President's Message

Happy New Year to all Orlando Ski and Adventure Travel Club members! 

Our first ski trip of this Winter Season was in early December to Whistler Canada, and it was fabulous! Our group felt like true family as we met each day for Après ski, relaxed in the hot pools or passed each other in the lobby of the Chateau. Both the Fairmont and the entire walking village were decorated beautifully for the Holidays. We experienced a Wonderful Snowy Christmas Wonderland!

On Wednesday December 13th we held our Christmas Party at the Winter Park Hilton Garden Inn and it was an absolute blast! More than 175 record-breaking people attended the Party and celebrated the Holiday together with the liveliest dance floor I’ve witnessed since Lake Louisa Cabin weekend! Our club members came together and raised $1,798 that we have donated to Toys for Tots on your behalf.

Thank you, again, to those members who invited their friends and neighbors to check out our club at the Christmas Party! Your next opportunity to invite people who you think will enjoy our activities and possibly our trips will be at the January 2024 monthly social on Wednesday January 17th at 6pm. This January social will be held in Maitland just off I-4 at An Tobar Irish Pub. Both January and February Socials will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month rather than our usual 2nd Wednesday.

Pay close attention to our last call ski trip opportunities listed below. Our deadlines have arrived, and we must wrap up our signup process now. Most of you are preparing soon to leave on your planned club trip, so I wish you happiness in nature. One thing I personally look forward to is the peace and quiet I feel when gliding down a run or riding the ski lift.

Happy New Year!! I wish you all great prosperity in 2024!

Steve Clark, OSTC President

        Schweitzer, ID

        March 9-16, 2024

        ONE Male Spot Left!
        Deadline To Sign Up Is Wednesday, January 3rd!

        Ski Your Heart Out and Party in the Panhandle with Bluebird Jackie and Dr. Kenny!

        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 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  |

        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   |   

        Rafting Party Trip To Blue Ridge Mountains &
        3 Southern Towers

        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! Sign Up 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.

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

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

        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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