|Tahoe Cross Country Fund Raising Project
According to a story in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, the Tahoe Cross Country (XC) ski area in Tahoe City, CA has had four consecutive winters with low snow amounts and asked for the community's help to open its doors next season without incurring debt. The Tahoe City-based ski area launched an $80,000 fundraising campaign and by the end of July it was reported that $52,518.30 in community donations have been raised.
"We are extraordinarily grateful for the support of our skiers, program participants and the public who are contributing to our ongoing fundraising campaign," stated a Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association July 8 newsletter.
In the winter of 2010-11, Tahoe XC was open for 150 days of operation and in contrast, this past winter, the ski area was officially open for only four days due to lack of snow" said Rafe Miller, a board member with the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association.
To help cover fixed costs such as salaries, insurance and trail fees, the ski area has been dipping into reserve funds the past two years and the reserves are now "pretty much depleted," he said. Each of the 11 unpaid, volunteer board members has made a personal contribution of at least $1,000. Should $80,000 not be raised (the fundraising effort has no deadline), other potential revenue sources such as loans will be examined. "We are unsure what these (pass sales) will be as they have plummeted over the last few years," said Jim Robins, president of the Tahoe Cross Country Board of Directors. "We are unsure what these (pass sales) will be as they have plummeted over the last few years," Robins said. "We remain optimistic that our skiing public will also support us by buying an early season pass."
The nonprofit Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association's mission is to promote the sport of cross-country skiing through educational activities for children and adults. The ski area is located within a Tahoe City neighborhood and affords skiers with local skiing on snowcat-groomed XC ski trails. The operation has regular ski and snowshoe programs and services.
Great Glen Presents Salomon Fall Trail Running & Walking Series
Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Gorham, NH was recognized at the annual CCSAA Conference for its Cross Country Ski Race Series on snow and now it kicks off the Salomon Fall Trail Running and Walking Series beginning Thursday afternoon, September 3rd. The weekly trail race series is for all ages and abilities, and will take place each Thursday for six weeks.
This series is for participants who want to have a regular race regimen where they can keep track of their time, compare to their group of friends, or not worry about their time and just do it to get outdoors or stay fit.
Competitors can challenge themselves on a Mini (1 mile), Short (1.8 miles) or Long (3.2 miles) course in either the running or walking divisions. Placement prizes are awarded in each category, and the series wraps up with an awards party and prize raffle. Competitors that compete in 4 of the 6 weeks are qualified for the prize raffle. Racers can choose the running division, or walking division in either the long, short or mini courses between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Cost is set at $35 for 6 weeks for adults while it's just $10 for kids 17 and under. Single sessions are $9 for adults and $2 each for kids. Registration is available online or by calling 603.466.2333. One-race rates are only available for purchase on site on the date of your attendance.