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Join the CMSC family - become a member Club

Look what $40 a year will get you!

Education & Information Exchange

  • Ski industry updates at CMSC meetings to inform clubs and their members
  • Club updates at CMSC meetings to share ideas with other clubs
  • Networking opportunities among club officers and reps at CMSC meeting and events
  • Presentations to club members at CMSC Ski Seminar on relevant topics such as:
    • Changes in airline policies, ski-pass options, etc.
    • Guidance for tax-exempt organizations
    • Use of the internet and technology by clubs
    • Options for trip-sharing among clubs
Recreational Activities
  • Chicago Week, a large multi-club Western event available as a club trip with multiple social activities, minimal club commitment, and central planning by the Council
  • CMSC events available as club trips with no attendance requirements or financial risk for clubs
    • European ski and snowboard trip as an international option
    • Spring Fling ski and snowboard trip as an economical end-of-season option
  • Local sports events, such as
    • Cubs game
    • White Sox outing with tailgate party
    • Chicago Wolves hockey game
  • Weekend bus trip with hotel accommodations to Cubs away game
  • Annual CMSC Picnic at Norge Ski Hill with complimentary food, ski jumping exhibition, and overnight camping option
  • Annual Holiday Party for club delegates and presidents including food and drinks
  • CMSC Alpine Racing Program offering eight at-home races (at Wilmot Mountain) and three away weekends per season
Ski Club Resources  
  • Trip planning opportunity at annual CMSC Trip Seminar where clubs meet with ski resorts, tour operators, lodging properties, bus companies etc.
  •   Assistance to clubs with contracts, waivers and other documents

  • Discounts for club insurance, such as Directors & Officers and General Liability
Marketing
  • Promotion of ski club membership and club trips via print and online
  • Web presence for clubs, with trip lists, on CMSC’s Facebook page and at skiCMSC.org / skiCMSC.com / skiCMSC.net
  • Clubs and trips listed in Ski & Ride magazine
  • Distribution of Ski & Ride to retail locations such as The North Face, REI, and Viking Ski Shop
  •  Promotion of clubs through CMSC exhibit (with distribution of Ski & Ride, Why Join a Ski Club handout, and individual club brochures) at annual consumer events
  • Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show
  • Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
  • Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research (TGR) movie screenings
  • Chicago Wolves hockey games

Support of Skiers and Skiing as a Sport

  • Participation in the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF)
  • Lobbying against travel industry changes that adversely impact skiers and snowboarders (such as airline baggage policy changes)
  • CMSC donations to ski organizations, including Norge Ski Club ski-jumping program, American Blind Skiing Federation (ABSF), and SouthEastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program (SEWASP)
  • Support of local ski jumping Olympic hopefuls
Special Pricing for Club Members
  • Discount admission to annual events
    • Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show
    • Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
    • Twice-yearly ski jumping events at Norge Ski Hill
  • 90+ discounts on ski rentals, ski equipment, lodging, auto rentals, etc., through NSCF at https://skifederation.org/benefits
  • Sport-specific medical coverage and trip cancellation insurance through NSCF.




Annual dues are $40. Our memberships are available throughout the year, but certain time constrains apply to be listed in our Ski & Ride Club Guide magazine.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CMSC club, we look forward to you joining the CMSC family.

For any further assistance, please feel free to
contact me.

sincerely,
Glenn Yoshimura
VP, CMSC Membership

Membership Application (PDF format)