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Space City Ski & Adventure Club


We are a non-profit, member run, Sports and Adventure Club operating in Houston, Texas for 50+ years.  We offer 8 - 12 winter and summer trips per year, all over the world.

Our social, sports, cultural, and charitable events fill the calendar year-round. From September to May we have fun monthly general meetings normally held the 2nd Monday of the month.  Happy Hours are the 4th Thursday of each month, year-round.

Popular local Houston Area activities this year were monthly dinner gatherings, theater outings, bike rides and winery/brewery tours.  Activities are run by volunteers, if there is something you are interested in doing, make a suggestion and we will consider offering it.

Initial trip sales generally start in August and sell briskly, so act quickly to avoid landing on a wait-list.  Trip participation requires membership but it is only $40 for an Individual for an entire season.  Have a look around and we hope you decide to Join Us.  If you need some more time to decide, Click "Add Me to your Mailing List" (Top Left Corner)

Space City Activities

Space City Activities & Trips



  October 9, 2023

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Register below

Post Oak Grill 
1415 S. Post Oak (off San Felipe)

Post Oak Grill 
1415 S. Post Oak (off San Felipe)

The next General Meeting will be
Monday, October 9, 2023

6:30 to 8:30
1415 S. Post Oak Grill

 Please sign up.

October General Meeting POST OAK GRILL - 10/9/2023


My Travel Tips
By Rita Cardenas, VP Trips

Traveling can be fun, rewarding, and challenging, but also requires some planning and preparation to avoid common pitfalls and enjoy the experience.  I am sure you have travel tips to share, here are a few of mine:

•    Always carry two credit cards.  The reason is that one may become compromised during your trip, so you always need a backup.  Make sure to have a card with a PIN, as a PIN is required when traveling internationally to buy subway/train tickets from the kiosk.

•    Take a picture of your luggage.  This comes in very handy when luggage is lost or delayed.  Try to avoid buying a black suitcase, but rather one with color, or if it is black put a scarf or colorful bandanna on the handle.  Easier to distinguish or identify when you are filling out a delayed baggage request.  Speaking of lost, Beverly Roberts, puts air tags in her luggage, came in handy recently when her luggage was delayed.

•    Remote airport parking at hotels when you are on a long trip and do not want to use Uber.  I recently started using the app SpotHero to locate airport parking at a good daily rate.  Did you know that most of the hotels at IAH offer their parking lots at a very reasonable rate.  I recommend you find select a lot that has security and a shuttle that runs frequently to the airport.  I usually park at the Sheraton on JFK ($5.85 per day).  You pay in advance on SpotHero and usually get coupons via email.  With the app you can extend or change your departure/arrival date and time.

•    When traveling internationally, I use an undergarment neck pouch (amazon).  The main compartment fits your passport keeps valuables secure and out of sight.  This comes in handy if you travel to a country with a high risk of pic pockets such as Barcelona.  Tom Thomas suggests that men should carry a fake wallet with an expired credit card and a few dollars to be able to hand over in case you are held up.

•    Traveling to Europe, I found that hotel beds only have a fitted sheet and a comforter.  To make sure I sleep and shower comfortably, I pack a flat sheet and bring wash cloths.  Also, if you forget to bring a plug adapter for your iPhone, check the TV to see if it has a USB port.  Many of the hotels will provide a plug adapter at no charge to use during your stay.

•    Download the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app – Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows eligible travelers to submit their travel document, photo, and customs declaration information through a free, secure app on their smartphone or other mobile device. The use of MPC streamlines the traveler’s entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time and overall wait time. Use of MPC does not require pre-approval. Travelers who successfully use the MPC app will no longer have to complete a paper form or use an APC kiosk. As a result, travelers may experience shorter wait times, less congestion and efficient processing. Mobile Passport is free, but Global Entry is likely to be worth the time and money for most international travelers.

I hope you picked up some good information to help plan your travels.  Refer to the October Stizmark for the full article. 

Patience is my top travel tip. Don’t sweat the stuff can’t control. Life is much too short to be angry & annoyed all the time while traveling.

Rita Cardenas - VP Trips


SportsAmerica offers the IKON or Epic Pass Price Increase

Space City has been notified by Sports America that Epic Pass pricing will increase on September 4th.

We strongly encourage members to buy Epic Pass products. Lift tickets are expected to be 2-3 times higher than the Epic Day Pass prices.
To purchase please go to   

Remember, for the Day Pass products, buy the 'holidays restricted' version NOT the 'limited' version. The limited version is not valid at Beaver Creek.

Guests going on more than 1 trip to an Epic Destination should buy the Epic Local Pass..


2023-2024 Trips

  • Trip signup is open for Branson, Vail.
  • Trip signup opens 7:00 p.m. August 21st for Interlaken, Beaver Creek, Park City and Breckenridge.
  • Trip signup opens 7:00 p.m. August 28th for Whitefish, Costa Rica and The Galapagos. 
  • Trip signup opens 7:00 p.m. September 12th for Amalfi Coast & Rome

Type  Destinations
Date Trip Coord/ATC TC Email Full pkg $/pp Land pkg $/pp

SCSC Club Trip  Branson MO Sept 19 - 22, 2023   Susan Granbery   NA 

SCSC Club Trip   Vail, Co
Dec 9-16, 2023 Kate Clinton

NA $1,089

TSC - Traditional 2024 
Beaver Creek, CO
Jan 13-20, 2024  Max Salinas/Marsha Lutz  
$2,277 $1,785
TSC - Winter Exp 2024

 Interlaken, Switzerland
Jan 26-Feb 3, 2024 Karen Leeson/Sandra Schneider $2,667 $1,621

TSC - Winter Showdown 2024 
Park City, UT 
Feb 3- 10, 2024 Ann Dorn  $2,458 $2,005
SCSC Club Trip

 Breckenridge, CO
Feb 10-17, 2024  Steve Ying  $2,135 $1,735
TSC - Final Showdown 2024

 Whitefish, MT
Mar 2-9, 2024  Bill Bomberger  $1,752 $917

SCSC Club Trip 

 Costa Rica
April 20 - 27, 2024 Sorrell Warren
NA $1,509
 SCSC Club Trip
Galapagos Adventure

July 21 - 30, 2023  Beverly Roberts  NA   $6,230 
TSC Fall Expedition 2024

 Amalfi Coast & Rome
October 22-31, 2024  Marsha Lutz/Leyla Ozkardesh  $4,515




Rowena Roche - VP Membership


Membership is required for all trips, many activities and certain club communications are available only to current members.

Dues for all levels of membership effective June 1, 2023:

Single 1 year - $40.00;   3 year prepay $100.
Family 1 year - $70.00;  3 year prepay $175

Join now! Go to  When you log in, click the down arrow next to your name to see if it is time to renew your membership.
Follow the payment instructions to join immediately if paying with a credit card. Or follow the application steps to generate an invoice and mail a check to the address below. 

If paying by check, your invoice will calculate a 2.99% discount.  


PO Box 22567

Houston, Texas 77227

If you have any membership questions contact Rowena Roche, our

current VP Membership:


Space City officers for the 2022-2023 year.

Lynn Burch: President

Bil Cusack: VP - Programs

Rita Cardenas: VP - Trips

Rowena Roche: VP - Membership/Marketing

Diane Stotz: Secretary

Marti Turner: Treasurer

Susan Granbery: VP Communications


Greetings SCSC’ers!

Our Volunteer Party at Gary Haley’s house was a great success.  We had 77 people attend and as usual Robert Clements and Bruce Lowther did a fabulous job on the food.  There was plenty of food, fun, games and swimming.  Thanks to all of our volunteers who help run the club throughout the year and thanks to Gary Haley for letting SCSC have the party at his house.

It’s time to start another great ski season soon.  Thanks to everyone who came to the August meeting where we had 125 people attend and adding the extra room for the trip tables worked out well so it wasn’t so crowded in the main room.  The trip leaders did a good job telling everyone about their trips and getting everyone excited before the August 21 sign up for 4 trips.  These 4 trips are now full or almost full.  On August 28 you can sign up for the 3 other trips and in September you can sign up for the Amalfi Coast trip.  Remember if you didn’t get on the trip you wanted, be sure and get on the wait list, there are always cancellations.

It’s time to get a nominating committee to look for the 2024/2025 officers.  I have gotten the following 4 members to be on the committee, so if you are interested in being an officer to help run Space City Ski & Adventure Club please contact one of these members. Cindy Moore- Louella Steller- Sandy Fowler- Sandy Schneider.  We would love some of our newer members to get involved to help run the club for years to come.

Bil has activities, dinners, and Happy Hours planned for the next few months.  If you have an idea or want to run an activity please contact Bil.  Please sign up for all the activities that are coming up.

I look forward to working with and seeing everyone to have another great year of trips and fun activities.

Lynn Burch



Check out these photos from some of our past events!
2022 Events
SCSC Dinners

SCSC Happy Hours
2021 Holiday Gala
Texas Wine Trip June 2023

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Space City Ski & Adventure Club
60th Anniversary Party
Next Year!
Saturday, October 12, 2024



Member of the Texas Ski Council (TSC), a non-profit social club. The all volunteer organization consisting of clubs throughout the state of Texas and Tulsa, OK.  


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