one of the above Sundays; date to be advised. The video analysis will take place at Chalet 84, 113 Waldof Drive, Alpine Haven (Elaine and Peter’s chalet), with drinks and appetizers provided by our hosts.

Our group lessons would be no larger than six skiers with a minimum of four. The cost is $60 per hour, and for a beneficial lesson we would recommend two hours for a total of $120. So, cost per skier will be $20 U.S. (6 max.) and $30.00 U.S. (4 min.). The cost of the hourly fee is shared by the participants.

Participants: intermediate, intermediate to advanced, intermediate advanced to expert. Types of Clinics: Steep, Deep, Glades and Videoing.

Please try and attend and support these clinics. Everyone that has come out in the past has really enjoyed the experience of getting great tips from our highly qualified ski instructors: Claire and Mark Draper. Mark is a level 3 instructor and a past division clinic leader for PSIA. He has been teaching for 40 plus years. He has been a supervisor, assistant ski school director, and instructor trainer. Claire is a level 2 qualified ski instructor. Bookings to be made directly to The Drapers at:
e-mail: montgomerymeadows@yahoo.com
Cell: (802) 373-4661

Mark and Claire Draper

President's Cocktail Party - Saturday December 8, 2018

Over 50 Shackers turned out for the Annual President's Cocktail Party, at the Clubhouse grille (golf clubhouse). A great time was had by all and the Mountain provided some great appetizers!

Walter Elander, Jay Peak Operations Manager gave updates on the great start to the season, the Rec Centre, new soccer fields and answered questions. Thank you Walter!

Congratulations to Jim Maclean and Bob Millay, winners of half seasons passes donated by Jay Peak.

Mark and Claire Draper informed us of their ski lesson program for the year and Kirsi Ulmonen talked about the Snowshoe Chuck-it event planned for February 8th 2019. Iain Grunwell reminded everyone about Intershack's 50th Celebration August 30th to September 2nd, 2019.

Great start to the season, let it snow!

3rd Annual Fall Car Rally - Saturday September 29, 2018

Jay to Stowe - A Scenic Scavenger Hunt
Over 20 shackers participated in the rally this year. Coffee was provided at the Thoms' Chalet 84, and “home baked cookies” by Megan Montgomery.
Also, Megan gave a goodie bag of cookies to all participants for their journey.

It was a beautiful day with a journey through The Notch at Stowe. Lunch was an excellent Bavarian meal. A great fun day was had by all.

Pixie and Mike, Helen and Bill, Lee and Reg, Kirsi and Brian, Linda and Jim.

Thank you to Bill Hayman and Elaine Thoms for organizing.

Elaine Thoms

24th Fall Golf Classic at Jay Peak Golf Course

Intershack's 24th Annual Fall golf tournament and dinner was a great success. Over 50 shackers turned out on a beautiful day for some good competition.
Sunday saw perhaps the best dinner ever at Howie's Restaurant followed by much socializing which made this a well-attended and fun evening. Thanks to everyone who turned out and made this such a great event.

Congratulations to this year's winners - especially Leigh Jaschke and Bob Millay who won 1/2 season ski passes for 2018-2019 !

Iain Grunwell

Award Winners
Low Gross - Intershacker Men       - Reg Barrett
Women - Lorraine Leduc
Low Gross - Guest Men       - Martin Tully
Women - Andree Ricard
Low Net - Intershacker Men       - Guy Quesnel
Women - Marie Leduc
Longest Drive Men       - Guy Quesnel
Women - Lorraine Leduc
Closest to the Pin Men       - Peter Amsden
Women - Kirsi Ulmonen
Best Putter Men       - Reg Barrett
Women - Christine Tully

Spring Golf Tournament - Sat June 16, 2018

Thanks to all those who joined us for a fun day at the Jay Peak Resort Golf course.
A good time was had by all.
Thanks to Jim and Linda for hosting the apres-golf dinner and party!

2018-2019 Membership Registration and Fred's Energy Propane and Oil Program!

Intershack registration is open for the coming year. Thanks to Fred's Energy for offering Intershack members another great program for the 2018-2019 heating season.

You must be a paid-up member to benefit from all our programs. Choose Dowload Form and Mail under Membership in the blue menu bar at the top of the screen.


1) Propane Daily Market Rate Program - NO CONTRACT IS NEEDED
For 300 – 999 gallons per season: Daily market price plus + $0.80 per gallon plus tax.
Price fluctuates daily, eg. June 6th the price was $1.995 and June 7th $2.075.

2) Up Front (Pre Buy) Program - Must return the SIGNED contract by August 31
The Up Front program allows you to prepay your season’s estimated consumption. For 300+ gallons: $2.05 plus tax per gallon.

3) Fixed Budget Program - Must return the SIGNED contract by August 31
The Fixed Budget program allows you to spread your payments over 12 months.
For 300+ gallons is $2.10 per gallon plus tax.

4) Capped Budget Program - Must return the SIGNED contract by August 31
For 300+ gallons: $2.20 plus tax and $.10 cents cap fee per gallon

Important note: The rates quoted for the Fixed Rate and Capped Budget Programs will be available until Fred's gallons have been sold out or August 31, 2018 -whichever is earlier.

FUEL OIL PROGRAM - Prices to follow. Not confirmed yet.

Most of Vermont with offices in Derby, Morrisville, Lyndonville.
Should you have questions for Fred's Energy specifically, contact their Derby office at (802) 766-4949 or email info@callfreds.com.

Please mail your registration form to Linda Grannen and make your cheque payable to INTERSHACK. The 2018-2019 signup form can be downloaded from this web site (option in menu under Membership).

You need Adobe Reader to open the regstration PDF.

Chuck Jaschke and Linda Grannen
Intershack Propane Reps
(You can reach us at intershackgroup@gmail.com)

Tailgate Party and BBQ - Saturday - April 28

Well, we did not win the contest for best dish, best drink, best presentation, and overall Tailgate champs but we certainly had a good time! Thanks to Mark and Claire for making a great BBQ and all those who came out.

As to how the party went - as the (giant) flask says "What happens at the Tailgate, STAYS AT THE TAILGATE."

Season Ending Award Cocktail - Saturday - March 31

A fun time was had by all who could make the Awards party at the Bullwheel Pub on Easter weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped out and participated in the winter events.

Now, for the winners from the Snowshoe Golf and the Intershack Races.

Snowshoe Golf:
1st: Mark Rabinovich, Shelley Schwaitz, Bruce Charron, Robin Savage,Grey & Suzanne Mants.
2nd: Elaine & Brendan Thoms, Chuck Jaschke & Lynda Fraser.

Intershack Races:
Men's (10 Participants):
1st: Thomas Syrovatka - Time: 19.61
2nd: Miles Dlouhy – Time: 20.25.
3rd: Peter Dlouhy – Time : 20.75

Ladies' (5 Participants):
1st: Alexa Dlouhy – Time: 20.84
2nd: Tamsin Durand – Time: 21.66
3rd: Claire Draper – Time: 26.59

Saturday March 24th - 38th George Syrovotka/
49th Intershack Ski Race

Congratulations to all those Shackers that came out to race and help benefit the fight against Leukemia. There was a fun post race apres party at the Bullwheel with awards and raffles. All Intershack member race results will be announced at our Intershack year end award cocktail party - date & details to be announced later.

For more information contact - intershackgroup@gmail.com

Saturday March 17th - St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's day was celebrated at the Clubhouse Grill by 33 Shackers with Elaine Thoms (our Irish lass) choosing the best costume which was won by Laurie Holden and Jim Mclean . The Irish knowledge skills test were a hoot. Slainte!

Ski Clinic: Sunday, March 18th - State Side 11:00 - 1:00
3rd and LAST clinic

The  season's last ski clinic was attended by 9 members - in spite of bitterly cold conditions. Thanks Mark and Claire Draper for the 3 ski clinics. All of the Intershackers that attended them really enjoyed and appreciated your efforts. Nothing but positive feedback. 

Snowshoe- Golf Event - January 27, 2018

A unique event - enjoyed by all!

Four teams competed in the Inaugural "Chuck It" Snowshoe Golf Tournament on the Jay Peak golf course. It was a 5 hole team scramble event, where every player took turns launching the tennis ball. There were designated tee boxes and "whites" on each hole.

The winners will be announced at the season end party. The game was followed by a cocktail party at the Club House Grille.

Kirsi Ulmonen

Family Skating Party - Ice Haus arena - Dec 28, 2017

Our annual Family Ice Skating Party was held at the Jay Peak Resort Ice Haus arena - 4:00-5:00pm. Intershacker members and their friends and families enjoyed a fun private skating party.

Jim Townsend

Intershack's 45th Anniversary and 20th Fall Golf Classic

Intershack's 45th Anniversary and 20th Annual Fall golf tournament and dinner took place
on the August 30, 2014 weekend. This year's event was dedicated to Michael "Mick" McTeigue - we all miss you buddy. This weekend featured:

Saturday August 30: Skyhaus Cocktail Party
Sunday August 31: Golf Tournament and Dinner

Congratulations to this year's winners !

Award Winners
Low Gross - Intershacker Men       - Donald Keays
Women - Lorraine Leduc
Low Gross - Guest Men       - Bernard Reeves
Women - Christine Tully
Low Net - Intershacker Men       - Andrew Tanner
Women - Lorraine Leduc
Low Net - Guest Men       - Charlie Morrill
Women - Michelle Charbonneau
Longest Drive Men       - Sam Doherty
Women - Kirsi McHugh
Closest to the Pin Men       - Jeff Doherty
Women - Laurie Amsden
Best Putter Men       - Mike Durand
Women - Carol McCormick

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Membership Signup  

The Registration Process is now open for 2018-2019.
Choose Download Form and Mail under Membership in the Menu.

Upcoming Events  

See Events Calendar on Menu Bar for more Information.  

Members Only Ski Clinics
Jan 13 - Free!
Remaining Clinics - $
Jan 27
Feb 10, 14
Mar 10, 24
April 7
February 9, 2019:
Snowshoe - Golf Event.
Nordic Center, Jay Peak
February 25, 2019:
Jay Peak Ski Club Auction.
Bull Wheel Bar, Jay Peak
March 23, 2019:
George Syrovotka.
Jay Peak
March 23, 2019:
Dual Slalom Race.
Jay Peak
April 27, 2019
Jay Peak

Past Events  

December 8, 2018
President's Cocktail Party
Golf Clubhouse 4:30 PM.
December 8 2018
Season's Passholders Party
4:00 - 6:00
Stateside Lodge.
September 29, 2018
3rd Fall Car Rally
Jay to Stowe.
Sun Sept 2 2018:
Fall Golf Classic.
Jay Peak Golf Course.
Sat June 16 2018:
Spring Golf Tournament.
Jay Peak Golf Course.
April 28 2018:
Tailgate Closing Party with the Mountain.
12:00: Stateside Parking.
Intershack BBQ provided.
March 31, 2018:
Year-end Awards Cocktail.
2:30 - 5:00 PM.
Bullwheel Pub.
Mar 24, 2018:
Intershack Ski Races.
2 Timed GS Races.
10:00 - 12:30 Top of Taxi Quad.
Lower CanAm.
$40 Lift ticket for all participants.
Post-Race Apres @ 4:00
Bullwheel Bar - Stateside.
Mar 24 2018:
38th George Syrovotka Downhill to benefit Leukemia Research.
In conjunction with Intershack Races
March 18, 2018:
Social Ski Clinic #3.
11:00 AM
Location: State Side.
March 17, 2018:
St. Patrick's Day Party.
2:30 PM
Location: Clubhouse Grill.
February 25, 2018:
Social Ski Clinic #2.
11:00 AM
Location: State Side.
February 11, 2018:
Social Ski Clinic #1.
11:00 AM
Location: State Side.
January 27, 2018:
Snowshoe - Golf Event.

45th Anniversary!  

Gorgeous evening for the Skyhaus cocktail and a great golf day!
Click photos for larger images.

Andy the Happiest Winner EVER!!

Happy Birthday Intershack !!

Look at those 45th Anniversary Red Shirts!

Getting the Instructions

The Winners

Andy & Lorraine Low Net Champions

Dancing the Night Away!