Copper Country Ski Tigers Nordic Race Team is holding a used outdoor gear swap on Saturday, April 9th at the Houghton High School Multi‐Purpose Room. Buy and sell outdoor gear‐bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping gear, soccer equipment, skis, snowboards and outdoor clothing.
Looks like a warm day this Saturday for skiing. Plan to dress accordingly so your little ones don't get over heated but have dry warm hands and feet.
Also, check out http://www.skitigers.com/equipment-basics.html for some basics and pointers on ski equipment. One thing to remember on warm days like this weekend, is no-wax skis actually still need wax on the glide surfaces to prevent the snow from packing up. The local shops sell some products called quick wax that are great for keeping your kids skis gliding smoothly.
See you on the trails.
The Barnelopet ski race is this weekend at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock this Sunday with registration at 1pm and races starting at 2pm. This is a great event for the kids from 3 to 17 to enjoy a great skiing event in the area. Below is a link to the website for more details and I hope everyone can get out and support our local trail systems and participate.
Also, no racing experience needed as it is just a fun event for the kids and everyone gets a amazing medal and cookies.
The weather is looking great for the 1st weekend of Ski Tigers.
The 1st Youth Program event for this season is on Saturday January 2nd at the Swedetown Ski Trails in Calumet at 11:00am.
Be ready to ski at 11:00am so we can get started and the kiddos & parents aren't standing around in the cold.
Check out the calendar for more details on the rest of the season and Trail Maps for directions to all the trail heads.
Also, right now is a great time to get started recording all the kilometers your skiers put on this year and we'll reward them at the end of season picnic in the snow. Check out Kilometer Club for more details and how to track your kilometers online at http://www.kmtracker.org/.
2016 US Cross Country Championship
There is also a great opportunity to see world class skiers right here in the Copper Country with the 2016 US Cross Country Championship on Jan 3-9 at the Tech Trails.
If you are still looking for equipment, please review the Equipment Basics page contact Jon Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org) as Ski Tigers has some equipment available for skiers.
Now that the snow is falling and trail conditions are improving, don't forget to keep track of the kilometers you ski this winter! Ski Tigers can win medals and candy bars for skiing the most kilometers in their color group.
There are several ways to track your kilometers this winter:
More information is available on the Kilometer Club page.
Count Kilometers because Kilometers Count!
Our 2nd Race Team advisory committee meeting will be Monday December 14th @ 7 PM at the Nara Chalet.
The Race Team Advisory Committee is composed of team members (past and present), parents, and coaches. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice, coordination, and support to both the Devo and Comp teams. The meeting will be short and will be a chance to meet our new Devo coach, go over logistics for the season, and answer any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome!
Hope to see you there,
Copper Country Ski Tigers is seeking a Head Coach for their Devo Program. This position has a small stipend and responsibilities to be involved in running the devo program from Early November through Early March with practices being weekly on on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (When not racing on a weekend). An ambitious applicant has an opportunity to build upon the responsibilities as they desire while working in conjunction with the comp team coaches. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email to email@example.com by October 23, 2015. Any questions can be submitted via email as well.
Full Job Description
Will be held Sunday, Oct 18th at 6pm at the Nara Chalet.
All skiers and parents interested in learning more about the Comp and Devo Teams are invited. We will cover the race schedule for the year as well as important information about the new CXC/USSA membership options. Snacks will also be provided. Don't miss it!
The 2015-16 Ski Tiger Race Team Advisory Committee will hold their first meeting Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 PM at the Nara Chalet.
The committee is open to ski team parents, coaches, and past and present ski team athletes. The Race Team Advisory Committee provides advice, coordination, and support to both the Devo and Comp teams.
We especially encourage current and past athletes to participate so that their input can help make the race team experience even better. Light refreshments will be served.
Any questions, feel free to contact me!