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The Out of Control Ski Club promotes snow sports including downhill skiing and snowboarding, Nordic skiing and racing.
The Club offers weekday and weekend bus trips at great discount rates.

Group trips are scheduled throughout the snow season. Off season sports and social activities are regularly scheduled. The OC Ski Club has something for everyone.

Next Board Meeting: September 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm
At The Polish Community Center

Join Us!

Membership Renewal

Membership Recruitment Program

2014 Volleyball Tournament ********

Click here 2014-15 Ski Trip Destinations or Select the menu button "Snow Sport" (top of this page) and then select "Ski Trips".

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To Contact a Club Member Officer, or the Board Members, or a Committee Chair Person; navigate to "How To" (top of this page) and then Select "Contact Us".

To read the May Board Meeting Minutes; navigate to "Members" (top of this page), and then select "Board Minutes".

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"Think Snow" - 2014-15 Alpine Trips - click here!

    Up Coming Events: Calendar Event Calendar

  • August 31st - Hurricane Mountain Hike!FWF Hands

  • September 04 - SEPTEMBER MEETING Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the PCC – Board Meeting starts at 7:00pm followed by regular meeting. To allow for sufficient room to accommodate the opening of several ski trips at 7:30pm the meeting will be held in the large banquet room.

  • September 6th - OC Seafood Festival.
    Sign up today, this is a fun trip.

    Seafood Fest is a go! The Browns Bus will be at the Crossgates Parking Lot at 6:45am with departure at 7:00am. Sign up today, a few spots left.

  • September 13 - save the date "see LINK below (click on continue to see full VB Tournament Article)"; 42nd annual oc volleyball tournament... to be held at the maple ridge ski area on September 13th, play, volunteer, or some of both! Click here for Volleyball Tournament Web page and sigh up forms!

  • September 17 - September Meeting, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the PCC – the last third-Wednesday of the month Happy Hour Meeting will be held at the PCC from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the large banquet room. Pizza will be available for purchase.

  • September 21 - OC Golf Outing. PayPal Sign Up!




Constitutional Vote – October 16, 2014

Please note that OC Ski Club members will be voting on two constitutional changes that the Board of Directors has approved. All the information on these requested changes can be found at this LINK

Vote 1 – Add a “Family” Committee to the Standing Committees
Vote 2 – Add a “Junior” membership type to the Class of Membership

You must have a current membership card to Vote!
Please note that it will also be the night of the OC Budget vote.




As a member of the OC SKI CLUB you are automatically a member of "the council"

Check them out... They've negotiated 70 days, and counting, of skiing discounts for the members.

What else?

  1. Council days – either drive up or ride the OC Bus when available
  2. Ski Trip - this year to Alaska!!!!
  3. Ski Races – coordinating the Ski races run by SWC, Albany Ski Club, OC Ski Club, and their own annual Race @ Pico Ski area in February
  4. Snow Show – a great auction for fantastic values on a variety of items including ski tickets....


Phil Littlejohn's "Re-Birth" day/thank you

Select the following link or copy and paste into your browser address bar: http://www.evite.com/l/8AqB9ZQdN1

  • Host: Miki Conn
  • Phone: 518-374-6912
  • When: Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 PM
  • Where: Miki's Parents' Home
    818 Parkside Ave
    Schenectady, NY 12309


Sugarbush Boomer Midweek Pass

Get the best deal in skiing this winter with the NEW $99 Boomer Midweek Pass, featuring Monday thru Friday non-holiday access to all Sugarbush's 111 trails and 16 lifts.

Just think – quiet and peaceful days on the slopes, midweek powder storms, and groomed runs extending into the afternoon.

Introducing the BOOMER MIDWEEK PASS. For ages 65 and up.

Valid Monday thru Friday, non-holiday. $99 THRU SEPTEMBER 10, 2014; $199 AFTER OR BY PHONE AT 800.53.SUGAR Prices do not include 6% Vermont sales tax.

Holiday dates: 12/25/14 - 1/4/15, 1/17/15 - 1/19/15 and 2/14/15 - 2/22/15.

Passholder's age as of November 1, 2014 determines age category. Season passes are non-refundable.

See more at: http://www.sugarbush.com/vermont-skiing-snowboarding/boomer-midweek#sthash.eAoszs2i.dpuf


Alpine Trip information

Before the Trip Sign-Up date:

• Print the Alpine Trip Sign-Up sheet for the trip you want.
• Complete the sign-up sheet before the meeting.
• Bring your Passport or Driver's License (depending on the trip) (a copy would be great)
• Bring your OC Ski Club current year Membership card. (You will not be able to sign up for a trip without it.
• Bring a check (no alterations) or cash for the amount of the deposit. (You will not be able to sign up for a trip    without the correct deposit).
• Be at the meeting before 7:30 PM in case there is a lottery for the trip.

A lottery occurs when we have more members wanting to sigh-up for the trip than we have slots. The need for a lottery is determined at 7:30 PM based on the number of members who have signed in with the trip leader.

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The MEMBERSHIP and APPLICANT Tables are not open at the Happy Hour Meetings – held on the 3rd Wednesday of July, August, and September.   Dues may be renewed Online using PayPal, by mailing in the download-able form from the website, or by coming to the Thursday, September 4th meeting. 

Your dues for 2014/2015 are past due if you have not already paid; don't be shut out of the Seafood Festival or the Trip of your choice because you are not current. Click on the "Dues are due" link above to renew.

Your dues must be paid in order to participate in any of our summer activities or you will be coming as a guest and paying $5 guest fee & signing a waiver.


If you need your card and are not paying in person please send us a stamped Self-addressed envelope to:

Gail Marotti-Hossan
34 Yorkshire Lane
Delmar, NY 12054-1328

Any questions?   Call Gail @ 439-5842

Gail, Gretchen, & Greg
Membership/Applicant Committee



Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the PCC – Board Meeting starts at 7:00pm followed by regular meeting. To allow for sufficient room to accommodate the opening of several ski trips at 7:30pm the meeting will be held in the large banquet room.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the PCC – the last third-Wednesday of the month Happy Hour Meeting will be held at the PCC from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the large banquet room. Pizza will be available for purchase.


Seafood Festival

OC Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Party Bus

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce has an absolute deadline for submittal of pre-purchased entry tickets of August 18th. So if you are thinking about attending the Seafood Festival now is the time to purchase your ticket - do not hesitate - you may be left out.

Tickets go on sale at the June 18th Happy Hour Meeting! Enjoy a fun-filled bus ride of prizes and raffles followed by a great day on the ocean with the benefit of the Seafood Festival, ranked one of the top 10 destinations in the U.S. Live entertainment, activities, craft vendors, fireworks & lots of seafood!

$45 per person ($50 for non-members) includes:

  • Transportation the OC way
  • Entry fee to Festival
  • Party bus prizes

    • OC member signup starts June 18th at 6:30pm; applicants at 7:30pm. Members may sign up one guest per person until 8/1 at which time all other non-members can sign up. Signup is also available Online through PayPal at www.ocskiclub.org seafood festival. Bus leaves from Crossgates at 7am. SEATING IS LIMITED!

      DEADLINE FOR THE LOBSTER ROLL EATING CONTEST is July 18th! Register at: http:// www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com/ lobster_contest.cfm.

    For more information contact Jamie Britt, Event Coordinator at jmbritt@gmail.com or 391-9304


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    Choose Member or Guest:
    Name(s) of ticket holder:

    Seafood Fest is a go! The Browns Bus will be at the Crossgates Parking Lot at 6:45am with departure at 7:00am. Sign up today, a few spots left.


    42nd Annual OC Volleyball Tournament

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    Saturday, September 13th
    Maple Ridge Ski Area, Schenectady, NY
    Volunteers Needed!

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    Even if you can only give 2 hours, your efforts will contribute toward yet another successful Tournament!!!
    This weekend, we begin our annual ritual to transform the base of the Maple Ridge Ski Area into a field of volleyball courts. We will transform the ski lodge into our version of a food and beverage center, and we'll set up the infamous BEER TENT. This is the club's largest fundraising event for the year and is what keeps our ski bus costs down. We need lots of helping hands for this event. Even if you can only give two (2) hours, your efforts will contribute toward yet another successful Tournament!!! 
    If you've never participated, then come see just how much fun we can have as we progress throughout the weekend. We need ~10 more volunteers to help us on Saturday, and we also need some additional help with set-up and clean-up days on Friday. If you work 4 or more hours on Saturday, your food and beverage is free for the day!!!
    Another way to contribute to this great event is to come out as a spectator. Admission for spectators is free and there is food and beverage available for sale at the event. A great time to visit is after 4pm to watch all the final play-off matches (just like watching the Olympics!). Then stay and join the after-Tournament party and help us celebrate the another successful event. The party runs until 10pm Saturday night.
    Here's an overview of where volunteer service is needed:

    • Friday: Set-up Day.... volunteers needed from 9 am - 6 pm
    • Saturday: Event Day ..... 9 am - 10 pm
    • Sunday: Clean-up Day.... 10 am -1 pm

    To volunteer, please email VBTOURNEY@ocskiclub.org or call Cathy @ 518.477.2717  or Gail @ 518.439.5842



    VB Tournament Article 2014



    Annual OC Golf Outing

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    Save the Date!

    September 21st

    Brookhaven Golf Course

    Get Your Golf Team Ready!
    Or let us team you up. OC Annual Golf Scramble is coming. Don’t miss this year’s tournament. Everyone will tell you last year’s was great. This year could even be better if you attend. What it’s all about:

    4 Person scramble – Shotgun start                 Sunday September 21st, Tee time 10:30
    Après-Golf dinner included                             Team and individual prizes included
    Greens fee & cart                                           Brookhaven Golf Course – Porters Corner, NY

    This is a FUN event not a PGA outing so we want all golfers regardless of skill level. The idea is to get out with fellow OC Club members to laugh and enjoy the outdoors. This golf scramble is open to all OC members & applicants. You can also invite family, friends & guests to join in. So there are no excuses not to sign up. Get a foursome (or 2) together or we will team you up. 

    Cost is $75 for OC members & applicants and $80 for non-members.
    Send checks, made out to “OC Ski Club” to me at – 160 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180
    Or pay Online on the OC Web site thru PayPal

    Please sign up early as this makes my life easier to organize this event.
    This event requires a minimum of 40 players to run (Refunds if canceled)
    If you are interested please email me at ocgolf@ocskiclub.org
    Thanks and looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces – Fred Haefeli, OC Golf

    Choose Membership type
    Name of golfer:
    Requests for Golf Partners:


    Alpine Trips

    It is time to “Think Snow”

    The trip schedule is almost complete and trips will begin opening on September 4th! Be sure to attend the September 4th meeting to check out all the 2014/15 Ski Trips. The meeting will begin at 7:30PM.

    Ski Season 2014/15
    Alpine Trip Schedule



    Click Here!!!

    Testimonials are needed for the new OC web site!

    "Just a couple sentences would be great!"

    Email webmaster@ocskiclub.org to let us know why you joined the club and what you love about it.

    We are looking for members who have been in the club for a long time, new members, and volleyball players.

    I just wanted to thank the club and all the committee members and chairs who graciously hosted the Committee Fair this year.   I was lucky enough to win a two day ski and stay package to Bolton Valley, Vermont.

    It was such a treat, and such a great opportunity to ski an area I had not skied before.  Thanks everyone for such hard work in running the club and obtaining such awesome gifts for the Committee Fair.

    Bolton Valley is such a quiet place through the week, with a nice little restaurant/bar.  You have the mountain to yourself.  It is a place worth checking out if you have not been there.  Some awesome glades on top too for those who like that!

    Doreen Crosby
    Member since 2012!