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History/Mission

The Indianapolis Ski Club is a not-for-profit Corporation founded in 1958 by a small group of enthusiasts for the purpose of promoting interest and activity in snow skiing, and to provide ski trips to local, national and international areas.

The corporation is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and its mission has remained largely unchanged throughout the years, although the mission has expanded to include additional activities such as snowboarding and local social activities. The current mission of the Club is:

  • To promote interest and activity in the sport of snow skiing and snowboarding;
  • To provide opportunities for trips to ski areas - local, national and international;
  • To offer information on skiing and snowboarding activities; and
  • To promote fellowship among all who possess a common interest in the sport of snow skiing and snowboarding.

Today the club has nearly 275 members and averages 8 travel trips per year along with periodic social activities. The Club has regular membership meetings five times per year and offers a variety of programs. The trips offered include a wide variety of locations including occasional Midwest trips which members are able to drive to, and regular Western, Canadian, and European Trips. Occasionally the Club is able to offer a non-winter sport trip and has in the past conducted water ski, houseboat trips, and beach vacations. The ski and snowboarding trips are geared to all levels of skiers and boarders and many of the trips include our own Ski Club certified instructors to provide group lessons at no additional charge to the members. Additionally, a racing program is offered and most trips will incorporate a Nastar and/or ClubStar race on the agenda. Trips are for members only, but it’s easy to join and the Club always welcomes new members!

The Club is managed solely by volunteers and there is a Board of Directors along with many working committees who oversee the Club operations. The Board meets approximately six times per year and the Board meetings are open to all members who are interested. The Club newsletter, the “Schussboomer”, along with this website and an electonic newsletter is our primary means of communication. The newsletter is published bi-monthly and always provides up to date information on our future trips, social events and other activities.