Stampede City Ski Club SCSC started in 1969. We're all about carving moments into friendships! Join us on our day and overnight trips and at Meet n Greet socials! Be a Member with Benefits.
1800 plus Meetup Members Strong! All our events are posted on Meetup with overnight trips being booked on our website, skicalgary.com. We posted about 650 events over the past 5 years during the winter season for a couple of thousand participants to help newbies, numerous week-end trips and monthly socials (September to April)!
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, help out on the Executive or Social Media .
My passion for skiing was ignited early on when my father, being of Scandinavian descent, ensured as young children, my siblings and I learnt to ski and enjoy the outdoors in winter. From Toronto each weekend during the winter my family would trek up to Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood, ON and then onto St. Sauveur and Mont Tremblant in QC for my teens. In university, I skied occasionally at Ellicottville, NY. However, once into the working world, the opportunity and time to ski fell sharply and I did not ski for many, many years. That changed with my move to Vancouver. With Cypress Bowl and Grouse Mountain nearby, I enrolled my kids to learn to ski and got myself some new skis to keep up with them. Once again with my move to Calgary, AB my skiing days were put on hold for 8 years or so, but I knew in time I would return. That day came when a SCSC Club member invited me to join a day trip to Lake Louise and my passion for skiing was reignited. Since then, I have never looked back. My passion for skiing was permanently embossed in my psyche and I have been carving memories into friendships ever since with the SCSC.
Since I have become a SCSC member, I have been a participant in or a host of an organized SCSC day or overnight trip every year and regularly enjoy SCSC social events. I have taken great enjoyment in getting to experience new resorts and have met many great new friends who have a genuine passion to ski/board in our mountain playgrounds.
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 marvelous mountain playground.
VP SOCIAL | SOCIAL CO-ORDINATOR
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. I love the mountains and all of its beauty. Skiing has always been a passion of mine, although time kept me from enjoying it more often.
I 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!
Kamlesh here. I have been a member of the SCSC since 2020. I am a level 5 skier and have had a huge amount of fun skiing with the club. We have together created fantastic memories and friendships. Lake Louise is my favourite local ski hill but I enjoy skiing at other ski resorts as well.
I am taking over from Grant as the treasurer for the 22-23 season, but I will still be mentored by him in the accounting/finance aspects of the treasurer position.
I am excited to meet you all again this season to ski/board together, explore new terrain and of course have fun while carving more memories into friendships!
I grew up cross country skiing with my family in Kelowna and transitioned to down hill skiing in my early teens. I learned to ski by chasing all my friends in the junior high school ski club to the next "jump". Keep in mind this was before helmets and ski patrol telling us not to make our own jumps. Oh, those were the days. I continued my ski journey in Alberta and love to ski at Nakiska and Sunshine. I really enjoying my time on the Calgary Stampede ski trips that I have been able to attend and love the inclusiveness I have experienced with this club. I think I have found my people. Looking forward to all the socials and ski trips I can get to in the future.
I never skied until I was 14, but I loved it from my first day. Well, maybe my second? Or maybe my first powder day? Even though skiing consisted of a 700ft vertical drop in Ontario. By following friends who were better skiers, I eventually became a half decent skier.
In 1996-7, I came to Calgary to visit my then girlfriend, now ex-wife. I fell in love, with the mountains. I went back to Toronto and asked my boss for a transfer. He swore at me, then set it up.
For nearly a decade, I was a ski dad. Every weekend, my good friend and I, and our 4 kids, went skiing. After I got divorced, I found myself skiing one week with my kids, the other week alone. That is when I found Stampede City Ski Club. I remember going to a social and not being allowed to leave until I agreed to be a host for day trips to Lake Louise, where I had a season pass. I’d post that I was going to Louise, and often get 3 or more car loads.
I continued to follow people who were better skiers, whom I could almost keep up with. Chuck, Todd, Erkan and Elliott. From those Lake Louise day trips, and overnight trips to Revy and Castle, we became good friends. Still are good friends.
My kids grew up and don’t ski much anymore, I’ve kept my Lake Louise season pass for a decade. I volunteer there as a Ski Friend - come find me and I’d love to show you my “happy place”. I also subscribe to Mountain Collective, and travel to Revy, Pano, and others, mostly with the club and people I’ve met through the club. I am blessed to have carved those ski day/trip moments into lasting friendships.
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 is 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..