BRSC Hot News

Hot News

In these pages, site we’ll post the latest developments affecting any and all events and activities sponsored or sanctioned by the BRSC. These include those under the direct control or supervision by the BRSC, plus those under the auspices or control of individual member clubs. As such, all member clubs are invited to submit items to be posted on this site, including but not limited to:

  • Recent changes to an event or trip’s status, schedule or other particulars
  • Recently initiated activities or events with short deadlines
  • Promotional material, flyers and other supporting information
  • A club’s news or events of particular interest to other clubs and their members.

These “Hot News” items will be posted on these pages as brief statements with appropriate links to the originating club’s own website for the expanded version, and remain posted for a limited time, in keeping with the spirit of “hot news”.

Park City & Powder Mt/Snowbasin Trips Vacancies

Harford ki Club Has two vacancies on their Powder Mountain – Snowbasin, Utah trip on Feb 29: A single Male and a single Female.

Potomac Valley Skiers (PVS) Club has a vacancy on their Park City, Utah March 7, 2020 trip, for a Single Male roommate.

Engelberg, Switzerland Vacancies – URGENT

The Snow Searchers Ski Club has multiple vacancies on their Engleberg, Switzerland Trip; particularly for a single male. Please contact the trip leader at: by December 12

Please see all trip details on our Sanctioned Trips Page.


2019 Fall Meeting

Blue Ridge Ski Council Fall Meeting
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 Saturday, October 5, 2019
The BRSC Fall Meeting at the Liberty Ski Resort was held as scheduled.
The following decisions were reached:
  • Airport Lodging and Parking program developed by Dan Ellis now available to entire council.
  • Jay Peak to be the venue for Winterfest 2021.
  • Snowmass race will be run with scheduled start times for the individual clubs.
  • Effie Rubinstein, Sportours, was chosen to be the Tour Operator for the BRSC Western Carnival Telluride 2021.
  • Sean McErlean, Holidaze, was chosen to be the Tour Operator for the BRSC Eurofest Davos 2021.
  • Frank Peñaranda to chair the Election Committee for President.
  • Jackson Hole remains the preferred venue for the Western Carnival 2022.
  • Sölden, Austria selected over Grindelwald as the preferred Eurofest venue in 2022.
  • Spring meeting to be held May 2, 2020 at Wildfire Tysons, Potomac Ski and Adventure (Frank Peñaranda) hosting.
  • Black Ski (Tanya Jones and Vera Johnson) agreed to host the fall 2020 meeting on Saturday, September 26th at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Tysons Corner, VA. with Wildfire slated as the back up venue.

Approved Spring 2019 Minutes

Draft Fall 2019 Minutes



2019 Spring Meeting

Saturday May 4th, 2019 at 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Host:  Potomac Ski & Adventure Club

Frank Peñaranda, Coordinator ( )

The meeting was held at The Wildfire Restaurant

 Tysons Corner, 1714U International Drive, McLean, Virginia  22102

There were 50 attendees, including several travel agents and representatives from a couple of ski resorts. The BRSC clubs were all well represented and much information was exchanged and important decisions made, as follows:

Election of Officers:
Vice President – Dave Karczmarek
Treasurer – Yasmin Beg
Secretary – Susan Pumphrey
Selection of 2021 Trip Coordinators:
 – Western Carnival: Telluride, CO; Dave Karczmarek – Baltimore, Trip Coordinator
 – Eurofest: St. Anton, Austria; Susan Pumphrey – Pentagon, Trip Coodinator
Selection of 2022 Ski Venues:
  – Western Carnival: Jackson Hole, WY
  – Eurofest: Grindelwald, Switzerland
Slight Corrections & Revisions to BRSC ByLaws were passed
Approved Minutes of the 2018 Fall meeting
Draft Minutes of the Spring meeting



2018 Fall Meeting

The Meeting was held Saturday October 6th, 2018 at the Whitetail Resort,  Mercersburg, PA

Host:  Columbia Ski Club
Ted Dietz, Coordinator 

On the Agenda:
  • Selection of tour operators for our 2020 & 2021 ski trips
  • Updates on the 2019 ski trips
A total of 37 delegates from 18 clubs, plus six ski industry professionals gathered at the White Tail Resort. Details on the attendance and meeting’s proceedings have been included on our Deaft Minutes, which are posted on this page. Some of the major discussions and decisions were:
Spring 2019 Meeting: May 4th at Maggiano’s. Frank Penaranda, Coordinator
  • 2020- West Carnival Jan 25-Feb 1 – Snowmass: Doug Horstman, Encompass, TO; Valerie Chafee (Richmond) Coordinator
  • 2020 – Asiafest Feb 21-29 – Nagano-Hakuba: Sean McErlean, Holidaze, TO; Ken Eng (SCWDC) Coordinator
  • 2020 – Winterfest March 8-13 – Killington: Joe Ferrara, Bianchi, TO; Dave Karczmarek (Baltimore) Coordinator
  • 2021 – Western Carnival – Telluride, TOs: Encompass; Sportours; Winter Ski & Sport
  • 2021 – Eurofest – Saint Anton, TOs: Holidaze;

2019 Club Officers Elections: Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary up for election.

Frank Peñaranda
was selected to chair the Elections Committee. Please contact him with proposed nominees

Approved Fall 2018 Minutes

Approved Spring Minutes




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