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 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.
Founded by a group of Union Carbide engineers in the late 1950s, the Kanawha Ski Club began as a means of connecting Charleston area ski buffs to the nearest slopes, which for the most part were outside the state. Today, West Virginia has some of the best ski resorts in the region, so members don't have to go as far to get to the slopes.
The Kanawha Ski Club sponsors local trips to Snowshoe, Timberline, Winterplace, and Canaan Valley, as well as trips throughout the country to areas such as Vail, Aspen, and Steamboat Springs.
The club holds spring and fall mountain biking tours, an annual summer membership picnic, and other seasonal activities such as rafting, volleyball, golf, in-line skating and a beach trip.
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.
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