Past Event Photos

Heavenly Skiing Mar 2018

Few ski resorts can match Heavenly's scenic beauty and expansive network of lifts, terrain, trails and snowmaking. Located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is the region's largest ski area, featuring the highest elevation and longest vertical drop. The views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range are magnificent.

Caberfae Peaks Carpool Trip Mar 2018

We are going to do a carpool trip the weekend March 9th to 11th to Caberfae MI. The condo complex has an indoor pool, hot tub and steam room. We will do a group dinner in one of the units or in the clubhouse, if it is available. People will be responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches.

Keystone Jan 2018

Keystone Resort is comprised of three incredible mountains - Dercum Mountain, North Peak and The Outback. They offer some of the best terrain: 5 bowls, bumps, glades, rails... Keystone is the largest ski resort in Summit County and the closest to Denver. Keystone has the most reliable conditions, 230 natural inches of snow each year and 956 acres.

Fish Creek WI Labor Day Trip Sept 2017

Suggested Itinerary: Friday night - Set up camp and Pot Luck Dinner. Friday night Barbecue is provided by the Pine Point. Please BYOB and bring a dish to pass. Saturday: Reservations are set for 10:00 Kayaking. Campfire Breakfast provided and more Barbecue for Sat dinner.

Elroy Sparta Trail Ride/Camping Jun 2017

Join Pine Point for a build your own adventure weekend! Wildcat Mountain State Park has 20 miles of hiking trails. The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail is 32 miles long. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, which borders to the south of Wildcat Mountain, has another 60 miles of hiking trails and 24 miles of mountain biking trails. 

34th Chicago Blues Festival Jun 2017

Join us for some blues & great conversation on the third day of the 33rd Chicago Blues Festival. Make sure to grab your blanket, picnic basket and, not to forget, your fabulous self! The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals.

Big Sky Montana Apr 2017

This was listed as the largest ski resort (at 5,800 acres) in the United States before the merger of Park City/Canyons. More acres than skiers - boasting about two acres per skier as they disburse over the inbounds(!) terrain. Consistently recognized short or non-existent lines. What more can you ask for?

Snow Bird Utah Feb 2017

Terrain: 27 percent beginner, 38 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced/expert. Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately 7 minutes. 

Marquette Mountain Feb 2017

THIS IS PINE POINT'S GRAND DADDY OF MIDWEST TRIPS!

We are returning to Marquette after a couple years off. This is one of the best places in the Midwest (we just wish it was a little closer but that just means more party time on the bus).

New Years Trip Boyne Jan 2017

We will ski a different hill each day, including Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nubs Nob (we may switch this to Shanty Creek if the snow is better there).

Kayaking Skokie Lagoon Jun 2016

Peaceful pools and winding channels make the Skokie Lagoons a prime destination for boating and fishing. At the Lagoon there is an island in front of the launch that usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to circle; another route is to go north under Tower Rd. and circle back. This can be about 1 hour. Doing both would be a 2-hour trip. 

Banff Canada Mar 2016

With 4200 acres and the largest terrain park in North America, Banff is home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America. Our lodging is on Banff Ave - on the main street in town with many restaurants, bars, shops, and a grocery store nearby. So pack your bags and join us for what should be a FUN trip as we invade Canada again.

Weekend Trip Chestnut Mar 2016

Chestnut has a 475-foot vertical drop with some great beginner slopes and a couple heart dropping steep runs. The Farside (terrain park) has more than 25 rails and features and is served by its own triple chair lift. It’s the largest of its kind in the Midwest. There are 3 restaurants in the 20,000 sf lodge with choices to satisfy the mid-day hunger pangs.

NYE Trip Granite Peak Jan 2016

Friday and Saturday, we will be headed to the slopes of Granite Peak for 2 fun days on the snow there plus 3 nights of lodging. On Sunday morning, we pack up and start our drive home. But, wait, there's more skiing! We stop at Cascade for a fun filled day on a different ski hill.

White Elephant Party Dec 2015

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Pine Point is hosting our 3rd annual White Elephant Holiday Get-together. "White Elephant" gift exchange fiesta is our funky name for an informal gift swap party with no rules but one: to have a great time! 

Kettle McBlain Camping/ Biking Aug 2015

Bring family and friends and join us for camping weekend at Benson’s Campground near Campbellsport, Wisconsin, about a 3 hour drive from Chicago. We encourage you try out the weekend activities Pine Point has in store for you, however, if you just want to come out and spend a lazy weekend in the woods – that will work too :) 

Memorial Day Bike Ride & BBQ May 2015

Join Pine Point for the first major outdoor activity of the summer. We will start at Caldwell Woods (The Bunker Hill picnic entrance off Caldwell Ave. & Touhy Ave) Saturday morning for a bike ride / skate along the North Branch trail and return for a BBQ about 1:30.

LaCross WI Mar 2015

We are heading back to La Crosse WI to ski 2 days at a great place that has the steepest run in mid-America. Are you ready for "Damnation!"? Yes, the exclamation point is part of the run name. A unique, old style chalet has a great fireplace and “award winning bar” at the ski hill. La Crosse has 516 vertical, with 3 chairs and 18 trails.

Taos New Mexico Feb 2015

Join us on this trip to experience Southwestern charm, adobe-style architecture, a special historic place where they use chiles as decorations. To the non-skier Taos is an artistic community, to the skier it's NIRVANA. Few of you skiers have ever been here and most likely if you are a boarder you have never been here (they just allowed boarders a couple of years ago).

Dinner and Ice Skating Night Jan 2015

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Join us at our first social event of 2015! Come on out on Friday, January 9th for dinner/drinks followed by late night skating at McFetridge Sports Center.

NYE Trip Granite Peak Dec 2014

We hop on the bus from Chicago to Wausau WI on 12/31 where we will have a great dinner of pizza, salad, dessert and drinks and other surprises. We arrive in Wausau around 10pm which will give us time to get in for a New Year's Eve Party, Wisconsin Style!

Brule Ski Trip Dec 2014

Too early for midwest Skiing/ boarding?? Nah...you'd be right for anywhere other than a trip to Ski Brule! We have been going to Ski Brule at this time of year for the last 16 years and have never had to cancel because of weather.

Holiday Party Dec 2014

Christmas comes but once a year! Whether you've been naughty or nice, Pine Point is hosting a White Elephant Holiday Get-together, and you're invited! The holiday gathering will be the first Saturday of December, in our "monthly meeting spot" Jak's Tap in the green room.

Thanksgiving Potluck Nov 2014

You are cordially invited to a super early bird celebration aka Thanksgiving Potluck with Pine Pointers. This is the time of year we put aside work and indulge in scrumptious delicacies! Join us for a wonderful evening of laughs and homemade dishes.

Wine Tasting Oct 2014

Our first ever Pine Point wine tasting, in April of this year, turned out to be a huge success! We received such fantastic feedback, followed by requests to repeat the event, that it took us no time to schedule another vino date with our wine experts, the Burck family.

Camping and Biking Weekend Aug 2014

The longest camping & biking trip run by a Chicago ski club and, like in prior years, we have the entire hilltop reserved just for us! Bring family and friends and join us for camping weekend at Benson's Campground near Campbellsport, Wisconsin.

Bike Ride & BBQ Jul 2014

We had such a blast biking & grilling on the Memorial Day weekend that it took us no time to set up another fabulous gathering. Join Pine Point for another outdoor activity of the summer. We will start at Caldwell Woods.

Chicago Blues Fest Jun 2014

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World."

End of Season Party May 2014

If haven't eaten at Iberico, it is one of the most authentic, oldest, and best tapas restaurants in Chicago. More Spaniards go here than Babareeba according to a few of my friends. They have a big variety of mouth-watering hot and cold tapas.

St. Patrick's Day Mar 2014

Come join us downtown to see the river dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. 

Marquette Trip Mar 2014

There is no one in the club that can remember when we didn't have a trip to Marquette (other than 2 years ago) and it is our belief that this is the best place in the Midwest (we just wish it was a little closer but that just means more party time on the bus)

Copper Mountain Jan 2014

Join Pine Point for one of the best value trips of the season! We are staying slope side in the Copper Mountain Condos, 2 bedroom / 2 bath condos sleep 4 comfortably! Fully equipped kitchens and of course a hot tub. 

Annual Holiday Party Dec 2013

Christmas comes but once a year! Whether you've been naughty or nice, Pine Point is hosting a "White Elephant Gift Exchange" and you're invited! 

Brule Trip Dec 2013

We have been going to Ski Brule at this time of the year since about 1998 and have never had to cancel. There have been some years when everywhere else in the Midwest was close but Ski Brule was open. 

Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck 2013

It's time to put aside works and indulge in scrumptious delicacies! Join us for a wonderful evening of laughs, homemade dishes, and a holiday glass of vino or two... As part of the entertainment we will be showing the classic movie E.T. 

Pine Point Happy Hour Nov 2013

Join us for the first Happy Hour of the season! This is going to be a great year and we want you to be a part of it! We will start Howlin' at 5pm and although the special ends at 7pm, the piano night will go on! 

North Lake Tahoe Jan 2013

Skiing four areas on the North shore of Lake Tahoe (Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Olympics, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, and Northstar). Non-stop direct flights, hotel accommodations, buffet breakfasts, hot tubs, and a casino. All this and Ground Hog Day. 

Mt. Bachelor, OR Apr 2013

Bargain trip of the year. Five ski days, non-stop direct flights, hotel accommodations, buffet breakfasts, wine and cheese reception, and hot tubs. 

CMSC Carnival Ski Brule Mar 2013

Carnival is as much about games, partying (i.e. free beer), and socializing as it is about skiing. There should be no question about skiing as the earliest closing in the last five years was April 16th. 

Picnic and Concert at Millennium Park July 2012

Enjoy a picnic with old and new friends as the Grand Park Symphony Orchestra plays Rossini. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blanket, some food and drink to share. 

Spring Ski Trip Sun Valley, ID Apr 2012

Spend seven nights at Sun Valley Lodge Apartments. Round trip ground transportation from Boise to Ketchum (Sun Valley). 

Winter Park, Colorado Feb 2012

Accommodations include five nights at a Vintage hotel. Round trip ground transportation from Denver to Winter Park. 

New Year's Ski Trip Keystone, Colorado 2012

Keystone is the largest mountain in Summit County offering 3,148 skiable acres, 20 lifts and 2 gondolas, nestled at the foot of two unique villages. You can ski three mountains with bumps, bowls, steeps, and A51, the #1 terrain park in Colorado. 

Ski Brule Season Kickoff Carpool Trip CMSC Racing Dec 2011

Join us for the first trip of the season! Yes there will be snow! Ski Brule typically has the earliest opening of any area in the Midwest. 

Thai Cooking Demo, Dinner & Wine Sept 2011

We will be dining at Naveen's Cuisine where we will learn to cook Thai dishes from Chef Naveen Sachar and drink some perfectly paired wine arranged by WineKnowProductions founder, Lee Schlesinger. 

Mountain Biking in Palos Oct 2011

How about an afternoon crunching leaves under two wheels? Join us for an Intermediate/Advanced mountain biking day in Palos. Helmets required! Mountain bikes required! 

27th Annual Kettle McBlain Camping Trip

Join us for the 27th edition of Pine Point's favorite and longest running summer trip. We'll be camping at our usual hilltop site at Benson's Camping Resort on Long Lake near Dundee, WI. We will have maps & trip sheets for 38-, 56-, and 76-mile routes. 

Millennium Park Concert Aug 2011

Join us for a night of the best Finnish Symphonic music in the world, a rare chance to hear Sibelius' early work, based on the great national Finnish epic, the Kalevala, the source of more than a dozen of his most important compositions. 

Independence Day Celebration July 2011

Fireworks on the Fourth of July! What: Janet Butterfield's band, the 100 piece North Shore Concert band, will be playing at the golf club before the 4th of July fireworks. Come early, bring a dish to share, and watch the fireworks with good friends. 

Chicago Summerfest Jun 2011

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

Marquette Mountain Jan 24 2011

There is no one in the club that can remember when we didn't have a trip to Marquette and our belief is it's the best place in the Midwest. The last time this trip was not a Super Bowl weekend Da Bears made the Super Bowl. 

Wilmont CMSC Racing Jan 2011

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

Swing Dancing at the Drake Hotel Jan 2011

Come join us to dance or just listen to The Flat Cats, based in Chicago. They play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. 

New Year's Ski Trip Jackson Hole WY Jan 2011

Seventeen club members have signed up for this trip and now it is sold out! Direct round trip airfare on American Airlines Chicago O'hare to Jackson Hole, WY. Round trip ground transportation from airport to lodging to and from the mountain each day. 

Midwest Ski Trip Brule Dec 2010

Too early for midwest skiing. You are wrong if the trip is to Ski Brule! We have been going to Brule at this time of year and have never had to cancel. There have been some years everywhere else in the Midwest was close but Brule was open. 

Dinner and a Rock Concert Oct 2010

Dinner & a Rock Concert Eels Metro

October 1st - 6pm

 

The reader has this rated as the #1 recommended event for Friday evening.  

Chicago Symphony at Millennium Park Sept 2010

Meet us on the lawn for a picnic with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino, Liszt's Les preludes and Respighi's Pines of Rome. This is Pine point's yearly trip to the park for a free concert. 

Chicago Summerfest Jun 2011

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

26th Annual Kettle McBlain Camping/Biking Aug 2010

Join us for the 26th edition of Pine Point's favorite and longest running summer trip. We'll be camping at our usual hilltop site at Benson's Camping Resort on Long Lake near Dundee, Wisconsin. 

PPSC Monthly Meeting Aug 2010

Come enjoy beverages and dinner and meet other Pine Point Ski Club members. The agenda of the meeting is to connect with ski enthusiasts from around the Chicago area and discuss ski trips and plan social events. 

Picnic and Classical Music in the Park July 2010

Have a glass of wine, relax, we'll start picnicking at 6:30pm. Be sure to invite prospective members to join in the fun! 

End of Season Dinner Party Jun 2010

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

New Year's Ski Trip Ogden Utah Dec 2009

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

Aspen Snowmass Apr 2009

Remember the 80s? We could ditch "Joani Loves Chachi", shoulder pads & frizzed hair but the music sure was great! Other than the obvious Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Price and Madonna, we had INXS, The Bangles, A-Ha, Wham  Soft Cell. 

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