Hey ski friends!
This will be a short. But important. Grab a cup of tea.
Important links for information
We are watching the forecast, and we are extremely hopeful that we will ALL be skiing this coming weekend!
There are two places to look for grooming updates:
Onion Lake Ski Trails Facebook page
If you are not on Facebook, you have to find someone who is, to give you updates and news. It’s the easiest place for our groomers and other members to share ski club information, as things are happening. If you are waiting for an email to tell you to go skiing,
good luck with that!
Other good links:
Drive BC Highway Cam close to Onion Lake:
This is a really good place to see what’s happening on the highway, and also to see that it’s often a different weather system than what we are experiencing at home!
Sometimes the forecast is accurate!
Women’s Ski Fest on February 11!
Poster with information is here:
REGISTRATION form is here:
We have to limit the number of participants, so register early.
Many of you have benefited from cross country ski lessons. Over the years, volunteers from the club have stepped forward to learn how to teach cross country skiing to beginner and intermediate skiers, taking the courses offered by the
Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).
Would this interest you? please say yes
You would gain not only skills for teaching adults how to ski, you would also advance your own ski level way beyond what you can do on your own.
And the other side of the coin: We need more instructors for our club.
We are offering the CANSI XC Level I course,
at Onion Lake Ski Trails, February 16-18, 2024.
Participants will initially have to pay the course fees, but the club will reimburse half the amount if you try out your new teaching skills in this ski season, and the other half will be reimbursed if you instruct in the 2024-2025 ski season. (You will always be paired with a more experienced instructor as a beginner instructor.) For information on prerequisites and the skiing standards that participants should have, and to sign up for the course, here is the link. If you’ve been “on the fence” about the course, jump off the fence and register! There will be no regrets for taking the course.
For further information, Cheryl and Julie are the ones to talk to. email here
And for all of you already-certified instructors, most of you are due to attend a refresher course, which will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Onion Lake Ski Trails. This is free, but you need to sign up. There are 6 more spots available.