Nub's Nob Mid-Week Ski trip
February 6- 10, 2023
NUBS NOB RECAP --- February 6 -10, 2023
Ten BCSC members, including three new members, ranging in ages 23 – 79, attended this midweek ski trip to northern Michigan. What a difference a four-hour drive makes. As the Michigan license plate reads,” Winter Wonderland”, aka Nubs Nob!
Monday was arrival day. Some early travelers, skied the slopes prior to midafternoon check in time. There were members Gretchen and Dave Neeser, who had come up for the previous weekend with friends, bumping in to some other “red flag” ski poles.. Lots of sunshine all day. Locals said it was one of the best days this ski season.
Tuesday turned cloudy and breezy, with some rain early morning. A leisurely breakfast was the ticket. The rain stopped around 10:30. Several hardy souls got a late start on the slopes, while a few went thrift store shopping or exploring the local area. Those who skied, were able to get a few afternoons runs on a low light day. Kal mistakenly experienced wasabi at dinner, with some new tastes.
Wednesday, glorious sunshine returned with not a cloud in the skies. I Lost track of how many runs were completed. Pizza party that night with glowing faces from a beautiful day. Four extra-large pizzas were enjoyed by all. Ron and Nick Alberty decided to go back for some night skiing. They reported an awesome night skiing experience.
Thursday morning arrived with overcast skies. After grooming, new snow had been made on the up-front slopes and orange chair. Pintail Peak had been groomed, but hard corduroy greeted us. The Orange chair runs were calling so we answered. Around 2:00 pm it started to snow big wet flakes, with a strong wind at the top of the lifts. Made for a seat soaking time. Called it a day. Special dinner evening was held at Northwood Lounge in Oden.
Friday we were greeted to morning snow fall. Everyone was packing up to return home. There were some who would ski early, and then start their travels. The road home was slow with snow and hard snow packed roads from the day before. Around Cadillac conditions improved, but what a change! Returned home to sunshine and GREEN GRASS! What a difference a four hour drive makes!
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, Mackinac Bridge is not far away, explore local wineries, or businesses in Harbor Springs. Boyne Highlands is also across the valley from Nubs for those who like to mix it up. Most of the restrictions that we encountered last year have been removed or greatly scaled back.
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. Location to be determined by Trip Chair.
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 January 27th, 2023. After that date pricing is no longer guaranteed.
Lodging Costs: $271/person (double occupancy) for the 4 nights of lodging only. Please note lift tickets are responsibility of attendees to purchase as needed.
Contact Trip Chair: Gerry Tillmann, 616-318-9554 or email@example.com