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In search for the infamous snowcactus. Let’s Go Skiing! Telluride Lake Louise Morzine Chile Aspen 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 everybody! 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 http:www.arizonaskicouncil.org/ flyers/AZ2003- 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, www.arizonaskicouncil.org, if you want to see FAR WEST SKI ASSOCIATION/ NATIONAL SKI COUNCIL FED. 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 www.fwsa.org and www.skifederation.org. 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 FWSA ADVENTURES……. 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 $1,329. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 details Aspen ! Page 4 Arizona Ski Council Membership Benefits! Saf 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 www.fwsa.org. 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 www.skifederation.org, 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, www.eastwestresorts.com, 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, www.christysports.com, www.skirental.com, and www.terrysports.com. On-line shopping at a discount is available to members at www.snowprodeals.com, www.sportsbasement.com and www.geardirect.com 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 st 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 Heavenly! Class Name Club Medal Qualifier 4- Vet-Men Robert Kwint Phx Gold Race 4-Vet Men 7-Vet-Men Jaan Vehik David Towar Phx Phx Bronze Gold 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 Council Kick-off Happy Hour 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 www.nsaa.org 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 www.nrdc.org 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- gerous? 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. frostbite. 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 PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: • 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) NOTE: ALL FLIGHT TIMES ARE BASED ON CURRENT AIRLINE SCHEDULES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! 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. PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 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 SNOWBOWL UPGRADE NEEDS SUPPORT 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 www.arizonasnowbowl.com for the latest updates Page 13 Arizona Ski Council Page 13 Arizona Ski Council Contact Us! Meeting 4th Wednesday 7:00 PM Location varies Website: http://www.arizonaskicouncil.org/ Arizona Ski Council Officers Boeing Adventure Club President: Club Presidents: Bob Owen Phone: W: (480) 891-5789 Elaine Cobos: Elaine.Cobos@motorola.com Vice Pres./ Rep to ASC: Jeff Peebles Vice-President and Newsletter Editor: H: (480)891-2731 Marge Fons: email@example.com w: (480)940-6465 Secretary: e-mail: Jeffrey.w.Peebles@Boeing.com Web site: www.nt-mes-08.msc.az.boeing.som/mesa/clubs Thecla Chomicz: Thecla.Chomicz@motorola.com Treasurer: Ben Velascuz: firstname.lastname@example.org East Valley Ski Club: Race Director: President: Roger Sevison Joe Cusack: email@example.com Phone: (480)632-5335 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Past President: Council Rep: Ed Schwebel Linda Westlund: email@example.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.evsc.org Council Members of: Far West Ski Association “Voice of the Western Skier” Motorola Ski Club: Web Site: www.fwsa.org President: Elaine Cobos Phone: (480-955-5550 National Ski Council Federation e-mail: Elaine.Cobos@motorola.com Council Rep.: Michael Brewer Web Site: www.skifederation.org Phone:480-814-2333 email:email@example.com Snow Cactus:Ferociouscactus Snowiphus. A rare, distant Website: http://www.motorolaskiclub.org 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: GG4@qwest.net ski lodge! Council Rep.: Sam Harris Phone: Snow Cactus Newsletter is published 3 times a year and is Email: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Cobos at council Rep: Ron LaMoureaux Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (602)468-2429 would you like to volunteer to email: email@example.com help in any of the activities of Web Site: www.phxski.org ASC? Pleas contact an ASC officer or your club Scottsdale Sea & Ski Club representative! President: Will Cromer Phone:(480)473-1706 email: Wrcromer@aol.com Council rep: Nancy Bower NBower@johnsonbank.com Web site: www.scottsdale-skiclub.com Page 14 Arizona Ski Council Thank you, Peter Glenn Ride Shop 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, (right), Chandra Stewart , Elaine 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
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