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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

2018/2019 MULTI-MOUNTAIN PASS

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

JANUARY FSC TRIP: BIG SKY, MONTANA from 1/26 - 2/2/19
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.

FEBRUARY FSC TRIP: PARK CITY, UTAH from 2/23 – 3/2/19
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.

MARCH INTERNATIONAL FSC TRIP: CORTINA, ITALY
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

About Us


Club Highlights

  • Not-for-profit social ski club run entirely by volunteers who are highly motivated and share a common bond of skiing/riding.
  • Provide a large selection of low-cost ski packages, escorted by fully trained, knowledgeable, and experienced leaders.
  • Largest independent ski club in the Tampa Bay area.
  • A member of the Florida Ski Council (FSC) and offers reciprocal membership in all other Florida Ski Council member clubs which allows you to participate in other clubs’ trips without having to pay membership dues again.
  • Frequent parties with giveaways of exciting prizes like ski packages, lift tickets, skis and other equipment. They are normally on the first Friday of the month from September through April and are open to the public.
  • A club governed according to established "Bylaws" by officers and a board of directors, elected by the membership.
  • A Club newsletter, "The Sitzmark," e-mailed frequently for the latest Club information.

 

Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

The Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders are committed to providing its members with the following:

  • Quality trips to first-class destinations and 3-stars or above accommodations with rare exceptions
  • A variety of trips each year; both in length, price, and location so our travelers have many options from which to choose
  • Good value through use of aggressive purchasing strategies


Goals:

  • Sell 95% of our scheduled trip spaces
  • Maintain our members and replace the members we lose with new members
  • Provide quality trips for our members, so that our members come back year after year and ultimately bring their family and friends, thereby increasing our Club membership
  • For all trips, score over 85% satisfaction rate on end-of-trip traveler surveys


Strategies:

  • Leadership commitment to improve Trip Leader preparation with technology and annual training
  • Develop and motivate outstanding trip leaders
  • Well-trained leaders and assistants who are educated using comprehensive training methods and are available to respond quickly to travelers’ questions and/or comments
  • Infusion of technology which will help sell trips through our Club’s Web site
  • An easy, friendly way for our travelers to sign up for trips
  • Develop an easier to use software program to help organize and run trips
  • Provide good value through use of aggressive purchasing strategies
  • Network with other ski clubs around the country to gather new ideas and incorporate a ‘Best Practices’ approach to leading trips
  • Provide a fun, social atmosphere at all Club social events and trips
  • Offer reduced rates for lift tickets and optional activities by utilizing the power of group rates wherever possible
  • An ongoing pledge by the Board of Directors to be one of the best ski clubs in the state, as well as the country

 

A 40+ Year History

In 1970, a small group of ski enthusiasts got together and mused over the possibility of a local ski club. The first meeting was held in the garage/game room of Bob and Mary Sprinkles with about 25 people attending. At the second meeting, each person contributed $1 so that Don Pleasants could write a club charter. During the first three months, membership grew to 300! This was a sign that Tampa was going to have an active snow ski club. Our first ski trip was to Vail with 20 skiers in December 1970.

The small number of skiers required the Club's affiliation with the Southeastern Ski Association in order to have enough people to charter a trip.  Tucker Marston was the 1st president during the Club's first ski season. Slowly but surely, new ski destinations were added to the already growing trip list...Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, and Lake Tahoe, to name a few. The Club became known as the Suncoast Alpine Club, Inc. (in 1976 a name change added “Ski” to the name – officially changed in 1988) -- complete with trip catalogs, officers, and a board of directors, plus a monthly newsletter!

By the 1984-85 ski season, 11 trips were available and the Club had 600 members. In 1986, the Club began doing business (DBA) as the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers. As the years passed, the number of trips grew, and the Club needed to evolve to reflect the ever- changing world of winter sports.   In 2006, we added "Boarders" to our name, recognizing the growth of this aspect of winter snow sports, becoming the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders (TBSSB).

We have week-long trips leaving almost every weekend from December through April, multiple trips going over the New Year's holiday, and we round out the offerings with "long weekend" trips that give us the variety that is bound to satisfy every need.

The best kept secret is in Tampa Bay...the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders...which boast a 3000+ membership that continues to sends nearly 1000+ skiers to the slopes annually. And to think – it all started those many years ago in a couple's garage with 25 smart skiers.


 

Significant Dates

Club's Inception - Florida - Not for Profit, Incorporated July 27th, 1970 as the Suncoast Alpine Club, Inc.

Name Change - March 21, 1988 - Suncoast Alpine Ski Club, Inc.

Presently DBA (doing business as) Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders

Presidents

SeasonYearsPresident
1 70-71 Tucker Marston
2 71-72 Wes Guptil
3 72-73 Vince Albanese
4 73-74 David Yost
5 74-75 Ray Royster
6 75-76 John Tranquillo
7 76-77 Ralph Tennant
8 77-78 Tom Devoe
9 78-79 Tom Devoe
10 79-80 Scott Charlton
11 80-81 Jerry Garcia
12 81-82 Ed Campbell
13 82-83 Brooke Ballagh
14 83-84 Hank Williams
15 84-85 Linda Charlton
16 85-86 Saul Rachelson
17 86-87 Jack Boyd
SeasonYearsPresident
18 87-88 Al Desilet
19 88-89 Larry Sizeler
20 89-90 Kim Strickland
21 90-91 Billy McPhillips
22 91-92 Janis Gallagher
23 92-93 Steve Flora
24 93-94 Toufic Moumné
25 94-95 Diana Rao
26 95-96 Wayne Duckstein
27 96-97 Shawn Lingle
28 97-98 Harry Brown
29 98-99 Harry Brown
30 99-00 Don Hutto
31 00-01 Don Hutto
32 01-02 Mike Drankwalter
33 02-03 Mike Drankwalter
34 03-04 Jim Smith
SeasonYearsPresident
35 04-05 Jim Smith
36 05-06 Toufic Moumné
37 06-07 Pattie Housewright
38 07-08 Pattie Housewright
39 08-09 Phil Reed
40 09-10 Phil Reed
41 10-11 Roger Copp
42 11-12 Roger Copp
43 12-13 Mary Pulaski
44 13-14 Mary Pulaski
45 14-15 Peggy Gummoe
46 15-16 Karla McKenzie Newan
47 16-17 Karla McKenzie Newan
48 17-18 Mike Pearson
     
     
     

Board Meetings

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