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1997-1998 Cross-country Ski Trips [Cross-country Skier]

More recent newsletters available for 98-99, 99-00, and 00-01.

Cross-country Ski Section, San Diego Chapter, Sierra Club

HI SKIERS! Here is our X/C Ski program for 1997-98. We have 28 trips listed and we'll add more if the snow lasts. We have 5 meetings at the Mira Mesa Community Center: Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2 and May 4. Come and learn everything you need to know about skiing.

This season should be spectacular. It is predicted to be wetter than 82-83 which holds the all time record snow pack for the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Most "El Ninos" are too warm for San Diego County snow, but San Jacinto and San Gorgonio can be outstanding. Come ski with us, you won't be disappointed.

Beginners are welcome on most trips and lessons are provided. Feb 1st is a "Beginner-only" instructional trip. For those interested in becoming ski leaders, Jan 31st is a Ski Leader training outing. Feb 8th is a Telemark class for those who want to learn how to carve graceful turns.

Fifteen trips are local, one day "WSI" trips (Where the Snow Is). Your only costs are car pool (if you don't drive), ski rental (if you don't own them) and a $5 donation to the Sierra Club. Five trips are multi-day fundraisers to the finest ski areas in California.

Our Thanksgiving trip to Mammoth has now become a tradition. The snow pack is usually modest, but the trip is inexpensive and the mountains are wonderful any time of year. Join us for all or part of the holiday.

Our New Year's trip is to Bear Valley, CA. We relocated both last seasons' Yosemite trips to Bear Valley when the January floods closed the valley. Both trips were so successful and inexpensive.

We hope to have WSI trips (see WSI description, below each weekend until the snow is gone. For more info call Mike Fry, 6pm to 8pm, 566-3851. (How late can we ski? :-)

[bus]1997-1998 Schedule




The Ski Trip schedule is above. Most of the trips take beginners and ski lessons are provided.

[bus]Trip Description Format

Trip format includes: date & days of trip; trip name; pricing information including discount (if applicable), deposit, date PIF due and items included in price; skier level(s); trip description and coordinator name and contact information.

Ski Levels:


Make check(s) payable to the Sierra Club and send with a note including your name, address, phone number, ski experience and the name of the trip. Include two 4"x9" Self Addressed Stamped Envelopes (SASE). Deposits are non-refundable. Priorities, such as bus seating and room assignments, are based on the date your full payment is received. When calling a trip coordinator, please remember they are volunteers. Call between 6 pm and 9 pm, unless otherwise stated. Please sign-up early if you can. We have to make large deposits many weeks in advance for these trips.

WSI Where the Snow Is" TRIPS. We go to the closest skiable snow. These trips are usually just for the day but occasionally we offer optional overnight stays. Transportation is usually by car. There is a $5 Section Fee plus any additional costs such as car pool, ski rental, food or lodging. As a courtesy to WSI coordinators, please do not call more than 5 days in advance of the trip and call only between 6 pm and 9 pm.

TRIP COORDINATORS & COL volunteers are needed. Discounts are available if you would like to coordinate or lead cross country ski trips. Discounts are based on the number of participants and length of the trip. If you are interested in becoming certified as a COL for ski trips, we offer training (See January 31). COL trainees can use ski trips for evaluation at either the basic or intermediate level. For more information contact Mike Fry, 566-3851. WWW: We are on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/sandiego/xcski.html

Snow Phone: 299-1744 extension 4200. Call to get updated information up trips, meetings, information about ski equipment, where to buy and/or to rent.

End of Season Potluck: And don't forget the "End of the Season" potluck party in April, where we share pictures, videos, ski stories and talk about next year's trips. Directions are at top of reverse.


Help us make the Ski Section better by giving us your input about places to go, contacts you have with other ski groups; complaints and compliments (it's nice to hear). Let us know what you think would make trips more fun, etc. Give your feedback to:

We look forward to sharing the ski season with you.

[bus]Ski Section Mailing List

If you would like to be on our mailing list for trips (sent in the fall), please send your name, postal address, phone #, ski level, and whether you are a Sierra Club member (include your number) to Barbara Domurad, 10846 Parkdale Ave, San Diego, 92126 or e-mail to <71744.3570@compuserve.com>. Also let us know about name and address corrections.

[bus]Ski Bus Trip E-mail List

The SAND-BUS-TRIPS is the "official" electronic distribution list for San Diego Chapter bus trips organized by the Bus Trip Committee and the Cross-country Ski Section. Announcements are expected to be infrequent--typically once every other month or so. This list is solely a newsletter and doesn't allow postings by subscribers. Suggested postings of San Diego Chapter bus trips should be sent to the list owners at: SAND-BUS-TRIPS-Request@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG. They will be posted at the sole discretion of the list owners.

To receive information about the SAND-BUS-TRIPS mailing list, send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG with a one-line command in the body of your message (not subject), saying:


To subscribe to SAND-BUS-TRIPS, send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG with a one-line command in the body of your message (not subject), saying:

SUBSCRIBE SAND-BUS-TRIPS Yourfirstname Yourlastname

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More recent newsletters available for 98-99, 99-00, and 00-01.

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http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/sandiego/xcski9798.html; last updated February 25, 2001 by Brad Buffett (link corrections).