Upcoming events

    • Fri, August 23, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 9000 Kingston Pike Knoxville, 37923
    Register

    Finn’s Irish Restaurant & Tavern is the only authentic Irish restaurant in Knoxville.  It is located in the historic Baker Peters House.  Finn's combines elegantly decorated small dining rooms and a comfortable bar/lounge with a contemporary menu featuring unique items along with traditional food.  Let’s come out and enjoy this beautiful venue!

    • Sat, September 14, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Frozen Head State Park

    Join us on a hike in the Cumberland Mountains.  We will park at the Park Headquarters and hike the road and the Bird Mountain trail to the top of Bird Mountain and the Cumberland trail, about 3 miles, gaining about 1400 feet.  We will follow the Cumberland trail south for about 1.5 miles to Ross Gap, losing about 200 feet, then turn down the mountain on an old coal haul road to an un-named trail which we will follow to Flat Fork Creek, losing about 1200 feet.  Depending on the water level in Flat Fork Creek we may or may not ford the creek on our way back to the vehicles.   The total hiking distance is about 7.5 miles.  The hike difficulty is rated as moderate-difficult due to the climb up Bird Mountain.  The distances are estimates based on conversations with park rangers.

    We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am stopping in Oak Ridge at the American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 Tulane Ave, and meeting in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave. We will leave there at 9:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera. We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 5 cents for each mile. Round trip distance from Knoxville is 81 miles ($.05 x 81 = $4.05). From the AMSE, 43 miles ($.05 x 43 = $2.15).

    After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about the hike please contact Tom before September 13 th at 588-5622 or leave a message or send an email to cressler@utk.edu.


    • 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

    www.blueblazebikeandshuttle.com

    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 11, 2019
    • Sun, October 13, 2019
    • Bandy Creek Campground Bandy Loop, Oneida, TN 37841
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    Join the hardy souls on a camping trip in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area at Bandy Creek, E-II Loop. This is a fantastic area with lots to do and the facilities are among the best available – covered pavilion with fire place, tables, BBQ grills and electricity, and private heated bathhouse with hot water showers.

    While you are there you can enjoy the area, hike on several trails, ride your bike and take a guided horseback ride. Horseback riding requires reservations. If you are interested in horseback riding you make your own reservations. Members have had a good experience with Southeast Pack Trips. Their web site is http://www.southeastpacktrips.com . The Big South Fork web site also includes some horseback riding options. For these go to the park web site, http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/horsebackriding.htm 

    Biking is great in this area and all you have to do is bring your own bike and lots of energy. Several of the campers had a great ride last year.

    We will repeat the process used for the last several trips - each camper bringing all of their own supplies – food, cooking equipment and their own cooking. The charge will be $15 per night per camper which hopefully will cover the cost of the reservation, firewood for the pavilion, bottled water and ice at the pavilion. Kids 12 and under come free. The group camp site rate has been raised from $75 per night to $100 per night and now to $125 per night. We set the $10/camper rate when the group rate was $75 per night.

    On Saturday we may have a potluck evening meal if enough of you are interested. The Saturday evening meal sharing has been an enjoyable event the last several camping trips. A little more time to socialize.

    I plan to have my Friday evening meal at Bacara’s Restaurant, a place where we have often eaten on Friday when camping at Big South Fork.

    If you are camping please send your check, $15 for each person for each evening, with your completed reservation form. The checks will not be deposited until after September 25th when we decide if we have a sufficient number of campers. If there are not enough campers you will be notified and your check will be destroyed. Your check and completed registration form must arrive by September 25th to allow time to cancel the reservation without having to pay a large penalty if there is insufficient interest.

    Make out your check to Tom Cressler and send it and the registration form to 8616 Wimbledon Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923.

    The Saturday hike will be xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. We will leave the pavilion at 9:30 EST and the trailhead at xxx. If you want to come just for the hike on Saturday there is no charge. Just be at the pavilion before 9:30 EST

    That is the plan.

    What I need from you, on or before 4:30 pm September 25th is a check and the completed registration form:

    1. If you plan to camp: how many persons for each night and a check ($15 per person per night)
    2. If you want to join me at Bacara’s Restaurant Friday evening I need to know how many will be going so I can make reservations. Bacara’s does not accept credit cards – only cash or check
    3. Your interest in taking part in a potluck meal Saturday evening.
    4. If you are only going to come for the Saturday hike you need to let me know and give me a contact telephone number in case the hike is cancelled or changed.

    Again, I need your completed registration form and check on or before 4:30 pm September 25th .

    If too few intend to camp the group reservation will be cancelled. For those who responded I will let you know if camping has been cancelled. If it has not I will send driving and camping information to you by email.

    If you have questions you can contact me at cressler@utk.edu.

    (Registration form to be included with in an email in August)


    • Sat, October 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM

    Hike Twin Arches and Twin Arches Loop and Hazard Cave, October 12, 2019:  Join us on a hike that combines two trails.  The Twin Arches trail takes us to two arches at .7 miles.  The south arch is 70 feet high and 135 feet wide and the north arch is 51 feet high and 93 feet wide.  After viewing the arches we will start the Twin Arches Loop trail and pass through several large rock shelters where niter (saltpeter) mining took place.  At 2.7 miles we reach Jake’s place marked by a fallen chimney.  At 4.2 miles we reach Charit Creek Lodge which has been in operation since 1989.  Part of the lodge was built in 1817.  From the lodge it is about 1.8 miles back to the vehicles and on the way back we will go over the arches. The total distance is about 6.0 miles with an elevation gain/loss of about 400 feet.  The trail is of moderate difficulty with two steep stairs and a short steep trail section. Hazard Cave is a short hike we will do after the Twin Arches loop.

    We will leave from the Big South Fork Bandy Creek E-I pavilion at 9:30 EST.

    If you are not camping with us and want to join us on the hike please let me know before October 8th and give me a contact telephone number so you can be notified of any changes.  You can contact me at cressler@utk.edu or leave a message at 865-588-5622


    • Fri, October 18, 2019
    • Sun, October 20, 2019
    • Glenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

     Crescent_Logo_(WORD)      Ober Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, TN Logo Skier 2009-10


    2019 FALL LEADERSHIP & TRAINING CONFERENCE

    (Hosted by the Knoxville Ski & Outing Club-KSOC)

    WHENOctober 18-20, 2019

    WHEREGlenstone Lodge, 504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN  37738

    $94 per night (+ 12.75% taxes) or $105.99 total per room, 1-4 people per room

    Make your own reservations one of two ways:
    1)
     Online registration

    OR

    2)  Call 800-362-9522, press 1 say you are with the Crescent Ski Council Conference (Crescent19) to get the special room rate. Rooms can have a king bed or two queen beds. You can stay from Tuesday, October 15 (check-in day) - Wednesday, October 23 (check-out day) at the same low rate to enjoy Gatlinburg and the Smokies more.)

    Cancellations may be made 72 hours prior to arrival date. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival date forfeits the first night’s room/tax. Rates are based upon up to four people per room. Rate and room block will be honored until cut-off date of 09/19/2019. After the cut-off date, the rate may be adjusted and rooms may be reserved based on availability. Rates are for King or Double Queen rooms. Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees, currently 12.75%. Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability to your attendees 3 days before and 3 days after the above dates.

    AMENITIESFree parking, free guest room internet, WI-FI thru-out; in-room coffee/tea, Gatlinburg City Trolley stop ($.50/trip), restaurants/shopping within walking distance, Mountain Trail Café onsite for breakfast** (Cost not included). However, 2 Reps per club will receive a paid-for breakfast for the Sunday morning BOD Meeting).

    COST$25 this year: Workshops, Vendor Trade Show, & Vendor Reception are included. Meals are on your own.

    FUN STUFFGolf Outing Friday, October 18, 2019. Course and Tee Times TBA, cost on your own

    Pub Crawl Friday night, October 18, 2019

    Hike in East Tennessee: Saturday, October 19, 2019  TBA

    Hosted and guided by ???, KSOC. ??? is a long-time enthusiast of hiking and leads numerous hikes throughout East Tennessee for KSOC. Hikers will meet at about 9 am in the hotel lobby, and return about 2 pm. Pack your drinks and a snack/lunch.

    Vendor Meet & Greet, Saturday afternoon. The traditional Trade Show from the Spring Convention is now moved to the Fall Conference. Club trip directors are encouraged to attend this conference to talk personally with vendor reps about the latest and greatest in the snow sport industry and even make plans for your club’s trips in upcoming seasons early!  THEN…

    New! Saturday Evening Reception Heavy Hors d’oeurves, Wine & And Beer provided. Full cash bar available.

    DEADLINES & CANCELLATIONS IMPORTANT!: ALL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

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

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

    Friday, Sept. 20, 2019: Conference Registration 


    SCHEDULE

    Friday, October 18

    Golf Outing         Course and tee times TBA

    3:00 pm:             Hotel Check-in

    3:00 – 5:30pm:   Executive Committee Meeting

                               Executive/Hospitality Suite

    4:00 – 6:00 pm:  Conference Registration 

    6:00 – ?           : Dinner on your own & 

      Pub Crawl

    9:00 am Saturday Daytime 9 am - 2 pm

    Hike in East Tennessee (guided by KSOC)

    Meet in Hotel Lobby

    Saturday Afternoon 2-5 pm

    Vendor Meet & Greet

    Meet with the Vendors of our industry to discuss what’s new and plan your club’s upcoming trips and activities. 

    Saturday, October 19

    6:30 – 8:30 am:  **Breakfast-onsite or on your own

    (Buffet Available in hotel lobby Restaurant)

    Meetings 

    8:30-11:00 am: Admin. Meeting, Various Topics Azalea Room (Right off the Lobby)

    8:30 am – 2:00 pm:  Committee Meetings

    Trips: Dogwood 2 (Far End Room: Access Thru Pool)

    Racing: TBA (May need to change room)

    -Race Workers Meeting will follow conclusion of Committee Meeting

    11: 30 pm: Lunch for Trips & Racing 

    (Food delivered to meeting rooms) $5/person

    Saturday Evening Vendor Reception 5pm

    Continue meeting and socializing with our fabulous Vendors!

    Heavy Hors D’oevres included.  

    Wine & Beer Tickets Provided

    Cash Bar Available  

    Dinner on your own after

    Sunday, October 20

    Breakfast & BOD Meeting

    8:00 – 8:30 am:  **Breakfast: 2 Reps from each club pick up tickets in Azalea Room (BOD meeting room); get your buffet breakfast and return to Azalea Room to eat 

    9:00 am: CSC Fall Board Meeting, Azalea Room

    12:00 noon:  Hotel check-out




    • Sat, November 09, 2019
    • Frozen Head State Park

    Join us on a hike in the Cumberland Mountains. We will park at Armes Gap on TN 116 and hike the coal haul road to the peak of Frozen Head mountain and the lookout tower. The distance is about 2.5 miles and the elevation gain is about 1180 feet. The fire tower was replaced by a very nice lookout tower with lots of room for viewing the countryside. On the way back we will take a side trail to the Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex coal mines where prisoners mined coal until sometime in the 1950s. This side trail is about .4 miles and relatively level.

    Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex opened in 1896 and closed June 11, 2009. The prison was founded as a result of the aftermath of the "Coal Creek War," an 1891 lockout of coal miners that took place in Coal Creek, now Lake City, and Briceville, after miners protested the use of unpaid convict labor in the mines.

    All of the distances and elevation changes are estimates based on a topo map. The total distance is about 5.8 miles which is a little shorter than most of our hikes.

    We will meet in the Bearden Central Baptist Church parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 8:30 am stopping in Oak Ridge at the American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 Tulane Ave, and meeting in the parking lot nearest Illinois Ave. We will leave there at 9:00 am for those who would prefer to meet there. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera. We recommend that riders in a carpool pay the driver 5 cents for each mile. Round trip distance

    from Knoxville is 81 miles ($.05 x 81 = $4.05). From the AMSE, 43 miles ($.05 x 43 = $2.15).

    After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments. For specific information about the hike please contact Tom before November 8 th at 588-5622 or leave a message or send an email to cressler@utk.edu.



    • 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

    skigalcarole@gmail.com

    865-693-6426


    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Knoxville Urban Wilderness

    The hike is between 5 and 6 miles, mostly through the woods, with rolling hills, none very steep. About 2 miles will be along the French Broad River with good views. The hike is rated as easy. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.

    You can view the map here, or by going to www.outdoorknoxville.com, select Urban Wilderness at the top of the page and then under printable maps, Urban Wilderness South Loop. The hike will be on the trails on the side of the map along the French Broad River in the Wildlife Management Area. One of our hike trails follows the west boundary of the shaded area, West Boundary Trail, and the remainder follows the purple trails.

    We will meet in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden parking lot for car-pooling and leave at 9:00 am. If you prefer you can meet us at 9:30 am at the trail head located at the parking lot at the end of McClure Lane. McClure Lane is on the left just after you pass the parking lot for Meads Quarry (see the map referred to above).

    After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments, perhaps at Calhoun’s or somewhere is South Knoxville. For specific information about the hike please contact Tom at 588-5622 or leave a message or send an email to cressler@utk.edu before December 13th


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

    Total available spaces - 14 left for all Crescent Ski Council Members

    KSOC has only 4  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.  There are many included activities.

    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

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

    32 spaces - 6 Remaining

    $1650 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

    NUMBER OF LIFTS: 24

    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.

    LINKS TO LODGING AND RESORT:

    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
    Register

    28 Spaces Total - Full

    We are starting to accept registrations for the waiting list. 

    If you want to be added to the waiting list, please register.  If anyone drops off the trip or more spaces become available we will attempt to fill the spaces based on the order of signups on the waiting list.
    If you've already signed up for the trip with Sports America there is no need to register here.

    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

    Adult

    Senior

    4

    Deduct $18.00

    Deduct $73.00

    Senior rate  65-79

    5

    Included

    Deduct $59.00

    80 & above  FREE

    6

    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
    TRIP LEADER:
    Kevin Staton 865-679-8352 statonk@gmail.com


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

    This trip is currently full.   Please sign up on a Wait List if you are interested in this trip.  There is always a possibility of some cancellations or other changes.

    $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

    Adult

    Senior

    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

    Vertical

    Greens

    Blues

    Blacks

    Double Blacks

    Aspen Mountain

    675

    3,267

    0%

    48%

    26%

    26%

    Aspen Highlands

    1,040

    3,635

    18%

    30%

    16%

    36%

    Buttermilk

    470

    2,030

    35%

    39%

    21%

    5%

    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 and Sierra Nevada, Spain

    Join Knoxville Ski and Outing Club and Crescent Ski Council

    Travel to Granada and Sierra Nevada, Spain 

     Extensions to Lisbon, Portugal and Barcelona, Spain

    Basic Tour March 17-25, 2020

    $1141.00 Double Occupancy $1526 Single Occupancy 


    Hello everyone,

    Granada, Sierra Nevada, and Torremolinos Spain with extensions to Barcelona and Lisbon, Portugal what a line-up for a trip!  We have a wonderful, exciting adventure awaiting us in March of 2020!

    Just an update to let you know we have 14 people signed up for the CSC trip so far. All of the 14 are going to Lisbon for the pre-trip and 12 are also going on to Barcelona for the post trip.  We have a great group going!  If anyone is interested, let me know so I can get the paperwork started.  It is important to work quickly because this includes all CSC clubs.  Nineteen other clubs are also registering with a combined 100 space limit.  KSOC has already gotten 14 of those spaces. 

    Double Occupancy pricing is as follows:

    • Basic trip to Granada/Sierra Nevada - March 17-25, 2020   $1141
    • Pre-trip extension to Lisbon – March 14-18, 2020 additional $640 
    • Post – trip extension to Barcelona – March 25-28, 2020 additional $752

    These prices do not include airfare or travel insurance that will cover trip cancellation.  We have requested group air from Knoxville and estimate a price in the range of $1100 - $1300.  The cost of Travel insurance from Travel Protectors depends upon the trip options selected.  Purchasing travel insurance can be a big benefit.  Many club members have been glad that they had travel insurance when unforeseen events occurred right before some of our trips.  Compared to the price of the trip it is a small amount.

    Registration for the trip is as follows:

    1. Attached you will find the form that must be submitted with your deposit.  Please send the completed form, copy of your passport personal information page with 1st deposit  ($600.00 basic trip, additional $150.00 for each extension) to:

      Elaine Denney
      P.O. Box 30312
      Knoxville, TN 37930

    2. There are a limited number of spaces for all of the Crescent Ski Council clubs.  You are not guaranteed a space until your form, passport page, and 1st deposit is received by Holidaze.  Elaine will be responsible for getting this information to Holidaze.  Therefore, it is important to respond quickly.

    3. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the end of the trip.

    4. Please pay attention to the second page of the registration form as it has very important information about travel insurance and if you choose to book your own air.

    5. KSOC dues must be current.

    6. Single rooms are on request only and cannot be guaranteed.

    Any questions or concerns please contact me.  I will be at the Happy Hour at Lakeside Tavern on Friday, July 12, 2020 with registration forms for anyone wanting to sign up at that time.  Bring your checkbook!!

    Please contact me with questions about trip price, airfare, travel insurance.  (Elaine Denney:  865-919-2307

    Your KSOC Trip Leader

    Elaine Denney

    865-919-2307


    CSC-Spain Flyer 2020.pdf

    CRESCENT SKI COUNCIL Registration Form.docx

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