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The 2017-18 season marks the 20th year I have been a member of the Victoria Ski Club. When I joined it we because I loved
to ski but did not have a car that could get up to Mt. Washington, I stayed because I love skiing as part of a group that
provides a framework for members to be as social or independent as they chose but at the end of the day there is always
a group to share stories of your adventures with.
I have made some lifelong friendships through the club and am very happy to assist with the organization of the great
trips and social functions we host.
I have been a member of the ski club for the past 5 years. I have been a “ski-oholic” for over 35 years
or so- but unfortunately most of past ski buddies had dropped out of the sport. However, over the past 5 years my passion for
skiing has been renewed since I joined the club. Within the club there are a full range of skier types (i.e. beginner/intermediate
and advanced/expert etc.). As a result, I have been able to find folks that I enjoy skiing with and even be challenged by on the
slopes. Life on the slopes is good again! I can also say that I have found some good friends that has enabled me to now go on
more “worldly” travels beyond the ski slopes of BC.
My wife is also happy to ski with folks in the club as she can also find people she is also comfortable skiing with. Happy wife- happy life!
I joined VASC at the end of the 2009-2010 season after retiring and moving to Victoria from the Lower Mainland. I particularly enjoy the ski trips organized by the club and try to make as many as possible. I enjoy the fact there is always a diverse group to ski with that takes you from the cruising of groomers to the more challenging runs. Of course at the end of a day on the slopes there’s always a willing group to indulge in Aprés!
Terry joined the Ski Club for the social aspects as much as, or more than, for the thrill of skiing. As a result, he has increased his network of friends as well as his skiing skills. The Club has been the source of many enjoyable memories and challenges. Now it is time to give back and work with the rest of the Executive to make 2018/19 a truly great year of fun and frivolity!
I have been skiing with the Victoria Alpine Ski Club for many years, even before Steve and I moved to
Victoria from Vancouver. We used to meet up with the club in Whistler or Mt. Washington. It is always a lot more fun
to ski with a group of like-minded friends.
We also enjoy meeting people at the monthly socials, brunches, TGIF’s or during the summer, on bike rides.
Skiing is good. Spent the winter weekends of my teen years at Tod Mountain (now Sun Peaks) and a winter
in Banff, and then only managed a few trips a year. Joined the club in 2014 as it offered a chance to get more
serious. Looking forward to many more years of great social experiences and fun folk to travel and ski with!
I am a originally from Alberta where I learned to ski at the age of 6 at the Edmonton Ski Club in the North Saskatchewan
river valley. After high school I moved to Jasper and enjoyed a short stint as a "ski bum" . Reality set in and I needed
a career so I returned to Edmonton and attended N.A.I.T. where I completed the Certified Dental Assisting program. This
has been a great career for me for the last 34 years but now I am looking to retire and pursue that "ski bum" status once again.
I joined the ski club a year ago and I must say I have had tons of fun and met some great friends. I look forward to the up
and coming season and many more. The club is great no matter what level you ski or even if you don't it's a great group to
hang out with.
After relocating to Victoria in 1994 and missing a ski season, I discovered ‘the Club’ and jumped into a ski week in Sun Peaks.
Since then, I’ve been on numerous VASC ski trips ranging from weekends at Mt. Washington to destination vacations like Colorado
and Europe. Besides skiing, the Club offers other social and recreational activities throughout the year depending on
members’ interests. Despite having skied for many years, I’m still happiest on intermediate runs, preferably with fresh snow and sunshine.
I joined the club in 2014 for the last trip of the year to Whistler and was hooked.
My work colleague had told me grand tales of ski trips to Europe and Utah and I decided to give it a try. Now is time to give back with a directorship. My greatest love is skiing which I enjoyed as a kid with my family, followed by travel, hiking, sailing and biking. What could be better than a condo on a ski hill along with many skiing buddies with lots of potlucks, wine and music to share, as well as large flakes falling outside, a cozy fire and the anticipation of deep and steep in the morning! Now my social calendar is full of stuff with friends that I have met in the ski club. The socials are always fun, so are pub nights and brunches. You often see your club members in lineups on the mountain cuz we wear flagging tape on our helmets to identify ourselves then we exchange tips about different runs and conditions and which lifts have the shortest lineups! This club also satisfies the need to ski and to travel. In 2017 we joined another club from Vancouver for a trip to Ireland. I hope to organize a bike and barge to Europe in the future.
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