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Hello everybody, and a Happy Spring to all! What a jumble of a year it has been! First we worried that winter wasn’t coming. Then that it was going too fast and then was it ever going to go!? However, we skied until mid-April this year with only one missed week in February when we thought we were doomed!
We are asking for all seasonal ski rentals to be returned to the ski club this Saturday April 1st from noon to 2pm at the ski trails. And we are looking for volunteers to help with waxing the rental skis and preparing the clubs rental equipment for off season storage.
The Club is also hosting a volunteer appreciation supper at 4:30 pm. Cathy is making a huge batch of chili. It’s time to thank all the volunteers that make our ski trails happen, groomers, rental shed volunteers, coaches, Snow Flake Café helpers, families that bring soup and baked goods, facilities and equipment maintenance, members assisting with club events like our ski races and open house and the near endless list of jobs that need doing all year long. Every little chore you can image that needs doing is done by our member volunteers. Hey did the Groomers do a spectacular job this year or what? Show your appreciation!
The rental shed is open now only by pre-arranged appointment. Please call someone from the executive to set up a time. (See the "contact us" page on this website.) We will try our best to accomodate those who want to rent to enjoy some spring skiing!
Last week we challenged all early bird members to give their two free passes away--all free passes that came through the envelopes in the day fee locked box (Thursday to Sunday) would be entered into a draw for a $25 TimCard. And the winner is....Michelle Riley, from Terrace! Congratulations, Michelle! And thank you to all who brought someone out skiing over the weekend!
The rental shed will be open April 1st, noon to 2 p.m., to take in all rental gear. Mark this date on your calendar if you've rented gear from the club this season--it needs to come home for inventory and maintenance. And if anyone would like to help with waxing skis, come on down!
The results of the Moose Marathon can be found here. Thanks to all who participated in this fun annual event, and to all the volunteers that made it happen!
Well, here it is, March, and I expected to be announcing that the gates were closed. Instead, looking out my window it seems more like January with more snow accumulating each time I look! I’m not complaining, mind you, just a little befuddled!
I am pleased to say that the Moose Marathon Race at the Onion Lake Cross Country Ski Trails will be held this Saturday March 4th! (Registration and other details below.)
And the very popular Women’s Fest will be happening this Sunday March 5th! (Again, details below, keep reading!)
Thanks to the hard work of our Groomers; they have been able to keep some trails open, the Dog Run, most of the Moose Highway, Snowbound, Rainbow and parts of the Stadium, Beaver and Rabbit trails. Now with the new snow and more snow expected they will be able to get more of the trails fully open again soon.
(Message from Travis)
Hi, everyone: Very sad conditions at the trails. All most tragic. The stadium is completely ice, literally you could use metal bladed skates in the stadium. There is snow on the trails but it is cement. You could not put a mark in it with a ski if you tried. So...there will be no formal lessons for rabbits tomorrow. No safe skiing could occur.