Nub's Nob Mid-Week Ski trip

January 20-24, 2020



Where in Michigan can you find 302 snowmaking guns, each capable of consuming 100 gallons of water PER MINUTE!?  The water pipe, that handles water supply to all of these snowmaking machines, can run at a maximum of 6,000 gallons PER MINUTE!  Your guess?......If you thought Nubs Nob, you are correct!  

Additionally, the longest chair lift, (orange chair) has 19 towers handling 104 chairs for people moving.   However, the seventeen attendees that were on the Nubs Nob trip from January 20 – 24, didn’t have to ever wait in lift lines, due to it being midweek. This produced runs galore all over the ski resort area.  I saw a lot of smiling happy faces in the evening, fighting off the tiredness that comes with the fun day that was had.

MONDAY afternoon arrivals (especially those in the 70+ age =  free lift tickets) took advantage of the bright sunny afternoon, to get a few runs in.  Excellent ski conditions were reported.  Then we gathered for a late afternoon get acquainted, get together, with some mulled wine, cheese, crackers and meat charcuterie.  It was fun to learn more about each other, in a short get acquainted game, that made for interesting conversations during the week.  I never knew that Tim Gunning had rolled his mother’s car when he was 16, or that Joyce Ashdon had beat Val Rossman on a Nastar course! 

TUESDAY the weather was in the twenties, but very little sunshine all day.  The groomed runs were fast and enjoyable all day.  A bunch of us gathered at Vernale’s Italian Restaurant for a very delicious evening meal.  Quite a few at the table ordered one of the evening specials, filet medallions, with all the sides!  It was quite delicious!  Later back at the hotel a very competitive euchre game took place in one of the rooms.

WEDNESDAY we awoke to temps in the mid 20’s but very little sunshine again, until midafternoon, when the sun made an appearance for a couple of hours.  A few of our members reported seeing a couple of bald eagles cruising the sky above Pintail Peak. Huge wingspan's with white heads and tails, could be seen from the chairlift  Later that evening, we all gathered at the Sassy Loon Restaurant for FIVE Gi-Normous pizzas, that received rave reviews from the group.  We celebrated several members birthdays that were also happening this week.

THURSDAY already!  Fresh fine snow greeted us and continued throughout the day. The most difficult time was staying dry with all of the snow accumulating on the empty chairs because OF the midweek crowd.  After some breakfast at the hotels breakfast area, which was nice to have so convenient every morning, we hit the slopes for the final day.  Later that night, many of gathered at Teddy Griffins Roadhouse for a scrumptious pre “going home” meal. 

Some of the comments that I received from attendees were:  Loved the great friendly people, liked skiing Nubs and the lodging accommodations, which included breakfasts, were nice.  Meal times were special times for getting together and sharing stories and great foods. No lift lines, Weekday skiing is amazing.  Well organized.  Fun games.  Good company.  Great trip. Liked skiing for free.  It was Gerry’s fault we didn’t have much sunshine during the week!

Thankfully, there were no serious injuries,…. a few sore muscles, but those were usually covered by big smiles at the end of the day.  Those “red flags” sure are eye catching, and help people get joined up on the slopes.

If you couldn’t make it this year, hopefully we will get a few more attendees next year. This was a wonderful way to spend the midweek and enjoy the beautiful northern Michigan country.


Trip Chair …..Gerry Tillmann



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This is a fun filled, inexpensive, mid-week trip (think no lift lines) and groomed runs for your enjoyment!  Nub’s Nob is a numerous award-winning ski area in Northern Michigan with many great views of the surrounding area.

                             SENIORS 70 AND UP SKI FREE…YES, FREE!!!!

We will be staying at the Best Western Motel in Harbor Springs, just a short drive to the Nub’s Nob ski area, or other fun places to visit such as Petoskey, and local wineries.

Continental breakfast is included in pricing.  There is a hot tub on site, along with a pool, to refresh your body and soul after a day on the slopes, and to relive the days memories!

Also included with your room rate is a pizza party one of the evenings.  There will also be a get acquainted welcome reception with snacks provided.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in another “Finer Dinner” with that cost to be  attendees responsibility.

Transportation to Harbor Springs and ski area is on your own.  The Club has reserved a block of 10 rooms, with double occupancy.  Cutoff date for reservations is December 16th, 2019.  After that date pricing is no longer guaranteed.

Price per person is $207.00 (double occupancy) for the 4 nights of lodging only.

Contact Trip Chair; Gerry Tillmann (616) 318-9554) or


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