MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS
BSC sponsors regular meetings and off-mountain social events during the ski season. We generally have one or more guest speakers at our monthly meetings who will make a presentation on some aspect of downhill skiing. A brief business meeting typically follows the presentations.
This season, once again we will host the popular monthly apres socials at Broken Top Bottle Shop.
PAST SEASON'S OFF-MOUNTAIN EVENTS
May 15 End-of-Season Party and Chili Contest 4:OO to 8:00 PM
This was our biggest bash, social of the year!
Where: Hollingshead Barn in Hollingshead Park, Bend
What: BSC End of Year Pot Luck Social and Chili Cook-Off, featuring Bend's local favorite dance band 'Out Of The Blue' entertained us and provided dance music from 6:00 - 8:00 PM!!
What members brought: Any dish to share, their own beverage, and optionally, a chili dish to enter into the Chili Cook-Off $50 Prize for best chili (voted on by all participants).
NOTE: This event was free to dues-paying BSC members. There was a $10 cover charge for participants who are NOT dues-paying members of the Bend Ski Club (www.bendskiclub.net), to help with venue and entertainment costs. [Yet ANOTHER benefit of becoming a formal member of the Bend Ski Club -- see website above]
CURRENT SEASON EVENTS
November 9th, 2016, 6:00 PM SEASONAL KICK-OFF PARTY!! Pappy's Pizzeria, Bend
This Meeting was a great success! The President-General Manager of Mt. Bachelor and his marketing team gave us extensive updates on all the new improvements (e.g. new Cloud Chaser lift!) and changes to the mountain facilities this year.
-74 skier enthusiasts attended, with 12 returning members and 13 brand new members signing up to the club for the first time. Welcome, and thanks!
January 19th, 2017, 6:30 PM Adventure Skiing Presentation at Crows Feet Commons, Bend
It was a fascinating presentation by the owner of Crows Feet, detailing Antarctic skiing adventure with professional photography details and commentary.
February 15th 2017, 6:30 PM Latest in Ski Gear Technologies at Pacific Pizza and Brew, Bend
Jeremy Nelson, Skjersaa's Owner, gave us an overview of ski boot/binding integration and newer technology and also answered many questions from the 25+ attendees. Many thanks to Jeremy for taking the time out from his busy schedule to speak to the group! (And his generous offer of 50% off ski demos for BSC members!)
February 28th, 2017, 4 -> 6 PM Apres Ski Social at Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend
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March 8th, 2017, 6:30 PM. Monthly Meeting at Pappy's Pizzeria, Bend
First half of the meeting was a general meeting and discussion amongst BSC members, whereby we will seek input about the club and it's future direction. Second half was an interesting presentation on the ecology of the Mt. Bachelor area, by Gregg Riedel, Forest Ecologist with the Deschutes National Forest. Pizza was club provided.
March 28th, 2017, 4 -> 6 PM Apres Ski Social at Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend
April 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM Monthly Meeting at Pappy's Pizzeria, Bend
First part of the evening was a brief club business meeting. Members were asked to purchase their own pizza and beverages before entering the meeting room. Next was a presentation by staff of Discover Your Forest, (a non-profit affiliated with the Deschutes National Forest) which sponsors Ski and Snowshoe-With-A-Ranger programs at Mt. Bachelor. Lastly, there was a sample "Ski-With-A-Ranger" slide presentation focusing on the geology of Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters, by our very own club President, John Stockham. Thanks to all the speakers!
April 25th, 2017, 4 -> 6 PM Apres Ski Social at Broken Top Bottle Shop, Bend
May 13th, 2017, 1 PM BSC TailGate Party, West Village parking lot, Mt. Bachelor
It was crazy, silly fun featuring an elaborate Jamaican theme decorated tailgate party, if a bit cold and windy!
May 18th, 2017, 6-> 10 PM End of Season Party! at Hollinshead Barn, Hollinshead Park
Great location and venue, with the usual wonderful potluck food provided by attendees, chili cook-off contest, awards, dancing, club videos. Entry for dues-paying club members was free; non-members suggested donation was $10.
June 14th, 2017, 5 PM Club Organizational Meeting, at Ken's House
Plans and suggestions for the upcoming 2017/2018 Ski Season were discussed.
Other questions/concerns/suggestions? Contact our Events Coordinator Marlene Lomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.