Who can join the United Ski Club?
Any employee (active, retired or furloughed) of United Airlines or Continental Airlines may join the Ski Club. We also welcome all of our United Express friends as well as any Star Alliance partners. If you are interested in racing competitively your current employer and/or employment status will determine whether you can race competitively for the United Ski Club. Any member is welcome to bring non-airline friends to any Ski Week event as long as they join our Ski Club under the guest membership. Our membership fee is $30 (individual) or $35 (couple/family) annually. Dues must be paid prior to attending your first Ski Club event of each Season. Members attending a Ski Club event who haven't paid their dues (DUES CRIMINALS) will be sought out and appointed to the Membership Committee work detail for a minimum of 2 years. :-)
Who is in charge of the United Ski Club?
The United Ski Club is run by United Airlines employees who are elected and appointed officers. Elected positions include the President, Vice President, and the three Trustees. Treasurer and all other committee positions are appointed by the Ski Club President. Any member in good standing can run for an elected position. The position of President and Vice President are one year terms, where as the Trustee position are two year terms. If you have not volunteered for a position in the past, please consider helping the club out in any capacity you find of interest.
Who do I contact to attend a ski week?
For help with any questions you might have, including finding a roommate, lodging, transportation information, etc. contact the United Ski Club Coordinator for that specific week. The Coordinator's contact information can be found in on the information page for the specific week.
What is NAASF?
NAASF stands for the North American Airline Ski Federation. NAASF is run by volunteers from various airlines. NAASF coordinates the negotiations with ski resorts for the Ski Weeks we attend each year, from January through April. Our United Ski Club pays an annual dues fee of $75 per year to NAASF to remain in good standing. The registration fee you pay at each Ski Week goes to NAASF so they can pay the Ski Resort for the cost of offering racing, facilities, social events and administration expenses. You can find information about all of the Ski Weeks and updated news at www.naasf.com. When we attend a NAASF Ski Week, we follow the guidelines/rules as outlined and sanctioned by NAASF. The Officers and volunteers of NAASF do a tremendous amount of work on our behalf; please recognize them whenever you have a chance.
What does IASF and WASC stand for?
IASF is the International Airline Ski Federation. IASF coordinates the international ski week each year. This ski week is referred to as the WASC (World Airline Ski Championships). Any member in good standing (dues paid) can attend the international ski week. IASF has a website where you can find information on the current season IASF event. www.AirlineSki.com
Do I have to attend the entire Ski Week?
You may attend for as many days as you wish. Ski Week events usually start on Sunday and end on the following Friday. Lodging and lift tickets are offered on a per night basis. The only exception is our annual 'Learn To Ski & Snowboard Better Week' as this week is all-inclusive meaning your lodging, lift tickets and professional Instruction are included.
Do I have to race if I join the United Ski Club?
You do not have to race or even ski to join! We welcome everyone to join in and try to race; no experience is necessary. Racing is offered for both skiing and snowboarding. From past experience, those that have not raced before end up enjoying it and continue to participate! We also have members that do not race and just spend the week enjoying themselves skiing or snowboarding the mountain; and of course enjoying the Apres' ski activities.
Can I attend and do my own thing?
We welcome everyone attending an event to join in and socialize with Ski Club and NAASF members, but there is no requirement to do so. You might elect to bring your family and make it a family vacation, doing your own thing for the week. If you attend a Ski Week, everyone will be required to pay the event registration fee upon arrival. The event registration fee covers the cost of administering the ski week by NAASF. Registration is usually $75/per person for the week; this Fee allows you access to the discounted lodging, lift tickets, racing, and social events.