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This is the new website, check it out! It's still a work in progress, we have a few links to fix and some of the features need to be built in, like, groomers' report, and skier-reported conditions. The membership forms have been updated (go to "Memberships and Fees") and can be printed off the link. Within a few days we'll have the online registration system up, as well. Early Bird rates are now in effect, until October 31st.
Our AGM is happening on October 24th; it's a great time to meet-and-greet old and new members and ski enthusiasts, and to eat the best desserts this side of the Rockies!! Come and get an update on our fundraising for replacing the PistenBully (big expensive grooming machine), and other things that are happening at Onion Lake this year!
This Sunday (March 30th) we are holding a "We Like to Ski in the Spring" event! The conditions at the Onion Lake Ski Trails are still very good (thanks to the time-consuming packing and trail-setting done by the intrepid groomers, Dean and Jim) and we are not putting our skis away yet, are we? NO!
Hi Everyone! Well hasn’t it been a season? First we can’t ski, then we can, then we can’t and now we can again. Weird! Just so you know – The Dog, Beaver and Moose are groomed. The rain has not been kind but Jim and Dean are doing their best.
Here's a happy Grade 4/5 group of kids from Cassie Hall, skiing on Tuesday. Thanks to their teacher, Mr. Vick, and thanks to Travis and Dan and Bev who organized the gear and instructed the group!
This is a memo from Peter Krause (Bulkley Valley Cross Country Ski Club in Smithers) about their club's loppet this coming weekend, on Saturday, March 15th. Several Snow Valley members from Terrace and Kitimat are planning to attend, and it would be great to see a good showing from our club! This loppet is designed for all: from hard-core racer to recreational skier to children.
On behalf of the Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club Executive I wish to express our sincere thanks to all the club members who helped make our annual Open House last Sunday another success. The turnout from the public was not as strong as we had hoped, but those who made it appeared to have a great time!
And a huge thanks to Bob, from Source for Sports for lending us all his rental gear for the Open House.
Also a reminder to all our members and the public, the ski trails and facilities remain open as long as we have snow to ski on. The Lodge remains available, and with a little help from Mother Nature we will continue skiing into April. I know for myself the late season spring skiing is often the most enjoyable. All the trails are groomed and open right now! And the skiing is good. For those that want to ski as late in the year as possible Moose is the run that holds up the longest, sometimes into May!
Dan McElheron: President-SVNSC
Congratulations to all the skiers--77 in total!--who skied the Chocolate Marathon today! The conditions were great, the grooming was great, the weather was perfect.... And thanks to all the volunteers: for the trail grooming, for timing the race, for making and serving lunch, for setting up the stadium, the Search and Rescue crew, the people at the snack stations on the track, the coaches for the kids, etc. etc. (So many people are unseen, holding the club and activities together!)
Congratulations again to our 77 participants!
Well folks the time for the Moose Marathon is upon us and we actually have snow to make it happen!! Too bad we have not had much time to put some miles down on it!!
So this Sat. the 22nd is race day. Distances available will be 1 k, 5k, 10k, 15k, and 30 K
Sunday, February 23. This is an all-day ski event for women of any age and varied ski experience. We have instructors ready for the beginner-never-been-on-skis, the beginner who has skied some but wants some coaching, and for the intermediate skier who wants to work on technique. Contact Cathy (email or phone 635-7397) --we'd like to know your ski level, what you would like to work on, and if you have food allergies/sensitivites.
$40 for members, $50 for nonmembers (this includes day pass fees and rentals if you need them)
Lunch and snacks provided
Registration is at 9:00 a.m. If you need rentals, come 15 minutes earlier. We are ON THE SNOW at 9:30!
It’s snowing! Our prayers have been answered! And now we have to cram our postponed season into the next 2 weeks—quick! Before it rains!