Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club

                                                 Paper trip app:  Trip_application 2017.pdf

 

Currently all trips/events are to be paid via check (vs. credit card) except bus trips.  Please register online (or print off and mail paper application)  so we know you are attending.  When registering online, select manual payment.  You will receive an email confirming your registration and balance due.  Make checks payable to:  GGRSC and send to trip leader.

Listing of 2017 events:  2017 Trips at a Glance.pdf

Listing of Park and Rides:  Park and Ride Trip Flyer 2016- 2017.pdf

Cross Country/Hike/Snow Shoe Schedule:  2017 XC Schedule Flyer.pdf

Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 16 Mar 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Timber Ridge

    Ski Bittersweet Thursday nights beginning January 5 -join your ski club friends for an evening of outdoor fun and treats from the bar!  Contact Dorothy or Matt Switek at 616-485-2898 or dlworst@hotmail.com for further info or to let them know you are coming.

    Save money: $10-$20 on lift tickets and equipment each time you ski with adult or student club card.  Card is valid weekdays 10:00 am - 10:00 pm and on weekends/holidays 3:00 pm until close.  Card cost is $15.  When presented, adults ski for $20 and students ski for $16. Contact Dorothy Switek at 616-485-2898 to purchase club card   

    • 17 Feb 2017
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • Cortina, Italy and optional Budapest

    Cortina, Italy $2,060 - Departs Grand Rapids on Friday 2/17/17 and returns Saturday 2/25/17.    

    Optional extension to Budapest, Hungary for $370  Saturday 2/25/17 - Tuesday 2/28/17 (currently sold out - can be put on wait list)


    Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy is one of the world's oldest and most stylish ski resorts located in the Dolomite Mountains north of Venice.  The town is nestled in a valley surrounded on all sides by slopes and hosted the 7th Olympic Winter Games in 1956.   

    See flyer for full details.

    To sign up for the trip: Send a completed signed and dated trip application, deposit of $400 and a copy of your passport to Ed Kisscorni at 290 Suncrest Court in Grandville, MI 49418.

    Questions?  Contact 

    Ed Kisscorni ed@kisscorni.com or 616-443-6730;  Sheila Petrovich sheshePetro@gmail.com or 616-540-0096; Dennis Rackett dlrackett50@gmail.com or 616-217-1157

    Cortina_2017_Flyer.pdf

    Cortina_2017_Trip_Application.pdf



    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 3142 - 4 Mile Road NE

    Meet at 1:00 at 3142 - 4 Mile Road NE (near East Beltline) - Robinette's.  At 3:00 we'll have wine tasting and hot cider @ the Robinette's Barn.   If no snow, hiking at Provin Trails.  Hosted by WMCS.  Contact Mel for more information:  melkoet@gmail.com 532-1312 or 204-5855. 

    See flyer for details on each event:   2017 XC Schedule Flyer - December .doc

     

    • 26 Feb 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 2 Fulton West (corner of Fulton & Division)

    UICA has a FREE MOVIE - arrive before 2 for better seating. John will get there 1:45 or sooner.

    This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 26 in the UICA theater, 

    Sunday afternoon film, food and cultural exchange.

    Timbuktu is a 2014 French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

    The film looks at the brief occupation of TimbuktuMali by Ansar Dine. Parts of the film were influenced by a 2012 public stoning of an unmarried couple in Aguelhok.  It was shot in Oualata, a town in south-east Mauritania.  Short film You are Going to Hell (13 min.) followed by the feature film.

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

     You can go to http://chiaroscurogr.org/films/2017-series for more info.  Free to Public!

    • 01 Mar 2017
    • Caberfae Peaks

    Park and Ride is to Caberfae.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   Park and Ride Trip Flyer 2016- 2017.pdf 

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • Timber Ridge

    Park and Ride to Timber Ridge CANCELLED due to closing of resort.   

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 05 Mar 2017
    • Toledo Ski Lodge near Boyne City

    The Toledo Ski Club is holding a fun "70's Party" weekend at their Toledo Ski Lodge near Boyne City. GGRSC members are invited as guests (non-members) to participate if space is available. Lodging is $27/night for adult guest. They are asking for another $11 to cover two breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. Cheap weekend! 

    Contact trip leader for more information and availability: Laura Maclam @ 616-498-1015 (GR #).

    Informational flyer:  70s_WEEKEND_2017.pdf

    Form to complete if attending:  70s_WEEKEND_COUPON_2017.pdf
     

       

     

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hilton Doubletree Airport - 4747 28th Street SE


    The March TGIF will be at the Hilton Doubletree Airport on 28th Street.   This is a great spot for mingling and they provide ski club drink and food specials.

    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 09 Mar 2017
    • Colorado
    • 0

    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

    Second trip out West is to Copper Mountain March 4-9 for $1,080. Price includes 5 nights in mountain side condos (2 bed/2 bath), 4 day lift tickets, air transportation, welcome party, and several social events.

    Contact Lori or Dorothy with any questions: Lorivug@yahoo.com or 616-566-6273 and dlworst@hotmail.com or 616-485-2898

    Please send your paper application using your Legal Name (for Air travel reservations) and your deposit check to:

    Lori Vugteveen
    10951 W. Harlow Road
    Greenville, MI 48838

    Trip flyer:  Copper Mountain Flyer 2.pdf

    Payment Schedule is:

    $250 Down payment with your mail-in Trip Application. Additional payments of $277 Due October 20 and November 20.  $276 Due December 20.  If you are eligible for the Senior discount (Age 65 by March 4), your final payment will be  $234.


    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 462 North Scenic Drive, Muskegon

     Meet at 1:00 at 462 North Scenic Drive Muskegon (Muskegon Winter Sports Complex).  Lots of activities offered:  XC skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating, ride the luge.  Rentals available.  http//www.msports.org.  Afterward a bike to eat at a local place.  Hosted by GGRSC.

    See flyer for details on each event:   2017 XC Schedule Flyer - December .doc

    Register online. Questions to John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text) or individual trip leader.

    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Carla's House 3377 Balsam Ave NE


    All members are invited to the annual General Membership Meeting to find out what goes on behind the scenes of the Club and to accept nominations for the 2017-18 year (elections will be held in April 2017).  Pizza will be served!!

    Nomination form here:  Nomination.pdf

    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 10 Apr 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Carla's House 3377 Balsam Ave NE


    Monthly Board of Directors Meeting.  Please remember to email reports to the Board prior to Monday night meeting.

     

    • 15 Mar 2017
    • Crystal Mountain

    This park and ride is to Crystal Mountain.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 a.m. 

    See flyer for details on future trips:   Park and Ride Trip Flyer 2016- 2017.pdf 

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wealthy Street Theater 1130 Wealthy St SE

    This event is in conjunction with LaughFest Cost: $10.00 per person  To guarantee a seat, get your ticket ahead of time, buy tickets at GRAM or log onto:

    https://www.laughfestgr.org/event/pechakucha-grand-rapids/

    Open seating

    UNIQUE evening of storytelling

    PechaKucha, Japanese for “chit chat”, is taking the creative world by storm! It is a fast-paced, inspirational, entertaining evening of eclectic and passionate speakers, presenting in a 20×20 format — that is 20 slides for 20 seconds each 

     professional speakers for this event!

    6:30pm John will be there. Doors open .

    7:00pm Speakers go on stage.

    Each speaker has 20 slides on a big screen, which are up for 20 seconds each. Thus, each speaker has about 7 minutes.

    Register online.  Questions to John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text).

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • Nubs Nob
    • 17

    Third bus trip of the year is to one of the club's favorite ski spots - Nubs Nob.  Meet at I-96/East Beltline park 'n ride at 5:30 for 6:00 a.m. departure.  Continental breakfast and pizza party dinner included.  Lunch and lift tickets on your own.   Hosts are Barb and Dennis Post. Note this coincides with St. Patrick's Day Weekend! 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 (see flyer).  Sign up by 2/18/17 for member discount price of $50.

    Please register online.  Flyer:  Nub Nob 2017.pdf

    • 24 Mar 2017
    • 26 Mar 2017
    • Petoskey, MI
    • 13


    The Petoskey Chamber of Commerce offers a great deal on spring skiing so we will combine this with our 3/25 Nubs Nob Park and Ride.

    Typical prices last year were $50-$70/person per night for hotel room, lift ticket, and breakfast based on double occupancy.  Hotels and pricing not out for 2017 yet.

    Please register online and indicate which option you think you'll choose to assist us with choosing hotel(s).   

    Trip leader is Shirley Nevis shirleyjnevins@gmail.com See flyer for details.   Petoskey Spring Discount Trip Flyer 2017.pdf

    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 08 Apr 2017
    • Montana
    • 0

    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

    Last trip out West is to Big Sky April 1-8 for $1,690

    Price includes 7 nights with ski in/out accommodations at Huntley Lodge with double occupancy rooms.  Daily gourmet breakfast is included, 5 day lift tickets, air transportation, welcome party, and several social events. 

    Contact Carla Forslund or Joe Potyraj with any questions: carlaann1@comcast.net or 616-365-9649 and jsepotyraj@comcast.net or 616-717-3455.

    Please send your paper application using your Legal Name (for Air travel reservations) and your deposit check to:

    Joseph Potyraj
    1650 4th St. NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Trip flyer:  Big Sky 2017.pdf

    Payment Schedule is:
    $250 Down payment with $480 Due November 1, December 15 and January 30.

    • 05 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Main Street Pub, 11240 University Pkway, Allendale

    The May TGIF will be a special event (similar to our fall Rush Party).    It will be a combined TGIF, post-trip party, and volunteer thank you. Dancing music will be provided by our own John and Amy Amos.  

    A night of food, drinks, mingling and dancing.  $5 for members and $10 for non-members. 

    More details later.

    • 11 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Double Tree Hotel; 5801 Southfield Service Drive, Detroit

    This is an open event to MDSC club members (which we are) and guests.  Visit with tour providers.  6:00 - 8:30 Hors d' Oeuvres with cash bar.  8:30 - 9:00 door prizes.   Details on flyer:  MDSC 2017 Ski Expo Flyer v2.pdf  
     

       

     

    • 19 May 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 21 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Greenville, MI
    • 11


    Let’s try a new place for camping, paddling and fun!  Wabasis Lake Campground is just a little over a half hour north of Grand Rapids in Greenville.  This event will kick off summer fun and is between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends. 

    The campground is located within Wabasis Lake Park, a 104 acre county park with more than a mile of shoreline on the 400 acre Wabasis Lake. The campground features 90 spacious sites as well as three rental cabins with lake views. There is a large sandy beach, boat ramp and fully stocked campground store.

    The Club has reserved three cabins available first paid/first served at a weekend price of $41/per person based on 4/cabin (sleeps 4-6:  two bunk beds and a queen bed; no bathroom or kitchen – you need to bring your own bedding, towels, etc.).  You may also reserve a campsite at http://www.kentcountyparks.org/wabasislakecampground/  ($22 for primitive sites and $33 for shared electricity and water).

    Weekend plans will be loose and activities finalized at the campground.  Fun options are:  kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking, swimming, or just relaxing.  We will have a potluck dinner Saturday night at 6:00.

    Register online and if staying in a cabin send $41 (payable to GGRSC) to Lynne to reserve your spot.

    Trip leader is Lynne Black lynneblack@tds.net  See flyer for details.   Wasbasis Lake Weekend.pdf


    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sandy Beach 6926 E 30th Street, White Cloud
    • 16


    This is a fun weekend of camping and paddling in Newaygo County.   Join us at the beautiful Sandy Beach campground at Hardy Dam.  We will take a 4 hour canoe/kayak trip down the Muskegon River on Saturday (through Wisners if renting) followed up with potluck, will enjoy bonfires both Friday and Saturday nights, and hang out at the beach on Sunday.  Feel free to bring your water toys (boats, rafts, kayaks, etc.) for Sunday.  If you prefer to just go canoeing/kayaking on Saturday, that is OK too.  

    Registration of $10/members or $15/non-members provides two breakfasts and meat for Saturday night potluck.  

    The Club has reserved three cabins available first paid/first served at a weekend price of $35/per person based on 4/cabin (two bunk beds with mini-fridge & microwave; no bathroom or sink – you need to bring your own bedding, towels, etc.).  You may also reserve a campsite online here: online reservation  and click on Sandy Beach.

    Sandy Beach Layout:  Sandy Beach County Park Map.pdf

    Register and pay online!

    Trip leader is Lynne Black lynneblack@tds.net  See flyer for details.   Sandy Beach Camping and Canoe Outing Flyer 2017.pdf 


    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • Portillo or Valle Nevado
    • 18
    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!!


    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

22 Feb 2017 Park and Ride - Schuss Mountain
17 Feb 2017 Ludington Cross Country Weekend
13 Feb 2017 Crooked River MidWeek Valentines Adventure
11 Feb 2017 Boyne Highlands "Zoo Bar" Bus Trip
08 Feb 2017 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
04 Feb 2017 Cross Country - Aman Park
03 Feb 2017 February TGIF
29 Jan 2017 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
28 Jan 2017 Cross Country - Rogue River Trail
28 Jan 2017 Jackson Hole
25 Jan 2017 Park and Ride - Crystal Mountain
20 Jan 2017 Crooked River Weekend
17 Jan 2017 Park and Ride - Bittersweet 2 for Tuesday
14 Jan 2017 Cross Country Ski Cadillac Pathway/Snowshoe/Downhill Ski
11 Jan 2017 Park and Ride - Schuss Mountain
08 Jan 2017 Cancelled- Kaufman Park closed.
07 Jan 2017 Boyne Mountain Bus Trip
06 Jan 2017 January TGIF - Nick Fink's
04 Jan 2017 Park and Ride - Timber Ridge
31 Dec 2016 Cancelled Snow Cross Country Ski - Pigeon Creek Closed
30 Dec 2016 New Years Eve Weekend 2016
27 Dec 2016 Urban River Walk-Charley's Crab
25 Dec 2016 Park and Ride - Christmas at Caberfae Peaks
20 Dec 2016 Christmas Hike Meijer Gardens
17 Dec 2016 Cross Country Ski Pickeral Lake
16 Dec 2016 Park and Ride - Caberfae Peaks
11 Dec 2016 Park and Ride - Crystal Mountain CANCELLED
03 Dec 2016 Annual Warren Miller Film: Here, There and Everywhere
02 Dec 2016 December TGIF
20 Nov 2016 Teton Gravity Reserach Ski Film "Tight Loose"
15 Nov 2016 PechaKucha
14 Nov 2016 Monday Morning Golf
04 Nov 2016 November TGIF/Rush Party - Boulder Creek
21 Oct 2016 Fall Wine Tasting in Traverse City
15 Oct 2016 Saturday Afternoon Paddle Down the Thornapple
07 Oct 2016 TGIF - Doubletree Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
27 Sep 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
23 Sep 2016 Manistee Fall Golf Outing
21 Sep 2016 Art Prize TG
15 Sep 2016 Harvest Full Moon Paddle Party
10 Sep 2016 Renaissance Festival
09 Sep 2016 TGIF - Shoreline Inn (next to Lakehouse)
25 Aug 2016 White Water Rafting - West Virginia
23 Aug 2016 Creston Brewery Bar Tour
18 Aug 2016 Grand Lady River Boat - The Adams Family
15 Aug 2016 MDSC and Somerset Social Ski and Golf Club golf outing at Boyne Mountain
06 Aug 2016 Saturday Afternoon Paddle Down the Thornapple
05 Aug 2016 TGIF - Main Street Pub
29 Jul 2016 Sandy Beach Camping/Muskegon River Paddle
28 Jul 2016 Lowell Summer Concerts - The Accidentals
22 Jul 2016 Beer at the Bridge (Ada) - The 6 Pak
21 Jul 2016 Cannonsburg Picnic Pops - We Will Rock You!
08 Jul 2016 TGIF - Jacks in Spring Lake
21 Jun 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
16 Jun 2016 Bike and Brew (Cedar Springs Brewery) - White Pine Trail
14 Jun 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
07 Jun 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
03 Jun 2016 June TGIF
31 May 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club
24 May 2016 Tuesday Night Golf - Saskatoon Golf Club

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

www.ggrsc.org

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