Final Week 3/5 through 3/7
- Tuesday (3/5) – Skate Ski – Super Hero dress-up day at the Golf Course.
- Thursday (3/7) – Last day - Skate ski adventure down from the Mountain (please drop off at the far end of the Willow Lot and be ready to ski by 4:15) Kids will be shuttled to Haskill Station. Pick-up starting at 5:40 at Haskill Station.
- Rental Gear is due by 3/15. Please drop off this Thursday 3/7 at Haskill Station (please remember both sets of skis and poles) or at the Golf Course Wax Room 3/12 12-2pm or 4:30 to 5:30pm or 3/15 4:30 to 5:30pm. Prep team please remove all kick wax from skis. Questions call Cameron at 253-0361.
Junior Jets is open to 7-11 year-olds. The focus is on having a great time on skis. Jr. Jets learn how to skate and classic ski including double polling, up hills, down hills, turns and balance. Half of the time is devoted to playing games and the other half to exercises. Jets are encouraged to participate in the local ski races and in the Western States Ski Festival. Snow permitting Jets will go on an adventure ski or two – last year we skied down from Big Mountain.
Questions: Cameron Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0361.
Head Coach: Cameron Blake 406-253-0361; email@example.com
Assistant Coaches: Henry Holt, Erik Anderson, Renee Noffke, Emma Marchetti and part-time Kirsten Sabin, Marie Shaw, and Mona Cuthbert.
We welcome former GNST skiers Henry, Emma and Erik. Erik recently graduated from Williams College where he nordic ski raced. While with GNST Erik represented the USA in the Scandinavian Cup. Henry, Kirsten and Cameron are PSIA level 1 certified instructors. Marie was a PSIA teacher trainer, wrote the PSIA manual on teaching children, and use to run the Chet Hope ski program.
Dates: January 8th – March 7, 2013 (depending on snow conditions)
Days: Tues and Thurs
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Glacier Nordic Center or alternative locations if a lack of snow
Cost: $135 Includes a team hat for first time registrants
Gear rental: Available for the season at a cost of $75 rental, $150 deposit for a complete set, or $50 rental and $100 deposit for classic or skate gear. (If using some of your gear and some of ours please plan for compatibility – most of our gear is NNN).
Scholarships: Thanks to the generosity of Whitefish Credit Union, need-based scholarships are available for registration and gear rental. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TO REGISTER: Print and send the registration form GNSTregistrationform2012-2013
Junior Jets Gear List
Skate skis, skate poles and combi boots (the Club has rental gear if needed)
Classic skis, poles and combi boots – skis can be combi, waxless or dedicated. (the Club has rental gear if needed) SEE NOTES BELOW.
OR combi skis used for both skate and classic (but will need to remove kick wax after classic skiing)
Water belt and water bottle
Jacket for varying conditions including rain/wet snow and cold weather – please no parkas – makes it hard to move
Synthetic or wool clothing that you can layer appropriately for conditions (no cotton) wind layer on top. Dress as you would for winter running.
Gloves, Hat, Sunglasses
Waxless skis have a fish scale, cross-hatched or ridged pattern in the kick zone to provide grip eliminating the need for kick-wax. A liquid, glide was may be used on the scales to prevent snow and ice build-up. Depending on the bases the tips and tails may still benefit from hot wax or the liquid glide was.
Combi skis (no pattern on the bottom) are fine but will need to have kick wax applied (this grips the snow) fo classic days and removed and re-glide waxed for skate sking. Families are responsible for removing the kick wax and glide waxing.
Poles – two pairs of poles are important to lean proper technique. Classic poles should be almost to the top of the shoulder and skating poles to the upper lip.
One pair of “combi” boots will work for both skate and classic. These are boots that generally have a cuff to support the ankle but aren’t as stiff as pure skate boots.