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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!

Dust off your passports because the Board has decided to go to Sun Peaks in the British Columbia Canada for our western trip.   There will be ski in-ski out accommodations, in fact you can even ski through town!  Tom Piette has offered to be trip leader and Ron Quick his assistant.  Look for more highlights in the trip announcement in this newsletter. 

The sun was shining for the bike ride through Peninsula State Park.  The event was hosted by Frank Wickham, who did a wonderful job.  Our 2nd Happy Hour for the summer will be July 21st at St. Brendan’s Inn starting at 6pm.  Don’t forget that our Summer Picnic, held on August 5th, will be catered.  We are planning on having a pig roast with all the trimmings.


We won AGAIN at CMSC!!  Penny Holman took first place for our Newsletter and Sheri Gardapee took second for our Website!!  Kudos to both!  Tom Piette, our Secretary, led a group to the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council (CMSC) Seminar on May 20th where the awards were presented.  The Education Forum in the morning consisted of:  “Using Internet Technology for Our Clubs”, a “Multi Club Trips Roundtable”, “Club Leadership” and “Trip Crisis Management”.   The afternoon was also informational since many Ski Resorts were available to tell us what they have to offer. 



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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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