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
  • 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 the CMSC website.
  • 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.

Glenn Yoshimura
VP, CMSC Membership

Membership Application (PDF format)