The Ann Arbor Ski Club was formally organized in 1954. The first meeting was held in the auditorium of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on November 4, 1954, and the second at the Pittsfield Grange Hall on November 18. According to several sources, the Ann Arbor Ski Club was the result of the union of two groups. The first group, consisting of seven people, had been informally organizing car pools for weekend trips north. The second group arose in August 1954 from cast members attending the annual corn roast of the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. Both groups saw the need for car pools and they thought a club to serve these interests should be formed. The word spread within a few weeks and the organization was under way. By the spring of 1955 there were 52 members.
We've been around a long time. These days you're likely to find our members golfing and playing volleyball through the summer months, canoeing and cycling around town and up north, and dancing at LIVE, TOP, or at our winter meetings held at Cobblestone.
Also, you'll find us playing Euchre and going to, and talking about, movies. Occasionally we picnic in the park and scheme about future endeavors. We're experts at fine dining around Ann Arbor-- guaranteed!
Let's see, what else? Oh yeah, we ski! Downhill and cross-country, and some of us race! Every year we do several out-west trips and even more up north. Some trips are a long weekend and some last a whole week. The beauty of A2 club skiing, there's always someone at your level. Even if you don't ski! We're that diverse.
Bottom line: half ski club, half social club. All volunteer. You decide where we go next.
PS. We still have August Corn Roasts, a 61 year tradition on the Ann Arbor social scene!
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