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Orlando Ski and Travel Club Social

Wednesday, September 11th, 6 PM - 8 PM

Miller's Ale House

Winter Park Village

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Come and Join Us at Our Next Social!

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President's Message  

By: Rhonda Ulmer 

September is here, the children are back in school and winter is just around the corner. Have you booked your ski or adventure travel trip yet? Our trip leaders have worked diligently to plan the perfect vacation for you. Check out the OSTC website. A few trips have sold out, but there are still seats available. Don’t delay making your reservations!

Speaking of reservations, please “save the date” - December 19, 2019 for the OSTC Holiday Party. Robin Beckman, your Program Director, has reserved the Ace Café in Orlando for a night of dancing and fun festivities! The DJ is getting the song list together, so put on your dancing shoes!

LeeAnne Trimble, 2nd VP of Trips, has another exciting local event for you. Steve Sovich is leading a Bioluminescence Tour on September 27, 2019. The kayaks have a clear bottom to immerse you in the shooting starts soaring beneath you. This event is guaranteed to be an awesome experience.

In closing, I hope everyone is prepared for Hurricane Dorian. Please be safe and have a relaxing Labor Day!   


Rhonda Ulmer

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Orlando Ski & Travel Club 


2019 - 2020

Same price Check vs. Credit Card. Credit Card payment must be FULL PAYMENT.

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

For specific information on trips click on link to trip

Ski- December 12-17, 2019…

Banff/Lake Louise, CA....

Come Ski the Big 3 & Stay in a Castle! Price: $1,442 per person, double occupancy. Includes RT air to Calgary, 5 nights deluxe lodging at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the middle of the oldest Canadian National Park, with access to almost 8,000 skiable acres at Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village & Lake Louise Ski Areas (all 3 on same pass); pre-trip, ground transfers, welcome party

Trip Leader:

Steve Clark 407/803-2239


Ski- January 4-11, 2020…

Vail, Colorado….

Like Nothing on Earth! The Ultimate Colorado Ski Resort! Price: $1,874 per person quad occupancy in 2-bed/2-bath condo. Includes RT air into Denver, at Vail Spa spacious Condo, just short yard walk to Eagle Bahn gondola & Lionshead village w/numerous restaurants & shopping. Vail offers skiing for every level with wide variety of terrain, 5289 skiable acres with incredible back bowls and vibrant villages w/European vibe!


Michael Beckman 386/747-6162

David Pugh 407/619-2687


Ski- January 18-25, 2020…

Snowmass, Colorado…FSC Trip

– Ski 4 Mountains – Stay Ski in/Ski out! Price: $2,262 pp Interlude Condo or $2,466 Stonebridge Hotel. Includes RT air into Aspen; ground transfers; 7 nights lodging ski in/ski out, Mt. side lodging; pre-trip & welcome party; 2 FSC dinners w/ DJ & dancing; mountain picnic; FSC SKI RACE, and tons of fun! Lift tix good for FOUR Mts. At Snowmass, ski 3,300 acres ranging from mild to wild w/lots of blue cruisers in between!

Trip Leader:

Cyndy Valence 407/810-3434


Ski- February 8-15, 2020…

Jackson Hole, WY…

Lasso a Wild West Adventure at Heart! Price: $1,656 per person double occupancy. Includes RT air into Jackson; ground transfers; 7 nights lodging at the newly renovated 49er Inn; numerous parties including the Amazing Ski Race. The Tetons and Yellowstone are nearby as is the National elk herd—incredible skiing, scenery, and wildlife abound including bison, elk, & moose. Oh, and the town is charming…

Trip Leader:

Dale Ulmer 407/920-6582


Ski- February 22-29, 2020 …

Whitefish, Montana… FSC Trip

– Crown of the Continent Price: $1,680 per person dbl occ. Roundtrip airfare, 7 nights at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake with short complimentary shuttles to ski area and town. Great lift ticket rates including 70+ free for 360o skiing on 3,000 acres with 333 avg inches of snow. 2 FSC dinner+dancing, 1 mountain lunch; FUN race and pre-trip party. Optional group excursion to be offered for Wednesday.

Trip Leader:

Jackie Warren 407/314-0207


Ski- March 7-14, 2020…

Breckenridge, CO…

The Place People Go to Feel Alive! Price: $1,530 credit card or check per person double occupancy. Includes RT air to Denver; ground; 7 nights lodging Pine Ridge Lodge; pre-trip [party & welcome party at hotel. At Breckenridge you ski long epic runs at one of the biggest ski resorts in the United States while also enjoying western charm in one of the oldest towns in Colorado. Come join us for the real Breck Effect!

Trip Leader:

Devin Coffey 407/625-5693


Ski/Adventure–March 11-24, 2020

Zermatt, Switzerland

Swiss Dream Trip – Geneva, Lucerne & Zurich-Tour! Price: $4,390 per person dbl occ. Incl RT Air; all train & coach transfers; 2 nights Geneva, 6 nights Zermatt at base of famous Matterhorn, 2 nights Lucerne, 2 nights Zurich (12 nights total); full bkfast buffet daily, 5 Happy Hours, 4 dinners, Gala Party, guided walking tour 3 cities. Split European trip w/skiing under mystical Matterhorn(optional day trips), AND touring 3 Swiss Cities!

Co-Trip Leaders:

Kathryn Hardage 407/341-3796

Betty Downs 407/876- 4677


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Adventure- May 8th-19th, 2020…

Peru & Machu Picchu

Marvel at ancient wonders and modern culture during this once in a lifetime trip. Check Machu Picchu off your bucket list!  

Immerse yourself in Peru... Train ride through the Sacred Valley, explore Colonial Lima, raft Urubama River, visit Chinchero Village, fly to Cuzco, tour Inca Fortress!  

Optional post-trip to Lake Titicaca 

Price: from $4,749, pp dbl occ. incl. Group Air from ORL; 

Trip Leader:

Amy McClurg 407/595-5627


Adventure – Summer of 2020

Rafting in Tennessee

The Best of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina! – A True getaway! Visit with Nature and 20 of your best Ski and Travel Club Friends! You will first stay in a “NEW to us BADD ASS” Luxurious Mountain Home in Mineral Bluff Georgia that is 10,000 sq ft, 8 bedrooms, and 5.5 bathrooms! The Toccoa Lodge is a beautiful home nestled on 7 acres of private land with 1,200 ft of river front. Trails and hiking surround the property along with excellent trout fishing right in front of the Lodge.

Trip Leader: Steve Clark 407/803-2239 EMAIL:

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Local - September 27th, 2019

Bioluminescence Clear Kayak Tour

Kayaking is one of the most up-close ways to experience dinoflagellate bioluminescence (dino bio). And with clear-bottom kayaks, the experience is more immersive than ever! Now you can observe not only the blue swirls off your paddle but rushing under your feet. The momentum of the kayak gives the appearance millions of shooting stars soaring under you, and fish darting under you are like underwater fireworks. And if you’re lucky, you may even see a dolphin or manatee glide gracefully beneath

Event leader:Steve Sovich    407-929-0132

Local -Funday Humpday

Social Happy Hour

for Active People 

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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Board Member Feature


Shelley Daniel

Shelley Daniel

Go snow skiing… are you crazy?!!!” That was my reaction when some of my friends from a local sports car club in Jacksonville, FL, suggested we try this sport. But this Florida native who at the time was in her early 30’s, actively involved in amateur auto racing and had yet to see snow, decided “why not!” So, with not much money to spend, off we went to North Carolina.

All I can say is that it’s a good thing we stayed an entire week, since it took me three days just to learn how to stop, not to mention the children’s ski school group that I slid into, knocking over like bowling pins. Not to worry, they were all fine, and had to help ME get out from under the parked snowmobile that I slid under! Although perhaps sounding calamitous, in that one week I absolutely fell in love with the sport and the entire winter ski experience.

Many years later a job transfer brought me to Orlando, where I had no friends or family. Thankfully I found the Orlando Ski Club, met some great people, have traveled on many wonderful trips and made long-lasting friendships. Being in a ski club has allowed me to ski not only at many U.S. resorts, but also international destinations.

I have been active in the Orlando Ski Club since joining, and last served as club President. I am currently retired after 30+ years in the financial services industry, and live with my fiancée in Volusia County, enjoying my other past time of motorcycle riding.





Michael Beckman