Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club


Currently most trips/events are paid via check (vs. credit card) after you have registered online.  At this time, we are only accepting credit card payment for day bus trips and the trip to Mont St. Anne.  PLEASE register online for all events so we know you are attending.  When registering online and paying by check, select manual payment. You will receive an email confirming your registration and balance due.  Make checks payable to:  GGRSC and send to trip leader.

Problems signing up?  Email Lynne Black at 


Last winter's events:  2017 Trips at a Glance.pdf

Last winter's Park and Rides:  Park and Ride Trip Flyer 2016- 2017.pdf

Last winter's Cross Country/Hike/Snow Shoe Schedule:  2017 XC Schedule Flyer.pdf

Trip Application form - fill out before printing: (You will still need to sign up for the trip electronically)   GGRSC Trip paper form.docx

Upcoming events

    • 07/24/2017
    • 08/28/2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Different Location Each Week

    7/24/17 golf is at Wallinwood Springs Golf Course in Jenison (8152 Weatherwax).  Tee times are 10:04, 10:12, and10:20. Senior rate is $25 18 holes with a cart; $17 for 9 hols and cart.  Contact Shirley by 6:00 pm Sunday if you plan to attend: or call 616-361-8390 by 6:00 pm Sunday.

    Monday morning golf is scheduled each week by a different member at various locations in the greater G.R. area.  Feel free to bring a friend!  Any questions for any outing, contact Shirley Nevins at or call 616-361-8390.

    • 07/25/2017
    • 10/17/2017
    • 13 sessions
    • 9038 92nd St SE, Alto, MI 49302

    Tuesday night golf at Saskatoon.  Open to anyone who wants to golf.   

    Questions to Gene Wolfert at

    • 07/25/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • NE side of Leonard NE & Crahen NE corner

    On Tuesday July 25, 2017 hike  Crahen  Valley Park. We will start by hiking the one mile paved loop on the top of the valley from the parking  lot. Then we will proceed on a wide dirt trial down a steep hill into Crahen Valley. At the bottom there is a network of hiking trails. The trails are in the process of being expanded into the valley. 

    Meet at the new parking lot on the NE side of the Leonard &  Crahen  corner 6:00 pm.  The weather forecast is for dry and mostly sunny conditions.  Bring good walking shoes as we will be walking on pavement and hiking trails.

    After the hike, we will stop at Twisted Rooster. Tuesday is $3 Michigan draft beer night 

    Contact John Zadvinskis at (616) 450-4793 with any questions 


    • 07/27/2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Cannonsburg Ski Area

    Dance and listen to the music of Women Rock at the GR Symphony Picnic Pops on Thursday July 27. Music starts at 7:30pm gates open at 5:45pm. Best to get there early; I plan on staking a spot near the front of the stage by 6:00 pm. Single Tickets are $19 for an adult, $16 for a senior (62+). If you buy day of show add $5.  Cannonsburg  Ski Area. 

    Free parking but can take awhile to get in as well as out. Bring your own food, drinks, alcohol,  seating and there are plenty of porta johns. The sooner you can arrive the better.

    If you are planning on coming to Women Rock please let me know.  

    Contact  John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text).
    • 07/29/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • 07/30/2017
    • 116 Mill Site Road Village of Hersey

    Biking last weekend of July. The bike trails are scenic and uncrowded. White Pine Trail is paved from Big Rapids to Reed City. Paris Park is a nice place to stop and feed the trout. It is also paved from Leroy to Cadillac. Pere Marquette Trail is paved from Reed City to almost Clare. Biking around Lake Cadillac is a scenic flat fun ride. My cabin on the Hersey River is the base. Blodgett Landing is a good campground and sits where the Hersey River flows into the Muskegon River. Water levels too low as of now to kayak efficiently.

    Bike rides on Saturday and Sunday. Couple short easy ones and longer as well. Bars and restaurants are in Cadillac(waterfront dining), Reed City, Hersey and Big Rapids. Can tent on my property. Limited space in cabin. I can arrive FRIDAY mid afternoon so there can be biking, hiking and/or a happy hour on Friday.

    LET ME KNOW if you would like to participate in this  biking weekend or any parts thereof. Any questions please call or text.  If there is interest, I will proceed forward with this biking weekend.       

    Contact  John to RSVP 616-450-4793 (call or text).

    • 08/04/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 270 Ann Street NW, Grand Rapids

    The August TGIF will be at the remodeled Grand River Hotel (outside on the deck weather permitting).  They will be offering out group 1/2 off domestic drafts, $3 select wines and 1/2 off appetizers.

    • 08/05/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 4920 Sequoia Dr SE Grand Rapids MI 49512

    Full moon paddle and party on Saturday August 5, 2017 starting at 6:00. Non paddlers welcome. 

    Bring your kayak if you have one. I have extra kayaks and can procure more from my neighbors if needed. Let me know. We will kayak from my house which is an easy paddle.

    More details to follow.

    Contact  John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text).

    • 08/25/2017
    • 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 480 Nelson, Sparta MI

    Carlole Hockeborn is hosting a party celebrating all those turning 60.   Gathering is at her and Doug's home starting at 3:00 and going into the night.  Potluck dinner at 6:30.  Bring a lawn chair, BYOB, and a dish to share (if you have time).   Join in the fun!

    RSVP to Carole.  616-460-8056 or 

    Flyer Details: 60s Party invite.pdf

    • 09/07/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 825 Taylor Street Jenison Michigan 49428

    On Thursday  September  7, 2017 we will go for a two hour cruise on the Grand Lady Riverboat. The cash bar opens and boarding begins at 6 pm. The boat leaves the dock at 7 pm and returns at 9 pm to the dock.

    The Adams Family Band will provide the on board entertainment. Dancing encouraged. Please note that NO food or drinks can be brought on the boat. Food off the grill is provided for $13. Admission is $10. With sales tax it totals 23.78. The boat can sell out so I strongly encourage you to buy the tickets asap. The phone number to do so is 616-457-4837.

    The boat cruises rain or shine. There are restrooms on board. Since the boat cruises on the Grand River getting seasick is highly unlikely.

    Contact John Zadvinskis at (616) 450-4793 with any questions 


    • 09/08/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Main Street Pub, 11240 University Pkway, Allendale

    The September TGIF will be at the Main Street Pub in Allendale.


    • 09/29/2017
    • 10/01/2017
    • Bellaire, MI
    • 21

    The annual fall golf outing will be at Hawk's Eye Resort this year.  A beautiful time of the year in upper Michigan with nice weather still in the offing.  The package will include a two night stay in the fully loaded, two bedroom Chief Cottages, two 18 rounds of golf, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, plus dinner on Saturday night.  Cos is $259 per person.   Flyer:  Fall Golf Outing 2017 Flyer.pdf

    Contact Doug Domine with any questions. 

    Please register online.   
    • 01/06/2018
    • 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Boyne Mountain
    • 48

    The first bus trip of the year is to Boyne Mountain. Meet at "Park-N-Ride" at I-96 and the East Beltline at 5:30 with bus leaving 6:00 a.m. sharp.  Pizza dinner on the way home.  Lunch and lift tickets on your own.  You do not have to be a member to go on the bus.  Invite your friends!  You can pay with credit card or by sending a check.  Please register online.  

    • 01/27/2018
    • 02/04/2018
    • Quebec, Canada
    • 12

    Ski French Canada in 2018 - Experience Europe in North America and visit Quebec City during Winter Carnival and experience the French Canadian identity.

    Ski Mont St. Anne and three other ski areas Le Massif, Stoneham and Le Relais.  All four resorts are known for spectacular scenery and long groomed trails which accommodate all ski levels.  

    After skiing, spend three days and two nights in Quebec City/Old Town, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Chateau Frontenac towering above it all on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.  

    Base Package Price - $1,280 (based on double occupancy) includes air from Grand Rapids to Quebec City, bus transfer to Mont St. Anne (25 miles NE of Quebec City), six nights lodging and breakfast buffet at Chateau Mont St. Anne, bus transfer to Quebec City (with stops at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre  Sainte Anne de Beaupre.pdf and Chute-Montmorency Chute Montmorency Gallery.pdf), two nights at Hotel Manoir Victoria, and bus transfer to Jean Lesage International Airport.  

    Prices are quoted based on US dollar to Canadian dollar exchange rate of $0.78.  Price is not guaranteed and will change to the extent of changes in resort tax, air tax, fuel surcharge & exchange rate.

    Package does not include:  airline baggage fees, lift tickets, trip insurance, ski rentals, or meals other that breakfast at Mont St. Anne.

    To receive a detailed itinerary or answer any questions, contact Ed Kisscorni at or 616-443-6730

    REGISTRATION:  Open 7/1/17.  

    Down payment of $600 due with registration and $680 due 9/15/17. 

    Payment must be made with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 

    Trip flyer:  Mont St. Anne Quebec City Flyer.pdf

    Photos:     Mont St. Anne Gallery.pdf

                       Quebec City Gallery.pdf

    • 02/16/2018
    • 02/27/2018
    • Italy
    • 15

    Ski Sauze d'Ouyx, the gateway to the vast Via Lattea or Milky Way, the sixth largest lift served ski area in the world.  From Sauze d'Oulx ski the southern alps in both Italy and France and the lift served villages of Claviere, Sansicario and Sestriere in Italy and Montgenevre in France.  

    Sauze d'Ouyx base price $1,605 includes air from Grand Rapids to Milan, bus to Sauze d'Oulx, Italy, and seven nights at Hotel La Torre (double occupancy) with buffet breakfast each morning and a four course dinner  reach night.  Base price includes taxes, services charges and airport bus transfers.  

    Base price does NOT include resort fee, airline baggage fees, lift tickets, trip insurance or ski & boot rentals.   

    Extension to Nice, France base price $365 includes three nights lodging at the Hotel Spendid (double occupancy) with daily buffet breakfast.

    Prices are quoted based on US dollar to Euro exchange rate of $1.12.  Price is not guaranteed and will change to the extent of changes in resort tax, air tax, fuel surcharge & exchange rate.

    To receive a detailed itinerary of the trip or answer any questions, contact Ed Kisscorni at or 616-443-6730.

    Registration opens July 1, 2017 

    Payment Schedule for Sauze d'Oulx, Italy:

    $700 Due With Registration

    $905 Due October 1st

    Payment Schedule for Nice, France:

    $100 Due With Registration

    $265 Due October 1st.

    Trip Flyer:  Sauze d'Oulx Flyer.pdf

    Sauze d'Oulx/Nice Fact Sheet:  Sauze d'Oulx Nice FACT Sheet.pdf

    Sauze d'Oulx, Italy Pictures:  Sauze d'Oulx Pictures.docx

    Milky Way Piste Map:  Milky Way Piste Map.pdf

    To save your spot on this fantastic trip at a great price; register online (opens 7/1) and send check ($700 Italy only or $800 Italy and Nice) to Ed Kisscorni.  Balance of $905 or $1,170 due 10/1/17.

    All Payments must be made by check payable to GGRSC and mailed to:

    Ed Kisscorni 

    290 Suncrest Court, SW   Grandvile, MI 49418

    • 03/03/2018
    • 03/10/2018
    • South Lake Tahoe - Forest Suites condos
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    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Back by popular demand, our first out West trip is to Lake Tahoe March 3-10.  Price is $1475.00.  

    Lake Tahoe 2018.pdf

    Enjoy breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe when skiing at Heavenly.  There are a variety of ski areas as well as fun casinos and night life that make this a trip you won't want to miss! 

    Price includes:  Round trip air and ground transportation to Lake Tahoe.  Lodging at the Forest Suites - 2 bedrooms/2 bath condos in South Lake Tahoe directly across the street from the Heavenly gondola.  Daily continental breakfast and $15 lunch credit for each day you ski. 

    Five day lift ticket allows us to also ski at North Star and Kirkwood Ski areas.  (Private shuttle is available for a small additional cost.)

    Optional Tour of Virginia City on March 7.  Excursion cost is additional $65 and includes: Round trip coach transportation with Trolley tour and Mine car tour (20 persons necessary for this optional day trip).

    Cost of this Trip is $1,475.00.  Sign up on our web site and please make sure your name is entered as it appears on your Driver's License.  We also need your birth date to be accurate for our Airline reservations. 

    After you receive a confirmation email that your trip application was received, please send your check(s) to:

    Lori Vugteveen

    10951 Harlow Road

    Greenville, MI  48838

    Payment Schedule if desired:

    $475.00 Down payment,  Additional payments of $500 Due October 30 and December 15.   

    Contact Lori with any questions: or 616-566-6273.

    • 04/01/2018
    • 04/08/2018
    • Montana
    • 30

    Whitefish Montana April 1-8, 2018  $1470.00

    Trip flyer:  Whitefish 2018.pdf

    Last trip of the ski season is to Whitefish Mountain in Montana.  This is also back by popular demand and offers a picturesque ski area with promise of great snow for spring skiing.   

    Price includes:  Round trip air and ground transportation to Whitefish.  Lodging at the Kandahar Lodge which is nestled on the side of the mountain with ski in/out opportunities.  The lodge offers 2 queen beds per room including refrigerator and microwave along with daily continental breakfast. The town of Whitefish is accessible via public transportation for more evening restaurant/shopping opportunities.  This will be a great ski trip with many social events and fun times hanging out with your ski buddies. 

    Five day lift ticket with Senior discounts as follows:

    65-69 years of age = $31 savings for cost of $1439

    70+ = SKI FREE!!  $241 savings for cost of $1229

    Cost of this Trip is $1470.  Sign up on our web site and please make sure your name is entered as it appears on your Driver's License.  We also need your birth date to be accurate for our Airline reservations. 

    We are actively seeking leaders for this trip.  Please contact Lori Vugteveen if you are interested.

    Payment Schedule if desired:

    $490.00 Down payment,  Additional payments of $490 Due November 30 and January 15.   

    Contact Lori with any questions: or 616-566-6273.

    • 08/01/2018
    • 09/30/2018
    • Portillo or Valle Nevado
    • 20
    The Metropolitan Detroit Ski Club (which GGRSC is a member of) is looking into a trip to Portillo, Chile next August or September.    Below is a survey if you want to provide yous input as well as information with details and costs so far.  Registration will be through MDSC.

    A survey is available to gauge interest:  Portillo survey to MI ski club members June 2017.docx

    Information and costs complied:  Portillo Discussion with MDSC - June 6 2017.pdf  

    • 08/24/2018
    • 09/01/2018
    • Portillo or Valle Nevado
    • 17
    Ski Club member Kathy Klage is helping organize an all inclusive ski-in/ski-out lodging, lift ticket, and airfare adventure to Chile.  Our fall is their spring - get a start on the ski season!!  Please note final dates not set yet.

    She is still getting quotes together and final price will depend on how many go, but figure $3,000-$3,500.   You do not have to be a ski club member to go on this trip.  All expenses will be paid directly by attendees and no finances going through the ski club.

    See flyer:  chili.jpg

Past events

07/21/2017 Sandy Beach Camping and Canoe/Kayak Weekend
07/20/2017 Chicago Concert at Cannonsburg Picnic Pops
07/18/2017 Pontoon boat cruise Thornapple River and paddle
07/13/2017 ABBA Concert at Cannonsburg Picnic Pops
07/12/2017 Cedar Springs Brewing Co. White Pine Trail Bike Ride
07/07/2017 July TGIF - Jack's in Spring Lake
06/27/2017 Tuesday Hike East Grand Rapids, Reeds Lake. Stop at Rose's
06/22/2017 White Pine Trail Bike Ride-Belmont
06/21/2017 Hike East Grand Rapids, Reeds Lake. Stop at Rose's
06/15/2017 White Pine Trail Bike Ride-Belmont
06/13/2017 Kayaking, pontoon cruise, gathering Thornapple River
06/08/2017 Rockford White Pine Trail Bike Ride
06/07/2017 Hike East Grand Rapids, Reeds Lake. Stop at Rose's
06/02/2017 June TGIF - Peppino's Downtown
05/19/2017 Wabasis Lake Camping and Adventure Weekend
05/16/2017 Hiking Seidman Park
05/11/2017 Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council - Ski Travel Expo
05/05/2017 May TGIF/Spring Fling/Volunteer Thank You
04/07/2017 April TGIF
04/01/2017 Big Sky Montana
03/24/2017 Petoskey Spring Discount Trip/Nubs Park and Ride
03/18/2017 Nubs Nob Bus Trip
03/15/2017 PechaKucha
03/15/2017 Park and Ride - Crystal Mountain
03/13/2017 General Membership Meeting
03/09/2017 Thursdays at Bittersweet
03/04/2017 CANCELLED Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
03/04/2017 Copper Mountain
03/03/2017 March TGIF
03/03/2017 Park and Ride - CANCELLED Timber Ridge
03/01/2017 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
02/26/2017 UICA Movie -Timbuktu movie
02/25/2017 Cross Country/hike/snowshoe & Wine Tasting - Robinette's
02/22/2017 Park and Ride - Schuss Mountain
02/17/2017 Cortina,Italy $2,060; Optional extension Budapest $370
02/17/2017 Ludington Cross Country Weekend
02/13/2017 Crooked River MidWeek Valentines Adventure
02/11/2017 Boyne Highlands "Zoo Bar" Bus Trip
02/08/2017 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
02/04/2017 Cross Country - Aman Park
02/03/2017 February TGIF
01/29/2017 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
01/28/2017 Cross Country - Rogue River Trail
01/28/2017 Jackson Hole
01/25/2017 Park and Ride - Crystal Mountain
01/20/2017 Crooked River Weekend
01/17/2017 Park and Ride - Bittersweet 2 for Tuesday
01/14/2017 Cross Country Ski Cadillac Pathway/Snowshoe/Downhill Ski
01/11/2017 Park and Ride - Schuss Mountain
01/08/2017 Cancelled- Kaufman Park closed.
01/07/2017 Boyne Mountain Bus Trip
01/06/2017 January TGIF - Nick Fink's
01/04/2017 Park and Ride - Timber Ridge
12/31/2016 Cancelled Snow Cross Country Ski - Pigeon Creek Closed
12/30/2016 New Years Eve Weekend 2016
12/27/2016 Urban River Walk-Charley's Crab
12/25/2016 Park and Ride - Christmas at Caberfae Peaks
12/20/2016 Christmas Hike Meijer Gardens
12/17/2016 Cross Country Ski Pickeral Lake
12/16/2016 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
12/11/2016 Park and Ride - Crystal Mountain CANCELLED
12/03/2016 Annual Warren Miller Film: Here, There and Everywhere
12/02/2016 December TGIF
11/20/2016 Teton Gravity Reserach Ski Film "Tight Loose"
11/15/2016 PechaKucha
11/14/2016 Monday Morning Golf
11/04/2016 November TGIF/Rush Party - Boulder Creek
10/21/2016 Fall Wine Tasting in Traverse City
10/15/2016 Saturday Afternoon Paddle Down the Thornapple
10/07/2016 TGIF - Doubletree Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
09/27/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
09/23/2016 Manistee Fall Golf Outing
09/21/2016 Art Prize TG
09/15/2016 Harvest Full Moon Paddle Party
09/10/2016 Renaissance Festival
09/09/2016 TGIF - Shoreline Inn (next to Lakehouse)
08/25/2016 White Water Rafting - West Virginia
08/23/2016 Creston Brewery Bar Tour
08/18/2016 Grand Lady River Boat - The Adams Family
08/15/2016 MDSC and Somerset Social Ski and Golf Club golf outing at Boyne Mountain
08/06/2016 Saturday Afternoon Paddle Down the Thornapple
08/05/2016 TGIF - Main Street Pub
07/29/2016 Sandy Beach Camping/Muskegon River Paddle
07/28/2016 Lowell Summer Concerts - The Accidentals
07/22/2016 Beer at the Bridge (Ada) - The 6 Pak
07/21/2016 Cannonsburg Picnic Pops - We Will Rock You!
07/08/2016 TGIF - Jacks in Spring Lake
06/21/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
06/16/2016 Bike and Brew (Cedar Springs Brewery) - White Pine Trail
06/14/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
06/07/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
06/03/2016 June TGIF
05/31/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
05/24/2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club

Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club, P.O. Box 2084, Grand Rapids MI 49503-2084

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