Ski Club refocuses to family and adult winter recreation
October 15, 2013
The Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Association is reorganizing to change focus from ski racing and learn to ski/snowboard for youth to family and adult winter recreation. According to a recent media release from the association, they are not just kids skiing at White Pine anymore. Their new goal is to create opportunities for everyone to get out and enjoy the winter.
They still have a smaller ski team of elementary-middle school age kids that train at White Pine Ski Area and compete at the Club series and local level races.
They are organizing a variety of recreational opportunities and activities including a trip to Jackson with discounted overnight lodging for alpine/snowboard or Nordic skiing, discounted lodging at West Yellowstone for Nordic skiing, and an overnight trip to Grand Targhee. The Club is seeking input from interested persons on these activities. No dates have been set yet for any of these trips.
The Association has worked with local lodging establishments to offer special rates for overnight trips to Pinedale. The Hampton Inn and Suites special rate of $79 is available anytime all winter.
By joining the ski club and purchasing their $25 Discount card, members receive a discounts at over 50 businesses and restaurants, mostly in Sublette County. The card makes members eligible for discounted ski/snowboard ticket at Teton Village (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort): Adult Ticket (ages 18-64) $68.00, Young Adult Ticket (ages 15-17) $61.00, Child Ticket (ages 6-14) $40.00, Senior Ticket (ages 65+) $51.00. Discounts are also available at Grand Targhee Resort: Adult $61.00, Junior $25.00 and Senior $39.00.
Additional discounts locally include a 10% discount anytime off total meal at Rock Rabbit; Free cheesy bread with the purchase of any 18" Pizza anytime at Wind River Pizzeria; Buy any 6 inch sub get 2 free cookies anytime at Pinedale Subway; Two-for-one entrée Thursdays anytime at Stockman's Restaurant & Lounge. There are many more discounts available not mentioned here. Discount cards are being sold by many race team members. They can be purchased at the ski swap, online at sublettecountysnowsports.org, or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be available at the Great Outdoor Shop and Big Piney Recreation.
Upcoming SCSSA events:
Saturday, November 2: Gear Swap in Pinedale Winter coats & apparel, skis, snowboards, skates, more. Drop of on Friday, Nov. 1, sale on the 2nd. Discount cards and club info will also be available at the swap.
Saturday, February 15: Sunny Korfanta Dual giant slalom Fun dual ski/snowboard race for all ages and abilities. The course is set under the Little Spirit lift at White Pine. It’s a fun race for all abilities, beginner to expert. Race your friends and family. Registration is available online.
Saturday, March 15: The Flamingo Cup Giant Slalom Race down Fremont trail at White Pine. This race is part of the Club Series, a regional race series that serves as a fun introduction to ski racing (races at Snow King, Teton Village, Grand Targhee and White Pine.). The race is open to all. Come see 200 pink flamingos on the hill! Wear your spring costume and join the fun. Registration is available online.
For more information visit sublettecountysnowsports.org, or email email@example.com.
Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association
P.O. Box 2033
Pinedale, WY 82941
Scott Auld 307-200-1484
Lisa Ruckman 307-360-8675
Cassy Johnston 307-231-1176