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Welcome to our club!
North Penn Ski Club is a social sport club centered around outdoor activities not just limited to skiing and snowboarding. We are a friendly group of people who enjoy getting together with other like-mined people for activities such as skiing, snowboarding,  hiking, biking, picnics, and  kayaking. Our members are couples, singles, and families. Come join us.

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    Info About our Club


Monthly Meetings-
 Normally our monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, September thru March at the Red Cedar Grille Route 309 Colmar PA. Meet for dinner at 7pm; announcements and “business” start approximately at 7:30pm. Red Cedar Grille has great food & beverages, but you can also just show up for the meeting as we have the back room to ourselves.  See you soon! 
At Club Meetings-Catch up with your skiing buddies, eat great food, purchase raffle tickets  / NPSC sportswear, and so much more. Wawa hoagie coupons can be ordered using this Order Form to help raise money for the club.


Other outdoor activities-
Watch for other outdoor activities like bike rides, hiking, kayaking and others to be scheduled with our members.


Benefits of Membership-
Get Perks, discounts, meet people to ski with.

Kids Learn to Ski-
Prices and dates about Learn to Ski Tuesday night at Bear Creek has been updated on the Benefits page


Ski Appreciation Days- EPSC has announced Ski Appreciation Days at Killington and Pico. Info for Stratton to be posted shortly. Shawnee Mountain and Bear Creek are offering Ski Club Members discounts. Many ski areas are switching to online sales in lieu of at the window sales. Procedures for discounted lift ticket days available to club members at Vermont and Pennsylvania Ski Areas is posted on the Benefits page . 

 
See EPSC News Feed 

New NPSC Merchandise Snow Piggy Ski Pole flags and T-shirts now available. 


Covid Policy for Ski Trips
We are all responsible adults and need to follow current CDC COVID Guidelines concerning our upcoming Ski Trips. People must not participate if they test positive or are sick with COVID within 5 days of departure. It is assumed we are all on the honor system and respect the health of our other club members.


Snow Pig Competition Status Laura Miller, Gregg Keeling, Antonia Tripp, Molly Fisher are adding up their ski days . Can anyone beat these skiers this year? Everyone can report their ski days this season under Surveys in drop down list of  the Event Calendar on the menu bar. The club member who skis/snowboards the most ski days in each ski season is awarded the Snow Pig Award. Here's what's  been reported so far:
Name Days Skied 2024
Laura Miller 42
Gregg Keeling  
Jane Chambers   
Susan Lubbe  
Karen Korbul  25
Antonia Tripp 22 
Pete Ryan  21
Molly Fisher  
 Mary Ann Liwincko  17
Dave Schoneker  
Alex Miller 10 
Frank Prindle   8



News from NSCF National Ski Council Federation

Use this link to see NSCF January/February 2024 News about recent developments in the ski business.




Upcoming Activities

Sign-ups for Steamboat- 
A few spots are still left on our Steamboat 2025 Winter Carnival trip. See the Trip Info Page.

Summer Picnic- Aug 15th we will be having our annual summer picnic at the Fort Washington State Park picnic area off Mill Rd in Flourtown.  RSVP here for the Summer Picnic  We'll have the charcoal going for grilling. Sign up to bring food and beverages on the Volunteering page

North Wales Community Day- Help man our booth for a membership drive at the North Wales Community Day. Sign up to man the booth on the Volunteering page under North Wales Community Days Member Drive 2024


NPSC Bike Ride- Oct 5 Delaware Canal Washington Crossing to New Hope and Back
See event page for more details.

Trail Ride- Horseback Riding Red Buffalo Ranch Oct 12

Buckman's Tent Sale (Wednesday) Help man our booth Oct 16 for a membership drive the first day of the Buckman's Tent Sale. Sign up for a time-slot on the Volunteering page under Buckman's Tent Sale Wednesday Member Drive 2024

Buckman's Tent Sale (Saturday) 
Help man our booth Oct 19 for a membership drive the last day of the Buckman's Tent Sale. Sign up for a time-slot on the Volunteering page under Buckman's Tent Sale Saturday Member Drive 2024EPSC Mediterranean Mosaic -Windstar Cruise Oct 16-27, 2025 1 Night in Rome and 2 nights in Barcelona. Ports of call: Portoferraio; Bastia; Calvi; Mahon; Palma de Mallorca; and 1 At-Sea Day.  See EPSC Facebook page for details.

Upcoming Trips 2024-2025


Steamboat Spring 2025Dates are Jan 25- Feb1, 2025 Steamboat Springs Colorado. This will be an EPSC Winter Carnival event with reception, on the slopes luncheon, banquet and more. Sign-ups will begin at the March NPSC meeting. You need to be there or get another member to sign you up. See the Trip Flyer for restrictions how many people each member can sign up.
Japan 2025Date Feb 21- Mar 7 Members signed up for this two week long EPSC trip to Japan back in October. There will be skiing at Nagano and other areas 3 Days in Tokyo, 7 Days in Nagano, 3 Days in Kyoto. See the Trip Flyer.

Future Trips 2026 and Beyond

**Winter Carnival will be Sun Valley, Idaho.

**A summer trip is being planned for Chile.

**An international trip to Interlaken is being planned for March 2026.

**A trip to Australia or New Zealand is being planned for summer 2027.

 




Typical Club Activities- Get involved!

Meet at the Mountain Ski Trips

The ski season in PA has been underway now. Many weeks, member groups met up to ski Jack Frost or Blue Mountain. Weather has disrupted the frequency of these trips but many member still got in a few of these meet at the mountain trips. Join us to meet new ski buddies. Skiing with friends is always fun. Contact any club officer to get added to the email list we use to organize these meet at the mountain ski trips.
NPSC Crew at Blue Mtn Jan 2023
Blue Mountain Meet-up-Jan 24, 2024 A group of North Penn members met up at Blue Mountain to ski together. We skied the morning and several runs after lunch. Nice time had by all.

EPSC Spring Meeting-   There was a successful meeting on June 2nd at the Trolley Barn in Quakertown PA. NPSC was awarded the Club of the Year Award. Many of our members are officers or committee members of EPSC.

Vermont Trips-
Often members get together for for trips to Vermont, NH, and/or Maine.
Many of our members attended the 70+ Skiers Club Okemo trip the first week of January. Quite a few were under 70 years of age. Many of NPSC women got together for a Stratton trip in January. 
NPSC ladies at Stratton inside



Summer Picnic 2023-

Club members met at the Flourtown Picnic Area of the Fort Washington State Park for the NPSC Summer Picnic Aug 10th to catch up on what other members were doing with their off-ski-season time. Photo album link is here.

Summer Picnic 2023






Lake Tahoe from Nevada side


     Past Trips/Activities (cont'd)-
Lake Tahoe Heavenly 2024Jan 27-Feb 3 The club trip to Heavenly ski area in at South Lake Tahoe CA was a great success. First three days of skiing were extremely warm (hi 40's to low 50's) bright and sunny day We skied primarily on the Nevada side of Heavenly Sunday and Monday since the elevation was higher there than on the California side. The snow at higher elevation was more skiable and less spring-skiing-like. Then Tuesday we took a bus over to Northstar ski area and skied in the same warm conditions there. Eight NPSC members banned together and did the EPSC organized "Selfie Scavenger Hunt." We had eight questions about Northstar and we had to ski to the location/answer and take a selfie of yourself in front of the sign, lift or lodge. Then we turned in our 8 selfies at the Banquet Wednesday night and received 8 playing card. Those tied with the same number of correct answers had to make the best poker hand with 5 of the cards to break the tie. We did not win but thoroughly enjoyed traipsing all over the Northstar ski area. It even encouraged us to do Washoe which had a very steep head wall and a long steep slope down to a private ski camp called Matis camp. You can check out our "Northstar Scavenger Hunt Selfies" (actually group photos) in the Photo Albums.
Wednesday the weather turned more seasonal, running  22-38 degrees and the skiing continued at Heavenly. Wednesday night was the EPSC banquet, and because of the Heavenly venue the theme was "Angels and Demons" for the costumes. You can see photos below (and in the Photo Albums) from the banquet, the costume contest and the DJ dancing that ensued. A storm blew in Wednesday night continuing Thursday and Friday and dumped 12 in of snow at the north end of the lake. Some club members went on the bus to Kirkwood ski area and skied the deep powder snow on Thursday. The majority of club members remained to ski in the 12-28 deg Thursday and Friday with snowy weather which provided 2-4 inches of fresh snow each day, great skiing. We all got used to strolling through Harvey's Casino on the way to and from the Heavenly gondola on the way to skiing and on the way back. And after a week of skiing we finally understood the crumby sign pointing the way to the Gondola and the lower Nevada areas.
. The club had a private party Thursday at Joe's Bar in Harvey's Casino, Saturday club members bid farewell to South Lake Tahoe for the bus to get us to the airport 2 hours before our flight back to Philly. Unfortunately, a snow storm in Denver clogged up the airlines. We ended u spending 1 night in Reno, then flying to Denver Sunday where some of us made it home on a red-eye. Others ended up staying another night in Denver before finally getting home Monday. Some people did not get home until a little past midnight Tuesday morning. Everything went off so smoothly on this fantastic trip until the trip home. The airlines ended up giving us vouchers for the hotel rooms and $30 per day for food. Everyone thanks, Laura our trip leader, for her diligence coordinating with the airlines for our flights and vouchers.
  . Check out other peoples photos from the trip at Photo Albums .Your can do it. See the FAQ and this Pictorial Guide to Adding Photos.

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Previous Season Activities 
Trip Reports 2024
Trip Reports 2023 
Trip Reports 2022


Videos!!
Check out Videos of NPSC skiing Trips page, courtesy of Frank Prindle!!


Elk Mountain 2024
Bus trip to Elk Mountain  
After cancelling the bus Tuesday we finally had our bus trip Thursday Feb 15th. Tuesday's snow provided excellent skiing Thursday. We were joined by four members from the Upper Bucks Ski Club and the brilliant blue skies day were enjoyed by all.
Dave and John at Elk

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Val Gardena Dolomites Italy- North Penn Ski Club had a group of 25 at Val Gardena from March 1-9,2024.  The week featured a variety of conditions from warm and slushy to beautiful blue-bird days to fresh show accompanied by white out conditions.  The views were incredible and the guides that Elysha Thompson arranged for us were wonderful.  Amazing to ski from town to town with so many lifts, gondolas, trams, slopes to choose from AND many lovely rifugios (refuges/mountain cabins) to grab a bite or a meal and beverages at.  Hotel Oswald had a typical quaint European vibe and fantastic meals.  A 3 day pre-trip to Venice was very much enjoyed by 19 of the group.  Thanks to Dave Schoneker for setting the trip up and Pete Ryan for running it!
See the Val Gardena Photo Album for pictures from this amazing experience.



Happy North Penn Skiers at Joe's Bar in Harvey's Casino. Feb 1, 2024

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Lake Tahoe EPSC Banquet at Harvey's Casino

Angels and Demons Theme (Jan 31 2024)

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Lake Tahoe EPSC Banquet at Harvey's Casino

Angels and Demons Theme (Jan 31 2024)

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Angels contingent pose for the Costume party at the banquet at Lake Tahoe Winter Carnival 2024

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Contingent of "Devils" pose for Costume Content at Banquet for EPSC Winter Carnival Lake Tahoe 2024

 


Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council

Council Corner – Nov 15, 2023

What the EPSC board wants you to know this month.

News To Use For Skiing from EPSC


Ski Trips
 – A benefit of being a member of EPSC is attending trips run by other clubs which have openings.  The EPSC website has a firewall that only allows verified members access.  Contact your club officers to verify they have submitted a club roster.  See the TRIP FINDER at: https://easternpaskicouncil.org/wp/current-trips/


Discounted Lift Tix
 – EPSC compiles a list of resorts who offer discounted lift tickets to its members.  The list is usually released after Dec 1.  Open to only verified club members.   https://easternpaskicouncil.org/wp/lift-tickets/


EPSC Volunteers Needed
 – As the Council continues to grow and offer more benefits there is a need for more volunteers.  Most important at this time are volunteers with website / IT experience.  Contact: membership@easternpaskicouncil.org for info.

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NPSC- Club of Year Award 2023