Skip this Saturday BUT Still Come on Mondays & Thursdays
After months of discussion, we are finally putting together a volunteer-based Nordic Ski Club, serving Rexburg and surrounding areas (read: everyone is welcome). Starting in December, Steve Barrus (Madison High School cross-country running and track coach) and Stephanie Hancock will meet for race training and coaching. At this point, the training is specifically for high-school age kids, although everyone is welcome to join in as long as the teens get the front-row for now. Eventually we hope to provide coaching for all ages.
Rental packages are available (first-come, first-served) at a very reasonable cost at BYU-Idaho's Outdoor Resource Center (The "ORC").
Everyone is in charge of their own gear, however I know many of you are new to the sport and may be overwhelmed with the start-up costs of outfitting yourselves or children with ski equipment. I suggest starting off with renting before you buy anything.
PurchaseThe ORC does not sell equipment. There are some area ski shops, though, which include:
Peaked Sports (Driggs)
Free Heel and Wheel (West Yellowstone)
Skinny Skis (Jackson, WY)
Idaho Mountain Trading (Idaho Falls)
Also, you can check out consignment shops in Victor and Jackson (see blog post for 11/17).
Online purchasing can be hit-or-miss. I suggest you rent first, and then if you decide to purchase online, make sure you have your fitting information from the rental before purchasing.
Feel free to drop in at the ORC for rental fittings on your own, or meet there on Saturday, December 6, 10am. Please bring money for renting that day.
We'll be on snow at the Teton Lakes Golf Course on Saturday, December 6th, starting at 11am. We'll hang around for a few hours, depending on how things go.
High School kids, please plan to practice on-snow at Teton Lakes Golf Course on Mondays and Thursdays at 4pm (or as soon after 4 as you can get there).
Please be in charge of your own transportation. I'm sure carpooling can be arranged. High Schoolers, feel free to talk to Steve Barrus with any concerns about transportation.
We want to make the Nordic Club available for everyone. As of now, there is the potential for scholarship monies to help the High School kids with equipment rentals. Please talk with Steve Barrus.
There are some nearby races coming up, including the Cupid Cup here in Rexburg. We'll put more information up throughout the season.