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Posts from Ski Federation for 04/02/2019

Meet Share Winter  ♦ Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 1 – Waterville Valley  ♦ The Catalyst  ♦ Desert Love Affair  ♦ Utah Brings End to 86-Year-Old 3.2% Beer Law!  ♦ Meet Share Winter March 28, 2019 / SIA In an effort to help solve the issue of participation in our industry, to…

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July 4th Bike Ride Tour D’Amico – 20th Year What better way to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July than with a morning bike ride co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Sons restaurant?  This will be the 20th year for the ride and it is a community event with…

TRAVERSKI Ski, Sports & Social Club

Traverski members dressed in their finest threads to enjoy our annual Christmas Party on December 15th.  The party included a delicious buffet dinner, games with prizes, and dancing.  The Board also announced that Al Doyle was this year’s recipient of the Most Valuable Traverski Award.  Congratulations Al! Skiing opportunities have been plentiful for all those…

TUESDAY WIPEOUTS

Hi Tuesday Wipeouts and friends! Good morning! Here is this quarter’s installment of the TWO News! We have had a busy winter with lots of skiing, visiting, and enjoying lunches together. A great group of TWOs had lots of fun on the slopes at Beaver Creek in February! We loved our ski in-ski out condos…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Reflecting on the past winter, what more can a ski club want, but a ton of snow?? The Ullrs skied locally at both Welch Village and Afton Alps and there was great snow at both places. The Ullrs went to Whitefish, Montana for their western trip. As of the date I am writing this, Whitefish…

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ASPEN AND GIANTS RIDGE – 2019  Both western trips in 2019 were to Aspen – 45th year! The convenience of having four mountains just a bus ride away is just one reason Aspen is so appealing to the club. We arrived in Denver on our January trip right on time, eagerly awaiting the bus ride…

HIAWATHA BICYCLING CLUB

What to Do When the Snow Melts?  It seems like the snow would never melt but good old sunshine made it disappear and cross-country skiing must wait until next winter.  Have you thought about doing more bicycling this summer?  The best way to do this is joining a social riding club like Hiawatha Bicycling Club…

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Growing Together A global look at the issues of expanding participation in winter sports, and outdoor sports in general. Written by Jason Blevins | 2159 Views | 0 comment For almost two decades now, the flat-lined slideshow in the hotel ballroom has depressed hundreds of mountain resort leaders. The fight to attract, retain, and inspire…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 03/12/2019

The Local Scene in Whitefish is a Skier’s Paradise Sometimes Our Bodies Need Help Sometimes Our Bodies Need Help Ask An Expert: Knee Replacement Ask An Expert: Knee Replacement The Battle for the Best Ski Pass The Local Scene in Whitefish is a Skier’s Paradise The final episode in Season Two of ‘The Montana Way’…

Posts from Ski Federation for 02/05/2019

In the 02/05/2019 edition: Stephani Victor, Paralympic medalist, retires from alpine sit-ski racing Her knees ‘broken beyond repair,’ Vonn retiring after worlds The Assurance of Fit Ski California Joins Other Ski State Associations to Unite Behind Climate Action Why Can’t Rich People Save Winter? Beer for Skiers: Loose Boots Après IPA SnoCountry SnoCast: Fe”Brrr”uary Begins…

Posts from Ski Federation for 12/25/2018

Vail Resorts Just Took Over Australia  ♦ Skier Stripped of World Cup Win for Using Oxygen Mask  ♦ PCMR indefinitely closes two upper-elevation bowls after losing lease  ♦ Get Up Early: Laying Down The First Tracks On The Mountain Mount Snow Opens New Carinthia Lodge  ♦ Vail Resorts Just Took Over Australia Oz Brains | December 20, 2018 Falls Creek,…

Posts from Ski Federation for 12/18/2018

NSCF Newsbeat November-December 2018  ♦ Powder through Christmas and beyond  ♦ Snowdon Six Debuts As Killington Improves Flow, Lifts  ♦ Storm Dispatch: Mad River Glen, Vermont  ♦ National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat November-December 2018  Ikon Adds, Epic Answers. Nov. 14 was a busy day in the ongoing tit for tat between Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass and Vail Resorts’…

JACKSON HOLE MEMORIES – BY BARRY ZEVAN

Midwest Sportsters (especially Alpine skiers and ‘boarders) fortunate enough to participate in this coming March’s trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will hopefully be able to reserve at least part of that trip to reflect on the history of that region, especially of course, of the Grand Tetons themselves. My memories of the region revert back…

TRAVERSKI Ski, Sports & Social Club

As we leave summer and fall behind, we recall fond memories of the many warm outdoor activities we have shared:  tubing down the Root River, biking the Root River bike trail, experiencing a recumbent bicycle for the first time (yes, they have brakes that need to be disengaged before taking off!), and our annual Farewell…

ULLR Hiking Group for Jan 2019 Sportster

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After a great hiking season in the fall, the Ullrs are now skiing. The Ullrs are skiing in Minnesota at both Afton Alps and Welch Village. The cold weather in October and November brought early openings to the ski areas in Minnesota. Check the web site for dates and times and think about joining us.…

Posts from Ski Federation for 12/11/2018

Trail Name Series: Doc Dempsey’s  ♦ The Lovely Laurentians  ♦ Have Fun, Learn Skills, Tackle Fears At Women-Only Northeast Ski Workshops  ♦ A Wild Experience: New York’s Adirondacks  ♦ Patagonia to Donate $10 Million to Environmental Preservation  ♦ Trail Name Series: Doc Dempsey’s A Wonderful Cartoon From Mike Roth, Ski Journalist From Albany. Mike writes and draws cartoons for the…

Posts from Ski Federation for 12/04/2018

Shiffrin Wins Killington Slalom, Americans Land Two More in Top 30 ♦ Tourism Hall of Fame welcomes Nancy Greene Raine ♦ Taos Ski Valley, NM Bought a Plane and Announced their Own Airline ♦ This Adaptive Skier is Bagging First Descents in a Sit Ski ♦ ‘Face of Winter’ Pays Homage to One of Skiing’s Greatest Legends ♦ Shiffrin Wins…

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2019 MSC WINTER CARNIVAL

Hello everyone.  What a crazy year this is becoming! As I wrote this article we just came out of a record setting Memorial Day Holiday Weekend with temperatures pushing 100 degrees!  Crazy! That makes thinking about winter ski trips rather difficult.  I just hope the extreme heat wave brings us extreme snowfall too.

SKIING COLORADO SLOPES – BY BARRY ZEVAN

A number of Midwest Sports Council ski clubs are headed for Colorado this pending 2018-2019 season. While other western U.S. states and Canadian provinces have plentiful and excellent perpendicular playgrounds, Colorado is obviously the nearest of the Rocky Mountain states for Midwesterners headed west for winter fun. My most memorable personal memories of skiing some…

SKI HAWKS

Ski time is approaching! Ski Hawks’ Kick-Off will be held Saturday, October 6th at the Cherokee Tavern on Smith Ave. in West St. Paul. There will be a hors d ‘Oeuvres bar filled with a great variety of appetizers. The cost at the door for members and non-members is $20.00. Pre-register on-line (http://mnskihawks.org) and pay the Ski Hawks’ $25…

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HIAWATHA BICYCLING CLUB NEWS

Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) is a recreational riding club. Our core value is providing friendly rides and opportunities to create lasting friendships. Our ride leaders and volunteers create this inclusive environment. All are welcome on rides, you do not need to be a Club Member, but supplemental insurance is only provided on your first Club…

TRAVERSKI Ski, Sports & Social Club

We Traverski members have had an action-packed year having both fun and volunteering in the community. Traverski has its own Adopt-a Highway stretch that members get together and clean up, then go out for supper and see who found the most interesting items. Another popular volunteer event is Channel One Food Bank where you never…

TUESDAY WIPEOUTS

Fun in the Sun for the Wipeouts Despite a rainy start to summer, the Tuesday Wipeouts found plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays and have fun in the sun. June found 15 members swinging clubs at a little white ball at our annual golf outing. Whether anyone hit the ball and how far…

ULLR Ski, Bike & Social Club

The Ullrs had a great biking season, even with some biking scheduled for October. After biking season, the Ullrs have hikes in October and November throughout the Twin Cities. Starting in December, skiing will begin at both Welch Village and Afton Alps and continue throughout the winter. If Mother Nature cooperates, there will be opportunities…

YODELERS SKI CLUB

Summer’s hot temps are behind us! Now let’s enjoy the changing colors of fall. Our favorite season for skiing will follow. Yodelers Ski Club will enjoy two ASPEN ski trips that are available to all MSC club members for the 2018-2019 Ski Season! Yodelers’ spring party in May was a fun evening recapping last ski…