We’ve survived another mild in amazingly good shape, no bare spots or washouts. Terry has been grooming with the Piston Bully since 6:30 AM and just finished grooming all trails. The skating surface is in excellent shape, as good as it has been any time this year. The diagonal track has been set everywhere and is also in excellent condition. It is a little shallower than normal in a few places where Terry didn’t want to cut down too deep. A warning to people skiing the Gold Trail, on the turn at the bottom of the hill after the two-way section the snow off the groomed surface has settled and there is a drop-off at the edge of the groomed surface. Get out and enjoy some skiing early this week, looks like another mild is coming on Thursday. The hut is open and lights will be on tonight.
SnoBreak 2017 Free Ski Day and Lessons
We had another very successful SnoBreak 2017 Free Ski Day on Saturday with an excellent turnout. Thanks to the following people who volunteered to help out:
Hut Duty: Alyssa and Robert Gillingham, Joe Goodyear, Denny Frampton, Julia Cook, Ed Collins, Debby and Jack Waye, Jeremy and Lillian Decker, Roger and Daisy Taylor, Ashton White, Kyla Flemming and Robert Mackenzie.
Instructors: Bob Dyckson, Nigel Summer, Gary House and Nancy Goodyear
NL Cup #3 – Summitfest Races
Several of club’s race team went to Clarenville for the NL Cup #3 – Summit fest races this weekend.
4 people attended the Saturday events which included an 8 or 16k freestyle race in the morning and a 3.2k classic race in the afternoon.
Our skiers did well and everyone had a laugh at the events. Very fun racing. Our skiers took home 2 silver medals and two gold medals
King’s Court Freestyle Sprint Races
On Sunday 3 members attended the King’s court freestyle sprint races. If you’ve ever seen one of these events then you know how fun they are!
Again we did well with one of our skiers setting the 3rd fastest time and then staying in the top bracket for all 3 heats. 2 of our other skiers won silver and bronze in their category and were not knocked out of the 2nd bracket!
(6 people race at a time. The top 2 in each race move up to a higher bracket; the middle 2 stay ; and the bottom 2 drop to a lower bracket.)
All in all everyone did great!
NL Provincial Marathon
The NL provincial marathon is happening this coming weekend in Stephenville and we have several skiers attending the race. There are categories for all ages and different distances to match.
If you would like more info on the marathon, please email Paul via firstname.lastname@example.org
Challenge group will be going ahead on Monday from 730 to 9pm. All abilities and techniques welcome to attend these race prep work outs.
We are on for the Tuesday sprints this week! Sprints start at 7pm. Please show a few minutes early to register. Last week we had Sr and Jr males and females as well both classic and skate competitors. You should try one of these!