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.



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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 - Terry Collins
  • Communications Director - TBD *
  • Membership Director - Harry Patat
  • Event Comptroller - Robin Cane

***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: kellykay27@bellsouth.net 


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


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Message from President, Kelly Lunsford



Message from the President
Hello Gators,


Get in the mood for the ski season at our General Meeting on Thursday, October 13th.  We will feature a guest speaker from Peter Glenn Ski & Sports who will show you some of the latest ski equipment and talk about the latest trends in ski equipment and clothing.




Thanks to all of you Gators who have continued to support our Club! The official summer travel is here! Besides all our ski trips on sale, the next trip is off to Greece in just a few days. The Badlands National Park was a success and a great time was had by all! An amazing trip to Thailand is departing at the end of October. 

Check out all our ski trips as well, there is a great variety from skiing in the USA to Europe.

We have our outdoor happy hours every Friday, full moon meetups, bike rides, ax throwing, charter fishing and other outdoor activities. Join the fun! 

The volunteers on our Social Committee meeting will be meeting soon to bring you enjoyable parties and events this year. If you have an idea for an event, please bring it to the committee. The next social committee meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2022. 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, so please come to our next meeting. With your help we can make your Club even better. 

Congratulations to Teresa “Terry” Collins Taucher our New Member at Large. We are excited to have her join our board.  We are currently looking for a Communications Director to join our board. Please contact me if you are interested.

Thank you, for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,
Kelly Lunsford
 


Message from VP Ski Trips, Carol Pattison


Hi Gator Skiers and Non-Skiers,

Update on Snowmass. The air is to Denver instead of Eagle. The cost of Eagle was prohibitive, and we had to make a change. Air prices are out of sight. Sorry for the change.

Good news - The price of Steamboat has been reduced to $2820 due to the price of air. How do you figure! Check with me for separate no air and no lift prices.


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 pattibochniak@gmail.com, Space for 1 female

 - Steamboat, CO – FSC Trip January 21-28 Trip Leader TBD, Space for 1 female

 - Solden & Solzburg, Austria – January 28 – February 7 Kelly Lunsford Trip Leader kellykay27@bellsouth.netSpace Available

 - Mammoth, CA – February 11-18 Karen Monz Trip Leader kmonz11@gmail.comSpace Available

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

 - Malta/Madonna di Campiglio, Italy – February 28 – March 12 Terry Collins Taucher Trip Leader tctaucher@comcast.netSpace Available

- Big Sky, MT - March 18-25 Dawn McCormick Trip Leader dmcormick@wm.comSold Out 


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.
cpattiso@aol.com 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.pdf

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.

www.sportsamerica.com/ikon-gators

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Message from Lisa Mango, VP of  Socials 

                   

From the VP of Socials:


Hello Fellow Gators!

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The new date for the Paella party is November 19, 2022 at Ocean Cay Park, in Jupiter, Florida. Mark your calendars and look for details soon.


Pontoon Boat – Saturday September 24, 2022. Please sign up by Saturday September 10, 2022. Just a few spots left.


Do you like to Chicken Dance? The Gators are doing Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 8th at the American German Club. Please buy your ticket online at Eventbrite for $10.00. Contact me for carpooling ideas. The event runs from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.


The Social Committee meeting will be meeting next month on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Tequesta. We will be meeting at Sharon Pryel’s house at noon. Please contact me for details.


Your VP of Socials,

Lisa Mango


Cell - (561) 396-0361

mangolm@yahoo.com

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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, September 17th.


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

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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.

 

    

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Membership Registration


Single Membership:  $50

Family Membership: $75 

 

Sharon Long, Membership Director 

Membership Application 2022/2023 PDF

 


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