Austin Skiers

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An interesting little-known fact about Austin Skiers - we are now officially 50 Years Old as of February 2020!! We are already thinking about how to celebrate 50 years of providing quality snow ski trips, other travel opportunities & social activities for our members – so stay tuned!

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Austin Skiers is a non-profit, all volunteer social club for people who love winter sports, travel & social activities We arrange 10 to 12 group trips each year and are able to get group discounts that are not available to individuals or families.


 Club History
The club was formed in
1970 and over the years we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge, expertise and ski industry contacts enabling us to find really good values. Our friendly members also enjoy many social activities here in Austin throughout the year, and really like having new people participate. 

You are welcome to come to meetings and other Austin Skiers events as a guest to check us out. Come have fun with us.


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Sun & Ski Sports store in Austin is now OPEN for IN-STORE Shopping AND Curbside Pick-up.

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When shopping for ski gear this season, remember to shop Sun & Ski Sports. Please remember to 
let their staff know that Austin Skiers enjoy a 15% discount off regular-priced items in the store. In addition, the staff will do a basic ski/snowboard tune for 50% off. This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

To be eligible for the discounts you will need to show your Austin Skiers Membership Card by downloading it from your Member Profile OR even easier by downloading the Austin Skiers app (iPhone or Android). Use your regular log-in credentials as you would when logging in to the website.

Check out their ski/snowboard bundles - goggles, ski poles, boot bags and snow apparel! Follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and other social media sites listed on their website
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Austin Skiers Logo Gear!


For ordering instructions click here: LOGO GEAR 

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Nominating Committee seeks Candidates

Our Austin Skiers Nominating Committee is looking for willing and time-abled members to serve on the Executive Committee! All terms are one-year. Contact Nominating Committee Chair, Dave Anderson  if you are interested or have questions about serving on our Board for next year


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Trip Schedule 2021
(subject to change)


Beaver Creek:
Jan 9-16
(The Charter)


* Snowmass: Jan 16-23
(Top of the Village)


Taos (long):
Jan 23-30
(Snakedance)


Taos (short): Jan 23-27
(Snakedance)


Telluride: Feb 6-13
(Bear Creek Lodge)


Copper Mountain: Feb 15-19
(Silver Level Lodge)


Heavenly: Feb 20-27
(Lake Tahoe Resort Suites)


Snowbird: Feb 27-Mar 6
(Cliff Lodge)


* Lake Louise: March 13-20
(Chateau Lake)


(click to download schedule)

* Texas Ski Council Trip
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"We Are Blood" - Looking for Donations

"We are Blood" is the Travis County Medical Society Blood Bank that has been around since 1951. They are looking for people to donate COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma. Please click here to download the form - it has the donor criteria and contact information.

Convalescent plasma is a treatment that utilizes plasma from individuals who have an illness and fought it off and may possess antibodies that can be used to treat the illness. The treatment has been around for more than 100 years. The plasma, rich with antibodies, has been studied in other outbreaks of respiratory infections.

So far there have been 150 donors whose plasma has been used in some 300 patients. If you've recovered from COVID-19 please consider donating your plasma - it may save a life!

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Passing of Long-Time Austin Skier

The Austin Skiers received notice on June 15 of the passing of a long-time member Tom Umlauf. Tom was a member for 28 years. Tom was considered a friend to many. A number of us have skied & traveled overseas with him over the years.

The following was the notice posted on the clubs Facebook (FB) page by Mary Umlauf – his sister-in-law. The link below will take you to our FB where you can see the posting, which includes a picture of Tom & his brother Arthur skiing in Snowmass this past February.

“We are sad to report that Tom Umlauf passed away today at 12:30 pm. He was not alone. He was with his children, Carla and Ian Umlauf as well as his brother Arthur, Mary Umlauf and Simon Umlauf. Due to the pandemic, a memorial will be scheduled at a later date at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin Texas most likely in late August.  Photo — Tom and Arthur having a great time in Snowmass Colorado with the Austin Skiers in February 2020.” Tom's obituary can be found here.

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Austin Skiers Message Regarding Covid-19 Impact

As of March 18, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended people not congregate in groups of 10 or more. For this reason, Austin Skiers has suspended our Happy Hour socials and face to face gatherings until it is safe to do so. We have canceled our Happy Hours for the time being. We will move our annual Post Trip Party from March 29 to a date to be determined. The Texas Ski Council (TSC) has canceled their annual Bid Meeting originally scheduled for April 17-19 in Austin. (If you paid the registration fee it can be refunded upon request to the TSC.) And finally, our Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for May 12, will be conducted by virtual conference allowing members to join via the Web or by phone.

Please know our Austin Skiers Board will continue to keep our club running strong and provide updates via email, Website, Facebook and Instagram. 

Until we gather again, we encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines, take care and stay well.

Sincerely,

Austin Skiers Board of Directors

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UPDATE: Sun Valley & COVID-19

Click on March 25 statement/email to all Members by the Austin Skiers Board of Directors regarding participants on the Sun Valley Trip.

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UPDATE (7/03/20): City of Austin issues update to "shelter in place" order effective 11:59 pm on July 3, 2020. It will continue through 11:59 pm August 15, 2020 unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

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Check out the Austin Skiers App!! Click on iPhone or Android to download it. Log-in using your Austin Skiers website credentials. App for both platforms was updated on 2/3/20.

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Texas Ski Council (TSC) Info.

The Austin Skiers proudly support the Texas Ski Council (TSC). Please check their website for more information about trips, Youth Foundation, etc..

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2021 TSC Trips

Traditional: Snowmass, CO Jan 16-23


Winter Shootout:
Purgatory, CO Feb 20-27

Final Showdown: Lake Louise, CAN Mar 13-20

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TRIP INSURANCE RESOURCES

Read Our Trip Cancel Policy

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Austin Skiers have Members living in states from every region of the country - Florida to California to Colorado to Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, New York & Connecticut!

The Membership Year for Austin Skiers runs from June 1 thru May 31. The fee is not prorated. It's only $40 for an Individual or $55 for Family (up to 6). To become a member of Austin Skiers use our online member registration. Contact Communications@austinskiers.org to ask questions regarding membership. Click on this link and download a PDF file summary of what Austin Skiers are about.

 

 



            

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