NSCF Newsbeat | January 2021

National Ski Council Federation January Newsbeat January 2021 ‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season. Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors. More. New York Times Is Skiing Safe Right Now? Here are the risk factors to weigh and precautions to take, according to an infectious disease…

3M SKI, BOARD, & SOCIAL CLUB

Come join us for meet and skis at Welch Village on 7 January and 21 January (both are Thursdays).  We will meet in front of the main chalet (not Mad Jaxx) at 5:30pm for some evening skiing!  Note that 3M club Meet & Skis this year are simply that: meet up and ski.  There is…

NSCF Newsbeat – December 2020

Robert Redford Sells Sundance Mountain Resort. Robert Redford is selling Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah to Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners, which are both real estate investment firms specializing in the hospitality industry. More. SAM Skitude Acquires Liftopia. Liftopia Inc. entered an “assignment for the benefit of creditors,” or ABC, to liquidate its…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to continuing spread of the COVID 19 virus, the Ullr 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Minnesota Valley Country Club was again rescheduled. It is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 29, 2021 beginning at 4 PM. Also, the Ullr Board voted to NOT have any monthly general meetings the remainder of this…

Ski Federation Posts for 11-29-2020

Sending Thoughts and Prayers to Save Your Ski Season As Europe considers shutdown, U.S. carries on Stuart Winchester November 29, 2020 When Italy closed tighter than a submarine in early March to stop the spread of Covid-19, I was skeptical that the United States would ever follow it into lockdown, despite the desperate pleas blipping across Twitter like Morse-coded messages from…

Ski Federation Posts for 11/17/20

NSCF Newsbeat November 2020 By Jo Simpson   Alterra Mountain Company: Ikon Pass holders will not need reservations at most destinations this winter. This winter, Alterra will provide Ikon Pass holders priority access to its mountains and, instead of requiring reservations will “temporarily regulate or eliminate a number of day ticket products,” to help avoid overcrowding.…

Ski Federation Posts for 09/29/20

Next winter will be unlike any that has gone before it. Or any that will follow. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen many resorts release their ‘operating policies’ for the upcoming season. From face-covering requirements and social distancing measures to ticket reservations, skier limits, and parking reservations, it’s fair to say that next…

Posts from Ski Federation for 09/01/2020

Park City ski area sets COVID-19 guidelines, including no walk-up tickets Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune file Solo chairlift rides will be more common at Park City Mountain Resort this winter. PCMR’s parent company, Vail Resorts, announced its protocols for protecting guests from COVID-19 during the 2020-21 season. They include, among others, mostly…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to continuing concerns over the COVID–19, the Ullr 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Minnesota Valley Country Club which was rescheduled from May to Sunday, September 13th, was again rescheduled to now take place on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Recently the Ullr Board voted to NOT have their Thursday evening monthly General Meetings for October…

NSCF Newsbeat August 2020

 How Ski Resorts Hope to Operate Under COVID-19 This Winter. This winter snow will not be the biggest source of uncertainty for skiers and ski operators. More. New York Magazine Intelligencer Inside look: Here’s what we know right now about next ski season. Freeskier surveyed everyone in the ski industry to find out just what…

Ski Breckenridge with the Ski Hawks!

That’s right! Pandemic or not, Ski Hawks Ski Club is planning to take 30 skiers to Breckenridge CO, February 20-26, 2021 which allows for 5 full days of skiing. Early Bird price is $1107 until Oct 10.  Discounted lift packages are available unless you have an EPIC pass.  Package includes round trip air, transportation, and…

Posts from Ski Federation for 06/16/2020

How the Pandemic Is Forcing Ski Towns to Rethink Tourism When once crowded mountain communities like Breckenridge, Colorado, saw visitors vanish this spring, locals scrambled to mitigate the economic damage and plot a return, while keeping their towns’ character intact. READ MORE →   Reposted from Outsideonline.com Read in browser »

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to the COVID – 19 coronavirus, the ULLR Ski, Bike & Social Club’s planned events had to be cancelled or postponed. The Club cancelled the Nisswa Bike trip scheduled for June 1 -4. We cancelled our local bike rides for the month of May. Rides scheduled for the remainder of the summer will be…

Coronavirus Outbreak Rattles a Black Skiers Summit

NBC News Article – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/coronavirus-outbreak-rattles-black-skiers-summit-n1170366 March 30, 2020, 8:03 AM CDT By Curtis Bunn For the last 25 years, Brad Corbin has been a faithful attendee of the National Brotherhood of Skiers’ ski summit. But he did not attend this year’s weeklong gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho, and he is relieved after several of the…

ULLRS ALMOST SKI AT BIG SKY

This story begins in the spring of 2019 when the ULLR Club approved a western ski trip to Big Sky for March 2020.  Soon ULLR members began submitting their first payments to reserve a spot on the trip.  They were joined by five new members:  Mike N, Galen V, Lynn S, Steve H, and Rick…

COVID-19 advice from the HBC President

As a physician, I have been closely monitoring the CDC, WHO and other databases to understand how this virus is behaving, and steps to contain its spread. It is too early to know just how serious this virus is. Current mortality is estimated to be roughly 2%, but that figure will likely change as detection and reporting improve. In comparison, mortality to “the flu” is roughly 0.1%, and the SARS virus was about 10%. The genome of the virus is completely sequenced but it will take well more than a year (probably longer) before an effective vaccine is ready.

A fond Traverski memory skiing Whitefish in February

On Feb 15-22, 2020, the Traverski Ski, Sport, & Social Club went to Whitefish, Montana. This ski area has been rated in Ski Magazine for value and hospitality.  Mountain stats: 3000 acres, 105 runs, and average snowfall over 300 inches. The trip had 14 travelers who flew round-trip, as well as nine Amtrak travelers who left on Friday evening and arrived close to on-time. All had great travel weather and good times on board, with one traveler driving out.

Posts from Ski Federation for 02/18/2020

North and Northeast  ♦ First-ever Backcountry Ski Area Opens In Colorado  ♦ Plattekill: Gotta Go To Know  ♦ 12 Best Travel Insurance Policies and Why You Need Them  ♦   North and Northeast February 12, 2020 by lemmycaution If you don’t live near-ish to where it’s going to hit, sometimes, even with fairly accurate medium range…

Posts from Ski Federation for 02/04/2020

Jeff Shiffrin, father of World Cup racer, dies  ♦ Saddleback Purchase Completed ♦ 4 ADVANCED SKIING MISTAKES | And How To Fix Them  ♦ Climate Change Is Killing Alpine Skiing as We Know It  ♦   Jeff Shiffrin, father of World Cup racer, dies February 3, 2020 / By SR Staff The ski racing community is shocked to…

MSC Winter Carnival 2020 at Big Snow

MSC Winter Carnival 2020 Post Trip Article

This year the Midwest Sport/Ski Council once again went to Big Snow Resort at Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains in Upper Michigan for the 2020 Winter Carnival.   There was a total of 146 members from 7 different clubs attending this year.  The very unusual event about this Carnival is that the trip was completely full by…

Remembering Barry ZeVan the “Peek-a-Boo” weatherman

Those locals who were around in the 1970s and 80s are likely familiar with KSTP and KARE TV’s “Peek-a-Boo” weatherman, who nightly reported the temperature in Bird Island, Minnesota, leading to the popular query, “Where the hell is Bird Island anyway?” Barry ZeVan, who for many years wrote a column, “ZeVan on Skiing” fro the Midwest Sportster passed away January 1, 2020.

Sadly, we announce the passing on New Year’s Day, of Barry ZeVan. Following is his final article for the MSC/Sportster:

Skiers and ‘boarders are headed this season to Banff, Alberta or Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia in Canada, March 1st through the 7th. Sitzmark Ski Club will be skiing two of the world’s most justifiably celebrated and popular areas. I’ve skied both of them several times. In my opinion, they’re truly North America’s “Alps”, especially applicable to Whistler-Blackcomb, which I’ll describe farther into this article. But first: