The Ski Atlantic Seniors Club is for active enthusiastic seniors who enjoy the outdoors and love to ski. It was founded in 1989 by Kell Antoft to help retired seniors enjoy a sport that makes winter a joyous experience in our wondrous outdoors. The healthy, active and positive lifestyle he promoted and encouraged is shared by all members of the Club. The fact that he was skiing at age 81, only a few months prior to his death in January of 2005, is a great inspiration to all of us. Enthusiastic volunteers serving as Officers and Directors of the Club have continued his work, and the club he founded thrives to this day.
In cooperation with Atlantic Ski Area Association the annual skiing membership, available through the Club, is accepted by four ski hills in Nova Scotia, one in PEI, and two in New Brunswick. Members may ski at any or all of our fine participating hills, whenever or wherever the spirit moves them.
Group of SASC members
A group lesson
A number of retired ski instructors, who are volunteers but have maintained their certification in the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, are available at most ski areas to conduct free weekly ski clinics, and to help seniors just trying skiing for the first time. This enables even the most cautious senior to be introduced to the sport in a safe and friendly manner.
The Club also organizes special outings to ski areas in the region, as well as tours to major destinations in North America. But while the focus is on seniors, our Club is dedicated to support the development of our sport for young and old alike.
At hills other than those listed as participating hills, the SASC Pass may qualify for the Nomad rate (25% discount) from posted Day Pass rates for Seniors 65 and over. Crabbe Mountain, Mont Farlange, and Val d’Isere have agreed to this rate and other hills may also offer this discount. Show your SASC membership card when requesting this discount at hills that are not SASC participants.