Austin Skiers

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SKI * TRAVEL * SOCIAL


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About Us


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Austin Skiers is a non-profit, all volunteer social club for people who love winter sports, travel & social activities We arrange 10 to 12 group trips each year and are able to get group discounts that are not available to individuals or families.


 Club History
The club was formed in
1970 and over the years we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge, expertise and ski industry contacts enabling us to find really good values. Our friendly members also enjoy many social activities here in Austin throughout the year, and really like having new people participate. 

You are welcome to come to meetings and other Austin Skiers events as a guest to check us out. Come have fun with us.

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Don’t forget to treat yourself or the Special Skier in your Life!

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Shop Austin’s full-service winter sports shops for the latest ski or snowboard wear and equipment. We greatly appreciate the support and service these shops have provided to Austin Skiers members over the years. Keep our local ski shops going strong – buy local! Show your Austin Skiers membership card!



Sun & Ski Sports: 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Central Austin, 866-786-3869.

Shop their Hot Buys or Deals of the Week for high quality ski apparel and snowboard gear at great prices. Austin Skiers members receive 10% regular priced ski items. Show your membership card. Visit: Sun & Ski Sports


Marine Max – Sail & Ski:
12971 US 183, North Austin, 512-258-0733.

Looking to rent ski or board apparel, helmets, and equipment? Sail & Ski has a wide selection of quality gear to choose from for kids to adults. Or check out their latest winter sports wear and gear or visit with their expert staff. Austin Skier members receive 25% off ski tuning & repairs. Visit: Marine Max - Sail & Ski.

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Saint Bernard: 3200 Palm Way, #170, (in the Domain) Austin, 512-710-3710.

A family-owned premier ski/snowboard specialty shop since 1978. Saint Bernard carries everything style-conscious Austin families need to get ready for winter sports. Austin Skiers members receive 15% off ski/board wear through May. Visit: Saint Bernard.


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Austin Skiers Logo Gear!


For ordering instructions click here: LOGO GEAR 

Free Logo and Shipping - Use Promo Code: EMFLFS




Nominating Committee seeks Candidates

Our Austin Skiers Nominating Committee is looking for willing and time-abled members to serve on the Executive Committee! All terms are one-year. Contact Nominating Committee Chair, Dave Anderson  if you are interested or have questions about serving on our Board for next year


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Trip Schedule 2021
(subject to change)

Beaver Creek:
Jan 9-16
(The Charter)
<<CONCLUDED>>
<<Check out YouTube video highlighting their trip>>


* Snowmass: Jan 16-23
(Top of the Village)
<<CANCELLED>>


Taos (long):
Jan 23-30
(Snakedance)
<<
CANCELLED>>

Telluride: Feb 6-13
(Bear Creek Lodge)
<<CONCLUDED>>


Copper Mountain: Feb 15-19
(Silver Level Lodge)
<<CANCELLED>>


Heavenly: Feb 20-27
(Lake Tahoe Resort Suites)
<<CONCLUDED>>


Snowbird: Feb 27-Mar 6
(Cliff Lodge)
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UNDERWAY>>


* Lake Louise - TSC Final Showdown: March 13-20
<<CANCELLED>>
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NOTE:
Check out our Facebook page for posts from our trips

Snow Conditions for Upcoming Trips courtesy of On The Snow: Snowbird
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* New Zealand/Australia/Fiji - TSC Fall Expedition: Oct 5-27, 2021
<<Limited Space Available>>

(click to download schedule)

* Texas Ski Council Trip
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EPIC PASS Info

If you purchased an EPIC PASS for the 2020/21 ski season you know reservations are required. Briefly, they have an "Early Season" from Nov. 6 - Dec. 7 and a "Core Season" from Dec. 8 - April 4. They have an online video explanation and an FAQ. Click on EPIC PASS for further information.
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TSA issues NEW COVID-19 Rules for Air Travel

In a press release on January 31, 2021 pursuant to an Executive Order, the TSA latest change is requiring all passengers over the age of 2 to wear face masks. There are penalties for those failing to comply - they will be prevented from entering the screening area, and “the TSA will recommend a fine ranging from $250 for the first offense up to $1,500 for repeat offenders.” The order became effective February 2, 2021 through at least May 11, 2021. This follows the issue of a Federal Register notice (PDF) by the CDC effective February 1, 2021 regarding "wearing of face masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs."


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"We Are Blood" - Looking for Donations

"We are Blood" is the Travis County Medical Society Blood Bank that has been around since 1951. They are looking for people to donate COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma. Please click here to download the form - it has the donor criteria and contact information. They recently announced as of October 28 they will be providing COVID-19 antibody testing on ALL donations! They have also reinstated "Mall Drives." Check out the latest articles. Click here regarding eligibility or you can either call 512-206-1108/email. All donations require an appointment - click here to schedule a date/time once you qualify.

Convalescent plasma is a treatment that utilizes plasma from individuals who have an illness and fought it off and may possess antibodies that can be used to treat the illness. The treatment has been around for more than 100 years. The plasma, rich with antibodies, has been studied in other outbreaks of respiratory infections. If you've recovered from COVID-19 please consider donating your plasma - it may save a life! Thanks to several Austin Skiers we know of who've donated!

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Annual Trip Presentation

We want to thank all those who attended both Zoom and In-Person presentation on August 16 at Balcones Country Club for the 2021 ski season. We had 49 people attend In-Person and 32 via Zoom. 

For those unable to attend the meeting or would like the official presentation - we have two resources for you. You can replay the Trip Presentation as it was recorded albeit a few minutes on front-end was unrecorded. This is a link  to Dropbox. Also, you can download the PowerPoint (PDF) presentation for your review.

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Austin Skiers Message Regarding Covid-19 Impact

(UPDATE: 2/11/21): As of December 16, 2020, the City of Austin and Austin Public Health (APH) issued NEW and updated COID-19 regulations. The City updated and extended the "stay- at-home order, thereby extending the current requirements for face mask & limitations on social gatherings thru February 16, 2021. The APH reiterates the same rules along with adding new guidelines for counter-service restaurants and pickup food and drink areas, through April 15, 2021.

Austin Skiers has resumed its Happy Hours and have scheduled two in February (11 & 18th) and two in March (4th & 18th) as announced in the February "Ski News" newsletter. Also see Upcoming Events on the right-side of our website home page for details & any changes.

Please know our Austin Skiers Board will continue to keep our club running strong and provide updates via email, Website, Facebook and Instagram. 

Until we gather again, we encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines, take care and stay well.

Sincerely,

Austin Skiers Board of Directors

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Check out the Austin Skiers App!! Click on iPhone or Android to download it. Log-in using your Austin Skiers website credentials. App for both platforms was updated on 2/3/20.

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Texas Ski Council (TSC) Info.

The Austin Skiers proudly support the Texas Ski Council (TSC). Please check their website for more information about trips, Youth Foundation, etc..

As announced in the February “Ski News,” the TSC BidFest - is going Virtual from April 9-11, 2021. Stay tuned for more information in the March newsletter!

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2021 TSC Trips

Traditional: Snowmass, CO Jan 16-23

<<CANCELLED>>

Winter Shootout:
Purgatory, CO Feb 20-27

Final Showdown: Lake Louise, CAN Mar 13-20
<<CANCELLED>>

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TRIP INSURANCE RESOURCES

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Current "Ski News" Newsletter
(Click here for Newsletter archives)



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Austin Skiers have Members living in states from every region of the country - Florida to California to Colorado to Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, New York & Connecticut!

The Membership Year for Austin Skiers runs from June 1 thru May 31. The fee is not prorated. It's only $40 for an Individual or $55 for Family (up to 6). To join or renew your membership in Austin Skiers use our online registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Communications@austinskiers.org. Click on this link and download a PDF file summary of what Austin Skiers are about.


 

 






            



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