Official Grooming Report
Report Date: 19-01-2019
Packed Trail Base (cm): 50
New Snow (72 hrs): 20
Grooming: Atna, Beaver, Clearwater, Devils_Elbow, Eagle_Way, Foxtrot, Grizzly, Hard_Scrabble, Icy_Pass, Juniper, Onion, Jackrabbit Kitlope, Moose, Rainbow, Snowbound Dog_Run, Troll, Dot5, Sprint, Stadium
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Comments: All runs are open still, several cm. of new snow but only Dog and Beaver and Snowbound got a freshening today along with Stadium, .5, Sprint and Jackrabbit for todays lessons. The lights on Snowbound hill and Beaver hill by Atna are now operational but the 2 lights on the Rabbit are out and need a total changeout. The lot and road are slushy so please be careful.

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Today, our membership passed 400 members!  What a great group of folks who love the trails and winter sports!!

Dave Clunas got the 400th membership spot;  he'll be getting a few day passes to commemorate this record-breaking moment.

 

Dean and his crew found homes for the trolls that were made by the JackRabbit kids a few weeks ago.  Have to ski the Troll Trail to see them and count them!!  (Click on the "read more" for more photos)

Thank you to Creative Zone (Cathy and her staff there) for helping us build these creatures!

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Some of the trails (Doggy, JackRabbit, short Moose, and others as per grooming report) are in really great shape.

Thank you Anthony and Len!!

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The rental shed will be open the following hours during the holidays:

Dec. 22, 23, 24:  1-4 p.m.

Dec. 25:  CLOSED

Dec. 26-31:  1-4 p.m.

Jan. 1-4:  1-4 p.m.

Jan. 5:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jan. 6:  1-4 p.m.

Hey everyone!  What an exciting turnout for earlybird members:  there are 346 of you, from the communities of Terrace and Kitimat, and one member from Kitwanga!  This is our strongest entrance into the ski season ever.  Those trails are going to be busy!!

Announcing the prize winners for the two earlybird draws.

Draw #1 on Nov. 16
Handwoven wool blanket won by Sandra Johnstone
Seasons ski pass for the 2019-2020 season:  Lynne Eastman

Draw #2 on Dec. 3rd:
Gift certificate from Skeena Valley Therapeutic Massage Clinic was won by Jayleen Munts
Gift certificate from Four Hands Body Renewal goes to Anne Hill
Season's ski pass for the 2019-2020 season:  Gabriela Cisneros

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Hey skiers!
 
What a great start to another great ski season!  Thank you to all the earlybirds who have signed up so far--over 300 of you!  We sent out a bundle of ski passes (those who registered before Nov. 28) in the mail on Friday.  The rest will be sent out this week.
 
Earlybird memberships end today, Saturday, December 1st.  Sign up online here  or print off the membership form.  If you choose the paper form, it has to be filled out and dropped off to my house, with payment, today, 5053 Huckleberry Lane, Terrace.  The rates go up tomorrow.

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Hi everyone.  As the snow creeps down the slopes of the surrounding mountains, and we wake up to flecks of white stuff in the air....
 
First, an update about hoodies and touques.  The head coach of the cross country ski club in Smithers, Lisa Perry, has organized the availability of hoodies and hats, with a "ski north" logo.  This logo was designed by Ben Carter from Terrace, with some friends, at the dryland camp in Smithers this fall.  (See poster here.)  Snow Valley Club members can now purchase hoodies with "Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club" embroidered on the front.  The hoodies come in a wide range of colors for both adults and youth.  Online shop is here.
The Snow Valley hoodies are at the bottom of the page.  Deadline for ordering is Nov. 15, and the order should be brought back with the crew returning from Snow Camp on Dec. 2.  
 
And the second thing is....

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Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the lodge at Onion Lake, 7:30 p.m.

On the Agenda:

--financial statements, budget for this year

--reports from all directors (athletics, grooming, facilities, membership)

--Policy Manual and Bylaws  (Read the drafts here and here.)

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These are the draft in-the-works copies of our bylaws and policy manual.  They will be discussed and voted on at our AGM on Oct. 23 (7:30 p.m. in the lodge at Onion Lake).  If any members want to read through the documents, and give the executive your comments to improve the documents, please do!  Email Liz here.

Bylaws

Policy Manual

Hey ski friends!  The ski season starts NOW!!  Memberships are now available (online here or printable form here).  Please don't disregard the volunteer requests--there is lots of work that goes into running and maintaining all that we have out at Onion Lake!

And the first volunteer opportunity is a WORK PARTY on Oct. 6.  Meet at the lodge at 10:00 a.m.  We have wood to cut and split for the winter, and some carpentry tasks, and trail work.  More details will follow, but mark your calendars now!

And later in October, on Tuesday, October 23, we'll hold our Annual General Meeting.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the executive and other directors and coordinators what the club has been doing this past year, and to be part of our plans for the upcoming season.  We will hold elections and would welcome new board members as directors-at-large.  And we will eat dessert.  That's the best tradition at an AGM!

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