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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/


Upcoming events (5+)

Thanksgiving Potluck

West Belmont Avenue & North Racine Avenue

Tag along and bring a friend to a super early bird celebration! aka Thanksgiving Potluck With Snow Lovers! This is the time of the year we put aside work and indulge in scrumptious delicacies! Join us for a wonderful evening of laughs, silent powder movie, home made dishes, and a holiday glass of vino or two… This is what Pine Point provides for your enjoyment: • the early bird (aka turkey) • beer, wine, soda • exquisite company of winter enthusiasts And here are a few things for you to grab on the way to the party: • your fabulousness (always and foremost!) • side dish of your choice • your giving thanks attitude Cost: Pine Point annual members: $0 Everyone else: $10 Payments with subject line “Thanksgiving Potluck”via paypal goes to dukesno2 at hotmail.com, Zelle goes to sk8r_sk8r at yahoo.com, check goes to Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL or pay in person on any of the Pine Point meeting night held at The Ambassador Public House every third Tue of the month at 7:00PM. Space is limited so don't wait until last minute and be this person :) Exact location will be provided upon payment/confirmation. Finally, to compliment your reservation and build a holiday appetite, please post in the comment the dish you plan on bringing in the RSVP comments. Questions, ideas, suggestions- send a note to Rose @ rsmrfoley AT gmail.com We are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you. PPSC

Skiing weekend in Brule, MI

Ski Brule


TOO EARLY FOR MIDWEST SKIING/BOARDING?? Nah...you'd be right for anywhere other than a trip to Ski Brule! We have been going to Ski Brule for the last two decades and have never had to cancel because of the weather. Brule is already open as of November 9, that’s 2 weeks before even most places in Colorado plan to open. This is a great warm up trip to get the new season started! INCLUDED IN TRIP: *Two nights lodging in multi-bedroom House, with Fireplace and private Hot Tub in the base village at Ski Brule. *2-day lift ticket *Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet *Saturday: FREE beer Après Ski *Saturday Dinner at The Homestead. The Homestead BBQ dinner includes Ski Brule's famous pulled pork, chicken, potato, sauerkraut, salad, dessert, rolls and beverage. CARPOOLING: This is a carpool trip with about a 5 1/2-hour drive. If you have room to share or are looking for a ride, please post in the comments. SKI BRULE LODGING: These are privately owned houses with a "mandatory" Hot Tub in each house. A fully furnished property with microwave, Direct TV, FREE WIFI, outdoor gas grill (Ski Brule provides propane), cookware, service ware and linens (bedding/towels). OPTIONAL RACING: This weekend also happens to be the opening weekend for the CMSC Alpine racing. We encourage everyone to give it a try, and if you have never raced before: the first one is free! Check here for more details: http://www.skicmsc.com/racing/Schedule.htm COST: $209 PAYMENT METHOD: *Electronically: send your payment via PayPal to dukesno2 at hotmail.com with subject line “Brule Weekend” (send as "friend or add $8 service fee) *In-person: pay @ Pine Point monthly meeting @ 7:00PM on November 19th at the Ambassador Public House (310 S. Halsted) *By check: Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 Questions? Comments? Please e-mail Kelly for more information: kgmot AT yahoo.com Happy snow riding! Pine Point Team

Holiday Party! White Elephant Gift Exchange & Ski Demo

The Ambassador Public House

Pssssttt …..whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Pine Point Ski Club is hosting a White Elephant holiday gift exchange party and everyone is invited! This is also a perfect evening to learn more about the hottest industry trends! We invited VIKING SKI SHOP to showcase the new gear and talk to u about what look for in the upcoming powder season! We have booked a party room, all the way on the back of the restaurant so come out, have a bite and drink on us, but for for the most part, let's have some fun! For those who are not familiar with the white elephant gift exchange, and would like to participate, please bring one wrapped gift – something you already own or want to re-gift because it doesn’t suit your taste ;-) We like to keep the gifts small(ish) and under $10 in value. Please keep in mind that exchange is optional. Your presence is more than enough. Cost (includes appetizers & one drink): Pine Point Member $0 Guest $10 RSVP is required. For guest payments, please pay in advance electronically via PayPal to dukesno2 at hotmail.com with subject line “White Elephant Holiday” or pay at the Pine Point monthly meeting, every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00PM at Ambassador Public House. You can also pay by check: Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 Questions? Comments? Please contact Joe for more information @ joelystad AT gmail.com Cheers! Pine Point Cheers!

Weekend ski trip to Mt. La Crosse, WI - bus trip

Mt La Crosse Pro Shop


Celebrating the start of the year with western Wisconsin mountains. Leaving Friday after work, returning Sunday! Perfect for beginners as well as for advanced skiers. We will be skiing at Mt LaCrosse - the Mississippi River valley with one of the steepest runs in the Midwest and some other fun terrain for those who don't want steeps but want to brush up on their skiing technique and/or get their ski legs ready for a western trip. We will be staying in the town of LaCrosse at the Days Inn. Pool & hot tub Saturday night? Hot breakfast each morning. There is a restaurant/bar in the hotel or we may walk a couple blocks to Shenanigans for games and fun. What is included in the trip price? *Round trip bus ride from/to Chicago *2-day lifts: Mt La Crosse *2 nights lodging *2 days breakfast *1 dinner: Friday pizza & salad dinner on the bus *Guidance and professional advice from seasoned skiers *Ski buddies & lots of fun in the WI woods A group dinner for Saturday will be planned, but the costs will be on your own. The Jan 10 weekend also falls on the CMSC racing weekend- if you have ever wanted to challenge the gates, here is your chance. We will have 2 pick up locations: Chicago and Hoffman Estates Chicago pick up: 6:00PM The bus will leave from the Mariano's 1900 S Cumberland Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068 The bus will be along the side of the store. We can't park in their parking lot over the weekend. There is plenty of safe, free parking on side streets 1-2 blocks from the store. We have been using this spot safely for quite a few years. Hoffman Estates pick-up ~6:45PM Exact pick up spot provided upon sign up. Cost: $329 until 11/19 (monthly club meeting) $349 after 11/19 if space available 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 *PayPal to dukesno2 AT hotmail.com (if sent to a “friend”, no processing fee applies, otherwise please add $15 to your total) Other stuff to do if you don't want to downhill ride both days: https://www.explorelacrosse.com/ Questions? Comments? Suggestions? We’d love to hear from you. Please forward all the inquiries to [masked] Happy Snow Riding! Pine Point Ski Club

Past events (334)

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

The Ambassador Public House

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