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


MarineMax – 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 2021-22
(subject to change)

Zermatt, UT: Aug 14-19, 2021
<<Zermatt Resort & Spa>>


* Park City, UT: Jan 8-15, 2022
<<EPIC>>

* Zell-am-See, Austria:
Jan 21-29, 2022

Snowmass, CO: Jan 22-29, 2022
<<IKON>>


Steamboat, CO: Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022
<<IKON>>


* Telluride, CO: Feb 5-12, 2022
<<EPIC>>


Sun Peaks, CAN: Feb 19-Feb 26


Vail, CO: Feb 26-Mar 5, 2022
<<EPIC>>


* Mammoth, CA: Mar 5-12, 2022
<<IKON>>

Heavenly, CA/NV: Mar 12-19, 2022
<<EPIC>>


* Russia: Sept, 2022



* TSC Trip

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Click to download PDF of trip line-up
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<<From the Executive Committee>>

Proclamation


Whereas the COVID pandemic has made the work of the Vice President of Trips an order of magnitude more difficult than in any previous year,


Whereas in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, Elisabeth Poigin has selflessly and faithfully donated immeasurable time, skill, counsel, dedication, and service far beyond all expectations, and

Whereas Elisabeth Poigin is retiring to her native France and may less enjoy the fellowship and adventure she has shared in Austin Skiers,


Now be it resolved that Elisabeth Poigin is hereby granted a lifetime membership in Austin Skiers, with all honors and privileges pertaining thereto.

A motion passed unanimously by the Executive Board, this 17th day of April 2021.

Tim Atkinson
G.D. "Tim" Atkinson, President


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NOTE:
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page for posts from our club trips & activities.



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* New Zealand/Australia/Fiji - TSC Fall Expedition: Oct 5-27, 2021
<<UPDATE (3/30/21): <<CANCELLED>>


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Texas Ski Council Trips-
20
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Traditional
Park City, UT:
Jan 8-15, 2022 (EPIC)

    Winter Expedition
Zell-am-See, Austria: Jan 21-29, 2022

Winter Shootout
Telluride, CO
 Feb 5-12, 2022 (EPIC)

Final Showdown
Mammoth, CA
Mar 5-12, 2022
(IKON & Mountain Collective)
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Texas Ski Council Trips
20
23


Traditional
Snowmass, CO:
Jan 14-21, 2023

Winter Expedition

Ischgl-Samnaun, Austria: Jan 21-28, 2023

Winter Shootout

Steamboat, CO: Feb 11-18, 2023

Final Showdown

Lake Louise, CA: Mar 11-18, 2023 



*TSC is looking for Trip Coordinators: click here for more 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."

NOTE: In the February and March newsletters appears an article in the "Communications" section regarding travel information. To make it an easy reference you can click here to download a PDF file with active links.


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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.

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. We have our 2nd HH of March scheduled for the 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..


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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.

NOTE: If you join on or after March 1 your membership will run until June 1 of the following year since the ski season is pretty well over. Also this will allow you to register for trips we have during the summer/fall if they're announced before June 1.

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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