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October 2019 Newsletter

October 09, 2019 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Things are really heating up for the coming snow season…and excitement is building among your board members. The team is working to create awesome trips (Snowshoe, Snowmass, Steamboat and Deer Valley), a winning race team, and exciting pre-season events to get you all ready. You can find more information for each of these events at charlotteskiandsnowboardclub.com. Coming up real soon are:

  • Monthly Club Meeting Monday October 14 at Brewers at Yancey in Charlotte — with special guest Dr. Scott Firczak on prepping for the coming season!
  • Club Picnic in Freedom Park Sunday October 27 — RSVP for this fun event on our website and come ready for play!
  • Warren Miller Movie. There will be two showings of Warren Miller’s Timeless at Studio Movie Grill in Charlotte November 18 and 19!
  • NEW! Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party at Brewers at Yancey  on Monday December 9th!
  • Ongoing Dryland Training School sessions most Sundays through December—keep posted for events that club members may join, and if you’re not in this strength- and flexibility program led by Tom Grayson, you’ll want to be doing your own conditioning beginning…. last month!

We hope you all join in these events — whether volunteering, or enjoying the events, or even making suggestions on things you want for coming years. It’s all good, and we are glad to have every one of you as we work to create a great club and a fun season.


Mary Christianson, President, 2019-20


Get ready for the coming season or get started the right way to ski or snowboard! There is a registration link on the Club website and cost is $15 (Club Membership is required). The class is geared to First Time Skiers/Riders, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels (including Racers!). We will separate into groups addressing levels and physical conditioning.

Classes started Sunday, September 15th at 4pm and will run weekly to December 7th. We will move the classes around to better serve our Participating Members.  Even though class has started, it is not too late to join. We will be using the Ski Magazine/US Ski and Snowboard Team Ultimate Ski Fitness Workout! Contact Tom Grayson at tom@tomgrayson.com

Charlotte & Crescent Trips

We have a great selection of Club trips (4) and Crescent trips (3) coming this season!

For questions about any of our trip offerings below in 2020, please contact Tom Grayson, Trip Director at tom@tomgrayson.com or 704-906-1110.  For a full description of the trips and trip registration, please visit the "Trips" tab on the Club website www.charlotteskiandsnowboardclub.com


Snowshoe, WV on January 10-12, 2020                           10+ spaces available

Aspen Snowmass Trip February 1-8,2020                           8 spaces available at Stonebridge Inn, waitlist at TOV (condos)

Steamboat Trip February 29 to March 7, 2020                     9 spaces available

Zermatt Resort/Deer Valley Trip March 29 to April 3, 2020   10+ spaces available


Steamboat Camp December 7-14, 2019                              10+ spaces available

Sun Peaks, BC January 11-18, 2020                                   6 spaces available (limited lodging options)

Holidaze Ski Tours Spain Adventure Trip March 17-25, 2020     10+ spaces available

To find out more about Crescent trips, please visit their website at  https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/clubtrips.html

Social events

CSSC Picnic Saturday October 27: Join us Saturday October 27 at 1pm for a club picnic at Shelter #6 at Charlotte's beautiful Freedom Park! FREE to members and just $5.00 per guest.

Hamburgers, hotdogs and toppings provided, plus one drink per-over 21 member and paid guest (our permit allows for only a limited amount of beer and wine, provided by the club). Bring a side dish or dessert to share, and non-alcoholic beverage of your choice.

All must register on the www.charlotteskiandsnownboard.com so we can get a head count for food and drinks. Club members may register for themselves and up to four guest by Wednesday October 23. ($5.00 per non-members, payable at the welcome table at Shelter #6, where drink tickets will be handed out). Call Robin at 571-276-6747 if you have questions.

CSSC Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party Monday December 9: Celebrate good friends and good cheer! Please join the CSSC at a Holiday Cocktail Party Monday December 9 6pm-9pm at Brewers at 4001 Yancey, Charlotte, NC. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks while mingling with snow lovers. Free swag giveaways and chances to win great gifts. More details to come at a later date. Any questions please reach out to Robin Smithberger at  rocknrobin064@aol.com or call 571-276-6747

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


Race Team News

2019-2020 Race Schedule Posted - The new race schedule is posted for the 2019-2020 Season. Click on the following link to see all the details https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/racing/Results/CSC%2019-20%20Results/CSC%20Race%20Schedule%2019-20.pdf

News from the Race Director

  • Racer Dues: Shout out to the racers who signed in and paid their dues of $35!
  • Racer Discount Pricing: With one of our sponsors - Lange and Dynastar. You have to be a member in good standing to be able to participate.Details to come.
  • Ski Team Kick Off Party - November 14th: - Mark your calendars. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Ski Tuning Clinic: We will be having a ski tuning clinic before our first race. Racers will be amazed at how much better the ski turns in, glides and holds on a real race course like Crescent has us run on. We run on a salted firm surface. Tuning is essential. Jim Kasprzak and I will be having a session on edge prep and waxing for better results. ANYONE can tune their own skis.

Mark Smets - Race Director  markwsmets@gmail.com


Meadowbrook Inn: CSSC and Crescent members are eligible for a 20% discount on rooms 365 days a year at the Meadowbrook Inn located in downtown Blowing Rock. This is a good deal especially since the race team will be racing at Appalachian Ski Mountain three times this year. This is a great deal in touristy Blowing Rock. You can walk to downtown from there.

To make a reservation at the Group Rate, please follow these instructions:

1. Go to our Reservations Page at

2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
3. Enter the following Access Code for your Group to view your discounted rate: CRSK

If you decide to visit their website (www.meadowbrook-inn.com) directly, you can also click on "Reservations" and follow the instructions above.


Hey skiers and riders, it's time to start getting ready for the snow season. To help you get in the mood, we are showing the new Warren Miller movie "Timeless" on November 18th and 19th at 7:00pm at the Studio Movie Grill. You can get tickets at their website https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/locations/north%20carolina/epicentre/2019/11/18?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gmb&utm_content=epicenter. We are giving away a FREE Beech Mountain lift ticket with every movie ticket sold. Also, there will be many door prizes, raffles and giveaways. See you next month at the movies! Questions, contact Ralph Preziosi at ralphpreziosi@aol.com


News from Crescent Ski Council -  To find out more about Crescent Ski Council, read the President's monthly newsletter at  https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/PresLetters/Latest.pdf.

Published October 8th, 2019


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