Program start up!
We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and the phenomenal snow conditions on Mount Washington! Reminder: Most club programs begin in two weeks on Saturday January 8 or on Sunday, January 9. Check next week’s SNSC News for any final updates.
Backcountry ski tour
We wish blue skies to the adventurers taking part in the first backcountry tour of the new year. Bring us back some photos and good stories from your Sunday, January 2 trip to Mount Brooks! If you have questions about this tour or other backcountry ski tours, contact Andrew via email email@example.com or phone 250-592-7017.
If you haven’t already, place your order for an awesome Strathcona Nordics technical t-shirt. You can find photos, sizing, pricing, and ordering info on the Gear page. You can also see shirt samples on the SNSC bulletin board downstairs in the Raven Lodge. Note: Red long sleeve are also available! The deadline for orders is January 10.
The deadline for Rabbit registration is just days away – December 31 registration ends! Also if you plan on renting equipment through Mt. Washington, be sure to head up and sort things out before Rabbits starts to avoid long delays on beginning day. Please also note, 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.
We are still in need of a Sunday Session coordinator! I can’t stress enough how uncomplicated this role is, and how crucial! Please let Alix know right away if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is an abundance of snow and clear skies predicted for this week – the skiing is wonderful! Remember to keep track of all these Holiday ski days to count towards your Rabbit’s snow goal award.
Join the Race Committee
The club will host two race events this season, the Coastal Cup #4 on February 12-13 and the Vancouver Island Loppet on March 26. We have begun to plan and set up the organizing and competition committees. There will be a short planning update meeting Sunday Jan 2 at 12pm at Raven Lodge. Please drop by and see how you can help. Look for Len or Alison.
Masters and Junior Racers. along with Devo team members, have been working hard this week at their holiday race camp. Check back later today for photos from Monday’s all-teams relay!
The club will be working with Mount Washington to develop a ski playground after the holidays. We will need a volunteer team of 4-6 people to help make this happen and set this up throughout the season. To learn more about the ski playground and what is involved drop by the Raven Lodge at Sunday, Jan 2 at 1pm. Look for Len.
Mark it on your calendar, on Saturday, January 8 — the Junior Racing Team will wax your classic and skate skis for a small fee. You can find them out front of the Raven Lodge on Saturday, January 8th in the morning and at lunch time. Ski better with a fresh hot wax!