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(Continued from Page 5
skiing, many skiers enjoyed jum-
ping into the 1000 outdoor swimming
pool. The sunshine, mountains and
fresh air set the atmosphere for sipping
Coors beer while relaxing tired
muscles in the warm water.
"The pool was the second best part of
the day after skiing because you could
just fall in and relax," said LSA
sophomore Barb Hammond.
Clustered at the base of the mountain
are the shops, restaurants, and bars of
Steamboat Village. "There are nice and
charming shops that aren't too com-
mercial, and they're right there," said
The town of Steamboat is just over
five miles from the mountain and a
shuttle bus runs every half hour bet-
ween the ski area and the town.
The nightlife in Steamboat village is
rather quiet. However, the tranquility
did not seem to bother most skiers. _
"I got up at about 6:30 (a.m.) and
skied all day. Then I relaxed, ate-and
went to bed early," said LSA
sophomore Laurie Hole. "There was so
much action on the mountain, and you
get so tired that you don't even want a
But Steamboat Springs has an at-
mosphere of its own. "It's laid-back and
it's down to earth, and the people are
friendly, which is why we go there,"
said Mike Klaan, president of the
University's Ski Club.
western style of shops, where
cowboy hats dot display windows. They
range in price from $10 to over $70, and
many skiers conduct an avid search un-
til they find that perfect chapeau.
Like all ski trips, Steamboat is ex-
pensive. But, according to Klaan, the
trip was "definitely cheaper" for
students than what they could have
arranged on their own because of
special group rates.
The trip costs $288.70 . . . $172.50 for
plane fare, $184 for seven nights' lodging

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Daily Photo by PAM MARKS
A LONE skier winds through the moguls at Steamboat Springs, a ski resort in northwestern Colorado.


in condominiums and- a five-day lift
ticketand $32.50 for the bus between
Denver airport and Steamboat.
The Ski Club is a member of the
national Student Ski Association which
does the actual booking of flights and
lodging, and also arranges activities
such as parties, ski races, and trophies.
According to Klaan, they "offer the
lowest costs and best all around trips."
However, junior LSA student Bo


Manning claims the trip could
definitely be done cheaper "if you don't
demand to have that nice of accom-
Skiers were inconvenienced on the
first day of the trip when the gondola
broke. This mishap meant an hour-long
wait on the loft line, if you didn't beat
the crowd, because there was only one
way up the mountain to all the major
youth hostels
(Continued from Page 15)
YMCA or the YWCA downtown. Mem-
bers of AYH benefit from a reduced
rate at the 'Y's, although 'Y's are still
generally more expensive than the
usual hostel. Some 'Y's have swimming
pools, which most hostels rarely
provide, but they may not have cooking
In response to criticism that the city
hostels are often in high-crime areas of
town, Johnson responded, "We are
careful about areas that are safe.
They're not in fancy areas, however,
due to real estate costs."
(Continued from Page 10)
possibility of getting ripped off at every
stage of commerce. Why bother to sink
your money into a Eurail pass which
entitles you to interminable rides on
usually crowded trains? Ypsi public
transport can get you from hot-spot to
hot-spot quickly and cheaply. Best of
all, you always pay the driver in good
old American money. No conversion
factors and fluctuating rates of ex-
change for you, the truly seasoned
A few enthusiasts like to strap on the
backpack and rid themselves of the
proverbial wanderlust when they travel
to Ypsilanti, just as in Europe. There
are literally miles of areas to walk in
Greater Ypsi, many of them wooded
and surrounded by such elements of

But the mountains, trees, sunshine,
,and friendly atmosphere far out-
weighed any inconvenience.
Summing up the vacation, Manning
said, "I don't go to Florida because you
just lie around and get fat. The Rocky
Mountains just make you think about
the land around you-it's another
world. The days are so full, it really
takes your mind away from worrying
and the University of Michigan."
According to Johnson, the city hostels
are used primarily by students and ap-
proximately 25 per cent of them are
from abroad. The people who visit rural
hostels tend to be older and often return
to the same hostel again and again.
AYH currently is planning to expand
so that members can travel across the
country and stay in a hostel each night.
AYH also encourages greater use of
existing hostels so that they will
become self-sufficient.
Those interested in becoming an AYH
member can visit room 23 of the Inter-
national Center behind the Michigan
nature as grass, bushes, and rocks. The
mighty Huron River races through
town, much as water is everywhere in
fabulous Italian cities like Venice, and
there is plenty of opportunity for free
wading and stone skipping.
Small wonder, then, that the Cham-
ber of Commerce's slogan is, "Ypsilan-
ti: You'll Like It." Book your reser-
vations early, and plan to stay as long
as you can. Hotelliers, just now
recovering from last summer's on-
slaught of tourists, are expecting a
record number of youths from all over
the world to descend upon their fair
metropolis, and space, limited to 90
rooms, will be short.
Love? Excitement? A real
education? Who knows what awaits you
under the mighty shadow of Ypsilanti's
world reknown water tower.


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A bemused London tobacconist stares out from his candy, nut, and post-
card-laden cubby-hole, watching the passers-by.

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Ann Arbor, Michiyan-Saturday; April 14, 1979

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