As the legend goes, one snowy afternoon in December of 1965, a group of skiers decided
that Morris County needed a ski club for socially minded singles. That idea brought
a small core group of skiers together for an organizational meeting in the basement
of the Dover Sports Center. The result of that meeting was to pass the word that
a ski club for singles was starting in Morris County, and to select the site of
the first meeting.
The first official meeting of the ski club was held at the Mountain Motor Inn in
Rockaway, and was attended by 26 people. Among the first orders of business for
this fledgling ski club was the selection of a name. Since none of the proposed
names could be embraced by a majority of the 26 people present; this was a problem.
No one has ever been sure if the next name suggestion was a serious proposal or
a joke; but from the back of the room a raised can of Miller High Life Beer appeared
and a voice said, "Why not High Life". Everyone liked the idea, and the name High
Life Ski Club was adopted.
Since 1965 our ski club has grown from 26 members to approximately 400. After more
years, High Life has seen quite a few marriages between members, and now offers
a social retreat for married couples as well as singles. Of course your date is
welcome as a member or guest.
We also offer junior memberships for family members under 8-20 years old. We host events
that are open to families and have designated family weekends at our lodge.