May, 2023




  President – Toby Kravet – 808-224-1065
  Vice President - Anita Hodges
  Treasurer - Jonathan Carr
  Secretary - Nelson Dang
  Michiro Iwanaga
  Alan Teramura
  Caroline Sluyter
  Mike Tsutsui
  Karl See
  Stewart Taggart
  Newsletter Editor
  Toby Kravet

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Every Monday evening (except on holidays and, of course, during Hawaii Ski Week), at 4:30 PM, a group of ski club members and their friends play tennis at Keehi Lagoon Courts, off  Lagoon Drive.  Stay in shape and enjoy a "careful social hour" afterwards.

May 4 (Thursday), 5 PM  General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo, Navy Marine Golf Course.

June 1 (Thursday)  5 PM  General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo, Navy Marine Golf Course.  Please note that they will be seating us in a different location of the restaurant this one time.

Separate emails informing you of a volunteering opportunity in May and pau hanas for May and/or June may be coming.  Also, like last year, we may be scheduling a party, with the food on the Club,  at Rainbow Bay Marina, Pearl Harbor, for our July General Membership Meeting.  Stay tuned. 



For those of you who did not attend the April 6 General Membership Meeting at Mangiamo,  I was re-elected for another one year term as your President and Anita Hodges, Jonathan Carr, Michiro (Mitch) Iwanaga, and Alan Teramura were re-elected for new two year terms on the Board of  Directors.  At our April 20 monthly board meeting, Anita agreed to continue as Vice President, Jonathan as Treasurer, and Alan to remain in his role as  (loud applause please) Trips Committee Chair.   We welcomed Board member Nelson Dang as our new Secretary.    We have just signed a contract with, the agent for most our mainland and Canada ski trips this past decade, for next year's trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 19 - 27, and further information as well as signup forms will be available in the near future.  Further information on the trip can be found below.  Also, Alan is looking at, at least, one new destination for our increasingly popular February trips to Hokkaido.   With regard to ski destinations for our annual Hawaii Ski Week in January,  we seem to have been doing a lot of recycling of late, and many of the presentations of possible locations for the next year's trip, i.e. nominations from the floor, at our Farewell Dinner, have not been fully "fleshed out."  The time to start thinking about possible future destinations for the club should not be right at the end of the current year's trip but throughout the year so that, if you want to nominate an area, you can do the research and cover most of the bases in your presentation.   Finally, with the major part of the pandemic behind us (we hope), we are planning to return to more regular pau hanas and to offer at least one group volunteering opportunity per quarter.  Right now we are looking at a possible project, on a Saturday morning in May, packing food for the Hawaii Foodbank.  Prior to the pandemic, groups of volunteers from the Club have packed food for Meals on Wheels, staffed booths at community events such as the long gone "Taste of Honolulu," painted the exterior of the Palolo Chinese Home, and worked on special events for the Waikiki Aquarium.   If you know of a volunteering opportunity which might be good for the Club, please contact Mike Tsutsui,  .



May 4 (Thursday) 5 PM

We're back to Mangiamo for our April General Membership Meeting which also serves as our annual election for Board of Directors. Although the meeting/election won't begin until 5:30 PM, we'd like you to get there a bit earlier so you can get situated and order your food and drink.    If you haven't yet been to Mangiamo, it is opposite the airport, off of Valkenburgh Street which runs between Nimitz Highway (under the viaduct) and Radford Drive.  It is on the second floor of the golf course's club house. See you there.




The Trip Committee recently completed negotiations over the details of our Hawaii Ski Week trip to Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado from January 19-27, 2024. This is the week after the Martin Luther King holiday weekend and will be facilitated by The trip registration website does not officially open until May, but we wanted to provide you with the trip details. The total trip package includes group airfare on United Airlines non-stop from HNL to DEN then a shuttle bus from Denver to Steamboat Springs. The return flight leaves from HDN (the Hayden Airport is 25 miles from our lodging) to HNL via DEN ($900 airfare)

Air and ground transportation:
• UA-383W Depart: HNL 1/19/2024 at 08:40pm Arrive: DEN 1/20/2024, 06:16am
• Shuttle bus from DEN to Steamboat Springs
• UA-5559Q Depart: HDN 1/27/2024 at 07:25am Arrive: DEN 1/27/2024, 08:35am
• UA-384Q Depart: HNL 1/27/2024 at 11:35 am Arrive: HNL 1/28/2024, 04:03 pm

Lodging, shuttle, and lift tickets:
• Round trip shuttle to lodging $140.
• 7 nights double occupancy at the Gravity Haus $1545 (ski-in/ski-out hotel) or the Lodge at Steamboat quad occupancy condominiums $1150
• Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner ($50)
• 5 days lift tickets ($645, add $129 for additional days or subtract this amount for fewer days).
All the above are per person prices. Add $200 pp if not in group lodging. The total package price is as little as $2835 quad occupancy in a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit at the Lodge at Steamboat. This is adjacent to the condos where the HSC stayed at the last time that we went to Steamboat and is approximately 200 yards from the base gondola.

The package price for the Gravity Haus, which is only 50 yards from the base gondola is $3230 double occupancy hotel room with two queen beds. Breakfast is not included but can be ordered in the hotel restaurant. This is the same hotel (with a new name!) that the HSC stayed at the last time we went to Steamboat and has been recently renovated.

A $700 deposit is due July 1, 2023, and the balance due November 15, 2023. The cancellation policy: Individual member cancellation received from time of booking up to:
• 90 days prior to departure: $50.00 per person plus any supplier penalties
• 89-60 days prior to departure: $100.00 per person plus any supplier penalties
• 59-31 days prior to departure: $200.00 per person plus any supplier penalties
• 30 days or less prior to departure: no refunds and no substitutions
More information will be posted once the registration portal is open.




Facebook is the best way to keep current on the Hawaii Ski Club. On your Facebook page on your computer, type "Hawaii Ski Club" into the search box on the top left. On your mobile device, tap the magnifying glass at the top to get the search box.  Pictures from Ski Club activities and other items are posted as they are submitted.  You can submit your own Ski Club pictures and other items you wish posted by emailing them to


Contributions from the membership to future newsletters are encouraged and will be greatly appreciated: Please e mail them to Toby (see Contacts) no later than 9 calendar days from the end of the month. Thanx much.

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  April, 2023 Newsletter