March 2017 Print

President's Report

It’s hard to believe that March is already here!  Winter and the ski season are coming to a close and spring/summer will be here before we know it!  Our final club trip of the year departs for Taos, NM tomorrow evening.  
A special thanks to Vince and Evan for working together to organize the February SNO at the Tulsa Oilers Hockey game.  We had a good turnout and a great time – the hockey team could have played a little better, but you can’t have it all!
Thanks to Toni Sophy for organizing and teaching the skiing fitness class at the YMCA that was available to all Tulsa Ski Club members free of charge.
A change of plans from the last general membership meeting:  The FSA ‘Club’ awards presentation will be done at the APRIL meeting NOT the March Meeting as previously announced.  Dick Watts, our race chairman will be on a mission trip, building a home for a Mexican family during the March meeting.  We want Dick here to present the awards so we’ve decided to defer the awards presentation until April.  Stay tuned for more information.
Plans are already underway for the summer lake party which will likely be held in late June or early July.  More info to follow.
Garry Cook is finalizing details on the summer float trip down the Rio Chama near Taos, NM the weekend of July 22.  Garry plans to take a day off from skiing to visit with the outfitter while we are in Taos this weekend and should come back will all (or most) questions answered and final details so people can start reserving spots on the trip.
Lastly, the Texas Ski Council Pre-Select Committee has ‘culled’ the list from 55 proposed trips down to 24.  Presentations on each of the destinations on the following list will be considered for next year’s trips at the BidFest meeting April 7-9 in San Antonio on the River Walk. The meeting is open to all Ski Club members.  Registration for the meeting is $75 (or $85 if you register after Mar. 16) and they do have special rates at the Drury Plaza Hotel on the RiverWalk.  More information can be found on the Texas Ski council Web site ( .  At present, I am aware of 4-5 people from Tulsa that will be there to represent our interest(s).  Below is a list of the destinations being considered.  Please let me know if you’d be inclined to take any of these trips.  The more we know about the interest of our members, the better prepared we’ll be to vote our delegates in the interest of our club. 
TRADITIONAL TRIP (2nd week of January??):
Park City
WINTER SHOOTOUT TRIP (1st week of February??):
Beaver Creek
Crested Butte
Mt. Bachelor
Sun Valley
FINAL SHOWDOWN TRIP(last week of Februry??):
Crested Butte
Park City
Sun Valley
WINTER EXPEDITION TRIP(last week of January??):
Engelberg, Switzerland with French incoming
Hakuba, Japan
Zell-am-se, Austria 
Croatian Coast by Bike & Barge
Dubai & Abu Dhabi
As always, if you have any comments or questions, please contact me.


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Calendar of Events

  • 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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Texas Ski Council

Plans are well underway for and exciting 2017 Texas Ski Council Ski Bidfest. We are returning to the great city of San Antonio, TX on April 7-9, 2017. The host hotel will be the historic Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk. Please encourage your club members to join us for a fun filled weekend in San Antonio and be the first to know the 2018 trip line-up. It is important to reserve your hotel room now at an amazing rate of $147/night. Please note rooms will be released on March 16, 2017.

The TSC Bidfest is a great opportunity for your board members, trip leaders and general membership to interact with the ski industry and see the bid process in action. Plus they will be the first to know the trip selections for 2018. Here are a few details to help you plan and promote a fun filled weekend for your club members.

Also included is a flier that you can use to post on your website and send to your membership. Feel free to add your logo and tweak for your specific club.

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Winter Trips 2016-2017

If you don't have #FOMO... you probably should. 

Current conditions at Taos Ski Valley #packyourpowderskis 

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TSC had a wonderful time at the Tulsa Oilers game on February 24th! Don't forget to spread the FUN! TSC members please bring any friends or family to any or all SNO events. The more the merrier. 

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