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March - April 2019

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:

Hello,
I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe ski season. You may want to start planning for the
2019-2020 ski season by purchasing your IKON Pass or Base Pass now. But hurry, early
discounted prices are only available between now and April 24th. I got mine through Sports
America. The Steamboat Annual Race & Ski Camp this year will be held Dec. 7-14, 2019, and
the Crescent Ski Council trip to Sun Peaks, British Columbia, is scheduled for Jan. 8-11, 2020.
Another trip to consider in 2020 - Crescent is planning a trip to Spain! The dates are March 14-
28, 2020. See below under Other Trips for a few details. Further details will be published as
soon as they become available.

Spring is here, time for warmer weather, garden parties, and mint juleps! We are still looking
for volunteers to coordinate CFSOC activities but there is plenty of other organized activities in
and around the Wilmington area this month we can participate in as individuals or with other
ski club members.

This month, Taste of Wilmington will be Wed., April 17, 6-8PM, at Smoke on the Water. The
monthly Happy Hour will once again have to be cancelled as it is the weekend of the Spring
Conference & Cycle America bike trips.


The popular Tennis Outing scheduled for Sun., March 31, had to be postponed due to
inclement weather and will be rescheduled for later this month. Look for an email update on
the rescheduled date.


A few of us ski club members are volunteering at the Wilmywood Country Classic April 13-15 to
benefit both the Blue Ribbon Commission for Prevention of Youth Violence and Veterans
Grown Veterans Owned charity groups. For more information see
https://www.wilmywoodcountryclassic.org/. If you are interested, there is a golf charity event
Mon., 4/15, at Pine Valley Country Club.
Sincerely,

Irene Hathaway
President, Cape Fear Ski & Outing Club
irene@irenehathaway.com


UPCOMING CFSOC EVENTS & OUTINGS

TASTE OF WILMINGTON Wed., 4/17, 6:00 PM
Smoke on the Water, 3704 Watercraft Ferry Drive
Wilmington, NC, 910.833.5069
www.smokeonthewater.com
Meet at the bar at 6 PM and sit down for dinner at 6:30 PM.
This IS a Hidden Gem right on the Cape Fear River. There are walkways and decks around the
restaurant. The reviews are very good.
We have reservations for only 12 right now but this might fill up fast. Sign up early and I can
increase the number. Last minute changes are harder. This is an outing not to be missed!
RSVP to Waylon Webbon, waylon.webbon@gmail.com or via Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/CapeFearSkiandOutingClub/events/260232026/.

APRIL HAPPY HOUR
Cancelled due to conflicts with the Spring Conference & Cycle America trips.

SKI TRIPS

STEAMBOAT ANNUAL SKI & RACE CAMP Dec. 7 – 14, 2019
SUN PEAKS RESORT, BC, CANADA Jan. 11-18, 2020
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.
https://www.sunpeaksresort.com/

OTHER TRIPS

CRESCENT SKI COUNCIL SPRING CONFERENCE Thurs, 4/25-Sun, 4/28
NOTE: Event closed to new attendees.

The Crescent Ski Council Spring Conference is scheduled for Thurs, April 25-Sun, April 28, in
Myrtle Beach at the Kingston Plantation. This is the big event to celebrate Crescent’s 50-year
anniversary and includes several special events you don’t want to miss!

Details:
WHEN: April 25-28, 2018
WHERE: Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
PRICE PER PERSON
BRIGHTON TOWER – OCEAN VIEW 1 ROOM STUDIO/1 BATH CONDO (1 queen

The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride

About:

The Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride offers participants and their families a fun-filled 3-day
weekend while both on and off the bike. Start your day by hopping on your bike and exploring one of the many fully supported routes this ride has to offer. Each day will feature a variety of routes ranging anywhere from 5 miles to 100 miles. The flat roads and minimal traffic counts will allow you to fully experience all of the sights and sounds of the Edenton area including an abundance of coastal wildlife and many historic sites that are deeply rooted to the local communities.
Edenton also has plenty of activities for when you are off of the bike. Those that are feeling
adventurous can take a kayak expedition or do a little paddle boarding while those looking to relax a little might prefer to explore the mix of boutiques, antique shops and restaurants in the downtown area.
(Source: https://ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_coastal_ride/)
WHEN: April 26-28, 2018
WHERE: Downtown Edenton Waterfront
COST: $235 per rider, ages 17 & older
HOW TO REGISTER: https://ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_coastal_ride/register/
ACCOMMODATIONS: Indoor, Outdoor & RV camping available, see
https://ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_coastal_ride/campsite-info/
For a list of B&Bs, Hotels, Motels, see https://ncsports.org/event/cyclenc_coastal_ride/lodgingoptions/
Annual Ride the Tide Sat, 5/4

Details:

About Annual Ride the Tide Kayak float and race, 5.2 miles from the Oak Island Recreation Center to the Blue Water Point Marina. Participants follow an outward tide, so it is an easy paddle. Boats
are stationed throughout the course to guide participants.
Kayaks are available for rent for this event, but you must reserve a kayak by April 12th.

Some Club members have attended this event in the past, including our own Richard Bressler,
who won the 50+ single kayak division race and placed 2nd overall!
WHERE: Davis Canal Recreation Center, Oak Island
WHEN: Sat, 5/4; 10AM Floaters, 10:30AM Racers
COST: $25 in advance; $35 on day of event
HOW TO REGISTER: visit oakisland.recedesk.com
If you have questions, please reach out to Richard Bressler, harbyjr@aol.com.

CRESCENT SKI COUNCIL TRIP TO SPAIN Sat, 3/14/2020-Sat., 3/28/2020
? Lisbon, 3/14-18
? 5 nights in Granada & 2 nights in Torremolinos 3/18-25
? Barcelona 3/25-28

Attend all three legs of trip with Council group or chose to go on only one or two.
More to come…

Attached please find the Cresent Ski Council President's Update for Jan/Feb, as well as the flyer for the 50th celebration at the Spring Convention.  To see the update, please CLICK HERE