The sprinkling of snow on the local mountaintops is so tantalizing to those itching to strap on skis and boards. Local snow sport clubs are doing what they can to prepare us all for when that coveted time arrives.
The downhill and XC Ski clubs are organizing their respective annual ski swap and registration events.
The Whitewater Ski Team’s 21st annual ski swap takes place Sunday, November 4 at the Hume School from 12:30 to 3 p.m. This is the year to update your gear. Expect to see lots of fun-shaped skis on the racks in addition to boots, boards and clothing. If the idea of rocker, side cuts and twin tips makes you dizzy, don’t worry, knowledgeable floor staff will be on hand to help you find the best deal.
This year the Whitewater Pow Chow truck will be on site to serve lunch as you shop. Sellers can bring gear between 9 and 11 a.m. The team takes 20 per cent on all sold items, $3 per unsold item to a maximum of $10. Pick up and payout is between 4:30 and 6 p.m. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is hosting their ski swap and AGM on October 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Club and their registrations/pass sales October 25 to 27, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Nelson Trading Co.
The Whitewater Mountain Adventure Centre will help you get the most out of your skiing/snowboarding season. Whitewater offers a wide range of lesson options geared to all ages and ability levels. Children’s programming ranges from a child’s first experience on skis or snowboards to competing around the province in big mountain and slope-style events. A variety of adult group and private-based lessons are available with certified ski and snowboard professionals.
Whatever your age or ability, you can get more out of your skiing or riding season by checking out the Mountain Adventure Centre. Go to skiwhitewater.com/whitewater_learning_centre.php or visit them at the new Lake Street downtown office or in the lodge.
If it is way too early for some of you to even think about snow, there are plenty of other activities in which you can participate. There are many choices of drop-in programs at Mary Hall/Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus open to both students and general community members. Programs started this month and continue throughout the season.
Indoor Soccer on Mondays from 5 to 6:45 p.m., basketball on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m., dodgeball on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., volleyball on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Selkirk College students – no charge, drop-in $3.50, 10 punch pass $28, one month pass $23, semester pass $56. Includes use of weight room.
For more information contact Kim Barker 250-505-1325, email@example.com.