Are you guys the same as Ski Club?
No, OSU Ski Club is a separate skiing/boarding focused student org. While we both center around skiing and snowboarding, the main difference is Ski Team offers it's members more opportunities during the season other than just one winter trip. Our members ride at our local hill Mad River Mountain weekly and we offer chances to progress your skills by learning how to race and our helpful members who are always down to help teach you park or even just turning.
Do I have to know how to ski/board to hang out?
Of course not! we're all very welcoming people and love hanging out with new people, and if you want to learn Mad River offers lessons daily and many of our members we're ski instructors.
What does it take to become a member?
We charge $40 dues that can be paid any time throughout the year. Those cover your hotel costs for the race weekends, big annual social events (Tall Tees), and gets you a member card.
What does a member card get me?
Being a member gets you access to all of our gear discounts. Members receive a 15% discount at Aspen Ski and Board Shop. Also members are up to date on all the cool ski team events on and off campus.
If I want to ride at Mad River do I get a discount?
Yeah! If you buy your season pass through Ski Team you receive the ski team discount on Any Day Passes, and Pick-a-Day Passes.
How do I get to Mad River if I don't have a car?
Our members ride regularly throughout the season and there is generally someone going up everyday. Check our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/skiosu , because people often post what time they are leaving, if they have room in their car, or if they are looking for a ride.
How serious is racing?
It's as serious as you make it. That's the best part. We have had members win gold and place in the top five at the College Nationals among other riders from big mountains, but we've also had members do a full run naked or backwards. So, it's up to you.