January News Letter 2023


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                                                 !!! Meeting Schedule !!!

                                                    Meetings are the Third
                                                   Thursday of every month
                                                at - 7 pm.





*** Meeting Place ***


Meetings are now held at Jamesonโ€™s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, in their private meeting room. 

Important Notice:  Meetings will be the third Thursday of the Month. .

After the December meeting we were informed that the club can no longer reserve the back room on a yearly basis. We have to do it one month at a time.

IF a larger group wishes to use the room and they have their event catered, as opposed to our individual meals and libations, Jamesons will allow them the room. We will have to reschedule.

The President will confirm our availability for the third Thursday,

IF any change does occur the newsletter editor will send out a BLAST with that change. So watch your emails on Monday and Tuesday of the third Thursday week for updates.
For those that get the newsletter by the USPS, call or text Jim Boisso, if you plan on attend a meeting to make sure it is on the third Thursday.  Any questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Message From the President  by Jim Boisso

Well, the season has begun. Some of you have skied Welch Village, others are venturing to the Rockies, while others off to Michigan and Wisconsin. A recent review of our membership reveals that only about 50% of the members still slide down the snow in one fashion or another. It has been suggested that each member spread the word about your winter activities, past and present, to the people you meet, either in passing or at work or say church. The younger generation, and some folks our age, just do everything online. Try to explain that the club offers many advantages to the individual, including savings, ski companions, experience, and the vast amount of trips of the council.
Hope Your Holidays were great, and Santa brought most of what was on your list. IF he didnโ€™t: You were most likely a little bit naughty somewhere during the year.

Keep thinking snow and be safe.

Your pres, Jim B.



Social Events by John & Annette Ruffner 

"๐ŸŽ‰โ„ 2023โ„๐ŸŽ‰ Seasons Greetings" Winter is on it's way!!!

๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽฟโ„โ„๐ŸŽฟโ„โ„๐ŸŽฟโ„โ„๐ŸŽฟโ„โ„๐ŸŽฟ ๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„๐ŸŽ‰โ„

A New Year is upon us! Wishing you all the best in 2023, with some ski trips planned and summer activities ahead. Enjoy!

Decided to have a Meet and Eat at Maurieโ€™s Table, 2360 Glenwood Ave. in Joliet, on Wednesday, January 4, at 6 pm. They offer pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Please RSVP to John and Annette if you are attending.

I donโ€™t have much social news, and I wonโ€™t have anything till spring, so here is a joke.
Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy Bob. While on their way they got caught in a terrible blizzard. They pulled into a farm and asked the attractive lady, that lived there, if they could spend the night. โ€œI realize itโ€™s terrible weather out there, and I have this huge house all to myself, but Iโ€™m recently widowed,โ€ she explained. โ€œIโ€™m afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.โ€
โ€œDonโ€™t worry,โ€ Jack said. โ€œWeโ€™ll be happy to sleep in the barn, and if the weather breaks, weโ€™ll be gone at first light. โ€œ The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night. Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they were on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of skiing.
About 9 months later, Jack got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the ski weekend. He dropped in on his friend Bob and asked, โ€œBob, do you remember that attractive widow from the farm we stayed at on our ski holiday up north?โ€
โ€œYes, I do,โ€ said Bob.
โ€œDid you happen to get up during the night and pay her a visit?โ€ Jack asked.
โ€œYes, I have to admit that I did.โ€ Bob said, a little embarrassed about being found out.
โ€œAnd did you happen to use my name instead of telling her your name?โ€ Bobโ€™s face turned red, โ€œYeah, sorry, Iโ€™m afraid I did. Why do you ask?โ€
โ€œShe just died and left me everything.โ€
Hope you all had a nice Christmas, and you got everything you wanted. Happy โ›ท skiing to those that are heading to the slopes.


Happy New Year Everyone!
๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿง‘ John and Annette ๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŒฒ 

๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽท ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ˜ Your Social Team,๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆƒ

  โšพ๐Ÿ”โšพ๐ŸŒญโšพ๐Ÿบโšพ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‘จ  John & Annette, Social Director ๐Ÿ‘ฉ ๐Ÿทโ›ท ๐Ÿ˜ท ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿทโšพ๐Ÿฅคโšพ๐Ÿฟโšพ๐Ÿฅจโšพ



From the Editor by Ron Dewey

Memberships expired 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 February Newsletter is Sunday, January 22nd.

 Send articles and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and put โ€œJSC Newsletterโ€ on the subject line. 

You do not have to wait until the 22nd to send something to me. Editor 

        Memo:   Payments for all Joliet Ski Club 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. The payment schedule is determined by the trip leader. 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.



Editor's Notes !!!


Email Addresses:
If you change your email address, please let me know your new address ASAP. This will insure that you will not miss any important news blasts or newsletters. Also, if you do not receive your newsletter by the 1st of the month or recieve meeting reminders notices before the meeting email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know.  "Editor"



Welch Village, Red Wing, Mn
January 6-8, 2023

There is a group of about 20-25 people (most of them are Barbโ€™s family) headed up to Welch Village the weekend of January 6-8. We are all staying at the AmericInn in Red Wing MN phone number 651 385-9060.
Ask for the senior citizen rate or AARP rate if that applies to you. Lift tickets can be purchased on the website welchvillage.com
There are lots of things to do in that area besides skiing! Wine tasting, casinos, hiking, shopping, snowshoeing, etc

 โ›ท๐Ÿ‚โ„  The Welch village website is www.welchvillage.com  โ›ท ๐Ÿ‚ โ„





!!! Please Check Details !!!

Details for all CMSC Events and Trips can be found on the CMSC website, www.skicmsc.com .

  • European Trip 2023 will be to Ischgl, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, January 27-February 8. See the CMSC website for details.
  • Chicago Week 2023 will be to Mammoth, CA. February 25-March 4. We are going on this trip as a club. See the article on below and the CMSC website for more details.
  • The 2023 CMSC Spring Fling will be to Park City from April 1-6. For details go to the CMSC Website.
  • Chicago Week 2024 will be to Banff, Canada, February 25-March 2. Something to think about.
  • The CMSC Ski and Ride Magazine is now available on the CMSC website.. 


CMSC Chicago Week to Mammoth Mountain
February 25 to March 4, 2023

Balance due, December 15.

Mammoth update: Sign-ups are CLOSED, you missed it folks. Airline info hopefully finalized by mid-December and will be emailed to those signed-up.
Keep Banff, Canada in mind for the 2024 season. Please, no deposits until next spring. Also, the Rhine/Danube River Cruise is still available.
Any questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The flights and ground prices are locked in. Price for double occupancy Queen size beds $2,259 per skier, King size bedroom $2,429 per skier. Check with Jim for price reductions for Ikon, 80+ years old, Seniors 65-79, non Chicago flyers and/or bus travelers.

Deposit $300; 2nd payment $350, July 21; 3rd payment $350, September 15; 4th payment $350, October 20; 5th payment $350, November 17; balance due, December 15.

To see trip details go to the CMSC home page, find and click on CMSC Events, then find and click on Chicago Week 2023.

Chicago Week 2023 Mammoth Mountain trip, If You Have questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,




February 2 โ€“ 9, 2023

Sun Peaks update: Sign-ups are CLOSED, you missed this one, too.



Round trip air via Alaska Air

Round trip ground Kelowna Airport to Cahilty Hotel about 3 hours.

Seven nights lodging based on double adult occupancy

Five-day Adult lift (more days available), All Taxes and Tips

Seven hot breakfasts at Hotel

***Prices have gone down from what they were in the last newsletter:

Prices: Adult $1675, Senior 65+ $1615, Non skier $1380, Adult Six day $1745, Senior Six day $1660.

All prices based on sixteen skiers. Airfare is not finalized.

PAYMENTS:   Deposit $300          

$300 August 18,  $300 September 15,   $300 October 20 ,  $300 November 17,  Balance Due December 15.

Make all checks payable to Joliet Ski Club Trip Leader Jim Boisso  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Twenty feet of average snow fall, 4270 skiable acres, 10% green, 58% blue, 24% black, 8% d-black. 13 lifts 138 trails, 20+ cafes & restaurants, 35 + shops all in the village area, sleep at 4120 feet MSL, highest peak 6825 feet MSL. Skiable area has increased one/third since our last visit.

Cahilty lodge is on slope ski in/out, restaurant on site, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, gym, ski storage, coin operated laundry, TV DVD, coffee maker, microwave, mini- fridge, two queen beds per room, full bath.

There are 34 Kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails, Snowshoe tours, Dog sledding, Mountain hosts, ski biking, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides, tubing park, snow groomer rides.



CMSC Chicago Week 2024
February 24 to March 2, 2024

Keep Banff, Canada in mind for the 2024 season. Please, no deposits until next spring.
Also, the Rhine/Danube River Cruise is still available.  Any questions please contact Jim Boisso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



 More Skiing News

Indianhead and Blackjack have been purchased by the company that owns Lutsen and Granite Peak. The name will be changed to Snowriver Mountain Resort. It will be included on the Indy Pass. Snowriver will continue to offer a single lift ticket for the entire resort, and continue to provide shuttle transportation until a connecting lift is constructed.

Indy Pass adds Midwestern and Colorado Ski Resorts. The two midwestern resorts are Chestnut Mountain Resort and Snowriver Mountain Resort, and Coloradoโ€™s only non- lift-served resort Bluebird Backcountry. The basic price is $329/adult and $149/12 and under until December 26. There are 26 midwestern ski areas on this pass with a total of 110 in North America and Japan. Check out the Website at www.indyskipass.com for full details.



!!! Club Member's Notes !!! 

 First Days and Other Memories...
What are your memories of the first day you skied, or of that special day that every so often happens when we do not expect it? What are your ski stories? Here is the second story in what I hope will be a long series of such stories. Please share your story with us in the newsletter. 


 No Notes: This Month, "But" !!!There are Christmas Memories!!!

 Paul Dewispelaereโ€™s Christmas Time Ski Village

(to see picture you have to sign-in and download newsletter.)

Paul displays a ski village every Christmas. You may remember seeing pictures in past newsletters. Each year he adds new pieces to the village. It has skiers, snowboarders, a ski lift, a summit ski group and general apreฬ€s-ski activities abound!

The photo above shows this yearโ€™s village. The photos below show details of the top center portion and the chairlift to the right. This yearโ€™s village has moving parts including the chairlift and some of the skiers and snowboarders. 

โ„ ๐Ÿ˜By: Paul Dewispelaere's



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. โ€“ we don't need a minimum order. They have our new logo on file โ€“ 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!




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

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

The deadline for the February newsletter is Sunday, January 22nd. 

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.



Jamesonโ€™s Pub, 2755 Black Road, Joliet, IL.