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  • 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!


  • 07 Apr 2017 5:22 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)
     

    President's Black Diamond Rundown:         

    April 2017

    It has been 10 years since I first joined the Club but I can still remember 2008 when we could only fill 1 trip. Well, last year and this year we ran 5 great ski trips. The Boca Ski Club has come a long way thanks to all of you. So let’s keep the momentum going; please become more active in the development of the Club. Membership, social activities, marketing and new and exciting adventures are all areas in which we need committee assistance. It is also the time of year that we accept nominations for the Board. There will be at least 3 openings so please let me know if you would like to volunteer or would like more information.

    The Board is already planning 2018 season ski trips and considering summer trips/events as well. But, it is not too late to let us know what your preferences are. Remember this is your Club - your input and participation helps us to grow the Club and make all of the trips & events as successful as possible.

    Anybody who has not  yet joined the Boca Ski Club on Meetup, please consider doing so. Meetup is a great social network that allows us to quickly and easily keep you up to date on all upcoming events, and you are even able to RSVP. There is a link on the website to make easy for you; it is FREE to sign up!

    Larry Eckert

    President/Boca Ski Club 


    ~~Larry Eckert

    2018 Ski Trips:

    You will be able to make a trip deposit and pay your Club dues to qualify for the $100 early bird trip discount at the

    2018 Ski Season Kick-Off Party on June 10 

    Here is a preview of our upcoming 2018 trips:
    Steamboat (FSC) - January 20-27 - Merri Goodman
    Winter Park - February 9-16 - Kevin Murtha
    Val D'Isere - February 16-24 - Kathi Mossier
    Snowmass - March 3-10 - Tony Magna
    Jackson Hole - March 10-17 - Carl Ebert
    *Telluride - mid-late June - Carl Ebert*

    *The summer trip to Telluride is not eligible for the $100 discount



    Nominations for new Board Members:
    If you are interested in ensuring the success of the Boca Ski Club by becoming a Board member, please send a short bio to Larry at president@bocaskiclub.com. Voting will take place at the  

    2018 Ski Season Kick-Off Party on June 10                             

    Upcoming Events:

    2018 Ski Season Kick-Off Party

    Saturday, June 10. Details TBA


     2018 Trips will be showcased
    and
    we will vote for our newest Board members

    PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS EVENT

     


    2017 Ski Trips were all a great success!!!

    Everyone loved skiing at both Sunshine and Lake Louise


    25 Boca Ski Club members had a great time at Breckenridge!!!




    Another successful trip to Snowmass


  • 05 Mar 2017 5:49 PM | Nick Howe (Administrator)

    President's Black Diamond Rundown:   

    Our first two trips are completed – Snowmass and Breckenridge.  By all accounts they were very successful with everyone having a wonderful time.  Weather and snow conditions were excellent, and the comradery was warm and friendly.  A special congratulations to Kevin Murtha for his first trip as the trip leader. And, a thank you to Tony Magna for leading the trip to Snowmass. 

    The  trip to Banff/Lake Louise, Canada, led by Linda Howe, another new Trip Leader, is well underway. There are still two trips remaining, St. Anton, Austria with Kathi Mosier and my trip to Big Sky.

    We all should be grateful that we are able to continue enjoying the things we love to do.  However, we might contemplate just how long it will last.  Well my friends please view the attached short video for some real inspiration...

    True Inspirational Video

    Staying Inspired and keep charging downhill


    ~~Larry Eckert

    Trip Updates:

    Breckenridge: 
    Hello Boca Ski Club: Breckenridge 2017 is in the books!! According to the Trip Evaluations and the participants' good cheer, it was a great success. The "Group of 25" made the trip and had a great time. The conditions at Breck were fabulous; plenty of snow, food, fun and fellowship.

     We had a group that took a Snowmobile excursion while others went snowshoeing. Fun for all!! 
     

     Hope to see you next season inPARK CITY, UTAH for a fabulous Week of Skiing and Fun.
    Coming Soon 
    FEBRUARY 2018 !!!!!

    Please contact Kevin with your thoughts at:Vicepresident@bocaskiclub.com

     

    Trip Update:

    Snowmass:
     
    A great time was had by all.  Thank you Tony!!!
     
     

    Ski News:
    Top Five US Ski Resorts for Foodies:   
    Your winter vacation is no doubt about getting out on the snow, but there are other things that make a trip memorable. For a lot of us, food plays a big part in any vacation. So, why not combine your love for the snow with the desire to eat at some fantastic restaurants? Here are some of the best ski resorts for foodies in the US:
    >Park City, Utah. The state has loosened some of it's previously strict liquor laws and Utah is becoming one of the best places to try locally produced spirits.
    >Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The resort area now has more restaurants than you will be able to visit in a single ski vacation. 
    >Stowe, Vermont. So close to Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory...
    >Vail, Colorado. There is something for everyone; seafood, steaks and fine French cuisine.
    >Taos, New Mexico. It's not just Southwest and Mexican anymore...


    Top Four US Progression Ski Resorts:
    Building basic skills is easy enough with all kinds of resorts providing lessons for beginners. However, if you want to progress quickly from stage to stage, you’ll need to choose the right resort. These resorts all offer something that will help you to push past a plateau and work towards your goals as a skier.
    >Sun Valley, Idaho. There are plenty of intermediate runs to tackle across the two mountains at Sun Valley but you can do more than just improve on your skills here. This resort gives you the chance to try something new too. The Red Tail Hawk trails are a great chance for you to try your hand at trail skiing through some varied terrain. Once you’ve tried these trails, perhaps move up to the Huckleberry Bear trail that offers a little more for those of you who feel confident and want to explore.
    >Heavenly, Lake Tahoe. This resort has a fantastic Ski and Ride School that makes learning to ski and snowboard a lot of fun.
    >Squaw Valley, California. If you want to try something new or take on a new challenge, head on over to one of the five terrain parks.
    >Killington, Vermont. For those of you who want to tackle a terrain park or two, start at the Easy Street Progression Park. The 15 small features are perfect for beginners and the fun, learning environment makes it easy to progress. Once you feel confident, perhaps head to the Timberline Park where you’ll find 20 small and medium jumps, jibs and rails.


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