November 2, 2022

Hot Topics

Cross Country Kickoff Meeting / Party on November 10

    These trips have openings:

    The Club Needs Your Help!

    • Are you even a little bit tech savvy? We desperately need someone to maintain our website calendar and meetup. It's a  minimal time commitment, and can be done from home when it's convenient. Contact Anne Gilbert.

    Next issue: Wednesday, Nov 9. For our complete publication schedule, click here.

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    Upcoming Events

    Thu, Nov 3      November Happy Hour

    Sun, Nov 06    Sunday Morning Hikes
    Thu, Nov 10    General Meeting - XC Kickoff

    Sat, Nov 12     Kat Orlando Duo at Hell Saloon

    Sun, Nov 13    Sunday Morning Hikes
    Sat, Nov 19     Euchre Night!

    Sun, Nov 20    Sunday Morning Hikes

    Thu, Nov 24    Thanksgiving Dinner at Weber's

    Sun, Nov 27    Sunday Morning Hikes

    Thu, Dec 01    December Happy Hour
    Sun, Dec 04  Sunday Morning Hikes

    Tue, Dec 06    Monthly Movie Night
    Thu, Dec 08    General Meeting - Holiday Party
    Sun, Dec 11    Sunday Morning Hikes

    Sat, Dec 17     Euchre Night!

    Sun, Dec 18    Sunday Morning Hikes

    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 (openings) - DH

    Feb 4 - 11           Downhill at Breckenridge (one opening) - DH

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

    Feb 24 - 26         Terrace Inn at Petoskey (signups start at Nov 10 mtg) - 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

    Dennis Slough

    We have lost someone dear to us. Dennis Slough has died at his home in Salt Lake City. Aside from being a good friend to many of us, he held this club close to his heart and devoted much of his time to its success. He served as President, board member, website designer, Eblast (newsletter) creator, trip leader and (would love to be acknowledged as) club historian. He knew more about the characters who have graced our dance floor than most of us; maybe because he was always on the dance floor. Dennis was blessed with three daughters and four grandchildren and he loved them well. A memorial will be planned in Ann Arbor at a future date. Dennis's daughters have arranged for donations to be made in Dennis's memory to the National Park Service. His obituary may be found here. Rest in peace Dennis. You were loved.

    * Ski Club policy is to NOT post obituaries about members in the newsletter, but only to post them on Facebook. The board has decided that, for Dennis, we should make an exception to this rule.

    2024 Alpine Trip

    Hey members, your Alpine ski trip planning committee has been working on narrowing down destinations for 2024. We took a hard look at the membership votes on the big boards that Alan set up at the corn roast and other meetings. We mixed in some other sources, evaluated the outcome and compiled a list of destinations. Our regional list....


    • Aspen
    • Steamboat
    • Crested Butte
    • Copper Mountain


    • Jackson Hole


    • Alta
    • Snowbird
    • Snowbasin
    • Deer Valley


    • Sun Valley
    • Schwietzer Mountain

    Europe - Lisa Salsibury trip leader

    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:

    • November 9
    • November 23
    • December 7
    • December 21

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

    Other Ski Info

    2023 MACC Racing

    Cross Country Skiing

    Lane Hotchkiss, XC Skiing Chair, has released the 2023 Season Overview.  Get a look at the whole season in one page. 

    The Cross-Country Kickoff GM is on November 10.

    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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