- What is EICSL?
As a Hawk, you will also be a member of the Eastern Inter-Club Ski League a.k.a. EICSL, a small group of ski clubs which united in the 1950’s to provide a vehicle for organized recreational racing under the Eastern division of the United States Ski Association. Since that time it has evolved into an organization that balances the interests of BOTH racing and recreational skiers, and non-skiers as well. EICSL promotes cooperation between its member clubs on races and a year long calendar of social events. This allows the member clubs to provide an economic way for skiers to participate in their sport and meet a lot of fellow skiers. At present, EICSL is made up of approximately 30 clubs with roughly 1,900 members. Most of the clubs have houses situated in the North Conway area.
As well as the winter sports, there is also Summer Club. Traditionally, three EICSL clubs, including the Hawks, make their houses available to EICSL members and guests for the various activities that take place in the valley during the summer season. The main events take place on the three holiday weekends, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day and include volleyball, tubing, mountain biking, hiking, golfing etc.
- What is our house like?
Our clubhouse is an old “turn of the century” railroad station and is one large, open space with a full kitchen, TV, couches, fireplace and bar. It is walking distance to the Red Parka Pub (live music, good food), a supermarket, atm, gas station/post office/convenience store and a breakfast place.
Our bunkhouse is a quiet, separate building – away from the noise of the clubhouse. The 1st floor is women’s and the 2nd floor is co-ed with communal bathrooms on both floors.
- What are the membership requirements?
21 years of age or older
Spend a weekend at the Hawks with at least one board member and 10 full members at the club
Attend a General Meeting
Must complete a work weekend within one year
$400 / year
- How close are the Ski Mountains from the house?
Cranmore -10 minutes
Black – 15 minutes
Attitash – 5 minutes
Bretton Woods – 30 minutes
Wildcat – 20 minutes
Sunday River – 50 minutes
- What else is there to do near the club?
- Can I bring guests?
- Do I have club access all year long?