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December Newsletter With Upcoming Events, Trips, and Races

December 01, 2023 4:52 PM | Anonymous

Cold weather is finally here, and ski resorts are opening for the season! December is a busy month with a Cornelius Dance Night, rescheduled Warren Miller Film Showing, Holiday Party, and first race of the season at Appalachian Ski Mountain. We plan to start regional day trips in January with a midweek Winterplace trip. 

Our western trips are mostly full, with a female single space open for Beaver Creek/Vail. There is still availability for Lake Tahoe until we make final lodging cuts mid-December, and you can be the first person on the waitlists for Aspen Snowmass and Telluride. 

Scroll down for more details or visit our website at We wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you at one of our events or on the slopes! 

~ Tom Grayson, Club President

Cornelius Dance Night
Monday, December 11th

Want to learn some new dance moves? Join us for the final class in the first Dynamic Ballroom series on Monday, December 11th at 7:30 pm! Bring a partner or come solo to brush up on wedding dance staples and social dancing with other Charlotte Ski & Snowboard Club members.  

We are hosting another dance series in January, with the first class taking place after our club meeting at Sugar Creek Brewing on January 8th. This will be a free class for all members and guests.

The other two classes will be held at Dynamic Ballroom on January 15th and 22nd at 7:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details!

Get More Details & RSVP for December 11th

Warren Miller Film Showing
Tentatively Rescheduled
Tuesday, December 12th

Visulite Theatre experienced unexpected delays with their roof repairs and tentatively rescheduled our Warren Miller “All Time” film showing to Tuesday, December 12th. They should be able to confirm this date (or provide us with a new date) by December 6th. Full refunds are available for those who purchased advance tickets and cannot attend the rescheduled showing.

Get More Details & RSVP

Happy Hour & Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 14th

Join us at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille for our Happy Hour and Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 14th! We’ll gather at bar at 5:30 pm and move to the event room at 6:30 pm. Alisa, Sharon, and Janet have planned a fun evening for members and guests including:

  • Socializing and games with club members and guests
  • An ugly sweater contest
  • Door prize giveaways 
  • An optional Dirty Santa gift exchange (bring a wrapped gift if you want to participate)
  • A food drive benefitting Cooperative Christian Ministry

RSVPs are required to help us plan our food order.

RSVP for Happy Hour

RSVP for Holiday Celebration

Canned Food Drives

We are collecting canned goods for Cooperative Christian Ministry’s food relief programs at our Warren Miller film showing and holiday celebration. They specifically requested the following nutritious items:

  • 15 oz no salt added canned beans and vegetables
  • 15 oz no sugar added canned fruit
  • 5 oz canned tuna in water

Donate two items to boost your door prize odds with an extra ticket. Or better yet, bring four items, and you’ll receive two extra tickets!

2023-2024 Western Ski Trips

Don’t miss out on our Western trips with discounted base packages that include lodging, social events, and ski in/out access (or a quick private shuttle to the slopes). We have space for 10 or more people at South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly trip, but only until mid-December when we cut excess rooms. There’s one single female spot available for Beaver Creek/Vail. You can also sign up to be the first person on the waitlist for Telluride and Aspen Snowmass.

Click the images for more details and register today! 

Renew Your Membership

Renew your membership or join our club today! Here are some of the perks:

  • Meet other active people who love snow sports
  • Plenty of ski trips, hiking, rafting, and biking adventures 
  • Discounts on trips, lift tickets, and local ski shop gear
  • Racing in the Crescent Ski Council race series 

Annual single memberships are $30 or you can join as a household for $50. Choose a racing membership if you’re interested in racing with us. 

Join or Renew Your Membership

Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea

Need a stocking stuffer for someone who loves snow sports? Support our club with t-shirts, stickers, mugs, and luggage tags! The snowflake QR code is an easy conversation starter and links directly to our website.

Check Out Our Gear & Place Your Order

Crescent Ski Club Trips

Taos Ski Week

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

The $1125 base package includes 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 land of fire and ice during a 10-day Iceland tour. The $4,898 base package covers lodging, airfare, ground transportation, and fourteen meals.

Get More Details & Register

Ikon & Epic Season Passes

Skiing or riding out west? Save big on lift tickets with an Ikon or Epic Pass! Epic Passes also include 20% off food, group lessons, rentals & more. Club members receive an additional $50 lodging credit with a full pass purchase or a $30 lodging credit with a local pass purchase that you can use on a Sports America trip this season.

Epic Passes are only available through December 3rd, so buy yours today!

Get Your Ikon & Epic Season Passes

Race With Us

Interested in some friendly competition? Come race in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Our first race is at Appalachian Ski Mountain the weekend of December 16th. 

Club members can also register for discounted group lift tickets as a non-racer participant at Appalachian Ski Mountain (December 16th/17th and February 24th/25th), Sugar Mountain (January 6th/7th and February 10th/11th), and Beech Mountain (February 3rd/4th). Registration opens two weeks before each race and closes at 1:00 PM the Sunday before the event. 

More Racing Info

Racing Schedule

Register for the Dec 16th & 17th App Ski Mountain Race

Email our Race Director, Greg Brentrup at or our Assistant Race Director, John Gardner at with any questions. 

Consider Running for a Board Position or Volunteering Next Year

Want to be more involved with the club in 2024? Consider running for a board position or volunteering to help us plan club events and trips. Elections are coming in April 2024 for next year’s elected board leadership positions, including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Although many current board members wish to return next year, there is always room for new blood. There are also opportunities for new people to assist the board, with an eye on running in future years, or to help out here and there. 

Thank you to the members who volunteered to serve on the nomination committee: Jane Bycroft, Dale Chinault, Mary Christianson, Renée Phillips, and Alisa Weber. Please get in touch with Mary Christianson at 734-761-5734 if you would like to chat about opportunities. You are also welcome to contact any nominating committee member to share your vision for the club and any special talents or expertise.

$10 Ski Tickets at Appalachian Ski Mountain This Weekend

Celebrate Appalachian Ski Mountain’s 62nd year of family fun as they roll back ticket prices on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd to only $10! Tickets are for day sessions only and must be purchased by midnight the day before. 

Club Sponsors

Visit our Club Sponsors page for details on discounts and membership perks.
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