Sadly, we announce the passing on New Year’s Day, of Barry ZeVan. Following is his final article for the MSC/Sportster:

Skiers and ‘boarders are headed this season to Banff, Alberta or Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia in Canada, March 1st through the 7th. Sitzmark Ski Club will be skiing two of the world’s most justifiably celebrated and popular areas. I’ve skied both of them several times. In my opinion, they’re truly North America’s “Alps”, especially applicable to Whistler-Blackcomb, which I’ll describe farther into this article. But first:

What’s the latest at 3M Ski, Snowboard and Social Club

The members of 3M Ski, Snowboard and Social Club had a busy fall and are looking forward to several events and ski trips as we enter into winter. The club held two wine tasting events this fall – true to the “social” part of our club name. To get fired up for the ski season many members attended the latest Warren Miller movie, called Timeless. Thirsty Thursday opened the door to fine ale and dance and we resurrected our holiday party. Now members of 3M are looking forward to a winter of fun activities on the slope.

HIAWATHA BICYCLING CLUB is not in hibernation mode

It’s cold and snowy, so most of the Hiawatha Bicycle Club members have stowed away their bicycles for the winter. But we are not in hibernating! Some are getting into fat biking and we have our HBC Winter Walker sessions going on. Soon our Smart Cycling educational series will start and of course, many members are planning on taking in some of the MSC trips. Plus, our first Friday of the month Birthday Bash continues at the Edina D’Amico’s Restaurant, usually with a walk beforehand.

ULLR Ski Club slides into its 70th year with a full schedule of fun

Ullrs had a very busy fall hiking, and now its time to focus on winter activities while preparing for the clubs 70th anniversary celebration at the Spring Banquet. With several autumn hikes on the 2019 calendar, a full moon outing at the Richardson Nature Center was one of the highlights. Several club bike rides allowed members and guests to explore several trails throughout Minnesota. Now, as the calendar fills with snowshoe and downhill ski outings, our western trip is to Big Sky, Montana, in March. Check out all the fun activities on our events calendar.

Recent Ski Federation news posts from around the country

From the 12/24/2019 Ski Federation news posts learn the latest of what’s happening in the ski industry
* Tree Martinis at Ski Valley 
* New York Ski Resort To Reopen After 8 Years 
* NSCF Newsbeat November/December 2019 
* JACKSON HOLE SIT SKIER DROPS CORBET’S COULOIR 
* World Championship Event Aimed at Revitalizing Pro Skiing 
* Colorado Ski Resort Owner Surrenders Property To Avoid Foreclosure 
* MEIER FAMILY BECOMES SOLE OWNER OF GREEK PEAK AND TOGGENBURG. 

Posts from Ski Federation for 12/17/2019

  The Resurgence of Rear-Entry Boots   The Resurgence of Rear-Entry Boots Robert Hansen December 12, 2019 The Atomic Savor 100 20 years since Salomon scrapped the project, rear-entry boots are making a comeback. Ski boot manufacturers are looking for ways to keep people skiing longer. A recent poll conducted by SIA has shown that alpine…

Posts from Ski Federation for 11/26/2019

  Bark Sandwich  ♦ Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, has died  ♦ VIDEO: A New 7-Part Documentary Chronicling the Rise to Dominance of Mikaela Shiffrin  ♦   Bark Sandwich WORDS • Leslie Anthony | PHOTOS • Mattias Fredriksson Here’s the thing: high-speed groomers are fun; dropping couloirs, rad; and bouncing down pillow lines, divine. But what…

MSC WINTER CARNIVAL 2020

2020 MSC WINTER CARNIVAL Hello everyone.  It looks like the Minnesota Twins are headed for the playoffs. And football season is well underway! Before you know it, the weather will cool off and start snowing! It is my pleasure to announce that MSC is returning to Indianhead, BigSnow Resort this next year. And by an…

SALT LAKE CITY SKI AREAS – BY BARRY ZEVAN

The MSC’s Red Eye skiers headed in January for Salt Lake City’s great adjacent ski areas are truly in for some of the world’s best skiing. Annually averaging 500-inches of mostly dry, white powder, the Wasatch Mountains, just east of Salt Lake City, house several first-class ski areas and resorts, all mostly within an hour’s…

3M SKI, SNOWBOARD & SOCIAL CLUB

The 3M Club Ski, Snowboard & Social Club is gearing up for Winter 2020 with several great trips! We are kicking off the ski/snowboard season with the MSC Winter Carnival at Big Snow Resort from January 3-5, 2020 We would love to have you join our club, sign up for the trip, and then head…

The latest news of Tuesday Wipeouts

Hi Tuesday Wipeouts and friends! With a fun summer behind us, we have a great variety of activities planned in 2020! Starting with our meet and ski outings at Afton Alps and then our annual western trip, in February, to ski Winter Park. Watch for more fun outings on the MSC event calendar here.

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Summer is over, but we Ullrs are left with wonderful memories:  Sommerfest at Orchestra Hall; Science Museum; The History Theater where we saw the play, “Glensheen”; Vikings at the Swedish Institute; and three bike/ potluck parties. Two away bike and golf trips were to Nisswa and Lanesboro. It was a rainy summer, but we still…

YODELERS

Summer is gone and fall’s spectacular colors lead us into our 2019- 2020 Ski Season of fun!   The Kick-Off for the Yodelers’ ski season will be the annual membership party on Wednesday, November 20th at DeGidio’s Restaurant in St. Paul. Come join us and get details of our local and western trips planned for…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat July-August 2019

Delta Airlines Eliminates Fee for Sporting Equipment Including Bikes. Delta customers traveling with surfboards, bicycles, golf clubs, scuba gear and other large-sized sporting equipment will now be allowed to check them as part of their standard baggage allowance. More. SIA First Tracks Latest Round of Tariffs Would Impact Winter Sports Goods. The latest round of tariffs announced…

Posts from Ski Federation for 09/24/2019

NSCF Newsbeat September 2019 ♦ PEAK RESORTS SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE MERGER AGREEMENT FOR ACQUISITION BY VAIL RESORTS  ♦ 10 Resorts That Aren’t On Epic Or Ikon That You Should Know  ♦ HELICOPTER LOGGING OPERATIONS BRINGS GLADING TO THE LIFT 9 AREA  ♦ Steamboat Donates Half A Million Dollars to Yampa River Fund  ♦ Is Skiing the…

Posts from Ski Federation for 09/03/2019

Creation and growth of Summit County’s ski areas shaped the mountain sports community  ♦ Aspen Skiing Co. applies to replace Big Burn chairlift at Snowmass  ♦ A Complete List of Every Mountain Vail Resorts Has Ever Purchased  ♦ Details On Mayflower Mountain Resort, Park City’s Newest, Emerge  ♦   Creation and growth of Summit County’s…

NSCF July-August Newsbeat

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat July-August 2019   Delta Airlines Eliminates Fee for Sporting Equipment Including Bikes. Delta customers traveling with surfboards, bicycles, golf clubs, scuba gear and other large-sized sporting equipment will now be allowed to check them as part of their standard baggage allowance. More. SIA First Tracks Latest Round of Tariffs Would…

2020 MSC WINTER CARNIVAL

Hello everyone.  The Minnesota Twins are having a good year. And it is already football season! Where did summer go? But soon it will be fall and then winter and time to look forward to the ski season. It is my pleasure to announce that MSC is returning Indianhead, BigSnow Resort this next year. And…

Posts from Ski Federation for 07/23/2019

  Vail Resorts to Acquire Peak Resorts, Owner of 17 U.S. Ski Areas  ♦ Bariloche, Argentina Just Got Slammed With One of the Biggest Snowfalls in the Last 20-Years  ♦ Delta Airlines Eliminates Fee for Sporting Equipment Including Skis and Bikes  ♦ Top Reasons To Wear a Helmet When Skiing  ♦   Vail Resorts to…

HIAWATHA BICYCLING CLUB, TOUR D’AMICO

July 4th Bike Ride Tour D’Amico – 20th Year What better way to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July than with a morning bike ride co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Sons restaurant?  This will be the 20th year for the ride and it is a community event with…

BIG SKY, MONTANA – BY BARRY ZEVAN

Ullr and Red Eye Ski Club members headed for Big Sky, Montana this coming winter will be skiing and ‘boarding in an area very close to my heart. The memories are diverse and vivid and I hope sharing them, as follows, will add to the visit there. My first encounter with Big Sky was when…

BIG SKY 2020 ULLR SKI TRIP

BIG SKY 2020 ULLR SKI TRIP MSC skiers, save March 15-21 for a 2020 ski trip to Big Sky with the ULLR Ski, Bike and Social Club.  ULLR trip chairs Sharon Marini and Nancy Sand are planning a trip that will check many of what skiers like on a ski trip: 5,850 total skiable acres…

TUESDAY WIPEOUTS

A fabulous fun summer with the Tuesday Wipeouts has already begun! We have lots of fun events coming up, and have already enjoyed several! We had a lovely Spring Luncheon on May 14th at Jax Cafe. After our social time and meal we were treated to an informative presentation about raising bees for honey! Theodore Wirth Park was…