“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