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 membership continues to increase.
In cooperation with Atlantic Ski Area Association the annual skiing membership, available through the Club, is accepted by three ski hills in Nova Scotia and four in New Brunswick. Members may ski at any or all of our fine participating hills, whenever or wherever the spirit moves them.
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 and Europe. But while the focus is on seniors, our Club is dedicated to support the development of our sport for young and old alike.