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Posts from Ski Federation for 02/05/2019

Updates from Ski Federation National Ski Council Federation 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:…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 09/25/2018

NSCF Newsbeat September 2018 ♦ J Skis highlights 2018-19 limited edition artwork in video series ♦ Why Trump’s Tariffs Could Be Bad For Skiers ♦ How We Determine the Best Skis of the Year ♦ The 13 Best Skis of the Year ♦ NSCF Newsbeat September 2018 By Jo Simpson on Sep 23, 2018 04:45 pm September 2018 United introducing…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 08/21/2018

HOW LONG DOES A PAIR OF SKIS LAST?: PART 1 ♦ 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle And Free Ski World Championships To Showcase New Winter Olympic Sports ♦ Waterville Valley to Host 2019, 2021 U.S. Alpine Championships ♦ Vail Resorts buys Mars, plans intergalactic luxury ski resort ♦ Steamboat History Full of Western Lore, Pioneering Spirit ♦ Weekend Watch: Colorado’s abandoned ski…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 08/14/2018

Nonprofit Plans to Install Avalanche Forecasting Devices in Tetons ♦  Should We Pay Ski Patrollers More? ♦ NSCF August Newsbeat ♦ VOLCANO ERUPTS AT CHILEAN SKI RESORT ♦ Nonprofit Plans to Install Avalanche Forecasting Devices in Tetons The Grand Teton National Park Foundation hopes to raise funds for the $25,000 project by September 1st. August 2, 2018 By POWDER In recent…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 06/26/2018

The top 10 videos of 2018, thus far ♦ 9 Travel Nightmares Your Insurance Won’t Cover ♦ The Top 20 Ski Resorts In North America With The Most Lifts ♦ This Tiny Device Pairs Your Wireless Headphones with the In-Flight Entertainment System ♦ 10 Essential Multipurpose Tools for Travel ♦ Denver’s Alterra Mountain Co. to buy Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort ♦…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 06/19/2018

Hopper Now Has ‘Secret Fares’ You Can’t Find Anywhere Else Online ♦ How to Keep Your Data Safe While Traveling ♦ Summertime shred: Six South American ski trips that make yearlong winter a reality ♦ Shred the land down under: Nine reasons to ski Australia ♦ Hopper Now Has ‘Secret Fares’ You Can’t Find Anywhere Else Online by KATHERINE LAGRAVE…

Yodelers 2018-2019 Ski Season

Start dreaming about flying down the slopes of Winter!      Yodelers Ski Club will enjoy two ASPEN ski trips that are available to all MSC club members for the 2018-2019 Ski Season!   The Yodelers’ annual membership party is Wednesday, November 14th at DeGidio’s Restaurant in St. Paul. Come and get details of the local and…

Yodelers Club News

The Yodelers’ two western trips in 2018 were to Aspen. Great lift ticket prices and super accommodations at the Aspen Mountain Lodge were deciding factors. Being able to cross the street and hop on a bus to go to any of the four mountains is also a plus. The January trip was very short on…

ULLR Ski, Bike & Social Club News

Three weeks after the epic April Minnesota snow storm, the Ullrs were out riding on the start of the biking season. On May 5th, nineteen Ullrs met at the Hopkins Depot in perfect biking weather. Some rode 15 miles others went 12 miles. The Ullrs are now biking every Thursday morning during the summer, most…

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Posts from Ski Federation for 06/12/2018

For mid-size ski areas, Vail Resorts ensures a lucrative future ♦  6 Passport Rules for Faster Renewal ♦ Alterra Mountain Co., entrepreneur at odds over “Ikon” trademark ♦ The 5 Most Livable Ski Towns in the USA ♦ For mid-size ski areas, Vail Resorts ensures a lucrative future June 8, 2018 by Sam Taggart In Ludlow, Vermont, the news spread between…