Welcome TO THE PENTAGON SKI CLUB!


The Pentagon Ski Club is Dedicated to Skiing

The PSC offers winter sports vacations to resorts around the world for skiers and snowboarders who want the fun, companionship and convenience of group travel.  Our members have one thing in common: they like to ski! On any given trip you'll find PSC members waiting for the lifts to open in the morning and on the last lift up at the end of the day before the lifts close down.  Although our focus is primarily on skiing, we also offer non-skiing summer vacation trips to Europe and other destinations.

Our members also share another trait: they like to socialize, either on the slopes skiing together or over good food or drink.  The PSC doesn't run weekend trips or trips to local resorts.  We concentrate on vacation ski trips to destination resorts.  Our trips typically run 6-7 days.  As a group, we can bargain with travel agents to keep costs reasonable.  We normally stay in quality condo or hotel properties located near the slopes with nearby shops and restaurants.

Why the Name Pentagon?

The PSC is based in the Washington, DC area, but we have members from across the U.S.  The club was founded in 1966 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, located in the Pentagon—hence the name Pentagon Ski Club.  Our club continues to have members that currently serve or have served in the military, plus many current or former federal civilian employees. However, the club has no official connection to the Pentagon, the military, or the U.S. government.  Many members work in private industry and have never been in the military or even inside the Pentagon.

Join Us!

The club is open to the general public.  Anyone can join!  Read the Letter from the President on the About Us page and see the Join Us page.   These will give you a good introduction to the club.

Monthly Meetings

The club holds monthly meetings, usually on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the month, not far from the Pentagon at Fort Myer, Virginia, in Patton Hall (the building formerly known as the Officers' Club).  You do not have to be in the military to enter Fort Myer and attend the meetings.  Upcoming meetings are listed on the Meetings page.  See Directions to Meetings page for driving directions and a map, and review the item on Entry to Ft. Myer.

Membership Has Benefits

Club members also enjoy the benefits of membership in the Blue Ridge Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation.  Our members may participate on ski trips that have been "sanctioned" by other BRSC member clubs without having to join the other clubs.  This gives our members access to a wide range of trips to choose from.

Honor Flight Chicago

Honor Flight Chicago brings WW II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to the DC area seven times a year, starting in April and running through October, to visit their memorials and monuments The Chicago hub is the largest in the Honor Flight Network.  The Southwest Airlines flights originate at Chicago's Midway Airport and land at Dulles Airport around 9:30 A.M.  PSC members and their families are invited to witness this wonderful tribute and to come to show their patriotism and cheer on these great veterans.  Parking chits will be provided to all who bring their cars.  The flights are usually on time unless delayed by weather.  The veterans are usually within the terminal around 10 AM.

For more information, please contact PSC member Arnie Daxe at adaxejr@gmail.com.  Arnie, a Vietnam veteran and the Morning Lead for HF Chicago, has been invited to be on board the first flight on April 13th - the 100th since these flights began in 2008.  Note:  At least through mid-April, masks are required by all greetersAlthough the event is outside the security zone, please have a picture ID with you.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a camera or use your phone to record a bit of history.  Kids are welcome.  It will be an emotional and exciting experience you won't forget.  The entire event is over around 11:15 AM. 

Dates for 2022: 4/13; 5/11; 6/15; 7/20; 8/24; 9/21 & 10/19

Announcements

Club Picnic

Saturday, July 16
Register to Attend!

Our picnic is set for Saturday, July 16, noon-4pm at Ft. Myer's Spates Community Club.  Please register to attend.

2023 Ski Trips
Open for Signups!

This coming winter's ski trips are now open for signups and are listed on our Trips Page.  Registration is limited to club members through July.  Beginning August 1, we'll accept signups from members of other Blue Ridge Ski Council (BRSC) member clubs.

Vax Required

The club's leadership Council has decided to establish a vaccination requirement for club trips.  This is in addition to the requirement we established last fall for club meetings.  It's for everyone's safety and comfort level.  We will not be asking asking for proof of vaccination, but please do not sign up for a trip, or attend club meetings, unless you are fully vaccinated.  Booster shots are of course also recommended and encouraged.

2023 Epic & Ikon Passes

See our Epic & Ikon Pass page for the promotional offers available through our tour operators.

Honor Flight Chicago

Honor flight Chicago brings WW II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to the DC area to visit their memorials and monuments.  See more details to the left and below.




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