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Ann Arbor Ski Club Monthly Newsletter

5 . 20 . 2021

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Powder Mountain 2015

Photo Credit: Laura Rowe

State of the Club

Trips on the Calendar

The Board of Directors has approved five A2SC led trips for the 2022 ski season-- The Instructional, Whistler BlackcombBig Sky, Terrace Inn, and Park City.   

And, we're committed to joining WSTC's cross-country trip to Munising in March 2022 with more up north trips imagined and cooking.

The most recent trip approved is the 2022 Instructional to be held again at Schuss/Shanty Creek in early January.  It will be led by Greg Robertson.

But, before all that we'll hold a Corn Roast on the last Sunday in August and Joe Knopp is leading his popular bike trip to Traverse City again this September.

Your editor expects to publish the resumption of regular bike outings around town in the next edition of this newsletter.

Rapid Round-up of Reminders

2022 Ski Trips at a Glance

Click here for updated flyer.

Corn Roast 2021 -- It's Official

A Corn Roast was approved for Sunday August 29 to be held at Hudson Mills Metropark.

Membership Year Extended

The BOD extended the membership year by an additional 12 months.  Therefore existing memberships are automatically extended until 04-30-2022.

Any NEW person wishing to join the club before that time must pay $20 dues

Annual Business Meeting Delayed

The annual business meeting/election is delayed until March 2022.  All board positions and officers of the Ann Arbor Ski Club are extended until the next annual business meeting, per the A2SC constitution.

No PayPal For Now

The club has stopped accepting online payments.   Checks or cash only.

General Meetings to Restart in September

Mt. Brighton will be used again for the February and March 2022 General Meetings. 

Otherwise, 2021-2022 General Meetings are planned—one for each month between September and March and two in April 2022 (Elections and Aloha), but we don’t know where. 

Cobblestone is not yet accepting reservations.   There's a rumor they might start again in June.

Who's Who - 2021

Normally we start our new year in May with the expectation that everyone who wants will rejoin by or at the Corn Roast. 

Also, May in most years is the month that the new year's elected officers and Board get started taking over where the previous team left off.

A once in 100-year pandemic changed all that.

Because the BOD had to twice postpone the club's Annual Meeting due to the health crisis we're starting a third year, per the club's bylaws, with the same officers and Board of Directors.

Here are some of the key players.

Greg Robertson

Greg Robertson, President and Schuss/Shanty 2022 Trip Leader

Lane Hotchkiss

Lane Hotchkiss, Trips Committee Chair and a 2022 co-leader to Big Sky and Park City

Nancy Marcotte

Nancy Marcotte, Membership Chair

Lisa Salisbury

Lisa Salisbury, Rewards Administrator

Alan Osterdale

Alan Osterdale, Chairmen to Activities and Alpine Racing committees

Kathy Homiak, Member of Events Committee and Frequent Event Host

Janet Starr, Cross-Country trips planner and leader.

Lance Burghardt, Ski Trips Committee member

Above are the volunteers who are also Directors on the Board.  Below are a couple more of the over 100 volunteers that help run this club... when we're not having a pandemic.

Carol Metty, 2022 Co-leader to Big Sky (and former club Treasurer)

Dennis Slough, Communications Coordinator-- eBlast editor and website manager

John RuthvenSki Trip Committee Member and Co-leader of Whistler 2022 trip.

Irene Ruthven, Ski Trip Committee Member and Co-leader of Whistler 2022 trip.

Around Town


This Month is Cancelled!


A look back at normal times.

We can get kind of busy, right?

Formal scheduled events are still a ways out.  Stay safe!

Your editor has heard of multiple biking meetups getting on our social calendar in June.



Photo Credit: Ken Shannon

Happy Hog

The Fast Lane
Comments from our leadership on the 2022 ski trip season.

Ski Lift Tickets

Note: All advance purchase of EPIC and IKON season passes are non-refundable.

The trip costs we've published may change as a new travel industry supporting snow sports evolves post-pandemic. 

The big players have changed how people buy lift passes.  Multi-resort passes such as EPIC and IKON are becoming the primary way to ticket lift passes and buying one early, since they're discounted, might be a good idea for you.

Each system has multiple offers from which to choose so it's vital to do your research.

Whistler, Park City, and Mount Brighton are EPIC resorts.  Big Sky, Boyne Highlands, and Boyne Mountain are IKON resorts.

Early Purchase Advice

For members considering our trips and advanced purchase of discounted multi-resort season passes, our Out West leadership for 2022--- Carol, Irene, and Lane-- offers the following advice. 

They think it makes sense to advance purchase an EPIC or IKON ski pass for the 2021-2022 season...


One, A member travelling with us next year plans to ski a lot of EPIC or IKON resorts out west. 


Two, A member considering Whistler and/or Park City and who plans to ski Mt. Brighton a lot with an EPIC pass


Three, A member considering Big Sky and who plans to ski Boyne Mountain, and/or Boyne Highlands a lot with an IKON pass


A member plans a combination of One with Two or Three, which then justifies the investment of a discounted advance purchase that cannot be refunded.

But, Whistler!

As for Whistler, the border with Canada is closed. Trip leaders anticipate it will be open in January 2022, but that is not guaranteed. 

Therefore, we don’t think it wise to advance purchase an EPIC pass for use only there.   For this trip the leaders were able to organize a nicely priced EPIC-branded 5-day pass.

The Ski Trip Committee created a poster describing our next ski season.  They'll keep updating this poster as more details come in.

Prices  Across the Board Increased

Trip prices are increasing quite a bit in 2022 over our 2020 trips.

Air, lift tickets, and lodging all went up.

For example, with Big Sky the trip airfare went up $149, lift tickets $112, and housing $72 for a total increase of $333.   A 16% increase over our last pre-pandemic quote.


New Details!

trip calendar




Member News & Tips

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is interested in your thoughts about your experiences on the Border to Border Trail (B2B).

Include your contact information if you would like to be entered to win a B2B trucker hat!

Take the survey.

Thanks Donna!

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of Summer, is also a Federal holiday honoring our fallen veterans, the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country.

Originally called Decoration Day and devoted to honoring Civil War Union casualties, over time it was expanded to include other veterans who died in service.

It became an official Federal holiday in 1968 at the same time the three-day weekend got invented, which brings us back to the start of Summer.  It's going to be a big weekend this year.

Little known fact: Memorial Day is tied for second as the most popular day for grilling.  Nobody ever knew that before!   Fifty-six percent of Americans cook outside on that day.  Guess which day is number one.

Break out your white!

Show them that you know you're cool.



National Park Service App

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


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