From the Board
Next Club Meeting - Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm - If you haven’t come to one of our Monthly Club Meetings lately, be sure to catch the last one before our summer hiatus. We meet this month at Brewers at 4001 Yancey in Charlotte, Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7pm. Come meet and thank the many volunteers who make this club a success, get to know other active people in the area, or just take advantage of the free snacks. We will also have 2019/2020 trip registration forms. In June, July and August there are still happy hours and other events you will find on the calendar, but the more formal club meetings pause, picking up again in September 2019 in time for ski/ride season.
2019-2020 CSSC Trips - 2019-2020 CSSC Trips rolled out for Early Bird Registration on May 1st, 2019 with $100 trip deposit holding your spot. Trip details are posted on the CSSC website. 103 (65% sold) people have signed up for Aspen/Snowmass and 24 (38% sold) people have signed up for Steamboat.
Now is the time to start thinking about room and condo mates! All rooms are priced double occupancy with single supplement (private room) option available while spaces last. Singles share rooms that may or may not have separate beds. We try to place couples in rooms with one bed and singles in rooms with 2 beds, but typically we will have a couple of condos made up of all singles. In this case, condo mates will draw straws for rooms/beds. There will be a sleeper sofa available as a bail out option so everyone has their own bed. Now is the time to put together your own condo of friends and/or family. Most of our condos (80%) are made up by guest choice (preference). All CSSC Trips as well as Crescent trips have the same lodging policy.
2019-2020 CSSC Trip Locations
Snowshoe, WV: Jan 10-12, 2020
Aspen Snowmass, CO: Feb 1-8, 2020
Steamboat, CO: Feb 29-Mar 7, 2020
2019-2020 Crescent Ski Council Trips: Crescent is going international in 2020 for two or their three ski weeks. Trip details were released at the Crescent Spring Convention and trip registration will open on June 1st. If you are planning on going on either of the International trips, you will need a current passport with at least 6 months before expiration.
2019-2020 Crescent Ski Council Trip Locations:
Steamboat Camp, Steamboat, CO: Dec 7-14, 2019
Sun Peaks, British Colombia, Canada: Jan 11-18, 2020
Sierra Nevada, Spain: Mid March, 2020
Ski Trip to Japan (Non-CSSC or Crescent Trip) - CSSC member Aaron Schorsch and his company Saveur the Journey is offering an advanced/expert level ski/snowboard and food themed trip to Hokkaido, Japan. This trip is for a max. of 12 guests staying 9 days, 8 nights. Cost is $4650. There is a $500 discount for CSSC club members as well as discounts for IKON pass holders. More information available here: Japan Ski/Snowboard or email email@example.com
Don’t Forget to Get Your N.C. Real ID -If you have travel plans that include flights, you might want to get your N.C. driver’s license updated. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, federal agencies will enforce the REAL ID Act, which requires a REAL ID, U.S. passport or another federally approved identification to board commercial flights and enter secure federal buildings. Get more information here:https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/nc-real-id/Pages/default.aspx
Time to Check Your Passports, Too! -The Club, and Crescent Ski Council are making plans for international trips. The council has two such trips already planned — to Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada in January 2020, and Spain in March 2020. Any international trip may require that you have a valid passport, one that is valid for at least six months after your return date, and one that has two or more blank pages, depending on your destination. Make sure to apply for the passport several months before you need it. More information about international travel here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html
Remember - As a current member of CSSC in good standing, you are able to participate in CSSC run trips and Crescent Ski Council Trips. Starting this coming season, all CSSC trip participants will be required to be CSSC members - There are no more non-CSSC members (members from other Cresent clubs).
Trip Questions: For trip questions, please contact Tom Grayson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Team News
Race Team Summer Party - DATE CHANGE! The summer race team potluck party will be Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 11am at Dale Dorsey’s house on Lake Wylie. If you would like to sign-up, contact Martha Honeycutt at email@example.com.
LinkedIn - The club has a new LinkedIn page, and we need club members and friends to check it out and follow us. We hope for this new page to help attract more and more professionals in the area, some new to the area who haven't yet heard of the club.
Facebook - We have 1,308 people following the club Facebook page and 2,352 people following the club Meetup page. We encourage club members to sign up for both of these pages if you have not already done so. We encourage new members to join us on the Publicity Committee and get involved with the club to grow membership and meet new friends.
Saturday Morning at the Foodbank - Charlotte citizens have supported our club for many years and now it is time for us to give back to our city. Please join us on June 29, 2019 from 9:00am - Noon at the Second Harvest Foodbank where we will be sorting and boxing donated food that will be shipped to some of the poorest communities across our city and surrounding areas. We will have a great time working at the Foodbank, while mingling with each other. We are limited to 30 people. If you would like to join us, please RSVP on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Roach at 312-438-9525. We hope to see you there!
CSSC Membership - CSSC members get a personal login for our CSSC website, where they can view specific information on payments, renewals and update their profile. Members who login to our website can print their membership card and get annual discounts at local ski shops and other places. Membership runs from Oct. 1 until the end of September. This year, we have set our membership website to accept enrollment as early as NOW for membership that goes through Sept. 2020.
Crescent Ski Council
News from Crescent Ski Council - Crescent Ski Council is an organization made up of 19 ski and snowboard clubs in the southeast US. They provide support for club management, Spring and Fall conventions centered on snow sports, a race league and additional trips for member clubs to offer to members. Read the Crescent monthly report for information about the April 26-28 Spring Conference held in Myrtle Beach (where our own Kevin and Dana Cuddihy won the bocce ball tournament!), as well as the upcoming Fall Conference in Gatlinburg at the Glenstone Lodge, October 17-20, 2019. Consider signing up for the Fall Conference this year — Let’s get a great showing from Charlotte! To find out more about Crescent Ski Council, read the President's monthly newsletter athttps://www.crescentskicouncil.org/PresLetters/Latest.pdf.
Published May 6, 2019