Here you will find the calendar of social events and activities for the 2014-15 winter season, organized into one convenient place. The at-a-glance calendar is first, followed by detailed descriptions of each event when you scroll down.

If you click on an event name in the calendar below, it will jump you right to that event’s full description. 

Make all checks out to Vail Club 50, except where noted! Some events fill up before the deadlines; please mail your check early to ensure your reservation.

Payment Policy for Events: All payments for events must be received by the published event deadline to ensure that the event will not be cancelled due to lack of participation. Last minute registrations will only be allowed if space and food are available. Receipt of your check is your registration.

Date/TimeEventContact/Mail Check ToPayment Deadline/Price
Monday, January 12

6–7pm
New Members’ PartyGary Blamire

balfam@yahoo.com
970-376-2128
Jan 9.
Free; new members only.
Monday, Dec 1

11:15 am
Ski Cooper Nordic Center, Tennessee Pass
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse #1Cherryl Kachenmeister

cherryl@faprops.com
Cherryl Kachenmeister, PO Box 6505 Avon CO 81620
Nov 15.
$10 members; $25 non-member guests. (Includes lunch and day snowshoe/ski pass.)
Limited to 46 people.
Tuesday, December 2 

3:30 – 6 pm

Eagle-Vail Pavilion
Winter Sports Kick-Off and Winter Leader Sign-up PartySue Baker

taxlady@centurytel.net
Pay at the door.
$5 members; $10 guests.
Sunday, December 14
6-10:30 pm
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort
Holiday GalaAnn Faison


aefaison@gmail.com
Send checks to: 
Ann Faison, P.O. Box 4194, 
Eagle CO 81631
Click here to sign up online.
Dec 1.
$65 members; $85 guests.
Monday-Wednesday,
December 15-17
Snowmass Mountain Chalet

115 Daly Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Snowmass Ski TripSuzette Newman

Linda Hryckowian

lhwhiskers@centurytel.net

Email Linda Hryckowian after making your reservation, for further notifications and information.
$150/night per room.
Call to book lodging directly with Snowmass Mountain Chalet: 970-924-6097.
State you are with Vail Club 50.

Thursday, January 1

11:30 am to 2 pm
Balata Restaurant, Sonnenalp Golf Club, Edwards
New Year’s Day Brunch and SnowshoeAbby Dixon


abbydixon@centurytel.net



Abby Dixon, PO Box 2865, Edwards, CO 81632
Dec 24.
$20 members; $31 guests.
Tuesday-Thursday, January 13-15
Arlberg Club, Winter Park
Winter Park Ski & Snowshoe TripMarlene Kearney


Mckearney1928@comcast.net


970-470-4070
MAKE CHECK OUT TO:

Marlene Kearney, 1460 Ridge Ln #B, Vail, CO 81657
Dec 23.
$277.50 per person for lodging and six meals.
Friday, January 23

6-9:30 pm
Movie NightJane Hall


jane3hall@comcast.net
303-618-7120
January 11 to HOST; January 18 to attend.
Sign up to be a host or guest.
Monday-Friday, January 25-30Grand Targhee Snow Cat AdventureRosalin Rogers


rosrogers@yahoo.com
914-645-2700
This event has been canceled.
Monday, January 26

11:15 am
Ski Cooper Nordic Center, Tennessee Pass
Tennessee Cookhouse Lunch Revisited!Lynn Anderson


lmanderson2810@gmail.com
910-512-4608


Alice Boone


aliceinvail@comcast.net

Alice Boone, P.O Box 9673, Avon, CO 81620
Jan 14.
$10 members; $25 non-member guests.
Sunday, February 1
4-9 pm
The Gashouse, Edwards
Super Bowl PartyCharlie Sherwood


charlie-ski@peoplepc.com

970-476-7545

Paul Chapman, P.O. Box 959, Edwards, CO 81632

203-856-9825
Click here to sign up online.
Jan 24.
$20 members; $40 non-member guests.
Friday, February 20
6-10 pm; doors open at 5:45 pm
Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch
Porchlight Players: “Young Frankenstein”Marion Laughlin


laughlmf@earthlink.net

970-328-1098
Marion Laughlin, PO Box 4684, Eagle, CO 81631
Click here to sign up online.
Feb 6.
$35 members; $50 non-member guests.
Includes snacks, dinner, dessert, 3 drinks.


Note your dinner choice on the check.
Monday, March 9

6 pm
Back Bowl, Eagle
Winter Bowl-OffDonna Abbruzzese

stilldonna214@hotmail.com

970-926-9593
Donna Abbruzzese, PO Box 1302, Edwards, CO 81632
Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
Mar 1.
$9 members; $18 non-member guests.
Thursday, March 12Ski Race & PartyPatsy Rowe


rowepatricia@hotmail.com

Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
For details, see online sign-up form.
Sunday, March 15
5-9 pm
Big Glasses & Small PlatesAngela Penrose

penroseangela@yahoo.com

970-926-2909


Melanie Richmond


twom.mel@gmail.com

Feb 15 to HOST.
Mar 1 to be a GUEST.
Sunday, March 22
4:30 pm
Mango’s Mountain Grill, Red Cliff
End of Winter Dinner
(Plus possible cross-country and snowshoe beforehand)
Gary Blamire


balfam@yahoo.com

Gary Blamire, PO Box 1002, Avon, CO 81620
Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
Mar 10.
$15 members; $30 non-member guests.


Tennessee Pass Cookhouse #1

Monday, Dec 1     11:15 am

Ski Cooper Nordic Center, Tennesee Pass $10; $25 for non-member guests

Deadline for checks: Nov 15
Send to: Cherryl Kachenmeister, PO Box 6505,  Avon,  CO  81620
Contact: Cherryl Kachenmeister   cherryl@faprops.com

Start your snowshoe/x-country season with a trip to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse! Meet at the Ski Cooper Nordic Center at 11:15 a.m. for a one-mile snowshoe or ski through the woods, followed by a delicious lunch at this beautiful, remote restaurant. This is a very popular event and space is limited to 46 so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up! The price includes lunch and day snowshoe/ski pass.

Please indicate lunch choice with your check. Beverage included. Beer/wine additional.
Lunch Menu Choices:
1. Buffalo burger stuffed with feta cheese
2. Wild salmon taco
3. Chicken breast with grilled vegetables
4. Vegetarian pasta
5. Soup and salad


Winter Sports Kick-Off and Winter Sports Sign-up Party

Tuesday, Dec 2    3:30-6 pm

Eagle-Vail Pavilion
$5 members; $10 non-member guests, paid at the door
Contact: Sue Baker   taxlady@centurytel.net  

Start the winter season with our traditional Winter Meet and Greet party at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. If you are new to Club 50, this is a great way to meet new and returning Vail Club 50 members. Appetizers, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served from 3:30 to 6pm. Parking is convenient, plentiful and free! So whether your day included skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking, or just “hanging out” in the beautiful Vail Valley, this is a great way to end the day.

New this year: The winter kick-off has been expanded to include winter activity leaders’ sign-up. BRING YOUR CALENDARS, and volunteer to lead a ski, snowshoe and/or backcountry & cross country skiing. All volunteers will be entered into a free raffle just for signing up. Increase your chances by signing-up for multiple days!

Can’t make the party, but want to lead an activity? Contact the winter activity leaders directly before Dec 2 to claim your favorite days and places. Join the fun and learn what Vail Club 50 has planned for the 2014-2015 Winter Season.


Holiday Gala

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Sunday, December 14

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort

Registration and cash bar begin at 6 pm; dinner at 7
$65; $85 for non-member guests

Click here to sign up online.
Deadline for payment: Dec 1. No exceptions.
Send checks to: Ann Faison, P.O. Box 4194, Eagle CO 81631

Contact: Ann Faison   aefaison@gmail.com    

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for Vail Club 50’s most elegant and popular event of the year! We are changing things up with a new venue and a new band, promising everyone a fun and festive evening.

jakarta-logo-transparentThe band is JAKARTA, an energetic group of seven including five vocalists. They are a premier party dance band guaranteed to bring crowds to their feet. Their music includes everything from the 50’s to the 90’s and the top 40 hits. They recently performed at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the 2012-3 Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

The gala will be held at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, with a delicious menu beginning with Roasted Pear and Parsnip Bisque with Truffle Popcorn and Chives. You will select one of three entrees:
•  Roasted Chicken with Wilted Greens and Feta Cheese Smashed Potatoes
•   Grilled NY Steak with Cauliflower and Roasted Cippolinis
•   Seared Organic Salmon with Asparagus Salsa and Lemon Confit
Dessert is Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries and Kahlua Anglaise.

Discounted room rates $229 for the night of the gala, based on availability. To make a reservation, please call 970-827-1234. Ask for Reservations and mention the VailClub50 rate. Valet parking is $8.00.


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Snowmass Ski Trip

Monday-Wednesday, December 15-17

$150/room per night; booked directly with the lodge: Snowmass Mountain Chalet, 115 Daly Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Call the reservations department at 970-924-6097 and mention that you are with VailClub 50
Contact: Suzette Newman and Linda Hryckowian 

After making your reservation, to be put on the contact list for further notifications, please email Linda Hryckowian:  lhwhiskers@centurytel.net

Enjoy early snow conditions while staying December 15th and 16th at the ski-in/ski-out Snowmass Mountain Chalet, Snowmass Village. The room rate this year includes a wine reception on Monday, December 15th at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and a hot breakfast and soup lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, December 16th, our own après ski party will be held in the lunchroom at 4:30 p.m. Please bring something to share and your own beverage. Parking is an additional $10 per night in the garage if space permits. If not, park in the outdoor lot near the lodge.

Aspen Classic Ski ticket/pass Available November 7-9 at the Buttermilk Ticket Office. The price is 4 days for $239 and 7days for $374. If you have never had an Aspen Classic Pass you must show up in person to purchase one. Otherwise you can renew online at http://store.aspensnowmass.com/estore/. Call Aspen Ski Company at 970-925-1220 for more information.

Thank you and hope to see you in Snowmass!


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New Year’s Day Brunch and Snowshoe

Thursday, January 1     11:30 am to 2 pm

Balata Restaurant, Sonnenalp Golf Club, Edwards
$20 for members and $31 for non-member guests
Deadline for checks: December 24
Send to:  Abby Dixon, P.O. Box 2865, Edwards, CO 81632
Contact: Abby Dixon   abbydixon@centurytel.net

Please join us for another great New Year’s Day Brunch. The bar will open at 11:30 and brunch will be served at 12 noon. There will be an array of brunch items (including Eggs Benedict!) and a cash bar. Big screen TVs are prevalent for game watching.

Snowshoe at 10 am
For those who didn’t overindulge the night before, we will meet at 10:00 for a snowshoe on the golf course before the brunch.


New Members’ Party

Monday, January 12   6–7 pm

Location TBA
Deadline to sign up: January 9
No charge
Contact: Gary Blamire   balfam@yahoo.com   970-376-2128

New to Vail Club 50 members after Sept 2014? Come to the new members cocktail party hosted by the Vail Club 50 Board of Directors. It is a great opportunity to learn about Club 50 activities and events, share interests, meet the Board, enjoy some quality social time and meet others new to the club all at the same time. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. There is no cost to new members, but reservations are required. Sorry, this is for new members and must be a member to attend.


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Winter Park Ski & Snowshoe Trip

Tuesday-Thursday, January 13-15

Arlberg Club, Winter Park
Deadline for checks: December 23
$277.50 per person for lodging and six meals
NOTE: MAKE CHECKS OUT TO: Marlene Kearney, 1460 Ridge Lane, #B, Vail, CO 81657
Contact: Marlene Kearney   Mckearney1928@comcast.net    970-470-4070

Come join us on this trip and enjoy the comfort of the private ski-in/ski-out accommodation at the Arlberg Club in Winter Park. You arrive Tuesday morning, park at the club and start your day with skiing or snowshoeing. Lunch will be served, with appetizers and dinner that night. You will have three meals on Wednesday, and breakfast on Thursday. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages. The club has twenty-two private rooms with baths. There is a large gathering room, dining room, staffed kitchen, hot tub and sauna. What more could you ask for? Last year we skied in eight inches of powder!


Movie Night

Friday, January 23   6-9:30 pm

Deadline: January 11 to HOST; January 18 to attend.
Contact: Jane Hall  jane3hall@comcast.net   303-618-7120

For a REEL-Y fun evening, enjoy a MOVIE in a host’s home. Hosts should be able to seat 6-8 people around their TV. Guests will be asked to provide food and drinks (as simple as snacks to potluck at the host’s discretion). Hosts and guests can discuss movie selections and have a designated person to lead a short discussion to wrap up a great evening. Sign up to be either a host or guest. We’ll do our best to group everyone by neighborhood.


Grand Targhee Snow Cat Adventure

Monday-Friday, January 25-30

This event has been canceled.


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Tennessee Pass Cookhouse Lunch Revisited!

Monday, January 26   11:15 am

$10 members; $25 non-member guests
Deadline for checks: January 14
Send to: Alice Boone P.O Box 9673; Avon, CO 81620
Contact: Lynn Anderson   lmanderson2810@gmail.com   910-512-4608
Alice Boone   aliceinvail@comcast.net

By popular demand, Lynn Anderson & Alice Boone are organizing a second luncheon for snowshoers and cross-country skiers who will make their way to our private gathering at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse. Space will be reserved for the first 20-40 people who commit by check. Meet at the Ski Cooper Nordic Center at 11:15 for the 1-mile journey through the woods to a secluded mountain setting for socializing and lunch. Beer and wine are available but not included in the price. Bring your own skis or snowshoes, or rent them at the Nordic Center.


Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 1   4-9 pm

The Gashouse, Edwards $20 members; $40 non-member guests

Deadline for checks: Jan 24
Send checks to: Paul Chapman, P.O. Box 959, Edwards, CO 81632
Click here to sign up online.
Contact: Charlie Sherwood  charlie-ski@peoplepc.com  970-476-7545

Are you ready for some football? Come enjoy Super Bowl XLIX with your Vail Club 50 friends. We all hope for a better game this year! This will be a great way to kick off the two weeks of FIS World Cup Ski Championships in Vail. The opening ceremony is on Monday Feb 2, and first race is on Tuesday.

The Gashouse in Edwards will be our site with great seating, TVs, and food. The party starts at 4:00 p.m. An appetizer buffet kicks things off and will be served until half time. Dinner fit for a Super Bowl Champion will be served at halftime. Betting pools will also be available for those with extra cash. Alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine specials, are NOT included but available for purchase.


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Friday, February 20     6-10 pm

Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle Ranch
Doors open at 5:45 pm, dinner at 6

$35 members; $50 non-member guests. Includes pre-show snacks, dinner (choice of a meat , fish, or vegetarian entree), dessert, three drinks (beer, wine or soft drink), coffee or tea, and the show.
Deadline for checks: Feb 6.  Note your dinner choice on the check.
Send to: Marion Laughlin, PO Box 4684, Eagle, CO 81631
Click here to sign up online.
Contact: Marion Laughlin   
laughlmf@earthlink.net
  970-328-1098

Join us for an evening of laughter with Dinner Theater presented by the Porchlight Players. They will perform “Young Frankenstein”.

Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of mad scientist Victor von Frankenstein, is ashamed to be a Frankenstein, insisting his name be pronounced “Fronkensteen” and that he is not a madman but a scientist. When his infamous grandfather dies in Transylvania Heights, Frederick must go to settle family affairs. In a dream, Victor convinces Frederick to “join the family business,” and with the help of Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher, Frederick decides to carry on the experiments in the reanimation of the dead. He instructs Igor to find a large corpse as well as the brain of a scholar. Frederick creates the Creature, who goes on a rampage shortly after waking. Rather than the brain of a scholar, Igor has provided a different brain whose name he recalls as “Abby Normal”. Mayhem ensues as the villagers, led by Inspector Kemp, hunt down Frederick and the “Monster”. In a desperate try to undo the damage and give the Creature a better life, Frederick attempts an intelligence transfer, but the monster doesn’t awaken from the procedure. To make things worse, Inspector Kemp and the angry villagers break into the castle and bring Frederick to the gallows. Can anything be done to save Frederick and his Creature?

Doors will open at 5:45 pm with dinner served at 6. The show runs from 7-10 pm. Dessert will be served during intermission. This will be a sell-out so reserve early!


Winter Bowl-Off

Monday, March 9

Back Bowl, Eagle
$9 members;$18 non-member guests
Deadline: March 1
Send checks to: Donna Abbruzzese, PO Box 1302, Edwards, CO 81632
Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
Contact: Donna Abbruzzese    stilldonna214@hotmail.com   970-926-9593

Join us for a casual evening of bowling at the Back Bowl in Eagle. This includes bowling for two hours and your bowling shoes. Plan to arrive by 6 pm so that you can get your lane assignment, bowling shoes, ball, and a few practice shots before we begin bowling promptly at 6:30 pm. There will be prizes! Drinks, food and desserts are available to purchase on your own. This is a popular event so sign up early!


Ski Race & Party 

Thursday, March 12

Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
Contact: Patsy Rowe   rowepatricia@hotmail.com

Our annual ski race (now Epic, formerly known as NASTAR) will be held in March, followed by the race party—which is the whole reason we have the race anyway. We expect the World Championships to inspire all of us so we’re planning on our best race ever. For details, see online sign-up form. Patsy Rowe will be planning a great race party!


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Big Glasses & Small Plates

Sunday, March 15   5-9 pm

Deadlines to sign up:  Feb 15 to HOST; Mar 1 to be a GUEST
Contact: Angela Penrose  penroseangela@yahoo.com  970-926-2909, or Melanie Richmond   twom.mel@gmail.com

Big Glasses and Small Plates from around the world! Small Plates are all the rage right now in many local, and not so local restaurants, so why shouldn’t we partake in this style of dining? Your host will select a theme, whether it be Tapas (Spanish), Mezze (Turkish, Middle Eastern, or Greek), Antipasti (Italian) or good old American appetizers. Come and have some fun with new and old friends in a relaxed atmosphere as you nibble and sip your way through the evening. The host will provide the venue, dishes, glasses etc. You will bring something light to eat that you prepared in accordance with the selected theme, plus your chosen beverage to share.

Between 8 and 14 guests will be assigned to a home and we will try to mix it up a bit so you can mingle with some folk you may not know, and enlarge your circle of friends. Unlike the Spanish who begin dining at 9 or later, we will begin at 5 pm.

Volunteers to host can sign up starting now; the deadline is February 15. Guests please register by March 1.


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End of Winter Dinner

Sunday, March 22   4:30 pm

Mango’s Mountain Grill, Red Cliff
Deadline: March 10
$15 members; $30 non-member guests
Send checks to:  Gary Blamire, PO Box 1002, Avon, CO 81620
Click here to sign up online.
Click here to see who is registered.
Contact: Gary Blamire balfam@yahoo.com

Back by popular demand, we will head to Red Cliff for the winter closing dinner. Join the group and say “good-bye” to the winter at a casual dinner at Mango’s Mountain Grill in Red Cliff. Transportation from the Minturn Ranger Station will be provided as part of the price. Weather and snow permitting, we will organize a back-country ski and snowshoe adventure in conjunction with the dinner. Snowshoeing will be a short tour around the Red Cliff area. The back-country ski will start Vail Pass: ski down Shrine Mountain Road, and end in Red Cliff… just in time for dinner at Mango’s.

Make checks out to Vail Club 50 unless where noted otherwise!