Upcoming events

    • Thu, December 05, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sat, December 14, 2019
    • 11:30 PM

    KSOC Silent Auction – ONLINE
    Support your Award-Winning Racing Team

    A wonderful and fun experience goes to one lucky person! KSOC has available for online Silent Auction an Ober Gatlinburg Wintersports Program Package. All proceeds will go to benefit our KSOC Race Team in competing against 18 other ski clubs in the region. Total value is $520 if all bought separately. This package includes:

    • 4 lessons with an experienced instructor ($80)
    • 4 Ski-area passes for the days of your lessons ($260)
    • Equipment rental included for all 4 lessons ($120)
    • 4 Aerial Tram tickets ($60)
    • Program dates in 2020: January 5, January 12, January 26, and February 2

    What a great opportunity for you, child, grandchild, or significant other to learn to ski or snowboard. This would make the best Christmas gift.

    We understand that Ober and KSOC offers this package at $160 as a special ski school promotion. You still save $60 plus 2 pitchers of beer (see the below). It is all about helping our race team members who spend their own money to compete for KSOC.


    As this is already a great deal, we’ll throw in gift certificates for 2 pitchers of beverage at the Fox and Parrot Tavern
    A Non-Smoking, Family Oriented, British-Themed Tavern
    Welcome to the Region's ONLY Authentic British Pub!
    1065 Glades Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 865.436.0677

    How to BID:

    • Minimum bids start at $100, and increase in increments of $5.
    • Email your bid with your name, address, and phone number to:
    • Bidding will close December 14, 2019

    • 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

    Sign up Ends November 1, 2019

    December 7-14, 2019

    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.  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, 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

    • Fri, December 20, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff 9134 Executive Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37923

    The Holiday Inn at Cedar Bluff has always been a favorite of KSOC. Let’s all get together for the final happy hour of 2019 and celebrate what a wonderful year our KSOC family has had!

    • Fri, January 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, January 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Banner Elk, North Carolina
    • 17

    Ski In The New Year with KSOC in Banner Elk, North Carolina

    Come join KSOC on a local trip to Banner Elk, North Carolina, home of Sugar Mountain and Ski Beech.  We will ski at Appalachian Ski Mountain on Fri. Jan. 3,  Sugar on Sat. Jan. 4 where we will cheer on the KSOC Race Team, and then head to Ski Beech on Sun. Jan 5.

    We will stay at the Holston Camp & Retreat Center's Guenther Lodge Friday, Jan. 3rd through Sun. Jan. 5th, 2020.  Each room is double occupancy with a discount for those wanting to sleep 4 to a room (after we've filled all the rooms).  We will have a buffet dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and a buffet breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Here is a link to our accommodations for the weekend.

    We will be getting group lift tickets each day, along with discounts on rentals and lessons.  For those looking for something to do in the evening after the lifts close there is Snow Tubing at Hawks Nest just a few miles away.  We will also have a screening of the classic ski movie, Better Off Dead!

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



    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  LAND ONLY:  $1,500 double occupancy;             $2,300 single occupancy

    Price includes:  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

    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 - 1 Remaining - Sign Up Deadline December 27, 2019

    Looking for a single male  --  Don't wait too long or you will miss out!!

    $1650 Double 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

    Sign Up Deadline December 15, 2019

    Need a single female to share MBR! 

    We also have air available from Knoxville

    Price $1240 pp double occupancy Land Only

    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


    Deadline for Sign Up December 1, 2019

    Space now available for either a single male or two people to share MBR

    $2360 p.p.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 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 

    Pre-trip to Lisbon is now FULL

    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 23 people signed up for the CSC trip so far.  Many are going to Lisbon for the pre-trip and 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.  At this time there is no availability for the Lisbon Extension but Granada and Barcelona are still available. Don't wait too long or you will miss out on this trip. 

    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 - full  
    • 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


    CSC-Spain Flyer 2020.pdf

    CRESCENT SKI COUNCIL Registration Form.docx

    • Thu, April 23, 2020
    • Sun, April 26, 2020
    • Kingston Plantation 9800 Queensway Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC



    April 23– April 26, 2020

    Kingston Plantation 9800 Queensway Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC

    Come join us for a fantastic beach weekend trip with the Crescent Ski Council! We are staying right on the beach in Brighton Towers near the Embassy Suites with 2 wonderful ocean view condos available that can sleep 6-8 people. There is a master bedroom (king) and guest bedroom (2 queens), and 1 queen sofa bed. KSOC can take 8-12 people easily to enjoy the sun and fun. This is a great opportunity to take your grandkids for some ocean-side time. You can get to the beach in under 7 hours from Knoxville!

    The condos are nicely furnished with a wonderful ocean view, outdoor balcony, full kitchen and dining area, along with a clothes washer and dryer. You only need to bring your clothes, water toys, bicycles, food (when not eating out), paper towels, and dishwashing soap.

    You lodging fees include the CSC registration fees. You get DJ parties on Friday and Saturday nights with dancing, wine, and beer included free. Enjoy the Trade Show on Friday night, and then a themed party on Saturday night. You can also purchase bar drinks. There will be a Thursday evening/night Early Bird event with an inexpensive activity fee (not sure what this will be yet).

    You will have complete access to two pools, hot tubs, a kids (and adults) water park (with lazy river, water slides, jet sprays and more).

    More information is available at https://www.kingstonplantation.com/

    Here are the condo rates and sign-up information.

Past events

Fri, December 06, 2019 1st Christmas Happy Hour
Fri, November 22, 2019 Happy Hour - K Town Tavern
Sat, November 16, 2019 Ten Mile Creek Greenway Clean Up
Thu, November 14, 2019 Dry Land Clinic
Sat, November 09, 2019 Lookout Tower and Prison Coal Mine
Fri, November 08, 2019 Happy Hour - Corner 16
Fri, October 25, 2019 Happy Hour - Albright Grove Brewing Company
Fri, October 18, 2019 CSC Fall Leadership & Training Conference
Sat, October 12, 2019 BSF Hike
Fri, October 11, 2019 TGR @ the Bearden Beer Market
Fri, October 11, 2019 Happy Hour - Hi-Wire Brewing Co
Fri, October 11, 2019 Big South Fork Campout
Sat, September 28, 2019 Virginia Creeper Bike Ride
Fri, September 27, 2019 FALL GENERAL MEETING
Fri, September 13, 2019 Happy Hour - Blue Slip Winery & Bistro
Fri, August 23, 2019 Happy Hour - Finn’s Irish Restaurant & Tavern
Sat, August 10, 2019 Lumber Ridge and Spruce Flats Falls Trails
Fri, August 09, 2019 Happy Hour - Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille
Fri, July 26, 2019 Happy Hour - Sullivan’s Fine Foods
Fri, July 26, 2019 Parksville Lake and Ocoee River Camping
Sat, July 13, 2019 Hike Bald River Falls Trail
Fri, July 12, 2019 Happy Hour - Cheers at Choto
Sat, June 29, 2019 Ten Mile Creek Greenway
Fri, June 28, 2019 Happy Hour - Lakeside Tavern
Sun, June 16, 2019 Hiking Gregory Bald, GSMNP
Fri, June 14, 2019 Happy Hour - Double Dogs
Fri, May 31, 2019 Happy Hour - Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff
Fri, May 03, 2019 Happy Hour - Echo Bistro & Wine Bar

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