SkiMeisters ski at Winter Park Resort, Colorado on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday most weeks during ski season. Generally, the club starts skiing the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving, takes a break over the Christmas holidays, resuming the first week in January, ending on a Wednesday near the beginning of April. The schedule contains approximately 50 skiing days. A list of the specific dates is available to members in the fall edition of the ‘Flurries’ our on-line newsletter.
In order to participate in downhill skiing, all SkiMeisters must wear ski-helmets, be able to ski blue level trails, and ski under control.
SkiMeisters have special ski programs each season, such as lessons from Winter Park Resort instructors and multi-day trips to other ski resorts. Information on these will be published in the Flurries found on the Member-only website.
SkiMeisters usually meet after skiing on Wednesdays for an After-Ski Party. In the past these have included happy hour at the Winter Park Base area and Pot-luck dinners at the Town Hall. A calendar of these events will be published in the Flurries and on the Member-only website.
Meeting Times & Places
|Wed & Thurs||Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the West Portal cafeteria or at 9:00 a.m. in front of the West Portal. Look for a guide displaying the number of the level you plan to ski. Members meet for lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Snoasis. Generally, a place is reserved for the club on the upper level. Skiing resumes at 1:00 p.m. for those who wish to participate and goes until 2:30 p.m. at the latest.||Sun||Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the West Portal cafeteria or at 8:30 a.m. outside the West Portal near the ski racks. Because the number of members skiing on Sunday is usually small, the guides will divide groups on an informal basis. Members meet for lunch from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Snoasis, again sitting together on the upper level. Members resume skiing at noon.|
SkiMeisters divide into small groups according to their skiing ability and interests. Each group skis with a member guide who assists the group in choosing appropriate trails, manages the timing of the day, particularly for lunch and special events, and skies behind the group to assist in the event of a fall or accident. To ensure a quality experience, guides attend an annual orientation are instructed in time management and safety procedures, and are familiar with the ski terrain lifts, and trails appropriate for each ski level.
Note: Guides do NOT teach skiing to members.