As we head into the "Spring" the snow and weather deteriorates. As you can see from Wilmot's website, they have been closed the past two days in the hopes of blowing new snow and preserving what they have for the weekend (for us!) They will continue to do this for each weekend until they close. When they close is up to them, and the weather. Last season they stayed open an additional week in March (March 16th) as we had a snow storm earlier in the week - so we took advantage of the snow and added a weekend to our season. This year we moved Granite Peak to that third Saturday, so we suspect that our last trip may in fact be March 10th.
Congratulations to our three new "G" level skiers! It has been a few years since we have had a group of Junior Instructors that were of this caliber. Thanks to our Director of Ski Instruction, Bunny, we have a formal program to get our top level skiers on a track to become certified instructors. They are learning movement analysis and the exercisees that help students learn critical skills. Anyone age 14 and older is eligible for this program after they have completed Level "F." Bunny will be working with the "E" level skiers in the coming weeks to introduce them to some of the skill sets needed and how to think about movement analysis in their every day skiing. Participation in the "E" class will be given to the most frequent class attendees and those that truly want to learn to become better skiers.
It might have been a bit cooler, but it really was a fatastic ski and board day. We lost a few kids to the flu (we hope they are getting better), but those that went with us were all outside the whole day and if anything, too flushed with happiness and warmth!
Saturday promises to be a warmer pleasant snow day, unlike our previous two weeks. Upper level skiers can take advantage of our Terrain Park Seminar, and everyone will benefit from a deeper snow base and softer snow. We still have a bit of a problem with swapping of equipment, so I do ask that you go over the top with decorating your equipment. Make certain your name is there, but immediately identifiable personalization is the key to ensuring that no one grabs your skis, boards, or poles mistakenly.
In light of recent bus delays and recent increase in size of the Club, we have decided to initiate a SMS system for broadly sharing important information, without the need to use a third party application or download an applet. Specifically designed for the myriad of sports teams out there. we found this application, Rainedout.com to meet the majority of our immediate information needs. Simply go to: Join Blizzard Ski & Snowboard School text alerts on RainedOut to sign up.