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Week of March 24th

Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable break. Practices are going to continue rolling this week and next, so come on out if you’re keen and available — the skiing is fabulous!
Tuesday: 4:30 – 6:30 (all)
Skate
Wednesday: 4:30 – 6:30 (2001 & older)
Skate
Thursday: 4:30 – 6:30 (all)
Classic
Next weekend I will be away at Sharkfest in Canmore with a crew of athletes. If any skiers are still interested, you may register until Wednesday, March 26th at 11:59MST. For more information, check out: http://www.rockymountainracers.com/2014-sharkfest.html
Featured image: Cassal Hut in the beautiful Methow Valley.
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Week of March 17th

Paralympics have wrapped up with a plethora of Canadian hardware coming home (see picture)! Not to be outdone, Alex Harvey finishes third overall in World Cup Standings! Ski Nationals 2014 in Corner Brook, NFLD is well underway!
Here’s what our practice schedule will look like over March Break:
Wednesday: Biathlon 
12:30 – 3:00 (all)
Skate
Bring nerf guns if you have…
Thursday: XC does Alpine!
8:30 – Meet at base of Gondola and ride the hill for as long as you’d like!
Alpine
Saturday: Tour de Macpherson
12:30 – 3:00
Classic
Long eaaaasy ski! Bring a snack in your water bottle holder. We’ll try to ski as many trails as possible…maybe even go off-piste?

 

 

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Grooming Report

Update: Saturday, April 2, 2016. Temp +4*C at 09:00 . Beautiful sunshine!  Trails were groomed this morning, mostly while it was frozen.  The skating was fantastic this morning, and the classic will be great in an hour or so.  It’s a great morning for your last ski of the season!  All the groom-able trails were done: Main Loop, Log Roller, Hydro Hill, Hydro Way, Beaver Lake Road, Cedar Ramble, Novice Glide, Creek Crawl, Roadway Ramble (a few dirt patches!), Easy Al’s, and Short Hop.

Saturday, April 2nd will be the last day of grooming.  The lodge will be closed April 3rd until next season.  Happy trails!

The lodge is open 9am-9pm, and trail lights are on until 9:30pm. Ticket office open from 9am-3:30pm.

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club – Grooming Report

Trail Name Date Groomed Comments
BCIT Forestry Trail  Mar 29  no longer groomed
Beaver Lake Road  Apr 2
Cedar Ramble  Apr 2
Connector  Mar 31
Creek Crawl  Apr 2
Dynamite  Mar 22  no longer groomed
Easy Al’s  Apr 2
Evelyn’s Choice  Mar 27  no longer groomed
Hydro Hill  Apr 2
Hydro Way  Apr 2
Little Dippet  Mar 25
Log Roller  Apr 2
Main Loop  Apr 2
Mickey Olson Loop  Mar 28  no longer groomed
Mountain Climb  Mar 25
Novice Glide  Apr 2   Look out for the depression if you’re coming downhill, just before you get to Cedar Ramble.
Roadway Ramble  Apr 2   Look out for bare spots!
Short Hop, Ellie’s  Apr 2  Ellies is very dirty.
Titan  Mar 27  no longer groomed

 

Call our snowphone at any time to hear the latest grooming report!  250-837-7303.

 

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Schedule: Week of March 10th

Anyone interested in pushing yourselves one more time this season on March 29th and 30th at Sharkfest – Alberta Cup 7 & 8?! This pursuit style event is being held near Canmore on the Mt. Shark Ski Trails. Here is the Notice of Race: http://www.rockymountainracers.com/uploads/1/9/2/3/19234517/shark_notice_2014_final-feb28.pdf. Early bird registration closes March 21st at 11:59MST and final registration deadline is March 26th at 11:59MST. Please let me know if you are interested in attending — I know some people are already keen, myself included!
Tuesday: 4:30 – 6:30 (all)
Classic
 
Wednesday: 4:30 – 6:30 (2001 & older)
Classic
Open Training: 7 – 8:30 (anyone!)
Skate or classic
*We will most likely be using klister for our classic days. Please come prepared with clean grip zones and arrive early (if possible)
“Capture the Flag on skis!”
Thursday: 4:30 – 6:30 (all)
Skate
Saturday: 9:45 – 12:00 (all)
Skate
*I will not be around to lead practice on Saturday, however I wanted to set a time for skiers to meet and go for a long easy spring ski. That’s the name of the game this time of year.
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Schedule: Week of March 3rd

Photo cred. to Debbie for capturing Daniel’s epic tag-off bail to Tayla in BC Champs relay.
Wednesday: Headlamp Heroes Finale!
Registration @ 6-6:30pm
Racing @ 7pm
$2/skier
4*2.5km Relay
Legs 1 & 2 are classic; 3 & 4 are skate
1 member of opp. sex on each team
Costumes encouraged
Flowt is sponsoring the event and providing draw prizes for participants!
Contact me if you need help finding a team.
*I will need a few 100% non-racers (absolutely no chance of racing) to help. If you want to race, please do it!
Thursday: 4:30 – 6:30
Classic
Saturday: It’s the MINI OLYMPICS! Team information will be sent out so you can arrange your costumes, etc…
9:30 – 12:00
Skate
Sunday: Sovereign Lake Loppet – see http://www.sovereignlake.com/events/march-9th-2014-sovereign-lake-loppet/. Registration closes Wednesday, March 5th @ 11:59pm.
Skate

 

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Headlamp Heroes season finale!

The season finale of the Headlamp Heroes race series will be held this Wednesday, March 5th!

This is a great event inclusive of kids, adults and families.
The race is sponsored by Flowt Bikes and Skis; there will be lots of great draw prizes to win.
Registration @ 6-6:30pm
Racing @ 7pm
$2/skier for members (non-members pay the day rate)
4 x 2.5km Relay
Legs 1 & 2 are classic; 3 & 4 are skate
1 member of opp. sex on each team
Costumes encouraged
Contact coach@revelstokenordic.org if you would like help finding a relay team.