Assuming ski operations are running, we will have practice on Saturday beginning at 9:30 AM. This will be a practice to shake out the cobwebs and get our ski legs after an eight month layoff due to summer weather. There will be no gates involved with this practice. Those planning to practice should meet Coach Eric outside old Glaciers. The practice will run until 11:30 AM.
Hidden Valley turned on the snow guns late Friday night and they are expecting to run them into the early part of the week. Given no significant weather changes, they are planning to open for limited skiing this coming weekend. We suggest you monitor their website for official notification along with hours of operation. PLEASE! If you are planning to ski, check your bindings beforehand. There have been plenty of us (including me!) that have jumped on their skis only to walk out of them in the middle of the 1st turn because the bindings were not reset or adjusted for new boots.
HVRC has agreed to run a ski swap on Saturday, December 1st. The ski swap Ski Swap Form.pdf will be held in the Avalanche Room in the main lodge at Hidden Valley. Those dropping off equipment for the sale should do so between 8 M and 10 AM. The swap will run from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Unsold items must be picked up by 5 PM. Deb Hessinger is heading up a group of volunteers to run the event. If you are available to stop in and lend a hand, we would appreciate it. You can contact Deb or me; we’ll be happy to have the help. This is also an opportunity for our racing community to sell ski gear that no longer fits. Check out your ski equipment inventory and bring items you wish to sell to the swap!
The Parents meeting and pizza party is now scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.
If you are looking for on mountain lodging for the winter, there is a 3 bdrm 2.5 bath townhome for the December 15, 2011- March 15, 2012 ski season at $1,500.00 per month plus 1/2 electric. (Longer rental terms available upon request) The home is located within walking distance to the slopes and overlooks Laurel Mountains State Park. Directly out front is a great sledding hill for the kids. The home comes fully equipped, everything from linens and kitchen utensils. The home sleeps comfortably 6 but easily up to 8 people. Contact Ken; firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.