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Back to the Slopes Party

  • Sunday, September 18, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Shipgarten, McLean/Tysons Corner, VA
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Great Party for Skiers and Non-Skiers, Dogs & Kids

Registration is closed. Food order is in.

Hey, are you pondering where to ski this coming season? Or have you already registered for a SCWDC ski adventure (very smart of you)? Come on out and join us at our members’ party to welcome the upcoming ski season at our 5th annual Back to the Slopes Party! Invite your friends and family to join in on this fun event, for food and a chance to win a raffle prize. Grand Prize: 3 night stay for 2 at a Club Med North America resort in Cancun Yucatan/Mexico, Ixtapa Pacific/Mexico, Turquoise/Turks and Caicos, OR Punta Cana /Dominica Republic. Second Prize, an Adult Indy Pass ($329 value, good for 2 days each at 110+ ski resorts).  Must be present to be eligible to win one of many raffle prize.

Meet our SCWDC ski trip leaders to discuss their trip. Peruse their ski trip display and flyers. Visit with our ski industry friends and checkout their displays, exhibits, and offerings. Mingle with your ski trip buddies. If you're already registered for a SCWDC ski adventure, meet your trip leader and your fellow trip participants. Learn about the club's many upcoming events.

  • What: Back to the Slopes Party
  • Included:  heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle ticket for door prize drawing
  • Not included: drinks; no outside food or drinks allowed
  • Cost:  Members $10, guests and non-members $15; optional per person unlimited drink packages, $35 and $55 options
  • Where: Shipgarten, 7581 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102
  • When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 4 - 8 PM
  • Directions & Parking: No nearby street parking. Use free parking & free shuttle bus service to and from Shipgarten. Optionally, arrive by Metro at the McLean Station, and take a brief walk to Shipgarten.
  • Registration closes: Saturday September 17. No at door registration.
  • Event Contact: Kenneth Eng

Back to the Slopes Party will be at the Shipgarten (the updated version of the former Tysons Biergarten, same owner). Our event space is outdoors, in our own private corner of the expansive grassy patio, under a private 900 sq. ft. event pavilion. There are picnic tables with umbrellas too.. We'll provide Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, buffet style. As usual, there will be raffle prizes.

For fun and games, there are various lawn games. For dog owners, bring your pooch and enjoy the Dog Park (the shuttle bus even has doggy treats). For families with kids in tow, there is a Kids Playground. Situated on a hill top, we will get a gentle breeze and a wonderful skyline view of the McLean/Tysons cityscape.

If in the event we exceed our food budget, or you are hanging out late for the DJ Makan's dance party at 8 pm (till 2 am), there are 4 different food and drink concepts you can order from. Each "concept" is separately housed in former 40' shipping containers (hence the "ship" in Shipgarten name). The four food and drink concepts are Tysons Biergarten, RollBär, Salamati Grille, and Waffles & Tacos. Vegetarian and omnivore friendly.

We will be inviting our ski industry friends to exhibit their products and services, just like at ski resort's Ski Demo Day, to generate that ski season vibe. All the details have not been worked out yet but be prepared to be surprised at this fun members’ event.  Check the weekly SkiGram for ski industry friends who will be attending BTTS as we get closer to Sunday, September 18

It’s coming! Do a snow dance, but please don't do the rain dance! Think snow! Time to break out your winter gear and begin charting your winter adventures for the season ahead! Get ready for some slope time. That’s right, it’s time to get BACK TO THE SLOPES!

Click here to see Shipgarten Photo Album on SCWDC Meetup. 

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5309 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207    MAP
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