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					                                                                                                               November / December 2003
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2003-04 Directors
Jacquie Nemor
 President
 president@lacouncil.org
                               LA Council Softball Tournament—
 310.399.0945                  LA Council tournament in Palm Springs was held over the weekend of October 11th & 12th,
                               2003. We had a terrific turnout and good weather to boot. We had four divisions of play, with
Ed Knott                       at least five teams in every division.
 Past President
 pastpresident@lacouncil.org
 310.313.1902                                                                                C        See page 12 for more on the Tournament!
Rinda Wohlwend
 Secretary
 secretary@lacouncil.org
 626.446.4879

Ray Craig
 Treasurer
 treasurer@lacouncil.org
 805.496.6720

Iris Williams
 Membership
 membership@lacouncil.org
 310.638.2826

Bonnie West
 Travel
 travel@lacouncil.org
 562.699.8880

Catherine Ohl
 Communications
 ohl@acatmeowz.com
 858.467.9469

Judith Miller
 Competition                    Features                                      Inside This Issue
 competition@lacouncil.org        President’s Message . . . . . 2
 818.841.4192
                                  Membership Matters . . . . 3
Ken Yamamoto                      Travel Tidbits . . . . . . . . . 5
 Softball                                                              Public Affairs                             Tripping Around
 kengee18@yahoo.com               Bob’s Snow Training . . . . 7
                                                                        Ski Resort News . . . . . . . 14            Ski Dazzle. . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 310.827.3975                     Competition Corner . . . 11           Ski Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . 15        Race, Ski, Board Camp . . 8
Ron Dun                           Softball Dugout . . . . . . 12        Safety: Identity Theft . . . 15
                                                                                                                    LAC Whistler . . . . . . . . . 4
 Volleyball                       Kid’s Korner . . . . . . . . . 13     Ski Industry News 16 & 19
 rdun@raytheon.com                                                                                                  LAC Salt Lake City . . . . 6
                                  Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . 17    Ski History Bits . . . . . . 16
 310.513.1401                                                          Calendar                                     FWSA Lake Louise . . . . 10
                                It’s A Wrap                             LA Council Clubs . . . . 22                 FWSA 2005 Convention. 9
Fay Mumbauer
 Ski Dazzle                        Volleyball Results . . . . . . 11    FWSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22           Club Trips Around. . . . . 18
 fmum@msn.com                      Softball Tournament . . . 12         LA Council . . . . . . . . . 23             Mammoth Club Trips 20-21
 323.773.5330
                                                        Message from the President
                                                                Welcome Everyone
                      by Jacquie Nemor, LAC President
www.lacouncil.org

                      Southern California Fires—                                     The grand raffle prize is a trip for two to the LAC
                      At the time of writing this newsletter article, the            Ski Week in Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada, January
                      fires are still blazing; the roads and majestic scenery        31-February 7, 2003. Remember that the winner
                      we have traveled and seen so many times to reach               need not be present. The grand door prize is a
                      our local ski areas have forever changed.                      trip for two to Sun Peaks, Canada (winner must be
                                                                                     present). And we’ll be dancing to the band L’Amour.
                      Many of our very close friends — Catherine Ohl,
                      Gene Fulkerson, Nancy & John Sanford, Mike                     Helmet Special —
                      & Eileen Sanford, Jim Ortiz, Sara Tully, Susie                 Bolle and Leedom Helmets are offering terrific
                      Vetter — have had to be evacuated from their very              savings to members of our ski clubs. To find out
                      precious homes. (All but Nancy & John Sanford are              more information go to
                               back home.)                                                     www.leedomhelmets.com/NSCF
                               And who knows how many skiers we have                          www.skifederation.org/benefits.html
                               passed on the mountain roads or skied by              Be sure to include your club name and “LAC
                               on the mountain slopes that had to be                 Council” on the order form. More great discounts
                                evacuated or even lost their homes.                  are being offered by NSCF (see pages 3 for summary
                                This question cannot be answered, but                of benefits). Be sure to pick up your Hertz
                                we can help them by donating to the                  identification cards from your LAC rep.
                                Red Cross (be sure to designate your                 LAC Race, Ski & Board Camp—
                                donation for the LA, San Diego or Big
                                                                                     December is our Learn to Race, Ski & Board
                                 Bear fire) or other charities to help
                                                                                     Camp in Mammoth. It’s in its 22nd year! And did
                                 them through this tragic time. Make
                                                                                     you know that this was all started by our very own
                                 this one of your club’s community
                                                                                     John James from Edelweiss Ski Club and has been
                                  service projects because we have all
                                                                                     continued each year by the efforts of John
                      been deeply affected by this horrendous tragedy.
                                                                                     Funtsch and John Catozzi. The dates are
                      Snow Gala—                                                     December 12- 21, 2003. (See page 8 for details.)
                      The Snow Gala this year will be held in Santa                  LAC Ski Trips—
                      Monica at the Four Points by Sheraton on
                                                                                     Remember, we’re offering two trips this year, a
                      November 8, 2003 at 6 PM. The 2002/03 LAC
                                                                                     week-long one to Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada,
                      Woman and Man of the Year, Candy McKnight
                                                                                     January 31 - February 7, 2004 and a shorter, 4-day
                      and Andy Vogel (and 2003/04 Far West Man of the
                                                                                     trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19 -23,
                      Year), will hand over their crowns, the beaver and
                                                                                     2004. (See pages 4-6 for details.)
                      the bird, to one of the excellent candidates who
                      will be this year’s Man and Woman of the Year.                 Be safe and see you on the slopes. G        Jacquie

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                                                Do You Love To Ski?                 Here’s a challenge that will change your life . . .
                       ainin                                                                   AND enhance a person’s life forever!
              cab lesTr moth            • The Unrecables, a member club of LAC & Disabled         • For each weekend you volunteer and
         Unre at Mam 2003!                Sports USA, are recruiting volunteer instructors for      instruct, you get a free ski day at Mammoth.
                          ,
          Camp er 14-16 gn up!            their adaptive ski program at Mammoth.                  • Sign up now to share your love of snow
              m b         si
         Nove ODAY to
                                        • No experience is required— they provide the training!     sports and make a difference—
         Call T                                       Barbara Miyamoto—           818.986.3830 / bmiyamoto@wesellcellular.com
                                                      Karen Finfer—               310.998.8550 / kfinfer@rcre.com
page 2 — Nov/Dec 03
Membership Matters
Membership Has Its Benefits
                                                                         Iris Williams, LAC Membership VP
                                                                                                                www.lacouncil.org

Have the 90°F temperatures           Ski Dazzle? Are your Club’s            you promote your trips online.
outside began to work on your        bios in to membership? Has             But we need to know what’s on
psyche? Not to worry as the LA       your club signed-up for LA             your club’s agenda.
Council Snow Gala will have          Council Booth and the Swap
you thinking Snow again.             meet?                                  As a hot tip, LA council
                                                                            will have Mammoth
By Thanksgiving you should be        Remember all eyes are on Ski           discount lift tickets and
able to make your first tracks       Dazzle. It is a great time for         LAX parking coupons
down Mammoth. And this hot           clubs to recruit new members           available at the next LA
October will just be a memory.       and revive old ones.                   council meeting. So be
                                                                            sure to attend.
And while we are getting our         Has your club sent in their
memories back on track, has          Calendar of Events for 2003-           Membership does has
your club produced tri-folds for     2004? LA Council will help             it benefits. G
                                                                                            Iris
Membership has its NSCF Benefits
Check out www.skifederation.org for the complete list of Membership Benefits. G

Company                     Discount              How To Get Your Discount
Hertz                       Up to 20% Off         Use CDP number 1467605
Bolle Helmets               36% Discount          Purchases are made directly from SportStar USA
Leedom Helmets              50% Discount          www.leedomhelmets.com/NSCF
East West Resorts           Up to 15% Off         www.eastwestresorts.com or 800.763.5045 and indicate
                                                  promo-code “NSCF”
Rentskis.com                25% Discount          All rentals must be made online at www.rentskis.com/nscf
Geardirect.com              5-7% Discount         Purchases must be made online at www.geardirect.com or
                                                  buyskis.com
Terry Sports                25% on rentals        Items can be ordered or purchases on premise or online at
                            20% merchandise       www.terrysports.com
Breeze Ski Rentals /        30% Discount on       Groups of 10 or more must make reservations at least two
Max Snowboard Rentals       Rentals               weeks in advance at 800.525.0314x122 or online at
                                                  www.skirental.com
Christy Sports              20% Discount          Contact Kathy Elliott at kelliott@christysports.com
Sports Express              $10 Discount/Order    Reservations can be made by calling 800.357.4174. Receive
                                                  and additional $5 off when ordering online at
                                                  www.eportsexpress.com and use the code NSCF
Snowprodeals.com            Free Sock Liners      Contact Fred Sapp at rockymntzapp@aol.com or
                            on first order        303.417.1944 and identify yourself as NSCF member
Resort Quest Ski            15% Discount on       Contact 888.683.9836 and mention NSC15
Vacation Rentals            select units
                                                                                                              Nov/Dec 03 — page 3
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                                                             e 201Games! LA Council presents
                                                   te of ltyhmpic
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                                               Winter               2004 Ski Week in Whistler
www.lacouncil.org

                                                LA Council & Target Sport Adventures presents



                                                Whistler/Blackcomb
                                                January 31 – February 7, 2004                                          from

                                                Package Includes—
                                                                                                                       $755*     plus lifts
                                                       • Round Trip Air LAX to Vancouver
Courtesy Whistler/Blackcomb




                                                       • Round Trip Ground Transfer from Vancouver
                                                       • Seven Nights Lodging based on Double Occupancy
                                                          - Lodging options available in the Village, North Village and Upper Village
                                                       • Welcome Reception
                                                       • Mountain BBQ
                                                       • 2 NASTAR Races
                                                       • Farewell Banquet and Dance
                                                       • Ski Week Souvenir
Elevation                                       Not Included—
   2,140 - 7,494 feet                                  • Lift Tickets—
                              CST 2060973-50




Vertical Drop
   5,280 feet                                             - 5 of 6 day lift ticket is $177 ($152 for Seniors)
Acres of Terrain
   7,071 acres                                            - Mammoth Pass holders can buy lift tickets for about $22 a day.
Average Snowfall
   360 inches
                                                       • Optional activities— cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding,
Lift Facilities                                           snowshoeing, snowcat tours, horse drawn sleigh rides, heli ski, flight tours
     3 Gondolas
   12 Express Quads                             About the Mountain—
     5 Triple Chairs
     1 Double Chair
                                                       • About two hours from Vancouver
   12 Surface Lifts                                    • More than 7,000 acres of Skiable Terrain with 200+ trails and 33 lifts
Number of Runs
   200+ runs                                           • 12 Alpine Bowls and 3 Glaciers, 3 Halfpipes and 2 Parks
Alpine Terrain Rating
   18% Novice                                          • Longest run on EACH Mountain is 7 Miles
   55% Intermediate                                    • 18 On-Mountain Restaurants
   27% Advanced
On Snow Activities                                     • Activities include zip-trekking, scenic glacier tours, ice-skating, rock climbing
   Heli-Ski
   Snowcat Tours                                Taking Reservations & Deposits NOW—
   Snowshoeing
   Snowmobiling
                                                       • Contact your ski club trip leader or
   Dog Sledding                                        • Bonnie West, VP Travel, LA Council
   Sleigh Rides
   Cross Country Ski                                      562.699.8880 or travel@lacouncil.org

page 4 — Nov/Dec 03                             * Price is based on an exchange rate of .66. Any change in the rate may effect trip price.
Travel Tidbits
LA Council Ski Trips
                                                                               by Bonnie West, LAC Travel VP
                                                                                                                    www.lacouncil.org

Mammoth Mountain Group                (please note that checks must be        Benefits for your Club
Lift Tickets—                         received at least 7 days prior to       Members—
The Council had originally            the first day of skiing).               LA Council is one of the 13
thought we might be able to           Group discounts are available           charter councils of the
purchase discounted Mammoth           non-holiday periods only. For           National Ski Council
lift tickets for the benefit of the   more information, contact the           Federation. The
clubs. The group rate discount                                                Federation has
                                      In-Resort Sales Office at
ended up being very minimal for                                               obtained many benefits
                                      760-934-0743. Please fax orders
weekends, and the paperwork                                                   for individual club
                                      to 760-934-0616.”
that the Council would have to                                                members.
do didn’t seem to warrant the         Salt Lake City
expenses.                                                                     The list is nearly eight
                                      February 19-23, 2004—
However, Mammoth has relaxed                                                  pages long; however,
                                      If you are interested in going to
their group ticket policy. Instead                                            you may see these
                                      Salt Lake, please contact me.
of two weeks advance notice,                                                  benefits on the
                                      This is air, lodging AND 4 days
they now require only 7 days. In                                              Federation website in
                                      of lifts, continental breakfast,
addition, the Mammoth pass                                                    the “Members Only”
                                      transportation to the slopes and
holders on the trip will count                                                section. This section is
                                      a pizza party for only $509. We
toward the 25 needed. The order                                               password protected. The ID is
                                      had to release airline seats on
form can be downloaded from           November 1, 2003, however, we           skigroup and the password is
the council website at                still have rooms and MAY be             24councils. All this is lower
http://www.lacouncil.org/             able to obtain additional air. The      case. Please pass these benefits
mammoth.htm. The following is         final price of the trip for those       on to your club members. See
the wording on their policy:                                                  page 3 for a summary of benefits.
                                      who sign up after we dropped
“To be eligible for group tickets,    airline seats may change from           Club Trips—
the number of tickets purchased       the $509, but we’ll do our best
                                                                              Several of the clubs have
must be 25 or more for the same       to keep it around the same.
                                                                              responded with their club trips
days, same product, and have                                                  which have been put on the
one designated group leader who       Whistler/Blackcomb
                                                                              Council website. If you want
picks up the tickets, gathers the     Jan 31 – Feb 7, 2004—
                                                                              your club trips represented,
information and submits               Several clubs have already filled
                                                                              please send them to
payment. Order and payment            their initial allocation and have
                                                                              webmaster@lacouncil.org
are required in the In-Resort         requested more space. Since the
                                                                              (which just happens to be me!).
Sales Office no less than 7 days      air slots are limited, we will soon
prior to the first day of skiing      reach a cutoff for this trip!           Ski you on the slopes. G




 Mammoth Village                                                            Whistler/Blackcomb
                                        Snowbird, UT                                                              Nov/Dec 03 — page 5
                                                                       LA Council presents
                                                                  2004 in Salt Lake City, UT
www.lacouncil.org


                                          February 19 - 23, 2004
                                          • Round-Trip Air & Transfers
                                                Leave after work on Thursday at 4:35 PM from LAX, ski four days,
                                                return on Monday evening, arrive LAX at 8 PM
                                          • Ski Alta, Snowbird*, Solitude & Brighton
                                                 - Four days of lifts included
                                                 - Transportation to the slopes included each day
                                                 - Non-skiers deduct $158
  Alta Powder                               * Tram included for Snowbird                                 $509
                                          • Stay at Ramada Inn Salt Lake
                                                 - Deluxe continental breakfast each morning
                                                 - Hot tub & pool available
                                                 - Pizza party with pizza & soda
                                                 - Price based on double occupancy
                                          • Information & Reservations
                                                 - Contact Bonnie West to confirm available space
                                                 - 562.699.8880 or travel@lacouncil.org


      Snowbird Powder
                                          • Mountain Statistics
                                                                           Alta   Snowbird          Brighton       Solitude
                                           Acres                        2,200            2,500            850         1,200
                                           Lifts                           12        10 + Tram               8             8
                                           Base (feet)                  8,530            8,000          8,755         7,988
                                           Top (feet)                  10,500           11,000         10,500        10,035
                                           Vertical (feet)              2,020            3,000          1,745         2,047
                                           Night Skiing                    no           W+F           M - Sat            no
                                           Terrain Parks                   no                 3              1           no
                                           Terrain Halfpipes               no                 1              2           no
                                     10
                        CST 2005581-




                                           Terrain (B/I/A)           24/40/35         27/38/35       21/40/39      20/50/30
                                           Snowboarding                    no               yes            yes           yes
                                           Nordic Center                   yes              no             no            yes
 Solitude Powder                           Snowfall (inches)              500              500            500          500+

page 6 — Nov/Dec 03                       Trip is for either individuals or clubs.
Bob Salerno Reports
A Near Death Experience
                                     by Bob Salerno, Two-Time World Champion & Virtual Snow Trainer
                                                                                                                www.lacouncil.org

The front half of my skis were      routine turn. But now one of us      kissing on stage with open
sticking straight out over a        had to get in front or we would      mouths.
steep chute cluttered with          surely get tangled trying to ski
                                    on top of each other. Frankie        Kennedy and Bono kissed trees
boulders and trees. It was wide
                                    landed with skis pointed             and died. They obviously
enough that two people could
                                    downhill so he was the obvious       miscalculated!
drop in at the same time.
However by the third turn           choice to take the lead.             Skiing and snowboarding are
there was only room for one.                                             calculated risks to anybody who
                                    There wasn’t any width to this
Frankie was on the other side of                                         tries it. Accept bad
                                    gully but we didn’t need much
the ravine. Our friends were at                                          advise and raise the
                                    to ski tip to tail. Remember
the bottom, waiting for us to                                            risk. Raise your
                                    trying to step on the back end
show off a little.                                                       knowledge and skill
                                    of a friend’s tennis shoe to cause
                                                                         and lower the risk.
We received the high sign and       a “flat tire”. That’s what skiing
threw ourselves in. The idea        tip to tail is like. The guy in      Virtual Snow is all
was to do a dance like              back teases the guy in front         about increasing the
Madonna and Britney but             with close calls.                    excitement and
without any kissing.                                                     enjoyment of the
                                    This can be entertaining for our
                                                                         experience by raising
Frankie shot through the trees      friends to watch but we were
                                                                         your knowledge and
while I was banking on the          doing it to increase the
                                                                         lowering your risks.
other wall. We both saw it          excitement level. If a ski tip
coming; momentum was going          does bump a tail, chances are        In fact Virtual Snow
                                                                                                Bob Salerno, Virtu
to make us collide and there        good that both skiers will crash     can make your skiing                     al Snow
was nothing we could do about       and burn.                            or snowboarding a
it. Crashing was not an option                                           lot less dangerous than kissing.
on a slope this steep.              This game might sound more
                                    like Kennedy and Bono than           You can work with Bob or one
We hit while both of us were in     Madonna and Britney. But even        of his experienced trainers by
the air and bounced away from       Madonna and Britney                  calling 310.914.3230 or check
each other as if making a           calculated their risk before         out www.virtualsnowla.com. G


The Unrecables Need Your Help—
For the last several years, LA Council, its member    Once again, LAC is asking for clubs and
clubs and members, have helped make it possible       individuals to help in supporting this
for a members of The Unrecables Ski Club,             wonderful opportunity for more of The
along with their needed companion, to attend our      Unrecables to experience the camaraderie,
annual LAC Ski Week. Through the generous             excitement and activities associated with our Ski
contributions, we have been able to do this almost    Week, things that most of us take for granted. Please
on a break-even basis. Last year eight members of     send your check made out to LA Council (with The
the Unrecables went to Winter Park, CO. The           Unrecables in the memo field) to Bonnie West at
Unrecables is a member of Disables Sports USA, a      4005 S. Overcrest Drive, Whittier, CA 90601-1787.
501(c)(3) corporation.                                Thanks again for your support. G                        Nov/Dec 03 — page 7
                                                LAC Ski, Board, and Race Week
                                                            Registration Form
                          http://www.southbayskiclub.org/laracecamp/

                          December 12 – 21, 2003                                                                    VCL


                          Mammoth Mountain, California
                          Name:______________________________________❐ Male                          Home Phone: __________________

                          Street: ______________________________________❐ Female                     Work Phone: ____________________

                                 City & Zip: ____________________________E-mail: ____________________________________

                                 Club or League Affiliation (if any): ______________________________________________________

                                 Special Bedding/Condo Requests: ______________________________________________________

                                 Fleece Vest (Men’s sizes)             Air Quality            Lesson Request (Check One)
                                        (Circle One)                   (Circle One)           Racing Technique Only         ________   (1)
                                                                                              50% Skiing / 50% Racing       ________   (2)
                                           Small                         Smoker               75% Skiing / 25% Racing       ________   (3)
                                          Medium                       Non-Smoker             Skiing Technique Only         ________   (4)
                                           Large                       Do Not Care            Beginner Ski Lessons          ________   (5)
                                          X-Large                                             Snow Boarding (Beginner)      ________   (6)
                                                                                              Snow Boarding (Int, Adv)      ________   (7)

                                 Trip Package (check one)
Contact                      1. Registration, lessons, nine nights lodging. No Lift Tickets.                 $895        ____________
7:30 - 9 AM or 7 - 9 PM
                                (lodging is Friday night through Sunday morning)
John Funtsch                 2. Registration, lessons, seven nights lodging. No Lift Tickets                 $790        ____________
310-545-9349                    (lodging is Sunday night through Sunday morning)
jfuntsch@msn.com             3. Registration and lessons ONLY. (includes all activities)                     $420        ____________
John Catozzi                      Add 5-day Lift Ticket to any Package                                       $200        ____________
858-674-7454                      (5-day lift ticket begins Monday for 5 of 6 consecutive days)
john.catozzi@ncr.com
                                  Add 4-day Beginner Skier Lift Ticket to any Package                        $160        ____________
                                  (No ticket needed for first day)

                          5 Days Ski, Board and/or Race Lessons
                             -    Monday - Friday, Five Hours a Day
                             -    Ski & Board Technique for Beginner to Advanced
                             -    Learn Racing Technique for Intermediate to Elite Racer
                             -    Class Size of Six to Eight with Two Days Video
                             -    Welcome Registration Cocktail Party
                             -    Friday Night Awards Banquet &Huge Raffle of Skis, Boots, Dinners, Discounts & more

                          To Sign Up (Full Payment Now Due)
                             Make check payable to LA Council Ski & Race Camp and send to
page 8 — Nov/Dec 03          - John Catozzi, P.O. Box 1090, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Far West Convention 2005
Ski Dazzle
                                                                                                         www.lacouncil.org




&20 05
                  You are cordially invited to attend the

FWSA 73 Convention  rd


                   75th Anniversary
                                             June 9-12, 2005
                                                                    Long Beach Westin




                                                                  This will be an historic event—
                                 To get on the mailing list or to get involved, contact
                            Catherine Ohl at 10818 Viacha Dr., San Diego, CA 92124
                                               ohl@acatmeowz.com or 858.467.9469



                                                    Adult Regular Admission             $12.00*
                                                       Includes a bonus $48.00 Interchangeable lift
                                                       ticket to Big Bear Mountain Resorts— your
                                                       choice of Bear Mountain or Snow Summit!
                                                    LA Council will have a booth and we will need
Los Angeles Convention Center                       help staffing it. LAC will advertise for all our
1201 S. Figueroa Street - West Hall                 clubs but the clubs need to provide LAC with a
Los Angeles, California 90015                       tri-fold brochure to facilitate this.
(213) 741-1151
                                                    There is also an opportunity for your club to
4 Days Only!                                        earn money working the swap. If your club
                                                    does not have a booth and would like to earn
   Th, Nov. 20        4 PM to 11 PM
   Fri, Nov. 21       4 PM to 11 PM                 money, you can sign up through LA Council.
   Sat, Nov. 22       11 AM to 10 PM                To sign up for the Council booth or to work
   Sun, Nov. 23       Noon to 6 PM                  the swap, contact Ed Knott at 310-313-1902
Ski Dazzle celebrates its 40th Anniversary          or whyknott@earthlink.net. Free admission
                                                    with minimum 4 hours worked.
as the Nation’s Largest Consumer
Ski & Snowboard Show!                               Must pay own parking. G
                                                                                                       Nov/Dec 03 — page 9
                                   LA Council presents—



                                   FWSA Ski Week
                                   Lake Louise, Canada
                                                                                       www.lacouncil.org
                                   January 24-31, 2004
                                   Complete Package Includes—
                                          • Round Trip Air LAX to Calgary
                                          • Round Trip Ground Transfer from Calgary
                                          • Seven Nights Lodging Chateau Lake Louise
                                              - based on Double Occupancy
                                              - Mountain View — $1175 per person
                                              - Lakeside View — $1245 per person
                                          • Five-of-Seven Day Interchangeable Lift Ticket
                                          • Welcome Reception Sunday Evening
                                          • Torchlight Dinner at Lake Louise
                                          • Monday Night Rocker
                                          • 1 Mountain Picnic                    $1,175–
                                          • Three Races                           $1245
                                          • Two Après Ski Parties
                                          • Farewell Banquet and Dance
                                          • Ski Week Gift, Registration, Activities Fees & Taxes
                                   Optional Add-on for $370—
                                          • Three Nights Jasper Park Lodge (double occupancy)
                                          • 2 Days Skiing Marmot Basin
                                   About Chateau Lake Louise—
                                          • Deluxe Hotel with choice 2 Queens or King Bed
                                          • Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Health Club
                                          • Several Full Service Restaurants
                                          • Cross-country Skiing at Hotel
                                          • Regular Shuttles to the Ski Resorts
                       983-40




                                   Payment Schedule—
                        CST 2036




                                          Initial deposit (due immediately)               $150
                                          September 5, 2003                               $300
                                          October 13, 2003                                $300
                                          November 17, 2003                            Balance
                                   Taking Reservations & Deposits NOW—
                                           Make Check Payable to “LA Council” and send to
                                           Judith Miller, 1701 Scott Road, #208, Burbank, CA 91504
                                           818.841.4192 or jamski5@juno.com
page 10 — Nov/Dec 03                        - Please indicate your choice of roommate if applicable
Competition Corner
Volleyball Results & Race Dates
                                                                 by Judith Miller, LAC Competition VP
                                                                                                             www.lacouncil.org

Race League Update—                               Volleyball Results —
The 2003/04 race dates are firmed up and          A Division
listed below. The type of race, GS or SL, is
                                                  First  Fred Tabuena’s unnamed team
still subject to change.
                                                  Second Sports-R-Us (Will Binegar)
Rokka, Mammoth                                    Third Balboa (Keith Wichner)
Dec 13         Rokka I (2 runs GS)
Jan 10         Rokka II (1 run SL)                B-1 Division
Mar 6          Rokka III (1 run GS)               First    Newport Coast (Mike Maloney)
Mar 27         Rokka IV (1 run GS)                Second Beach Cities (Charlyn Cooper)
Mar 28         Rokka V (1 run SL)                      Third Beach Cities (Kyoko Ito)
Ullr, Mammoth
Dec 14         Ullr (1 run GS)                    B-2 Division
Jan 10         Ullr II (1 run SL)                 First    Edelweiss (Rose Kahn)
Mar 7          Ullr III (1 run                    Second Sports-R-Us (Carl Guenther)
GS)                                                   Third Balboa (Cliff Bonner)
Race Camps, Mammoth
Dec 8-12       Rokka Ski & Board Camp             B-3 Division
Dec 15-19      LA Council Ski & Board Camp        First  Beach Cities (Burton Beckman)
                                                  Second Aerospace (Wayne Sult)
Championships                                     Third Beach Cities (Andy Smith)
Mar 6-7        So-Cals, Mammoth
Mar 27         LA Council, Mammoth
                                                  Congratulations everyone. Thanks again to Ron
Apr 2-4        FWRA, Heavenly G
                                                  Dun for his terrific job in organizing and running
                                                  this tournament. Next year we would like to resur-
 International Gravity Games —                    rect the C / B-4 division and add some “just-for-
                                                  fun-teams.” It’s not too soon to start planning for
 Nov 2        WLAC         Fast Slalom            next year’s LAC volleyball tournament. G
                           Tight Slalom
 Nov 23       WLAC         DH + GS +
                           Season Awards Party
 Note:    DH = luge, gravity bike, inline /
               skateboard downhill.
                                                 Club Insurance—
          GS = inline and skate                  The insurance policy for LAC Clubs is scheduled to
               board fast or                              renew on November 1, 2003. Once again
               giant slalom.                                our clubs qualify for reduced rates for
 The games, hosted by Westwood Ski                         general liability insurance renewals. This
 Club, are held at West LA College in                   policy is especially designed to meet the needs
 Culver City located near the 405 and                of the typical ski club and ski council and offers
 10 freeways, 2 signals southeast of                 quite comprehensive coverage at a very reason-
 Jefferson and Overland, at 4800 Freshman            able rate.
 Drive. Registration is at 10 AM. Arrive at 9
                                                 For more information, Call Fred Liebel at
 AM to help with set-up.
                                                 (619) 683-9990 extension #103. G                         Nov/Dec 03 — page 11
                                                                   LAC Softball Dugout
                                                                    Hello Sportsfans
                       by Ken Yamamoto, photos by Kyle Lucas, sponsored by Mammoth Mountain
www.lacouncil.org

                                                       C Continued from Page 1
                                                      This year we had 21 teams participate.    the end of the
                                                      We lost some teams we believe due to      season, all teams will compete in the
                                                      no tournaments in 2002. But Kyle          playoffs, but now you will be forced to
                                                      Lucas assures us that we are back and     have your own players present (no
                                                      hopefully we can pick up the              borrowing of players in the playoffs).
                                                      momentum again.
                                                                                                All in all, it is a very fun venue to play
                                                      We had hoped that the LA Council          softball. After four weeks of play, our
                                                      Volleyball League would able to           team is 2-2. Woo Hoo! Our favorite
                                                      muster up some players, but to no         opponent is still a team that is based in
                                                      avail. I think the new Palm Springs       the South Bay, called the
                                                      venue did not attract any prospective     Boozehounds. They still love to drink
                                                       players. We are planning to work         beer, and love to have fun playing
                                                       together with Far West and try to find   softball – just a great bunch of people.
                                                      solutions for future years.
                                                                                                Well, that’s it from the softball field. I
                                                      Ultimately, the tournament weekend        hope you had a wonderful summer
                                                      will be expanded to include softball,     and enjoyed watching the major league
                                                      volleyball, and golf. There are so many   playoffs. Congratulations to the
                                                      places in California we can go to. We     Marlins! It was definitely the best year
                                                      will take our lead from Ed Knott and      in baseball.
                                                      Far West.
                                                                                                Special thanks, once again, to
                                                      On the league front, our ski club team    Mammoth Mountain who was one
                                                      has been playing in a Sunday              of our sponsors. They donated $500
                                                      afternoon league. The new season          for t-shirts for all participants, plus
                                                      started, now playing in Redondo           they sent banners, flyers, and some
                                                      Beach. After one season of play, we       great Mammoth logo items. We
                                                      know how the program works.               really do appreciate Mammoth’s
                                                                                                continued support.
                                                      First we play a regular season of eight
                                                      games in a very social environment. If    Have a great fall! Keep your eyes on
                                                      your team is short of players, you can    the ball and your feet running towards
                                                      borrow players from other teams. At       home. G


                                                                                                ❆ Stop in a safe place for you and
                                                        Know the Code—                            others.
                                                        Regardless of how you decide to
                                                                                                ❆ Whenever starting downhill or
                                                        enjoy the slopes, always show
                                                                                                  merging, look uphill and yield.
                                                        courtesy to others and be aware
                                                        that there are elements of risk in      ❆ Use devices to help prevent
                                                        skiing that common sense and              runaway equipment.
                                                        personal awareness can help reduce.
                                                                                                ❆ Observe signs and warnings,
                                                         ❆ Always stay in control.                and keep off closed trails.
                                                         ❆ People ahead of you have the         ❆ Know how to use the lifts
                                                           right of way.                          safely. G
page 12 — Nov/Dec 03
Kid’s Korner
Stuff for the Kids & the GrandKids
                                                                   presented by Catherine Ohl, Pacific Rim Alliance
                                                                                                                                                          www.lacouncil.org

CA Snow Passport—                       Parents, Ski Tips For Kids—             kids, it’s their business. Then
                                                                                you’ll enjoy skiing with
The 2003/2004 California Snow           Have kids memorize the Respon-
                                                                                your kids and they will be
Passport is a non-transferable          sibility Code (see page 12). It’s the
                                                                                proud to show you their
document which entitles the fourth,     seven rules of the slopes and many      skiing abilities.
fifth or sixth grader to whom it is     accidents can be avoided by
issued to obtain complimentary          adhering to the Code.                   Make sure your child knows
three one-day lift tickets at the                                               when to stop skiing. For
following 32 participating California   Ski helmets are a good idea.            example, if the clothing layer
and Nevada resorts including            Parents, remember if your child         next to their skin stays wet
Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, June,         wears a ski helmet, you may have        and they’re chilled, if they’re
Mountain, Kirkwood, Mammoth,            to raise your voice to get their        injured, have a problem with
Mountain High, Northstar, Snow          attention because a helmet may          equipment or even if they’re
Summit, Snow Valley, Squaw Valley,      impede their hearing. Make sure         simply worn out.
Sugar Bowl, Badger Pass.                the helmet fits correctly. A ski
                                        helmet is not an item you buy for       Set a meeting place in case the
The purpose of the passport is to       a child to grow into. Educate your      kids get separated. The walkie
introduce nine, ten and eleven year-    child about the benefits and            talkies now available are conven-
olds to the sports of skiing,           limitations of the helmet. Wearing      ient and a big hit on the slopes.
snowboarding, tubing and snow           a helmet doesn’t give permission
                                        to ski or board faster or recklessly.   Steamboat Kids Program—
gliding. This is a great age for
                                                                                Steamboat consistently
children to learn a new sport with      Dress kids in layers. Start with        receives top honors from
ease and to excel rapidly.              polypropylene underware and add         major publications for its kids
                                        a turtleneck, sweater and               programs. In fact, Steamboat
The passports also reminds families
                                        waterproof jacket and pants.            was voted the #1 Kids
that spending time on the
                                                                                Program in the West from
mountains is a healthy, safe, and       Kids should wear a hat or
                                                                                SKI Magazine again this
FUN family activity. Kids must be       headband as 80% of heat-loss is
                                                                                year. Steamboat gives kids
accompanied by a paying adult, and      through the head. Kids should
                                                                                special attention.
each adult can bring up to two 4th,     also wear gloves or mittens
5th or 6th graders. Some restrictions   (mittens are better for kids who        • With Steamboat’s Kids
                                        are susceptible to cold hands).           Ski Free™ program,
may apply.
                                                                                  children 12 years or younger
                                        Kids should wear sun protection,
Every resort has equipment that kids                                              can ski free the same
                                        even on cloudy days. The sun
can rent. For kids who have never                                                 number of days as their
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                                        reflects off the snow and is
                                                                                                                                 oto by Larry Pie




skied or boarded before, there are                                                parents when adults
                                        stronger than you think!
lessons designed specifically for                                                 purchase a five-or-more-
them! It’s the easiest, quickest and    Kids should wear sunglasses or            day lift ticket. One free
safest way to learn.                    goggles. Skiing is a lot more fun         child per paid adult.
                                                                                                                   Steamboat — Ph




                                        when you can see.
The Passport is valid from                                                      • Children participating in the
December 1, 2003 through May 1,         Be sure kids have the name and            Kids Ski Free™ lift ticket
2004, excluding the Program             phone number of their hotel               program will also receive free
Blackout Dates which vary by ski        written down on a piece of paper          ski rentals when adults rent
resort.                                 and it’s in a secure pocket. Include      skis for five days or more.
                                        a cell phone number if available.
Get the passport for an $18.00                                                  Call for more information on
application processing fee at           Put kids in ski school to get them      the Kids Ski Free™ Program at
http://www.californiasnow.com/          on the right track. Children’s          970-871-5252 or visit
passport.htm                            instructors know how to teach           www.steamboat.com. G                                                   Nov/Dec 03 — page 13
                                                         What’s News at Ski Resorts
                                                                West of the Rockies
                     submitted by Catherine Ohl, VP Communications, excerpted from www.saminfo.com
www.lacouncil.org

                                                           are aimed at traditional destina-   last week, but temperatures
                                                           tion visitors and one for locals.   turned cooler by the weekend,
                                                                                               and snow is in the forecast for
                                                           One, the Ultimate Season Pass,      the next few days.
                     This year Mammoth Mountain            offers as many round-trip flights
                     celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary      on Frontier and as much skiing      Crested Butte For Sale—
                     with the Grand Opening of The         at Vail, Beaver Creek,              Tim and Diane Mueller,
                     Village at Mammoth. The all           Breckenridge, Keystone and          owners of Triple Peaks, LLC,
                     new pedestrian village is home        Heavenly resorts as a person can    have signed a Letter of Intent
                     to two exquisite new lodging          fit in, all for $2,999, plus $299   for the purchase of Crested
                     properties, White Mountain            service and tax fee.                Butte Resort and all of its assets
                              Lodge and Lincoln                                                from the Callaway and Walton
                                                           For persons with more limited
                              House as well as many                                            families, the longtime owners of
                                                           free time, the Triple Play option
                               new shops, restaurants                                          the resort.
                                                           includes three round-trip flights
                               and après-ski hot
                                                           on Frontier and unlimited,
                               spots.                                                          The deal is expected to close by
                                                           unrestricted skiing at
                                                                                               the end of 2003 or in early
                                Located in the heart       Breckenridge, Keystone and
                                                                                               2004. The Callaway family has
                                of The Village is the      Arapahoe Basin for $999, plus
                                                                                               owned and operated Crested
                                state-of-the art, 15       $99 service and tax fee.
                                                                                               Butte Mountain for over 30
                                 passenger, Village                                            years. Triple Peaks plans to place
                                                           The deal for Colorado locals is
                                 Gondola that whisks                                           guest service and the overall
                                                           that holders of VR's Colorado
                                 skiers and boarders                                           quality of the recreational
                                                           Pass, Buddy Pass and Keystone
                                  alike to the slopes in                                       experience as a top priority.
                                                           Pass can save 50% on lift tickets
                                  just minutes.
                                                           at Heavenly and fly round-trip
                     In addition to world-class skiing     on Frontier from Denver to          Big Mountain To Go Private—
      Mammoth        and riding, Mammoth offers a          Reno, NV, for $199 per person.      The board of directors of
                     compete array of winter                                                   Winter Sports, Inc. (WSI) the
                     activities including cross country
                                                           Loveland, First Resort to           owners of Big Mountain,
                                                           Open—                               unanimously adopted a
                     ski touring, snowmobiling, ice-
                                                           Loveland became the first           resolution to seek shareholder
                     skating and dog sledding.
                                                           Colorado ski resort to open on      approval to go private in order
                     For complete package                                                      to eliminate the time and
                                                           Tuesday, October 28, 2003
                     information and pricing call                                              money involved in being a
                                                           making it the first area in the
                                                                                               public company.
                     800.MAMMOTH or visit                  nation to open for continuous
                     MammothMountain.com for a             operation this season.              Shareholders who hold fewer
                     live look at the mountain via a       The area beat Arapahoe Basin,       than 150 shares of common
                     network of web-cams.                  which installed snowmaking just     stock will receive a cash
                                                           last season, by two days. Copper    payment, paring the number of
                     Vail and Frontier Offers                                                  shareholders remaining to under
                                                           Mountain is scheduled to open
                     Fly-and-Ski Passes —                                                      300, permitting the company to
                                                           on Saturday, November 1, 2003.
                     Vail Resorts and Frontier                                                 terminate its registration of its
                     Airlines are offering three novel     Snowmaking operations at            common stock with the
                     fly-and-ski options this season       Colorado areas were hampered        Securities and Exchange
page 14 — Nov/Dec 03 for frequent skiers. Two deals        by record-setting warm weather      Commission. G
Health & Fitness
Ski Flex: Flexibility, Fitness & Conditioning
                                          excepted by Catherine Ohl from Ski Flex by Paul Frediani & Harald Harb
                                                                                                                                   www.lacouncil.org

It is well established that stretching      specific muscles used on the              more limber you will be on the slopes.
improves ones’ ability to ski or board.     mountain. The program also
Resistance exercises strengthen the         encompasses functional stretching         Many ski fitness books in the past
muscles, but they also shorten them.        and explains how to incorporate it        have emphasized primarily physical
Stretching makes muscles longer             into everyday living activities.          training during the off-season period.
again. This leads to flexibility and                                                  In the last few years, flexibility and
greater range of motion in the joints       Stretching is also key to counteract      stretches have gotten increasingly
which allows one to get the most out        skiing’s weather conditions. The cold     larger attention. This book is entirely
of a training program while helping         can tighten your muscles and shorten      focused on stretches.
one to ski/board longer, in better          your tendons and sap your energy. It is
                                            equally important to stretch after        Flexspots—
control, and with less fatigue.
                                            skiing/boarding. And remember you         Moving your body down a
The Ski Flex program is simple, quick       are never too old or young to start a     mountain in a fluid,
and enjoyable. The program shows            stretching program. Just a few minutes    balanced and efficient way
one how to prepare and warm up the          a day and you will see how much           involves a series of
                                                                                      movements. The areas of
                                                                                      the body that are
 Safety Issue: Identity Theft—                                                        particularly important to
                                                                                      provide an overall
 Since a big part of our health & fitness is our financial wellness, I bring          flexibility are called
 you this important bulletin. Do you have any idea what type of                       “flexspots.”
 information is embedded in the credit card type hotel room keys?
                                                                                      Neck. Prepares you for
 Although room keys differ from hotel to hotel, a key obtained from the               the stress of pounding
 ”Double Tree” chain that was being used for a regional Identity Theft
                                                                                      down the mountain.
 Presentation was found to contain the following the information:
                                                                                      Upper Back &
   •   Customers (your) name
                                                                                      Shoulder. More flexibility gives
   •   Customers partial home address
                                                                                      greater range of motion & more
   •   Hotel room number
                                                                                      fluid pole action.
   •   Check in date and check out date
   •   Customers (your) credit card number and expiration date!                       Lower Back & Trunk. This is your
 When you turn your key into the front desk your personal information                 center of balance and provides
 is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the               strength & stability in your turns.
 hotel scanner. An employee can take a hand full of cards home and                    Inner Thigh & Outer Hips. Aids
 using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer               in weight transfer from one side of
 and go shopping at your expense.                                                     your body to the other.
 Simply put, hotels do not erase these cards until an employee issues the             Hamstrings & Quadriceps. These
 card to the next hotel guest. It is usually kept in a drawer at the front            are your shock absorbers on every
 desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!!!                                                  bump and turn. Tight legs will all
 The bottom line is, keep the cards and destroy them! NEVER leave                     affect your lower back and hips.
 them behind and NEVER turn them in to the front desk when you                        Calves, Achilles Tendon &
 check out of a room.
                                                                                      Ankles. These are the muscles that
 Information courtesy of Sergeant K. Jorge, Detective Sergeant,                       balance and hold yourself upright
 Pasadena Police Department. G                                                        in your ski boots and are needed
                                                                                      for omnidirectional movement. G
                                                                                                                                Nov/Dec 03 — page 15
                                                                              What’s News in the
                                                                                    Ski Industry
                     submitted by Catherine Ohl, VP Communications
www.lacouncil.org

                     Jimmie Heuga Fund Raiser—            National Forest. The Forest                 Skier Sues Over On-Slope
                     The Virtual Snow Express is          Service will, over the course of            Collision—
                     brand new and was launched on        the next year, be exploring at a            Carolyn McBeth claims she
                     October 1, 2003. The Heuga           broader level the issue of                  suffered serious and permanent
                     Center is running it through their   advertising vs. sponsorship vs.             injuries in the accident, in
                     website at www.heuga.org (click      underwriting.                               which snowboarder Matthew
                              on "Events & Benefits"                                                  Kyle allegedly struck McBeth
                                                          Central Holidays—
                              and then "Snow                                                          in the side of the head with his
                               Express").                 Far & Wide, the parent                      snowboard while he was
                                                          company of Central Holidays                 airborne after launching from a
                              If you put your             Tours (CHT), has filed for                  blind jump.
                              donations towards the       bankruptcy. The filing is under
                               Virtual Snow Express,      Chapter 11, mainly to allow the             McBeth was wearing a helmet,
                               you are eligible to win    continued operation of a few of             but was knocked unconscious
                               fundraising prizes as      the 20 tour operators that Far              nonetheless. The suit claims
                                you hit milestones at     & Wide owns, and to facilitate              that McBeth suffers from facial
                                $1,000, $2,500,           the possible sale of the others.            scarring, random dizzy spells, a
                                 $5,000, $7,500,          This protection does not apply              "floater" in one eye and flashing
                                 $10,000, including       to Central Holidays.                        lights in the other eye. G
                                 the trip to Vail for
                                  Finals if you raise
                     $15,000 or more.                      History Bits: The Ski Lift—
                     All you need to do is form teams      Early lifts were primitive, but somehow they got
                                                           people to the tops of mountains.
                     of three and raise a minium of
                     $1,000. All proceeds go to the        The year was 1934 when Jean Pomagalski
                     Heuga Center for MS.                  developed the first ever surface lift. This rope-tow
                                                           was installed at Gilbert's Hill in Woodstock, Vermont. Prior to this, if
                     Forest Service Authorizes             you wanted to ski down, you had to climb up.
                     Some Advertising on
                                                           In 1936, the first chairlift was installed marking the beginning of
                     National Forest Land—
                                                           skiing's modern era. This single chair lift, installed at Sun Valley, was
                     A small but significant step was      based on a design for a lift that had been used to unload bananas from
                     recently taken when the Forest        cargo ships. All modern lifts currently used are based on this design.
                     Supervisor of the Colorado's
                     White River National Forest           The next major advancement in ski lifts was the introduction of the
                                                           first four-seater gondola in 1967. Although these lifts helped with
                     authorized Aspen Skiing
                                                           comfort and warmth for skiers, it did not improve lift capacity.
                     Company to implement its
                     "MapLinks"program for the             Perhaps the greatest skiing invention of the late 20th century was the high-
                     2003-2004 season.                     speed detachable quad chairlift. In 1982, Tom Clink, a lift supervisor at a
                                                           Colorado ski resort saw this lift as a solution to long lift lines. These lifts
                     This program has been under           could travel 5 meters per second and tripled lift capacity. Once these lifts
                     review for some time since it         were developed a race to install faster lifts began.
                     was seen by some as going
                                                           More recently we have seen the development of 12 passenger gondolas
                     counter to Forest Service policy
                                                           in 1988 and six passenger detachable lifts in 1994. G
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                                                                  Tripping Around the World
                                                                             with LAC Clubs
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                                         Dates                   Destination             Club*    Contact              Email / Phone
                                         Dec 06, 2003            Mountain High, CA       SSC      Iris Williams        iris@snowbusters.com / 310.638.2826
                                         Dec 19, 2003            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
                                         Dec 28 - Jan 01, 2004   Salt Lake City, UT      TRW      Marc Forman          800.350.7544
                                         Jan 08-11, 2004         Salt Lake City, UT      SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
                                         Jan 11, 2004            Big Bear Mtn., CA       ASBCLA   Ian Abosolo          iabosolo@comcast.net
                                         Jan 15-19, 2004         Heavenly, NV            4SW      David Kidd           dk5@sbcglobal.net / 310.396.9546
                                         Jan 15-19, 2004         Heavenly, NV            NBS      Debi Dohm            ahbugah@cs.com / 510.636.1954
                                         Jan 15-19, 2004         Heavenly, NV            SSC      Eric Sykes           snowbusters@adelphia.net / 626.581.0484
                                         Jan 16, 2004            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
                                         Jan 23-26, 2004         Yosemite, CA            HSC      Sue DiJulio          sdjulio@lausd.k12,ca.us / 310.838.0776
                                         Jan 23-27, 2004         Tahoe, NV               ESC      John James           jsjxcski@yahoo.com / 818.249.5982
                                         Jan 24, 2004            Snow Valley, ID         4SW      Joanne Taylor        310.327.0677
                                         Jan 24-31, 2004         Whistler, Canada        BCSC     Wendy Brennan        ski@bcskiclub.org / 310.358.3033
                                         Jan 24-31, 2004         Aspen, CO               LBSC     David Mateer         weektrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 310.325.7951
                                         Jan 24-31, 2004         Lake Louise, Canada     FWSA     Judith Miller        jamski5@juno.com / 818.841.4192
                                         Jan 25 - Feb 01, 2004   Aspen, CO               SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
                                         Jan 27 - Feb 4, 2004    Copper Mtn., CO         NBS                           www.nbs.org
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        AUS      Mary Albritton       dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        CCSC     Marsha Simpson       polydollymon@yahoo.com / 661.259.0410
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        CSSC     Gene Burcham         skiing@conejoski.org / 818.591.2762
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        LAC      Bonnie West          travel@lacouncil.org / 562.699.8880
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        SSCLA    Sheri Penney         s.penney@comcast.net / 310.836.5455
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        TRW      Phillip Weisgerber   Phillip.Weisgerber@ngc.com / 310.921.9341
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Whistler, Canada        TU       Sigrid Noack         sigridn@earthlink.net / 310.823.1373
                        anada
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                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004
                                                                 Whistler, Canada
                                                                 Cooper Mtn, CO
                                                                                         TVSC
                                                                                         SSC
                                                                                                  Elaine Guidotti
                                                                                                  Eric Sykes
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                                                                                                                       snowbusters@adelphia.net / 626.581.0484
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Cooper Mtn, CO          NBS                           www.nbs.org
                                         Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2004   Aspen, CO               WSC      Lisa Gill            pastpresident@wailersskiclub.org / 626.797.3335
* Legend of Ski Clubs                    Feb 02-08, 2004         Whistler, Canada        SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
AEA        Aerospace                     Feb 06, 2004            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
ASBCLA Asian                             Feb 06-08, 2004         Grant Grove, CA         HSC      Karen Hopkins        karenhopkins@earthlink.net / 310.318.7173
AUS        Auslich                       Feb 07-14, 2004         Jackson Hole, WY        AEA      Lisa Mann            lmann@calwater.com / 310.951.3184
BCSC       Beach Cities                  Feb 07-14, 2004         Crested Butte, CO       GSC      Dee Liudzius         deeliudzius@earthlink.net / 818.242.2471
CCSC       Century City
                                         Feb19-23, 2004          Salt Lake City, UT      LAC      Bonnie West          travel@lacouncil.org / 562.699.8880
CHASA Cliff-Hangers’
CSSC       Conejo                        Feb 20-29, 2004         Andorra, Spain          TRW      Robert Shepard       562.430.5346
ESC        Edelweiss                     Feb 21, 2004            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
FWRA       Far West Racing Assoc.        Feb 21-28, 2004         Jackson Hole, WY        HSC      Mickey Klinger       klingersrmk@earthlink.net / 310.802.8190
FWSA       Far West Ski Assoc.           Feb 21-28, 2004         Banff, Canada           LPSC     Brian McKenna        vplongski@lospadresskiclub.net / 805.985.2004
4SW        Four Seasons West             Feb 21-28, 2004         Banff, Canada           USRSA    Nancy Sanford        nanskii@aol.com / 909.866.9066
GSC        Grindelwald                   Feb 25-29, 2004         Park City, UT           CCSC     Marsha Simpson       polydollymon@yahoo.com / 661.259.0410
HSC        Hughes                        Feb 27 -Mar 10, 2004    Chamonix, France        CSSC     Gene Burcham         skiing@conejoski.org / 818.591.2762
KSC        Kronenstadt
                                         Feb 27-29, 2004         Las Vegas, NV           SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
LAC        Los Angeles Council
LBSC       Long Beach                    Feb 28 - Mar 06, 2004   Banff, Canada           LBSC     David Mateer         weektrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 310.325.7951
LPSC       Los Padres                    Feb 29 - Mar 06, 2004   Barcelona & Madrid      TRW      Robert Shepard       562.430.5346
NBS        Nat’l Brotherhood of Skiers   Mar 06-13, 2004         Morzine, France         FWSA     Kathy Hoffmann       tkhoffmann@aol.com / 510.278.5900
PRA        Pacific Rim Alliance          Mar 07-14, 2004         Kicking Horse, Canada   SBSC     Britt Johnson        skivp@southbayskiclub.org / 310.379.8972
RRR        Radar River Rats              Mar 10-14, 2004         Taos, NM                NBS      Myisha Jenkins       Myisha_Jenkins@yahoo.com / 281.636.1954
SAGA       Saga                          Mar 10-14, 2004         Tahoe Gay Ski Week      SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
SSCLA      Single                        Mar 12, 2004            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
SSSC       Slope Surfers                 Mar 12-20, 2004         Verbier, Switzerland    PRA      Gene Fulkerson       gene@pacificrimalliance.org / 858.467.9469
SSC        Snow Busters
                                         Mar 13, 2004            Snow Summit, CA         4SW      Ken Baswell          310.292.0961
SBSC       South Bay
                                         Mar 13-20, 2004         Park City, UT           ASBCLA   Ruby Tsou            ruby68@kittymail.com
TVSC       Tri Valley
                                         Mar 20-25, 2004         Barcelona, Spain        PRA      Gene Fulkerson       gene@pacificrimalliance.org / 858.467.9469
TRW        The Right Way
                                         Mar 26, 2004            Mountain High, CA       WWSC     Scott Peer           818.500.0488
TU         Unrecables
                                         Mar 26-29, 2004         Sun Peaks, Canada       SSC      Iris Williams        iris@snowbusters.com / 310.638.2826
USRSA US Recreation Ski Assoc.
WSC        Wailers
                                         Mar 27 - Apr 03, 2004   Big White, Canada       CSSC     Gene Burcham         skiing@conejoski.org / 818.591.2762
WWSC Westwood
                                         Mar 30 - Apr 04, 2004   Vail/Beaver Creek       SAGA     Jim Corbett          jim@sagala.org
WFSA       Winter Fox                    Apr 01-04, 2004         Heavenly, NV            FWRA     Robb Margrave        www.fwra.com / robbm@cmc.net
                                         Apr 01-04, 2004         Heavenly, NV            SSCLA    Judith Miller        jamski5@juno.com / 818.841.4192
                                         Oct 2004                Costa Rica              PRA      Gene Fulkerson       gene@pacificrimalliance.org / 858.467.9469
                                         Sept 19-26, 2004        Alaska Cruise           FWSA     Lynnell Calkins      http://fwsacruises.com/ / 800.274.3866
page 18 — Nov/Dec 03
Late Breaking
Ski Industry News
                                                                                                                                 www.lacouncil.org

Big Bear Spared—                         Environmental groups are likely to          lands to off-road vehicles,
                                         protest the decision. The                   development or natural resource
Big Bear and Snow Summit resorts
                                         settlement is part of a consent             exploitation.
were spared for the wildfires that
swept Southern California. They’ve       decree that will be subject to
                                                                                     This intervention by the state was
gone from being curtained by fire        public comment before being
                                                                                     a key Outdoor Industry Assoc-
to making snow and probably              finalized in federal court.
                                                                                     iation (OIA) request to Governor
open on Friday, November 7,                                                          Leavitt. He indicated that the state
                                         Atomic Post Losses—
2003. While the area had been                                                        would be registering its objection
under an enforced evacuation of          Atomic Austria GmbH, part of the
                                                                                     to tentative BLM approval for 15
the area for much of a week,             Finnish Amer group, posted sales of
                                                                                     oil-and-gas wells in the White
residents had returned.                  121 million euro ($142.58 million)
                                                                                     River canyon of eastern Utah.
                                         in the first nine months of 2003,
Wildfires Destroy Royal                  down 11% from the previous year.            Leavitt will be leaving the
Gorge Resort—                            The company cited the late start to         office of governor as he
                                         the 2002-03 winter season and               has been confirmed to
California's wildfires have
                                         continued lukewarm demand.                  head EPA. Lt. Governor
devastated many southern areas of
the state, but it appears the worst      Atomic noted that while sales were          Olene Walker has
incident for the snow sports             down, the company had retained              pledged to continue the
industry occurred northwest of           its share of the market. The                Task Force effort once
Lake Tahoe, where the Wilderness         number of pre-ordered pairs of skis         Leavitt leaves. The Task
Lodge at Royal Gorge Cross               for winter season 2003-04 is                Force will include
Country Resort was destroyed by          unchanged from last season, with            representatives from
fire on October 30, 2003.                most of those products at the low           state and county
                                         and middle price points.                    governments, and will
Unoccupied at the time, there were                                                   include four to six
no injuries, but loss is estimated at    Rossignol Post Losses—                      Utah outdoor
$3 million and the cause is still                                                    recreation businesses.
                                         Groupe Rossignol reported an 11%
under investigation. They plan to
                                         dip in sales for first half of the fiscal                                           Sun Valley, ID
rebuild for the 2004-05 winter                                                       NonStop Flights to
season. Day operations will be           year. The company, whose leading
                                         brands are Rossignol winter sports          Sun Valley—
open as usual, as will the resort's
                                         gear and Cleveland golf clubs, said         Beginning December 14, 2003
second hotel, Rainbow Lodge.
                                         sales for the six months ended              Horizon Air's daily, non-stop flights
Vail Resorts Fined for                   September totaled 199.97 million            between Sun Valley and Los Angeles
                                         euros, down from 224.90 million in          move to their winter schedule.
Violating Clean Water Act—
Vail Resorts (VR) was fined $80,100      the same period last year.                  LA gliders can reach Sun Valley's
for violating the Clean Water Act                                                    slopes in just two hours and thirty-
during its development of Blue Sky       Utah Takes Steps to                         five minutes aboard a roomy 70-
Basin. Environmentalists say that is     Protect Wild Lands—                         seat Q400 known for its luxurious
much too low.                            Utah Governor Mike Leavitt                  leg room and ample storage space.
                                         signed an executive order to create
The Environmental Protection             a task force to promote a                   Get your tickets by calling
Agency had earlier said it was           recreation economy in Utah and              1-800-547-9308 or on the web at
considering a $200,000 fine against      identify and protect important              www.horizonair.com.
the ski resort, but announced            wild recreation destinations.
recently that it had fined the           Leavitt also said the state would           Flights leave LAX at 9 AM and
company a lesser amount. The             intervene any time the Bureau of            arrive Sun Valley at 12:30 PM.
penalty was fair given the size of the   Land Management (BLM)                       Flights return from Sun Valley at 7
violation (less than an acre).           considers opening its undeveloped           AM arriving LAX at 8:30 AM.              Nov/Dec 03 — page 19
                                                                                      Mammoth Tripping
                                                                                        with LAC Clubs
www.lacouncil.org

                                         Dates                   Club*    Contact            Email / Phone
                                         Nov 14-16, 2003         TU       Karen Finfer       kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
                                         Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2003   KSC      Bruce Bailey       626.792.3460
                                         Nov 27-30, 2003         LPSC     Tom Reed           vpwkend@lospadresskiclub.net / 805.485.6717
                                         Nov 27-30, 2003         SSC      Iris Williams      iris@snowbusters.com / 310.638.2826

                                         Dec 08-12, 2003         Rokka    Jessica Freeman    skiingrandma@msn.com / 818.886.2590
                                         Dec 11-14, 2003         4SW      Patrick Holloway   323.965.7744
                                         Dec 11-14, 2003         AUS      Mary Albritton     dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
                                         Dec 11-14, 2003         TVSC     Don Cole           doncole001@cs.com / 626.331.3228
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         CCSC     Jeff Woolf         snowskier1@hotmail.com / 818.887.6201
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         CSSC     Roslyn Hart        vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         ESSC     Roy Megahan        jodiburt@earthlink.net / 818.780.5736
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         KSC      Christel Chang     626.355.8309
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         LBSC     Julie Elder        weekendtrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 562.437.3948
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         SSCLA    Jeanette Matye     jmatye@yahoo.com / 310.657.2856
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         TU       Karen Finfer       kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         WWSC     Kathy Faris        kkskier@aol.com / 310.470.2522
                                         Dec 12-14, 2003         SSSC     Michael Madden     michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
                                         Dec 12-20, 2003         LAC      John Funtsch       jfuntsch@msn.com / 310.545.9349
                                         Dec 19-21, 2003         ASBCLA   John Okanishi      jokanishi@asbcla.org
                                         Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2004   KSC      Fran Papa          franpapa@aol.com / 626.359.4345
                                         Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2004   SSCLA    Laura Priess       buffyNZoom@aol.com / 818.364.8923
         Mammoth Rails
                                         Jan 08-11, 2004         AUS      Mary Albritton     dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
                                         Jan 08-11, 2004         TVSC     Richard DiBacco    dabacca@aol.com / 626.914.6244
* Legend of Ski Clubs                    Jan 09-11, 2004         4SW      Ron Thomas         rgtom@comcast.net / 310.603.0960
AEA        Aerospace                     Jan 09-11, 2004         ASC      Lena Gorgi         yeslena@msn.com / 310.540.3996
ASBCLA Asian
AUS        Auslich                       Jan 09-11, 2004         CCSC     Jeff Woolf         snowskier1@hotmail.com / 818.887.6201
BCSC       Beach Cities                  Jan 09-11, 2004         CSSC     Roslyn Hart        vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
CCSC       Century City                  Jan 09-11, 2004         ESSC     Roy Megahan        jodiburt@earthlink.net / 818.780.5736
CHASA Cliff-Hangers’                     Jan 09-11, 2004         LBSC     Julie Elder        weekendtrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 562.437.3948
CSSC       Conejo
ESC        Edelweiss                     Jan 09-11, 2004         LPSC     Tom Reed           vpwkend@lospadresskiclub.net / 805.485.6717
FWRA       Far West Racing Assoc.        Jan 09-11, 2004         SSCLA    Jeanette Matye     jmatye@yahoo.com / 310.657.2856
FWSA       Far West Ski Assoc.           Jan 09-11, 2004         SSSC     Michael Madden     michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
4SW        Four Seasons West             Jan 09-11, 2004         WSC      Bill Shook         wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469
GSC        Grindelwald
HSC        Hughes                        Jan 09-11, 2004         WWSC     Kathy Faris        kkskier@aol.com / 310.470.2522
KSC        Kronenstadt                   Jan 09-12, 2004         KSC      Jean Evans         jeanmje@aol.com / 949.786.7472
LAC        Los Angeles Council           Jan 16-19, 2004         SAGA     Jim Corbett        jim@sagala.org
LBSC       Long Beach                    Jan 22/23-25, 2004      SSSC     Michael Madden     michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
LPSC       Los Padres
                                         Jan 23-25, 2004         ASC      Lena Gorgi         yeslena@msn.com / 310.540.3996
NBS        Nat’l Brotherhood of Skiers
PRA        Pacific Rim Alliance          Jan 23-25, 2004         KSC      Jean Evans         jeanmje@aol.com / 949.786.7472
RRR        Radar River Rats              Jan 23-25, 2004         TU       Karen Finfer       kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
SAGA       Saga                          Jan 30 - Feb 01, 2004   ASBCLA   Candice Ota        c.ota2@verizon.net / 310.397.7472
SSCLA      Single                        Jan 30 - Feb 01, 2004   LPSC     Tom Reed           vpwkend@lospadresskiclub.net / 805.485.6717
SSSC       Slope Surfers
SSC        Snow Busters
                                         Feb 06-08, 2004         SSSC     Michael Madden     michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
SBSC       South Bay
TVSC       Tri Valley
                                         Feb 06-09, 2004         KSC      Fran Papa          franpapa@aol.com / 626.359.4345
TRW        The Right Way                 Feb 06-09, 2004         LBSC     Julie Elder        weekendtrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 562.437.3948
TU         Unrecables                    Feb 13-16, 2004         SSCLA    Jeanette Matye     jmatye@yahoo.com / 310.657.2856
USRSA US Recreation Ski Assoc.           Feb 19/20-22, 2004      SSSC     Michael Madden     michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
WSC        Wailers                       Feb 20-22, 2004         4SW      Robin Dykes        310.324.4844
WWSC Westwood                            Feb 20-22, 2004         ASC      Lena Gorgi         yeslena@msn.com / 310.540.3996
WFSA       Winter Fox
                                         Feb 20-22, 2004         CSSC     Roslyn Hart        vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
                                         Feb 20-22, 2004         ESSC     Roy Megahan        jodiburt@earthlink.net / 818.780.5736
                                         Feb 20-22, 2004         KSC      Nancy May          949.498.6531
page 20 — Nov/Dec 03
More Mammoth Trippings
with LAC Clubs
                                                                                                                               www.lacouncil.org

Dates                       Club*               Contact                 Email / Phone
Feb 20-22, 2004              SAGA               Jim Corbett              jim@sagala.org
Feb 20-22, 2004              TU                 Karen Finfer             kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
Feb 20-22, 2004              WSA                Bill Shook               wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469
Feb 27-29, 2004              ASBCLA             Charlie Okamoto          fishboy36_1999@yahoo.com / 626.793.8503

Mar 04-07, 2004              AUS                Mary Albritton           dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
Mar 04-07, 2004              TVSC               Tri Valley Ski Club      www.trivalleyskiclub.com
Mar 05-07, 2004              4SW                David Kidd               dk5@sbcglobal.net / 310.396.9546
Mar 05-07, 2004              ASC                Lena Gorgi               yeslena@msn.com / 310.540.3996
Mar 05-07, 2004              CCSC               Jeff Woolf               snowskier1@hotmail.com / 818.887.6201
Mar 05-07, 2004              CSSC               Roslyn Hart              vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
Mar 05-07, 2004              LBSC               Julie Elder              weekendtrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 562.437.3948
Mar 05-07, 2004              LPSC               Tom Reed                 vpwkend@lospadresskiclub.net / 805.485.6717
Mar 05-07, 2004              SAGA               Jim Corbett              jim@sagala.org
Mar 05-07, 2004              SSCLA              Jeanette Matye           jmatye@yahoo.com / 310.657.2856
Mar 05-07, 2004              SSSC               Michael Madden           michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
Mar 05-07, 2004              WSC                Bill Shook               wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469
Mar 05-07, 2004              WWSC               Kathy Faris              kkskier@aol.com / 310.470.2522
Mar 12-15, 2004              KSC                Jean Evans               jeanmje@aol.com / 949.786.7472
Mar 18/19-21, 2004           SSSC               Michael Madden           michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
Mar 19-21, 2004              KSC                Gloria Barnett           globarnett@yahoo.com / 626.305.9415
Mar 25-28, 2004              AUS                Mary Albritton           dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
Mar 26-28, 2004              4SW                Robin Dykes              310.324.4844
Mar 26-28, 2004              ASBCLA             Ian Abosolo              iabosolo@comcast.net
Mar 26-28, 2004              ASC                Lena Gorgi               yeslena@msn.com / 310.540.3996
Mar 26-28, 2003              CCSC               Jeff Woolf               snowskier1@hotmail.com / 818.887.6201
Mar 26-28, 2004              CSSC               Roslyn Hart              vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
Mar 26-28, 2004              ESSC               Roy Megahan              jodiburt@earthlink.net / 818.780.5736
Mar 26-28, 2004              SAGA               Jim Corbett              jim@sagala.org
Mar 26-28, 2004              SSCLA              Jeanette Matye           jmatye@yahoo.com / 310.657.2856
Mar 26-28, 2004              TU                 Karen Finfer             kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
Mar 26-28, 2004              TVSC               Tri Valley Ski Club      www.trivalleyskiclub.com
Mar 26-28, 2004              WSC                Bill Shook               wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469
Mar 26-28, 2004              WWSC               Kathy Faris              kkskier@aol.com / 310.470.2522
Mar 26-29, 2004              LBSC               Julie Elder              weekendtrips@longbeachskiclub.org / 562.437.3948

Apr 02-04, 2004              KSC                Dick Patton              pattonpatton@earthlink.net / 626.795.5537
Apr 02-04, 2004              SSSC               Michael Madden           michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
Apr 02-04, 2004              WSC                Bill Shook               wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469
Apr 09-11, 2004              SAGA               Jim Corbett              jim@sagala.org
Apr 16-18, 2004              ESSC               Roy Megahan              jodiburt@earthlink.net / 818.780.5736
Apr 22-25, 2004              AUS                Mary Albritton           dragonladyracer@aol.com / 562.856.0922
Apr 22-25, 2004              TVSC               Tri Valley Ski Club      www.trivalleyskiclub.com
Apr 23-25, 2004              4SW                Ben Finley                310.568.0172
Apr 23-25, 2004              CSSC               Roslyn Hart              vpmammoth@conejoski.org / 805.373.0810
Apr 23-25, 2004              SSC                Iris Williams            iris@snowbusters.com / 310.638.2826
Apr 23-25, 2004              SSSC               Michael Madden           michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
Apr 23-25, 2004              TU                 Karen Finfer             kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550
Apr 23-25, 2004              WSC                Bill Shook               wshook@pacificnet.net / 818.559.2469

May 07-09, 2004              SSSC               Michael Madden           michael.j.madden2@boeing.com / 310.416.5346
May 14-16, 2004              TU                 Karen Finfer             kfinfer@rcre.com / 310.998.8550

Note:   SSSC (Slope Surfers Ski Club) runs the bus trips for Beach Cities, Hughes, South Bay, and TRW.
        WSC (Wailers Ski Club) runs bus trips for themselves and Grindelwald.



                                                                                                                            Nov/Dec 03 — page 21
                                                     Tripping Around
                                     Los Angeles Ski Clubs & Far West
www.lacouncil.org

                       Long Beach Ski Club                                Pacific Rim Alliance
                       Long Beach will host a Greek Feast with Music      Since there are no Jimmie Heuga Snow
                       & Dancing on Saturday, November 15, 2003,          Expresses in Southern California, Pac Rim is
                       6 PM in Huntington Beach.                          sponsoring the Virtual Snow Express Team,
                                           www.LongBeachSkiClub.org       Fire & Ice. You can make a donation at
                                                                          www. heuga.org (click on "Events & Benefits").
                       Auslich Ski & Recreation Club                                           www.PacifcRimAlliance.org
                       Auslich will hold their annual Holiday Dance on
                       Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 6 PM at Recreation
                                Park Golf Course in Long Beach.
                                                                          Edelweiss Ski Club
                                               www.AuslichSkiClub.org     The Edelweiss Mystery Trip date has been
                                                                          changed. Rumor has it that the trip will be
                                Single Ski Club                           Saturday, November, 15, 2003, just before the full
                                Singles will hold their annual Pray for   moon and the waxing gibes.
                                Snow, pre-race party on Sunday,                                 www.EdelweissSkiClub.org
                                November 9, 2003.
                                               www.SingleSkiClub.com
                                                                          Far West Ski Association
                                  Slope Surfers                           If you are a member of an LAC club, you are a
                                  The Slope Surfers will be attending     member of FWSA and you can participate in the
                                  the lastest Warren Miller Movie         following events.                 www.fwsa.org
                                  “Journey” on December 9, 2003, 8
                                  PM at Redondo Beach High School.        • LAKE LOUISE, CANADA              Jan 24-31, 2004
                                                  www.SlopeSurfers.org            Judith Miller, LAC Trip Leader
                                                                                  818.841.4192 / jamski5@juno.com
                       Wailers Ski Club                                   • MORZINE, FRANCE                Mar 6-13, 2004
                       The Wailers will be invading the Temecula                  Kathy Hoffmann, Trip Leader
                       Harvest Celebration on November 15-16, 2003                510.278.5900 / tkhoffmann@aol.com
                       for the first time.                                • CONVENTION                       June 10-13, 2004
                                               www.WailersSkiClub.org
                                                                                  Nugget, Reno, NV
                       Unrecables                                                 Joe Loader, Chair, skiloaders@aol.com
                                                                          • ALASKA CRUISE            September 19-26, 2004
                       The Unrecables will be hosting a Ski & Board-
                                                                                  Lynnell Calkins, FWSA Travel
                       Athon in Mammoth, April 24-25, 2004. Contact
                       Sigrid Noack at 310.823.1373 for information.              www.fwsacruises.com / lynnell@aol.com

                                  http://home.earthlink.net/~unrecables   • ASPEN, COLORADO                  Jan 23-30, 2005
                                                                                  Judith Miller, LAC Trip Leader
                       Hughes Ski Club                                            818.841.4192 / jamski5@juno.com

                       Hughes will be running a couple of cross-country   • CONVENTION                    June 9-12, 2005
                       ski trips to Yosemite, Grant Grove and                     Westin, Long Beach
                                                                                  Catherine Ohl, Chair
                       Mammoth.
page 22 — Nov/Dec 03                                     310.649.3409             858-467-9469 / ohl@acatmeowz.com
Tripping Around
Los Angeles Council
                                                                                                                  www.lacouncil.org


LAC Calendar of Events                             Los Angeles Council
N OVEMBER 2003                                     LAC is a member council of the Far West Ski Association
 8          LAC Snow Gala, Santa Monica            (FWSA) and the National Ski Council Federation
 20-23      Ski Dazzle, LA Convention Center       (NSCF).

D ECEMBER 2003                                     LAC is made up of 28 member clubs located throughout
 8-12       Rokka Ski, Board & Race Camp           the greater Los Angeles region. The council offers a
                                                   forum for clubs to come together to share activities and
 13         Rokka Race, Mammoth (2 runs GS)
                                                   lessons learned. LAC sponsors a major Ski Week, Club
 14         Ullr Race, Mammoth (1 run GS)
                                                   Races, Volleyball, Softball, Gala Dance and summer
 15-19      LAC Ski, Board & Race Camp
                                                   event.
J ANUARY 2004                                      This newsletter is published bi-monthly. Articles for the
 10         Rokka/Ullr Races, Mammoth (1 run SL)   next issue are due December 20, 2003. Media is
 24-31      FWSA Ski Week, Lake Louise             accepted in electronic form (word or text). You
                   Judith Miller / 818.841.4192    can send photos electronically
 31 - Feb 7 LAC Whistler Ski Week                  (ohl@acatmeowz.com) or snail mail (10818
                  Bonnie West / 562.699.8880       Viacha Dr., San Diego, CA 92124). All
                                                   photos will be returned.
F EBRUARY 2004
 19-23      LAC Salt Lake City
                    Bonnie West / 562.699.8880     Meetings
                                                       Mrs. Garcia’s
M ARCH 2004                                            13365 W. Washington Blvd., Mar Vista
 6          Rokka Race, Mammoth (1 run GS)
                                                       (1 block east of Lincoln at Glencoe)
            SoCals Race, Mammoth (1 run GS)
 7          Ullr Races, Mammoth (1 run GS)         General Meetings—
            SoCals Race, Mammoth (1 run SL)           First Monday of the Month, 7 PM
 27         LAC Championships, Mammoth             Board Meetings—
            (2 runs GS)
                                                      Fourth Monday of the Month, 7 PM
            Rokka, Race, Mammoth
 28         Rokka, Race, Mammoth (1 run SL)
A PRIL 2004
                                                   2003-04 Race Schedule
                                                     Rokka, Mammoth
 2          FWRA Championships, Heavenly                  Dec 13       Rokka I (2 runs GS)
            (pacesetters)                                 Jan 10       Rokka II (1 run SL)
 3          FWRA Championships, (1 run SL)                Mar 6        Rokka III (1 run GS)
 4          FWRA Championships, (1 run GS)                Mar 27       Rokka IV (1 run GS)
 24-25      Mammoth Club Appreciation                     Mar 28       Rokka V (1 run SL)
J UNE 2004                                           Ullr, Mammoth
 11-13      FWSA Convention, Nugget, Reno                 Dec 14       Ullr (1 run GS)
                                                          Jan 10       Ullr II (1 run SL)
J ANUARY 2005                                             Mar 7        Ullr III (1 run GS)
 29 - Feb 5 FWSA Ski Week, Aspen, Colorado
                                                     Race Camps, Mammoth
J UNE 2005                                                Dec 8-12     Rokka Ski & Board Camp
 9-12       FWSA Convention, Westin, Long Beach           Dec 15-19    LA Council Ski & Board Camp
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Los Angeles C ouncil Clubs
 www.lacouncil.org
                                         Los Angeles Council
Aerospace                                P.O. Box 83338
 www.aeaclubs.org/ski/index.htm
Asian                                    Los Angeles, CA 90083
 www.asbcla.org
Auslich
 www.auslichskiclub.org
Beach Cities
 www.bcskiclub.org
Century City
 www.centurycityskiclub.org
Cliff-Hangers
C onejo
 www.conejoski.org
Edelweiss
 www.edelweissskiclub.org/
Executive Board
Four Seasons West
 www.4sw.com
Gr indelwald Ski Club
Hughes Ski Club
Kronenstadt
 http://geocities.com/kronenstadtski/    First Class Mail
Long Beach
 www.longbeachskiclub.org
Los Padres
 www.lospadresskiclub.net
Pacific Rim
 www.pacificrimalliance.org
Radar River Rats
 www.radarriverrats.org
Saga
 www.sagala.org
Singles
 www.singleskiclub.com
Slope Sur fers
 www.slopesurfers.org
Snow Busters
 www.snowbusters.com
South Bay
 www.southbayskiclub.org
The Right Way
 www.therightwayskiclub.org
The Unrecables
 http://home.earthlink.net/~unrecables
Tr i Valley
 www.trivalleyskiclub.com
Wailers
www.wailersskiclub.org
Westwood
www.westwoodskiclub.org
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