FYI- December 1st is a couple days away. Mother Nature may not have recieved that information yet but we know it to be true. To prepare for the ski season which we have been assured will come, the VSC is busy planning our methodical expansion of all things Nordic in the Grand Traverse Region. Check it out and join in with the fun.
Season Opener Party
This Sunday December 3rd 4PM. is the Season Opener Party at the Filling Station. Join the club as we prepare for the season. We will give you some insight in to the great things that we have in store for the year. You can expect the best pizza in Northern Michigan (free) giveaways and lots of ski talk.
Bring the kids. Bring anyone that you think might want to join or re-join the club. When they hear what we have been up to they won’t be able to refuse. You can renew your membership on the spot too.
The Vasa Ski Club Store is open. Get online now and start shopping. All prices are reduced to reflect volume purchasing so get your goods now. A link to the store can be found here.
Lakes of the North
The Lakes of the North Race is just around the corner. Although it does'nt look like Winter outside now, that can change in the blink of an eye. LOTN is notorious for getting early snow in our region. Join the club as we host this annual event.
The Lakes of the North 7km freestyle race and Tour and luncheon totally free for VSC members. 11am Dec. 16th just west of Gaylord at Lakes of the North Golf Course and Club. This is a great nordic opener event to ski race or tour and meet all your long lost skier freinds in a low key event. Information for this event will be posted on the VSC site.
There will be PSIA-C X-C Ski Instructors' Clinic - Workshop, Exam Preps Level 1, 2, 3, AND Certification Levels 1, 2, 3, at Hanson Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 11. The clinic is 8AM until 4PM both days. People need to register with PSIA-Central Office in the PSIA-C website before the dates of the clinics.
The least expensive is 30 days prior to the clinic date to avoid a late fee. There will be both SKATE and CLASSIC techniques, so people need to bring both types of equipment. Eric Okerstrom will be leading the clinic. For more information contact: Carole Mueller-Brumbaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell # (616)340-8228
A hard working group of volunteers recently did some much needed maintenance to sections of the Vasa Pathway. This work is just one of the countless steps that take place each year to make the Vasa a great place to ski and to host a race. These are just some of the folks, you may know more. If you recognize anyone in this photo please say thanks.
12/3 VSC Season Opening Party at the Filling Station
12/16 Lakes of The North Race
1/6 Midwest Nordic Rendezvous at Timber Ridge
1/10-1/11 PSIA Clinic
1/14 We Ski
1/21 We Ski
1/28 We Ski
2/10 North American Vasa
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous
When:January 6 & 7, 2018 . Where: Timber Ridge Resort. Guest Instructor: Emily Lovett
Join us for the second annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Join us for our weekend clinics and social get-together! Here is a link to an article written by our guest coach extraordinaire.
If you weren't at the Rendezvous last year you missed a great time. There is lots of skiing and lots of instruction. Join Nordic Ski fanatics new and seasoned for a great ski weekend. As always, more details can be found at our website www.vasaskiclub.org/
Stokley Creek Trip
VSC Members get your reservations in for Jan 12 – 14 at Stokley Creek. The Vasa Ski Club has arranged for its members an all-inclusive Nordic ski trip to Stokely for Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14, 2018.