Holy smoke! What a season! We’ve been going full tilt since mid-November and no sign of let up.
Many thanks to Dean Bergstrom and Anthony vander Meulen for the terrific grooming that has kept us skiers so happy! And another thank you to Deo Araujo who has volunteered to learn and is making much faster progress than yours truly.
We started adult and family lessons in late December and now Jack Rabbits has begun and every Saturday morning sees an incredibly busy lodge and stadium full of kids, and adults, having a blast!
If you’re out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays you may meet the students of Kitsumkalum Community School. They are part of the Spirit North program of which Canadian Olympic gold medalist, Becky Scott, is the executive director. The program bought skis for the entire school and pays a coach to work with them. Our Club is providing some volunteer coaches and coach training to help get the kids out on the trails and having the time of their lives. Make them welcome!
We’re also getting lots of calls from various teachers who’d like to get their kids out skiing. If you think you’d like to help with getting the skis and boots fitted and getting the kids on the snow, email Cathy.
Actually what we’d love is if someone would volunteer to organize dates, coaches, groups and so on to try and accommodate all the requests. Right now we have 3 people and 2 excel spreadsheets circulating and guess what? More than a little confusion. Please help!
Snow Valley Open: Jan 27 Our first fun race of the year. Read Travis's write-up here. (And he needs volunteers.) A bit of change this year. Skiers will start in groups (by age) instead of one at a time. It should speed up the starts and make it a more friendly event. All Jack Rabbits are automatically registered. Everyone else watch the website for the race notice.
Women’s Fest: Feb. 4.
Registration form is here. The limited spaces are quickly filling.
Cabane a Sucre – Feb. 12. The Canadian Parents for French will be celebrating all things winter in our stadium and lodge this day. If you’re interested in French education feel free to ask questions. If you wish to avoid the crowd, all trails are open, just ski around the boundary markers and enjoy!
Our trail lights are being cantankerous this winter. We’re not sure what is going on with them. Until we figure it out, please carry a headlamp. Sometimes they’re working, sometimes they’re not.
Raffle update is here. Includes pictures!
Just a short newsletter this time. Enjoy our wonderful trails! Have you seen this video yet?
Think Snow everyone!
See you on the trails!
Liz Thorne (da prez. SVNSC)