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Ski Conditions

Next Board Meeting: November 5th - 7pm,
Club Meeting October 8th - 8pm
At The Polish Community Center

  • IF you are planning on signing up for a trip and have not yet paid your dues or have not picked up your membership card you will need to do so before the trip will accept your deposit.   You are required to show your card at the time of signing up
  • The membership table is often  open prior to the meeting but not always; we are always open by 8pm but this could be a problem if you are signing up for a popular trip.  
  • Please
    1. Pay, your dues online and email membership at membership@ocskiclub.org that you will need your card for Thursday's (9/3/15) evening signup. 
    2. If you've paid already you will still need to contact us so that we can pull your card out.
    3. We will have those cards in a separate file to facilitate a quicker pickup.
    4. Emails received after 2pm on 9/3/15 cannot be guaranteed to be ready.
  • Contact membership@ocskiclub.org to give us this advance request or take your chances.   Gretchen & Gail may be in line themselves to sign up for a trip

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2015-16 Ski Trips!

2015-16 Skiing Day Trips!

2015-16 Ski Specials & Discounts!!
Burke Mountain Resort Special

Trips opening October 8th:
1). Sunday River


Alpine Day Bus New Items 2015-2016

  1. Second pickup is now Exit 12 of the Northway
    1. Park & Ride on East side

  2. The proposed budget includes a $2 raise in the bus seat cost
    1. See budget notice

  3. The Bus early season bus schedule is posted

  4. We need new bus leaders for this season
    1. Please email

  5. We are not labeling a bus “party bus” anymore.
    1. See October’s LiftLine article

  6. Guests will pay $20 at point of sign up

Please come and see us or email us for more details.

OC Ski Club 2015-2016 Budget Proposal

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The 2015-2016 budget includes changes to the following 3 items in order to work towards a break even balance, and to prevent the need to raise dues.

The Proposed Budget includes these three items:

1) An increase to the bus fee of an additional $2 for all riders.
(Mem/Appl would be $12, Guests $22)

2) A Cap the cost of the LiftLine to $540 monthly along with;

3) * An additional cost of $10 more for a printed LiftLine subscription
(* increase from $10 yearly to $20 yearly subscription)

What has been done, is that the Board agreed to drop the proposed increases to the Recognition policy, but keep the 3 additions that were approved by the Board last fiscal year.

Those additions are: A Class 3 Recognition for the Audio-Visual guys (who provide music, microphones and speakers for meetings and events), A Class II Recognition for the PayPal Administrator, and an additional Class I for the Volleyball Tournament Committee.
The proposed budget does include these proposed recognition changes as posted.

OC Recognition Policy New Changes

September Board Meeting Revisions

As of September 3, 2015 the OC Board has made a complete change to the proposed recognition policy that has been posted previously. PLEASE review the new details that will be presented to membership for approval on October 22, 2015.

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Headless Horseman event details here!

OC Ski Club Halloween PartyFWF

October 24th at 10 Ring Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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September 3rd was the Kick-Off for the 2015/16 Ski Season.

A summary of the trips has been posted on the website. This will give you the basic information regarding the scheduled trips. The trip leaders will have more information by the time of the Kick-Off.

Please note the following:

  1. Trip prices are determined by the cost to the club for the trip. Any benefits we receive for our participation are used to offset the cost to our members. For example, sometimes we get an early contracting bonus. We apply that credit to our costs. We generally get a free room/flight/ticket for every 20 paid slots. These again are used to offset our costs and to provide recognition to the Trip Leaders for their time and work.

  2. Recognition in the form of a discounted trip price is given to the Trip Leaders. Therefore, it is not necessary to give a Trip Leader gift. Please do not ask anyone to donate to a group gift. If you would like to recognize the Trip Leader, please do so individually.

  3. For Bus trips, there is a fixed cost that must be covered regardless of the number of participants. If a trip does not have the full number of budgeted participants, adjustments may be made to the trip package to keep the trip financially viable. To avoid issues, drive-up options will not be accepted until the bus slots are completely full. Additionally, there is always a possibility that the trip could be canceled or changed. There is also a possibility that a price can be reduced if we can exceed the budgeted number of participants.

  4. Some trips have a contingency built into the price. If we see that this contingency fund is not needed, the final trip payment may be reduced.

I have tried my best to provide a variety of trip options with reasonable pricing. I have taken input from members in selecting trip locations. I hope you enjoy the 2015/16 Ski Season.

As always, I welcome your feedback at , Alpinetrips.

Kathy Howard, Trips Chair

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Ski & Snowboard Expo

Mark Your Calendar for the Ski and Snowboard Expo running from Friday,

November 6 through Sunday, November 8, to be held at the Convention Center at the Empire Plaza in Albany, NY.

Always a great event with lots of bargins.


Chasing Shadows

This fall Warren Miller Entertainment introduces its 66th snowsports film Chasing Shadows.

Watch famous skiers & boarders pursue turns on the mountains of our dreams: Chamonix, Alaska’s Chugach, Utah’s Wasatch and the Himalayans.

Warren Miller once said “a pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom.” And don’t forget the many free coupons for lift tickets to: Sugarbush, Windham, Gore, Smugglers Notch, Killington and more.

To be held at the Palace Theater on 11/13 – 11/14 at 8pm.

Tickets may be purchased from Mike Baker 9518) 588-4491or on-line.

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Hana Steak House & Sushi Bar
Wed. November 25th
Tues. December 22nd
Tues. December 29th

Hana Steak House & Sushi Bar
1620 Western Avenue
Right across from Crossgates Entrance

All 3 dates will include Happy Hour Specials from 5:30 – 8:00pm. x Draft Beer $2.50 x Domestic Bottle Beer $2.50 x Well Drinks $3.00 x Wine $5.00. Appetizers $3.00: Japanese Spring Rolls, Sweet Potato Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Philadelphia Roll & Edamame – Apps $4.00: Chicken Karaage, Vegetable Tempura & Rock Shrimp.

Business meeting conducted at 6:15pm.

Bus and trip sign ups as well as applicant and membership sign ups will be accepted at these events.


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