Sign up starts on Nov 2 at 10 am.
Join us for 3 days of snowy fun along the shores of Lake Superior. We had a blast last year and can't wait to do it again. Be sure to sign up fast as this trip will likely fill quickly.
About the lodging:
Spacious 2900 sq foot, 3 level Cottage on the shores of Lake Superior. http://www.exploringthenorth.com/acottage/upnorth.html
Bathrooms: 2 full bathrooms (one has a shower only)
Bedrooms (5 beds plus pull out couch and full inflatable mattress)
There’s a wood burning fireplace and full kitchen plus DVD and all the usual amenities. Check out the web site for details.
Food: Since everyone has specific food needs, we’ll talk about food at the trip planning meeting. Plan to spend about $30-$40 on food.
Lodging Cost: $150 for lodging only for 6 people. It will be $125 if we get 8 people. Extra dollars will apply toward food or gas. Food costs will be around $60. There is no additional fee to xc ski, but you can take the lift to the top for $5 if you want. Downhill rates can be found at http://www.porkiesfun.com/pricing.htm. Downhill skiers can also ski at Powderhorn and other area hills.
Gas Cost: Estimated cost for gas will be around $30-$40 per person. With 8 people, we will likely need 3-4 vehicles. We will total the cost for all vehicles and then divide by 8 to get the per person cost.
Bring your checkbook or cash with you to the trip so that we can settle costs on the last day of the trip.
Trip Meeting Planning: A mandatory trip planning meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at 3 pm Mari’s house. We’ll go over carpooling, equipment needs, food, lodging and address other questions.
Travel Time: 300 miles, 5-7 hours depending on stops.
What we’ll do: There will be plenty of time to ski, snowshoe, explore Lake Superior, and just relax in the cabin around the fire. The pace will be relaxed. There will a variety of skill levels on this trip. The cabin is non-smoking. Alcohol is okay in moderation. Keep in mind that this is not a drinking trip and some people do not drink at all.
What to bring: Your own personal equipment and clothing. You can rent skis and snowshoes at the park.
Refunds: There will be no refunds on lodging 30 days before the trip. After that, you will receive a refund less paypal fees if you fill your space.
If you can't commit now, you can book yourself a room at the Americinn in Silver City http://www.americinn.com/Hotels/MI/SilverCity. Or, find your own lodging. There are many cabins nearby.