July 1st (Tue)- 6:30 Big White Promotion- 1311 Kapiolani
July 4th- (Fri) Fireworks: tent Noon Grill 3pm, Fireworks 8:00 p.m. Schofield
July 16th, 23, 30-(Wed) Music at the Zoo- Honolulu Zoo
July 20th- (Sun) 5:15 p.m. Sunset Cruise - meet near Duke's Canoe Club
August- Pool party at the Hodges
We're off to a good start gauging by the turn out for the "tasting event" at
Kathy and Roger's house. Mahalos to the Mulledy's for sharing their beautiful
home. For those in attendance, it appeared to be a quite an enjoyable evening.
It was reportedly proven the club has good taste in vino with awards being given
for the most favorable vintage. I also noticed this club appears to prefer "the
red", as most of that was gone when I arrived. Sorry for my tardiness, hope
to see more of your smiling faces next time.
Thanks to the board members who, of course, took care of club business very
well without me. Next, I hope the club has a good turn out for Big White Night
on 7/1. It's a hosted party, and you can get all details in the newsletter.
Lets make it an reason/excuse to get out an play and recruit new members to
the club. Then just a few days later, we can look forward to the red, white,
blue on the 4th of July up at Schofield barracks. Maybe we can convince Lee
to bring her special glasses for the fireworks. Well then, until July, adios
Ski Trip 2004-UPDATE
Ski Trip 2004-UPDATE SKI TRIP 2004 SNOWMASS - FRIDAY 1/23 TO SATURDAY 1/31!!
Come and play with us in Colorado's second largest snow playground (2nd in size
to Vail). Snowmass ranks among the top 10 resorts in American in size. Don't
miss this adventure as we have selected an excellent ski in/out accommodation
and itinerary based on your requests. The exact routing is still up in the air
because we are trying to keep the price as reasonable as possible. Stay tuned
to this space for further details. We need to receive your deposit by August
8, 2003. Questions, please call or email Amy at 237-8122 or Mail@FlyingNurse.com
(She will be out of town however until7/1)
SNOWMASS is a condo town built right along the slopes and covers more than
3,010 acres. Free shuttles operate from 8:00 am-4:30 pm between the three other
mountains with a nominal fee charged in the evening between Snowmass Village
and the town of Aspen. Snowmass facts: Primarily intermediate terrain. Best
known for long, groomed cruising runs. Beginner 7%, Intermediate 55%, Advanced
18%, Expert 20%. Terrain 3,010 acres. Vertical rise 4,406 feet (lay claim to
the longest vertical drop in US. Big Sky 4,180, Jackson Hole 4,139...some of
us may dispute this fact..a question to ponder at your favorite apres-ski bar.)
Base elevation 8,104 feet with a summit of 12,510. Restaurants 10 total.
Aspen Facts: Legendary bumps and steeps and right in the middle of Aspen. Beginner
0%, Intermediate 48%, Advanced 26%, Expert 26%. Terrain 673 acres. Vertical
rise 3267 feet. Base elevation 7,945 with a summit of 11,212.Restaurants: Many.
Aspen Highlands: Best known as locals' favorite mountain and for expert and
adventure terrain. Although famed for black and double black there are actually
more green and blue runs. Beginner 18%, Intermediate 30%, Advanced 16%, Expert
36%. Terain 790 acres. Vertical rise 3635 feet. Base elevation 8,040 with a
summit of 11,675. Restaurants 8 at base village. Buttermilk: One of the best
learning/teaching mountains in the world. Beginner 35%, Intermediate 39%, Advanced
26%, Expert 0% (quite the contrast to Aspen Mtn) Terrain 420 acres. Vertical
rise 2030 feet. Base elevation 7,870 feet with a summit of 9,900. (May be good
to get acclimated to the altitude at Buttermilk) Restaurants 2.
Big White Promotion- Tuesday July 1 -6:30 p.m.
1311 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 104
"Big White Resort" along with "Creative Holidays" and "PTB
Travel" (Obie) are hosting a Big White Promo. Will be held at Creative Holidays
at 1311 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 104 (at Piikoi). Parking available. Prizes, pupu's
and Howard Dashefsky with Channel 8 will also be promoting Big White. They will
be advertising to the community to attend as well. ANYONE from the Ski Club can
come. Great opportunity for us to show the community what we're all about. Attendance
is limited to 65 so MUST RSVP TO OBIE at 486-3777 or Creative Holidays at 591-2627.
(P.S. Of course as a courtesy to Big White...do not announce our upcoming trip
July 4- Fireworks at Schofield
The Ski Association is having their annual 4th of July BBQ bash and fireworks
display at Schofield Barracks again this year on Friday (July 4, of course). We
have rented site #22 where we will set up a tent as a place to gather, eat and
talk story. Please bring something to barbecue and a dish to share. I will bring
my barbecue. Also bring your favorite beverage (although it wouldn't surprise
me if there will be some mimosa there) and a chair or mat to sit on. We will be
setting up the tent at 12:00 p.m. and will fire up the grill around 3:00 so we
have time to eat, relax and take the tent down before it gets dark and before
the fireworks start at 8:00 p.m. (It also would not surprise me if we have some
funny glasses there which give the fireworks another whole dimension!) Other things
going on besides just good friends are live bands, a kiddie carnival, craft fair,
food and drink booths. The Ski Association pays for the site rental using your
membership dollars so we hope you will come out and join us, and bring a friend
if you like, for a good time. Any questions, call Jim Kelly at 625-1675.
July 11- Pau Hana- Dave & Buster's 5:30 p.m.
Please join us for sunset pu pu's at Dave & Busters on their 3rd floor patio
at 5:30 pm. The open air breezes and spectacular sunsets has brought us back to
this location for a second time. See you there. (the writer will challenge anyone
to a boxing match or GS ski run on the 2nd floor...any takers?)
Sunset Cruise (aka Booze cruise)
July 20th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$12 each person, music, fun, beer $2, mai tai's $1
Meet at Duke's Canoe Club 5PM, Sunday is the beach party so lets meet on the patio
near the hot tub, pre drinks 4:30 PM. valet parking $2 for 1 hour at the Outrigger
(Duke's), Waikiki Trade center parking on Seaside Ave., Sunday $1 all day. the
sunset cruise fills up so when you get to dukes and you don't have a reservation
with Honey, walk to the catamaran across the beach (yellow & red) and put
your name on the list by the boat then come find us near the hot tub on the patio.
Let honey know ahead of time and she can make reservation for how ever many people
sign up. you just pay when you get there. 375-0749 You will have to step into
the water a bit off the beach so be prepared
HAWAII SKI WEEK SIGN-UP SHEET (DRAFT)
Friday January 23 to Saturday January 31, 2004
For all participants in Hawaii Ski Week 2004, please complete this form and forward
it with your $250.00 deposit postmarked by August 8, 2003 to SKI ASSOCIATION OF
HAWAII, P.O. BOX 3004, AIEA, HI 96701
FULL NAME (as on your Driver's License) and United FF number
Person #1 ____________________________FF#_____________________
Person #2 ____________________________FF#_____________________
TYPE OF SKI PACKAGE (Check appropriate boxes)
Person # 1 Full (Air + Ground) ______ or Ground only (no air)_______
Include 5 of 6 day Lift Ticket Yes ____ No ______ (I'll buy my own)
Person # 2 Full (Air + Ground) ______ or Ground only (no air) _______
Include 5 of 6 day Lift Ticket Yes _____No ______ (I'll buy my own)
ROOMMATE SELECTION (Optional)
I wish to have __________________________________as my roommate.
I wish (if possible) to have _________________________as condo mates.
(Those participants signing UP FIRST will be given priority in selecting condo
mates. All attempts will be made for same gender roommates for participants without
a roommate selection. Again, priority will be given TO 1ST SIGN-UPS)
Any other lodging
CLUB MEMBERSHIP (Required for all ski trips)
Ski Association membership is required for all ski trips. If you are joining at
the same time you are signing up for the trip, please write a separate check for
the membership fee.
SPRING BREAK SKI WEEK - MARCH 2004 - LOCATION TBA
The club "may" organize or join a group for a 2nd Ski Trip
Your Desired location: ____________________________________________________
Definitely interested _____Possible interested ____ Not interested _____
(Snowmass sign up sheet received ________ (trip coordinator)
Don't be the last person to get your Hawaii Ski Association T-shirt. Talk to
a board member at the general meeting or look on the web-site.
Articles are due 3rd Thursday of the month to Omer
Copyright © 1999-2003 - Ski Association of Hawai`i
Omer Poirier - Editor
PO Box 3004 - Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Last updated July 17, 2003