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Julie’s Jive December

The Richard (Dick) Wortiska Memorial bench purchased from the Memorial Fund is located right next to the Donny Steffens Memorial bench on the Mountain Bay Trail.  They are located 1.3 miles west from 900 Lakeview Drive (the start of the trail) or 100 yards east from another entrance to the trail across from 1357 Cardinal Lane. 

The seasonal downhill-ski marketing campaign has come to an end.  (To promote downhill skiing activities for the upcoming season, there are a bunch of us who “go on tour”.  So if you attended the Warren Miller Film, you would have found ski clubs, a ski patrol table, mid-west hills selling lift tickets, and vendors who are selling downhill skis.  We, as well as Sly Fox, are happy to be part of this ‘touring’ group.) 

Our Fall Banquet on Friday the 13th went very well, considering the datesurprise  After a great dinner served by The Woods, we all raised our glass in remembrance of Dick Wortiska.  The $250 we donated to Dick’s Memorial Fund is going to purchase a bench on the Mountain Bay State Trail.  We are not sure where it will be placed at this time, but hopefully near Donny Steffens’s bench. 

In this newsletter, you will find a couple of pictures of the banquet room to show the pretty decorations Danice Herald, our Historian, set up.  One of the pictures shows the awards that we received from Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council--for 2 years in a row we won for our Newsletter and Website. 

Our Fall Banquet is October 13th this year to kick off the new Ski Season!  It should be another great evening for all of us to get together again.  At the banquet, all of our old photos and albums will be given away to anyone who would like them.  This is because we have put them all on DVD’s to be shown at our gatherings.  After the Fall Banquet, the old photos/albums will be thrown away.  

O Canada  ♫  —who’s ready to enjoy the Great Outdoors for a week amid three mountains that surround a European-style, ski through village at Sun Peaks?  With the potential to see the Northern Lights, to eat Pâté chinois (a French Canadian dish similar to shepherd’s pie) or go on a thrilling dog sled ride after skiing across 3 skiable peaks, what a great new adventure for all of us!  The exchange rate of the dollar against Canada’s loonie jumped in early September.  Although the Board immediately locked in costs, we had to increase the cost of the trip by $55.

The month of August was filled with summer Club activities, such as our Summer picnic, a Friday night Happy Hour and our 5th Annual Bike Ride and BBQ.  Pictures of the events can be found on our Facebook Page--check it out.  Our Fall Banquet will be on October 13th this year--be sure to save the date !!  


Dick Wortiska passed away on July 23rd.  It was a sad day indeed.  His funeral was on July 27th and was a great tribute to him and his life.  He was an outstanding leader of our Club offering friendship and mentoring to all of our members.  He truly was the heart and soul of the Gelandesprung Ski Club.  He will be missed.

Since Mont Ripley was so well liked last year, the Board has decided to return again this year for 2 days of skiing.  We will be going during the weekend of February 23-25, 2018.  Our lodging will be in Houghton again, the home of Michigan Tech, a quaint college town with a night life.  If you are an extreme skier, for an additional $34, Mount Bohemia is offered as a side trip on Saturday.  With a 900 foot vertical drop and glades to ski in, it is definitely for the adventurous!



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Gelandesprung Meaning


a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.


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