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Ann Arbor Ski Club Monthly Newsletter

1 . 15 . 2021

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State of the Club

Below are excerpts from the President's Message first published in the 15-NOV newsletter.

Club Status


  • The Ann Arbor Ski Club is temporarily in hibernation waiting for the Covid pandemic to improve.  WE WILL BE BACK!  We just don’t yet know when that will be.

  • The annual business meeting which was scheduled for the end of March was also cancelled and has not yet been rescheduled.

  • Since we did not hold the annual business meeting, we also did not have annual elections for new board members and president.  The AASC constitution provides that the current board, president and all other club officers continue in their roles until the business meeting can be held.  As of today we are are targeting an Annual meeting for March 2021 (i.e. one year delayed)

  • The AASC board continues to meet, via Zoom, about every other month.

Upcoming Activities and Trips

    We currently have not scheduled any club meetings, ski trips or other activities.  

    Lane Hotchkiss had solicited quotes for 2021 western ski trips to Park City (Utah), Big Sky (Montana) and Whistler (British Columbia, Canada). The board decided to not place deposits and sign contracts for those trips at this time.

    With the 2021 ski season rapidly approaching and Covid currently spiking nationwide, we now are thinking that we will move these trips to the following 2022 ski season.


    • All memberships were to have expired on 04-30-20 for the 2019/2020 season.  New annual dues would have been required at that time. 

    • Instead the board voted to extend the membership season for an additional 12 months without requiring payment of new dues.  The new expiration is next April 30, 2021.

    • Therefore the club continues to have a paid membership of 300+.

    Membership & Dues

    Only a few records in our membership database have been updated with the new expiration date so you may see a message indicating it's time to renew if you log into our web server.  

    Ignore it!

    The Future

    The AASC board continues it's commitment to the long term health and vitality of the club.  When the pandemic subsides, we will return to skiing, other trips and socializing.  We may lose some membership, but I believe we will come back strong.  I am sure there will be pent up desire for the activities and fellowship that the Ann Arbor Ski Club has provided for many years.

    Stay Safe!




    Around Town

    This Month is Cancelled!

    Not-Now-Kapow !

    Nothing scheduled.  Stay safe!


    A2SC is a club with a membership in MDSC.

    As a member of A2SC you are entitled to join sister club trips as if you are a member of their club.   That is a benefit that derives from our club being a member of the MDSC.

    Find the details on sister club trips here and here.

    Here are a few things MDSC says about ski clubs...

    Want to have fun, travel, participate in outdoor activities & sports, socialize, go to parties and dances, and MEET diverse singles and/or couples?

    If so, consider joining a ski club that does it all!

    Members are of a wide-age range and are into more than just skiing. In addition to new friends and a great social life, you will be introduced to life-long activities.

    True dat!


    Alan Osterdale

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

    Races are scheduled.  The first race had to be postponed as there was not enough snow.  It will be held on January 23-24.

    The MAAC guidelines for 2021 racing, including updates for addressing Covid requirements, are here.  Below are some highlights.

    The Othmar warming hut will be limited to ten people at any one time, due to this fact Boyne will close the warming hut to only essential MAAC personnel.   But, the bathrooms will be open.

    Snowflake is no longer a bar, so no awards given there this season. The awards will be given at a fire pit in-front of the main lodge.    A bar will be available. 

    Snowflake does continue as a restaurant.

    These rules may change as the situation changes.


    Member News & Tips

    Hey Boomer!  Groomer?

    Where are the best groomed runs out west?  Ten best ski resorts out west for grooming according to Ski magazine.

    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.

    More coming next month on the... 

    Ides of February




    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


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