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Need Presentation Ideas for Our Social Meetings!
We’ve gotten very positive feedback for the past nine months on having a speaker or presentation of some kind every month at our Social Meetings.  Social Meeting attendance each month fluctuates between 20 and 50, depending on our program, so we are constantly looking for topics and presenters of maximum interest to our members.  As we don’t pay speakers, it’s a constant challenge that perhaps you can help with.  If you have any ideas of who or what would be good topics, let me know.  If you’ve seen or heard someone, who you think would be good for the club, let me know.    If you want to present something you think the membership would enjoy, let me know.   With your help, we can continue to line up great topics and speakers!       


WINTER Social Events, Meetups, and Trips

Save the Date

Park City, Utah- Closed
January 11-17, 2017
Ski Minocqua 
January 13-16, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho X-Country -Closed
January 21-27, 2017
Social Meeting - Jak's Tap
January 24, 2017
Ironwood Michigan X-Country
February 17-20, 2017
Banff  X-Country-Closed
February 23-March 2, 2017
Banff  Downhill-Closed
February 24-March 2, 2017
March 25-31, 2017
Big Bend National Park
April 1-9, 2017
Vail with Viking Ski Shop 
April 3-9, 2017

Ski Minocqua - XC
Date: Jan 13-16, 2017
Status: OPEN
Cost: $340.00 
Kenneth A East  
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Banff! Downhill 
Date: Feb 24-Mar 2, 2017
Status: CLOSED
Cost: $1,343
John Grubbs

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Ironwood Michigan XC
Date: February 17-20, 2017
Status: OPEN
Cost: $310.00
Rosanna Duchon

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Date: March 25 - 31, 2017 
Status: OPEN - Cut-off Dec 16, 2016
Cost: $1,680 (Standard Package)
Contact:  Jo Ellen Reed
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LSSC Board
Dave Hicks

Vice-President and Western Trip Director
John Grubbs

Jane Bachmann

Program & Social Director
Julie Hicks 

Cross-Country Trip Director
Rosanna Duchon

Membership Director
Amy Halstead

Communications Director
Michele Mistovich

Janet Carlson

Rich Zaber

Please note the December Jaks Meet Up is cancelled and will resume in January.  

Happy Holidays to all!

Welcome New Members!

 Matt Berkson   John Notch,
 Emily Douma   David Ritter
 Richard Lei   Kathleen Sullivan

2017 Downhill and X-Country Ski Trips

SKI MINOCQUA, Wisconsin XC - January 13 - 16, 2017

This great XC-Cross Country Trip includes:  3 nights lodging at Concord Inn (breakfasts included) Bus transportation to/from lodge & from trails 3 days trail passes (2 ½ days skiing) plus a wine and cheese party.

One of LSSC's perennial favorites, new skiers as  well as pros always have a wonderful  long weekend. Recognized as one of the top cross-country ski areas in the Midwest, Minocqua  Winter Park provides a full range of services for  the cross-country skier.  For variety, there is a 10 km snowshoeing trail.  The Chalet has a cafe, a day lodge and heated waxing room. Rentals and new equipment sales are available. And as always, the club offers a FREE ski lesson.

Lodging is located downtown so you can walk to unique shops, restaurants and nightlife. We will be able to relax après ski in a hot tub or indoor pool.

Cost: $340 member, $370 non-member.  See website

Registration is Required
Ironwood, MichiganFriday, February 17 – Monday, February 20, 2017 

Trip includes: Trip includes: three nights lodging (breakfasts included), bus transportation and a wine and cheese party and pizza for the trip home. 

Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR) in da U.P. has the most reliable snow in the region by far thanks to the Lake Superior snow machine. It has 60 kilometers of groomed skating and striding trails and a 4k snowshoe loop on over 600 acres.  Wolverine Nordic Trails in the north part of town has 17 kilometers skating and classical.  Downhill skiers are welcome.

We are staying at the Day’s Inn Hurley.  We've included bus transport to and from the hotel & trail heads and dinner each evening, lodging (double occupancy for three nights), breakfasts, and wine and cheese party.  Downhillers are welcome.

Cost: $310, Single Supplement: $190.95  See website

Ski Banff, Alberta Canada Downhill - February 24 - March 2, 2017        

Located in the heart of Banff National Park are three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Banff skiing offers almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one tri-area lift ticket, the seasoned skier or rider will experience plenty of chutes, bowls, steeps and the opportunity to purchase a heli-skiing experience, while beginners can get the same thrills on miles of green and blue runs. And all this in an area so spectacular the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.

The trip provides 6 nights lodging at the Banff Caribou Lodge with 2 per room; daily hot breakfast, 5 days lift/skiing, transit to mountains included with lift tickets.  

Cost: $1,343 for standard package.  See website for other options. 

Registration is Required By Sunday, January 01, 2017.
SKI Aspen, Downhill - March 25 - 31, 2017 - Cut off date December 16, 2016!

4 Great Ski Areas! Aspen Mtn, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk (beginner's will love it)!

We will be staying at the Limelight Lodge – This hip, eco-friendly hotel, built on the site of the storied Limelight Lodge, is a 5-minute walk to the Aspen Mountain ski lifts and 8.2 miles to Snowmass.

The relaxed contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and coffee makers. Continental breakfast included daily. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, 2 hot tubs, a rooftop terrace, a lobby fireplace, and a lounge with live music and light fare. Use your lift ticket at Aspen, or catch the fast, free shuttle to nearby Snowmass, Aspen Highlands or Buttermilk.

Trip includes: Airfare (United non-stop to Aspen),  Ground transportation, Lodging for 6 nights, 5 days, Lift Tickets for 5 days of skiing, and continental breakfast daily.

Cost:  $1,680 for standard package.  See website for other options. 
DEADLINE for Aspen registration: January 9, 2017. Registrations made after this date will be placed on waiting list and accepted on space-available basis.

Spring Back to Vail with Viking Ski Shop -  
April 3 - 9, 2017

It’s our 25th Vail trip. It will be EPIC!

Join Viking Ski shop for some spring skiing in beautiful Vail, Co.  The crowds will have dissipated, leaving us and lots of "locals" plenty of time to cruise the slopes and catch the afternoon sun.  Powder can be plentiful at this time of year.  

This trip will coincide with the Taste of Vail, a true foodie event that is not to be missed!  We are staying at the lodge at Vail a wonderful hotel just steps from the Vista Bahn in Vail Village.    In the evenings, we’ll enjoy the pedestrian-friendly Village with its many dinner, shopping and nightlife options. 

Lift Tickets - 5 day interchangeable lift ticket at Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin

Trip includes: Airfare, Ground Transfers, Hotel, Lift tickets, Events, Mountain Guide (one day)

Book now and receive a $50 Viking Gift Certificate
50% down payment by October 25th required  Payment in full due by February 1st, 2017
See website for pricing details

April 1 - April 9, 2017 - Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande in Texas.  - Cut off is Jan 30! 
“There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone.  Here at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert.  Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country.  This magical place is Big Bend.” 

Our group of 20 will fly from Chicago to San Antonio, TX, and after a stroll down the River Walk and an overnight stay, drive to Big Bend National Park for 5 days of hiking through the Chisos Mountains, floating or canoeing down the Rio Grande River, and watching for a huge variety of birds in migration.  Big Bend is awesome; trails are easy to difficult; the food at the lodge is really good and reasonable; and the vistas and stars at night are magnificent.  Lots of funky towns and places to visit too.  Return to San Antonio on the 8th and fly back to Chicago on the 9th.  

Trip includes airfare non-stop on Southwest Air (Midway), 2 nights Hampton Inn in San Antonio (breakfast included), 6 nights Chisos Mountains Lodge, wine and cheese party, and SUV rentals.  Not included are all other meals, other activities (canoe trip) and gas. 

Cost:  $1199 per person, dbl occ, for 8 night adventure trip. Spaces are limited!  Sign up Now!
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Event Re-Cap
Jaks Meet up Socal Meeting

In addition to welcoming some new members our November meet up included a Show and Tell presentation by Dennis of Viking Ski Shop featuring a ton of new XC and Down Hill ski gear.  Battery powered heated ski gloves and break away carbon fiber ski poles were a hit as were the many new skis for the 2016-17 season.  There was also a drawing for nice raffle prizes courtesy of Viking Ski Shop.  Boot dryers, gift certificates, a skiers backpack and goggles were just a few of the gifts won that evening.  The group was reminded about the “Spring Back to Vail” April trip which is being co sponsored by LSSC and Viking Ski Shop.  
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