Dance the Night Away
It is time to celebrate the end of the 2011-2012 Ski Season and begin a new year. Come join us at the Spring Fling and Annual Meeting. The evening’s festivities will begin with a social hour and cash bar from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Dinner will follow at 7:30 pm with the presentation of Ski Awards and the announcement of 2012-2013 LSSC Board. Dancing begins at 9:00 pm.
Saturday, Apr 21, 2012, 6:30 pm
The Elmcrest Banquet Hall
7370 West Grand Ave, Elmwood Park, 60707
: Don Schollenberger
(847) 475-0917 / firstname.lastname@example.org
$50 member/$55 Non-Member
New Glarus Bike Trip
Staying at the gorgeous Chalet Landhaus
, there are options for both trail and road riding from the Hotel. The Sugar River State Trail
winds its way through three other towns (6, 16 and 23 miles from New Glarus), providing a range of different "lunch destinations" to suit all levels of biker. These towns include Monticello, home of some of Wisconsin's finest craft cheese makers. Crossing 14 trestle bridges and even a covered bridge, the (mostly flat) trail is a marvelous way to enjoy the early summer Wisconsin landscape. Road riders will be able to enjoy the rolling hills of the region!
Friday, 6/8/2012 to Sunday, 6/122012
Trail: Sugar River State Trail (dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/sugarriver/) - Hotel: Chalet Landhaus (www.chaletlandhaus.com/)
: Christine Frank
email@example.com / (312) 399-5986
$155 member/$170 Trial Member
Still No Social Events Next Year
The election committee has been successful in finding a volunteer for the overnight summer trips, but unfortunately we still do not have someone for the Social (non-overnight social events) director. Regrettably this means that we will continue to not have many social events in the new season until this position is filled. If you have enjoyed our social activities, and are looking for some way to volunteer with the club, this is a great opportunity! Please contact the election committee at
Once again, we'll descend upon the Aspen Mountain Lodge for end-of-season skiing on Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands and Buttermilk.
$1362 member/$1377 Trial Member (Special pricing available, see website for details.)
THE NEXT SOCIAL MEETING WILL BE HELD on Wednesday April 17th Bring your checkbook and sign up for open trips! GOOSEISLAND,
1800 N. Clybourn in Chicago, 312.615.0071 From 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING
Steamboat Chicago Week Trip Successful Thanks to Jim Vahey, Sue Finis and Shari Winter
By Leonor de la Torre
Our trip to Steamboat, shared with 309 skiers from clubs throughout the Midwest, was impeccably organized thanks to the efforts of LSSC trip leader Jim Vahey, Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council (CMSC) leader Sue Finis, and tour operator Shari Winter.. LSSC had 24 members attend of which Lori Curtis, Yann Machard and Brian Barney were among the new members. We were the lucky ones who flew directly to Hayden on Sunday and were picked up promptly at the airport, drove less than half hour to the grocery and then to the condos. Steamboat was covered with snow and we welcomed almost every day with new powder!
A Welcome party was held on Sunday evening at the Bear River Bar and Grill in the Gondola Square with DJ and dancing.
Monday was the absolute best skiing day when the sun was shining and we had enough time to practice for our race on Tuesday. A few of us even survived the Monday night pub crawl that was held from 7 to 10!
Tuesday was our ski race and all LSSC participants ended up with a medal and Jerry “the bullet” Buza almost broke the pacesetter's time! Terry Crisitello as usual did a wonderful job as our race captain. The celebration was held at the Bear River Bar and Grill in the Gondola Square with DJ and dancing with special guest Billy Kidd who was flirting with Gloria Rigoni the whole night. *s*
Wednesday night was the free night, but obviously not for a few that frequented the Jacuzzi with members of other ski clubs. We heard from one of the participants that when Joan Reilly was challenged to do a snow angel in her swimsuit (and encouraged by her roommates Bryan and Lori to do it), her challenger just fell back in the snow and did a perfect snow angel, but we heard that Joan sat cautiously in the snow and got so cold she couldn’t even get up. We also heard that she had to be carried up to her condo and sat in front of the fireplace for hours until she came back from the ice cube she had become!
On Thursday we again enjoyed another ski day with a Scavenger Hunt and a great Après Ski at the Tugboat Grill and Pub.
Friday was once again a powder day and the ski runs were amazing. Jamie and I enjoyed even more practice runs and won another couple of bronze NASTAR medals! The farewell party was in the Champagne Powder Room at the Thunderhead Building and we all enjoyed great cocktails, wines, buffet dinner and dancing music!
We heard the cloudy snowy Saturday (which was our last day) was a nice day for skiing, but many of us decided to take it off and relax. We celebrated with our going away dinner, well organized by Linda Myers, at the Ore House at the Pine Grove with magnificent entrees and the delivery of the racing medals to all our racers.
As far as restaurants we tried the following: on Monday Yann, Claude, Jamie and me ventured into downtown and tried the Smoke House. Claude and Yann ordered rare burgers and Claude got his hamburger “au tartar” (maybe the waiter wanted to impress Monsieur le Chef de Cordon Bleu Cuisine *s*). Bob and Doretta Marwin were raving about Truffle Pig and their “muelles frites”. To quote, “Their frites were the best in the world!” One of the Tuesday night organized dinners found us at Harwigs & L’Apogee, a restaurant chosen by Claude Petit (we couldn’t go wrong when a cordon bleu chef chooses the venue!), the food was outstanding and the bill very reasonable. This is a restaurant run by chef and owner Jamie Jenny since 1985, with its second generation chefs that joined Jamie and are his wife’s son JJ and Chef Ryan Hoth. The menu includes French classics with an Asian twist. Their impressive wine list includes more than 500 wines. I tried a French Pinot Gris that was spectacular. Unfortunately, Joe Cesarik found it a bit buttery (whatever that means?!). On Wednesday a large group put together by Joan Riley but previously organized by Carole Phillips dined at Riggio’s where the food was delicious and the desserts were only $2.00!!! We had the opportunity to taste Doretta’s wonderful choice on Thursday night at the Cottonwood Grill on Yampa St, overlooking the Yampa River. This restaurant is a Pacific American grill that features creative and artistically presented Asian influenced American regional cuisine. What an incredible experience! We had Pesto Stuff Calamari as an appetizer, and main entrees Peking Duck (the specialty of the house) and the Atlantic Salmon fillet grilled and walnut – pine nut pesto crusted, oven fired and served with Israeli couscous and a broccoli, carrot and crimini mushroom sauté finished with lemon butter sauce, all were wow and wow!!!!
Leaving Hayden airport we heard a big commotion and Lori Curtis finally filled us in: “I was pulled aside for not just a quick check but an extremely thorough pat/rub down check. When they finally finished with me I walked over to Chuck who was already laughing and he said 'well, how was that, Lori?'. I said not good because it wasn't even a guy! Then he proceeds to tell some strangers that I stuffed things in my pockets ahead of time so that they would do that to me! I am still laughing at the expressions those people had on their faces from his comment. All I could do at the time was laugh so they probably thought it was true.”
One sad note in our trip was the unfortunate dancing misstep of Chuck and his dancing partner Carole Phillips which landed her at the hospital and later in surgery with a metal plate in her beautiful dancing leg ;-(….we wish Carole a speedy recovery.