While winter took a while to arrive, and the season ended sooner than we would have liked, 2019-20 ended up being a great season! We ran 17 day trips and a very successful long weekend trip to Sault Ste. Marie. We got to all of our favourite resorts – Hardwood, Horseshoe, Highlands, Scenic Caves, Wasaga, Kawartha, Arrowhead, and Georgian Nordic (and a few lucky members even got to go to Mansfield on a Wednesday!). We managed to get in four of our five races, our backcountry trip to Kolapore, and we offered lots of guided snowshoeing and lessons. Registration was amazing – we had 6 two bus trips this year! I look forward to more of the same for next year.
It takes a great team to make our season happen. Thank you to the following members in particular for all their invaluable contributions and leadership:
- Weekend day trip coordinators: Monica Sauer, Theo Kempe, David Cloutier, Jean-Emile Paraiso, and Gayatari Bharadwaj
- Finance coordinator: Paul Moser
- Ambassador coordinator: Linda Lavalee
- Snowshoe coordinator: Cynthia Wheatley
- Bus captain coordinator/tour coordinator: Howard Gibson
- Ski School director: Elaine Rennet
- Ski School operations director: Jeff Stainsby
- Ski School director of instructor training: Janine Jorgensen
And thank you to all of our bus captains, snowshoe guides, ski tour leaders, and instructors! I know our members appreciate everything you do for the club.
Our last trips of the season ended up being Mar. 7 and Mar. 8, although we didn’t know it at the time. These were great trips for different reasons. Mar. 7 at Georgian Nordic was on the cool side, and conditions a bit icy, but we had lots of fun making s’mores around the fire! Mar. 8 was 12 degrees and sunny at Horseshoe! Members shed the clothes and had a great day in the sun. We can always look back on those memories and look forward to next year. Check out pics below from this last weekend.
Everyone take care of yourselves and your loved ones! We’ll be back skiing before you know it.
Heather Steel, Director, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing