ABOUT THE WASHINGTON FAGOWEES
The Washington Fagowees are a not-for-profit social club, incorporated in Maryland [501(c)7 for tax purposes], dedicated to skiing and open to the entire public. We have about 250-350 members. 85% of them live in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia, but we've also had members living in a dozen or more other states ... and even overseas!
What we do is travel, socialize and promote fun! We typically offer about 5-7 trips each year both ski trips and non-skiing summer vacation trips, whether cruises or land tours. Destinations have included Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Chile, the Caribbean and many more.
The Washington Fagowees are a member club of the Blue Ridge Ski Council an organization of 20-25 of the ski clubs in the mid-Atlantic region. This allows us to "sanction" our trips and make them available, at no extra cost, to members of other clubs that belong to the BRSC. It also allows our own members to go on sanctioned trips run by all the other BRSC clubs. The BRSC itself runs three trips each year in which the Fagowees normally participate — a Western Carnival (typically to the U.S. or Canadian Rockies), Winterfest --a Eastern Trip (typically to the Northeast U.S.) and a Eurofest.
We meet monthly on the First Tuesday of every month at Houlihan's at the Springfield Hilton in Springfield, Virginia, starting at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are a good opportunity to socialize and talk to the trip leaders about our trips and events.
We urge you to check through our website for any questions you may have regarding our schedule or other issues. We welcome everyone who enjoys travel, skiing and meeting a fun group of people to join the Washington Fagowees at an event or on a trip this year. If you are interested, we are always looking for volunteers to help us.