Hello everyone. As I type this article, temps are heading back into the 90’s, the grass is growing like mad, and the birds are chirping incessantly. That makes it hard to think about snow and ski trips. But such is the life of a ski trip coordinator.
MSC Winter Carnival Moves To January
It is my pleasure to announce that Midwest Sports Council (MSC) has committed to going to Indianhead, BigSnow Resort this next year. Another change is that we have pushed back the date to January 5-7, 2018. The bus schedules and pickup points will be the same as in years past. I am still working on finalizing all the lodging and trip details, but initial estimates indicate pricing levels will be pretty comparable to last year’s trip at Giants Ridge.
So why did we move the dates to early January you may ask? As you know, the past few years the skiing has been really poor in early December regardless if it was Giants Ridge, Indianhead, or even Lutsen. And that is one of the reasons why participation in this event has been falling year after year. My thinking was to give this later date a try as we should have much better skiing conditions and all or most of the ski runs should be open. I have talked with a lot of you for your opinions on the date change. Everyone who I asked gave me a thumb’s up and thought it was a good idea. So we are giving it a try.
And here is some more good news. We can ski at both Indianhead and Black Jack right next door. There will be shuttles running back and forth so you can give both places a try. For those of you that have been to Indianhead in the past we have the same lodging options including 24 of the slope side condos. The condos can accommodate from 2-8 people depending on your choice. Want to party with your friends? The bigger your group the better your pricing. So it is not too early to get your group together.
So that is about all I can share with you now. As we get all the details finalized they will be distributed to all the clubs. If you want to reach me with any questions or comments, you may contact me at [email protected].
Enjoy your summer! Snow is only 5 months away!
MSC Winter Carnival Coordinator