Washtenaw Ski Touring Club Trips
2016 - 2017
You must be a WSTC member to sign-up for trips.

Cancellation Date: The latest date a trip participant may cancel a trip reservation with the Trip Leader and be guaranteed a full refund, less $5.00 cancellation fee. See complete refund policy on WSTC Trip sign-up form

No refunds after the cancellation date unless the reservation is taken by someone else or a refund is given by the hotel / motel / inn. 

Trip prices are in U.S. dollars (unless noted otherwise) and priced per person or on room occupancy as noted. Lodging is non-smoking, unless noted otherwise. 

Trip payment must be submitted by check payable to “WSTC”.

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January 13 - 16, 2017
Traverse City MLK Weekend Getaway
Ski the Vasa Trail nearby, and other shorter trail options in the area (the Muncie Lakes Pathway and Sleeping Bear Trails). We’ll stay at the Grand Traverse Motel, right on the bay, and a 15-minute walk from downtown.  All rooms have a fridge, microwave, and coffeemakers. As a side-trip, we have a tour scheduled Friday afternoon of the Coast Guard Air Station at the airport. It’s a great stand-alone weekend or leave from here for Stokely.
Lodging  Grand Traverse Motel 1010 E. Front St., Traverse City.  Phone 231-947-9410.
 
Meals  Many restaurants within two blocks.
Price  $179 per room (3 nights)
Maximum  No maximum or minimum for this trip. We are holding a block of six rooms, but can add more if needed.
Cancellation Date  January 3, 2017
Trip Leaders  Anne Wright, anneflies@frontier.com, 734-223-9462, and Kay Stremler, kesmi@charter.net, 734-424-1761.

January 20 - 22, 2017
Petoskey Weekender
Spend a pleasant weekend in Petoskey’s historic Victorian Bayview area. Get in plenty of skiing too! We will choose from Boyne, Wildwood, Douglas Lake, or DNR/National Forest trails. Most Bayview streets will be closed and skiable, allowing you to ski to the Bayview woods. Ice skating too. If conditions are right, we can ski to downtown Petoskey.
Lodging  Terrace Inn, 1549 Glendale Ave. Bay View, Petoskey, MI.
Meals  Hot breakfast buffet included in price, dinners in restaurants. Refrigerator available. Pack trail lunches
Price  $108.89 per room per night (one queen or two twins). Trail fees extra. 
Maximum  20 people
Cancellation Date  January 13, 2017 
Trip Leader  Al Vankerckhove, 734-673-0244

February 03 - 05, 2017
Fun for Everyone Kid-Friendly Grayling Weekender 
A weekend of skiing and instruction for kids, their grown-ups, and anyone else who wants to ski the many fabulous trails in the Grayling area: Hanson Hills, Hartwick Pines, Forbush Corner, North and South Higgins Lake, XC Ski Headquarters, and the backcountry Mason Tract and Wakely Lake Pathways. There’s a trail for all levels and interests! We’ve booked the entire Borchers Lodge on the Au Sable River, so we have the run of the kitchen and common area.
Lodging  Borchers Lodge, 101 Maple St., Grayling, MI 49738
Meals  Breakfast included. Potluck dinners. Pack your own lunch or buy at ski area, if available.
Price  Based per room: $214, 2 queens, private bath; $193, 1 queen, private bath; $172, 1 double, 1 queen, or 2 twins, all with shared bath. First-come first-served.
Minimum  10 people      Maximum  16 people
Cancellation Date  January 3, 2017; trip cancelled by February 2 if no snow
Trip Leaders  Dan Cutler, 734-680-6387; Laura Scott

February 27 - March 03, 2017
Mid-Week South/Central U.P. Trip
Enjoy four days of spring skiing in the U.P., where the snow should be plentiful and the temps moderating.  Spend Monday night in St. Ignace. Early rise Tuesday to ski the day at Sand Dunes (Brevort), after which we drive to our base lodge in Curtis.  A short drive from Curtis each day takes us to Canada Lakes (Newberry), Sprang Road Ski Trail (Curtis) and Northern Hardwoods (Seney).  Each has 9 miles of tracked trails.  After skiing at Seney Friday, head to Munising for our Valley Spur trip, or else head home.   
Lodging  Super 8 St. Ignace — 6 rooms reserved.
In Curtis, we stay 3 nights at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, a 3 story historic lodge on Manistique Lake. 6 rooms reserved; most have shared bathrooms and in-room sinks. All accommodate 2 people without sharing a bed.
Meals  Breakfasts included in room prices; other meals and trail lunches/snacks  on your own. Restaurant dinners. Casual fine dining or pub food on site at Chamberlin’s. 
Price  per room per night:  $89.99 at Super 8;  $89 to $110 at Chamberlin’s. 
AFTER CONTACTING TRIP LEADER for Chamberlin room specs and assignment, participants make their reservations directly with the hotels. 
Maximum  11 people 
Confirmation Date  Saturday, February 11, 2017
Cancellation Date  Monday, February 13, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Trip Leader  Luci Klinkhamer,  (248) 348-1879 (cell)

March 03 – 06, 2017
Munising Getaway with Valley Spur Taste and Glide and Grand Island Excursion
We’re heading to Munising for the annual Taste and Glide event at beautiful Valley Spur in the Hiawatha National Forest. Trail sponsors place lunch foods and desserts at various locations on the 2.8 miles “B” (beginner) trail system. Hot food and live music will be located in the Lodge. On Sunday an experienced guide will lead the ½ mile trip across the straits to the magical ice caves on the thumb of Grand Island.   Recreational skis are adequate. If conditions do not allow access to the island a back county trip to the Council Lake chain of lakes is planned.
Lodging  AmericInn Lodge & Suites Munising, E9926 State Hwy M-28, Wetmore, MI, 906-307-2000. A block of rooms will be reserved at a group rate. Be sure to get your name on the sign-up list if interested. www.americinn.com/hotels/mi/munising
Meals  in restaurants, free breakfast in motel. 
Price  Pay for your own lodging and meals. Approximately $20 for Taste and Glide including ski pass; possible trail fees/donations on other trails. 
Confirmation Date  Please express interest by February 18, 2017.
Cancellation Date  Check with AmericInn
Trip Leader  Dave Worel, 734-353–3324