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Thanks and new CSIs plus return that gear schedule

Thanks and new CSIs plus return that gear schedule

  • Monday, 4th April, 2022
  • 16:46pm
Sky Tavern
April 4, 2022
The 2022 Ski Season
40,000 skier visits. 3500 members. 12 weekends with one canceled day. 18 feet of snow all at once in December. Lots of sunshine, lots of kids, lots of smiles!
One more chance to tell it like it is by taking the end-of-the-year survey here.
My long-winded Closing
Inertia: A body remains at rest or in motion unless acted on by an outside force. (UNR physics was a long time ago so bear with me).
This defines Sky Tavern Jr Ski Program exactly. It took a huge effort to get it going. Lots of sign-up days, lots of convincing, lots of orientations, lots of cleaning, some snow, and you believing. Then we ran a bunch, over three months straight. Really no breaks just go-go-go. I know I am not telling you anything new, you were all there every weekend. 400 cars was a light weekend day.
Then to stop it took another force, heat. 80 degrees in March? It is over. Today is 50 degrees and 40 mph winds. The snowcat is driving over dirt to bring the features down from the freestyle contest. It still looks good from town but ugly from the lodge. Game over.
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Richard Bach, ‘Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah’.
Thank you for all the help, making kids smile, and doing something that is a bit of a throw-back to yesteryear, creating something as opposed to paying to play. There were so many new families that became integral to the process, and we made a lot of new friends this year. You were there to count on. Some kept it all going and some did something they never dreamed they would do, teach snowsports. I hope you all had a great time and are coming back. You helped change a kid's life. Their smiles belong to you.
How many of you return year after year for the kids? Sky Tavern would not be able to open without your leadership, experience, and passion. You are my true friends and I would not be who I am without you. Thank you all and see you soon. It is less than five months until we start back up on Labor Day! Fair warning. The boss SkyKid Moms just rolled their eyes at best but probably more animated.
Yet the end of this year has been different. Even though we ran long and fairly hard there are loads of energy about next season right now. Plans that in years past were made in October are being finished. Instructors are excited about sharing new programs that are coming. Few are walking away done and tired. Most are saying we need a glacier so we can keep going. 2023 is going to be a really great time thanks to you and your efforts. I can see it coming.
This is my last email for a while. The pro-folks take over most communications now about summer camps and concerts is the plan. During the winter season, I have always talked to you as if over coffee because of what we are to each other, friends with a common goal of kids on snow. I love being in your kitchen each week filling you in on what happened and what is coming up. I hope you let me back in for seasons to come. It matters an enormous amount to me.
I will look for you next fall when we start winter up again. Returning members will be the first to know when registration opens for 2023, our 75th season. Do not unsubscribe! Watch the Sky Tavern calendar! There is always something happening at Sky Tavern.
And buddies, thanks for the BIG birthday card. It is taking up a wall in the office. A wall. (Eric Ruud is still older than me by that slight margin. It is good to be #2)
Congratulations to all our new PSIA-AASI Level 1 and 2 certified instructors.
Over the last week, a group of Sky Tavern instructors from both the skiing and snowboarding groups was tested for certification by the Professional Skiing Instructors of America(PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, (AASI). Having passed, they can go to any resort, and make a living but I will bet 100% will be here next season because they didn't spend a year training to leave. They did it to make Sky even better for the kids.
Congratulation one and all, and to those that helped train them.
Libby Sheldon, PSIA Examiner " Sky Tavern candidates were by far the most prepared for the exam than any other resort in the region."
New Skiing Level 2
Anna Cocanour (Cauble) Level 2 teach (100% Level 2!)
Ava Baily Torres & Diane McCormack passed Lvl 2 Ski ( Halfway there!)
New Skiing CSIs Level 1
Jean Barnett
Mike Bosco
Jeff Brasel
Ashley Cua
Nattalie Hoch
Roy King
Steve Lintz
Phil Metzidakis
Sarah Quick
Alison Thomas
Xiaoliang Wang (Dr. X)
Lei Cao
New Snowboard CSIs Level 1
Nick Lazzarino Tim Magee Jeff Nelson Hung Soi Brandon Sullivan
My apologies if I missed someone. You put a lot of effort into this!
Sky Tavern Rental Gear Return
April 19-22
It is time to turn in the Sky Tavern rental gear. We need to sort it out and get it ready for next season. We try to make this easy by coming to you.
In town gear return schedule:
Tuesday, April 19th, 4-7 PM O'Brien Middle School
Wednesday, April 20th, 4-7 PM McQueen High School
Thursday, April 21st, 4-7 PM Reed High School
Friday, April 22nd, 4- 7 PM Galena High School
Look for the Sky Tavern truck and some other giant hauling-type vehicles. Buckle the boots and remove all stickers and tape beforehand, please, please, please! We will have zip ties to do up the boots and poles.
Ski Patrol Closing up Shop
The Bubble came down, rolled up, and covered up. The tower pads got repaired and put away for next season. Closing is always a time for that last bit of comradery.
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