Sunday's trip will only include lessons for the A, A+, and B level students. It is a holiday weekend and Alpine will be crowded and not a great environment for lessons. Bunny will be available for consultations and help throughout the day with maybe a masterclass for the E, F and G skiers. As I've said before, the C and D skiers need mileage to get better. They need to work on what the instructors have been sharing on the progression to parallel skiing and learning to use dynamic edging. Beginning boarders will also have lessons with the same emphasis on practicing what has been taught. I hope to be on the slopes providing guidance where I can. Normally this would be the weekend of races and fun, but the holiday weekend makes our tradition a little difficult.
A reminder to all parents that you must follow protocol when picking up your child or their friend early from a ski trip. When we leave a ski area, all of our attendees must be accounted for. You have to physically sign out your child at the Blizzard desk. We are returning our care and responsibility to you. If this procedure is not followed, we do not leave until we have made contact with the parent. More than once this season we have held up the entire club while we searched for a child with phone calls and physical searches until they were located and removed from our oversight. I write these rules (actually I didn't write them - they have been in place longer than my tenure) to ensure the safety of all our members.
I am amused by those parents who still want to join at this late date in the season. We closed the club to new (or returning) members in November. Next year it will be similar. I see no reason to have a club that is so large that members are prevented from joining trips without first participating in the Monday morning feeding frenzy. Make certain you are on the email list and you'll start hearing in August about our member registration that starts in September. I'm also trying to organize a ski/boot/board/clothing swap about the same time as the sign up.
Pray for snow, we need more for our next four trips.