BASC meet up: JAN 2 to pick up your Night Passes  
Thursday, January 2nd from 5:30 pm - 7 pm at Not Your Average Joe's (10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814). It's happy hour so we will be in the bar area, but there is lots of space and easy parking. We are figuring out the rebate, so rebate checks will be handed out at this time for all who qualify!  Please come by to pick up your NTCs and look for me and Anne Marie (Matt will wear an orange cap to be visible). 
If you do not come by to pick up your NTCs, then you have 2 other options:
(1) Make arrangement to pick up the NTCs sometime after Christmas (email: basc.ncc@gmail.com to make arrangements). 
(2) We will mail the NTCs to the address we have on file that was used to purchase the pass.


Notice: BASC is back for 2019/20!
The Liberty night skiing program--now called Night Tracker--is now available  to secure your Night Tracker Card (NTC). Follow the instructions below to login.  Everyone this year must upload a new photo this season.  Please remember to sign the waiver and complete the photo upload at the time of purchase. 

Follow the detailed instructions posted below.
CLUB NAME: LM BASC
MEMBER PASSWORD: member

BASC -- as in “bask in the afternoon sunlight, moonlight, spotlights, and occasional fireworks light” while skiing or snowboarding at Liberty, Whitetail, and Roundtop mountains just across the Maryland line in Pennsylvania!  BASC is primarily a "virtual" club created by a few skiing/snowboarding families in the Bethesda, MD area for the purpose of obtaining a discount Night ski/board Tracker Card (NTC) that can be additionally discounted via a rebate from selling any additional complimentary chaperone cards we receive. 

For those new to NTCs, they are simply a group discount skiing/snowboarding approach that many schools, churches, scout troops, neighborhoods, and others use routinely. Our club, BASC, was started by Jim and Judy Laurenson and friends in the Bethesda area in October 2012 as a way for neighbors and friends (and us!) to get an
additional discount on their NTCs, beyond the discount that’s already built into the NTC. For more about the additional discount/rebate, see the "fine print" box below. For more about the NTC system, see this link.


The fine print -- what's the “additional discount”?

The NCC is just a way for Liberty and sibling mountains to get someone else--the club organizers (us!)--to market and sell NTCs for them, and in return the organizers get a free NTC for every 15 that are sold, plus one additional season pass for every 40 sold. Thus, 45 regular members results in 4 free NTCs. Most NTC clubs use the free NTCs/vouchers for the organizers. We do things a bit differently and instead roll the free NTCs/vouchers back into the club so that we can share them as a discount/rebate. Once we see how many people actually buy NTCs through this club by about mid-December or once we reach 49 members (45 regular members plus 4 members who buy the free NCCs/vouchers), whichever comes first, we'll know how many of the free NCCs/vouchers we’ll get and thus how much of an additional discount everyone gets back. If we hit 49 members--which we've done every year thus far!--we'll reach our maximum additional discount amount of about $14. After 49 members, we'll need another 15 to get another free card to sell for a rebate for those 15 members, etc., though that rebate will be smaller because it only reflects one free NTC.  To be completely transparent, we do take about a 50% discount for the three organizers' cards because of how much time this takes to organize and how many NCCs we sell, but trust us, this is totally not-for-profit...correction...this is probably a total money loser for us given the time involved! But it's fun, and an experiment, we get to interact with lots of nice folks, and we get to share a discount with everyone!!
Members MUST be able to either (1) purchase the NTC, upload the photos needed for the pass ID, etc. through Liberty’s ONLINE SYSTEM described below OR (2) contact the Liberty staff (contact information below) and they'll usually do it for you on the phone. Our staff (ha ha!) don’t have the time to deal with the offline version of this, which would involve lots of paper forms, photo printouts, and checks sent to us for schlepping to Liberty. (The alumni of the North Bethesda Middle School Ski Club, which also uses the offline version of the Liberty NTC system, know what we're talking about!) After we get the maximum number of members for the rebate, as noted in more detail below, new members join directly through BASC and not via the Liberty online system.


The deadline for the early bird pricing for the 2019-20 winter season is December 16, NTC skiing starts January 2, 2020. There is no deadline for getting an NTC through BASC, however the early bird pricing will expire after December 16th. Basically, the best BASC discount/rebate goes to those who sign up early. Any BASC discount/rebate after we reach our magic target of 45 regular members will depend on whether additional increments of 15 and 40 more additional members join so that a discount/rebate from selling more complimentary cards. See "the fine print" and "status" boxes for details. We stress the "read the instructions carefully" bit because this won’t be cost-effective if we have to answer a lot of questions. But if you do have any questions about NCC in general or the use of the sign-up instructions below, please contact Liberty at 717-642-8282 ext. 3305 or email groups@skiliberty.com. If you have any questions about BASC and the discount/rebate, please email BASC.NCC@gmail.com.


While this club is designed mainly for getting additional discounts on NTCs that go beyond what the regular NTC provides, it can also be an opportunity to CARPOOL from the Bethesda, MD area. So feel free to send BASC's link to skiing/boarding friends or your neighborhood or school listserv and get a group together, and/or email the other BASC.

Image result for join google groupsYou can also join our facebook group and/or google group, and send friends there too. Find out the latest on the slopes, gather a carload of other members, or just chat about skiing! And again the more members we have the larger the discount to all of us (to an extent -- see "the fine print" box). We'll also have a little "meet and greet" for card and voucher distribution, at which point you can make connections with other club members then.


Status as of 12/17/2019

The Night Tracker is still available for purchase for $215. Follow the instructions using the login and password information posted here.  As the weeks go by, we will post additional updates here so you have the latest information.
  
We are at 46 passes sold (Awesome!), so the rebate will be maximized.  Now that we reached 45; we can sell back 4 comp passes. Each increment of 15 passes sold will still generate another comp pass.  Once we sell the comp pass it will generate a rebate for that group of 15! 


Instructions 

To purchase your NTC online you will need to follow these instructions:  

Go To: www.libertymountainresort.com/ntlogin 

CLUB NAME: LM BASC   

member password: member

• Type the club name and password located above or given to you by the club leader. 

• The log in is case sensitive; enter name & pass above exactly as listed. 

• Select “Log In” 

• Look under the club name and select “See Available Items”. 

• Select Items 

• Select card (Lift, Lift Lesson) 

If purchasing a Lift, Lesson and Rental, select the Lift, Lesson and then select “add on rental” 

• Select options: helmet and protection insurance (if you wish to add) 

• Select “add to cart” 

• At this point, you should be looking at your shopping cart. Click on the “Add/Change Guest” link beside the person icon to assign a name to the item. 

• Select “Create New Guest”. Note: When verifying birth date, use “MM/DD/YY”. 

• At this point you may upload or update the picture that will be printed on your Night Club Card. Instructions are provided on the page. Please note that you may return at any time using the guest lookup function to update this step if you do not have a picture readily available. However, in order for your Night Club Card to be printed, we must have an acceptable picture on file. 

• Once you verify the contents of your cart and that your name has been properly assigned to your pass, click on “Proceed to Checkout” located under your sale total amount. 

• Checking out consists of verifying your purchase, confirming your details and completing your final payment. 

• Once your checkout has been completed, you will be taken to our on-line NT Release Waiver. After reading the Program Liability Release Agreement, please click on “Initial to Acknowledge” button. Please initial using your mouse or touch screen. Click next page. Click on agree and then sign using your mouse or touch screen. MOST IMPORTANTLY**** , click” Submit Waiver.” 

Your pass WILL NOT be generated until waiver has been received. 



BASC will keep everyone posted using the email you entered when buying the card when we receive the cards from Liberty. In December (soon after the early pricing cut-off date), we will calculate how many members there are, and thus how many complimentary cards or one-time use vouchers we are getting, and thus how much of a discount/rebate everyone will get. In the past year we have held a "meet/greet and card/voucher pickup" session somewhere in the Bethesda area to distribute the cards/vouchers and discount/rebate. The "meet/greet" part is also for anyone who wants to meet other members and set up carpools, etc. For those who can't make it, we can send the cards/vouchers and rebates in the mail.  This year (Winter 2019/2020) the timing of the delayed availability of the NTC means the ski pass printing will be delayed as well. We will announce the status of a meet and greet as soon as we know the passes are available to you.  Also, you can pick up your card/voucher from the Liberty Group Sales desk, which is in the clock tower building, or the Whitetail or Roundtop group sales desks (wherever they are!) but you need to let Liberty and us know -- emails below. 

If you need assistance with signing up using the above instructions,

please call 717-642-8282 ext. 3305 or email groups@skiliberty.com

If you have questions about BASC, email basc.ncc@gmail.com

  

THINK SNOW!