Orlando Ski and Travel Club Kickoff Event Sunday, July 29th, 3pm

Dubsdread Historic Ballroom

Come and Join Us at the 

2018-2019 Trip Kickoff Event!

Sunday, July 29th

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dubsdread Historic Ballroom, Winter Park

Please make sure your membership is current prior to the Kickoff! 

This will help the trip registrations go smoothly!

RSVP for the July Kickoff Meeting here: 

Orlando Ski & Travel Club Trips

On Sale:  July 31-August 5  Georgia / Tennessee


Join OSTC for some awesome summer fun...we're heading to Tennessee and Georgia!!  We will all be staying in a 10,000 sqft Mansion in the Woods near Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Can you say PARTY!!  We will explore Ocoee, TN, for some fantastic White Water Rafting, Kayaking, and Hiking.  The last evening of the trip will be spent in Downtown Savannah partaking together in a Walking Ghost Pub Tour!  Rafting Trip Signup Link

On Sale:  November 3-18, 2018 New Zealand


The New Zealand experience is about discovering one of the best places on this planet. Enjoy the majesty of towering mountains and Volcanoes while being able to stay on the Lakefront Edge in Queenstown, New Zealand. Hollywood, California, Sydney Austrailia, Auckland New Zealand, Rotorua, and Queenstown! All in one action packed 15 days! Sign up of for your once in a lifetime adventure! Leave the planning to us, just show up!  New Zealand Trip Signup Link


President's Message  

By: Kathryn Hardage

It’s officially summer…. though it’s been HOT in Central Fl for sometime already! Escape with OSTC to the COOL of Blue Ridge Mts and white water rafting later this month! Space for a few more if you act now!  https://orlandoskiclub.com/page-1848810

Another way to think COOL is to visit Orlando Ski and Travel Club website to select your Ski/Board trip for 2018-19 Season. All trips are posted and accepting sign ups. OSTC sent Trip Leaders to the two upcoming season Florida Ski Council trips (Big Sky & Park City) to coordinate logistical details, both trips promise to be a BLAST! And the FSC Int’l trip to Italy offers a unique all day ski experience, the Sella Ronda.

Come join us for our annual official BIG Trip Kick Off Event to be held at Dubsdread Historic Ballroom, Sunday, July 29th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. We’ll have drawing for Door Prizes (to include gift cards for Peter Glenn, Dubsdread dining, Winter Club Ski private lesson, plus more). We also have several Trip Credit drawings for all persons with a paid deposit for an OSTC 2018-19 trip. https://orlandoskiandtravelclub.com/page-1848870

This is always our most attended event; all the Trip Leaders will be present with Trip Fliers and other promotional materials. Golden opportunity to talk to them about each trip. You will be able to sign up and pay a deposit at the event; however, if you’ve already decided on your trips, best to sign up in advance, Sign-Up table is chaotic.

Speaking of GOLDEN, we will be proudly displaying our FLORIDA GOLD CUP which Orlando beat out all the other Florida Clubs to win in January at Steamboat. First time for Orlando in many years, so come ogle the cup, it’s a beauty!

It was my honor on behalf of OSTC membership to present a donation check to both the Florida School for Deaf and Blind, plus the Veterans Adaptive Sports. Each has a ski program enabling persons with disabilities to experience our beloved sport. Both agencies were most appreciative. Every OSTC trip has a small donation amount built in which we donate annually to these agencies. Thank you for this privilege.

OSTC members had a most enjoyable “Historic Walking Tour of Sanford” in June, 35 of us joined the walk, wrapping up with delicious BBQ at Fuel with jam session in The Alley next door. For July join us for “Paint Nite” at Bucca di Beppo in Maitland.

Since our focus is on the Sunday, July 29th event at Dubsdread, we will forego our social at Ale House for July.

See you on the 29th at Dubsdread!



2018-2019 OSTC Trips


Adventure- July 31-Aug 5, 2018

Summer Rafting Party Trip

Blue Ridge & Ocoee, Tennessee and Savannah!

Price:  $1,075 per person dbl occ. Road Trip in vans to Blue Ridge, GA, stay together and Party for 4 nights in a 10,000 Sq ft Mansion in the Woods. 1 night in Savannah and walking Ghost Pub Tour. 5 mi relaxed rafting on Hiawassee & half dy Ocoee River rapids w/guide, plus hiking!  Mostly inclusive w/Beer/Wine & Meals!

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark

407-803-239, SClark2575@cfl.rr.com

Adventure - November 3-18, 2018

New Zealand FSC Trip, Auckland, Rotorua,

and Queenstown NZ

includes 1 night stay over in Hollywood CA, 

3 nights in Sydney, Australia, 

9 Nights in New Zealand!

Price: $6,200 per person dbl occ. Includes Air (all flights), ground transfers in private motor coach. Hot bkfast daily; Ferry to and Island of Wineries, Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Village Tour, Maori Village Dinner experience, Skyline Gondola Dinner, SS Earnslaw Lake Cruise Dinner at Walter Peak Colonel’s Estate with sheep shearing show. Bucket List Trip!

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark

407-803-2239, SClark2575@cfl.rr.com

Ski- December 6-10, 2018

Aspen, Colorado

Pre-Holiday Luxury Trip at Great Pre-Season Price!

Price:  $1,179 per person dbl occ. Includes RT air into Aspen, 4 nights in the heart of star studded Aspen at the quaint luxurious Limelight Boutique Hotel w/daily hot breakfast, pre-trip party & Welcome Reception. Lift tixs at low pre-season rate of $65 per day, for 4 wonderful ski mts! Come get in the spirit at Holiday decorated, fabulous Aspen!

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark

407-803-2239, SClark2575@cfl.rr.com

Ski- January 4-7 (Fri-Mon)

4 day/3 Nights in Snowshoe West Virginia!

Price: $655 per person dbl occ. Air NOT included See flyer for sugg flight info (Meet at Clarksburg, WV airport). Includes Pre-Trip Party, Lodging (double occupancy) and ground transportation from airport - Ski down - lift up Ski Resort. Staying on top of mountain- everything at your fingertips! - ride a lift to your lodge and meals! Oxygen for you to breathe at an elevation of 4,848 ft!

Trip Leader:  Jose Santana

407-718-8717, jsantana.office@gmail.com

Ski- January 26 – Feb 2, 2019 

Big Sky Montana, FSC Trip

 Big Mountain, Big Fun!

Price: $1,773 per person dbl occ. Includes RT air into Bozeman, 7 nights lodging at Huntley Lodge (optional Shoshone or Village Center condos), ground transfers, magnificent breakfasts, two FSC dinners with entertainment, a group lunch and après ski socials. Join us as the Florida Ski Council circles the wagons in Montana’s premier ski destination! 

Trip Leader:  Jackie Warren

407-314-0207, jwa407@aol.com

Ski- February 9 –16, 2019

Crested Butte, CO

Historic Old West Skiing and Good Times!

Price: from $1,733 per person dbl occ. Includes RT air, ground transfers, 7 nights luxurious lodging at the Grand Lodge Hotel with breakfast, or the Lodge at Mountaineer Square condos, steps from lifts. Pre-trip, welcome party, & apres ski parties includes the Amazing Ski Race. CB is a National Historic Landmark mining town w/several dining, drinking and shopping venues.

Trip Leader:  Dale Ulmer

407-920-6582, dalerulmer@gmail.com

Ski- February 23– Mar 2, 2019

Park City Utah, Slopeside FSC Trip

Price: $2,218 per person dbl occ. Roundtrip air Orlando/Salt Lake City; rt 35 min. airport transfer; 7 nights slope-side lodging at the at Snow Flower; pre-trip party & welcome party; 2 FSC dinners w/DJ & dancing; mountain picnic; opportunity to ski Park City, Canyons & Deer Valley. Optional 1 day Ski opportunity at Powder Mountain.

Trip Leader:  Shelley Daniel

321-262-3694, debaryskigirl@gmail.com

Ski- March 2-9, 2019

Telluride, CO

The Most Beautiful Place You Will Ever Ski and


Price: $1,840 per person dbl occ. Includes RT air to Montrose, ground transfers, spectacular slope side condo units at Mountain Lodge, Pre-trip & Welcome Parties. Telluride is an authentic town with 8 block historic district lined w/colorful Victorian homes, elegant restaurant/boutiques & plenty of Old West saloons! A gondola links Mt Village to town.

Trip Leader:  Dan Davis

248-974-6258, dantes2@att.net

Ski/Tour–March 9–20, 2019

Cortina & Venice, Italy

FSC European Unique Ski & Tour Experience!

Price: $3,641 per person dbl occ.Includes RT Air; all ground transfers; 7 hotel nights 5* Cortina, 3 hotel nights 4*Venice; bkfast daily, 5 dinners, Mt Lunch & Gala Party. Optional 6 ski days, with one unique ALL day circular ski experience, plus 2 local ski areas close to hotel; day tours to Bolzano, Conegliano, Innsbruck & Udine. Guided walking tour of Venice, bring walking shoes!

Trip Leader:  Kathryn Hardage

407-341-3796, hardage.kathryn@gmail.com

Adventure - April 17-21, 2019

Las Vegas

 Party and Hiking!

Price:  $1,150 per person dbl occ. Air NOT included; INCLUDED - Van Transportation; 4 nights Awesome Double Occupancy 4 Star Accommodations; Top Tier Vegas Show; Comedy Show; Mt Charleston Hike and Lunch; Local Attraction Tour; Red Rocks Hike; Valley of Fire Hike; Group Breakfast at Iconic Diner. Pre-Trip Party. See the Lights and the Strip a whole new way!

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark 

407-803-2239, SClark2575@cfl.rr.com

Historic Sanford Walking Tour, Dinner & Blues Jam


We had 35 human and one puppy participant including about 7 first-timers/guests.  Yes it was hot and humid, but we were pretty lucky to hit shady spots thanks to some of the ancient oaks and the occasional clouds and breeze.  We covered about 2 miles of the residential and commercial historic districts that include 24 buildings and 434 homes on the National Register.  We heard stories of Fort Mellon, Mosquito County, the great fire of 1887, and the Miller family's role in funeral parlors and theater.  We made a pack to return to the Masonic Lodge in 2024 to see what is in their time capsule and enjoyed Fuel BBQ and The Alley's libations and blues jam where we learned the fine art of "Sanfording".  Most escaped before a storm hit, but others got to experience a Wizard of Oz moment as a door was blown in by the wind.

Hosted by Jackie Warren - Treasurer

Steamboat Post Trip Party


Thanks to all that attended the super fun Steamboat Post Trip Party.  You asked for a house party, you got it.  Special thanks to Jeff, Kimberly, Sandra, Steven and everyone who helped organize this epic event.  The day was steamy, the party was steamy, plenty of great food - good thing we had lots of refreshments and a pool to keep us cool.  We also had a special guest star, the Florida Cup made an appearance for all to see and enjoy.  It was a pleasure leading this trip and having you all on board for Steamboat.  

Write-up by Debbie Ashworth - Steamboat Leader

Funday Humpday Social Happy

 Hour for Active 20s, 30s, 40s 

Wednesday, 7/18/18 @ 6:00pm

Meet other people that love participating in activities such as Running, Hiking, Tennis, Snow Ski and Boarding Trips, Adventure and Party Trips! Just stop by, say hi and hang out for bit. We’re meeting in a Super New Downtown Orlando location at the ACE Café with Easy, Convenient and Free Parking. 4-7pm Happy Hour Specials include $3 Domestic Drafts, $4 Wine, $4 Drinks and $6 Happy Hour Eats menu! RSVP on Meetup.com through the link below and Save this date Wednesday 5/16/18 on your calendar now! Our second Humpday Happy Hour in April was a Success bringing a really fun group together that socialized long enough to close the bar!! 

Hosted by Steve Clark - VP of Trips

RSVP for the Active HH here:


Paint Nite

Wednesday, July 25th @ 7pm 

Buca di Bepo, Maitland

$45 thru Paint Nite

Paint Nite - Colorful Circles Wine Glass Painting at Buca di Beppo in Maitland.  Please purchase your tickets directly through Paint Nite or use a Groupon.  If you have already purchased a ticket or groupon for the event that was cancelled a few months ago, please apply that purchase to this event.

Hosted by Debbie Ashworth

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