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May Newsletter and Upcoming Events

May 01, 2023 11:11 AM | Anonymous

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A Word From Our President

Hello Skiers, Snowboarders, Hikers, and Mountain Bikers!

April showers bring May flowers, and we have certainly seen our share of rain! Thank you to everyone who voted in our club officer elections and to all our officers who are returning for another year! We closed out April with the Queen's Cup Steeplechase and the Crescent Ski Council Convention at Myrtle Beach. 

We hope you can attend our next Club Meeting at Sugar Creek Brewery on Wednesday, May 10th. It’s the last monthly meeting until September, but we have plenty of summer activities planned. Scroll through our events below and check out to see what’s going on. Registration is already open for our Annual Whitewater Rafting Trip at ACE Adventure Resorts. 

Jace, our Trip Chair, has been busy planning next season’s ski trips and will share more details at the May Meeting. Be sure to renew your club membership by June 1st so you can sign up early for trips. If you joined or renewed your membership in April (or May), it will carry over to the new season. 

I hope to see many of you at our events and activities over the next few months and wish everyone a great summer! Please spread the word about our club and share the newsletter with your friends and family, too!

~ Tom Grayson, Club President

Happy Hour & Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 10th

Meet us at the bar at Sugar Creek Brewing around 5:30 pm for drinks. We'll head to the event room at 6:30 pm for our club meeting.

Enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar while we chat about our upcoming events, August whitewater rafting trip, and 2023-2024 ski trips. You can make some plans to hike or bike with other members, too!

Park in the paid lot, but come inside to grab one of our prepaid parking passes to put on your dash. Or there are signs in the bar area with a QR code to register your vehicle with free parking as a brewery patron. 

Mountain Biking Thursdays
May 11th-September 28th

Have fun and enjoy a mountain biking workout at the Whitewater Center. All levels welcome! We'll ride the trails every Thursday (weather permitting) beginning May 11th through September for about 90 minutes. You can also join us for a beer after the ride.

Lake Norman Brewery
Friday, May 19th

Love live music? Come hang out with us at Lake Norman Brewery and enjoy rock covers from the 60s and beyond! You're welcome to bring your own food or order from the Sandwich Express food truck. 

Kayaking & Spider Lilies

Saturday, June 3rd

Join us for a beautiful kayaking experience through the largest colony of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies at Landsford Canal State Park in Catawba, South Carolina! We'll enjoy a leisurely paddle and stop for lunch on the banks.

Whitewater Center River Jam

Friday, June 9th

Join us for an evening of outdoor live music at the Whitewater Center River Jam! You'll experience a mix of folk and traditional world music from the Asheville band, Life Like Water. 

Whitewater Rafting Trip
August 4th-6th

Join us for a weekend of whitewater rafting fun at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia! We have space for 28 people on this river adventure. Your $345 trip fee includes rafting, lodging in a cozy log cabin, a Friday night welcome party, Saturday riverside lunch, and Saturday night cookout.

Volunteers Needed for Our Social,
Events, and Trip Committees

We love hosting events and trips that bring our members together. With your assistance as a committee volunteer, we could organize even more adventures. Interested in learning more and helping out? Email Tom at for more information on our social and events committees. Contact Jace at for information on our trip committee.

Ikon and Epic Season Passes

Ski and snowboard all season with the best prices on Ikon and Epic season passes as a Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club Member!

2023 & 2024 Ski Trips

Get excited for our 2024 Club Ski Trips! Registration opens June 1st. 

Telluride (Jan 20-27, 2024) - Epic Pass Resort
Aspen Snowmass (Feb 3-10, 2024) - Ikon Pass Resort

Beaver Creek/Vail (Feb 24-Mar 2, 2024) - Epic Pass Resort
Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe (Mar 16-23, 2024) - Epic Pass Resort

Registration for 2023 and 2024 Crescent Ski Club Trips opens June 15th.

Steamboat Ski Improvement Camp (Dec 2-9, 2023) - Ikon Pass Resort
Taos Ski Week (Jan 13-20, 2024) - Ikon Pass Resort

    Race With Us Next Season

    Enjoy friendly competition? Consider racing with us in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs next season. We welcome all ages and experience levels, including new skiers and snowboarders. 

    Have other questions about our race team? Email our Race Director, Greg Brentrup at or contact our Assistant Race Director, John Gardner at They'd love to hear from you!


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