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Good reasons to join a ski club.

Good reasons to join a ski club Is skiing with friends your favorite way to spend a winter weekend? Joining a ski club can make such weekends easier to arrange and more affordable. As a member of a ski club, you can enjoy discount lift tickets, group transportation, group lodging, and a ready pool of fellow skiers.

Most clubs require you to attend at least one local meeting before going on an outing. You may prefer to forgo that step and just get out on the slopes, but a meeting is an excellent way to find out about a club (and decide whether you want to spend time with its members). There are plenty of clubs around; look for the one that suits you best.

Here we list northern California downhill ski clubs and their telephone numbers. They're listed by area, but some have additional pick-up locations. Most are nonprofit social groups. Some are open to all; some are geared to specific groups. Unless noted, area code is 415.


All-Seasons Ski Club (236-1471), Berkeley. Membership mostly black.

Berkeley Ski Club (451-1044). Adults only; lodge at Tahoe City.

Bota Bagger Ski Club (443-4451), Pleasanton. Singles 21 and over.

Cal Adventures (642-4000), Berkeley. Cabin at Donner Summit.

Castro Valley Ski Club (278-7660).

Concord Ski Club (676-9551). Cabin in Agate Bay.

Oakland Ski Club (707/644-5153). Lodge in Norden (on Donner Summit).

ParaLLLers (373-2109), Livermore. Cabin in Truckee.

Powder Hound Ski Club (769-7669), Oakland. Singles 21 and over.

Rusty Bindings Ski Club (484-9665), Walnut Creek. Singles 21 and over.

Sierra Club Ski Team (339-2961), Oakland. Primarily a racing team.

Sno Flakes Ski Club (462-9582), Dublin.

Snowchasers (676-5205), Pleasant Hill.


Apres Ski Club (408/377-5966), Mountain View. Singles 21 and over. Lodge at Kings Beach, Tahoe.

Bear Valley Ski Club (961-9720), Los Altos.

Inskiers Ski Club (574-3428), San Mateo. Singles 21 and over; cabin at Donner Lake.

Nisei Ski Club (237-0165), Palo Alto. Ages 21 and over; mostly Asian.

Palo Alto Ski Club (408/438-3929).

Peninsula Ski Club (574-4724), Burlingame. Cabin in Norden.

Sno-ball Express Ski Club (408/730-9623), Sunnyvale. Midweek trips by bus.

Snow Drifters Ski Club (408/238-5240), Sunnyvale. Singles 21 and over.

Southbay Ski Club (408/379-3873), San Jose. Lodge at Soda Springs.

Sundancer Ski Club (961-8919), Mountain View. Cabin at Agate Bay.


Rut Riders (641-5432). Strictly a racing team; cabin in Tahoe City.

San Francisco Skiclub (755-5006). Singles 21 and over; cabin in Homewood.

Sunburst Ski Club (337-8689).

Viking Ski Club (364-0978). Lodge at Sugar Bowl.


Alpineer Ski Club (334-3732), Mill Valley. Lodge in Norden (on Donner Summit).

Fall Line Ski Club (924-9720), Tiburon. Singles 21 and over.

Marin Ski Club (453-7300), San Anselmo. Ages 21 and over; lodge in Soda Springs.

Mogul Ski Club (456-1000), San Rafael. Primarily Saturday ski trips by bus; ages 8 through 18.


(All area codes are 916.)

Fagowee Ski Club (631-0825), Sacramento.

Freestylers Ski Club (537-9037), Sacramento. Ages 25 and over; cabin in Tahoe City.

Mogul Ski Club (791-4925), Roseville. Primarily Saturday ski trips by bus; ages 8 through 18.

Vorlage Ski Club (786-2137), Sacramento. Lodge in Truckee.

Sportravel (972-8363), Sacramento. Day trips by bus; kid, teen, and adult groups.


Modesto Ski Club (209/521-7669). Lodge in Truckee.
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