Crescent Ski Council News

  • Mon, February 03, 2020 9:56 AM | Kevin Staton (Administrator)

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE 

    February 2020 

    Fun was had by over 100 people who attended the CSC Ski Week at Sun Peaks. Although it was really, really cold, the conditions were great and the scenery was breathtaking! The snow was so soft and provided great skiing. We discovered that our skis would stick to the snow in temperatures below -10 degrees until speeds of about 3 mph were reached (unless you used phantom wax on your skis). The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel offered nice accommodations with ski storage, ski out/in and was within easy walking distances to excellent restaurants and shops. I also saw something I have never seen at a ski resort – children riding a pommel lift up the slope to school! 

    A lot of Crescent members also skied resorts like Steamboat, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Winter Park and Copper in January. On the East coast, Appalachian Mountain had good conditions and fun race courses for us last weekend. Be sure to contact your Club’s Trip Leader, the CSC website or Face Book page for more information on ski trips. 

    I hope you are making plans now to attend the Spring Convention April 23-26th. 

    PAST PRESIDENT (Pat Harvey) 

    Election of Officers for the 2020/21 year will be held at the Spring Convention. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the Officer positions. In particular, we are looking for someone to run for Treasurer. We thank Marge Lafferty, our current Treasurer, for all she’s done. Marge has advised she doesn’t want to run again for Treasurer, so please consider submitting your name for that position. A financial background is recommended. Contact me if you are interested. Thank you. 

    Pat Past President, Social Media Chair crescentpastpres@gmail.com 

    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi) 

    The January Ski Week to Sun Peaks was a COLD one! Although it was the coldest the area had seen in over 50 years, the locals claimed the snow was the best in 20. Even with the -10+ degree days, the 100+ Crescent participants claimed to have learned how to ski in cold temperatures, how to phantom wax skis, use tissue to avoid freezing lenses, and still have a good time. 

    SilverCreek (race finals) is set for March 5-8. Waylon is doing a great job learning how this trip works and working with the resort. The resort is very picky about meeting deadlines - so all rooms that were not requested were dropped last week. If anyone in your club is interested in going on this weekend, please contact him ASAP to add back rooms. Final payment and room list is due February 10th. 

    Crescent will be in Spain in less than 2 months! Trip balances and day trip costs were due by January 15th. Registration for the trip is closed, but if you have an interested party, please contact Sean at Holidaze to see if there are any holes that need filled. 

    Dates for next year: Steamboat Race and Learn to Ski Camp is December 5-12, 2020 and the January Ski Week to Telluride is January 16-23, 2021. 

    Lisa CSC Trip Chair trips@crescentskicouncil.org 

    CONVENTIONS (Michelle Shuford) 

    Greetings from your Conventions Chair! We are deep in the thro's of winter so I know it’s hard to think about the Spring Convention! Looks like the Theme is going to be "The Roaring'20's!" So get your best Flapper Dress, Gangster Suit, or Downton Abbey Attire ready to go! 

    The reservation deadline is fast approaching. (Feb 24th). To date, Margaret and I have reservations from the following clubs in the following order and we are already out of our contracted numbers for 2 bedroom Brighton Towers condos! I'm asking for more as we get reservation forms but at this time I can no longer guarantee the Brighton Towers. They will be added as available on a 1st Come/1st serve basis! If we can't get more Brighton Towers, we will be using the Plantation Villas further inland. 

    If your club is not on the list below, get your reservations in before the deadline of Feb. 24th!!! 1. ETMM: 8 Condos 2. Palmetto: 3 Condos 3. Knoxville: 3 Condos 4. Columbia: 2 Condos 5. Greater Charleston: 3 Condos 6. Raleigh: 9 Condos 7. Augusta: 1 Condo (ExComm) no form from you yet if you need more than the one condo 8. WSSOC: 1 Condo (ExComm) no form from you yet if you need more than the one condo 

    Don't forget all the upcoming DEADLINES: THERE WILL BE A $20 LATE FEE ASSESSED FOR EACH MISSED DEADLINE (3 total) BASED ON POSTMARKS Feb. 24, 2020: Confirmation Form & Initial Club Deposit March 9, 2020: Balance & Condo Drops Rooming List: (Include full names - properly spelled, location choice, # Nights, # People/Unit, & Total Amount /Person...as well as who is representing your club in the capacities of: President, 2 CSC Reps, & Trips). April 6, 2020: Rooming List Changes (PLEASE NOTE THAT MARGARET & MICHELLE WILL BE LEAVING FOR SPAIN ON MARCH 14th, SO DON'T WAIT TIL THE LAST MINUTE!) *Any info not included will constitute a missed deadline so please note what is required for each deadline...Esp. March 9th

    Keep an eye on the crescentskicouncil.org/conventions site for upcoming Golf, Mini-Golf, & Tennis sign-up info as it should be posted by late February or early March. Of course it will be attached to the President's update as soon as it is available. 

    Thanks, and see you in April! 

    Michelle CSC Convention Chair conventions@crescentskicouncil.org

    RACING (Rich Mead) 

    Warm weather at the start of January necessitated cancelling the January 4-5 race at Sugar, though a small group of racers in the immediate area made it to Appalachian January 3rd for a few training runs. The return of cold temperatures had us back on the race course at Appalachian January 25-26 for our second race of the season. Ron Scott and Ken Lumsden are in charge of the Friday night gate training series at Appalachian and the January 24th session was well attended with 25 racers training. Thank yous to Doug MacMilan, Asheville, for coordinating the use of their B-netting along the courses, insuring good protection should a racer lose control and head toward the tress and to all the racers that helped install and remove the netting each day. 

    Looking ahead to February, we have another Development Workshop scheduled at Appalachian on Sunday, February 2nd. The workshop was added due to the strong response to the annual early season workshop in December. This is a great opportunity for new racers to establish their qualifying Crescent handicap and for current racers to receive some additional training time. Yes, that’s February 2nd, Super Bowl Sunday. Training is scheduled from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm so there’s time to be a skier athlete and a football fan all in one day! Our next regular season race is again at Appalachian, the following weekend, February 8 – 9th. The final regular season race scheduled for February 22-23rd at Sugar has been cancelled and by the time you’re reading this report we will know if we will be filling in that race weekend with a race at Ober Gatlinburg. And then it’s on to Snowshoe/Silvercreek, WV for the annual Crescent Cup competition March 6-8th

    At all of our races, winners placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their individual flights receive merchandise awards provided by a number of generous sponsors, for example: Descente products like tumblers, coffee mugs, neck gaiters and gift bags at the last Appalachian race. In addition many sponsors provide merchandise that is given out as door prizes such as Dominator Ski Wax ordered through Artech Ski Company, Komoperdel ski poles, Buff neck gaiters and Rudy sunglasses. Major resorts like Aspen, CO and the Banff, Canada areas provide discounts or free lift tickets and/or lodging packages. Crescent clubs with race teams advertise our sponsors and encourage all Crescent members to patronize them and receive discounts when purchasing their products. Dominator Ski Wax can be ordered through Artech Ski Company for a 20% discount using the discount code 855FISSKIS. Point6 Socks, who generously provides a pair of socks to every participant in the annual Steamboat Ski & Race Camp offers a 25% discount on internet orders at www.point6.com with the discount code CSC. Please support the sponsors who contribute to making Crescent Racing the best. 

    --Rich CSC Race Director racing@crescentskicouncil.org

    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden) 

    From Bruce: Remember to send your Officer/Director/BOD/Rep updates to Bruce McMurray, Database Coordinator, at snowdawgasoc@bellsouth.net. Please help us keep the Club database up-to-date. Include name, mailing address, phone numbers (home, work, mobile), email address and Board position(s). 

    From Sue (Website Coordinator): Remember that I can publish any trip vacancies and/or events clubs would like to promote on the website: If you have a trip you’re trying to fill or an event that you’d like to 

    promote to the other Clubs, please let me know at chadwick_sue@yahoo.com and I’ll promote the trip or event on Crescent’s website! 

    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION 

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your Club members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF. Make sure also to like and follow the National Ski Council Federation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spread the word on NSCF’s Social Media pages to your Club members. Tag NSCF @natlskifed and spread the word on the Federation and its Facebook pages. 

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST 

    Please share the monthly President’s Updates with your members, include them in your Club newsletters and/or place them on your Club’s web site. Keep our communication going to our members so they can be informed! If you don’t publish a newsletter, direct your members to Crescent’s website, www.crescentskicouncil.org. The CSC President’s Updates are posted on the website monthly. If your Club sends electronic newsletters and emails to your members, please add me to your e-list and also be sure to send them to Pat Harvey, Social Media Chair. Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country! New volunteers are always welcome! I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council. 

    Diane Diane Andrews, President Crescent Ski Council 3107 Myrtle St. Edisto Beach, SC 29438 Phone: (706) 306-4631 Email: cscpresident2018@gmail.com 



  • Tue, January 07, 2020 2:37 PM | Kevin Staton (Administrator)

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

    January 2020

    Did you know the 2018-2019 ski season was the fourth most successful on record for U.S. skier visits and the best ever for number of U.S. participants? In the Early Winter 2019 NSAA Journal, Lucy Harbor and Dave Belin report in their National Demographic Study that over 1 million more U.S. residents skied or boarded in the U.S. last season than did the previous season. In numbers, the 2018—2019 season saw 10.3 million skiers/boarders while the 2017-2018 season had 9.1 million people. This is a significant result, as the growth in skier visits is attributable to the same people skiing more days and to more people skiing overall. These findings are encouraging for the ski industry and are critical to the overall long-term health of the industry.

    Of interest is the shift in generational patterns. Harbor and Belin report that while the number of skiers from baby boomers is declining and Generation X is stable, the number of skiing millennials has declined over the past 15 years from about 42% in the 2004-05 season to 26% this past season. Meanwhile, Generation Z (ages 22 and younger), has plateaued over the past six (6) seasons to about 31%. Even though Generation Z is the largest generation skiing, they are no longer replacing the decline seen in the millennial group. This finding stresses the critical need to engage Generation Z in skiing and snowboarding to a greater degree.

    I pulled the 2018-2019 season generational percentages from Harbor & Belin’s article and compared it to Crescent Ski Council Racing percentages (thanks to Rich for the racing demographics). Our racing demographics demonstrate Crescent’s Racing program is doing a good job attracting skiers/boarders in the Gen Z category. I hope our Racing Directors and club members will continue to attract this age group.  The Youth Recruitment Fund that was established last year is one incentive that may help in this endeavor.

    Percent of Skiers/Boarders by Generation

    Gen Z (22 & Under) Millennial (23-38) Gen X (39-54) Boomers (55 - 73)

    U.S. 31.50% 26.20% 25.90% 15.50%

    CSC Racing 35% 12% 25% 28%

    The beginning of the 2020 season is off to a great start in Crescent skiing! Many of us enjoyed great conditions and lessons at Steamboat, where we had fresh powder most days. This group closed out Crescent’s 50th anniversary celebration! Appalachian even had good conditions for our racers last weekend.

    I hope you are making plans now to attend the Spring Convention April 23-26th. This celebratory gala will have several special events you don’t want to miss!

    TREASURER (Marge Lafferty)

    I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and time with friends and/or family. Thank you to all the clubs that have submitted their membership dues and rosters. The responses were much better than last year! I’m still waiting on 2 clubs. Please check with your club treasurer and submit your dues if you have not done so to:

    Marge Lafferty
    Crescent Ski Council Treasurer
    treasurer@crescentskicouncil.org

    PAST PRESIDENT (Pat Harvey)

    Election of Officers for the 2020/21 year will be held at the Spring Convention. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the Officer positions. In particular, we are looking for someone to run for Treasurer. We thank Marge Lafferty, our current Treasurer, for all she’s done. Marge has advised she doesn’t want to run again for Treasurer, so please consider submitting your name for that position. A financial background is recommended. Contact me if you are interested. Thank you.

    SOCIAL MEDIA (Pat Harvey)

    Crescent and Crescent Racing are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag us @crescentski on any of your posts. Tag Crescent Racing (@Crescentskiracing). With all the snow falling this season, it’s been hard to keep up but we’re regularly posting updates. We posted pictures from the December Steamboat trip (and what a trip that was!), and will be adding pictures from the January trip to Sun Peaks and the Spain trip in March. We follow all the Clubs and will be posting pictures from their trips as we see them.

    Reminder, Crescent can help you sell your Club’s trips and events. As you start selling your trips for the 2019/20 season, we’d be happy to promote your trips to the other Clubs’ members. If you have a trip you’re trying to fill or an event that you’d like to promote to the other Clubs, please send me an email with the trip information, and we’ll list the trip or event on Crescent’s Facebook page and help you fill any open spots from the Crescent Club members.

    Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact me. Keep spreading the word on Crescent’s Social Media pages to your Club members and friends.

    CRESCENT 50TH ANNIVERSARY, 2019

    Crescent Ski Council was initially formed in February 1969. Our last celebration was held on the Steamboat trip and Olympian Deb Armstrong was there to help us celebrate. Thanks to everyone who was able to join us at our 50th Anniversary events throughout the year. Here’s to another 50 years!!

    Happy New Year everyone!!

    Pat Harvey
    Past President, Social Media Chair
    crescentpastpres@gmail.com

    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    Steamboat 2019
    From the pictures and stories it appears that the 2019 Learn to Ski and Race Camp was a huge success! Three Hundred and Eighteen participants had a fun filled week in Steamboat. Thanks to everyone who participated and those who helped make it happen: Sara Clemons, Cathie Mulgrew and Ron Scott.

    Sun Peaks 2020 Ski Week
    The first international adventure is just around the corner. One Hundred and Thirteen participants will be traveling to Canada to experience the beautiful ride from Vancouver to Sun Peaks, BC. They will then enjoy all the normal CSC Ski Week activities in the ski-in/ski-out village. Many have already signed up for the First Tracks and Fondue dinner, remember to do so before you travel!

    SilverCreek Race Finals
    This annual weekend is for all Crescent members, not just those racing. It offers 2 or 3 nights at SilverCreek Lodge at Snowshoe, WV. Waylon Webbon is our coordinator this year, and deposits and club confirmations are due January 6th. That is just around the corner, so make sure your club is set up for this trip, or your racers have lodging for the weekend. All paperwork has been sent to club Trip Officers.

    Spain 2020
    Registration for the March Spain trip has closed. We will be updating Trip Leaders of any holes/cancellations that will need to be filled. If you happen to have someone interested, please contact Holidaze before saying "no". The pre-trip to Lisbon is sold out. Final balances including day trip option payments are due January 15th.

    Lisa Beregi
    CSC Trip Chair
    trips@crescentskicouncil.org

    CONVENTIONS (Michelle Shuford)

    The 2020 Spring Convention will be held April 23-26. All lodging is at Brighton Towers at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach and all rooms are ocean view. Each club needs to have ONE Rooming coordinator with whom your members communicate. Make sure to get your Club’s form in ASAP. Registration forms should be sent to Margaret Crum at the address printed on the forms. Please send any questions to Michelle. The Club Registration Form, Rooming List, and Lodging Information Form are posted on Crescent’s website.

    Be sure to email the Committee with theme ideas!

    Michelle Shuford
    CSC Convention Chair
    conventions@crescentskicouncil.org

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    The race season is in full swing! Appalachian Mountain hosted a Development race December 8 for racers to get in some gate training and for new racers to establish a qualifying handicap. The strong response to this event has led us to offer a second Development race event at Appalachian on February 2. Details are forthcoming and will be sent to all club Racing Directors.

    A number of racers spent the week of December 7 – 14 in Steamboat tuning up their technique and tactics, while others stayed closer to home and participated in the Sugar Mountain Race Clinic, Dec. 13-15, to perfect their racing with the help of World Cup and Olympian skier, Andrew Weibrecht. Then it was on to our first race, Dec. 21-22 at Appalachian. Snow conditions and weather were very favorable and we experimented with having the non-racing division gatekeep for the racing division. Wow!! We finished the races in record time and there were abundant positive comments. Definitely an improvement we’ll be looking to implement at future races. And a BIG thank you to the Division 2 race workers who pulled double duty and worked both divisions to cover for Division 1 workers who were unable to attend. Unfortunately, unusually warm temperatures have taken their toll and we were forced to cancel the second race of the season, Jan. 4-5, at Sugar Mountain.

    This year, we are working to more prominently feature one of our sponsors at each race. At Appalachian, it was Base Performance supplements, who provided the podium prizes both days. The generosity of our sponsors is greatly appreciated and, in return, it is important that we say “Thank You”. We can extend our thanks through any or all of these methods: by purchasing sponsored products whenever possible, communicating directly our thanks back to the sponsor via emails, and mentioning our appreciation in our social media posts: crescentskiracing on Facebook and Instagram.

    Another great sponsor is Point6. For both racers and non-racers alike, they are offering a 25% discount to ALL Crescent Ski Council members and their friends. Use the code “CSC” and receive a 25% discount off internet orders at www.point6.com. Free shipping is offered on all internet orders over $50. The quality, comfort, and fit of Point6 socks is better than what people reported from other wool socks. And Point6 now offers base layers, too.

    --Rich
    CSC Race Director
    racing@crescentskicouncil.org

    MEMBER SERVICES (Ken Lumsden)

    From Bruce: Remember to send your Officer/Director/BOD/Rep updates to Bruce McMurray, Database Coordinator, at snowdawgasoc@bellsouth.net. Please help us keep the Club database up-to-date. Include name, mailing address, phone numbers (home, work, mobile), email address and Board position(s).

    From Sue (Website Coordinator): Remember that I can publish any trip vacancies and/or events clubs would like to promote on the website: If you have a trip you’re trying to fill or an event that you’d like to promote to the other Clubs, please let me know at chadwick_sue@yahoo.com and I’ll promote the trip or event on Crescent’s website!

    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits. The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your Club members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.

    Make sure also to like and follow the National Ski Council Federation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spread the word on NSCF’s Social Media pages to your Club members. Tag NSCF @natlskifed and spread the word on the Federation and its Facebook pages.

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST

    Please share the monthly President’s Updates with your members, include them in your Club newsletters and/or place them on your Club’s web site. Keep our communication going to our members so they can be informed! If you don’t publish a newsletter, direct your members to Crescent’s website, www.crescentskicouncil.org. The CSC President’s Updates are posted on the website monthly. If your Club sends electronic newsletters and emails to your members, please add me to your e-list and also be sure to send them to Pat Harvey, Social Media Chair. Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country! New volunteers are always welcome! I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council.

    I hope that each of you enjoyed the Christmas season with family, friends, and loved ones. Blessings to you in the New Year.

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President
    Crescent Ski Council
    3107 Myrtle St.
    Edisto Beach, SC 29438
    Phone: (706) 306-4631
    Email: cscpresident2018@gmail.com


  • Tue, August 06, 2019 11:10 AM | Kevin Staton (Administrator)

    www.crescentskicouncil.org

    PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

    August 2019

    In case you haven’t noticed, we are in the midst of Summer! Many of us live in locations that are experiencing record high temperatures – but not as bad as parts of Europe and in France during the Tour de France! Meanwhile, our clubs are finding/planning fun summer things to do. Your newsletters and social media postings show our members attending baseball games, going to/hiking in the mountains, camping, enjoying a variety of water activities – just to name a few. It’s great seeing you enjoying club activities beyond the ski season.

    Meanwhile, it’s time to start thinking of skiing with Crescent Ski Council. Sign-ups started June 1st for all three (3) of Crescent’s trips to Steamboat, Sun Peaks and Spain. These trips are selling very well, so if you haven’t yet signed up, you should do so soon. Several Clubs also have some great trips planned for the coming season. Be sure to check them out on the website.

    Also – don’t be left out from attending the Fall Conference. Be sure to download the attached documents for Fall Conference (Fall Conference Registration Form and Fall Conference Information and Schedule), and send them to Mary Anne. These documents are also posted on the CSC website. Sandy McQuain is emailing the Spring meeting minutes, the Executive Committee (ExComm) called (GoToMeeting) meeting minutes, and the FY2020 proposed budget. Please email Mary Anne with your thoughts, questions, and ideas of ways Crescent can increase our income as well as decrease spending.

    CRESCENT TRIPS (Lisa Beregi)

    Crescent trips are selling well! At this time Steamboat is at 200 participants and getting sign ups everyday! Deadline to register is November 1st, but it is never too early to register online.

    Sun Peaks had a scare last week when our allocation was almost sold out. Sara is working on getting more space - but online registration may say "waitlist" when you register. Please let your members know that if they plan to go, they need to sign up now! Air into Vancouver has been quite reasonable and this should be a new and quaint experience.

    Spain - also selling very well. As of last week Holidaze had approximately 75 people. Deposit for this trip is due August 30th, so make sure you get you members signed up at your August meetings.

    The 2021 Ski Week will be to Telluride!

    Lisa Beregi

    CSC Trip Chair

    trips@crescentskicouncil.org

    CONVENTIONS (Michelle Shuford)

    2019 Fall Conference – October 18 – 20, 2019

    IMPORTANT! ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

    DEADLINES & CANCELLATIONS: These are approaching quickly – don’t get left out!

    Friday, Sept. 20, 2019: Conference Registration

    Thursday, 5 pm, Sept. 19, 2019: Hotel registration: (No guarantee of availability after this date.)

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

    Once again we are in beautiful Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for our 2019 Fall Conference. The Knoxville Ski & Outing Club (KSOC) is your host club and is inviting all the CSC clubs to bring a lot of people so we can have an awesome Fall event. Remember that Glenstone Lodge would like everyone to book ONLINE! Please copy and paste the link provided in the Info & Schedule document into your web browser. It will automatically open under our group code for the proper dates. If you would like to book outside those dates, the rates are good for a few days before and after. Then make SURE you complete the Registration form (listing ALL attendee names and payments for your club) and send it to Mary Anne Koltowich as we will need a close head count for lunch and for the Trade Show Reception. The Friday Golf outing is scheduled! The details for both the golf outing and the hike are being organized and will be shared soon.

    Make sure your club sends a representative to attend the Trips, Racing, and Administration meetings. Many clubs make this a club event/trip and bring along club members who love the outdoors and/or shopping/touring Gatlinburg.

    The Fall Conference Information Schedule Form and the Registration Form are attached as well as posted on the CSC website.

    Michelle Shuford

    CSC Convention Chair

    conventions@crescentskicouncil.org

    RACING (Rich Mead)

    Unless you’re attending a summer training camp, your skis are stashed in a closet awaiting some colder weather. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to recruit new racers. Many hikers, cyclists and other summer athletes are looking for a winter sport to enjoy the outdoors versus hours in the gym. Crescent Racing is for skiers and snowboarders of nearly all abilities, so don’t be shy about talking about our race program and recruiting new racers. People new to the area are often surprised to learn how much skiing is available. I recently received an email from a woman asking about our race program after she met Gary Woolfolk at a Nashville club meeting. Way to go Gary!

    Rich Mead

    CSC Race Director

    racing@crescentskicouncil.org

    SOCIAL MEDIA (Pat Harvey)

    Crescent is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag us @crescentski on any of your posts. Crescent Racing (@Crescentskiracing) is also on Facebook. We regularly post information and updates from

    resorts and report ski industry news from all over the country. The Clubs have been doing some fun things during the summer season. We’ve been following them and posting on the Social Media pages. Just let us know if you want us to promote your adventures throughout the summer or fall!!

    Reminder, Crescent also can help you sell your Club’s trips and events. As you start selling your trips for the 2019/20 season, we’d be happy to promote your trips to the other Clubs’ members. If you have a trip you’re trying to fill or an event that you’d like to promote to the other Clubs, please let me know and we’ll list trip or event on Crescent’s Facebook page and help you fill any open spots!

    Any questions, ideas or suggestions regarding Social Media, please contact Pat Harvey at crescentpastpres@gmail.com. Keep spreading the word on Crescent’s Social Media pages to your Club members and friends.

    CRESCENT 50TH ANNIVERSARY, 2019

    Crescent Ski Council was initially formed in February 1969 and we will be continuing to celebrate Crescent’s Golden Anniversary at the Fall Conference in October and on the Steamboat Ski, Ride & Race Camp in December. These will be on a smaller scale than at the Spring Convention.

    The BIG celebration was at Spring Convention, and what a party it was!! As we promised, the history documents that were on display in the Golden Notebook on the Crescent history table have been posted to Crescent’s website. Pictures from the party are posted on the Conventions section of Crescent’s website. We had everything from formal attire to some fun costumes and the Clubs did a great job of displaying their history. Check them out when you have a chance - https://www.crescentskicouncil.org/conventions.html. Please share with your Club members.

    Happy 50th Anniversary to Crescent Ski Council!!

    Pat Harvey

    Past President, Social Media Chair

    Email: crescentpastpres@gmail.com

    Cell: 704.451.2664

    NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION

    Crescent is a Charter Member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). There are 29 Member Councils in NSCF across the USA. As a member of Crescent Ski Council, you are also a member of the NSCF. Lisa Beregi, CSC Trips Committee Chair, is the current President of NSCF. Pat Harvey, CSC Past President, is NSCF’s Social Media Chair and Margaret Crum is the Eastern Council Regional Representative. NSCF has some excellent benefits and discounts and more are being added regularly. Please visit the website, www.skifederation.org for member only benefits.

    The NSCF site allows you to search for all benefits by category so you can find what you are looking for much faster. You must register on NSCF’s website but once you’re signed up, you can take advantage of all the benefits. Please spread the word to your Club members so they too can take advantage of the many benefits that are available to all of you through NSCF.

    Make sure also to like and follow the National Ski Council Federation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Spread the word on NSCF’s Social Media pages to your Club members. Tag NSCF @natlskifed and spread the word on the Federation and its Facebook pages.

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST

    Please share the monthly President’s Updates with your members, include them in your Club newsletters and/or place them on your Club’s web site. Let's keep our communication going to our members so they can be informed! If you don’t publish a newsletter, direct your members to Crescent’s website, www.crescentskicouncil.org. The CSC President’s Updates are posted on the website monthly. If your Club sends electronic newsletters and emails to your members, please add me to your e-list and also be sure to send them to Pat Harvey, Social Media Chair.

    Keep the ideas coming to keep Crescent the BEST Council in the country! New volunteers are always welcome! I would love to hear your suggestions and/or recommendations. Feel free to contact me with your interests or to learn more about your Council.

    Diane

    Diane Andrews, President

    Crescent Ski Council

    3107 Myrtle St.

    Edisto Beach, SC 29438

    Phone: (706) 306-4631

    Email: President@crescentskicouncil.org



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