Weekend of 1/13/18 at HH

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Weekend of 1/13/18 Information

Mother Nature brought a few days of warm weather & rain which made for less than optimal conditions at the Hill. Looks like the forecast will be more favorable for us and Brad & team will be making snow again to get some fresh snow back out on the Hill. Stay tuned for updates on the snow report and website. 

TONIGHT Saturday, January 13th 2018 is Adult Night at the Hill. This night is reserved for adults 18 years & older from 7-10pm. Bring your picnic basket full of snacks, dinner and spirits for a charming evening at the Hill. 

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Information on our upcoming Langlauf Winter Carnival is now available on our website. Visit our Saturday and Sunday event pages for more information. There will be several events throughout the weekend including Senior Racing, the Langlauf Cross Country Race, a candlelight hike/snowshoe and the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race on Sunday. This is a great weekend to invite your family and friends out to enjoy HH! Registration is available online on our website and required for HH Members & Guests for these events. 

We are continuing to process waivers and print cards. We appreciate everyone's patience with this new system and process this season. You should receive a confirmation email from us once your waiver has been processed. Once processed, your membership card will be printed and can be picked up in the Hill office.

A reminder that we are asking ALL members, including any children under a membership and all membership types to complete this online waiver. This will input your current contact information and you will be agreeing to the alpine waiver and non alpine waiver for the upcoming season.

Guests are welcome to use the online waiver or they can complete a paper waiver in the office. All members & guests should sign in at the Hill office daily. 

Looking forward to a nice weekend at the Hill- Rob


Weekend Hours of Operations

Saturday, January 13th 10am-4pm and 7-10pm
Sunday, January 14th 10am-4pm and 4:45-7pm*

* The Hill will be open to the general membership on Sundays from 4:45-7pm for High School Practice starting Sunday, January 7th- Sunday, February 11th. 

Make sure to check the snow report for additional information on conditions and what ski areas will be open. 

Ski School Lessons are now available. Make sure to sign up online! 

HH Race Team Sunday, January 14th Practice Hours
U14 and older - practice time is 11am to 1pm.  All are to meet coaches at the race hut no later than 10:30am for a warm up outside of the Race Hut. 
U12 and under - practice time is 1pm to 3pm.  All U12 and under are to meet coaches at the race hut at 1pm.
 Alpine Stars - to meet coaches at race hut no later than 12:30pm.  
 
Refer to Race Team Events Page for more detailed information.


If you are interested in learning more about the team or giving it a try, meet at the race hut at the respective time based on your child's age.

12/27 HH Ski Club Update

We hope everyone had a nice Christmas with family and friends! We are having an exciting week at the Hill with our Annual Race Team Christmas Camp starting today and running through Friday. We will be open during the day for Camp from 10am-3pm. It is volunteer operations so come out to ski and help out. 

 

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Hours of operations can be found in the HH Directory and on our operations schedule. With cold weather in the forecast, please make sure to check the hotline and website for the most up to date information on conditions. Dress accordingly!

Our crew has been working hard to open more terrain. The bunny hill will be open tomorrow, Thursday December 28th. With cold temperatures, we will be making snow as much as possible to get more terrain open!

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A few other important updates and news:

  • The 2018 Ski School sign up is now available online. Please e-mail TJ Murphy, our new Ski School Director, with any questions or if you would like to discuss lessons beyond what is offered on the sign up. 
  • There are a few spots left for our Alpine Stars program which is a great program for young skiers who are looking for a step up from ski lessons but are not looking for the full commitment of racing. 
  • Our New Member Party and Snow Dance is on Saturday, January 30th from 1-3pm. Come out to ski, socialize and enjoy a cup of hot coco or mulled wine & treats. 
  • We are continuing to process waivers and print membership cards. We appreciate everyone's patience with the new system. It will be a great tool for us at the Hill, but requires a lot of work to ensure information is entered into the system. Look for membership cards in the Hill office starting this weekend. 
  • If you have not filled out your online waiver, please make sure to get it filled out as soon as possible. ONLINE WAIVERS ARE PREFERRED FOR ALL MEMBERS.

2017-2018 Opening Day 12.21.17

We had a great night of skiing on Thursday, December 21st for our opening day for the 2017-2018 season. The snow quality was good with dropping temperatures throughout the evening. We are looking forward to a full week of skiing ahead. Make sure to check the website and hotline for information on Hill conditions and hours. 

Also a reminder to get your online waiver filled out prior to coming out to the Hill. Please be patient with us, this is a new system and we are working hard to make sure all the waivers get processed and your membership cards get printed as soon as possible. Cards should start to be available next week. 

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HH Updates and Opening Day

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HH Update and Opening Day!

The lift upgrade has been completed and the lift is spinning with the new system. We are looking forward to opening the North Run on Thursday, December 21st from 6-9pm.

We hope to see you on Thursday! We have 2 first chair swag bags to the lucky 2 who get to ride the first chair of the 2017-2018 season at HH. There will also be hot chocolate and s'mores in the chalet. 

Regular operations will follow. Please note, we will be open on Tuesday, December 26th from 6-9pm. 

We appreciate everyone's patience and we will be giving each member one free guest pass to use during the 2017-2018 season as a way to say thank you. 

A reminder to fill out our online waiver- 

New this year, we will be using a membership tracking system. This is an exciting opportunity for the Club to internally collect and track membership information including contact information, attendance, membership cards, chits and it allows us to move our waiver ONLINE!

We need your help! We are asking ALL members, including any children under a membership and all membership types to complete this form. This will input your current contact information and you will be agreeing to the alpine waiver and non alpine waiver for the upcoming season.

This link can also be used for any guests you have throughout the season.

HH December 18th Update on the Lift Project

We are in the final stages of our lift project upgrade and hope to have good news on the completion of the project & our opening day soon. Please check the website on Tuesday evening OR Wednesday morning for the next update. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. This has been a large project and we have been working hard to get it completed as soon as possible. 

Rob Norris

Club Manager 

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HH December 13th Update- Lift Project and Snow Making

12/13 Update

Dear HH community we want to announce that we have been making snow and have an excellent coverage on the hill!  We are ready and wanting to open this weekend, however it looks like we will be delayed with our opening until next week.  This is due to an outside contractor that specializes in ski lifts that is performing a major upgrade to the lift’s computerized controls system and replacing the motor.  This upgrade is the last major portion of the almost total rebuild of our lift system.  The company working on it has been working 7 days a week to get back on schedule for us, but unfortunately this part is out of our control.   We are very excited to get things up and running for next week and the silver lining to this issue is that it will provide us the ability to make more snow and better prepare the hill for when we do open.


We appreciate your patience and understanding. The lift has been a multi-year project and this is the final segment toward having a completely rebuilt lift moving forward. Look for more updates on the website, via email and on the snow report. We are excited to kick off our 2017-2018 season as soon as we can! 
 

A reminder to fill out our online waiver- 

New this year, we will be using a membership tracking system. This is an exciting opportunity for the Club to internally collect and track membership information including contact information, attendance, membership cards, chits and it allows us to move our waiver ONLINE!

We need your help! We are asking ALL members, including any children under a membership and all membership types to complete this form. This will input your current contact information and you will be agreeing to the alpine waiver and non alpine waiver for the upcoming season.

This link can also be used for any guests you have throughout the season. Stay tuned for more updates on the system and how you can help us utilize this new tool.

HH December 6th Newsletter

With cold weather in the forecast, things at the Hill are picking up and we are anxious to get another season started. Brad and the team fired up last night and we will be making snow as much and as often as possible. Stay tuned for updates. Here are a few important updates on projects we have been working on:

We are in the final phase of our chair lift upgrade. This phase will bring the electronics up to modern standards and includes a new motor and drive, new safety circuitry and a new control station in the bottom house.  With the completion of this final phase, our chairlift will now have been completely rebuilt.
 
We rebuilt the bunny rope tow as well this fall with a new rope, bearings, belts, fencing and fresh paint.
 
We have three new seasonal operations employees that will be joining Jack Stark this winter to assist with lift operations, snow making and general hill duties. 

The directory & operations schedule will be coming out very soon. Keep checking the HH Website for more updates and the latest news on hill status.

Also, please make sure to complete our new ONLINE waiver- all members, including any dependents will need to complete this waiver to receive their 2017-2018 membership card.
 
Looking forward to a great ski season!

Rob Norris
Club Manager

12/6/17- clear & sunny skies, cold in the forecast- skiing is right around the corner!

12/6/17- clear & sunny skies, cold in the forecast- skiing is right around the corner!


A Note from Your Club President

Joe Ullrich
Club President

The ski season is soon upon us and our club and facilities are in great shape!  While I expect Alpine Skiing will always be the Club’s primary focus, we are introducing other activities that the ownership of 80 acres of spectacular land affords.  Our Nordic trails continue to improve, so don’t forget to pack your skinny skis once Mother Nature gives us adequate natural snow.  With our farm fields being converted to natural prairie, we are enhancing the other offerings available to members.   New Campsites, Mountain Biking trails, and additional hiking trails are among the new “off-season” offerings.   As you can see by our list of new members on the next page, demand for membership continues to be strong.  We are still under our maximum cap provided for in our Club bylaws.  That means there is currently no waiting list.  Now is an excellent time to propose new members.  Also, we do have a new membership category.  It is a less expensive alternative for individuals and family under 35 years of age.  See the Dues page in you directory for more details.  There are so many great things about our club, but as a fellow member, I  am preaching to the choir by saying more.  I need to   close by saying Thank You!  Our club works because our members care.  The countless volunteer hours by all, the dedicated Committees and  Board,  Ski Patrol, Rob and Brad along with his coaching staff all deserve a huge amount of credit for the success of our Club.  Also, thank you to our neighbor the Joe Meyer family for sharing their trails, along with his leadership needed to convert our farm land to natural prairie.   I look forward to seeing everyone at our Club all Winter long. 

Sincerely,
Joe


Please Join Us in Welcoming
Our New Members to HH

  • Eric Resch & Melissa Perez
  • Alex & Allison Wagner
  • Tom & Amy Damon
  • Ann Massaro & Bob DiDonato
  • Michael & Maureen Goetz
  • Andrew & Jane Stephens
  • Robert & Kristina Surma
  • Austin & Heather Ramirez
  • Andrew & Meghan Slocum
  • Chris & Meg Wright
  • Erik & Lori Olson
  • Andy & Elizabeth Bruce
  • David & Liza Sadoff,
  • Frank & Terrie Stangl
  • John & Alyssa Remington
  • Charles Bailey
  • Jason Puestow

Brad Marcoullier

Hill Manager

Both of our groomers, the BR 275 and the PB 600 have gone through their summer maintenance programs; the tracks are on and ready to roll. 

All of our snowmaking pumps and snowmaking equipment has been test run.  Snow guns have all been positioned on the hill and are ready to start blowing snow. Just looking for good some consistent colder temps and some help from Mother Nature.   


Brad Marcouiller
HH Ski Team

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Our racers have already been on snow in Loveland at early camp, Co and many families and their racers just returned from a week out in Winter Park, Co for our annual Thanksgiving Camp.
 

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We are excited to welcome our new Alpine Ski Racing Program Director Mark Archer, aka – Speedy !! Speedy a current level 300 USSA Certified coach, has coached athletes at every level from juniors to Olympic level athletes from across the USA as well as in Canada and Europe. 

Speedy brings 35+ years of his best coaching practices to HHRT after most recently serving as Head Alpine Technician / Women's FIS coach at CVA in Sugarloaf ME. The former home to Americas most celebrated/decorated athlete Bode Miller.

He has also held these most recent coaching positions over the past 10 years. Head Men's Program coach MT. Hood Meadows, Head Alpine Program coach Loveland Ski Club, Head Women's FIS Coach Northwood / NYSEF, Women's FIS Coach Squaw Valley, Program Director / Head Coach Colorado Warriors Private Womens FIS Team.

Most notably Speedy has been doing his own ski Speedy's Ski camps during the summer and fall months since 1979, on MT. Hood, Copper MTN. CO., Hintertux Austria, and Sass Fee Switzerland.    Several of his former athletes coached have gone on to compete at Collegiate, National, World Championship and Olympic levels, most notably, While working as Program Director / Head Coach Thomas Grandi the only Canadian male skier to score a World Championship GS victory and World Champion Medal. Making Thomas one of Canada's premier SL/GS skiers of all time.

Speedy grew up skiing at Buck Hill in MN under coach Erich Sailer, making him a true Midwesterner, and a great fit as our newly appointed HHRT Alpine Ski Racing Program Director !

When Speedy is not drilling em in at HH he can be found ripping up the dirt on his 450 Husky motocross bike, heading down the highway on his sacred Harley MC, hiking high in the mountain trails with his 2 beloved black labs Roxie and River or throwing down some line out on the lake deep in the woods hoping to bring in some fresh Walleye back to his campsite !! 

Check out the NEW Race Team Programs

Freedom Flex Pass and Alpine Stars

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Paul Raab
Heiliger Huegel Foundation For Outdoor Education, Inc. 501C3

 
The HH 501c3 had an active fall campout season with local Boy Scouts.  The Scouts and their leaders love our Hill!
 
A Club Eagle Scout candidate is working on two level campsites for members and youth groups--located in spots overlooking the beautiful prairie on the north side of our property. These will be available next spring.
 
The Southeast Wisconsin Adaptive Skiing Association is working with the Foundation Board, HH Ski Patrol and Club management to determine if our hill could be one of their sites for small groups of disabled skiers to utilize.  They will be out on the Hill in January to test out access, hill profile and runout issues.  This is a great program with a long successful history in our area. It would be great if we could help them build skills and a love of skiing for their student athletes.
 
After much deliberation and cooperative design work, the long-awaited “Edelweiss Cabin” in honor of Charlie Brumder is underway.  A traditional Amish-built log cabin is currently being built on the far corner of the south run, nestled in the woods.  This space can serve as a warming hut or lunch space during the ski season, as well as a gathering space off-season for groups wanting to enjoy the fabulous vistas at the top of the Hill via the wrap around porch.  This cabin is being built solely with funds specifically raised to honor Charlie.
 
For the upcoming season we have snowshoes for rent.  These are generally sized for youth and women.  Please give Rob Norris a heads up if you would like to rent a pair.
 
We are looking for members with an interest in supporting our efforts to join our cause, either on a project basis of interest to you, or as a board member.  Please contact Paul Raab to discuss any interest you may have.
 
The Club again will collaborate to provide the premier skiing venue in southeast Wisconsin available to high school racers.  Sunday and Monday evenings HH will host race practice for several Milwaukee area high school teams, with races held Thursdays January through mid-February.  The HH race program, staff and members all work together to help young people become better skiers and ski racers.
 
Finally, if you have some used racing equipment that needs a home, the HH 501c3 will gladly accept racing equipment donations.  The 501c3 will work with the HH Race team to determine a fair value for your donation.

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We are accepting membership applications for our upcoming season. The membership application can be found on our website. If you have any questions regarding how you can sponsor new members, please let me know.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Make sure to check out all upcoming HH Events on the website.

The Season Is Upon Us

We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends. With November coming to an end, the season is right around the corner. We have been working hard on a variety of projects in the off season as we prepared for the upcoming season to ensure that your membership experience at HH is the best that it can be. We are looking forward to the upcoming season and having people enjoy all that HH has to offer. It is truly a one of a kind place.

A few important updates for our members-

1. New this year, we will be using a membership tracking system. This is an exciting opportunity for the Club to internally collect and track membership information including contact information, attendance, membership cards, chits and it allows us to move our waiver ONLINE!

We need your help! We are asking ALL members, including any children under a membership and all membership types to complete this form. This will input your current contact information and you will be agreeing to the alpine waiver and non alpine waiver for the upcoming season.

This link can also be used for any guests you have throughout the season. Stay tuned for more updates on the system and how you can help us utilize this new tool.

2. The website will continue to be your source for the most current and up to date information. Make sure to check for updates on snow making (including our 11.21 session), hill status, condition reports, ski school (sign up information coming soon!),  social events and more!

3. The Race Team is gearing up for the season- if you are interested in joining the Race Team or have any questions, head on over to the Race Team pages on the website. They are offering two new programs this year; the Freedom Flex Pass and Alpine Stars for younger athletes. Check out the website for more information!

4. Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram for updates and news too. Share & like our posts, comment and help us spread our news. 

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