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  • February 01, 2023 11:00 AM | Anonymous

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    A Word From Our President

    Hello Skiers, Snowboarders, Hikers, and Mountain Bikers!

    January was a busy month with our Sugar Ski Day, Sugar Race Weekend, Club Meeting & Swap Shop, Jackson Hole Trip, and Appalachian Race Weekend. Our Winter Park Trip departed January 28th, and snow returned to the North Carolina and West Virginia Resorts! 

    Our Steamboat Trip departs Saturday with 110 people, making it our largest trip of the season! We're excited for our Snowshoe Mountain Trip over Presidents' Day Weekend and some race team action at Beech Mountain and Sugar. Our Palisades Tahoe Trip departs February 26th to Reno and Lake Tahoe paradise. 

    Our Club Meeting is Wednesday, February 15th and will be dedicated to local resort day trips. There are more event, trip, and race details below or visit CltSnow.com for the latest news! See you at our Club Meeting on the 15th!

    ~ Tom Grayson, Club President



    Happy Hour & Club Meeting
    Wednesday, February 15th


    Meet us at the bar for a 5:30 PM Happy Hour at Sugar Creek Brewing on Wednesday, February 15th! We'll head to the event room for our Club Meeting at 6:30 PM. 

    What's on the agenda? We'll socialize and chat about our upcoming trips and races. Come meet other people interested in going to Sugar, Beech, Appalachian, and Winterplace this season. It's the perfect opportunity to make some carpool friends because you never know when it's going to snow and make a great ski day! 

    And of course, there will be light appetizers, a cash bar, and door prizes!



    Sugar Mountain Day Trip

    Ski or ride with us for the day at Sugar on Sunday, February 26th!

    This North Carolina resort near Banner Elk offers 20 trails with beginner greens to a double black with a 48-degree pitch.

    Let's shred some hills and cheer for our racers during the Crescent Ski Council Race!




    Upcoming Western & Regional Trips

    Lodging packages for all of our 2023 trips are officially sold old!

    Still want to join us on the slopes? Book your own lodging and enjoy the rest of our trip benefits OR sign up for our waitlist. Either way, you'll need to register online and pay a non-lodging trip fee. 

    Click the images below for more details.




    Crescent Ski Council Spring Convention

    Kingston Plantation
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    April 27-30

    Two parties, Beach Olympics, and beautiful ocean views should make for a fun long weekend with members of other ski clubs.

    There's only two weeks left to register, so be sure to secure your spot by February 13th!



    Come Race With Us!

    We'd love for you to participate in the last two races of the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series.  

    Racer and non-racer registration opens two weeks before each race. All ages and experience levels are welcome! 


    Racing Schedule

    February 11-12, 2023
    Beech Mountain, NC

    February 25-26, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC





    Nominating Committee Volunteers Needed

    Most of our club officers have graciously offered to continue their roles for another year but we need volunteers to serve on the nominating committee. If you can help out, please contact Mary Christianson at 734-761-5734 or mary@christiansondesign.com by February 15th.  



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  • January 04, 2023 9:23 AM | Anonymous


    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE JANUARY 2023
    Mary Anne Koltowich

    First, our family so much enjoyed the Crescent Steamboat Springs trip. on the ground, we found fresh snow several days for great skiing every up to Thunder head lodge for our Tuesday night BBQ Western dinner and dance good snow already The gondola ride gave us amazing views of the town and landscapes below. The week was capped off with a prime rib/salmon dinner for our Crescent group at the Steamboat Grand. We were all honored to have Billy Kidd talk to us about skiing and Steamboat. Billy became one of the first men to medal alpine skiing in the 1962or of Skiing. Winter Olympics in 1964. He was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from in 1970, later winning the gold medal in the combined at the 1970 World Championships. Billy moved to Steamboat Springs in 1970 and still serves as the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Direct Racing awards were handed out, along with many door prizes.

    Lots of Crescent thanks go to Cathy Mulgrew, Steamboat Trip Coordinator; Lisa Beregi, Crescent Trips Director; and Sara Clemons, President, Sports America Tours , and Larry Young, Steamboat Resorts . There were others be hind the scenes helping with our activities and events, so thanks also to Frances Edwards, Rich Mead, Paul Dobson, and Ron Scott. bumps, bruises, and sprains hope all of you are recovering.

    It was a truly wonderful and memorable week enjoying the winter magic of Steamboat! 


    Special note: We are looking to fill some CSC Positions: (CSC Secretary, CSC Treasurer, and CSC Vice President). Frances Edwards (ETMM) has been approved by our Board to fulfill this position until a permanent individual can be found. Much thanks to Frances! Also Ellen Cortright, after long consideration, has decided to step down as our Treasurer upon the end of the current term next June. So we need to find nominees for this position for elections in April 2023. We really need your help, so please consider serving and making some new friends.

    Another special note: Michelle will not be seeking re-election as VP in the Spring of 2023. She cited that she gave some hard thought into whether she want to eventually seek election as President and has decided that is not her goal at this time. She does not want to occupy the position as she feels it is a training position for the eventual running for the Presidency. I know there are a number of you out there that would really make a good VP for Crescent, so please let me know if you are interested.

    National Ski Club Federation News: Check out the end of this newsletter for recent NSCF news. Thought it might be easier to include it here instead of sending out multiple emails this month.


    VICE PRESIDENT (Michelle Shuford)

    It was great seeing everybody at Fall Conference! I have continued to assist with the transition of Conventions to Jodie Stephens. But other than that, not much else is going on, so this position is fairly easy. So I would like to encourage anyone that is interested in Crescent to run for Vice President in the Spring. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you on the Jackson Hole trip. Until then think snowy thoughts!

    It was great seeing everybody at Fall Conference! I have continued to assist with the transition of Conventions to Jodie Stephens. But other than that, not much else is going on, so this position is fairly easy. So I would like to encourage anyone that is interested in Crescent to run for Vice President in the Spring. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you on the Jackson Hole trip. Until then think snowy thoughts!


    TREASURER (Ellen Cortright)

    I have decided to close my tenure term as Treasurer of Crescent Ski Council upon the end of the current term. It is not a decision I made easily. Please begin a search for a new Treasurer for the election in April. I will complete any and all Treasurer duties until June 1, but I will be available during the transition as much as I can.

    It is time for me to pursue alternate volunteer options, and to begin embracing retirement and start opening the doors to our list of opportunities. We will continue to be involved with the organization.

    One of the most difficult requirements of the Treasurer position is to locate a volunteer to review the books at the end of each fiscal year. I am happy to fill that role, if needed, once the final year for which I was responsible has been reviewed.


    CONVENTIONS (Jodi Stevens)

    2023 CSC Spring Convention: Dates are April 27-30, 2023. All lodging is at Brighton Towers at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. Each club needs to have ONE Rooming coordinator with whom your members communicate. Make sure to get your Club’s form in ASAP. Registration forms should be sent to me, Jodi Stephens, 18 St. James Square, Huntsville, AL 35801. The Club Registration Form, Rooming list, and Lodging Information Form are posted on Crescent’s website. Please send questions to me also (jstephens0613@yahoo.com) with the subject line CSC Spring Convention (so I can recognize the importance).

    The theme is WOODSTOCK so pull out those old bell bottoms, tie-dyed shirts, and put flowers in your hair! We will be re-establishing the Table Decorating Competition also. More information next month.

    SAVE THE DATE!: 2023 CSC Fall Leadership & Training Conference, October 27-29, 2023 Location: Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg, TN


    TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    I hope this finds you all enjoying the holidays with family and friends. As the bitter cold temps from the last week slowly turn to warm and rain (appropriate way to finish off 2022). I know you are all also looking forward to upcoming ski trips and continuing the comradery with old friends and making new ones!

    STEAMBOAT RACE AND LEARN TO SKI CAMP: For the 147 folks that took early season chances on Steamboat - there was no disappointment! Great conditions, great lessons and a fun filled week was had by all. Many thanks to all the staff at Steamboat Resort, especially Larry Young, Sara Clemons, Cathie Mulgrew and Ron Scott for all they did to see to our good time!

    JACKSON HOLE JANUARY SKI WEEK: As 146 folks are only weeks away from this year’s CSC Ski Week to Jackson Hole, all components of the trip are coming together! Final payments and flight information was all due to Skigroup.net by December 10th Transfers are currently being worked on, lodging pairings are firmed up - we have one female spot open, and activities are being finalized.

    2024 ADVENTURE TRIP - ICELAND: I have been in contact with Collette and we are working on the contract so that the trip can be rolled out at Spring Convention. Dates will be May 26th - June 4, 2024, and pricing will be around $5,000 including the cancel for any reason up to the day before for cash back insurance. Put the date on your calendar and start your adventure trip fund!


    RACING (Rich Mead)

    Race season started off with the 39th annual Crescent Race and Learn to Ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The trip was originally conceived as an early season training camp for Crescent racers and has grown to include skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. For the racers who attended this year, they were rewarded not only with excellent gate training but the best snow conditions and more open terrain experienced in over 10 years. Meanwhile, back in the Southeast, warmer temperatures forced the cancellation of the first regular season race at Appalachian and Sugar Mountain's annual 3-day race clinic was postponed one week. Weather and snow conditions permitting, in January, the Crescent club racers will be racing at Sugar Mountain, January 7-8 and at Appalachian January 28-29. Clubs with race programs are always looking for new racers to join the family friendly program. And race weekends are not just for racers. Crescent club members are welcome to join racers at the host area and can receive the lift ticket discounts offered to the racers. If interested, please contact your club's race director. The new Crescent website includes a page with the names of Race Directors and their email addresses.

    In addition to the ski areas that host the race events, the race program is supported by a number of sponsors who generously provide discounts and/or products that are used as competition and/or door prizes awarded to the racers. All Crescent members are encouraged to support the Race Program sponsors. A list of current sponsors is located on the Crescent website.


    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    Website Database Updates: Club Reps and Presidents are reminded to send changes to contact info to Ken Lumsden member.services@crescentskicouncil.org

    It is not necessary to send your entire list. Only send Additions, Deletions, Corrections.

    Social Media: We can’t keep up with all the snow reports this season on social media. Conditions all over have been amazing, and it’s only the beginning of January! Still would like more pictures from those who went on Crescent’s December trip. And for those going to Jackson Hoke with Crescent this month, send me pix, tag @crescentski on your posts and photos. And we’ll be watching for the Club trips and share all we can!

    Reminder we now have a Facebook group set up for our members to post skis, ski boots, ski jackets, gloves, helmets, or any slightly used gear for sale. You asked and we created this group so now it’s your turn to post on our Crescent Ski Council Ski Marketplace on Facebook. Post your ski gear and equipment you’d like to sell. Crescent wants to be the middleman to help you sell and buy anything ski-related. Spread the word to your club members. Any questions or suggestions, let me know. Let’s make this an added benefit for our members.

    Additionally, reminder we need someone to take over the Crescent Ski Council Racing page. Contact Pat Harvey at crescentpastpres@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping with the racing page.


    PAST PRESIDENT (PAT HARVEY)

    It’s not too early to think about getting involved and running for an office with Crescent. Due to work and personal commitments, Lynn Wise (Charlotte) had to submit her resignation as CSC Secretary after the Fall Conference. Thanks to Frances Edwards (ETMM) for agreeing to be interim Secretary. We are looking for someone to take over that spot and run for Secretary for the 2023/24 season. Also, Michelle Shuford (Palmetto) will serve as VP for the rest of this year but won’t be continuing after her term is over in June. We are looking for someone interested in the VP position for 2023/24. Ellen Cortright has advised this will be her last year as Treasurer. So financial gurus, consider taking over the position of Treasurer for 2023/24. Contact me if interested.

    Happy New Year everyone! Keep spreading the word on our social media pages and our Marketplace group.

    Pat Harvey
    Past President/Social Media Chair
    Email: crescentpastpres@gmail.com


    CLUB CORNER (By Our Clubs)

    Check out our clubs’ websites/newsletters for more information. You out there send me your club’s newsletters so we can share more ideas and activities.

    Kanawha Ski Club –

    Robert Avsec finished an amazing day of skiing at Timberline Mountain on December 20, 2022! Can't say enough about what the new owners, Perfect North, have done with the place. I was "blown away" by not only the amount of snow they've been able to make thus far but also the quality of that man-made snow!

    The first 2023 Membership meeting will be at the Bear’s Den Restaurant, 405 Capitol St, on January 3, 2023, beginning at 6:30 pm.

    Knoxville Ski & Outing Club –

    There will be a Happy Hour on January 13, 2023, at Walk-On’s, beginning at 5:30 pm.

    There are still spaces for the Paganella, Italy trip. Dates are February 25-March 5, 2023. An extension to Verona is March 5-6, 2023 at an additional cost. For complete trip information go to the Knoxville Ski Club website at knoxski.org or contact Carole Mustaleski at skigalcarole@gmail.com or 865-414-5526.

    There will be a hike at the Whitestone Inn in Roane County, Sunday, January 29, 2023. To preregister call Carolyn Reeves (865)399-2972 or crhiker04@gmail.com

    KSOC is offering Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Discovery (Learn-to-Ski) Program. Dates for 2022 Winter Discovery Program are Jan. 8, 22, 29 and Feb. 5. Cost is $199. What is included:

    • 4 lessons with an experienced instructor
    • 4 Ski-Area Passes for the days of your lessons
    • Equipment Rentals included for all lessons
    • 4 Aerial Tram Tickets
    • Total walk-in/separate Value of $532 – $604 (depending on age)

    Huntsville Ski Club – 

    There are still a few openings for our last (but not least) ski trip for this season. Please consider joining us on this fantastic trip to Banff/Lake Louise, Canada on Spring Break week, March 11- 18, 2023. As of today there are 4 double queen bed rooms, and 1 King bed room. We also have three group air seats remaining. If you have family or friends that may be interested, please pass this on to them. I’m attaching the flyer with all the details. The prices for this trip are incredibly low compared to most other week-long trips in Western US. Thank you, Bob Breeden, HSC Trip Leader, 256-665-1800



    NATIONAL SKI CLUB FEDERATION NEWS!

    December 18, 2022, from Joe Harvis, Secretary: Sad news this morning, another long time friend has left us. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone of the passing of our friend, Walt Prest from the Western Pennsylvania Ski Council. Walt had been involved with NSCF for many years as the WPSC delegate. He will surely be missed by all. Please use the link below for more information, Many thanks to Mike Dziubkowski, current WPSC delegate for keeping us informed.  https://www.waidcolemanfh.com/obituary/Walter- Prest?fbclid=IwAR1lVFeIQoL0TsALLEp8wd9HfuN2cWLXsb2Vj1uZNgubFoqxvoTU0ZCLTc4

    December 23, 2022, from Michael Calderone, VP, NSCF: Frog Fuel is a sponsor of the NSCF. Check out the website https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EEe7j- 25RrJk2OKG1JLpWCdGhQXbeiyttHdNC6mnlN0/edit?usp=sharing

    December 23, 2022, from Michael Calderone, VP:

    Attached is a 50% discount that CB Sports is offering the National Ski Council Federation. We are working hard at getting deals for the Councils and I appreciate you getting the word out to your members. Check out the website. 



    December 27, 2022, from Lisa Beregi, Education Chair:

    Toko waxes and tools is a Black Diamond sponsor of the National Ski Council Federation. Instead of trying to do several Zoom calls, especially during the start of the season and the holidays, they would like to provide a monthly blasts for each Council to share with their clubs and the clubs to share with their members.

    Over the next 4 months, we will be sending you a blast from Toko to share. Each blast will contain 2-3, short videos on Toko products (vises, irons) or "How-To" use their products (edge tuners, waxing, brushing, etc).

    Toko is a Swiss brand and are known for their quality. They are supporting some of our events and in addition have extended a 30% discount to all NCSF members. To access this discount, one needs to go to TokoUS.com, put desired items in the shopping cart, and then enter and apply the discount code NSCFTOKO on checkout (it’s on the right under promotional codes). The discount is on all products except for clearance items which are already very marked down.

    December is month two, and we are featuring How to use Edge Tuner, side edge beveling and shaping sidewalls.

    Next month we will cover Hot waxing technique and Express Wax Application.

    Thank you Toko and Ian! Thank you federation members for your support of our sponsors!

    December 28, 2022, from Michael Calderone, VP, Leftover Auction Prizes:

    Here are some items that were not bid on or not paid for. It is first come first serve.

    The Aspen tickets & Mountain Lodge Telluride have been taken.

    Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
    2 days of skiing at any RCR Resort.
    Fernie Alpine, Kimberley Alpine, Kicking Horse or Nakiska Ski Area
    Not valid 12/17/22 - 1/8/23, 2/26 - 2/26/23
    Expires 5/1/23
    Values $450
    Will sell for $100

    Marmot Basin, Jasper Canada Two 1 day lift tickets
    Valid to the end of 22/23 season
    Value $200
    Will sell for $40

    Ski Big Three
    One 3 day lift ticket valid at Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort & Mt Norquay
    Valid for the 22/23 season
    Value $388
    Will sell for $100

    Whoever wants any item should reach out to me at skimikec@aol.com.


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  • January 02, 2023 5:46 PM | Anonymous

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    A Word From Our President

    We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! We kicked off our local resort day trips with a ski day at Winterplace on December 22nd. It was a fun day, and we all had a good time.

    Our next scheduled day trip is to Sugar Mountain on Sunday, January 8th. Sugar Creek Brewing is providing an excellent event space for our Club Meeting & Swap Shop on Tuesday, January 10th. Bring any gently used ski or snowboard gear you'd like to give new life.

    Our Western Winter Ski Trips begin on January 14th with a trip to Jackson Hole! We've had some trip cancellations so please check in with a trip leader for availability.

    And of course, don't forget about our regional trip to Snowshoe Resort, West Virginia beginning February 17th. It's going to be a blast, and we still have a couple of units available. Until next time, happy skiing and riding!

    ~ Tom Grayson, Club President



    Welcome the New Year with a Happy Hour, Club Meeting & Swap Shop

    Hoping to meet more people who love snow sports in 2023?

    Join us at the bar for a 5:30 PM Happy Hour at Sugar Creek Brewing on Tuesday, January 10th! We'll head to the event room for our Club Meeting & Swap Shop at 6:30 PM. 

    It's the perfect opportunity to sell (or swap) some of your gear, search for a deal on gently used equipment, and find out what we have planned for 2023.

    If you are selling skis, bindings must be certified as usable (and safe) by a local ski shop. Clothing should be clean and in good condition. Please don't bring more than 10 items since we have limited space.  

    There will be a cash bar and light appetizers while they last. Plus, we may have some door prizes, too!



    Sugar Mountain Day Trip

    Can't wait to try out some hills with fresh powder in 2023? Join us at Sugar Mountain on Sunday, January 8th.  

    We're arranging carpools from Charlotte or you can meet us there at 8:30 AM. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the trails and get to know other people who love snow sports!



    Snowshoe Mountain Trip

    We're looking forward to a great weekend of skiing and riding during our February 17-20th trip to West Virginia! This is a perfect trip for families or couples and an excellent deal.

    Over half of our condos and studios are already booked, so be sure to register soon!

    Lodging Options (3-Night Stay)

    All units sleep 2 to 4 people and are located in the center of The Village. 

    Allegheny Springs OR Rimfire 1 Bedroom Condo with Full Kitchen: $1208.75

    Allegheny Springs Classic Studio with Full Kitchen: $936.75  

    Allegheny Springs Junior Classic Studio with Kitchenette: $886.75





    Western Trips

    Don't miss your chance for powder perfection and bluebird skiing out west this year. Our trips are almost completely sold old!

    Click the images below for more details and registration links.



    Crescent Ski Council Events

    We're headed to Jackson Hole, Wyoming on January 14th for Crescent Ski Council WeekRegistration is closed, but last minute spots may be available on special request. 



    Kingston Plantation
    Myrtle Beach
    April 27-30th

    If you've been searching for an affordable beach trip, we've got you covered! Ocean view condos and studios are available at discounted rates.




    Craving Some Friendly Competition?

    Race season is in full swing, and we welcome all ages and experience levels!

    Join us as we compete in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs.

    Racer and non-racer registration opens two weeks before each race event. 


    Racing Schedule

    January 7-8, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC

    January 28-29, 2023
    Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC

    February 11-12, 2023
    Beech Mountain, NC

    February 25-26, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC




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  • December 02, 2022 9:59 AM | Anonymous

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    A Word From Our President

    Holiday Greetings and I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! December is officially here with snow storms sweeping the Western Resorts. We have 33 members departing Saturday for the Crescent Steamboat Ski Improvement Camp! Another 32 members are headed to Jackson Hole in January.  

    Colder weather is returning to the NC Mountains, and the local resorts are pumping out snow. The Crescent Race Series starts Dec 17th & 18th at Appalachian Ski Mountain, and our Race Team is ready to go! I hope to see you at our Happy Hour and Club Holiday Meet & Greet next Wednesday! 

    ~ Tom Grayson, Club President



    Celebrate the Holidays With Us On Wednesday, December 7th


    We'll start our celebrations with a 5:30 PM Happy Hour at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille! 

    Use the parking deck across the street if you have trouble finding a spot because of construction, and meet us at the bar. 

    Then, we'll head to the Holiday Meet & Greet downstairs in the Baxter Room at 6:30 PM. 


    There will be a cash bar, light appetizers, and sweets while they last.

    Please bring canned goods or other non-perishable items for us to donate to the local food bank.

    Wear an ugly sweater and you might win a prize for 1st or 2nd place! There will be some other door prizes, too!



    Ice Skate With Us

    Come ice skate with us at the Whitewater Center on Monday, December 5th! 

    There is also a free light show with a lighted 1/2-mile trail.

    Plan to meet us at the River Center at 6:30 PM. 

    Skate passes are $25 per person (includes skate rental) and parking is $6.

    Please text Aubrie at 724-757-5858 by 3 PM on the 5th to RSVP. And of course, she'll text you if we have to cancel because of weather.

    It's should be a fun evening!



    Race Season is Only Two Weeks Away!


    You don't need to be the fastest to race with us.
    Our roster spans all ages and abilities.

    Join us as we compete in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs this season.

    Racer and non-racer registration opens two weeks before each race event.  




    Racing Schedule

    December 17-18, 2022
    Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC

    January 7-8, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC

    January 28-29, 2023
    Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC 

    February 11-12, 2023
    Beech Mountain, NC

    February 25-26, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC



    Red Bull Rail Yard Event

    Appalachian Ski Mountain is hosting the Red Bull Rail Yard event on December 10th & 11th! 

    There will be an amateur and pro competition, and Red Bull hopes you'll compete!

    Not to mention, they’ll be hosting a coach and ride session with some of Red Bull’s snowboard athletes including Grace Warner, Zeb Powell, and Luke Winkelmann! 

    Email Red Bull representative, Jake Spillers for more details at jake.spillers@redbull.com and request your free competitor's lift ticket today!



    Regional Trips

    Stay tuned for more details on a February 17-20th trip to Snowshoe, West Virginia and some regional day trips.
    We're in the planning stages now.



    Crescent Ski Council Events



    Crescent Ski Council Spring Convention

    Kingston Plantation
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    April 27-30, 2023

    More details coming soon!



    Crescent Ski Council Week

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    January 14-21, 2023

    Registration is closed but spots may be available on special request. 



    Western Trips



    Winter Park, Colorado
    January 28-February 3, 2023

    Waitlisted




    Steamboat, Colorado
    February 4-11, 2023

    Waitlisted



    Palisades Tahoe, California
    February 26-March 5, 2023

    Six Spaces Available



    Banff Alberta, Canada
    March 11-18, 2023

    One Female Space Available



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  • December 02, 2022 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE DECEMBER 2022

    Mary Anne Koltowich

    As my first meeting as CSC President, your CSC Executive Committee (ExComm) had its meeting on Friday afternoon. We’ve had a number of challenging issues to address since officer elections were held last April. The Conventions Chair had to resign due to personal reasons. The chair of the subcommittee for By-Laws revisions had to step down from this position. The Past President resigned during the summer, again, for personal reasons. About two weeks before this conference, our Secretary Lynn Wise took on a permanent work job that will require many weekends of additional training, preventing her from fulfilling her duties. There were unforeseen circumstances affecting Crescent trips. We are working through these challenges and resolved several of these during the weekend due to the hard work of our ExComm members and the CSC Board members.

    We have approved a new Conventions Chair, Jodi Stephens, from the Huntsville Ski Club. Jodi has extensive experience with organizing and coordinating large events, and she h as been learning her position over the summer. Jodi took care of our food and meal needs this past weekend. Jennifer Emch, from the Knoxville Ski & Outing Club, is approved to take over the position of Fall Conference Coordinator (taking over from me). Jennifer has been invaluable with performing several of the duties of this Fall Conference, including registration, lodging, and decorations. Pat Harvey, one of our Past Presidents, was approved to take over the position of Past President and to also take ove r the ByLaws subcommittee. Several questions regarding trips were discussed and solutions agreed to during the Trips Committee meeting. The Racing meeting was able to work on this upcoming season’s race weekends.

    Of special note: We are looking for a new CSC Secretary. Lynn Wise has already drafted both the ExComm and Board meeting minutes from this past weekend, so we are thankful to Lynn for that. Frances Edwards has graciously agreed to be the acting Secretary until a permanent person can be found. She has already been working to finalize our ExComm and Board meeting minutes. We really need your help, so please consider serving and making some new friends.

    Another special note: Michelle will not be seeking reelection as VP in the Spring of 2023. She cited that she gave some hard thought into whether she want to eventually seek election as President and has decided that is not her goal at this time. She does not want to occupy the position as she feels it is a training position for the eventual running for the Presidency. I know there are a number of you out there that would really make a good VP for Crescent, so please let me know if you are interested.

    Our Board passed a ByLaws revision to do some cleanup on consistent language and clearer direction on how to designate CSC Representatives and alternates for meetings. This was my first time presiding over a Board meeting, and we are fortunate to hav e such good people on our Board willing to work hard, listen, and make good decisions. I am proud and honored to be your Crescent Ski Council President.

    A huge thanks goes to Kerri Crawford of the Augusta Ski & Outing Club, who handed over a printer that was no longer needed by racing. It has been given to our Treasurer Ellen Cortright for CSC use.

    On a sadder note, please remember Helen Ries of the Kanawha Ski Club. Helen wanted to be remembered as Happy Healthy Helen – Best of the West-Femail-2008 Mammoth. Helen passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022, from cancer.

    Bryan Bobo of the Spartanburg Ski & Outing Club, passed away Monday, November 7, 2023, from health issues. Bryan worked many years behind the scenes at our Spring Conventions. Keep his wife Brenda and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Flowers were sent to his service and a tree will be planted in his memory on behalf of the Crescent Ski Council.

    I am looking forward to seeing many of you out in Colorado at Steamboat Springs December 310, 2022 for our Crescent Ski Council week of skiing, sliding, and fun.

    CONVENTIONS (Report by Mary Anne Koltowich)

    2022 Fall Leadership & Training Conference, October 28-30, 2022

    Another fun and productive CSC Fall Conference is in the books. It was a glorious weekend in Gatlinburg, TN with beautiful leaves and wonderful weather. Seventeen of our CSC clubs were represented, and we conducted our Trips, Racing, and Administrative meetings. A lot of business and good discussions were completed on Saturday morning and early afternoon. That evening we held our Trade Show with vendors from ski resorts and tour operators, along with lots of good food and drink. Our vendors had much to offer, both for club group trips and for individuals wanting adventure. We also heard from Mark Adams, new in his position of head of marketing for Ober Adventures. He described exciting plans for the mountain, including expanding skiing territory, upgrading and modernizing the lodge, installing more snowmaking, and even building a hotel on top of Ober. Ober has new owners, who are local and also own Ole Smokey (moonshine and whiskey) and Yee Haw beer. Crescent and Ober Gatlinburg are looking forward to a renewed relationship and working together in the future.

    After the Trade Show, desserts and more good drink were brought out for our Saturday Night DJ Dance Party. Great music from our favorite DJ “Gigdog” and some UT vs Kentucky football on the TV made for fun exercise and a win for the VOLS!

    On the financial side, we did not make the income expected from our Trade Show tables, sponsorships, and registrations, which amounted to almost $2600 less than expected. However, working with the Glenstone and cutting some other conference expenses, saved us almost $1100 in costs. In the end, CSC was able to make about $2800 net income. This will help with CSC’s ability to meet other administrative financial obligations.

    Much thanks to Frances Edwards (Trade Show Coordinator), Jennifer Emch (Registration Facilitator), Jodi Stephens (Food & Beverage Facilitator), and particularly hubby Jim Smith for all they did to make our Fall Conference a success.

    Spring Convention:

    I want to introduce myself to the rest of the Crescent Ski Council. I am Jodi Stephens, and I have been the President of the Huntsville Ski Club for the last seven years. I am honored to be voted in as the CSC 2023 Spring Convention Coordinator and as the Conventions Chair. I am working closely with Michelle Shuford to learn everything she has been doing for many years.

    I’m sure you wonder why anyone would volunteer to take on such a vast project. Still, event planning is something I do second nature. I was a professional event planner for 14 years. I coordinated exhibitors, meetings, symposiums, workshops, and huge (800 attendees) formal dinners with speakers, senior executive military, government employees, and CEOs during that time.

    After retiring from that position, I continue to work with my favorite local organizations to do the same.

    I look forward to working with you all and having a successful, fun 2023 Spring Convention. Dates for the 2023 Spring Conventions are April 27-30, 2023. We are again at the Kington Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. The needed forms are included on our website and included with this President’s Update.

    TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    You cannot rely on the weather, and you should never make it part of your decision on a ski trip. It is the one (well airlines are now tied with it) thing we have no control over.

    Steamboat Race and Learn to Ski Camp - As around 150 participants are preparing for next week’s 39th Annual event, Thanksgiving opening last week was the largest terrain on opening day since 2014. Weather forecast is for a foot of snow this Thursday and more over the weekend. Looking good for those that endured the lack of snow last year, they are making up for it this year!

    Jackson Hole Ski Week - Also sitting around 150 participants, this trip has had a lot of interest. Everything is set for a great week. December 10th is the deadline for those to going to make any final changes, make final payment and have your flight information to Skigroup.net (cystal@skigeroup.net) to have transfers included.

    2024 Adventure Trip - The clubs have voted and the count is it - we will be going to Iceland in spring 2024 with Collette!

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    We are preparing for the start of racing season in December. The NASTAR contract has been renewed and payment submitted. Racer fees are being collected from clubs. Sponsorship credit sheets have been produced and distributed to Race Directors.

    North Carolina ski areas are open!!

    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    Website General: Our new website on ClubExpress continues to work well, overall. We have the email addresses accurate now, but we are seeing occasional bounces. Now that our addresses are accurate, the predominant reasons include “mailbox full”, “refused by server”, “sent to spam folder”. We are seeing “refused by server” especially when emails are business addresses. Personal email addresses instead of business addresses usually solve this problem. Also helpful, club officials can add ClubExpress’s outgoing server address to their Contacts list: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com

    Website Last Minute Trip Openings: This new feature with a drop-down menu is working well. Please send all requests to Lisa Beregi (Trips Chair) and adhere to her instructions regarding format, timing and content. We want this feature to help fill spaces on club trips when deadlines are looming; this is not intended as a substitute for clubs’ regular trip promotions and is a supplement to, not a substitute for, the Club Trips list that Lisa also maintains (and is also available on the website).

    Website Documents: We are working on ways to store Crescent Policies & Procedures on the website in a way that limits access to only authorized users (i.e., not the general public). Watch for details in the near future.

    Website Database Updates: Please send all changes in club officers, directors, coordinators, etc. to Ken Lumsden member.services@crescentskicouncill.org.

    There is no need to send your entire roster unless you have multiple changes. Please arrange your content along these lines:

    DELETE: (name/email address/phone number/club role)
    ADD: (name/email address/phone number/club role)
    CHANGE FORMER (name/email address/phone number/club role) to CURRENT (name/email address/phone number/club role)

    Website Synchronization: Clubs who also use ClubExpress as their platform, or any clubs considering changing to ClubExpress, can synchronize their content with Crescent notices. We were introduced to this feature, called “syndication”, via a recent Zoom with ClubExpress. ClubExpress is offering a special waiver of the “placeholder” fee for this feature, + $30/month hosting fee for any club who wants to adopt syndication. Please contact Ken Lumsden for details.

    Social Media

    All the mega November snow reports and news of so many early ski resort openings is making it so easy for us to share the posts and make us wishing we were there. Crescent’s annual ski, ride & race camp is les than 2 weeks away and it’s looking like it’ll be the best conditions in years. Tag @crescentski on all your pictures. We’ll share all we can.

    And we now have a Facebook group set up for our members to post skis, ski boots, ski jackets, gloves, helmets, or any slightly used gear for sale. Check out Crescent Ski Council Ski Marketplace on Facebook. Post your ski gear and equipment you’d like to sell. Crescent wants to be the middleman to help you sell and buy anything ski-related. Spread the word to your club members. Any questions or suggestions, let me know. Let’s make this an added benefit for our members.

    Additionally, we want more racers involved to help with the Crescent Ski Council Racing page. Contact me if you’re interested in helping with the racing page.

    PAST PRESIDENT (PAT HARVEY)

    It’s not too early to think about getting involved and running for an office with Crescent. Due to work and personal commitments, Lynn Wise (Charlotte) had to submit her resignation as CSC Secretary after the Fall Conference. Thanks to Frances Edwards (ETMM) for agreeing to be interim Secretary. So we are looking for someone to take over that spot and run for Secretary for the 2023/24 season. Also, Michelle Shuford (Palmetto) will serve as VP for the rest of this year but won’t be continuing after her term is over in June. We are looking for someone interested in the VP position for 2023/24. Contact me if interested.

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Keep spreading the word on our social media pages and our new Marketplace group.

    Pat Harvey
    Past President/Social Media Chair
    Email: crescentpastpres@gmail.com

    CLUB CORNER (By Our Clubs)

    Check out our clubs’ websites/newsletters for more information. You out there send me your club’s newsletters so we can share more ideas and activities.

    Kanawha Ski Club – The October 31st meeting featured games night with folks bringing their favorite table games, like Blok Us, Charade, and Scrabble. The club is trying to get an overnight trip to Snowshoe December 5-6 with a special on lift ticket pricing at $50 (offer expired November 16th)

    The club celebrated the 80th birthday of Gene Teaney on November 20. Hope Gene had a great day.

    We are having the 2022 KSC Holiday Party at the Charleston Women’s Club, 1600 Virginia St., E., on December 16th, 2022, beginning at 6:30 pm. Susan Kozielec, once again, has graciously offered to prepare the ham (Using her secret recipe!) for our dining enjoyment! Thank you, Susan! KSC will provide the beverages and each of you is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to contribute to the affair.

    Knoxville Ski & Outing Club – KSOC is excited to present a holiday party and dinner for members and guests on December 3, 2022 at the Lighthouse Knoxville located at 6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The event will start at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour that includes 2 drinks and a charcuterie board followed by an Italian Feast at 7:00. A cash bar will be available all evening, and a DJ will provide great music for the dancing beginning at 8:00.

    Huntsville Ski Club – The club meeting on November 16th featured its Ski Swap, back by popular demand. The next club hike occurred on Sunday November 20th. There will be a Christmas Luau on Saturday, December 17 with dinner and entertainment.

  • November 14, 2022 9:22 AM | Anonymous

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    Get excited for ski and snowboard season! Some of the Western resorts opened early, and we welcomed 53 new members last month. 

    We hope you'll join us at one (or several) of our upcoming events, trips, or races!

    November Events

    Meet us for Happy Hour at 5 PM this Wednesday at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille bar. We'll head to the Club Meeting downstairs in the Baxter Room at 6:30 PM.

    John Gardner plans to share a presentation about our race team and we'll chat about mountain safety. There will be a cash bar, light appetizers (while they last), and door prizes. 

    If you're interested in skiing or riding at Sugar, Beech, or Winterplace this season, be sure to chat with Aubrie, too! She is figuring out interest and possible dates for day trips.  

    Join us for the Charlotte Premier of Warren Miller Entertainment's latest film, "Daymaker" at Visulite Theatre November 17th at 7 PM!

    Tickets are $25 each. They can be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking the button below. Just click "Add to Cart" to complete your purchase. 

    Once you've purchased your tickets, please click the button below to RSVP so we know you're coming. You're welcome to bring a friend, too!

    Join Alisa Weber for a fall hike Saturday, November 19th at Crowders Mountain State Park at 10 AM. Let's get those legs in shape and enjoy some beautiful autumn colors! 

    Crescent Ski Council Trips

    There are only a few spaces left and time to register is running out!

    Crescent Steamboat Race and Ski & Ride Camp

    Steamboat, Colorado
    December 3-10, 2022

    Crescent Ski Council Week

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    January 14-21, 2023

    Western Trips


    Winter Park, Colorado
    January 28-February 3, 2023

    3 spaces available



    Steamboat, Colorado
    February 4-11, 2023

    Waitlisted


    Palisades Tahoe, California
    February 26-March 5, 2023

    5 spaces available

    Banff Alberta, Canada
    March 11-18, 2023

    Waitlisted

    Stay tuned for more details on a February 17-20th trip to Snowshoe, West Virginia. We're in the planning stages now.

    Race Season is Almost Here


    Join us as we compete in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs this season!

    But what if I'm not the fastest skier or snowboarder, you ask? Don't worry. First, you compete in a Crescent Ski Council or NASTAR race to determine your handicap. Then, you're grouped into a "flight" of racers with the same handicap so you're always competing against people with similar abilities.

    Racing Schedule

    December 17-18, 2022
    Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC

    January 7-8, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC

    January 28-29, 2023
    Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC 

    February 11-12, 2023
    Beech Mountain, NC

    February 25-26, 2023
    Sugar Mountain, NC

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  • November 10, 2022 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Ski and riding season is almost here! Some of the Western resorts are already open, and North Carolina resorts will be opening soon.

    If you plan on hitting the slopes more than a few times this season, don't rent your equipment by the day. Save time and money by leasing your equipment for the entire season from Ski Country Outdoors at 3609 South Blvd in Charlotte!


  • November 07, 2022 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     Hello Club Members! 

    October was a very good month for the Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club. Our Happy Hour and Club Meeting at the Dilworth Grill was well attended, and it was good to see lots of new faces! Ski Country Outdoors, Sun & Ski Sports, and Peter Menaker (OMARI) showed us his new leather ski jackets and shared some upcoming fashion trends for the slopes! 

    We had 13 members participate in the Crescent Fall Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. The Crescent Spring Convention will be held at Kingston Plantation on April 27 – 30th in Myrtle Beach, SC. Returning are the Beach Olympics and Saturday evening dance. Registration information is coming soon for early signups to reserve your ocean-view studios and condos. 

    We held our October Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 1st via Google Teams and covered a variety of topics. Meeting minutes can be viewed on our website under member login. Our membership has grown to 482 active members with an increase of 53 in the month of October. The Club’s financial health continues to be strong. We can always use more help, so if you wish to become more active in the Club, please contact Tom Grayson (Club President) to discuss participation opportunities on one of the Club committees. 

    Our next Club Meeting is on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 pm at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grill downstairs in the Baxter Room. The date was moved up to avoid a conflict with the Panther’s Thursday evening home game. We are having a presentation from the Club’s Race Team by John Gardner that will feature some educational video clips. Come meet some Race Team Members – it’s a fun group! We will also discuss Mountain Safety as several of our Club Members were involved in collisions on the slope this past season. Aubrie will be meeting with anybody interested in participating in day trips to our local resorts this season to determine where interest is and to meet fellow skiers and boarders! 

    We will be showing some highlights for the new Warren Miller Film “Daymaker”! The Club will be hosting the Charlotte Premiere of the new Warren Miller Film “Daymaker” on Thursday, November 17th at 7 pm at the Visulite Theater. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the door. Or you can purchase advanced tickets and watch the trailer here. Proceeds from the movie go to support the Club Race Team! 

    A smorgasbord of tasty appetizers will be provided for refreshments. Please be considerate of your fellow members and guests as this is not intended as a dinner substitute. Some door prizes will be drawn at the end of the meeting. Please bring a friend! The meeting will be preceded by a Happy Hour upstairs in the bar starting at 5 pm. Please settle your bill before coming down to the meeting. 

    Alisa Weber led a hike at Stone Mountain in October and will lead another hike on Saturday, November 19th at Crowders Mountain State Park. This will be a scenic hike and there are several route choices. Click here for hike details and RSVP so she will know to look for you. 

    I’m working with the French Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain to offer a Learn to Ski Program that will consist of 3 to 4 clinics held on Sunday mornings at the end of November and the first couple of weeks in December. More information to follow as details are worked out. 

    The new Ski Season is right around the corner (some of the Western Resorts have opened early for the season) and our Trip Leaders have been busy – see the trip status below. We have a lodging contract signed with Snowshoe (WV) for the President’s Day weekend (Feb 17-20, 2023) for our Regional Trip - more info to follow. Additionally, we will be running some day trips to Sugar, Beech, and Winter Place Resorts this season depending on slope conditions. You can get group rate lift tickets from the Race Team 2 weeks prior to a Race by following their ticket sign-up procedure on the website. 

    Current Trip Status (trip details and registration go to CltSnow.com/trips): 

    December 3-10, 2022 – Crescent Steamboat Ski Improvement Camp 

    • We have 32 Club Members currently signed up for this trip which includes a 6-day lift and 5 full-day ski/ride lessons. They will be departing in just 26 days! 

    January 14-21, 2023 – Crescent Jackson Hole Trip – Charlotte Trip Leaders: Tom Grayson and Jace Gates 

    • Currently a few spaces are available but time to register is running out 
    • We have 30 Club Members currently registered for this trip 
    • Check with Tom or Jace if interested! 

    January 28 to February 4, 2023 – Winter Park Trip, Leaders: Tom Grayson, Charlie & Marcela Brown 

    • We have 3 spaces available (1 female single space in condos and 2 spaces available in a studio) 
    • We have 2 male singles on the condo waitlist 
    • We have 52 Club Members currently registered 
    • We have 10+ seats available on group air ($318 RT CLT/DEN) direct flight (seat drop date coming soon!) 
    • This is our best value trip of the season! 

    February 4-11, 2023 – Steamboat Trip, Leaders: Jace Gates, Tom Grayson 

    • We have 110 Club Members registered for this trip (5 on waitlist) 
    • This is our largest trip of the season 
    • We have limited group air seats available from Charlotte to Denver on American Airlines for $426 RT for another couple of weeks 
    • Please contact Tom or Jace if you wish to purchase a group air seat (once we drop seats, we can’t get them back) 

    February 17-20, 2023 – Snowshoe Trip, Leaders: Tom Grayson, Aubrie Beranek 

    • 3-night minimum staying at Allegheny Springs and Rimfire Lodges 
    • Room Block reservations will be available soon for individual reservations 
    • Currently in the planning stage – registration information coming soon! 

    February 26 to March 5, 2023 – Palisades Tahoe Trip, Leaders: Tom Grayson, Sam Pettus 

    • 52 Club Members are currently registered 
    • We have 5 condo spaces available in The Village for a limited time (condo drop date coming soon) 
    • We are currently seeking to add group air from Charlotte to Reno 

    March 11-18, 2023 – Banff Trip, Leaders: Jace Gates, Halle Bryant, Tammy Gleaton 

    • 89 Club Members are currently registered 
    • We have 1 male single space and 1 female single on the waitlist 
    • There has been some roster attrition, so it is not too late to sign up for the waitlist 
    • Limited space available at both locations – contact Jace for information (jgates@certapro.com

    I hope to see many of our local Club Members and Guests at the November 9th Meeting (Wednesday night). It should be a good one! 

    I have also reserved Wednesday, December 7th at the Dilworth Grill (Baxter Room) for our Holiday Meet and Greet! Please save the date! 

    Thanks, 

    Tom Grayson, President 


  • October 04, 2022 9:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Club Members!

    What a month we had in September!  Our September 8th Club Meeting was a big success with Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and Winterplace in attendance and providing information about their respective resorts.  We gave out some lift tickets to Sugar and Winterplace and a free 1 year Club Membership to John Morris in our door prize drawings.  There were upwards of 90 people in attendance so let’s keep it up! 

    We held several Thirsty Thursdays and one Freaky Friday event in September to give Club Members and guests a chance to meet and talk about upcoming events and trips.  Charlotte witnessed an impressive President’s Cup victory by the US Team at Quail Hollow Country Club that was viewed by upwards of one billion viewers worldwide.  Charlotte is definitely on the map.

    September 27th was the last day to sign up for the Crescent Fall Conference in Gatlinburg.  We have 13 club members going at the end of the month to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery, an adventure hike, a Ski Trade Show, and Saturday evening dance with the other 19 Crescent Club attendees!  Jace and I will be attending the Crescent Trip Meeting, and John will attend the Crescent Race Directors Meeting.  Pat Harvey (Crescent social media) and Lyn Wise (Crescent Secretary) will be there representing the Crescent Ski Council.  The next Crescent Event will be in the Spring at the Beach so stay tuned for more information on that in the months to come. 

    We held our Club Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 28th via Google Teams and covered a variety of topics (Meeting Minutes can be viewed on our website under member login.  A new member handbook is being added to the Club website under the Member Section and will include club policies and guidelines on various topics.  The Club is in good financial shape, and we are working to provide some great events and trips in the coming months.  We can always use more help, so if you wish to become more active in the Club, please contact Tom Grayson (Club President) to discuss participation opportunities.

    Our next Club Meeting is on Thursday, October 13th @6:30pm at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grill downstairs in the Baxter Room.  We are planning a Ski Fashion Show with some of our local Ski Shops.  Come find out the latest in ski wear for the coming season!  We will also have a trip table set up where you can talk to trip leaders about our trips this season.  As a special treat, we will be showing some highlights for the new Warren Miller Film “DAYMAKER”!  A smorgasbord of tasty appetizers will be provided as long as it lasts.  Please be considerate of your fellow members and guests as this is not intended as a dinner substitute.  Some door prizes will be drawn at the end of the meeting.  Please bring a friend!  The meeting will be preceded by a Thirsty Thursday upstairs in the bar starting at 5pm (please settle your bill before coming down to the meeting).”

    The Club will be hosting the Charlotte Premiere of the new Warren Miller Film “DAYMAKER” on Thursday, November 17th @7pm at the Visulite Theater.  Advanced ticket sales will be through the Visulite Ticket Office and sold at the door the evening of the movie.  This is only one showing and we have a seating capacity of 210 so get your tickets early!  Stay tuned for more information.

    With the new Ski Season right around the corner in about 7 weeks (some of the Western Resorts received their first snow of the season in September) the Club Trip Leaders have been busy with our Western Trips.  Also, we have a lodging contract signed with Snowshoe for the President’s Day weekend (Feb 17-20, 2023) for our Regional Trip - more info to follow.  Additionally, we will be running some day trips to Sugar, Beech, and Winterplace Resorts this season depending on slope conditions.

    Current Trip Status (trip details and registration go to CltSnow.com/trips):

    December 3-10, 2022 – Crescent Steamboat Ski Improvement Camp 

    Registration deadline was October 1st (you may still be able to get on – see trip registration)

    We have 28 Club Members currently signed up for this trip which includes 6-day lift and 5 full day ski/ride lessons

    January 14-21, 2023 – Crescent Jackson Hole Trip – Charlotte Trip Leaders: Tom Grayson and Jace Gates
    Currently 20+ spaces available
    We have 30 Club Members currently signed up for this trip

    January 28 to February 4, 2023 – Winter Park Trip, Leaders: Tom Grayson, Charlie and Marcela Brown We have 9 spaces available (3 spaces in condos and 6 spaces available in studios

    We have 45 Club Members currently registered
    We have 10+ seats available on group air ($318 RT CLT/DEN) direct flight
    This is our best value trip of the season!

    February 4-11, 2023 – Steamboat Trip, Leaders: Jace Gates, Tom Grayson
    We have 106 Club Members registered for this trip (4 on waitlist)
    There has been some attrition on this trip so sign up for waitlist for a chance to go
    This is our largest trip of the season
    We have limited group air seats available to Denver and to Hayden

    February 17-20, 2023 – Snowshoe Trip, Leader: Tom Grayson
    3 night minimum staying at Allegheny Springs and Rimfire Lodges
    Room Block will be available for individual reservations in the next couple of weeks
    Currently in planning stage – registration information coming soon!

    February 26 to March 5, 2023 – Palisades Tahoe Trip, Leaders: Tom Grayson, Sam Pettus
    We have 9 condo spaces available in The Lodge at Squaw Village
    51 Club Members are currently registered
    We are currently seeking to add group air from Charlotte to Reno

    March 11-18, 2023 – Banff Trip, Leaders: Jace Gates, Halle Bryan, Tammy Gleaton
    86 Club Members are currently registered
    Jace was able to add some rooms at the Moose Lodge across from the Ptarmigan Inn
    There has been some roster attrition
    Limited space available at both locations – contact Jace for information (
    jgates@certapro.com)

    I hope to see many of our local Club Members and Guests at the October 13th Meeting.  It should be a good one!

    Thanks,…Tom

    Tom Grayson, President


  • September 08, 2022 11:46 AM | Anonymous


    Hi Club Members,

    I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend! I spent my weekend in NYC at the US Open with the family. August was a good month for the Club. We had new member signups, several Thirsty Thursday Socials, an exciting Whitewater Trip weekend to Ace Resorts in WV, and a fun Lake Party on Lake Norman. The Lake Party has become an annual event and we very much appreciate Randy and Dawn’s hospitality.

    I would like to announce Aubrie Beranek as our new Club Social Chair and Alisa Weber as our new Club Events Chair! I’m excited to have these two ladies step up to lead these committees. Aubrie is working on some social activities and Alisa is working with Pam Kain to plan a Kayak Float on the French Broad River. I’m anticipating good things from their contributions.

    Our September Club Meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 8th, 6:30 pm, at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill. We've also added a Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour starting at 5 pm for anyone who can arrive before the meeting. This meeting is the kickoff to our new season, so don't miss it! 

    Our Western Trips are selling fast and we have some great new events in store for you this month! Visit our trips page for more details!

    I hope to see you at one of the September events!


    Tom Grayson, Club President


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