Monday, November 30, 2015

Not enough snow yet

The Teton Lakes Golf Course still needs more snow to handle the grooming equipment, so no real skiing there yet.  I suppose you could stomp around on the deeper patches of snow...?
Anyway, the Kids Nordic Ski Club will have it's first meeting Monday December 7th at 4:15pm.  Junior High and High School kids can contact the School District Transportation Department for help on which bus to take to the golf course, if needed.  You can't take ski gear on the bus, but if you get it to me (email at the bottom of this post) I can drive it there on Monday, or have a parent meet you there with your skis and poles and boots.  We plan to have the Ski Hut there by Monday to store your equipment on-site.  It is a securely locked shed, but we make no guarantees on the safety of the equipment. Hope to see many of you there.  Dress warmly! Hats, warm socks, and mittens or gloves are a must (PLEASE!).

Remember, we hold practices even when there aren't skiable conditions.  Snow or no snow, we'll be there Mondays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:30. Bring your friends!

Please contact me with any questions.  We'll have all Kids Nordic Ski Club participants register through the City Rec Department this year.  We can give you more info on Monday, or send me an email.  Thanks!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nordic Club Info

All the City skis have been loaned out for the season.  If you want to rent a set for the season, there are a few options.  You can contact Forrest Southam (see the next blog post for his info) and rent a set for pittance (we're talking around $20 for the season).  Another option, especially if you want skate skis, is BYU-Idaho's ORC.  You can also purchase your own set - just look around or email me if you have questions.

West Yellowstone has some great skiing already.  Next week is their amazing week of ski clinics.  Check them out here.  We're going up for one day (Saturday's "Improve your skate" clinic, and the kids' clinic).  Come join us.  Because of an injury, I may end up reading a book in the car, but I'll be happy to see all the people out.

Happy trails.