FRIDAY 13th MOONLIGHT SKI A SUCCESS

Despite some dismal rainy weather proceeding the event, our stalwart groomers managed to rescue some of the trails allowing the event to proceed. Thank you David Reesor and Brad Mills. (And the continuing efforts of Dave Salte and Jack Roe).

Brad guiding the ginzu.

Brad guiding the ginzu.

Moonlight skiers enjoyed a crisp evening and fast snow. We look forward to future events. Thanks Nancy Gaudreau and Linda Cairncross for taking responsibility and organizing an enjoyable and safe event.

Skiers under the bright full moon.

Skiers under the bright full moon.

Refreshment break at the Park Chalet to end the evening.

Refreshment break at the Park Chalet to end the evening.

 

 

MOONLIGHT SKI FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

The Tay Valley Ski Club is planning a moonlight ski for Friday, January 13. (Full Moon January 12).

IT SEEMS THAT FRIDAY THE 13th  IS LUCKY AFTER ALL. OUR GROOMERS HAVE RESCUED ENOUGH OF THE TRACK TO ALLOW THE MOONLIGHT SKI TO PROCEED. THE MOONLIGHT SKI REMAINS ON!

If you are interested in participating, meet at the parking lot just before the park main entrance at 7:00pm.

Please bring a head lamp or light that can be attached to your clothing.

If you wish, bring a snack and something warm to drink. (Park regulations do not allow alcohol). These can be dropped off at the chalet near the park office. Skiing will be in the main park area. The club will have designated leaders and sweepers to make sure that all skiers are accounted for. A social get together at the chalet will follow.

Snow conditions next week are iffy. Please check out the website or Facebook page to be sure that the planned ski will be held.

We have tentatively scheduled possible Moonlight Skis to correspond with the full moons in February and March. Information will be posted closer to those dates.

Localized Snow Storm Assists Groomers – Trails Excellent!

Groomers, Dave Reesor and Dave Salte, were about to give up on anything but the skate trails earlier today because of the low snow depth and ice. They were given an unexpected assist when it began to snow. What at first seemed to be light flurries developed into a significant accumulation. Heavy enough that some of the trails needed to be redone when they finished.

The result? The interior trails are now all groomed and in excellent condition. There is not enough snow yet to groom the Lally entrance, and the McPharlen and Loon Lake loop do not have enough snow to safely groom.

Enjoy the interior loops!

Great Skiing to Begin the New Year!

Most trails were freshly groomed today and many ski club members took advantage of the great day to ski in the park.

Freezing rain has been forecast for Tuesday so trails may be affected. The ginzu groomer does allow groomers to work with icy conditions.

At any rate, a good start to the ski season.

TRAILS GROOMED FOR FIRST TIME!

Groomers, David Reesor and Dave Salte, managed to groom most of the trails at the park today. Conditions on these trails are excellent.

There is still not enough snow to groom trails such as Lally but there is lots of great skiing out there. Skiers out today report excellent conditions.

Hopeful Forecasts for a Snowy Winter

Well - the pic is from last Year. But our groomers really are waiting to go! That's the new GinzuGroomer. ready for all conditions.

Well – the pic is from last Year. But our groomers really are waiting to go!     That’s the new GinzuGroomer, ready for all conditions.

Remember that all memberships must be purchased on line this year. Please go to the Membership page to purchase a membership.

Check out our instruction programs at the Youth and Adult Programs page.

We have set aside January 12 and March 14 as Moonlight Ski nights under full moons. Hopefully the snow will cooperate.

2016/2017 Tay Valley Ski Club Season

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We are still surrounded by beautiful autumn colours, but your executive has been busy planning for the up coming ski season.

Hopefully the snow will be better this winter.

Our AGM will take place at a new location, THE PERTH AND DISTRICT INDOOR POOL, Monday, November 7, at 7:00 pm.

This year we have decided to go exclusively with on line registrations. If you prefer paper registration and want to avoid the small charge for registering on line, you will be able to buy a membership only by attending the AGM on November 7.

The Tay Valley Ski Club is once again offering a range of programs and clinics for youth and adults with trained coaches. We have state of the art grooming equipment manned by dedicated volunteers. Once again, we are hoping to hold a Loppet in February. Please click on the appropriate pages for further information.

Membership is available on line at the membership page, or by attending the AGM November 7. You can register for the Loppet by going to the Loppet page.