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  • April 19, 2021 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are the candidates running for office for the upcoming year of club leadership. All are current incumbents and are ready to start an exciting new year with hopefully less challenging circumstances. Please remember to vote when ballots go out April 20, as we need a quorum in order to confirm the results.

    RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT:

    RALPH PREZIOSI, CURRENT CSSC PRESIDENT

    I’ve been a member of the club for 5 years and have been on the board for 3 years. This past year I was the President of the Club and served as a trip leader on a couple of this year’s and last year’s trips. I grew up in NYC skiing mostly in Vermont. In my late 20’s I lived in Vail, Colorado and when I was married my family would ski weekends in Vermont and spend President’s week in Vail. I was an owner of a food distributing business in NYC and now work for Ferraro Foods doing new customer development in NC and SC.

    RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT:

    JACE GATES, CURRENT CSSC VICE PRESIDENT

    • Married to Michele for 36 years
    • Three Children — Mykell, Nickele and Mitchell. Three Grand Children — Adaline, Gabriel and Finley. Our children were born in the Pacific Northwest and primarily raised in North Carolina. Grand Children are in the Carolinas.
    • Hometown is Missoula, Montana
    • Downhill skier for 37 years; Water ski 2-3 times a week on Lake Norman for the past 21 years; Open road cyclist — about 2000 miles per year for past 6 years. Love the outdoors!
    • Moved to Denver NC in 1999
    • Education: Bachelors Degree University of Montana, Business Administration, Accounting; Minor in Economics
    • Career: Corporate Accountant for 5 years, Regional Controller for 4 years; Industry Financial Analysis for 9 years, General Manager Role — Sales, Distributions to Direct Markets — 4 years
    • Currently: Self-employed business owner / Franchisee for 13 years

    RUNNING FOR SECRETARY:

    DAVID STONER, CURRENT CSSC SECRETARY

    • I have skied approximately 30 resorts in the United States, 3 in Canada, and approximately 15 in Europe.
    • I have been a Vice President of an Environmental Engineering firm for 21 years.
    • I have been the CSSC Secretary for 9 years, with 5 different presidents.
    • I have a great archive of the CSSC files and Meeting Minutes.
    • I rarely miss a meeting unless skiing.
    • I raced with CSSC for at least 3 years.
    • I have hosted a CSSC Water Skiing party.
    • I have been on approximately 10 CSSC and/or Crescent Trips; met most excellent wife on one of these trips to Telluride.  
    • I know a lot of the CSSC, Crescent, and Committee members, and like them.
    • I have been a great advocate for the Club for approximately 11 years. 

    RUNNING FOR TREASURER:

    MICHAEL FLOYD, CURRENT CSSC Treasurer

    My name is Michael Floyd and I’m running for the treasurer position again after serving one year in the position. In addition to the treasurer’s responsibilities, as a member of the board, one of my goals will be to continue to raise the club’s profile in our community and drive membership up, especially with Charlotte’s growing young adult population.

    I look forward to serving you and continue to grow our Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club community.

  • April 17, 2021 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2022 Club Trips open for online Early Bird Registration Saturday, May 1st

    $100 holds your spot (Early Bird Registration period May 1st to June 30th) until regular trip deposits are scheduled to start on July 1st.  Current Club Membership is required to register for these trips.

    We believe demand will be high for these trips, so don't wait if you want to go skiing with us in 2022.  It is very doubtful we will be able to procure additional lodging on the Sun Valley and Snowmass Trips as we are hearing reports that some clubs are having to go into 2023 to hold reservations.  As always, family and friends can save on the trips with hotel rooms as we price for double occupancy and these rooms sleep up to 4 with 2 queen beds.

    Whitefish, Montana – January 15-22, 2022 (base starting price $1,050) 38 spaces

    Sun Valley, Idaho – January 29 to February 5, 2022 (base starting price $1,299) 100 spaces

    Aspen Snowmass, Colorado – February 19-26, 2022 (base starting price $1,499) 106 spaces

    Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho – March 5-12, 2022 (base starting price $1,299) 32 spaces


    DETAILS

    Whitefish, Montana - January 15-22, 2022  Start your season off right at North America’s fastest growing diamond in the rough at an exceptional value. Selected third overall in Ski Magazine Top 10 Western Ski Resorts for 2021. Whitefish has a wonderful mix of an authentic western town, excellent, varied terrain, good snow, and a friendly, fun vibe.  Whitefish’s lack of crowds gives skiers and boarders the feeling they have their own private mountain.  Few resorts can offer so much to every skier and boarder. Beginners have nearly the entire lower left section of mountain, Intermediates can access the entire mountain—the Frontside, Northside and Hell Roaring Basin—providing them with nearly 1,500 acres to explore. Whitefish offers advanced and experts incredible access as well, via all three zones: Frontside, Northside and Hell Roaring Basin. Experts get to experience all the terrain on the two backside areas, from the sustained glades in Northside’s Windowpane and the steep pitch on Bighorn.

    Trip online registration opens on May 1st with just 38 lodging spaces will go fast.  Base price per person starts at $1,050 incl tax and covers 7 nights lodging at the Kintla Lodge 2 bedroom 2 bath Condos (rooms priced double occupancy with single supplement/private room option), 5-day adult lift pass, complimentary shuttle transportation between Kalispell Airport and Whitefish, Welcome Party, Social Mixer, group discount equipment rentals, Dedicated shuttles, and Whitefish Mountain Resort food, retail and rentals.  

    Options: 3 bedroom 3 bath condos, multiple lift days (3 to 6) for adults and seniors, Trip Dinner at $35. Group Air to be determined. 

    Trip Lead, Jace Gates

    Assistant Trip Lead, Tom Grayson


    Sun Valley, ID - January 29-February 5, 2022  Ski Magazine & Forbes voted Top Western Ski Resort for 2021. It does not get any better than this! Sun Valley was an anomaly in 1936 and still is 80 years later, retaining a distinctive character that sets it apart from just about every other major ski resort in the country.  Owned by the Holding family of Sinclair Oil fame, more understated than glitzy, it has a rural flair, with a fiercely self-sufficient mountain spirit among the locals and the frequent celebrities who come to ski. Although the mountain has something for everyone an additional 380 acres of expert terrain was added just last year. 

    Trip online registration opens on May 1st with just 100 lodging spaces will go fast.  Base price per person starts at $1,299 incl tax and covers 7 nights lodging at The Lodge Apartments  2 bedroom 2 bath Condos (rooms priced double occupancy with single supplement/private room option), 5-day adult lift pass, Welcome Party, Porterage, Mountain Orientation, and group discount equipment rentals. 

    Options include hotel room or 3bedroom 3 bath condo (all rooms priced dbl occupancy), multiple lift day options (3 to 6) for adults and seniors, Trip Dinner at $35.  Group Transportation and Air Fares (to be determined).  

    Things to do include individual options for snowmobiling, ice skating, Sun Valley Suns Hockey Game, Snowshoe or X Country skiing. Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum have great venues for live music, restaurants, and local watering holes.

    Trip Lead, Ralph Preziosi

    Assistant Trip Lead, Jace Gates

    Apprentice Lead, (open - contact Ralph for more information)


    Aspen Snowmass – February 19-26, 2022  Snowmass is an all-time favorite of the Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club staying at Top of the Village Condos with a hotel option at the Stonebridge Inn – both ski in/out locations!  What is not to like about Aspen with a lift pass good at 4 Ski Mountains and some of the best nightlife and restaurants to be found anywhere!  Snowmass itself is expansive with 98 trails serviced by 22 lifts on 3,342 acres with nightly grooming on many slopes. 

    Trip online registration opens on May 1st and the 106 lodging spaces will go fast.  Base price per person starts at $1,499 incl tax and covers 7 nights lodging at Top of the Village 2-bedroom 2 bath condos (all rooms priced double occupancy with single supplement/private room option), 5 day adult lift pass (no lift deduct $442), Welcome Party, Social Mixer, group discount equipment rentals, First Tracks (based on availability), dedicated shuttles, and Ambassador Mountain Tours (must be intermediate and above skier/rider). 

    Options include Senior 5-day lift at $379 (65+), multiple lift day options (3 to 6) for adults and seniors, Trip Dinner at $35, Mountain Picnic at $15, 3 bedroom 3 bath condo additional $135 per person are limited for groups or family and not available to stand alone singles (based on 6 person occupancy), Stonebridge Hotel additional $340 per person based on double occupancy (includes breakfast), Group Air into Eagle/Vail and Aspen Airports (price TBD) and Ground Transfers from Denver, Eagle/Vail, and Aspen price TBD (Aspen Airport ground transfers included if staying at the Stonebridge Inn).  If staying at the Stonebridge Inn, you can modify your length of stay if you and your roommate are on the same schedule or if you have a single supplement.

    Things to Do include individual options for Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Alpine Coaster, Tubing, Nature Hikes, Nordic, and Evening on Mountain Dinner and sleigh ride at Mountain Lodges. 

    Trip Lead, Tom Grayson

    Assistant Trip Lead, Jace Gates

    Apprentice Lead, (open - contact Tom for more information)


    Schweitzer Mountain – March 5-12, 2022  Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best family-friendly resort in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is independently owned and proud of it.  Schweitzer ranks as one of the nation’s top winter destinations with 2900 acres and 92 named trails of amazing terrain thanks to its two massive bowls and renowned tree skiing.

    Located in the Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle, and only 80 miles from Spokane, WA and 45 miles from the Canada Border.  Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint, ID and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada, and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille.  This inland Northwest ski resort is also home to Stella - Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift.  Conveniently located only 11 miles from Schweitzer Mountain, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. 

    The town of Sandpoint has it all including a thriving arts community, fantastic shopping and restaurants, and local craft breweries.  A free shuttle runs every 30 minutes between the resort and town for your shopping and dining enjoyment.  Well-groomed slopes, very friendly staff, wonderful views, and uncrowded long runs with fast chair lifts makes Schweitzer a must visit resort! 

    Trip online registration opens on May 1st and the 32 lodging spaces will go fast.  Base price per person starts at $1,299 incl tax and covers 7 nights lodging at the Selkirk Lodge in king and queen/queen hotel rooms (all rooms priced double occupancy with single supplement/private room option), 5 day adult lift pass (3, 4, and 6 day options), Welcome Party, Social Mixer, and group discount equipment rentals. 

    Options include round trip bus transfer from Spokane Airport ($68 – must meet bus departure window), trip dinner ($35), and group air from Charlotte to Spokane (TBD).  

    Things to Do include individual options for Shopping, Dining, Special Events, Solstice Spa, Scenic Lift Rides, Nordic Skiing, Tubing, Terrain Parks, Twilight Skiing, Snow-biking, NASTAR Racing, and Selkirk Powder Guides offering cat skiing, heli-skiing, and Snowmobiling.

    Trip Lead, Tom Grayson

    Assistant Trip Lead, Ralph Preziosi



    2021-22 Epic and Ikon Passes at best prices!

    Epic is at: www.sportsamerica.com/epic-charlotte

    Ikon is at: www.sportsamerica.com/ikon-charlotte

    Stay tuned for more information coming on these fantastic trips! You must be a current Club Member to register for the trips starting on Saturday, May 1st !


  • March 31, 2021 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The April newsletter from Crescent Ski Council president Diane Andrews is here! Members of Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club are also members of the ski council, and can take advantage of council events, trips, discounts and more. 

    Check out the Crescent Ski Council website for more information.


  • February 27, 2021 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March news from Crescent Ski Council president Diane Andrews, including an update on the Spring Convention

    April 22-25, 2021 at Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

    • Beach Olympics
    • Golf
    • Mini-Golf
    • Tennis

    Members of Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club are also members of the ski council, and can take advantage of council events, trips, discounts and more.

    Note that Crescent Ski Council has a few volunteer positions open—Find out more on the Crescent website.


  • February 22, 2021 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Meredith DeCarlo, who just turned 5, qualified in Crescent's last race of the season at Sugar Mountain, NC on Feb. 20-21. The points that she and all the other female and male racers earned this weekend and during the season helped the CSSC race team place 2nd overall in the Eastern Division.

     

    Four female racers participated in the final race. On Saturday, Lynn Wise placed 2nd in flight 9, after hiking up to get a missed gate. A four-gate flush confused other racers, who were disqualified. Honorable mention goes to Karen DeCarlo, who brought both young daughters to race and was a gatekeeper on Sunday.

     

    Of the male racers who participated, Pat Dwyer, flight 1 pacesetter placed first. On Sunday, Pat continued his medal performance with a 2nd place in Giant Slalom. In flight 2, Greg Brentrup placed 2nd on Saturday, when Jay Seifert took 2nd place in flight 5. The Kleins joined the team on Sunday, racing in flight 2. Cooper placed 1st, while Martin placed 3rd. John Gardner placed 3rd in flight 7 on Sunday, while Tristen George placed 2nd in flight 8 and Snowboarder Zack Curfman placed 1st in flight 9.

     

    Special thanks are extended to those who were gatekeepers, especially to Chris DeCarlo, who volunteered to gatekeep for an injured teammate.


    (Pictured below are lady racers from CSSC who participated at Sugar.)


  • January 31, 2021 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Although Charlotte placed third in the Eastern Division on Saturday, January 30, 2021, Charlotte remains in second place overall in the Crescent Race Series. 

    All Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club racers who participated in Saturday's Crescent race at Appalachian Ski Mountain scored points for the team. 
    Pacesetter Patrick Dwyer earned a third place win in flight one. Greg Brentrup took first place in flight two. Raymie Equi followed close behind in the same flight. Chris DeCarlo raced in flight 3 while Jay Seifert took third place in flight four. 

    Karen DeCarlo's time on her first run could've earned her a third place, but she DQ'd on the second run in flight six. Aiden Dwyer took fourth place in flight 8, followed by Cameron Chandler. Evelyn DeCarlo beat Lynn Wise's time in the same flight.

    Jay Marcoux qualified while Meredith DeCarlo finished two more runs in her qualification attempts. 

    The next race days are at Sugar Mountain on Feb. 20 and 21.


  • January 30, 2021 6:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the February update letter from Crescent Ski Council president Diane Andrews. Members of Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club are also members of the ski council, and can take advantage of council events, trips, discounts and more.

    Note that Crescent Ski Council has a few volunteer positions open — such as Database Coordinator, Secretary? It's a great time to get involved in your ski council!

    Learn more at the Crescent Ski Council website.


  • January 10, 2021 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Charlotte Race Team had another successful race weekend at the first Sugar Mountain Race this weekend.  

    In the slalom on Saturday we had four racers on the podium:  Greg Brentrup was 2nd in flight 2, Jay Seifert was 2nd in flight 5, Dale Dorsey was 3rd in flight 6, and Karen DeCarlo rounded it out with a win in flight 7.  In the Giant Slalom on Sunday we had one podium: Dale Dorsey took his second podium of the weekend placing 1st in flight 6.  On Saturday, Meredith DeCarlo, age 4, finished the slalom course in her first attempt to qualify. On Sunday, Douglas Bliss, age 6, finished in 7th place in the Giant Slalom in his first Crescent race.

    All the other racers gained points towards Charlotte’s 3rd place finish on both Saturday and Sunday.  We accumulated enough points to maintain our 2nd place ranking in the Eastern Division of the Crescent Race Series.

    Congratulations to all the Sugar #1 Racers

  • December 26, 2020 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January news and information from Crescent Ski Council president Diane Andrews. Members of Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club are also members of the ski council, and can take part in council activities and trips. Check it out!

  • December 21, 2020 7:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first race weekend of the season at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, NC resulted in a 2nd place standing for Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Race Team.

    Saturday during Slalom, Flight 1 Racer Patrick Dwyer took 3rd place. Flight 2 Racer Greg Brentrup took the lead for a 1st place win. In flight 4, Jay Seifert had a great first run to put him in 3rd place after overcoming obstacles in his second run. CSSC Race Director Lynn Wise slid into 2nd place in Flight 7 while Aiden Dwyer was close behind at 3rd place. So, all Charlotte racers who participated on Saturday placed in the top three positions. In addition, the team earned points from qualifier Tristen George.

    Sunday's Giant Slalom brought more wins for Charlotte Racers. Patrick Dwyer retained his second place standing in Flight 1. Chris DeCarlo joined us with his family on Sunday to earn a 2nd place win in Flight 4. Lynn Wise sailed in for 2nd place in Flight 7. To top of the weekend, we had 2 qualifiers. William Bradley returned on skis, while Snowboarder Nicole Pennington made her debut on the CSSC Race Team.

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