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Hi everyone! The last Ski Club news letter will be brief but well worth reading.
First and most important: The trails will be closed to public access this summer. This is because the commercial thinning begun last year down by the Dog Trail will continue north through the inside trails. Trucks will be exiting via the parking lot and past the garages. The Dog Trail is open but we advise parking on the Dog Trail itself, not on the Wedeen Forestry Road or in the parking lots.
Hello everyone! With the snow finally disappearing in town, and slowly thinning down at the trails, we’re starting to wrap up the season. 6 months of good skiing! Who’da thunk it?!
Congratulations to our raffle winners!
1st place, the bench, goes to Lee-Ann Rogers of Terrace
2nd place, the owl, goes to Terry Garon of Prince Rupert
3rd place, the moose antler, goes to Rod Onstein of Terrace
Thank you to JJ's WoodArt for the beautiful carvings, and thanks also go to Dean and Sue who put in hours and hours of work into organizing and administrating the raffle, and to Juliana White who painted the display trailer used to cart the carvings around.
And the early March challenge to use up your early bird passes was finally drawn today, and the winner of the SportChek gift card is Susan Goulin-Rodger from Terrace. Thank you SportChek for donating the prize for this draw!
It was a memorable day. The final day of the JackRabbits season, so there were games and activities all over the place. Then, Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympic Nordic skier, showed up. She hung out with the various groups, and then talked to the group of adults and kids, answered questions, presented the coaches with "Snow Valley Nordics Coach" toques, posed for photos with various families, signed skis, and ate supper. The ski conditions were great, the potluck supper supported a huge variety of delicious entres and desserts. You'll have to press the "read more" to see more photos.
Saturday, March 10, is the last day of JackRabbits. It's also the day that Beckie Scott (her bio is below) is coming to Onion Lake! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Games and activities for all ages start at 3:00 p.m. Bonfire and potluck start around 5:30. Presentations of prizes and a special presentation for the coaches will follow supper. Come out for a ski and to meet Beckie.
Please note the following hours that the rental shed will be open:
Saturday, March 10 1-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 1-4 p.m.
At the risk of repeating myself, what a season we are having! We’ve got better than a meter and a half base, and 99 new members! It just keeps getting better! OK, that’s 3 exclamation marks in a row, calm down. Thorne!
First the thankyou’s – to Dean Bergstrom and Deo Araujo for putting in 200 hours of grooming in the past month – Thank you so much! And to Anthony VanderMeulen for his countless hours and grooming expertise this whole season. There is no ski season without expert grooming.
Here is a short video that one of our groomers, Deo Araujo, filmed using a drone of the SNVNSC Moose Marathon for 2018