From:                                         Orlando Ski and Travel Club <>

Sent:                                           Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:54 PM

To:                                               David Pugh

Subject:                                     OSC January Newsletter


OSC February 2017 New Year Newsletter. Summer Trips being released, Ski Trips for February and March. Telluride, Sun Valley, Banff, Japan, and Big Sky


Beaver Creek? WOW!!

 Orlando Ski Club went to Beaver Creek on Jan. 21st.

We are going to have a year full of fun and adventure. In fact it has already began. After Steve Clark lead a group of OSC members on a Pre-Holiday trip to Aspen, the adventures continued on Jan 21st with a trip to Beaver Creek.

On Jan 21st, Terry-Lynn & Kathy lead 40 of us to Beaver Creek. Where they have escalators and fresh, hot, melt in your mouth chocolate cookies! And did I mention SNOW! We received over 30" while at Beaver Creek.

This was a FCS trip with extra parties and fun. OSC racers moved up to 2nd on the podium for the Florida's Cup .  

Message from OCS Race Captain, David Miller

Let's give a big shout out and raise those glasses high for the following racers who brought home  a 2nd place finish with a total score of 267.71 at the FSC Cup race held in Beaver Creek, Colorado and also for 3 who excelled in their age category  ----->  


Presenting the OSC RACE TEAM,   Top 3 Men and Women

Todd Baurele   34.82   

Jeff Szarzanowicz    36.10

Zbigniew Sitko   38.10

Jackie Warren  46.29

 Robin Roberts  51.10,

Terri- Lynn Smith 1.01.3  

.....And now for the Individual age awards --------- >       Jeff Szarzanowicz, Todd Bauerle, and last but certainly not least David Miller 


....Lastly I'd like to thank all those who came out and raced,,all 15 of you and also the OSC trippers who came out on race day and cheered us on..  




We also want to thank WinterClubSki for their help in prepping out skiers. I think it really helped us. Go visit them to improve your skiing. 



President's Message

Wowzer, talk about powder! A group of 40+ OSC skiers and boarders just returned from Beaver Creek, the January Florida Ski Council trip, where we had 10 inches before arrival with more falling daily! It was the soft fluffy powder, the kind you easily glide thru in silence! So beautiful to look at, trees totally flocked naturally all white, pristine powder sparkling everywhere; yet burr, was it COLD!

I’m proud to announce OSC race team was the 2017 SILVER Medalist at Beaver Creek! Our SILVER team winners were Todd Bauerle, Jeff Szarzanowicz, Zbigniew Sitko, Jackie Warren, Robin Roberts & Terri-Lynn Smith. Other racers were Race Captain David Miller, David Pugh, Steve Sovich, Denis Chardello, Michael Lief, Steve Miller, Debbie Ashworth, Sharmae Gambrel & Kimberly Schmitt. Congrats to all!

The trip had two great FSC events at which we partied with other Florida clubs; one was even held at a ranch outside of the resort! We had FABULOUS food (something to please everyone), a great DJ one night, plus the second event was a Denim & Diamonds Party at the ranch with a live band, and many of us closed the event on the dance floor! There was also an FSC lunch at the Hyatt, which was accessible by skiers and non-skiers, at which we had the BEST brownies ever (and no, they didn’t have any of that funny Colorado ingredient)! Big fun with great new friends!

While having great fun, FSC’s rental of the Four Eagle Ranch dance hall, plus our silent auction proceeds, also helped to fund the five day programs the ranch (Foundation owned) operates for wounded warriors of all military branches to help them heal and restore them to what was intended. A great mission!

Two OSC ski trips now completed, next we depart for Telluride on Feb 4th. Followed on Feb 18th by Sun Valley and next on Feb 25th will be Banff/Lake Louise, the February FSC trip. Finally, in March will be a very exciting trip to Japan and ending the season with OSC’s renowned, Big Sky trip.

Also this past weekend, OSC participated in a local community charity walk, Miles for Melanoma. Thanks to all who represented OSC! We like to have fun, yet we also like to combine it with helping others!

The OSC fun continues with FOUR Adventure Travel trips, Schooner Sailing in Maine in June; Rafting trip to Chattanooga & Ocoee, Tennessee in July; Rafting trip to Blue Ridge Mts & Savannah in August; and, Las Vegas PARTY trip with Day Hiking in October. See more details below and also at

Also on the horizon are some local events such as an Orlando City Soccer game with pre-game tailgate & a Painting with Wine Event. Other possible events are Solar Bears game box, Dr. Phillips Performing Arts events & more. Join & watch Meet-Up for official announcements.

Our OSC monthly social will be held at WP Ale House on the patio, Wednesday, Feb 8th. I’ll miss everyone as I’ll be swooshing in Telluride!

Wishing for sunny powder days!

Kathryn Hardage

OSC President




Next trip up? 

 February is a big month & so is March

Feb 4-11, Dale & Rhonda takes OSC to Telluride

Feb 18-25, Bob & Sarah leads a group to Sun Valley

Feb 25-March 4, Steve Clark's group to Banff/Lake Louise, FSC


March 8-18, John Smith takes an adventurous group on a FSC trip to Japan

The above trips are sold out but you can alway check with the trip leaders.


That brings us to March 18-25 and the one and only

Magical MindyTour

to Big Sky. There are still spaces available but sign up now before this popular trip sells out too!!  3 Spots still available, sign up NOW on our website or contact trip leader Mindy



Watch for email about up coming Adventure Travel with OSC. We sent out a notice about a Windjammer Cruise and with the limited spaces was sold out in days. If something looks good, you better jump on it! Check our website, facebook page, and MeetUp for Events.


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Up coming Events

OSC Social, Wed Feb 8th

Join OSC members from 6 PM to 8 PM at Miller's Ale House, 1251 Lee Rd, Winter Park, FL for our monthly social! Join the Club, meet fellow ski and board enthusiasts or just unwind from a long day! All guests welcome at no charge.


Better act FAST>>>>> limited seats in Wells Fargo's private box to watch the Solar Bears hockey game on Feb 26th. Watch our MeetUp page.




  • April 4th, Painting With Wine on Paint Nite at The Pourch in Winter Park.  Check it out and sign up on MeetUP 



  • Orlando City Soccer vs. New York Red Bulls match on April 9th at the new Orlando City Stadium.  Check it out and sign up on MeetUP 
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Good Luck on the rest of our trips this month. Hope you have as great a time as we did at Beaver Creek. Check our more pictures at Dropbox.