There must be some good “boys” and “girls” out there because we have received enough snow on Mount Washington to fulfill everyone’s Christmas wishes. Happy Holidays and Happy Trails to everyone!
All Devo, Junior, and Masters Racers — Get ready, get set for the SNSC Race Camp next week. Coach Dave Battison is running the camp Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30 with 2 sessions per day at 10am and 1pm. Racers should bring both skate and classic skis to each session. Coach Dave says, “We’ll work with what the weather gives us!” Look for a FUN race on Monday along with sessions of group work, technique refinement, and video work if the weather permits. The camp is free to racers in SNSC race programs. Racers are welcome to attend all sessions or to drop in for sessions that fit in their holiday schedule.
First backcountry ski tour — Mount Brooks, Jan 2, 2011!
Andrew did a reconnaissance trip up Mount Brooks last Sunday in ideal conditions with fellow Alpine Club member Mike Hubbard. The trip was 5.5 hours from Raven Lodge, including a ~ 600 meter vertical ascent. You can view some photos from the trip on this link.
Andrew will be leading a SNSC trip up Brooks on Sunday, January 2nd. There will be two groups – one will ascend the peak, the other will focus more on backcountry skill development. Please contact him if you haven’t already signed up:firstname.lastname@example.org<. Tel: 250-592-7017.
Club office clean up work party – Dec 28 2pm-4pm – we need to get organised for the start of our programs. Efforts to focus on archiving old race records, organising race office and timing equipment, and rabbit program gear.
We are full and cannot accept any more registration for masters programs. We tried to accommodate everyone’s wishes this year, but based on the breakdown of the registrations and number of coaches, we will structure the sessions as follows:
** Intermediate and Advanced will run on Saturdays at 1pm – 3pm
** Beginners will run on Sundays from 10am – 12pm in the same time slot as Rabbits.
This will mean that some intermediate masters who signed up for Sunday will either need to switch to Saturday or join the faster beginners group on Sunday. Likewise for the small number of beginners who signed up for Saturday – they can either join the slower intermediate group on Sat or switch to Sunday.
If these changes do not work for everyone the club apologizes and will gladly refund program fees paid. We will contact individuals affected directly.
The deadline for Rabbit registration is next week!If you are looking for gear, we have some Rabbit-sized items on our Gear Pages and the Blue Toque on 5th Street in Courtenay has quite a bit of used adult and children’s cross-country ski gear.
Club office clean up work party
Join us in the Raven Lodge on Dec 28 from 2pm to 4pm. We need to get organised for the start of our programs. We will focus on archiving old race records and on organising race office & timing equipment and Rabbit program gear.
Congratulations Andrea Lee!
Our Andrea Lee has been selected for the team to represent BC at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This will be Andrea’s second Canada Winter Games. Watch for a story about Andrea Lee’s exciting cross-country ski story in the new year!
Support the Junior Racers
You can bring your empties in to Return Centre on Puntledge Road in Courtenay and ask that they go toward the Strathcona Nordics Junior Racing Team account. The Junior Racing Team will be waxing skis in early January. Watch for details next week.
BC Cup #1
The Race Notice is posted and registration is open for the first race in the BC Cup race series on the host club webpage.
Strathcona Nordics are now on twitter!
Check us out as #SNSCskis. We will also be adding a Twitter portal to our website so that members can join and tweet to the club. Stay tuned and check the website for this. We are hoping that we can use this as a vehicle to report on trail and grooming conditions, club activities, updates and other skiing news.
New Boot Service in the Community!
Skier Jason Stevens just moved to town from Smithers where he was a cobbler fixing skate ski boots and zippers. He also does gear repair. You can learn more about him on his website.
Are you interested in helping the club and Mount Washington build and maintain a ski playground near the lodge? We will try and get this project going once it stops snowing for a few days. Contact Len email@example.com in the meantime.