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THE MICHIGAN DAILY UY;A° Un3U
Ulir Ski Club Plans Full Sehedi

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By STEVE ROGERS
Once again this year, skiing
enthusiasts at Michigan can break
the drudgery of their school workt
by participating in their favorite
winter pastime.
The Ullr Ski Club sees to this.
As the University's official skiing
organization, the Club offers both
recreational and competitive ski-
ing to anyone interested, from
beginner to expert.
The Club, which is still organiz-
ing this year's activities, meets
every Wednesday night in the'
Union. Two meetings have been
held thus far this year, with an
attendance of about 120 at each.
Pleased with Interest
Paul Marttila, President of the
Club, is quite pleased with the
interest shown by the students
toward skiing. With about 50
members in the fold so far, he still
hopes for larger turnouts at the
meetings and an increase in the
membership.
Marttila is especially anxious

for inexperienced skiers to join the
Club. "Almost half our skiers," he
commented. "have never skied be-
fore. All it takes to join the club
is a genuine interest in skiing."
The Club gives assistance to
beginners and more advancedj
skiers, both in lessons and equip-
ment selection. Another feature
of the Club is the showing of ski
movies which are both educational
and entertaining at the meetings.
The Club has its own ski slope,;

located north of Ann Arbor at activities for this season is the
Peach Mountain. Extensive plans hosting of the Michigan Inter-
are being made for use of this area collegiate Ski Meet on the weekend
this winter. of February 'th and 8th. All
Perhaps the biggest feature of Michigan Colleges are eligible to
the Club its its promotion of many participate in this meet, to be held
organized trips to various ski cen- at Boyne Mountain.
ters around the country each sea- Entries for this year's meet in-
son. Last year. many members of clude squads from Michigan,
the club spent part of their Christ- Michigan, State, Michigan Tech,
mas vacation skiing at Stowe, Ver- Northern Michigan. Central Mich-
emontwn sigan. and Eastern Michigan.
Between semesters other enthus The Club sponsored this meet
iastic members went to Boyne last year. which also was held at
Mountain, Michigan, one of the Boyne, Competition was for both
state's leading ski areas, men a'nd women, with Michigan
Trip to Colorado coming out on top in the men's
The highlight of the year. how- division.
ever, was the trip taken during Throughout the year, the Club
the spring break to Aspen, Colo, manages to forget about skiing
More than 40 Club members took long enough to have its share of
part in this memorable trip. social functions. Topping the so-
"This year," Marttila said, "We cial calendar is the annual ban-
are hoping for more of the same." quet held each spring.
And it looks like there will be.
Already trips are being organized Meeting Wednesday.
for this Christmas to Boyne Moun- If you are the world's greatest
Lain and Caberfae, a ski rescort skier. or a person who doesn't
near Cadillac. Mich. Some 25 to know the difference between a ski
30 members are planning to make pole and a slalom, but likes the
teBoyne trip while about ten are idea of getting out in the open air
planning to go to Caberfare. No and conquering some steep snow-
trips East or West have yet been covered mountain slopes, then
confirmed by the Club for the come to the Union next Wednes-
Christmas break. day night and attend the Ullr Ski
Like last year, the Club plans Club meeting.
to spend its spring vacation in Introduce yourself to Paul Mart-
Aspen. Marttila is hopeful that the tila, join the Club, and then pre-
spring trip will become an annual pare yourself for one of the most
affair with the Club, exciting winter's you have ever
Another highlight of the Club's had.

IT'S FUN - Give them a cold day, a new snow and nothing could
keep these young ski enthusiasts indoors. Another season and this
beginners slope will be a thing of their past.

6 Northern Michig
3 As Midwest Skim
By MIKE GILLMAN Ton
With 69 ski parks, Michigan is for win
the skiing capital of the Midwest, cilities
having more ski parks than any year.
state east of the Rocky Moun-
tamns. The
And skiing is only one part of tificial
the winter sports picture in Mich- guaran
igan. Tobogganing, skating, and season.
AZIE SUBSCRIPTIONSfeishing all play their part in is also
MGmaking the state a tp tourist at- prs
traction in the cool months, and parks
making the state "Water Wonder-t
The Most Welcome Gifts at Christmas land" slogan a year-round boast. which]
While skiing is often considered Skii
mile-a-
Thousands of Publications to Choose From ahsport of the Upper Peninsula,
sme of the best of these resorts gan rug
can be found in the northeastern Bay, o
part of the Lower Peninsula. The tivals
Sp* oa nEast Michigan Tourist Association thesei
SNo Shopping Problems No Wrapping reports that in the eastern half the so
of the Lower Peninsula (excluding Grey
Vthe Greater Detroit area) there weeken
Renews Your Thoughtfulnessiare2Gre or e}.r3ewic
This includes the world-famous 6:20 p
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tion, reports that, "Although the of the
majority of skiers are young found
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nter sports, the tourist fa-
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Artificial Snow
last two of these have ar-
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tee skiing throughout the
Snow-making machinery
found at one of the largest
in northeastern Michigan,
oughton Lake Snow Bowl,
has 24 slopes and 11 tows.
ng, tobogganing on the
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ns, ice fishing on Saginaw
r attending the various fes-
of the Northland, all of
are easily accessible from
uthern part of the state.
hound Lines has a special
id express starting January
ch leaves from Detroit at
.m. every Friday and goes
middle of the state with
at Bay City, West Branch,
ng. Snow Valley and Gay-
nd Capital Airlines provides
from Detroit or Chicago to
n.
Snowy Weekends
f you're looking for some
best vacationing to be
this winter, try a weekend
:hern Michigan. The secre-
the East Michigan Tourist
ation says that "We're look-
ward to ourogreatest winter
season, providing Mother
's snow-making spirit is in
mood ..
in this era of artificial
even that isn't necessary!l

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