SkiDance 2023

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Enjoy the outdoors? Like having fun and meeting new people of all ages?  Then come to the annual SKI-DANCE weekend  February 17th – 20th, 2023 (Friday through Monday- 3 nights) held in the Laurel Highlands region of western Pennsylvania. Ski-Dance is a volunteer-led activity sponsored by Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO).  

A typical day begins with breakfast followed by playing outdoors on Laurel Mountain - cross country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. A bit farther away is Laurel Ridge State Park (cross country skiing).  Also nearby are Seven Springs and Hidden Valley for tubing and downhill skiing. Free cross country skiing instruction will be provided!  (Click here for a map showing the various ski areas.)

There are also a variety of cultural and historical places to explore in this area (such as the Flight 93 Memorial, the Johnstown Flood Museum, and Fort Ligonier.)

During the afternoons folks play board games, read, knit, play music or simply hangout Then after dinner we gather by a roaring fire for a rousing sing along led by a master musician, Dave Wiesler, as we belt out the classics from the MTA song (poor Charlie) to Puff the Magic Dragon!

As if we haven’t had enough fun already, next we enjoy an evening of folk dances led by our high energy caller, Janine Smith, accompanied by Dave Wiesler and friends. Do you have two left feet or have never done this - no worries! Janine will have you up and dancing in a jiffy with a variety of fun, accessible contras, squares, and English Country dances. All together, it’s a weekend full of opportunities for singles, friends and families of all ages to have fun, learn new activities, reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Join us on our Facebook page for photos and to see how much fun we have!

We stay at Sequanota Camp and Conference Center in the Laurel Highlands region of western Pennsylvania (about 62 miles east of Pittsburgh).

There will be three types of accommodations: motel-type rooms at the Bowersox Enrichment Center, traditional cabins, and, this year, a limited number of “enhanced” single cabin rooms with shared bathroom facilities (2 separate rooms sleeping up to 5 people in total sharing a bathroom).

This year we will once again be matching same gender roommates to share rooms if requested on the application form. If you wish to share a room or cabin with friends, just indicate that on the application form.  

A discount will be offered for registrations received by January 13th. If we do not get sufficient registration by February 1st, we may have to cancel the event, so register early!

We instituted several health measures last year for Ski Dance Weekend 2022 including proof of up-to-date vaccination (including booster) and masking requirements. As of this update we will continue those requirements. We also encourage all attendees to test themselves prior to arrival. The health and safety of our guests, participants, and the Camp staff remains our top priority. As the winter season approaches we will continue to evaluate risks and make appropriate revisions in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) and federal, state, and local guidance. Please contact us with any questions.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and looking forward to seeing you all in 2023.


Bob Mathis                                                                             Jody Blatt