April 19, 2023

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Week-long Ski Trip
Sign-ups are at the
Mega Party!

Week-long ski trip sign-ups have been moved from the Corn Roast to the Mega Party on Sunday, May 21 from 3-6 at Zal Gaz Grotto.

The new sign-up procedure can be found here.
Note that trip deposits will be $150, with the first major payment due no later than the Corn Roast. (See individual trip contracts for payment schedules.)

As of April 18, we have pricing for these trips (click on the links for more details):

  • Zermatt/Milan- $3,650 per person
    February 2-12
    Trip Leaders Lisa Salisbury & Jim Kelly
  • Snowmass- $2,734 per person
    February 17-24
    Trip Leaders Greg Robertson & Cheryl Anderson

Prices are based on double occupancy. All of these trips are IKON pass resorts.

We are awaiting prices for an additional trip to Steamboat.

      Want More Fun?

      Now that Summer’s here, how ‘bout kayaking & canoeing, biking, COMBINED biking and kayaking “Pedal & Paddle” events, hiking, golf, pickleball or other fun ideas?

      We have a few lined up, but are looking for volunteers to host events such as these. We’re trying a new “roll-your-own” process to make it MUCH easier for trip/event leaders. You just set a date, time and location for people to show up. . . If it’s an out-of-town, overnight event, just suggest a motel where participants can make their own reservations and travel arrangements. You don’t have to handle money, collect registration forms, buy food, or arrange transportation – basically just come up with the idea.

      Please contact Alternative Trip Chair, Joe Knopp, or Activities Coodinators Vicki Watson and Darlene Morin with any ideas you have, or any questions on how to get the events set up.  

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          Upcoming Events

          Thu, Apr 20, 7:30 pm   General Meeting- Aloha Party w/ Live Band

          Thu, Apr 27, 5:00 pm   Roaming Happy Hour - April @ Aubree's

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

          Thu, May 18, 5:00 pm  Roaming Happy Hour - May @Los Amigos Fiesta

          Sat, May 20, 6:30 pm   Monthly Euchre Night!

          Sun, May 21, 3:00 pm  Trip Sign-ups and Mega Party @Zal Gaz Grotto

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

          Click here to see the full calendar.

          Dennis Slough Memorial

          Dennis Slough was near and dear to many in the Ann Arbor Ski Club and his love for the club was undeniable. He served in many capacities, including past President and Website Administrator.

          In his honor the club has made a donation to the National Parks Foundation.

          You are invited to his memorial on Saturday, June 10 at 4 pm at LIVE. Please click here for more information.


          Other Trips 2023

          Jun 1      Musketawa Bike Trip

          Jun 12-19  France River Cruise (full, 2 on waitlist)

          IKON & Epic Passes

          Sports America offers us a portal for buying IKON and EPIC passes. See the links below. We get a 6% rebate on your purchase price that is applied to the cost of any ski trips you take next year.  If you have questions, contact Jim Kelly.  

          Please note that for some trips, including Snowmass/Aspen, buying lift tickets as part of the trip package, will be MUCH cheaper than buying an IKON pass.



          News & Info

          Ski Club Volunteers

          Here's a list of all of our board members and other volunteers. Thank you!

          Change in Membership Dues

          Membership dues will be changed from $20 to $30 for the 2023-24 membership year. (We have had a $20 reduction in the standard $40 annual dues for a number of years.) Dues for the 2024-25 year will be $40.

          The membership term is from May 1 to April 30. Anyone who joins or renews their membership within 60 days of May 1 will have their membership expire on April 30 of the following year.

              Rewards Program to be Discontinued

              As we go into the new 2023-24 membership year on May 1, we will be discontinuing the Rewards program. Anyone with volunteer reward points will be able to redeem them until the Corn Roast on August 27. After this date, the A2 ski club will open a club store where different items can be purchased.

              Please contact Lisa Salisbury to redeem your points for merchandise and also find out how many you have. Click here to see the rewards flyer.

                  Newsletter Schedule

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

                  • May 3
                  • May 17
                  • May 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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