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Pine Point Ski Club is an athletic, recreational and social ski club of about 200 members. We love to stay active and have a lot of fun along the way! We schedule several Western ski trips annually as well as a number of local Midwest bus trips. Although skiing and snowboarding (yes we do have snowboarders in the club) is our main interest, we offer a year-round schedule of activities. Annual favorites include a Kettle Moraine camping/biking trip (https://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/30215776/), white water rafting (https://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/30440025/) , Chicago Blues Festival and more camping! (https://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/30333063/)

We have skiers and snowboarders at all levels: racers, mogul monsters, cruisers, terrain park masters, and raw beginners. If you have never been on the snow before - we will be honored to guide you though this amazing experience. In addition, we offer racing through Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council (CMSC). It's a great way to improve upon your skiing/snowboarding and a lot of fun.

We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ Ambassador Public House, come check us out and learn about this season's trips! Visit our website for more information: https://www.pinepointskiclub.com/

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Ski Big Powderhorn, MI on Valentines Weekend

Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Hello all you ski bums, powder hounds, winter enthusiasts and fun seekers! Welcome to LAKE EFFECT SNOW territory! After an absence of 10 years Pine Point is returning to Big Powderhorn Mt. 4 miles from the city of Bessemer, Big Powderhorn Mt. is tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful UP, with a charming Bavarian-style village and complimentary shuttle service, and! 17 FEET of annual natural snowfall. Stats: 622 ft vertical, 9 chairlifts, 45 trails https://bigpowderhorn.net/ TRANSPORTATION We are carpooling this year. Bessemer is about 6 hour drive or about 390 miles from O’Hare. It is also 128 miles North of Wausau/Granite Peak, and 142 miles West of Marquette. If you are comfortable with sharing a ride, please post in the comments below if you have an extra spot or need a ride. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS It’s a “book on your own” format and we made all the research for you: *The Bluffs Inn at Bessemer *Classic Motor Inn at Ironwood *Comfort Inn at Ironwood 100% non smoking *The Cedars Motel at Ironwood *Rodeway Inn at Ironwood *Travelers Motel at Bessemer *AmericInn by Wyndham at Ironwood *Timberline Lodge at Ironwood SEASON PASS Pine Point Ski Club is doing trips to resorts on the Indy Pass this season! The Indy Pass allows passholders 2 days at each of 59 areas around North America. We are hitting 5 of these areas on our trips this year. The best thing about the Indy Pass: It only costs $229 / $219 (new member / returning member) – including Pine Point membership! If you buy your pass through us, we are also having a raffle for a free membership. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU? If you have the pass, you won’t have to buy lift tickets at any of the areas we hit this year. The pass pays for itself if you ski 3 or 4 days at any of the Indy Pass areas. For details on all the areas, check: https://www.indyskipass.com/ WANT TO SKI SOME MORE ON DAY 3? The trip is planned for three days. Your Indy Pass will take care of two days at Big Powderhorn. Bessemer is 6 miles from Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains both of which Pine Point skied on last New Year’s trip. So, you can try out either of those resorts. Lift tickets are at best prices when bought in advance and online. XC SKI/SNOWSHOE/SNOW BIKE: Wolverine Ski Trails and Chalet are located 5.5 miles from Bessemer: https://www.wolverinenordic.com/trail-maps/ PAYMENTS (for the Indy Pass and membership) *Venmo, Chase Quick Pay go to mcdzica AT gmail.com *PayPal goes to dukesno2 AT hotmail.com (no fee if sent by “friend”, otherwise please add $5 to your total) *Check: Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 NOTE: If you would like to purchase the Indy Pass via Pine Point, we need your payment by November 27, in order to get this price and participate in our drawing. After November 27, you can purchase it on your own on the Indy Pass website. Although, all the trips this year are carpool and "book your own" style, we are committed to offering our guidance around lodging, skiing, and transportation. We are excited to help our members get onto the hills & trails this winter and to have respectful socially distanced fun in the outdoors. We will be sending out a detailed daily trip agenda closer to the trip. COVID-19 ADVISORY: Because of CDC recommendations for social distancing, and the fact that we want you to join us for more trips in the future: ***We are limiting the number of people who can go on this trip ***We recommend wearing a mask when in proximity of other trip participants ***The club will not be providing any food or drinks ***Please be respectful of others social distancing preferences. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We’d love to hear from you. Please forward all inquiries for your trip to: [masked] You can also contact Mark directly via MeetUP. Happy Snow Riding! Pine Point Ski Club

Covid hold on Monthly Club Meetings

The Ambassador Public House

Due to our concern for members (and of course the governor and mayor) we have to put a hold on monthly meetings and large gatherings, particularly those that are indoors. We are looking at a few outdoor / covered options that will allow us to get together, and will keep everyone informed as we schedule events. Stay healthy and sane! Here is what we normally do on the third Tuesday of the month: We meet at Ambassador Public House in Greektown. This is a newer bar built to accommodate an international sports audience. If we can find skiing on any channel, they will have it on for us :-) Our meetings are pretty casual, mostly conversational. We do have a few announcements about upcoming trips. Otherwise, it's about talking to like minded snow riders! Food and drinks are available for purchase. You can check their website for more details. http://www.AmbassadorPublicHouse.com There is no cost to attend any of out club meetings. We hope to see you soon! Look for Pine Point t-shirts & flags at 310 S Halsted. If you don't see us, ask at the bar in case we are in a back room. Cheers! PPSC

MIDWEST SKI TRIP: GRANITE PEAK - Wausau, WI

GRANITE PEAK SKI AREA

Join us as we return to Granite Peak – one of the biggest ski hills in the Midwest: https://www.skigranitepeak.com/ Granite Peak has 74 runs and a 700 foot vertical drop. There are acres of wide-open beginner runs. Mile-long intermediate cruising runs. Bumps, trees, and terrain parks augment plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain. There is definitely terrain for all abilities. Personally, I’m looking forward to some glades of nicely spaced trees and fresh powder. This incredible and diverse terrain is served by the most modern lift system in the Midwest including seven new chairlifts and the Midwest’s longest high speed chairlift. TRANSPORTATION: This is a carpool trip; Wausau is about 4 hour drive from O’Hare. If you are comfortable with sharing a ride, please post in the comments below if you have an extra spot or need a ride. ACCOMMODATION: Wausau has tons of lodging, but most of us are going to stay at the La Quinta (great AAA rates of about $65/night), and near plenty of restaurants for carry out. If you want fancier, check The Jefferson Street. If you want a water park, check the Grand Lodge. Here is a link to the Granite Peak booking site, but you will find better deals if you go directly to each hotel’s site. https://www.skigranitepeak.com/ski-stay-packages LIFTS: Use your Indy Pass! Or if you don’t have the Indy Pass, buy online in advance. The current price for a 2 day lift ticket is $148. Granite Peak requires a waiver from everyone that skis, you can put up to 6 names on one waiver. Download waiver at: https://www.skigranitepeak.com/liabilities_and_waivers OTHER STUFF TO DO: If you don’t want to ride the lifts both days, there are a couple good areas for other snow sports: XC skis, snow shoes, fat biking. There are plenty of other activities including ice skating, snow mobiles, & breweries. SEASON PASS: Pine Point Ski Club is doing trips to resorts on the Indy Pass this season! The Indy Pass allows passholders 2 days at each of 59 areas around North America. We are hitting 5 of these areas on our trips this year. The best thing about the Indy Pass: It only costs $229 / $219 (new member / returning member) – including Pine Point membership! If you buy your pass through us, we are also having a raffle for a free membership. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU? If you have the pass, you won’t have to buy lift tickets at any of the areas we hit this year. The pass pays for itself if you ski 3 or 4 days at any of the Indy Pass areas. For details on all the areas, check: https://www.indyskipass.com/ PAYMENTS (for the Indy Pass and membership) *Venmo, Chase Quick Pay go to mcdzica AT gmail.com *PayPal goes to dukesno2 AT hotmail.com (if sent to a “friend”, no processing fee applies, otherwise please add $5 to your total) *Check goes to Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 NOTE: If you would like to purchase the Indy Pass via Pine Point, we need your payment by November 27, in order to get this price and participate in our drawing. After November 27, you can purchase it on your own on the Indy Pass website. Although, all the trips this year are carpool and "book your own" style, we are committed to offering our guidance around lodging, skiing, and transportation. We are excited to help our members get onto the hills & trails this winter and to have respectful socially distanced fun in the outdoors. We will be sending out a detailed daily trip agenda closer to the trip. COVID-19 ADVISORY: Because of CDC recommendations for social distancing, and the fact that we want you to join us for more trips in the future: ***We are limiting the number of people who can go on this trip ***We recommend wearing a mask when in proximity of other trip participants ***The club will not be providing any food or drinks ***Please be respectful of others social distancing preferences. Contact Jason for any questions regarding the trip at sk8r_sk8r AT yahoo.com Pine Point Ski Club Happy snow riding!

Covid hold on Monthly Club Meetings

The Ambassador Public House

Due to our concern for members (and of course the governor and mayor) we have to put a hold on monthly meetings and large gatherings, particularly those that are indoors. We are looking at a few outdoor / covered options that will allow us to get together, and will keep everyone informed as we schedule events. Stay healthy and sane! Here is what we normally do on the third Tuesday of the month: We meet at Ambassador Public House in Greektown. This is a newer bar built to accommodate an international sports audience. If we can find skiing on any channel, they will have it on for us :-) Our meetings are pretty casual, mostly conversational. We do have a few announcements about upcoming trips. Otherwise, it's about talking to like minded snow riders! Food and drinks are available for purchase. You can check their website for more details. http://www.AmbassadorPublicHouse.com There is no cost to attend any of out club meetings. We hope to see you soon! Look for Pine Point t-shirts & flags at 310 S Halsted. If you don't see us, ask at the bar in case we are in a back room. Cheers! PPSC

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Monthly club meeting - virtual for 01/2021

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