The Red Eye Ski & Snowboard Club is based in Eau Claire Wisconsin, and meets regularly for the purpose of promoting and enjoying down hill skiing and snowboarding. The club plans social activities throughout the year, but its primary focus is organizing group ski trips. Open to anyone that likes to ski or snowboard, we're always looking for new members. Just fill out the application form on our membership page and join the fun!
THE LATEST NEWS & NOTES -
Upcoming Dates & Events:
*** NEW CLUB LOGO BALLOTING IMAGES -
As a part of the club's name change (to include the word "snowboarding") the club logo is also being redesigned. The board has reduced the new logo design options to just 2 images, which are now being voted on by the club members through an online email survey. Members were emailed electronic ballots via iContact on August 20th, and were asked to submit their votes by August 27th. Here are the two proposed logo images being voted on.
Image "2-A" Image "3-B"
*** "Season Kickoff" Event - Sept. 11th - at Pizza Del Rae -
The 2015 Red Eye "Season Kickoff" event is scheduled for Thursday Sept. 11th at Pizza Del Rae located at 911 North Hastings Way in Eau Claire. The party starts at 6:00 pm and the pizza, salad, and soup buffet will be available at $8.50 per person. Plan to join us for a great social opportunity and get the latest information on all of the 2015 ski & snowboard trips. As an added incentive, there will be drawings for TWO $25 "2015 Trip Discount" vouchers at the meeting! To be eligible for the drawings you must be present at the meeting and have your 2014/15 club dues current.
*** Early Trip Sales Exceptional - Price drop for Winter Park Trip!
Even though it's mid-summer, lots of Red Eyes are already making ski trip plans for the 2015 season. Both the Big Sky / Bridger Bowl trip and the Economy Winter Park trip are over 70% sold. If you haven't made your commitment to either of these fabulous trips yet, the time is NOW.
BIG NEWS >>> The "Economy" Winter Park ski trip has just gotten even more economical! After renegotiating the air for this trip, we have achieved significant cost savings resulting in a $40 price reduction for this trip! On top of that, our switch to Southwest Airlines means you will get 2 FREE checked bags (each way) on this trip. The $40 price drop along with potentially $120 in bag fees creates an enormous savings for you! At $885 you don't want to miss this one!!! Check out all of the 2015 trips on the "Trip Promotion" page of this website.
*** "Volume One" and "Leader Telegram" Feature Articles -
On page 30 of the Dec. 19th edition of "Volume One" there's a nice Red Eye Ski Club feature interview (and photo) with Trip Coordinator Dave White. You can see the online version of that "Volume One" article by clicking this link. On adjacent page 31 there is an equally interesting feature article about the winter recreation developments at Pinehurst Park. On Saturday Jan. 4th, the Eau Claire "Leader-Telegram" ran a wonderful feature story about the Red Eye Ski Club. If you missed that one, it's available on the Leader-Telegram website archive page.
*** NEW VERSION "Ski Trip Packing - 303" available -
The "Ski Trip Packing" presentation at the January meeting was extremely well received, and many requested that Power Point be made available on our website. Here's the link - <SKI TRIP PACKING 303>
*** The "Pinehurst Project" -
With the abundant early snow fall and some great media publicity, the sledding interest at the renovated Pinehurst Park has been phenomenal. It's very rewarding to see the great public response. It's obvious now that this project was long over due. Corporate sponsorships continue to build so there is every reason to believe that Phase-2 plans will become a reality next summer. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, you need to. Red Eye members volunteer efforts and financial contributions have been greatly appreciated. Project fund raising is on going, and donation site links can be accessed through their website at http://pinehurstpark.org/ . You can also follow the project's progress on their Facebook page. Just click this link www.facebook.com/ThePinehurstProject
*** Midwest Sport & Ski Council -
The Red Eye Ski & Snowboard Club is affiliated with the Midwest Sport & Ski Council. This brings our members access to a number of benefits through the MSC. Click the MSC logo below for a link to their website, which includes an online version of the "Sportster".