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.
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.
Name (Print) __________________________________________________________________
Nordic Club Member (Y/N)
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Street Address ________________________________________________________________
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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.
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:email@example.com or Jim Todd mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to sign up.
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.