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AGM NOVEMBER 5 AT PERTH POOL

It is time to get organized for the 2018-19 ski season.

Our AGM will be held Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm, at the meeting room of the Perth and District Swimming Pool. The meeting will be preceded by a ski swap. Bring your old equipment along and recycle it for new skiers.

Besides getting organized for the upcoming ski season,  we have some excellent guest speakers. Adventure skiers, Bruno Seguin and his wife Isabelle will be our guest speakers at the AGM.  They recently competed in a race in Namibia and will be competing in Antarctica later this fall. Isabelle was the fastest female in the Namibia race.

Past President, Don Boyle, has updated the booklet on the history of the Tay Valley Ski Club. Free copies will be available at the AGM. After the meeting date, history copies will be available through Phill Brackenbury pcbrackenbury@gmail.com

Please circle that date and come out to help us launch this ski season.

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NEW SKI SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER

We are still enjoying summer, but your executive will soon be meeting to plan the 2018/19 ski season.

The AGM is scheduled for the first Monday in November. The executive can certainly use lots of help to carry out a successful ski season.

Please consider participating in keeping us a vital active organization.

 

NOT DONE QUITE YET

THERE IS A BIT OF SNOW. OUR GROOMERS WILL DO THEIR BEST. SKATE SKING LOOKS MOST PROMISING.

PLEASE CHECK TRAIL CONDITIONS FOR GROOMING UPDATES.

TRAILS GROOMING UPDATE

This morning David Reesor and Lynn McIntyre groomed a new track from the parking lot to the gatehouse.. It took 3 passes of the Ginzu to break up the ice enough to set a track. The result isn’t perfect but it does provide safe access to the internal trails.

All of the skate ski was done and it is perfect!

Some classic was done, but it wasn’t practical to do more. Most parts of the internal loop trails are quite useable for classic skiing. Groomers looked for areas of unpacked snow on the side of the trails, and were able to set several long stretches of perfectly groomed trail including the first part of the loppet route and the trail to the boat launch.

Decent skiing for this weekend!

This grooming closeup provides an image of the difficulty of breaking up the ice.

FEBRUARY 17 SKI CLINIC CANCELED

The snow conditions are poor at present, so we are cancelling the clinic scheduled for tomorrow, February 17th.

We propose to offer lessons when conditions improve, and a time convenient for you and us, sometime later this season. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to give you some xc ski pointers before spring!

Please contact Nancy at ndgaud@gmail.com if you are interested in this option. With such variable conditions, perhaps this approach will work better in the future.
We have had some good skiing, but not on the dates that we chose for clinics.

So, back to the snow dancing!
Hope to see you on the trails,
Nancy

2018 Loppet

Start of the 2018 Tay Valley Loppet.

The Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet had excellent snow conditions. The freezing rain held off until the very end.

To view results please go to http://runninggoattiming.com/results/running-goat-timing-results/

We will post pictures as they become available.

EXCELLENT CONDITIONS FOR 2018 LOPPET

Ski conditions are superb and likely to remain so for some time.

Our Loppet is scheduled for February 11. There are a whole range of events from the 20 km event to a 10 and 5 km race, and 2.5 km “Cookie” race for the young or young at heart. There are still some spaces available. Go to the Loppet page to register.

Remember, it is a fun Loppet, and YOUR personal best, so don’t be intimidated.

If you don’t wish to race but might be available to volunteer, we may still need some help so please contact our Loppet coordinator, Nancy, at ndgaud@gmail.com

And, if you are just too busy Sunday for either racing or volunteering, keep taking advantage of the great skiing at the park. Our groomers are doing a fantastic job!