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Orlando Ski and Travel Club Social,

Wednesday, April 10th, 6 PM - 8 PM

Miller's Ale House

Winter Park Village

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Winter Park Village

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Come and Join Us at Our Next Social!

RSVP for the March Social here: 

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President's Message  

By: Kathryn Hardage

Another fabulous ski season has wrapped up for Orlando Ski and Travel Club, now it’s time for some summer fun in Montana! Only 6 spaces open, act now.

OSTC had a great season, taking over 200 persons on five domestic and one International ski trips. Since our last newsletter Park City, Telluride and Cortina, Italy trips have returned, all with stories of vertical feet skied, vw size moguls conquered and opportunities of skiing deep powder! Those on the Italy trip can brag about skiing 49 miles on one of a kind in the world ski tours and, verses poling flat terrain, being pulled across by horses! Tons of fun times on all the trips!

This is my next to last President’s message, as my term will be complete May 31st. I am making this message my



Do you enjoy your Orlando Ski and Travel Club planned ski trips? Adventure trips? Monthly Socials? White water rafting in NC and Montana? Bio-luminescence kayaking tours? Christmas bicycle ride in downtown Orlando? Jazz concerts in the Garden?

Do you want these to continue?  

To do so, we need YOU!

It’s YOUR club and 100% volunteer operated from the Board of Directors, to the Travel Committee to the Travel Trips and Local Events Leaders.

Most of us currently at the helm have been donating our time for many years, some over 20 years, we’re rolling off. To continue, the club needs new blood, new ideas and new leadership!

Here’s some ways you can get involved:

  • ·Pick your favorite watering hole for a local Happy Hour 
  • Lead a local bike ride thru 5 Cities starting at Mead Gardens on Sat May 4th
  • Lead a local trip up to Lakeridge Winery for one of their Saturday outdoor music festivals
  • Lead a kayak/canoe trip on Wekiva River
  • Lead ANY KIND of local event of your choosing

All of the above are EASY one-time (or can repeat if you wish) events which require minimal time commitment; yet, offer comradery and fun for all. Put a brief flier together (copy a picture of the venue from their website, add a date & time) and say meet me here!

Send flier to VP of

Year-Round Activities

who will get it posted on our website & set up a Meet-up on your behalf.

Longer term Club needs:

  • Submit Officer Application for Secretary of the Board (2 term commitment). 
  • Recorder provided, requires attendance at 4-6 Board Meetings annually & prepare typed record of meeting high-lights & actions/votes taken by the Board.
  • Submit Director Application for positions to be appointed by the Incoming President. Go to

  • Submit application to become an Assistant Trip Leader (training opportunity with less time commitment and some possible benefits) 

PLEASE volunteer, the club cannot survive otherwise! YOUR clubs future is depending on YOU!

Kathryn Hardage


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Join us at the OSTC Social on:

Wednesday, April 10th, 6 PM - 8 PM

Miller's Ale House

Winter Park Village

to help celerbrate the the clubs retention of the GOLD CUP!

With great skiing from some of our club members we have defended our FIRST PLACE race title and keep the GOLD CUP with Orlando Ski and Travel Club!

Jeff Szarzanowicz, Todd Bauerle, 

Zbigniew Sitko, Carolyn McMillin, 

Jill Zajkowski, Jackie Warren

Race Captain, David Miller

Jeff Szarzanowicz, Fastest Male of FSC


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MAY 8TH, 2019

Miller's Ale HouseWinter Park Village

1251 Lee Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789

If you are looking to get more involved in the Orlando Ski and Travel Club and are looking to apply for a position on the Board of Directors (5 elected positions) or as a Director please contact. 

Sandy Racinski 

You must be a member in good standing to vote!

We are now accepting Nominations from our membership for the following Board Positions: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All 1 year terms run from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. You can also self-nominate for a board position at the social or via email to Sandy Racinski any time prior to the May social. To run for President or 1st Vice President you must have already served on the Board of Directors.

This is your opportunity to be a driving force in the future of one of the best not-for-profit ski clubs in America.   

Look for the Mid-Month Newsletter for more details.

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Orlando Ski & Travel Club upcoming trips

If you didn’t get quite everything you were looking for from Santa: Hint - Everybody wants a Dude Ranch trip to Montana! Make it your New Years Resolution to Ride a Horse, go Sailing or Rafting in the Wild Wild West and see Glacier National Park. We make the arrangements for you; just sign up and show up! If you have interest in this trip please notify the trip leader Steve Clark Now by signing up for the trip on the club’s website. Oh, on this particular trip you’re able to choose to fly with the group from Orlando, drive yourself to Montana, or choose to book your own flights and design your own front end or back end trip excursions.

              Trip Leader:  Steve Clark         

                                    (407) 803-2239                                                                                                                         E-mail:

 Only 6 Spaces Open

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OSTC Jazz’n Blues Concert at

     Leu Gardens on Saturday,  April 13

at 7:00 p.m.

End of ski season wrap up event!

Enjoy an amazing outdoor concert in the gardens on Sat., April 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Stay in touch with your ski buddies from your trips as you stroll from band to band or hang out in your favorite area of the gardens. Pack a dinner picnic of your favorite foods and bring seating, alcohol is permitted.


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OSTC Movie Night

 at Leu Gardens on Friday, May 3, 8:30 p.m.

“Crazy, Rich Asians”

Gardens open 6:00 p.m. Movie time 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a movie outdoors. You may bring a dinner picnic basket and seating. Alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (4-17 years of age). Admission is collected at the door. Major credit cards accepted.

Leu Members receive free admission, Membership Card and ID required. All members of your party must be present at time of ticket purchase.

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Funday Humpday

Social Happy Hour

for Active 20s, 30s, 40s 

3rd Wednesday, of every month @ 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 through the link below. 

Hosted by Steve Clark - VP of Trips & HH Host

RSVP for the Active HH here:

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2018-2019 Orlando Ski and Travel Club Trips

Adventure - April 17-21, 2019

Las Vegas… Party and Hiking!

Trip Leader: Steve Clark         407-803-2239      





Adventure - September 15 - 22, 2019

Dude Ranch 

Trip Leader:  Steve Clark      407 803-2239           


FlatHead Lake Lodge—an All-Inclusive Genuine Montana Dude RanchWhite Water Rafting

Lodge at Whitefish Lake Glacier National Park

 Horseback Trail Riding Sailing Lessons Mountain Biking  Fly Fishing Barn Dance Lessons Skeet Shooting Water Skiing Elk Preserve Tour Fly Fishing Guided Hike Steak-fry Cookout

 What’s Included:  Pre-trip party — 4 Days/4 Nights at Flathead Lake Lodge! All-Inclusive Dining and Activities. Cash bar for alcohol. 1 Day Whitewater Rafting and 3 nights stay in Lakeside Condo at Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

Our mission:  To have a Blast together within the Spectacular Wild West!


Flathead Lake Lodge—

Lodge at Whitefish—Choice of pillow within a 2 or 3 bedroom Lakeside condo.

Price based on double occupancy (2 people in a room).

Package Price:  $ 3,820.00 per person  flying with Group from Orlando or

Book your own flights into Kalispell, Mt. — $1,995 per person—Trip participant responsible for booking their own airline meet at Dude Ranch south of Whitefish Mt



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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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Q: What do skiers get from sitting on the snow too long?

A: Polaroids.

Q: Which movie is a favorite of downhill skiers?

A: “The Little Mermaid” because it has Aerial in it.

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Orlando Ski & Travel Club, a proud member of


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Stay in shape or tune up your skills for skiing/boarding at WinterClub Ski

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Airport parking for flat $5 a day. Just show an OSC badge when you exit.
No reservations.


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2019 SkiEssentials Ski Test



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OSTC Trip to 

Park City

OSTC had a fun-loving group head to Park City, Utah, in February to join nine other clubs from the Florida Ski Council in a great Utah ski week. Most of the OSTC group enjoyed ski in/out access to Park City, which now includes Canyons, as well as a day or two (or three) at the Deer Valley resort. The gang had apres in our condo, apres in town with all the FSC clubs, a lively FSC dance party Monday evening and a 60s throwback FSC costume party on Thursday evening. The OSTC costumes were awesome!

We ended our week with a “clean out the refrigerator” party at our lodging property, replete with added pizza, beer and wine…wine…wine!  There were also a few awards for some hilarious “incidents” during the week that made for some great storytelling. Be sure to ask Steve Adamission about his ski pants issue on the lift!

Looking forward to next season and traveling with the wonderful members of the Orlando Ski and Travel Club.

Shelley Daniel, Trip Leader

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OSTC Trip to Telluride

By Dan Davis, Trip Leader, and Mike Beckman, Volunteer Asst. Trip Leader

52” inches of fresh powder usually makes for a good ski trip, but that is not the best part of this trip.  36 fun and enthusiastic PEOPLE/Skiers came together and enjoyed the incredible snow, mountain, food, scenery, historic town, and après ski of Telluride to make this trip one for the ages!  Some people say, “happiness is not real unless shared.” This rings true in most cases but the trip to Telluride really epitomizes this notion.  The excellent skiers (newbies and super strong diehards) enjoyed the powder, made new ski-buddy friends, rode up the lifts with celebrities (“Dexter” from HBO series of same name), skied hard and wrapped things up daily with great après ski scenes to talk about this awesome run or that awesome run!  Other great memories for the Telluride 2019 trip “yearbook”:

·       No injuries!

·       Best après ski location in Colorado – Gorrono Ranch bar/cabin on the mountain!  Every day at 3:00 pm to give thanks (and a shot)!

·       The “No-stop Gang” (Todd, Jim, Carolyn, Al, Roger, and Dan)

·       The “Water Hazard Gang” – The inseparable Bywaters, Haggards, and Morgans!

·       The day before leaving…..HELP! someone took my bathrobe and license at the hot tub! Oops, sorry, my license was in my shoe. 

·       Apparently, there is no age ceiling for going down a Telluride double black diamond run.  Just watch 74 yr. old Roger!

Thank you for a FANTASTIC time. You all made the trip a BLAST. 

Cheers to us Team Telluride!  Dan




Michael Beckman