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  1. SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: CASSEROLES, HAIR FLIPS AND MUSTACHES —THE UNORTHODOX TRAINING OF WME ATHLETES

    SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: CASSEROLES, HAIR FLIPS AND MUSTACHES —THE UNORTHODOX TRAINING OF WME ATHLETES Skiers are weird. And how they get in shape for ski season is even weirder. By Paddy O’Connell | July 27, 2017 DISCLAIMER: The following story is a complete and utter work of fiction. No actual, real reporting was done […]

  2. The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat

    The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Chacaltaya, Boliva @ 17,785-Feet Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat SnowBrains | July 17, 2017 | When we think about where the highest ski resort on Earth lies, visions of Switzerland, Austria, France, & Colorado fill our minds.  Reality is strikingly different. The highest ski resort on Earth lives at only 16° south […]

  3. HITTING THE SKIDS

    HITTING THE SKIDS A few of the stories we’re willing to tell… By Warren Miller Entertainment | June 21, 2017 From Snoworld 1997 Text by Laurie Hendrie, Illustrations by Michael Witte In the summer of ’68, Warren Miller’s film crew waited in silence atop the Tasmin Glacier in New Zealand. They had finished a fine […]

  4. SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: HOW TO STAY IN APRÈS SKI SHAPE THIS SUMMER

    SKI TIPS & WISE CRACKS: HOW TO STAY IN APRÈS SKI SHAPE THIS SUMMER Don’t lose your post-shred hang out skills just because it’s flip-flop weather. Check out some “this-n-that” tips from one ski bum to another. By Paddy O’Connell | June 29, 2017 Welcome, friends, to Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Ski Tips & Wise Cracks” […]

  5. Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations

    Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations July 07, 2017 By Robert Pursell This story first appeared in POWDER. Words by Jack Foersterling. After a small fire outside Breckenridge erupted into an inferno Wednesday afternoon, the popular ski town in Summit County, Colorado, is still under pre-evacuation notice. Located about four miles north of Breckenridge, the fire was reported at 11 a.m. […]

  6. Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2

    Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2 By Iain Burns For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 12:02 EDT, 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 EDT, 12 July 2017 In the coming days, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel will attempt something never before accomplished in mountaineering history: The 29-year-old will not only try to summit K2, the world’s second-largest mountain, […]

  7. Found: Skiing’s Soul

      Found: Skiing’s Soul An unpretentious gathering at a small, remote ski area brings skiers back to their roots June 21, 2017 By Matt Hansen The Beartooth Mountains stretched as far as the eye could see, revealing a vastness that was hard to comprehend. Puffy white clouds hung at eye level beneath a sky that […]

  8. You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge

     by Jon Weisberg — May 25, 2017 And, You Like SeniorsSkiing.com. The most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader spring survey explored how readers spend a typical ski day and how much they spend in the process. As with earlier reader surveys, this one had a 27% response, unusually high in the world of print and digital magazines. […]

  9. Why Your Club Should Survey Its Membership By Michael Finegold, Upper Cape Ski Club (MA)

    National Ski Council Federation

    It’s summer and most ski club boards and committees are hard at work planning for the upcoming ski season. Your club is probably doing the same, working out the trip schedule as best you can. Do our members really want an overnite trip that they have to drive 250 miles to get there? Is that […]

  10. Avoid Passport Pitfalls By Jan Majerus, Thunderbird Ski Club,

    National Ski Council Federation

    While attempting to board a flight for Bride Le Bains in France at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport, the process came to an abrupt halt as they were scanning my passport. The security officer brought in a supervisor who told me that my passport was invalid. I protested, saying that the passport did not expire until February […]

  11. Faster Ways to Get Through Americasʼ Airport Security From the TSA website (http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

    National Ski Council Federation

    The TSA Pre✓® program is an expedited security screening process for travelers departing from U.S. airports with faster security lanes. Passengers considered low-risk who qualify for the program can receive screening, ei- ther as a member of the program or another specific trusted traveler group. The following airlines offer TSA Pre✓®: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, […]

  12. Clubs Shouldn’t Look Like Secret Societies By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Secret societies and terrorists need privacy. On the other hand, ski clubs need new members and to keep current members informed. The two types of organizations are not often compatible in those needs. If you are a secret society and want to keep your nefarious doings quiet, you need to make sure than strangers do […]

  13. National Ski Club Newsletter Editor Retiring By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    After 29 years of publishing The National Ski Club Newsletter, I’ve had a lot of fun meeting, partying, and skiing with many club and council officers in club and council meetings, trade shows, and on the world’s ski slopes but, due to continuing health issues, I am retiring as editor of The National Ski Club […]

  14. SKIING DAVOS, SWITZERLAND by Sam Fontaine President, Sly Fox Ski Club (IL) From their FoxTales, March 2015 issue

    National Ski Council Federation

    We just got back from Davos, Switzerland & Venice, Italy, and here’s what went on in Davos. We arrived in Chicago with 46 and met 10 more at O’Hare so we left with 56 participants. We met five more in Zurich and went on to Davos by bus with 61 total. We pulled into Davos […]

  15. What’s Happening among America’s Ski Club Councils? By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    The Crescent Ski Council asks all trip participants to complete a medical form and place it in a sealed envelope that will be opened only if that individual is unable to communicate with emergency and hospital staff. Councils and clubs around the country have found a real need for this information, and its only purpose […]

  16. Improve Your Club From the Don Diego Ski Club’s (CA) Ski Chatter

    National Ski Council Federation

    Here is Don Diego’s list of a few activities to make your ski club a better organization. *Set up a summer barbecue. * Discover and lead an interesting tour. *Hold a holiday party for club members. *Take photos and share them with members. * Arrange lunches, happy hours, or dinners. *Participate in club activities. * […]

  17. Big Sky Ski Patrollers Must be EMT Certified By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Big Sky Resort has one of the largest Ski Patrol organizations in the United States with 105 professional ski patrollers and 140 volunteer ski patrollers. Training is key and prior to every winter season Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol hosts the Big Sky Medical Refresher. What sets Big Sky Resort’s training apart is all Big […]

  18. Lake Tahoe is a Cross-Country Ski Paradise By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Cross-country skiing is one of Lake Tahoe’s biggest attractions. The region offers some of the most concentrated areas of groomed trails and snowshoe terrain in North America. In addition to most of Lake Tahoe’s large downhill ski areas offer Nordic or snowshoe options, there are also lots of backcountry trails, X-C equipment rentals and tour […]

  19. Trying Keeping Your Older Members and Attracting The Younger Ones as Well By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Year-round activities that cater to both the 30-year old and 60-year old can mean the survival of America’s ski clubs. In this instant gratification seeking world, everybody seems to think that they should have it all and that they should get it now! Why wait? Ski clubs should keep their memberships occupied during the summer […]

  20. As One Vacation Door Closes a Bit, Other Doors Open By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    For the last decade, we have heard ski industry sales people complain that the days of ski club business are numbered because of the advancing average age of ski club members. I submit to America’s ski clubs — and to the ski industry — that those comments express a “glass half empty” philosophy. Yes, America’s […]

  21. U.S. Members-Only Ski Resorts By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Montana’s Yellowstone Club The first resort that recently started catering to the top 1% was the Tim Blixseth’s 2,200-skiable acre Yellowstone Club adjacent to Big Sky Resort. The Yellowstone Club drew around 250 big name homeowners who paid $250,000 for a membership (plus $5 to $35 million for a house at the club — and […]

  22. The Largest Lift Connected North American Resorts

    The Largest Lift-Connected North American Resorts For 2015-2016 National Ski Club Newsletter Here are the largest three lift-connected ski resorts as of the 2015-2016 ski season — Whistler, with 8,171 acres; Park City/Canyons, with 7,300 acres; and Big Sky, with 5,800 acres. Frankly, if you want to ski every run on these resorts on a […]

  23. Two Things to Avoid on Your Club’s Website

    Ski club website newsletters should be published with two audiences — and perhaps even two messages — in mind. 1. Tell members what is coming up next in the club and how much fun the last activity was so that they might try a similar activity in the future. 2. Tell prospective members just how […]

  24. NSC Newsletter Two

    National Ski Council Federation

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