German Ski Club of New York (GSCNY) was founded in 1929 as a skiing and social outlet for families who emigrated from
Germany, but today it's a year-round community for families of diverse backgrounds and who share an interest in
an active, outdoor lifestyle - winter or summer. Central to our community is our summer home on
a private lake in Harriman State Park, where members spend their weekends enjoying camping, swimming, boating, sailing, hiking,
mountain biking, badminton, and more. We also love a good party: our annual Summerfest is a tradition, and Rock Night
is always a blast with a band & a BBQ. In winter, we always hope for a
"Day on the Ice" at our lake - weather permitting - when we can ice-skate and maybe try a little curling. Our annual
Fall Hike also begins at Camp as we explore the trails of Harriman State Park.
During the winter months, many of our members are involved in recreational as well as competitive skiing.
We have an annual Club Race for all ages and skill levels, and some members are active in ASRA and Masters
racing as well. Our club is part of the New York Metropolitan and New Jersey Ski Councils, and we also send
racers to their annual interclub race events. We also offer informal
ski trips, great lift ticket discounts, and hold an annual Christmas Party. Club meetings are held quarterly at the American
Turners Club in Throgs Neck (Bronx), NY - a central location which is easily reached by our members who live throughout
the Tri-State area.
Our membership include families, singles, and
couples, so all are welcome! Though not everyone is of German heritage anymore, prospective members should enjoy that
‘Bavarian good-time attitude’ as well as a general appreciation for a nice ‘Kaffeeklatsch’ (coffee, cake & conversation) and, naturally, German beer.