Official Grooming Report
Environment Canada Wx
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!
The snow has arrived. So, let's look at what's ahead at the ski trails:
February 22 Chocolate Marathon--come ski, challenge yourself for distance: 1 km, 2.5 km, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km or 30 km.
February 23 Women's Ski Fest--an all-day event for women of all skiing abilities and any age. Contact Cathy: 635-7397 or email
March 2 Open House 1-4 p.m. Free day passes, free hot chocolate, free ski lessons, some rentals (for nominal fee) will be available
Due to marginal snow conditions at the Onion Lake Ski Trails we need to postpone or cancel our Snow Valley Open ski race that is scheduled for this Saturday January 25th at 10am.
We have enough snow to continue with Bunnies and Rabbits this Saturday and the ski trails have about the same amount of snow as last weekend. Spring like ski conditions are expected for this weekend and best bets for skiing are Dog-Run, Snowbound and Short Moose. Beaver is not recommended. There are some gaps with no snow (same as last weekend) so the skis will have to be removed a couple of times. Otherwise the skiing is worthwhile. Dean, our Chief Groomer says we should not groom again until we get enough snow to fill in the trail breaks as running the Alpine and Ginzu over the bare sections is risky and can damage our grooming equipment.
As Liz would say, Think Snow !!!
See you on the trails.
Dan McElheron : President-SVNSC
Adult lessons for cross country skiing--both classic technique and skate skiing--will begin this Saturday a.m. at 10:30. Meet at the lodge. Saturday morning lessons are free to members, and $10 (plus the cost of a day pass) for nonmembers.
Happy New Year everyone—I’m somewhat at a loss for words. Kind of like the trails are at a loss for snow. So I’ll let Dan start off.
Da Prez’s Position:
Let’s face it, the snowpack at the trails is not where we would like to see it for this time of year. At the same time we did have some decent skiing with our two most popular runs suitable for classic skiing, Doggie and our lit trails. And things can change fast; we are just one big snowfall away from being fully operational.
The Rental Hut will be open at the trails Dec. 28-31, 1-4 p.m. Daily rate: $20 for set of ski, poles, and boots.
Rental hours in the New Year will be posted soon.
- Open House postponed, and a reminder about CANSI weekend
- ski trails update Dec. 21, 2013
- November 2013 Newsletter
- McBike & Sport (Smithers) and a ski sale in Terrace Dec. 6-8
- Christmas ski passes for sale
- Season opener--November 17th, 2013
- Thank you, and club update -- November 4th, 2013
- Work party on Saturday, Nov. 2