President's Message

Happy Daylight not Savings Week to all OSTC Club members!

Our Grandest-Ever Lakeside Cabin Party Event took place at nearby Lake Louisa in Clermont, Florida a couple of weeks ago. We had 70+ members attend and enjoy a superb weekend of fun! The event sold out as always and long-time member Steve Miller made his 1st time appearance (intended only to stay for the day on Saturday) and didn ’t want to leave, so he ended up crashing on the couch with club member friends for the night. He mentioned to me that he couldn ’t believe his eyes regarding what our club was able to accomplish within that 2-day period. We enjoyed food tasting, hiking, kayaking, bicycle rides, BBQ, and 5 almost professionally and amazingly themed decorated Cabin Parties!! We had nearly 50 attendees that chose to dress up in Costume for the 5 back-to-back Cabin Parties! Congratulations to Devin and her 8-member unscrupulous Gang that put together the award-winning Cabin themed - β€œMost Wanted” Western including a Shot Toting Sheriff, Gaggle of Wenches, and even a Jail photo-booth!

Check out a few photos from this spectacular event below! πŸ“Έ

Make a note to yourself now to attend and reserve space within your schedule next Fall once the dates are announced for next year ’s Lake Louisa Cabin Party Weekend! Date is TBD but will possibly be mid-November.

There are so many of us in this Travel Club that consider the friends we've met and developed over the years attending various club activities to be our family. This truly is your Travel Family! That being said I would like to release a new idea onto our club calendar; this one being on Thanksgiving Day! Those of you who don't have committed meal plans already in place or could use a break from your traditional family and would like to come spend a couple of hours on Thanksgiving Day with your Travel Family and Friends, we're working now on finding a location for us to meet and enjoy our 1st Thankgiving Day Club Potluck together! Keep an eye out on our Orlando Ski and Travel Club Meetup page for further details on this local club event.

Mark your calendars now for this important event:

OSTC Christmas Party – Wednesday December 13th, at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 1275 Lee Rd., Winter Park, Florida, from 7PM to 11PM - Celebrate Christmas Holiday with fellow Orlando Ski and Travel Club Members – Everyone including your friends, neighbors and coworkers are invited to attend. We will provide food and a Superior DJ playing great dance tunes. 

Hope to see you there!
Happy holidays!

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 β€œreal” and down to earth; the sort of place where a ski bum could get very comfortable. The iconic town of Crested Butte is renowned for its funky character and fierce independence alongside its jaw-dropping beauty and vast, wild terrain. 

        Experience a true Ski-in/Ski-out Mountain Luxury experience at Elevation Hotel & SpaTheir spacious guest rooms feature 1K or 2QQ with seating area and a resort kitchenette with microwave, under-counter refrigerator, sink, toaster, coffeemaker, granite countertops, and stone tile floors. In-house ski valet & rental shop, 2 outdoor hot tubs, slope-side patio dining, 3 on-site bars and Matchstick Productions Lounge with pool table and darts, round out your perfect stay.

        7-nights lodging DBL OCC,  r/t air and transfers to Gunnison (only 45 mins from resort), Pre-trip Party, Group AprΓ©s Ski, all taxes/fees/gratuities, FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS all included! 

        Only a few spots left!

        "Crested Butte is one of my all time favorite resorts for many reasons: it’s only 45 minutes from Gunnison Regional, it has a wide variety of terrain and is an easy mountain to navigate with NO LIFT LINES, and such a cool, laid-back vibe. Traveling with our friends with OSTC meant we never skied alone and enjoyed super fun aprΓ©s ski right at the base. Free winter shuttles into town make it so easy to explore and enjoy dinner in downtown Crested Butte, a true authentic, small mountain town with great restaurants and it’s very own rum distillery - Montanya Distillers! Chuck and I spent a VERY pleasant few hours there our last visit LOL. If you’ve never skied CB, don’t miss your chance to go…we can’t wait to go back!" ~ Chuck and Cyndy Valence

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


        FSC Mt. Bachelor, OR

        February 24-March 2, 2024

        The Snow is already falling with Mt. Bachelor opening around Thanksgiving.

          Upscale Downtown Lodging at Element Bend and United Airlines flights into Redmond.  

        Only 3 spaces remain.  We need 1 single male to room with same and have secured additional space for one more room with air.
        Last chance to come along!

        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 AprΓ¨s entertainment, tax-free shopping, museums, galleries, spas and activities. Visit Crater Lake National Park.

        3 FSC events; Live Music Dance Party, β€œGet 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   |


        October 6-23, 2024

        Don't miss this bucket list experience!!

        β€’ Start your adventure discovering one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Iguazu Falls from both Argentina AND Brazil - with a 3-night stay at 5-star Gran Melia Iguazu. This spectacular hotel has direct views of Iguazu Falls - an experience of a lifetime!

        β€’ Next, your adventure takes you to Buenos Aires, the Capital City of Argentina with a 3-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Madero.

        β€’ Your adventure continues onto Argentine Patagonia with 2-night stay in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia's star destination for Marine life watching, at the 4-star Peninsula Hotel. Highlights include stops at Punta Tombo Fauna Reserve to see thousands of Magellenic Penguins at the rookery and a full day tour to the ValdΓ©s Peninsula Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including a whale watching boat trip.

        β€’ Next, you'll head to Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) Archipelago and the world's Southernmost City. Enjoy a 3-night stay at 4-star Hotel Arakur and experience a Β½ day city tour en-route to hotel including Maritime & Presidium Museum and End of the World Museum, a Tour to National Park including vintage train ride, and a half day Beagle Channel Cruise.

        β€’ The journey continues to El Calafate where you'll see Glaciar Perito Moreno. This stop includes a 3-night stay at 4-star Posada Los Alamos Hotel, Β½ day excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum and a Full day excursion to the glacier.

        β€’ Final stop is a return to Buenos Aires for a 2-night stay at 4-star Hotel Madero for a FSC Tango Lesson Party, Dinner, and Tango Show at La Ventana.

        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!

        There are so many fantastic 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  |


        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   |

        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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