Summer Trips

Upcoming Events

    • 23-Aug-2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Outside of US Open entrance at the round plaza with benches.

       SSC at the US Tennis Open 

    US OPEN Qualifying rounds
    Friday, August 23, 2 pm -  6pm

    The best time to enjoy the U.S. Open is before the tournament even starts. This is an unforgettable experience to see the best tennis players in the world from a front-row seat.

    You may spot Federer, Nadal, or Serena practice or playing games against other top talent. You’ll have the absolute best view of the game and players. The qualifying rounds, which are played the week before the tournament starts, are arguably more enjoyable than the actual U.S. Open. It’s less crowded and very intimate to watch them play close up!

    Practice Schedule usually is posted the day off here:

    Appreciate walking up to a match and enjoy watching
     the best in the world from a premier front-row seat. Maybe you’ll even catch a practice ball from Federer? You can roam freely and visit all the courts.

    Register for the eventfor us - to know how many people we should expect, for you - you’ll receive any updates regarding this event. We plan to send a What's Up list, so you'll know who’s playing where.  It will help us meet up if we don't see you at 2 p.m.

    Where: Outside of US Open entrance at the round plaza with benches. As soon as you get off the subway or LIRR, proceed over the walkway to the plaza, which is outside the grounds entrance.

    What you can bring: One small bag per person, no larger than 12"W x 12"H x 16"L, subject to search. Sun screen, hat, sun glasses, plastic water bottle

    What NOT to bring, and other useful info: Many items are prohibited. No backpacks, no glass or metal cans or bottles, no hard coolers, no selfie-sticks, etc. See the full  list here:

    How to get there: 
    >>  Subway: The 7 train provides direct service from Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station (allow about 40 min of travel time).
    >> Long Island Rail Road: from Penn Station to Mets-Willets Point Station (about 30 min).

    Or see

    For more information or questions not answered by the website, contact Alice at

    How much for this amazing experience? Priceless!

    (Yes, the  event is FREE!!)

    • 24-Aug-2019
    • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 185 Front Street, Perth Amboy ,NJ 08861
    • 3


    A treat for Club members only!

    August 24 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm (approximate end time)


    We are very fortunate to have a friend of the club who welcomes us on his sail boat “Harm’s Way.”


    We’ll meet at the Raritan Yacht Club (160 Water Street, Perth Amboy, New Jersey -   GPS ADDRESS IS 185 Front Street, Perth Amboy,) at 10:30AM.  When you arrive at the front of the Club, drive around to the back to the boatyard at the south end of Front Street. Wait for the whole group before heading out to the boat!


    How to get there: For carpools, email There is free parking for all drivers. You can also take, NJ Transit from NY Penn Station to Perth Amboy, and our captain Jim VonKaenel can pick you up!


    What to wear: Dress for the forecast weather! Likely shorts and a light jacket, soft soled shoes, preferably with light colored soles (black soles may leave scuff marks).  Bring a hat, preferably one with a chin strap. 


    What should you bring? There will be bottled water on board, but pack a sandwich and any snacks, chips/pretzels for yourself and mark the bag with your name.  Bring soda or beer (or wine) for yourself in metal/plastic cans/containers. Any bags should have a zipper closer to keep contents from spilling out. Don’t forget sun screen & sunglasses!


    What NOT to bring? Your favorite hat – it might blow off in the wind! Dark soled shoes, thong or high heeled shoes (also, no bare feet please). Your own cooler – ok to bring, but plan to leave it in your car/at the dock – there will be a cooler and ice for everyone’s things on board. Also, no glass containers. There are lifejackets on board, so you do not have to bring one.


    Jim will need some help operating the boat.  Let him know if you want to help or learn how to sail.  Otherwise you can just lay back and soak up the sun! Members and     Their Friends are welcome!


    Please email with any questions and to coordinate carpools. This trip is limited to 8 people so reserve your spot today! Your registration is not confirmed until it's approved by the organizer.


    Sea you on the water!

    For questions regarding the event, ask:

    • 30-Aug-2019
    • 02-Sep-2019
    • Swiss Ski Club Lodge, Waitsfield, VT
    • 36

    Labor Day Carpool Weekend in Vermont

    Sat, August 31 - Mon, Sept 2, 2019

    We know you love skiing with us in the winter at our lodge, but have you seen summer in Vermont? 

    There’s tons to do and Mother Nature does not disappoint.

    Members, friends and newcomers, let’s enjoy this last long weekend of summer! 

    There’s no set agenda: Do what you like. . . hike, bike, swim, and relax! Check out for more ideas.  

    The Nitty Gritty:

    ·         Lunch would be on the trail, road, river, town. . . out doing whatever you are doing that day (if you decide to stay to relax at the lodge you won’t go hungry)

    ·         Breakfast and Dinner food costs will be calculated and split at the end of the weekend.

    ·         Lodging per night (does not include meals): $25 for members/ $35 for guests

    ·         Carpool: $30 per passenger, one way, payable to the driver. 

    Please see the club website for other information about life at the lodge and about what to bring, etc.

    For more information or questions not answered by the website, contact reservationist at events@swissskiclub.orgThey will also assist you with carpooling (connecting you with drivers or riders), or others who would like to pool a car rental.

    Ideas of things to do (these are just a small sampling of ideas and there are many, many, many websites you might consult):

    General (includes info on hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.):


    swimming holes near waitsfield vt

    Fresh Food and fun on Saturday:

    Special Event that weekend:

    Mad River Valley Craft Fair, Sat, August 31 - Sunday, Sept 1

    • 21-Sep-2019
    • 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Rumsey Playfield – Summer Stage -Enter Central Park at East 72nd Street
    • 10


    Happy Hour @ Oktoberfest in Central Park!

    NYC’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest

    This is as close to the real Munich Oktoberfest experience you can get this side of the Atlantic!

    ·  Quench your thirst with authentic Bavarian brews (Hofbräu, Erdinger), wine and food (Brezln, Wurst, Leberkase, Strudl)

    ·  Join us for some German Gemütlichkeit

    ·  Amazing traditional bands keep you entertained.  Featuring Die Schlauberger and Die Donaumusikanten

    ·  Don’t miss the Masskrug (beer stein) championship sponsored by Hofbräu Bier.   Prost!

    The number of tickets for this event is extremely limited.  Register without delay to obtain your ticket and join the fun!  This is a ticketed event by the German-American Steubenparade and usually sells out to the General Public within minutes!

    Date:  Sat, Sep 21, 2019

    Time:  1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: Rumsey Playfield – Summer Stage -Enter Central Park at East 72nd Street

    General Admission: $35.  (Please Pay only by  Zelle app or Cash)

    Dress:  Come in your Lederhosen or Dirndl (not a requirement)

    Want to celebrate more Oktoberfest traditions or missed out on securing anOktoberfest ticket?  Watch the German-American Steubenparade on Fifth Avenue prior to the Oktoberfest.  It features thousands of marchers in colorful traditional costumes that travel to this parade from the US, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A truly unique experience. FREE - starts at noon until 1:00 pm. For a VIP experience - watch the parade on Fifth Avenue and E 78th Street from the grandstand to cheer for the marchers; grandstand tickets can be obtained here: 

    About Oktoberfest:  A traditional autumn festival that originated in Bavaria; it was held in October to celebrate the Bavarian Crown Prince’s marriage.  However, due to weather concerns always gets celebrated in September.

    Zicke zacke zicke zacke hoi hoi hoi.

    Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!

    (Traditional German drinking songs) 

    • 26-Oct-2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Liederkranz-NYC
    • 25


    Halloween Party with Liederkranz 


    The Liederkranz is hosting a big Halloween party for the third year in a row for its friends and customers. 

    Last year about 250 guests attended. 

    Members of SSC and their friends are invited. $35 per person which includes everything listed below. 

    • FULL BAR all night – Liquor/Beer/Cocktails/Wine….
    • Huge Buffet including Cakes and Sweets
    • DJ, dance and Club feeling (including full stage Light and Laser show) – see Photos
    • Show Act (most likely Michael Jackson impersonator,  maybe Acrobats and/or Stilt Walkers 
    • Best Costume Award
    • Photo booth 

    Save the date and stay tuned for more details. 

    Please email with any questions 

    • 31-Jan-2020
    • 08-Feb-2020
    • Val Thorens, France (leaving and returning New York City)
    • 18


    Ski the French Alps with the Swiss Ski Club of NY!

    Jan 31 – Feb 8, 2020

    Join us for a magical week in Val Thorens

    (Les Trois Vallées)

    PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (double occupancy) - subject to availability
    • EARLY BIRD SAVE $100!!! PAY BY AUGUST 20, $2599 members/$2,699 non-members  (3 payments)
    • AFTER AUG 20, 2019 $2,699 members/$2,799 non-members (3 payments)
    • Single occupancy supplement Add $900
    • Land only option Subtract $500
    • Payment by Credit Card Add $85 (No charge with Zelle or Check; see below)
    • Round trip airfare New York JFK to Geneva on Swiss International Airlines
    • FREE baggage allowance for first checked bag PLUS free skis and boot bag  
    • Private bus transfer between Geneva and Val Thorens hotel
    • 7 nights’ accommodations at 4-star, luxurious, design-forward Fahrenheit 7 Hotel
    • 7 delicious buffet breakfasts and 7 gourmet 4-course dinners
    • Lift tickets are NOT included (approx. $320 for 6-day valley pass, see FAQ for more details and             info on EPIC pass holders)
    • Largest ski area in the world; 600 km (370 mi) of ski slopes, 183 lifts
    • Val Thorens voted Best Ski Resort 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
    • Snow sure; highest resort in the Alps at 7,500 feet
    • Ski Méribel and Courchevel ski resorts in neighboring valleys

    (The name refers to ideal temperature for perfect snowflake and snowfall!)

    • 4-Star Hotel; Best New Ski Hotel 2018 nominee
    • Ski in/ski out access, on-the-slope location
    • Spacious rooms close to 300 sq. ft.
    • Delicious French Savoie cuisine includes 7 breakfasts and
    • 7 gourmet 4-course dinners
    • 4 bars/restaurants including trendy Le Zinc Lounge, Creperie La Cheminee, and Le Bungalow                terrace bar and dining 7th floor
    • Amenities include sauna, steam room, heated ski locker
    • LX 17 JFK to Zurich - Friday 1/31/20 6:25 pm; LX 2804 Zurich to Geneva arrival 10:10 am
    • LX 22 Geneva to JFK - Saturday 2/8/20 11:40 am – 2:40 pm
    • FREE ski bags and boot bags with Swiss Air and one FREE checked bag
    • Current passport must be valid thru Aug. 8, 2020 and contain two blank pages

    • Deposit Due now with registration to secure your place on the trip: $850
    • Second payment: $900 payment due Sep 15, 2019; Remainder Payment: due Oct 15, 2019
    • Late fees and penalties: $100 if final payment not received by November 1st, 2019. Reservations are subject to cancellation and replacement from wait list if final payment not received by November 15th, 2019
    • Cancellation policy: Prior to 10/1/19 - $200; between 10/1/19 and 11/1/19 - $900; between 11/2/19 and 12/1/19 - 75% of trip price; after 12/1/19 - 100% of trip price

    TRIP INSURANCE IS INEXPENSIVE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The price of insurance is 6% of the trip cost.See  Frequently Asked Questions for more info and to purchase.

    • The preferred payment method for this trip is Zelle. Please download from the App Store and make all payments to Add your name and “Trip 2020” when the question “What is this for?” pops up
    • If you cannot use the Zelle app, please use checks as your payment method. Address is Swiss Ski Club PO Box 4096 New York, NY 10163
    • If you prefer using PayPal or credit card, we kindly ask you to add $85.00 to your payment (the fee that club will be charged)

    Limited number of spaces - this trip will sell out – sign up soon!


    Frequently Asked Questions (a Google Doc in new window):

    For important additional details, see our printable Val Thorens Flyer 

    Other questions? Email



Past Events

16-Aug-2019 Accordions Around the World Festival Finale
15-Aug-2019 The Hon. Willy Wall in New York Harbor - NYC
10-Aug-2019 Set Sail With Swiss Ski Club
28-Jul-2019 Swiss Ski Club Fishing aboard the Capitol Princess
27-Jul-2019 Swiss National Day Event 2019 - NYC
21-Jul-2019 Set Sail With Swiss Ski Club
18-Jul-2019 Happy Hour at ICONYC Brewery's Biergarten
13-Jul-2019 Set Sail With Swiss Ski Club
12-Jul-2019 Glamping/Finger Lakes Wine Festival
04-Jul-2019 4th of July weekend in Vermont
29-Jun-2019 Set Sail With Swiss Ski Club
26-Jun-2019 Happy Hour at Frying Pan
22-Jun-2019 Whitewater Rafting June 22 in Nesquehoning, PA
12-Jun-2019 New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park - NYC
01-Jun-2019 Swiss Ski Club Hike at Harriman State Park
25-May-2019 Memorial Day Carpool Weekend - VT (May 25 - 27)
22-May-2019 Happy Hour at Grand Banks
17-May-2019 Spring Work/Play Weekend in VT (May 17-19)
24-Apr-2019 Happy Hour at French Restaurant Ocabanon
12-Apr-2019 Carpool Weekend - VT (Friday-Sunday, April 12-14)
29-Mar-2019 Bus Trip 6 - End of Season Party! Open Bar all Weekend! VT (Fri (pm) Mar 29 - Sun Mar 31)
15-Mar-2019 Bus Trip 5 (St Patrick's): VT (Fri (pm) Mar 15 - Sun March 17)
19-Feb-2019 Presidents' Week - family-friendly - VT (Tue-Sun, Feb 19 -24)
15-Feb-2019 >> Bus Trip 4 - Presidents' Weekend - VT (Fri (pm), Feb 15 - Mon, Feb 18)
09-Feb-2019 Snowaganza! - VT (Sat-Sun, Feb 9-10)
01-Feb-2019 Bus Trip 3 (Groundhog Day): VT (Fri (pm) Feb 1 - Sun Feb 3)
01-Feb-2019 Val d’ Isère - A week with the SSC in the French Alps!
26-Jan-2019 70th Anniversary MRG (Sat-Sun, January 26-27)
18-Jan-2019 >> Bus Trip 2 - MLK Weekend - VT (Fri (pm), Jan 18 - Mon, Jan 21)
12-Jan-2019 Super Snow Weekend! - VT (January 12-13)
05-Jan-2019 Ripcord! Carpool ski weekend! - VT (Jan 5-6)
28-Dec-2018 >> Bus Trip 1 - New Year's Eve - VT (Fri (pm), Dec 28 - Tue, Jan 1)
22-Dec-2018 Holiday Season Week, Family Friendly - VT (Saturday - Friday, December 22-28)
14-Dec-2018 Carpool Weekend - VT (Friday-Sunday, December 14-16)
08-Dec-2018 Wax Your Skis Weekend! - VT (December 8-9)
22-Nov-2018 Thanksgiving weekend (Thur-Sun, Nov 22-25) - VT
06-Oct-2018 Columbus Day Work/Play Weekend in VT
25-Sep-2018 >> Bowling Tournament with Hoboken Ski Club - NYC
08-Sep-2018 * Sailing, Perth Amboy (Members only) - NJ
07-Sep-2018 Governors Island “Late Friday Night” - NYC
01-Sep-2018 Labor Day Hike and Bike Weekend - VT
29-Aug-2018 The Hon. Willy Wall in New York Harbor - NYC
25-Aug-2018 ** Sailing, Perth Amboy (Members only) - NJ
24-Aug-2018 US Open Qualifying Rounds - NYC
19-Aug-2018 Sailing, Perth Amboy (Members only) - NJ
15-Aug-2018 Happy Hour and Accordions Night in Bryant Park Cafe - NYC
05-Aug-2018 Summer Rafting Trip in Lehigh Valley - PA
28-Jul-2018 Swiss National Day Event 2018 - NYC
12-Jul-2018 July Happy Hour at ICONYC Brewing Co. - NYC
23-Jun-2018 CANCELED (To Be Rescheduled) - Hike and picnic in Forest Park (Queens) - NYC
13-Jun-2018 New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park - NYC
09-Jun-2018 Brew-Grass Festival in Sugarbush, VT
06-Jun-2018 June Happy Hour at Mad46 - NYC
26-May-2018 Memorial Day weekend - VT
17-May-2018 May Happy Hour At Rooftop Exchange - NJ
27-Apr-2018 SSC Spring Dinner Dance, Fri April 27 - NYC:
18-Apr-2018 Happy Hour "Farewell to Winter" at Flatiron Hall - NYC
07-Apr-2018 Pond Skimming Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, April 7-8)
02-Apr-2018 Easter Family-friendly week - VT (Mon-Sun, Apr 2-8)
30-Mar-2018 Easter Weekend - VT (Fr-Sun, Mar 30-Apr 1)
24-Mar-2018 One More Run - VT (Sat-Sun, March 24-25)
22-Mar-2018 Happy Hour at Baita - Italian Ski Bar - NYC
16-Mar-2018 >> Bus Trip 6 (St. Patrick's Day): VT (Fri (pm) March 16 - Sun March 18)
10-Mar-2018 Not Yet Spring - VT (Sat-Sun, March 10-11)
02-Mar-2018 >> Bus Trip 5 (March!): VT (Fri (pm) March 2- Sun March 4)
23-Feb-2018 Zermatt - A week with the SSC in Switzerland!
20-Feb-2018 President's Week - Family Friendly - VT (Tue, Feb 20 - Sun Feb 25)
16-Feb-2018 >> [sold out] Bus Trip 4 (President's Weekend): VT (Fri (pm) Feb 16 - Mon Feb 19)
10-Feb-2018 Snowaganza! - VT (Sat-Sun, Feb 10-11)
02-Feb-2018 >> [sold out] Bus Trip 3 (Groundhog Day): VT (Fri (pm) Feb 2 - Sun Feb 4)
27-Jan-2018 Last Weekend January - VT (Sat-Sun, Jan 27-28 )
20-Jan-2018 Super Snow! (Sat-Sun, Jan 20-21) - VT
12-Jan-2018 >> Bus Trip 2 - MLK Wknd - VT (Fri (pm), Jan 12 - Mon, Jan 15)
06-Jan-2018 Check out Ripcord! (Sat-Sun, Jan 6-7) VT
22-Dec-2017 Holiday Season Family week - VT (Fri-Thurs, Dec 22-28)
16-Dec-2017 Hit the Slopes - VT (Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17)
09-Dec-2017 Wax your Skis! - VT (Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10)
23-Nov-2017 Thanksgiving weekend (Thur-Sun, Nov 23-26) - VT
25-Oct-2017 October Happy Hour at ACE Hotel - NYC
07-Oct-2017 Columbus Day Work/Play Weekend in VT
04-Oct-2017 "Post-Summer" Business Meeting - NYC
16-Sep-2017 Biking and Lunch in Montauk, NY
30-Aug-2017 August Happy Hour at Bryant Park - NYC
25-Aug-2017 US Open Qualifying Rounds - NYC
29-Jul-2017 Swiss National Day Event 2017 - NYC
01-Jul-2017 July 4th Weekend in Vermont
14-Jun-2017 New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park - NYC
27-May-2017 Memorial Day Work and Play Weekend in Vermont
20-May-2017 Picnic and Biking on Governors Island - NYC
22-Apr-2017 Last Chance Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, April 22-23)
15-Apr-2017 Easter Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, April 15-16)
08-Apr-2017 One More Run Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Apr 8-9)
31-Mar-2017 >> Bus trip 8: VT (Fri Evening Mar 31 - Sun Apr 2)
20-Mar-2017 Family weeks #2 - VT (Mar 20-Mar 30)
18-Mar-2017 Let's Ski Some More - VT (Sat-Sun, Mar 18-19)
11-Mar-2017 Not Yet Spring Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Mar 11-12)
03-Mar-2017 >> Bus trip 6: VT (Fri Mar 3-Sun Mar 5)
20-Feb-2017 Family Week #1 - VT (Feb 20 -Mar 3)
17-Feb-2017 Bus Trip 5: Presidents Wknd - VT (Feb 17-20)
17-Feb-2017 Ski St. Anton - A week with the SSC in Austria!
11-Feb-2017 Blizzard Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Feb 11-12)
04-Feb-2017 Prime Ski Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Feb 4-5)
27-Jan-2017 >> Bus Trip 3: VT (Fri Evening, Jan 27-Sun, Jan 29)
21-Jan-2017 Super Snow Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Jan 21-22)
13-Jan-2017 >> Bus Trip 2: MLK Weekend - VT (Fri Evening, Jan 13- Mon, Jan 16 )
07-Jan-2017 Ripcord! Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Jan 7-8)
30-Dec-2016 Bus Trip 1: New Year's - VT (Fri Evening, Dec 30 - Mon, Jan 2)
19-Dec-2016 Family Holiday Weeks - VT (Mon-Fri Dec 19-30)
17-Dec-2016 Hit the Slopes Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Dec 17-18)
10-Dec-2016 Wax Your Skis Weekend - VT (Sat-Sun, Dec 10-11)
08-Oct-2016 Work/Play Weekend in VT (Columbus Day Wknd)
30-Sep-2016 Fall Foliage Hiking and Oktoberfest Carpool Weekend
01-Jul-2016 Bus Trip: July 1-4 - Fourth of July Weekend
25-Mar-2016 Fri-Sun, March 25 - 27 - Bus trip 7 CANCELLED
11-Mar-2016 Fri-Sun, March 11 - 13 - Bus trip 6
27-Feb-2016 Ski Big Sky Montana - ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!!!!
26-Feb-2016 Fri-Sun, February 26 - 28 - Bus trip 5
12-Feb-2016 Bus Trip #4: Feb 13-15/Presidents Day Weekend
29-Jan-2016 Sat-Sun, January 30-31st - Bus trip 3:
15-Jan-2016 Jan 16-18 -MLK Weekend/Bus trip 2
31-Dec-2015 Thu-Sun, December 31-Jan 3rd/New Year's - Bus trip 1
04-Nov-2015 Happy Hour at The Skylark
23-Sep-2015 Happy Hour at Hudson Common
02-Jul-2015 July 2-5 Fourth of July Weekend
27-Jun-2015 Spring Work Weekend
28-Mar-2015 Sat-Sun, March 28 - 29 - Bus trip 5
14-Mar-2015 Sat-Sun, March 14 - 15 - Bus trip 4
27-Feb-2015 Ski the French Alps - RESERVATIONS CLOSED
14-Feb-2015 Sat-Mon, February 14 - 16 - Bus trip 2
27-Sep-2014 Hiking the Camel's Hump
19-Sep-2014 Reunion week-end
28-Jun-2014 Work Weekend 1
15-Mar-2014 Ski the Canadian Rockies (TRIP IS FULL - Wait List)
15-Mar-2014 Bus CANCELLED *NOW a Car Pool Weekend* : Mar 15-16 Sugarbush VT
08-Feb-2014 Bus Trip #3: Feb 8-9 Sugarbush VT
25-Jan-2014 Bus Trip #2: Jan 25-26 Sugarbush VT
11-Jan-2014 Bus Trip #1: Jan 11-12 Sugarbush VT
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