The Carpathian Ski Club is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that brings together amateur and professional skiers and snowboarders. The Carpathian Ski Club was founded in Ukraine (in Lviv) in 1924 as a sport and cultural association. At the time of establishment it was called in Ukrainian "Karpatskyj Leschatarskyj Klub" (KLK). The purpose of KLK has been to nurture the social life among members of the club, as well as dissemination Skiing and other sports among the population of the Carpathian Mountains and surrounding areas and cities.
At present day the main activities of the club are to organize sports and educational events among different age groups such as children, young people, retired people involving different social groups to an active, healthy lifestyle, to promote environmentally friendly outlook, to preserve the ecosystems of the Carpathian area and other natural resources.
Off the Piste the Club organizes hiking trips, cycling trips, tours, volleyball tournaments, social dance lessons,
roundtables, conferences, competitions, sports training and camps.
The Club's annual Ski Races in the Carpathian mountains is one of the most important fixtures in the calendar and is a major, most spectacular event.
In modern terms, along with the traditional activities the club members actively exploring new types of outdoor activities such as snowboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, mountain bikingand more.