HISTORY of SKIDOME SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
Our MISSION @ SKIDOME
To assist skiers and boarders achieve the most time on snow for the least amount of money.
Promote safe skiing and riding through instruction, exercise and protection.
Promote care of gear.
A focus group for Liberty, Roundtop and Whitetail
The SKIDOME SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB was started by me and Eric Mosel, who liked to ski/board a lot but did not want to buy a season pass. The club was started in 1996. The clubs main purpose is to provide an avenue to purchase a Liberty Mountain Resort Night Club Card. The club does not require dues. We are not profit oriented. The first year we had 21 members. Second year we increased to 33 members. The average over 10 years is 50 members, and 1000 + happy people.
The website www.skidome.org provides a broad range of ski/board topics from current and long range weather, online links to ski/board instruction, safety information, ski racing. Our Race Team , ZARDOZ RENEGADES competes in NASTAR, ASRA, Triple Crown and other races. A special additional wax and tune workshops are provided along with ZARDOZ NOTWAX, our wax sponsor.
We consist of members from the Baltimore/Washington metro area. Our members come from Virginia, DC., Maryland and Pennsylvania The ages range from 7 years old to late 70’s. Avg age is 28.
I, as the head advisor will help you learn, progress and have a great deal of fun. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I hope you find the Skidome.org website to be a good ski and snowboard site for your enjoyment.
Think snow and cold
Ed ‘Birdmon’ Fowler
We are a no dues club. SKIDOME is responsible for collecting and depositing moneys from members and delivering a single payment to Liberty Mountain Resort. I act as an advisor to help members with questions and or any problems they are having. If I cannot solve the issue I will then call Liberty Mountain Resort an get assistance.
Since I act as the main contact, has taken on the responsibility of depositing and withdrawing all moneys for the club. The money is Deposited at BB&T, Owings Mills MD.
Karen Capizzi SKIDOME V.P. & Treas.
I do receive special comps for each 15 members and a season pass once the club reaches 40 members.
Zardoz Renegades Team $50 – 100+ a year
Signs / Advertising $25+ a year
Hours worked at Swaps – 24
Reality – I do not make money on this. I do this for fun, enjoy meeting people
Eric Flynn, Cyndi NCC Manager
Baltimore Ski Swap Towson, MD
Baltimore Ski Warehouse BWI, MD
SKI HAUS , Annapolis MD
Stalefish Board, Bel Air, MD
Play It Again Sports Ellicott City MD
Race Team GOLD Sponsor
Alex Barough ZARDOZ Notwax- Lots of goodies, wax, citrus cleaners, samples for members. retail value $2500.00+
Fellow Web Sites
SCOTT @ DCSKI.COM
Members donations are used for wax supplies other than ZARDOZ Notwax, marketing advertising and promotion, and trophies for the Race Team.
ARTICLES WRITTEN FOR DCSKI
Firsthand Report: Opening Day, Liberty Mountain Resort (December 9, 2007)
Ed Fowler visited Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain Resort on opening day. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Felt Like a Pro: ASRA GS/SL Races at Ski Roundtop (February 16)
Ed Fowler provides this Firsthand Report from the ASRA race weekend at Ski Roundtop on February 7-8, 2009.
Firsthand Report: Ski Roundtop (January 8, 2008)
Ed Fowler visited Ski Roundtop on Sunday, January 6, 2008 for some Nastar racing. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Opening Day at Liberty Mountain Resort (December 7, 2008)
Ed Fowler was on hand for Liberty Mountain Resort’s opening day on Saturday, December 6, 2008. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Night Club Card Program at Liberty Mountain Resort (January 6)
Ed Fowler provides a Firsthand Report from Liberty Mountain Resort, as well as information on the Night Club Program, which kicked off last Sunday.
ISSA Races at Ski Roundtop will Decide Top Three Teams (February 16, 2005)
The final International Ski and Snowboard Association (ISSA) Giant Slalom and Slalom races will be held this Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Ski Roundtop. Ed Fowler provides this article describing the event.
Sunspots Could Spell a Colder Winter (September 29, 2008)
Guest Author Ed Fowler looks to the stars — or one specifically, our sun — and hypothesizes that a decrease in sunspots could mean a colder winter is in the cards.
Ski and Snowboard Recreational Racing (January 28, 2004)
In this guest column, Ed Fowler encourages skiers and boarders to try out recreational racing.
Winter Weather Predictions for the Mid-Atlantic (October 25, 2007)
Although he’s not a meteorologist, Ed Fowler spends time each October studying forecasts from multiple sources in an effort to make predictions about the upcoming ski season. He shares his predictions for the 2007-2008 Mid-Atlantic winter season in this guest article.
Winter Weather Predictions for the Mid-Atlantic: 2008-2009 Ski Season (October 31, 2008)
Ed Fowler is not a meteorologist, but he is a die-hard skier who studies a variety of weather resources each fall in an effort to predict what might be in store for skiers and snowboarders in the winter. Ed provides his predictions for the upcoming ski season in this guest story.
Looking Back: The Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2007 (January 5, 2008)
During 2007, DCSki published 107 original news stories, feature reports, and Firsthand Reports from 15 individual contributors. (Readers contributed over 500 comments on stories, in addition to thousands of posts in the DCSki Message Forum.) The following list contains the 25 most popular articles DCSki published during 2007, starting with the most-read article.