Armand Gutierrez, NSC President
As we enter August, I was reminded by Mammoth Mountain to lock in on low season pass rates for the upcoming season. As they said in their email – “let the count down to winter begin!” And with all the news about a 90% chance for a strong El Niño, that’s enough to get me excited about the upcoming season. Of course, that 90% is only a prediction and the real deal will be if there is plenty of rain starting in November.
The Mountain View Obon Festival was quite exciting this year and I would like to thank the following volunteers: Alex Kami, Bill Lee, Curtis Otaguro, Wes Kawase, Brian Hess, Ken Kato, and David Uyeda. Once again NSC has stepped up to the plate and volunteered for this event.
Coming up, we have Hoyt Nelson and David Schultz leading the St. Francis Woods Hike on August 16th. This is a very popular hike so be sure to gander at the flyer for details.
August Pizza Social
At one of our past board meetings, we had lunch at The Garret in Campbell and feasted on a couple of great pizzas. After a lively discussion, I mentioned that this would be a great place to host a pizza social for the club. I don’t recall having an event like a pizza social so let’s give this a try. What’s the purpose of this pizza social? Well, for starters I think it would be a great way to get members to sit around the table, talk about skiing, quaff an ale or two, and enjoy the NSC camaraderie. Mark your calendar for August 27th and let’s have an old fashioned pizza social at The Garret in Campbell at 6:30pm. Yes, it’s a Thursday evening but what better way to get a head start on the weekend. An Evite will be sent out later this month to remind you of the event, plus date/time and directions.
Park City/Canyons Ski Week 2016
The Park City/Canyons trip is moving along well and so far we have 28 signups. I am expecting about eight more people to signup, which will bring us up to 36. There’s room for 40 people so if you haven’t signed up now is the time to do so. This year we’ll be having a mid-week potluck dinner, something we haven’t had for several years. This is always a fun night visiting other condos and sampling the best of their cuisine. Don’t forget to get the Tahoe Local Pass (http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/season-passes/season-passes-explorer.aspx), which will be good for five days of lifts at Park City/Canyons as well as Heavenly Valley, Northstar, and Kirkwood. And if you ski a sixth day, then your lift ticket will be half-price.