If you are a club member and would like to volunteer to help with parties, trips, bus trips... please contact our CASTA President. 

Victoria Vattimo


Before a CASTA trip, always check  to see if there has been a last minute update posted on this site.




Last Minute Updates!

Last Minute Updates! Last Minute Updates: 1/17/2017

Due to bad weather, this months meeting has been cancelled.


Saturday bus trip to Garnet Hill scheduled for Jan 21st has been cancelled due to weather conditions.  1/18/2017


 Saturday bus trip to Mountain Top, scheduled for Jan 4th has been cancelled due to lack of snow.  Instead we will be going to Garnet Hill.  2/1/2017









The Klister

 The Newsletter of the

Capital Area Ski Touring Association



Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.


Definition of KLISTER:  A soft wax used on skis.  Origin of KLISTER. Norwegian, literally, paste, from Middle Low German klister.  First known use: 1936







Klister/Website:  Submit any photos, stories, or memorabilia, with captions, to Fred Adriance to be added into the Newsletter or to Sarah Adriance for the Website.  Articles should be submitted by the 25th of the month for the following month.  Requests from non-CASTA Members to be added to Klister mailing list are not honored.  The e-mailed and hard copy of the KLISTER is a membership benefit,  We are proud to say 99% of our members are receiving on-line news and up-dated info utilizing CASTA's website.