Inskiers meet at this location in the fall and winter months :
In the fall and winter months, the Inskiers meet at Mimi's Cafe in Foster City. Come and enjoy Mimi's casual atmosphere, good food, and fair prices. (www.mimiscafe.com) We are easy to get to and there is plenty of free parking.
The Inskiers also meet once a month at a member's home for a potluck. The get together is informal and fun. The club provides tableware and everyone bings food to share as announced. The Inskiers potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. and annoucements are made through Yahoo Groups.
Take a look at Inskiers enjoying the last race weekend of the season, and with top racer Craig Faitel showing us how it's done on the course. Good times!
David B and I are back from a 5-day stay at Big White Resort in British Columbia, Canada.
Big White is the highest Resort in BC, which at 7606 feet at the summit still sits lower than most resorts in the American west. Big White is big: about as big as Northstar. The resort is an hour shuttle away from Kelowna airport, which is now served nonstop from SFO by United. Big White accommodations are all ski-in/ski-out, with diverse choices ranging from hotel style accommodations to huge multi-family chalets. For couples and small groups, the sweet spot might be the Chateau Big White, located on one edge of the village mall. Dave and I were one block downhill at the Inn at Big White, with serviceable travel-hotel type accommodations. Big White is a ski-specific resort targeted to families-so there is not an abundance of nightlife, shopping, sightseeing, museums or art galleries. They do have restaurants, bars, and spas. And great downhill skiing.
The mountain is well laid out for skiing- with 3 broad, interconnected areas with many groomed blue runs, and with accessory lifts and T-bar access to expert terrain. Along with most of the North American west this season, Big White has had a dry mid winter, but we were fortunate to arrive the day after a 3-inch dusting of fresh snow. We especially liked the swoopy blue runs and the black tree skiing off the Gem Lake lift.
We made friends every day at the resort. The staff and the guests are mostly from the British Commonwealth, but we did meet a large group from Germany/Austria at the Inn. We skied with a French Canadian couple from Ottawa, and shared libations and conversations with Brits, Aussies and Kiwis. We particularly enjoyed the food, beverages, and hospitality at the Black Diamond Restaurant in the Chateau. We shared a terrific 45 ounce “Tomahawk” ribeye steak at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse, and relished the food and wine at the Globe tapas restaurant-where we attended a wine-tasting highlighting affordable wines from the nascent wine-making region of the (local) Okanagan Valley. Dave got expansive. I got full. We did promise to return to Big White.
The morning of our departure, we had enough time for a breakfast sandwich at the Black Diamond before our return shuttle to Kelowna airport- the morning staff gave us spontaneous farewell hugs to send us off: “See you next year”.
- Richard "Skiing With" Schnabel
A dozen well-dressed and lively Inskiers attended this year's Snowball event in November! Craig Faitel,our Singles League rep, did a fabulous job with the auction items and promotion! We honored our Inskiers' "Woman of the Year" lovely Cathy Baird and our "Man of the Year" generous David Falconer. The Inskiers partied hardy dominating the dance floor all night prior to moving up to socialize at the after midnight Party Suite.
Pictured from left to right: David & Cathy Baird, Don Goodnature, Gail Burns, & Bill Mahar. Pamela Miller was the photographer.
2015 BAC Fireworks Night and A's Game Tailgate
Mark your calendars now for this fun annual sold out event:
A good time was had by all!
Inskiers June BBQ at Burton Park
Join us for the summer BBQ's in Burton Park when we fire up the coals and enjoy the balmy summer evenings in San Carlos.
Inskiers President and Cabin Chef de Cuisine,
Monsieur David Baird, Plating a Boeuf de Truckee
Photo by Jim Mrazek
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To promote interest in skiing and winter sports, social and athletic activities, to sponsor trips and other skiing activities, to facilitate the various arrangements attendant with skiing; to derive social pleasure from the companionship of skiing enthusiasts; and to support safer and better skiing.
The Inskiers are a group of single adults who love winter sports and the mountains! We are associated with both the Far West Ski Association and the Bay Area Snow Sports Council . As a member of the Bay Area Singles League, we enjoy skiing, snowboarding, racing and social events with other clubs from the Bay Area. As a year-round club, we also enjoy other sports and activities such as biking, hiking, picnics, wine tasting, dining, movies and many types of events.
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