Thanksgivings only a week away, temperatures continue to fall and before we realize it, our 2013-14 ski season will be upon us. The purpose of this newsletter is simply to let you know Dennis, Wes and the staff continue to diligently work towards opening the club for our ski season. Weather obviously is a consideration, however Wes has tested out the snowmaking infrastructure during last week’s cold snap and it’s more a matter of the weather than anything else.
Our new website should be available upon your receiving this newsletter. We’re still located at “www.ausblick.org”, however our updated site should be easier to navigate and will provide a number of features we’ve not have in the past. We sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the new site, refer to if frequently and use it as your gateway to the club information. Unfortunately, the on-line event registration and payment feature, plus the Member log-in and related “restricted” access will not be available for awhile. We’ll continue to work on implementation of these features and report back to our membership as they become available. And as always, please click on the “Current Conditions” page for a camera view of the hill and information from Wes on the great ski/snowboarding conditions we provide for our members and guests. Continue reading
Fall has arrived, the temps are cooling down and Ausblick is actively involved in preseason activities. This newsletter is being sent via E-Blast (e-mail) and paper mail to insure the information reaches everyone.
As many of you are aware, Ausblick has been using electronic mail for a few years now. While it’s been a cost effective process, we’ve found through our data sources, that just over half of the e-mail addresses we send correspondence to are opening the documents. Furthermore, several e-mail address’ are bouncing, which means the information is not reaching the person intended. Continue reading
Ausblick’s 2013 Ski Sale Update
This past Sunday’s Ski Sale was a huge success! Nearly $31,000.00 worth of clothing and equipment was exchanged between sellers and buyers during the two and one half hour sale. And as was the case last year, most of the sales were completed within the first 60-75 minutes of the event. This year it appeared there were more “kids equipment and clothing ” than in previous years, which always is appreciated by anxious buyers.
Ninety six families checked in a total of 1,295 items to be offered at the sale this year, up by 255 items from last year’s sale. Total sales amounted to $30, 950.00 and set a new record for our annual preseason sale event. Equipment taken in for sale is not safety checked, so it would be advisable to have a qualified professional check the functionality and setup up the equipment prior to the beginning of the season. And as a reminder, unsold items should have been picked up immediately after the sale. If you still haven’t done so, please contact Dennis Evinrude at Ausblick and make arrangements for pickup. Items not picked up in the next week will be donated or disposed of. Continue reading
While the mild temperatures made it challenging to open this season and the rain certainly played a role in ending our season on Sunday, April 7th; overall we enjoyed another very successful ski season. Looking back at the weather charts, weekends were equally split between sun and overcast days, however Wednesday Evenings clearly took the honors with the majority providing clear skies and mild temperatures. As for the bone-chilling cold spells of some previous years; they simply didn’t appear this season.
If the ski runs seemed less crowded this season, it wasn’t for lack of membership and guest attendance. Apparently the newly opened terrain helped diffuse congestion, while inside the lodge the new benches seemed to overcome many of the seating issues previously experienced. Social Events continued to be popular this season, especially the Wednesday Evening we enjoyed live music as a bonus to our popular “Date Night”. Continue reading