Schussmeisters Ski Club is a student run not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing inexpensive skiing to the University at Buffalo community, as well as all college students in the Western New York area.


Located at the University at Buffalo, Schussmeisters has been around for more than 50 years. The club got its start as a segment of the Student Association in 1960.

Just a few seasons later, some daring and committed skiers took out a large loan, and in 1972 Schussmeisters became a full-time student run ski club. The students wanted to run the club on their own, and make it into everything they could dream of, and continue to offer the same great skiing services that they always had to the Buffalo community.

Skiers got their turns in and somewhere along the line the “snowboard” was invented. Since then, Schussmeisters has been one of the biggest student-run ski clubs in the United States providing skiiers and boarders with excellent service and trips.

After all these years Schussmeisters still holds to its roots and strives to provide the best skiing and riding experience for all of Western New York


  • UB/Non-UB Students: $339
  • Faculty: $369
  • Staff: $369
  • Alumni: $369
  • Family: $369
  • Friends: $369
  • Season bus pass for non-schuss members: $40

*Our taxes and fees are included but we cannot control the UB mandated $11.25 surcharge*

*Buy your pass online at https://www.sbiticket.buffalo.edu/GeneralAdmission?sid=39318*

What You Get With Our Passes:

Free passes to 4 different mountains each day of the week – Includes bussing to and from Holiday Valley 3 times per week!

  • Monday – Holiday Valley (Night)
  • Tuesday – Holiday Valley (Night), Kissing Bridge (All Day)
  • Wednesday – Holiday Valley (Night), Kissing Bridge (All Day)
  • Thursday – Peak N Peak (All Day, *Excluding Dec. 27th*), Holiday Valley (Night)
  • Friday – Swain (All Day) Holiday Valley (Night)
  • Saturday – Kissing Bridge (Night)
  • Sunday – Peak N Peak (All Day, *Excluding Dec 30th, Jan 20th, Feb 17th*), Swain (All Day)


  • Bus Schedule:
  • Monday: Holiday Valley (Bus leaves at 9:30pm)
  • Tuesday: Holiday Valley (Bus leaves at 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday: Holiday Valley (Bus leaves at 10:30pm)
  • The Bus leaves from the Ellicott complex (At the end of the tunnel by Wilkinson) at 4:15pm, Outside Governors at 4:25pm and South Campus (Main-Bailey Lot behind Goodyear) at 4:45pm. Be there early, we leave on time!

Need a Popsocket?

Whats a Popsocket you ask? Its a stylish collapsible stand/grip for your phone! Come to our office and pick one up for only $10.

New to UB? Join Schuss!

Its a great way to get involved and meet many new people! Stop by the office and ask about volunteering!

Schuss Stickers Are Available

We’ve cut up some custom Schuss stickers to be slapped whereever your heart deisres. Die-cut stickers are great for snowboards, skis, car windows, your little brothers forehead and Grandma’s plastic leg!

Schussmeisters T-Shirts

Want a dope shirt? We Have Em! Only $15!

Annual 5th Season Festival

Join us again this year for our annual afternoon of preseason shredding! We set up a Rail Jam outside of The Student Union on Campus! More info and dates coming soon!

$25 Kissing Bridge or Swain Pass

Go make turns anytime at Kissing Bridge or Swain for just $25 and showing your Schuss Pass!



Matt Leanza – Chairman

Nickname: Boogie
Hometown: Sloatsburg, NY
Major: Business
Year: Sophomore
Ski or Snowboard: Snowboard
Set Up: K2 World wide weapon, Union Flight Pro
Years Riding: 16

Favorite Resort: Jay Peak, VT
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob
Never Have I ever: Made it to the 3rd adios
Favorite Place to Get Wings From: Duff’s
Shoutout To: Lakes and Rivers


Kevin O’Byrne – Vice Chairman

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Drew Ringo – Business Manager

Nickname: Draw
Hometown: Rochester
Major: Statistics
Year: Senior
Ski or Snowboard: Snowboard
Set Up: Solomon Assassin, Union Forces
Years Riding: 11

Favorite Resort: Vail
Favorite Cartoon: Scooby Doo
Never Have I ever: Been to Europe
Favorite Place to Get Wings From: Anchor Bar
Shoutout To: My Mom


Vincent Pepe – Treasurer

Nickname: Cran
Hometown: Blauvelt
Major: Statistics
Year: Senior
Ski or Snowboard: Snowboard
Set Up: Capita Outerspace Living, Union Contact
Years Riding: 9


Favorite Resort: Jackson Hole
Favorite Cartoon: South Park
Never Have I ever: Lost a Duel
Favorite Place to Get Wings From: Duff’s
Shoutout To: New Years Eve 2018


Carly Connor – Marketing Director

Nickname: Carles Barkley
Hometown: Brunswick
Major: Psychology
Year: Sophomore
Ski or Snowboard: yes
Set Up: idk
Years Riding:9 yearsish

Open Position – Social Director (We’re Hiring!)

Nickname: Could be you!
Year: Sophomore
Ski or Snowboard:
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Favorite Resort: Killington, VT
Favorite Cartoon: Shrek
Never Have I ever: wanted to be friends with these people
Favorite Place to Get Wings From: Veggie-Wings
Shoutout To: My Bro$


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