November 2021 Blackhawk Ski Club Newsletter 

Hello, members! 

We have exciting news to share with you.  Our club was approved to obtain a high capacity well for snowmaking! You may have seen the trucks on the east side on our hiking and cross-country ski trails. They are digging a 500ft deep hole. We hope to complete the project for use later this winter. Stay tuned, as we will be sending out more information about this capstone piece in our snowmaking infrastructure, and how you can be involved in creating snow opportunities at our club for decades to come. 

Join us TONIGHT for a full moon hike at the West Chalet at 6:30 pm (note the time change). Bring flashlights/headlamps and a keen ear for listening to owls (we hope!) If you are running late, you may be able to catch the group at the top of Hill 6 (park at the East Chalet). All members are welcome! 

Coming soon: Blackhawk Ski Club clothing and gear! Keep an eye on your email for a link to our club store, where you’ll be able to purchase gear for the whole family and support the snowmaking capital campaign at the same time. There will be a variety of products and prices and something for everyone! 

As winter approaches, we’ve begun making snow and are excited about our new and recurring programs. We’ll keep our website updated with our opening dates, and you can find open ski hours and winter maps here

See you soon! 



Important Dates at a Glance  

November 19, 6:30pm, Full Moon Hike 

November 28, 7pm, Zoom, Alpine Ski & Board School Parent Info Session 

December 22, 


News from Around the Club 


Hiking/Biking Trail Update 

We have entered the freeze-thaw stage of the year, when the trails can only be ridden and walked when totally frozen. Once the trails are snow-covered, we ask hikers to wear snowshoes, not boots, and we can welcome fat bikes to the trail. Check trail conditions here and read about fat biking at Blackhawk here

Equipment Swap 

Thanks to Randy Koplin, Kelley Linnan, and Kelsey Berg for creating a Facebook page for swapping ski and snowboard equipment


December is for the Birds: Make Bird Feeders!

Dec. 22, 6-7 pm at the East Chalet. Join fellow magic makers to craft treats for the birds. We’ll take a short hike to hang up our treats. ‘Tis the season to spread our generosity! Sign up to contribute to needed supplies. Questions? Contact Jill Stevenson at


Volunteer Needs 


Special Invitation from Our Ski Patrol Director: Ken Matusek 

With the ski season only a few weeks away, the ski patrol will be beginning toboggan training very soon.  If you have ever considered joining the ski patrol, here is an opportunity for you. We need a couple of enthusiastic people to fill out our 2021-22 toboggan training class. 

Becoming a patroller is a unique opportunity to meet a great bunch of people, learn some new life skills, give back to the sport of skiing, and volunteer at Blackhawk. 

For more information, contact Ken Matusek


Please Join Us as a Volunteer  

We need every member to volunteer at Blackhawk. Please take a look at our volunteer needs here and contact Kelsey Berg to let us know how you'd like to help.  


COVID-19 Guidelines & Chalet Use This Winter 

Our current COVID-19 guidelines and details about this winter’s chalet access can be found here. The Board of Directors will be revisiting our policy at our Nov 29 meeting, due to the lifting of restrictions from Dane County on November 27. 


Get Your Vehicle Tag!  

Please be sure you have entered your vehicle information into Ski Club Pro household registration.  Tags and 2022 stickers (to be placed over the 2020-2021 box on the tag) are being mailed out in the next couple of weeks. If you do not receive your tags or stickers, please contact Andrea Dlugos.  


Help Us Make Great Snow Capital Campaign 

Stay tuned to hear about multiple new opportunities to help us take our snowmaking process to the next level, now that we have a high capacity well. We will be sending out information on Dec 1 about how you can get involved in keeping the “ski” in Blackhawk Ski Club. You may make a donation to our snowmaking capital campaign at any time. Donate here.  To learn more or volunteer, contact Rick Hardy


Have an Item for the Newsletter? 

To share Blackhawk-related news with our membership, email Katie Ginder-Vogel.


See you soon! 

The Blackhawk Board of Directors