Coming Back To Alpine Skiing?

If You Have Been Away From the Norwegian Sport For A Few Decades, Welcome Back and S u r p r i s e !!!!!      Remember the old days?  Long stiff skis? Weighed a ton.  Wearing yourself out to jump them into the air to change direction?  It didn’t matter back then because we were…

TRAVERSKI NEWS

Boy, we Traverskis have been busy! Every other month we join together to work at our local food pantry packing food for Southern Minnesota Channel One. Lots of fun and giving back to the community. Early in the summer, we gathered at a member’s farm in central Iowa for a relaxing Welcome Summer camp-out. We…

YODELERS

Ski Bunnies & Ski Bums!   Summer activities have come and gone once again and it’s time to put our thoughts toward 2022- 2023 Yodelers Ski Season of fun!   Yodelers Annual Fall Party was held at Joseph’s Restaurant in St. Paul on Wednesday, September 14th, and was attended by 61 skiers.  There was much…

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SKI FEDERATION POSTS FOR 10/04/2022

  Start the Bidding… Our 5th Annual Virtual Auction is LIVE ♦ NSCF Newsbeat September 2022  ♦   Start the Bidding… Our 5th Annual Virtual Auction is LIVE By Joe Harvis on Sep 30, 2022 06:50 pm Our annual Silent Auction has begin.  We have many  items up for bid this year.   Check them out.…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

The Ullr Ski, Bike & Social Club had a very good summer with most of the approximately 28 scheduled bike rides taking place, some starting earlier to avoid biking during the hottest part of the day. There were three cancellations due to weather. We also had two multi-day events – Nisswa in early June with approximately…

Ski Hawks Winter Park, 2023

Hello fellow skiers and boarders. Hard to think about ski trips now at the middle of August.   But if you want to go mountain skiing, now is the time to register for trips. Ski Hawks Ski and Social Club’s trip to Winter Park & Mary Jane is no exception. We are taking 30 ski lovers…

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NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FEDERATION NEWSBEAT AUGUST 2022

Vermont Ski Area Ditching Its Controversial Name. Suicide Six will become Saskadena Six to alleviate any negative impact the current name could have on visitors. More.  Ski Magazine Keystone Bergman Bowl Restoration Approved, But Lift Will Not Open for 2022-23. Work on Keystone Resort’s Bergman Bowl Express will move forward after the U.S. Forest Service…

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SKI FEDERATION POSTS FOR 08/02/2022

U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD ANNOUNCES MATT GNOZA AS FREESTYLE SPORT DIRECTOR  ♦ Gunstock’s future uncertain after resort’s entire management team resigns  ♦ The Best Time of Day to Fly to Avoid Cancellations, According to New Data  ♦   U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD ANNOUNCES MATT GNOZA AS FREESTYLE SPORT DIRECTOR PARK CITY, UTAH (July 21, 2022)…

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Ski Federation Posts for 07/12/2022

NSCF Newsbeat – July 2022  ♦ Top 10 Small Ski Resorts in North America for Powder Hounds  ♦ The Best Ways to Gain Airport Lounge Access, Depending on How You Travel ♦   NSCF Newsbeat – July 2022 By jo_simpson on Jul 12, 2022 12:34 am You’ll be charged to visit Europe from 2023. The…

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Ski Federation Posts for 05/10/2022

  Parts of Utah’s Newest Ski Resort Could Open This Summer By Ian Wood | May 5, 2022 3:07 pm ET “So your activity during the day will be focused on the ski beach…your outdoor dining, watching the skiers come down, and really partaking. And then during the afternoon, it really shifts after après and goes to the…

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National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat May 2022

Bode Miller Launches Peak Ski Company with Six New Ski Designs. Miller is launching a new venture, Peak Ski Company, a direct-to-consumer ski brand leading with a line of six all-mountain skis designed for skiers like you and me—which is to say, skiable by mortal enthusiasts. Miller is joined by co-founder Andy Wirth, most recently…

YODELERS SKI CLUB TRIPS TO ASPEN – 2022

The Yodelers once again made their annual two trips to Aspen. Trip one began on January 15th with 25 Yodelers skiing the uncrowded slopes and enjoying temps in the 30s. Snow conditions were good and we received three-plus inches of snow on our last day to top off the trip. Some restaurants were closed and…

TRAVERSKI SKI AND SPORTS – ROCHESTER, MN.

Let’s catch up, shall we? Traverski is still alive and kicking. We took a western trip to Sun Valley early in February. We had a great group of people and enjoyed some beautiful blue bird days. February 22nd, some of us had a wonderful weekend in Whalen, MN, near Lanesboro, to cross-county and snowshoe. We…

BIG SKY 2022 – WE MADE IT!

After nearly four years of planning, with a break in the middle due to Covid, the 2022 ULLR Big Sky Ski Trip actually happened! Compared to the attempted 2020 trip, Co-Chairs Nancy S. and Sharon M. saw smiles on the faces of 42 ULLRs who came on the 2022 trip to Big Sky.  Thirty-two ULLRs…

YODELERS – GIANTS RIDGE BELOW ZERO IN 2022

[ GIANTS RIDGE BELOW ZERO IN 2022! FEBRUARY 18 – 20   Friday, 34 Yodelers jumped on the motorcoach headed to the Friendly Giant and the Quality Inn, downtown Virginia, MN, which became our home for 2 nights. Several nearby restaurants and watering holes offered good fun!   Saturday, the day started out at minus…

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National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat March 2022

IKON Pass Adds Partner Resorts, Pass Options for 2022-23. Alterra Mountain Company unveiled the details for its 2022-23 Ikon Pass, which includes new pass product options, new partner resorts, and changes to access for several destinations. New partner resorts include Sun Valley, Idaho, and Snowbasin, Utah—which are defecting from Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass—and Chamonix Mont-Blanc…

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Ski Federation Posts for 03/01/2022

MASTERFIT  ♦ As Share Prices Tumble, Wall Street Says Vail Needs to Clean Up Operations  ♦ It’s Been 29 Years Since Hollywood Made a Great Ski Flick and I’m Getting Impatient  ♦   MASTERFIT Thanks for inviting us to your club!  Ski and snowboard better today with Masterfit’s upgrade EZFit insoles and Eliminator Tongues. Get…

ULLR SKI, BIKE AND SOCIAL CLUB

The weather during the fall of 2021 was perfect for the many hikes and bike rides that our club enjoyed. At our general meeting on November 18th at the Bloomington Event Center, we were entertained by Elvis (Todd Anderson). He put on a wonderful show and involved the audience too. We kicked off the winter…

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MSC Winter Carnival, January 21-23, 2022

Announcing MSC Winter Carnival 2022 at Big Snow Resort (Indianhead & Black Jack Ski areas!) Your weekend includes: Ski-in/Ski-out Trailside Condos, many with Jacuzzi’s, kitchenettes, TV and Wi-Fi Skiing available Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday at both ski areas 2- Day Lift Pass good at both ski areas. FREE BREAKFAST both Saturday & Sunday AM. Select…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Our club has enjoyed many bike rides and hikes this summer. Two weekend bike and golf trips to Nisswa and Lanesboro are very popular. The six “What’s Cookin” summer picnics at Brookview Park in Golden Valley were well attended with many “snow birds” renewing friendships. On Sunday, August 29th, 138 members celebrated the “70 plus 1”…

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Ski Federation Posts for 08/17/2021

NSCF Newsbeat August 2021  ♦ New Development at Deer Valley Could Include Gondola To Downtown Park City  ♦   NSCF Newsbeat August 2021 Airlines May Have to Refund Fliers for Delayed Bags. A new DOT rule proposes airlines refund fliers for delayed bags, and other services they fail to deliver on. More. Condé Nast Traveler…

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Ski Federation Posts for 07/27/2021

US Ski & Snowboard Unveils Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan  ♦ IOC approves ski mountaineering for 2026 Winter Games  ♦ Indy Pass Adds 4 More Mountains  ♦ America’s Hidden Mega Ski Pass: 3 Days Each at 48 Mountains, Plus a Season Pass, for $299  ♦   US Ski & Snowboard Unveils Diversity, Equity, and…

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National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat July 2021

A New Bill Would Keep Ski Resort Profits Local.  The Ski Area Fee Retention Account  “SHRED” Act has been introduced to congress. More. KKTV News via Intopia|Destimetrics More. Powell Tribune via Google Alerts Colorado Ski Resort Operators Turbo-charged Technology Last Season, and Many of the Upgrades Are Here to Stay.  “COVID accelerated everything,” one ski…

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National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat June 2021

Indoor Snowsports Facilities Finally Catching on in U.S.; Developer Alpine-X Plans To Open 20-Plus Destinations. Alpine-X’s first venue—Fairfax Peak—will open in Northern Virginia, with 20-plus additional metro markets to follow. The ski dome will be the anchor, but the complex will also include an upscale hotel, a gravity-powered mountain coaster, zip lines and multiple restaurants.…

ULLR SKI, BIKE AND SOCIAL CLUB

After a year of zoom and phone visits, we are most happy to gather as a club again.  Two weekend trips are planned for Nisswa and Lanesboro to bike, golf, and renew friendships.  Many other bike rides are scheduled throughout the summer and fall in the metro area. Our summer picnics at Brookview in Golden…