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Pine Point Ski Club is an athletic, recreational and social club of about 200 members. We schedule several Western ski trips annually as well as a number of local Midwest ski trips,usually kicking off the season in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (http://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/25797896/). Most of our members are between the ages of 25 and 55, are single, and live throughout the Chicago area. We also have a number of married couples, some having first met at the club!?! 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/23797902/), white water rafting trip in West Virginia (http://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/24729742/), Chicago Blues Festival (http://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/22666172/) and outdoor picnics under the blue sky and wine tastings (http://www.meetup.com/Pine-Point-Ski-Club/photos/25282272/).

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.

The club has been in existence for over 40 years and we have great networking with other ski clubs as well as ski shops in Chicago and ski resorts all over the western U.S. We are a very friendly group and we are always looking for new members to share our passion for outdoors activities.

We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month for our regular monthly club meeting (http://www.pinepointskiclub.com/monthly-meetings), come check us out and learn about this season's trips!

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Monthly Club Meeting! Trip sign-up! Beer sampling!

The Ambassador Public House

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month 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

Ski Boyne Michigan - Bus Trip

Boyne Ski Resort

Celebrating winter with Michigan powder: leaving Friday after work, returning Sunday! Northern Michigan is THE place in the Midwest to enjoy a variety of ski experiences. We will be hitting two of the best ski areas: Boyne Highlands, and Boyne Mountain. Both areas have something for everyone, beginners and advanced skiers. XC ski options available at both Boyne resorts. Boyne Mountain Highlands (54 runs): http://www.boyne.com/boynehighlands Boyne Mountain (60 runs): http://www.boyne.com/boynemountain We will be staying in a private lodge (room for 40) less than 2 miles from Boyne Mountain. And our private bus will drive us to the ski slopes every morning and pick us up at the end of the ski day. Here is what you need to know: About the private lodge: *3 bunk bedrooms (one men, one women, one co-ed) *5 double bed bedrooms (for couples- 1 shared bed) *Full size kitchen with the large dining area – yes, we can (and will) cook our own meals *Shared bathrooms/showers: upstairs for the ladies and downstairs for gents *Linens are provided, but please bring your own towels and shower supplies. What is included in the trip price? *Round trip bus ride from/to Chicago *2-day lifts: Boyne Highlands & Boyne Mountain *2 nights lodging *2 days breakfast with make your own pancakes & waffles, bagels, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee & tea *2 dinners: Friday pizza dinner on the bus & Chili dinner on Saturday night at the Lodge with drinks & games *Guidance and advice from seasoned skiers *Ski buddies & lots of fun in the northland Bus Information: The bus will leave from 4836 N Lipps Ave (at Ainslie Ave), Chicago IL, 60630. Lipps is 1 block west of the Lawrence exit off I90. It is just south of the CTA Blue Line – Jefferson Park stop. Cost: $329 until 02/19 (monthly club meeting) $349 after 02/19 if space available Ikon Pass holders: You can deduct $125 from the cost of the trip as long as you still have Boyne days left on your pass Methods of payment: *Bring your payment to the monthly club meeting held on every third Tuesday of the month at The Ambassador Public House @ 7:30PM, 310 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL * Mail your check to: Pine Point Ski Club, c/o Jason Claycomb, 1229 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL, 60657 *Chase QuickPay/Venmo $$$ to mcdzica AT gmail.com *PayPal to dukesno2 AT hotmail.com (if sent to a “friend”, no processing fee applies, otherwise please add $15 to your total) Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We’d love to hear from you. Please forward all the inquiries to your trip leader (Magda) mcdzica AT gmail.com and we’d do our best to get back with you within next 24 hours. Happy Snow Riding! Pine Point Ski Club

Monthly Club Meeting! Trip sign-up! Beer sampling!

The Ambassador Public House

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month 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

Banff Alberta Canada. March 24-31

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

We're going back, due to popular demand, but this time for a whole week. This is a spring trip, means lots of Canadian Rockies snow without all the southern Rocky spring light conditions. Ski 3 areas in one of the most beautiful national parks in Canada. Lake Louise & Sunshine Village are really big places with lots of powder stashes, glades, and great beginner terrain. Norquay is small but mighty! Lots of steeps here with a great view of town. Airfare: United non-stop from O’Hare to Calgary March 24 – depart 10:00am arrive 12:50pm March 31 – depart 12:30pm arrive 4:50pm Lodging: Banff Caribou Lodge hotel rooms with 2 per room. Breakfast included. The Caribou is a beautiful facility that’s a short walk from town. -Restaurant and lounge on premises. -Health club facilities with steam room, sauna and massage therapist. -Three whirlpool hot tubs plus a pool -Ski lockers and waxing room available. - Bike rentals - Free wifi - Free “Roam” bus passes Ground transportation provided to and from the airport. We will make a short grocery stop on the way up. But don’t forget, we have hotel rooms – not condos. Getting to the ski hills is included on a free shuttle bus system that picks up within 1 block of the hotel. Lifts: 5 day ticket good at Norquay, Lake Louise, & Sunshine Village There are 6 possible ski days! If you have the Ikon Pass, deduct $290. NOTE: The Ikon Base Pass only enables you to ski 5 days at these areas. You will need to one of the following: - Take a day off - Buy an extra day (25% off window rate with Ikon) - Buy an extra day from a person that doesn’t ski all 5 days - Ski a different area (do I hear a trip to Kicking Horse?) Regular price will be $1,599. EARLY BIRD rate is $1,549. We need a $500 deposit by 09/30 and final payment by 01/15. Payment schedule: $500 deposit $549 by 11/20 $550/500 by 01/15 If you have the IKON Pass, deduct $290. If you are flying from somewhere else, deduct $610. Please let us know about either of these situations when you sign-up to make sure you don't get our charges.

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Winter Park - extended weekend trip Jan 23-28

Winter Park Ski Resort

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