Potomac Valley Skiers

Your local Ski Club for skiers young at heart!

About Us

The Potomac Valley Skiers was founded in 1965 by a group of dedicated skiers. We now have about 200 members and we have a varied schedule of skiing and non-skiing events.

Meetings are held in member homes at various locations in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM, but during the winter months there are daytime meetings on the weekends.

PVS is a member of the Blue Ridge Ski Council (BRSC), which enables our members to join other club trips listed on the BRSC trips web page. As a member club of BRSC we get the advantages of National Ski Council Federation (NSCF) membership. PVS members can use this link for NSCF member benefits.


Guests and prospective members are welcome at meetings but they need sponsorship from a current member, trip leader, or the Membership Records Chairperson. Contact the trip leader if you would like to attend a meeting before joining one of our trips. Contact David Warthen, Membership Records Chairperson, Inge Lesjak or Marianne Soponis, the latter two being Membership PR Reps. If interested in joining our club, they can be reached via membership@pvskiers.org.

Club Documents


PVS publishes a monthly newsletter. Issues back to 1965 are available online.


The current by-laws are available as a PDF for downloading to your computer.

Executive Committee (ExCom)

Click to learn more about our club governance and review current and historical ExCom minutes (back to 2004).

Trip Guidelines

ExCom has published a set of trip leader guidelines for PVS-sanctioned ski trips.

Historical Information

The list of Charter Members.

Newspaper clippings:

In 1981, PVS (sometimes known as the Potomac Valley Skiers & Eaters) published a cookbook of favorite recipes.