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October 2018


I sincerely hope you and your family were safe during Hurricane Florence, sustaining little to no damage to your homes. My thoughts and prayers are with you during the recovery, cleanup and healing processes.

While Florence wreaked havoc on the Carolinas, it also caused several planned Club events to be postponed or cancelled entirely, including our Standup Paddle Outing, the September Taste of Wilmington, the Sunset/Moonrise Kayak Trip, and Pickle Ball.

Below is the status of these events:

·         Standup Paddle – cancelled, will not be rescheduled

·         Sept Taste of Wilmington – cancelled, venue for Oct to be determined

·         Sunset/Moonrise Kayak – cancelled, participant checks to be returned at Oct. meeting; for those unable to attend the meeting, contact Linde with instructions (

·         Pickle Ball & BBQ – cancelled

Our Sept. Monthly Meeting, was both interesting and informative. Dr. Levi Bradburn of Active Care Chiropractic spoke with us about care and prevention of injuries from an active lifestyle. We learned that a combination of exercising, stretching and conditioning, most  importantly in the time leading up to the activity (e.g., skiing, golf, tennis, etc.), as well as healthy nutritional habits, lead to a safe and healthier you during the activity. For more information about the practice, visit their website

Our Oct. Monthly Meeting scheduled for Tues., Oct. 2, will feature a slide show of pictures taken by George Wunker, from the Winston-Salem Ski Club, during a summer trip to Big Sky, Montana, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

And once again, we are requesting volunteer models (3 females, 3 males) for our Annual Ski Fashion Show featuring the latest styles in ski apparel from Canady Sports, during our Nov Monthly Meeting. Models receive a 20% discount on merchandise; Ski Club members receive a 10% discount. If you are interested in being a model, please contact Gwendolyn  Bolyard as soon as possible.

Irene Hathaway

President, Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club

A monthly Happy Hour will not be held in October so members can attend the Fall Ski Conference. 


Cruz  -  7205 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 415-2789

(located at 7205 Wrightsville Ave in the new Grand View Luxury Apartments right before the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge)

Join the Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club for the Taste of Wilmington, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6:00 PM at CRUZ restaurant. With the CRUZ restaurant, the latest addition to the Live Eat Surf restaurant family, Carolina meets California. We meet at the bar and sit down for dinner at 6:30 PM.

Enjoy a fresh menu featuring seafood, salads, sandwiches and late-night bites in a laid-back coastal atmosphere. CRUZ joins Tower 7, Café Del Mar and others as popular Live Eat Surf restaurants in the area.

We had a personal recommendation for this restaurant from one of our members. Ratings are pretty good. The Facebook link below gives a 4.9 rating out of 5.0 from 95 reviews over the last year or so.

For more information about the CRUZ restaurant including a menu,

visit and

RSVP to Waylon Webbon at or via Meetup.

GOLF OUTING Sun, 10/14

Join fellow CFSOC members for our Fall Golf Outing, Sun, Oct. 14th, at Carolina National Golf Club. We have four tee times starting at 12:28PM.

The cost is $39 per player (includes cart and green fees). We have room for 16 players, but can add additional if there is more interest.

Carolina National Golf Course

1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE, Bolivia, NC 28422 (910) 755-5200

Please contact Menchie Williams at to RSVP or for questions.


The next CFSOC Tennis Event will be held Sun, Oct. 21, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Porters Neck Country Club.

·         The event is a Round-Robin format, changing partners every 4 games.

·         The fees are $9.00 (includes court fees and tennis balls).

·         We will eat at Porters Neck CC’s Grille after the tennis (each person is responsible for their own order).

·         Dress at the restaurant is casual (you can eat in your tennis outfit).

·         There are only 16 spots available.

·         Directions and additional information will be sent to participants before the event.

Please RSVP Yona as soon as you can if you are interested. No need to pay in advance. Yona Bar-Zeev,  910.686.5191


Richard Bressler has organized a sunset lighthouse climb and bonfire event at Oak Island for Sat., Nov. 10. This event is limited to 20 climbers.


Meet at base of lighthouse at 4:30pm.

300a Caswell Beach Rd

Caswell Beach, NC 28465 (east end of Caswell Beach next to the Coast Guard station) After sunset, cross the street for a hot dog roast and s’mores on the beach.


Club will supply hot dogs, buns, condiments, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate, paper plates, plastic forks and spoons, as well as roasting sticks.

ü  Climbers must wear sneakers. No open toed shoes, flip flops, crocs or sandals!

ü  Bring a small side dish to share with group.

ü  Beach chair and flashlight to get back to your car.

ü  Light jacket or sweater as the temperature might be brisk with a breeze from the ocean.

Contact Richard via or 910.278.3285 for questions or to RSVP.


The Crescent Ski Council Fall Conference is scheduled for Fri, Oct. 26-Sun, Oct. 28, in Gatlinburg, TN at the Glenstone Lodge. If you are interested in joining fellow CFSOC members, please email Irene at so she can add you to our registration list. You will need to make your own lodging accommodations.

WHEN:              October 26-28, 2018

WHERE:            Glenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$92 per night (+ 12.75% taxes) or $103.73 total per room, 1-4 people per room

Make your own reservations one of two ways: 1) Online at, click on Rates/Reservations, enter dates, click on “Do You Have a Group Code” and enter group code: Crescent2018 OR Call 800-362-9522, press 1 – say you are with the Crescent Ski Council Conference to get the special room rate. Rooms can have a king bed or two queen beds. You can stay from Tuesday, October 23 (check-in day) - Wednesday, October 31 (check-out day) at the same low rate to enjoy Gatlinburg and the Smokies more.)

AMENITIES:       Free parking, free guest room internet, WI-FI thru-out; in-room coffee/tea, Gatlinburg City Trolley stop ($.50/trip), restaurants/shopping within walking distance, Mountain Trail Café onsite for breakfast** (Cost not included).

However, 2 Reps per club will receive a paid-for breakfast for the Sunday morning BOD Meeting).

COST:                FREE when you come to have fun and take advantage of the learning opportunities. Workshops are included. Meals are on your own.

FUN STUFF:     Hike in East Tennessee: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hosted and guided by Tom Cressler, KSOC. Tom is a long-time enthusiast of hiking and leads numerous hikes throughout East Tennessee for KSOC. Hikers will meet at about 9 am in the hotel lobby, and return about 2 pm. Pack your drinks and a snack/lunch.

New! Vendor Meet & Greet, Saturday afternoon. The traditional Trade Show from the Spring Convention is now moved to the Fall Conference. Club trip directors are encouraged to attend this conference to talk personally with vendor reps about the latest and greatest in the snow sport

industry and even make plans for your club’s trips in upcoming seasons early!

New! Saturday Night Ober Gatlinburg Tram Ride and Oktoberfest Dinner, October 27, 2018: Walk to the Gatlinburg Tram or Ride the Trolley $30 includes tram ride, buffet Oktoberfest dinner, tax & gratuities, and Oktoberfest Oompah music and dancing program. Full cash bar available.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018: Conference & Ober Gatlinburg Tram/Dinner Registration

Thursday, 5 pm, Sept. 27, 2018: Hotel registration: (No guarantee of availability after this date.)

Individual cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival date to prevent being charged for the first night’s room and tax charges.

You can also visit the Crescent Web Site for trip information at

Steamboat Springs, CO Sat, 12/1-Sat, 12/8/2018

One hundred forty skiers will be hitting the slopes in a little over 2 months with the opening

Base package price is $1,180, including 7 nights lodging at The Lodge in Steamboat for two or three bedroom condos, 6 day lift ticket, 5 days of lessons, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and much more. Round trip transportation from Denver if needed is $110.  Register directly with CSC’s travel agent, Sports America Tours (SAT).  All registrations must be completed online at Assistance is provided by calling 800-876-8551 ext.

125. For more details, see:

Crested Butte, CO Sat, 1/12-Sat, 1/19/2019

 If you h aven ’t yet sign ed u p f or Cre st ed But t e, you sh ou ld do so soo n , as th e Plaz a is almo st   sold out!

The base ground package includes 7 nights lodging in 2bdrm condos at The Plaza (slope side), 5 day lift pass, ground transfers from Gunnison Airport, Welcome Reception, Apres Party, Trip Dinner, and discounts on equipment rental for the low price of $1,235 per

person tax included (all rooms are priced double occupancy). Trip options include, 6th day lift tickets, Group Air, Snowmobiling, and Trip Insurance. This is a great price for prime time of the year! Epic Pass holders will be able to deduct the lift pass from their trip total.  An upgrade to the Grand Lodge is extra. Contact Sara at or 800-876- 8551 ext. 125 with any questions and to confirm pricing depending on lodging.  For further info, see details:

Several Clubs have some great trips planned for the coming season. Be sure to check them out on the CSC website or Facebook.

Snowshoe, WV Fri, 1/11-Sun, 1/13/2019

After 14 years of organizing a local trip, Al Bishop retired from running the Snowshoe trip last year. However, the Charlotte ski club offers a similar 3 day skiing trip on Jan 11, 2019, beginning at $563 per person. Lodging is at Allegheny Springs Lodge an upscale condo next to the Mountain Lodge, adjacent to the pool and hot tubs as well as the downtown resort. If interested, contact Tom Grayson at For further details, visit

Big Sky, MT Sat, 2/2-Sat, 2/9,2019

This Charlotte sponsored trip offers base ground packages at $1138 per person, with 7 nights lodging at The Big Horn Condominiums. Many of our CFSOC members have already registered and there may or may not be openings. If you are interested please contact Tom Grayson at as soon as possible to get on the waiting list if no openings exist. Usually someone will drop out. For details visit

CSC Member Perk – Point 6 Socks

Point 6 Sock Company donated one pair of Point 6 socks to each Race Camp participant this year at Steamboat. Now, Point 6 socks is offering all Crescent members and their friends a 25% discount on Point 6 socks.

New Base Layer Offer From Point 6
Please share this NEW offer to your members: a 25% discount on Base Layers POINT 6 are bringing in for the 2018-19 season. The products go for $100 Retail per item, (i.e., $100 for  a top and $100 for the bottom). It is made from a very fine Merino wool with Compact spinning (no pilling) and softer than Smartwool products.

All you need to do is use the code “CSC’ and receive a 25% discount off internet orders, Free shipping is offered on all internet orders over $50. This offer is extended to all CSC members and their friends, so spread the word!

Point 6 Sock Company was started by Peter Duke who founded Smartwool Sock Company. The quality, comfort, and fit of Point 6 socks are better than what people reported from other wool socks.

August Cresent Ski Council President's Update, CLICK HERE

To see the information regarding the Fall Conference, CLICK HERE

To see the information regarding the 2018-2019 Ski Races Schedule, CLICK HERE