August was another great month for us, especially for our ski flight trips! By the end of the month we had signed up just over 280 trip participants. Our new summer 2019 ski trip to Valle Nevado in Chile is already completely sold out, along with our Vail and Aspen trips. It’s never to early to start planning your next ski adventure, so don’t wait to sign up for the ski trip of your dreams!
Our Eastern Ski Program will be announcing their lineup of 2019 ski trips very soon. These trips will include 1-day SPE (Ski Perfromance Enhancement) trips to local ski resorts such as Ski Liberty and Whitetail, as well has weekend trips to further destinations in West Virginia and beyond. Eastern is looking for volunteers to help run these trips, and many of those who show their organizational and “people” skills will be poised to lead ski flight trips in future.
We are also busy planning some great fun events in September. One is our annual Volunteer Party on Saturday, September 15 at the Fairlington Community Center. This year we’re “kicking it up a notch” with catered food and a live band! The very next day will be our “Back to the Slopes” party at the Tysons Biergarten (easy Metro access, free parking), with German and domestic craft beers, free food for our members, and entertainment. We also have our annual Crab Feast event at the Carderock Recreation Area on September 29.
Finally, we also added two new river cruising trips to our adventure portfolio. One is a Bike & Barge trip on the Rhine in June, 2019, and the other is an October 2019 Viking River Cruise on the Rhone river through Lyon, Provence and the heart of French wine country. These trips fill up very quickly, and the early registrants always get the best prices and cabin choices.
So many fun events, so little time! Life is never dull for SCWDC members...