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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

December General Meeting

December General Meeting

December 11, 2023

Sun & Ski - 6100 Westheimer Rd.

The manager will discuss new ski equipment and clothes.

Receive a 10% discount at the meeting.

Wine and Cheese will be served.

December General Meeting 12/11/2023


Why Space City travels to interesting places
By Rita Cardenas, VP Trips

I want to highlight one of our trips which is a bucket list trip for me…..The Galapagos Adventure.   Let me give you a quick summary of the Galápagos Islands, located roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.  Sometime in the 1800s, some swashbuckling pirates and intrepid explorers started arriving in the Galápagos Islands. Without the influence of a human presence, the island's flora and fauna, and the surrounding marine life, thrived for thousands of years by evolving into unique species you won't find anywhere else in the world, such as the charismatic giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies. Beyond seeing the main stars of the island, many visitors also enjoy the beautiful beaches There's no bad time to visit the Galápagos Islands. No matter what time of year you go, the adventure is sure to be unique and wonderful. June through December are the cooler and drier months.  Our trip is a land-based tour, you'll take a comfortable chartered boat to visit a multitude of stunning islands.  On the boat ride, you’ll enjoy the views and some unscheduled snorkeling stops, making the most of what’s out and about that day!  Each night, you’ll return to your hotel, where you can spend your free time absorbing the local culture, enjoying the local cuisine, walking on a pristine beach, or exploring the local plants and wildlife.   We still have openings for The Galapagos Adventure, consult with Beverly Roberts, TC for additional information.
Did you know that Travel+Leasure’s destination of the year is Costa Rica!  Space City is going to Costa Rica in April, the trip is full, contact Sorrell Warren to be put on the waitlist.  Costa Rica literally translates to "rich coast,” and it’s easy to see how it got its name. In addition to world-class beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific, this peaceful paradise boasts some of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on Earth. In fact, scientists say five percent of the world's species are found here. For reference, the country is only as big as West Virginia.
Speaking of interesting places, Pat Piech and I are in the beginning stages of planning the 2025 travel season.  We will be researching some exciting trips such as a cruise to Japan, Bike & Boat trip to Croatia and perhaps a ski trip to Quebec. 
Stay tuned for updates.

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

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

 Tour Operator 
TSC Traditional 2025

 Big Sky, MT
 Jan 11 - 18, 2025
 Big Sky Resort 
TSC Winter Expedition 2025
 Val Gardena, Italy
 Jan 24 - Feb 1, 2025 

 Final Showdown 2025

 Crested Butte, CO
 Mar 1 - 8, 2025



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!

Thank you to all the members and guests that attended the October and November meetings at Post Oak Grill.  We had around 40 people attend each of the meetings where we gave information on the status of the trips and all the upcoming activities. The December meeting on December 11 will be at Sun & Ski on Westheimer where we will have the manager talking about new ski equipment and clothes.  We will receive a10 % discount at the meeting and there will be wine and cheese served.

It’s coming up very soon to start the ski season and all the trips are full or only have a spot or two open.  If you did not get on the trip you wanted, please talk to the TC and get on a wait list.  There are always cancellations or the possibility to add another room.   The trip leaders have done a great job putting together their trips and it should be a wonderful next few months of skiing.  We also have the trip to Costa Rica and Galapagos in the spring.  We are working on another Hill Country wine tasting trip to Johnson City in May.

The nominating committee is still looking 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.  By the time you read this article, if on the website, you still have time to sign up for the Holiday Gala at the Sheraton Brookhollow for our big annual Holiday dinner dance.  If you are reading this on the Sitzmarke, unfortunately it has already happened.  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. We all work very hard to come up with ideas and venues so our members can have various activities to enjoy.

I look forward to working with and seeing everyone to have another great rest of the 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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