Life is about the friendships we nurture, the places we visit, and the memorable experiences we share; SnowPals invite you to join us to share skiing and snowboarding experiences that will contribute to your collection of life’s treasured memories. Join us to connect with skiers and snowboarders of all levels for Tahoe trips and ski/ride trips to other snow destinations.

“Create ski and snowboarding memories today so when you’ll look back through the years, those are the moments that will be most vivid and impart lasting smiles of joy.”- Snowpals

What adventure(s) have you checked off your bucket list this year?

Is it free to join SnowPals?

Joining Snowpals is free until we reach our target membership goal of 8,000 members; as of January 30, 2017, we are at 7,981 members. Joining after the 8,000 members mark, there will be a one time membership fee of $20 which goes to the countless hours of management and the back-end operations such as facilitating rideshares to and from Tahoe, planning and organization of social events/gatherings(which helps to grow your circle of friends, network with Bay Area professionals and increase your list of activity partners), pre-snow season ski and ride shows and movie invites, and to help us actively get the word out and grow Snowpals to create a dynamic, fun, friendly and engaging alternative to traditional ski and snowboard clubs for busy Bay Area professionals and for people who are married with kids who are short on time. Members range from newbies to experts in snow sports and ages varies from 18 to well into the 70s(single people and married couples with and without kids).

To join Snowpals (also known as Ski_Pal), send a blank email to:

(2) Check your inbox and confirm. Sometimes your email service may send the message to your spam box so check it if you don’t see it in your inbox.

(3) Make sure to read the ‘Welcome to ski_pal’ message to get an overview of how the group’s forum works. Gmail and other email services tend to send to the spam folder so be sure to check if you don’t see in your inbox.

(4) For those who joined with a non-Yahoo email, you’ll need to get a Yahoo ID to set how often you get group email messages and choose the email you’d like group messages to go to.

Alternatively, you can also join via SnowPals’ group site on Yahoo! Groups; click on the button: join button 

How to unsubscribe from the group?

To unsubscribe from the group’s mailing list,

1) Send a blank message from your subscribed email address to:

2) Check your inbox(be aware that sometimes it may go to your spam box too). Respond to the confirmation email in order to unsubscribe. Remember that you will need to confirm your request to unsubscribe to complete the process.

Alternatively, you can log-in and unsubscribe.

How does Yahoo Groups work?

SnowPals uses a Yahoo! Groups as a central hub for group communications, interactions and members’ postings.

“Yahoo Groups is an online discussion board. The term Groups refers to Internet communication which is a hybrid between an electronic mailing list and a threaded Internet forum, in other words, Group messages can be read and posted by e-mail or on the Group’s webpage like a web forum. In addition, members can choose whether to receive individual, daily digest(a once a day email summary of the previous day’s messages) or Special Delivery e-mails(by group moderators and founder), or simply read Group posts on the Group’s web site without receiving any group emails.” – from Wikipedia

SnowPals is a member-only access group(with 7,600+ members and growing(12/2016) and we’re free to join. Notably, SnowPals’ postings are moderated. Postings are moderated to prevent commercial solicitations. Please read the welcome message email after you have signed up to learn more about moderated group messages and how the Snowpals community group works .

More about SnowPals

SnowPals is an alternative to traditional ski & snowboard clubs for busy Bay Area Professionals founded in 1999 by a few friends who wanted to create a vibrant snow sport community of all skill levels that actually do things.

Sign up for our event invites to meet skiers and snowboarders in a fun and casual setting.

Join to get insiders’ tips on all things Tahoe, 1st hand resort/snow conditions, breaking news on lift ticket deals, network with Bay Area professionals, meet people who share your snow sports interests, engage in fun meetups/outings, save money ridesharing to Tahoe, and expand your circle of friends.

Want to ride share to Tahoe and meet some new ski and snowboard friends? Read our guide to Tahoe ridesharing

Our membership is FREE. Consider lending us a hand at upcoming events or contribute to help us grow.

*The group’s name was changed from Ski Pals to Snow Pals to include all snow sports (ski, snowboard, cross-country, telemark, back-country, and snowshoe).

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