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Winter Carnival 2022

  • January 21, 2022
  • 7:00 AM
  • January 23, 2022
  • 9:00 PM
  • Big Snow Resort in Wakefield, Michigan
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(depends on selected options)

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The   WINter Carnival is Back

at

BIG SNOW Resort, Jan. 21-23, 2022

Welcome Winter Carnival Registrants!

The SkiHawks are happy to partner with the  to help with the registration of the  Winter Carnival.


REGISTRATION OPENS 0N OCTOBER 1, 2021



Your Winter Carnival Weekend Includes:

  • Renewing relationships with all of your  affiliated club friends and making new friends.  
  • A two-day downhill ski lift ticket for both Indianhead & Blackjack ski areas, with an optional Friday afternoon and evening lift ticket for Indianhead.
    • Round trip coach bus from Minneapolis.

    • Friday welcome party at Dudley's Saloon at the Main Lodge with meat and cheese

        trays and two Friday night drink tickets for Dudley's Saloon.

      • Two nights lodging in the Main Lodge, Complex Units or Slope Side Condos.
        • Cross country skiing or snowshoeing at ABR Park on both Saturday

             and Sunday. 


        • Snowshoeing is also available at Big Snow depending on conditions.
        • Après ski music in the Sky Bar in the Summit Center from 4:30 to 7:30pm Friday and Saturday.  Entertainment both Friday and Saturday Nights in 

            Dudley’s Saloon.  (Live entertainment is not guaranteed.)

            • Saturday afternoon trail side wine and cheese party, with games, including the

                ever popular turtle races and prizes!


            • Buffet dinner on Saturday night.
            • Breakfast on both Saturday & Sunday.
            • Indoor heated pool, large hot tub and exercise room in the Main Lodge.


              The Last Day to Sign up is Dec. 30th, 2021.

              But don’t wait, this trip is expected to sell out fast!



              Winter Carnival Details


              Trip Costs:

              • Your final trip cost will be dependent upon the options you choose for transportation, lodging, number of room mates, lift tickets, or if you are XC Skiing or Snowshoeing.  Please refer to the chart and paragraphs below. Trip costs will be detailed during the registration process and totaled prior to completing  your registration.  

              • The chart includes bus transportation costs.  If you live greater than 50 miles from our  Honeywell bus departure point (see Bus Details below) and you choose to self transport, you are eligible for a $40 reduction.  (Your distance from Honeywell will be verified).


              Room Configurations and Assignment:

              • 1 BR Main Lodge units: 2 Queen Beds, Private Bath.

              • 1 BR Main Lodge - 3rd floor: 1 double with 2 bunk beds.  3rd floor units have minimal availability.

              • 1 BR Complex Units: 2 Queen Beds, Private Bath, Cable TV/DVD, across from the lodge.  

              • 1 BR Tomahawk Slope Side Condo Units: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Wall Bed in Living room, 1 Bathroom, Full Kitchen (no ovens) with Microwave & Dishwasher, Cable TV/DVD, Gas Fireplace, Jacuzzi and WIFI.

              • 2 BR Tomahawk Slope Side Condo Units: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds in Loft, 1 Queen Wall Bed in Living room, 2 Bathrooms, Full Kitchen (no ovens) with Microwave & Dishwasher, Cable TV/DVD, Gas Fireplace, Jacuzzi and WIFII.  Minimum occupancy of 4 people.  No exceptions. 

              • Two Main Lodge standard rooms will be reserved for each club until November 1st. Thereafter, all Main Lodge rooms are first come first served, based on the date and time of your paid registration.
              • All other lodging will be assigned on a first come first served, based on the date and time of your paid registration.
              • Please be sure that your chosen roommates register promptly
              • If you want to attend, but do not have a roommate, we will try to find a spot. Signup for your preferred lodging option and let us know on your registration that you are looking for a roommate.  Your final cost will be dependent on available lodging.


              Bus Details:

              • Buses will depart from the Honeywell Aerospace facility in Mpls.  The address is Honeywell Parking, 1433 Stinson Blvd., Mpls, MN 55413. Directions are here.  
              • As usual, we will meet our buses in the lot behind the facility (south east side).  Three buses are scheduled with departures at 7:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. 
              • On Sunday, buses will depart Big Snow at 3:30 pm and arrive at Honeywell at approximately 8:00 pm.


              Ski Equipment Rental:  

              • Ski Equipment Rental $27 / 1 day or $46 / 2 day (to be paid on your own at Big Snow Resort. Present your MSC neck wallet ID for discount).


              X/C Skiing and Snowshoeing at ABR Park:

              • ABR Park has 69KM of groomed trails.  For more information on ABR Park and its facilities, visit the park virtually at ABR Park. Park passes: $14 for 1 day and $20 for 2 days. Seniors 65+ are discounted. 
              • X/C Rental: Package of Touring skis, poles, boots- $15/day. Skate skis, poles, boots - $20/day. 
              • Snowshoe Rental : $10/day.

              Note: X/C skiers need to reserve their own transportation to and from ABR Park and Indianhead. Carpool with up to 5 others (6 total), each additional person reduces your cost.  Make a reservation ahead of time (the day before) with the Ironwood Twin City Cab (906) 932-0711.


              Note: You may deduct $87 if you X/C both days. If you decide to downhill ski 1 day, you will need to buy a downhill lift ticket from Big Snow Resort at normal window rates.


              Snowshoeing at Big Snow Resort:

              • Snowshoes can be rented from the Health and Fitness club, located at Indianhead Mountain and at the Blackjack Mountain Lodge rental center. Rental rates are $8 for 2 hours and $12 for the full day.  Present your MSC neck wallet ID for discount. 
              • Big Snow offers guided moonlight snowshoeing on most Saturday nights at 6pm, (weather permitting) that ends with a bonfire before the music starts in Dudley's Saloon.
              • Please register before 2pm on Saturday at 906-229-2239



                 Winter Carnival Guidelines & Cancelation Policy:


                • Membership in a MSC affiliated club is required to participate in the Winter Carnival. All registrants must be in good standing with their respective clubs as of the date of their registration. Membership will be verified.
                • You must also read and accept the MSC Winter Carnival Liability Waiver Located Here to participate.
                • Cancelation fees are in affect upon registration and payment.

                - All Cancelations of paid registrations will be assessed a $12.00 service fee.  In addition:


                - Cancelations made between November 21st and December 21st will be assessed a $50.00 cancelation fee, plus the difference in the unit’s rent configuration due to the change in occupancy. If the vacated space is rebooked, the rent difference will be waived.

                  

                - Cancelations made after December 21st will be assessed a $100.00 cancelation fee, plus the difference in the unit’s rent configuration due to the change in occupancy. If the vacated space is rebooked, the rent difference will be waived.


                - A “no show” will forfeit 100% of all costs incurred, plus the difference in the unit’s rent configuration due to the change in occupancy. If the vacated space is rebooked, the rent difference will be waived.


                - Refunds will be processed after the end of Winter Carnival.

                • While they may provide assistance, neither the MSC, the MN SkiHawks nor your club's Trip Leader is responsible for filling a canceled reservation. The canceling registrant is responsible for filling the reservation to minimize trip cancelation fees.
                • No refunds for unused lift tickets will be made due to your decision not to ski for any reason, including inclement weather.
                • Neither the MSC, the MN SkiHawks nor your club is responsible for any lost or stolen items including but not limited to; personal items, luggage, ski or snowboard equipment (boots, skis, poles bags or any other equipment). Contact your club's trip leader immediately regarding lost or stolen items. 
                • Questions or concerns regarding room issues should immediately referred to the Big Snow front desk.
                • Neither the MSC nor the MN SkiHawks will share or make public, beyond the appropriate use within the Winter Carnival, any information provided at registration.
                • If you have questions, concerns or need to change or cancel your registration, please contact your club's trip leader. The MSC will not be taking direct inquiries.
                • MSC Covid Guidelines -  With respect to the 2022 Winter Carnival: 

                 - The MSC will comply with State or Federal Covid guidelines as issued by their respective agencies as they pertain to COVID-19 and any variants.


                - Each participant on 2022 Winter Carnival will be expected to comply with those same State or Federal guidelines in effect at that time.

                  - Further, the MSC expects each participant to govern themselves in their own best interests regarding, wearing of masks, distancing, etc.   Needless to say, this event poses multiple occasions for close contact with many people.


                  - The MSC will not mandate any specific action regarding vaccinations, masks or distancing. However, each person must take responsibility for themselves and act accordingly.

                  • If you have questions, concerns or need to change or cancel your registration, please contact your club's trip leader. The MSC will not be taking direct inquiries.



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                  To get started, click the button below. Once registered, make your payment  electronically online via credit or debit card. The days of manual forms, hunting for stamps, envelopes and post office delays are now things of the past. 


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