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This is the latest published newsletter.
December 2023. Vol, 54 No.7

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are the third Thursday, every month at 7pm.

Meeting Place
Jameson’s Pub 2755 Black Rd, Joliet

!!! Snow Scoop !!!

**Club Newsletter **

Note from the Co-Presidents

Queenie and I, your Co-Presidents would like to say that we wish you and all the merriest of Christmases and New Year’s, and have a safe and fruitful ski season. Well, winter is coming and that is our favorite time of year because we’re skiers, right. So I know we are all are excited about our ski trips. That is why we are in the Joliet Ski Club. Remember take notes because we’re gonna want to know where you skied, who you skied with, and how much fun you had. Also, the people who are unable to go skiing this year Will want to live vicariously through you and hear all the stories of how you felt, how you got up, and all of those fun things. How much you laughed, how beautiful the sky was, the people you met, and all the fun things because that’s what’s being outside and doing what you love is all about. Oh, and don’t forget to tell us how many times you fell on your butt. Remember we will still be having meetings even though you may be out skiing, we will miss you, but we will be there if we are not out skiing. So in conclusion, be safe out there and don’t ski faster than your snow angels can fly. By: Sherry

Social Events

!!! Happy Holidays Everyone !!!
Fa La La It’s time it’s that time of year again. Decorating, Shopping, and waiting to see what’s under the tree. Don’t forget the milk and cookies, or would Santa preferred cheese and crackers and something from the bar?
Report: There was a nice turn out for the meeting and eat at the Metro Grill. It was nice to see everyone there. Our next Meet and Eat will be on Wednesday, December 6 at Cemeno’s at 6pm. 1630 Essington Road please RSVP, if you will be going.
Things to do: The Rialto will present. “Church Basement Ladies Christmas” on Sunday, December 3, at 2 pm. Tickets are from $17 – $45. This sounds like an afternoon of good comedy.
Morris is having a WinterFest Market, Downtown on Sunday the 10th. Not sure what it has to offer. But you can check it out.

The Rialto also will have Wayne Newton on December 14, Thursday at 7:30pm.

LaSalle has a fantastic Christmas light drive, Though it’s well worth the trip. Its Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park, 2845 E. 5th Rd. It’s free, just a donation and you can listen to music on your radio on channel 106.1 FM. It’s open weekdays 5 to 9 and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 load up the car, it’s amazing!

Help Wanted

Santa needs new Reindeer. The first bunch has grown old. Dancer has arthritis, and Comet hates the cold. And Prancer is sick of looking at Dancers big behind. Cupid married Blitzen, Donner lost his mine. Dancer is mad at Vixen for stepping on his toes. Vixen is being thrown out— she’s laughed at Rudolph’s nose. If you are a reindeer we hope you will apply. There is just one tricky part; you must know how to fly!

Social directors, Annette and John

CMSC Events


European Trip 2024 is to Zermatt, Switzerland and Milan, Italy is January 26 to February 7, 2024.
CMSC Chicago Week 2024, Banff, Alberta, Canada February 24 to March 2, 2024, Our club has 10 spots booked for this trip. There will be more details in upcoming newsletters.
Spring Fling 2024 to Mammoth Mountain, CA is April 7 to 12, 2024.
2024 CMSC trip seminar is Saturday, May 18, 2024. The club needs to RSVP for this event.

CMSC Chicago week 2025 to Jackson hole, Wyoming is February 22 to March 1, 2025.
For more details Checkout the CMSC website at www.skicmsc.com

Joliet Ski Club Trip

Welch Village, January 5 – 7 2024

This would be a drive-up trip with everyone arranging their own transportation and purchasing their own lift tickets. I hope all of you that are going up to Welch Village took advantage of the Halloween lift ticket online special on October 31 and November 1. This year it was $20 off the regular weekend price of $80.
For the past few years we have been staying at the Americlnn in Redwing Minnesota. They have a wonderful Buffet Breakfast that is included with the cost of your room. You are responsible for making your own room reservations. They do honor an AARP discount if that applies to you. AmericInn 651-835-9060, 1819 Old West Main St., Red Wing MN 55066. Remember that there are plenty of other activities for non-skiers too! There is a nearby casino, wineries, shopping, etc. by: Queenie


Chicago Week 2024 to Banff, Alberta, Canada 

February 24 to March 2, 2024 for your passport needs to be good through September 2024. (last day to sign up is November 14, 2024)

We are staying at the Caribou Lodge, only one block away from bus stop at Ptarmigan Inn. $2,223 per person total package. $1,778 per person for non-skiers and Ikon Pass Holders. $2,134 per person for seniors 65–79 full package. $1,458 per person who secure their own air and ground. $1,523 per person who secure just their air and use CMSC ground. 

(The above prices include a breakfast package. If you do not want the breakfast package subtract $154. If you do not get the total breakfast package, it will be $22 per day or you can go out to another location. (Nothing real close)). 

  • A six day lift can be added, $83 for adults and $66 for seniors. 
  • For information on Single Supplement, contact me if interested, and I will contact CMSC leader. 

Near the Continental Divide in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Baniff offers an ideal base to ski the resorts of Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Banff MT. Norquay. They can be skied on one convenient interchangeable lift ticket, or the Ikon Pass (which will reduce your final price of the trip). There is a complementary shuttle service to and from the ski resorts and hotels. Combined the three resorts have over 300 runs, and 8000 acres to choose from for all ability levels. The trip includes seven nights lodging, welcome reception, five day lift ticket, ground, transportation, race, pub, crawl, apres, ski parties, and dinner banquet. Also, available as the option is travel insurance. 

Payment schedule: 

  • $300 at sign up. 
  • $350 due June 15, 2023.
  • $350 due August 17, 2023. 
  • $350 due September 21, 2023.
  • $350 due October 19, 2023.
  • Balance due November 16, 2023.

This trip should be paid in full at this time. You must make your payments up-to-date at the time of sign up. Please make your payments to the Joliet, Ski, Club, write Banff on the memo line. If you cannot make the club meetings, you can mail the payments to Jim Boisso. Again, if you have a Icon’s pass for this coming year the lift portion of the price will be deducted from what you pay. Any questions please contact Jim Boisso at boijah5173@aol.com .

Send articles and pictures to rldew@hotmail.com and put “JSC Newsletter” on the subject line. You do not have to wait until the 22nd to send something.

Email Addresses:
If you change your email address, please let me know your new address ASAP. This will insure that you will not miss any important news blasts or newsletters. Also, if you do not receive your newsletter or meeting reminders let me know. Text me or email me at rldew@hotmail.com. Editor

P. O. Box 2542
Joliet IL 60434-2542

Visit the CMSC website at www.skicmsc.com and the JSC website at www.jolietskiclub.org.