Asheville Ski Club


(Second Thursday of the Month)
Ski Country Sports
1000 Merrimon Ave

Monthly Meeting





6:30 PM

Holiday Season

Ski Country Sports
1000 Merrimon Ave



Camping, Rafting, & Mtn Biking w/ Crescent Ski Council

July 10-12, 2015

Location: Appletree Group Camp
2425 Junaluska Rd, Topton, NC, US

Whistler-Blackcomb, BC with Asheville Ski Club

February 20 - 27, 2016

We know it's summer, BUT it's time to plan for next season's ski adventures! The Asheville Ski the largest ski resort in North America.

When: February 20 - 27, 2016
Price: $1417 [1] for Land and Air
Round Trip Airfare: Included.
Round Trip Bus Transportation to the Resort: Included.
Lodging: Legends Condominiums, Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Travel Advisor. The Legends Condominiums are Ski in/Ski out.
Lift Tickets: 5 of 6 days.
Whistler and Blackcomb are connected by the Peak to Peak Gondola to provide easy access to the largest ski acreage in North America
Ski 3 Glaciers: included.
First Tracks Breakfast on the mountain

With over 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes, 16 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, and 200+ marked trails for all ability levels and newly updated lifts, Whistler Blackcomb is the ultimate in big mountain experiences. Whistler was voted Number One Overall Ski Resort for 2014/15 in North America by readers of SKI Magazine. An application is attached with the flyer.

For questions contact: John Hofler (H) 828-689-8641 (M) 610-999-4978,
Make Checks Payable to: Asheville Ski Club (ASC).
Mail to: John Hofler, 970 River Bend Drive, Mars Hill, NC 28754

[1]Price is in USD, based on an exchange rate of 1.21CD and may be subject to fluctuation, reflected in final payment.

Camping, Rafting, & Mountain Biking with Crescent Ski Council

July 10-12, 2015

Appletree Group Camping
2425 Junaluska Rd, Topton, NC, US

Let's head deep into the forest with our neighbors to the south, the Palmetto Skiing & Outing Club as well as several other Crescent Ski Council clubs. Trip Thompson has reserved a jewel of a campground for all of us to share in the Nantahala National Forest., called Appletree Group Campground.

It's plenty close to the Nantahala River for rafting & Tsali for mountain biking. Hiking trails and fishing are also activities that we can pursue while in the forest. Pricing will be based on the number of campers present but it shouldn't be too expensive. Contact Michelle Shuford: or Tripp Thompson: with Palmetto if you'd like to join us.

We will be rafting with the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). It will be $36.00 each. RSVP Required! Check in time 2:45 pm on Sat. July 11th. We have 25 spots. 1st come/1st serve. This will be a guide assisted trip...guides in every other boat so if you have experience step up and be the captain!

Send payments to the Asheville Ski Club
c/o: Michelle Shuford
68 West Chapel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

The Mountain Top Zip Line will be somewhere around $85 per person. You will need to call and make your own reservations for that. (

We have some FANTASTIC trips for the 2014 - 2015 Season!

Our Ski Club's trips are

Wengen Switzerland
January 10 - 18, 2015

Steamboat in March
February 28 - March 7, 2015

Two Crescent Ski Council Trips

Steamboat Race Camp
Dec. 6 - 13, 2015
Snowmass, CO
January 17 - 24, 2015

Let's Summer!!!

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WEEKLY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES: We ride on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 in Bent Creek, Ledford Parking Lot. All are encouraged to join in. We tailor the rides to fit the group that is present that day. I will send out an email on Sunday or Monday with the weekly information so if you want to ride, send me an email and I'll add you to the list... Gary Swinea.

Getting off your seat is sometimes necessary for a short burst of speed, but caution! Use this technique very sparingly, because it will fatigue you very quickly. Staying seated is much more efficient, since you donít have to support your body weight. If the climb is really steep and you feel the front wheel wanting to lift, shift your sitting position farther forward on the horn of your seat and lean a bit more forward.

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The Asheville ski Club is associated with the Cresent Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation

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