November News Letter 2018

 

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JOLIET SKI CLUB

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Message From the President  by Kathy Beaudry (aka Queenie)

 

As many of you know, we lost a dear member of a club a few weeks ago. Norm Carlson had been a member of the Joliet Ski Club for many, many years and was loved by all. We all have a “Norm story” to tell. Here’s one some of you may remember. The club had spent the day skiing at Indianhead and we were all on the bus ready to head out but the bus got stuck in the parking lot. We had a great bus driver but he was having a hard time getting us unstuck. All of a sudden Norm stands up and says “all of you big-butted women go to the back of the bus.” He was very lucky that he made it back to Joliet alive!
To honor Norm, we will be collecting money at the November meeting to send to a charity in his name. We started collecting donations at the meeting last month but wanted to give people another opportunity to make a contribution. Thank you to all that have already made a donation.I hear that there were a few snowflakes around recently so it won’t be too long before we can hit the slopes! Please continue to sign up for week and weekend trips. Queenie

 

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Social Events by John Ruffner

 Good 🍁 Autumn 🍁 to you,

Our Meet and Eat will be November 1st, Thursday, 6pm at the Metro Grill.

It’s a Game Night ! November 10th, 4:00pm, at the Ruffner house. Manwiches will be provided, bring a goody to pass, and it’s BYOB. Please RSVP with what you are bringing.

December 5th, Wednesday, at 11:00 at the Rialto,
They are having a Holiday luncheon and Organ concert. It is $15.00. We are planning on attending, hope you can join us.

🎄 Christmas Event 🎄
December 14th, the “Tenors” at 8pm. If you have not signed up yet, you still can. Tickets are $43.50 per person, no refunds. (Make checks out to John). We will be having dinner at Jameson’s at 5:30 if you wish to have dinner before the performance. 🎃.👻.🎃.👻.

What do you get when you cross a skier and a Vampire?      Frostbite!

🎃 Happy Halloween ! 🎃

Any questions you can call John R.

 Have fun, Be safe, and Enjoy!!!    

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From the Editor by Ron Dewey

Memberships expire June 30th, Please renew ASAP.
Applications can be found on the web site. Renew and be part of the fun!

If you do not renew before the October Newsletter is ready to send out, the September Newsletter will be the last one you will receive, until you renew.

The deadline for the December Newsletter is Wednesday, November 21.

 Send articles and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and put “JSC Newsletter” on the subject line. 

You do not have to wait until the 21nd to send something to me. Editor 

        Memo:   Payments for all trips are taken at all meetings, as we would really love to see you,

or can be mailed to PO Box 2542, Joliet, IL 60434-2542.

Checks made payable to Joliet Ski Club
Note the trip name on the memo line. One trip per check.
Payment may include all in your party. Each Trip must be paid in full one month prior to departure.

Now is the time to make sure your Skis, Board, and boots are ready for the coming ski season

From Noelle Newman: Any collected hotel toiletries that you are not using or have collected and don't want, can be given to Noelle to be given to the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet. 

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CMSC Events and News: 

Visit the CMSC website at  www.skicmsc.com  for
events and trips that may be of interest to you.

CMSC European Trip to Selva Val Gardena and Florence, Italy, January 11-22, 2019. $2708 includes Florence, and much more. There are 76 signed up out of 84 spaces as of September 12. See the CMSC website at www.skicmsc.com click on CMSC Events-Europe trip for details. ContactRandy Baustert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CMSC Spring Fling to Breckenridge, Colorado,   From: Saturday April 6th to Thursday April 11th 2019.    Four days of skiing.    See the CMSC website for details. Contact: Larry Douglas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

The trip price is $705 plus $295 for main cabin on American Airlines out of O'Hare. Southwest air out of Midway will not be available until November 15, 2018. If it comes in lower, we will use Southwest since they allow 2 free checked bags while American charges $120 r/t for 2 checked bags.
The price of $705 includes:
• Round trip bus transportation from Denver to Breckenridge
• 4-day lift ticket.
• 5 nights lodging at the2Br/2Bth Pine Ridge
Condominiums that are located near the Four O'clock ski run and 1 block from the heart of downtown Breckenridge

To sign up go to CMSC.com, click on CMSC Events on left menu, then on European trip menu and follow the flyer to application and waiver, print all three for payment schedule. ALSO double check your passport it should not expire before July 2019. You need to send checks to Randy Baustert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. at his address, not to Joliet Ski Club.

WARREN MILLER MOVIE: (2019) Tivoli in Downers Grove on Tuesday, Oct 30 at 7PM and Park West on Friday Nov 2 and Sat Nov 3 at 7:30PM each night.

 

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Week Trips by Jim Boisso 

For both trips, make the checks payable to the Joliet Ski Club with the trip name on the
memo line. Bring payments to the meeting or mail to the address below.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA: 2-9 FEBRUARY, 2019

Saturday to Saturday. Price is based on 20 skiers.

Prices: single adult $1595, Senior 65+ $1540, Non skier $1290.

All tips and gratuities included.

 

Trip Leader: James Boisso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price includes:
Southwest Air - round trip Midway/Denver/Reno.,  Ground transport to Mammoth Lakes.
Five of seven days lifts.
Six nights at Mammoth Mountain Inn across road from main lodge, based on double adult occupancy, two double beds or a queen bed.
The Inn has a banquet room, lounge, sport shop, restaurant, game room, three indoor hot tubs, heated outdoor pool, ski tune room, laundry, bar and pub, on red shuttle route.,  A breakfast buffet is available at $23/day., 

Other activities at Mammoth Lakes:
Gondola ride to top, snow shoeing on groomed trails, snowmobiling, snow bikes-fat tires, snow cats tours, ice skating, snow tubing, dog sleds.

There is a $400 Deposit to place your name on the list,

Payments Due On:  (See Memo)

$400 due 20 September 2018,     $400 due 18 October 2018,    Balance due 15 November 2018

CUT OFF DATE WITH NO PENALTY IS 6 DECEMBER, 2018

MOUNTAIN FACTS:

Inn is at 8900 feet above sea level.,   Lowest spot on mountain is 7950 feet.,   Top is 11,055 feet.,   Vertical rise is 3100 feet.
Average snow fall 30 feet.,   Skiable acreage is 3500+.,   Average number of sunny days per year is 300.,   29 lifts - express six pack,     8 express quads, 7 triples, 3 gondolas, 5 doubles, 4 surface. 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced, 15% expert, terrain park.
Nine places to dine on the hill and base areas.

Protect your skin with high number SPF. Protect your eyes with proper sunglasses or goggles. Altitude increases the suns UV rays damaging properties.

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Week Trips by Jim Boisso

ASPEN/SNOWMASS, COLORADO

  FEBRUARY 23  -  MARCH 2, 2019

Joliet has fourteen spots reserved:

The prices on this trip have been reduced by $50 since we will be flying on Southwest Air. The new prices:

Price single adult: $2000; extra ski day w/ 35 day advance notice $71

Senior price (65+ as of 22 Feb.’19): $1930; extra day ski w/ 35 day notice $57 Adult non skier or with IKON Pass: $1730, Senior 65+ with IKON Pass: $1660.

Price includes:

Round Trip Air on Southwest or United into Denver (Air into Aspen available at extra cost) Round Trip Bus Transport (Colorado)

A five out of six day lift ticket (Aspen/Ajax, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass)
Welcome Reception, Mountain Tours, One Mountain Lunch, NASTAR, Pub Crawl, Two Après Ski Parties, a Banquet Dinner with Music and Dancing, CMSC Event Credential
Seven Nights Lodging at The Gant based on multiple occupancy (3 bedroom/3 bath Condo, we have one reserved, and 2 bedroom/2 bath Condo, we have two units reserved.)
The condos have a full kitchen, fireplace, balcony/patio, Concierge, valet, bell service, and shuttle service 7am - 11pm. There are two outdoor heated pools, three outdoor hot tubs, and a fitness center. The Gant is located two blocks from downtown Aspen and Silver Queen Gondola, nightlife, and restaurants.

There is a $400 Deposit to place your name on the list, then payments, with amounts depending on the price you pay,

Payments Due On:  (See Memo)
September 20,2018,   October 18, 2018,   November 15, 2018,   December 20, 2018.

A CMSC Waiver and Information sheet required. Travel Insurance is also available.
Make checks payable to Joliet Ski Club with Aspen CMSC on the memo line.
Trip Leader: James Boisso,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay tuned for more information.  Questions call or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PREVENT ALTITUDE SICKNESS:

Let your body adjust, don’t over do it first few days. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and caffeine. Diamox can be take two days prior.
SYMTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS: usually in first few days: feels like hangover, dizzy, headaches, muscle aches, nausea, trouble sleeping.
TREAT ALTITUDE SICKNESS: Drink plenty of water during the entire day. Peppermint tea, licorice, lemon raw, ginger.

 

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Weekend Trips by Noelle Newman

Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area – Red Wing, MN

January 4-6, 2019

Skiers 1-30: Adult $295 / Child $220 staying with 2 adults in their room. This price includes lift tickets

It’s that time of year again and our first weekend trip to start the season off is a favorite for us all!
***Please note that this is a group trip with the JSC only. It is not a registered group with Welch due to us pre-purchasing lift tickets @ a cheaper than group rate***

Your trip begins:

  • 6 PM Friday night, bus departs from Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive on Lamers coach.
  • Box dinner catered by Doing Thyme through K of C. Meal options will be available later. Water furnished on bus, all other beverages are BYOB.
  • Two days of lift tickets (discounted for the first 30 skiers).
  • Rentals and lesson information available upon request or visit: http:// www.welchvillage.com/ . Rentals will not be at a group rate unless we have 15 or more rentals. Please note that they do have a lift ticket/rental/lesson package that may work better for you and you can pre-register for a discount as well. If you are renting let me know and I can see if we can get a cheaper rental rate for you.
  • Lodging is at the Super 8 in Red Wing, MN (651-388-0491). Indoor pool and hot tub available 24hrs a day.
  • Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast available starting @ 6AM.
  • Saturday dinner is on your own – restaurants within walking distance or order in. Liberty Restaurant has a shuttle for transportation to/from. All are good eats.
  • Bowling across the street. Saturday game night.

Trip pricing is based on 30 seats. We have pre-purchased 30 lift tickets at a discounted price of $30 per day. This is a cheaper rate than the group rate offered by Welch.

Prices are:

  • Skiers 1-30: Adult $295 / Child $220 staying with 2 adults in their room. This price includes lift tickets
  • Skiers 31+ and non-skier: Adult $235 / Child $160 staying with 2 adults in their room. This DOES NOT include lift tickets. You have the option to pre-purchase your own discounted lift tickets online through http://www.welchvillage.com/. (The lift tickets will not be $30 but will be cheaper than purchasing them at the resort. Ticket window pricing is $58, ages 13-61; Age 5-12 and senior $48)

Scheduled payments: $50 due at sign up, September 20, 2018,     $125 due October 18, 2018,    Balance due November 15, 2018,  $120

(trip will be closed by December 4th).  (See Memo)

This trip was announced in the August Newsletter, and sign-ups opened at the August meeting. The first 30 spots have been filled. You may still sign-up and purchase your own lift tickets online. Online lift ticket sales for Welch Village have not yet started. A total of 32 people have signed-up for this trip.

Also from Noelle Newman: Any collected hotel toiletries that you are not using or have collected and don't want, can be given to Noelle to be given to the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet.

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Cascade Mountain Resort — Wisconsin

January 26-27, 2019

 

This trip will open at the September meeting.
 Eight members are signed up for this trip as of the last meeting. We only need 17 more members to make this trip go.

The second weekend trip will be to Cascade Mountain, since we have not been there in a while, and they have added new runs.

The trip leaves the Knights of Columbus @ Infantry Drive on Lamers coach at 12 pm Saturday, no lunch will be included on the bus, and returns Sunday night. We will be staying just one night.

Water furnished on bus, all other beverages are BYOB.  1 day lift tickets. 

Rentals and lesson information available or visit: http://www.cascademountain.com/. Rentals will not be at a group rate unless we have 15 or more rentals. If you are renting let me know and I can see if we can get a cheaper rental rate for you.

We will be staying at the Days Inn Windsor, 6311 Rostad Dr, Windsor, WI (608-554-1972). We should arrive by 3PM. Check-in @ 3PM. The hotel is 30 minutes before you get to Cascade.

The hotel has a Pool/hot tub/elevator and has a basic continental breakfast w/waffle maker. 

Saturday dinner is on your own – Restaurant right outside hotel, Roadside Grill. I did not check on local delivery options.
If there is enough interest will have a bus run to Cascade Saturday night for night skiing and/or tubing @ extra cost.
Bus departs 4PM on Sunday from Cascade to Joliet, IL. Should arrive by 7PM.

Rates: are based on 25 skiers!!   (See Memo)

Price:
Adult (2 adults per room)                             $190.00
Child 13+ w/2 adults in room                       $135.00
Child 12 and under w/2adults in room         $ 90.00

Scheduled payments:
• Initial deposit at sign up                             $ 50.00
• October 18, 2017                                       $100.00
• Balance due November 15, 2017 (trip will close 12/19/18)

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T-Shirts

We have found a place to get t-shirts, sweatshirts etc! BIG FROG of Shorewood. at 1141 Brook Forest in Shorewood, right behind Portillos. They have numerous styles to choose from. Custom T-shirts shop for members to order shirts. Shirts can be purchased individually; from what they have in the store or they can also be ordered from a catalog. – we don't need a minimum order. They have our new logo on file – just go in and choose a shirt and decide where and how big you want the logo. Turn around time is usually 24 hours. Trot on over and see what you can find. Let's advertise our Club by wearing JSC shirts!

 

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November 2018 WWW.JOLIETSKICLUB.ORG VOL 49 NO. 6

This, That, and Whatever I Can Use to Fill the Space Below by Ron Dewey:

November has 5 club members that have a Birthday, so say Happy Birthday to them this month !!!

The deadline for the December newsletter is Wednesday November 21st. 

On the Website there is a new area called "For Sale". Anyone can list things they want to sell. For details and information, on the website, place the curser over EVENTS, then find "!!!! For Sale !!!!" under Social Meetings. If your looking to buy you may find it there.

!!! MEETING PLACE !!!

Normal Schedule:
THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH !!! 
Knights of Columbus on Infantry Drive south of Jefferson Street in Joliet at 7PM