Trips & Events

The club travels to local resorts in North Carolina and West Virginia each season, as well as at least one long distance trip per season. These trips are reasonably priced. Non-skiers are encouraged to join in on the fun of any trip and take advantage of the discounts.

ETMM Trips

Club trips are outlined below. In addition to these destinations, club members, also take day (and night) trips several times a season to North Carolina resorts. To sign up for a trip, please contact Lisa. You must be a member of ETMM or any Crescent Club to participate in a trip.

Mashers at Crescent Ski Week, 2015

Crescent Ski Week

— various Ski Resorts

Crescent offers an annual January Ski Week and on years with two trips, a second Ski Week in March.

In the last five years, destinations have been Aspen/Snowmass, Lake Tahoe, Banff/Lake Louise, Crested Butte, Telluride and Taos. 2016 is to Mt Bachelor (Jan) and Big Sky (Mar). Next year (2017) will be to Beaver Creek in January.

Mashers at Crescent Race Finals

Crescent Cup Race Finals

— Silver Creek, WV

Crescent finishes their race season annually at Silver Creek (Snowshoe, WV). This weekend trip is fun for all; not only racers, but all club members.

Two and three night options are available with an awards dessert party included.

Mashers at Spring Convention

CSC Spring Convention

— Myrtle Beach, SC

Spring Convention is where Crescent Clubs get together for trip and race planning. The annual Council Board Meeting is also held this weekend.

Early bird arrivals have an event on Thursday evening. Friday night starts with a Vendor Trade Show with ski area representatives and tour operators from all over the country, followed by a DJ Party. Saturday, after meetings, is the Beach Olympics where clubs compete against each other in various games followed by a theme party that evening.

Mashers at Fall Conference

CSC Fall Conference

— TBD

Fall Conference is where Crescent Clubs get together for training workshops about club administration, socials, newsletters, websites, advertising, trips, special programs and membership.

There is typically a dinner and costume party Saturday evening. The last several years Fall Conference has been held in Gatlinburg, TN; however, there are plans to move it to a different mountain location this year.

Mashers at Steamboat

Steamboat Race/Ski/Ride Camp

— Steamboat, CO

This is Crescent's signature trip! 2015 was the 32st annual camp. Held each year, the trip includes: 7 nights lodging, a 6-day lift ticket, 5 full days of lessons with the same instructor based on ski/board ability, three lunches, two dinners, and two social functions at a price you won't believe!

Local Ski Resorts

Location information, distance information and links to local ski conditions for Ski Resorts located nearest the Tri-cities. All distances and times are calculated from TRI (Tri-cities Regional Airport).

Resort Distance from TRI Est Travel Time Ski Conditions
Wolf Ridge 578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill NC 28754
57.8 mi 1 hr 11 mins http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/ski_report.php
Sugar Mountain 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive Banner Elk NC 28604
57.9 mi 1 hr 19 mins http://www.skisugar.com/conditions/
Beech Mountain 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway Beech Mountain NC 28604
58.6 mi 1 hr 23 mins http://www.beechmountainresort.com/mountain/trails.html
Appalachian Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock NC 28605
75.7 mi 1 hr 49 mins http://www.appskimtn.com/asm-right-now/slope-report
Ober Gatlinburg 1001 Parkway Suite 2 Gatlinburg TN 37738
105.0 mi 1 hr 53 mins http://www.obergatlinburg.com/ski/slope-report/
Cataloochee Ski Area 1080 Ski Lodge Road Maggie Valley NC 28751
114.0 mi 2 hrs 8 mins http://www.cataloochee.com/report/index.php
Winterplace Ski Resort 100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road Ghent WV 25843
146.0 mi 2 hrs 18 mins http://www.winterplace.com/the_snow_report.php
Sapphire Valley 4000 Highway 64 West Sapphire NC 28774
134.0 mi 2 hrs 37 mins http://skisapphirevalley.com/Ski_Sapphire_Ski_Report.php
Wintergreen 39 Mountain Inn Loop Roseland VA 22967
244.0 mi 4 hrs 9 mins http://www.wintergreenresort.com/Slope-Report/
Snowshoe Mountain 10 Snowshoe Drive Snowshoe WV 26209
271.0 mi 4 hrs 41 mins http://www.snowshoemtn.com/the-mountain/trail-and-weather-report.aspx
Timberline Four Season Resort HC 70 Box 488 Davis WV 26260
343.0 mi 5 hrs 39 mins http://www.timberlineresort.com/snowreport.asp
Canaan Valley 230 Main Lodge Road Davis WV 26260
343.0 mi 5 hrs 42 mins http://canaanresort.com/winter/ski/5-2/snow-trails-report/

Some other handy references are Ski Southeast which gives detailed resort information, Resort Cams, and Liftopia which offers discounted lift tickets.