Feb 2015

Time for some relaxing after a long day of skiing, snowshoeing...

Photo from our European trip to Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.  


If you would like to plan and organize a winter trip to Europe, "please" contact CASTA President.  Sharon Bonk


Members of our Association enjoy many activities:

  • Cross-country/Back-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Frisbee Golf

If you would like to join our club, please contact Carole Baumes.

Individual Membership - $20.00

Family Membership - $34.00

Download 2015 - 2016 Form below:



Membership Form


Saturday Bus Trips




Chamonix, France



Craftsbury Common Trip
















     Welcome to Upstate New York!

       We invite you to join our club.


CASTA is an outdoor snow sports club with emphasis on winter activities and outings.  Our club promotes outings for Capital District residents of all ages and abilities.  Activities are promoted through day outings, weekend bus trips, annual week-long adventures (including foreign travel) at very reasonable group rates. Winter is fun when you are active while enjoying the camaraderie of other people.  We meet monthly October through March and keep in touch the rest of the year through informal group events such as outdoor summer/fall activities.   






October 21, 2015  

Meeting starts: 7:00 PM - Program after meeting

Subject: What type of snowshoes to purchase...

Presenters from EMS in Niskayuna, NY:  ~ Carole & ~ Rebecca

November18, 2015

Meeting starts:  7:00 PM - Program after meeting

Subject: Walking ELCamino Santiago

Presenter:  ~ Brendan Mooney

December 16, 2015

Christmas Potluck Dinner  < < < < click here for info

Potluck Dinner Starts: 6:30 PM

January 20, 2016

Meeting starts: 7:00 PM - Program after meeting

Subject:  Shenendahowa Nordic Club Program

February 10, 2016

Meeting starts: 7:00 PM - Program after meeting

Subject: "Adventures In and Around the Adirondacks"

Peter Fedorick - “Adventures In and Around the Adirondacks” Most would agree that the Adirondacks enjoy the spotlight when it comes to discussions among area outdoor lovers. Peter Fedorick will take us on a pictorial journey to some of the gems he enjoys visiting. He will share images of often-overlooked venues of paddling, hiking and biking available in our backyard. Paddling Jabe Pond, hiking to Barton High Cliffs, and biking the back roads around Brant Lake are just a few of the places we will visit. Peter is a long-time resident of Saratoga County, a retired municipal auditor for the Office of the State Comptroller and a member of the Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Some of his hobbies are hiking, mountain climbing, paddling and biking. Throughout his many years of outdoor activity he has had the opportunity to visit/experience Europe, South America and much of North America. As wonderful as these experiences have been, his true love is hiking in the Adirondacks.

March 15, 2016

Time:  Meeting starts at 6:30

Where: Boght Road Fire Department 

Address: 8 Preston Drive Cohoes NY 12047

The Fire Department is off Rte 9 north of exit 7 of the Northway past Michael's Banquet House. There is s lighted sign just before the turn for Preston Drive for Boght Fire Dept. on the right side going north. There is a gym called Fitinity at the corner and also a sign for Canterbury Crossing development.

Click on the link below for information about the Potluck Dinner.

End of Season: Elections & >>Potluck Dinner <<



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