Four Winds Heads to Boyne
On the Weekend of February 19th 30 Four Winders headed to the Oak Park Ski lodge. We had a great group that included some new members, guests and 8 kids. There was no snow to interfere with our drive so besides a very windy trip and some rain for those arriving later it was an easy trip. People started to roll in around 5pm and continued to arrive till about 10:30 before we all safely made it. The night consisted of many laughs, snacks, card games and domino’s before heading to bed.
Saturday morning started out with a continental breakfast while people rolled out of bed to get ready to head to Nubs Nob. 40 Minutes north of the house we set up the spread of food we brought for lunch including a white chicken chili compliments of Dave Shelton and regular chili by Margaret Polovachak. Thank you so much for taking the time to help make us lunch it was delicious. After a great day on the hill a few people headed over to a local brewery while the rest of went back to the house and started dinner. Dinner consisted of salad, Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, and braciola prepared by Michelle. The food was plentiful and delicious. There were even ice cream sundaes for dessert. Another fun night around the lodge followed after dinner.
Sunday Morning started the same with continental breakfast before heading to Boyne Highlands. The sun was shining when we hit the hill to do some warm up runs before our club NASTAR race. We convinced 13 people including our 2 visually impaired skiers and a snowboarder to give racing a try. After a group picture we took to the course where Pat Clark had the clubs fastest time. Nichole took a silver and caught the racing craze running the course 2 extra times. Our bronze medal winners were Beth, Candace, Michelle, Dave and Pat. I think the biggest highlight of the races was when Emily one of our new high school girls that had never raced before crossed the finish line and pulled next to me with a huge grin on her face and said "that was AWESOME "
Everyone had a great time and most of us were dreading getting off the mountain early to be able to head back to the house to eat all of the leftover food we had before heading home.
This weekend truly helped me remember why I love to ski. Not only did I get to spend the weekend skiing with my dad and brother; but we had incredible weather. The weather was in the mid 30’s all weekend. I think I skied more in one day then I ever have because I didn’t have to go in and warm up.
Thank you to everyone who came out to make this trip such a success. Save the date to head to Indianhead and Powderhorn on February 24, 2017.