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Ann Arbor Ski Club Special Edition

8 . 27 . 2021

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 The State of the Club

is Corn Roast

Important information on discounted Epic lift passes available for a short time only (until Labor Day) is included in this issue in the Tips and Member News section. 

If you're considering going on one of the A2SC ski trips in 2022 be sure to read this news before the Corn Roast

Time critical!

Corn Roast

Sunday !!

Hudson Mills Metropark
8801 North Territorial Road
Rivergrove Picnic Shelter
1 - 5 PM


 Ski Trips

Covid Vaccine Mandated

Stay Safe -- Be Safe

We are all well aware of the re-emergence of the Covid-19 epidemic in the form of local outbreaks among both unvaccinated and vaccinated people.   

The Delta variant is driving a fourth infection spike stressing healthcare systems and putting certain individuals at higher risk.

Because of the new higher infection rates and in response to member queries the Board of Directors voted unanimously on Monday 16-Aug to require Coronavirus vaccines for next year's ski trips and other trips and club-hosted meetings that include time spent inside close together.

The club will require proof of vaccination for these vaccination-required events.

All club trip announcements, flyers, and contracts have been updated with instructions on how to comply.

The BOD recognizes the risks during this time of rising infection rates for members spending hours together traveling, sleeping, and eating in close quarters.   

The BOD is taking and will continue to take steps to mitigate that risk.  The BOD follows the advice of public health officials, including the CDC.

Outside Events Can Be Different

The club is not requiring a vaccine for the September Pedal & Pour Bike Trip or Corn Roast.

  • These events are safely outside
  • Members travel to Traverse City and Huron Metropark in car pools of pandemic cohorts, i.e. you know each other well.

Generally speaking club outdoor events will not require vaccines or masks.  But, please be familiar with Covid best practices for your sake and the sake of your friends.

If you have the sniffles, vaccine or not, stay home!


Tips and Member News

A Big Deal

Big Savings if You Buy Your Lift Pass Now
at the Corn Roast or Online
See Below

Whistler and Park City are owned by Vail Resorts, which is also the owner of the Epic lift pass.  Built into the Ann Arbor Ski Club Whistler and Park City trips are Epic 5-Day passes that can only be used at each respective resort.  The cost for the Whistler pass in the package is $549.  The cost for the Park City pass in the package is $766.

But, there are other less expensive options available to those purchasing their pass either before Labor Day or at the Corn Roast.

Vail Resorts owns Epic and is running a special, 20% off, on Epic passes purchased before Labor Day.  They can be bought on-line or through travel brokers.  You can buy both of the following passes through our travel brokers for an additional 6.5% credit, which will get applied toward your trip cost.  Our travel brokers are;

Here are two discounted lift pass options.

This pass can be used for Whistler and Park City, 5 days each, and at other Epic resorts, including Mt. Brighton.  There are 7 to 10 blackout dates—typical big holidays-- during the season at some resorts, but Mt. Brighton is unlimited.  The Epic Local Pass price until September 6 is $583 or $545 if purchased through one of our brokers.   It will be $729 after that.  This is a great pass if you are going to ski out west and at Mt. Brighton in Michigan.  Once purchased it is non-refundable except as explained in the Cancellation Notes below. 

The second option is an Epic 5-Day Restricted Pass.  It is a 5-day pass for use at Whistler or Park City.  It equates to about $74 per day.  Once purchased it is non-refundable except as explained in the Cancellation Notes below. 

Either discounted pass can be purchased through our travel brokers for an additional 6.5% discount credited toward the trip.

Buy via Sports America, our Park City broker, at their web site until September 6.  Buy through Encompasse Tours for Whistler at the Corn Roast.  

Attached is the Encompasse Tours form with TERMS AND CONDITIONS that you will use to purchase a discounted Whistler pass at the Corn Roast.   You only need to bring the completed form to the Corn Roast.  Note, multiple passes are available on the form and at Epic's web site.  The 5-Day Restricted and Local are the two choices described above.

Epic Pass Queue Too

At the Corn Roast there will be an Epic pass sign-up line separate from trip signup queues.   Don’t forget to bring your completed form and a check payable to the Ann Arbor Ski Club for either $392 or $583 to get the discounted price.

Buy before Labor Day and get up to 26.5% off the cost of an Epic pass.

Discounted passes for Whistler are ONLY available at the Corn Roast.  After the Corn Roast you will not be able to buy one. 

Discounted passes for Park City can be purchased online up until September 6.

Alas, there is no discounted pass to announce for the Big Sky trip, which is an Ikon resort.

Add up the Savings

The Whistler lift ticket cost is $549 in the A2SC package.   If you use the $392 special you save $157.

The Park City lift ticket cost is $766 in the A2SC package.  If you use the $392 special you save $379.

If you plan to ski both Whistler and Park City or other Vail resorts the Epic Local at $583 is a $146 savings off the full price.  And!   You get unlimited days at Mt. Brighton.

Cancellation Notes

Included in the EPIC purchase is a cancellation policy that includes “Epic Coverage” with every pass. So, if a covered event holds you back from your ski and ride season, such as a resort closing, illness, etc. you may be eligible to receive a refund for the days you missed.  Here's Epic's cancellation policy.

Corn Roast
August 29
1 - 5 PM

Hudson Mills Metropark 8801 North Territorial
Rivergrove Shelter

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