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Ausblick Ski Club, November 2014
The Holidays are rapidly approaching, temperatures continue to fall and the leaves are nearly all on the ground. All reminders of the 2014-15 ski season that will be here before we realize it.
Welcome to the new Families and Members who have joined Ausblick this season. General Manager Dennis Evinrude and his staff have been diligently working to insure our facility is ready to go at the first opportunity to kick off the season for our Membership. However, it’s important to remind everyone that while commercial operations open as soon as possible, we at Ausblick take the time necessary to insure we have a sufficient base to carry us through unexpected weather conditions that may impact our ability to maintain our outstanding conditions for Membership. We can only hope for a solid week of continuous cold weather in early December to afford us opening well before Christmas week.
New Member Orientations have been scheduled for Sunday November 9th (1-3PM) and Wednesday November 19th (6:30-8:30PM). All new Members are required to attend, notification should have been sent out asking everyone to register for one of the dates.
As a reminder to everyone, we require some paperwork and information to be updated annually. Dennis has implemented a way for you to accomplish this electronically, greatly improving the process. Watch for more information in his update further in the Newsletter.
We have a new Ski School Director this season. Lynn has a diversified background and I’m confident she’ll continue Ausblick’s tradition of providing the highest quality of service to our Membership. As the season kicks off, please stop by, introduce yourself and welcome her to our family at Ausblick. Lynn also has a message further within this Newsletter.
Our annual Ski Sale was recently held in near perfect weather. Our Board hopes you may have had the opportunity to stop by and take advantage of this great event. This year we turned over $23,610.’s work of equipment and clothing in less than two hours. We continue to refine the program through helpful suggestions of the many volunteers that give their time and energy to make this event successful annually. My sincere appreciation to all those involved in the planning and execution of the event, and also all those who stopped by to shop the sale. It’s always great to see all the renewed friendships as we approach the new ski season.
We’ll be closing Membership soon and directories will be going to print shortly afterwards. Now would be the time to contact Vivian Clark or Dennis via e-mail and update any information that may have changed since last season. It’s also important to understand that our primary way of communication with Membership is via e-mail. Please insure our correspondence isn’t directed to a spam folder if possible. You might miss important information regarding social events, etc.
One last reminder, as we approach opening day I’d like to suggest watching the Ausblick Website for the most current information. Dennis will update the site as progress is made. For those visual members, the Web Cam is worth checking out.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Go Pack!
Bob Turowski, President
Greetings Members Old and New,
President Bob alluded to something we are very excited to be rolling out. For years we have had the daunting task of trying to keep the Member and Guest releases stored and up to date. Aside from the fact that we accumulate a lot of paper for storage we have found it difficult to always get all signatures for every family. We have implemented a new electronic system called EZWaiver. Any member or guest will be able to execute a release on any Computer, Hand held, or Mobile device from anywhere. All new members Orientating on November 9th will be sent a link before November 8th. The rest of the new members will be sent the link before their November 19th orientation. The general membership will get the link before Thanksgiving. The link will also become accessible by clicking on “Guest Waiver” on the home page of our Web site (www.ausblick.org). The beginning of the process is the same whether you are a guest or a member. The goal is to enable you to process your season or guest waiver before you ever get to the registration counter to secure your season photo ID or a guest ticket. I look forward to working with you during this conversion to a “streamlined” process.
We have not undertaken any expensive projects this year in the interest of building up our capital investment reserves but have made some changes here and there. The parking lot has been resealed and restriped and the plow we used to clear it is new for this season. We have also purchased another 30 chairs for the lodge to help us cope with those few busy days we have every season.
Our new Ski School Director sent out a survey earlier this year which I want to thank you for participating in. The responses have helped her shape the offerings for this season. The rest is in her report. When arriving at the hill for the first time this season please take the time to stop and introduce yourself to her.
In closing I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing all of my “Ausblick” family soon.
Dennis Evinrude-General Manager
Ausblick Ski/Ride School
New Ski/Ride School Director
We are pleased to announce that long-time ski professional Lynn Mallach has accepted the position as Ski/Ride School Director. Lynn brings a wealth of experience to Ausblick, dating back to the mid 1980s, when she was the Ski Patrol Director at Olympia Highlands. Prior to coming here, she was the Ski/Ride Director and Group Sales Representative at Devil’s Head Resort. Lynn is a certified Level III PSIA alpine instructor and AASI Level II snowboard instructor and has instructed at the Yellowstone Club in Montana, Snowbird in Utah and a number of hills here in the Midwest, including Ausblick.
2014-15 Season Program Listing
Ausblick Ski/Ride School is excited to introduce the following programs for the 2014/2015 season. The programs were established based on the results of the recent member survey and other industry trends. A detailed email will be sent out soon with details, pricing and dates.
Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or are a seasoned veteran looking to improve on advanced techniques and/or terrain park skiing and riding, private lessons from the Ausblick & Snowboard School instructors will take your abilities to the next level. Instructors are hand-selected to match each individual student and provide highly customized and personalized coaching and instruction.
Friday Night Group
Designed for kids who can ride the lift — ages 7+ (skiers and riders). Groups are small and organized by ability. Starts Friday January 9th and ends with a graduation party on February 6th! Members only event.
Our specially-trained staff will engage your child in a world of wonder and fun. Groups of four or less utilize our unique indoor and outdoor resources to help each child learn to ski and explore the area on their own terms. Children from ages 3-6 years old are eligible.
If you’ve ever wished you could pull off some of rad moves and safely land the big air that looks so impressive in the terrain park, this clinic is for you! Riders and skiers must be able to ride the lift, have basic skiing and riding ability and 7 years old and above.. There will be a beginner clinic and advanced clinic for four Saturdays starting January 17th and ending February 7th.
Wednesday Night Clinics and Workshops
Wednesday night clinics will be offered this year for adults and will include learn to turn, and advanced skiing and riding techniques. Two sessions will be offered, Session 1 starts January 7th and ends January 28th, Session 2 starts February 4th and ends February 25th. Race workshops will be hosted twice this season and include race etiquette, explanation of courses, gate training and friendly head-to head competition. Open to skiers and snowboarders.
Watch for news about Special Women’s Day and Men’s Day Workshops, and a Spring Western Trip to Big Sky, Montana!
Lesson rates remain the same as last year. Please stop at the ski school desk and pick up the brochure with complete information.
We recommend you call ahead to reserve a place in the lesson or clinic you are interested in. There is limited availability. Every effort will be made to place you with your favorite instructor.
To make a reservation please contact:
Lynn Mallach Ski/Ride Director
Ski School Office: 262-820-3616 (Staffed Saturday-Sunday 9:30 am -3:30 pm). You can also leave a detailed message with contact information.