• President's Message

    Holiday Greetings to all Orlando Ski and Adventure Travel Club members! 

    Our 2022 ski trips are sold out with the exception of 1 female remaining roommate opportunity on the Jackson Hole Trip in March! Register before December 9th to snag the last spot on this exciting adventure. 

    On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, 25 of the 31 trip participants going on the December Snowmass Ski Trip were able to get together at Ragazzi's Pizza & Restaurant in College Park for cool drinks, warm pizza, laughter and smiles. We will be leaving next week to stay at the Limelight Snowmass which is a boutique hotel built and completed just 3 years ago. We are so excited to soon be playing in the snow!

    Check out the details for our Orlando Ski and Travel Christmas Party scheduled for Thursday December 16th starting at 7pm. Please go to our Meetup page ASAP and RSVP for this Wonderful Christmas Event at Ace Café. We have the entire upstairs reserved. Your Program Director, Robin Beckman and your Board has arranged this for you! Please invite any friends, co-workers, and neighbors of yours who you think would be a great addition to our club. A large Christmas Shebang with dancing may be the perfect way to start off with our club!

    Something new to our newsletter starting this month is our Club Member Spotlight. This will be a nice opportunity to get to know your fellow club members a little more intimately. David Miller will be our honorary 1st member spotlight. Yay for Miller!

    For those of you who like to reserve dates far out on your calendar, we have a few new dates nailed down, but no further event details available until we are ready to launch these events to the public and for your signups.

    • Wekiva Island Membership PicnicSunday May 15, 2022 starting at 9am.

    • August 16-21, 2022Tennessee and North Georgia White Water Rafting Trip staying in a whole new 8,000 sq ft mansion

    • Lake Louisa Cabin Party Weekend #2October 14-16, 2022

Merry Christmas to you all! And a Happy New Year!

Steve Clark, OSTC President

OSTC Christmas Social!

Great Food, DJ, and Dancing! Cash Bar with 1st Beer/Wine Included for paid club members. Admission is a $10 donation to Marine's Toys-for-Tots. We will be collecting additional Toys-for-Tots donation $'s by raffling off 7 Gift Cards totaling $300 in Peter Glenn Ski & Sports Donated Gift Cards at $5/entry or 5 entries for $20. Do not bring toys to this event as this party date is past the Marine Toy collection deadline. Bring your Cash Instead!

Ace Café

100 W. Livingston St. • Orlando

Let Us Know You're Coming By RSVPing Here!

OSTC Trip News & Updates

• Availability For 1 Female - Register before December 9th •

Ski Trip: Wild West Spring Fling Adventure

Jackson Hole, Wyoming • March 19-26, 2022 

Did you know? The town of Jackson Wyoming used to be a genuine western town where pioneers sought new adventures and it remains that way today. Near the town square, the streets have covered wooden board walks which adds to its appeal with lots of outdoor shops, souvenir shops, and quirky boutiques and galleries (many featuring local wildlife). 

Details below • Don't delay and register today! 

Trip Leader: Jackie Warren (407) 314-0207 • Email: jwa407@aol.com

• New Date Announced •

Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube

Germany, Austria, Hungary • November 23 - December 1, 2022 

The Christmas Market River Cruise along the Danube: This trip has been rescheduled and we have the opportunity to add more spaces at this time at an incredibly discounted rate for full commitments by December 31, 2021!

For more information email the trip leader below.

Trip Leader: Dale Ulmer • Email: dalerulmer@aol.com

It's Miller Time!

New! OSTC December Member Highlight!
David Miller

Each month we'll highlight another member so we can all get to know one another better! Member highlights are nominated and voted on by the OSTC board, then highlighted in that month's newsletter. That member will get the same set of Q&A! Read on for Mr. Miller's answers:

How did you get exposed to travel and adventuring, what brought you to our club?

My first introduction to skiing was in 1961 in Alaska where I was in the Air Force. I took lessons on base and skied Mt. Alyeska for the winters of ’61 and ’62. It was small back then - one 2 chair lift to mid-mountain, there were no groomed runs, you picked your way down between trees and big rocks and all on 195 cc skis with leather lace up boots. There was a strap on the boots to attach to the ski for not if you fell, but when you fell. Anyway I lived thru it… Upon discharge from the USAF I came to Florida where of course there are no mountains let alone snow. I thought my ski days were gone forever, but I got lucky, I was assisting a Dive Shop teaching students how to Scuba Dive and I met a lady. We clicked if you know what I mean, and with her being secretary on the board of the Orlando Ski Club it appeared I'd be able to ski again! After we married I took my first trip with the OSC and we went on a honeymoon trip to Copper Mountain, CO Club Med. I became involved in the club myself and a few years later found my self to be President of the OSC. Even though we eventually divorced, I stayed with the club and even became an officer in the Florida Ski Council (made up of all the FL clubs)

What is your favorite OSTC memory?

I've been skiing every year since then. I've skied all over the country, eastern and western Canada. Traveled with the club and Council to many destinations in Europe including Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria and even in Spain. Having made many friends in the club and skiing at so many places, I've created a lot of memories so I have to mention one that I relish often, I even have a picture of it on my refrigerator: And that is when I was on a trip to Chamonix France.

They have an adventure ski mountain there called Mt. Blanc, I believe it is the tallest Mt. in Europe at over 3300 meters. It is a Glacier ski run, requiring a guide for every 8 persons. The run has lots of powder at the top, steep and deep before you even get to the Glacier itself, and then comes the fun part, and the reason for the guide: Each day the Glacier moves and creates crevasses in the ice and the guides are advised daily of where these new breaks occurred and how to keep from falling into one. So money well spent!

Where is your favorite place to travel to and if you could create your own trip, what would it be?

Of all the places I've skied from Vail, Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Badgastein, Austria, Sierra Nevada, Spain - to name a few - I do have a favorite: it's Crested Butte, CO. Kinda small, hard-to-get-to resort that on a ski trip (with the FSC) somewhere around 1991 was very memorable. The OSC won its first ever FSC Cup ski race and the theme for the FSC party function? “Leather and Lace”. Wow. Quite a party to say the least. But honestly if I were to lead another ski trip for the OSTC - which I am not - it would not be to Crested Butte. I'm thinking Taos, New Mexico…

Hobbies, talents and interests outside of traveling:

I do have other things that interest me other than skiing, like hiking, whitewater rafting, bicycling, and kayaking. I used to scuba dive a lot but a lil too old for that now. And last but not least, is riding my Harley all over Florida and other state’s back roads.

Fun fact no one knows about you:

I really have never been on a Cruise Ship venture!


The Orlando Ski and Travel Club is a year-round, volunteer-run social organization with over 300 adventurous members whose winter activities center on snow skiing and snowboarding. Since 1976, the Club has been offering trips to top-rated ski destinations world-wide. We are a proud member of the Florida Ski Council . In addition to fabulous group ski trips, the Orlando Ski and Travel Club offers a variety of activities and social events to keep you busy during the "off" season. From wine tastings to cruises and weekend excursions, the Orlando Ski Club is your year around social club. Join today and start enjoying the camaraderie and fun!

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