This weekend we are determined to host the recently postponed 17th annual Sawtooth Ski Festival come snow, hell or high water. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Big Fun Poker Run. At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, Chef Sean will present a delicious Holy Mole Chicken dinner featuring authentic Mexican Mole smuggled across an unfenced section of the southern border on a real mule! At the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club have donated art, wonderful services, lovely things, ski and fashion accessories, cool vacation lodgings, restaurant certificates, ski passes and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. We are not kidding when we say we’ve got some good stuff this year! At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. Join us to have some fun and to promote quality cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas Lake.
Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated groomers, after days of shoveling just to get to the ski area and then digging grooming equipment out of deep snowy holes, driving off into dead ends looking for lost trails, digging through drifts while groaning and cussing and filling in scary tree wells while laughing and wondering at the beauty of trees, their efforts are beginning to show results. At Alturas the trails to the east of the creek are looking great. Chad has groomed out a firm hard surface pleasing to classic and skate skiers alike. Old man Davinius is working on the Trail to the Lake and North Cabin and should have skiable products by Sunday eve. And at Park Creek, Adam is rumored to be driving round and round, also hoping to have all trails looking good on the week end.