AN EXCITING 2017-18 RACING SEASON FOR THE SKI CLUB OF NEW JERSEY

 

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

 

With frost near at hand, let’s talk about what’s happening on the race scene as it affects SCNJ:

The Killington race camp dates have already been sent out to our SCNJ members. Summarizing – there are two race camps:

(1) The regular 5-day GS Killington camp (12/4/2017 – 12/8/2017, which includes ½ day free skiing on the Sunday before the camp, and:

(2) A 2-day camp for Slalom race training, which follows the 5-day camp. Prices will be announced later, and are similar to last year. Both have excellent instructors, and are a great way to get started on the ski season.

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We are again planning to set up an on-the-snow fun session (likely at Pico Mountain) for our juniors during the MLK weekend in January. We have first class instructors in our Club and they like nothing better than to help kids have more fun skiing. If there is enough interest, we can see if Middlebury will set up a short course at their Snow Bowl so that we can practice turns thru the gates.

 

Beginning in January, remember the Wednesday night racing league, compliments of the NJ Ski Council. This begins the first Wednesday of the month, and lasts for six weeks, weather permitting. Another fun event to participate in. More info will be availa-ble later in the fall.

The annual State race is planned for the first Saturday of February – 2/3/2018 – at Pi-co. We try to enter both a women’s and men’s team, and we do nicely by holding our own. A lot of fun!

March 3, 2018 is the date for our all-important 3-club race with Monmouth and Telemark ski clubs. Middlebury has asked us, as a favor, to move this date since they have a ma-jor school function. We are currently discussing holding this race down at Bromley Mountain. Several items still need to be resolved – we’ll keep you posted. Remember, juniors participate in both the State and 3-club races. The kids love this and enjoy showing the ‘grown-ups’ their stuff.

This year, it’s SCNJ’s turn to hold the 3-club après ski party. Always a lot of fun, and someone is always around to claim ‘bragging rights’!

Mark Conlan, Race Chair

Hank Willen, Assistant

Upcoming Events

Jun
8
Sat
11:54 am Ski Club Family Picnic! @ Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Ski Club Family Picnic! @ Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Jun 8 @ 11:54 am – 12:54 pm
Food, fun, family! Date:Saturday  June 8, 2019 1pm -6pm Location: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation 995 Weldon Rd. Jefferson, NJ 07438 (Located 4 miles from Route 15 on Weldon Rd. on the left side, right past the RV[...]
Jun
21
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all-day Second Lodge Work Weekend 2019 @ Lodge
Second Lodge Work Weekend 2019 @ Lodge
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
This year we introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends.   Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations made during the winter season.[...]
Jul
4
Thu
11:51 am Pig Roast Fourth of July at the ... @ Lodge
Pig Roast Fourth of July at the ... @ Lodge
Jul 4 @ 11:51 am – Jul 7 @ 12:51 pm
Fun Fourth with a pig roast up at the Lodge. Details to be posted on FB and sent via email.
Jul
12
Fri
11:44 am Third Work Weekend July 12-14 @ Lodge
Third Work Weekend July 12-14 @ Lodge
Jul 12 @ 11:44 am – Jul 14 @ 12:44 pm
Third Work Weekend July 12-14   This year we  introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends. Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations[...]
Aug
2
Fri
11:52 am Theater Weekend at The Lodge @ Lodge
Theater Weekend at The Lodge @ Lodge
Aug 2 @ 11:52 am – Aug 4 @ 12:52 pm
A fun weekend with a show at the Weston Playhouse and dinner out. Pat Van Orden is organizing. Details to follow!
Aug
9
Fri
11:46 am Fourth Work Weekend August 9-11
Fourth Work Weekend August 9-11
Aug 9 @ 11:46 am – Aug 11 @ 12:46 pm
This year we introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends. Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations made during the winter season. This[...]
Sep
13
Fri
11:47 am Fifth Work Weekend: September 13-15 @ Lodge
Fifth Work Weekend: September 13-15 @ Lodge
Sep 13 @ 11:47 am – Sep 15 @ 12:47 pm
This year we  introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends. Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations made during the winter season. This[...]
Oct
25
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11:48 am Sixth Work Weekend October 25-27
Sixth Work Weekend October 25-27
Oct 25 @ 11:48 am – Oct 27 @ 12:48 pm
This year we introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends. Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations made during the winter season. This[...]
Nov
15
Fri
11:49 am Last Work Weekend 2019 November ... @ Lodge
Last Work Weekend 2019 November ... @ Lodge
Nov 15 @ 11:49 am – Nov 17 @ 12:49 pm
This year we introduced a program to reward members who participate in work weekends. Each member who completes a work weekend or task will receive priority status for reservations made during the winter season. This[...]