Greater Grand Rapids Ski Club

                                                    

Trips/events are paid for with credit card (preferred method - please pay for only one event at a time) or check after you register online.  PLEASE register online for all events so we know you are attending.  Your registration is not guaranteed until payment has been received. 

If paying by check, select manual/offline payment option. You will receive an email confirming your registration and balance due.  Make checks payable to:  GGRSC and send to trip leader.

Problems signing up?  Email Lynne Black at lynneblack@tds.net 

 

2019-20 Ski Events:  2020 GGRSC Ski Trips at a Glance - Color version .pdf

2019-20 Park and Rides:  2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

2020 Cross Country:  2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf


Trip Application form - fill out before printing: (You will still need to sign up for the trip electronically)   GGRSC Trip paper form.docx

Upcoming events

    • 12/13/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sowntown Courtyard Marriott - 11 Monroe Ave NW
    Register

    Enjoy the December holiday TGIF in downtown Grand Rapids at the Courtyard Marriott starting at 5:30 pm.  The Christmas lights and decorations will be up. As in prior years there will be 3 hours of free parking. You can self park in the hotels parking ramp or valet. There will be a couple appetizer specials for the TG as a drink special. FYI  a 22% gratuity will be added to all tabs. There will be information on ski trips and a couple organizers will be present to answer any questions you may have concerning a trip.     

    The Marriott generously offers free valet parking - make sure to tip the valet runners (a tip jar will be at the registration desk).

    Activities/Social Director John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793

    • 12/15/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Caberfae Peaks
    Register

    Park and Ride is to Caberfae.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 12/20/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Crystal Mountain
    Register


    Park and Ride to Crystal Mountain.  Meet at 131 Expressway and Post Road Carpool Lot at 8:00 a.m. 

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    See flyer for details and future trips:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 12/21/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 6001 Ramsdell Dr NE Cannonsburg MI 49317
    Register


    Meet Saturday December 21 at 1:00 pm at the Pickeral Lake Parking Lot 

    Hiking, XC skiing and snowshoeing available. With moderate hills and diverse environments, the park is a beautiful place to explore.

    Afterward Soups on at Terry's - bring a dish to pass.

    Event hosted by WMCS.  Contact Terry Z if interested 616-570-8157.

     

    X-C flyer: 2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf

    • 12/25/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Schuss Mountain
    Register


    Spend Christmas Day skiing at Schuss Mountain for free!  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 01/01/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Caberfae Peaks
    Register

    Happy New Year Park and Ride is to Caberfae.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 10:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 01/03/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 4747 28th Street SE GR 49512
    Register

     January TG is at the Doubletree Hilton on Friday January 3, 2020 .  This venue is well suited for a ski club TG as it is a  convenient location on 28th Street SE close to I-96. Ganders has a good floor plan and seating to accommodate us. The manager has agreed to extend the happy hour drink specials to 8pm! The happy hour food specials run until 6pm. See your ski club friends and maybe there will be a few skiing tales to tell. Do snow dances in the meanwhile.

    Activities/Social Director John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 

    • 01/05/2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Clyde Park entrance (south of 44th Street)
    Register

    Meet at 2:00 pm at Kaufman Park (Clyde Park entrance south of 44th Street).  If the gate is closed, meet at 52nd Street side.  Ski rentals are available.  Snowshoeing is NOT allowed at Kaufman so bring your skis.  

    At 4:00 pm, we'll meet at Chili's on 54th & Clyde Park to grab a bite to eat. 

    See flyer for details on each event:   2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf

    Hosted by WMCS.  Questions to Mel 616-532-1312.

    • 01/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Bittersweet
    Register


    Park and Ride to Bittersweet.  Meet at 84th Street Grill lot off 131 expressway at 10:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:  2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 01/11/2020
    • 01/18/2020
    • Keystone Colorado
    • 0

    This is one of our club favorites.  This Trip includes 7 nights lodging in condos close to the Keystone Village, 5 day ski lift tickets (Two days can be used at nearby Breckenridge (with included shuttle), Vail or Beaver Creek, round trip airfare, round trip ground transfers, Social gatherings and more.  This is an EPIC Pass property.  IF you have an EPIC Pass, please contact Lori Vugteveen to adjust your invoice.  See the flyer for more information!!

    REGISTRATION:  Open 7/1/19.  

    Down payment of $730 due with registration and balance due 12/1/19.  

    Payment may be made with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 

    Trip Flyer:  Keystone 2020 flyer.pdf

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    • 01/11/2020
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Schuss Mountain
    • 38
    Register


    You do not have to be a member to go on this trip.  Please register online.  

    Flyer with event details:  2020 Schuss Bus flyer2.pdf

    • 01/11/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12524 Stanton Street, West Olive
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    Meet at 1:00 pm at Pigeon Creek for X-C skiing or snowshoeing.  Rentals available if you need.  If ski area closed for lack of snow, we will be hiking at nearby Hemlock Crossing at the Pine Bend Co. Park. After ski event TBD at a local place to unwind.

    Hosted by GGRSC. Register online. Questions to John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text).

    See flyer for details on each event:   2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf

    • 01/12/2020
    • 01/20/2020


    Blue Mountain / Mt. Tremblant, Canada Adventure

    Chris Hoffman and John Carlson are co-leading a driving trip to Blue Mountain, Canada January 12-16 (ski 3 days) with an extension to Mt. Tremblant, Canada January 16-20 (ski 3 days).  Members/guests can do both resorts or just one.

    Condos are near lifts and cost is +/- $250 per location depending on numbers going plus shared cost of gas, food, and $100 to each driver for wear & tear on their vehicle.

    Lift tickets will be on your own and they are both ICON Pass locations if you have that pass. People going are both ski club members and non members.

    This is not an event run through the Club, but an activity being put together by club members John and Chris. 

    Contact Chris (choffman4030@gmail.com) or John (cybertaxi007@gmail.com) if interested.


    • 01/12/2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • Crystal Mountain
    • 48
    Register


    Members and non-members - Join us for a unique opportunity for new skiers and "used to be" skiers to enjoy the sport we love.  Meet up at Post Road/131 park and ride at for 7:00 departure.     

    Flyer: 2020 Never Too Late Ski Day.pdf

    • 01/18/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 01/19/2020
    • 116 Mill Site Road Village of Hersey
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    Meet Saturday at 12:00 pm in  Hersey (just east of Reed City off US 10) - cabin of John Zadvinskis. Car pool to cross country ski the Cadillac Pathway a groomed trail. There is a separate winter sports recreation trail which is groomed for snowshoes and fat biking. Both trails are accessible from the same parking lot. We will stop at a place to eat after skiing

    If not a x-c skier can downhill ski at Caberfae while we x-c ski or on Sunday.  Can come up just for the day or stay overnight.  Limited sleeping space at John's place Saturday night; bring sleeping bag.  

    Contact John if thinking about coming.   616-450-4793 (call or text).

    • 01/24/2020
    • 01/26/2020
    • Alanson, MI
    • 48
    Register


    Price includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, welcome party, and Saturday dinner.

    Easiest and preferred method of payment is with with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 

    Trip flyer with details:  2020 Crooked River _ Nubs Nob Flyer.pdf

    • 01/29/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Crystal Mountain
    Register


    Park and Ride to Crystal Mountain.  Meet at 131 Expressway and Post Road Carpool Lot at 8:00 a.m. 

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    See flyer for details and future trips:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 01/30/2020
    • 02/03/2020

    Northern Upper Peninsula and Southern Canada Adventure

    John Carlson is leading a Hiking Meetup Group to stay at the lodge at Tahquamenon Falls and at an apartment in Paradise to do and go various places nearby in sub groups January 30- February 3. People going are a mix of ski club people, hikers, and backpackers. Possible activities are

    Downhill skiing in Marquette and definitely at Searchmont, Canada

    Cross country skiing at Canadian Lakes, Paradise, and definitely at Tahquamenon Falls and Stokely Creek, Canada

    Definitely snowshoe Tahquamenon Falls (day & evening lit tour Saturday) where snowshoes are provided and at Whitefish Point (or cross country if snow not too deep)

    Definitely hike with crampons (bring your own) to Eben Ice Caves. 


    This is not an event run through the Club, but an activity being put together by club member John. Contact John (cybertaxi007@gmail.com) if interested.


    • 01/31/2020
    • 02/02/2020
    • Ludington, MI
    • 29
    Register


    This is the 23rd annual cross country weekend in Ludington!  The event is a joint venture with GGRSC and WM Catholic Singles and Friends.  Join us for a weekend of fun eating out, dancing, shopping, and of course Saturday at Ludington State Park hiking, skiing, or snow shoeing.    

    We are staying at the Comfort Inn 5323 W. US-10. Everyone is responsible for their own reservations. Call 231-845-7004 before 1/17/20 to reserve your room (let them know you are with the WM Catholic Singles group). Rate is around $65 per night (two queen beds) and includes continental breakfast.  

    Details:  2020 Ludington State Park Weekend Flyer.pdf

    • 02/02/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Caberfae Peaks
    Register

    Park and Ride is to Caberfae.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 02/07/2020
    • 02/09/2020
    • Petoskey, MI
    • 30
    Register

    This is a great chance to take a friend or family member(s) along to introduce them to GRSC fun times.  All financials will be on your own vs. through the club.  

    Two options:  Friday night stay over or weekend stay over. 

    Please register so we know you are coming.  Reserve hotel on your own. 

    Trip flyer with details:  2020 Boyne Highlands Zoo Bar Flyer.pdf

     

    • 02/08/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 3142 - 4 Mile Road NE
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    Meet at 1:00 at 3142 - 4 Mile Road NE (near East Beltline) - Robinette's.  At 3:00 we'll have wine tasting and hot cider @ the Robinette's Barn.   

    If no snow, hiking at Provin Trails. 

    Hosted by WMCS.  Contact Mel for more information:  melkoet@gmail.com 532-1312 or 204-5855. 

    See flyer for details on each event:   2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf

     

    • 02/12/2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • Schuss Mountain
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    Schuss Mountain Park and Ride. Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 7:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 02/14/2020
    • 02/26/2020
    • Grindelwald & Costa Del Sol
    • 0
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    Ski Grindelwald Switzerland! - Grindelwald has its own ski area that is reached by Gondola from the village.  Most of the skiing is easy intermediate, but there is a long black run from the top that follows the line of the gondola to the resort for a challenge. The main ski area is Kleine Scheidegg. Grindelwald shares these slopes with Wengen and a train runs from the base station at Grund up the mountain and over the shoulder to Wengen on the far side. Staying at The Derby Hotel.  

    After skiing, spend optional four nights in Costa Del Sol, Spain at the Don Pablo Hotel. This area is similar to southern California in scenery, climate and geography. Tons of options for the stay here.

    Base Package Price - $2,300 (based on double occupancy) includes air from Chicago to Zurich and Zurich to Grand Rapids, bus to Chicago, round trip bus transfers to/from Grindelwald, seven nights lodging at The Derby Hotel, daily breakfast buffet and dinner.  Optional extension to Costa Del Sol, Spain $675 includes air from Zurich to Malaga to Lisbon and Lisbon to Grand Rapids, four nights at the Don Pablo Hotel, daily breakfast and round trip transfer to and from the hotel.  

    Prices are tentative and subject to change due to changes in itinerary, currency, fuel surcharges, airport taxes or other fees.

    Packages do not include: lift tickets, airline baggage fees, trip insurance, ski rentals, day excursions in Spain, or lunches.

    To receive a detailed itinerary or answer any questions, contact John Carlson at cybertaxi007@gmail.com or 616-550-7217

    REGISTRATION:  Open 7/1/19.  

    Down payment of $1,200 for base trip or $1,500 for base trip and extension due with registration and balance due 10/1/19.  If you cancel by 11/1/19, full refund less $100 fee.  After 11/1/19, subject to $100 fee plus any unrecoverable fees/payments made for the trip.

    Payment may be made with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 

    Trip flyer:  2020 Grindelwald Costa Del Sol Flyer.pdf

    • 02/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Timber Ridge
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    Park and Ride to Timber Ridge.  Meet at 84th Street Grill Lot off 131 expressway at 10:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 02/15/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 462 North Scenic Drive, Muskegon
    Register

    Meet at 1:00 pm at 462 North Scenic Drive Muskegon (Muskegon Winter Sports Complex).  Lots of activities offered:  X-C skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice skating and ride the luge. Rentals available.  http//www.msports.org. Afterward we will eat at a local place.  

    Hosted by GGRSC.  Register online.

    Activities Director   John Zadvinskis 616-450-4793 (call or text).

    See flyer for details on each event:   2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf

     

    • 02/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Bittersweet
    Register


    Park and Ride to Bittersweet.  Meet at 84th Street Grill lot off 131 expressway at 10:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:  2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 02/21/2020
    • 02/23/2020
    • Otsego Ski Club
    • 18
    Register

     Friday 2/21 - Sunday 2/23 ski Tree Tops, Otsego & Schuss Mountain/Hartwick Pines. Two night lodging at Otsego Resort - ski in/ski out! Pricing does not include lift tickets, meals or transportation.

    Trip Flyer with Details:  2020 Triple Mountain Weekend Trip Flyer.pdf

    • 02/27/2020
    • 03/01/2020
    • Searchmont, Ontario
    • 20
    Register


    Searchmont Weekend Trip February 27 - March 1, 2020  (two or three night lodging options).  Don't forget you need a passport for this trip!

    Downhill skiing at Searchmont and excellent x-c skiing and snowshoeing at Stokely Creek and Hiawatha Park.

     Trip Flyer:  2020 Searchmont Trip 2020 Trip Flyer.pdf

    Easiest and preferred method of payment will be with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 

    • 02/29/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 1859 Lake Michigan Drive
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    Meet at 1:00 at 1859 Lake Michigan Drive (Aman Park).  It's  two miles west of Standale.  At 3:00 we will meet at Uccello's in Standale for a bite to eat.   Hosted by WMCS.  Contact is Mel at 532-1312.

    See flyer for details on each event:   2020 XC Schedule Nordic Flyer .pdf      


    • 03/04/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Caberfae Peaks
    Register

    Park and Ride is to Caberfae.  Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 8:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

  • Register

    Join Scott Arndt and Barb Foster for a 14-Day Panama Canal Cruise sailing from Miami, FL on Monday 3/5/20 and arriving in San Francisco, CA 3/19/20.  Seven ports of call including the Panama Canal Transit.  Everyone books their own air and cabins. 

    Inside Cabin: $1,1518/pp (lower if a previous Carnival customer)

    Ocean View Cabin: $1,569/pp 

    Balcony Cabin $1,954/pp 

    This is not an event run through the Club, but an activity being put together by club members Scott and Barb.

    Details:  Panama Canal Flyer v3.pdf

     Contact:  Jennifer Walters, Cruise & Travel Experts  616-846-3050

    • 03/07/2020
    • 03/14/2020
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    • 0
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    Get ready for that beautiful Utah powder!!!!  This Trip includes 7 nights lodging in the Crystal Inn located in Murray that provides a balanced commute to Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons.  Also included: 5 day ski lift tickets (valid at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude), round trip airfare, round trip ground transfers, Social gatherings and more.  All of these ski areas are IKON Pass properties.  If you have an IKON Pass, please contact Lori Vugteveen to adjust your invoice.  See the flyer for more information!!

    REGISTRATION:  Open 7/1/19.  

    Down payment of $825 due with registration and balance due 2/1/20.  

    Payment may be made with credit card (please pay for only one event/person per transaction). 


    Trip flyer:  Utah 2020 flyer.pdf

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    • 03/08/2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • Schuss Mountain
    Register

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    Schuss Mountain Park and Ride. Meet at 131 expressway and Post Road carpool lot at 7:00 am. 

    See flyer for details:   2019-20 Park and Ride Trip Flyer.pdf

    Please register online so we know to look for you!

    Questions to Shirley at 616-361-8390 home, 616-340-8586 cell, or shirleyjnevins@gmail.com.

    • 03/18/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Crystal Mountain
    Register