While We Wait for Snow At Murphy’s Point, Nancy Shows What the Best Dressed Skiers are Wearing, and We Get Ready for the Season with our Calabogie Downhill Clinic

Our New Club Toque is now available at Running Goat. $20 cash only. A great stocking stuffer.

Our New Club Toque is now available at Running Goat. $20 cash only.
A great stocking stuffer.

At our recent Calabogie Downhill Clinic, Rick Sauder demos telemarking technique.

At our recent Calabogie Downhill Clinic, Rick Sauder demos telemarking technique.

Darren Cope shows off his telemarking stride and winning smile.

Darren Cope shows off his telemarking stride and winning smile.

Myrna Lee-De Cou practices a Stem Christe.

Myrna Lee-De Cou practices a Stem Christe.

Don Boyle works on his step turns.

Don Boyle works on his step turns.

 

As soon as we have snow here, we will announce scheduling for additional programs at Murphy’s Point. Thanks to Rick Sauder and Nancy Gaudreau for developing the downhill techniques program at Calabogie. Thanks also to Calabogie for their coorperation.

NORDIC CROSS COUNTRY DOWNHILL SKI CLINIC FOR ADULTS

Cross Country (Nordic) Downhill Ski Clinic for Adults

The Tay Valley Ski Club is pleased to offer a “nordic downhill” cross country ski afternoon and clinic at Calabogie Peaks Resort in the afternoon of Saturday December 6th or Saturday, December 13th, 2015, snow conditions & weather permitting. There will be a $17.00 beginner hill lift pass required and ski leashes or two shoe laces will be required to fasten each of your skis to your ankle to comply with the Calabogie Resort ski hill insurance requirements. Nancy Gaudreau and Rick Sauder will provide coaching and technique demonstrations. Nancy is a former college level XC racer and high school level coach in the U.S. Rick is a former loppet racer and was a nordic ski patroller in British Columbia for many years. Both have many years of nordic ski training, racing and experience.

Pre-registration is required. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and be competent intermediate level or higher skills on classic skis. The clinic will be limited to 16 participants on a first come first served basis. The clinic will run from 12:30 until the lifts close. Calabogie Peaks Resort is about 45 minutes west of Perth in the Lanark Highlands. We may be able to set up some carpooling from Perth if there is interest. We will meet at the Peth Pool parking lot at 11:30, or you may meet us at the resort at 12:30 if you choose.

To Register contact: sauderr@sympatico.ca

This afternoon ski clinic will focus on instruction on Nordic downhill techniques and lots of practice time for intermediate level XC skiers and will cover the following topics:

Snowplow Turns, Stem Christie Turns, Step Turns, Telemark Turns and for the keeners, Parallel Turns.

The afternoon is meant to provide lots of downhill practice on easy terrain to help build confidence and competence when skiing down hills on XC skis.

Calabogie Peaks has agreed to allow us to practice on their bunny hill which is serviced with a carpet lift. The resort is a full service ski area with lunch room, cafeteria, restaurant and pub. The apres ski may just be as much fun as the clinic. We hope to see you there.

GETTING READY FOR 2014 -15 SKI SEASON

The ski season is approaching!

A reminder that the AGM of the Tay Valley Ski Club will take place on

Monday, November 3, 7:00 pm
Suite 202, 105 Dufferin St., (behind Wendy’s)

As usual, we will have a presentation following our business meeting. Peter Rozmovits, the president of Canadian Winter Sports, will be our guest speaker at this year’s A.G. His presentation will be focussed on training methods and available equipment relevant to our sport. He is also prepared to include a practical demonstration of waxing techniques in preparation for the upcoming season.

Memberships will be available at the meeting at the 2013-14 season rates.

This season we will soon be implementing on line registration. There will be a fee of $3 to $5 for on line registration. Paper registration will still be available if you prefer, at the AGM, or run off and mail in an application form from our website.

2014 Cookie Racers at the Start Line

Go Perianne!!  From the Tay Valley Ski Kids!

Go Perianne!!
From the Tay Valley Ski Kids!

To view Loppet results, click here.

To view Loppet photos, click here.

2014 Loppet a Great Success

The 2014 Loppet was held with optimal conditions prevailing. For the first time we included a “Cookie Race” of 2.5 or 5 km, and our kids responded.

To view Loppet results, click here.

To view Lopper photos, click here.

"It wasn't all THAT hard!"

“It wasn’t all THAT hard!”

Our Doug Hollingsworth and Jim Reain, both winning first in their age category for the 20 km.

Our Doug Hollingsworth, first, and Jim Reain,third, in their age category for the 20 km.

These guys make it all happen. Our intrepid groomers, Dave and Jack.

These guys make it all happen. Our intrepid groomers, Dave and Jack.

Our youngest participant.

Our youngest participant.

Made it!

Made it!

Race done. Soup's on!

Race done. Soup’s on!

Snow Conditions Perfect for February 9th Loppett

Our kilted skiers are Nancy Gaudreau and Mary Stewart finishing putting up Km markers for the Loppet on Sunday. It was -21 degrees!

Our kilted skiers are Nancy Gaudreau and Mary Stewart finishing putting up Km markers for the Loppet on Sunday. It was -21 degrees!

Our Park – A Great Place to Be

To just enjoy the natural beauty....

To just enjoy the natural beauty….

...Or studying nature. Erica Barkley, Ontario Parks biologist, doing a deer track survey

…Or studying nature. Erica Barkley, Ontario Parks biologist, doing a deer track survey

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Showing off her skiing skills in our Bunny/Jackrabbit Program.

Showing off her skiing skills in our Bunny/Jackrabbit Program.

To learn better skiing techniques from Nancy Gaudreau and Rick Sauder in a Tay Valley Ski Clinic.

To learn better skiing techniques from Nancy Gaudreau and Rick Sauder in a Tay Valley Ski Clinic.

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