The Red Eye Ski & Snowboard Club is based in Eau Claire Wisconsin, and meets regularly for the purpose of promoting and enjoying down hill skiing and snowboarding. 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 -
Dates & Events:
*** Next Club Meeting - Thurs. Feb. 19th -
Back by popular demand, the annual Valentine's dinner meeting at Yankee Jacks (Princeton Valley Golf Course). The all inclusive cost is $22 per person, with 3 delicious dinner entre' options (chicken, salmon, and pork loin) to choose from. Please email Linda (click on name for email link) to RSVP for this great event prior to Feb. 17th. Social time begins at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30.
** Bruce Mound Day Trip (This Saturday Jan. 10th) In a joint venture with the local Slope Slurpers ski club, this day trip is set for this Saturday Jan. 10th! Just show up and tell them you're with
the "Slope Slurpers" to get the group discount on your lift ticket. Bruce
mound is a great family friendly facility with skiing, snowboarding,
tubing, and a nice chalet located about 45 minutes southeast of Eau
Claire near Merrillan.
*** DATE CHANGE The Michigan U.P. Weekend -
(Feb. 27-Mar. 1)
In an attempt to draw more participants, this fabulous weekend trip is being delayed by one month. This will give members more time to sign up, and will likely benefit from nicer weather conditions in the U.P. Check out the NEW promotional flyer which is available by clicking the Indianhead logo icon. The flyer contains all of the trip details including itinerary and pricing for the last weekend of February ski & snowboard trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As always, this economical weekend trip is packed with value added meals. SIGN UP NOW!!! Sign up deadline is Jan. 22nd!
*** Ski Trip Packing 404" Power point -
Click this image to access Dave's power point presentation associated with "Ski Trip Packing - 404" from the January 8th club meeting. That presentation also included an interesting YouTube video from Erik's Bike & Skate. You can access that packing video link at - http://www.eriksbikeshop.com/packing-for-snowboard-or-ski-trip.aspx#.VLBQ9cl_TSh
Like" the Red Eye Ski & Snowboard Facebook Page -
Click this logo to link to the Red Eye Ski & Snowboard page on FACEBOOK. This site includes news, comments, and photos from many Red Eye's that utilize popular social media FACEBOOK. After checking out the site, click on "Like" so that any new posts on that site will automatically appear on your FACEBOOK timeline.
*** "Volume One" and "Leader Telegram" Feature Articles -
On page 30 of the Dec. 19th edition of "Volume One" there's a nice Red Eye Ski Club feature interview (and photo) with Trip Coordinator Dave White. You can see the online version of that "Volume One" article by clicking this link. On adjacent page 31 there is an equally interesting feature article about the winter recreation developments at Pinehurst Park. On Saturday Jan. 4th, the Eau Claire "Leader-Telegram" ran a wonderful feature story about the Red Eye Ski Club. If you missed that one, it's available on the Leader-Telegram website archive page.
*** The "Pinehurst Project" -
Big News - Pinehurst Park has recently taken delivery of a Piston Bull snowcat groomer that will be put to work during the upcoming 2014/15 winter season.
A volunteer work date has been set for the weekend of October 25th & 26th to seed and mat the eastern portion of the Pinehurst hill. The seeding and mat placement last fall was a tremendous success and it's hoped that the easter portion of the hill will be equally successful. Corporate sponsorships continue to build so there is every reason to believe that Phase-2 plans will become a reality next summer. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, you need to. Red Eye members volunteer efforts and financial contributions have been greatly appreciated. Project fund raising is on going, and donation site links can be accessed through their website at http://pinehurstpark.org/ . You can also follow the project's progress on their Facebook page. Just click this link www.facebook.com/ThePinehurstProject
*** Midwest Sport & Ski Council -
The Red Eye Ski & Snowboard 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".