I bet snowsports lovers are staring longingly out their windows right now as snow is dumping from the sky. The weather gurus have upped the snow accumulation to 10 inches. As I reported yesterday, the Nordic Center is opening tomorrow – Wednesday, Dec. 13. That’s great news for the Nordic Silver Streaks whose program also starts tomorrow.
Gigi Estes, the long-time head Nordic Silver Streak, sent this report to members (and those of you who are interested in joining):
Welcome! Yeah, we have our first skiable snow. I just returned from skiing the athletic fields by the university Field House. It was warm and sunny. I was the only one out, but saw lots of animal tracks. The snow was wet; I had put on glide wax before I left. Without it I probably would have had problems, because the snow was sticking on top of the skis. I recommend glide wax for Wednesday.
The Alpines are meeting for the first time [on Tuesday, Dec. 12]. We are expecting more snow Tuesday and Ian (our new Nordic Center director) said that some of the North End trails will be ready for us. Please come to the Nordic Center between 9:30 and 9:45 am so that we will be ready to leave at 10:00 am. We will gather for lunch at the [Nordic] Center, together with coffee and some treats for dessert. I am so excited to see you all.
Here is a beautiful quote from J.B. Priestly that I want to share with you:
“The first of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
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