President's Message

    Hello OSTC Club members!

    BIG News! – Argentina has arrived! As of today, you may now sign up for your Bucket List Trip to Patagonia - South America! Glaciers, Waterfalls, Wales, Penguins, a glimpse of the Brazilian Jungle, Malbec Wines and the Argentinian Tango! See details below...

    Last chance now for 2024 Ski trips!  Keep in mind that our reservation deadlines are already here for both our first Winter season trip, Whistler is now CLOSED/SOLD OUT and Beaver Creek as well. What that means for all other Ski trips that we are offering for 2024, their deadlines are soon approaching. We will need to release back our reserved/held airline and lodging rooms. This deadline happens for us many months prior to when the trips actually take place. If you have been giving thought to attend one or more of our 2024 Ski Trips and havent yet jumped off to the other side of that fence to the  Going side, youll need to sign up soon on our website or likely miss out. That also goes for anyone currently on specific trip waiting lists; it s time that you consider other wonderful trip options that we currently have available and before those opportunities are soon wrapped up.

    Our Large Lake Louisa Event is Oct 13-14th in Clermont, FL! Everyone, including your friends, are all invited to attend the activities at the Lake Louisa Cabin Party Weekend Oct 13-14th.  

    If youre not already confirmed within the first 60 club members staying overnight within the Cabins, we have now made additional space for a handful more people to stay overnight in the cabins both Friday and Saturday night and its only $95/person for the weekend! Go onto our clubs website now at the below link, and sign up for Lake Louisa Cabin Party Weekend, and youre in like Flynn: Tip: You must sign up for the current year club membership before the website will allow you to register for the weekend.

    Come out for the day and join the group activities (as it s a Florida State Park), even if you re not reserved to stay overnight in one of the sold-out cabins. Plan to bring your bicycle and or kayak with you.

    Below is the itinerary for Lake Louisa Weekend – *Keep in mind that if you arrive at the State Park entrance after 6pm you will need to know the gate code in order to get in (contact/ask Devin or someone staying in the cabins to provide it to you ahead of time).

    Scheduled Activities

    o   Friday

    §  8:00pm - Traveling PotLuck

    §  Do you have a dish in mind that you really want to make?  If so, please email it to me this week at so we can coordinate other dishes needed to organize a good spread of dishes and courses.

    §  After the PotLuck - Join us by the lake/fire with your camping chair and cooler for socializing

    o   Saturday (all group scheduled activities meet outside centrally located Cabin #8)

    §  8:00am - Hiking with Jackie Warren, figure eight loop, 3 or 6 miles

    §  11:00am - Kayaking and Canoeing with Steve Clark & Gunther on his new Paddleboard Bring your own Vessel or reserve in advance with the State Park.

    §  2:30pm - Hot Dogs and Burgers with President Steve and Moscow Gregg

    §  3:45pm - Paved Biking with Mr Clark, 7 easy miles to Louisa Lakefront Beach

    §  9:00pm - Pub Crawl between Cabins

    §  10:00pm – Dance Party with the GLOW Girls

    §  11:00pm - DANCE HARDER PARTY with Devin!!

    Wear a creative costume for chance to win the Grand Prize $50 gift card for best costume! Male and female separately.

    Look on our website for information on both Octoberfest weekend options scheduled for Saturday October 7th and October 28th, a Craft Beer and Blues Music Festival and our Largely attended Monthly Club Social scheduled for October 11th being held at the new to our group Copper Rocket in Maitland!

    Happy Fall and Happy Halloween!

    Steve Clark, OSTC President

      Crested Butte, CO

      February 3-10, 2024

      The Crested Butte Ski Resort is well known for the extreme friendliness, and the extremely laid-back culture. CB has no major aspirations to be like Aspen or other upscale ski towns. Crested Butte prides itself on being “real” and down to earth; the sort of place where a ski bum could get very comfortable. The historic town of Crested Butte is located at the bottom of the hill (quick free shuttle) from Mt Crested Butte (i.e., the ski resort) and has a small local population of only 1,700 people, and the vibrant wooden facades of the buildings look like they’re from a western movie set.  An easily walkable and enjoyable town sometimes labeled as the last real Colorado ski town. It’s a reminder of what some of the other Colorado ski towns used to be like before the developers arrived.

      It’s the perfect place for drinks and memorable dinners after a hard day of skiing!

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


      FSC Mt. Bachelor, OR

      February 24-March 2, 2024

      • 1 Male roommate needed to room with same •

      Announcing NEW Downtown Lodging at Element Bend and United Airlines flights into Redmond, only a 22-minute shuttle to Bend

      The Element Hotel is a five-minute stroll to the heart of Downtown shops, restaurants and entertainment and offers Condo amenities within a Hotel with full kitchen area minus an oven.  Enjoy Chef prepared breakfast each morning, complimentary Happy Hour with Wine and Beer(M-Th) and snacks in the beautiful Lobby lounge.  Pick your own herbs and salads from their multi-tier Lettuce Grow tower in the lobby if you’d like.

      If you’ve been on the fence about this trip, now is the time to come onboard.
      Only 5 spaces remain.

      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 at low altitude.

      Not just for skiers, the area 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, on Mountain fun plus an additional Poker Run/Pub Crawl.

      Watch this:  Mt Bachelor 2022-2023

      Trip Leader: Debbie Ashworth  |

      Assistant Trip Leader: Shelley Daniel   |

      A few 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  |



      October 6-23, 2024

      A Definite Bucket List Adventure!

      Experience Patagonia’s rugged natural beauty! Enjoy the majesty of Glaciers, Iguazu Falls, Penguins, Whales, and great food! You’ll visit and experience up to 6 completely different and beautiful regions of Argentina all with different weather patterns and landscape. Stroll the bustling riverfront area of Historic Buenos Aires and experience a wonderfully authentic Argentinian Tango show. You’ll be able to say that you’ve visited the Southernmost City in the World, Ushuaia and stayed there in a 5 star hotel. We’ll visit Giant Glaciers, an Estancia, and set foot within a Brazilian Jungle full of Waterfalls. Consider taking the optional 3 night/2 full-day Wine Tasting Tour extension going to the Mendoza Wine Region and Uco Valley.

      Trip Leader: Steve Clark  |


      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! 

      Guten Tag Everyone!

      Who’s ready to hoist a mug or two to kick off the celebration of Fall?!

      Our favorite German Club will be having two Oktoberfest dates this year and they put on an awesome festival! Here are the dates …

      Saturday, October 7, 2023
      Saturday, October 28, 2023

      Yes it may still be 90 degrees but what’s better than a nice cold “bier” to beat the heat! Not to mention AMAZING food, great music and best of all, hanging out with our ski club buddies.

      I know we’ll see some familiar faces there but if you’ve never come to one of their Oktoberfests, you’re really missing out. So pick a date or better yet … come to BOTH! Just sign up on Meet Up below so we can gauge how many tables we‘ll need.

      We will have a big balloon at our table to help you find the group!


      MeetUp RSVP:

      Hope to see you there!

      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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