On Sunday September 27, 2020 we will start our annual work day on the multi-use trail at After Hours trails at 12:30. The work on the trails will continue till about 4 PM and then we will have our annual meeting beginning about 4:30 on the front porch at the warming house. Snacks will be served and bring something to share if you like. We will choose our board members at the annual meeting and discuss our agenda which will include election of officers, improvements to the trail system for skiing and mountain biking and how to deal with the Covid-19 issues surrounding our annual River View Loppet.
Late this fall, we completed about a mile and a half of new trail, tentatively called the Nebagamon creek loop. With the new trail availability, we decided to change our race courses for this year’s Loppet to 10 K and 24 K events. Whereas in the past, we completed one or two laps of the course for the 12 K or 24 K events we will now do a single 10K lap for the classic and skate short event on a different course than we used before.
The 24 K event is the same distance as always, but racers will do a 6K ‘Hot’ lap, come back to the start area and then do an 18 K second lap before finishing. The new course should be more challenging and also more fun with the new trails adding new dimensions to the race course.
Prices remain the same as last year.
We are still in the process of finishing the work on the new warming house. We are working again with ‘Tiger Industries from Northwestern High School. We are adding cabinetry to the ‘ski club corner’ for snacks and items used by skiers. We’re also having a sign made to let everyone know that we are here to help. We will also be adding benches to the changing rooms. We expect to see these items in place soon.
The Brule Valley Ski club is paying for these projects with the generous support offered by our club membership. Please come and join us.
On February 11, 2017 between 5 and 9 PM we will be holding our annual candlelight ski, but at the same time we will be opening our new warming house for the first time for skiers. So, there is plenty of reason to come out and enjoy the bon fire, candlelit trails, a BBQ and the new warming house. The event is free and open to the public with about 5 K of ski trail and a portion of the snow shoe trail lit by candles.
At this event, we will also dedicate our classic ski trail to one or our founding members, Sally Runge. The dedication for her contributions and those of her family will be at 7PM at the new warming house. Conditions for skiing should be excellent for both skate and classic skiing.
On October 3, 2015 at noon, the ski club will gather to clear the ski trail of fallen trees, brush and rocks that have pushed up since last season. At 4 PM, we will meet at the Ski Hut to choose officers and discuss projects for the coming season. Anyone interested in improving the ski trail and helping to pick out this years projects should be there this coming Saturday. We typically provide refreshments and have a good time renewing the trails and starting off the ski season.
Along with the sun today and way more than a foot of snow, we have a groomed ski trail. So, spread the news and come on out to enjoy some great skiing.
It snowed for four days straight, so the grooming crew deserves lots of credit getting things in shape. Expect it to be a little soft at first with all of the powder, but this is one of our earlier starts to what could be a great season.
Our newsletter is about ready for the printer, so you will also see that in a few days. See you out on the trail.