Visit Sweden and Finland with TSC!
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2007 FEBRUARY Volume 36, No. 2 PUBLISHED BY THE TULSA SKI CLUB Visit Sweden and Finland waterfall. Our hotel even has a bowling center and indoor 1600s, but also learn about the lifestyle of all the men and golf. There are also side trips women on board. History, with TSC! to experience here, including a Sami reindeer herders camp science, art – this museum has it all! By John Sieler and ice caves. The trip includes airfare from This year’s trip to Europe is After three nights in Are, we’ll Tulsa (thru Chicago), three truly unique. Join Regina head to Stockholm, the home nights in Finland, three nights Mullings and me to of the Nobel prizes. It is a in Are, and three nights in explore the best of the far From there, we’ll fly to Are, Sweden, which is 300 miles beautiful city that is both Stockholm, breakfast each North. This year’s trip is much ancient and modern. We’ll day, and city tours of Helsinki later in the year and will north of Stockholm and is not too far from the Arctic Circle. visit one of my favorite and Stockholm. Dates are depart April 14. This will put museums in the world, the April 14-24, and the cost is us in days of more daylight Are (pronounced Ora) is one of the largest ski areas in VasaMuseet. The Vasa is a $2180 which includes about and warmer temperatures. battleship built in the 1600s $350 in taxes and fees. Europe and will host this year’s World Cup Races in and was the largest ship in the Some people are even We’ll start with three nights in world the day it was considering extending the trip Helsinki and surrounding January. It is an amazing place to ski, much different launched. Unfortunately, it and going on to St. towns in Finland. You might only made it out to the middle Petersburg, Russia and the even want to visit Estonia for from the Alps. For nonskiers, there are many things to do of the harbor where it sank. It Hermitage museum. the day by ferry. was preserved in the mud until here. Our hotel is a famous spa and resort and recently, when it People will be features an indoor was raised, talking about this water park. You moved intact into trip for years – can also join me in a huge building don’t miss out! Sauna World, a and restored. You Call John at 230- whole complex of will see not only 7300 or Regina hot, cold, wet, and the best preserved at 857-4993 to dry saunas behind and largest sailing sign up! an indoor ship from the Young Great information for both members and non-members can be found on the new Adults - improved Tulsa Ski Club website. We Need new ski pictures club news Your interesting reading trip and activities information Input! and much more! Tell us your ideas, what you would like Check it out today! offered by TSC in addition to all the www.tulsaskiclub.com great ski trips. See page 4 inside. –1– Gotta Scoot! By John Hill Dear Skiers: Anyone who hadn’t believed it was winter before the recent round of storms has certainly stopped to reconsider. Right now my whole neighborhood is covered with ice and feels a lot like a skating rink — The Lift Line and I’m waiting for the next round of storms that is Published monthly by: forecast for the coming weekend. The Tulsa Ski Club When I moved to Tulsa, they told me that the winters P. O. Box 702121 were mild! Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170-2121 I can’t complain, though. My heart really goes out Ski Club Hot Line to the people who have lost their power … and (918) 748-1757 heat … and water … and trees … and had their roofs cave in. Website Address www.tulsaskiclub.com Whatever else it may do, this weather certainly puts one’s mind on winter sports. As I write this, three TSC trips have already gone out and returned. 2005-2006 OFFICERS President ............................................... John Hill • Aspen went out in mid-December and was a big success. Skiers enjoyed 1st Vice President staying at the Gant and skiing the wide selection of mountains. Thanks to General Trip Chairman ............... Jim Constantine Anita Greiner for doing a great job. 2nd Vice President Summer Trip Chairman ....................... Susie Kelley • The Keystone trip turned into a real adventure. On the return trip, the bus Treasurer, Record & Budget ........ Ruth Obermark Secretary-Communication .......... Fred Hegenbart was caught up in a blizzard weather system and had to spend two days laying over in Denver while waiting for the highways to open. Phil Wiltfong did a great job managing the unanticipated trip extension — BOARD OF DIRECTORS arranging outings, conducting a New Year’s Eve party, and more! Phil is Lift Line Editor and Webmaster ......... Chris Gavin a real hero for the great job he did, and I presented him with a special Membership ........................................ Matt Moss plaque at the January meeting. Social Chairman ......................... Regina Mullings Advertising Chairman ................ Don Wickersham • Telluride left Tulsa the day before the ice storm hit and returned on the Race Chairman .............................. Shawn Martin Tuesday morning after it ended. They saw TV news at the mountain and Hospitality ................................ James Carpenter Skimeister Editor and Publicity ....... Jan Simpson watched Tulsa take a beating. They figured that they had escaped the Trip Assistant ................................. Anita Greiner brunt of the storm — until they got back to Tulsa and had to scrape the ice Immediate Past President ........... Frank Sommer from their cars. It was a great trip, though. It has been a long time since TSC had been to Telluride, and people already want to go back for more! Thanks to Trip Captain Bill Millis! LIFT LINE COPY DEADLINE The 15th of each month. By the time you read this, the Steamboat and Heavenly / Tahoe trips will have Please send all your copy and returned. I’m hoping that Gene Elsberry and the racers will bring back a nice photos for the Lift Line to: big trophy! Chris Gavin 918.455.2594 If you haven’t been skiing yet this season, there’s no need for concern. Our schedule E-mail: still includes several trips, and most of them still have openings. Check these out: firstname.lastname@example.org • Feb 15-20, Breckenridge, call Bill Obermark at (918) 245-1095 or Terry Notice: Any photos you wish to be returned must have your name and Gordon at (918) 294-1532 address on the back! • Mar 1-5, Taos, call Don Woolsey at (918) 747-5133 • Mar 16-20, Angel Fire, call Katie Roberts at (918) 459-5223 • Mar 21-26, Crested Butte, call John Hill at (918) 808-0987 Please notify TSC of your Address Change. The Post Office will NOT forward the Lift Line because of its Fight the Winter Blahs. Plenty of great skiing is still available to TSC members. Sign 3rd class postage classification. up for a trip or two, and see how much better it makes you feel! Gotta Scoot! Mail your address change to: TSC, P.O. Box 702121, [Actually my scooter is hub-deep in ice right now, but the ice and snow have to melt Tulsa, OK 74170-2121 eventually!] –2– Membership Report By Matt Moss Greetings Members and Kristin Davidson, Tom & Cindi Rappsilber 1. You can update it on our Guests: The Aspen and Brandon Johnson and Howard & Ann Conrad website (under UPDATE Keystone trips were a huge Helen Sgarlata. This group Doug Eggerman MEMBERSHIP) at, success. I was fortunate to be mingled nicely with both the Eric & Erin Janzen www.tulsaskiclub.com on the Keystone trip under the older members and the Serena & Rob Hinckley 2. You can contact me with fantastic leadership of children. We had a great trip! Matthew Sbaschnig any updates via e-mail at, captain Phil Wiltfong. We email@example.com. also had a great group of Let us now welcome the If your personal information 3. You can contact me by young members on this trip. following new members to the needs updated in the phone, 918-576-4938 They were Ethan Pruitt, Tulsa Ski Club: Membership database: Mar. 1-5 3 Full Days Skiing Mar. 16-20 Ski 3 Days TAOS ANGEL FIRE Tulsa’s Spring Break First Weekend Taos Ski Valley is a repeat trip for many Tulsans. Don Woolsey Angel Fire, New Mexico, is a wonderful ski village. Great for has been their trip captain for 18 trips to Taos alone, plus 18 intermediate and beginning family skiers. Runs have been other trips to Colorado since 1965. He 100% open with plenty of March snow. Gold Creek Condos are knows all the tricks to provide an Don Woolsey only 1/2 block from the lifts. Three full Katie Roberts enjoyable trip for you. The bonus this Trip Captain days skiing, very convenient and fun. Trip Captain year is the Kachina Inn lodging. It’s Angel Fire is the closest ski mountain close to town center and great to Tulsa, a short bus ride. Lift tickets Mexican dining. Museums, art, and and rentals are a bargain. crafts are also available on this trip. Katie Roberts works for State Farm as a fire underwriter. She has been skiing since she could $276 $306 barely walk, and is the mother of Kyle extra person in room $186 extra person in room $174 and Megan. Phone 747-5133 Phone 459-5223 Mar. 21-26 Ski 4 Days Apr. 14-24 CRESTED BUTTE SWEDEN AND Second Half of Tulsa’s Spring Break FINLAND The CB ski mountain speaks for itself with years of TSC Two-Country Tour with English-Speaking Guides tradition, and the timing offers the least crowded conditions for those on Spring Break. John Hill has proven the popularity Great opportunity for both skiers and non-skiers. Lots of sightseeing of this trip by attracting a record number of Tulsa skiers last included; many ideas for extra side trips. People in Sweden speak good year (46) for one single bus trip. The Nordic Inn offers the best English and are very friendly; the food is wonderful. This will be one of in B&B hospitality, and John offers plenty of activities for the most memorable Europe trips in the club’s history! everyone to enjoy great family atmosphere, including an outing for a fried chicken dinner. John is a longtime TSC member, many John Seiler John Hill Trip Captain times board member & volunteer for Trip Captain In addition to being an active volunteer committees & trip captain. Multiple Phone 230-7300 and trip captain, John Hill has held two of foreign trips including Sweden. Regina the most demanding jobs with the Board Regina Mullings joined TSC 7 years ago, 3 years as board Trip Captain of Directors since moving to Tulsa from member, 4th foreign trip. Call her with Phone 445-9348 Kansas City, Winter Trip Chairman and travel questions or inquiries. current President of TSC. John is an architect with Sparks Engineering, $2180 + $367 fuel surcharges $429 currently working on the OSU stadium and and security taxes, subject to change. extra person in room $321 sports complex in Stillwater. Phone 808-0987 –3– Young Adults Focus Group Is Growing! Tulsa Ski Club board of Heavenly: Matt Moss, Evan directors would like ideas Elsberry, Susie Wilson, Piper from age 20 to 40 adults Messimore, Josh Watts, regarding ski trips and social Jeremy Wright, Mark Noel events. Breck: Aspen: Shane and Melissa Brinkley, Jay Higdon, Taos: Katie Roberts, Becky Raymond Garrison, Rick Brahm, Marca Davis, Jennifer Tucker Morgan Keystone: Matt Moss, Angel Fire: Katie Roberts, Siegmund and Ann Marie Shelli and Jason Farley, Trey Brown, Brandon Johnson, Sophy, Shane and Melissa Ethan Pruitt, Melanie Finley, Brinkley, Joe Sloan, Matt Steve and Wendy Devine Moss, Susie Springfield, Cristy 258-9000 Bullard, Todd Masters 6550 East Skelly Drive Telluride: Kristen Huber, Tess Savings On Your Horizon Huber Crested Butte: Todd Adornato Residential, Commercial & Industrial Steamboat: Trey Sophy, Todd Others: Matt Porter, Mike and Heating, Cooling & Ventilation Call Michael Messimore for free estimates Adornato, Breezi Fisher, Shelly Hogan, Kevan and Steven Province, Justin and Tara Phillips, Mark and Terri $68 Heating Checks For Your Furnace Stephanie Battle, Joey and Long, Amy and Justin $100 Off New Furnace Whitney Stauffer Sanwick, Travis Sanwick, $200 Off New System Call The Experts Travis O’Dell –4– Skimeister Addendum 1-22-07 Bush, Stella Pemberton DuCharme, Kim Gordon, Dusty & Amy 319 N. Davis 2313 E. 138th St. S. 1709 S. Desert Palm Ave. A Claremore, OK 74017 Bixby, OK 74008 Broken Arrow, OK 74012 H: (918) 283-1586 H: (918) 366-1211 H: (918) 398-9070 Ainsworth, Nick E: firstname.lastname@example.org O: (918) 588-7363 O: (918) 299-5069 P. O. Box 1082 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org Sapulpa, OK 74067 Butler, Lynda H: (918) 344-2337 1611 S. Utica Ave. PMB 133 E Gould, Scott & Holli Tulsa, OK 74104-4909 2301 Northwood Lane B O: (918) 744-2553 Elsberry, Evan & Kelly Edmond, OK 73013 C: 918-855-1867 957 E. 37th Pl. H: (405) 478-0652 Battle, Justin & Stephanie E: email@example.com Tulsa, OK 74105-3010 O: (405) 272-4155 4051 E. 48th Pl. H: (918) 406-6831 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Cut this page out and attach this update to your Skimeister Membership Directory. Tulsa, OK 74135 C H: (918) 693-8229 F Grant, Donald Skimeister Addendum, January 22, 2007 O: (918) 341-3933 Conrad, Howard & Ann 7131 E. 53rd Pl. E: email@example.com 6715 E. 97th St. Fabian, Mary Tulsa, OK 74145 Tulsa, OK 74133 2247 E. 25th St. H: (918) 622-6701 Birchall, David & Linda H: (918) 298-3105 Tulsa, OK 74114 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 7979 S. 79th E. Ave. O: (918) 280-4342 H: (918) 743-5604 Tulsa, OK 74133 E: FARFA406@aol.com O: (918) 519-5700 Grant, Mark H: (918) 493-3346 E: email@example.com 5312 S. 71 E. Ave. O: (918) 779-6906 D Tulsa, OK 74145 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Fewell, William H: (918) 627-1119 Darnaby, John & Ann 3548 E. 29th St. O: (918) 724-2066 Bradley, Joseph –5– 1209 Sherwood Lane Tulsa, OK 74114 E: TMG1919@hotmail.com 5508 East 104th Street Broken Arrow, OK 74011 H: (918) 743-6723 Tulsa, OK 74137 H: (918) 455-3862 O: (918) 744-8200 H H: (918) 298-9795 O: (918) 292-1429 E: email@example.com Harper, Clark L. O: 918) 631-2819 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 1734 Westchester Dr. E: email@example.com Fischer, Breezi Oklahoma City, OK 73120 Davidson, Karen 2135 E. 17th Pl. H: (405) 570-0877 Brown, Siegmund & Ann Marie 8314 North 167th East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74104-4909 10519 S. 90th E. Ave. Owasso, OK 74055 O: (918) 491-4975 Higdon, Jay Tulsa OK 74133 H: (918) 272-4119 C: (713) 702-5844 1910 Leeds Lane H: (918) 364-5013 O: (918) 579-3396 E: Breezi.Fischer@apachecorp.com Norman, OK 73077 O: (918) 808-0112 C: (918) 698-3926 H: (405) 684-3620 E: firstname.lastname@example.org G E: email@example.com Hiskett, Rick Bryant, Justin Davis, Marca Garrison, Raymond 1317 N. Denver 1008 E. 36th St. 444 S. Fulton Ave. 3900 S. 74th W. Circle Tulsa, OK 74106 Tulsa, OK 74150 Tulsa, OK 74112 Tulsa, OK 74107 H: (918) 587-2724 H: (765) 532-2887 H: (918) 398-6345 H: (918) 447-0031 E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com O: 918) 250-3631 O: (918) 831-9458 E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com Huber, Kristin Burch, Tip & Robin 5088 S. Urbana Ave. #13p 5117 E. 107th Place Devine, Steve & Wendy Garside, Richard Tulsa, OK 74135 Tulsa, OK 74137-7236 31930 E. 167th St. So. P. O. Box 1344 O: (918) 583-3336 H: (918) 291-3181 Coweta, OK 74429 Krebs, OK 74554-1344 C: (918) 231-5248 O: (918) 586-5289 H: (918) 486-3936 H: (918) 423-5812 E: firstname.lastname@example.org C: (918) 724-9533 O: (918) 420-8050 E: Tip.J.Burch@Chase.com J M Province, Steven Stauffer, Joey & Whittney 4701 E. 5th St. 1721 S. Florence Ave. Johnson, Brandon McIntosh, Shari Tulsa, OK 74112 Tulsa, OK 74104 8305 N. 125th E. Ave. 8787 N. 97th E. Ave. Apt #204 O: (918) 852-1520 H: (918) 712-9866 Owasso, OK 74055 Owasso, OK 74055-4910 E: StevenProvince@yahoo.com O: (918) 488-1782 H: (918) 272-0102 H: (918) 951-0330 O: (918) 691-0433 O: (918) 628-0010 Pruitt, Ethan T E: Bpaul84@hotmail.com E: email@example.com 12210 East 80th Place North Owasso, OK 74055 Tate, Bonney & Keath K Miller, Mike & Hannah H: (918) 277-8774 6331 S. 43rd W. Ave. 8118 S. Lakewood Pl. Apt. 2 C: (918) 277-8774 Tulsa, OK 74132 Kent, Daniel & Jennifer Tulsa, OK 74137 E: firstname.lastname@example.org H: (918) 447-0140 4004 W. Kent St. H: (918) 739-8282 O: (918) 494-8275 Cut this page out and attach this update to your Skimeister Membership Directory. Broken Arrow, OK 74012 O: (918) 739-8282 R H: (918) 806-8421 Taylor, Jennifer & Chris Haase Skimeister Addendum, January 22, 2007 C: (918) 232-0949 Morehead, Chuck & Shari Rankin, Candie & William 2418 W. 119th St. E: email@example.com 1550 E. Thunderbird Rd. #2059 6044 Hwy 51 Jenks, OK 74037 Phoenix, AZ 85022 Hulbert, OK 74441 H: (918) 518-5440 Kilhefner, Paul H: (918) 398-9665 H: (918) 772-2575 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 5356 E. 81st St. #1337 O: (602) 794-8661 O: (918) 772-3155 Tulsa, OK 74137 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tucker, Rick H: (607) 738-8799 1735 S. Keeler Ave. O: (918) 832-3685 Moser, Lewis Rappsilbre, Tom & Cindi Bartlesville, OK 74003 E: email@example.com 11115 S. 249th E. Ave. 5604 E. 102nd St. H: (918) 331-5406 Broken Arrow, OK 74014 Tulsa, OK 74137 O: (918) 336-4132 –6– L H: (918) 449-8920 H: (918) 296-7389 E: firstname.lastname@example.org O: (918) 230-6866 O: (918) 234-2726 Loden, Marsha L. E: DACK01@MSN.com E: email@example.com W 11714 N. 115 E. Ave. Collinsville, OK 74012 N S Watts, Josh H: (918) 398-9458 P O Box 466 Newman, Edward Sgarlata, Helen Sperry, OK 74073 Long, Mark & Terri 7406 West 34th Street 318 N. Dogwood H: (918) 288-7251 11804 S. Vine Pl. Tulsa, OK 74107 Owasso, OK 74055 O: (918) 939-4449 Jenks, OK 74037 H: (918) 445-6133 H: (918) 706-7323 E: firstname.lastname@example.org H: (918) 299-2753 O: (918) 274-8117 O: (918) 645-2712 O E: Helen.email@example.com Weinstein, Jay E: firstname.lastname@example.org 2424 E. 21st St. Suite 425 Olbrich, Eric & Kim Son, Cody & Cheri Tulsa, OK 74114 Luria, Bruce & Gale 1227 Gladstone Glen Place 16180 E. 125th St. N. O: 918) 743-4053 8204 South 74th East Avenue Midlothian, VA 23114 Colinsville, OK 74021-4342 E: email@example.com Tulsa, OK 74133 H: (804) 379-0262 H: (918) 371-0405 H: (918) 254-9060 E: firstname.lastname@example.org O: (918) 661-0559 Wilson, Rusty & Teresa Bacon O: (918) 665-12252 E: email@example.com 8305 E. 60th Street, #2027 E: firstname.lastname@example.org P Tulsa, OK 74145 Stanford, John & Lea Ann O: (918) 833-8000 Pate, Mary 1713 West Van Buren Ct. C: (918) 636-9553 79 Kingsbridge Way Broken Arrow, OK 74011 Little Rock, AR 72212 H: (918) 286-3744 H: (501) 224-3858 C: (918) 637-9981 O: (501) 687-2222 E: JLLStanford@cox.net E: email@example.com 2006-2007 Winter Ski Trips as of 1-22-07 Date Trip # Destination Cost Trip Captain # Ski Days FEB 15-20 7021 BRECKENRIDGE $423 Bill Obermark 4 ski days President’s 7022 Wedgewood $216 extra person in room 245-1095 weekend (2 buses) Terry Gordon 294-1532 MAR 1 - 5 7031 TAOS $276 Don Woolsey 3 ski days Kachina Inn $186 extra person in room 747-5133 MAR 16 - 20 7032 ANGEL FIRE $306 Katie Roberts 3 ski days First weekend of Tulsa spring break $174 extra person in room 459-5223 MAR 21 - 26 7033 CRESTED BUTTE $429 John Hill 4 ski days Nordic Inn $321 extra person in room 808-0987 Spring break mid week thru 2nd weekend. $237 lodging only APR 14 - 24 7041 SWEDEN & FINLAND $2180** dbl occupancy John Sieler & Two-country tour with English speaking guides and skiing available. 230-7300 **Base price is $1810 + $367 fuel surcharges and security taxes. These extra Regina Mullings departure charges and currency fluctuation are subject to change. 445-9348 All prices are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy available; check with trip captain. Trip Payment Schedule Final Pay Trip Total 1st 120 days 90 days 60 days Location Trip Initial prior to prior to prior to Cost Payment leaving leaving leaving Breckenridge #7021 ................... $423 ........... Due Now - $106 ........ Due Now - $106 ....... Due Now - $106 ......... Due Now - $105 Taos #7031 ................................. $276 ........... Due Now - $69 .......... Due Now - $69 ......... Due Now - $69 ........... Due Now - $69 Angel Fire #7032 ........................ $306 ........... Due Now - $77 .......... Due Now - $77 ......... Due Now - $76 ........... Due Now - $76 Crested Butte #7033 ................... $429 ........... Due Now - $108 ........ Due Now - $107 ....... Due Now - $107 ......... Due Now - $107 Sweden & Finland #7041 .......... $2,180** ... Due Now - $545 ........ Due Now - $545 ....... Due Now - $545 ......... Feb 8 - $545 **Additional taxes or surcharges to be paid April 8, 2007. PLEASE SEND ALL PAYMENTS AND TRIP APPLICATIONS TO Anita Greiner, 5811 E. 64th St., Tulsa, Okla. 74136 Dennis Wilson Howard’s Auto Top & Body Shop “Established 1927” 1040 North Peoria Tulsa, OK 74106 Office: (918) 584-7285 Fax: (918) 584-2011 Paint & Body Work, Auto Trim & Upholstery Member ASA –7– Royal of our group. We gamely dressed for our first formal Caribbean dinner that evening, and just as we were seated, Jamie Cruise Collier ran back to the cabin. “What a shame” we By Sunni Wager all agreed as it was also her birthday, so we decided to 22 TSC members went to make her really nauseated Galveston to board the RCCL and went down to sing “Rhapsody of the Seas” to Happy Birthday to her after Russell, Linda Marks, went to Tulum to see the cruise the Caribbean. dinner. Jamie and Lane Julie Willis, Jon Marks, ancient ruins on the cliffside. Charley Byrd, Anne Collier were on their Kristen Easley, and Carol Those who stayed in Cozumel Alexander, honeymoon on Fortner opted for the later took the “party boat” and had R a y m o n d this cruise and had seating which meant that they plenty of time to shop but little Peltier, Susie only been married got to see the entertainment inclination. The damage from Kelley, and about a month. first. The comic and last year’s Hurricane Wilma David and Jan ventriloquist were really funny. was pretty well repaired Daniel went to Our first port of On the last evening the along the tourist area of College Station call was Key West. balcony was bobbing Cozumel. first to see O.U. Some went on a around too much for my whomp-up on Texas A&M, so Pirate Cruise; some of us went queasy tummy, so I missed that Every night as we returned to the cruise began on a high on a Sunset Champagne show. our cabins, the turndown crew note. As we were boarding Catamaran Cruise, while had put a mint on our pillow the bus in Houston to take us others just shopped and ate. Mike Hensley must have and created an animal out of to the port, Lisa Kalplan Many of us went to Jimmy fallen asleep by the pool, towels. The towel ‘art’ was a broke the news to Christie Buffett’s Margaritaville, had because he was cooked to a dog, monkey, elephant, but Amos about being the obligatory margarita and crisp on our return. the best was a stingray made pregnant. As Lisa got on bought the t-shirt. with the blanket & towel. board, we all yelled, In Grand “Congratulations!” She did a During our days at C a y m a n It was nice to have a final double take and rolled her sea Ruth L i n d a day at sea to rest up & leisurely eyes at Christie. When we Obermark and Russell, Julie pack. The TSC Cruise was fun finally arrived in our cabins, Homer Wager Willis, Ray with lots of laughter, very there was a gift from our tour learned how to and Susie beautiful scenery and worth arranger, Phyllis Brown, of a play Texas 46, a K e l l e y , every penny. bottle of chilled champagne domino type game. We all Charlie Byrd and Anne waiting for us. Very nice virtuously walked the jogging Alexander went to touch! track on the top deck since Stingray City and actually four times around equaled held one of those creatures. Our first day at sea was rough one mile. In strong winds this Christie Amos and Lisa and knocked out about half was a challenge. Linda Kaplan went snorkeling, Marks and Carol Fortner Sunni and Homer made use of the exercise Wager rode the room for workouts. submarine to look at Cheeseburger Reef and The casino was really a draw, later went to 7-mile beach and two of ours made it to with the white sand and the final six in the Texas turquoise waters. Hold’em Tournament. Dave Daniel came in 6th and Jan Daniel and Anne Christie 3rd. Anne Alexander attended the Alexander won $300 on shopping seminar on the the nickel slots, and Homer ship and kept us informed Wager won $40. of where the bargains were to be found. The meals were really excellent, and most of us were Our final port of call was in the early seating. Linda Cozumel. Several of us –8– Aspen at Christmas-time! Kelley Phillips, John Sieler and I took Mary skiing hard all day and then making themselves wonderful By Anita Greiner Higdon to Buttermilk the first dinners in their condo each d a y , night. Lisa Iqbal, Sylvia giving Svec, Ken Privett and her a Bruce Dawson seemed to quick have bonded on the slopes. refresher It was my first time to ski with course Sylvia and Ken, it being since she Ken’s first trip with the club. hadn’t They were all good skiers and been on hard for me to keep up with! skis for three Harry and Elaine years Simpson were my while her photographers, catching son Jay Kelley coming out of her Higdon mountain home and Elaine stayed and Bill Millis dancing on Aspen Group behind the slopes in ski boots no less! grading papers and We had a wonderful time in Gant. (I wanted to take credit turning in grades. He Aspen!! If you weren’t with for the great dishes and open joined his mom on the us, you really missed out on bar they prepared, but it was slopes the second day a great trip. We had a super too nice for anyone to believe at Snow-mass. Phil and group, and the hospitality of me!) Susan Gelwick were The Gant was outstanding! joined by Phil’s They were ready for us with daughter Pam and her card table set up handing out new husband for a day tags to mark luggage and of skiing before they four to six guys with carts headed back to their loading and delivering home and jobs. It was luggage to the appropriate great to see Pam change rooms! What a treat again! not to have to tote your own luggage around after Tom and Vic Neal spending the night on the bus. skied with two of our After the first day of skiing, we trip’s snowboarders, Kelley and Anita gathered for a 90-minute Raymond Garrison just checking out the snow welcome party hosted by The Kelley’s Mountain Home and Rick Tucker. They were all smiles at end of the They made it on the local TV! day at the outside bar Their two minutes of fame on at the base of the Snowmass mountain! Snowmass! Shane B r i n k l e y Mary and Jan Higdon, snowboarded while Susan and Phil Gelwick, his wife Melissa was Kelley Phillips and I went on skis. Jim to the Crystal Palace on Constantine and Saturday night for dinner and Ernie Darnell skied show of political satire. Great with them some – hope fun and laughs! they didn’t fall for Jim’s “just trust me” I didn’t hear of any star line… sightings, but staying in Aspen was a real treat with our own Doug Banning, Gant shuttle service. Thanks to Brenda Boren, and Jim for booking us a great Tip and Robin Burch trip! Hope to see you all on Bill, Anita, John, Kelley & Elaine - Snowmass kept themselves busy another trip! –9– Keystone Trip There were tons of stories to tell at our Wine and Cheese Party, even after Matt treats; for Ann Marie for letting Siggi buy that cool sound system for his iPod so by Phil Wiltfong Moss took the Rowdy Party we could have dance music; OK so it’s official; this was just from the Lobby up to a for Mike Fullterton for the the Best After-Christmas Ski Trip couple of rooms. Lots of “Managers Special” and for ever! And probably the smiles and several tall tales all those snacks and just tons longest too, thanks to huge and so many teens just of clean-up work so the rest snowfalls that closed all roads saying “this of us didn’t have to; for our east out of Colorado for a Twenty-somethings is cool” Very Own Dance Instructors, few extra fantastic fun days. made me Auld Lang Syne singers, and A Special Thanks to the Exploring to another area, we think we all dual-beer-drinking greatest bunch of people who found Mark and Molly were having exhibitionists Steve, just took over making this a Gregoli, and they had a blast. Even Wendy and Stephanie Terrific time together… already skied on all three my Shelly Devine (The Scots); for especially putting on our very mountains of Keystone and Wiltfong, Matt Moss to help me with own New Year’s Eve Party! were looking for more. Mike who hurt her so so much stuff; for our Mason from Houston caught knee first Shelly Official Group Photographer We arrived at Silverthorne a up with us as did our very day, made Dan Kent (check the website little ahead of schedule, so own Jan and Sharon sure she didn’t get left out. soon for pictures); for everyone had breakfast and Polliard. So later as we Melanie Finley for letting changed in plenty of time to headed different ways, we We skied our four days, and us tease her endlessly; for Eric meet our Personal Rental picked up Melanie Finley the Colorado Blizzard of Exendine for his Gymnastics Equipment Director for a VIP and Jacob Price for some 2006 hit East of Keystone all exhibition and for Sue check-in to avoid the lines. impressive challenges… way the way through Kansas… Mulholland for letting him; With lots of snow and great to go beginners! Dan Kent and we were snowed in and of course for Shelly and weather, everyone was even took his boys Conner without any rooms in Brandi Brown and all of excited to find their Ski Group and Jared back up to go Keystone to be had. So with or their Lesson Partners and hit night skiing too! the help of our bus driver Eric, the slopes. And of course, first we found a terrific place for thing, Matt Moss took me Speaking of first-timers… this fantastic rates near Denver down fresh black bumps and is an ideal trip for newer and had the time of our lives. other places I had no skiers, and Sue Thanks to all of you who just intention to go… what a rush! Mullholland brought her made this fun, fun, fun! We son Christopher and his had a Lobby Party, dinner(s) A long-time racer, and new to friend Ben Burton. Even out together, a Trip Captains the Ski Club, Siegmund Eric Exendine was taking Party, a trip to the mall and Brown found this great lessons to become a Boarder the movies, great facilities “closed-off” run that wasn’t and ultimately win the “Most and just the best New Year’s quite, and we seemed to have Bruises you know where” Eve Party ever! the mountain all to ourselves. contest. Our Scots, Steve, Party It didn’t hurt that he took Wendy and Stephanie SPECIAL THANKS to our Mike Fullerton, Matt Devine learned to ski, and Professional Chef, you not mentioned here who Moss, Ann Marie and us then went on to tubing and Siegmund Brown, and his made this a wonderful time! right by the NASTAR course snowmobiling too! Our ‘supplies’ and New Years Eve too, which we tried many Twenty -Somethings creations (food, that is); Jan By the way... thanks again times. Congrats on the Gold, Brandon Johnson and and Sharon Polliard for Eric for NOT showing us all Siggi! And just when I Ethan Pruitt somehow got their valuable advice, and those snowboarding bruises thought I was catching up to Kristin Davidson and buying us food and drinks; for you know where, that won Matt Moss, he took a day Helen Sgarlata to give Ethan Pruitt and Brandon you the prize. For Ann of Advanced Lessons and them personal ski lessons... Johnson for ‘refreshments’ Marie for the Mother’s was the New Man on the and seemed to enjoy them a for the party; for Mr. Trouble Award for bringing terrific Mountain! lot. Ron Middleton and the one-year old Avorey and other five Middletons for three-year old Brodarik sharing their stash of special along with us. For Mike Fullerton’s Best B.S. Stories of the trip. For Shelly Wiltfong’s Most Determined to crutch her way over to Old Chicago Bar and Pizza. Oh yes, and for Wendy Devine’s Greatest Expressions, finding that extra Box of Wine… just in time! What a way to get snowed in! What a Great Tulsa Ski Club event! What a Great Bunch of New Friends! – 10 – E-Mail Updates Advertising Rates If you want to receive e-mail updates, send an e-mail to for the Lift Line firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT!!! Please update your email address ASAP. I will let you know ISSUES when meetings and events are upcoming and when the Lift Line 1 3 6 9 12 Lift Line is posted to the TSC website. Full Page $230 $210 $190 $170 $150 Chris Gavin Half Page 140 130 120 110 100 Quarter Page 85 75 65 55 45 Business Card: Non-Member 25 – – – 250 Business Card: Attention All Advertisers Member 15 – – – 150 For help in placing your ad, Now is the time to renew your Lift Line ads. Your payment is call Don Wickersham at 918-266-6001. due by February 20 for the February issue. The Advertising Editor will invoice you near the first of March. The payments for those of you who began advertising midyear will be prorated. Ads will not run in the Lift Line unless the check is received with the request for the ad not later than the 20th of Attention Lift Line Contributors the month prior to publication. NOW is the time to start writing your articles and getting your Don Wickersham photos made for the March Lift Line. Please have your stories, news Advertising Editor articles, and photos e-mailed to the Lift Line Editor at 918-266-6001 email@example.com by the February 15 deadline. TSC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION CHOOSE ONE: ___Single $40 Reminder Membership year is MAY 1 to APRIL 30 ___Single Parent $45 ___Family $55 Total payments for ski trips are due 60 days prior to departure. Application cannot be processed Please pay any balance due for the remainder of the 2006- ___Junior (age 18-29) $25 without payment. 2007 Winter Ski Trips. CHOOSE ONE: Enclose your check payable to Tulsa Ski Club. ___Renewal P.O. Box 702121, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170 ___New Member Please print legibly. This information will be printed in the Skimeister. NAME ___________________________________________________ Trip Parking LAST FIRST SPOUSE’s FIRST ADDRESS ________________________________________________ When parking at Fine Airport Parking for the bus trips, the STREET NUMBER APARTMENT NUMBER normal parking area address for the Tulsa Ski Club will be ________________________________________________________ 2010 N. Memorial. Check with your trip captain for parking CITY STATE ZIP CODE + 4 fee amount. PHONE ___________________________________________________ AREA CODE - HOME PHONE AREA CODE - OFFICE PHONE EMAIL ___________________________________________________ If this is a family or single parent membership, list name and date of birth of all dependents. Bus News ________________________________________________________ Early bus trips are full. ________________________________________________________ NOTE: “TSC being a not-for-profit volunteer organization operated by and for the benefit of its Please pack light – loading the bus is becoming a members will accept no responsibility or liability with respect to either person or property for any loss, expense, damage, injury, accident, delay, irregularity or inconvenience however occasioned, sustained huge packing problem. or suffered in or during any trip, journey, tour, or activity or in the carrying out of any arrangements booked by or through TSC in connection with any trip. Membership dues or contributions to TSC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes.” Please heed your trip captain’s advise regarding taking too LIABILITY: Any member causing damage to any form of transportation, accommodations, etc. will be liable for said damages. much luggage on the bus. We are asking that each person limits their luggage to one medium size suitcase, one boot Signature _________________________________________________ bag, and one ski bag. No personal ice chests will be allowed Date _____________________________________________________ of the bus with the exception of personal 6-packs which will (Application will not be processed without signature) fit under your seat. – 11 – February General Meeting SKIER’S NIGHT OUT Tuesday, February 13 ELKS LODGE 5335 S. Harvard Social Hour 7:00 p.m. – General Meeting 8:00 p.m. Activities and Meetings: Tuesday, February 13 7:00 p.m. General Meeting Social Time Joojoobee’s 8:00 p.m. General Meeting Club & Deli 5335 S. Harvard 500 RiverWalk Terrace Thursday, February 22 Skier’s Night Out Suite 135 Joojoobee’s Club & Deli (Jenks) 500 RiverWalk Terrace, Ste. 135 Jenks Thursday, February 22 February 15-20 Breckenridge Ski Trip 5:30pm – 7:30pm Upcoming Events: All members are invited. March 1-5 Taos Ski Trip Bring a friend and let them see March 16-20 Angel Fire Ski Trip what the club is about. March 21-26 Crested Butte Ski Trip Note: April 14-24 Sweden and Finland Trip SNO location is listed on the TulsaSkiClub.com website. Remember – you can always call the TULSA SKI CLUB Ski Club Hot Line – 748-1757 – for all GROUP FUN the latest information on trips, social FAMILY FUN NEW GENERATION FUN activities, and membership or visit INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVeMENT the website at www.tulsaskiclub.com TULSA SKI CLUB PRSRT STD P. O. Box 702121 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74170 U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1991 TULSA, OKLAHOMA