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Ann Arbor Ski Club

President's Letter

September 23, 2022

Hello Members and Friends,

First, allow me to thank the members of the club who formed teams within the Ski Trip Committee to put together a wide array of interesting Winter 2023 trips including to Alpine and Nordic skiing in British Columbia, California, Colorado, and Michigan.  Plus, more Nordic skiing in Ontario and the U.P.  Seven different trips to a lot of excitement.

At this point in our ski season we are nearing, as we do each year, certain deadlines where decisions have to be made on how many.  How many seats to retain for trips that aren't full.  Or rooms.  More often when we reach a deadline seats and rooms get released back to our travel agent. So, it becomes a question of how many missed out.

We don't want anyone to miss out, so consider claiming your spot on one of these trips at your earliest opportunity, perhaps at the September 29th General Meeting.

Also, please note the imminent deadline for claiming a room at the Stokely Creek Lodge.  Rooms that trip leaders have reserved for A2SC are lost on October 1 and this lodge fills up fast.  It is unlikely you will get a second chance if you let this deadline pass without acting.  For details continue reading below or visit the A2SC Ski Trip Calendar.

If you have any questions, please ask either me, a trip leader, or a committee chair.  And continue reading below for an overview of A2SC ski trip opportunities that are still available.  For details go to a2skiclub.org.

Think snow!

Lisa Salisbury, President
Ann Arbor Ski Club

PS. Please note that the 25-SEP Two Wheel Motor City biking event has been rescheduled for 9-OCT.  Weather predictions indicate a bad day for riding this coming Sunday.



Ski Opportunities with the Club

Cross Country Ski Trip at Stokely, Ontario, Canada

Sign Up Deadline September 30th

Hosts: Lane & Jan Hotchkiss –

Check-in Sunday, 1/8/23 check out Friday, 1/13/23 = ski 5 days.

Stokely Creek is an all-Inclusive Winter Ski & Snowshoe Resort with a wonderful lodge.  You can enjoy comfortable accommodations and three fine homemade meals each day plus appetizers late afternoon.

Stokely is located in the Algoma Highlands, just 30-40 minutes north of Ste. Saint Marie in Goulais River, Canada.  Near the shores of Lake Superior, Stokely consistently has great snow conditions and perfect terrain for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 100 kilometers of XC trails traverse to the highest peaks of King Mountain and cross the valley and creeks below.  Traveling along the creek is a beautiful experience.  The trails are expertly groomed and marked green, blue, and black as to difficulty level.

You can make room reservation at the Stokely Creek Lodge, 866-786--5359; or at the Best Western Water Tower Inn (888-461-7077, watertowerinn.com) or other motel of your choice in Ontario, Sault Saint Marie.  The Stokely Lodge fills up very quickly, so reserve soon for a room.  We have rooms reserved under the name Norman Lane Hotchkiss.  The 2021-22 rates are on their web site. The 2022-23 room rates are on the website: Home | StokelyCreek

The Instructional at Schuss/Shanty Creek

Snowboarding, Downhill, and Cross-Country   Schuss/Shanty, MI

January 6-8, 2023

Hosts: Greg Robertson and Anne Gilbert

Sign Up Begins at the General Meeting 9/29

The Instructional trip is Led by Greg Robertson and is both a downhill and cross-country trip each year.  There is wonderful cross-country skiing on the hilly groomed golf course.  Sign-up will begin at our monthly meetings.

Heavenly and Whistler Ski Trips have space available.

Sign up at the September 29 meeting. Heavenly- Heavenly, CA Whistler- Whistler, BC
  • Breckenridge is SOLD OUT
  • France River Cruise is SOLD OUT

Other Events for Downhill, Snowboard and Cross Country this winter:

Terrace Inn

Sign Up Begins November 10th General Meeting

Petoskey, February 24-26, 2023

Host: Darlene Morin

The Terrace Inn trip is led by Darlene Morin and is both a downhill and cross-country trip each year.  There is wonderful cross-country skiing at nearby Wildwood Hills Pathway and at both Nubs Knob and Boyne Highlands ski resorts.  Registration for the Terrace Inn begins at the November 10th membership meeting.  Lane is coordinating the cross-country skiing on this trip.

Some of us XC skiers stop and ski on the way to Terrace Inn, as at Hanson Hills, Forbush Corners, or Wildwood.  More on this as we get close to February 24.

Taste & Glide at Valley Spur

Munising, March 3-5, 2023 – led by Lane & Jan Hotchkiss – This is an annual event costing about $10 for the food that is both on the XC trails and in the big cabin-lodge.  There is music and food in the cabin-lodge, and food at various junctions on the trails.  The trails are expertly groomed and marked green, blue, & black as to difficulty level.  Detailed trail maps are available for XC skiing.

We will be staying at the AmericInn in Munising.  Lane will make arrangements for a discount for our group & get info out to members so they can make a reservation.

Reservations: For the Taste and Glide, you call directly for lodging reservations.  Please let me know you are going on either trip (lanehotchkiss@hotmail.com or text 734-730-7209).

Cross-Country Night

November 10, 2023 –The program this night will center around cross-country skiing led by Lane and other leaders. We will have detailed info on buying or renting XC skis and places to XC ski at the Cross-Country Ski night.

From Lane Hotchkiss, Cross-Country Ski Coordinator 8/21/22



Todd Newman- Ski Coordinator- 734-210-9761
Lane Hotchkiss- Nordic Coordinator- 734-730-7209
Jim Kelly- Alpine Coordinator- 248-980-4056
Darlene Morin- 734-717-9762
Greg Robertson- 734-645-0630

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