With the Holidays behind us, time for a bit of recovery and the “polar vortex” a cold memory, we’re finally settling into our typical ski season at Ausblick. Last Sunday was an incredible day at the ski club, with likely a record attendance for the season. Dennis sent out his early season “friendly reminders” last week in an e-blast, however there’s one item I’d like to add about parking on very busy days, which is often at a premium. I’d ask that families be conscious of the impact on parking availability if they decide to arrive separately, utilizing two or more spaces. Generally this doesn’t present a problem, however those sunny, ideal ski days on the weekend can present a problem for families arriving later in the morning or afternoon. Your co-operation would really be appreciated by those looking for parking.
Throughout the season Dennis receives a lot of e-mail sent to him for various reasons. He asked me to inform everyone that using the “CONTACT” section of the website (“ausblick.org” , main-page, upper right corner) is the fastest way to reach him. Correspondence finds its way directly to his cell phone. And by the way, letters about what staff is doing right are always appreciated.
Moving on to Social Events; our January Men’s and Ladies Day events are scheduled with flyers posted on the website. Looking forward into February, Our Annual Ski Patrol Carnival is scheduled for Sunday the 9th., a Valentine’s Theme Night will be held on the 15th.(Adult Night), followed by our second Men’s and Ladies Day events towards the end of the month. Also, On Wednesday, February 19th, Lena and Tom will again provide music for Adult night. Please watch for e-blasts and check in at the web-site for further information as it’s available. Thanks to Perrie Dralle and Tiffany Becker for pulling our social events together.
Ausblick has historically built our Membership Waiting list through Members bringing Guests to share the experience. This process continues to serve our club well, however did you know we have a “referral program”? If your family is responsible for a future member submitting an application, you’re entitled to a couple guest passes once your “friends” become members. It’s important to note your name must be on the application submitted for us to track and fulfill the program. We’re you aware that future members can purchase a “Wednesday Evening only Membership” once their application is accepted? What better way to experience Ausblick while on the Waiting List and start making new friends on Wednesday Evenings. If you have questions, please contact Dennis Evinrude.
In closing, I’d like to Thank Dennis (General Mgr), Wes (Outside Operations), Megan (Front Desk Mgr) and all our Ausblick Staff, Ski School and Ski Patrol. The season came upon us quickly this year with an early opening date, however it also caught us scrambling to work a few issues out. It’s nice to recognize that with a lot of effort by those involved, we’re “into the groove” now and off to what could be one of the best ski season’s in years. Will we be skiing in 81 degrees during the St. Pat’s Deck Party as we did two years ago? Time will tell!
See you around Ausblick.
President, Ausblick Ski Club
It is hard to believe that Christmas is only a week from today. With all the busyness preparing for the Holidays some of you may not know that Ausblick is open for the season.
Tonight will be our first Wednesday/Adult Night and we hope you will consider taking a break and enjoying the evening at Ausblick.
The message on the website and the answering machine will keep you up to date on any changes to the scheduled Holiday Hours.
ID and Release Form:
Please stop at the office to get your ID card for the year and sign the annual Release Form. To make the process quicker you can click on the link below to print the form and complete it ahead of time. Bring it to the office when you pick up your ID card.
Release Form 2013/2014 Happy Holidays!
Welcome to the Ausblick Ski Club. Our ski season is rapidly approaching and as our way of insuring you and your Family become familiar with our club, rules and expectations; we require new members to attend a pre-season orientation. Two sessions are offered so that families can schedule accordingly. This season’s dates are: Sunday, December 1st (1-3pm) and Wednesday evening, December 4th. (6:30 – 8pm). Kid sitting will be available at both sessions.
After the information is delivered, you’ll have the opportunity to sign annual acknowledgements and have your Member I.D. card(s) issued in advance of the season start. Just think, no waiting in line at the front desk on your first visit out for the season! Please note that an RSVP is required for the date you’ll be attending. Please contact Perrie Dralle at (414) 302-1825 to reserve your spot.
For additional Orientation Details, an Event Flyer can be viewed on our website at “www.ausblick.org”, or by contacting the ski club at 262-246-3090.
I look forward to meeting you at the orientation,
President – Ausblick Ski Club
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