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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!!!
Ladies: Are you Interested in a fun all-day cross-country ski adventure? Are you ready to learn some new skills and improve ski technique? Or maybe you've never skied before and would like to learn the basics? Maybe it's been decades since you've strapped on cross country gear and would like some guidance to get back into the sport? Are you afraid of hills and want to overcome that fear? Perhaps you'd like to try skate skiing? This one-day event is a great way to accomplish any of the above.
Pass it on! Bring your friends! It looks like it's going to be a sunny day.