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.

Ski the World with Sly Fox Ski & Snowboard Club, join today & take advantage of our great ski trips & fun social events.  membership details    MembershipForm2016-17


WhifferMascotTIMBER RATTLERS TAILGATE & RESERVED SEAT GAME TICKET, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016.  JOIN THE FUN!  Catered tailgate starting approx. 5:35pm and ending at 7:05pm game time inside the Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton.  All this for $21 Adults & $17 Children 10yrs & under.  Reservations & sign up due by June 10th.  Questions?  Sam Fontaine, president@slyfoxskiclub.org   Deb Bramschreiber, advisor@slyfoxskiclub.org TRattler’sSign-up2016  


Through the entire calendar year, there is a casual, non club sponsored gathering for those who enjoy Socializing & Happy Hours.   We start gathering approx. 5:30pm or whenever you can arrive.  Locations change weekly.  All Members & Non Members are welcome. HappyHourLocations

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

Don’t Forget, being a member of Sly Fox Ski Club you may take advantage of the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Councils trips & events also.  See their website for the CMSC trips offered.  skicmsc.com


WE ARE PLANNING 2017 SKI SEASON!  This is where we were in 2016.


New & Renewal of your membership will continue your electronic Monthly Newsletter and the EBlasts of all the latest news of the Club.  Membership May 1st- April 30th. Don’t miss anything, join anytime throughout the year!


Indianhead Resort

BIG SNOW, INDIANHEAD-BLACKJACK MT.,  JAN. 8-10, 2016.$275 LiftsIndianheadCloseTrees

Great time was had by all on our Big Snow trip that was lead by our trip leader Deb Mossong.  With a FULL bus & a fun ride up we arrived at Indianhead Lodge where we settled in then had a great time enjoying the music in the lounge.  Breakfasts & dinner at the Lodge were wonderful.  The next two days skiing/boarding were at Indianhead & Blackjack Mts.  With new snow, the conditions were great, maybe a little cold but everyone played all day on the mountains.   Our ride home was cheering the Packers on to a win.   Thanks to all who attended the ski trip & supported your Clubs trip.



MARQUETTE MOUNTAIN FEB. 5-7, 2016.  $240.

We had a great trip up to Marquette with subs & snacks to fill our bellies.  Our FABULOUS Trip Leader Mark Nelsen had all the fun planned starting with a CrAzY HaT contest (winner Sam for his Irish top hat) along with games played on the bus.  We all had a great time with many winners.    Upon arrival in Marquette, some of us continued the tradition & wandered to the Irish bar across the street from our hotel to enjoy some refreshments & karaoke.  Our trip leader Mark, with the assistance from Toby (our Lunar award winner for sitting on a birthday cake) organized a fabulous pool side party after skiing Sat.  Thank you so much!  With great skiing, wonderful lunches at the mountain, exploring downtown Marquette, sharing the weekend with friends along with making new friends, a good time was had by all.  Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun on this ski trip and supporting your Clubs trips.  Keep up the great job!




We had a full bus that arrived at Chicago Midway Airport to depart for Seattle, Wa. then a bus trip to Tantalus Lodge at Whistler, BC, Canada.  All of our travel went smoothly.  There was a variety of weather while we were there.  Weather changed frequently from top to bottom.  Sometimes rain at the bottom & snowing at the top.  Along with new snow and a great ski day to follow.  This mountain was challenging but the new Peak to Peak gondola was fabulous to experience.  The entire village has grown so much that there was a lot to explore.  Our lunch on the mountain, pizza party & fabulous farewell dinner Friday night was enjoyed by all.  Closing the trip was a day in Seattle with our hotel close to the airport & the light train to downtown Seattle.  Thanks to all who joined in the fun & thanks to our Trip Leader Sam Fontaine for a great trip.




BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO.  Sat. APRIL 2 – Wed. APRIL 6, 2016.  Full trip $95o.  We experienced some of the best snow and great weather in a season.  Motorcoach & Southwest Air Transportation, 3 day lift passes, and lodging.  Everything went smoothly during our travels to Breckenridge.  What a fabulous mountain and you couldn’t have asked for better snow or weather.  There certainly was a  great deal to ski but some wandered to A-Basin or Keystone to spend a day at either place.  Everyone on the trip gave it a thumbs up for lodging, skiing and everything else that Breck had to offer.  Thanks to our Trip Leader Sam, he was left behind to explore future spots for the 2017 season at the Mountain Travel Symposium.  With his replacement, we arrived home on time.  Stay tuned for what’s next!Breckenridge Details 



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

Well. That’s a wrap for the 2015-2016 ski season. On April 6 we returned from Breckenridge, CO.  Look for my report elsewhere in this newsletter.  Our season ending banquet was held on Friday, April 15 at Fox Banquets in Appleton. It was a wonderful meal and get-together before and after. New officers were introduced, mostly the same crew except out new Secretary, Nancy Smith. A beautiful graphic print, “The Essence of the Sly Fox Ski Club” (print 1/10) by Diane Lovegren was raffled off. The winner was Ellie Papendieck. Diane has the other 9 prints for sale for a nominal fee. Contact me if you are interested.

Our first board meeting was Wednesday, April 20. We went over summer events. First up is the Timber Rattlers game on June 24. See the ad elsewhere in the Fox Tales. Next, Brett Bergstrom is working on setting up a golf outing at Bridgewood Golf Course in Neenah for July 16. Finally, we are working on a picnic on a Friday evening in August.

We are also in the planning stages for next year’s ski trips. Along those lines, I stayed over after the Breckenridge trip for the Mountain Travel Symposium in Keystone. I met with many of the usual suspects we will also see at the CMSC Seminar in Chicago. But as this is truly a national show, there were a lot of reps from European resorts. I was able to meet with the tourism director for Madonna di Campiglio. We are in final negotiations with them for our 2017 ski trip to Italy.

So that is all for now. It was a great season. Now comes summer. Hope to see you at our summer events.

Tips Up

Sam Fontaine