Atlanta Ski Club 53 Years Young

I always love this time of year!! Time to start shopping for ski trips and dreaming of carving the beautiful lines on the slopes. It might still be 6 months away but imagine the view from the top of the world as you unload the ski lift and begin the first ski run of your adventure. The skis feel a little wobbly, you're a year older and haven't been on the skis in almost 350 days, but you remember it's like riding a bike. Within a few turns the old form comes back and you are carving the slopes with that old familiar skill. Later you drop into a mountain cabin for a bowl of chili and hot chocolate. Ski out the rest of the day, retire to the hot tub to work out the kinks in preparation for tomorrow, pour back a few cold ones with friends, and reminisce about the day's "close calls". Take an evening stroll down the streets of a renovated mining town, eat dinner in a gourmet mountain restaurant, or put your weary bones to bed for one of the greatest nights of mountain sleep you've ever had. All the reasons why we come back to the Atlanta Ski Club year after year.

This year the Atlanta Ski Club is 53 years young and is still going strong. Throughout the years we've skied, literally, all over the world. Europe, South America, Canada, and of course the United States.

Our 53nd year see's a phenomenal lineup of trips. We'll again be traveling all over the world for another fantastic year of skiing. The only thing out of our control is the snow. If you are one of our church going members, don't be afraid to ask the lord for copious amounts of the heavenly powder. If you are more the pagan sort please engage in the snow dance often and vigorously. If neither of these is your cup of tea, then just keep your fingers crossed.

Never been skiing but like what you hear? We are always on the hunt for new members so if you have been thinking about learning how to ski, this is your year. Please feel free to pepper the trips leaders with questions about how you can get started.

Whether you are one of our old regulars, new members, or potential members have a look at our Events page and spend some time shopping. Please join us for our kick off Extravaganza where you can ask questions of trip leaders and meet some of the old guard. I only say old because they've been with the club for many years. In the Atlanta Ski Club, you are forever young.

Warmest regards,

Atlanta Ski Club Team

Extravaganza Rocked the House!

By all accounts, Extravaganza rocked. This season represents us nearing our 50th Anniversary of Atlanta Ski Club and we celebrated with a special cake. The festivities took place at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant; a great venue located adjacent to the DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

I have attended many of the Season Openers since joining the club in 1996. Familiar faces and newcomers were well represented. Trip Coordinators were on hand to answer any questions about the trips.

The all volunteer Board and Trip Coordinators of ASC did a great job in choosing the venue, the appetizers, and offering informative trip presentations. The trip line-up for the 50th season was chosen to include the most popular destinations of recent years.

Some trips are 50% sold including Grand Canyon. Don‘t forget the Grayton Beach trip over Labor Day weekend. Save money- cash discount option for ski trips expires on Sept 9, 2013.

My ASC Journal

As I look back on 17 years of skiing with the Atlanta Ski Club, it is easy to appreciate all the planning and thought that goes into the trips. Every trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to join the club on many occasions.

My unforgettable experiences with ASC include the comradarie of the members at locations abroad; Europe and South America. Trips abroad usually include breakfast and 4 or 5 course dinners in the dining room of your hotel. The culinary experience in the hotel and on the mountain is fantastic. I have been successful at finding recipes to match the finest cuisine in Europe. My favorites are Paella (Barcelona), Weiner schnitzel (Vienna), and Beef Bourginon (French Alps).

Scot Murray
Snowmass Trip Coordinator

Let's get ready to Party!!

The rain may still be coming in Atlanta but that doesn't stop the Atlanta Ski and Snowboard Club! 

We are gearing up for our Ski and Snowboard Extravaganza this Saturday Jul 20th at 6:30PM, have a new Website and Facebook page launched, and an awesome list of trips for the season laid out to sign up for before they fill up! It's going to be an incredible season.

We have trips already starting to fill so start blocking out your vacation schedule and put down a deposit today by signing up! Don't get left out in the rain when you could have an epic vacation on the horizon.

Check our our new website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter! Most of all tell your friends you are going skiing and snowboarding with the Atlanta Ski Club and have them join us! That's what we are anyways, a club of friends that love to travel!

See you at the Extravaganza!

48 Years of Adventures and Counting!

Count down to 50 years!

Our club is nearing its 50th anniversary!  Let’s celebrate the next two years with our most popular trips from the past.  Don’t wait to sign up for these amazing trips brought back by popular demand.

No plans for Labor Day yet? join us in Grayton Beach, one of the club’s most popular trips since the 1990’s.  The club may have changed over the years, but Grayton remains the quiet, friendly little village on the beach.   Hiking, biking, tennis and playing on the beach are packed into this fantastic weekend so don’t delay – sign up today to secure your spot.

Our first trip to the Grand Canyon was in the year 2000.  This is a once in a lifetime trip.  Check it off  your bucket list and sign up today. Rafting by day and sleeping under the stars by night.  Food on the river is included and cooked by your river raft guides.   Everyone should experience the rapids of the Colorado River once in their lifetime.  Due to park restrictions, space is limited so don’t miss out.   Sign up today.