President's Message

    Happy Summer OSTC Club members! 

    Our 2-week adventure throughout Ireland returned mid-July. I attended this trip personally and it was one of my favorite travel experiences for the landscape, local people, and the history we learned from our most wonderful personal guide Denis and coach driver Podrick. Thank you, trip Leaders Cyndy and Robin, for your extraordinary efforts in securing the most memorable happy hour locations on our journey. Ireland holds beautiful countryside drives between quaint little towns with so much personality and of course a Historic Pub or 2 to be experienced on every town block throughout Ireland. My most memorable 10 minutes was in a pub called Dick Macks I wandered into by myself milkshake in hand that was founded in 1899 in the small waterside town of Dingle. The front room was the size of a large living room with an Old-West Style Saloon on one side of the room slinging Guinness to the locals and the other side of the room was a leather shop where they were hand crafting a leather belt at the bar 2 feet in front of my beer mug using hand tools. Thirdly there were 3 musicians in the corner of the room playing Irish music with various instruments. Catch me at one of our Club Socials if you’d like to hear more random and fun Irish experiences.

    The board has met recently and approved our club’s budget for this next fiscal year and it includes continued food offerings for all club attendees at our now super-sized and really fun monthly socials. We’ve exceeded 100+ attendees at 2 of the past 3 most recent monthly Socials! We’re keeping things exciting by moving our Social locations around each month to a mix of new and previously experienced venues. So check us out at the next one held Wednesday, August 9th in Winter Park! Info and RSVP is at the Orlando Ski & Travel Club Meetup Webpage! Please RSVP each time you plan to attend so we can get the food right.

    Steve Clark, OSTC President

      Crested Butte, CO

      February 3-10, 2024

      Experience the Funky Flair and BE WILD

      The Crested Butte Ski Resort is well known for their variety of ski and snowboard terrain, abounding friendliness, and the laid-back culture. 39% of Crested Butte Mountain caters to beginners and also intermediates!

      Comments from Bob Mackey, Trip Leader: "On a recent a trip to Denver, I decided to mosey down to Crested Butte to check out the lodging/resort area and the town. It was well-worth the effort. The Elevation Hotel and Spa is a wonderful facility with numerous social areas, a large work-out area and spa, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and nicely appointed large hotel rooms. DO NOT let the resorts advertisement of extreme skiing scare you off. There are plenty of Blue and Green Runs to make anyone “dog tired” by the end of the day."

      Don't miss this opportunity with Bob "Snow Dog" Mackey!

      Trip Leader: Bob Mackey  |  321-277-3411  |


      FSC Mt. Bachelor, OR

      February 24-March 2, 2024

      4,323 acres of lift-accessible 360-degree terrain, Mt. Bachelor is the 6th largest ski resort in North America known for its light, dry snow, diverse terrain, and long seasons at low altitude.

      Not just for skiers, Bend, Oregon offers 30+ of the country’s finest micro-breweries, award-winning Willamette Valley wines, great Après entertainment, tax-free shopping, museums, galleries, spas and activities. Visit Crater Lake National Park.

      3 FSC events;  Live Music Dance Party, “Get Lit and Glow” party, Fun Race with Mountain Lunch plus an additional Poker Run/Pub Crawl with a chance to win a trip back to this incredible destination led by Sales Mgr. extraordinaire and local resident Jon Kunkler.  

      Watch this:  Mt Bachelor 2022-2023

      Trip Leader: Debbie Ashworth  |

      Assistant Trip Leader: Shelley Daniel   |

      Many of our trips still have availability! Check them all out below or on our website for details and current availability! If your preferred trip is sold out, get on the waiting list! You'll be contacted by the trip leader if a spot becomes available.

      The Great Rivers Of Europe

      May 5-19, 2024

      Explore this great region by boat, with many options!

      See beautiful Austria, Germany and The Netherlands, all under the direction of club President Steve Clark! Many details to consider so please visit the official trip page on our website, or by clicking on the trip link HERE 

      Trip Leader: Steve Clark  |


      Whistler, Canada

      December 6-11, 2023

      Pre-Luxury Party Trip

      Naturally spectacular, Ultra Luxury Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort delivers an ideal setting classic elegance and a modern alpine décor! 

      This award-winning Whistler hotel is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. 

      Trip Leader: Steve Clark  |

      Asst Trip Leader: Gunther Zurstadt  |


      Beaver Creek, CO

      January 6-13, 2024

       Join TEAM ORANGE  

      ...and experience the influence of renowned resorts such as Switzerland's St. Moritz, Italy's Cortina, and Spain's Val d’Aran which led to the creation of a unique mountain resort full of excitement and village luxury!

      Trip Leaders: Mike & Robin Beckman 


      Park City, UT

      March 9-16, 2024

      Come Ski the Biggest Ski Resort in North America at Park City, Utah!

      A world-renowned destination for outdoor adventure and mountain charm, nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Wasatch Mountains. This resort offers year-round fun, stunning scenery, and is a vibrant town.

      This is the only place where you can spend the day exploring 3,200+ vertical feet of dynamic skiing or cruise the gentle rolling terrain of our High Meadow Park.

      Trip Leader: Devin Coffy      Assistant Trip Leader: Chris "Elvis" Rose


      Schweitzer, ID

      March 9-16, 2024

      Ski Your Heart Out and Party in the Panhandle!

      Named for a Swiss hermit who lived at the base of the mountain more than a century ago, Schweitzer is the biggest little resort you’ve probably never visited -  with 2,900 acres of inbounds terrain - and an open boundary policy in the northern panhandle of Idaho.  

      There are 2 large back-to-back bowls and a separate beginner area.  

      Nearby Sandpoint has a lively arts scene, microbreweries, wineries,
      and trendy restaurants. 

      Enjoy views of Lake Pend Oreille and the rugged Selkirk Mountains from the slopes and every room at the Humbird.

      Trip Leader: Bluebird Jackie Warren   |   

      Assistant Trip Leader: Kenny Krumins   |

      Let’s Go! Orlando City Soccer Night at Exploria Stadium
      Orlando City Lions vs. New England Revolution

      October 7, 2023 • 7:30PM

      Fan Appreciation Night and the last match of the regular season is just around the corner, so we thought we'd make this a fun event for us to attend!

      The Orlando City Lions and the N.E. Revolution are at the top of the MLS roster, so this should be an action-packed finale to the Lions regular season play. And, October will be cooler weather after sunset!

      It’s also Fan Appreciation night at the stadium, so The Lions will celebrate what truly makes this Club special: There will be giveaways, prizes and fan-centric fun. Our seats are in the high-energy zone, and in shouting distance of the Iron Lion Firm and The Ruckus!

      The match starts at 7:30PM, but we’ll meet for drinks prior to the match – Location TBD. Please RSVP for this event on MeetUp HERE

      • Soccer match tickets must be purchased directly from Orlando City Soccer •

      Contact Gio Duarte and tell him you are with the Orlando Ski & Travel Club! He has seats reserved for our group. Tickets are $35. Purchase your ticket by Sept 1st so we’ll all be together!

      Contact Gio at: or by calling 407-480-4775

      Space Is Limited to 15 Tickets - So Grab Your Ticket Today! 

      Friday, August 11th • 7:30PM
      House Of Blues • 1490 E. Lake Buena Vista Drive • Orlando

      House of Blues does amazing tribute band concerts all the time and this one will be a Billy Joel AND Elton John tribute! Tickets are on sale through the House Of Blues Orlando website or LiveNation and available at the link below. You can also purchase tickets day of the concert at the House of Blues box office!

      Tickets before fees are $16.50.

      Our group will meet at the outside tables at City Works restaurant right across from House of Blues, then we'll go inside together.

      Please be mindful of the bag restrictions at concert venues!

      Get your tickets today HERE
      And RSVP on the event MeetUp page HERE

      The Orlando Ski and Travel Club is a year-round, volunteer-run social organization with over 550 adventurous members whose winter activities center on snow skiing and snowboarding, along with great adventure trips that take place throughout the year. 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-round social club. Join today and start enjoying the camaraderie and fun!

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