November 23, 2022

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Ski Club Holiday Party!

  • Thursday, December 8, 7:30 -10:30 pm
    UA Local 190, 7920 Jackson Road, AA
  • Holiday attire encouraged but not required
  • The club is collecting cans of food and also new hats, gloves or warm socks for the Delonis Center in AA.
  • $5 cash non-members at the door
  • Live music by Salmagundi

These trips have openings:

Instructional Ski Trip at Shanty Creek

  • Kick off the season! Heading out west? Get tuned up at Shanty.
  • Lessons available for Beginners to Experts!
  • Single woman roommate space available, plus other openings. 
  • Contact Greg Robertson
  • No signups will be taken after the December 8 General Meeting

Stokely Creek Cross-Country Skiing

Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia 

  • Opening for one male, no air available
  • Contact Jen Turner for details

Downhill at Breckenridge

Vermont Cross Country Skiing at Trapp Family Lodge

Terrace Inn at Petoskey

  • Help us fill up the last 9 rooms so the Ann Arbor Ski Club takes over the whole hotel!
  • Combined Alpine & Cross Country, plus snowshoeing, trips into Petoskey, games & great camaraderie
  • Want to sign up? Bring your contract and check to the Holiday Party, or mail to Darlene Morin.

Valley Spur Taste & Glide

Heavenly Mountain Resort - Lake Tahoe

  • One 2-bedroom condo available
  • Last call to join the trip, before flights and condos are released on Nov 28
  • Contact Jim Kelly

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Upcoming Events

Thu, Nov 24, 4:00 pm    Thanksgiving Dinner at Weber's

Sun, Nov 27. 10:00 am  Sunday Morning Hikes

Sat, Nov 26, 11:00 am   Race Team Meeting
Sat, Nov 26, 11:15 am   Ann Arbor Ski Club Tailgate: U-M vs. Ohio State

Thu, Dec 01. 5:00 pm    December Happy Hour
Sun, Dec 04, 10:00 am  Sunday Morning Hikes

Tue, Dec 06, 5:30 pm    Monthly Movie Night
Thu, Dec 08, 7:30 pm    General Meeting - Holiday Party
Sun, Dec 11, 10:00 am  Sunday Morning Hikes

Sat, Dec 17, 7:00 pm     Euchre Night!

Sun, Dec 18, 10:00 am  Sunday Morning Hikes

Tue, Jan 03, 5:30 pm     Monthly Movie Night!
Sat, Jan 07                     MACC Competitive Skiing 2023
Wed, Jan 11, 6:00 pm    Mt Brighton Beer League Race Team 2023
Wed, Jan 18, 6:00 pm    Mt Brighton Beer League Race Team 2023
Sat, Jan 21                     MACC Competitive Skiing 2023
Wed, Jan 25, 6:00 pm    Mt Brighton Beer League Race Team 2023

Click here to see the full calendar.


Ski Trips 2023

Jan 6 - 8             The Instructional at Schuss/Shanty (openings) - DH & XC

Jan 8 - 13           Stokely Creek Cross-Country Skiing - XC

Jan 21 - 28         Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia (one opening) - DH

Feb 4 - 11           Downhill at Breckenridge (full, no waitlist) - DH

Feb 5 - 9             Vermont Cross Country Skiing at Trapp Family Lodge - XC

Feb 24 - 26         Terrace Inn at Petoskey (openings) - DH & XC

Feb 25 - Mar 15  SKINIKS, 2023 Grindelwald and Meribe - DH

Mar 3 - 5             Valley Spur Taste & Glide - XC

Mar 11 - 18         Heavenly Mountain Resort - Lake Tahoe (openings) - DH

Other Trips 2023

Jun 12 - 19         France River Cruise (waitlist)

News & Info

Beer League Race Team at Mt. Brighton

We are going to run at least one race team this year at Mt. Brighton. This league is FOR FUN. If we finish dead last, we don't care as long as we have FUN This is a very easy race course, maybe 6-7 NASTAR style wide open turns, so don't be bashful!

When: Wednesdays at 6:00 beginning January 11

Where: Mt. Brighton

Cost: $90 until 12/31, then $100 

If you are interested in joining, contact Todd Newman: or 734-210-9761.  Here's the process for signing up:

  1. Go to Mt. Brighton and sign up here:
  2. Let Todd know that you signed up:
  3. Todd will email Mt. Brighton and let them know who is on our team.

New Calendar and Meetup Administrator

Thanks to Nancy Brucken for volunteering to take over administration of the website calendar and meetup!


If you have any new events, please send them to Nancy, along with our social chairs Mike Timmerman and Vicki Watson. Please allow at least 48 hours for Nancy to update or add your event.

2024 Alpine Trip

Hey members, your Alpine ski trip planning committee has been working on narrowing down destinations for 2024. 

Do you want to help narrow the list or provide input on our destinations for 2024? Contact Jim Kelly about being a trip leader or co-trip leader. Trip leaders have significant input on our destinations and it's a great way to give back to the club. We can only run trips when we have members step up and run them!

Newsletter Schedule

This newsletter will be published on the following Wednesdays at 5:00 PM:

  • December 7
  • December 21
  • January 4
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15

Deadline is 48 hours prior to publication (Mondays at 5:00 PM). Send contributions to Anne Gilbert.

Other Ski Info

2023 MACC Racing

Ski Swaps

Bob Cowen of the Alpine Valley Ski Patrol has produced another calendar of swap meets in Southeast Michigan.  Here's a link to his calendar: here.

More Ski Club Info

A2SC Texting Service

The Ann Arbor Ski Club texting service for members is now operational and available for sign-up. To use this optional service you must opt in by updating your A2SC membership profile.

Here’s How:

Log in to the A2SC website. (Hint - Use the email address where you received this eBlast)

Once logged in follow these steps:

  1. Click the large red “Edit Profile” box.
  2. Head down to “We would like to send you relevant text messages”.
  3. To read the consent agreement click the link that says “I consent to receive text messages. From….” . Note that it will open in a separate window.
  4. Return to the original window to consent to the agreement by checking the box next to the link. Leave blank if you do not agree or do not want to receive text messages.
  5. Return to the top of the page and click the large red “Save” box.
  6. To log out click the person icon in the upper right corner and select “Log Out”.

After that look forward to receiving your first text alert in the next few days.

A2SC Mobile App

The Ann Arbor Ski Club has a mobile app.  It runs on IOS and Android.  Jeff Carpenter has written a nice piece on how to download the app.

Members have reported problems with the app.  An upgrade will correct the issue.  You have to delete it from your phone, then reload.


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