The Western New York GIS Users Group is proud to announce our first ever WNY GIS Ski Social! This event is open to all that make, maintain or benefit from GIS and their family, friends and random acquaintances!

With the Winter Olympics kicking off on the 9th, come celebrate with us – and try out one of the oldest winter sports (or one of the youngest!).

We selected Kissing Bridge for it’s short trip and super deal they’re offering us!


10296 State Road
Glenwood, NY 14069

Directions here!  We’ll be at “Central Area” (not “North”, which is the first driveway). We’ll have tables in the cafeteria.


February 9th

Plan to ‘meetup’ at 8pm for snacks and a loose meetup between 5-6 for anyone that wants a ski buddy!


Lift Tickets:
Our awesome associate Asher secured us PHENOMENAL rates for Kissing Bridge! Just for us – lift tickets are $15! That’s more than half off the normal night ticket!

Tickets need to be purchased prior to the event at Phatman Boardshop (near Sheridan and Niagara Falls Blvd). This rate is incredible! Invite friends, they’ll appreciate the great deal!


$15 This is half off the regular rate!

*Ski package includes skis, boots and poles for skiers. Snowboard package includes boots and board.
Helmets are extra (and recommended)

First Time Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package:
• 9 years old and older
• 90 minute group lesson (starts at 7pm)
• all day beginner hill ticket
• ski or snowboard rental equipment
• $50 (This is all inclusive, you don’t need another pass!)

Snacks and Drinks:

Anyone that is willing to strap two boards on their feet (or one fat one) and throw themselves off the top of a snow covered hill – deserves to eat, drink and be merry!

Please bring a snack to share! Ideas include fruits and veggies, chili, beverages, cheese and crackers, etc. Kissing Bridge also has a restaurant, bar and cafeteria for those of you that would like to buy french fries for the table.


Phatman is graciously helping us out with tickets and have offered all kinds of sweet deals. If it’s been awhile since your skis or board have seen the slopes, give them a call for their tune-up deals!

Please say thank you when you pick up your tickets!

Phatman Boardshop – Serving Snowboarding and Skateboarding in Buffalo since 1994