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Ann Arbor Ski Club Weekly Reminder oEvents and Activities

7 . 19 . 2020

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18 July 2020

Photo Credit: Tracy Wintermeyer


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!

Spidey Does

Wear a Mask!

(says Mike Fry)

Coronavirus Page

at the National Center for Disease Control (CDC).

They have a self-checker.


Member News & Tips

The Snow Sports Industry

Some key ski industry players in their own words.

Michigan Snowsports Industry Association

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is the trade association of the ski and snowboard industry in Michigan. The MSIA offers Michigan ski and snowboarding discounts and programs.

Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced the White Gold Card which allows the holder to ski at 32 different Michigan ski areas for just $299.

Hall of Fame Museum

Hall of Fame, Located in Michigan

TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE the athletes, pioneers and visionaries of the United States who have significantly enriched the global sports of skiing and snowboarding, and to showcase their stories and historic memorabilia in our national museum located at the birthplace of organized skiing in America, Ishpeming, Michigan.

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Ishpeming, Michigan near the shores of Lake Superior was established in 1954.

The year our club was founded.

Besides recognizing America's skiing greats, it has accumulated an outstanding collection of skiing material, both artifacts and archives, which preserves and reflects the great skiing tradition and heritage of skiing in the United States.

Our mission is to strengthen councils, with industry participation, so they may better serve member clubs through communication, education and benefits, and to influence issues relevant to snowsports.”

Ski Council Federation

The National Ski Council Federation was formally established in 1999. It consists of the largest 29 ski councils in the United States and boasts a total membership of approximately 300,000 snowsports enthusiasts.

Our club is in the Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council.

List of resort opening years.

Skiing Plus History

Together!?  They can do that?

The International Skiing History Association (ISHA) is a not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to preserve and advance the knowledge of ski history and to increase public awareness of the sport’s heritage. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, all contributions to ISHA are tax-deductible.

ISHA publishes a bimonthly magazineSkiing History, filled with lively, carefully researched stories and stunning images from skiing’s past, prepared by the sport’s most experienced, most respected writers and editors. Enthusiastically read six times a year by several thousand subscribers, researchers, hall-of-fame members, and skiers around the world, Skiing History is recognized as the world’s best periodical of ski history published in any language.

Industry Association

National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners & operators.

This one is for suppliers, not consumers.  Until you join it's a not particularly useful site, but they made that list above published by the Skiing History Association.

Leading Reviewer of Ski Areas

To measure the seemingly immeasurable, we've ingested gobs of historical weather data, and every last measurable detail on 220 North American resorts.

From there, we've developed our own metrics and an algorithm that calculates what we call the Pure Awesomeness Factor. When you ski, whether you're looking for a family-friendly spot, the best snow, or the best mix of expert terrain and conditions, you're looking for Awesome.

ZRankings helps you find Awesome better than anybody else.

They organize the material pretty nicely!

 Zrankings goes on even more about their product.

A few more interesting and useful clicks...

Northern Michigan Info

A Pure Michigan Up-North trade council.

Point of view videos of every run of every mountain in the world that are generated and posted by you.

Up-North Trade Council

Check out their list of Up-North Ski Schools

Back in my day...

We wore masks before masks were cool.

Betty Cornell and Mike Timmerman are not cross-dressing in this picture.


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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