We hope that at least some of you enjoyed the recent portents for winter that were dispatched in our area – there were ski tracks on our trails here, as some took the opportunity to engage in some pre-early season skiing (with all due apologies to those that did not enjoy it so much…). And while we knew the snowfall was transitory, it certainly stoked our toque-topped heads with thoughts of the ski season to come. Preparations continue, perhaps more urgent, and facilitated by more the emergence of more amenable weather.
Our winter ski instruction programs are open for registration, with information starting on page 58 of the Fall 2018 Recreation Guide. This includes the Track Attack youth ski program, which commences this week with dry-land training.
Track Attack aims to challenge young skiers to develop their technical skills while training in a fun, supportive, and positive environment. Participants will not only improve their cross-country ski technique, but also enjoy a variety of ski and adventure-based activities. In a group setting, they will learn about gear, waxing, wilderness safety, and the basics of training and racing. Beginning with team-building and dryland training in the fall, participants will meet new ski friends and enhance their overall fitness levels as they participate in outdoor activities. The on-snow portion of the program includes skill development in classic and skate techniques, and longer training skis. There is also a competitive component with participation in local events and races. Click here for full details, and sign up now to get into the first session on Thursday, October 18.
Complete the Recreation and Culture Strategy Survey before November 9 for a chance to win! See below for details.
See you on the trails!