Orlando Ski and Travel Club Social, September, 12th 6 PM - 8 PM

Miller's Winter Park Ale House

Come and Join Us at Our Next Social!

Wednesday, September 12th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Miller's Ale House, Winter Park

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RSVP for the September Social here: 

President's Message  

By: Kathryn Hardage

Happy September to all! As July began a new OSTC Board year, I’d like to thank YOUR three outgoing Board members for their volunteer time & service this past year.

Debbie Ashworth, VP of Year-Round Activities who during her two years of service dramatically increased OSTC’s offering of local events.Thank you for your active involvement, diversity of activity offerings and commitment to OSTC members!

Amy McClurg, Newsletter Director, for her willingness to take on this publication for the last year with eagerness and creativity. Also,for your interest, numerous suggestions and active participation in promoting the club’s overall growth.

Hansen Hermono, Media Director, who came on board mid-year and helped promote club events thru Social Media, plus provided research data to boost promotions.

Now I’d like to introduce YOUR 2018-19 

Board of Directors:

·       Kathryn Hardage, President

·       Steve Clark, Vice President of Trips

·       LeeAnne Trimble, 

Vice President of Year-Round Activities

·       Rhonda Ulmer, Secretary

·       Jackie Warren, Treasurer

·       Betsy Miller, Membership

·       Shelley Daniel, Parliamentarian

·       Grier Silverbach, Programs

·       Michael Beckman, Newsletter

·       Sandy Racinski, Director at Large

·       David Pugh, Webmaster

·       David Miller, Florida Ski Council Delegate

·       Bob Mackey, Immediate Past President

Please speak to anyone of us with your comments, requestor suggestions! We WELCOME and ENCOURAGE feedback from our members!

This summer’s exciting White-Water Rafting trip just wrapped up! It was another successful ADVENTURE trip with lots of stories to tell! See Steve’s wrap up below.

Next for a local ADVENTURE join OSTC for an underwater laser light show in Titusville as we paddle the Indian River for Bioluminescence kayaking! It’s a natural phenomenon of glowing blue, quite intriguing! This was an incredible experience last year, promises to be a great repeat! Sign Up now at:

Next is a jam-packed trip of a lifetime to New Zealand in November, bucket list trip! It’s sold out; yet, contact Trip Leader if you’re interested in being added to the Wait List.

AND, for first time ever OSTC is going to a DUDE RANCH inWhitefish, Montana!!! How cool is that???? Register QUICK!

MEANWHILE, it’s time to sign up for upcoming ski & board season! Some trips are sold out and others filling quickly. If you are not signed up yet….do so NOW. 

Our annual early season December HOLIDAY trip, this year is to Aspen, always a beautiful, festive time to be in Aspen, typically with new fresh snow!

Then start the New Year with a long weekend trip to Snowshoe, W. Virginia! Good opp to get those legs warmed up for the season! Stay on top the mountain, at a breathable altitude and ski down!

Next is the FSC January trip to Big Sky, Montana (sold out, yet accepting wait list). OSTC is going to bring home the GOLD Florida Race Cup again!

Followed in early February by Crested Butte, Historic Old West Ski adventure! Next, in late February, FSC trip, stay slope side in easy to access destination of Park City, Utah with multiple slopes choices!

Next, for early March is Telluride, CO, a beautiful place to ski and party! Followed next by our International trip to Cortina, Italy, skier’snirvana! Then onto Venice to tour, dine of fabulous food with great wines! Another great season of ski/board trips for OSTC!

Don’t get left in the heat, register for SNOW now!

Join us at WP Ale House for our Wednesday, September 12th Social. Come hobnob with the Trip Leaders and fellow trip participants!

Kathryn President


Orlando Ski & Travel Club upcoming trips


Saturday, 9/8/18 7:45 PM - approx. 9:45 PM

Open to the public, club membership NOT required.

Payments must be made by August 23rd.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of kayaking in the bioluminescent glow (a natural phenomenon of glowing blue, alive with activity). The swirling of your hand, every paddle stroke and the rolling wake off of your kayak all glow in the darkness like an under-water laser light show. 



New Zealand/ Australia

On Sale:  November 3-18, 2018 New Zealand


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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!  


              Trip Leader:  Steve Clark         

                                    (407) 803-2239                                                                                                                         E-mail:  SClark2575@cfl.rr.com


Funday Humpday Social Happy

 Hour for Active 20s, 30s, 40s 

Wednesday, 10/19/18 @ 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.4-7 pm 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. 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 & HH Host

RSVP for the Active HH here:


2018-2019 Orlando Ski and Travel Club Trips

Ski Trips

Same price Check vs.Credit Card 

Credit Card payment must be 


Prices subject to change due to airline taxes, fuel surcharges & airport fees.


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               

EMAIL: 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                   

EMAIL:  SClark2575@cfl.rr.com    


Ski- January dates January 4-7 – 4 day/3 Nights in ….Snowshoe West Virginia!

Price: $655 per person dbl occ. Air NOT included (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             

EMAIL: 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              

EMAIL:  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                

EMAIL: 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 ski in/ski out lodging at the at Snow Flower Condominiums; 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 LeaderShelley Daniel      321-262-3694         

EMAIL: debaryskigirl@gmail.com    


Ski- March 2-9, 2019… Telluride, CO… The Most Beautiful Place You Will Ever Ski and Party!

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 is looking for a single female roommate to help fill another space on the tip, for information contact him at the below phone or email.

Trip Leader: Dan Davis       248-974-6258              

EMAIL:  dantes2@att.net    


Ski/Tour–March 9–20, 2019…Cortina & Venice, Italy…FSC European Unique Ski & Tour Experience!

Price: $3,641 pp 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    

EMAIL: 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      

EMAIL: SClark2575@cfl.rr.com  



Orlando Ski and Travel Club - SOCIALS

Orlando Ski and Travel Club organizes snow skiing, snowboarding trips. We also do adventure travel to places like New Zealand. OSTC planned trip, Aspen, Big Sky, Snowshoe, Crested Butte, Park City & Cortina Italy. Join Orlando Ski Club's monthly Social, 2nd Wednesday of every month.

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Summary of  2018 




Rafting Kayaking Hiking 

Party Trip

OSTC enjoyed another wonderful Summer rafting/kayaking/hiking/party excursion to North Georgia and Tennessee! This time it was paddling the waters of Tennessee and exploring the Blue Ridge and Savannah areas of Georgia. We all stayed in a super-size luxury 10,000 sq ft Riverfront home together and experienced tasty meals, beverages, movies, bonfires, and many laughs together. If you haven’t experienced one if these lifetime memory bonding trips I suggest you have a conversation soon with a fellow club member who has and ask them about their experience.


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