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April 2016


President's Message

Hello Fellow Skiers,

            This is my last newsletter as President of the Orlando Ski Club. It has been an absolute honor to be your president. During my term, I really strived to listen to your comments and understand your concerns. This is your Club. Members always come first. The real leaders of the Club are your Board members and Trip Leaders. They do more work than anybody. The Club has been fortunate to have excellent Board members and dedicated Trip Leaders. I cannot thank the Board members and Trip Leaders enough for all the work they do on your behalf. All I ask from you is, when you get the opportunity, please thank your Board members and Trip Leaders for all their effort. A kind word from you, showing your appreciation, really means a lot to them.

Your new Club Officers are as follows:

Kathryn Hardage, President

Steve Clark, 1st VP of Ski Trips

Debbie Ashworth, 2nd VP of Year-Round Activities

Terri-Lynn Smith, Treasurer

Rhonda Ulmer, Secretary

I believe there a still a few spots for the Club Rafting Party in Tennessee, Aug. 4-7. Please look for details at http://www.orlandoskiclub.com/page-1848672 .

For you parents, Winter Club Ski is doing skiing summer camps. You might want to check it out at http://www.winterclubski.com .

The June OSC Social will be at Miller’s Ale House, Winter Park Villages (corner of Lee Road and 17/92), Wednesday, June 8th, 6-8pm.

Reminder: Mark your calendar, the date for the Orlando Ski Club’s Trip Kick-off Meeting is being moved up to Sunday, July 31st, at the Dubsdread Golf Course. 

Please see http://www.orlandoskiclub.com/2016-17-SKI-SEASON-TRIP-SUMMARY for the list of the Club’s ski trips.

Be on the lookout for out for the Club’s annual bowling event in August.

            I Hope to see you at the June OSC Meeting.

Until then,

Wishing You Many Happy Dreams of Gently Falling Snowflakes, and Groomed Slopes!

 

Bob “Snow Dog” Mackey,

President








I know the members of the Orlando Ski Club want to thank Bob for his hard work and great leadership this past year. And as Bob said we have new elected officers. (Wow, at least our elections are over!!)



OSC members get a flat rate of $5 per day ,including taxes at


 Park, Bark, & Fly

6050 S Semoran Blvd

Orlando, FL

To receive the DISCOUNTED rate, OSC members will need to show an OSC or FSC name badge. This rate will be honored year round, not just for ski trips.

Discount does not apply to advance reservations. Reservations are not necessary 


   



WinterClub Ski in Winter Park, FL, is running summer camps for the kids. Click logo above to check out their web site for details 




This months Social is Wednesday June 8th, 6-8pm at

Winter Park Village Ale House

1251 Lee Road

Winter Park, FL

(corner of Lee Rd & 17/92)

Please come and bring your friends who might want to join the club.

Hurry, there are still a few spots left!! Click for details

Rafting Party Trip to Chattanooga and Ocoee, Tennessee


ROAD TRIP!” August 4 - 7, 2016 (Thursday thru Sunday)

TRIP LEADER: Steve Clark 407-803-2239 EMAIL: SClark2575@cfl.rr.com



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Zell am See, AUSTRIA TRIP - PART II

by Kathryn Hardage, Trip Leader

Guten Tag! In last month’s OSC Newsletter I talked about the entertainment and food side of Austria, there is so much to tell, I wanted to share another side of the trip. The story of respect and benevolence!

Typically during ski trips there is a lot of bonding within the group, both with persons who have known each other for years and those who are meeting for the first time. On the International trips, the bond seems even stronger. We are all depending on each other in a country not our own, often with a language we do not understand.

First off, at Frankfurt airport, everyone was looking out for each other in the TSA line, trying to help make sure all Orlando peeps got onto the plane after the stressful security line.

Then as Trip Leader for Orlando I felt a strong bond with the Trip Leader from Sarasota, staying in our same hotel. Next with Trip Leaders from Tampa & Miami during the bus ski excursions, we respected each other’s opinion to make decisions together!

I could see Orlando trippers bonding with each other, creating a sense of “family”. Trippers between clubs were also bonding, all showing respect for each other and extending benevolence; even when they were tired, or had other plans pending. When my roommate broke her arm on the mountain & the snowmobile ski patrol sped off with her, all 14 who were skiing with us waited a long wait to make sure I found her and could get her off the mountain.

The actions of kindness, acceptance, respect and benevolence were numerous; too many to list names. Yet there was one very special bond that was created which I wish to share with all OSC membership, between OSC tripper, Jack Hagen and the Austrian Father (2nd out of 4 generations of owner/operators of our hotel).

I believe, Jack’s career has been in the Fire Fighting industry. Somehow he learned of the Father’s association with the volunteer Fire Dept in Zell am See and presented him with a NY World Trade Center pen. The Father was extremely touched and honored.

A few nights later at dinner, the Father made a grand entrance into the Dining Room, zooming in on Jack. Jack saw him coming and immediately jumped to his feet. Though neither spoke each other’s language, no words were needed. The Father proudly presented Jack with a Fire Fighter’s ball cap from Zell am See. Jack saluted the Father and the room erupted in applause. A very special moment of respect and benevolence!



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2016-2017 Trips!

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!!

Due to travel industry changes these trips will have to close out earlier than previous years. Always check on our website from latest status and information, or give the trip leaders a call. 

December 8-12, 2016…Aspen, Colorado…Pre-Holiday Luxury Trip at Great Pre-Season Price!

Price:  $1,238 per person double occupancy. Includes RT air into Aspen, 4 nights in the heart of star studded Aspen at the quaint luxurious Limelight Boutique Hotel w/daily hot breakfast, pre-trip party & Welcome Reception. Lift tixs at low pre-season rate of $57 per day, for 4 ski mts. Come get in the spirit at Holiday decorated, fabulous Aspen!

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark     407/803-2239       EMAIL:  SClark2575@cfl.rr.com


January 21- 28, 2017… Beaver Creek, Colorado….Deluxe Condo… Florida Ski Council Party Trip!

Price: $1,833 2 bedroom(4) and 1,767 3 bedroom(6) check discount $1,925 2 bedroom(4) and $1,855 3 bedroom(6) credit card per person double occupancy. Includes RT air to Denver, ground transfers, 2 FSC parties, on mountain lunch, ski race, 7 nights lodging at Kiva high end ski in-ski out condos, a short walk from the BC Village. Ski on legendary powder in a luxury resort with heated sidewalks & escalators! Designed to accommodate skiers of all abilities, come try it!

Trip LeaderTerri-Lynn Smith  407/739-0440   EMAIL: tlynnsmith@cfl.rr.com

Asst Trip Leader: Kathy Nemeth 407-963-3846 EMAIL: kathy.nemeth@earthlink.net


February 4 –11, 2017 …Telluride, CO… The Most Beautiful Place You Will Ever Ski and Party!

Price: $1,593 2-bed(4), $1,558 3-bed(6), $1,978 1-bed(2) check discount per person, double occupancy. Includes RT air to Montrose, ground transfers, spectacular slope side condo units at Mountain Lodge, Pre-trip & Welcome Parties. Telluride is an authentic town with 8 block historic district lined w/colorful Victorian homes, elegant restaurant/boutiques & plenty of Old West saloons! A gondola links Mt Village to town.

Trip Leader:        Dale Ulmer  407-920-6582                     EMAIL:  dalerulmer@gmail.com

Co-Trip Leader:  Rhonda Ulmer  407-921-2656                EMAIL:  rhondacpm@gmail.com


March 8–18, 2017…NYC; Niseko & Tokyo, Japan…Very unique FSC destination with great skiing! Price: TBD per person, double occupancy. Includes RT air & 2 nights in NYC; flt fr NYC to Japan; 5 nights at 4 star Niseko Hilton w/daily breakfast & 4 dinners in hotel; transfer to Tokyo for 2 nights in 4 star Keio Plaza w/bkfast; FSC Party & mt lunch.

Trip Leader: John Smith     407/579-2794                      EMAIL: jwsmith777@hotmail.com


March 18–25, 2017…  Big Sky, Montana… Miz Moosie is back for another Magical Mindy Tour!

Price: TBD per person double occupancy. Includes RT air into Bozeman, 7 nights lodging at Huntley, Shoshone or Village Center, ground transfers, pre-trip & Wine/Cheese Welcome parties. Ski Big Sky & Moonlight Basin for combined 5,750acres of expansive space with minimal lift lines, an all-time favorite destination for OSC!   

Trip Leader:  Mindy Boehm     407/855-5256             EMAIL: mizmoosie@aol.com

Ski Leader:   Moose Boehm    407/855-5256             EMAIL: schusmoose@aol.com


Learn more at the kickoff event where you can talk to trip leaders and others that are interested on your trip of choice.

DUBSDREAD GOLF CLUB

click for Directions to Dubsdread
July 31, 2016 3:00-5:00pm

 

  

OSC ANNUAL SKI TRIP SALES KICK OFF 

   Sunday, July 31, 2016

3:00pm-5:00PM


Appetizers & Cash Bar Provided

ALL GUESTS WELCOME!

549 W Par St

Orlando, FL


*******TRIP CREDIT DRAWINGS******** TBD *********************************************

To be eligible for the trip credit drawings you must submit a 2016-17 Ski Trip Application and Deposit for a ski trip of your choice on or before July 31st.


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The Orlando Ski Club is a year-round, volunteer-run social organization with over 300 adventurous members whose winter activities center on snow skiing and snowboarding. Since 1976, the Club has been offering trips to top-rated ski destinations world-wide. We are a proud member of the Florida Ski Council . In addition to fabulous group ski trips, the Orlando Ski Club offers a variety of activities and social events to keep you busy during the "off" season. From wine tastings to cruises and weekend excursions, the Orlando Ski Club is your year round social club.Join today and start enjoying the camaraderie and fun!

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