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  • September 19, 2022 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    A savings heads up from your Club President, Tom Grayson:

    Ski and snowboard season is almost here, and Winterplace Ski Resort lift tickets are officially available online! They're offering a Loyalty Sale through September 26th with up to 20% off lift tickets. Grab a Wild Wonderful Pass to save $25 on tickets all season long. Season pass prices increase October 1st, so be sure to act now. 

    Get all the details here! 

  • 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


  • August 30, 2022 3:30 PM | Anonymous


    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE – AUGUST 2022

    Mary Anne Koltowich

    Summer is winding down; school is back in. Getting closer to those THINK SNOW days!

    Congratulations to the Crescent Ski Council. Our Board members voted on August 18 to approve a well-worthwhile FY22-23 budget increase to support our totally new Crescent website. Our new website is live and is being uploaded with data and documents. It is exciting to see this project come to fruition in such an efficient and professional manner. Our new platform, ClubExpress positions Crescent to be well prepared for the future. Please bear with us as features are activated, and our database gets loaded. Again, much thanks to Jim Bennett (who built the ”skeleton” of the site), John Gardner (who populated much of the content and hopefully our Crescent webmaster soon), Sue Chadwick (who shepherded our website for so so many years), and Ken Lumsden, our Member Services Chair, for leading and coordinating this project.

    Fall Conference planning is well underway for our time in Gatlinburg, TN October 28-30, 2022. Hope to see a lot of you there. Hear a couple of clubs are bringing a bunch of people – Yea!

    A lot of activities are happening with our member clubs. Just a few are listed in the new Club Corner section. Stay safe out there!

    VICE PRESIDENT (Michelle Shuford)

    Wow! Fall Conference is right around the corner...didn’t I just see all you folks in April? I have continued to work with Mary Anne Koltowich clarifying assistance in the planning of our upcoming Fall Conference, as well as heading up the Future of Conventions Committee. Margaret Jordan (Columbia), Jodi Stephens (Huntsville), Jennifer Emch (Knoxville), & Frances Edwards (ETMM) have some great ideas for moving forward. We still would love some other voices so please reach out to me if you would like to be on this committee.

    I have been working with Jodi Stephens to get her familiar with how Conventions run. We recently were able to revise our contracts with Kingston Plantation and will be moving forward with some new and exciting plans for what this Spring’s Convention will look like. Looking forward to seeing you in the Fall in Gatlinburg. And start praying to Ullr for snow!

    TREASURER (Ellen Cortright)

    All CSC Membership Dues invoices will be distributed to the President and Treasurer of each club on September 1 via email. Please note that all payments for dues should be received by the Treasurer on or before the first of November.

    Each club must submit a membership roster including name and either adult or youth (under age 18) - preferably in Excel format. This roster should include ALL members listed as of the last date of the most recently closed membership year and include the names of all adults and children that were available to participate in any capacity as a member with the club during that membership year.

    Last year we had 100% dues paid and lists received by the end of the first week of November. This year's goal is to be 100% by November first.

    If you have any questions on the process, or issues with the worksheet that has been sent, please email me at CSCTreasurer8@gmail.com for resolution.

    CONVENTIONS (Vacant, report by Mary Anne Koltowich)

    Spring Convention 2023 - Mark those calendars now for 2023 – April 27-30!

    Fall Conference 2022 - We will be at the Glenstone in Gatlinburg, TN Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30. The standard room rate is $109 + taxes. The schedule, lodging, and registration information was sent out to you all last week. You make your own reservations online with the hotel as in previous years. I have already heard from a couple of clubs about bringing a small crowd! This is exciting, and we hope your clubs will support a big turnout too. Our vendors would surely appreciate it! Much thanks to Jodi Stephens (Huntsville) and Jennifer Emch (Knoxville) for taking on coordinator support roles. Jodi will be doing a lot of the food and beverage, and Jennifer will be taking care of registrations.

    We hold an Administrative Meeting on Saturday morning. If there are any topics your club would like to address, please send those to me at fall.conference@crescentskicouncil.org

    Mary Anne Koltowich, Fall Conference Coordinator

    TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    Where has summer gone? I can't believe we are at the end of August, and the nights here in the mountains have been cool. But, with cool nights come morning fogs, and we all know for every fog in August is a snow this winter - hold it to truth and we're in for a good local season!

    Jackson Hole - The trip is 2 pillows from meeting our contracted attrition. Jackson Hole second payment is due October 1st and final payment due December 10th.

    Steamboat - needs more selling! We currently need about 80 more registrations in next couple of weeks, so please share with your members the time to sign up is now. Once we drop space, it will be based on availability to add back and pricing may change. Second payment for Steamboat was due August 1st, and final payments are due October 1st.

    NOTE: Steamboat is being run by Sports America Tours and Jackson Hole by Ski Group, so if you have questions please contact the correct TO. With the approval of the new website all information should be corrected and updated. This includes CSC trip information as well as the Club Trip List.

    The bid committee is currently reviewing the Adventure proposals, and we will have presentations on the winning Alaska Cruise and Iceland Tour packages at the Fall Trip Meeting. As soon as they finish with these, they will be reviewing the 2024 Ski Week proposals, so we can have them ready to show at Fall too.

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    As summer winds down now is a great time to plan for some early season race training. Two great opportunities--

    Crescent's Ski & Race Camp, Steamboat, CO, December 3-10, 2022.

    A week of early season training with five daily lessons and plenty of activities, including a 7 nights lodging, a 6-day ski pass, 3 lunches and 4 parties/dinner.

    More information at https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/TripFlyers/2022_Steamboat_Trip_Info.pdf

    Registration at https://www.sportsamerica.com/csctrips.php

    Peak Performance Alpine Ski & Race Camp, Copper Mountain, CO, 4 camp options starting Nov 12, 2022.

    Train with top athletes and coaches, Slalom and GS courses, video analysis, balance/stance and alignment evaluation, dedicated race lanes.

    More information and registration at https://peakperformancecamp.com/

    Peak Performance is a Crescent Ski Council Racing Program sponsor.

    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    Website. The BOD approved the budget update for the new Crescent website via Zoom meeting on August 18. Treasurer Ellen Cortright completed initial payments, and our new site went “live” the following week. Webmaster John Gardner completed data uploads August 26. John will conduct an overview of the new site at the Fall Conference. Meanwhile, check it out at crescentskicouncil.org.

    Social Media. Reminder, if any clubs need help selling their trips, let me know, and they will get posted on the Facebook page for Crescent.

    Please get those pictures of club events coming in. Some summer events have already been posted.

    Please tag @crescentski on your events and pictures.

    Any ideas or suggestions for social media are always welcome and send to:

    Pat Harvey
    Social Media, Crescent Ski Council
    Email: cltskier616@gmail.com

    CLUB CORNER (By Our Clubs)

    Check out our clubs’ websites/newsletters for more information.

    Kanawha Ski Club – Join us for the final "Munch & Mingle" of the summer on September 6 at the Recovery Sports Bar and Grill, 600 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV, beginning at 6:00 pm. President Robert Avsec is looking to see how many would be interested in a bike trip to ride the Greenbrier River Trail sometime during the last week of September or first week of October 2022. If interested, send an e-mail to kanawhaskiclub@gmail.com ASAP.

    Knoxville Ski & Outing Club – First Annual Ski-Palooza September 11 at the Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus

    Huntsville Ski Club – Join in the meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse, 4249 Balmoral Dr. SW, Huntsville, Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 pm. RSVP – text Diane Brown 602-999-7129. There is a big Cookout at a private residence – grill available and bring a dish to share. Top Golf is Thursday, September 15, 5-7 pm, 2 hours of golf and food, $50 each. Text Diane for tickets 602-999-7129.


  • August 17, 2022 6:20 PM | Anonymous



    Hi Club Members,

    August came in hot and everyone has been super busy! We have some exciting events coming soon, so be sure to read through all our announcements on our events and trips pages.

    I kicked off the Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour last week at Duckworth's - Rae Farms. Thanks to the great crowd who attended. If you missed it, don't worry. You have 2 more chances to attend on Thursdays, August 18th & 25th.

    Our Western Trips are selling very well with Steamboat & Banff already sold out and on a waitlist. If you haven't already secured your place, hurry.

    The Social Committee Chair position is open! Please contact me at 704-906-1110 or president@cltsnow.com if you are interested in volunteering. This position works primarily with me organizing Club Events and Activities. Board and Committee Chairs enjoy a 10% discount on our Western Trips! 

    I hope to see you at one of our August Events and at the September Club Meeting.

     

    Tom Grayson

    Club President


  • August 05, 2022 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE – AUGUST 2022

    Mary Anne Koltowich

    It has been a hot summer here with me, with a lot of rain and storms recently. Please stay safe out there – If you hear thunder, you can be struck by lightning.

    Of major importance, the Crescent Website is currently not able to be updated. Our webmaster’s computer crashed, and the ancient website software went with it. I appreciate Lisa Beregi with communicating trip information to our clubs’ trip leaders as a work-around. See more about our new Crescent website below in the Member Services section.

    On a sad note, long-time friend and supporter of Crescent, Stephen Hall, owner of SkiGroup, passed away July 7, 2022. He’s been with us for years, attending Spring Conventions, including this year, and Fall Conferences, and running many trips for the Council and its Clubs. He will be greatly missed.

    A reminder to all you club Crescent Reps out there. We will have a specially called Board Meeting on August 18, 2022 to discuss the new Crescent Club Express website platform and to present a proposed budget revision to add funds to cover the expenses associated with Club Express.

    To share more about our clubs, I am adding a new section to the President’s Update – The Club Corner. Some of you have sent updates about what your clubs are doing. If members from other clubs happen to be in town or interested in possibly attending these club events (subject to the club’s participation rules), then they can contact the respective club for details. Other items are shared to give other clubs ideas as to meetings, activities, events, etc.

    OK, there have been some discussions regarding how much income Crescent gets, particularly from conferences/conventions. Some people believe Crescent is making too much profit. While an understandable perception, it is not true. Please realize that both the Fall Conference and Spring Convention are budgeted to make a modest income to support all of Crescent’s functions and operations. Club dues alone for FY23 only accounts for about 27% of what is needed to run Crescent administratively. Racing income does not completely cover total expenses (note that COVID has really impacted these costs). Trips only adds $5 per trip participant to help cover administration expenses. ExComm watches this budget closely to ensure expenses are kept under control and cut costs when possible. Over the last 10 years (2012-2022), Crescent has spent over $19,000 in reserves (meaning we have about $19,000 less now than we did in 2012). Every year’s budget is brought before the Board for approval, along with reports from our Treasurer that detail how Crescent actually performed when compared to the approved budget. Our budget reflects more that people pay for what they participate in (and getting the benefit from), instead of everyone paying some same amount and not getting the benefits. Crescent still has a healthy amount of money in reserves, and those reserves are needed to help with unanticipated circumstances and to weather future financial “storms.”

    VICE PRESIDENT (Michelle Shuford)

    The Future of Conventions Committee had its first virtual meeting July 17th . Lot’s of good ideas are being formulated. We’ll catch everyone up once details are available Thank you to: Mary Anne Koltowich (Knoxville), Margaret Jordan (Columbia), Jodi Stephens (Huntsville), Jennifer Emch (Knoxville), Carol Mustaleski (Knoxville) & Frances Edwards (ETMM) for taking the time to meet. We would love some other voices so please reach out to me if you would like to be on this committee.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the Fall in Gatlinburg.

    We plan to meet again on August 22.

    TREASURER (Ellen Cortright)

    We are one month away from the annual Crescent dues invoicing. I each club should be prepared with an electronic list (preferably in worksheet format) of members identified as adult or junior. This list should be all inclusive - if your club has family memberships, each member of the family should be listed individually.

    The member list and the dues should be submitted within 60 days (on or before November 1).

    CONVENTIONS (Vacant, report by Mary Anne Koltowich)

    Spring Convention 2022 – We have closed the books on Spring Convention 2022. It took a little while to settle the finances with Embassy Suites/Kingston Plantation. I want to make sure that a huge thanks goes to Cameron Andrews for planning and coordinating a successful convention for all. Also, I want to thank Ellen Cortright for working closely with Cameron on the convention financials that enabled Crescent to realize a nice profit for Crescent, instead of a loss that could have easily happened. With that said, please realize that both the Fall Conference and Spring Convention are budgeted to make a modest income that supports all of Crescent’s functions and operations.

    Spring Convention 2023 - Mark those calendars now for 2023 – April 27-30!

    Fall Conference 2022 - We will be at the Glenstone in Gatlinburg, TN Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30. The standard room rate is $109 + taxes. The schedule, lodging, and registration information was sent out to you all last week. You make your own reservations online with the hotel as in previous years. I have already heard from a couple of clubs about bringing a small crowd! This is exciting, and we hope your clubs will support a big turnout too. Our vendors would surely appreciate it! Much thanks to Jodi Stephens (Huntsville) and Jennifer Emch (Knoxville) for taking on coordinator support roles. Jodi will be doing a lot of the food and beverage, and Jennifer will be taking care of registrations.

    We hold an Administrative Meeting on Saturday morning. If there are any topics your club would like to address, please send those to me at fall.conference@crescentskicouncil.org

    Mary Anne Koltowich, Fall Conference Coordinator

    TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    Summer is quickly going by - have your members signed up for this season's ski trips?

    Steamboat Race and Learn to Ski Camp - As of July 20th we had 105 registered and continue to get at least one more daily! Sports America Tours is running this trip, and registration is open until October 1st. 

    Jackson Hole January Ski Week - Stephen Hall, Skigroup.net President passed away July 7th. This is a huge loss to the ski industry and Crescent as Stephen has supported us for decades. I have been working with Skigroup as they are working out all the details and changing over trip contacts, etc. They have been great to take care of our registration corrections, and we will have a new direct contact assigned to us for mid August that will help out with questions, etc. The trip is selling nicely so continue to have your members sign up.

    For those that are going on the trip and using an IKON pass, reservations are needed for lift tickets at Jackson Hole. IKON reservations open on August 1st. 

    Club Trip List - If your members can't make your club trip due to date conflicts, or destination but are looking for a trip, please have them go look at the club trip list - they may find they can travel with another Crescent club.

    RFPs - The deadline for tour operators/companies to submit their proposals was July 15th. We have several submissions for both the Alaska Cruise and Iceland Tour. We also have several domestic destination proposals for the 2024 Ski Week. Looks like a busy August for the bid committee!

    NOTE - Please direct your members to the Crescent website to get trip information and links to registration, or contact your club's trip leader. Currently, there is not a functional reservation link for the Jackson Hole trip, but your trip leaders have this information.

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    Not much racing news to report in the middle of the summer, though a few Crescent racers got in some real snow training at Mt Hood during July. There's been a renewed interest in the Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA) Skate-to-Ski program in association with Rollerblade. In line skates have been in short supply until recently but are now back in stock at several dealers. https://www.rollerblade.com/usa/en/skate-to-ski

    Remember when you strap on the skates to also wear protective gear--helmet, and wrist, elbow and knee guards. Pavement is not as forgiving as snow!

    If you're thinking of getting new skis this season, now's the time to shop. Inventories are expected to be tight due to factory closures due to fires and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

    Top Five Fridays: July 22, 2022 - Chairlift Chat (skiessentials.com)
    Russian Invasion of Ukraine Disrupts Ski Manufacture - PlanetSKI

    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    Website. The Member Services subcommittee, Ad Hoc Website Committee, met via Zoom on August 3, 2022 to review the status of the 60-day Free Trial of ClubExpress. The work of this committee has assumed a new urgency due to the recent crash of the computer that houses the software used to maintain the current Crescent Website.

    The Ad Hoc will present its work to ExComm via Zoom on August 8, 2022 and request ExComm’s approval to then present the work, and associated budget, to the Board of Directors.

    The 30-day notice having been previously given to the Board, the request to the Board for the budget change + presentation of the new website, also via Zoom, is scheduled for August 18, 2022.

    Upon approval of the changes to the Member Services Committee budget, our next steps will be to end the 60 Day Trial ahead of schedule (it expires September 1) and “go live.” Upon going live and making sure the new website is working, we will retire the current website.

    Database. Partly due to the urgency mentioned above, and partly because the new website will incorporate significant new features and functionality, we anticipate that a period of fleshing out the new website will be needed to fully implement the new functionality. It is anticipated that one consequence of the new functionality will be elimination of the other experiment that is underway with the Database, specifically, we will no longer need Google Sheets for possible maintenance of the Database.

    Stay tuned…..

    Social Media. The Jackson Hole trip information has been sent out, so that will get posted to our Facebook pages. Go to the Crescent Racing page for news about the U.S. Summer Fun Nationals at Mt. Hood (hint: One of our Crescent Racers was there). We’ll be following the clubs and posting their trip info. Reminder, if any clubs need help selling their trips, let me know, and they will get on the Facebook page for Crescent.

    Please get those pictures of club events coming in. Some summer events have already been posted. Please tag @crescentski on your events and pictures.

    Any ideas or suggestions for social media are always welcome and send to:

    Pat Harvey

    Social Media, Crescent Ski Council
    Email: crescentpastpres@gmail.com

    CLUB CORNER (By Our Clubs)

    Check out our clubs’ websites/newsletters for more information.

    Winston-Salem Ski & Outing Club – Club meeting July 21 at the Mast General Store to see their new things and then walked to a local restaurant for dinner and drinks.

    Asheville Ski Club – August Social August 9 at the Meadow at Highland Brewing.

    Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club – Whitewater rafting trip with Ace Adventure Resort on August 19

    Knoxville Ski & Outing Club – First Annual Ski-Palooza September 11 at the Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus


  • July 20, 2022 11:04 AM | Anonymous


    Hi Club Members,

    I hope everyone had an enjoyable July 4th holiday. I know I did. The Board is currently working on Club initiatives for the new 2022-23 season including new accounting controls and streamlining event development and planning. We have put together a good team, and I look forward to bringing you some great activities and events!

    Club Meetings are currently on break for the months of July and August. The next meeting is being planned for mid-September. Thursday Mountain Biking has been suspended temporarily due to heat and the need for a volunteer to lead the 2nd half of the summer. Let us know if you're interested by replying to this email.

    Please read through the announcements below and visit our Club Facebook page and our website for the latest news and events. Tell your friends about the Club and join us on one of our trips this season!  Please contact me at president@cltsnow.com or 704-906-1110 if you have any questions about the Club or our activities and events.


    Enjoy your Summer!


    Tom Grayson

    Club President


  • June 21, 2022 4:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Hey Charlotte Ski and Snowboard Club Members (both active and inactive).  This is my first Presidents Letter to the Club, and I wanted to reach out to everyone.  I come to the President’s position after over 20 years as a Club Member (1982 to 1990, 1998 (Aspen Snowmass Trip) and 2011 to present).  I was previously the Trip Chair and before that a trip leader working with Denver Board.  I am also a former Crescent Ski Council Vice President (2016) and past member of the Crescent Trip bid group.  Many of the improvements in our Club’s Trip Program came from my association with the Crescent Ski Council.

    So first, the Club Meeting that was previously scheduled for Sugar Creek Brewery on Monday evening has been cancelled.  The meeting was cancelled by Sugar Creek Brewery because of a conflict with one of their activities.   This Club Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 22nd at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill off Morehead Street from 6:30 to 8:30pm meeting downstairs in the banquet room.  Parking is available across the street in the Parking Deck. 

    This is going to be a fun meeting with a picture slide show from this year’s ski trips that will live stream.  We are also having a taco bar for refreshments.  There will be no formal presentation but an informal meet and greet.  Tables will be set up around the room for Trips, Events, Racing, and Membership where you can discuss upcoming events, activities, and trips with Trip Leaders and Committee Chairs.  After this meeting, we will be taking the normal break over July and August and meet back in September.  Club events and activities will still be going on during this time, but we will not have a formal Club Meeting.  Your Board of Directors meet year-round, so our work doesn’t stop.

    Your Club Membership dues are now due (June 1st).  This was changed by a Board recommendation and member vote to bring our membership year in line with our business year and reduce the workload on the club accounting.  You are required to be a current Club Member to participate in our Club’s trips and many of our events and activities.

    Speaking about trips, we have the New River White Water Rafting Trip coming up August 19-20 at Ace Resorts in West Virginia.  We will be in 5 cabins again for a fun weekend with a lot of activities available.  Jace Gates is the trip leader and I believe he has 2 cabins available so go on the website and reserve your spot!  Carpooling options will be available.

    Our Western Ski Trips for 2023 opened for registration on June 1st going to Winter Park (Jan 28 to Feb 4) with 24 of 68 spaces currently sold; Steamboat (Feb 4-11) with 50 of 92 spaces currently sold; Palisades Tahoe (Feb 26 to Mar 5) with 31 of 64 spaces currently sold; and Banff (Mar 11-18) with 40 of 76 spaces currently sold.  This has been a very successful trip rollout for our new Trip Chair (Jace Gates and his Trip Leaders).  Trip flyers and trip registration preview links are available on our website.  We expect most of these trips will be on a waitlist before August.

    As a current member in good standing with CSSC, you are invited to go on Crescent Ski Council Trips.  The Crescent Steamboat Ski Improvement Trip (Dec 3-10, 2022) opens for registration this week on Wednesday, June 15th at 12 noon!  An early bird discount is offered to the first 70 registrations.  The value of this trip is in the 5 full day ski instruction package.  Want to improve your skiing?  This trip is for you!  Signup at: www.sportsamerica.com/csctrips 

    The other Crescent Ski Trip is to Jackson Hole, WY (Jan 14-21, 2023) and it opens for signup on July 1st.   Jace Gates and I will be the Charlotte Crescent Reps for this trip.  Please contact one of us for more trip information.  Trip links are also listed on our trips page of our website.  The Tour Company hosting this trip is Ski Group.  They are currently behind in getting the online trip registration out so stay tuned for more trip information as we get closer to the end of the month.

    I’m looking forward to being your Club President this year and my ear is always available for your questions and ideas.  I will be working with the committees to offer as many fun activities to our members as possible.  I will also be working on running a local weekend trip to Beech Mountain and a regional weekend trip to Snowshoe.  For those of you that bought an Ikon Pass, it is good at Snowshoe all season.   

    Here’s to your good health and fun times this Summer.  I hope to see you at our June Club Meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill.

    Tom

    Tom Grayson, Club President

    704-906-1110


  • 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


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