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Frequent Traveler Rewards Program
To obtain your reward, you must send a Frequent Traveler Rewards Program Form to the Club Treasurer, Barb Shank, address noted on the form, between May 1 and June 30, 2018, and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The form will be available to download from the TBSSB Website, from May 1 through June 30.
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  • Welcome
    Welcome Welcome to Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders
  • Steamboat, Colorado
    Steamboat, Colorado FSC January 2018
  • Whitefish, Montana
    Whitefish, Montana January 2018
  • Yellowstone Crew
    Yellowstone Crew Big Sky February 2018
  • Sun Valley, Idaho
    Sun Valley, Idaho February 2018
  • Skiing Closely
    Skiing Closely Sun Valley February 2018
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming FSC February 2018
  • Sierra Nevada, Spain
    Sierra Nevada, Spain FSC Trip March 2018
  • MA and Nancy's gang
    MA and Nancy's gang Aspen, Colorado March 2018
  • Some of Roger's gang skiing in Snowbasin
    Some of Roger's gang skiing in Snowbasin Ogden March 2018

Announcing TBSSB Bike and Barge Trips for 2019

Greek Island Bike and Cruise - May 23 - June 03, 2019

We will sail through the Cyclades & Saronic Islands for 7 nights aboard the Panagiota. The Cyclades, which comprise of more than 30 islands, were the cradle of the first European civilized society 5,000 years ago. It is also here that Greece shows its most unadulterated side in all its variety: Gleaming white cubic houses with blue shutters and labyrinth lanes give the typical architectonic flavor to the island towns. The mostly rugged coastlines show impressive geological formations, turquoise-blue sea, and fantastic sandy beaches.

Provence, France Bike and Barge - September 05 - 16, 2019 (date may change)

We will bike through Avignon, Aramon Aramon, Arles, and Aigues-Mortes for 7 nights aboard the Caprice. Among the wilderness of Camargue and the landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh, you will cycle through delightful Provençal villages, vineyards and fields of sunflowers.

If you are interested in traveling on one of the Bike & Barge trips please mail a trip application with a $1,000 deposit (make checks payable to TBSS&B) to Karla Newan at 9416 Silverthorn Road, Largo, FL 33777. Please note which trip. Both trips have limited space so travelers will be accepted in the order that the application/deposit have been received. Looking forward to Cruising and Biking with you!.

Lift Ticket Offer


Want to do more than 1 ski trip next season? Ever checked out a multi-mountain pass vs. on-mountain costs?

TBSSB is offering 2 great passes, the EPIC and the IKON, AND, we are planning trips to many of their resorts.

EPIC PASS - Available for Vail, Park City, Telluride, Crested Butte, Breckenridge & Beaver Creek.

IKON PASS - Available for Banff, Big Sky, Snowmass/Aspen & Snowbird/Alta.

TBSSB is planning trips to most of these destinations. Get the EPIC PASS or the IKON PASS today!

Purchase through the TBSSB website and receive a credit towards your next club ski trip. Please check with your Trip Leader for details. Children 12 and under are not eligible for trip credit.

Both passes are also good for other destinations that TBSSB is not traveling to this coming season, but if you should happen to travel there without the club (heaven forbid), your pass would be good there too.

2018-2019 Trip Destinations

  • Vail I
  • Banff
  • Crested Butte
  • Beaver Creek I
  • Big Sky FSC
  • Telluride
  • Whistler
  • Winter Park
  • Snowmass
  • Park City FSC

Upcoming Events

TBSSB Trippers & Bowlers,
Come on out on Sat. July 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm to Pinchasers Bowling Alley
Address: 5555 W Hillsborough, Tampa, FL.

Enjoy a fun night of Pizza, Beer, Bowling, Cookies and laughs. Please pre-register to get assigned to a bowling group. $22 pay at the door. Please bring exact change.
RSVP to MA Olden at Desourcema@aol.com.
No bowling experience necessary!

2018 – 2019 FSC Trip Destinations

Trip Leader – Karla McKenzie Newan – 727-244-2036 - kjvzm@yahoo.com
Join us for the Biggest Skiing in America with 5,800 skiable acres. This is the true western skiing experience you've dreamed about – unbridled adventure, abundant snow, uncrowded slopes, and no long lift lines. Big Sky has it all: runs that vary from satin-groomed cruisers to steep powdered chutes plus terrain parks. Big Sky is in the southwestern corner of Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. Our lodging is at the Huntley Lodge which includes the legendary daily hot breakfast buffet and the is slope-side so there is just a short walk to the lifts, virtually ski-in / ski-out! This is a FSC trip which offers parties/après most evenings! So join TBSS&B for the BIGGEST trip of the season!
Send checks to Karla McKenzie Newan at 9416 Silverthorn Rd, Largo, FL 33777. Applications will be available soon.

Trip Leader – Rob Livingston – 727-656-0214 - imliving@tampabay.rr.com
With over 7300 skiable acres, there is plenty of skiing for all types of skiers. Park City is linked to the Canyon ski area by the Quick Silver gondola. This allows easy access to both areas on ONE lift ticket. We are staying in the beautiful Park Station located just a block from Main Street. Park Station condo units offer unique access to the many attractions that make Park City a world class ski town. Walk up to Main Street for world class eating establishments and shopping. Join us for all the exciting fun that a Florida Ski Council trip has to offer, like the parties and aprés on most evenings! Did I mention we'll ski at posh Deer Valley, too?
Send $250 pp deposit check to Rob Livingston at 17601 Meadowbridge Dr, Lutz, FL 33549. A fillable application is available for download.

Trip Leader – Peggy Gummoe – 813-892-4465 – pbgummoe@aol.com
Ski the Dolamites!!! Cortina, Italy is the FSC March 2019 destination. Stay in a 5 star hotel, ski three mountain areas , dine, shop and enjoy staying in the heart of this quaint, charming Italian village. And, of course, all the fun and events included in this FSC adventure. There will also be a multitude of excursions offered for the non skiers. A deposit of $350 pp will hold your spot. Send checks to Peggy Gummoe at 17030 Winners Circle Odessa, FL 33556. Applications will be available soon.

Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders

Club Leadership 2018-19
Leadership Job Descriptions Below

Board Members and Bios

Mike Pearson, President

Mike PearsonI became a member of the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders in the 2009-10 season, traveling to Crested Butte for my first time.  That trip was so wonderful I swore I’d never ski without the club again.  Since then, I've traveled with the club on about 2 trips a year.  Every trip was spectacular.  I love skiing and hanging out with others with similar interests, and found that leading a trip enhances my enjoyment.  I was an assistant leader for my first time in the 2010-11 season, assisted the next two seasons, and have been a trip leader on one trip each year thereafter.  I first tried skiing on a road-trip with friends during a winter break in college.  I was fortunate to have several great ski experiences before joining TBSSB, but my trips with the club have been the best.  Come travel with us for your best ski trips ever.

I can be reached at 813-505-2962 or email

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Joe Bayliss, Vice President

Joe Bayliss I am a native Floridian and lifelong resident of St. Petersburg. I am an owner/partner of a law firm and practice over a large part of the state. I have been a member of the club since 1996. I assisted as a leader for the first time in 1999, to Big Sky. Cheryl Gleaton was the trip leader and I learned more than I can remember from her mentoring me. Since then, I have led many trips for the club, including a very memorable trip to Snowmass with 65 travelers where our outbound flight was canceled the night before we left and our return flight was canceled the day before our return - very unforgettable!! I have served on the board in various capacities. I have served as the Sitzmark Editor, the Catalog Editor, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Secretary. I am currently serving in a second term as Vice-President and am looking forward to another banner year for our club!!

I can be reached at 727-480-7311 or email

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Leslie Forman, Secretary

Leslie Foreman I have been skiing with Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders since 2009 and became an Assistant Trip Leader with the club for the first time in 2017. You will not find a finer group of ski club members and leaders in the country! Every board member and trip leader is committed to making sure that all of our travelers have an outstanding and memorable experience on every trip.

Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders is committed to providing fun, social activities throughout the year, which we encourage all current and new members to attend. As an avid cyclist, I am thrilled the club offers both international Bike and Barge trips and local Bike and Blade outings.

I am excited to be a new board member with TBSSB for the 2018-2019 ski season.

Please email or call me at 510-510-6286. Our best ideas come from you, our great travelers!

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Barb Shank, Treasurer

Barbara Shank I have been a member of TBSSB for over 25yr. I have been on the Board several times in the past. I have been a Leader or Assistant on countless trips over the years, which has given me a chance to meet a lot of GREAT travelers and form some lasting friendships. I appreciate the opportunity to again be on the Board for this Club and help keep TBSSB moving forward.

I can be reached at 727-596-3247 or email



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Nancy DelGatto, Assistant Treasurer

Nancy DelGatto I have been a member of TBSS&B for 12+ years and have served on the board in numerous positions (Catalog Editor, Social Director, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Secretary) and am happy to be returning this season as assistant treasurer. I have had the opportunity to lead ski trips to some wonderful resorts as well as a bike and barge trip to Croatia. During these trips, I have met some wonderful people and have made some great friendships! I look forward to serving on the board to provide our travelers with another amazing ski season.

I can be reached at 813-334-6844 or email



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Terry Barton, Director of Sitzmark

Terry Barton This will be my 4th year on the board. I’m returning to the position of Sitzmark Editor this season after being the Catalog/Marketing Director last season. I have done my best to keep you informed of all the club trips, events, and many other items of interest. We all have a desire to make TBSSB the best ski club in the country. Through the 10 years and 15 trips, I have discovered we have dedicated leaders and loyal travellers. The people in our club are special and bring an enthusiasm and spirit that gives me pride in saying that I’m a member. We always seem to succeed in the FUN department!!

I believe my organizational skills, negotiating skills, and financial skills can be useful to the club. I bring a strong sense of fairness when dealing with individuals and situations. When making decisions for the club, I promise to always go back to “what is fair and in the best interest of our members” and “what is fair and in the best interest of our club”.

I can be reached at 813-495-8859 or email

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Peggy Gummoe, Director of Catalog/Marketing

Peggy GummoeI have been a member of the Club since 2004 and have held various positions on the Board and currently serve as a member of the Trip Committee and as the Director of Marketing/Public Relationsfor the Club.

It is a pleasure to be a part of a group that has a passion for ski-non ski activities. Professionally, I have a psychotherapy practice in North Tampa, and any free time is spent planning future ski trips and hanging with my grandchildren.

I can be reached at 813-892-4465 or email

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MaryAnn Olden, Social/Publicity Director

MaryAnn Olden I'm a new member of the TBSSB board and am going to be the Social and Publicity Director for the club. I'm excited about serving all the members and will plan many great events and activities. I've been a member of the club since 1998 when I was a new traveler. Since then I have gone on many trips with the club and started leading trips as an assistant trip leader and then a trip leader. I've been a leader on trips with 100 travelers three years in a row. What a challenge to learn everyone's names but a delight in meeting so many wonderful friends. I have met lifelong friends through our club and enjoyed many activities like Bike and Blading, Bowling, Golfing, and Baseball games besides skiing.

I've lived in Florida for 37 years and own an Interior Design firm, Design Source. I met my fiancée through the club on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe. So you see anything is possible when you have energetic, positive, people who love life and live life to the fullest. That's the description of a TBSSB traveler, and I hope you all can join in the fun.

I can be reached at -727-424-7735 or email

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Mary Pulaski, Trip Committee Chairman

Mary Pulaski, Trip Committee Chairman I have been leading trips with the club since 1999. I have had many board positions over the years and am excited about this new opportunity of Trip Committee Chairperson. Being a member of the trip committee for more than 8 years I have helped with planning, pricing and ensuring the trip schedule is right for all our travelers.

I can be reached by email

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Karla McKenzie Newan, Assistant Trip Committee Chairman
FSC Delegate, Past President

Karla McKenzie Newan, FSC Delegate, Past PresidentI have been an active member of TBSS&B for over 10 years and have had the honor to serve as Social Director, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, Vice President, President and FSC Rep.

I have had the great opportunity to lead both domestic and international ski trips. I have met many great people and I have made lots of amazing friends! I love to ski and keep active!

I am very PROUD to continue to be part of the board and I am looking forward to representing the club as the FSC Delegate for the second year.

I can be reached at 727-244-2036 or email

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Rob Livingston, Webmaster

Rob Livingston, Webmaster I have lived in the bay area for over forty years and have been graphic freelance artist for over thirty years. I first learned web design in 1999 which married nicely with my knowledge of graphic software.

I got my first taste of what it's like to ski with a group when in 2005 I went on a trip with Bill Jackson's to Big Sky. I loved the concept. I had a blast and didn't want it to stop. When Darry Jackson stopped running trips, due to the economy at the time, I looked for another outlet to continue. I found this group.

I became a member of TBSSB in 2009. I have been passionate about being part of the TBSSB team, doing the web and leading trips and making tons of new ski buddies. The web keeps me busy year round so I'm involved all the time and I love it!

Other things I like to do are inline skating, kayaking and volunteer kayak support at triathlons with Bill Jackson's.

I can be reached at 727-656-0214 or email

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All meetings are Wednesday's at 7:00 PM at the Holiday Inn (Cypress and Westshore)
with Apres' Meeting Activity unless noted

..And This Is What They Do...

Provides leadership to the Club by setting goals and objectives; runs the Board meetings and serves as designated representative of the Club.

Vice President
Chairs the program committee, which is responsible for planning all Club meetings, arranging sponsors and coordinating programs.

Responsible for the maintenance and organization of all Club records, including minutes and correspondence, and inventory of Club stationary, office supplies and forms.

Issues monthly reports to the Board on expenditures and income for each budget category and trip. Is responsible for the training of accounting procedures for all trip leaders and assistants. Conducts reconciliation's with all trip leaders before and after their trips. Oversees Club office and prepares tax returns.

Assistant Treasurer
Works with the treasurer on monthly reports to the Board, trip leader training, reconciliation's, maintenance of Club office and preparation of tax returns.

Catalog Director
Responsible for preparing, printing and distributing the annual catalog of trips and the Club flier "Green Sheets".

Sitzmark Director
Prepares, publishes and distributes the Club's monthly newsletter "The Sitzmark.”

Social/Publicity Director
Promotes the Club and the Club’s ski trips through all possible methods, including print and broadcast media, fliers and speaking engagements. Seeks new ways to advertise the Club to increase Club membership.

Trip Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman
Responsibilities include, establishing the list of trips to be taken by the club, recruiting new trip leaders, training trip leaders, coordination of trips with Travel Agent.

FSC Representative
A little background goes with this one. Our Club is a member of an organization known as the "Florida Ski Council". This is a group made up of Ski Clubs from around the State of Florida. They hold meetings and set up trips that all participating Clubs attend. This greatly enhances our Club's "Buying Power" in the Skiing Industry. There are too many positive reasons that we are members of the FSC, to list them here. So essentially, the FSC Rep. is the liaison between our Club and the FSC. He is our voting delegate at all FSC meetings.

Board Meetings

Party Dates