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In the beginning.....

Fred Wasserman, Pauline Borovicka Arias and Doug Coleman loved to ski and wanted to promote the sport in Florida. So, in 1983 they met for the first time in Orlando, Florida to discuss how to accomplish their goal. Shortly thereafter, clubs throughout Florida banded together to form the Florida Ski Council (FSC). The FSC began with an unofficial trip that same year to Copper Mountain and an official first FSC ski trip to Vail, Colorado in 1985.  

In 1985 the FSC also created Pauline’s Cup to honor Pauline Borovicka Arias. Pauline was the first woman to become the President of the Miami Ski Club and first woman President of the FSC. Pauline was an avid racer and encouraged everyone to give NASTAR a try. Pauline is no longer with us but lives on in spirit. In her honor, Pauline’s Cup is presented each year to the winner of the women's 80+ age group at the NASTAR National Championships.  

Currently the FSC organizes three ski trips each year, selecting two destinations in North America and one International location. The fifteen FSC member clubs meet three times per year to accomplish Council business such as selecting a “short list” of destinations for Council trip bid requests and voting to select Council trip destinations. All FSC trip destination decisions are made based on a majority vote of the member club delegates. 

In addition to skiing, the FSC supports the Ski & Winter Sports Athletic Club of the Florida School for the Deaf & Blind. This charity was selected based on its use of skiing as a form of therapy.  

Since its founding, the FSC has taken thousands of skiers to destinations all over the world. For more than 35 years, FSC has provided a platform that connects people who love to travel, ski and make new friends.  We hope to continue this endeavor for many years to come.


The Florida Ski Council promotes and represents the ski clubs of Florida to the resorts each year in which most of the clubs participate, taking thousands of Floridians to the slopes.

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