The Family Ski Meisters Ski Club was formed in the summer of 1968 by a group of ski enthusiasts who were interested in promoting the sport of downhill skiing at a family level. Their goal was to make the sport of skiing affordable for families with children, provide the opportunity for ski education to all club members to produce better skiers, and provide an atmosphere for children to learn the sport of skiing with their peers in similar age groups. The club has over time evolved to provide a year round schedule of family oriented social activities in addition to the family downhill skiing focus.
Club membership is limited to a total of sixty (60) families not including our “Life” members. The profile of our club membership ranges from the original founding members themselves to newly married couples with small children who are just beginning to learn the sport. The club has a number of 2nd generation Ski Meisters with children of their own. A number of single college age young adults are frequent guests at club events under their parents membership. If the club membership is under the 60 family limit, new family memberships will be considered upon written application. (See attached contact list & Application for Membership).
Initiation & Fees Application for membership is open to families. (Married couple or single parent/legal guardians with children). When a completed membership application is received by the membership committee, the family will be formally considered for membership. Upon acceptance of the membership committee, the new family will be entitled to all privileges of club membership. The initiation fee is $75 payable by the end of the club year (August 31st), in the year of application acceptance. Yearly membership is currently $35 for regular members.
The primary focus of the club social calendar are the ski events which will normally run from December through March. Additionaly, the Club sponsors year round outdoor activities and social events.
Ski trips include:
Ski Instruction Days Ski Racing Instruction Day Day or evening trips to area ski resorts Weekend trips to upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, etc. Full week trips to Europe, Canada or the Western US.
The club also prepares a schedule of events for the snow impaired seasons of the year which appeals to the overall membership.
Warmer season events include:
Outdoor concerts Camping / Hiking trips Biking outings Pool parties Canoeing Baseball games Clam bake Holiday parties House socials
Event location and the types of events are continuously evaluated based on feedback from club members with the needs of the club families in mind. Because the club can negotiate event costs on a group basis, substantial discounts are passed on to the club and its membership. Discount rates/cards are passed on to the membership as received.