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President's Message for June

30 Jun 2024 9:04 AM | Gelandesprung Web Architect (Administrator)

June's Newsletter (click here)

Piette’s Post

Summer, often a skier’s second favorite season, is finally here. It’s time for me to get out on the bike and play golf. I hope to see all of you along the way. We have several bike rides sponsored by our members throughout the course of the summer. I intend to participate in most of these and I hope to see you there.

There have been a lot of changes in the western ski industry over the last five years. Consolidation of resorts into Ikon, Indy, Epic and other ski resort groups has changed how we are able to run trips. We simply cannot run trips with the same approach we did in the past.

Our Western Trip Committee also had some changes and now includes Ron Quick, Frank Wickham, Kevin Klasen, Jeanine Bosdech, Jim McMonagle & Tom Piette. It is our intent to open the trip to Beaver Creek (March 1 to 8, 2025) early this summer, likely during July. This is much earlier than we expected and is being driven by changes in the ski industry that make rooms more difficult to secure later in October. The bottom line is that this change is to assure that people can participate and participate at a lower cost.

Ron has a good article in this newsletter that covers some of the detail. Please read the June and July newsletters to be aware of the opportunity to purchase lift tickets now at a lower cost than later in the season.

Finally, I mentioned that three rides are scheduled. The newsletter has information on them. If you have any other ideas for club activities, please let me know. I will be happy to help you get the ball rolling.

Have a great summer!

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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