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ETMM Club Officers Member Of: Crescent Ski Council, Inc.
http://rtpnet.org/crescent/ & the National Ski Council Federation
President: Dale Strother http://www.skifederation.org/
Phone: W (423) 434-1820
Vice Pres.: Mike Thomas
ETMM Finishes Third in
Phone: H (423) 928-7547
Treasurer: Beth Dison Regular Season
Phone: C (423) 292-9288 Nominations for ETMM Club Officers are this
Webmaster: Jo Widner
Email: email@example.com month with the elections taking place in April.
Phone: H (423) 727-6328
Secretary: Lisa Mabry
Come join us to pick members to run our club.
Phone: H (423) 239-8267 On the next page is the Regular Season Team
Race Director: Mark Mabry
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Final Standings as well as the individual ETMM
Phone: H (423) 239-8267
Trip Director: Lisa Beregi
standouts for the Canaan races:
Phone: H (423) 652-1754
Newsletter & Membership:
Phone: H (423) 538-9585
Board at Large:
Mark Dison Deadline for Next
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Club Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at Rush Street Restaurant items of interest for the
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(Inquire at the hostess stand.) Monday, March
EVERYONE WELCOME!! BRING A FRIEND!!
Ski Race Results
The East Tennessee Mogul Masher Ski Club (ETMM) racing team finished the Regular season in 3rd place in the
Southern Division. A strong finish at Canaan Valley almost pulled us into 2nd place. The team placed 2nd in the
Slalom and 1st place Giant Slalom at Canaan Valley.
Below are the Regular Season Team Final Standings as well as the individual ETMM standouts for the Canaan races:
Regular Season Final Team Standings
Southern Division Northern Division
Palmetto, SC 1st place 375 pts Raleigh, NC 1st place 359 pts
Knoxville, TN 2nd place 370 pts Winston-Salem 2nd place 357 pts
ETMM 3rd place 364 pts Greensboro, NC 3rd place 356 pts
Augusta, GA 4th place 335 pts Asheville, NC 4th place 341 pts
Columbia, SC 5th place 326 pts Hornet’s Nest 5th place 316 pts
Spartanburg, SC 6th place 247 pts Catawba Valley 6th place 300 pts
Chattanooga, TN 7th place 136 pts. Kanawha 7th place 209 pts
Nashville, TN 8th place 90 pts Charlotte, NC 8th place 150 pts
ETMM individual standouts at the Canaan Races:
Slalom race Giant Slalom race
Flt 2 Josh Strother 5th place Flt 2 Dale Strother 2nd place
Flt 3 Joe Holt 3rd place Flt 3 Joe Holt 2nd place
Flt 12 Alan Stevens 1st place Flt 4 Mark Dison 4th place
Flt 12 Lisa Beregi 2nd place Flt 12 Alan Stevens 1st place
Flt 14 Beth Dison 3rd place Flt 12 Lisa Beregi 2nd place
Flt 14 Savannah Stevens 4th place Flt 13 Cody Stevens 1st place
Flt 14 Beth Dison 3rd place
Congrats and welcome to the newest ETMM racer:
Dale Kennedy (qualified at Canaan Valley)
Congrats to the following ETMM racers who have qualified to participate in the NASTAR Finals in Park City
Utah at the end of March:
Michael Agreda Jo Widener Josh Strother
Beth Dison Savannah Stevens Becky Reiff
Seth Kincaid Jim Maerder
ETMM is the defending Crescent Cup Champion and will be defending the “CUP” at
Silvercreek this weekend. Sharpen your edges and get the wax ready - it’s the grand finale of
the Race Season. See you at the March meeting or Silvercreek Race on March 8 & 9th.
Don’t forget to check out the web site for race results and racing news. (Good job Little Jo for keeping up the web
Mark Mabry (ETMM Race Director)
(423) 239-8267 (h)
You can find racing info at http://www.rtpnet.org/crescent/racing/index.html
NASTAR National Championship qualifiers
The NASTAR website has published the National Championship qualifiers by resort. CONGRATULATIONS to all the
Crescent racers who made the lists!!! 91 racers qualified through Crescent's affiliation with NASTAR. A quick look at
Canaan, Sugar and Timberline picked up another 28, 27 and 2, respectively. That's nearly 150 Crescent racers!!!
Last year about 800 racers attended the championships. If half of Crescent's qualifiers attended, that would be almost
10% representation. We could have a major PARTY!! Ski racing is alive and well in the Southeast thanks to all of you.
Congrats to the ETMM racers that qualified for the NASTAR finals in Park City Utah at the end of March. For more
info look at the NASTAR website at www.nastar.com.
Joe Holt finished 1 in Tennessee for recreational racers in his age group of 45 – 49 with Mark Dison right behind him
in 2 .
Here are the 8 ETMM racers that qualified and are eligible to run gates with Bode Miller and several other Pros at the
Michael Agreda Beth Dison (Sorry Mark she’ll be racing without you) Seth Kincaid
Jim Maerder Becky Reiff Savannah Stevens
Josh Strother Jo Widener
Calendar of Events
Date Event Time Place
March 1 Slalom All Day Sugar Cup
March 4 Club Meeting 7:00PM Rush Street Restaurant
March 5 Ash Wednesday All Day Everywhere
March 7 - 9 Crescent Cup Finals All Weekend Snowshoe, WV
March 8 Subaru Race All Day Snowshoe, WV
March 14 - 21 Switzerland Trip All Week Champery, Switzerland
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day All Day Everywhere
April 1 Club Meeting 7:00PM Rush Street Restaurant
April 24 – 27 Crescent Beach Trip All Weekend Myrtle Beach, SC
(CSC) – Crescent Ski Council
(USSA) - United States Ski Association (Southern Division)
Birthday Wishes for March
March 4 – Debbie Chapman & Savannah Stevens
March 8 – Lisa Beregi
March 13 – Elizabeth Lott
March 21 – Mark Dison & Bailey Ketron &
March 30 – Tony Gouge
April 1 – Barbara Burge
February in Retrospect
ETMM at Hawksnest, NC.
A TALE OF TWO POLES
That is the poles as in extremes! Nineteen fearless Mogul
Mashers headed to Canaan Valley last weekend to enjoy the
four feet of powder that was dumped on the mountains of
West Virginia only a couple of days prior to our arrival. All
but three of us arrived Thursday, and this snow had the
lodge closed on Monday!
So to say we were expecting the best conditions is right on!
Well, Friday was cloudy, but warm and the snow was good
in the morning, but getting heavy in the afternoon. Little Jo
decided to attack the NASTAR course, and instead the nasty
crud ruts grabbed her. The hospital in Ohio said a bad
sprain, we will wait to confirm with local orthopedics.
The gang did the annual trek to Davis and the Blackwater
Brewing Company for German grub. Palmetto joined us and
we had a good dinner - and set the plot. Yes, I said plot. We
knew we didn't have a chance at moving out of third place for
the season Southern Division, but we knew we could help
Saturday started out with a downpour. I believe the mountain
thought we wouldn't race, but they don't know CSC! The
winter Gods were looking down on us and let the rain stop
early, so the race was on. And on. And on. Yes, we were out
there for eight hours. Great course, just like the old days of
soft snow and ruts. Dual courses made head to head running
fun, and watching the pacesetters DQ the Division II course is
always get you psyched material. We had a pretty good day
as a team, several ETMM placers and an enjoyable dinner.
The band was lacking to get us up and dancing, but those that went in early left drink coupons for ETMM to help
Palmetto's cause (they thank you Alan, Mark and Pat).
Sunday greeted us with the opposite end of the pole. Bitter cold, snow and wind blowing, sorry whistling to wake the
mashers early. Hard to decide which is better, rain or snow - the wind made for multiple reruns, three to be precise
for Mark Dison, and only a tad shorter day. But we accomplished our goal. As Frances so eloquently put it, "Mogul
Masher's know how to party and still win". We practically took all the places in Division II on Sunday and came in first
both runs. Unfortunately, as we expected, it didn't help us move out of third for the season in the Southern Division,
but we did take points away from other teams and helped Palmetto secure the win.
Sorry PSOC - you're on your own for finals - it's ours!
Joke of the Month
The new pastor was visiting in the homes of his
parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that
someone was at home, but no answer came to his
repeated knocks at the door. He took out a card, wrote
"Revelation 3:20" on the back and stuck it in the door.
When the offering was processed the following Sunday,
he found that his card had been returned. Added to it
was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10." Reaching for his
Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of
Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and
knock." Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the
garden and I was afraid for I was naked."
Remember, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a
crushed spirit dries up the bones." (Proverbs 17:22)
Ski Articles for Sale
Don & Joan Sinn
Call 423-538-3820 or email email@example.com
1) Elan 180 cm SCK's monoblock Ridge Profile (performance model)
w/Solomon 900 S bindings. $125, Good condition.
2) Goode composite Kevlar Poles 45" $15
3) Volkl 185 cm Syncro Tec 33 Skinetik w/Tyrolia 570 bindings
ladies shocking pink straight skis. $25
Call 423-727-6328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Atomics (last years) Slalom skis (yellow) 140 length Atomic bindings -lifters included—great
for child or beginner racer -$300 - used one year great condition
2) Atomics 10’ 22 Beta Race (red) children's 150 length Atomic bindings great for a young
racer - $300 -lifters added-used one year great condition
3) Atomic women's carve 160 lengths w/ atomic bindings with lifters -- no bindings included-used
one year. Great condition - $200
Ski Beech Specials
1.) Sunday through Thursday nights, lift tickets are only $10 - excluding the Sundays and
Mondays of MLK and President's Day holiday weekends.
2.) Every Monday, ladies SKI FREE (including Ski Rentals) - excluding MLK and President's Day.
Go to the ticket booth for complimentary tickets.
3.) Every Tuesday, buy a regularly priced adult day or twilight lift ticket and get one free!
4.) Every Wednesday, all ticket prices are as they were in the 70s ($10 Lifts and $7 Ski
5.) Ski Beech will have a drawing EACH Thursday for a $1000 door prize! Fill out the back of
your regularly priced day or twilight lift ticket to be eligible for the drawing. Drawings will be
held each Thursday at 4:30PM!
WEEKEND RACE\SKI WEEKENDS
MARCH 2003 AT SILVER CREEK
Race Date: March 8 & 9, 2003
Lodging Dates: March 6-9, 2003
Package Includes: 2 or 3 nights lodging in studios, one bedroom, one bedroom loft
or 2 bedroom condos.
-Saturday-Sunday 2 day lift ticket
-Party Saturday night
-Friday discounted lifts in the lobby
-2 hour group lessons 50% off ($15)
-run gates on Friday from 10-12 for $5
-for $10 on Friday, run gates and attend a race clinic
UNIT TYPE OCCUPANCY 3 NIGHTS 2 NIGHTS
Studio 2 $275 $225
1-bedroom 2 $365 $290
3 $280 $230
4 $235 $195
1-bdrm loft 3 $330 $265
4 $270 $225
5 $235 $200
2-bedroom 4 $280 $230
5 $245 $200
6 $220 $185
Non-skiers: deduct $67
Juniors: $45 for 2 day lift ticket, or $39 off package.
Party Only: $15
Friday Lifts: $33 adults, $28 juniors
Payments: A 50% deposit is due at the December meeting, and the balance is due at the
Cancellation Policy: A full refund prior to December Meeting. Any cancellation after
the December Meeting will be subject to 100% penalty. If the race is cancelled due to
no snow, you will receive a full refund once the club has received its refund from CSC
and the mountain.
2002-2003 LONG DISTANCE TRIPS
Lisa Ann Beregi, Trip Director
PAYMENTS\CHANGES\CANCELLATIONS - The
following apply to all three trips offered
1. Please contact ETMM Trip Director to
obtain reservation request forms for all
trips. Please book through ETMM Trip
Director so that we know how many Mogul
Mashers are on each trip and we can lodge
2. Payment: Appropriate deposit must
accompany all reservation forms and turned
into ETMM Trip Director. Deposits and
payment schedules are outlined for each
3. Changes & Cancellations: All requests
for changes, cancellations, or refunds must
be made in writing. Penalties and
Cancellation forfeitures will be as
described under each trip.
CSC MARCH EUROPEAN SKI WEEK –
DATE: March 15 -23, 2003
Extension: March 22-26, 2003
PACKAGE INCLUDES: Six nights lodging
in Champery (2 per room)
Seventh night lodging in departing city
Round trip air from Tri-Cities
Daily breakfast and dinner
Opening Ceremony and Welcome party
Optional day trips at added expense
PRICE: $1600 plus lift tickets, plus $39 for travel insurance
POST TRIP EXTENSION: Tour of Switzerland
Glacier Express Train ride to Chur
1\2 day city tour of Chur
3 nights stay in Chur
Options to visit St. Moritz, Davos, Heidiland, Vaduz
Transfer to Zurich, night in Zurich
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $500 deposit ASAP with completed reservation form and two
copies of the photo page of your passport
$250 additional at November meeting
Balance at the December meeting
CRESCENT SKI COUNCIL 2003 SPRING CONVENTION
April 24 – 27, 2003 Kingston Plantation Myrtle Beach, SC
Kingston Plantation is a 145-acre oceanfront paradise complete with beautifully
landscaped grounds and sparkling white sand beaches. Enjoy SPLASH!, the 50,000 square
foot pool complex where you can swim, float, sun or just relax. There is a restaurant
and lounge on the premises. The Sports and Health Club features an indoor lap pool,
and cardio-vascular equipment, sauna, whirlpool, and 13 tennis courts.
The Kingston Plantation offers well-furnished and completely equipped condos and
villas. Amenities include a full kitchen with coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher,
washer and dryer, cable TV, telephones, and maid service.
PRICE PER PERSON: 2 BDRM/2 BA CONDO (1 queen; 2 twins; Queen sofa)
# of People Per Unit 4 5 6
2 Nights Stay $125 $110 $100
3 Nights Stay $160 $130 $125
*OFF-SITE FEE: $45.00
Lodging and Taxes
Complete use of Sports & Health Club
*Early Bird Reception on Thursday Night
*Trade Show on Friday Night**
*DJ Party on Friday Night**
*Beach Olympic on Saturday
*Saturday Night Theme Party w/Live Band**
**Includes complimentary beverages
PAYMENT: In full at the March meeting.
Normal check-in time is after 4:00 P.M. at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Checkout time is before 12:00 PM.
TENTATIVE CONVENTION AGENDA
THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH
2 PM - 4 PM TENNIS TOURNAMENT
There will be 3 rounds of 8 games with regular scoring. Change partners after 4
games. This tournament is for tennis player of any ability with the emphasis on having
fun. (Registration Information TBA)
5:30 PM - 7 PM EARLY BIRD RECEPTION
Appetizers and 2 beverage tickets will be provided. Cash bar will also be available.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH
8 AM - 1 PM GOLF TOURNAMENT
Location: Farmstead Golf Club
Format: Captain’s Choice or Best Ball. Check with Jim Bennett from Moguls for details,
tee times, mulligan, etc. (See Lisa B. for registration form)
8 AM - 12 PM BREAKFAST & EXCOM MEETING
ALL DAY ENJOY THE SUN, SAND AND SURF!!
7 PM - 10 PM TRADE SHOW
Time for the officers, trip leaders and members of the Crescent Clubs to meet with the
Tour Operators and Resort Representatives from the USA, Canada and Europe. This is the
highlight of the weekend and a great opportunity for clubs to start planning their 2004
10 PM - 12:30 AM DJ DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH
8 AM - 11 AM TRIPS MEETING
8 AM - 10 AM RACING DIRECTORS MEETING
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM RACING WORKERS MEETING
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM DRY LAND SKI CLINIC
Moderator: Jim Cottrell, French Swiss Ski School
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM SCRAPBOOK, NEWSLETTER, AND WEBSITE JUDGING
12:30 PM – Until Finished THE INCREDIBLE BEACH OLYMPICS
8 PM – MIDNIGHT Roaring ‘20’s THEME DANCE PARTY
Theme: “The Roaring ‘20’s”
The live band will be “Scot Free”. Prizes to be awarded for Beach Olympics,
Scrapbook, Website and Newsletter competitions.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING AND BREAKFAST
Sept. 4 – 8, 2003
Trip info: Leave TRI at 6:25 AM and arrive in Cancun at
10:19 AM with stop over in Charlotte. Leave Cancun at 3:00 PM
and arrive at 10:45 PM at TRI with stop over in Charlotte. We have
26 spaces / 13 rooms all double occupancy, cost is 786.00 all
inclusive. We will be staying at the Costa Real 4.5 hotel. There is a
20.00 deportation tax not included (805.00 total) see Funjet
vacations (www.funjet.com) on internet. The kicker is we need
100.00 deposit by the March meeting to hold the air 4/4/03. This
will be handled thru AAA in Johnson City. Contact Fred or AAA
for info. First come, first serve.
Please remember to continue your support for Teresa Gouge while see goes through
treatment for breast cancer. You can write her at Teresa Gouge, 2014 Highway 107,
Unicoi, TN. 37692 or email her at email@example.com .
If you have not received your Membership card please let me know and I will get you one.
Ask me (Mark Morgan) at the meeting, or call (423-538-9585) or email me at
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