Winter is beginning to wind down as the snow in the Chicago area has almost disappeared. Four Winds, however, is in the midst of our ski season having completed a one day trip to Wilmot, a weekend trip up to the lodge in January, a Granite Peak trip with ABSF in early February, and our recent trip to Indianhead with about 45 people participating.
Just a few comments on the Indianhead trip is that we had plenty of snow and had even more arrive on Saturday evening. The temperatures were just about perfect with temperatures being in the mid-20s most of the time. It was a nice surprise to have a free breakfast offered by Indianhead as well. We had many run the Nastar race with many medals won by our racers and a wonderful party on Saturday evening hosted by Sheri.
These trips have been wonderful as we will travel just about anywhere to ski, you could say to the Four Winds, and not only do you get some great skiing in but you get to ski and socialize with great friends. Hmmm, now how did we come up with our name? A special thanks to all of our trip leaders for working so hard to make these trips a success.
Upcoming trips are the lodge trip the weekend of March 9th – 11th. This coincides with the 9th annual Brew-Ski Festival at Boyne Highlands on that Saturday with over 285 beers from around the world and over 70 breweries. Our final trip is our Copper Mountain the week of March 24th to 31st. This trip is currently waitlisted. You can check out the trips in this SnowTimes issue and also look at our website for details. If you do have interest in either of these trips you should contact a member of our board or come out to the March general meeting to check on availability of the trip or trips that you are interested in.
Our next general meeting will be March 1st, 2018 at Real Time Sports starting at 7pm. All of our forms are online so of course you do not need to wait until the general meeting to sign up and pay for a trip or to become a member. Payments can all be done online and the forms can be filled out and mailed in.
In terms of upcoming social events we are having a Blackhawks road watch on April 4th at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Our Spring Banquet will be at Gale Street on Sunday, April 29th. Details for both of these can be found in this SnowTimes issue. Our March social outing is being planned with details to be announced soon as well.
Last month we had a Blackhawks road watch at Buffalo Wild Wings and went to a Wolves game to see them play the Rockford Icehogs. Two wonderful events and if you were unable to join hopefully you can make it next time.
We have also started taking nominations for our elected board and will continue this at the March general meeting with final nominations and then elections at the April meeting. We are also looking for anyone interested in being on our board in terms of appointed positions. Please see anyone on the current board if you have any interest in being on our board for next year.
Enjoy the rest of your SnowTimes Newsletter. All of the upcoming activities and social events will also be detailed online and in the various links associated with this SnowTimes Newsletter.
Hopefully you can join us on one or more of the upcoming trips and we also hope to see you at a future meeting or social event.
Russ (Prez: Four Winds Ski, Ride & Socialize Club)