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We are a mixture of about 80 male and female adults, singles and couples, some athletic and some more social.
We keep busy year round with organized social and sporting activities. Read on…
The Victoria Alpine Ski Club is much more than skiing, we are a social group that enjoys gatherings, cycling, golfing, snowshoeing, volleyball, movie nights, theater and much more!
Check out our calendar of upcoming social events and exciting ski trips!
Next Social is on May 4th at 7:30PM at the SixMile Pub (This will be the last social until September)
Don't forget: AGM on Saturday, June 3rd at 5:00PM @ 950 Arundel Drive
2018 Ski Trips
Planning for next years ski trips has started and a preliminary list is now available. After a successful 2017 campaign, the format has been expanded to accommodate strong demand and the increasing number of retirees in the club. Nearly 50% of our membership have left the work force. A number of midweek trips are targeted at this ever increasing demographic although working folks are certainly welcome to participate.
The traditional three day trips to Whistler are all back. The format of some of these trips has been altered to a Friday to Monday format. In the case of the December trip, this was done to facilitate the Whistler film festival. In the case of the Whistler bus trip in January, the reason is to avoid the congestion getting out of Whistler on Sunday after skiing.
Other notable differences include moving the Whistler week long back to March. The week long continues in two parts – the Inside Edge Cabin and a condo complex to be determined based on price and availability. We had very strong demand for this trip in 2017 with 40 of us attending.
We have been offering an interior trip for the past two seasons. Roughly 25 members attended this past season. The format of selling the trip as three separate trips worked well for members who could not attend the entire 10 days and will be continued next year. While the details for the 2018 Interior trip have not been sorted out, the trip will be along Highway Three commencing on February 9th for twelve days. Candidate locations are Red Mountain Resort at Rossland, White Water Resort at Nelson, Fernie Alpine Resort at Fernie, and Big Mountain at Whitefish, Montana. Potentially other ares could be considered. If you are interested in going on this trip, your input would be appreciated. Contact Ron at 250 857-0915 and share your ideas or send an email to email@example.com. As well, we require someone to help organize the trip.
A three day midweek trip is being organized to Mount Washington for February 12 – 14, which overlaps the interior trip. This trip is aimed at members who prefer not to take on the rigours of the interior trip, but still want an organized ski trip. John Francis will be coordinating this trip.
New for 2018 is another 5 day trip (Sundayto Friday) commencing January 9. Candidate locations are Sun Peaks at Kamloops and Silver Star at Vernon. The argument for Sun Peaks is the great accommodation at the Woodhaven Condos. The argument against it is we were just there. We had a great time at SilverStar two years ago. We stayed at Pinnacles which was not quite as nice, but is located in the town square. Let Ron know your thoughts. We will be pricing both locations.
The anchor trip will be Legends during the second weekend of April. The format is unchanged from previous years.
December 8-11 Whistler - self drive – 32spots
January 7-12 Five day to either Sun peaks or Silver Star -self drive – 16 spots with flexibility to expand
January 26 -29 Bus trip to Whistler Legends– 32 spots
February 9- 22 Interior Trip – 16 spots – self drive
February 12-14 Mount Washington – self drive – 12 spots with flexibility to expand
March 11-16 Whistler week long
April 6- 9 Whistler Legends
The ski club now has a Facebook page. Check it out. You can post photos, advertise gear, look for rides or advertise rides to the hill.
VICTORIA ALPINE SKI CLUB PUBLIC GROUPS
Members of the public are welcome to join the Victoria Alpine Ski Club's two free public sites:
· Meetup Group, click here
· Facebook Group, click here
You will find upcoming activities and lots of information on both of these sites.
Questions about the club? New Membership email today.
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