(sits'mark'), n. Skiing 1.) a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier. 2.) a loosely organized society of skiers, braggarts, drinkers, and fun loving, outdoorsy friendly people!
Sitzmark Ski Club is a medium size club with over 80 adult members. Our members span a wide range of ages, singles and married. We schedule mainly adult outings, and multiple family events. We are a long established club that started in Libertyville, Illinois in 1946.
Despite our name, we are much more than a ski club! We host activities throughout the year.
Our year begins in May, and we have Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter events, including parties, outings, and lots of fun. Monthly we have bi-weekly meetings and usually schedule a "Bar Hop".
A typical Summer will include many Ravinia outings, golf outings, Pig Roast, bike outings, tubing, camping, and much, much more. In the Fall we have Oktoberfest events, biking, a Halloween Party and Christmas Party. In the winter, we continue social events, scheduled around the skiing trips. In the Spring we wrap up the year with a Year End Banquet, which highlights the year's events, including pictures and awards. The awards are presented to the trip leaders, board members, and participants of "distinction", which can be quite humorous!
For the Skiers and Boarders, we start each year with the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council (CMSC) Trip Seminar. The Sitzmark Trip Chairman and committee meet with a variety of vendors to negotiate the best deals for our club. By the Fall, Sitzmark is able to offer a variety of Western and Midwestern trips, including weekend, long weekend and week long trips. We also schedule cross-country ski and snow shoe outings both locally and for weekend excursions.
All of our club activities are open to members, and many are open to non-members as well.
An Executive Board is elected every two years by the membership in April. We have an energetic group of volunteers that round out our committees and responsibilities to keep the club active and fun.