Upcoming events

    • Sun, June 16, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike

    The hike to Gregory Bald will be on Sunday because the loop road is closed until 10 am on Saturdays making the start too late, leaving too little time at the top to enjoy the scenery.  Parsons Branch Road is closed so we cannot hike Gregory Bald Trail which is one mile shorter and 800 fewer feet to climb than the Gregory Ridge Trail. 

    The Gregory Ridge Trail is rated as difficult, gaining about 3000 feet in about 5.5 miles (11 miles round trip). We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, a lunch, one, preferably two, liters of water or sports drink, a camera, a windbreaker (it may be cool on the top of the mountain) and other appropriate clothing.

    We will meet in the Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike for car pooling and leave at 7:00 am.  Also, we will be stopping at the Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy.  This is across from the Hardee’s, near the hospital, in Maryville.  We will leave there at 7:30 am for those who would prefer to meet there. We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 5 cents for each mile. Round trip distance from Knoxville is 109 miles ($.05 x 109 = $5.45). From Browns Creek, 89 miles ($.05 x 89 = $4.45).

    After the hike plan on stopping at Applebee’s in Alcoa on the way back for a meal and refreshments.  For specific information about the hike please contact Tom before June 15th at 588-5622 or leave a message or send an email to cressler@utk.edu.

    • Fri, June 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lakeside Tavern 10911 Concord Park Drive Knoxville, 37922
    Celebrating Happy Hour at Lakeside Tavern is a summer tradition for KSOC members.  Come and enjoy the beautiful view, great food, and cold beverages with you KSOC friends.
    • Sat, September 28, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Damascus, VA

    The Virginia Creeper bike ride is one of those rides you must take.  If you are not familiar with the Virginia Creeper go to http://www.vacreepertrail.com/  Don’t miss this opportunity to join a few friends and make some new friends.
    If you are interested in this bike ride you need to act now or at least by early September.  Seating on the shuttle is limited and if you need to rent a bike they could be in short supply so time is of the essence.

    Here are the details-

    Each person is responsible for making their own arrangements for shuttle service and bike rental, if needed.
    The group ride will be the upper half of the Virginia Creeper, Whitetop down to Damascus.  This is about 17 miles, mostly downhill.  For the more hardy you can ride the complete Virginia Creeper, Whitetop to Abingdon, about 34 miles with only a slight uphill well past Damascus.

    Catch the 10:30 am shuttle in Damascus for the ride to Whitetop. There should be room for all of us if you act now.  If you want to ride all of the Creeper you can catch the 10:00 am shuttle in Abingdon
    Some of you may want to carpool.  Coordination for this outing is difficult because some may want to take their own bike and some may want to overnight in Damascus or Abingdon and some may want to ride all of the Creeper.  If you want to carpool email Mary, 
    mary.steger@icloud.com by September 18.  Please include how many are in your party.  We'll then send an email to just those folks for arrangements.
    We recommend Blue Blaze for shuttle service and bike rental.

    Blue Blaze Bike & Shuttle
    226 W. Laurel Avenue • Damascus, VA 24236
    Toll Free 800-475-5095 or 276-475-5095
    Rental - Shuttle Service - Open 7 Days A Week


    As of June 3, 2019:

    • Shuttle from Damascus to Whitetop without bike rental $16
    • Shuttle from Damascus to Whitetop including bike rental $28
    • Shuttle from Abingdon to Whitetop without bike rental $21
    • Shuttle from Abingdon to Whitetop including bike rental $40
    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • Sun, October 20, 2019
    • Gatlinburg, TN

    More info to follow...

    • Sat, December 07, 2019
    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • Steamboat, CO

    Celebrate Crescent Ski Council’s 50th Anniversary Year

    Sign up for Steamboat race/ski/board Camp

    December 7-14, 2019

    Early bird price $1198 (first 70 people)

    Full price $1280

    Don’t miss out on the 36th Race Camp!!!  Come celebrate our 50th year. It is sure to be a terrific trip.  Sign up starts at midnight Eastern time June 1, 2019.  Steamboat Ski/Race Camp is a week filled with activities.  The price includes 5 full days of lessons, 6-day lift pass, 7 nights lodging, 3 on-mountain lunches, a BBQ dinner/dance and Awards Banquet with door prizes.  This is an outstanding value that offers the opportunity to learn to ski or improve your skiing skills. If you want to learn to ski or improve your technique this is a “not to be missed opportunity.”  This year, the ski week is essentially one week later than it has been the last 2-3 years, giving “Old Man Winter” time to drop more snow on the mountain. Trip price does not include airfare.

    SIGN-UP:  All applicants must be a member of a Crescent Ski Council affiliated club by Nov 1, 2019 to participate.  Applicant’s membership will be verified by CSC.   Everyone must register directly with CSC’s travel agent, Sports America Tours (SAT).   All registrations must be completed online at http://www.sportsamerica.com/csctrips. Assistance is provided by calling 800-876-8551 ext. 125. If paying by check, make payable to SAT.  (Payment must be received within 15 days of online registration).

    Knoxville Ski Club Contact:         

    Carole Mustaleski, External Vice President & Distant Trips Chair



    • Sat, January 04, 2020
    • Sun, January 05, 2020
    • Sugar Mountain, NC

    Season Kick Off!

    We will be qualifying for flights

    • Sat, January 11, 2020
    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada
    • 25

    Total available spaces - 100 for all Crescent Ski Council Members

    KSOC has only 4 reserved air spaces remaining from Knoxville to Vancouver.

    Vancouver, BC to Sun Peaks is only 13 miles more than the Denver to Snowmass distance

    Drive time is about the same - Avoid the Denver/I-70 traffic and enjoy some beautiful scenery

    If you like to try new places, this is the trip for you.  Don’t be scared away by the travel distance.

     This trip is sure to please.  The skiing is fantastic.

    PRICE:  $1,995 double occupancy;             $2,780 single occupancy

    Price includes: airfare, lodging – 6 nights at Sun Peaks Grand and 1 night at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, ground transfers, 5-day lift ticket ($260 value), travel insurance if booked via the KSOC Sports America link, KSOC dinner.  Plus, all council events: welcome reception, mid-week mountain lunch, farewell banquet with DJ, dual-timed fun race, logo souvenir and KSOC dinner.

    LODGING:  The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel a ski in/ski out property located in the center of Sun Peaks Village.  The Sun Peaks Grand, newly renovated in Fall 2018 is a full-service hotel with heated outdoor pool, on-site dining, and massage services.  Walk out the door, step into your skis and ski to the lift just seconds away.

    SKIABLE ACRES:  4,270 acres with 2 alpine bowls, 17 gladed areas, 137 trails

    AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL:  236 inches (higher snowfalls in December and January

    NUMBER OF LIFTS:  13 lifts

    BASE ELEVATION:  4,117 feet

    VERTICAL DROP:  2,894 feet

    TERRAIN:  10% beginner, 58% intermediate, 24% advanced, 8% expert with 137 runs.

    CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS:  37 km of tracks leaving from the edge of the village

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION:  Sun Peaks is situated between the Coastal Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the east.  Prevailing storms from the coast and the north pass over the interior region of British Columbia and deposit heaps of the legendary light, dry powder famous for the region.  Three mountains offer more than an acre of terrain per skier on most days.  The alpine runs flow into the ski-through village from all directions.  There are numerous shops, restaurants and many non-ski activities for your enjoyment; Enjoy stunning views from the top of Tod and Sundance peaks or maybe catch some “fresh tracks” at the end of the day on the north facing Mt. Morrissey.  Ask Kevin Staton and Carole Mustaleski about this great place – both have skied at Sun Peaks.   Check out the links below.

    https://www.sunpeaksresort.com                               http://www.sunpeaksgrand.com

    On-line sign up begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time with Sports America Tours.  If you prefer to fly to Kamloops (1 hour) or Kelowna (2.75 hours) these flights can be arranged through Sports America Tours. 

    Sign-up link:   http://ksoc-sunpeaks.sat.tours

    Club Contact:   Carole Mustaleski     865-693-6426   skigalcarole@gmail.com

    • Sat, January 18, 2020
    • Sun, January 19, 2020
    • Sugar Mountain, NC

    One of our favorites

    We will still be qualifying for flights.

    • Sun, January 26, 2020
    • Sun, February 02, 2020
    • Copper Mountain, Colorado

    32 spaces - 14 Remaining

    $1640 Double Occupancy             $2310 Single Occupancy

    PRICE Includes:  airfare, lodging, ground transfers, 5-day lift ticket  (value $335) and travel insurance

    Alternate lift options as follows:

    • Adult 4 day – deduct $66
    • Adult 6 day – add $66
    • Senior 4 day – deduct $104
    • Senior 5 day – deduct $47
    • Senior 6 day – add $9

    LODGING:  Center Village (Silver rated) Condos - TBD. Specific condo determined by Copper Mountain resort and is based on prioritizing the bedding needs first, then work on getting the units all in 1 building.  SAT groups typically end up in Mountain Plaza or Village Square.  Village Square Condos feature an indoor hot tub, sauna, complimentary wi-fi, and laundry facilities. Mountain Plaza Condos feature an indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna, complimentary wi-fi, and laundry facilities.

    Center Village Condos are within walking distance to the slopes: Mountain Plaza and Village Square to American Eagle Lift.

    SKIABLE ACRES: 2,527 acres


    BASE ELEVATION: 9,712 ft

    VERTICAL DROP: 2,738 ft

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The mountain has naturally divided terrain with distinct sections of expert (17%), advanced (34%), intermediate (24%), and beginner (25%) trails. There is free cat skiing on Tucker Mountain. Non-ski activities include zip-lines, tubing, snowshoeing; ice skating; broomball; curling.


    Resort: www.coppercolorado.com

    Lodging: www.coppercolorado.com/plan-your-trip/lodging-accommodations/center-village  

    Sign up link:  https://www.sportsamerica.com/onlinedev/ksoc-copper

    TRIP LEADER   Jeannine Dunn   865-406-1166    skipper8670@yahoo.com

    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • Mammoth Mountain, California

    28 Spaces - 19 Remaining

    PRICE: $1,920 double occupancy, $2,710 for a private room. 

    Includes airfare to Mammoth Lakes, lodging, transfers, insurance, and 5-day lift ticket (Value $330) good @ Mammoth and June Mtns.

    Other lift ticket options:

    Number of Ski Days




    Deduct $18.00

    Deduct $73.00

    Senior rate  65-79



    Deduct $59.00

    80 & above  FREE


    Add $66.00

    Deduct $5.00

    LODGING: Juniper Springs Condos, 2 br, Ski-in, Ski-out on the Lupin beginner slope.  Wear the provided bathrobe to the two outdoor hot tubs or outdoor pool.  We also have access to the fitness center, laundry facilities, and game room.  Complimentary WiFi internet is provided so you can keep up with the world (or just disconnect and relax!)

    SKIABLE ACRES: 3,500

    NUMBER OF LIFTS: 25 (14 are high speed!)

    RUNS: 154, 65% beginner/intermediate, longest 3 miles; 7 terrain parks!

    ELEVATION: 7,953 base;  3,100 vertical

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Situated about 167 miles south of Reno Nevada, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort boasts the highest summit elevation in the state of California at 11,053 ft. It also averages an impressive 400 inches of annual snowfall.

    The resort is home to several distinct base areas, including Main Lodge, Canyon Lodge, The Village, Eagle Lodge and The Mill. We’ll be staying right next to the Eagle Lodge, just a few steps from our condos, and we can ski right to the Eagle Express lift.

    The town of Mammoth Lakes, California, offers up restaurants, bars and plenty to do for those seeking a nightlife scene. The resort provides a great starting point to explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is only about an hour drive from Yosemite National Park or 30 minutes to nearby June Mountain.

    Resort Info: https://www.mammothmountain.com/

    Lodging Info: https://www.juniperspringsmammoth.com/hotel/accommodations/2-bedroom-condo

    Signup Website: http://ksoc-mammoth.sat.tours
    Kevin Staton 865-679-8352 statonk@gmail.com

    • Sat, February 29, 2020
    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • Aspen, Colorado

    28 Spaces - 2 spaces left in one MBR (shared bed)  A wait-list has been started.

    $2360 double occupancy                              $3470 single occupancy

    PRICE: Includes lodging, airfare to Eagle/Vail, ground transfers, 5-day lift ticket (value $389) and travel insurance.

    Ski lift days



    4 days

    Deduct $92

    Deduct $149

    5 days

    Included (value $389)

    Deduct $89

    6 days

    Add $105

    Deduct $29

    LODGING:  Interlude Condos. You can’t get better ski-in / ski-out conditions. Located directly on the slopes, just uphill from the main lift area, you simply cruise down a short distance to catch either a hi-speed six-pack, or a gondola, for a fast ride up to mid-mountain. At the end of the day, you glide down the mountain, halting just feet away from the lodge doors. The Interlude boasts well-appointed condos, a brand new hot-tub, free WiFi, and a short walk to the Snowmass Village with its restaurants, bars, ski rentals, and gift shops. A free van will transport residents to and from a nearby grocery store, on demand, when food or drink supplies need refreshing. 

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Four broad mountains lying shoulder-to-shoulder, coated with some of the best snow in the Rockies and interlaced with 94 runs that follow curving broadways, meander down  forested lanes, and weave through aspen glades. Seven on-slope restaurants are available to satisfy your hunger and thirst. 

    ADJACENT RESORTS: Your ski pass also gives you access to three famous resorts located a few miles away via a free shuttle bus service:

    Skiable Acres





    Double Blacks

    Aspen Mountain







    Aspen Highlands














    SKIABLE ACRES: 3,332 acres        6% Green            47% Blue             17% Black            30% Double Black            

    NUMBER OF LIFTS: 13                    1 Gondola, 8 high-speeds, 4 standard speed

    BASE ELEVATION: 8,606 ft            VERTICAL: 4,406 ft          

    RESORT: www.aspensnowmass.com       

    LODGING: www.destinationsnowmass.com         970-923-3110 

    ON-LINE SIGN UP AT:  http://ksoc-snowmass.sat.tours

    TRIP LEADER:     Carole Mustaleski    skigalcarole@gmail.com        865-693-6426

    • Tue, March 17, 2020
    • Wed, March 25, 2020
    • Granada & Sierra Nevada Spain

    Crescent Ski Council and Knoxville Ski and Outing Club Present

    Granada & Sierra Nevada, Spain

    March 17-25, 2020

    $1141.00 p.p. Double           $1526.00 p.p.  Single

    This price DOES NOT include Airfare

    Pre-trip to Lisbon

    March 14-18, 2020

    $640.00 p.p.  Double

    $890.00 p.p.  Single

    Post-trip to Barcelona

    March 25-28, 2020

    $752.00 Double

    $1095.00 Single

    Enjoy a trip to Spain with its rich culture and beautiful architecture.  This trip is sure to please.  All three of these cities are beautiful and places not to be missed.  Mix and match to create the trip that you want for yourself. 

    Complete trip information follows.  One item to note is the Travel Insurance information.  Policy covers you from the time you take off from the USA until your return to the USA.  It does not cover trip cancellation.  This has been included to be sure that you have health insurance coverage during the trip since most U.S. insurance policies do not cover medical expenses outside of the USA.  Please read what is covered with this Basic Insurance policy which is explained after the information about Barcelona.

    Airfare:  Please make your airfare reservations through Holidaze Tours to be sure that you arrive within the overall group time space.  If there are at least 10 people flying from Knoxville we can book group air.  Please keep Elaine Denney informed of your participation on this trip and we will assist with airfare.

     Trip Leader for KSOC:  Elaine Denney, 865-919-2307, edenney08@comcast.net

Past events

Fri, June 14, 2019 Happy Hour - Double Dogs
Fri, May 31, 2019 Happy Hour - Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff
Sat, May 11, 2019 GSMNP Hike - Schoolhouse to Bote Mtn
Fri, May 03, 2019 Happy Hour - Echo Bistro & Wine Bar
Fri, April 19, 2019 Bandy Creek

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