traverse city new years
Leaving Thursday, returning Sunday!
Make your New Year's a snow and ski filled one, in two of the most iconic ski resorts in Michigan: Schuss Mountain and Crystal Mountain. Let’s hit the slopes, meet other club members, eat, drink, all while social distancing.
This is a carpool trip; Traverse City is about 5.5-hour drive from O’Hare. If you are comfortable with sharing a ride, please post in the comments below if you have an extra spot or need a ride.
It’s a “book on your own” format and we made all the research for you:
Option 1: Howard Johnson’s (downtown TC) about $260 for 3 nights
Option 2: Baymont Inn about $310 for 3 nights
Pine Point Ski Club is doing trips to resorts on the Indy Pass this season! The Indy Pass allows passholders 2 days at each of 59 areas around North America. We are hitting 5 of these areas on our trips this year. The best thing about the Indy Pass: It only costs $229 / $219 (new member / returning member) – including Pine Point membership! If you buy your pass through us, we are also having a raffle for a free membership.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
If you have the pass, you won’t have to buy lift tickets at any of the areas we hit this year. The pass pays for itself if you ski 3 or 4 days at any of the Indy Pass areas. For details on all the areas, check:
TRAVERSE CITY, MI INFO
Enjoy the waterfront on Grand Traverse Bay or local breweries and wineries in the evening. If you want some time off the skis, it’s 30 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes, and 101 to Mackinaw City. Ring in the New Year at this amazing street party featuring a massive, illuminated cherry that is lowered to signify the coming year! Live music, entertainment, and fireworks (weather/restrictions permitting) are all part of this fun winter party in downtown Traverse City!
SCHUSS MOUNTAIN INFO: www.shantycreek.com
35 miles NE of Traverse City, 500 Vertical, 8 lifts & 42 runs, 28 km Nordic trails for XC, snowshoeing, fat tires bikes, tubing & dog sledding, snowmobiling, night skiing available, food trucks and curbside pickup.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN INFO: www.crystalmountain.com
28 miles SW of Traverse City, 375 vertical, 8 lifts & 58 runs, 25 km Nordic trails for XC, Night skiing available, food trucks.
PAYMENTS (for the Indy Pass and membership)
Venmo, Chase Quick Pay go to mcdzica AT gmail.com
PayPal goes to dukesno2 AT hotmail.com (if sent to a “friend”, no processing fee applies, otherwise please add $5 to your total)
Check goes to Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
NOTE: If you would like to purchase the Indy Pass via Pine Point, we need your payment by November 27, in order to get this price and participate in our drawing. After November 27, you can purchase it on your own on the Indy Pass website.
Although, all the trips this year are carpool and "book your own" style, we are committed to offering our guidance around lodging, skiing, and transportation. We are excited to help our members get onto the hills & trails this winter and to have respectful socially distanced fun in the outdoors. We will be sending out a detailed daily trip agenda closer to the trip.
Because of CDC recommendations for social distancing, and the fact that we want you to join us for more trips in the future:
***We are limiting the number of people who can go on this trip
***We recommend wearing a mask when in proximity of other trip participants
***The club will not be providing any food or drinks
***Please be respectful of others social distancing preferences.
We’d love to hear from you. Please forward all the inquiries to your trip leader Gabi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Snow Riding!
Pine Point Ski Club