You're never too old to go clubbing.
Ski clubbing, that is. The Mid-Atlantic is blessed with a wealth of active ski clubs. These clubs provide a chance to make new friends and participate in a wide variety of activities year-round. Most clubs offer group trips during the winter, where members can take advantage of discounted rates and leave the planning (and worrying) to experienced trip captains.
Please note that these clubs are not affiliated with or endorsed by DCSki.
The Appalachian Telemark Association is a loose confederation of free-heel skiers, whose purpose is to enjoy the spirit that resides within the telemark community.
The Appalachian Telemark Association (ATA) promotes the sport of freeheeling through social events, workshops, races and other activities. Most ATA members live in the tri-state region near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ATA events are usually held at Seven Springs Resort.
The Baltimore Ski Club began in 1939 when only the hardiest enthusiasts tackled the slopes. Much has changed since then, but not the goals of the club. The club consists of members who have banded together out of a common interest to share downhill skiing, cross country skiing and boarding experiences, to improve abilities and knowledge, to save money on trips, and to socialize during both the winter and summer months with a broad range of people.
The Baltimore Ski Club sponsors numerous ski trips each winter. For the 2004-2005 winter season, trips are planned for Seven Springs, Lake Tahoe, Andora and Barcelona, Jay Peak, Breckenridge, Bristol, Park City, Durango, Canaan Valley, Davos and Prague, Alyeska, and Beaver Creek.
The Baltimore Ski Club usually hosts several social and recreational activities during the summer.
The Bethesda Area Snowsports Club (BASC) is a "virtual" club created by a few skiing families in the Bethesda, MD area for the purpose of obtaining an additionally discounted (via rebate) snowsports Night Club Card (NCC), beyond the discount that’s already built into the NCC, for skiing or snowboarding at Liberty, Whitetail, and Roundtop mountains in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Members MUST be able to purchase the NCC, upload the photos needed for the pass ID, etc. through the NCC’s online system. For more about BASC, see https://sites.google.com/site/bethesdaareasnowsportsclub/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Ridge Ski Council isn't a ski club, per se, but rather an organization of member ski clubs from the Mid-Atlantic region. The Blue Ridge Ski Council meets twice a year to discuss topics of concern to local ski clubs and their members. Many of the ski trips sponsored by local ski clubs each winter are coordinated through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.
The Columbia Ski Club is a very active club year-round. Their schedule always includes diverse activities such as ice skating, roller blading, and restaurant visiting. Of course, some skiing is thrown in too. This is one of the most active clubs in the region.
Each winter, the Columbia Ski Club hosts a number of ski trips to local and distant resorts. Local trips often include destinations such as Seven Springs and Wisp. Trips to resorts in Colorado, Utah, Canada, and Europe are also often scheduled.
In the spring, summer, and fall, Columbia Ski Club members can be found biking, bowling, hiking, and playing softball and volleyball in organized events. This busy club often has numerous events scheduled each week.
Originally founded in 1971 as the "Annapolis Ski Club" (and later known as the "Crabtowne Ski Club"), Crabtowne Skiers is a ski, sports, and activities club. Crabtowne sponsors activities
Crabtowne Skiers sponsors several ski trips each winter. Past trips have included Aspen/Snowmass, Canaan Valley, Bear Creek, and Whistler/Blackcomb.
Crabtowne Skiers stays quite active during the summer. Members participate in activities such as sailing, water boating, biking, hiking, dancing, hang gliding, tennis, and much more.
The Frederick Ski Club was founded in 1981 and offers year-round activities, including biking and beach weekend trips.
For the 2004-2005 winter season, the Frederick Ski Club is planning tentative trips to Seven Springs, Steamboat Springs, Italy, and either Lake Tahoe or Breckenridge.
Club members participate in year-round activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, watersports, camping, dancing, and more.
The Harford Ski Club is primarily a winter season club, with monthly meetings from October through March.
The Harford Ski Club, Inc. is a group of ski and snowboard enthusiasts mostly from Harford County, Maryland. We run several ski trips during the winter months as well as other trips and activities throughout the rest of the year. Join us for one of our trips, or maybe you would be interested in an Aberdeen IronBirds game or one of our other activities. We have a club meeting on the first Friday (or Thursday) of the month from October till March at the Main Street Tower Restaurant in Bel Air, Maryland.
Based out of Hagerstown, the purpose of the Little Heiskell Ski Club (LHSC) is the encouragement, advancement, and improvement of the sport of skiing and snowboarding for pleasure, recreation, and other non-profitable purposes. The club was founded in 1967.
Dating back to 1971, Goddard Ski Club members include government civil servants, support contractors, and community members near the Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters, and the Wallops Flight Facility. The Club sponsors several trips each winter.
Potomac Valley Skiers is composed of skiing enthusiasts and sponsors 4-5 ski trips each year to the Rockies and also to Europe and South America. Local activities include social events, hikes, and bicycling. Membership is limited to 200 with a few new applicants admitted each year.
The Salisbury Ski Club of Delmarva is based on the Delmarva Peninsula in Salisbury, Maryland. The club, founded in 1964, endeavors to promote snow skiing and ski opportunities to all residents of the Delmarva Peninsula regardless of age or skiing ablity.
The Ski Dome Ski Club, founded in 1998, is primarily intended to provide cheap night skiing for its members. Membership in the club is free. The club also offers free waxing and tuning workshops each Fall. The club has worked with Liberty Mountain Resort, Ski Roundtop, and Whitetail to offer a discounted evening season pass.
The Southern Maryland Ski Club (SMSC) was formed in 1982 by a group of 20 Charles County skiiers who shared an interest in recreational snow skiing. The club has now grown to over 100 members consisting of folks from all walks of life and varying ages. The club is for all levels of skiiers from beginners to experts and is for families, couples, and singles. Members enjoy spending time together and helping one another improve their skiing ability.
The club plans many ski trips during the ski season for the day, the weekend, and week long. Most trips remain local in the East, with annual trips to some of the most popular ski resorts in Vermont, as well as the Rockies and Canada.
Members enjoy non-ski activities year round, such as water skiing, white water rafting, bike trips, crab feasts, pool parties, and more.
The Terrapin Ski and Snowboard Club is run by students at the University of Maryland College Park.
The University of Maryland's ski club sponsors several ski trips throughout the winter. In the past, students have been able to purchase inexpensive night season passes at local resorts through the club.
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