President's Message

Holiday Greetings to all Orlando Ski & Adventure Travel Club members! 
On Thanksgiving Day a few of our club members gathered Lakeside at the Lake Fairview Boat Ramp for a grand potluck feast and enjoyed wonderful weather and each other’s company. Going forward, we’re planning as a club to provide this opportunity annually.
The Pre-Holiday Party Ski Trip leaving December 6th to Whistler Canada held its pre-trip gathering last week in Downtown Sanford alongside the infamous Sofa and Suds event. That was something to see!
Today we are launching 3 very different Adventure trips for signups and each of these trips will be limited to a small number of participants so don’t hesitate in getting yourself locked in on one or more of these trips now. Safari in Africa, South Dakota/Mt Rushmore Hiking Adventure, and a 4 Southern Towns Party Tour with Rafting, Kayaking, Boating and Hiking.
The Infamous Orlando Ski and Travel Christmas Party is scheduled for Wednesday December 13th, 7pm-11pm. Please go to our Meetup webpage ASAP to RSVP and check out the details for this Wonderful Christmas Event that will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Lee Rd. 2023 OSTC Christmas Party. Invite any friends, co-workers, and neighbors of yours who you think would be a great addition to our club as we love and welcome new members. A large Christmas Shebang Shebang with a shaking of the leg out on the dance floor will be the perfect way to end your 2023!
For those of you who like to reserve dates far out on your calendar, we have a date reserved/nailed down for our membership picnic, but no further event details available until we are ready to launch the event to the public.
Wekiva Island Membership Picnic – Sunday June 9th, 2024 starting at 9am.
Also - Online Signups for Lake Louisa Cabin Event #4 (event date TBD) will open up at 9am on June 9th. 

Merry Christmas! I wish you a Happy New Year!

Steve Clark, OSTC President

      Epic Pass sales expire on December 3rd! And, we have remaining spots for TWO Epic Pass resorts: Crested Butte and Park City!
      3 Spots left for Created Butte and 1 Spot left for Park City!

      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 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 Aprés Ski, all taxes/fees/gratuities, FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS all included! 

      Only 3 Spots Left! Male Roomate Needed 2QQ Hotel

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


      FSC Mt. Bachelor, OR

      February 24-March 2, 2024

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

      Only 2 spaces remain for a double queen room. 
      Last chance to come along!

      4,323 acres of lift-accessible 360º terrain, Mt. Bachelor is the 6th largest ski resort in N 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   |

      Park City, Utah

      March 9-16, 2024

      1 Spot Left for Male Roommate!

      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 a vibrant town.

      With 348 trails on over 7300 acres, Park City will not disappoint. A summit of 10,026 feet and trails ranging from 8% beginner, 41% intermediate, 28% advanced, 23% expert there’s something for everyone! Park City also offers cross country skiing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and more so don’t delay and book today!

      Trip Leaders: Devin & Chris 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   |

      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.

      Rafting Party Trip To Blue Ridge Mountains &
      3 Southern Towns

      August 3-11, 2024

      Explore the best of Georgia and Tennessee - A true getaway!

      Visit with Nature and 9 of your best Travel Club Friends! You will stay in a NEWLY Built Luxurious Mountain Home in Ellijay Georgia. 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 a wonderful Pontoon Boat (# rope swing). We’ll experience an Underground Waterfall deep within the Ruby Falls Cave, a Dinner Sunset Cruise on the Tennessee River.1 Evening stay in Downtown Chattanooga, 2 Nights stay in Nashville, 4 Nights in the Blue Ridge area, and 1 Night in Historical Savannah! 

      Trip Leader: Steve Clark  |

      South Dakota Adventure

      May 11-18, 2024

      Mt. Rushmore • Badlands • Wind Cave • Crazy Horse • And More!

      Space limited to 12 - Must be Able To Hike 5 Miles In Nature  

      PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip American Airlines service from Orlando, 7 nights lodging at Hinterwood Cabins, van transportation, hiking and exploration in National and State Parks, cave tour, mountain coaster, helicopter tour, milky way viewing, most meals in South Dakota, and a pre-trip social. And most importantly – wonderful memories and new friends!

      Trip Leader: Bluebird Jackie Warren   |   

      Africa 2025 - Kenya & Tanzania Safari: Masai Mara to the Serengeti

      May 10-29, 2025

      Act Now! Registration Is Limited To 13! Read Full Details Before Registering

      Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime adventure in Africa with trip leader Kathryn! Early bird pricing is reservation is paid in full by 2/4/2024!
      Click Here For All The Details!

      Trip Leader: Kathryn Hardage   |   

      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  |



      October 6-23, 2024

      Don't miss this bucket list experience!!

      • 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!

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

      • 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 Valdés Peninsula Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including a whale watching boat trip.

      • 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 ½ 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.

      • 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, ½ day excursion to the Glaciarium Ice Museum and a Full day excursion to the glacier.

      • 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.

      Click Here For All The Details And To Sign Up

      Trip Leader: Steve Clark  |  407-803-2239  |

      Assistant Leader: Gunther Zurstadt  |  321-444-0100  |

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      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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