Monday, November 13, 2017

November and Our 2017/ 18 Ski Season Starts THIS Friday !!!!

Yes, November 3rd, 2017 it snowed right here in Greater Vancouver! With the storm that just blew in, some snow made it up to Whistler and its alpine skiing area. Result --- They will open this Friday, November 17th -  
"We'll have 600 acres and 500 vertical meters open to ski and
ride on opening day. On November 24th, Blackcomb mountain will open as scheduled. "
said our Whistler news leak.

Ski with the PSC in 2018 !!!

Romania 2018 has one spot left and two of our members are sitting on the edge, so we could squeeze in another couple, but time is short.  We are a few days less than 2 months from our departure date, January 7th, 2018!


Dates: January 7 - 22, 2018

7 Nights in Transylvania skiing Poiana Brasov and visiting castles and such

5 Nights in Sinaia skiing and visiting castles and such

2 Night in Bucharest - 4 Star hotel & sightseeing.

Members ONLY.         Price: $763.00 CDN  - not including airfare & lifts.


Stay tuned, skiers.  We are looking at a three night Sun Peaks Ski Holiday.  February 16, 17, & 18 with a return to Vancouver Sunday, February 19.  More news to come soon.


Club Night - Thursday,November 16th, 2017 - Toby's Pub - Fun, Prizes, Ski News

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October is One of the Busiest Months for the Ski Club

Working with PDF files and editing them? Learning how to use and work in HTML? Resurrecting the Bootpress?  As president, don’t I usually delegate these cumbersome tasks? I can answer that in two simple points.


General Meeting

First of all, to comply with the new Societies Act of B.C., we had put forth a Special Resolution which will, hopefully, deal with those new rules.  This means a General Meeting, which we have called for to be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Toby’s Pub, 2733 Commercial Drive. 


Voting on a Special Resolution

This is where you, our membership come in.  As a member, each time the executive puts forward a Special Resolution, it is the membership who decides if it is good for the society and if it should pass, be amended or be trashed.  To make the proposed changes, I had to work with an electronic copy in the PDF format.  Thus, my need to download PDF editing software and learn how to use it properly. 


Our Web Site

Secondly, we not only have the Special Resolution to pass, but the 2017 / 2018 ski season is at our doorstep, and you, our members, want to know the details so that you can sign up for the ski trips ASAP.  Until 2014, the PSC used both the web site and the Bootpress, a monthly newsletter, to get all the information out.  As we want y'all to fully enjoy and benefit from the ski trips, social events, and activities we plan, the more information we can get out to you the better.
Joseph, our Communications and Media executive just went through laser surgery for one of his two bad eyes and needs some help right now.  I went over and put much of October's club information before him while he provided the lessons in the HTML format so that he could to post to our web site.


Bootpress - Our Newsletter

Shannon Chadwick, our past Communications Executive, helped set up a new blank 4 page version of a resurrected 2013 Bootpress.  Did you know that December 2014 and October 2017 had the same start day, a Sunday?  This made it relatively easy (with my new PDF editing skills) to set up a current copy of the Bootpress (to be e-mailed soon).  Yet, I am not quite 'up-to-snuff' and, Shannon was kind enough to remove things I had no clue how to delete or alter and came up with a fresh, brilliant look.

My thanks go to both Joseph and Shannon for their help.

PSC Web Site 

Go check out our web site.  Gander and drool at its improved look and read the informative data included.  See anything we may have missed, send Joseph an e-mail (all e-mail addresses for executives are on the web site – click on the Executive tab).  He’ll get the information from us and then post it up on our site. 

As promised, with the fantastic work of our ‘Sister Club’ the Victoria Alpine Ski Club (who did all the work), we can offer ski trips galore. PSC members can sign up on or after Friday, October 6th, 2017.

Sneak Preview to our Ski Trips:

There are four trips to Whistler: December, January, March, and April, the one in March being a week long holiday. Silver Star in January, with Apex, Red Mountain/ White Water,  and Mt. Washington ski trips in February, the week-long (two options of stay) in March, and a Whistler Legends in April to wind up the season.

PSC Meetup & the Bootpress 

With Meetup and a Bootpress, we can insert some Night Skiing at our Local Mountains as well.  This need not originate from the executive but can and should be impulsive ski trips coming from our membership.  If you have a free day, sign up for our PSC Meetup and post it. “Driving up to Grouse this coming Wednesday. Live in Coquitlam. Anyone interested?, I have room for two passengers and plan to depart at 8:00 am. Call: -----“
 That is what our PSC Meetup site is for. Join PSC Meetup and get involved, carve the turns, shred the snow, and have fun. 


Membership Drive

Starting this October, we are running a membership drive.  For each new member you bring into the club, you will get a voucher toward a draw for an original work of art by published Canadian Artist, Joseph Lavalley.  The one with the most new members signed up will receive that artwork 2018 AGM, a $500.00 value.



Don't forget to support our sponsors: Mad About Food, John Henry's Marina and Resort, Toby's Pub,, and Joseph Lavalley, Artist.  

Skiing and Snowboarding is what the Pacific Ski Club offers our membership and what we, here in Greater Vancouver, are all about. Join us today, for tomorrow you may be on the waiting list!

Sven Stefanov, President, Pacific Ski Club

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PSC Halloween Dance 2017

Live Band - Las Divas

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Toby's Bar & Grill - Upstairs

Price : 5.00 Members; $7.00 Non-members (No door charge at Toby's)
Price of ticket includes:
  • Guaranteed Seating
  • Hot snack foods
  • Costume Prizes
  •  Random Draw
Last year the PSC rocked to the Whiskey Dicks, a superb Rock Band.  What a night. The place was packed and it was almost too much fun (oxymoron phrase for PSC members) .  This year Terri has scheduled the R & B live band, Las Divas.  If you missed them while they were in town, make sure you grab your tickets at our September and October club nights.

Ski Season 2017 - 2018 is Just Around The Corner !!!

September Club Night 2017

Thursday, September 21st - 7 p.m.


Ski Season 2017/18 is Very Near !

Dust off your Boards

 The Summer sun will have already set the last time by PSC Club Night, September 21st.  Then, Fall begins.  This means lower temperatures and near freezing in the upper elevations.  Before you know it, the annual Snow Flake 'Migration' begins and the slopes will take on a fresh new look!



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 15th AGM - Grand Prize

PSC Annual General Meeting
Thusday, June 15th, 2017
Toby's Bar 2733 Comercial Drive
7:30 p.m.
  • General Meeting
  • Raffels
  • 50/50 Draw
  • Appetizers
  • Sign Up for Camping - September Long Weekend 
    •  RV Sites - Almost sold out  
    • Lots of camp sites and Rustic Cabins available.
  • Meet new friends; enjoy the company of friends you ahve already made
  •  Sign up for the golf tournaments
    • July 15th, 2017
    • September 16/17, 2017
Grand Prize to the AGM Raffel - $125.00 Black & Decker Portable Tool Set - Donated by Richard Gaudreau.

Sven Stefanov, President

Thursday, June 1, 2017

PSC AGM - June 15th, 2017

Yes, we are a ski club and I took the above photo on one of the many ski trips we did to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains this ski season (2016/ 2017)

Our club is made up of skiers, both the beginner and the expert, who have a myriad of ski locations, some with numerous mountains from which to choose from, each with vertical lifts which will take you up to start a day of skiing on thousands of acres of terrain, from the easiest of trails to the steepest of cliffs, to gain experience and memories not one of us would trade in for anything in the world. New to B.C.? On your own with no one to ski with?  Looking for adventure? The Pacific Ski Club is here for you.

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting is this June 15th, 2017. 
Come on by and see what we have to offer. Summer and Fall are just ahead. Hikes, bike trips, camping, bowling nights TGIF evening and lots more!
Location: Toby's Bar and Grill 2733 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Time 7:30 P.M.
Raffle, 50/50, appetizers.

Sven Stefanov, President

Refreshing to see you at Club Night

May Ski Club Night in Review

 Skiing is a social event, just look at the photo above. It was snapped while on our way to Mt. Washington.
I must let all of you know how nice it was to see so many of our members at the May Ski Club night. With a few new members being added, it gives our club's executive the incentive to move on to bigger and better things.
  • The planning is underfoot for our 2017 New Year's Trip, and we will be looking at Powder Hounds for the New Year's Eve Party.
  • The Transylvania Ski Tour 2018 has 2 (two) places left and there is still time left. But, please don;t leave it until the last minute. It is $763.00 for the full 16 day trip.
    • 7 Nights in Transylvania skiing Poinana Brasov.
    • 5 Nights in Wallechia skiing Sinaia
    • 2 Nights in the 4 Star Eurocenter Hotel Bucharest
    • All transfers from the airport to hotels and back
    • Visit Brasov, its Town Hall, museums & the Black Church
    • Ride the Tampa Cable Car, Brasov
    • See Bran Castle in Transylvania
    • Bran Castle
    • See Pele Castle in Sinaia
Hope to see more of you come out to our events and club nights!

Sven, President, PSC