Yes, it’s true! Mount Washington is opening this Saturday. The word from the Mount Washington folks is that all nordic trails, except for Lake Trail, will be groomed and ready this weekend. The forecast is for rain on Wednesday, but there already seems to be a terrific snow base — and more snow in the forecast for later in the week. It’s going to be a good year for skiing!
There is still a little time remaining to cash in on Earlybird prices for Strathcona Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) programs.You can register online at Zone4. Earlybird prices are in effect until Monday, November 30.
This weekend Coach Dave is holding a training camp for all Strathcona Nordics racers. Your race program fees cover the cost of the camp. Meet this Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th at Raven Lodge. Participants will need both Classic and Skate gear both days. Morning workouts start at 9:00 am and afternoon sessions will start at 1:00 pm. Please bring food and fluids for approx 3 to 3.5 hrs of skiing. You need to be registered with SNSC for this 2009/10 season and have your Mt Washington trail pass.
There is still time to get in on the great coaching courses that SNSC is offering! Scroll down to the flyer below.
We had a fine ski into Paradise Meadows on Sunday. Some very deep snow to climb around in and some great wipeouts! Wednesday we will be in the gym in Courtenay for our workout 4:00-5:20pm. Saturday and Sunday we will start our ski practices on the tracks with the mountain open. We will ski 10am-12 . Please be there a few minutes early so we can get organized and get out promptly. Make sure you have your ski pass all ready to go. As always please have both sets of equipment with you and we will do whichever technique will be best that day – based on snow and weather conditions. Tentatively we will plan to do Classic both days this weekend.
We are putting together an order for SNSC clothing for any members who are interested. The clothes are from Louis Garneau, and the following items are available:
- Lycra Jerseys – very comfortable $68
- Neo-Pro Jackets – have wind and wet resistant front panel and breathable back panel with 3 back pockets. $78
- Lycra Tights – VERY comfortable $40
The jacket and jersey are imprinted with the colorful “sun rising” graphic .
Adult Sizes XS to XXL are available. The smallest adult sizes will work for many kids.
A sizing kit is available for you to try on.
* Wednesday Nov 25 – 5-6pm – Valley View School in Courtenay
* Thursday Nov 26 – 5-6pm – Courtenay Physiotherapy Clinic – 389 12th St
If you are unable to come at any of these times please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to try the items on. We should get the order out by November 27th, so we may get the clothing before Christmas. Thank you.
Many of you in the club know Eddy Betinol and know about the time, energy, and expertise that he’s shared with our racing teams. Now Eddy is sharing time, energy, and all of his hair with Movember – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. He’ll be donating his long locks to charity, and the highest donation to the Cancer Society will give someone the opportunity to shave Eddy’s long locks. Check him out shaveeddyshead.