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December 2018


Happy Holidays! I am looking forward to seeing those who RSVP’d at the upcoming Holiday party Tues., 12/11, at Hieronymus. It promises to be a fun time!

Other than the Holiday Party, there are no other Club events planned through the remainder of the year.  I’m sure you all have plenty to do in preparation for the holidays as well as events to attend.

As I write this, the Steamboat trip is in full swing and there is plenty of snow. I hope our Club members in attendance are having a grand time! By the way, the Crescent Ski Council website has a new feature that lists space availability in other Club’s trips. See further information below under OTHER SKI TRIPS.

As I mentioned last month, Club members attended the Oct. Fall Conference in Gatlinburg, TN. Club representatives attended the live presentations for the 2020 Council ski week trip bids in Jan.  Sun  Peaks, British Columbia, Canada, won the bid. Read further about Sun Peaks below under CRESCENT SKI  COUNCIL SPONSORED TRIPS. In addition, a Crescent trip to Spain was announced for March 2020.

Watch upcoming newsletters for more details on these trips.

After the first of the year, we will be in full swing coordinating Club representation for the 2019 Spring Convention, scheduled Thurs., 4/25 – Sun., 4/28, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. As you know, the Council is celebrating its 50th Anniversary all year long, but the big party will be at the Spring Convention.  A few important pieces of information about this trip:

·         Like last year, lodging is in Brighton Towers (includes full use of the Sports & Health Club).

·         Events

o    Early Bird Reception Thursday Night o Trade Show & DJ Party Friday Night* o Beach Olympics Saturday

o    Saturday night 50th Anniversary Formal w/DJ*

*Includes complimentary beverages

·         Each club must register and submit a consolidated list of those planning to attend and room assignments, along with a Club submitted deposit, by Feb 15.

·         If possible, we would like to have commitments by our Jan. meeting. We will send a separate email with pricing information and details before the Jan. meeting.

Just a reminder, our Jan. Monthly Meeting has been moved to Jan. 8th, same time/same place since the first Tues. of the month falls on New Year’s Day.

Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful holiday season!

December Newsletter:


No events planned for the month of December other than Holiday Party.

January Monthly meeting moved to Tues., Jan. 8th.

Taste of Wilmington and Happy Hour will resume in January.

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

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

 If you h aven ’t yet sign ed up for Crested Butte, you should do so soon, as the Plaza is almost 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, Après 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:


Sun Peaks Resort is an alpine ski resort located in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada, 56 km northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The summit of the ski area is at an elevation of 2,080 m, with an 881 m vertical rise from the base of the peak. Sun Peaks Resort has 16 square kilometers of skiable terrain, and receives an average of 5.6 m of snow per year. The resort has 12 lifts with a total capacity of 12,000 riders per hour, with the Burfield chair being the longest at 23 minutes total ride. There are 135 runs, including 16 gladed areas and 40 km of cross country trails. The Sun Peaks area averages over 2,000 hours of sun a year. The ski area has three mountains: Tod Mountain, Sundance Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey.


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

In addition, the CSC website has a new feature on their home page listing available openings in other Club’s trips. Latest listing:

Ski Trip Openings:

·         Augusta Ski & Outing Club has openings on Park City trip

·         Huntsville Ski Club has openings on 2 trips: Breckenridge and Big Sky

·         Knoxville Ski Club has openings on 3 trips: Park City, Keystone and Big Sky

·         Asheville Ski Club has openings for Taos Trip Feb 16-23 (IKON pass accepted)

Visit for updated information.

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  sky/.

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