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                   CLUB ACTIVITY THIS SUMMER

Bend Ski Club is doing some re-organizing this summer to get ready for the coming season.  The changes include Joe leaving the President position and becoming the Chairman of the Competition Committee to focus on Hoodoo racing and David resigning (see message below) from his officer position and from the board.  Rod Robinson has joined the board.  Tad Scharpf and John Stockham continue on the board.  Al Pierce continues as Communications Director.  Ken Robbins continues as Treasurer. 

This leaves the positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary open.  There are also new positions for Chairpersons/members of the Social/Meetings Committee and for the Membership/Communications Committee.  We are looking for those who might be interested in these opportunities to have fun creating fun.  Please contact Ken Robbins at with your inquiries.  

You are also invited to join the board at the next meeting to find out more, offer opinions or see how things work.  It will be at Crossings at the Riverhouse; 6:30 PM; Monday, August 18th.  The weather has been beautiful for their outdoor riverside dining.  Please email Ken so he knows whom to expect.   

Dear Members:
I’ve come to realize, after careful consideration, that I can’t go forward contributing the time, energy and thought to the Club operations that I did this last year.   Personal priorities require that I step down from the position of President and also not participate in the board at this time. 
It has been a great experience working with Ken, Larry, Joe, Tad, John and Al, members who do such a great deal to make the Club worthwhile for everyone. 
I’ll be staying involved in limited ways that support the leadership, as my time allows and as they need.  I encourage any of you that can, to join a committee to share some of the workload that makes the Club beneficial and fun for all.  It’s a lot of fun working together to make it happen. 
I appreciate all the strong positive feedback I’ve received relating to my and the others’ efforts throughout the season from so many of you.  I look forward to seeing everyone on the slopes, at next season’s Club socials and around town.

                                    IT’S OVER! 

The 2013-2014 Ski Season in “our backyard” is done.  On a day that went from cloudy and cold to warm and sunny in a season that started sparse and went to plentiful, a number of Club members covered the slopes.  The conditions were surprisingly good.  The pond skimmers put on quite a show, costumes and all.  Then several celebrated in that traditional Bend way…Beer!...while the music played. 

The officers and board members hope everyone enjoyed the season’s events and socials.  We’re looking forward and planning to have more of the same and more. 

                                   Happy summer!


The Board of Directors met June 3rd for the Annual Meeting.  In preparation for looking forward to the 2014-2015 ski season and personal availability, changes have been made.  Joe Bentley is moving to the role of "Chairman of the Competion Committee" to focus on coordinating with Hoodoo.  David Horn is the new President.  Ken Robbins is continuing as Treasurer.  We are sad to confirm that Larry Barker is ending his involvement as a board member but he will still be a Club member and help out.  John Stockham and Tad Scharpf continue as active board members.  Rod Robinson has joined as a board member.  Al Pierce continues as our Communications Director.  

With these changes, the position of Vice-President is open, and we would like to add two more to the board.  We will be recruiting over the summer. 

Sunday several of us in the "Ski Together" found awesome untracked fresh powder!!!  When it's not too sticky, it's still great skiing.  Plan to "Ski Together" on 5/18 and 5/25, the last chance until next November.

The Chili Cook-Off was a tasty blast enjoyed by almost the full membership.  See the events listing for details. 

 Racing News:  Check out the "racing - city league" page for the impressive performances of several club members.

The Club race gate training session with Greg Timm went great.  There were a dozen participants.  We are looking into making this an annual event.  See the "events" page for details.

(Check the "events" and "club ski together" pages for what we've done and what's still to come this season.)

                  "CLUB SKI TOGETHER"
Join other members every Sunday, 10 AM, bottom of Pine Marten lift for our Club Ski Together in the spectacular powder, or whatever Mother Nature has provided.  Wear your flag so we can find you in the powder clouds on turns. 

     Regular Sunday's "Club Ski Togethers" starting 1/26

                  Bottom of Pine Marten lift; 10 AM. 

Our first official, regularly scheduled "Club Ski Together" was a big success.  14 of us shredded the slopes together at one time or another, flags flying.  The Super Bowl (super if you're a Seahawks fan, not so much if you like Denver) Club Ski Together was also great.  10 showed  up initially with more joining during the day as some left for game events.  The flags made for easy finding.  Join us, same time, same place next Sunday, every Sunday.  It's working and fun.  
Hoodoo got beaten up this year.  The City League racing was canceled, sorry to say.  For the first time, we had a Bend Ski Club team formed.  Next year it'll be better.  Go to the "racing- city league" page for details. 


Welcome to the Bend Ski Club web site.  We've been active in the community for over a decade.  We are the only ski club in Central Oregon dedicated to downhill recreational skiing.

                     How good do you have to be to enjoy club membership?  

You can be a beginner or someone happy to do a few runs on the green and blue slopes or the shredder looking for the toughest challenge of the day...steeps, backside powder and trees. You can be the person who heads for the warm lodge when the wind starts blowing and the visibility lessens or the hardcore who likes empty slopes no matter what the conditions.  But everyone can enjoy our warm and friendly social events.  

Join us at the Bend Ski Club to share this exciting ski season on our "backyard mountain"!!  It's been rock skis till now, but maybe we can finally put them away and not worry. 

Our social events will be held between November 2nd and May.  Please check the "events calendar" page for event details, times and locations.

The Bend Ski Club is also on Facebook (Bend Ski Club).  We are a non-profit, 501c-7 organization.  


We are always looking for new members. Give us a call anytime, or just stop by any scheduled meeting.

Call  678-333-5767

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