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2017 Whitefish Ski Trip

All aboard for the next stop: Whitefish, Montana! We are giddy with anticipation for our Rail/Air/Ski trip to Montana next March 3-11. Picture rolling out of the beautifully restored Grand St Paul Union Depot at ten o’clock pm on a Friday night. You will enjoy having drinks and talking with friends until the wee hours while we are hurtling (trundling?) Westward towards Montana. Later you may retire into to relative comfort of an (optional addl. expense) sleeper compartment on the rail line that James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railroad built in the 1800's. The less expensive base option will be to buy a coach seat that reclines with AC outlets where you will be able to have a comfortable ride and roam parts of the train... See America like some of our ancestors did. We will arrive in Whitefish Montana about 8 PM the following night after seeing some of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains before dark. After a short bus ride and grocery stop we will arrive at our slope side condos a couple hours later. The luxury condos are in the midst of a mountain village with 5 restaurants/bars and gathering spots and the ability to ride a free shuttle into the town of Whitefish to rustle up some trouble/excitement there. You will have the opportunity to experience some of the best skiing of your lives with 3000 acres of snow fields and helicopter and Snow Cat skiing as well. Whitefish is known for consistent snowfalls in March of 5"-8" as opposed to infrequent huge dumps of snow. Two or three bedroom Condos are available and trip pricing will be out soon to your club reps so start lining up your roommates! A bonus will be an optional ski trip to Fernie Ski Resort in British Columbia for about a two hours bus ride North for the adventurous crew in our cadre. I’m proud to present our trip co-organizer Jerry Ratliff who is a world traveler with lots of train experience and will answer our questions before and during the trip (we won't be sure if he is making stuff up until later!). This is an MSC endorsed Ski trip open to all Ski Clubs. Please see our ad in the Sportster and sign up for one of the greatest ski and vacation experiences that North America can offer. We can send you the signup form or please access them on the sitzmarkmn website. This could be one of the rollicking best ski vacations you will ever experience: The nostalgia of the railroad outbound trip, great friends old and new, World class skiing, and a possible visit with our northern neighbors! Chris Mickman and Jerry Ratliff Chris@mickman.com 763-434-4678 Jerratlif@Comcast.com 651-647-0783 ...View sign-up sheet and flyer @ www.sitzmarkmn.org/forms.html

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Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 Spirit Mt Day Trip

Join Sitzmark and other MSC members on a day trip to Spirit Mountain (www.spiritmt.com) in Duluth for just $58! Nonmembers may attend for $68. (In 2014, Adult weekend lift tickets were normally $45 each.) This unbeatable price for a day of skiing includes the lift ticket, deluxe coach bus ride, a hearty breakfast (bread, meat, eggs, cheese, Nutella, bananas, juice, and more). Rentals are available for about $15 (skis or boards), and lessons for about $15. Let me know when you sign up if you want lessons so we can be sure to have instructors available. Last year, we had 60 skiers (including many many new people) and everyone wanted to go back again! This year, we are also offering 10 lift ticket vouchers at $32 for people driving up on their own, which I can mail to you in advance, or you can meet us at the bus. These vouchers are good for any day this 2015/2016 season (redeem them at the ticket window or group office). You must be an MSC member to buy the voucher as it’s a special deal our club got and they are not available for sale to the general public. Board the bus at 7 am at the Honeywell parking lot (2600 Ridgway Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55413; park on the south 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 Fireside Room (next to the Moosehead Lodge) to 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 rentals at the group office. We'll try to schedule the lessons within an hour of arriving. 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 will sell out fast, 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. Organized by Sally Hed, 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.
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2015/2016 Spirit Mt Vouchers

Buy a cheap lift ticket to Spirit Mountain (www.spiritmt.com) in Duluth and drive yourself. This year, we have 10 extra lift ticket vouchers at $32 for people driving to Spirit Mt on their own, which I can mail to you in advance (or you can meet us on 1/2/16). These vouchers are good for any day this 2015/2016 season (redeem them at the ticket window or group office). You must be an MSC member to buy the voucher as it’s a special deal our club got and they are not available for sale to the general public. Organized by Sally Hed, sally@immunochemistry.com 612-554-0864. For just $5, buy a green Sitzmark bandana so we can find each other on the slopes!
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March 5-12, 2016 Ski Whistler-Blackcomb, Vancouver

Fall is here — it’s time to think skiing! Sitzmark is going out to Whistler-Blackcomb for Spring 2016. A $400 deposit will reserve your spot! Trip cost is $1,524. Trip cost includes round-trip air from Minneapolis to Vancouver, round-trip coach transfer to Whistler, and 7 nights lodging at Delta Whistler Village Suites (2 bed-room/2 bath). For more info go to whistler.com/accommodation/delta-whistler-village-suites. As of 10/15/15, we had over 30 people signed up with room for up to 48. Organized by Julie Bromley, jeb1958@msn.com and John Olson, johnskiier@yahoo.com. Feel free to contact them with any questions!

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2015/2016 Meet & Ski with MSC Clubs

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 the 3M Ski Club 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. Around 9am inside Madd Jaxx, we will be selling group lift tickets for $35 cash only; no check nor credit cards. We will also be selling the tickets outside during the BBQ lunch from 12-1230. 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. (For more info on events at Afton or those hosted by Ski Hawks go to their websites at aftonalps.com and www.mnskihawks.org.) Thank You and See you there!!

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Saturday Jan 16, 2016 Ski at Welch

The January Meet and Ski will be at Welch (welchvillage.com) co-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. Around 9am inside Madd Jaxx, we will be selling group lift tickets for $35 cash only; no check nor credit cards. We will also be selling the tickets outside during the BBQ lunch from 12-1230. 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 Feb 13, 2016 Meet & Ski at Welch

The February Meet and Ski will be at Welch (welchvillage.com) co-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. Around 9am inside Madd Jaxx, we will be selling group lift tickets for $35 cash only; no check nor credit cards. We will also be selling the tickets outside during the BBQ lunch from 12-1230. 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 5, 2016 Meet & Ski at Welch

The March Meet and Ski will be at Welch (welchvillage.com) co-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. Around 9am inside Madd Jaxx, we will be selling group lift tickets for $35 cash only; no check nor credit cards. We will also be selling the tickets outside during the BBQ lunch from 12-1230. 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 XXX 2016 Meet & Ski at Afton Alps

Date TBD 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. This year Sitzmark is partnering with other ski clubs. Sitzmark, 3M, and other ski clubs are hosting several Meet-N-Ski dates this winter and you’re invited to join us! On DATE SkiHawks is Hosting a Meet N Sk at Afton Alps. For details go to:http://www.meetup.com/sitzmark Meet in the Alps, (main) chalet at 12:00 noon and look for your fellow Ski Hawks with the yellow hats or armbands.

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Dec xx, 2016 MSC Winter Carnival

Join us in December 2016 (usually the second weekend) for the Winter Kickoff Weekend at a ski resort within driving distance of the Twin Cities. Previous years have been held at Giant's Ridge, Indianhead, and Lutsen. We’re excited to improve the fun we had at the last year's Winter Carnival at Giants Ridge. 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 $210-$390 depending on the location and the number of guests and includes the following:  Round trip coach buses from Minneapolis (typically leaving at 7am, 1pm, 2pm) or Rochester (11:30 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.  1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom condos plus kitchen; some condos can sleep up to 9! Dinner buffet Saturday night  Great bands at the Lodge Friday and Saturday nights! Sign up starts in September. Mail your payment to your clubs' trip chair. MSC organizers will assign rooms. We currently have space for up to 200 skiers so sign up early! For more info contact the trip chairs (to be determined).