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2017/2018 Meet & Ski with MSC Clubs

Feb 10 Meet and ski hosted by 3M ski club March 3 Meet and ski hosted by Sitzmark Meet & Ski dates enable members of local ski clubs to meet. As Sitzmark is a member of the Midwest Sport/Ski Council (MSC), our members are invited to even more fun-filled events and get a chance to mingle with other local ski and sports clubs. Sitzmark, 3M, and other ski clubs are hosting several Meet-N-Ski dates this winter and you’re invited to join us! This season, Sitzmark is partnering with other clubs to provide BBQ lunch! Many Sitzmarkers will be there, as well as members from the other local ski clubs. For the events at Welch (welchvillage.com), we will meet at Madd Jaxx Chalet in the east parking lot. Hamburgers will be grilled around noon outside of Madd Jaxx. Check with Welch Village for rentals and helmet discounts. For last minute details check out our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/sitzmark Organized by John Olson, 612-385-5646, johnskiier@yahoo.com. Thank You and See you there!!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 Spirit Mt day trip

Update from SAHD 1/19/18: We still have 13 seats left on the bus. Click on the "Buy Now" button and if Paypal lets you buy, there's a space on the bus. You can buy more than 1 ticket at the same time by clicking "Buy Now" and changing the "Quantity" in Paypal. If the trip fills up, Paypal will tell you the trip is full. Call/text Sally 612-554-0864 if you want to just show up Saturday morning and take a chance that we can fit you on the bus. I'll be up at 5am Saturday, so text me for a last minute spot. But I'd really prefer it if you paid online. I'll also check email for anyone who buys online. Join Sitzmark and other MSC members on a day trip to Spirit Mountain (www.spiritmt.com) for just 65! (This price is just $10 more than the box office price adult weekend lift tickets which are $55!) This unbeatable price for a day of skiing includes the lift ticket, deluxe coach bus ride, breakfast on the bus and a great snacks (including hard-boiled eggs, bagels, oranges, fruit snacks, orange juice, granola bars, cheese sticks, - and free chapstick this year!). Rentals and lessons are available for an extra fee of $25 (skis or boards; pay there; let me know when you sign up if you want lessons so they can have instructors available). In the last few years, we've had 60+ skiers each time (including many many new people) and everyone wanted to go back again! We are also offering extra lift ticket for $50 each for people driving up on their own, which you MUST use on 1/20/18 and meet us in the Slopeside Room to get them from me (see the next section below to buy just a lift ticket). Board the bus at 7 am at the Honeywell parking lot (2600 Ridgway Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55413; park on the southwest side of the complex, by 35W). Get cozy as the bus will be full (50 people). We’ll leave at 7:30 am sharp and serve breakfast once we get rolling; we plan to arrive at Spirit Mt around 10am. Upon arrival, just gather your equipment and head to the Slopeside Room (new room this year) to sign the waiver, get your lift ticket, settle in, change clothes, and relax throughout the day (we reserved the room all day but cannot guarantee complete security). Pick up your rentals and arrange lessons. For the return trip, the bus will board Spirit Mountain at 5 pm for a 5:30pm departure. We plan to be back to Honeywell around 8pm. This day trip usually sells out, so sign up ASAP. To guarantee your seat, you must pay online at www.sitzmarkmn.org/skiing.html or contact Sally to arrange other payment in advance. If you need to cancel, please call/email me ASAP to find a replacement and I can try to resell your spot (you won’t get a refund unless the trip fills up). Organized by Sally Hed Dahlquist, sally@immunochemistry.com 612-554-0864; co-hosted by Nancy Peterson of Traverskis. For just $5, buy a green Sitzmark bandana so we can find each other on the slopes! I’ll have them available on the bus. PS: If you are not a member of an MSC club and paid the member price of instead of the nonmember price, you will have to pay me an additional $10 on the bus or join Sitzmark for $25. If you paid the nonmember price and sign up to join the club on the trip, I will refund the $10 to you. If you don’t know what clubs I’m talking about, you should have paid the nonmember price, so bring $10 extra bucks or visit www.midwestfun.org to join a club. We’re glad you are joining us! For the flyer with the agenda and parking map, go to Spirit Mt 1/20/18 flyer 
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Do you need rentals ($25)?
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Emergency contact name and #

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Just a Lift Ticket to use on 1/20/2018 at Spirit Mt

If you are driving up to yourself and meeting us at Spirit Mt on 1/20/2018, you can buy just the lift ticket for $50 (www.spiritmt.com). You must use the ticket on 1/20/2018. Meet us in the Slopeside Room around 10am to pick up the ticket. Organized by Sally Hed Dahlquist, sally@immunochemistry.com 612-554-0864. Updated by SAHD 1/17/2018.
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Breckenridge Jan 27 -Feb 3, 2018 Intercouncil trip

Detail at http://interclubwintercarnival.com/ Sitzmark has been invited to be part of the first National Inter Club Winter Carnival will be held from January 27th to February 3rd, 2018 in Breckenridge, CO. Many ski clubs from across the country will be there so join us for a fun week of skiing and lots of other fun events. Dave Schoneker and Bob Smith from the Eastern PA Ski Council are coordinating this event. Call us (800) 876-8551 x.125 - info@interclubwintercarnival.com. John Olson is the Sitzmark trip chair; johnskiier@yahoo.com 612-385-5646. Inter Club Winter Carnival 1st Annual National Ski Club Event The first National Inter Club Winter Carnival will be held from January 27th to February 3rd, 2018 in Breckenridge, CO. There will be over 700 people from other ski clubs in the country that are coming to come join us for a fun week of skiing and lots of other fun events.. To my knowledge nothing like this has really been done before! .... We will be staying at the River Mountain Lodge in Downtown Breckenridge. ..... contact John Olson at johnskiier@yahoo.com or 612-385-5646.

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France Brides-les-Bains 3 Vallees Feb 9-20, 2018

Brides-les-Bains/Les 3 Vallees, France.... February 9–20 2018 - $2300 per person double occupancy – Early Sign-up.... $2,400 after October 1st (single occupancy $2,700/$2,800 after October 1st).... Deposit of $500 holds your spot!..... http://ski.brides-les-bains.com/accueil-uk.html.... Includes: Round Trip Airfare to Geneva (United Air) all ground transportation/transfers to/from accommodations 7 nights Lodging at Hotel Savoy, Brides Including Breakfast and Dinner 3 nights @ Hotel Royal, Geneva All taxes included* Lift Tickets & Rentals Extra.... Payment Due: $500 due now, $400 by 9/25; balance by 12/10.... 3 Vallees: 1) La Tania, 2)Les Menuires, & 3) Saint Martin de Belleville 8% expert/31% intermediate/15% beginner All 3 are Elevation 9350 feet, base 4757.... Questions? Contact: Julie Bromley jeb1958@msn.com - 612-423-4013

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February 9-12, 2017 Lutsen with East Iowa

The East Iowa Ski Club has graciously invited Sitzmark to join them on a family-friendly weekend trip to Lutsen February 9 -12, 2018. Sitzmark board members have met the East Iowa clubbers at many national ski events, and 4 of their members went on our Alaska trip summer 2016. Jim Wittnebel, the trip coordinator, says: We'll be traveling by 47 passenger motor coach from Cedar Rapids the morning of Feb 9th. We'll be traveling through Minnapolis so we could easily pick people up at a location point (to be determined). Included in the trip is transportation, 3 nights lodging at the Best Western Superior Inn, Grand Marais, two lift tickets (in the full package), wine and cheese party. This trip is great for non-skiers, skiers, and family. We'll be dropping off cross county and snowshoers at trail heads. Cost is as follows: Full package of lodging, two lifts, transportation = $555; w/o lifts = $450; Children full package = $297; Children w/o lifts = $192. Notes: Children discount price is with staying with two adults in same room. All rooms have two queens. Also, we may be able to discount our bus transportation cost for picking you up in Minneapolis. Any questions, please let me know. Jim Wittnebel, 319-389-9286 janswit2@msn.com.

Saturday February xx, 2018 Meet & Ski at Welch

The February Meet and Ski will be at Welch (welchvillage.com) We will meet at Madd Jaxx Chalet in the east parking lot. Hamburgers will be grilled around noon outside of Madd Jaxx. Discount lift tickets may be ordered online up to the night before the event. Check with Welch Village for rentals and helmet discounts. For last minute details check out our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/sitzmark Organized by John Olson, 612-385-5646, johnskiier@yahoo.com. Thank You and See you there!!

Saturday March xx, 2018 Meet & Ski at Welch

The March Meet and Ski will be at Welch (welchvillage.com) Hosted by 3M Club. We will meet at Madd Jaxx Chalet in the east parking lot. Hamburgers will be grilled around noon outside of Madd Jaxx. Discount lift tickets may be ordered online up to the night before the event. Check with Welch Village for rentals and helmet discounts. For last minute details check out our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/sitzmark Organized by John Olson, 612-385-5646, johnskiier@yahoo.com. Thank You and See you there!!

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April 7-11, 2018 Winter Park

Greg Grebinowski of the SkiHawks has invited Sitzmark and MSC clubs on their spring trip to Winter Park from April 7 -11, 2017. They have a value priced trip with slopeside lodging and the potential to ski 5 days. Trip pricing is $840 until Dec. 2nd (excluding lift tickets). A La Nina is forecasted for this year with colder and more moist air for CO, which means that we should have another great year for Spring Skiing. It would be awesome to take some of Sitzmarkers along. If you have any questions, please let Greg know g.grebinowski@comcast.net or at 651-230-2367. See the Winter Park Flyer for details. Thank you. Updated by SAHD 112717.

Friday Oct xx, 2018 Warren Miller Movie & Happy Hour

Updated 11/27/17 by SAHD: TENTATIVE INFORMATION: Sitzmark is planning to offer tickets to the Friday night show at the end of October 2018; date to be determined. In years past...The fabulous show was at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402) on Friday, October xx at 7:30pm (www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/film-tour). Sitzmark is planning to offer group tickets for the Friday night show at the group rate: just $26 each (In 2017, you saved $15.74 instead of buying them through TicketMaster, which charged $8.85 service fee per ticket AND $8.20 order fee - NO LIE - TM chared $41.74!). When tickets become available, you will be able to RSVP by buying your ticket online at www.sitzmarkmn.org/skiing.html through paypal. To pay otherwise (such as with cash at the Kick-Off party), contact Sally Hed sally.hed@immunochemistry.com, 612-554-0864 (and text). Once again, we plan to Meet before the show at Crave to get your tickets. We are generally in the bar area - ask people and watch for "Sitzmark" logo. In years past, ticket holders received a free weekday lift ticket to Lutsen, Welch Village, and others WI. They also received $25 off a purchase of $100 or more at ski shops. Make no mistake that it will sell out: in the last 6 years, we’ve had about 40+ people come to the movie and happy hour. There is a great feeling of ski camaraderie at the theater, and it’s a good place to meet other skiers. We’ve opened the event to SkiHawks and other MSC clubs, so buy your tickets as soon as they are available! Happy hour at Crave: Meet us before the show around 5:30 or 6 for dinner/happy hour/drinks before the movie at Crave downtown (825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis).

Jan 2019 MSC Winter Carnival TBD

MSC plans a weekend trip every year and is making plans for the 2018/2019 season. Join Other ski Clubs from Minnesota at a local ski hill to be determined (such as Indianhead, Giant's Ridge, Lutsen) in early January 2019. Join us for the Winter Kickoff Weekend at a ski resort within driving distance of the Twin Cities. In 2018 we went to Indianhead in UP Michigan, and in 2017 we went to Giant's Ridge in Bawabik. Bus up Friday morning or afternoon, ski that afternoon, or just relax in the bar / lounge / restaurant and listen to music and dance! On Saturday, there will be an on-hill wine and cheese party followed by Turtle Races and a Poker Run followed by a buffet and entertainment that evening before retiring to the main bar for more music and dancing to a quality band. Sunday we’ll enjoy the greatest sport on earth, and also the famous Human Slalom Course. Cost ranges from $300-400 depending on the location and the number of guests and includes the following:  Round trip coach buses from Minneapolis (typically leaving at 7am, noon, 2pm) or Rochester (10 am) Ski-in/ski-out condos with hot tub and pool. Skiing available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for skiers of all abilities, plus x-c skiing and snowshoeing. There is a group Dinner buffet Saturday night. Live music at the lodge on Friday and Saturday nights! Mail your payment to Sitzmark c/o TBD. MSC organizers will assign rooms. We have space for up to 200 skiers. MSC Trip chairs are xx and xx. Brochure at: Link TBD.