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Ann Arbor Ski Club Weekly Newsletter

Ann Arbor Ski Club Monthly Newsletter

10 . 15 . 2020

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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


A2SC Newsletter is on a Monthly Publication Schedule

The next publication will be on November 15 and thereafter on the Ides of each month.  Be sure to submit your material for each newsletter on or before the 13th day after Kalends.

A more frequent publishing schedule will return when we get more active again.

Ann Arbor Ski Club Weekly Newsletter

This publication date was chosen to make it easy for you to remember our submission deadlines!


No Approved  2020-2021 Ski Trips

The BOD  met on July 23.

Ski Trip Coordinator Lane Hotchkiss reported;

  • 25% of clubs are entering locked-in contracts
  • 25% of clubs are entering escape-clause contracts
  • 50% aren't scheduling trips

There are NO club sponsored events on our calendar at this time.

Because of the uptick in infections and hospitalizations the Board chose to continue in the current virtual-only status.

Membership Year Extended AGAIN!

  • The club's Board of Directors elected to extend current memberships until 30-APR-2021.
  • If you want to join the fee is $20.



End of year moved to next April

A2SC has NOT reserved space at Cobblestone for General Meetings in 2020 - 2021.


Stay Safe




ALL trips are cancelled.

Take care in these unsettling times.  We'll get through this apart!

Coronavirus Page

at the National Center for Disease Control (CDC).

They have a self-checker.


Around Town

This Month is Cancelled!

Not-Now-Kapow !


Not All Are Cancelled

Southeast Michigan Ski Swaps listed by Bob Cowen of Alpine Valley

All swaps are concerned with safety protocols.  I can't speak for others but please feel free to use what we (at Alpine Valley) are doing if you need examples.

Our objectives: faster, easier and safer.  We are requiring that all items be registered on-line at our swap website (SwapAV.com); no on-site computers for public use. 

Reservations must be made for drop-off and pick up; we should have done this years ago because it eliminates long lines.

We will limit the number of people in the building when necessary (will vary based on the time of day). 

Masks will be required, hand sanitizer will be available, doors will be open to improve air circulation, face shields may be used in certain areas such as cashiers, floors will be marked at 6' increments where necessary to ensure social distancing. 

These protocols are continuously reviewed and updated.

And, Bob leads us to a useful Facebook group.


Member News & Tips

What About Michigan's Northern Resorts

via Freep

The National Ski Areas Association trade group's "Ski Well, Be Well" document identifies an assortment of best practices for snowsports properties to follow in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission risks.

Will Ski Resorts Be Open This Winter?

Posted by Cyrus Schenck on July 09, 2020

Pro Tip: Pull out the brown bags and enjoy the fond memories of PB&Js you had as a kid.

Warren Miller's 71ST

SKI Magazine's Review

This year, viewers will be able to watch the action unfold on their own screens, from the comfort of their own couches. “Future Retro” will be available for streaming via WME’s virtual event platform on three separate dates depending on region:

  • East Coast 
    Nov. 7
  • Mountain/Central Nov. 14
  • West Coast 
    Nov. 21

Each virtual screening will feature favorite Warren Miller screening traditions, including swag giveaways, lift ticket deals, backstage passes to meet athletes, and a virtual red carpet preshow with host and narrator, Jonny Moseley.

The List
  • lodge
  • ski school
  • lift lines
  • gondolas
  • chairlifts

What do these things have in common?

They're all places where you will have to wear a face mask.

Skiers are not unfamiliar with a code of conduct.

Special thanks go to Alan Osterdale.  He gathered much of what was published in this newsletter.

And, he gathered more, which you'll get to see in next month's A2SC eBlast, which will publish on the

Ides of November


Alan Osterdale

Alan, who serves as a Director on the Board, is also the Activities Coordinator.  And, he serves on the Competitive Skiing Committee.



Restaurants and Lodging, They Have a Plan

The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Industry has produced guidelines on how to operate safely.

Rewards Program

Follow up on some of our partners in the snow sports industry here.

Travel Advice from the CDC

  "This page is about travel that is different from your everyday activities. [That is, travel that is] away from your local community."


A2SC By The Numbers

Paid-Up Members

eBlast Distribution

Facebook Members

Meet-Up Members

Volunteer Rewards Participants


Since 1954

Ann Arbor Ski Club eBlast Newsletter
Editor - Dennis Slough

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