The Lift

July Events

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
President's Message
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 amigos, Dave

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 (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.

Upcoming Events

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 not announce our upcoming trip to "Snowmass")

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



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)


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.


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)


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