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President's Message for December

31 Dec 2023 5:03 PM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)
December's Newsletter (click here)

Piette’s Post

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with your family and friends and that your holiday season is off to a great start. With December here, many of us are ready to move to huge snowfalls and great skiing in the coming weeks.

Our plans for winter activities are going great.  Our Christmas Party will be at the Woods at 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 12, after a short Board Meeting.  Although we do ask for a small donation, we’ll have some good food and prizes to celebrate the start of the ski season.  Gelandesprung covers a good portion of the total cost of this party.  Many prizes are contributed by our sponsors.  We will include short updates on our trips to Big White and Searchmont.  Come for the party and stay to enjoy time with your friends.  Please, RSVP to Mark Heintzkill at social@gelandesprung.org.  It’s always a fun time and I am looking forward to seeing our members.

Planning for our trip to Big White is nearly complete.  We are pleased by the great response for this trip to the Okanagan region of British Columbia.  It takes more time to get there than some areas.  The payoff is the great skiing and boarding with less crowding on the slopes.   Adding to the adventure, we did add the day trip to Silver Star.  I expect that our bus to Silver Star will be full or nearly full by the time you read this message.

The trip to Searchmont departing March 22, is in good hands this year.  Adam Hanson has agreed to lead the trip to a longtime favorite for the club and my personal favorite Midwest ski hill.  Improvements to the lift systems, through repairs and by replacing a couple of the old lifts, along with improvements of other amenities promise to make this a great trip.  Additionally, we chose this weekend, in part, because there are no races planned.  Signup forms can be found in our newsletter and we will have signup forms at the Christmas party (bring your checkbook). 

Finally, I wish all of you a great Christmas, Hannukah, or other holiday and the Happiest New Year that you can imagine.

Tom Piette

GELANDESPRUNG MEANING ge·län·de·sprung a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.

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