March 13th and 14th is time for the Elk Mountain Spring Carnival. This year’s theme is Masquerade. There will be many activities, including a scavenger hunt, hike, bike and ski race, and many other opportunities for fun havin’ for the whole family. Check out Elk Mountain’s Web Site for additional details.
This image is from the cover of “Welcome to the World of Skiing” by Paula S. Roos and Jeri Turner, Illustrated by Katherine Dodge.
Get this book for you and your kids!
($4.00 Available at the Elk Mtn Ski School, or order by email TeamEMA)
At just about 15 pages, it’s a great book “… for children to read and color” and will help make their first day on the mountain go more smoothly and be more fun.
Once home, it’s a nice souvenir of their introduction to the ski life, and can serve as a checklist for them to prepare for subsequent visits to the mountains.
Those of you that are from around here or spend time in the Elk Mtn Area have probably had your kid’s taught by local legends Jeri and Paula. They both are professional educators, and have been in the ski life for over forty years each. Their own kids, and kids that they have taught have become some of the best skiers, instructors, racers, and coaches in the country.
A perfect January Pennsylvania winter’s day made it tough to decide whether to downhill at the Big and Friendly, or tour the countryside on the Chet’s Place x-country ski trails.
Touring the countryside along the Chet’s Place x-country ski trails.
Rain… Fire… Devastation… Snow! Joy! Rapture!
The guns at the Big and Friendly are putting out huge amounts of snow.
Fire? What fire?
It was snowing, it was raining, it’s snowing.
Compressor building levelled by fire around 3:00 am. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
The Hill Pup sees snow for the first time.
First appreciable natural snow of the season. All hail ULLR!
Strange yet familiar lights on the neighborhood horizon.