Tuesday, January 8, 2008

EVENTS

Events on the Hill: The winter action in Idaho is getting hot!

Schweitzer
Winter Carnival - Schweitzer Lights up the Nights
Saturday January 19

Schweitzer celebrates winter in the great outdoors. Join us Saturday evening as we kick things off with a Bang! This year we light up the night with torchlight parade and a fireworks display on the mountain.

All day: Complimentary NASTAR Runs
Take your passport up to the NASTAR course for 2 complimentary runs to test your racing skills! This is a fun way to try racing gates. No medals or prizes will be awarded, but you’ll have bragging rights!

All day: Poker Skiing!
Take your passport to each lift to get a playing card. At the end of the day we’ll meet to get card number 7!

Events on the Hill: The winter action in Idaho is getting hot!

Schweitzer
Winter Carnival - Schweitzer Lights up the Nights
Saturday January 19

Schweitzer celebrates winter in the great outdoors. Join us Saturday evening as we kick things off with a Bang! This year we light up the night with torchlight parade and a fireworks display on the mountain.

All day: Complimentary NASTAR Runs
Take your passport up to the NASTAR course for 2 complimentary runs to test your racing skills! This is a fun way to try racing gates. No medals or prizes will be awarded, but you’ll have bragging rights!

All day: Poker Skiing!
Take your passport to each lift to get a playing card. At the end of the day we’ll meet to get card number 7! Best 5-card hand wins! Register at the Activity Center.

2pm: Kid’s Scavenger Hunt in the Village
Join our Activity Center Staff for some fun in the snow! We need your help to solve some silly riddles that will lead us to clues! Please dress to for outside fun, and we’ll have Nestles Cocoa for all of our helpers! Please sign up in advance in the Activity Center.

5pm: Ididernot
What if the Iditarod was pulled by human power and the dogs were passengers? Join us to build a cardboard sled and race through the Schweitzer Village. This is a great family event! We’ll provide all of the materials. No charge. Sign up in advance at the Activity Center.

6pm: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

Silver Mountain
Saturday, January 12 - USASA Snowboard Event

Lookout Pass
Sunday, January13 Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival Family Fun Day
Pacific Northwest National Wife Carrying Contest

Brundage
Saturady, January 26 -- USASA Slalom and GS
The Payette River Mountains FreeRide Series is set for the 2007-2008 season. Helmets and USASA memberships are required for all events. All competitors under 18 must have a parent/gaurdian signature. Membership dues can be paid on line at a cost of $65 until October 31st. November 1st the cost rises to $75. Membership must be current before you can compete. Go to usasa.org. Check the schedule for event dates. Cost for each event is $25. Helmets are required without exception!

Grand Targhee
Friday and Saturday, January 12-13

USSA Mogul Competition

USSMA Randonnee Race
Grand Targhee, USSMA and COSMIC have come together to provide a new venue for a randonnee race with some twists to the race circuit. This event will have teams races and a freeride event.

Pebble Creek
Friday, January 11 and Again on Saturday, January 19

Free Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Workshop
In conjunction with the National Slope Safety Awareness Week and sponsored by Pebble Creek Ski Area, the Pebble Creek National Ski Patrol and the City of Pocatello Department of Parks and Recreation.

Pomerelle
Saturday, January 26
Winter Games of Idaho - Pomerelle Mountain 'Tyke's to Teen's Challenge' - all in school skiers & boarders - 1st through 12th grade.

Tamarack
Friday and Saturday, January 5-6 – Alpine Masters Western Idaho Open
Invited to participate are racers of all levels, from beginners who enjoy exciting race courses, to former college racers and Olympians. Age ranges are 21 to over 80 with competition occuring in five-year age groups (25-29, 30-34, 35-40 and up).

Wednesday, January 9 -- Masters' Race Training and Public Racing
This program features slalom and giant slalom training, including personal coaching, video analysis and timed runs. Training will focus on improvement of GS & SL fundamentals, learning and improving proper technique and tactics involved in ski racing. This program is for the adult skier interested in learning race skills for the first time, the experienced adult racer and any skier interested in improving their skills in fun, active, high-energy environment.

Friday and Saturday, January 12-13/2008 - Payette River Mountains Freestyle Series

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