• President's Message

    We experienced a truly remarkable ski trip 2 weeks ago with our club members in Taos New Mexico. I’ve been hearing the other club ski trips have been very successful as well. A great video (composed by our new club member), stories and photos posted online tell their stories. We also have members who are currently skiing in Steamboat Colorado, and quite a few of us are about to jump the pond to Switzerland. Others will experience the cowboy town of Jackson Hole this month. A big thank you to our volunteer trip leaders! They work very hard many months in advance to prepare for these trips so that our club members can sit back, relax, and enjoy.

    Mark your calendars for Wednesday April 13th at 6-8pm for our specially planned “Post Ski Trip Celebration Event.” It will be at the Hangry Bison in Winter Park which is located in Winter Park Village across the street from the movie theatre. This new social gathering will take the place of our normal monthly March and April Socials. The club will be providing food and everyone’s first celebration drink for all attendees. Feel free to invite someone you know that may be interested in participating in the fun and good times we have in our club. We are expecting a large turnout, so please RSVP now on Meetup for the Post Ski Trip Celebration Event HERE

    Additionally, we will be holding the OSTC elections/voting at this event. Your Club Board is made up of all volunteers. Those volunteers who are in positions that are up for reelection have stated that they all will be running for a second term. The Nominating Committee will continue to take applications for elected officer positions which are up for reelection until April 1st, 2022.

    LINK HEREInterest Form for Elected Officers on the Board Additionally, nominations from the floor will be accepted at this April General Membership Meeting. Your vote is important and you must attend the meeting to vote. Our officers ultimately help provide the direction of our club. If you have not renewed your membership, now is the time. You must be a current paid member to vote.

    See you in April!

        Steve Clark, OSTC President

"Post Ski Trip Celebration Event"

Wednesday, April 13th


The Hangry Bison

480 N. Orlando Ave, #130

Winter Park, FL 32789

      (Located in the Winter Park Village)

Your first drink is on the club! Come out and enjoy this great atmosphere along with appetizers, and plenty of room to converse with other adventure travelers. Everyone is welcome and you don't need to be a member to attend.

There is plenty of parking in the parking lot behind The Cheesecake Factory!

Let Us Know You're Coming Here!

Get ready for a fun Sunday morning and afternoon with fellow Orlando Ski and Travel Club members at Wekiva Island! We have a Private area/ Cabana rented for our group located right downstream from the Springs on the Wekiva River. You may swim, drink, use/rent kayaks or canoes and of course socialize and eat!

BONUS: 1 Drink Ticket offered for all current club members and 1 drink for new member sign ups! First opportunity at this event to preview our highly anticipated ski and adventure trips for 2022 - 2023. Some trips will have limited space available so remember to sign up for your desired trip/trips as soon as they are released for sign up on our website. Look for the trip launch email in late May!


Lunch starting around 11:30 until it's gone! Invite your friends, co-workers and family members for a double bonus! Our club loves to welcome new people!

• If you are a current member and your guest attends this event on 5/15/22, signs up and pays for a new club membership by 5/17/22; both you and your guest will receive a $50 discount off your next 2022-2023 club trip! (i.e.; only applicable per membership)

• Also, if your guest signs up for a 2022-2023 trip before 6/15/22 the current member receives an additional $200 discount towards their own new trip sign-up and any new club member signing up for a trip for the 1st time by 6/15/22 will receive a special $200 in addition to the $100 early bird discount! For a grand total of $300! (only applicable per membership)

• Current members who have joined the Orlando Ski and Travel Club but have never traveled with the club can also take advantage of the $200 additional discount by signing up for a trip by 6/15/22.


Meet up with other OSTC Members at the German American Society of Central Florida for Springtoberfest taking place on Saturday, April 23rd from noon to10pm! Come early, stay as long as you want.

Live music inside the Clubhouse and the Biergarten Pavilion |  Traditional Flag Parade   |   Wide variety of authentic German cuisine  |  Numerous tap beers from several famous German brewers  |   Fully stocked bar inside our air-conditioned Clubhouse  | Vendors

$5 Entrance Fee and fee for parking at the gate! (Kids 12 and under are free!) 

Be sure to wear your Orlando Ski & Travel Club shirts to this event!

The Best of Georgia and Tennessee! – A True getaway! Visit with Nature and 18 of your best Travel Club Friends! You will stay in a “NEW to us BADD ASS” Luxurious Mountain Home in Ellijay Georgia that is 8,000 sq ft, has 8 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms! Perched on a Pristine Private Lake with both Lakefront and Mountain Views. This Luxury Log Cabin is beautifully decorated with abundant amenities including a gourmet kitchen, large patio decks, both levels, a killer full-size sports bar with a pool table, shuffleboard, ping pong and several arcade-style video games, including pinball! Outdoor fireplace - with seating and a summer kitchen. We’ll raft the Ocoee River (where the 1996 Olympics were held) and Kayak (float) the Hiawassee River (very relaxing day) both are located in Tennessee. We’ll participate on group Hikes in both States and go out one day on the Lake with 2 Pontoon Boats (# rope swing). We’ll experience a Dinner Sunset Cruise on the Tennessee River with an Evening after in Downtown Chattanooga. BEST MEMORIES EVER, ones that will last a lifetime!

Trip Leader: Steve Clark.  Phone: (407)-803-2239 Email: SCLark2575@gmail.com

Stay in a Lakefront luxury Log Cabin in Ellijay, Georgia, surrounded by the

Blue Ridge Mountains with wonderful rafting/kayaking/hiking opportunities.

$1,645 Earlybird Price (save $100) if signed up with deposit or full paymentby April 30th, 2022

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES: $1,745 per person Check payments or Credit Card pmt in Full – 5 nights awesome accommodations; Dbl Occ, 5 Nights stay in a Luxury Mountain Home in Ellijay, Ga; Sunset River Cruise; Pre-Trip Party; Van Transportation; Mostly Inclusive Trip including Food and Alcohol. Professional Guided White Water Rafting, Kayaking rental, Pontoon Rental; Surprise activities included. “REGARDING PRIVACY, minimum Double Occupancy (Sharing Room with other or others) - we must best utilize all bedding available to us - You must be up for a group social setting whether it be in a van, luxury lodge, raft, or hotel.


It's Miller Time!

OSTC March 2022 Member Highlight!
Jenny Sheu

It's time for another Member Highlight! Each month we feature a OSTC member to 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&As! Read on for Jenny's answers:

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

My first experience with travel was a life changing one for me and my family. 

At only 6 years of age, my family and I left Taiwan, my place of birth. I am also of Japanese descent. In my closet is a very pretty doll-sized, pink, chiffon dress with a satin sash that reminds me of that momentous day.  In the middle of the night, I left carrying only a small backpack, wearing this very dress.  I have very vivid memories of that day, perhaps because of the tensions present. We left all our belonging behind, truly, for a more stable environment. Recently, hearing about the devastation in the Ukraine is heart-breaking. It reminds me of this day.

We moved to Vancouver, Canada, which we loved! It fostered my love of nature, travel and adventure. I could see Whistler Ski resort daily from my parent’s four-story Victorian home! This beautiful, bustling, modern city is a melting pot of ethnicities. It exposed me to many different cultures, festivals and delicious foods! 

I am filled with gratitude for my extraordinary family and having had many blessings in my life. They gave me this great passion for travel and adventure. My grandfather was an incredible leader, entrepreneur and built Wen Wu temple, a destination tourism site. My Aunt, who has since passed away at 94 years of age, is a great inspiration to me. She was the first female Dentist in the country. She was an exceptional person with a tremendous passion for travel! She travelled extensively around the world.  She told me she went to Russia, at a time when there wasn’t tourism, to see for herself what it was about. She took a taxi to see St. Petersburg! My family imparted to me a curiosity to see the amazing, wondrous things of this world, a thirst for experiences and knowledge.

Becoming a Rehab therapist, impressed upon me - NOT to wait to travel! I have seen many patients who have had strokes, shoulder/ knee surgery and other conditions near retirement. Many times, it left them with the inability to travel or to truly move freely to enjoy the experience.  Many patients tell me they regretted not taking the time to travel sooner! So for this reason, every few years – I travel!

What is your favorite OSTC memory?

I actually took up skiing -only three years ago!

My nieces, who were 9 years old,  were very impressed when I first went skiing with them on a family trip! They were so impressed their Aunt could ski “sooo” fast!. Basically, it was just a very small ski resort in California overrun with little kids.  No, I knew I did not know how to ski.  Wanting to learn to ski, I googled and up popped The Orlando Ski Club. 

 I signed up that month for Crested Butte, Colorado. Spur of the moment! Days before the trip, I had trepidation.  What if this was a Harley Davidson biker group - for which I had an image of me joining them in the Jacuzzi?  Seriously, I had a fantastic time and made many friends! Everyone in the Club was very friendly to me. There was always people to meet up with at lunch or with whom to ski daily. I took in the majestic scenery around me and counted my blessing each day that I was there! I think my specially was falling rather than skiing then.  I don’t know how I bent my ski poles into “C”shapes. On one fall,  I did five somersault and possibly cartwheels; wherein,  I definitely saw the clouds overhead between my skis! Someone called my falls “yard sale”! I don’t worry about falls. The most important thing is to get right back up. In life, I have learned, it is not what happens to you that matters, so much as your attitude and behavior after that. 

Now, my ski instructor says to me, “You are Crushing It, baby”! I ski BLUE and easy BLACK runs pretty confidently. I breath in courage, go to my superstar alias, Heidi Klum and channel Lindsey Vonn and GO FOR IT!!

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

I have a passion to see the Ancient Wonders of world. I have travelled to many countries already such as France, England, Peru, Japan and Egypt.

One of the most wondrous things I have ever seen with my eyes is Egypt. There is so much breathtaking art, architecture, history, food and experiences there. One indelible memory I have was sailing the Nile River. For only 20 dollars, I hired a felucca, an ancient wooden sail boat which historically has sailed along the Nile, determining the fortunes of Egypt. The felucca has a history dating back to five thousand years ago. My Nubian guide, wearing his lofty traditional robe took me up and down the Nile on this mesmerizing experience.  It was a humbling experience, sailing in an ancient craft, with a man from his ancient tribe, seeing the purple gold lights of the sunset reflecting off the water, while haunting melodies of the call to prayer of the Mosques echoed off the waters. At dusk, there were herders bringing their camels, donkeys and sheep to the edges of the Nile – as in ancient times. My Nubian guide, who barely spoke a word of English, communicated to me effortlessly with his kindness and gestures. He taught me to sail his precious boat calmly through the waters. 

Travelling has left me with a thirst to seek more adventure. It leaves me with a sense of wonder, an appreciation for other people’s culture, their way of life and that we are the same humanity. 

Hobbies, talents and interests outside of traveling:

Cycling, kayak, tennis, compete in Ballroom dancing, hiking, Played volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.

Enjoy roasting marshmallows in my fire pit. Love dogs, beaches, Cooking. Opera. 

Fun fact no one knows about you:

I enjoy mowing the lawn in my Husqvarna riding mower – sometimes in a bikini! Giggles!


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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