The North Island Snowdrifters was formed in 1977 by 12 federal employees working at the Naval Air Station, San Diego, California. Today, our membership is open to everyone and we boast over 300 members. We welcome all newcomers – skiers and boarders alike – young and old, single, couples, and families.
We are the largest ski club in San Diego County and like to think of ourselves as a “club for all seasons.” We not only enjoy the sport of skiing, we also have an endless array of activities and parties.
During a typical winter, Snowdrifters have a choice of 7-8 weekend bus trips to Mammoth Mountain as well as a couple fly-away vacations to such skiing Meccas as Colorado, Canada, and Europe. In conjunction with the San Diego Ski Council and the Far West Ski Association, additional fly-aways are also available to Snowdrifters – all at discount prices and with top-notch accommodations and packages.
For our more competitive members, the Snowdrifters proudly offer a race team that is the six-time defending Alpine League champion.
When we’re not on the slopes, we usually have a plethora of activities planned for our members. We host an annual New Year’s Eve party that’s not to missed. We attend the annual Christmas Boat Parade and throw a Halloween bash that’s as ghoulish as it is fun. Our annual end-of-the-season Hat ASSS party brings out the creativity in us.
In addition, we offer San Diego Padres games, casino nights, family picnics, an annual Day at the Races at Del Mar, houseboat trips, bicycling excursions, wine-tasting events, and much, much more.
To keep members informed of all that’s happening with the Snowdrifters, an award-winning monthly newsletter is available via the Internet or snail mail. Club officers are elected annually and serve one-year sentences, er, terms.
We meet monthly. During the winter, we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at centralized restaurants or bars. In the summer (June through September), we move our meetings outdoors, gathering on the second Friday of each month at local parks around 5 p.m.
Our club is more than just a bunch of skiers. We’re the epitome of what all clubs should be – a circle of good friends who just happen to ski.
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