President's Welcome

Dear Fellow Cross-Country Skiers,

Welcome to the online home of the Washtenaw Ski Touring Club. We invite you to ski and hike with us. We organize cross-country ski trips, and ski and hike locally. You don’t need to join the club to participate in local activities. We encountered unusually deep and spectacularly beautiful snow on some of last year’s trips. Those experiences have me fired up for the upcoming ski season. I hope you are too.

This year our club and the Ann Arbor Ski Club are sharing each other’s cross-country trips. We hope to see some Ann Arbor Ski Club members on our trips, and vice versa. Even if we have to chase the snow, I’m sure we’ll find great skiing to enjoy together. We are very lucky to have like-minded folks with whom to venture out and hit the trails (and restaurants).

I hope you are all visiting our Meetup page to see what’s on the calendar. Our Sunday morning get-into-shape hikes start at 10:00, and we usually go out to lunch together afterwards. We are looking forward to the season’s annual kick-off hike and potluck, at the Gladwin Center on Sunday, October 20. Meet at 3:00 for the hike, and 5:00 for the potluck.

Trip sign-ups for the WSTC trips will begin at the potluck. We’ll have monthly general meetings at the Kerrytown Concert House beginning Tuesday, November 5. In between, we will meet for social gatherings on a regular basis. Again, check with our Meetup page for specifics. When we have snow locally and you plan to ski and want company, invite members by sending a group email to: Let them know when and where, how long you plan to ski, and if you plan to eat afterward. Please include a phone number.

Thanks to all the officers and board members who work to keep things going, and thanks to all the new committee heads and members for all your hard work, too. The committees give all members the opportunity to present their ideas and input, so sign up for one that appeals to you.

See you soon,

Margaret Walter

WSTC President, 2019-20