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  • 03 Aug 2021 5:06 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Yes, our 2022 ski trips are now on our website and available for signup.  We're excited to be offering 3 trips for 2022.  As always, Tony's fabulous Snowmass trip is one of them and set for January 22-29.  We are also offering a Florida Ski Council trip to Lake Tahoe, January 22-29.  The February trip will be to Taos, February 19-26.  All our trips will include pre-trip parties and club dinners on the trip.

    SNOWMASS, January 22-29

    Tony Magna will again be leading the Snowmass trip and lodging will again be at the Crestwood Condos.  This is always a popular trip and most who go on this trip do so every year.  Click here for more details.

    LAKE TAHOE, January 22-29

    Christina Griffith, who always leads a fun trip, will be leading the Lake Tahoe trip.  We will be staying at Harvey's Hotel and Casino which is walking distance to the lifts at Heavenly.  This mountain has amazing views of the lake and all levels of terrain.  There will be lots of extras on this trip, including FSC activities.  Click here for more details.

    TAOS, NEW MEXICO, February 19-26

    Our third trip is to Taos, New Mexico, and will be led by Don Chalaire, who has led many great ski trips.  We will be staying at Edelweiss Lodge and Spa, a ski-in, ski-out luxury hotel within walking distance to shopping and restaurants.  Click here for more details.

  • 03 Aug 2021 5:00 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Hello everyone and hope it is a wonderful summer for all!

    As you are enjoying the hot summer months, the great news is our 2022 ski trips are finalized, up on our website, and available for you to sign up!  Trip Leaders are ready and waiting for any questions or help you might need as well! 

    Lake Tahoe/Heavenly, California
    January 22-29, 2022
    Click here to see the details.


    Snowmass, Colorado
    January 22-29, 2022
    Click here to see the details.



    Taos, New Mexico
    February 19-26, 2022
    Click here to see the details.

     

    Other Events Planned to Add to Your Calendars

    July 13, 2021 - Happy Hour at Hawker's in Delray
    July 24, 2021 - Beach and Snorkel Day
    August 10, 2021 - Happy Hour at Locale in Boca Raton

    Also, please save the date, December 4, 2021 for our Annual Holiday Party at the Parkland Country Club.
     

    Hope to see you at one, or all, of the events!  Details on the July beach and snorkel day and August happy hour will be coming soon in separate emails.

     

    To renew your membership, or to join as a new member, please click here.

    To see info on our next happy hour, click here.

    To visit our on-line store for BSC items, click here.


  • 31 Aug 2018 2:19 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    image.pngSummer heat is truly upon us and many of you have escaped to northern climes. Has it started snowing yet?

    For those of us sticking it out down here, the social scene is in full swing with regular monthly meet-ups in Boca and beyond. Our social director, Debbie Boardman, has organized some great events, so whether you are a member or just want to learn more about the club, why not come along? Click here for more info.

    The Holland Tulip trip and the early Snowmass trip are both sold out and our other trips are filling up quickly. A big thanks to all our trip leaders - Debbie Boardman, Christina Griffith, Tony Magna and David Sacks.  If you couldn't make the February Snowmass trip, remember we have another Snowmass in March along with Crested Butte in January and Park City in February. If you haven't signed up yet don't miss out!  

    And make a note in your diaries for the Peter Glenn Ft. Lauderdale Ski & Snowboard Show - October 5-7. Pick up some new gear, and say hi to the Boca Ski Club team who will have a booth there.

    We are always looking for new members, so tell your friends, and I look forward to seeing you at a social event soon.

    Your president,
    Nick Howe


  • 20 May 2018 9:03 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    We've announced our 2019 trip destinations:

    • Crested Butte, Colorado on January 16, 2019
    • Snowmass, Colorado on February 2, 2019
    • Park City, Utah (FSC trip) on March 2, 2019
    • Snowmass, Colorado for a family trip coinciding with Palm Beach Country Spring Break on March 16, 2019.
    Head over to the Trips Page for more info
  • 01 Apr 2018 10:33 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Head to the majestic mountains during next year Spring Break. Join the Boca Ski Club on your next great Ski / Snowboard adventure

    From first timers, beginners to advanced riders – all are welcome!!

    We offer planned trips so all you have to do is register and enjoy the slopes.

    Up to a 20% discount that’s right, with our full package trips you could save on average about 20% as compared to booking it yourself. We lock in airline tickets during peak air travel season, lodging prices, heavily discounted lift ticket prices. Plus, discounted options for rental equipment and ski school.

    Enjoy a pre-trip party to meet trip participants

    Resort socials, après ski and group meet ups geared towards the family and the kids.

    Convenient Saturday to Saturday travel

    Watch out for our trip announcements on June 9th!

  • 01 Apr 2018 10:01 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Hey everyone - planning for the 2019 ski season has started.

    We'll get things underway with our annual kick off party on the afternoon of June 9th.  Mark your calendars - location and more details to follow soon!

  • 12 May 2017 5:34 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Beach & Snorkel Day
    This Saturday, May 13th, 9am
    Tomorrow!
    Bring your snorkel gear and pack a picnic!

    South Inlet Park: 
    1100 S. Ocean Blvd.,
    Boca Raton, Florida 33432


    Meet on the beach at 9 am and enjoy a snorkeling adventure on the artificial reef just offshore.  There are tons of beautiful fish just below the surface!

    Bring dive flags, too, if you have them, and we can share.


    Parking is only $3 an hour at this park, but the lot fills up by about 10 am.


    No need to RSVP
    Hope to see you there!


  • 06 May 2017 11:00 AM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Hello Boca Skiers! It’s the time of year to start thinking about getting back into skiing shape. Now is a great time to start an exercise regimen that builds slowly and steadily avoiding training injuries. This will allow you to stay on the slopes all day long. Living in South Florida, at sea level, is a disadvantage as we travel to the mountains without much time to acclimate. So with a little prep and some common sense rules, we can all be ready to Ski and stay healthy!

    Always consult your private medical doctor prior to beginning any exercise or nutrition regimen.

    There are many ways to get used to the altitude so you can enjoy your skiing getaway. Here are some tips to get acclimated so you can focus on having fun!!

    Oxygen
    A quick way to adapt to the elevation is to carry a portable oxygen canister. Simply take a shot or two whenever you feel winded. Oxygen concentrators can be purchased or rented at most ski resorts. Also, the medical stations will have oxygen on-site for sick skiers.
    Take it Easy
    It’s understandable that you’re eager to hit the slopes, but take it slowly. Over-exertion will make it harder to adjust to the elevation. Try a low-impact activity on your first day such as snowmobiling. Many ski resorts offer alternatives to skiing and snowboarding; so you can still enjoy yourself while getting acclimated to the altitude. If you are flying into Denver, consider flying in a day early and staying in Denver for one night . Denver’s elevation is 5000ft. Sleeping overnight in Denver will help you to acclimate to 5000ft before you make the ascent to 9000ft. This two-step altitude adjustment gives your body more time to adjust.
    Stay Hydrated
    Drink plenty of liquids. High elevations can cause fluid loss, so it’s important to stay well hydrated. Stick with water or liquids that replace electrolytes. Avoid alcoholic, sugary and caffeinated beverages as these liquids act as diuretics and can dehydrate you. Drink lots of water! Frequent urinating from consuming so much water is much better than laying in bed with a splitting headache.
    Eat Right
    Stop in at Breckenridge’s world-class restaurants to recharge. A meal high in carbohydrates will improve your body’s ability to absorb oxygen, and will give you the energy needed to adjust to the elevation. Avoid salty foods – the sodium might increase your blood pressure, which can exacerbate the symptoms of altitude sickness. When we arrive in Summit County we like to eat at a place called “Noodles & Company”. They have delicious noodles that are high in carbs.
    Take Your Vitamins and Medications
    Always consult your physician before starting any new medication Some literature suggests that taking iron supplements can make it easier to perform aerobic activities (like skiing) at high elevations.Consult a doctor first, as iron is toxic in high doses. Taking 120 mg of Ginko Biloba in the weeks leading up to your skiing getaway, and maintaining that dosage during your trip, might also reduce the time needed to adjust to the altitude. Drugs such as Diamox (Acetazolamide) can reduce the symptoms and duration of altitude sickness. Ideally, Diamox should be taken a few days prior to your trip, but it can also be used on the spot if you start feeling ill. Keep ibuprofen or acetaminophen on hand to prevent headaches.
    Descend to Sleep
    Sleeping at a lower altitude makes it easier to adjust to the rarefied air of Breckenridge. You’ll feel better and have more energy after a good night’s sleep in a lodge at a lower elevation. Lodging is scattered all up and down the mountains, with some lodges being higher than 10,000 ft.
    If All Else Fails
    If you’ve feeling ill, descend to a lower elevation and work your way back up to the resort gradually. Sometimes the best remedy is simply time. While no one wants to lose out on a day’s fun, you’ll feel even worse if your whole trip is wrecked due to a prolonged illness.Always consult your private medical doctor prior to beginning any exercise or nutrition regimen.


  • 05 May 2017 12:10 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Hello and welcome to the new Boca Ski Club website!

    There is a new calendar to keep you updated on the social events and ski trips.  You can email your board members or contact us and leave a comment about the club or a your last great ski adventure trip. We are looking for some help with events, happy hour locations and new trip leaders. Come on out to the next happy hour and bring a friend. We are always happy to meet new people and help them to join the club. Thank you. – Nick Howe


  • 29 Apr 2017 5:36 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    Duffy's, May 18th!  
    Beach & Snorkel Day, May 13th!
    Kick Off Party!  June 10th!

    Happy Hour at Duffy's! 
    Thurs, May 18th, 6pm


    Meet us for happy hour at Duffy's near Town Center in Boca, 21212 Saint Andrew's Blvd, Boca Raton, FL  33486.   If you are already a member or just thinking about joining, we would love to meet you, so come on by.  We will be in the back room behind the bar.  Hope to see you there!

    Beach & Snorkel Day
    Saturday, May 13th, 9am

    Bring your snorkel gear and pack a picnic!

    South Inlet Park: 
    1100 S. Ocean Blvd.,
    Boca Raton, Florida 33432


    Meet on the beach at 9 amand enjoy a snorkeling adventure on the artificial reef just offshore.  There are tons of beautiful fish just below the surface!

    Bring dive flags, too, if you have them, and we can share.


    Parking is only $3 an hour at this park, but the lot fills up by about 10 am.


    No need to RSVP
    Hope to see you there!

    Kick Off Party!
    Sat, June 10th, 6:30 pm
    2018 Ski Trips Revealed!


    Come and sign up for your favorite ski trip! 
    Sign ups will happen at the party, so don't miss out!


    The Boca Ski Club will provide dinner, and it will be BYOB for drinks.
    And great news - the party will be at Mikki Isackson's fabulous house again this year - Thanks Mikki!!

    8921 Sydney Harbor Circle
    Delray Beach, FL  33446

    RSVP to Linda so we can leave your name at the guard gate!
    LindaHoweFL@gmail.com
    or text 561-289-7485


    We will also be electing board members for next year. 
    Thanks, and we hope to see you there!


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