Volunteer Opportunity

WOODSTOCKING AT MT. VIEW AND SOUTH MAXWELL SHELTERS

Saturday, October 5, 2019.  Meet at Airport Rd. Park-n-Ride at 7:00 am.    

The Club will stock firewood at Mt. View and South Maxwell Shelters.  Wood is split, just bring gloves, water, and lunch.

Thank you Volunteers

We had eight volunteers last Saturday and with the help of Mt. Jeff Snowmobile Club, Deschutes NF and the Central Oregon Landcruisers we were able to fill all four shelters at Santiam Pass.

Ski School

Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Ski School: Oregon Nordic Club-Willamette Chapter


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The ski school is comprised of an evening class and a day of ski instruction. Training is appropriate for beginner through intermediate levels. The school teaches, reviews, and gives you an opportunity to practice cross-country skills. Willamette Chapter membership is required for participation in the Ski School.

COST: $24.00 per student for trail passes and group lesson. Rental skis are available from Hoodoo for $12.00.

EVENING CLASSROOM SESSION: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Pringle Hall, 606 Church St SE, Salem Oregon. The classroom session, taught by experienced ONC skiers, is designed to familiarize the skier with ski safety, equipment, clothing choices, and basic ski skills using a combination of lecture and videos.

ON THE SNOW SESSION: Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Hoodoo’s groomed Nordic trails. The on snow day combines a group lesson, taught by Hoodoo’s PSIA certified Nordic instructors, and a practice session with mentoring by ONC’s experienced skiers. Departure time and place from Salem to be announced at the Jan 21st meeting. Return at approximately 5:00 PM. The focus will be on the demonstration and practice of fundamental cross-country skiing skills. Students are responsible for their own food, water, equipment, and transportation. Car-pooling is encouraged. The club will offer several beginner ski tours during the remainder of the ski season so you can practice your skills. Plus, as a member of the club, you can attend monthly meetings and you will receive the club newsletter.

WAIVER: By signing below, I release the Oregon Nordic Club, Hoodoo, and the US Forest Service from any liability for any injury that may occur while participating in the ski school. I realize there are risks in participating in this outdoor sport, and that some risks are unforeseeable. I give this release freely, with full knowledge that this is a hazardous sporting activity. I will also hold the club, its officers, and the individual instructors harmless for my use or misuse of the information presented.

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Nordic Club Member (Y/N)

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Send application to: Oregon Nordic Club, PO Box 181 Salem, OR 97308.For more information, please contact Bob Young at 503ww621ww6626, arch.byoung at gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Bob or Jim if you are looking for volunteer opportunities.

September 21, Saturday:   Wood Stocking at Santiam Pass Shelters  
We will join the Mt. Jefferson Snowmobile Club and Forest Service staff at Ray Benson SnoPark to stock firewood in the Roger Schmidt, North Blowout, Island Junction and Brandenburg Shelters.  Wood will be split at Ray Benson, then hauled and stacked at the outlying shelters.  MJSC is providing lunch for volunteers (though you may wish to bring some treats to share) so you just need to bring gloves and water.  This is a huge task to complete in one day, so we need lots of volunteers.  Contact Mark Olson mailto:mark@olson.us or Jim Todd mailto:toddwac18@gmail.com for more details or to sign up.

WEEKEND DAY TOURS


We will need tour leaders for weekend tours; please step up and lead a tour to your favorite destination. If you wish to lead a tour, suggest a tour destination or learn more about tour leading, contact Jim Todd (503xx378xx7003). Please contact leaders as early as possible; this helps them plan their tours.

News

2020 Meetings will be at Pringle Hall, 606 Church Street SE, Salem OR, at 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 14; Tuesday, Feb. 11; and Tuesday, Mar. 10.

OVERNIGHT SKI TRIP IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Canmore Ski Trip
This is a multiday trip to one of the most scenic areas of the Canadian Rockies.  Skiing is at its best later in the winter when we are going since the major storms have past but it is still well below freezing to keep the snow dry for good skiing.  All types of skiing ,back country trail, groomed nordic and downhill are just a short drive away from our base location in Canmore (about and hour drive west of Calgary if you fly rather than drive).  The local groomed Nordic area, almost within walking distance from condo, offers plenty of challenging trails since it was built for Olympic ski competition. We will spend four nights in Canmore and then one night in northern Idaho for the drive up and another night for the drive back to Salem.  Condo type units where we are staying have small but complete kitchens. Both grocery stores and restaurants are numerous in Canmore.  At this point one condo is full with four people and another condo can be reserved if we get three or four more participants.  For some of us this will be our third or fourth time to Canmore so we think it is well worth the trip for the skiing and the scenery.  Leaving Salem on 3/29, returning to Salem on 4/4.  Call for more details if you are interested  Craig Wojcik  503xx931xx2705.