Saturday, November 30, 2013

West Yellowstone Ski Festival 2013

For any who haven't been, the annual West Yellowstone ski festival is the place to be for Cross Country skiing in November.  The festival is comprised of several days of ski clinics, races and product demos.  If you're interested in trying out a new pair of skis, getting some pointers on how to ski better, or just hang out with a great crowd, I'd recommend the weekend to anyone.

The annual Rendezvous Race may draw more people but not by much.  In addition to the outdoor activities, there are several clinics and presentations being put on indoors.  Want to learn to wax skis? This is the place.  Want to see some cool pictures of places to ski?  Check out the evening presentations.

For the kids they have half or full day clinics with plenty of fun activities.  Here are our girls coming in from a fun morning of ski instruction.

Stephanie and I spent the day with two excellent instructors in the one day "Improve Your Skating Technique" course.  We'll have plenty to look forward on improving this next season.  Many thanks to Scott and Brian for the coaching. With enough work hopefully we'll be able to keep Randy's tail lights within sight when we go out!

Now, bring on the snow!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Let it Begin!

Wish it were Rexburg snow, but it's close.  Our friends up in West Yellowstone are enjoying some early season goodness with temps to keep it in place.  

Don't forget the Rendezvous ski clinics which run most of next week.  For more information check the link in our previous post.

Keep your fingers crossed for snow in our hills soon!
Madshus madness (she's in love with the skis)

Modeling the Lungplus (keeping pneumonia at bay)

Happy at 5+F

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rendezvous Trails Open!

From SkiPost:

The first pass with the roller happened yesterday (Monday 11/4) and Doug caught this photo with the sun shining in between snow showers.  There are over 6" on the ground in town and on the trails.  SnoTel is reporting over 38" on the Black Bear Plateau, 17" on the Madison Plateau, and 9" on the Whiskey Trail.  NOAA is predicting snow for the rest of the week and into next.  With the current temperature of 18 degrees F, this snow isn't likely to go away any time soon.

Check out the latest here: Snowfinder