Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club


Midwest Trip to

Ironwood/Bessemer, Michigan,
in the beautiful Upper Peninsula

January 26 - 29, 2023


$350* Skier

$190 Non-skier

Trip includes:

  • Three nights lodging (Thursday thru Saturday) in the Indianhead Ironwood Motel
  • Two day lift tickets
  • (This is a carpool trip for transportation.)

The Indianhead Ironwood motel is 6 miles from Big Powderhorn. In speaking with the owner and reading reviews this place seems to be a hidden gem. Several members have stayed here in years past and fondly remember it. Among the amenities is a refrigerator in each room, a ski waxing room, and a sauna. It is situated between Ironwood and Hurley. Ironwood is home to a great brewery and some nice eateries. It is home to the world famous Stormy -Kromer hats! Trip leaders John and Mo have a special event planned for one of our evenings in Ironwood.


Big Powderhorn Mountain has 45 trails with 622 vertical feet on 253 skiable acres. It has 9 double chair lifts, a terrain park, and 2 full-service bars & restaurants. Last year the area had over 200” of snow!  For non-skiers there is snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and cross-country skiing at Big Powderhorn. And the Ironwood area offers many of the same.

* The price is based on lift ticket prices from 2021-22 season. There is the possibility that the price may increase. As of today (6/16/22) there is no one taking calls at Big Powderhorns ski office.


Transportation is on your own. As in the past please contact one of the trip leaders if you wish to offer room in your vehicle for possible carpooling OR if you wish to be part of another’s vehicle. Mo will let everyone know who may be on the list & you can work out possible carpools.

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit June - $50
  • December - Balance Due 

Trip Leaders: Maureen Joy, 630.846.9647

Assistant: John Gamble, 630.761.9550


*If we have an odd number of singles the last single that signs up will be tripled up, with the last person to sign up getting the roll-away bed (unless someone wants to pay extra for a single room).

Sounds great, how do I sign up?

You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application. 

Already a member?  Log in and then click here to sign up online.  You will have the opportunity to pay online, as well.  Then click on this link to obtain the forms for the trip liability waiver and refund policy.  Fill these out, sign them, and return them to the trip leader in person or by mail to the address below.

If you plan to sign up in person at a meeting, click here to obtain a registration form.  Bring all three completed forms to the next meeting along with your payment.  If you can't attend a meeting, contact the trip leader to reserve your spot and mail your check to:

Snowdrifters ski club

P. O. Box 697
Batavia IL, 60510

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