The Red Eye Ski Club is based in Eau Claire Wisconsin, and meets regularly for the purpose of promoting and enjoying down hill skiing. The club plans social activities throughout the year, but its primary focus is organizing group ski trips. Open to anyone that likes to ski or snowboard, we're always looking for new members. Just fill out the application form on our membership page and join the fun!
THE LATEST NEWS & NOTES -
Upcoming Dates & Events:
*** Next Club Meeting - Thur. Dec. 12th
Join us in the Wisconsin Room at "America's Best Value Inn" (next to O'Leary's Pub) in Eau Claire. The social time starts at 7:00 pm, with the meeting to follow at 7:30. Join us for our annual "White Elephant" gift exchange. Bring a wrapped gift not to exceed $10 value. Use your imagination as some of these gifts have been regifted for years. This event is always a hoot! Feel free to bring treats to share for the snack table.
*** "Weekend Club Ski Trips" available now -
There's never been a better time to sign up for the weekend at "Indianhead/Powderhorn" (Jan. 24th - 26th) and "Lutsen/Spirit" (Mar. 14th - 16th). Both of these trips offer tremendous value and tons of fun. With limited motor coach and lodging space available, you don't want to be left behind. Brochures are available on our "Trip Promotion" page, and Trip Leaders will be available at the club meeting to answer all your questions and help get you signed up.
*** Telluride and Park City Ski Trips Sold Quickly!
* The Telluride ski trip has now gone to "waiting list" status.
* The Park City ski trip has now gone to "waiting list" status.
Because of limited group air space, these 2 trips can not be expanded. For trip details and sign-up forms for both of these fantastic trips, click the "Trip Promotion" tab at the top of this web page.
*** "Ski Trip Packing 202" available online -
The "Ski Trip Packing" presentation at the January 2013 meeting was extremely well received, and many requested that the Power Point be made available on our website. Here's the link <Ski Trip Packing 202>
With the ever changing airline rules pertaining to baggage limits and fees, Dave will be back to present "Trip Packing 303" at our January 9th club meeting. :)
*** The "Pinehurst Project" -
The tree clearing that began in early October along with stump removal and grading of "Phase-1" is now completed. It's hoped that the park will be available for improved sledding already this winter. Weekend volunteer work is being coordinated to seed and install erosion control matting over the newly exposed slopes before the ground freezes. Red Eye members volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated. Money contributed at the Red Eye spring banquet is currently being utilized to help fund the seeding and erosion control materials. Project fund raising is on going, and donation site links can be accessed through their website at http://pinehurstpark.org/ .
The Park will be available for greatly improved sledding and tubing this winter. Although there won't be any mechanical lifts, I'm sure there will be some boarders and skiers that will make the hike up the hill to make a few turns this winter. Now that the trees have been cleared, the steepness of the vertical drop is quite impressive.
You can follow the project's progress on their Facebook page. Just click this link www.facebook.com/ThePinehurstProject
A local community group has been formed to pursue restoring and developing the winter recreation facilities at Pinehurst Park. The city's initial interest is in making the sledding hill better and safer. Longer term goals are additional hockey rinks, creating mountain bike trails, and restoring the downhill ski and snowboard operation that was suspended in 1967. Our ski club will play an active role as this project moves forward.
*** Midwest Sport & Ski Council -
The Red Eye Ski Club is affiliated with the Midwest Sport & Ski Council. This brings our members access to a number of benefits through the MSC. Click the MSC logo below for a link to their website, which includes an online version of the "Sportster".