Welcome to Lone Star Skiers! Created in 1982 as a "Non-Profit, Membership-Owned and Operated Ski and Social Club". Providing our members with affordable ski destinations, summer vacations, non-ski sporting events, social activities and unique functions year-round. Check out our website, trip destinations and upcoming events on our Calendar and join our "ski family"! We hope to see you soon!
Get signed up for some great summer and fall trips, and even a few ski trips that are ready!
LSS OFFICER'S CORNER
Lone Star Skiers would like to congratulate its newly elected board members for 2013/2014!
President – Dennis Arnold VP of Trips – Debbie Rima VP of Publications – Allan Logan VP of Activities – Mitch Womble VP of Marketing – Glenn Strother VP of Membership – Denise Weaver Secretary – Judi Lamson Treasurer – Mike McKimens Director – Susan Riewe Director – Rick Roth Director – John Fry
HELP WANTED – WE WANT YOU TO HELP DIRECT OUR TRIPS!!
This is a great volunteer opportunity to support your club! Please complete the trip director application found on the website under the Trips Tab, and return it to Debbie Rima, incoming VP Trips, at Debbie@DebbieRima.com; or by mail: 5002 Roundtable Ln., Garland, TX 75044. You may also apply online by clicking onTD Application.
Always keep your chin level with the ground. When you do this, it forces your vision ahead without necessarily focusing it on any one thing in particular. Doing this while skiing allows you to relax and ski with confidence and grace. Many people practice looking forward by focusing on a tree or sign far down the hill. While this does keep the eyes from their usual position of 6 inches ahead of the tips, looking forward is an active process, not a “set it and forget it” eye focus. If you continue to look at the next bump or rock or tree in your line until you get there, you may be surprised and unprepared for what comes after. Try to look for the turn after next. You should be constantly scanning ahead and never fixating on any one spot. Next time you catch air, think before you go: “look through the landing.” Instead of focusing on the landing spot, keep your chin up and your eyes moving past the landing zone. That way you can be planning your next turn even as your feet touch down. When you look ahead constantly rather than periodically, it gives your body much more time to react. Suddenly scary, technical lines seem easier, and instead of skiing one turn at a time, you can smoothly link turns. by Elianne Furtney
Ski Boot Reviews: Ray Rice, 20 year employee and manager for Surefoot, offers this guide to the best ski boot brands of the season.
Atomic offers many options - five series and over 50 models - with many color choices. The number following the Atomic model name refers to the flex resistance when bending the ankle, on average 150-120 is stiff, 110-90 is average, and 80-50 is soft. Atomic says by allowing the boot to flex in the middle of the foot it increases sensitivity and performance.
Lange offers top of the line products. In all 33 ski boot models and throughout the entire line Lange has dedicated performance first. Lange starts with a new shell shape, which is more upright in the World Cup 160 race ski boot at 92mm. They follow with Super Comp (140). All of these boots are excellent choices because of the performance fit in the heel and ankle pocket. The type of plastic used makes a big difference to how these boots ski better than most.
EVERYTHING should go on a Packing Checklist!
"I would never forget important items like my passport or plane tickets." WRONG! It is best to make a checklist of everything days in advance. When you are in a rush it is easy to forget your carry-on or passport on the kitchen table. I have a checklist of every item from clothing & personals to equipment. Click here to see an example Packing List for a Ski Trip. Add to this and create your own! Check out this great site with Travel Tips
Lone Star Skiers are members of theTexas Ski Council (TSC)
What is the TSC? The TSC is a non-profit volunteer organization with member clubs throughout Texas. Their purpose is to promote individual and group interest in skiing and snowboarding.
Why the TSC? The TSC is able to secure economical group travel discounts at some great ski & travel destinations around the world. Lone Star Skiers have made many friends from other member clubs as a result of our participation in the TSC Trips each year. Fun, great prices, premiere destinations and making new friends is what it's all about!