What we're about

Piccadilly Ski Club is a Chicago non-profit skiing, snowboarding and activity club based in Downers Grove, Illinois. We are a friendly and adventurous group and like to keep active, socialize and travel. We welcome single people and couples to join us. Ages in our club range from 30 to 65, active, working adults. Piccadilly members reside in the Downers Grove and surrounding areas, even as far away as South Carolina and Arkansas.

Since we plan events all year round, there are many opportunities to meet and make new friends through a wide variety of activities, such as skiing, golf, biking, social gatherings, and trips. In our 40+ year history, Piccadilly has planned hundreds of events locally, and traveled the globe extensively. We've taken ski trips throughout the US and Canada, as well as Europe and New Zealand. Non-ski adventures in our club’s travel history have taken us to Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, New Orleans and Key West. Join us today to make new friends and go on your next great adventure.

Club Meetings start at 7:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays from August thru April; and during the summer months we meet the first Thursday in May, June & July at Emmett's Ale House, 5200 Main Street, in Downers Grove, IL

Also visit us on Facebook and http://www.piccadillyskiclub.com or email us at comeskiwithus@piccadillyskiclub.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Oktoberfest At Old Heidelberg Park

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Saturday, October 1, Oktoberfest – Old Heidelberg Park, Glendale, WI This is our 37th year! Reserve Your Spot! Harry Mattson is collecting $5 per person to reserve tables in the tent. Outside tables are on a first come basis, but offer no protection if it rains. Bring your $5 to the Piccadilly meeting. Reserve a spot so you have somewhere to sit! Table Reservation does NOT include Admission. Admission: $10 at the gates, open at 2 pm. Check discount options online. http://www.thebavarianbierhaus.com Tables will be released if not claimed by 6 pm so please arrive early to help save them. German Food and Bier available. Musical entertainment: 3:00pm: Alte Kameraden (The guys who stand on the tables!) 7:00pm: Biermen

Directions: Take Interstate 294 north to I-94, continue to Milwaukee. Pass thru Milwaukee; follow signs for Interstate 43; continue north on I-43 to Silver Spring Road. Exit Silver Spring Road and immediately turn right on Port Washington Road. Turn right on Lexington Blvd and cross under I-43, parking is on your right.

Nearby Accommodations (Within walking distance):
*LaQuinta Inn Suites 5423 N. Port Washington Rd., (414)[masked] or 1-800-sleeplq [masked]) www.lq.com
*Motel[masked] N. Port Washington Rd., (414)[masked] www.motel6.com
*LaQuinta Inn 5110 N. Port Washington Rd. (414)[masked] or 1-800-sleeplq [masked])

Harry plans on arriving around 3 pm Saturday and will be at the Motel 6. He will reserve tables depending on the interest level. They do not allow carry-ins and they search bags. The Bavarian Inn has been remodeled and reopened as Bavarian Bierhaus! Bavarian Bierhaus resembles a German Bier Hall and is open year round. They have a complete menu, a new Micro Brewery and offer Sunday Brunch. There is a lot to do around there so let Harry know if you want suggestions. Contact Harry Mattson: Cell[masked] or send a message in Meet Up

PSC General Meeting & New Member Open House AKA Ski Bee

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REMINDER, Piccailly needs to give Emmett's Brewing Company a headcount 1 week in advance of our meetings.Please make sure to RSVP on Meetup if you plan to attend our upcoming Membership Night meeting on October 6.

What is SKI BEE? It is one of the oldest (but not the oddest) of PSC traditions. It is an Open House. It is a Membership Night. It is a Special General Meeting held after the Chicago Ski Show where we invite veteran members, new members, and especially prospective members to join us in a celebration of the coming Ski Season. There is always food and drink at a PSC meeting, but this meeting will also have some PSC entertainment and a raffle for some AWESOME prizes. It’s not just a meeting. IT’S A PARTY. Start recruiting your family members, friends, co-workers or strangers you meet anywhere! Bring them along for this special meeting. We will meet at 7pm at Emmett’s Ale House in Downers Grove.

SKI BEE is also the last chance to renew your membership for only $25. After that all memberships are $30. Remember, you must be a current member of PSC[masked] to go on our fabulous trips. Thanks to all the people that have already signed up and paid. We are off to a great start. Forms /other member info is online: www.piccadillyskiclub.com/membership.

7th Annual Fall Bike Ride/Chili/Bonfire

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Sign-ups ARE NOT being taken via Meetup, contact Kevin directly. You can sign up in person at a Piccadilly Ski Club meeting or email Kevin at [masked]. RSVP by September 30th. First come/First served. Space will be limited to 40 people because of food. Priority is given to actual members of Piccadilly Ski Club.

WHERE - ARGONNE/WATERFALL GLEN – Lemont Rd. @ 101ST Street entrance
WHEN – Meet about 1:30pm @ Kevin Conlon’s house – RSVP for address.
RIDE – about 2pm. Total ride is about 12 miles (10 miles around Argonne/Waterfall Glen, 1 mile to/from Kevin’s)
EAT – about 4:30pm – Kevin will provide Chili with all the fixings (Cheese, Onion, Sour Cream, Crackers etc!). Yes, there will be Chili Dogs too!

BONFIRE – at sunset (about 6:00pm) Bring your own beverages and lawn chairs. You can bring a dish to pass if you’d like but it’s not required.

Bring your own beverages and lawn chairs. You can bring a dish to pass if you’d like but it’s not required. If you don’t ride, you are still welcome to come for Chili and Bonfire, if space is available, but you will have to listen to everyone’s “tails of the ride.”

Happy Hour at Miskatonic Brewing Company

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We’re returning to one of PSC’s new favorites for some autumn cheer. Join us for Happy Hour from 2:00-4:00pm. at Miskatonic Brewing Company, 1000 N. Frontage Rd. (Unit C) in Darien. We’ll have a space to ourselves - especially for Piccadilly Ski Club! Bring your own snacks or something to share. No food served on-site. Be sure to sign up on Meetup so we can provide Miskatonic with an accurate head count. Need more information? Contact John O’Sullivan [masked]

Past events (768)

Dunn's Backyard Oktoberfest 2022!

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