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Newsletter, March 2016

Kathryn Hardage our Vice President of Trips has negotiated a flat $5 per day, including tax, for OSC members to park at

 Park, Bark, & Fly

6050 S Semoran Blvd

Orlando, FL 32822

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.

Presidents Message:

This year’s Snowmass ski trip was a “huge” success. (Thank you, Terri-Lynn). The Trip Leader for the Mt. Bachelor ski trip, Shelly Daniel, reported the combined Orlando Ski Club/Space Coast Ski & Travel Club race team placed 2nd in the Fun Race at Mt Bachelor! See notes below.

Now is the time the Club starts thinking about the 2016-2017 Ski Season. If there is a ski resort you think the Club should consider for next season, please let me, or one of the Board Members know your desire. It is also the time to consider Trip Leaders for next season. If you would like to be a Trip Leader or Assistant Trip Leader, please click this link and  fill out an application form and send it in to the 1st VP of Ski Trip, Kathryn Hardage,kathryn@upatreeinc.com.

The Club’s meeting schedule for the next three months is as follows:

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

April Social will be at Miller’s Ale House, Winter Park Villages (corner of Lee Road and 17/92), Wednesday, April 13, 6-8pm

May “Meeting” will be at Winter Club Indoor Ski & Snowboard (WCS), 2950 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL. Wednesday, May 11th, 6-8pm.        (See link at the bottom of news letter.)

 The Club’s May Meeting is our yearly Officers Elections Meeting.

 

I hope to see each of you at our March 9th Social. Bring your ski trip pictures! Bring your ski trip stories! See you there!!!

 

Until then, 

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

 

Bob “Snow Dog” Mackey  

President





This months Social is Wednesday March 9th at

Winter Park Village Ale House

1251 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL

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


Snowmass 2016

“A Long-Time Favorite”



The week of February 6-13, 2016 turned out to have historical levels of snowfall for the Orlando Ski Club's ski trip to the Snowmass-Aspen Resort. So far the season total is 158 inches; average base depth is 54 inches where 14 inches fell three days before we arrived. This made for incredible groomed runs each and every day we skied not to mention the bluebird skies that adorned us as well. Even though a mechanical caused the "PINEAPPLE" flight through Chicago to arrive three hours late on Saturday, all skiers/boarders had received their lift tickets, rentals, and we're ready to ski/ride on Sunday, February 7, 2016. On Sunday night, the Super Bowl 50 Après Ski Kick-Off was attended by 54 OSC travelers who received a drink and appetizers while the game played heavily supported by these Bronco Fans: Jeanne Meyer, Paula O’Shea and Joy Ewertz to name a few. BRONCOFANS.JPG,IvyAndColes.jpg, caroynbetsyheather.jpg, AlKarenMair.Jpg. After the Broncos won so did Edward Quinn, John Loftice, Bob Cole and "Bonsai" Bob Barnes when we "showed(gave) them the money" that they won from the football pool.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Fat Tuesday, the OSC showed up in full Mardi Gras Regalia at the Base Camp Grille Après Ski for a drink and appetizers for 40 travelers: Weegie Henry was the best decked out Mardi Gra’er:  MGWeegie.jpg, MGBrianRpbinBetsyJeff.jpg, MGTripleaders.jpg, MGColesNancyMikeMikeIvy.jpg

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, we all met slope side and skied down to the location to take our group photo. Also on Thursday the Haul-Ass Ladies (coined by Ivy) and “the Boys” sleighed the 6-mile LONGSHOT run that includes a ¼ mile hike so much so that two of them, Carolyn McMillian and Betsy Miller, skied it a second time pummeling it into submission! BRAVO!TheMenLongshotFinishers.jpg, PaulaJeanneCarolynHeatherBetsy.jpgand then later that day Kathryn Hardage lavished two drinks for each traveler and appetizers at the “Venga, Venga” Après Ski: thanks Kathryn! We had plenty of time to go over the ups and downs of our ski adventures:KathyLindaRobinWeegie.jpg, KathyDavidEdRobb.jpg, DonTerriLynnRichard.jpg

On Friday, February 12, Nancy Thigpen, a longtime OSC member organized a Farewell Après Ski at Venga, Venga that was well attended: Thanks Nancy! There were 70 travelers on this ski trip and I must say all of you were fantastic! You make being a trip leader fun and easy and I'd love to do it again.

Terri-Lynn Smith &  Kathy Nemeth

Snowmass Trip Leaders

 In the meantime, don't forget to express your interest in the April 17, 2016 Guided Mountain Bike Ride and BBQ/picnic at the Santos Trailhead

OSC 1st Spring Fling MTB/BBQ Interest Form







Mt Bachelor 2016

Waiting for input from trip leaders.

I am pleased to report that the combined Orlando Ski Club/Space Coast Ski & Travel Club race team placed 2nd in the Fun Race at Mt Bachelor! Our four fastest racers were:

1. Matt Bragaw (SCSTC))
2. Meloni Turk (OSC)
3. Jackie Warren (OSC)
4. Roy Walters (OSC)

Also competing for our team were:

Karen Bettencourt (SCSTC)
Jim Johnson (OSC)
Terry Sauer (SCSTC)
Kenton Anz (SCSTC)
Tracy Meyer (OSC)
Dave Morris (OSC)
Rodger Sebben (OSC)
Terri-Lynn Smith (OSC)

In addition to a 2nd place team finish, Meloni Turk won top honors for the Fastest Woman racer.


On Thursday a Vertical Challenge competition was announced by Ann Cook, Director of Sales for the Doubletree, our host hotel. Interested competitors were asked to register through an app or web site to have their "vert" tracked for the day. There were some amazing single day vertical records established. Roy Walters and Jim Johnson both recorded over 34,000feet. However, our own Kenny Krumins blew everyone away with his recorded 57,511 vertical feet in a single day! And that includes time spent hiking out of an area when a lift had mechanical problems and had to be shut down. 


Way to go, Kenny "Ironman" Krumins!


Thanks to my group,
Shelley Daniel, Trip Leader
Mt Bachelor

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From Space Coast Ski & Travel Club 

SCSTC partnered with OSC taking ten of our members to Mt Bachelor.  Joining forces with our Central Florida neighbors allowed us to really get to know each other.  All of the Space Coasters felt our ski trip was enhanced by sharing the slopes and parties with new friends.  Both clubs offers great trips and but it was fun to see how things are done a little differently yet with all the same enthusiasm.  Together, we had more fun and camaraderie throughout the week.  Here’s hoping more FSC clubs partner on trips when the opportunity arises.  I know SCSTC will team up with OSC in the future as it was a win/win formula and a complete success.

Carla Constantino

Assistant Trip Leader 

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Snowshoeing to Crater Lake




Tree hugers!!


What tree well?



Jim Miller putting in the snow.


Terry Lynn doing the ring toss over her shoulderbecause of the way she came into the task on her skis.




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Learn, improve, or just keep your skills at peak performance at


OSC member receive a discount.


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Interested in become a trip leader?

Just fill out the form

Trip Leader Application


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