Upcoming events

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 8 Nov 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN

    Ski Club monthly board meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.  All members are welcome to attend.  Note there are no board meetings in July (because of Annual Picnic) and December (because of holidays).

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • Myrtle Beach

    Crescent Ski Council Spring Convention is April 27 through the 29, 2018.  We will be staying at the Brighton Tower, ocean view 2 bedroom/2 bath Condo. Prices are calculated on four people to a condo. For two nights $163.00 a person, three nights $ 220.00 a person.. There are more details to come. Please contact Bobbi Witt if you are interested in going to the beach 423 322 7019 or moonsfrost@hotmail.com. 

    There will be beach Olympics on Saturday and a costume party Saturday night. (theme still pending). More information to come, stay tuned.....

    • 1 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Register

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtramel@tva.gov.

    • 4 May 2018
    • 6 May 2018
    • Abingdon, VA -White Top Mountain
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    The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The VA Creeper Trail, which is actually the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States.

    The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

    This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.  

    Join us on this May 4-6, 2018 ride.  At this time we have 14 CSC riding the trail.

    Contact Barb Wise for information no lodging and booking your shuttle/bike rental (if necessary) to the top of  White Top Mountain 

    Barb Wise

    barbwire@flash.net

    423-902-6095

     

     

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    • 18 May 2018
    • 20 May 2018
    • Smoky Mountains

    We have 20 people registered to go to the Dude Ranch, please contact Carolyn Crabtree (423 8383622) if you are interested in joining us in the Smoky Mountains for a lovely horseback riding adventure. 

    The French Broad River corridor was one of the very first passages west of the original 13 colonies. Many of the families in our area have deeded land commissioned by the King of England from the late 1700’s. In the 1850’s the train ran from Asheville to Wolf Creek in Tennessee which is a few miles past Hot Springs, NC. At Wolf Creek Lodge, passengers would travel by Stage Coach onward west to the other parts of what is now Tennessee and beyond. In 1869, the railroad was connected from the Tennessee side to Wolf Creek, so the stage was no longer needed. The funny thing about “the West” is that it started in Tennessee and other states bordering the 13 colonies and slowly moved all the way to the Pacific.

    Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding, of course, is the main ranch activity that is done all months we are open. We have 5 trails ranging from 1 to 2 hours long in duration not counting saddling and grooming. You generally ride twice a day, once before and once after lunch. You will be given a horse that fits your skills at the start of the week. Our trail rides are all on the ranch and have views most other horse trails only dream of having. The river ride is the flat trail and from there the other trails go on up to 200 feet and up to 1000 feet above the lodge area. Our Arabian horses are great mountain trail horses.


    Grub

    At our Ranch, eating good food comes naturally.You’ll enjoy great meals from breakfast to supper. Beef, chicken, turkey, and pork to name just a few of the main entrees served each week. We have mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, homemade bread, and the best desserts that surpass some of the greatest restaurants!

    We serve most of our meals family style, which means all the food comes out to the tables at the same time. Passing the plates of great food is part of the ambiance. You can sit right next to your favorite wrangler since they get to enjoy the meals with you. Our food will fulfill your every expectation.

    Yehaw, it doesn’t get better than this!

     

    Lodging

    Our lodge rooms were newly constructed in 2001. Each room can sleep up to a family of 4, with a private bath. Rooms 1 and 4 have one queen and one double bed. Rooms 2 and 3 have one king and built in bunk beds. Decorated in old western themes and built entirely out of wood, these rooms give you a rustic appeal with all the modern conveniences. The main lodge is located only a few feet away.

    Our Lone Star Hotel is a timber frame building so characteristic of the 1800's complete with oak pegs and square nails. All 7 rooms in this structure have a bathroom and sleeps up to 21 guests total. When we get a large family group, they usually pick the Hotel so they can all be in the same building. The Iron Horse Saloon is the entire lower floor and that is where we do the Square Dance and the Bluegrass Band Plays. This might just be the most 1880’s building you will ever walk through.


    • 5 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Mike Hood at rex1hood@gmail.com.

    • 7 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtramel@tva.gov.

    • 4 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtramel@tva.gov.

    • 7 Sep 2018
    • 9 Sep 2018
    • Lousisville, KY
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    We have 24 CSC Bourbonites headed to Louisville, KY September 7-9, 2018. The available spots on this trip filled in four (4) days; I do have a waiting list. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please let me know.

    Besides the distilleries we will be visiting (Bulleit , Angels Envy, Kentucky Peerless, & Jim Beam, I am trying to contact Rabit Hole), below are other interesting facts and places to see in Louisville, KY.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Whether you take it neat, with a splash, on the rocks or in cocktail, bourbon aficionados know there's no place like Louisville, Ky., to wet your whistle.

    We  are headed to that gracious, Southern city on the Ohio River, we have our passports. The recently expanded Urban Bourbon Trail has 27 bars and restaurants, mostly downtown, but trailblazers can "pick six," getting a passport stamp at each establishment to become Official Bourbon Country Citizens.

    Citizenship entitles imbibers to many rights and privileges. OK, not really. They just get a T-shirt and a certificate, but after reaching a state of bourbon-induced bliss, nobody cares.

    So, what exactly is bourbon? Here's a little tutorial for the uninitiated.

    All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon is American-made whiskey that must be distilled from a mash that is 51 percent corn and aged in charred, new white oak barrels for a minimum of two years, imbuing it with that lovely golden-brown color. Other whiskey can age in re-used barrels

    Louisville is more than just a world class city brimming with art, culture, food, bourbon, and the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere. It’s a big city with a small town feel, as the locals like to say.  Fall is one of the best times to visit Louisville. It’s not just the crisp autumn air and crunchy colorful leaves that brings me back year after year, but also the unique festivals and events, bourbon tasting, museum touring, and a theatre scene that rivals New York City. Here’s a list of things to do in Louisville during the fall!

    • Frazier History Museum.
    • Attraction Slideshow: Museums in Louisville.
    • Kentucky Derby Museum. ...
    • Jim Beam American Outpost and Distillery Museum.
    • Kentucky Science Center. ...
    • The Muhammad Ali Center. ...
    • Louisville Slugger Museum.
    • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind.

    Looking Forward to a Fantastic Trip,

    Barb Wise

    Special Trip Coordinator

    barbwire@flash.net

    423-902-6095

    Trip Idea was from our President Ashley Ownby

     

         
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Amicalola Falls State Park, GA
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    The Len Foote Hike Inn dates have been confirmed - they are Friday-Saturday, September 29-30, 2018.  We have on hold all 20 rooms, for up to 40 members, which means CSC can take over the mountain!!  Please note:  The following people have already registered and secured their rooms at Len Foote Hike Inn, which means we only have  0  rooms (trip full).  

     Tom & Susan Dubose, Robert Haile, Melody Hardesty, Janice Higgins, Wanda Everhart, Mike Hood, Gail Tallent, Shelley & Bill Hooton,  Sue Roman, Adolf & Vicki Spiegelhalter, Sandie Talbolt, Bob Tramel, Faith Young, Barb Wise, Jerry & Becca Hicks, Cindy Dees, Suzanne Grueser, Bobbi Witt, Glenda Dennis, Tom & Angelika Edwards, Roy & Trinda Brunner, Flossie Weill, Flossie's husband, Phil Bigelow, Butch & Carol Cook, Janet Brooks, please notify me when you have registered with Len Foote Hike Inn*** I am keeping a spreadsheet and I will know who is actually registered at the Inn and I will keep a waiting list*** 

    If you like to hike and have never done this before, you will love this fantastic moderate hike.  The trail is well maintained without a lot of rocks or roots on the trail.  It is uphill most of the five miles.  You will need to carry your clothes and toiletries for the evening and the next morning.  When you reach the Inn, you will fall in love with this place and will want to go back again.  Awaiting you will be a delicious home-cooked dinner (family style) and a hearty breakfast.  Alcohol can be packed in.  For more info, see their website @ Hike-Inn.com.  Be aware that what you carry in you must also carry out.

    The cost with 2 people per room is $217.35 (or $108.68 per person).  For one person in the room the cost is $151.80.  If you book a single room and want to change to a double (add a roommate), you can call the Inn and pay the difference. There is also a $10 per room tip that must be paid while you are at the Inn.  Cancellation is up to 7 days out with a $10 per room cancellation fee.

    In order to sign up for the trip, here is what you need to do:

    Book your room online at http://hike-inn.com/reservations/.  Scroll down and click on Book Now.  You will be taken to a new website - click on Book Now again.  Enter the dates, either 1 or 2 for number of people in your room and enter Group Code CSC.  Click Next and follow the remaining steps to pay for your room.

    1. After booking your room please register on the Chattanooga Ski Club website so we will have a record of who is going.

    Looking forward to great trip and a celebration of Bob Tramel's retirement from TVA.

    Barb Wise
    Special Trip Coordinator
    barbwire@flash.net

    423-902-6095

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 2 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtramel@tva.gov.

    • 7 Oct 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • TAMPA FL

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • Abingdon, VA -White Top Mountain
    Register
      

    The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The VA Creeper Trail, which is actually the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States.

    The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

    This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.  

    Join us on this October 19-21, 2018 ride.  At this time we have 12 CSC riding the trail.

    Contact Barb Wise for information no lodging and booking your shuttle/bike rental (if necessary) to the top of  White Top Mountain 

    Barb Wise

    barbwire@flash.net

    423-902-6095

     

     

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    • 6 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN
    Registration is closed

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left to sign up & pay for dinner @ $12 each.  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtramel@tva.gov

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Telluride, Colorado
    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Park City, Utah

Past events

3 Apr 2018 General Monthly Meeting
10 Mar 2018 Austria/Spain Ski Trip 2018
9 Mar 2018 Crescent Series Race at Silver Creek, WV
6 Mar 2018 General Monthly Meeting
24 Feb 2018 Crescent Series Race at Appalachian Mtn, NC
17 Feb 2018 Big Sky Montana Ski Trip 2018
10 Feb 2018 Crescent Series Race at Beech Mtn, NC
6 Feb 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Jan 2018 Crescent Series Race at Canaan Valley, WV
20 Jan 2018 Snowmass Ski Trip 2018
6 Jan 2018 Crescent Series Race at Sugar Mt, NC
2 Jan 2018 General Monthly Meeting
16 Dec 2017 Crescent Series Race at Appalachian Mt, NC
12 Dec 2017 Annual Christmas Party
9 Nov 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
7 Nov 2017 General Monthly Meeting
21 Oct 2017 Panama Canal Cruise
20 Oct 2017 Crescent Ski Council Fall Conference
13 Oct 2017 Virginia Creeper Bike Trail Ride
12 Oct 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
3 Oct 2017 General Monthly Meeting
14 Sep 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
8 Sep 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Trail
5 Sep 2017 General Monthly Meeting
10 Aug 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
1 Aug 2017 General Monthly Meeting
8 Jun 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
6 Jun 2017 General Monthly Meeting
13 May 2017 BODIES Atlanta Day Outing
11 May 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
6 May 2017 CSC End of Season & Derby Party
2 May 2017 General Monthly Meeting
28 Apr 2017 Crescent Ski Council Spring Conference
13 Apr 2017 Monthly Board Meeting
4 Apr 2017 General Monthly Meeting
18 Mar 2017 NORWAY ADVENTURE
7 Mar 2017 General Monthly Meeting
25 Feb 2017 2017 Park City Ski Trip
25 Feb 2017 Crescent Series Race at Sugar Mountain
11 Feb 2017 Crescent Series Race at Beech Mountain
4 Feb 2017 2017 Tahoe Ski Trip
28 Jan 2017 Crescent Series Race at Wintergreen, VA
14 Jan 2017 2017 Vail Ski Trip
6 Jan 2017 2017 Gatlinburg Ski Trip #1