President's Corner

  • Mon, August 08, 2022 11:26 AM | Jennifer Emch (Administrator)

    CSC President's Update August 2022.docx

    Crescent Fall Conference rooms at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg are going fast. Get registered now and don't miss all the fun Oct. 28th -30th.

  • Fri, January 07, 2022 11:50 AM | Bill Schwenterly (Administrator)

    Happy New Year to all! I and the Board hope you had a great holiday season. Sadly, Steamboat had only a few runs open with mostly machine-made snow for the Race Camp trip in early December. Crescent is considering moving the dates of this trip a week later in the future. But now things are looking up, and Steamboat has nearly 60" total snowfall and 127 out of 169 trails open! For our other trips, Sun Valley has 74" at the top with 74 of 120 runs open, Winter Park got 19" last week with 85 out of 161 runs open, and Big Sky has over 2900 acres open with 11" snowfall the last week. There are still a few spaces left for Steamboat and Winter Park, but Big Sky has a wait list. Some of the local areas are open with machine-made snow. At this writing, Ober Gatlinburg and Beech are still closed, Cataloochee has 4 of 18 trails open, and Sugar has 10 of 22 runs open. When Ober Gatlinburg is able to open, they will again offer their learn-to-ski/snowboard Winter Sports Discovery Program, as well as offering KSOC members discounts on season passes and day tickets. See the Fall Line for details and links to their website. Local Trips Chairman Kevin Staton proposes to use the Meetup app to organize local ski trips on short notice. See his article in the Fall LineKevin will be monitoring local ski and road conditions and will post local trip announcements on Meetup and the KSOC website. The January Happy Hours are scheduled for January 14 at Walk On's and January 28 at Finn's Irish Restaurant & Tavern, details are in the Fall Line. See also signup details on the Crescent Ski Council Spring Convention, which will be held in-person April 21-24, and will again be at Kingston Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. It's not too early to begin thinking about this!

  • Mon, November 29, 2021 7:41 PM | Bill Schwenterly (Administrator)

    The holidays are upon us and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It sure was great to have Black Friday stretched out to a week, with more or less normal traffic in the stores instead of the usual crowds! Jackson Hole opened on Thanksgiving, with Steamboat a couple of days later, and all the major New England areas are open if you're going north for the holidays. We had a nice afternoon and a great turnout on November 20 for the Stream Cleanup on the Tenmile Creek Greenway. The December happy hours are on Friday, December 3 at Brother Wolf in the Old City, and on December 17th at Mind Yer Ps & Qs Wine Bar on Kingston Pike. The Crescent Ski Council Spring Convention will be held in-person April 21-24, and will again be at Kingston Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. See the latest Fall Line for details on all these events. Finally, we are looking for a volunteer to be Programs/Special Events Chairman to organize programs for our general meetings and other events of interest to KSOC members. Program Chairmen are members of the KSOC Board of Directors and receive complimentary Club dues. All it requires is attending monthly Board meetings and making a few phone calls and handling any needed logistical details for two or three events each year. See me or any other club officer at a happy hour if you are willing to help with this. Also, please let us know if you have ideas for programs or events.

  • Thu, November 04, 2021 5:45 PM | Bill Schwenterly (Administrator)

    A chill is in the air and I enjoyed some nice fall color on a recent trip through the North Carolina mountains on I-40. The resorts out west are getting pounded with snow from the recent storms, Mammoth already planned to open October 29, and Steamboat will open November 20. Looks like it is shaping up to be a good ski season.There are still a few more spots available on our distant ski trips, and the Ireland trip has new dates and a lower price— see details below in this issue. If you want a season pass at Ober Gatlinburg, note that the price goes up from $175 to $239 on November 19. Ober will again offer half-price lift tickets to KSOC members for regular non-holiday sessions. You will need your membership card, which you can download from the KSOC web site. They are also offering a great deal on lesson programs. Details on all this are below. The next Happy Hour will be on Thursday, November 4, and the Stream Cleanup on the Ten Mile Creek Greenway is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, November 20, with details below. Have a great time as the holiday season approaches!

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