The first snow flurry always makes it easier to lace up the skates and play inside or to dust off the outdoor gear ready for the trails and slopes.
Thinking ahead is the volunteer Whitewater Ski Club. They held their ski and snowboard swap last weekend and are now fundraising with their great Rock Star Parking raffle. If you want front row parking space at Whitewater you might want to buy a ticket for the chance. The tickets are $10 and while there’s no restriction on quantity of tickets purchased, they are only available for WH20 season pass holders. They can be purchased at the Whitewater office.
The draw date is Saturday, December 10, 3:45 p.m. at the Whitewater lodge.
Whitewater Ski Resort is offering some awesome programs for the upcoming season.
New for 2012 is the Whitewater Freeride Groms program. Groms is apparently (a new hip word to me) the freestyle/freeride program for skiers and snowboarders aged 7 to 11 that are looking to get into freestyle/freeride.
Skiers will use the nation-wide RBC Jumps and Bumps curriculum and snowboarders will have a similar progression based program developed by new head coach of snowboarding for the freeride snowboard team.
The Whitewater Freeride Team is back for its second season for both skiers and riders with an extended training schedule. Aimed at 12 to 17 year olds wishing to push their limits and compete in freestyle/freeride events around the province and right here at Whitewater. Full details can be found at skiwhitewater.com or call 250-354 -4944. Freeride Groms begin January 7 or 8. Registrations open until December 31. Freeride Team begins December 10 or 11. Registration open until December 31.
The NDCC has a few drop-in on ice activities at the NDCC. Laid back adult hockey is ideal for a lunchtime fun activity on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Full gear required, full skill not so much. Just a willingness to have fun and pick up a few more skills and friends required. Check out the leisure guide for more detail.
Last but not least, the year round sport club Glacier Gymnastics is holding its annual general meeting on Sunday, November 20 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room. All club members and general public welcome.