Pet Peeves

In a January 9 published article by Alan Paul the number one pet peeve of runners is dogs not on a leash.  His data was compiled from almost 2500 runners responding to a survey where over 600 listed this as their number one gripe about running.  That’s no surprise to me.  My greatest fear is to ski around a corner and find an inattentive, nonchalant dog walker with one of those retractable leashes stretched across a well groomed trail with a large dog on the other side.  Fortunately, the one time this nightmare actually happened the dog turned out to be smarter than its master and bounded across my path before my impact with the leash.

In my experience with the Nordic ski community the most often heard complaint is the “brown klister” that accumulates on old snow around the parking lot.

The best winter weather for Nordic skiing is a period when we get a couple of inches of new dry snow every two or three days, right?

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Postponement

It’s official.  The Shenendehowa Classic is postponed to Sunday, February 18.  Hopefully the weather will be better.  In case you are wondering the snow at Saratoga Biathlon firmed up quite nicely and Curt Schreiner did some magic.  Today’s skiing was superb.

Those pre-registrated are still good for the February 18 date unless they tell me they cannot make it.

Now I hope we can all cram in a rewarding and fun season before the snow really heads north.

Shenendehowa Classic Postponed

Race officials just conferred.

The race tomorrow, January 13, 2018, at Saratoga Biathlon Club in Day, NY is off.

We are concerned about

  • early morning travel
  • temperatures are not expected to drop early enough this evening so snow can drain, freeze, and new snow to accumulate
  • by the end of the day tomorrow, our chief of course should be able to have conditions perfect, but who wants to ski in the dark?

We are working on a postponement to February 17 or 18 whichever can be worked out.

Thank You

Mercer
Shen Nordic Families,
In celebration of another highly successful 24 Days of Christmas raffle and Chipotle fundraiser, we held our pizza party with the high school and middle school teams during practice yesterday.  Any skier who sold 10 or more Christmas raffle tickets was given bonus raffle tickets for a variety of Nordic and Alpine prizes.  Any skier who participated in our Chipotle fundraiser was given a raffle ticket for a chance to win Chipotle gift cards.  Total value for prizes – $1844 
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKET SALES WINNERS
 
Madshus Carbon Race Poles – Donated by Sports Page (2 Raffles)
Winner:  Allison Underhill
Winner:  Julia Weaver
Lapland Lake XC 1-Day Trail Pass & Equipment Rental Package (2 Raffles)
Winner:  Matthew Street
Winner:  Eric Hamilton
 
Mt. Van Hoevenberg XC 1-Day Trail Pass (2 Raffles)
Winner:  Annika Knizek
Winner:  Yecies family
Gore Mountain-North Creek Ski Bowl XC 1-Day Trail Pass (2 Raffles)
Winner:  Meghan Maloney
Winner:  Morghan DeSalvatore
Catamount Ski Area – 2 Lift Tickets
Winner:  Emily DeGennero
 
Okemo Mountain – 2 Lift Tickets
Winner:  Zach Cramer
 
West Mountain – 4-Hour Lift Ticket (6 Raffles)
Winner:  Jenny Street
Winner:  Kieran Salls
Winner:  Ashley Aldrin
Winner:  Grace Anderson
Winner:  Zach Cramer
Winner:  Jacob Cramer
 
Stratton Mountain – 2 Lift Tickets
Winner:  Morghan DeSalvatore
 
Plattekill Mountain – 2 Lift Tickets (2 Raffles)
Winner:  Emily DeGennaro
Winner:  Caitlyn Roig
Tubby Tubes Co. – Downhill Tubing Pass for 4
Winner:  Stasia Slepski
 
Play It Again Sports – $25 Gift Card
Winner:  Kieran Salls
CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER WINNERS
 
Chipotle $10 Gift Card and Hot Cocoa Pack (5 Raffles)
Winner:  Allison Underhill
Winner:  Meghan Maloney
Winner:  Eve Schoen
Winner:  Lauren Mundinger
Winner:  Anna Weidmann

THANK YOU for your participation in our fundraisers and CONGRATULATIONS to all our prize winners!

LET IT SNOW!!
Tracy Moore
Vice President
Shenendehowa Nordic Club