SLY FOX SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB, Appleton Wisconsin, Welcome!



founded in 1967

We offer sports-oriented adults, ages 21 and over, the opportunity to participate in recreational activities in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere year round.  We ski the Midwest, Western & Internationally.  Always well organized by our experienced leaders.

Our club members are single, married, and from all walks of life. Abilities range from beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders.

We’re sure you will appreciate the affordability and unique nature of our club.  Need more skiing or social activities, our Sly Fox Members can take advantage of trips from our friends at Gelandesprung Ski Club, Green Bay.

Join the Sly Fox Ski & Snowboard Club today & take advantage of our great ski trips & fun social events.  membership details  Membership Form 2014-15



Our location this year was the Mariner Banquet Hall, 1100 Hyland Ave., Kaukauna, WI.  

We had a fabulous dinner with the most important part of the night, the induction of our 2015-2016 Club Officers.  They are as follows, President Sam Fontaine, Vice President Bruce Kettner, Treasurer Julie Buechner & Secretary Abby Beck.  They will also have a dual role as Board of Directors that includes Advisor Deb Bramschreiber.  Thank you to all that continue to support the Club.  We also gave a BIG thanks to our volunteer committee chairs, Newsletter Editor Sandy McMonagle & Membership Chair Jim McMonagle. 

A great time was had by all and many raffle prizes were won with the proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.  Thanks to Marie & Bud Wurdinger, they jumped into action with our raffles.   We had a great photo video, displaying our great season of skiing, fun & friends, thanks Jane Kurath.  Lynne Sommers smiling face greeted everyone when arriving, thank you to her.  Now the work begins for our future season with more fun summer events. JOIN IN THE FUN!


More of the gang

2015-16 President Sam Fontaine introducing Club Officers

2015-16 President Sam Fontaine introducing Club Officers


Members enjoying dinner

Members enjoying dinner

The rest of the gang

The rest of the gang



Friday, April 24, starting approx. 5:30pm HAPPY HOUR LOCATION:  Fratello’s Waterfront Restaurant, 501 W. Water St., Appleton, 920-993-9087.  A casual, non club sponsored gathering for those who enjoy socializing & Happy Hours.  All Members & Non Members Welcome.

TimberRattlersLogo2014NEXT PLANNED SUMMER EVENT IS THE TIMBER RATTLERS TAILGATE & RESERVED SEATING GAME TICKET. POSTGAME FIREWORKS.  JUNE 26, Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton.  All members & non-members Welcome.  We have a great time!   TimberRattlerSign-up2015


WED., APRIL 1, WAS FINAL FORMAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  Watch for our upcoming events in our monthly Newsletter.  Interested in volunteering or becoming a Volunteer Chair position, please contact any Club Officer.    Watch for our SUMMER EVENTS. Timber Rattlers Tailgate & Game on June 26th ALSO info coming for the Aug. 15th Brewer Bus, Tailgate, Game Ticket & Post game entertainment by the Goo Goo Dolls.


Skiing at Sunshine Village


Lake Louise

Lake Louise

LAST TRIP OF THE SEASON TO BANFF, CANADA, March 19-23.  It was a great way to finish the ski season with a trip to wonderful skiing, lodging and most of all friends, having fun!


Before going home one last Shot Ski



First Stop Irish Bar Fun


Sunday Nastar

Friday, Feb. 13-15 was our Marquette Mountain Trip.  Great food on the way up and fun at the Irish Bar ended our travels on Friday.  Arriving at Marquette Mountain on Sat. we walked into a mound of racer bodies.  Some lifts were closed due to high winds.  Some decided to take the day off & enjoy the entertainment.  Sat. night we had fun in Marquette after a dip in the hot tub along with a wine & cheese party.   Sunday we were back to normal with Nastar races & lunch on the hill.  One last libation before leaving was our shot ski, impressing some college students at the mountain.  Fun was had by all.


Guide Osmo

Guide Osmo


Top of Mt. Parssen Lift

Top of Mt. Parssen Lift

Venice Rialto Bridge

Venice Rialto Bridge

REMARKABLE TRIP JAN. 24-FEB. 3 TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND & VENICE, ITALY.  Lead by our experience trip leader, Sam Fontaine we enjoyed  beautiful vistas at the top of Davos along with the opening of “Carnavale” in Venice and much more. If you have never joined the Ski Club on their trips, you are missing an opportunity to experience great memories and new friends.



Big Snow Group after Packer Win!

Big Snow Group after Packer Win!



Party continues, Bar Dancing


Dancing Friday night

Dancing Friday night

A GREAT TIME & SKIING was had by all on BIG SNOW trip Jan. 9-11.  The back of the full bus had a lively card game up to Bessmer.  With sub sandwiches, beverages, chocochip cookies along with jello & pudding shots added to the fun.  We continued the fun when arriving at Indianhead.  The ski conditions were great with plenty of corduroy and pleasant weather conditions at both mountains.  Indianhead Lodge treated us to yummy breakfasts & dinner.

Sly Fox Ski & Snowboard Club is proud to be a member of the CMSC Chicago Ski Club Council



Stay in touch with our summer events & Funday Friday Happy Hours.

Renewal of Membership is coming on May 1st, 2015.  Renewal of your membership will continue your electronic Monthly Newsletter and the EBlasts of all the latest news of the Club.  Don’t miss anything!


We're not monkeying around, we're planning the next season!

We’re not monkeying around, we’re planning the next season!






Another GREAT BENEFIT of joining SLY FOX CLUB, our friends at Gelandesprung Ski Club, Green Bay offer additional Ski Trips & Social events that you can take advantage of at no additional cost.  Gelandesprung snow events


Sly Fox Ski & Snowboard Club President

Fontaine of Knowledge

By the time you read this, we will have returned from Banff on March 23 and the ski season will be finished, as least as far as club trips go.

Our Season Ending banquet will be at the Mariner Supper Club in Kaukauna on April 17.  See the sign-up form on page 3 in this newsletter.  The March 4 meeting began the start of nomination for officers for the 2015-2016 season.  Yours truly was nominated for President, but other positions are still looking for nominations for other spots.  Our Treasurer and Vice President were sunning themselves in Florida, so we held off re-nominating them.  We will see what goes on at the March 18 meeting.

The annual CMSC Trip Seminar is coming up on May 16.  I spoke of this last month.  The April 1 meeting will be the last chance to sign up for this.  There will be Ski Club Leadership Educational Sessions from 8 am to 10 am.  The Trip Seminar is held at the Sheraton Gateway Suites by O’Hare Airport from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Registration is by advance notification only and the registration fee is $20.  That includes the Seminar with a chance to visit with the major ski destination reps, tour operators, and others.  A lunch is included and a beer party afterward with a chance to win valuable prizes!  As in the past, if you wish to go, you need to pay the $20 registration fee to the Sly Fox Ski Club.  If you attend, we will refund the registration fees afterward.  No other travel expenses are covered, but we’ll get together for car pooling or lodging if you want to stay in town.

Summer events are also on the horizon.  We have already booked a Brewer game for August 15.  It will include bus, tailgate party, game tickets in the Loge Outfield Box, and finally, a post game concert featuring the Goo Goo Dolls.  The cost will be $55.  Look for the ad in the May issue of Foxtails.

Tips Up,

Sam Fontaine