What is the Bloomington-Normal Ski & Social Club?
Our purpose is to enjoy life by participating in active outdoor adventures and getting together with friends. We have been a part of the community since 1967. In that time we have organized a variety of trips and adventures throughout the seasons. We also get together for frequent social gatherings and activities. We are a diverse group of people who share a common desire for friendship and the great outdoors.
Do I have to know how to ski?
No. We have many members who join to participate in our non-skiing activities and gatherings. Some who go on our ski trips go to enjoy the scenery and other activities that the ski resorts offer.
Can I learn how to ski?
Yes! The ski resorts that we visit always offer opportunities for members to learn to ski or to improve their existing skills. Our members are always happy to offer hints and encouragement to newer skiers.
What does the club do?
Most of what we do fits into three categories, Ski Trips, Summer Trips and Social Activities.
The main focus of our club is downhill skiing and we organize a variety of trips during the ski season. There are trips up to a week long going to major resorts in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. We also offer shorter trips to Midwest resorts. We use the experience acquired over our many years to find the best places to ski and take advantage of special rates and group discounts.
(Summer to us is anytime we are not skiing)
There are many Summer activities in which to participate. These include golfing, pickleball, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, major/minor league baseball/hockey games and a variety of festivals/shows.
These include concerts, pub nights, wineries, potlucks, billiards, movie nights, theater, wine/beer tastings, trivia night and happy hour socializing.
Something missing from this list?
Our officers and board members are always looking for new ideas for fun events and would be happy to listen to yours.