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Chicagoland Club 50 History

Chicagoland Club 50 started as a group of friends who liked to ski in Colorado. Some lived in the Chicago area, but many came from cities all over the country. The group called themselves the “Silver Foxes” and were associated with Over the Hill Gang. Bicycle trips and dinner meetings attracted more and more Chicago-area people, but out-of-state members continued to join the group for ski trips in the Rockies. Today Chicagoland Club 50 numbers approximately 110 and has members in nine states. While Colorado resorts remain favorite destinations, the group skis often in Canada and other western states, most notably Montana, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and California. Hiking, bowling, cycling, golfing, kayaking and “flash” local ski trips have attracted new members. Our club is a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council(CMSC).


Club 50 is managed by a board of nine elected directors who live in the Chicago area and meet about six times a year. Responsible for approving and helping plan activities and trips for the group, the board encourages all members to participate. We’re an all-volunteer organization and welcome ideas and suggestions from all members. There are opportunities to participate by sponsoring one of our monthly dinners, recommending and coordinating an activity, leading a ski trip, and serving as an advisor or member of the board.