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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 »

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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MSC Publications Midwest Sportster

The Midwest Sportster (formerly the Minnesota Skier) is the official publication of the Midwest Sport/Ski Council.  It provides a forum for the clubs to share information about trips and other activities.  It contains ads from the clubs and paid advertising from industry vendors, which provide information about trips, ski areas, lodging, transportation, and equipment. It was published every four months in newspaper format, and was changed to a three month electronic format in July 2017.

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