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 -
*** $100 Price Drop for "Big Sky / Bridger Bowl" Trip -
A recent change in the Group Air agreement has resulted in an unexpected cost savings of $100 per person! There are only a couple of spots left on this trip, and with the discount price they will likely go fast! Check out all the details for this trip with this link -
Dates & Events:
*** Outstanding October 9th Meeting -
If you missed the October club meeting you missed a terrific presentation by certified ski instructor Tom McCarty. Tom's historical insight of the sport ranged from equipment to technique with lots of hands on demonstration items. Among the most entertaining and informative presentations we've seen in a long time. Thank you Tom McCarty.
*** Next Club Meeting - Thurs. Nov. 13th -
The November meeting begins with "social time" at 7:00 pm followed by the business meeting and then a presentation by Bill Haase, a certified National Ski Patrol trainer. Don't miss this opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes, and what it takes to become one of those vital ski patrols.
*** "Like" the Red Eye Ski & Snowboard Facebook Page -
Click this logo to link to the Red Eye Ski & Snowboard page on FACEBOOK. This site includes news, comments, and photos from many Red Eye's that utilize popular social media FACEBOOK. After checking out the site, click on "Like" so that any new posts on that site will automatically appear on your FACEBOOK timeline.
*** The Michigan U.P. Weekend Trip is NOW AVAILABLE -
Details including itinerary and pricing have been announced for the January weekend ski & snowboard trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As usual, this economical weekend trip is packed with value added meals. Check out the NEW flyer link which is now available on the "Trip Promotion" page of this website.
*** Great Ski Trip Sales!
The Economy Winter Park trip is over 90% sold. The Big Sky / Bridger Bowl trip has just a couple spots left. The Swiss trip has also sold well, but does have space available. If you haven't made your commitment to these fabulous ski trips yet, the time is NOW. 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.
*** "Ski Trip Packing - 303" available -
The "Ski Trip Packing" presentation at the January 2014 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" -
Big News - Pinehurst Park has recently taken delivery of a Piston Bull snowcat groomer that will be put to work during the upcoming 2014/15 winter season.
A volunteer work date has been set for the weekend of October 25th & 26th to seed and mat the eastern portion of the Pinehurst hill. The seeding and mat placement last fall was a tremendous success and it's hoped that the easter portion of the hill will be equally successful. 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".