A Ski and Travel Club in San Antonio, TX

Trip “Tails” from TSC Traditional Trip: Steamboat Springs, CO January 13-20, 2018

Trip Leaders:  Alycen Lacombe, [email protected] 

Cinnamon Mitchell, [email protected]

On the first trip of the year, 10 of us hit the slopes of Steamboat, Colorado. Christine, Claire, Kip, Betty Ann, Bart, Ray, John, Norma Jean, Cinnamon, and Alycen all met at the San Antonio airport and flew to Dallas and then into Hayden. A small hiccup in accommodations due to a water leak in one condo resulted in an upgrade to a beautiful 4 bed/3.5 bath townhome, but a shuttle ride from the slopes.

The famous Cowboy Downhill races were kicked off by a Balloon Festival “Glow” when 6 brightly colored hot air balloons were inflated in Gondola Square. It was quite a sight to see the cowboys and cowgirls compete in a downhill ski, roping, and putting a saddle on a horse all while on skis or a snowboard!

We enjoyed some really tasty meals, and Cinnamon, Christine, and Alycen had a “Christine Special” almost every night: Captain Morgan’s spice rum, apple cider, lemon, honey, sugar, and a cinnamon stick. A great night cap. Claire introduced us to what was formerly known as Hawaiian toast, now renamed Steamboat Toast.

Wednesday, our club dinner night, was John Koone’s 30th anniversary with the club, so we had the exact same dinner that he had 30 years ago. The spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, trash bag salad, and lots of wine was topped off with an amazing desert of banana’s foster. John made the desert and set it ablaze in the condo too! I’m surprised the sprinklers didn’t go off. We rounded out the evening with Mexican Train (furnished by Christine, schlepped from the airport by Bart).

The next couple of days were in the mid to high 30’s and no new snow. A few people skied, but Bart, Christine, Claire, Cinnamon, and Alycen all decided to be adventurous and rode the steel mountain coaster. It was cold, but great fun!

In all, it was a great trip!

By Alycen Lacombe

Trip “Tails” from TSC Traditional Trip: Steamboat Springs, CO January 13-20, 2018

Trip Leaders:  Alycen Lacombe, [email protected] 

Cinnamon Mitchell, [email protected]

On the first trip of the year, 10 of us hit the slopes of Steamboat, Colorado. Christine, Claire, Kip, Betty Ann, Bart, Ray, John, Norma Jean, Cinnamon, and Alycen all met at the San Antonio airport and flew to Dallas and then into Hayden. A small hiccup in accommodations due to a water leak in one condo resulted in an upgrade to a beautiful 4 bed/3.5 bath townhome, but a shuttle ride from the slopes.

The famous Cowboy Downhill races were kicked off by a Balloon Festival “Glow” when 6 brightly colored hot air balloons were inflated in Gondola Square. It was quite a sight to see the cowboys and cowgirls compete in a downhill ski, roping, and putting a saddle on a horse all while on skis or a snowboard!

We enjoyed some really tasty meals, and Cinnamon, Christine, and Alycen had a “Christine Special” almost every night: Captain Morgan’s spice rum, apple cider, lemon, honey, sugar, and a cinnamon stick. A great night cap. Claire introduced us to what was formerly known as Hawaiian toast, now renamed Steamboat Toast.

Wednesday, our club dinner night, was John Koone’s 30th anniversary with the club, so we had the exact same dinner that he had 30 years ago. The spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, trash bag salad, and lots of wine was topped off with an amazing desert of banana’s foster. John made the desert and set it ablaze in the condo too! I’m surprised the sprinklers didn’t go off. We rounded out the evening with Mexican Train (furnished by Christine, schlepped from the airport by Bart).

The next couple of days were in the mid to high 30’s and no new snow. A few people skied, but Bart, Christine, Claire, Cinnamon, and Alycen all decided to be adventurous and rode the steel mountain coaster. It was cold, but great fun!

In all, it was a great trip!

By Alycen Lacombe

2018 Trip “Tails”!

The following trips were selected for the 2017-2018 ski/travel season by the Texas Ski Council. There’s just one dream trip left for you to enjoy with your ski and travel pals: Patagonia!

TSC Summer Expedition: October 17-26, 2018
Patagonia
Contact: Jana Toy: [email protected] 210-884-6572

The following trips have gone, been fabulous, and returned:  Check out Trip Tails for all the scoop on each trip!

TSC Traditional: Jan. 13-20, 2018
Steamboat Springs, CO
Contact Cinnamon Mitchell: [email protected]
or Alycen Lacombe: [email protected]

TSC Winter Expedition: Jan 27 – Feb. 3
Cortina, Italy
Contact Christine Augustine: [email protected]

TSC Winter Shootout: Feb. 10-17, 2018
Beaver Creek, CO
Contact Cindy Kopp: 210-386-9733 [email protected]

TSC Final Showdown: Feb. 24- Mar 3, 2018 Park City, UT
Contact Melissa Wight: [email protected]
or Lizzie Fisher: lizzieannfi[email protected]

 

April General Meeting: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Come to the Longhorn Cafe, 17625 Blanco Rd., on Wednesday, April. 17, for the final General Membership Meeting of the 2018 season, an exciting program about a member’s adventures Australia and New Zealand!  This year, the TSC BidFest is after our last meeting, so watch your email for the results, so you can start tod ecide which trips you’ll go one for the 2019 season!

Come early to order food and visit! The meeting starts at 7:00 in the party room.

 

Pawprints Newsletter

Members and Friends: Our Pawprints Newsletter has been revised to reflect current news for our members and friends. It is accessible through the Menu item at the top of this website homepage!

Summer Pool Party and Annual Wine Tasting Party

Stay tuned for dates and times of two fabulous summer events!  And thank, in advance, to our lovely hosts who allow us to enjoy their facilities.  These are by RSVP only, so be sure and check your email in May, and RSVP if you want to attend.