December 2017 Print

President's Report

The Weatherman says the Artic Blast is coming. Do you know what you get when combining moisture from the West and Artic Air from the North?  If you guessed snow, you would be correct.  Winter has been slow to come but it looks to be arriving soon.  

Are you signed up for the Flatlands Ski Association Trip in January?

Let me entice you with some fun facts about Snowmass:

1. Snowmass is the 2nd biggest ski area in Colorado with 91 downhill trails covering more than 150 miles, and a total of 3,332 skiable acres.
2. At Snowmass, there’s 4,406 feet of vertical drop.
3. It is rated as one of the best places in the country for beginners
4. TransWorld’s readers’ poll ranked Snowmass above Mammoth, Breckenridge, and Canada’s Revelstoke to win best overall resort in North America. There’s a ton of reasons why: those open glades that make wide, arching turns so easy, the steep chutes and cliff drops, the oh-so-easy-to-find powder stashes…
5. Sixty-four percent of Snowmass terrain — nearly 2,000 acres — is marked intermediate.  Most of us fall in this category.  Be honest Flatlanders.

If that is not enough, how about some details about why Flatlands is a great trip:

  1. Everyone on the trip/team works together for a common goal, winning.
  2. You haven’t lived until someone rang a cowbell while yelling your name.
  3. If you indulge, Boulevard Beer is a sponsor.  Free beer at the Welcome Party and Awards Banquet.
  4. You might win a medal.  Everyone who skis helps the Club get points including the brand new beginners.  You could help the club get 5 points, 10, points, or even 100 points.  When was the last time you were worth 100 points?

Regardless of which trip you go on, don’t waste the Winter.  You only get older.

Did you hear about the Winter Games?  No boring old Christmas Party for us.  

Join us on the 8th at LaFortune Park Clubhouse for some good old fashioned tailgate/college games.  If you don’t show, I will know you were truly scared of my amazing Cornhole abilities.  If you just want to be thoroughly entertained, you can enjoy the included Hor d’oeuvres and free refreshments while you watch.  Tickets at

I'd also like to note that the Board is proposing a revision of Tulsa Ski Club Membership dues. The proposal can be found at the end of this Liftline. The vote will be held at the next General Meeting on January 9th, 2018.


Michael Messimore, President

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Winter Games


Are you tired of boring old Christmas Parties?  Maybe it is time for something completely different.  This year we are hosting the inaugural Tulsa Ski Club Winter Games.

Bring a fellow competitor, show your spirit, and win prizes in games like cornhole, ladder golf, flip cup, and beer pong! 

Join us December 8th 7-11PM at LaFortune Clubhouse. Get your tickets at or at the door. Tickets are $20/person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and your first two ‘drinks’.

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We're gearing up for our Annual FSA Trip in January to Snowmass. If you've never been to an FSA trip before or are wondering what Snowmass is like here's a little recap our our time there in 2013. For some this is a little #FBF. Our Flatlands trip is definitely one of the most action packed on offer. We've got races and banquets and social hours and SO MUCH SKIING! Last season we came in a close second to bringing that throphy home for a third year in a row. This season we need YOU and your friends to help us bring it back home! Sign-up at

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Trip photos

TSC at Flatlands 2015, Crested Butte 

Snowshoe race at Flatlands 2017

TSC at Flatlands 2017, Steamboat

Social happening at Telluride, 2016

Telluride, 2016 (TSC won 1st place at Flatlands!)

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Winter Trips 2017 - 2018

Snowmass for FSA (January 30 - February 5, 2018)

$960 per person double occupancy | $1360 single occupancy

Bring the heat and raise the stakes! We’re going to bring the trophy back home! Join us at Snowmass for AMAZING terrain, camaraderie, and friendly competition. Ski, party, sleep. Repeat. 


Angel Fire, NM (February 16 - 19, 2018)

$440 per person double occupancy | $590 single occupancy

Get the littles because this is great mountain to learn on! Everything about this trip is family friendly from the price to the accommodation. Give your kids an experience they’ll never forget.


Taos, NM (March 1 - 5, 2018) 

$400 per person double occupancy | $520 single occupancy

Our “Classic Trip” we’ve been visiting Taos for the past 30+ years and it never disappoints. For those who don’t want to ski enjoy world class spas Arts and craft shops and just good ole New Mexican charm. For those looking to get in their vertical go hard and join the ridge runners club. We LOVE this mountain. The hotel is just a short walk to downtown and the Plaza  


Banff, Canada March 29 - April 2, 2018

$1190 per person double occupancy | $1540 single occupancy

The Canadian Rockies are a sight to be seen. Hit the slopes hard during the day and enjoy some of the best early spring skiing around.  Your lift tickets get you access to 3 mountains Banff, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay.  Then hit the town at night and party with the locals! We promise they’re friendly.

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This a notice that a vote is scheduled for January 2018 General Membership Meeting. Please join us to share your vote on the proposed changes. 

Proposed Change: The Board proposes to change membership dues from the current pricing and structure to a flat rate of $20 per Adult 18 years and older, children aged 17 & under are free with a paid adult membership.

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