Who can join?
Anyone over the age of 21 can join.
Do I have to be a good skier/snow boarder to join?
No. We have members of various abilities from novice to expert. Most ski/snow boarding areas offer discounted lessons for the club.
My spouse/friend doesn't ski/snow board, are they able to join me on a trip?
Yes. Your spouse or friend would have to be a member of the club in order to come along, but they would not pay for the ski lift portion of the trip cost. There are usually other things to do at ski resorts, such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing, snow boarding, as well as spending time in the pool, hot tub and lounge.
What kind of trips does the club take?
The club takes several weekend trips to Midwest ski resorts each ski/snow boarding season, usually leaving the Green Bay area Friday afternoon and returning Sunday night. Typical resorts are Marquette, Indianhead, Blackjack, Powderhorn, Lutsen and Boyne Mountains. One western US trip is scheduled per season. The club has travelled to ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, Alaska, California, and Canada.
Why should I join?
You will be able to take advantage of the low trip prices the club is able to negotiate. You will have fun, and meet great people from all walks of life, participate in social activities and make new friends. Your skiing/snow boarding will improve since you will find that you ski/snow board more frequently during the winter season and you will meet people to ski/snow board with. Additionally, your Gelandesprung Ski Club Membership allows you to take advantage of the ski/snow board trips and activities offered by the Sly Fox Ski Club in Appleton.
How do I join?
Simply fill out the membership form and drop it in the mail with a check for your dues.
Can snowboarders join this club?
Yes. We do have members who snowboard.
How do I sign up for trips?
Once you join the club you will receive emails from the club, one of which will include the Gelandesprung Ski Club Newsletter. The trips for the season are announced in the late summer issue of the newsletter. Each trip has a sign up sheet, pricing information, which will include a deposit, and a deadline to enroll. Fill out the sign up sheet, include your deposit and mail it in. Alternatively, you may sign up for trips at the annual Fall Banquet or other club meetings.
If I join, do I have to go on every trip?
No, you only signup for trips you wish to take.
Does the club offer ski/snow boarding lessons?
No, however the club is usually able to negotiate discounted rates for ski or snow boarding lessons with ski resorts during a trip.
Do I need my own equipment?
No. You may rent equipment from area ski/snow boarding shops or the club is sometimes able to negotiate discounted rates for equipment rentals for your trip.
What do trips cost?
Each trip is priced differently. Members find that costs are significantly cheaper than if a person tried to make travel arrangements independently.
I’ve never taken a long bus trip; what is it like?
We travel on a deluxe motor coach which has a restroom and onboard overhead monitors to watch DVDs. Each trip is led by a member(s) who takes care of all the travel arrangements-all you need to do is load your gear below the bus and get on board. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are provided during the trip. We stop at a halfway point for a meal break. Upon arrival at the resort, the trip leader distributes lift tickets, meal vouchers and hotel room keys.
What should I bring on a ski/snow boarding trip?
Keep it simple! Storage for cargo is limited on the bus; so only bring skis or snow board, a boot bag and one small suitcase (22 inch carry-on) per person. Make sure your skis (or snow board) are encased in a bag or sport-tube. This will prevent damage to your equipment as well as others. This also prevents injury for those handling baggage. The club or bus company is not responsible for damage. Bring personal items on board with you that you would like during the bus ride, such as a laptop and reading materials. There is a small overhead cargo bin to store coats and tote bags. No one is ever totally comfortable with temperature, so dress in layers in case you find the bus too warm or too cold. Please note that no glass is allowed on board the bus, so do not bring beverages in glass bottles or containers.
Any trips involving air travel will have their own restrictions; your trip leader will keep you updated regarding the airline rules.
What if I'm traveling alone?
A single room is available at an additional cost. Otherwise the trip leader will try to pair you up with another skier/snow boarder.
Does the club offer Social Media?
Our club currently has a Facebook and Twitter account that can be accessed from the top right of the page.
GELANDESPRUNG MEANING ge·län·de·sprung a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.
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