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Greater Charleston Ski Club turns 50!!

Read more details about our 50 years - (PDF format.)

Photo from 1970's Archives

During January, 1971, Charlestonian Alan Rubin wondered about the possibility of organizing a group interested in skiing..  He talked with friends, advertised a bit, and rented a room in one of the downtown hotels.  When the night of January 20, 1971 arrived, so did 95 enthusiastic skiers and would-be skiers.  They elected a board of directors to organize the club.

Bobby Compton at Sugar Mountain Trip

Just two weeks later, 34 skiers departed from Charleston by bus headed for Sugar Mountain in the Boone, NC area.  Pleasantly warm weather and good skiing made this first ski trip a tremendous success.

The club was chartered, and the members, numbering 152, elected their first slate of officers in November, 1971.  Since that time, the membership has grown to a high of 486 individuals in the late 1989's to a current membership about 75.

The first "out west" trip was to Crested Butte, Colorado, in March 1973.  Since then, the club has traveled to the Rockies each year, and in some years hosted trips to New England, Canada and abroad.

On Crested Butte Trip
Crescent Ski Council

GCSC is a member of the Crescent Ski Council and has participated in the Crescent Race series from its beginnings.  There have been many members who have won NASTAR medals over the years.  In addition to GCSC trips, the Crescent Council sponsors a number of trip options which may be attended by local members.