About Our Club

GFSBC

Great Falls Ski and Board Club General Membership Meetings are held at 7:00pm every 3rd Thursday from September to April.  Meetings are hosting at the Eagles Manor, located at 1509 9th St. S. in Great Falls.

History

Our club enjoys a rich history and association with the ski area currently known as Showdown.  In 1936 a few early skiers pioneered up Kings Hill Pass and established a small ski area on Porphyry Peak (now the top of Showdown), an effort that resulted in the King’s Hill Pass Ski Area. From that point on the pioneers established the GFSBC and took ownership of the ski area. George Willett purchased the ski area from the club in 1973 and renamed it Showdown Ski Area.

You can join at any time during the year but we encourage people to join in September (our first general membership meeting of the year). You must join by the December meeting in order to maximize the clubs benefits.

General Membership

Membership dues are $25.00 which gives you two free drink tickets at our meetings, a light dinner at every other meeting, and free entry into our annual Snowball Dance; as well as other benefits. Members can pay dues online.

The only revenue the club makes is through Memberships and our annual Ski Swap. The Ski Swap fundraiser allows members, as well as the public, to consign their old equipment. We also bring in outside vendors which sell equipment as well. The Swap is held in October at the Trades and Industries building at the fairgrounds.

The Club supports the community in various ways including the Highway Cleanup program, donating volunteer time to Showdown and by supporting skier education.

The Club takes yearly ski trips to both in-state and out-of-state resorts. This is one of the greatest ways to meet new members. The club also volunteers to work the famous “Mannequin Jump” contest at Showdown (hosted on the last Saturday of the season in April), in which you build a mannequin to launch off a gigantic jump and the mannequin is judged on several factors. We also host a semi-formal dance during the year called “Snowball.” This is a great time to meet people as well, put on your formal clothes (optional) and dance the night away!

General Membership meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month from September – April at 7:00 pm. at Eagles Manor Conference Hall. Board meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month at the same location at 6:30pm. You are encouraged to volunteer but it is not required to be in the club.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Andy Ferrin
Great Falls Ski & Board Club President

Click HERE to download the one page letter to new and potential members!

If you have any questions at all email gfskimail@gmail.com or our

Mailing address is:
Great Falls Ski Club
P.O. Box 166
Great Falls, MT 59403

Current Officers and Board Members

President:

Andy Ferrin

Vice President:

Scott Strieby

Treasurer:

Rachel Drevecky

Chairman of Board:

Sue Jordan

Secretary:

Cara Julian

Board Members:

Carol Boughton, Laura Dever, Fen Keggie, Bill Ferrin, Scott Juneau, Trevor Carlson