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  • May 18, 2022 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

    May 2022

    You really should be upset if you did not attend the Spring Convention! Everyone had a great time at the events! The Early Bird Party at the Whiskey Beach Bar and Grill was a lot of fun. We changed things up a bit during the Friday evening Vendor Trade show by having the representatives for Steamboat and Jackson Hole present their trip roll-outs so that everyone in attendance could participate in receiving this information. The remaining vendors also gave 10 minute presentations in lieu of the usual “egg timers” (3 minute presentations) held during the Trips meeting. Meanwhile, all six (6) vendors were set up on the opposite side of the ballroom and engaged in conversations all evening. Saturday’s morning fun run and the Beach Olympics were enjoyed by many and Diane Brown did a fantastic job organizing the Beach Olympics. Thank you to all those who helped her with this fun event. The beautiful decorations, fun music, and interesting roaring 20’s outfits/costumes led to a very fun night! A HUGE thank you to the Conventions Chair, Spring Conventions Coordinator, Vendor Coordinator, committee members and to Faith and the Coastal Ski & Outing Club for all their work in making the Spring Convention 2022 a great success!

    This update does not include updates from each Officer and Committee Chair, as their reports were just provided for the Spring BOD meeting. Each Club representative attending the BOD meeting should bring these reports to their clubs. 

    Here is a piece of club news I feel is worthy of sharing. Teresa Bowers, a member of the Spartanburg Ski and Outing Club (SSOC) will be spending a majority of 2022 in Poland concentrating on Ukrainian refugee relief. She has already been there and will be going back in the near future. Teresa is a physician (using those skills) and is also doing charity work. Many of us may know Teresa from the Steamboat trips or conventions, but her plans for 2022 and maybe beyond are unknown at this time. She does the SSOC and therefore our council proud. Please wish her well and keep her, the refugees, and Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers.

    During their meeting Sunday April 24, the Board of Directors (BOD) elected officers for the 2022/23 season. The new officers who begin their terms June 1 are:

    President: Mary Anne Koltowich (Knoxville)
    Vice P: Michelle Shuford (Palmetto)
    Secretary: LynnWise(Charlotte)
    Treasurer: Ellen Cortright (Palmetto)

    Please be sure to welcome and congratulate these Officers. Mary Anne and I have begun measures to ease her transition into the President’s role. This will be my last President’s Update as Mary Anne will resume writing the Updates starting with the June publication.

    I want to thank the majority of you for the support and encouragement you’ve given me during the 4 years I’ve been President of Crescent Ski Council. While COVID certainly provided unexpected challenges, I believe the Executive Committee (ExComm) together worked diligently while keeping the safety of everyone a priority. I strived to represent Crescent in a professional manner, including making decisions and setting goals based on our existing Bylaws and Policies/Procedures. I hope you feel I’ve helped to make a difference to a Council that has been one of the best in the country. 

    Sincerely,

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President

    Crescent Ski Council

  • May 16, 2022 6:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the May monthly club meeting, members took a break from free appetizers and great craft beer, to brainstorm on their top trips for our planned 2022-23 trips. Here’s the scoop: the good, the bad, and the ugly — straight from members’ minds (with only minimal editing or elaboration from your editor : ))

    Winter Park (Club trip Jan 28-Feb 4, 2023)

    • It’s 3000-acres large!—From the Winter Park Ski Resort website: Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort, featuring Seven Territories across 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain.
    • Family-friendly, with an intermediate-level bowl—From Uncover Colorado: The Parsenn Bowl is located above the tree line and at the highest lift-served point on the mountain,12,060 ft. It's one of the few big bowls in Colorado that intermediates can enjoy. The surrounding views of the Rocky Mountains are breathtaking.
    • Closest destination resort to Denver— Around 2 hours drive from Denver International Airport (@85 miles). Originally built by the city of Denver as a "winter park" for its residents, Winter Park Resort opened in 1940.
    • And more: all busing free, no nightlife, “No pain, no Jane” (referring to the ungroomed “Mary Jane” territory (my personal favorite!), “5.5 mile run - lunch/beer,” Zephyr Mountain Lodge at the gondola

    Steamboat Ski Resort (Two trips this year: club trip Feb 4-11, 2023, and Crescent Ski Council Race and Ski Camp December 3-10, 2022)

    • “Hot springs in forest” and “Hot Springs up a dirt road” — The editor believes this would be the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, which are simply awesome. However, one year, our rental car did not make it all the way, so we suggest either taking a shuttle, if available, or ensuring your vehicle can handle the climb and the snow.
    • Cowboy town on a budget | Cool denim jackets | Gotta look fly! | Bring your cowboy boots! | Not crowded downtown | Random cattle drive on the highway
    • The backside of the mountain is almost a bird sanctuary—But the resort requests that you do NOT feed the Canada jay birds as this can be detrimental for the birds. 
    • Good restaurants | German restaurant 
    • Steamboat resort is huge, with great terrain variety | good intermediate and expert options, including tree skiing
    • Hard to get there, with a long ride (3+ hours) from the Denver International Airport. If you fly in to Yampa Valley (HDN) Airport (Hayden, CO), make sure you arrange a shuttle ahead of time for the 27-mile drive to the resort.

    Palisades Tahoe (Club trip Feb 25-Mar 4, 2023)

    • Palisades Tahoe, previously known as Squaw Valley
    • Beautiful lake views
    • Gambling nearby
    • Art galleries
    • Good drop-offs for the daring —  Ski.com says: Palisades Tahoe’s horseshoe ridgeline is littered with terrain nuggets—like cliffs, chutes, couloirs and steep bowls—sure to get even the most seasoned skier’s heart pounding. 
    • Olympic Valley two bedroom condos, with easy access to lifts and restaurants (I think this would be the Village at Palisades Tahoe)
    • One lift ticket goes to both Palisades and Alpine
    • Breakfast and dinner cruises on Lake Tahoe

    Banff (Club trip Mar 11-18, 2023)

    • Most beautiful mountains, with 360° views
    • Views of Lake Louise
    • Mt. Norquay Ski Resort (the “locals’ gem”, with night skiing), Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff Sunshine  / Sunshine Village
    • Cross the Continental Divide on the Great Divide Express Lift!
    • Delirium Dive — Crazy! — From SkiBig3: mandatory for users to be fully equipped with avalanche gear and a partner before they can even access this freeride zone.
    • Great restaurant, Lake Louise (Editors note: Google it! great restaurants with views of Lake Louise)
    • Runs groomed and wide
    • Take a bus ride to the national park


  • April 11, 2022 7:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • See website and calendar for detailed information. Trip leaders will be listed there for contact information for each event.
    • Monthly Meetings at Sugar Creek Brewery every second Monday  at 6:30 p.m.
    • All White-Water events require a parking fee of $6.00 or $60.00 for a season pass.

    APRIL

    • MEETING: Monday, April 11th  6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery ELECTIONS- MEMBERS ONLY.
    • Friday, April 15- Wine Tasting Lake Norman
    • Ziplining at the Gorge (to be determined).
    • Mountain Biking at the White-Water Center (starting April 21) Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

    MAY

    • MEETING: Monday, MAY 9TH: 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
      TRIP INFORMATION
    • May 11-15th Camping at Grayson Highlands
    • Mountain Biking at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 6 p.m.
    • River Jam at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Live Music.

    JUNE

    • Trips open up for sign up June 1st.
    • MEETING: Monday, June 6th 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
      TRIP INFORMATION
    • Carrington Farms Quarry Swim ‘n Dive at Lake Norman- details to be determined; David Stoner, lead
    • Swap Meet- Location to be determined
    • Mountain Biking at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 6 p.m.
    • River Jam at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Live Music.

    JULY

    • NO MEETING
    • Mountain Biking at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 6 p.m.
    • River Jam at the White-Water Center Every Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Live Music.

    AUGUST

    • NO MEETING
    • Lake Party at Lake Norman- details and date to be determined. BYOB and a dish to pass
    • Whitewater Rafting August 19-21- Ace. Adventure Resort- Oakhill West Virginia
    • Mountain Biking Thursdays at the White-Water Center 6 p.m.
    • River Jam at the White-Water Center Thursdays at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Live Music.

    SEPTEMBER

    • MEETING Monday September 12th 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
    • Welcome Back Vendor Fair- details TBD
    • Mountain Biking Every Thursday at the White-Water Center 6 p.m.
    • River Jam ends September 30th.

    OCTOBER

    • MEETING Monday October 10th- 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
    • Hiking Trip to Mountains – to be determined.
    • Possible Ziplining- to be determined.

    NOVEMBER

    • MEETING Monday October 10th- 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
    • Hiking Trip to Mountains – to be determined.
    • Possible Ziplining- to be determined.

    DECEMBER

    • MEETING- HOLIDAY PARTY Monday December 12th - 6:30 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewery
    • Bring a White Elephant gift to pass
    • Possible skating at the White-Water Center- TBD

    Please feel free to suggest ideas to Social Event Planner, Julia Winfield.

    Juliawinfield94@gmail.com


  • April 04, 2022 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 2022

    I hope you are making plans now to attend the Spring Convention April 21-24th. The Convention is always a fun weekend, starting with the Thursday night Early Bird reception, the Vendor Trade Show, the Beach Olympics, and the Saturday night theme party – The Roaring 20s. Don’t forget to plan your party attire now as it’s a lot of fun to see all the costumes. We also have opportunities to display our skills (or luck) at Mini-golf, golf, or tennis - all scheduled for Friday morning and also at the Beach Olympics Saturday. Be sure to complete your registration form now to get in on one of these fun events.

    As this ski season ends for most of us, passes for the 2022-2023 ski season are now for sale. According to the March issue of Ski Area Management magazine, Alterra Mountain Company unveiled the details for its 2022-23 Ikon Pass, which includes the following:

    • The full Ikon adult Pass costs $1,079 (up from $999 in 2021-22), and the Ikon Base Pass is $769 (up from $729 in 2021-22)

    • The Ikon Base Plus Pass is $969 for the same access as the Base Pass with the addition of five days each at a handful of premier destinations, including Aspen Snowmass and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

    • Returning pass holders, as well as nurse, military, and college students, get passes at a discounted rate. In addition, any Crescent member who purchases an Ikon pass through Sports America (Steamboat trip) or Skigroup.net (Jackson Hole trip) receives a $50 lodging credit.

    • New partner resorts include Sun Valley, Idaho, Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, and Snowbasin, Utah, and Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France which all have left Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass.

    • Deer Valley and Alta, Utah, will no longer be on the Base Pass, moving to the Ikon Base Plus. Snowbird is now an individual destination on the Base Pass, offering five days of access with blackout dates. Alta and Snowbird are still considered a combined destination on the full Ikon

      Pass, with seven days of combined access.

    Epic passes went on sale March 20th, 2022 for the 22/23 ski season. Epic has an unrestricted pass that allows access to all their member resorts for an unlimited amount of days, and without any blackout dates. The cost of this pass is $841 per adult (ages 13+). Their Nationwide local pass provides access to all their unlimited resorts without blackout dates, and 7 others with either limited amount of days or blackout dates. The most commonly purchased Epic pass is one of their hyperlocal offerings. These hyperlocal offerings provide access to a tight group of resorts that are all clustered close to each other. For instance, the Tahoe Local Pass provides access to 9 resorts around Lake Tahoe. They also have a Tahoe Value Pass that only includes access to 3 resorts (Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood). These hyper local passes are available for various locations in Colorado as well as the Northeast. The Epic Local pass is $626 per adult (ages 19+).

    Be sure to check out Mountain Collective and Indy Pass information if you or your club could benefit from these passes. Indy will release their final resort roster with blackout dates May 1.

    Additionally, Crescent loves new volunteers - you are always welcome to join us! I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council. Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country!

    PAST PRESIDENT (Pat Harvey)

    Election of Crescent officers for the 2022/23 year will be held, as you know, at the Spring Convention. We have candidates for all positions and all info and bios will go out to the BOD before the Spring Convention. Still time to start thinking about running for one of the offices and volunteering to be on a Committee. Let Pat Harvey know if you’d like more information about any of the Crescent offices.

    SOCIAL MEDIA (Pat Harvey)

    The ski season is winding down. We’ll post closing info and of course hope to see the season-end pond skims and we’ll share pix! Still looking for a few people to help share interesting posts on the Crescent and Crescent Racing social media pages. Contact me if you’re interested and I’ll fill you in and happy to add a few additional people to help share the ski industry and racing news. Crescent is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. T ag us @crescentski on any of your posts. Crescent Racing (@Crescentskiracing) is also on Facebook. Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact me. Keep spreading the word on Crescent’s Social Media pages to your Club members and friends.

    Pat Harvey
    Past President/Social Media Chair 

    crescentpastpres@gmail.com


    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    We have had a successful ski season! I am sure you and your members are as happy as I am that we wereactuallyabletoplanandexecutetrips,evenwithsomeiffytimesthisyear! HopingasSpringbrings new life to our world, that it is the start of getting back to doing things as we used to, even if we are doing them a bit differently.

    I continue to work with the Tour Operators for Steamboat Race and Learn to Ski Camp (December 3-10, 2022) and January Jackson Hole Ski Week (January 14-21, 2023) to get the final sale product ready for Spring Convention. The roll out presentations will be at the beach, and registration will open between May 15 and June 15th, as in previous years.

    The March trip leader update had a series of questions asking where your clubs would want a CSC Ski Week for 2024 so that we can form the long list to vote at spring. It also had potential social issues that we'd like to determine if they are concerns for our clubs and we need to address in reservation forms and/or policies. Unfortunately, I have not heard back from half of the clubs on last month's questions to prepare for the spring meeting, and will be asking again for input in the April update.

    Lisa Beregi
    CSC Trip Chair 

    trips@crescentskicouncil.orgpage3image14425600


    CONVENTIONS (Cathie Mulgrew)

    Cameron Andrews has been hard at work getting ready for our first CSC Spring Convention in 2 years!

    Here is what Cameron had to say:

    SPRING CONVENTION 2022 is just three weeks away! Approximately 175 people will be attending this year and anticipate having good times with good friends. It is not too late to sign up for the Thursday Early Bird Party. Deadlines are fast approaching to register for Friday's optional events: GOLF, MINI- GOLF, and TENNIS so be sure to get your event registration form from your trip leader or from the CSC webpage: https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/conventions.html

    Faith Campbell and her team from Coastal Ski Club are putting together an exciting "Roaring 20's" theme for the Saturday night party.

    So put on your sunscreen and come on down to the beach! Looking forward to seeing everyone in person!

    *CSC 2022 Fall Conference*

    Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2022

    We will be at the Glenstone in Gatlinburg, TN. The standard room rate is $109 + taxes. There may be a few other type rooms available – Front Balcony, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite (sleeps 4 with two beds and two baths) depending on availability at reduced rates. Be looking for details later on for registration and schedule information.

    Mary Anne Koltowich
    Fall Conference Coordinator 
    vice.president@crescentskicouncil.org

    Cathie Mulgrew
    CSC Convention Chair 
    conventions@crescentskicouncil.org 

    Cameron Andrews
    Spring Conventions Coordinator 
    candrews1214@gmail.com


    RACING (Rich Mead)

    The race season concluded with our final regular season race at Sugar, Feb 26-27. We were unable to hold the Crescent Cup races in early March as Snowshoe declined to host the races. Lisa Beregi and I have reached out to Snowshoe to inquire about hosting in 2023. Alternatives for Crescent Cup will also be discussed at the upcoming Spring Convention Race Director and Race Worker meetings. The end- of-season paperwork is being processed as well as preparations for the upcoming Spring meetings. The Racing Committee Policy document has been rewritten and reviewed, to be presented at the meeting.

    Rich Mead

    CSC Race Program Chair

    racing@crescentskicouncil.org


    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.

    Enjoy the March Madness Finals! See you at the Beach!

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President

    Crescent Ski Council
    Email: 
    cscpresident2018@gmail.com

  • March 03, 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The club race team placed 2nd in the Crescent Ski Council Race Series (Eastern Division) for the 2021-2022 race season.  The rainy weather at the last event did not impact the race completions.  Congratulations to Brent Barclay, "Fastest man on the Hill", placing first in Flight 1 in the Giant Slalom, in his first race with the team.


  • February 15, 2022 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charlotte stands in 2nd place in Eastern Division of the Crescent Ski Council Race Series.  At the Beech Mtn. race this weekend our race director, Greg Brentrup, placed 2nd in the GS in Flight 1 and Artur Trzebunia placed 3rd.  We have one last race at Sugar Mtn. on February 26 & 27. Signup closes at 9:00 pm Sunday 2/20.

  • February 14, 2022 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Valentine's Day! For those of you ready to plan your 2023 get-aways, here is the list of club and Crescent Ski Council trips for 2023.

    Our trips for 2022-2023 are all Ikon Pass, and here is the list:

    • Steamboat, 2022 date TBD, but generally the first full week of December (Crescent)
    • Jackson Hole, Jan 14-21, 2023 (Crescent)
    • Winter Park, Jan 28-Feb 4, 2023
    • Steamboat, Feb 4-11, 2023
    • Palisades Tahoe, Feb 25-Mar 4, 2023
    • Banff, Mar 11-18, 2023

    More information, of course, will be forthcoming.

  • February 03, 2022 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The opening ceremony for the 2022 Olympic Games takes place Friday, February 4 with 3,000 performers in what Beijing organizers are promising to be a cauldron lighting that is “unprecedented in the over 100-year history of the Olympic Games”. But note that some events, such as curling and luge start on Wednesday with Alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and ice hockey on Thursday. If you follow Mikaela Shiffrin, she is scheduled in the women’s slalom on February 9th. Speaking of Mikaela, a double Olympic Gold medalist and one of the best known of all the US athletes participating in the Olympics, there are a couple of articles addressing her journey to this year’s games. Read about her issues with COVID, back spasms, and mental health as she deals not only with huge expectations, but is still grieving her father who died unexpectedly in March 2020. Articles are available in the Washington Post:https://t.co/87brxVlpnn and from the AP: https://t.co/YC2LZiH4ahhttps://t.co/u3QqW9m84b

    With Beijing being 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, an event that starts at 10:00 am local (Beijing) time Monday will be at 9:00 pm EDT Sunday night. Peacock will be the streaming home of the games offering live stream coverage of every event – over 2,800 hours of Olympic action! NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app will have streaming available and NBC, USA, and CNBC are other venues to watch the Games. 

    The first event for the men is scheduled to be the Downhill on Sunday, February 6th (Saturday night, US time) with the first event for the women being the Giant Slalom on Monday, February 7 (Sunday night US time). There are several new events to the 2022 Winter Olympics including Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle skiing), Mixed Team Ski Jumping, and Mixed Team Aerials. 

    While Crescent’s racing may not be quite like the Olympics, you too can race with us! The Crescent racing series has two weekends left as you can read about in Rich’s section. Make sure your club members know that if they don’t want to race, they still can ski on these weekends and take advantage of the discounted lift tickets.

    Crescent is moving forward with our plans for the Spring Convention and Fall Conference. Even if this (or other) variants are present, we can take measures similar to those taken at Steamboat and Sun Valley, which worked well.

    Please share this Update with your members by including it in your Club’s newsletters and/or placing it on your Club’s website. You can also direct your members to Crescent’s website, https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/, where the President’s Update is posted. Please add me to your e- list if your Club sends electronic newsletters and emails to your members, and also be sure to send them to Pat Harvey, Social Media Chair. Additionally, Crescent loves new volunteers - you are always welcome to join us! I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council. Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country!

    PAST PRESIDENT (Pat Harvey)

    Election of officers for the 2022/23 year will be held at the Spring Convention in April 2022. We are looking forward to getting together at the beach in April and having a live election. We are always looking for interested Crescent members to join our team of officers. We will be voting for President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary. Please contact me if you’re interested in learning more about the officer and positions. Thanks.

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

    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    February2022?? Yes, we are already here and we have successfully hosted two council-wide ski weeks in the last 2 months!! Must be all those 2's!

    STEAMBOAT RACE AND LEARN TO SKI/RIDE CAMP
    As mentioned last month - with not much snow we had a great trip for 200 participants. Start planning now for the 39th Annual trip next December.

    SUN VALLEY SKI WEEK
    Even with a surge in COVID cases nationwide, we had 100 of 107 participants on site in Sun Valley two weeks ago! Everything went great, and many thanks to all the Trip Leaders and Club helpers that made it possible! For those of you that missed it, or have never been to Sun Valley - go!!! Yes, the greens are blues and the blues are blacks, but the 360 degree views from all over the mountain are some of the most beautiful anywhere. The history of the Sun Valley Lodge is amazing, plus being in the Village, and easy transportation into Ketchum allowed for many dining and shopping options. Not to mention a quick shuttle to Baldy or Dollar for skiing!

    2023 SKI WEEK
    The 2023 Crescent Ski Week will be to Jackson Hole!! Another great destination and we haven't been there since 2007, so start planning another visit to the Wild West! I have had several requests as to when people can start registering for the trip already! Let your clubs know that the roll out of the trip (and Steamboat), inclusions and pricing will be at Spring Convention/Trip Meeting. Registration for both will start sometime between May 15th and June 15th. This will also be shared at the beach.

    Lisa Beregi
    CSC Trip Chair 
    trips@crescentskicouncil.org

    CONVENTIONS (Cathie Mulgrew)

    CSC is currently accepting confirmation forms and club deposits for Spring Convention at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach until February 15. Balance Due/Condo Drops/Rooming Lists are due March 1 with rooming list changes due March 27. Please send your confirmation forms to Cameron Andrews.

    All of the usual activities have been planned, including the vendor show, Beach Olympics, DJ party with a Roaring 20's theme and a great time with all of your Crescent friends. The Early Bird Reception on 4/21/22 will be $15 per person. Let's keep putting that positive energy out into the universe so we may successfully hold this Convention in person!

    Terri Tokaz has set up the Mini Golf Tournament and wants everyone to be aware of the new location at Rainbow Falls (9850 North Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach), followed by lunch (Dutch Treat) at Backyard Sports Bar & Grill (9703 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach). Registration Forms (on the CSC website) are due to Terri by April 9.

    All of the information, including registration forms can be found on the CSC website:

    https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/conventions.html

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    *CSC 2022 Fall Conference*

    Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2022

    While the Fall Conference dates fall on Halloween weekend, these are absolutely the best rates we can get when compared to other weekends. We are pleased to announce preliminary plans for our 2022 CSC Fall Conference. Once again, we will be at the Glenstone in Gatlinburg, TN. The standard room rate is $109 + taxes. This is only a $10 increase from past years and represents a huge discount from normal Glenstone rates. There may be a few other type rooms available – Front Balcony, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite (sleeps 4 with two beds and two baths) depending on availability at reduced rates also. Be looking for details later on registration and schedule information. So hope we can get together and COVID is mostly behind us.

    Mary Anne Koltowich
    Fall Conference Coordinator 
    vice.president@crescentskicouncil.org

    Cathie Mulgrew
    CSC Convention Chair

    Cameron Andrews
    Spring Conventions Coordinator 
    candrews1214@gmail.com

    conventions@crescentskicouncil.org

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    Winter returned in January enabling Crescent Ski Council to hold our scheduled races. January 8-9 we raced at Sugar Mountain. An exceptionally busy Saturday forced the cancellation of NASTAR, however we were able to complete our slalom race.

    January 29-30 we raced at Appalachian. Blowing snow and cold temperatures combined for sub-zero wind chill on the Saturday slalom. A half hour break between runs was called to permit everyone a chance to warm up. Sunday was a near reversal with no wind and blue skies. Snow conditions were ideal for the giant slalom race.

    In February we race at Beech Mountain, Feb 12-13 and return to Sugar, Feb 26-27. It has been several years since we last raced at Beech and it’s great to have them back on the schedule.

    Covid continues to affect participation. Racer registrations are less than 100 per event, similar to last year. The lower numbers require us to race only as one division. We look forward to rebuilding participation to pre pandemic levels.

    To all Crescent members, not just racers. Point6 Socks is a Crescent Racing sponsor located in Steamboat, Colorado. They are offering a 25% discount on all online orders. Use discount code P6CSC25. Free shipping is also available on orders over $75. Point6 manufactures a variety of sock types for all sports, not just ski socks.

    Rich Mead

    CSC Race Program Chair

    racing@crescentskicouncil.org

    SOCIAL MEDIA (Pat Harvey)

    Here in the (upper) south, we’ve been enjoying that snowfall every weekend lately. The NC mountains are loving it too. Crescent’s races have been happening and some of our members have headed to the NC mountains to enjoy the snow. The Sun Valley trip went great. A big thanks to our favorite photographer, Chuck Young, for all the fantastic pix!! Our Clubs’ trips are happening at locations all over the country. And the Olympics start up in just a few days. We’ll be watching and sharing all the news as our US Olympic teams go for the gold! Make sure to follow us on the social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact me. Keep spreading the word on Crescent’s Social Media pages to your Club members and friends. And of course we are always looking for volunteers to help us with all the posts and pictures of the Council’s and Clubs’ trips. Make sure to send me your pictures and tag Crescent (@crescentski) on your posts.

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

    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President

    Crescent Ski Council
    Email: 
    cscpresident2018@gmail.com

  • January 03, 2022 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    January 2022

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and are continuing to enjoy the Holiday season. Here’s looking forward to a better year!

    However, we’re beginning the New Year with another COVID-19 spike, thanks to the omicron variant. As ski resorts opened this season, many already had implemented requirements to help deter the spread of COVID-19, including wearing face coverings and showing proof of vaccination for indoor dining. According to statistics compiled by the National Ski Areas Association, ski areas in the United States recorded 59 million ski visits during the 2020-21 season. I was surprised to learn that this was the fifth busiest season on record since the organizations started tracking visitation in 1978. Even with these stats, the ski industry reported a loss of an estimated $2 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic. This season, many ski areas are taking additional measures because of the uptick in the omicron variant. Areas may require masks to ride the gondola or to go indoors, whether entering a lodge or to eat. Some resorts also require proof of vaccination for indoor dining. These additional and evolving requirements can vary by resort, so be sure you review the protocols of the resort you are visiting as well as for any public transportation. Resorts are requiring more restrictions of their employees, as they don’t want to have to close due to employee illness as the airlines have had to cancel flights.

    Crescent is moving forward with our plans for the Sun Valley Ski Week and the Spring Convention. We’re hopeful this variant will be behind us, plus we can take measures similar to those we took at Steamboat, which worked well.

    I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council. Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country!

    PAST PRESIDENT (Pat Harvey)

    Election of officers for the 2022/23 year will be held at the Spring Convention in April 2022. We are looking forward to getting together at the beach in April and having a live election. We are always looking for interested Crescent members to join our team of officers. We will be voting for President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary. As you know, most of the officers have been in various positions with Crescent for a very long time. Please help give us a break if you can and contact me if you’re interested in learning more about the officer positions. Thanks.

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


    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and is looking forward to 2022. Fingers crossed we're almost two years into this COVID mess and about to break through the other side!

    STEAMBOAT RACE AND LEARN TO SKI/RIDE CAMP

    Even with less than perfect snow conditions, the annual trip was a huge success! 204 CSC members stuck with the program and had a really good week. It was great to be around old friends from other clubs and meet new folks. The new lodging property was lovely!! Not only great accommodations, but the best shuttle service. If you missed this year, start planning for next - same time, same place, #39!

    SUN VALLEY SKI WEEK

    By the time you read this, we will be two weeks from traveling to Sun Valley! We have 107 participants heading to one of the most amazing resorts! You never know what last minute cancelations may occur, so if you still want to jump on this one, call Sara at Sports America to see if there is any availability.

    2023 SKI WEEK

    The counts are in and the 2023 Crescent Ski Week will be to Jackson Hole!! Another great destination and we haven't been there since 2007.

    Lisa Beregi
    CSC Trip Chair 
    trips@crescentskicouncil.org

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    CONVENTIONS (Cathie Mulgrew)

    We have begun taking club registration/deposits for CSC Spring Convention to be held 4/21/22-4/24/22 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The theme will be The Roaring 20's. All of the information, including registration forms can be found on the CSC website: https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/conventions.html. We plan to have all of the usual activities including the vendor show, Beach Olympics, DJ party with a Roaring 20's theme and a great time with all of your Crescent friends. The Early Bird Reception on 4/21/22 will be $15 per person. Let's keep putting that positive energy out into the universe so we may successfully hold this Convention in person!

    CSC Fall Convention will be held 10/28/22-10/30/22 at Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN. Make sure you save the date!

    Thank you to Cameron Andrews and Mary Anne Koltowich for their work in organizing these CSC events! Happy 2022 (it's going to be a great year!).

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    *CSC Announces Dates and Location for the 2022 Fall Conference*

    SAVE THE DATES

    Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2022 are our conference dates. While this is Halloween weekend, these are absolutely the best rates we can get when compared to other weekends. We are pleased to announce preliminary plans for our 2022 CSC Fall Conference. Once again, we will be at the Glenstone in Gatlinburg, TN. The standard room rate is $109 + taxes. This is only a $10 increase from past years and represents a huge discount from normal Glenstone rates. There may be a few other type rooms available – Front Balcony, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite (sleeps 4 with two beds and two baths) depending on availability at reduced rates also. Be looking for details later on registration and schedule information. So hope we can get together and COVID is mostly behind us.

    Mary Anne Koltowich
    Fall Conference Coordinator 
    vice.president@crescentskicouncil.org

    Cathie Mulgrew
    CSC Convention Chair 
    conventions@crescentskicouncil.org 

    Cameron Andrews
    Spring Conventions Coordinator 
    spring.convention@crescentskicouncil.org


    RACING (Rich Mead)

    December racing got off to a very slow start due to abnormally warm temperatures and minimal snow cover. At the annual Steamboat race camp, Dec 4-11, lack of cover and depth of snow prevented the use of full race gates and all training was done using brush gates. The final race event was moved from Friday to Thursday night so as not to interfere with public access to the limited slope availability. Despite these challenges the instructors and staff at Steamboat worked exceptionally hard to provide a quality training event for all of the participants.

    Meanwhile, back in North Carolina, Appalachian cancelled the Crescent Development Race, Dec 12, due to warm temperatures and thin snow cover, as well as our first regular season race weekend, Dec 18- 19. However, Sugar Mountain successfully held their annual race camp, Dec 10-12, with a number of Crescent racers participating. The return of cold temperatures for snowmaking after the first of the year will hopefully kick off the race season with our first race at Sugar, Jan 8-9. Wishing all skiers/boarders great snow during the coming months!

    Rich Mead

    CSC Race Program Chair

    racing@crescentskicouncil.org


    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    Reps are reminded to send updates of contact information for club officials to Sue Chadwick (chadwick_sue@yahoo.com) and copy to Ken Lumsden (joonone@ix.netcom.com). Sue’s email has an underscore between “chadwick” and “sue”.

    Ken Lumsden

    Member Services Chair

    joonone@ix.netcom.com


    SOCIAL MEDIA (Pat Harvey)

    Winter has finally arrived in parts of the country. Our posts have turned to snow reports and we’re loving it! We’ll be following all the ski areas and post all the updates so as you all get ready for the 2022 ski trips, you’ll be ready to go. Make sure to follow us on the social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact me. Keep spreading the word on Crescent’s Social Media pages to your Club members and friends. And of course we are always looking for volunteers to help us with all the posts and pictures of the Council’s and Clubs’ trips. A big thanks to our favorite photographer, Chuck Young, for all the great pictures he took and posted from the Steamboat trip earlier this month. And thanks to Charles Crawford from Augusta for agreeing to add on as a member of the Social Media Committee to post pictures from the races on the CSC Racing page. Clubs, make sure to send me your pictures and tag Crescent (@crescentski) on your posts to your pages. We are looking forward to a great season and sharing all the news, updates and snow reports.

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


    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.

    Speaking of benefits: Remember the Masterfit Buyers Guide has been released and is free to our members. The guide is 120 pages. You can access it at https://masterfitinc.com/buyersguide and download the PDF. The link will also be posted on our website.

    Please stay safe and healthy, and continue praying for each other, our country, and world. Blessings to you in the New Year.

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President

    Crescent Ski Council
    Email: 
    cscpresident2018@gmail.com

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