Orlando Ski and Travel Club's 2017-18 Trip Sales Kickoff & Social, 3pm – 5pm Sunday July 30th

 Dubsdread 549 West Par St, Orlando FL, 32804

JULY 2017 

OSTC 2017-18 Trip Sales Kickoff & Social

3pm – 5pm Sunday July 30th

Dubsdread 549 West Par St, Orlando FL, 32804

It is HOT out there! Want to cool off some, at least mentally? Then come and join your friends and meet new ones at Orlando Ski and Travel Club’s 2017-18 Trip Sales Kickoff & Social.

There are 6 Ski/Boarding trips planned for 2017 – 2018 season. (See sidebar) Talk to you friends and family, pick your trips and sign up early before they are sold out. (You can actually sign up now! All trips are open for registration)

In addition to these we have 2 rafting trips, a Vegas partying/hiking trip, and a trip to New Zealand.

There will be Food and a Cash Bar. We will be drawing for trip credits and door prizes.



Message from OSTC President 

Kathryn Hardage

Happy 4th of July weekend to my fellow Orlando Ski and Travel Club members! I am very happy to have you all on our mailing list! Thank you for your past travels with OSTC and your continued interest, our membership has grown over the last year, we exceed 400 now! I am looking forward to meeting more of you on upcoming OSTC trips! 

A dozen lucky souls just finished a delightful Schooner Sailing adventure voyage in Maine! It was enjoyed by all sailors and pirates alike….with cool weather, good wine, wind in the sails, lobster dinners and hikes on deserted islands! Awesome time was had by all!

Soon the Chattanooga and Ocoee rafting trip will be departing, followed by Blue Ridge Mt & Chattooga River rafting trip.There have been a few cancellations, thus check the website if you are interested in signing up. First come, first to grab any empty spaces! http://www.orlandoskiclub.com/Trips ;

OSTC is very excited to announce our 2017-18 ski/board trip PACKAGES, the season has started off with a lot of enthusiasm, all trips are up & running on the website and available for sign up now! To offer great GROUP pricing, please understand these trips are set “packages” meaning air, lodging and ground transportation, deviations could potentially result in increased pricing for all. We are a club offering “GROUP” travel with all details taken care of for you, with wonderful fun itineraries for which you can participate or not, your choice. These prearranged details take the hassle out of trip planning for you! 

Our great trip lineup includes TWO International trips, Spain in March is ski and tour, New Zealand is touring only in fall of 2018. For domestic trips, we have an early December pre-holiday trip to Vail; followed by FSC January trip to Steamboat (race & party trip); February is Heavenly/Lake Tahoe (ski in two states, sleep Heavenly); March is Jackson Hole (what the west is all about); and finally, mid-March, Keystone (Family Spring Break trip)!

Every year our members ask for a FAMILY trip during Spring Break. Well this year we hit the jackpot as Orange, Seminole, Osceola & Lake Counties all have the same spring break (March 17-24th). You asked and OSTC delivered!!! The resort is Keystone, designed for FAMILIES! For children under 12 with two full paying persons over 12, lodging is FREE!!! See the trip flier for details http://www.orlandoskiclub.com/page-1848753

We’ll be staying in the River Run village at Keystone, it is arranged in a circle with the center area being 100% pedestrian (no vehicular traffic). There are large chess and checkers games in the street for the kids, while parents lounge around the outskirts of the circle at multiple lovely fire pits, sipping adult beverages! There are eat in, or order out, pizza restaurants, there are grab a bite breakfast spots, sit down full service restaurants, shops, mini-grocery, plus more, all in River Run village circle! EASY! 

Then to ski, it’s an easy walk to the base, you can check your skis at the base or bring to condo lockers. The skiing far exceeded my expectations when I visited last year. It is two mountains, with plenty of terrain for beginners then back areas with enough slopes to satisfy the extreme skiers. Then for those like me who love long blue cruisers, there are plenty of those too! Something for everyone! Come on families…you asked, we delivered, sign up now!!!

Our Annual Trip Kick Off Event will be held Sunday, July 30th at Dubsdread, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thus, we’ll skip our 2nd Wednesday Monthly Social for July, resuming in August! Come to Kick Off to meet the Trip Leaders, learn more about each trip and visit with your OSTC friends. 

We will draw names of persons with paid deposits for four $200 Trip Credits! Don’t wait to sign up until Kick Off, it is always CHAOTIC! Sign up now, mail your deposit and beat the rush to qualify! We will also have door prizes, including Gift Cards from Peter Glenn and more!

Sign up now and see you at Dubsdread on July 30th!

Meanwhile….happy thoughts of white water rafting, Vegas in the fall, then heading to the ski slopes!

Kathryn Hardage, President



Sign up quick for the Tennessee Summer Rafting Trip before it closes out. It will be a trip you will remember! July 12-16
Click for info 

And 2 spots opened up (king bed) for 

Rafting Party Trip to Blue Ridge Mountains and Savannah, GA

ROAD TRIP!” -  August 9 - 13, 2017 (Wednesday thru Sunday)

And to "dry out", sign up for the Las Vegas adventure.
Orlando Ski and Travel Club is going to Vegas Baby! Join 30 of your most exciting OSTC friends to enjoy shows, table games, shop, dine and even experience hiking in the desert on different planned daytime excursions.

It is that time of year, you should have received email reminders to renew your Orlando Ski and Travel Club membership. 

If not go to Membership Renewal on the website.

You must be a Member to sign up for our great trips. 

The Orlando Ski and Travel 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 around social club. Join today and start enjoying the camaraderie and fun!

(Click below for Map)        Kickoff at Dubsdread Sunday July 30th , 549 West Par St, Orlando FL 32808 

2017-2018 Trips

July 12-16
Summer Rafting Trip
if you missed it last year, here is your chance again!!!!!! 

August 9-13
Blue Ridge Rafting
Rafting/Parting, King bed, 2 spots open

October 25-29
Las Vegas
Party & Hiking!

December 7-11

Vail, CO

January 20-27
Steamboat, CO
FSC trip

February 3-10
Heavenly, CA
Ski in 2 States

March 8-20

FSC European Tour

March 10 - 17
Jackson Hole, WY
Magical Mindy

March 17-24
Keystone, CO
Spring Break Trip

November 5-20, 2018
New Zealand

As always check with trip leaders or go to website for details and to sign up.
Trip Leader phone# is on Trip Summary Sheet 

************************Stay in shape or tune up your skills for skiing/boarding at Winter Club Ski

Also stay connected with

OSTC members at the FSC meeting, planning for 2018-19!

See what you missed!!

OSTC Pirates on the Windjammer Cruise