New Online Sign Ups – June 25!
Your Club (TBSSB) has been hard at work getting ready for the coming season. Most of the details of each trip have been ironed out, plus we have worked with our tour operator (Sports America Tours) to set up and use an easy online trip registration system. It’s now ready to accept trip applications and deposits. We are anticipating a lot of demand for our trips, so don’t wait. Sign up as soon as you can. You may sign up and submit a deposit starting at:
Noon (EDT), Friday, June 25, 2021
The new online sign-up system will open at that time. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you again this season. If you have any questions or problems when trying to sign up, contact your trip leaders. If they are not available, call 800-876-8551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To preview or register for a trip, go to our home page (http://tampabaysnowskiers.com), scroll down to the trip schedule, choose a trip to preview and click the trip name.
Back in the Snow……AGAIN!
NOTE: For all trips except Breckenridge, Zermatt, Holland, and Scotland - If you click a trip link before the noon opening on Friday, you should receive a message asking you for an early registration code (which you do not have unless you are a Trip Leader). Come back at or after noon on June 25 and you will not need a code to view or register for a trip, but you may have to hit the Refresh button on your browser to get the code requirement to disappear.
Are you wondering why Zermatt, Holland, and Scotland are already sold out? I did. It turns out that these three trips were cancelled at least once, if not twice. I wanted to get on the Holland trip, but the trip has been cancelled twice. It turns out that the original travelers paid the $1000 deposit two years ago, and they did not ask for their money back, so they remained signed up for that trip. Sorry about that.
Back in the Snow . . . AGAIN!! That’s right, we are all ready for things to get back to normal. TBSSB is ready to get back to a full schedule of trips and what a lineup we have for this season! Look for lots of new and improved things from TBSSB. We are excited to offer a new way to sign up for our trips. We are still planning, but our monthly gatherings will certainly be new. As always, we want to give our travelers the best experience BY FAR!!
Why do I ski? Every day you ski you get better. Eventually you start putting together a few parallel turns and gain more confidence to try slopes that keep getting steeper and steeper. Then that day happens . . . when you start putting parallel turns together and you’re cruising down the mountain in complete control of your destiny and everything else in the world doesn’t seem to exist. Now you’re a real skier and life doesn’t get much better than that. Who cares that you don’t really look like Lindsay Vonn or Bode Miller coming down the mountain, you think you do and that’s all that really matters.
Why do I ski? When you get to the top of the mountain, see the incredible views, smell the mountain air where the sky is as blue as you’ve ever seen it, and you’re about to point your skis down the hill and experience freedom like you’ve never experienced it before . . . Freedom to go fast, slow, or somewhere in between. Freedom to make as many turns as you want, go over or avoid bumps, skid or carve, and stop and go whenever you feel like it. Freedom to go down double black diamonds, blues cruisers, or the longest green run on the mountain, it really doesn’t matter, you’re in charge! Freedom to ski for a couple hours or from first chair to the last. Freedom to eat a power bar for lunch or enjoy a nice leisurely lunch with friends.
Why do I ski? You can always find a challenge on every mountain. It’s a sport you can always get better at regardless of your current level. Each level of mastery gives you a new found confidence to try something more challenging. When you graduate from green to blue, from blue to black, from black to double black, and finally from double black to ridiculous, and then you’ve succeeded in making it to the bottom in one piece and hopefully got to experience the moment with a good friend or two, your soul will be smiling about it for days and it will probably lead to raising your glass in celebration at the local watering hole that evening.
Why do I ski? The friendships you developed along the way. Skiers and boarders have a shared experience, this creates a bond and you feel part of a special club. Unless you’ve overcome all these obstacles to enjoy a trip down the mountain from 12,000 feet on one or two relatively narrow pieces of wood and/or metal, it’s really hard to put into words. I just tried, but I really didn’t give it justice.!
Come be part of that special club (TBSSB) and join us on one of our trips. You won’t find a more dedicated group that wants to make your shared experience on the mountains a memorable one. Now you know why I ski, my question is “Why don’t YOU ski with TBSSB?” Sign up for one of our trips or come to our big party in August to see what you’re missing!!