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Ann Arbor Ski Club Weekly Reminder oEvents and Activities

6 . 14 . 2020

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A2SC in Petoskey 2018

Photo Credit: Wayne Nowicki

State of the Club

The Ann Arbor Ski Club
has suspended all club activities
(except virtual ones)
until further notice.

Latest COVID information from the State of Michigan

No Approved  2020-2021 Ski Trips

...For Now

The BOD  disapproved trips proposed by the Ski Trips Committee on the grounds that it was too great a risk at this time.

The Trip Planning Committee and BOD still hope to put together a Schuss Instructional trip, one to Terrace Inn, and one or more Out West.

They plan on revisiting the issue in August or September when we'll be closer to prospective travel dates. And, we'll be further along in the world's response to the Covid pandemic.

Membership Year Extended

  • The club's Board of Directors elected to extend current memberships until 31-AUG-2020.
  • The membership fee for the 2020 - 2021 season has not been set.
  • Membership renewal will not begin until after 1-AUG-2020.


Next August

Trips !

Ski Trip's are on hold until late Summer or early Fall.  The September bike trip is on the calendar and taking applications.  See below.

This trip IS open for sign-ups.

Bayshore Resort

Leelanau Peninsula

September 18 - 20

Still on the Calendar!

The trip leaders thank you for your understanding.

Up North  Late Summer Weekend Bike Trip
Hosted by:  Joe Knopp and Bonnie Marsalese

To get on the list click through to the event

Download, fill out, and send in your application with a check.

The check will be held until closer to the event.  If the bike trip happens your check will get cashed.  If not, the check gets destroyed. 

It's the simplest procedure for these uncertain times.


Joe Knopp is also on the Board and is Chairman of the Alternative Trips Committee


Around Town

Not-Now-Kapow !

This Month is Cancelled!
Once Upon a Time

Coronavirus Page

at the National Center for Disease Control (CDC).

They have a self-checker.


Member News & Tips

Season Passes

A season pass to skiing was once something only a local could appreciate.  Also, it was to only one mountain further limiting its appeal.

But, now with individual lift-tickets going as high as $200 for a day pass and because of the advent of multi-mountain passes it’s a pretty good idea to give season passes a close look if you intend to ski next season.  And, it's pretty good idea to do it now.

Alan Osterdale has researched what a typical Southeast Michigan member might like, narrowing down in each system a likely best package and price.

Need to learn more from Alan directly?

He's available to answer questions and is even willing to lead a virtual discussion if there's enough interest.  Also, if you find a mistake send the correction to Alan.

Why are we talking about this in June?

Because there is still time to get in on an early-bird discount.  Typically prices go up after July 1.  Some are going up this week!!

But, what about Covid?  What if they close resorts early like this past year?

Or, there’s no season at all? 

These questions have been considered and largely answered by resorts offering season passes as well as the multi-mountain consortia.  Most offer a guarantee in some form.

Be sure to follow links and drill into the details. 

Activities Chair

Alan Osterdale is a Director on the Board.  He also chairs the Activities Committee and Alan leads local and faraway ski trips.

Less expensive options with fewer benefits are available.


  • Prices go up 17-JUN

  • $799 for returning holders

  • Some limits on Aspen-based resorts

  • Less expensive options with fewer benefits are available.

  • FAQs
  • Includes these Michigan Resorts as part of a 50 Resort Alliance: Crystal Mt, Caberfae, Schuss/Shanty, Swiss Valley, Big Powder Horn.

  • Less expensive options with fewer benefits are available.

  • FAQs


* Local Annual Pass

Mt. Brighton is part of the Epic system.  Other options are available.

  • Prices go up 22-JUN

  • Affiliated with IKON

  • Three Most Popular Passes; Platinum ($1500), Gold ($765), and Silver ($535)

  • Returning pass holders receive a discount and additional benefits

  • FAQS

Purchase a season pass to any Powder Alliance Resort and get three (3) FREE days at all the rest, non-holiday. 


Mountain Collective


  • Two free days at each participating resort, 50% off after that
  • FAQs

Note, there are many more offerings available and some might fit you better.  

The A2SC is not endorsing any season pass, or even the idea of buying a season pass.

Communications Chair, Dennis Slough

What's Up With That Picture?

A few readers asked.  And, the click rate was high so presumably even more readers wondered.

Behind me is the reflecting pool in front of the Mormon temple in downtown Salt Lake City.

It's a regular stop on a regular walk.  I think I have hundreds of pictures including an embarrassing number of selfies.

LDS Pool, 27-FEB-20,  D Slough
LDS Pool, 9-JUN-20,  D Slough

LDS Pool, 20-APR-20,  D Slough

Nancy Marcotte would like to pass on to another member Meetup tasks as soon as possible.   Would you take it on? 

Two possible routes are available; simply replicate events from our calendar into Meetup's calendar as we have in the past.  Or, integrate an off-the-shelf software system with our Wild Apricot server automating the task while adding new features.

This is a particularly easy time to get started since for the time being we aren't scheduling lots of events and we're likely to restart slowly.

Membership Chair

Nancy Marcotte helps us deliver our message to  the Meetup world.  Nancy is also a Board Director, Chair of the Membership Committee and frequent leader of area cycling events.

Overheard News

Randy Tessier let us in on a conversation he recently had regarding dance music at LIVE.  The short answer... maybe August.

The National Map

Delivered by the United States Geological Survey

Thanks tax-paying public.  There are excellent mobile versions too.

Back in my day!

Photo Credit: Wayne Nowicki

Photo Credit: Carl Knieper

We had Snow Snakes, but no Murder Hornets.


Ends & Odds

Rewards Program

 MACC Ski Racing

Season's results are

Virtual   A2SC

Some known ways to be socially close while physically distant.
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