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Crescent Ski Council April President's Letter

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!


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.


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 



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 


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 

Cathie Mulgrew
CSC Convention Chair 

Cameron Andrews
Spring Conventions Coordinator 

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



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 Andrews, President

Crescent Ski Council


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PO Box 11771, Charlotte, NC 28220-1771
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