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 #M are looking forward to a winter of fun activities on the slope.
The 3M Club wine tasting events were also educational
The first event (aptly named Fall Fest) occurred in mid-October and was a highly educational event in which the attendees were asked to describe the sight, smell, and taste of each sampled wine. We also had a lot of delicious food! The second wine tasting event occurred early in November and has been a tradition for years. This year’s event was called “The Judgement of Woodbury” in honor of a famous international wine competition in 1976 (and a subsequent movie called Bottle Shock based on “The Judgement of Paris”) in which a Napa Valley winery shocked the world and defeated the long-reigning French wineries.
Fired up for skiing
Speaking of movies, our club got fired up for the upcoming ski season (now definitely upon us) by attending the latest Warren Miller movie, Timeless, at the State Theatre in Minneapolis at the end of October. See the trailer
Thirsty Thursday is opening the door to fine ale and dance
Club members also met up at our bi-monthly Thirsty Thursdays around the metro area this fall. We explored several new venues, including Lake Monster Brewing, The Lab, and Bent Brewstillery. And we will be hitting the dance floor at the Wabasha Caves Swing Dancing Night in January!
The club holiday party is back
We resurrected our club’s Holiday Party in early December. A great time was had by all, and as part of the event, we gathered items for a food shelf and socks to donate to Listening House, a homeless drop-in center in St. Paul.
Switching to the slopes
We are looking forward to several trips this winter, starting with the MSC Winter Carnival at UP Michigan’s Big Snow Country. Our larger trips for this season are a trip to Snowmass from January 26–February 1, and a return to Italy. The club will be at Val Di Fassa from March 6-14. As of writing, the trips were at capacity with a waitlist. If you would like to check to see if there are any last-minute openings, you can get information on the club website, www.hootline.com.
We will also have club meetups on Wednesday, January 15th and Wednesday, February 19th, at Afton Alps. And we are looking forward to meeting up with the other MSC clubs at the Meet-and-Ski events this winter at Welch Village. We will be hosting the February 15th event.
by Garrett Maas