Check out the 2016-2017 Ski Trips!
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From the Board


We need volunteers from club members to lead both the downhill (Banff, Canada, and Park City, Utah) and x-country (Minocqua, Sun Valley, Ironwood) ski trips .

In addition to the social return of meeting and making friends with all of the members on the trip, the leader of a trip will receive a $150.00 voucher to be used as payment for future LSSC activities.  Although past experience is preferable, other interested members should have at least taken two ski trips with the club.  The director of western downhill ski trips will be available to support the leaders in their activities. 

Interested members should contact John Grubbs, vice president & western ski director @ 312 867 1135, or, for more information.


FALL Social Events, Meetups, and Trips

Save the Date

Murder Mystery Dinner
September 10, 2016
Cubs VS Milwaukee Brewers
September 18, 2016
Annual Ski Kick-off Meeting
September 27, 2016
Brown County Indiana Fall Weekend

October 14-16, 2016
Greek Dinner 
October 21st 2016
Sandhill Cranes/ Paddle Trip- Northwest Indiana
October 22, 2016
January 13-16, 2017
Park City, Utah 
January 11-7, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho X-Country
January 21-27, 2017
Ironwood Michigan X-Country
February 17-20, 2017
Banff  X-Country
February 23-March 2, 2017
Banff  Downhill
February 24-March 2, 2017
March 25-31, 2017
Big Bend National Park (not a link)
April 1-19, 2017
Vail with Viking Ski Shop (not a link)
April 3-9, 2017

Murder Mystery Dinner
Date: Sept 10, 2016
Status: SOLD OUT!
$75 with tax & gratuity
Contact:  Dani Kirby      
Register Now
Jak's Tap-The Annual Ski Kick Off Meeting Learn About the Up- coming Winter Ski Trips!
Date: Sept 27, 2016
Cost: FREE
Pizza, Salad and 1st Beer Free 
Contact: Julie Hicks
Register Now
Greek Town Dinner
Date: October 21, 2016
Status: OPEN
Cost: $37 (members/non-members)
Contact: Shelli Williamson
Register Now
Park City, Utah

Date: Jan 11-17, 2017
Status: OPEN
Cost: $1,186 (Standard Package) 
Contact: John Grubbs 
CMSC Joint Chicago Ski Club Event!
Cubs Vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sept 18, 2016
Status: SOLD OUT!

Cost: $99 per person
Contact:  Amy Halstead
Register Now
Brown County Indiana
Fall Weekend Getaway

Date: Oct 14-16, 2016
Status: OPEN
Cost: Members $189   Non-Members $199

Contact: Peggy Harrison
Register Now
Sandhill Cranes/ Paddle Trip - Northwest Indiana
Date: Oct 22, 2016
Status: OPEN
Cost: No Fee

Contact:  Janet Carlson
Register Now
Banff! Downhill 

Date: Feb 24-Mar 2, 2017
Status: OPEN
Cost: $1,343
John Grubbs

Register Now

Date: March 25 - 31, 2017 
Status: OPEN
Cost: $1,116 (Standard Package)
Contact:  Jo Ellen Reed
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

Welcome New Members!
  • Margaret Griffiths    
  • Charles Hafner  
  • Anita Lester  
  • Josie Tenore

2017 Downhill and X-Country Ski Trips

Park City, Utah Downhill - January 11 - 17, 2017 

What a way to start off the 2017 Ski Season!

The thrills are everywhere at Park City Mountain Resort --skiing, snow-boarding, tubing, sledding, and laughing. The base of the Park City Mountain Resort is 6,900 feet above sea level. The top of Jupiter Peak is 10,000 feet.  It is named among the top resorts in North America every year. This season looks to continue that distinction thanks to more than $10 million in improvements. These upgrades feature a new high-speed lift with access to more than 2,000 acres of terrain and the complete renovation of our Mid-Mountain Lodge.
And Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 100 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants and more! Deer Valley® offer's luxurious amenities and is rated one of the top three ski resorts in North America for the past ten years in a row by the readers of SKI Magazine.

Includes 6 nights lodging double occupancy and daily hot breakfast.  Five days lifts, 2 @ Deer Valley and 3 @ Park City/Canyons.   

Cost: $1186 (for Standard Package)See website for other options.  

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, $365 non-member.  See website

Registration is Required By Friday, December 16, 2016
Sun Valley, Idaho - Saturday, January 21–Friday, January 27, 2017

Trip includes: six nights at the Best Western Tyrolean Lodge (breakfasts included), air directly into Sun Valley, rental car.
Join us the last week of January for a week of skiing in Sun Valley, aka “Nordic Town USA”. This is some of the best and definitely most immaculately groomed Nordic ski terrain in the U.S. With 200 km+/- of networked trails, linking the south valley to the north as well as several spur Nordic track networks, it's one of the most expansive and convenient trail systems anywhere.  You can Nordic ski out your door from anywhere in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, thanks to the Blaine County Recreation District’s (BCRD) 160 km network of trails throughout the Wood River Valley, including the free 30km Wood River Trail and the pass-accessed North Valley Trails, Croy Nordic and Alturas Lake systems.  Downhill skiers are welcome.

Cost:  $1,260 Member.  See website.
Ironwood, MichiganFriday, February 17 – Monday, February 20, 2017
Details to come:  See website
Lake Louise and Banff, Canada X-Country - Thursday, February 23 – Thursday, March 2, 2017

Trip includes: three nights at the Lake Louise Lodge and four nights at the Banff Caribou Lodge (breakfasts included), air into Calgary, rental car.
Many club members have asked for a trip to the Banff area.  This trip is especially perfect for those that enjoy both cross country and downhill.  Lake Louise has a large number of spectacularly scenic trails from novice to advanced, with single or double track-settings and skate lanes.  Climb steadily up picturesque Moraine Lake Road, ski across frozen Lake Louise, or explore old pioneer log cabins.  There are four trails along the Bow Valley Parkway, a spectacularly scenic winding road that connects Banff and Lake Louise. Take the Castle Lookout to Protection Mountain trail to see the original auto-route through Banff National Park or climb gradually through lodge pole pine forests to the Shadow Lake trail from the Red Earth Creek trail.  There are many classic cross country trails around the town of Banff, ranging from easy to moderate.  Venture through dense forest to the Brewster Creek Junction, enjoy pleasant rolling terrain in the Cascade Valley, and go night skiing under the stars at the Tunnel Mountain Campground Trailer Court. 

Cost: $1,275 Member.  See website for other options.
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 

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

more details to follow soon

Keep the Date Open
April 1 - April 9, 2017 - for a marvelous hiking and canoeing trip to Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande in Texas. Glorious vistas in the Chisos Mountains, over 100 migrating bird variations, great accommodations at the Chisos Mountains Lodge, and a visit San Antonio make this a trip to not be forgotten.   Details later.
Event Re-Cap

Forty-five enthusiastic adults enjoyed a very hot weekend of biking and sightseeing in Amishland, IN in July.  Highlights of the weekend included biking on a paved bike path with wildflowers dotting the landscape, a real county fair known to be one of the largest with lots of farm animals including some goats and fancy chickens, and a fun brewery in the heart of Goshen.  For those who didn't bike there was plenty to do and for those who did bike the trail was terrific and the backroads were quiet and quaint with horse drawn buggies along the way.  Lakeshore welcomed a few new guests and several members of the Evanston Bike Club.  It was fun hearing about the various activities that the different clubs sponsor and making new friends who also enjoy outdoor activities.


On Sunday, August 7th at Montrose beach with 14 participants. The weather gods were with us, temps in the mid-80's and a calm lake and not much wind. After some brief instructions, we headed out to get our balance and zip around. Falling off was no problem with warm lake temps.

Paddle boarding is great for off-season fitness, engaging the core muscles to propel yourself forward and to keep your balance when an unexpected wave appears. After paddling, the group met for lunch on The DOCK, the best restaurant and bar of any Chicago beach. The beer selection is outstanding and all the food was good, particularly the guacamole and chips.  Good time had by all-see you next year!


15 of us gathered under the stars on a perfect Saturday evening in Millennium 
Park at the Grant Park Music Festival. The concert was a treat-Mozart's Mass in C minor as well the world premier of "The Cosmic Garden in Bloom", a rich and impressive piece, written by the contemporary composer, Michael Gandolfi. We had some surprise additions to our group- some LSSC members from former decades (1970's) who saw the LSSC banner and joined us, as well as a few guests of club members.


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