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Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club

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Thank you for visiting the Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club.  We are glad you stopped by.  2015 was  an exciting ski year for our members with trips to Switzerland, Utah, Colorado, Canada, in addition to our many trips to Michigan ski destinations.   2016 will be just as great with trips to Austria, Beaver Creek, Sun Valley, and Aspen/Snowmass.   If you are just learning to ski or snowboard or are an advanced veteran of many winter seasons, come and join us.   We are active year around with golfing, hiking, kayaking and camping in the summer months.     

To participate in the fun, please join or renew today!  Dues are $35/year ($30 if paid between August 1 and October 31st).  Just print off membership application (below), fill it in, write your check payable to GGRSC and mail both to:  Membership Chairperson, P.O. Box 2084, GR  49501.  We look forward to a fun season!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook.


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Upcoming Events

September 7: Labor Day Weekend - have a safe one!

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September 8: Tuesday night golf - Saskatoon 5:50 p.m.

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September 11: September TGIF The Lake House in Muskegon - Week later due to Labor Day!

 A new location for the club!  The Lake House in Muskegon is located at 730 Terrace Point Blvd, Muskegon 49440.  This is our last chance for a TGIF on the water for 2015.  Menu and drink prices on their website www.thelakehousemi.com with possible drink specials that night.


Directions:  From the South - Follow I-96 W, continue on US-31, continue on S. Seaway Drive, continue on US-31, continue on Shoreline Drive, turn left at 3rd Street, continue on Terrace Point Boulevard (address is 730).

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September 15: Tuesday night golf - Saskatoon 5:50 p.m.

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September 19: Michigan Renaissance Festival Trip

Join your friends on a bus trip to Holly, Michigan for the 37th year of the Michigan Renaissance Festival.  Dress how you wish, but know that pirates are always welcome.  The weekend's theme is "Shamrocks and Shenanigans" with wine tasing, Celtic dancing, and the "Men in Kilts" contest. 

Cost is $55 ($50 if check and reservation in by August 17) which covers bus transportation to and from the fair as well as entrance to the Shire of Hollygrove.  Lots of free live entertainment on no less than 7 stages, jousting, and many shops for browsing or buying.  Food items for sale such as turkey legs, bread bowls, scotch eggs, pastries, salads, and of course Ale!

Contact Paul with any questions  paul_kostishak@chartermi.net or 616-318-7499.  Mail in check and complete general trip app.  Flyer and festival map below.

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October 2: TGIF - Nick Finks

Nick Finks is the oldest bar in GR built in 1888 by Nick Fink, an immigrant from Prussia. It is located in Comstock Park, just down the road from 5/3 Ballpark, at 3965 West River Drive NE 49321.  The bar is now owned by the Gillmore Group and has undergone a fresh makeover but still retains its classic charm.  Join us any time after 5:30. 

The outside deck will be available and happy hour extended until we leave!  Domesti beer, wine well drinks $1.99.  The bank "Now and Then" starting at 8:00.


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October 9 - 11: Thunderbird Ski Club Fall Color Weekend at Elvyn Lea Lodge (Close to Boyne Mountain)

The Thunderbird Ski Club is checking out a new lodge on Walloon Lake close to Boyne Mountain and is opening up a color weekend to other clubs.  It will be a "laid back" weekend.  Activities offered in the area are:  biking, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, guided color tour around Petoskey and Harbor Springs, shopping, and Charlevoix Apple Festival.

Trip includes double or triple occupancy at the cozy Elvyn Lea Lodge http://www.elvynlea.com/  Friday and Saturday night (no TV but free wi-fi), bonfire with snacks Friday evening, dinner and bonfire Saturday, breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Price (for guests) $240 double or $215 triple through 8/20/15, after that $15 increase,.

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