Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council

Chicago Friars Ski & Bike Club​

Who we are

We are a diverse group of people who love to ski, camp, bike, canoe, and be active 365 days of the year.

New members are always welcome! Or join us for a trip or event!​ Explore our site.

Coming Up...


An annual single membership is only $25 and a couple's membership is $35 -- any kind of couple living in the same house! Membership gets you a monthly newsletter and a spot on our email list. Learn more...

October 26: End of Season Bonfire (Chicago)

4:00 p.m., $5

Bring your camp chair, your own adult beverages and a dish to pass. Enjoy grilled food, glogg and a warm bonfire.

RSVP to Ellen Isaacson

November 3: Meet 'n Eat at Eris Brewery & Cider House

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

4240 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago

RSVP to Eldeen Carpenter by November 2.

December 13-15: Ski Brule, Iron River, MI

Our first trip of the season, drive yourself up there! And it's our first CMSC Race weekend!

$209 -- 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2-day lift, Homestead BBQ dinner, music and dancing.

RSVP to Dwayne Cornelius if you want to coordinate housing by November 15.

December 16: Friars Grab Bag

8:00 p.m.

Ricochet's Tavern, 4644 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Bring a wrapped gift of $20-25 value and grab a different wrapped (or unwrapped) gift.

Be creative!

Friars enjoy all four seasons
Chicago ski club
CMSC racing