News from Gelandesprung Ski Club in Green Bay, WI

  • 31 Jul 2022 6:00 PM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

    As usual, July isn’t a big month for noteworthy subject matter. However, there are a few items as the club has been staying active.

    Last month, The Wickham’s hosted another bike ride from their home which was well attended by our cyclists in the group. As is tradition the route was different this year which helps avoid monotony and keeps everyone returning for more.

    For those whom enjoy any combination of wines, beverages, live music, cycling and general time with friends then you should join Rita Delveaux. Rita, and I’m sure Gary, will be hosting a bike ride along the Fox River Trail to Ledgestone Winery. Live music will be at the venue and non-cyclists are welcome as well by meeting at the Winery. Just let Rita know your intentions soon so she knows how many to plan for. We have the details later in this issue.

    In August Ron and Jackie Quick will be hosting another bike ride from their home in Maribel and your invited to as well. Again, please read this issue for more details.

    Your timely RSVP for any event is requested especially when someone is preparing their home. Please be kind and let your host(s) know with at least a 2-week notice.

    Also noteworthy in the ski industry is that Indian head and Black Jack have been purchased by the same company that owns Lutsen and Granite Peak. News sources are saying to expect improvements to the hill’s infrastructure including new lifts which would be a much-needed upgrade in my own personal opinion.

    That’s all for now folks! Till next month, ski ya later!


  • 30 Jun 2022 6:00 AM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

    Hello all!

    I hope that you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and are ready for the summer months. I see my lawn is ready for its first mow of the season.

    Like every year we have reached the point in the calendar where we don’t have a lot to share so this will be brief. The Board is working diligently on our next ski season. While we wait for those details I’d like to invite you to join us in any number of summer social activities being hosted around the area by our fellow members. Full details are included in this issue, providing a number of options to get out and socialize with your ski family.

    Have a great June!

  • 31 May 2022 6:00 AM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

    Good morning Gelandesprungers! It’s currently 6:46 am on April 30 and I’m out Turkey hunting. The action is slow so I figured why not crunch out this monthly dribble you have come to enjoy or destroy.

    The Board and I are pleased to welcome Phil Heldt as treasurer and Scott Wederquist as Vice President. Both have stepped into the role with enthusiasm and new ideas. Scott is already grabbing the proverbial bull by the horns and getting to work on mid- west trips. Meanwhile Phil twiddles his thumbs waiting on registrations to roll in. I guess he has it easy the next few months. I’m very pleased with their addition to the Board and their energy thus far. I would be amiss if I didn’t take a few moments to say one last time, thanks to Brian Mudd and Brian Fowle who have just “retired”. You lucky dogs!

    In the coming months we will begin collaborating on finding folks interested in running for President, Social and Secretary. Many of you know, I will be winding down my time as President and looking forward to retirement next spring as well. At that point it will be 10 years of selfless volunteering to help lead the organization. This is one role we will want to find a superb candidate for and hope to hear some of you express interest.

    Your social chair has created another full summer of events include annual favorites which we will be publishing in the newsletter. If you have ideas and are willing to put on an event, please let her know at

    Well, these turkeys won’t hunt themselves so I’m going to get out my box call and go back to work!

    Gobble! Gobble!


  • 30 Apr 2022 6:00 PM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

    Happy April everyone!

    As I type this on March 22, it is about to rain quite a bit across a wide part of the area, which sadly will likely impact our beloved ski hills. I just ask myself if this means if March will go out like a lamb?

    By the time you’re reading this, we will be about to meet for the annual Spring Banquet where we will celebrate our year together, review financials, elect new officers and find out who will be bestowed the honor of the Dick Wortiska Service Award. Once again, we will be at The Woods Golf Course, with a family style banquet which we have grown fond of. 

    Now that it’s the “off season” the real work begins for the Board and its Committee chairs. As you may know, this is when we make important decisions about the upcoming season, largely our Midwest trips. These have been a challenge these last few years, which Covid certainly impacted. We have been striving to address the trip requests of you, our customer, and offering a variety of day and weekend trips. The reality is, we have not been filling them which leaves us in a tough spot. We have been trying to maintain the bus yet have had to cancel that portion due to low interest. The trips have proceeded as drive ups trips, yet there is even less interest in that! I hope you can see the dilemma we face and understand there will be tough decisions to make which won’t come easily, even if it’s the right thing to do to preserve the viability of our club. Nothing is finalized yet and everything is on the table as to how we proceed. You can help by providing your constructive feedback to a Board member or even volunteering to help with the planning. 

    Another topic for you to think about in this off season is your ID for future travels. If you plan to fly within the U.S., visit a military base or other federal buildings, the Department of Homeland Security will require identification that is REAL ID compliant (or show another acceptable form of identification, such as a passport) beginning May 3, 2023. The club is not requiring anyone to update their identification to this new format, yet we do want you to be aware of its impact by not preparing. Please read more information and make a decision for yourself at  If you choose not to upgrade, please plan to bring the alternative identification.   


    Truly, your fellow ski bum,


  • 31 Mar 2022 6:00 PM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

    We have successfully returned from our overdue, and much enjoyed, West trip to Big Sky, Montana.  It was my 2nd trip to this resort and I was reminded why it is my favorite ski resort.  It is truly an epic place to ski with something for everyone to have fun and enjoy.  I like to say thank you to our trip leaders Tom Piette and Claudia Elsner for their contributions to making the trip a success.  Their efforts mean nothing though without your participation by signing up and joining in the fun!

    Over the last few months we have been seeking volunteers to fill vacant positions as Treasurer and Vice President.  I’m pleased to say that we do have two individuals who plan to run for these important roles at our spring banquet in April.  If you have not yet raised your hand and are still interested in running, let us know, as there is nothing wrong with a little competition at the election.

    Your Social Director, Jeanne, is putting together plans as we speak for our spring banquet, and has included information in this issue.  Please get your RSVP in quickly, so that we can plan properly.  At the banquet, Frank Wickham will provide an important tutorial on our website functions that you can use to better interact with the club.  He is also putting energy into rolling out online registrations with more details to follow!

    Ski ya later!


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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