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August Newsletter With Upcoming Events and Trips

July 28, 2023 10:23 AM | Anonymous

Greetings Fellow Skiers, Snowboarders, Hikers, and Mountain Bikers! We had a great lake party last Saturday at Randy & Dawn’s beautiful Lake Norman home. They graciously hosted again this year, and the weather was perfect. We had a good time eating, drinking, hanging out by the pool, and socializing with new members and guests. 

As for upcoming events and trips, we still have a few spots left for our August 4th-6th Whitewater Rafting Weekend at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Thursday Mountain Biking at the Whitewater Center has been cancelled until further notice due to heat exhaustion risks. Our Western trips and Crescent Ski Council trips are selling well, and Aspen Snowmass is waitlisted. 

Join us Friday, August 25th for live music and craft beer at Lake Norman Brewery. We plan to host additional happy hours at different locations in the Charlotte Metro area starting in the fall. For now, mark your calendars for a happy hour and club meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at Sugar Creek Brewing. 

Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you in September! Tell your friends about us so we can meet them, too!

~ Tom Grayson, Club President

PS - If you have any questions or comments, I welcome your emails at

Whitewater Rafting Weekend
August 4th-6th

Are you a thrill seeker? Our Whitewater Rafting Trip at ACE Adventure Resort begins next Friday! Jace and Michelle Gates are leading an exciting weekend of fun and fellowship, and would love for you to join them in West Virginia!

Enjoy a 2-night stay in a cozy log cabin, a Friday night welcome party, Saturday rafting & riverside lunch, and a Saturday night cookout at the cabins — a boatload of fun for only $345! 

Get More Details & Register Online

Live Music & Craft Beer
Friday, August 25th

Hang out with us at Lake Norman Brewery for a fun evening with Delta Fire, a Charlotte cover band that always puts on an incredible show. We’re gathering at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. 

Get More Details & RSVP

Happy Hour & Club Meeting
Wednesday, September 13th

Join us at Sugar Creek Brewing for a Happy Hour and Club Meeting. Guests are always welcome! The happy hour begins at 5:30 pm, and we’ll kick off the new season with a special club meeting (and door prizes) at 6:30 pm. Click the images for more details. 

New Club Gear

Show your Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club pride with shirts, stickers, mugs, and luggage tags designed by past president (and talented graphic designer) Mary Christianson! The snowflake QR code takes you right to the club’s website, so it’s a great way to start a conversation and support the club!

There is a limited selection of products for now, but more are coming soon. We are pre-ordering dry-fit athletic t-shirts in the fall, so stay tuned!

Questions? Or other ideas for club gear? Contact Mary at

Check Out Our Gear & Place Your Order

2023-2024 Western Ski Trips

We have some exciting Club Ski Trips planned for next season, and Aspen Snowmass is already waitlisted! Click the images for rates, lodging details, and registration information. 

Crescent Ski Council Fall Conference

Join us for a fun fall weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Friday, October 27th through Sunday, October 29th. We’re planning a party on Saturday evening with more details on activities coming soon. Discounted rooms are available at Glenstone Lodge until September 19th, so reserve your spot today!

Get More Details & Register

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership

What are some of the benefits of a Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club annual membership?   

  • Save money on lift tickets and ski trips
  • Enjoy exciting regional and Western ski trips 
  • Receive discounts and coupons for gear at local ski shops 
  • Meet other skiers and snowboarders at club events  
  • Race in the Crescent Ski Council race series 
Purchase a single membership for only $30 or join as a household for $50. Be sure to choose a racing membership if you’re interested in racing.

Join or Renew Your Membership

2023-2024 Crescent Ski Club Trips

Another perk of your Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club membership is access to Crescent Ski Club camps and trips. 

Steamboat Ski Improvement/Race Camp

Steamboat, Colorado (Ikon Resort Pass)
December 2-9, 2023

This camp features five full days of lessons with some of the best ski instructors in Colorado. They teach all levels, so everyone can take their skiing or riding to the next level. 

Get More Details & Register


    Taos Ski Week

    Taos, New Mexico (Ikon Resort Pass)
    January 13-20, 2024

    Base packages start at only $1125 and include lodging, airport ground transportation, a mountain lunch, group dinner, and farewell après. 

    Get More Details & Register

    Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

    10-Day Iceland Tour 
    May 19-28, 2024

    Explore the beautiful land of fire and ice during a 10-day tour. Base packages start at $4,898 for double or triple occupancy and include lodging, airfare, ground transportation, and fourteen meals.  

    Get More Details & Register

    Ikon and Epic Season Passes

    Want to save big this ski and snowboard season with an Ikon or Epic season pass? Club members receive an additional discount, and current rates are lower than group rate lift tickets.

    Get Your Ikon & Epic Season Passes

    We Could Use Your Help

    Summer is a slower time of year for the club, but we could host more adventures with additional committee volunteers. Interested in helping out? Email Tom at to learn more about our social and events committees. Contact Jace for more information on our trip committee at

    Join Our Race Team

    Do you enjoy friendly competition? We’d love for you to race with us against our 18 sister clubs in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series next season! All ages and experience levels are welcome, including new skiers and snowboarders. 

    More Info

    Have other questions? Email our Race Director, Greg Brentrup at or contact our Assistant Race Director, John Gardner at
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