A Failure to Communicate

A Failure to Communicate By W. Gregory Schmid, President, Cleveland Metro Ski Council   “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”  These words, spoken by Strother Martin to Paul Newman in the movie Cool Hand Luke, unfortunately apply to Cleveland Metro Ski Council and to its 23 member clubs. Frequently, we reach out […]

We’re having a party!

We’re having a party, and you’re invited!   Join us for dinner, open bar, dancing to The Summer of ’65 and much more as we celebrate CMSC’s 50th birthday!  Open to all current, former ski club members, guests – SPREAD THE WORD!   Time: 5:30:  Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres; 6:30 dinner and surprises Where:  Mediterranean […]

Powder Alert for July

SUMMERTIME SKI FITNESS Tips from a pro: skiing is fun, so training should be too. By Amie Engerbretson | June 6, 2017 Summertime is here, and winter is a sweet drifting memory in the rearview mirror. Legs are tired and feet are abused. What does it all mean? Time to totally veg and lay around […]

Powder Alert for June

How To Store Your Ski Gear This Summer Take care of your gear and it will take care of you. May 11, 2017 Take Stock Go over any equipment issues while the season is still fresh in your mind, and address any fixes you’ve put off. It’s discouraging to bust out the gear for a […]

Endless Winter: A Guide to Spring Skiing

Feel like going somewhere new this spring? Pick your locale based on this guide, illustrating everything you need to know about different resorts around the world during skiing’s favorite season. Where: Arapahoe Basin, Colorado Closing Date: TBD, but typically June or later Why Go: With a summit elevation of 13,050 fee, A-Basin receives some of […]

2017 Race Season Wrap Up

Go Home Mother Nature, You’re Drunk. 2017 Race Season Wrap Up Becky Bertuzzi, Race Chair I’m sure that we all had high hopes for a great winter. I know the weathermen kept getting our hopes up with Farmer’s Almanac predictions. I really need a job where I can be wrong 50% of the time and […]

Fitness Terms for Ski Season

Before you hit the slopes, it’s important to get your body in shape. Here are six common workout terms used for winter-sport workouts. When you’re ready, tackle this 6-week workout plan to train your muscles and prevent injuries for ski season 1. Cardiovascular Fitness If you don’t partake in much exercise, it would be very […]

Best Apps for Skiers and Snowboarders

If you find the time and moolah to go skiing, don’t waste your snow day pulling out the phone to let everyone know you’re drinking cocoa at the midway. There are a host of outdoorsy apps that could prove useful in optimizing your time at the mountain. Whether it’s keeping a digital eye on everyone’s […]

Chamonix, France & Barcelona, Spain 2017

CMSC took 96 people to Chamonix, France and 65 people onto Barcelona, Spain On January 20, 2017, the Cleveland Metro Ski Council had 96 people depart the USA for a great ski trip to Chamonix, France. Several people were going to Europe for the first time while other people in our group had been to […]