ABOUT

Stampede City Ski Club SCSC started in 1969. We're about carving moments into friendships! Join in on all-season day and overnite trips and Meet n Greet socials! Be a Member with Benefits.

 

1700 Meetup Members Strong! All our events are posted on Meetup with overnight trips being booked on our website. We posted about 650 events over the past 5 years in all seasons for a couple of thousand participants including Buddy Board n Ski at COP to help newbies, numerous week-end trips and monthly socials (Oct-May)!

We are volunteer-powered. Being a volunteer is an easy way to connect with people - be a Meet n Greeter, host an event, help someone new-to-the-sport, host an event, help out on the Executive or Social Media or videography.

EXECUTIVE TEAM
Derrick

PRESIDENT

Though a late comer to skiing, I have always been an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer. At a young age “The Lure of the Labrador” and the rugged beauty of Western Newfoundland satiated my need for outdoor adventure. I always wanted to ski and watched the Crazy Canucks hurtle down mountains, but hockey was supreme then.  I move west to Winnipeg in 1987, saw the rugged, raw beauty of the Rocky Mountains for the first time in 88 and was hooked. Exploring the Rockies and taking pictures became paramount in my protean world. In 2003 I caught the ski bug when my daughter, then 11, joined a downhill race club. I strapped on skis for the first time that December at Saint Sauveur, Quebec and it was a match made in snow. I have skied incessantly at resorts east, west, and south ever since. In 2017 I was introduced to the SCSC through a get down, let loose, amazing 70’s style ski bus trip to Whitefish, Montana, complete with great people, revelry, dancing and oh yes, snowballs. I became a Calgarian in March, 2018, and finally realized my dream, to live on the doorstep of this marvellous mountain playground.

Doug

DIRECTOR

 

As a director, Doug's role is to oversee the year end financial statements. Just to make sure no funny business is going on.  As a director he also attends the executive meetings and voices his perspective on issues as well as voting on motions.

Doug is also a very accomplished skier. He tackles the deep powder and feverish steeps with grace and finesse.   

Doug has been with the ski club for many years and is now a valuable member of the executive.

Grant

TREASURER

Grant is new this year to the executive and has kindly volunteered to bring his experience and background in accounting to help the club with our finances.

Andrea

OVERNIGHT TRIP COORDINATOR

 

hey All...I'm back again as your Overnight Trip Coordinator. Skiing has been my passion for many years ... started back in Ontario as a child at Alpine Ski Club and then onto Quebec for my teens, largely at Mont St. Sauveur and Mont Tremblant. Skied Ellicottville, NY for a couple of years and then onto Vancouver at Cypress Bowl and Grouse Mountain, finally landing in the land of plenty of choice- Alberta.  

For this season, we have arranged a variety of overnight trips - some structured, some unstructured. See the events page for more information.

For the past few years, I have either been part of or organized overnight trips for the Club.Last year I personally participated in all 5 trips and more. I have taken great enjoyment in getting to know new hills and many new great people who have the passion to ski/board. Cheers to great snow and great people for the months to come!

Diane

SOCIAL COORDINATOR

Hi I’m a B.C girl from Kelowna, and started skiing at Big White when I was 10.  Came to Alberta in ‘87 and never looked back, love the mountains and all of its beauty. Skiing has always been a passion of mine, yet time kept me from enjoying it more. Joined the SCSC in 2012 and have enjoyed many ski trips to fantastic locations particularly hosting the WhiteFish, Montana Trip in February. I have formed amazing friendships and continued to promote the growth of the club.  As the Social Director of the Ski & Snowboard Club, I am known as the “energizer bunny” and I love to plan events and meet new members.  Looking forward to meeting you soon at the monthly social or on the slopes!

Kevin

TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

I started skiing when I was a little kid on family ski outings to the local ski hills here in Calgary. Do you remember Happy Valley and Paskapoo? Got serious about skiing when my older brother got his drivers license, we were able to go to the mountains every weekend. We were very competitive, my brother and I, skied hard and fast all through our youth and 20s.  Today I'm still that 20yo in every way. I forgot to grow up. So I'm always ready to go for a big day in the mountains, hit me up.

My job with the club is to take care of the Technology. The websites, server side code, online payments, making sure everything is up to date, working well, and people are getting the information they need, both the executive and members.

Alvaro

PUBLIC RELATIONS

 

Marketing and promotions in all social media platforms.
Building awareness of the @SkiCalgary brand, sharing stories and moments of our members thru Facebook and Instagram. 

Developing community relationships while cultivating an environment of friendships and love for the winter sport.

Après-ski director, responsible of board meetings usually at a table by the fireplace. Fun manager and well known napper. 

Alvaro has been snowboarding for over 5 years, in charge of summer southern hemisphere international ski trips. 

Joanne

CO-VP MEMBERSHIPS

I joined the awesome Stampede City Ski and Snowboard Club in 2018 and absolutely love the clubs vibe and of course the wonderful people I’ve met.  So when I was asked to be a volunteer Director it was an easy answer.

 

I’ve been a downhill skier/cross country skier most of my life. I grew up in Quebec skiing at Mont-Avila, and Mont-Tremblant so I know how to ski on ice. I’ve also explored many a slope in New York State and the beautiful State of Maine. Skiing the west is by far the best!

 

For the 2020 season, I’m looking forward to exploring new destinations with the club helping the club grow so it can be around for another 50 years. As well as welcoming new and existing members to join us on day trips or a fun-filled weekend getaway.

Pauline

DIRECTOR and PAST PRESIDENT

 

I joined the Club about 20 years ago when it was known as the Petroleum Ski Club and within the first year I was asked to join the Executive and the rest is history.  My current position as Past President & Director, (for the last 6 years) enables me to focus on those pesky details that need to be taken care of, such as the Annual Return, AGM materials and whatever else comes my way.  I haven't spent any time on the slopes the past number of years, with warmer climates calling me there, but never say never.  In the interim I will lift my wine glass by the pool and think about you all having the time of your life as well..

Lynda

SECRETARY

Lynda is also a new recruit to the ski club executive. She has graciously volunteered to take the minutes at the executive meetings, which is not a trivial task with with the size of the group.  She's been doing a great job. 

 

From Lynda:

I joined the Stampede City Ski and Snowboard Club in 2016. I have gone on a few great trips and met a lot of wonderful people. I am happy to be part of the executive team for this great club.

 

I started skiing when I was 12 years old and spent every weekend at Paskapoo.

Kim

CO-VP MEMBERSHIP

Winter is my favourite season. My ski passion started with skiing good ol’ Blackstrap (the garbage hill) in Saskatchewan.   Our family would do a big trip every winter and we loved our ski weeks away.  Eventually moving to Alberta, my ski careers got more official with more mountain access, I got lured into freestyle skiing!   Moguls, aerials and ballet expanded my ski love. Competing locally, nationally and even making the Alberta team.  Once my ski career ended, I needed a change of pace so I picked up snowboarding and haven’t looked back (much).  Found the ski club in the 2016-17 season, was looking to UP my ski days and expand my ski crew!  Looking forward to the upcoming season – hoping to get more people out!  Feel free to come and laugh at me as I am going to do some experimenting back on skis (but not on powder days!!!).

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