Sharing our experiences since 1961
Our small group of “die-hards” followed the snow from place to place, driving almost anywhere in search of snow each weekend. Over the years we have seen many changes. As a growing young club with fewer than 100 members, we began organizing and planning bus trips to various ski areas throughout New England. This early experience gave us expertise not only in running bus trips, but in the wise selection of our future permanent home in the heart of ski country.
For a number of years we rented lodging by the season in Vermont. This led us to the purchase of our present Lodge in historic Ludlow. The purchase was financed by a combination of bond sales to the membership and a bank mortgage.
Our Lodge is located in the town at the base of Okemo Mountain, with Pico, Killington, Bromley and Stratton a short drive away. Before it became the Grumman Ski Club Lodge, it was the well-known Ludlow Inn. The hand-rubbed oak paneling and huge dining room are only a part of what makes this beautiful building our home. The Lodge has 15 bedrooms that include family, double and dorm style arrangements. In addition, the “Annex,” adjacent to the Lodge, contains four double rooms. Our huge living room and fireplace create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and apres ski socializing. Our large kitchen provides an efficient and pleasant atmosphere for members to prepare their meals. Over the years many changes have been made to improve the Lodge through the efforts of the membership on work weekends and through fund-raising programs (Annual Cocktail Party, raffles, Beach Parties, etc.). Our Lodge is available to members and their guests all year round.
Our regular membership numbers around three hundred fifty. Our Club consists of married couples, families and singles, spanning all levels of skiing ability. We are not restricted to Grumman employees, as our name might suggest. If you are a new or a prospective member, we welcome you. We wish you warm friendships, happy times and good skiing.