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July 2019 Newsletter

July 04, 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
From The Board

Work in Progress -The board is working on adding new events and programs to keep things exciting, and also working on operations in order to keep things running smoothly. Please contact one of the board members below if you have any suggestions or ideas for how to make the club work best for you!, or if you want to lend a hand in any way.

2019-2020 Club Officers and Board Chairs

2019-2020 Club Officers

• Mary Christianson – President, president.cssc@gmail.com
• Ralph Preziosi – Vice President, vp.cssc@gmail.com
• Secretary – David Stoner davestoner99@gmail.com
• Treasurer – Brian Swaney,
2019/2020 Board Chairs
• Communications – Mary Christianson, president.cssc@gmail.com
• Compliance and Oversight – Jace Gates, oversight.cssc@gmail.com
• Membership – John Gardner, members.cssc@gmail.com
• Racing – Kevin and Dana Cuddihy, charlotteracedirector@gmail.com
• Socials – Robin Smithberger, rocknrobin064@aol.com
• Strategic Planning – Jeff Smithberger, jeff.smithberger@gmail.com
• Trips – Tom Grayson, tom@tomgrayson.com
• Past President – Morgan Mayer

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Trip Info

Trip Committee Report - We have a great selection of Club Trips (5) and Crescent Trips (2) coming this season! Our Trip Leaders this season are Jeff Smithberger, Ralph Preziosi, Denver Board, Mary Christianson, and Tom Grayson. Our Apprentice Trip Leaders are Jace Gates and John Gardner. Everyone is working hard on making this year’s trips the best ever! We are setting sign up records with the Aspen Snowmass Trip on a waitlist and the Club’s Steamboat Trip 70% currently sold in the month of June!


4th Annual Trip to Snowshoe, WV on January 10-12, 2020. This is our only Regional Weekend Trip of the Season and we are bringing it to you with special pricing. We will be staying at the Allegheny Springs Lodge again and are looking to have a big crowd this year. This is a 2 night trip (Friday and Saturday) starting at $422 that includes lift tickets. A third night is optional on January 9th. This is an IKON Pass Resort. See trip details and registration information on the website. New to this trip is you can pay by credit card! If you have an IKON Pass or a Snowshoe Annual Pass you can go for as little as $268! Limited carpooling options will be available to those that sign up early. Contact Jeff Smithberger to sign up: jeff.smithberger@aol.com or 703-344-1174

Aspen Snowmass Trip February 1-8, 2020. We are staying at our favorite Condos at Top of the Village (slope side) but unfortunately, they are currently on a wait list with 138 people registered. We just added 5 more rooms at the 2019 price which is $138 more per person and only have 4 rooms currently available (8 spaces). The Stonebridge has QQ deluxe hotel rooms, great amenities, and comes with a hot breakfast buffet each morning. It is in the base area close to shopping and restaurants and is ski in/out. There will not be any more lodging added to this trip so sign up for the Stonebridge now, or if you feel lucky, sign up for the waitlist either at TOV or Stonebridge Inn - no trip deposit due until space is offered!

Steamboat Trip February 29 to March 7, 2020. This trip is 70% sold with 52 spaces taken and only 24 spaces available. We are staying in the Mountain Village at The Lodge in 2 and 3 bedroom condos. Trip activities include an optional Snowmobile Tour and a day trip to Winter Park. Ralph, Denver, and Mary are working hard planning fun mixers and parties. This is going to be a fun trip! Group Air will be available from Charlotte to Hayden and Denver Airports starting in August. See trip details and pricing options on the Club Website. Steamboat is an IKON Pass resort!

Zermatt Resort/Deer Valley/Powder Mountain/Park City Trip March 29 to April 3, 2020. This is a 5 night trip that was added with trip registration information on the Club Website. We are staying at the Zermatt Utah Resort outside of Deer Valley. We have lift options at Deer Valley and Park City/Canyons with a day trip to Powder Mountain and ground transfers included in the base price of $755. Deer Valley is an IKON Pass Resort and Park City is an EPIC Pass Resort This is our first venture in a 5 night trip arriving on Sunday and departing on Friday. It is shaping up as a fun trip! We currently have 4 members signed up with a trip capacity of 32.


Steamboat Camp is December 7-14, 2019. This is a great Skiing, Riding, or Racing Improvement Camp as it includes 5 full days of lesson plans and a 6 day lift ticket. There is flexibility in their program so you can cut back on lesson and lift ticket days. Some of the best Ski and Ride Instructors in Colorado show up for this event. It is run by Crescent Ski Council and has a lot of social mixers and fun activities. See trip details on the Club website. We currently have 10 members signed up for this trip.

Sun Peaks, BC is January 11-18, 2020. This is CSC Ski Week and is in beautiful British Columbia. The trip includes 6 nights at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and 1 night on the return at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. A 5 day lift is included with options for 3/4/6 day lifts. Group Air is optional from select Cities. You will need a valid US Passport with at least 6 months remaining at the end of the trip and a few clean pages. Online Trip Registration is in progress with Sports America and we have 3 Club Members currently registered. See trip details on the Club website.

Crescent Ski Council and Holidaze Ski Tours Spain Adventure Trip March 17-25, 2020. The Club is not promoting or supporting this trip due to the trip registration process but is providing information only. This trip is being run by CSC and Holidaze Ski Tours. It does offer 3 days of transportation from Granada to Sierra Nevada Ski Area that is included in base price - lift tickets are not included. Trip questions and registration at Holidaze Ski Tours by contacting Sean at 800-526-2827 or sales@holidaze.com

Trip Details - For trip details, click on the Club trip website pagehttps://charlotteskiandsnowboardclub.wildapricot.org/Trips

For Trip Questions - For trip questions, please contact Tom Grayson at tom@tomgrayson.com

Social Events

Happy Hour Friday July 19, 2019 5pm - OMB (Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) 4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC. We will gather in the Biergarten under the big red tent near the food truck. Remember you are responsible for your own tab.

Whitewater Rafting Trip - August 2-4, 2019 - There are a couple spaces still available for the White Water Rafting Trip to Ace Adventure Resorts in West Virginia on the New River August 2-4, 2019. Cabins are available and the rafting cost is $130 per person and includes all the gear and fees. See trip details and registration information on the website. New to this trip is you can pay trip registration by credit card! Contact Jeff Smithberger to sign up: jeff.smithberger@aol.com or 703-344-1174

Social Event Ideas - Have an idea for a fun group activity for the club contact, Robin Smithberger at rocknrobin064@aol.com with the following information:

Complete Name

Phone Number(s)

Activity Date

Description of Activity

Activity Time and Location


Crescent Ski Council

Crescent Ski Council 2019 Fall Conference October 18-20, 2019 in Ober Gatlinburg, TN. Lodging registration is open now at the Glenstone Lodge with discount pricing. Call 800-362-9522, press 1 - say you are with the Crescent Ski Council Conference to get the special room rate of $94 plus tax (per night up to 4 per room) - additional days at the same rate available. The traditional Trade Show held at the Spring Convention has moved to the Fall Conference. This is going to be a fun event and a chance to see and talk to Resort Reps! Fall in Ober Gatlinburg is beautiful. Cost to attend conference is only $25 per person and includes workshops, Vendor Trade Show & Vendor Reception, and Hiking in the Smokies on Saturday.

News from Crescent Ski Council - Crescent Ski Council is an organization made up of 19 ski and snowboard clubs in the southeast US, and it provides invaluable 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 Council, its trips, the Crescent Ski Council racing league, and events such as the upcoming Fall Conference. To find out more about Crescent Ski Council, read the President's monthly newsletter at https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/PresLetters/Latest.pdf.

Ski/Snowboard Equipment for Sale

Dynastar Skis and Lange Boots - The boots were never used and the skis were used only once. Items purchased new three years ago. Contact Francine Dupont at 704/506-8816

Skis -  Dynastar length 115, Look bindings  $100

Boots: Lange, SureFoot model size 7.5 women $65

Male & Female Ski Packages - Both in excellent condition and are approximately 10 years old. Contact Peggy Allen at 704-614-0797

Male Package: Saloman Skis (165 length), bindings, poles, Tecnica Boots Size 11-D, boot bag  $650

Female Package: K-2 Burnin Luv (145 length), bindings, poles  $400


Atomic Skis - 2014 Atomic Limited All Mountain Skis 172 CM with Bindings in premium condition. $250. Contact Bob Kerlin 843-582-8882

Published July 4, 2019


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