OVER 30 KILOMETERS OF GREAT CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
20th Annual Ski Festival is now history… a good time was had by all!
A good time was had by all.
Friends and Fans of the Sawtooth Ski Club
It seems we were just celebrating at our annual March Ski Festival, then we had two great days of October trail work at Park Creek and Alturas and now it has begun to snow! Thank you all in the many ways you contribute. We love our trails in the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin and we love all of you who help keep them going.
We have some exciting news as we begin our 2022-2023 Winter Ski Season
After several years of researching and fundraising we are purchasing two ATV tracked grooming machines, one ATV for Park Creek and one for Alturas. We will use them along with our snowmachines and they work with the same grooming implements. We hope to have the ATV’s ready and on board by Christmas. These machines have proven to be steady workhorses for Nordic grooming. And we are looking forward to using them on our trails. This early snowfall is great but we do need a bit more to begin grooming. Most roads remain open to motor vehicles driving on them until December 1st, so that limits what we can do.
March 4th and 5th-Save the Date! The 21st Annual Sawtooth Ski Festival
Saturday: Chili-Feed and Poker Run at Park Creek
Sunday: Soup Kitchen at Alturas
This newsletter was just mailed as a letter to all of you on our mailing list, but we wanted to reach out via email to send you the same. We have found using postal mail to all of you is most effective, but we’d like to encourage you to save resources and to send your donations and memberships using our secure link on our web pages. You can go online to donate or renew securely and that works very well with our bookkeeping, no need to write and mail a check. If you have been hesitant we want you to know you can easily use your charge card or Paypal through our link. http://www.sawtoothskiclub.com/499-2/ The website also has our member/donor form if you prefer to write a check and mail it to us. Thank you however you choose to contribute!
The enthusiasm, support and smiles we’ve seen on the Sawtooth Ski Club Trails really show what we’ve been able to do for our community. Special Thanks go to our partners for grooming support-the City of Stanley, BCRD, USFS and the Sawtooth Society Mountain Goat License Plate Grant Program.
Happy Winter Wishes from all the Sawtooth Ski Club Board,
David, Jeff, Tim, Janet & Kelli
PS: Please include your e-mail. We will only use it for timely Ski Club correspondence, and it can help us reduce costs. We will not give it away and will not pester you with constant e-letters. Thanks !
Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying good food and great community and bombin trails, and another thanks for donating to the ski club! Having our trails out here in Stanley is a blessing and a luxury and it all thanks to all our super rad friends coming together donating, volunteering, coordinating, and of course grooming.
The grand total of miles for my fundraising ski was 28! Please make all donations directly to the sawtooth ski club at sawtoothskiclub.com
I will attach a link that goes directly to the donations page.
Thanks again everyone!:)
Peace and love,
Map of the ride below.
THE SKI CLUB WEBSITE FOR THE YEAR 2022..
WELCOME BACK TO THE NOW NEW OLD WORLD OF PANDEMIC SKI REPORTS… LAST YEAR’S WEB SITE OFTEN SEEMED A BIT WIERD AND OF A LESSER QUALITY THAN WAS EXHIBITED IN EARLIER YEARS WHEN THE WITTY INCITEFUL BLOGGING OF WEB MASTER DAVINIUS DELIGHTED AND ENTERTAINED ALL. LAST YEAR HE BLAMED THIS DECLINE ON IMPAIRED THOUGHT PROCESSING DUE TO ADVANCING AGE. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS DOWNWARD TREND HAS CONTINUED AND WORSENED. HE IS NOW OFTEN FOUND POUNDING ON HIS KEYBOARD, NOT SURE IF HE IS ON THE SKI CLUB SITE, AMAZON.COM OR HIS WEB PHARMACY. HE NOW WORRIES MORE ABOUT FINDING HIS SHOES AND THE TV REMOTE THAN HE DOES ABOUT SKIING AND THE MEANING OF LIFE. WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. WE PITY THE PRETTY GIRL FROM THE VILLAGE WHO MUST LOOK AFTER HIM, PLEADING WITH HIM DAILY TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE AND CLEAN THE CAT BOX. HE CLAIMS HE IS TRYING HIS BEST BUT WE DON’T REALLY BELIEVE IT.
LUCKILY, THE BRIEF TRAIL REPORT THAT ENDED THIS SECTION LAST YEAR WORKS FINE FOR THIS YEAR SO WE ARE REPRINTING IT HERE.
THE SKI TRAIL CLEAN UP DAYS THAT TOOK PLACE OVER HALLOWEEN WEEKEND WERE THE BEST EVER. 25 OR MAYBE 35 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT EACH SKI AREA. BECAUSE IDENTITIES WERE MASKED, WE COULD NOT GET A GOOD COUNT, TELL FRIEND FROM FOE OR EVEN GUY FROM GAL. WE GOT ALONG FAMOUSLY, ALBEIT ANONYMOUSLY, AS WE CUT TREES AND SAGEBRUSH. WE SURE GOT A LOT DONE! AT THE APRÈS CLEAN-UP EVENT AT ALTURAS LAKE, HOT DOGS WERE SERVED. THANK YOU ALL, WHOEVER YOU WERE…