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.



Message from Kelly Lunsford, President



Hi!   Thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of the Gator Snow Ski Club. 


While this year has definitely been different than any of us could have ever expected, we continue to forge forward as fun and exciting club with many travel opportunities and socials.   I am pleased to be able to welcome those of you that have been with us for years now as well as those of you who are new to the club. 


My goal as President is to hopefully start our general meetings in August. We have lots of great trips planned for 2021 and hope to have some local activities this fall.


Stayed tuned for our upcoming events. 



Kelly Lunsford, President


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Message from Carol Pattison, VP of Ski Trips

Sign Up for 2021 Ski Trips On-Line!


Hi Gators,

Sign-ups are going well under these difficult conditions. We are operating under the assumption that we will have a full ski season, I believe other trips will sell out including Jackson Hole and Mammoth. Copper is a great chance to get slowly back into skiing or to try it for the first time. The outlay is minor compared to week long trips and if you don't like it there are still many other activities to enjoy. Telluride travelers don't forget you have any opportunity to extend you ski vacation by starting out your trip in Copper for 3 "Get ready for the Season" days then a full week at the major FSC trip in Telluride. Anyone signed up for Telluride still have time and space to add Copper to their trip. Our European trip i going well and will be spectacular with 7 days in Solden, Austria, for great skiing then 3 nights in Berlin, Germany's capital. offering amazing sights and striking history. We look forward to getting your trip applications.


That is our season. 2021 will be an outstanding year for skiing so check out the flyers and talk to the trip leaders. See you on the slopes.


To All Ski Trip and Special Activities Participants:

Please send your application and payments directly to the trip leader for your activity. Sending them to the VP or the Treasurer only delays receipt of the application or payment because the Treasurer has to send them to the trip leader to make the deposit or include you on the trip. Your questions about a trip or activity should also be directed to the trip/activity leader. They have all the specifics and know whether there is space. Of course, if there is no designated trip/activity leader direct your questions, applications and payments to the VP. You can find the trip/activity leader's name and contact information on the website. Thank you all for participating in Gator trips and activities.


Carol Pattison, VP Ski Trips


2020-2021 Ski Season

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Message from Walter Marussich, VP of  Special Activities                    

Hi Gators,


1.   Activities  open to Guests and Public:


Often the question arises whether or not you need to be a member to participate in an overnight trip. The answer can be confusing. So let us start with the club charter which allows members to have guests.

Due to liability issues, however:

  • All overseas trips and trips where the Club provides transportation (air and/or ground) require that everyone be a member.
  • Meet-up style activities, those where you book your hotel - you get there on your own, do permit guest so long as they are bona fide guests.  That is, at least one member of your party is a club member.
  • Activities open to the public require board action unless already allowed by our bylaws such as general membership meetings.

Remember, even though the club offers many activities and services such as trips, we are not a retail store open to the general public.   We are a not-for-profit organization that answers to our membership.


In the  future, I will endeavor to identify activities that are open to the public, or where guests are permitted.


2.  Club sponsors:


Do you have a message? Do you need to advertise your business?  Do you just want some deserved recognition?


The Gator Snow Ski Club offers you the opportunity do display the your message in our sponsors page. Depending on the size of your message, a suggested  donation is expected in order to  help support  our website expenses.


The board must approve your message.  No vulgar, defamatory statements or language detrimental to the club or its members will be permitted.

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Congratulations to Our Newly Appointed Board Members


 - VP Ski Trips: Carol Pattison

 - Membership Director: Kathy Levas

 - Event Controller Director: Laura Stevenson

 - Communication Director - Michelle Lewis


We are seeking a happy hour coordinator.  If you are interested, please contact our Club President, Kelly Lunsford, or our VP of Socials, Betty Williams.     

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General Meetings will resume in August.


    

 


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 in the upstairs room. The social hour starts at 6:30 PM and the meeting at 7:30 PM. 

 

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

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 in the room upstairs.

 

    

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Membership Registration


Single Membership:  $50

Family Membership: $75 

 

Kathy Levas, Membership Director 

Membership Application 2020/2021 PDF 

 


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2021 Ski Trips

  • Vail, Colorado: Jan. 9-16, 2021 (Price $2,200*)
  • Copper, Colorado: Jan. 18-22, 2021 (Price $1,175*)
  • FSC Telluride, Colorado: Jan. 22-29, 2021 (Price $2,275*)
  • Keystone, Colorado: Feb. 6-13, 2021 (Price $2,060*)
  • FSC Mammoth, California: Feb. 20-27, 2021 (Price $2,360*)
  • Soelden, Austria / Berlin : March 6-16, 2021 (Price TBD) 
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming: March 20-27, 2021 (Price $2,475*)

* All prices are estimated and subject to change once air flights are gotten. These estimates include air, but it has not been secured as of now.


The Copper and Telluride trips can be combined for an 11-day trip.   


Download/ Print Trip Flyer

 

 


 



 

 

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