Upcoming events

    • 9 Jan 2020
    • (EST)
    • 5 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Enclave Clubhouse, 950 Channel View Lane, Chattanooga, TN

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

    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hilda and Willis Jones' Flat Duck Farm, 7742 Three Notch Rd., Ringgold, GA
    Register

    Ski Club general monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY BEFORE THE TUESDAY MEETING DATE.  Click on the “Register” button at left so we'll have an idea of how many people to expect (no meal this month).  For info contact Bob Tramel at rjtram@gmail.com

    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 17 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Amicalola Falls State Park-Hike Inn
    Register
     

    Sunday September 27, 2020

    Happy Sunday Hikers,

    This is a rather long email, however very important that you read before the Len Foote Hike-Inn trip.   Please reply to me which option you for choosing below!!! We don’t want anyone left behind. 

    We have 4 options for getting to the Hike-Inn.  

    1. Option 1 is to meet for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Dalton, Ga, 938 Market Street, Exit 333 off I-75 at 8:30 am. 
    2. Option 2 is for those of you who don't want to eat, but will join the breakfast group at Cracker Barrel to caravan to Amicalola Falls, leaving Cracker Barrel at 9:30 am.  
    3. Option 3 is to meet us at the Visitors Center @ Amicalola Falls State Park @ 11:00 am  to sign-in, drive up the hill, park, and hike together.  
    4. Option 4 is to go on your own, and we'll see you at the Hike-Inn.  

    Remember, everyone MUST ALL REGISTER BEFORE GETTING ON THE TRAIL (at the Visitors Center @ Amicalola Falls just inside the main gate (before driving up the hill to where we park and the trail starts).  

    This is very important….****** NOTE**** When you arrive at the park gate, DO NOT PAY  to come into the park, be sure and tell the Park Ranger that you are spending the night at Len Foote Hike-Inn. You will pay your parking fee when you register at the Visitor Center. 

     *****Please let me know which of the above 4 options you are doing.  We don't want to leave anyone behind.   barbwire@flash.net  or  text me  423-902-6095

     Also, Hike-Inn has asked for a $10 cash tip from each person.  Please do this, the tip is divided between ALL STAFF, cooks, waiters, bathroom cleaners, property cleaners, laundry people, front desk, yard & lawn workers…. everyone….. There will be “tip jars” in the dining room and the front office****

     Other items:

    If you have never taken the tour on how the Hike-Inn is run organically and Green, you need to do this…. very fascinating & interesting… This tour usually starts promptly at 5:00 p.m. *** might be different this time so ask when you check in****

    This year due to COVID the game room will have NO GAMES!!! If you have a game that you are willing to bring with you that would be great… I will be bringing LRC dice so bring your $1.00 bills if you would like to play….I will also bring a deck of “ROOK” cards. 

    One more item:

    If you have a Chattanooga Ski Club T-Shirt or hat or both, please bring with you for a “Group Picture”! I think this will be a Great Picture for the CSC Newsletter.

    I guess that’s it….. Looking forward to a great hike with great friends and great fellowship.

    Glad you’re going with us this time,

    Barb

    barbwire@flash.net   423-902-6095

    ***STOP*** You can stop reading now...*** the rest is previous info.



    Hello Hikers,

    I have made reservations at Len Foote Hike Inn for **** Please note Date** Friday October 16, 2020** that means hike up on Friday and depart on Saturday October 17th. I have 10 rooms on hold.  You are all set to make your individual reservations yourself.

     ** Note registering on the event site does not give you a room, you must go to Hike Inn web site to secure your room***

    You will need to go to hike-inn.com click on reservations at the top of the page, click on book now.  Arrival date: Friday October 16, 2020  Check out date: Saturday October 17, 2019. Adults: Max of 2 per room.  Promotional/Group code is CSC20.  Follow instructions below from Manager of Hike Inn- Angel

    Go to www.hike-inn.com  

    Click on RESERVATIONS 

    Click on RATE OPTIONS 

    Promotional/Group Code: CSC 20 type in your group code, click apply (this will change the dates on the left to your groups dates) 

    Click on the 1 room, 1 adult, no children menu and change the count to what you need it to be. If you need more than one room, click the plus sign and change that count to what you need it to be. Room count can be no more than 3, with at least one person being a child aged 12 or under. 

    Then click check availability.  If there are rooms available you will see a box that says book it, click it to complete the reservation form. Double check the right hand side for rooms and amount of people in each room.  If you need to make changes there is box with an arrow that will take you back to the first page. 

    Once all the guest info, special info, payment info, the booking and privacy policy are agreed to, click book now.   

    Let us know if you have any other questions  

    Thanks  

    Angel B.

    Hike-Inn Reservations

    We have 10 rooms  reserved under that code.  If you forget to use the code it might show sold out for that date. 

    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.

    ****. 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.

    You can contact Angel @ Hike-Inn Reservations 1-800-581-8032 for any other questions.

     Barb Wise 

    Special Trip Coordinator 

    • 3 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • 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 (or 2nd Tuesday if 1st Tuesday is a holiday).  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 rjtram@gmail.com

    • 16 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • Taos, NM
    Registration is closed


    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR MEMBERS WHO WANT TO MAKE A ONE-TIME, UP FRONT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OF THE BASE COST, AIRFARE, LESSONS & LIFT TICKET.  PRICES DIFFER FROM FLYER & RESERVATION FORM BELOW DUE TO NONREFUNDABLE 3.5% FEE ADDED.

    All members paying by credit card must also complete, sign, and send the following reservation form to the Trip Leader IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED REGISTERED FOR THE TRIP:

    Trip Reservation Form - Taos 2021 4-25-20.doc


    NOTE:  Last day to drop or sign up is Monday August 31, 2020 - see Cancellation Policy in the Reservation Form.

    For more information contact the Trip Leader:
    Jim Mullenix
    3096 Reflecting Drive
    Chattanooga, TN  37415
    Cell phone (423) 593-6012‬
    Email jmullenix@epbfi.com

    • 20 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 27 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Mt. Bachelor, OR
    Register


    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR MEMBERS WHO WANT TO MAKE A ONE-TIME, UP FRONT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OF THE BASE COST, AIRFARE & LIFT TICKET.  PRICES DIFFER FROM FLYER & RESERVATION FORM BELOW DUE TO NONREFUNDABLE 3.5% FEE ADDED.

    All members paying by credit card must also complete, sign, and send the following reservation form to the Trip Leader IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED REGISTERED FOR THE TRIP:

    Trip Reservation Form - Mt Bachelor 4-25-20.doc


    NOTE:  Last day to drop or sign up is Monday October 5, 2020 - see Cancellation Policy in the Reservation Form.

    For more information contact the Trip Leader:
    Kevin Cleek
    4262 Country Way
    Cohutta, GA  30710
    Cell phone (423) 400-5500
    Email kevin.cleek@gmail.com

    • 21 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 23 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Abingdon, VA- White Top Mountain
    Register
    Hello to those of you that are registered for this trip! It is very important that you call and reserve your room, this is most important.  See names and phone numbers below for lodging that will be close to the bike shop. ***Please let me know when you have booked your room. 

      The VA Creeper Bike Weekend Bike Ride will be  Friday May 21-23,2021

    Make your way to Abingdon VA Friday May 21, 2021

       You are own your own Friday night for dinner, just "Google" restaurants in Abingdon and you will find  several to choose from.

    I will have   seats on hold at the Barter Theatre for Friday night May 21,2021 for " production of  "Not known at this time" You must let me know ASAP If you plan on attending the theatre, I will need to know to get us a group rate price. 

    Our "Group" dinner is Saturday night May 22,2021  6:00 p.m. at "The Peppermill", 231 W. Main Street, 5 minute walk (0.2) from the Barter.

    We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. on Friday May 21,2021  to be seated (our seats are on 2nd. and 3rd. rows.  So plan your dinner accordingly.

     IF you are renting a bike, you must call VA Creeper Bike Shop 276-676-2552 to reserve your bike and if needed a helmet.  IF you are bringing your bike you must call the bike shop to reserve your spot on the shuttle to the top of "White Top Mountain".   Tell them you are with CSC club and you want the 8:30 a.m. shuttle.

    **** IMPORTANT**** When you arrive Friday, you must go to the bike shop to pay for your shuttle ride/rentals(if needed).  Do this Friday! Do not wait until Saturday morning to do this!!!

    Saturday Morning, we are on the 8:30 shuttle.  Be at the Bike Shop by 8:00 a.m. this is also very important as April/ May are  popular months of the Creeper Ride, the Rhododendrons should be in full bloom. (Hopefully)? 

    When you register for this event you must sign the Trip Release Waiver at the bottom of the Registration form.

    YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN ROOM!!!  For other room choices please contact me for information.  For now these two lodges have availability for the May 21-23, 2021 trip:  **** when you have booked your room please let me know*** I will need to know where you are to get you your theater tickets and to plan meeting at "Command Central" for Margarita's!!!! 

    Creepers Inn Lodging- 276-525-2031, tell Jill Dalton you are with CSC.

    Black Dog Inn-276-628-4153, tell Rick you are with CSC.

    See you Friday May 21,2021  in Abingdon, VA

    Barb

    423-902-6095

    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 April 24th, 2020  VA CREEPER TRAIL RIDE!!!

    Contact Barb Wise for information on 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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Past events

11 Sep 2020 Bardstown, KY Sept. 11-13, 2020
1 Sep 2020 General Monthly Meeting [CANCELLED]
22 Aug 2020 Annual Lake Party [CANCELLED]
16 Aug 2020 WATER WITHDRAWAL-Lets go rafting!!!! Parking Fee
9 Aug 2020 SUP PARTY-Harbor Heights-3789 Kings Rd. 37416 [CANCELLED]
4 Aug 2020 CANCELLED [General Monthly Meeting]
2 Jun 2020 CANCELLED [General Monthly Meeting]
5 May 2020 General Monthly Meeting
7 Apr 2020 General Monthly Meeting
8 Mar 2020 Sunday Outing! March Birthdays & Whiskey Lovers!SUNDAY INFO
6 Mar 2020 2020 St. Moritz & Scotland Ski Trip
3 Mar 2020 General Monthly Meeting
22 Feb 2020 2020 Banff Ski Trip - Airfare
22 Feb 2020 2020 Banff Ski Trip - Airfare #1 Less Bus Refund
22 Feb 2020 2020 Banff Ski Trip - Airfare #2 Less Bus Refund
22 Feb 2020 2020 Banff Ski Trip
1 Feb 2020 2020 Salt Lake City Ski Trip
11 Jan 2020 2020 Snowmass Ski Trip
7 Jan 2020 General Monthly Meeting
3 Dec 2019 Annual Christmas Party
5 Nov 2019 General Monthly Meeting
2 Nov 2019 Bonaire-scuba, snorkeling & Much More
5 Oct 2019 CARIBBEAN CRUISE 2019 [NOW CLOSED]
1 Oct 2019 General Monthly Meeting
22 Sep 2019 Raft the Hiwassee! Let's go Rafting
3 Sep 2019 General Monthly Meeting
6 Aug 2019 General Monthly Meeting
13 Jul 2019 Annual Lake Party
4 Jun 2019 General Monthly Meeting
13 May 2019 CUBA CRUISE
11 May 2019 Gibbs Garden Motorcycle & Motor Car CANCELED-PLEASE READ
7 May 2019 General Monthly Meeting
27 Apr 2019 Silver Comet-Please reply if you want to try April 27th
26 Apr 2019 Myrtle Beach
2 Apr 2019 General Monthly Meeting
8 Mar 2019 2019 Italy Ski Trip
5 Mar 2019 General Monthly Meeting
9 Feb 2019 2019 Park City Ski Trip
5 Feb 2019 General Monthly Meeting
19 Jan 2019 2019 Telluride Ski Trip
10 Jan 2019 Monthly Board Meeting
8 Jan 2019 General Monthly Meeting
26 Dec 2018 NOLA Train Trip-UPDATE BEFORE WE LEAVE
11 Dec 2018 Annual Christmas Party
6 Nov 2018 General Monthly Meeting
19 Oct 2018 VA Creeper Bicycle Ride-PLEASE READ THIS
7 Oct 2018 CARIBBEAN CRUISE
2 Oct 2018 General Monthly Meeting
29 Sep 2018 Len Foote- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BRING SOME CASH!!!
7 Sep 2018 Louisville Urban Bourbon Trail-September 7-9, 2018
4 Sep 2018 General Monthly Meeting
26 Aug 2018 Rafting Trip on the Hiwassee River
7 Aug 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Jul 2018 CHUHULY-BILTMORE- TWO TICKETS AVAILABLE !!
5 Jun 2018 General Monthly Meeting
18 May 2018 French Broad Dude Ranch
4 May 2018 VA Creeper Bicycle Ride May 4,5,6, 2018
1 May 2018 General Monthly Meeting
27 Apr 2018 Crescent Spring Conference
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
11 Jan 2018 Monthly Board Meeting
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 Crescent Series Race at Sugar Mountain
25 Feb 2017 2017 Park City Ski Trip
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