2015 Three Day Ski Event a Success

Our 2015 Three Day Event was a success despite lack of snow.  Special thanks to Royal Gorge for accommodating us at the last minute.  Also special thanks to the Snow Gods for sending us some last minute snow.

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Our 2015 Three Day is a Go!!!

The start of Tahoe Donner's Cross Country Trails on February 15th!

The start of Tahoe Donner’s Cross Country Trails on February 15th!

Despite lack of snow, we have decided to go ahead with our 3 day event.  It looks like it may be a walking and hiking event.  Our skiers are anxious to come to the mountains to play!

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SRSFL February 7th Day Trip is Canceled!

​​think snow 3It is with great regret that I write this post.  I believe we have no choice but to cancel our planned February 7th day trip. Tahoe Donner remains closed with almost no snow. The snow conditions and cover at Royal Gorge are far worse than they were January 24th when our last event was canceled. I have poured over the weather forecasts and Sierra weather bloggers. There does not seem to any snow possible in the forecasts for the next 10 days. There is rain predicted for Saturday, February 7th in the ten day forecasts​, with a high of 55 or 56 and a low of 38. I don’t think anyone would enjoy skiing in the rain on old icy snow with bare spots and obstacles. It would not be safe or fun! Royal Gorge’s webcam shows almost as much dirt and brown slush as snow. http://www.royalgorge.com/webcamI have lived in Truckee for 20 years and this is the first winter I have ridden my bike more than I have skied. This year’s snow-pack is in far worse shape, so far, than the last 3 dry winters. Most ​if not all Sierra ​weather ​​bloggers say if there is a turn around to significant snow storms this winter, it will probably not occur until mid February.

Hopefully it will turn around in time for our 3 day event!!​  If you pray, pray for snow!  If you dance, dance for snow!!​​ Stay tuned regarding the 3 day event and our March 21st day trip.

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Think, Dance, Pray for Snow!!

think_snow 2It is with regret that we have made the decision to cancel all Sierra Regional Ski for Light Events scheduled for the weekend of January 24th and January 25th.  Tahoe Donner Cross Country has closed and conditions at Royal Gorge are too marginal for the safety and enjoyment of blind and visually impaired skiers.  Hopefully we will get some snow before our next day trip scheduled for February 7th.

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Cindy Q and I were out scouting Royal Gorge today.

With conditions changing rapidly, Cindy Q. and I were out checking conditions at Royal Gorge.  We want to keep all options open!

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September Hiking Weekend a Great Success

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Consider Training as a Cross Country Ski Guide!

Dave and Walter head out to who knows where.

Dave and Walter head out to who knows where.

If you are an experienced cross-country skier, you know how exhilarating a day on the snow can be! Guiding a blind or visually impaired skier is a wonderful way for you to share your skills and love of the outdoors and to give another person the opportunity to develop his or her potential, as well as to just have a fun day on the snow.  As an experienced guide, I can tell you the personal rewards gained from guiding are priceless!

Go to our Guide Information and Ski Calendar pages for more information.  Questions??  Contact Edie at thelotts@gmail.com.

 

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Visit our Photo Gallery Page for Pictures From Our 2014 3-Day Event

David Hoffmann, our President is off for a day of skiing with guide, Doris.

David Hoffmann, our President is off for a day of skiing with guide, Doris.

Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery page for pictures from our 2014 3-Day Event.  Thank you Bruce Johnson for all the great pictures.  I will be adding more soon.  Click this link to go there.

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2014 Summer Newsletter

Sue Mangis off for a ski lesson with instructor guide John Eaton.

Sue Mangis off for a ski lesson with instructor guide John Eaton.

SRSFL’s  2014 Summer Newsletter is here.  Thank you Betsy Rowell for all the time you put into producing this newsletter.  Also, thanks to everyone who told their stories from the 3-Day last March.

2014 Summer Newsletter

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March 22nd Day Trip Canceled

snowUnfortunately our March 22nd Day Trip is canceled due to lack of snow.  Except for a great 3 day event, this has been a disappointing winter!!  Looking forward to next season.

 

 

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