From:                                         Orlando Ski and Travel Club <>

Sent:                                           Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:52 PM

To:                                               David Pugh

Subject:                                     OSTC - October Newsletter


Orlando Ski & Travel Club Social Wednesday October 11th, 6-8pm

Miller's Winter Park Ale House


Come and Join Us at Our Next Social  

Wednesday, Oct 11th

6pm - 8pm


Miller's Ale House, Winter Park


Orlando Ski & Travel Club's Trips

On Sale:  October 25-29 Las Vegas, NV

Hurry before trip closes out!!  Leaving in 3 weeks!


On Sale:  December 7-11  Vail, CO

Signup Deadline soon! Few spots left!


Sold Out:  January 20-27 Steamboat, CO FSC trip

You can be added to the wait list!


On Sale:  February 3-10 Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, CA  

1 Land-Only spot open, Male roommate needed!


On Sale:  March 8-20 Spain FSC European Tour

5 Spots left!


On Sale:  March 10-17 Jackson Hole, WY

Time is running out!  Limited Spots left!  Book now!


On Sale:  March 17-24 Keystone, CO Spring Break Trip

Spots Open!


On Sale:  November 3-18, 2018 New Zealand

Filling up quickly!  Reserve now!






Presidential Message  

By: Kathryn Hardage

Happy Fall! You are enjoying our cool weather, right??? NOT!!! The calendar says it’s fall but sure doesn’t feel like it! All Orlando Ski and Travel Club skiers, boarders and adventure travelers must use some imagination to think of cooler weather! Did you see that Vail, Steamboat, Heavenly & Jackson Hole have already had their first snowfall of the 2017-18 season? And Sierra Nevada, Spain & Keystone are forecasting snow. Think of that white fluffy powder to cool yourself down while we wait!

I’m not going to mention Irma, she’s had enough attention! Yet, I hope all OSTC members “weathered the storm” without serious damage. A good number of us even came out for some much-needed hurricane relieve on Wed, Sept 13th at OSTC’s Monthly Social.

If you need mental relief from the piles of debris locally, you MIGHT still be able to join the long weekend Las Vegas trip, leaving October 25th! It offers a diverse opportunity for both mental & physical escape (focus on those poker chips and/or cards at cards at Black Jack) or you can wear yourself out on one of the planned hikes! Contact the Trip Leader ASAP, if you are interested in signing up.

Our snow ski and board trips are selling well! However, if you have NOT signed up…..why not??? View OSTC trips at

Act quick to get included with the early season Vail Trip, a great way to get into the holiday spirit as Vail is ALWAYS decorated so festively! Our last December trip to Vail, Mother Nature blessed us with abundant large soft flakes falling from the sky for fresh powder!!!

Next is Steamboat, the always popular January FSC trip, joining several hundred of our fellow Floridians! The trip is SOLD OUT; however, contact the Trip Leader to be added to Wait List, you just might still get on the trip!

For February, we go to heaven… I mean Heavenly! Our lodging is one block from gondola, includes a wonderful hot & cold breakfast buffet,plus Après Ski with discounted beer or wine and FREE snacks.  There is no better view than skiing downhill looking directly at Lake Tahoe, gorgeous! Trip is almost SOLD OUT, yet seeking one male roommate, or, can be added to Wait List.

March is our busy month, we try NOT to have trips overlap, yet it happens sometimes. We have three trips, with each being quite different resorts and lodging one from the other!

First, I’m leading a group to Spain, 3 cities, 11 nights, breakfast daily, FREE tapas with every wine or beer and much more at a very reasonable price. Included is a tour of Alhambra Palace, a historical world UNESCO site. Option to extend to Lisbon. A few spaces are still available as I was able to add rooms. 

Next is a trip to the Wild West, cowboy town of Jackson Hole!  Wyoming is where Cowboys still saddle up their horses & town looks like a scene out of an old western movie! JH is known for its tremendous top to bottom vertical for extreme skiers. Yet, there is also plenty of intermediate and beginner terrain! 

And last, but not least, OSTC goes to Keystone!This is a great FAMILY venue; yet, PURRfect for singles as well! It’s two mountains with a HUGE diversity of slopes from very challenging to LONG cruising runs! An easy walk to mountain, great lodging with all kinds of activities,pedestrian ONLY village with restaurants, shops and nightlife for ALL ages!

Then in Fall 2018 will be a spectacular, once in a lifetime adventure trip opportunity to tour New Zealand and Australia! Plan now to save your dollars, it’s pricey yet includes SO much! Every detail is taken care of for you! It would take a lot of leg work to put together a trip with this many offerings!

AND…finally, come join your fellow OSTC members for a cooking demonstration at WP Village Publix (see more in newsletter).

See you at our next Social, Wednesday, Oct 11th on the patio at WP Ale House!





Upcoming OSTC Events

Las Vegas Party Trip with Day Hiking October 25th


Orlando Ski & Travel Club is going to Vegas Baby! 

30 of your most exciting OSTC Friends will be there with you! Enjoy Shows, Table Games, Shop, Dine and even experience Hiking in the Desert on different planned daytime excursions. See Vegas from a whole new perspective!


Cooking Class Demonstration

Thursday, November 16th

6:30pm, $45

Join the OSTC for a cooking demonstration at the Publix Winter Park Cooking School!  The menu presented will be based on Abita Brewing Company's portfolio of beer.  Click here to check out the delicious menu and pairings, and to register.




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