December 13, 2023

In this Newsletter

Hot Topics:

  • Please Give a Gift to People in Need During This Holiday Season
  • AASC Contributes to the Mt Brighton SOS Program to Provide Ski Bibs
  • Openings on the Instructional Trip to Schuss/Shanty Creek!

Upcoming Events:

  • Calendar of Events


      • Ski Trips 2024
      • Other Trips 2024

      News & Info:

      • Newsletter Schedule

      More Ski Club Info:

      • A2SC Texting Service
      • A2SC Mobile App

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      Hot Topics

      Please Give a Gift to People in Need During This Holiday Season

      Your AASC is conducting a fund raiser for those in need.  We ask that you consider donating to the Washtenaw Salvation Army or the Washtenaw Food Gathers Bank.  So far, we have raised $690 for the Food Gathers and $642 for the Salvation Army for a total of $1,332.  We hope to raise $2,000 total this month.

      You can use the links below to donate using your credit card.  Or, you can send a check.  If you send a check, please jot down AASC on the check.

      Please help us support people in need at the beginning of winter, a very difficult time for those in need.

      Food Gathers:

      The Salvation Army:

      AASC Contributes to the Mt Brighton SOS Program to Provide Ski Bibs

      SOS program at Mt. Brighton is a program sponsored by Vailresorts for underprivileged youth to learn to ski. Joe Knopp organized several businesses to donate so that bibs could be supplied to the children in the program. Ann Arbor Ski Club is one of the sponsors.

      We need some way to identify our students when they are on the hill, so they don't easily get separated and put themselves in potentially dangerous terrain. These "bibs" would do the trick. Joe Knopp

      SOS Outreach is a youth-development nonprofit that uses mentoring and powerful outdoor experiences to engage over 80,000 youth across 9 states, 15 communities, and 24 mountain resorts in a core values-based, leadership development curriculum aimed at building skills for life and bridging opportunities. We provide underprivileged inner-city kids with an opportunity to learn down-hill skiing and snowboarding, one evening a week for five weeks, twice a season. We provide them with skis, boots, helmets, gloves, ski pants and coats.

      Openings on the Instructional Trip to Schuss/Shanty Creek!

      Although the sign up deadline has passed, we may still be able to get a few more rooms for the Instructional Ski Trip to Schuss/Shanty Creek from January 5-7. In addition to lodging, lift/trail passes, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts and Saturday group dinner, the trip includes an optional FREE three-hour group lesson (normally $27) for members.

      Don’t delay if you are interested in joining us!

      Click here to see the flyer or here for the trip page.

      Questions? Contact Greg Robertson.

      Next issue: Wednesday, January 3.
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      Upcoming Events

      Thu, Dec 14, 5:00 pm   Happy Hour @ Thompson & Co.

      Fri, Dec 15, 6:30 pm     Monthly Euchre Night!

      Tue, Jan 02, 5:00 pm    Monthly Movie Night!

      Thu, Jan 11, 5:00 pm    Happy Hour - TBD

      Thu, Jan 18, 7:30 pm    General Meeting @ Mt. Brighton - Trivia Night!

      Tue, Feb 06, 5:00 pm    Monthly Movie Night!

      Click here to see the full calendar.


      Ski Trips 2024

      Jan 5-7       Instructional Ski Trip, Shanty Creek

      Jan 7-12     Stokely Creek Cross-Country Skiing

      Jan 26-28   Terrace Inn Trip

      Feb 2-12     Zermatt, Switzerland and Milan, Italy - FULL w/ waitlist

                        A European Trip for Skiers AND Non-Skiers

      Feb 9-11     Black Mountain - Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

      Feb 17-24   Snowmass (Aspen), CO / Alpine Trip - - FULL w/ waitlist

      Mar 1-3      Munising: XC Taste & Glide Mar 1-3

      Mar 2-9      Steamboat, CO / Alpine Trip - FULL w/ waitlist              

      March 3-8   Adirondack Mountains X-C Trip

      Note: Details are not yet available for the trips without a link.

      Other Trips 2024

      May 2-6       Long Weekend Trip to New York City 

      News & Info

      Newsletter Schedule

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

      • Jan 3
      • Jan 17
      • Jan 31

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

      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 Crawford 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.




      Signed up for text messages

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