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Hello everyone, and happy New Year! Somehow September always seems more appropriate for that greeting than January. A new ski season, new skis (maybe!) and old (winter) friends! Life is good.
The executive held its first meeting of the season on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (which any member is more than welcome to attend or join as Director-at-Large if you like) and many cookies were consumed while the business was dealt with.
Message from Dan:
I am organizing a small work party for Saturday at the ski trails. I could use a handful of volunteers. It is from 11:30 am to 2pm. The plan is for some painting (second coat of paint on the Lodge deck) , a clean-up of the pit toilets and possibly some trail brushing on the Moose around the Bonsai Hill. Hoping this won’t be a work party of one!!! I know one of those tasks is not appealing.
Pack your own lunch as I am the only Executive member likely to be there.
We also have firewood for sale by donation, so Saturday would be a great time to pick some up.
Please spread the word on our firewood for sale, it’s appreciated.
All for now, see you on the trails!
Dan McElheron (email here)
President: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club
Happy Spring, Everyone! The snow is long gone and the season wrapped up but there is still news and action at the Club, so here goes!
First off, the Rabbits finished their season by holding a Ski-a-thon to raise money for the PB replacement fund. They donated over $2000! Well done kids, and a huge thank you!
Our ski season has concluded for another year. Expect the gate to the main parking lot to be closed soon. If you wish to use the trails in the off season for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding then I recommend you use the small parking lot by the highway.
The replacing of the Pisten Bully (big grooming machine) is THE project of the season. The Club has been fundraising for several years and has an agreement to buy an almost-new Snowcat for grooming next season. The fundraising efforts continue, so please join us on Saturday, March 14th, for a SKI-A-THON!
Hello everyone! Well, wasn’t that the dump of the decade?! But we’re up and running again and spring skiing is going full tilt! As most people are aware, we had to cancel our Snow Valley Open, but the marathon was a success with 59 skiers and a dozen or so volunteer and lots of chocolate bars! Our Family Day event was great fun and so was the Women’s Fest. Likewise our Open House was successful with many people coming out who “had no idea that all this was here”! They know now!
Mr. Vick's class from Cassie Hall had a great day out at the trails on Tuesday! Thanks go to Geoff and Travis for helping out! (One other photo here.)
....or is it the Chocolate Marathon?
Everyone welcome, every age, every ski ability: classic or skate, fast or slow. This is the best race in the northwest, come and experience it for yourself! Everyone who finishes their distances (choices are 1 km, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, or 30 km) gets a chocolate bar at the end. And the REALLY BIG chocolate bars go to the winners (male and female) for each of the distances. Check out the race notice here. And we'll see you there!
Contact Travis for further details or if you can volunteer your time during the race. And Ria (email here) is the race secretary, for race registration. (She needs the following information in the email: name, age, gender and race distance.) Check the race notice for race times, payment and bib pickup.
Geoff is offering skate ski lessons on Monday, Feb. 23, and Monday, March 2, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Cheryl and Terry will be doing a waxing clinic on Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in learning wax techniques for either skate or classic skis. Even waxless skis benefit from a bit of glide wax on the tips and tails!!!