There are many different types of clubs throughout
the world. In fact, there is a club or organization for
just about everything that you can imagine! Skiing is
no exception. Ski clubs are a great way to learn new
things, and to go on ski vacations with other
members. In fact, ski club members often get
discounted rates on ski vacation packages.
No matter where you live, there is a ski club near
you. This is true even if you live in a place that does
not ever get a snowfall! These clubs regularly get
together for trips to various mountains, ski areas,
and ski resorts. Some are local clubs, meaning that
the slopes that they ski on are within driving
distance, while others are more national or global,
which means that they not only ski locally, if
possible, but they also plan ski trips.
Again, members of ski clubs often receive deep
discounts on ski vacation packages. Arrangements
are usually made through the club, so that everyone
is eligible for the discounts. The money that is
required from each member for the trip is usually
paid to the club, and the club passes the funds on
to pay for lodging, airfare, meals, lift tickets, and
other perks that are included in the trip. Because
arrangements are being made for a group of people
- which is usually fairly large - discounts are given.
This benefits all members of the club.
The discounts aren't the only thing to be excited
about. These clubs get together regularly - even if
they aren't getting together to ski. They join together
for other activities as well, such as cookouts and
fundraisers. Many ski clubs do annual fundraisers to
help less fortunate families and children at Christmas
time. Others do annual fundraisers to help preserve
the environment - which is usually a topic of great
importance to skiers who love being out in the wide
open spaces and fresh air.
While skiing is what brings these groups together in
the first place, it is not necessarily what keeps them
together. Their love of a common sport, and their
common interests and feeling of community is what
keeps them together - and it keeps them skiing
together for years and years. If you are a skier, you
should definitely consider joining a club. It doesn't
matter - in most cases - what level you are at.
Beginners are usually welcomed, and this is a great
way for beginners to quickly improve their skills and
techniques out on the slopes. So have some fun, join a club.