The Palm Beach Gator Snow Ski Club is a group of active, fun-loving, sports-minded people who live in sunny South Florida (mainly Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast), but also share a love for winter activities. Our founding fathers adopted the alligator logo because of its association with South Florida. They did not intend to emulate any University or College.



Club Officers 2022-2023

Our Club officers will serve from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.  

Officers for 2022-2023:

  • President - Kelly Lunsford
  • Past President - Patti Bochniak
  • VP of Ski Trips - Carol Pattison
  • VP of Special Activities - Edward Boatright
  • VP of Socials - Lisa Mango 
  • Treasurer - Alexandra Topole
  • Secretary - Sharon Long
  • Member at Large - Angie Shand
  • Communications Director - TBD *
  • Membership Director - Harry Patat
  • Event Comptroller - TBD *

***TBD positions will be filled by the Board of Directors. If you're interested in volunteering for one of these positions, please contact the Club President, Kelly Lunsford: 

We are looking forward to planning a year for the Club!


Message from President, Kelly Lunsford

Message from the President
Hello Gators,

As we start the summer, we now have transitioned into our New Board. I want to thank all of you who have donated time and effort over the past year.  We have a few new faces to our board of directors and we are still looking for volunteers.  Without the volunteers this club would not thrive.

Our ski trips are now on sale online as of June 1, 2022.  Check the trips out on the website, even if a trip is sold out, put your name on the wait list.

Besides the happy hours every Friday, we have full moon meetups, bike rides, axe throwing and other outdoor activities. Join the fun!

The volunteers on our Social and Special Activities Committee meeting are working hard to bring you enjoyable parties, events and trips this year. If you have an idea for an event, please bring it to the committee. If you would like to get more involved, please join the committee, volunteer to lead an event or trip, or offer to assist other officers. We are looking for volunteers to help us with our events, we will be having a  social/special activity meeting this summer.  With your help we can make your Club even better. 
If you have time, please volunteer to be on the board, we have openings. These positions can be rewarding and a great way to meet some new friends and help the club.  Please let me know if you are interested in joining the board as we have our next meeting on June 7, 2022 where we will attempt to fill some of these open positions. 

Thank you, for the opportunity to serve you again this next year!

Kelly Lunsford

Message from VP Ski Trips, Carol Pattison

Hi Gator Skiers and Non-Skiers,

I want to thank you for your support and confidence in electing me your VP Ski Trips. I am looking forward to the coming year and am sure we will have a great ski season. The last few years have been difficult with Covid and cancellations but let’s keep our thoughts positive for a less stressful season.

I want to let you know I am available to all of you to answer your questions and hopefully solve your problems. That may not always be possible, but I will make every effort to come to successful solutions.

Our lineup for the 2023 Ski Season is as follows:

Taos, NM – January 14-21, Patti Bochniak Trip Leader

Steamboat, CO – FSC Trip January 21-28 Larry Grayhills Trip Leader

Solden & Solzburg, Austria – January 28 – February 7 Kelly Lunsford Trip Leader

Mammoth, CA – February 11-18 Karen Monz Trip Leader

Snowmass, CO – February 25 – March 4 Sabina Cowie Trip Leader

Malta/Madonna di Campiglio, Italy – February 28 – March 12 Terry Collins Taucher Trip Leader

Big Sky, MT - March 18-25 Dawn McCormick Trip Leader 

And to my trip leaders, I am here for you and will be available for your questions and anything you need help with. I promise to answer your emails as soon as possible and get you the answers you need for the trips. I know you all want to do the best you can for your trip participants and make your trip a memorable event.

While we are just beginning our 2023 trip schedule, I will be considering the 2024 schedule of trips. I would like to have your input on destinations you would like to visit. It is necessary to plan trips at least a year in advance to be able to secure contracts and space at the resorts. Another consideration is the Ikon and Epic Passes for lift tickets. Many Epic Pass locations are not offering group lift tickets but will offer daily Epic Passes.

Feel free to contact me with your questions and ski trip suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you. or 772-323-0315

Thank you again for your support and skiing ideas, which make our Ski Trip Program the best.

Carol Pattison – VP Ski Trips

Taos Ski Trip Application 2023 (002).pdf

Steamboat Ski Trip Application 2023.pdfst

Austria Trip Application 2023 (002).pdf Mammoth Ski Trip Application 2023.pdf Snowmass Ski Trip Application 2023 (002).pdf Italy Trip Application 2023 (002).pdf Big Sky Ski Trip Application 2023 (002).pdf

*All prices are estimated and subject to change. Advertised price reflects a 3% cash/check discount
**Air & Itinerary are not guaranteed and subject to change

All of the above trips are Ikon Pass Partners.

If you would like to purchase an Ikon pass for the 2022-2023 Ski Season, they are on sale NOW.

We encourage you to purchase your Ikon passes through our preferred Tour Operator, Sports America. The cost is the same, and every pass purchased through the GSSC/Sports America link below will help lower the cost of our 2023 ski trips.



Message from Lisa Mango, VP of  Socials 


From the VP of Socials:

Hello Fellow Gators!


We are having a Paella Party in Riverbend Park on Saturday, September 24th. Food will be delicious! Riverbend Park offers lots of nature and great hiking paths! Check out our events for the flyer with details on how to get signed up.

Please contact me to sign up for our wonderful Pontoon Boat Event on Sunday, September 25th.  Look for details in our event listings.  

We have weekly happy hours every Friday in northern Palm Beach County.  Once a month we have one in the South County.  Please join us. 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  Please contact me if you want to help.  

As always, feel free to call or text me if you want to help. Volunteers are awesome people!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Your VP of Socials,

Lisa Mango

Cell - (561) 396-0361


Happy hours are being held outside so we can stay safe.

A special Saturday happy hour at Stadium Grill in Abacoa followed by a free concert at the amphitheater is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th.

Please attend our new monthly happy hours in the South County.


General Meetings 


The new meeting location for the General Meeting is Stadium Grill in the Abacoa Town Center (right across the street from Roger Dean Stadium). The meeting will be held outside, weather permitting.  Otherwise, it will be held in the upstairs room. The social hour starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting at 7:30 PM. 


Date: Second Thursday of Each Month

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm (social hour)  **Meeting starts at 7:30 pm**

Location: Stadium Grill (across the street from Roger Dean Stadium)

Address: 1203 Town Center Drive, Suite 119, Jupiter, FL 33458

Phone Number: 561-630-9669


We'll meet outside, weather permitting; otherwise in the room upstairs.





Membership Registration

Single Membership:  $50

Family Membership: $75 


Sharon Long, Membership Director 

Membership Application 2022/2023 PDF





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