February 2017 Print

President's Report

The club just returned from a fabulous trip to Steamboat Springs.  Weather was cold but skiing conditions were outstanding.  The location and accommodations were excellent!  We had a few folks that cancelled at the last minute due to family/medical conditions and we also had a few people that were injured early in the week and unable to compete on ‘race day’.  In spite of the adversity, Dick Watts did another outstanding job managing our Race Team.  Tulsa came in 2nd to the Kansas City club by a mere 62 points!  Evan (with Katie’s assistance) was a great trip captain and Dana was a tireless FSA rep.  Few people realize how many hours are volunteered by our members to make it all happen.  Many thanks to all who contributed to make it a great experience!!
 
The location and dates for the 2018 FSA trip were announced at the Awards Banquet.  We are excited to report that FSA will be held from Jan. 31 – Feb. 4, 2018 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  Snowmass is more expensive than locations like Steamboat Springs and Crested Butte and is a little bit longer bus ride.  The board is already working on some creative solutions for lodging at Snowmass and hope to have more to report soon.
 
Don’t forget the special SNO we are having this month on Friday night (February 24) at the Tulsa Oilers Hockey gave.  A special thanks to Vince & Evan for working together to make this happen.  Tickets can be purchased by utilizing the following link:
 
 
Through some discussion on the Flatlands trip, I learned some people were struggling to find a ‘ticket’ on the web site for the item(s) they were intent on purchasing.  At any time, if you are experiencing difficulty finding what you are looking for, please contact a board member for assistance.  The service we utilize to manage our web site allows us quite a bit of creativity in how we create and offer ‘tickets’.  As an example, numerous special tickets were created for unique circumstances that made the process simpler for the individual and the club. 
 
It’s time again to start looking toward the next year and a nominating committee for board positions will be in place soon.  If you (or if you know of someone) have interest in serving on the board or if you know of someone that would be an asset to the club by serving on the board, please submit their name to a board or nominating committee member so they/you can be contacted to discuss the opportunity.
 
Please don’t forget the float trip Garry Cook is working on for the weekend of July 22, 2017 to the Rio Chama just west of Taos, NM.  I’ve been doing some research on this section of the river and it looks exciting.  There are portions of the Rio Chama that are only available by water (float) or helicopter!  As I understand it, the trip will be a two day trip with all food and camping gear provided by the operator.  Garry is also doing some research on hotels, campgrounds, etc. for the nights before and after the actual float trip.  Garry circulated a survey last week to gauge the level of interest in the trip.  Based upon the results, it looks like we have ‘critical mass’, so look for more information on our website soon or contact Garry Cook with questions.  Please let Garry know if you are interested so he can keep an accurate head count - the more the merrier AND better pricing with the operator.
 
The Taos trip departs exactly one month from today!  If you are considering it, there still may be time.  Contact Katie Roberts immediately if you are interested.
 
One final thought for the month; The Texas Ski Council Bid-Fest meeting will be held in San Antonio at the Drury Inn River Walk on April 7-9.  The hotel rates are very reasonable (particularly by River Walk standards!!!).  I’ve not seen an agenda yet but believe the meeting will begin around 5:00 Friday evening and conclude around Noon on Sunday.  Five presentations will be made for EACH of the five (5) trips the Texas Ski Council makes each year.  At the conclusion of the 25 presentations the club delegates will vote on which trips to take for the following season (2018).  There are opportunities to participate as a delegate or a spectator.  Obviously the ‘delegate’ position has a higher level of commitment than the spectator does.  I highly encourage all of our members to consider attending this meeting.  It’s fun, interesting and educational AND you get to spend a few days in nights on the River Walk in April!  Please contact me if you are interested and I’ll provide you more detail.
 
Tulsa has also been invited by the Texas Ski Council to fill a position on their board.  I’m told they have four board meetings per year in various Texas locations.  Expenses are partially or fully paid by the Council.  If you are interested in serving the Tulsa Ski Club in this capacity, please contact me.
 
As always, please contact me with any questions or comments.
 
Brett
Cell:         918-906-3174

 

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Taos

Join us for this CLASSIC TSC trip. You'll enjoy amazing shredding, cool people, and a town with great vibes. It is a wonderful way to meet people and enjoy what the club has to offer. If you're on the fence don't hesitate!!

"If you don't do it today you'll just be one year older when you do." -- Warren Miller

Please be sure to read our Trip Policy and terms before registering for this Trip. Trip insurance is strongly recommended.

Taos Ski Valley

Depart Thursday, Mar 2, 2017
Return Monday, Mar 6, 2017

3 Ski Days (F/S/Su)

Lodging: Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos, NM

Price per person double occupancy: $396. Price includes lodging, transportation via sleeper bus to/from Tulsa, meals on bus, transportation to/from lodging and mountain, welcome party, and breakfast at hotel for three mornings. Third and fourth persons in the same room $345 each. Note that if more than two people are in the room, all persons must sign the maximum occupancy agreement

Transportation: Sleeper bus (price includs transportation to and from mountain).

Amenities:
  • Inndoor and outdoor hot tubs
  • On-site restaurant open for dinner
  • Bar/Lounge on site with entertainment
Our bus will shuttle you to and from the slopes for skiing. The mountain features terrain for all levels of skiing & snowboarding.
  • 3-day lift tickets at group rates: $201 adult, $186 teen/senior, $144 child.
  • Sport package equipment rental: $87 adult/teen, $63 child
Trip captains: Don Woolsey and Katie Roberts, 918.747.5133

Please be sure to read our Trip Policy and terms before registering for this Trip. Membership in the Tulsa Ski Club is required. Trip insurance is strongly recommended. Some credit card companies offer trip insurance for trips paid for with their credit cards.

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Summer Trips

New Mexico Summer Rafting Trip

The Ski club is planning a 2-day Rafting trip down the Rio Chama River the weekend of 22 July.  The Rio Chama river is one of the most scenic river in America. The river carries you past 1500-foot towering cliffs that can only be seen by rafting the river or by helicopter.  The river is mostly a gentle float with some easy rapids that speed up the last day.  The tour provides all the rafting and safety gear, camping equipment, to include laundered sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping pad, and tents, Transportation to and from the meeting place and Lunch and dinner the first day then Breakfast and Lunch the second day.   Additionally, for those interested they also provide Funyaks, inflatable Kayaks, for those who want to paddle on their own down the river and through rapids.

If you are interested in going on this trip email Garry Cook at gcook@falcon-ok.com so we can get a head count.   This will be a drive/fly up trip.  Stay tuned we will have more to follow.  

 

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FSA

Here's a bit of a recap from our Flatlands trip to Steamboat Springs from member George Moudry.

We just returned from another fabulous Flatland ski trip in Steamboat. Here are some pictures to share with you, and re-live the moments with those who were there…

We had wonderful accommodations in the Torian Plum condos, right at the base of the slope. This is our view from the 7th story balcony. The Slope Side bar bellow does a brisk business all day, and all evening long…

This was taken on Tomahawk run. We were in a beautiful winter wonderland!

We nailed the snowshoe race with two amazing teams that raced their hearts out! Look at Toni and Michael fly around the corners! 

At the welcome party in Bret’s condo, our fearless Trip Captain Evan had a motivational speech to do our utmost to bring back home (again!) the First Place Trophy.

The Welcome Party at the Champagne Powder Room on the top of Gondola was crowded. The baked potato dinner was excellent, and especially when doused by free beer! After dinner we burned some of the acquired calories on the dance floor. Play that funky music, white boy!

The Awards Banquet was held at the Steamboat Grand Hotel. Excellent western BBQ dinner and free Boulevard beer was much appreciated. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the race results but having a good time in the meantime… 

Special honor and recognition was bestowed upon our distinguished and long-time friend Gene Elsberry.

The Kansas City Ski Club squeaked by us this year; we secured second place. Just wait next year, the big trophy will come back home to Tulsa where it belongs!

The FSA is a real team effort! Everyone on our team contributed and we're so thankful. We are Ski Club of handsome men and tough women!

THANKS TEAM! We hope you can join us next year in Snowmass. Let's bring back that trophy!

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Nominating committee

If anyone is interested in participating in the Nominating Committee for the TSC Board next year please let us know! 

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Calendar of Events

  • February 14 General Membership Meeting at the Akdar Shrine Center 7pm
  • February 24 SNO at the Oilers game! Get tickets here: https://tulsaoilers.com/oklahoma-ski-club/
  • March 14 General Membership Meeting at the Akdar Shrine Center 7pm
  • March 23 SNO TBA
  • April 11 General Membership Meeting at the Akdar Shrine Center 7pm
  • April 20 SNO TBA

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