Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

ASC- Jan. newsletter


									         In search for the infamous snowcactus.

         Let’s Go
         Lake Louise

Page 1
            Arizona Ski Council                   Page 1
Telluride!                  Telluride .........for most Zonies, the first ski trip
                            of the year, and some are so excited, they just
                            make a mad dash for the first snow bank to make
                                                              snow angels!

Bus trips-
10 hours to get
to know
                                                                                 The Peaks offered 5-star accommo-
                                                                                 dations and helped put these skiers
                                                                                 in a festive mood.
                      Sue Thiebes proudly
                      holds the "Jagger Cup"
                      won by Scottsdale Sea           The picnic after skiing is not to be
                      & Ski Club this year.
                                                      missed, as hungry skiers
                                                      gather to feast

Inside this issue:
Telluride in Review                                   2
                                                                                              Ready to take the
From the President-                                   3                                       Plunge?
Far West Events & Trips                               4

Membership Benefits                                   5

Far West Racing                                    6-7
ASC Kick-off Happy Hour                              8
Our Clubs/ Sustainable Slopes                         9

Safety Sandy                                     10-11

Wanna be Chile in August?                           12

Snowbowl Update                                     13

Contact Us!                                         14
                                                                                        For official racing results, go to
Fashion Show by Peter Glen                       15-16                        
Page 2                                        Arizona Ski Council
                                                      Volume 2, Issue 1

                                                        Winter 2004
                                                                                  Notes from the President
                                                                                 The Arizona Ski Council (ASC) has been busy, and the ski season has just started!
                                                                                 For in-town activities, we had some great inter-club mixing at the ski season kick-
                                                                                 off happy hour at Graham Central Station. We also provided a runway of the latest
                                                                                 fashions, courtesy of Peter Glenn Ride Shop, at several club’s meetings, along with
                                                                                 a private sale!

                                                                                 Record numbers of our members recently returned from the annual ASC “Arizona
                                                                                 Days” trip to Telluride and the Jaeger Cup inter-club race competition. It was a
                                                                                 close race for all three major clubs, but the Scottsdale Sea & Ski Club (SS&SC)
                                                                                 came out on top. It’ll be a good race next year again, I’m sure. Complete race re-
                                                                                 sults can be found on our website,, if you want to see

                                                                                 where you ranked/who you beat.
                                                           Arizona Ski Council

                                                                                 After this early season council trip, some clubs got right back out there, enjoying
                                                                                 incredible conditions at Lake Tahoe and Sun Peaks, as well as great parties to cele-
                                                                                 brate the arrival of the New Year in style. Check out the combined schedule of trips
                                                                                 on our website for other great travel opportunities! You may have to get on a wait
                                                                                 list at this point, but you never know what could happen!

                                                                                 We also sent over 80 Arizona skiers and boarders to the fabulous Chateau Lake
                                                                                 Louise, in Alberta, Canada, for the annual Far West Ski Association (FWSA) Ski
                                                                                 Week, January 24 – 31, 2004. This trip included a Welcome Party, Races, Mountain
                                                                                 Picnics, Aprés Ski Parties, and a Farewell Banquet. In addition, our members ac-
                                                                                 tively support FWSA adventure trips, heading in March 2004 to Morzine, France,
                                                                                 for the FWSA International Ski Week and the Scandavian cruise being offered in
                                                                                 late August 2004. You’ll also want to sign up early for the 2005 trip to Aspen for
                                                                                 the FWSA 75th anniversary ski week. This trip is sure to sell out fast.

                                                                                 Also in August/September 2004, ASC members will be traversing the globe in
                                                                                 search of that perfect ski run. Our summer adventure will include skiing in South
                                                                                 America, and then exploring the amazing Inca Ruins. This trip will be from August
                                                                                 26 – September 2, 2004, for the ski portion, and continuing on through September 7,
                                                                                 2004, for the post-trip to Peru. We will ski for five days in the Valle Nevado region
                                                                                 in Chile before exploring Machu Picchu. We have over 20 participants signed up,
                                                                                 so reserve your spot now!

                                                                                 Finally, all our ASC members should have received their 2003 – 2004 FWSA mem-
                                                                                 bership cards from their clubs. Through our affiliation with FWSA and the National
                                                                                 Ski Council Federation (NSCF), our members enjoy deep discounts as diverse as
                                                                                 rental car discounts, lodging discounts, ski rental discounts, helmet discounts, etc.
                                                                                 You can find details on these and other saving opportunities at and
                                                                        But…you have to be a member!!! We have six member
                                                                                 clubs in the greater Phoenix metro area. See the Contact Information page to get
                                                                                 their websites and find out more from there how to join one of these great clubs and
                                                                                 participate in their many activities, both ski and non-ski related!

                                   Page 3
                                                                                                         Arizona Ski Council                                   Page 3

Morzine, France Ski Week                 Scandinavian Explorer,             ALL TRIPS ARE OPEN TO
 March 6-13, 2004.                       August 26 - September 8, 2004.     FWSA MEMBERS ONLY– Be-
Prices start at $1,200 including air.    Experience The Fjords, Copenha- ing a member of the Arizona Ski
Optional pre-trip extension to An-       gen, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen and Council through one of the local
dorra and Barcelona and optional         Helsinki. Priced from $2,350 for   clubs entitles you to FWSA
post-trip extension on a Rhone River     14 days and 12 nights, including   membership.
cruise and Nice.                         RT airfare from NY.
                                                                            For more information about
FWRA Championship                                                           FWSA Travel, contact:
                                         Alaska Cruise,                     Lynnell Calkins, FWSA V.P. of
Races at Heavenly Lake Tahoe,            September 19-26, 2004, from Van- Domestic Travel, Phone:
April 2-4, 2004. Don’t forget; racing    couver, BC. Cruise the Inside Pas- 310.370.4617
at FWSA Ski Week qualifies you to        sage on Royal Caribbean's ship,    Kathy Hoffmann, FWSA V.P. of
enter! Contact your ASC or club rep-     Serenade of the Seas. Prices for   International Travel, Phone
resentative for details.                 cruise only range from $829 to     510.278.5900

Sierra Nights                       The 2004 Convention schedule         Registration packets will be
and Winner                          will be as follows:                  mailed to all FWSA affiliated
                                    June 10 - Tahoe Queen Dinner         club presidents and industry
Days!                               Cruise                               representatives in February.
                                    June 11 - Golf and Tennis
The 2004 Annual                     Tournaments, Mt. Rose Hike           For information on Conven-
FWSA Convention                     19th Annual Silent Auction           tion activities in Reno, con-
will be held in Reno, Nevada,       June 12 - Travel Expo                tact:
at John Ascuaga's Nugget on         Luncheon with Guest Speaker          Joe Loader, 2004 Conven-
June 11-13, 2004.                   Seminars                             tion Coordinator
For reservations call The           Awards Banquet                       Email:
Nugget 1-800-648-1177, use          June 13 - FWSA Elections             Phone: 775.972.8019
code GSKI.                          and Business Meeting

2005                                                              Come celebrate FWSA’s

                                                                       75th Anniversary!

FWSA                                                               Jan 29– Feb. 5th, 2005

                                                                    See your ASC rep. for
Ski week
Aspen !
Page 4                                  Arizona Ski Council
Membership Benefits!
  Membership has its privileges. That’s how the saying goes. But do you know
  the benefits of belonging to not only your Club, but Council, Far West, and the        ety
  National Ski Council Federation? We are all aware of the social value, but are
  you aware of the discounts that you are entitled to? This article will review for
  you the benefits of your membership.

FWSA and ASC have negotiated some shredder deals for all you Zonies who head up during the season
to Telluride. There are deals on lodging at Hotel Telluride, depending on your dates of travel, including the
summer, so make plans now to escape the heat! Also, Telluride Ski Resort is offering our members a special
price on their “T-card” discount card, with varying rates of discounts on lift tickets, also depending on time
of year. Check out all the details before booking your trip, at You just have to show your
FWSA membership card to get these terrific rates, so be sure to attend your club meetings to get it!

Other great member benefits are available through ASC’s affiliation with the National Ski Council Federation.
You can find out more at, but here’s a listing of a few categories:

National Ski Council Federation
Lodging reservations at properties managed by East West Resorts are available throughout Colorado for in-
dividual trips. Discounts range from 5-15%, depending on length of stay. More information is available at
their website,, or you can call them at 1-800-763-5045.

Several ski destinations have rental shops willing to offer discounts to members on ski rentals including
Christy Sports, and Breeze/Max, both of whom have several locations through ski country, and Terry’s
Sports, located in Taos, New Mexico and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Discounts are generally 20-30% off
rentals and other services or merchandise. More information is available at the NSCF website, or these ven-
dors,,, and

On-line shopping at a discount is available to members at, and with some organizations including a gift with order or 5-
10% discount on purchases. More information can be found by going on-line.

         Two helmet manufacturers, Bolle and Leedom, are offering NSCF members discounts for on-line
         orders of helmets. You can first check them out at your local ski shop for sizing and fit, making
         sure to get down all the model information. Then, you can use the NSCF discount to purchase it
         on-line. See the website for ordering details.

Hertz rental cars are available both nationwide and internationally at a discount using CDP#1467605 when
booking your reservation for travel. This rate has been negotiated for all NSCF individual members. In addi-
tion, special rates for meetings or conventions can be made available.

Page 5
                                                Arizona Ski Council                                    Page 5
           * Congratulations, Al Writz, for being named Lake Louise Ski Week,
         Racer of the Week!! Al won three GOLD medals in his category! Way to Gold, Al!
         Al contributed 30 points with his gold medals to the overall total for his club and for the
         Arizona Ski Council! See how we did below!

         Ski Week 2004- Points by Club                             Points by Council

         1st        Modesto Ski club        136 points
         2nd        Phoenix Ski club        109 points           1st Bay Area Council 283 points
         3rd        Reno Ski & Rec          100 points           2nd Arizona Council 279 points
         4th        Scottsdale Sea & Ski    98 points            3rd Sierra Council   247 points
                                                                            Don’t know much
         5th        Code 3 Ski Club         75 points          about racing but would like
         6th        Bergfreunde Ski Club    65 points          to? Read on for information
         7th        Motorola Ski Club       64 points          on the breakdown of
                                                               categories and ages!

         Far West Racing Association                                       You don't have to be an expert
         skier to race! Going around the gates will improve your skiing. Much like golf's numerical
         handicapping system, skiers are grouped by their past performance and race against individuals
         with similar skills. Skiers, Boarders, and Racers are divided so you ski against others who
                                                            ski/board at your level.
         Skill Class          MEN             WOMEN

               S1           00.00 – 25.99    00.00 – 25.99
                                                             Racing is for everyone, FWRA members will
                                                             tell you. The handicap system allows skiers
               S2           26.00 – 32.99    26.00 – 32.99
                                                             of all abilities to find a competitive level.
                                                             Skiers compete within their ability group, so
               S3           33.00 – 39.99    33.00 – 39.99   that maybe only a dozen or so racers are
                                                             vying for a particular title on a given day.
               S4           40.00 - 49.99    40.00 - 49.99   Ability classes range from the truly
                                                             accomplished elite racers through a range of
               S5           50.00 – 59.99    50.00 – 59.99   classes, to skiers who race as beginners. A
                                                             total of ten (10) class brackets ensure that
               S6           60.00 – 69.99    60.00 – 69.99   racers are competing with similar skiers.
                                                             Additionally, racers are grouped in age and
               S7           70.00 – 79.99    70.00 – 79.99   gender categories. For more information
                                                             about Far West Racing Association go to
               S8           80.00 – 89.99    80.00 – 89.99   the FWRA web site link.

               S9         90.00 – 104.99    90.00 – 104.99
                                                                           Age Sub-Classifications
               S10              105.00 +         105.00 +
         The age sub-classification is intended to divide racers     Juniors                                 0-17
         by age within each skill group to minimize the numbers
         of starters in a skill class. The racer's age as of         Open                                    18-44
         November 1 in the start of the race year is used
                                                                     Vet                                     45 +

Page 6                                             Arizona Ski Council
Congratulations to our medal winners and all
those who participated! You qualify to participate
at the Far West Racing Championships in

                    Class              Name                       Club      Medal
Qualifier   4- Vet-Men              Robert Kwint                  Phx        Gold
Race              4-Vet Men
                                     Jaan Vehik
                                    David Towar
Results           8-Vet-Men        Johnny Scruggs                 Moto       Gold
                  8-Vet-Men          Tom Feely                   SSSC        Silver
                9-Vet Women         Marcia Dalton                 Phx        Silver
Jan. 2004      9-Open Women          Marge Fons                  SSSC        Gold
                 10-Vet Men         Buddy Barrett                 Phx        Gold
                   Boarder         Dan Romanenko                 SSSC        Gold

                          3Vet Men               Jaan Vehik          Phx      Silver
                          5 Vet Men              Steve Kokor        SSSC      Gold
Giant Slalom              6 Vet Men             Gary Thomas          Phx      Gold
                          7 Vet Men              David Towar         Phx     Bronze
                      8 Open Women               Beverly Best       SSSC      Silver
Results-              9 Open Women               Marge Fons         SSSC      Gold
                       10 Vet Women            Wendy Summers        SSSC      Silver
                         10 Vet Men                Al Writz         SSSC      Gold
Jan. 29th                10 Vet Men             Roger Sevison       EVSC      Silver
                         10 Vet Men            Areligh Meiners       Phx     Bronze
                      10 Open Women            Thecla Chomicz       Moto      Gold
                        10 Open Men               David Dai         Moto      Gold
                       Open Boarder            Dan Romanenko        SSSC      Gold
                         Vet Boarder           Donald Dettman        Phx      Gold
                       Open Boarder              Chris Hagen        Moto      Gold
                       Open Boarder              Chad Luster         Phx      Silver

Slalom Race-               3 Vet Men          Jaan Vehik      Phx          Silver
Results-Jan. 30th           5 Vet Men     Steve Kokor        SSSC           Gold
                          6 Vet Women     Sharon Joyce        Phx          Bronze
                            6 Vet Men     Gary Thomas         Phx          Silver
                        8 Open Women      Beverly Best       SSSC           Gold
                        9 Open Women       Marge Fons        SSSC           Gold
                       10 Vet Women      Wendy Summers       SSSC           Gold
                           10 Vet Men       Al Writz         SSSC           Gold
                       10 Open Women     Thecla Chomicz      Moto           Gold
                          10 Open Men      David Dai         Moto           Gold

                         Arizona Ski Council                                        Page 7
Arizona Ski
Kick-off Happy
Oct. 25th, 2003

Page 8            Arizona Ski Council
Charity Begins in Phoenix
The Phoenix Ski Club (PSC) takes several op-
portunities to give back to the community
throughout the year . The PSC adopted a 2.5
mile stretch of the highway that goes to Saguaro
Lake. They clean that stretch of the highway 3
times a year and have been doing that for 10
years. They have 20 riders and 15 to 20 volun-
teers that participate in the MS150 bike ride
every year. This is a fund raiser for Multiple
Sclerosis. Last year the PSC riders raised over
$10,000 for MS. They have helped participate in
the MS150 with riders and volunteers for the
past 10 years. PSC members also donate items to
the Shoebox Ministries, which is an organization Phoenix Ski club MS150 bike riders stop to pose for a
which helps the homeless.                        quick picture!

 KEEP WINTER COOL-February 21 "Sustainable Slopes Outreach Day"
 to Highlight Climate Change
 The fourth annual Sustainable Slopes Outreach Day took place February
 21, 2004. Participating resorts communicated a "Keep Winter Cool" mes-
 sage to skiers and snowboarders on the important topic of climate change.
 For the second year, resorts are hoping to educate skiers/boarders about
 the potential impacts of global warming on winter recreation. The "Keep
 Winter Cool" message encourages resort guests to do their part in reducing
 greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change. Visit for more information.
 Here are some cool things you can do to fight global warming:
 - Use your vote: Tell your elected leaders we need laws that suport the
 most important solutions to global warming - cleaner cars and cleaner
 power plants.
 - Choose a cleaner vehicle: Pick the least polluting, most efficient vehicle
 you can.
 - Drive smart, drive less: To increase fuel efficiency, get your engine tuned
 and keep you tires properly inflated.
 - Use energy-efficient appliances.
 - Replace your light bulbs with compact flourescent bulbs.
 - Buy clean, renewable energy.
 • Join NRDC: Go to today.
 Page 9
                                               Arizona Ski Council                                 Page 9
Safety Sandy
Hello All- Hopefully we are all well on our way for a safe ski season. This month’s article will focus on safety and injury pre-
vention. Safety on the slopes can be obtained by means shown below, however there are easier ways to have a safe time on the
mountain!. Look for safety tips throughout this issue!

      Dear Safety Sandy-
 I love the snow and want to ei-
 ther start skiing or snowboard-
 ing. However I am concerned
 about the injuries because I’m a
 klutz. Which sport is more dan-
 Klutzy Karen
  Dear KK-        Neither sport is dangerous if
 you follow the rules and are properly prepared.
 However, I will list for you the common inju-
 ries of skiers and snowboarders and let you
 make the call.                                             Dear Safety Sandy,
  Common injuries for alpine skiers                         My friends just returned from Lake
 are knee sprains, thumb sprains and shoulder injuries.
 The most common single injury is the sprain of the me-     Louise and they said that temperatures
 dial collateral ligament on the inside of the knee. Usu-
 ally this occurs from a twisting fall. This also results
                                                            plummeted to-30 C. and people got
 from a “snowplough gone wrong” where the binding           frostbite. I'm going up to Canada
 doesn’t release. Although no fool-proof binding is
 available, the best way to prevent this is to have your
                                                            soon-please advise me on what I should
 bindings checked at least once a year, avoid walking too   look for and how it occurs.
 much in your boots thus breaking down the boot-binding
 interfacing. And last but not least, never borrow some-
                                                            Frozen Frieda
 one else’s skis unless they can be readjusted by a profes-
 sional technician.                                          Dear FF-
 Common injuries for snowboarders                                WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF
  are to the wrist, and the head. The risk of sustaining a       FROSTBITE?
 fracture is twice that of skiers. The main concern for      Mild frostbite (frostnip) affects the outer skin layers and ap-
 especially beginner snowboarders is a wrist fracture.       pears as a blanching or whitening of the skin. Usually,
 The natural reflex of falling is to put out an outstretched these symptoms disappear as warming occurs, but the skin
 hand. The forces of the fall are absorbed by the wrist      may appear red for several hours.
 joint and injury results. Wrist guards have been shown In severe cases, the frostbitten skin will appear waxy look-
 to reduce the risk of wrist injury and should be worn by ing with a white, grayish-yellow or grayish-blue color. The
 all snowboarders. Beginners should also start out in soft affected part(s) will have no feeling (numbness) and blisters
 boots, they offer more flexibility. Be also aware of        may be present. The tissue will feel frozen or "wooden."
 “snowboarders ankle”. This is a fracture of the lateral     This indicates a very serious condition.
 process of the talus. If undiagnosed it can lead to long
 term arthritis. If you have persisting pain in your ankle
 for more than 7 days, see your doctor- it may need a CT
                                                              1. Leave the hot-shotting and Show-offing for those
                                                              who don’t have a mortgage to pay or a job to return to. Just
 scan, regular x-rays may not show it. See you on the         watch and nod and remember how foolish you were when you
 slopes! Safety Sandy                                         were that age. Be there to help pick up the pieces.

 Page 10                                           Arizona Ski Council
Dear Safety Sandy-                                         Dear Safety Sandy-
My friend said that she got frostbitten on a ski           I'm a new skier and I heard someone men-
trip-I'm going skiing this weekend and I don't have        tion frostbite. What is it? What causes it to
the faintest idea of what to do if it happens to           occur? How does it affect my body? Is it con-
me. Please help!                                           tagious? Do I need shots before I go skiing?
Nurse Nancy                                                Frosty Fred
Dear Nurse Nancy:
My first recommendation is to stay indoors in the           Dear FF:
lodge and be a ski lodge bunny- Nothing is worse            Let me address some of your questions:
than having a cute ski patrol looking at your disgust-
ing looking frost bitten toes shaking his head because          1. WHAT IS FROSTBITE?
you were too dumb to come out of the cold. However,                   Frostbite is the freezing of the skin and/or the bodily
if you must go out here are some recommendations.                     tissues under the skin.
If you think you may have frostbite, even if it is a mild
case, it is highly recommended that you consult a               2. WHAT DOES FROSTBITE ACTUALLY DO TO THE
medical professional. The following list will provide           TISSUES?
some guidelines to decrease the chance that you suf-            The fluids in the body tissues and cellular spaces freeze
fer further injury:                                             and crystallize. This can cause damage to the blood ves-
DO LIST. . .                                                    sels and result in blood clotting and lack of oxygen to the
Have your injury re-warmed under medical supervi-               affected area.
sion, if possible.
Get to a warm place where you can stay warm after               3. IS FROSTBITE A SERIOUS CONDITION?
thawing.                                                        It can be. Serious cases of frostbite have been known to
Rest the injured areas (avoid walking on frostbitten            kill and damage tissue to the extent that amputation has
feet, etc.).                                                    been required. The extent of frostbite is best evaluated
Use water 100F - 38C (should be warm to the touch -             by a qualified medical professional.
not hot) for 30 to 45 minutes until a good color (flush)
has returned to the entire area. This process may be
                                                                4. WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY ARE MOST COM-
painful, especially the final ten minutes.
                                                                MONLY AFFECTED?
Leave the blisters intact. Cover with a sterile or clean
                                                                The hands, feet, ears, nose and face most often suffer
covering if protection is needed to prevent rupturing.
Keep the affected part(s) as clean as possible to re-
duce the risk of infection.
Elevate the area above the level of the heart.                  5. WHAT CAUSES FROSTBITE TO OCCUR?
Make sure your tetanus booster is within 10 years.              Frostbite is caused by exposure of the body to cold. Sev-
DO NOT LIST. . .                                                eral factors can contribute to its development including
Don't allow your injury to thaw then refreeze. This is          -length of time a person is exposed to the cold,
very dangerous and can cause serious or permanent               -temperature outside,
injury. It is better to delay warming. For example,             -force of the wind (wind chill factor),
keep walking to a permanent shelter rather than warm            -humidity in the air,
frozen toes at a temporary shelter and then expose
them to more cold on the rest of the trip.                      -wetness of clothing, shoes and body coverings,
Don't use dry heat (sunlamp, radiator, heating pad,             -ingestion of alcohol and other drugs and
etc.) to thaw the injured area.                                 -high altitudes.
Don't thaw the injury in melted ice.
Don't rub the area with snow.                                   6. IS IT TRUE THAT FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN
Don't use alcohol, nicotine or other drugs that may             JUST A FEW MINUTES?
affect blood flow.                                              If the conditions are cold with a high wind-chill factor or if
                                                                the temperature is bitterly cold, the brief exposure of un-
So, the choice is yours-but know to take care of frost-         covered body parts (for example, the ears) can actually
bite in case that cute skier comes in and needs some            result in frostbite in just minutes.
assistance!                                                     So, I hope I've answered your questions. Now, to ad-
SS                                                              dress the shots issue. The only shots you'll need to take
                                                                to prevent frostbite, are the ones at the bar while you're
                                                                staying in out of the cold! SS
   Page 11
                                                          Arizona Ski Council                                            Page 11
ARIZONA SKI COUNCIL                                    ADVENTURE 2004 TOUR
                                        TO VALLE NEVADO, CHILE
                                       AND MACHU PICCHU, PERU

                                      August 26 – September 7, 2004

•  Round trip airfare from Phoenix to Los Angeles on America West Airlines
•  Round trip airfare on Lan Chile from Los Angeles to Santiago, return Lima
                                                                                             *Transfers as required throughout
•     5 nights lodging at Valle Nevado Resort, Puerta Del Sol Hotel (4 Star Hotel)      *Buffet breakfast, express Lunch, Dinner daily
•     5 Days of Skiing Valle Nevado Resort, upgrade possible to 3 other adjoining ski areas
•     5 nights lodging for the Cusco/Machu Picchu extension.                      *Buffet Breakfast daily and one lunch (on extension)
•     Tour of Ruins in Cusco and Machu Picchu                                     *Welcome Reception
•     All airport taxes on departure from USA and service charges                 * Meet & Greet at all Locations
•     Sportours representative during stay

Package Price Per Person
       $2629 – Double Occupancy Basis                                                    $1679 – Ski Portion Only (Return 9/2)


                                                           Airline Schedule (Estimated)

8/26 Thursday departure from the USA
8/26 HP027 Phoenix/Los Angeles 10:29AM/11:55AM
8/26 LA601 Los Angeles/Santiago      2:10PM/6:05AM
9/02 LA572 Santiago/Lima            9:14AM/12:00PM
9/03 LA      Lima/Cusco             9:55AM/11:05AM
9/06 LA      Cusco/Lima            10:05AM/11:05AM
9/07 LA600 Lima/Los Angeles          1:05AM/7:40AM
                                                              VALLEY NEVADO RESORT

Valle Nevado is located only 42 miles (2 hours) from Santiago, high in the Andes, at a base elevation of 9,250 feet. There are 3 hotels and the 4-
Star Puerta Del Sol is only 80 feet from the base of the mountain with 131 rooms. All double rooms have two beds with a full bath. All packages to
Valle Nevado include 5 days ski lift ticket, 5 nights’ lodging, buffet breakfast, express lunch and dinner daily, plus all taxes and service charges. For
lunch express, each guest will receive a voucher at check-in exchangeable at 3 restaurants. Dinner is allowed at any one of the restaurants in the
village or other hotels, i.e. Café de la Plaza (Chilean food), Don Giovanni (Italian food, La Fourchette D’Or (French food), La Montagnard (Alpine
food), Slalom (fast food), Americatessen (American food), and Bajo Cero (slopeside and fast food).

Ski lifts are not interchangeable with La Parva, El Colorado, or Farallones, which are adjoining ski areas. However, it is possible to pay the upgrade
and ski these resorts. The village is self-contained and all guests can use all the services available. There is a swimming pool, fitness center,
discos, movie theatre, etc. to name a few, plus lots of shopping.

                                                            CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU TOUR
Upon arrival in Lima, the group will be given a city tour and then transferred to their Lima hotel for an overnight stay. The following morning you are
transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco, which is at a base elevation of 12,000 ft. City tours are provided this date at your historic hotel.
Dinner that evening recommended at this hotel.
                                                               CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU
The legendary “Lost City of Machu Picchu” is without a doubt the most important touristic attraction in Peru and one of the world’s most impressive
archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of “Machu Picchu” (Old Peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-
tropical area 75 miles from the city of Cusco at 7,000 feet above sea level.
           ***Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca’s best kept secrets, since they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no
mention of the citadel; it remains a mystery. Discovered only in 1911 by the American Yale professor Hiram Bingham. The building style is “late
imperial Inca” thought to have been a sanctuary or temple inhabited by high priests and the “Virgins of the sun” (chosen women). Excavations
revealed that of the 135 skeletons found, 109 were women. No signs of post-conquest occupation were unearthed.
           ***History shows that the city of Cusco was founded around 1100 A.D. Legend says that in the beginning, the land was in darkness and
the great Lord Sun took pity on those wretched creatures and sent to earth his own son to spread civilization and enlightenment.
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing, subject to standard club cancellation fees.
           Trip Insurance: It is highly recommended and covers you or your travel companion against illness or injury prior to departure. A copy of
the insurance policy is available upon request. Cost is $99 per person, payable at time of final payment.
Deposit: $200 per person                            Due 10/31: $500 per person
Due 12/31: $500 per person                          Due 2/28: $500 per person ($479 ski only balance)
Due 4/30: BALANCE ($929) per person
Make checks payable to: “Arizona Ski Council”
Send payments to: Elaine Cobos, 3328 E. Turney Avenue, Phoenix AZ, 85018                                (602-955-5550)
    Page 12                                                Arizona Ski Council
                  Written by David Smith for the Arizona Ski Council
On February 2, 2004 the Coconino National Forest released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Ari-
zona Snowbowl improvement project. The document includes the selection of the preferred alternative which in-
cludes snowmaking on 205 acres of skiable terrain, improvements or replacements to four chairlifts, adding 74 acres
of additional skiing terrain, creating a snowplay/tubing area, and improvements to the ski area’s base lodge facilities.
All of the proposed improvements would occur entirely within the 777-acre ski area boundary.

The process to make significant improvements to Snowbowl began over five years ago. J.R. Murray, general man-
ager of Snowbowl describes the preferred alternative selection one of the most significant events in the history of the
67-year-old ski area. “This entire proposal is about the future of the ski area,” Murray states. “Skiers and snow-
boarders in Arizona deserve and expect improved services. Snowbowl wants to upgrade our chairlifts, reduce the
long lift lines and provide more skiing terrain to spread people out on the slope.” The ability to make improvements
to the ski area depends on the financial stability of the resort. “Snowmaking allows for predictable opening dates and
consistent conditions all winter long,” Murray adds.

The draft EIS is the first step in the formal approval process being conducted by the U.S.
Forest Service. The general public has sixty days to provide comments to the Forest Service. The intent of the public
comment period is to voice support for the selection of the improvements included in the upgrade proposal. Murray
adds, “we are extremely happy with the selection and commend the Forest Service for a very thorough analysis.” The
comment period is important because the Forest Service needs to receive feedback from the general public. The oppo-
sition will attempt to change the government’s mind and exploit the process while supporters of the plan should rein-
force the need to improve the ski area including the financial viability.

One of the more significant issues discussed in the DEIS is the impact upon Native Americans and their culture. The
Snowbowl permit issued by the Forest Service dedicates 777 acres for winter recreation, which is one percent of the
74,000 acres of the San Francisco Peaks. In 1983, the Federal Court of Appeals considered whether the activity on
this 777 acre permit infringed upon the religious practices of the various Tribes. The Court concluded unanimously
the Snowbowl 777 acre permit did not interfere with the religious practices of the Tribes.

Please assist the Snowbowl by sending comments to the Forest Service supporting the preferred alternative. Go to for the latest updates

Page 13
                                                    Arizona Ski Council                                          Page 13
                                                        Arizona Ski Council

Contact Us!                                             Meeting 4th Wednesday 7:00 PM
                                                        Location varies
                                                        Arizona Ski Council Officers
Boeing Adventure Club                                   President:
Club Presidents: Bob Owen
Phone: W: (480) 891-5789                                Elaine Cobos:
Vice Pres./ Rep to ASC: Jeff Peebles                    Vice-President and Newsletter Editor:
H: (480)891-2731                                        Marge Fons:
w: (480)940-6465                                        Secretary:
Web site:
                                                        Thecla Chomicz:
                                                        Ben Velascuz:
East Valley Ski Club:                                   Race Director:
President: Roger Sevison                                Joe Cusack:
Phone: (480)632-5335
                                                        Past President:
Council Rep: Ed Schwebel                                Linda Westlund:
Web site:                                  Council Members of:
                                                        Far West Ski Association
                                                        “Voice of the Western Skier”
Motorola Ski Club:                                      Web Site:
President: Elaine Cobos
Phone: (480-955-5550
                                                        National Ski Council Federation
Council Rep.: Michael Brewer
                                                        Web Site:
Phone:480-814-2333                       Snow Cactus:Ferociouscactus Snowiphus. A rare, distant
Website:                 relative of the “jumping cholla” cactus. Arizona's snow cactus
                                                        has adapted to the colder climates and goes into hibernation in
                                                        warn weather. F. Snowiphus takes the shape of large
Partytime Sports                                        mogulshaped ice crystals that prey on unsuspecting or daring
President: Gary Giertz                                  skiers, and have been know to cause broken bones, torn
Phone: 623-799-3062                                     ligaments, and an extreme need for liquid refreshments at the
Email:                                    ski lodge!
Council Rep.: Sam Harris
                                                        Snow Cactus Newsletter is published 3 times a year and is
                                                        distributed through member clubs and the ASC website. For
                                                        submittal of articles of interest or advertising, contact the
Phoenix Ski Club                                        newsletter editor, Marge Fons at
President: Arleigh Meiners                              If you belong to a ski club that is NOT a member of ASC and
Phone: (480)391-2612                                    are interested in becoming affiliated with ASC, contact Elaine
email:                                                           Cobos at
council Rep: Ron LaMoureaux                                                    
Phone: (602)468-2429                                                                     would you like to volunteer to
email:                                                                 help in any of the activities of
Web Site:                                                                 ASC? Pleas contact an ASC
                                                                                         officer or your club
Scottsdale Sea & Ski Club                                                                representative!
President: Will Cromer
Council rep: Nancy Bower
Web site:
 Page 14                                     Arizona Ski Council
Thank you, Peter Glenn Ride
                                         for dressing up our Novem-
                                         ber meetings!
                                         Eight models from the various Arizona
                                         Ski clubs dressed to the nines for the
                                         slopes with the help of Stacy and
                                         Jim McLouth, new owners of the
                                         Peter Glenn Ride Shop on Camel-
                                         back in Phoenix.
                                         A big thank you goes to our models:
                                         Patty Foley and Lynn Smith, from
                                         SSSC (left),

                   Julianne Krough ,
                   Ben Velasquez,
                   Chandra Stewart ,
                   Cobos and
                   Adrian Skinner (left)
                   from Motorola Ski
          Club, and Carla Kramer
          (lower right), Sheila Evans and Bill Pond (lower left) from PSC.
          These models visited the Phoenix, Motorola, and
          Scottsdale Ski club meetings in November.

Page 15
                             Arizona Ski Council                          Page 15
Page 16   Arizona Ski Council

To top