Roanoke Skier Dec 2014draft
Monthly Newsletter of the Roanoke Ski Club
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Dates to Remember
6th -6:30 Holiday
Party @ HVCC
12th -6:00 Dickens of
16th -5:30 Happy
Hour at Shakers
21st Winter Solstice
As I write this message, it's snowing like crazy in Roanoke. Yes -- it's November 26, and
I'm late getting my December 'message' to our wonderful secretary and newsletter
editor, Cathy. BUT -- what a great opportunity to write to the ski club membership -while it's snowing.
As of yesterday, the Ski Club's holiday party on Saturday, December 6, has sold out.
With 120 tickets sold, I believe this is our biggest crowd yet for the December party.
Thank you for being open to changing the holiday party this year to a catered event at
Hidden Valley Country Club. We enjoy exploring new events and mixing things up a
bit from time to time. We will continue to offer 'tried and true' events and activities along with some fresh new ideas.
Speaking of fresh, new ideas -- can you believe we are already talking about and planning the end-of-year
April trip conclusion party? Here we are in December - with our first ski trip approximately 6 weeks away,
and we are already planning our April meeting that will close out the 2014-2015 membership
year. John Schrader is heading up a committee for this event, so please contact John if you're interested in
participating in the planning of this event. I can hear the horses whinny from here. (Yes, that is a hint on a
While our holiday party is being held at Hidden Valley Country Club, our January meeting will be moved due
to the club's closure during the first 2 weeks of January. The board has elected to remain at Hidden Valley
for the remainder of the 2014-2015 year; and, we were very pleased with the food selection and
presentation at the November meeting, which also received positive comments from those in attendance.
Thank you for your patience during this time. (January meeting place, to be determined.)
Last, I'd like to THANK EVERYONE who contributes to make this club a success. From volunteering at events
like GoFest, to leading an activity, to offering to help decorate for a party, to leading a trip and all of the
many other contributions from the membership. It really does take a 'village' (hmmm....members), to
make our club the fun, outdoor enthusiast club that it is.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
GATHER WITH US
Friday December 12th at 6:00 p.m. FOR
Dickens of a Christmas Downtown Roanoke At Awful Arthur’s
(barside) – 108 Campbell Avenue – Watch the parade
and street performers, take a carriage ride, shop, sing
Christmas Carols or just enjoy the nog and be merry!
Emily Hurst will be
our Elfin Hostess
HAPPY HOUR –
5:30 Tuesday, December 16th at Shakers –
1909 Valley View Blvd, Emily Hurst will be our Hostess –
Happy hour prices on beverages and appetizers
Please note: The Holiday Party is SOLD OUT
The Blue Ridge Ski & Outing Club
Dec 09, 7 pm @ The Grandin Theatre, Roanoke, VA
Pretty Faces - The Story of a Skier Girl
from Unicorn Picnic Productions
Pretty Faces is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. The concept
for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps
co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a source of
inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and
friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to…I
wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhs, Ski Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the
elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.”
Despite women’s presence in:
- 40% of the skiing population and
- 30% of the adventure sports film viewership
…..only 14% of athletes in major ski film were female this past season. Additionally, last season’s 14%
was record female representation, up from 9% the previous season.
We see this as an opportunity to provide an inspiring documentary ski film told from a female’s
perspective to connect with and celebrate skiing female population.
Although skiing is the focus of the film, we hope to showcase women’s on-hill success-from professional
skiers to recreational enthusiasts-to inspire girls of all ages to pursue their dreams, walk the path less
traveled, and reach their fullest potential, whatever path they choose.
Young girls need more positive role models to offer then an alternative to the world of skinny jeans,
reality TV and fashion magazines. We aim to provide a positive source of inspiration for young girls first
and foremost. The lessons learned on the mountain parallel those learned by many women who take the
path less traveled. Our documentary ski film (Pretty Face) will showcase women walking that path to
deliver the message “If she can do it, then so can I.”
For more information including tour information and to view the film trailer head to:
For information about SheJumps head to:
For information about The Blue Ridge Ski & Outing Club head to:
For ticket information and the official event page go to facebook:
Pretty Faces Tour, Roanoke, VA
Hope to see everyone at the Grandin Theatre on December 09 at 7pm
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT OUR MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
January: Pete Eschelman from Roanoke Outdoors
February: Cruising Adventures
March: John May from Twin River Outfitters
BACK CREEK GORGE - TWIN FALLS HIKE
ON SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8TH, 17 RSC MEMBERS VENTURED UP BENT MOUNTAIN
TO HIKE TO THE FALLS OVERLOOK.
THE AIR WAS CHILLY TO START, BUT SOON WARMED UP WITH THE SUN AND EXCERSISE. ALL
PACKED A LUNCH TO ENJOY OVERLOOKING THE FALLS AND THE STEEP GORGE.
AFTER THE HIKE WE WENT TO AMRHEINS
WINERY FOR THE ANNUAL HARVEST SOUP AND
WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO SPEND A
BEAUTIFUL LATE FALL DAY.
Don’t forget: Roanoke Ski Club Apparel with Logo
We're proud of our club. Let's let the world know! You can now purchase Roanoke Ski Club logo
sportswear directly, on-line, through our authorized 3rd party vendor - Jester Promotions. Just click
on the following link
and go right to their site. We're also putting an Apparel button on the Club's homepage for direct
Well, the season is upon us, snow is falling outside my window as I write this; and,
we are about to begin our annual treks out west, as well as locally.
Weather is behaving nicely with all the western resorts getting snow as well as the
Off to a Great Start!
Cathy Campbell, leader of the Banff trip, is making final preparations for departure on
January 10. I know all on this trip are looking forward to a great week in British
Columbia, Banff National Park and the fabulous Fairmont Hotels! Space still available
for a single female. Contact Cathy for details.
Dave and Melinda Cohan will be leading the other trip in January to the equally Fabulous Lake
Tahoe area on January 24.
From a local perspective, we still have space on the high value mid-week trip to
Timberline/Cannan, West Virginia - February 22 -25
Contact Dean Martin:
This has sold out every year, so do not wait!
Roanoke Ski Club will be partnering again with Roanoke
Parks and Rec. for day trips to Snowshoe. Transportation
cost for RSC members is again only $ 15.00.
Schedule details will be coming soon.
GREEK ISLAND CRUISE
MAY 5th -16th
3 NIGHTS IN ATHENS, 2 DAYS OF TOURS, MEALS- PLUS WONDERFUL 7 DAY SAILING CRUISE, $
4,599.00 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
TRIP LEADER - GENE COLLIER
40 PLACES RESERVED WITH AIRLINE, AS OF TODAY 29 ARE
TAKEN…DO NOT MISS OUT ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
CRUISE OPENING FOR SINGLE FEMALE THAT WISHES TO SHARE CABIN
Gene Collier, Trip Director
Don’t forget you must be a member to go on our trips. Go to www.roanokeskiclub.org and click on
the Membership tab; there, you’ll find an application and instructions.
It is getting colder and a few snowflakes have been drifting around so it is time to plan to
take a Roanoke City Parks and Rec shuttle trip to Snowshoe! The club is sponsoring the
shuttles again this year and we will sponsor the NEW weekend and mid-week trips offered
this season. Roanoke Ski Club members receive a discount when you register for a trip –
simply enter the code RSC at checkout. Then enjoy Snowshoe!
More details can be found at:
CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE
Remember to post pictures of your ski trip to the Club Facebook page. Join the page at the
https://www.facebook.com/groups/30584313442/ And post your ski club pics this winter!
Cheers, Sallie Dodson - Marketing Director
We currently have 330 members for 2014-2015
“WELCOME” TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Mary Burns, Lori and Steven Strauss, Mac and Dorry McCorkle, Nathaniel Joiner, Tony and
Vicki Cole, Terry Colpitts and Heidi Marer-Fraser
If you are renewing your membership, you still have to submit an application, and checks
MUST accompany ALL applications!
THAT’S ALL FOLKS
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