Clubs and Meet Ups

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(Photo: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA)

Want to Meet Friends Who Ski and Snowboard? - Find a Club or a Meet Up!

Lots of ski and snowboard clubs thrive in cities across the country. Groups in Atlanta and Miami are among the largest in the country. Clubs and Meet UPs offer well organized affordable trips to local and far-away ski and snowboard destinations. They provide an instant group of friends with whom you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

CLUBS and MEET UPS FOR EVERYONE

The fun and camaraderie doesn't stop when winter ends. In the "off season", clubs (and also Meet Ups) organize fun events, and year-round recreation like canoe or white water rafting trips, bicycling, picnics, etc.

While Meet UPs are typically organized by individuals, ski and snowboard retail shops may share information about local clubs. Schools have their own clubs for youngsters. Signing up for trips is a great way to learn, get better and meet people. Search online to find a clubs and Meet Ups near you. Here are some other websites to visit:

National Ski Club Federation represents clubs from all over the U.S. www.skifederation.org.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers is the largest club in the country. www.nbs.org

Disabled Sports, USA offers programs and events for adapative skiers and snowboarders. www.dsusa.org

The U.S. Deaf Ski and Snowboard Association. www.usdssa.org.

WHY JOIN?

Clubs and Meet Ups offer well organized trips to local and far-away destinations and they provide an instant group of friends with whom you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. In short, clubs are a conduit to learning skiing and snowboarding. Clubs are especially popular in larger metropolitan areas in the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast regions, the Midwest and in Texas. Groups in Atlanta and Miami are among the largest in the country.

Clubs generally charge a modest membership fee to join. They typically meet once a month mostly during colder winter months. Volunteer members "govern" the organizations. They put together learning programs and turn-key affordable trips, social gatherings and other activities for colleagues and friends.

CLUBS FOR EVERYONE

Most clubs belong to a council that forms an even larger body of potential companions and friends for skiing and snowboarding. The Internet is a good source for information. A group known as the National Ski Club Federation represents clubs from all over the U.S. Information is available at www.skifederation.org.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers (www.nbs.org) represents mostly African-American skiers and snowboarders. Disabled Sports, USA information is located at www.dsusa,org. The U.S. Deaf Ski and Snowboard Association can be reached at www.usdssa.org.

Local ski and snowboard shops usually have information about local clubs. Many schools have their own clubs for youngsters. Signing up for trips is a great way to learn, get better and meet people.

Fun and camaraderie doesn't stop when winter ends. In the "off season", clubs organize family and singles activities, fun events, and year-round recreation like canoe or white water rafting trips, bicycling, picnics, etc.

 

 

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