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November 2011 Newsletter

The Snow is about to FLY!

Don't Miss Out! Renew your membership TODAY!

There are many activities planned for local ski enthusiasts starting with our 6th Annual Ski Equipment  Swap and Sale.  The Lanternloppet, Beaver Dam Classic, Fast Track, adult ski lessons and social skiing are just a few of our other activities.  Membership in the MSC is the best way to keep informed about these and other events.

Active Members Needed!!

There are many ways you can be an active member of the MSC.  Your help is needed with preseason trail cleanup, Fast Track, the Lanternloppet and the Beaver Dam Race. There are many opportunities for you to become involved in your ski club.   Contact a board member, come to a meeting, or go online to volunteer.   GET INVOLVED!

 

6th  Annual Ski Swap and Sale 

 

Bring your gently used or out grown equipment to our sixth annual swap, Sunday November 20st from 1pm to 3pm at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center.  Drop off your used equipment between 11am and noon and then eat a pancake breakfast, donations acce

 

Fitzharris Ski and Sport Shop of St. Cloud and The Outdoor Edge of Cambridge will be on hand with some special deals on new and used equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for you to obtain quality equipment for adults, high school Ski team members, or Fast Track skiers!  Contact Jon Larson with your questions.

Here are just some of the great deals offered at the Ski Swap and sale on November 20st

   Salomon Team Jr. Skis 160’s and 170’s(80-120lbs Range)w/Salomon Profil bindings  Reg $175/Swap Price $49.99

·         Alpina Tempest Classic Skis w/Salomon Profil bindings-  Reg $275/Swap $119.99

·         Fischer CR Skate- Reg. $230/ Swap $ 159.99

·         RCS Skate- Reg $500/ Swap $219.99

·         RCS Carbon Lite Skate- Reg $600/ Swap $259.99

·         Poles From $19.99

·         New Boots from $59.99

 

Fast Tack

 

At Fast Track our goals are to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country skiing with all of its recreational, social, fitness and competitive opportunities.

"Instruction" is often through relays and other games on skis. The emphasis is on fun but there are also age-appropriate races for those who wish to try going FAST.

 

The LanternLoppet

 

One of the most magical evenings you will ever have on your skis.  Travel the 5.2km Lanternloppet loop while the glow of over 150 lanterns light your trail. The Lanterns are lit at dusk with many families bringing hot dogs to roast over one of the many open fires.  This is a very unique experience for skiers old and new.

 

The Beaver Dam Classic

 

Returning to the roots of cross country skiing, the Beaver Dam Classic is a race for non-skaters.  The start and finish are near the Mora Ski Club Lodge and moves through the flat to gently rolling terrain, through old growth forest and frozen swamps.

 

Ski Club Meetings

 

The MSC board of directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Nordic Center Garage. Dates of board meetings are included on our calendar.  All members are welcome to attend these meetings


The board members are:


Jon Larson-President                   679-5480         

Susan FranceWeber-VP          320-260-9408

June Forslund-Secretary          679-0806

Mason Hjelle-Treasurer          679-3530

Mark Smith                            679-8252

Pat Gorham                            679-1621

Eric Hovland                  679-2179

Linda Rother                  679-3822

Jessica Olen                  679-3776

Mary Johnson         679-0353

Chris Woolhouse

Tracey Johnson



2011-2012 Membership Form

The cross country skiing season will be here soon! Now is the time to renew your membership to the Mora Ski Club. MSC promotes skiing in the Mora area by providing or sponsoring the following: Click here for a download printable form.

 

      Skiing events like the Lanternloppet and the Beaver Dam Classic, annual Pot Luck

      Fast Track Ski Club for skiers grades k - 6

      Ski Lessons for adult beginners

      Equipment and membership scholarships for Fast Track Skiers

      The MSC Beaver Lodge on the Beaver Dam Trail at the Vasaloppet Ski Area

      Periodic newsletter and Web page with equipment exchange and classified ads

      A calendar of skiing events

      Sunday afternoon refreshments at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center

      Information about local trails

      Opportunities to meet fellow skiers and help promote cross country skiing

An annual donation of $10 per family plus $5 pre Fast Track Skier is encouraged.  Please complete and return the lower portion of this form now and enjoy the many benefits of membership in the Mora Ski Club for 2011-2012.

 

Names of adult members _______________________________________________________________

 

Address _____________________________________________ Phone  (       ) ______--_____________

 

Email Address _______________________ @ ______________________________(for updates & photos)

Fast Track skiers

 

 ________ / _______                 __________ /  ______            ___________ / _____

Name            Grade                      Name          Grade                   Name              Grade

We will help with: ( )Fast Track treats ( )trail maintenance ( )hosting at the Nordic Center on Sunday ( ) Lanternloppet

( ) Beaver Dam Classic  ( ) Annual Potluck and Social 

WAIVER: I know that cross country skiing is an action sport that carries risk of injury and property damage. I am consenting to my family's participation in MSC/FTSC activities. I release the coaches, organizers, members, and landowners from any liability, even though that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on their part.

______________________ / __________                                                                                    Parent signature & date

Please mail this form and your donation to Mora Ski Club, c\o Mason Hjelle,

2129 South Pine Ridge Rd

Mora, MN 55051




Mora Ski Club

2011-2012 Calendar of Events

 

November 2011:

 

Monday, Nov. 7                        High School ski practice begins with Coach Tom Giese,                                                                                     http://mustangnordic.blogspot.com/

 

Tuesday, Nov.  8              MSC Board meeting, 6:30PM at the garage. All MSC members are welcome

                       

Sunday, Nov 20           6th Annual Ski Equipment exchange and sale 1pm – 3 pm  Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center

                                    11-noon, Drop Off  Pancake Fundraiser beginning at 11 am

 

December 2011:

 

Tuesday, Dec. 13            MSC Board meeting, 6:30PM at the Garage. All MSC members are welcome.

 

Saturday, Dec 31            New Year’s Eve party,and Ski, Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center 4-8 pm,

refreshments provided

 

January 2012:

 

Sunday, Jan.  1               Host open skiing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, 1-4 pm refreshments provided

                                   

Tuesday, Jan. 3              Mora Invitational High School Meet, 3:00PM, Trailview

 

 

Sunday, Jan. 8              Host open skiing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, 1-4 pm refreshments provided

 

Saturday, Jan. 14            Vasaloppet Fund Raiser

 

Sunday, Jan. 15            Host open skiing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, 1-4 pm refreshments provided

                                   

Tuesday, Jan. 17            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM, Trailview School

 

Thursday, Jan. 19            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM, Trailview School

 

Sunday, Jan. 22            Host open Skiing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, 1-4 pm refreshments provided 

                                     

Tuesday, Jan. 24            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM,  Trailview School

                                                            

Thursday, Jan.26            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM, Trailview School

 

Saturday, Jan. 28             Lantern Loppet Loops , starting at dusk, Vasaloppet Ski Area. 

Bonfires and Beverages will be available at the Ski Club Beaver Lodge,  the Deer shack,  Glen and Jean’s Cabin and the Log cabin.

                    Contact June Forslund, Board Member, about hosting a cabin or other ways you can help.

 

Sunday, Jan. 29            Host open skiing at Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center, 1-4 pm refreshments provided.

 

Tuesday, Jan 31            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45 PM, Trailview School

 

 

 

February 2012:           

 

Thursday, Feb. 2            Fast Track Ski Club, 6:30-7:45 PM, Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center

Lighted trails and a Bonfire, Families invited

 

Saturday, Feb. 4            Moraloppet, Ski for the Cure 11:00 am Tour, 1:00PM for 10&20 km races,

 Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center. 

 

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM. Trailview School

                                   

 

Thursday, Feb. 9            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 – 4:45PM, TrailView School

 

Saturday, Feb. 11            Eldris Sprints 11:00am           

Mora Miniloppet, 1:00pm at Trailview School

 

Sunday, Feb. 12                        Mora Vasaloppet

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45PM. Trailview School

                                    MSC Board meeting, 6:30PM. at the Garage.  All MSC members are welcome.           

 

Thursday Feb 16            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45 PM, Trailview School

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 19            Mora Ski Club annual potluck gathering social  and Ski           

 

Tuesday Feb 21            Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 - 4:45 PM, Trailview School

 

Thursday, Feb. 23           Fast Track Ski Club, 3:15 – 5:15PM,

                                        End of Season Awards Party Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center

 

Sunday, Feb. 26            2012 Beaver Dam Classic 5 – 10 km race, starts at 1:00PM at the Vasaloppet Ski Area

 

March 2012:

 

Tuesday, Mar. 13 MSC Board meeting at 6:30PM at the Garage.  All MSC members are welcome.

 

                                   

April 2012

 

Tuesday, Apr. 10            MSC Board meeting at 6:30PM at the Garage. All MSC members are welcome.

 

May 2012

 

Tuesday, May 8           MSC Board meeting\Highway Clean-up,

                                    Meet at State Hwy 65 and 220th Street at 5:00pm, 

Meeting following clean up at the Garage. All MSC members are welcome.

 

Saturday, May 5            Snake River Canoe Race

 

 

Saturday, Aug 18            Mora Half Marathon

 

September  15                        Mora Bike Tour

 

Here are just some of the great deals offered at the Ski Swap and sale on November 20st

   Salomon Team Jr. Skis 160’s and 170’s(80-120lbs Range)w/Salomon Profil bindings  Reg $175/Swap Price $49.99

·         Alpina Tempest Classic Skis w/Salomon Profil bindings-  Reg $275/Swap $119.99

·         Fischer CR Skate- Reg. $230/ Swap $ 159.99

·         RCS Skate- Reg $500/ Swap $219.99

·         RCS Carbon Lite Skate- Reg $600/ Swap $259.99

·         Poles From $19.99

·         New Boots from $59.99

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