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Updates: equipment, trail pass,ski wear, fundraiser & more!
Nov 15, 2018, 8:36 am

There are only Three Rules on this Team. 


In that order.



Two days of practice = two days of great everything! 


We’re rolling earlier than usual for being on snow, and two groups have now gotten out the door on those skinny skis. The third and newest crop, will be putting it together also on snow today. The snow in the woods is "ok" and enough to slush around on. The man made snow in the stadium looks fantastic, but it isn’t pushed nor tilled up yet, but we’re making the best out of what we have. “Patience” is a daily key word. (for everything) 😊


I’m super excited to say we have around 60 kids out for the team right now! Wow! GO GIANT BLUE RANGER BEARS! And with that comes a “good problem” that we are encountering. Equipment is running low for our 1st & 2nd year skiers. I have some feelers out there, to find more classic skis & boots, and hope that will reduce some of our “now” needs. And if our numbers stay like this, we’ll be adding & looking for another coach. Anyone know anyone???


Moms & Dads of our 3rd & 4th year skiers, if at all possible it would be great if your skier could get their own personal classic skis, boots or poles. Any piece of equipment, is helpful, and certainly your skier is ready for it. If you have any questions or need any direction in this area, please let me know. I went to the Ski Hut last week with several skiers & parents, and can certainly line something like this up again, or give you verbal advice on how / what to purchase.


Team ski bags are running low, so we’re asking for parents to look into buying a ski bag. The bags need to be at least 210 cm in length. Mesabi Rec in Virginia carries bags for a local buy. These are a top necessity for skiers to store their skis & poles in the Chalet.


Giant’s Ridge Trail Passes will be needed after Thanksgiving when GR is officially open. Here is the link for information on fees. https://giantsridge.ltibooking.com/purchase-path/product-details/9093


Skiwear orders are out there. The red personalized jackets are at this link: http://borahteamwear.tuosystems.com/stores/mevaeg . The last day to order the jacket, hat or buff is Sunday, Nov. 18th. The online storefront closes on this day. Turn around time is about 4 weeks to receive the items. The black puffy jacket orders are due on Monday, Nov. 26th. Order forms are at practice and also on the team website to download & print. Both styles of jackets are available to try on for sizing at practice too.


The Coffee Fundraiser is on! Check with your skier, as packets were handed out at Tuesday’s practice. Got questions on this? Email August Galloway: agalloway@isd2711.org. (thanks August!)

Wednesday practices are back to the original schedule of 4-6 pm. (bus driver issues at VA school) If your skier needs to leave early for church night, just let a coach know. 


Whew! This is exciting stuff all around, and whatever happens, we'll make it work!


THANK YOU to all of you parents for encouraging & supporting your skier & our team!

It’s gonna be a fantaski season!




Cheri Johnson

Head Coach, ME / VA / EG / MIB Nordic Ski Team

218.750.7904, ccjskier@gmail.com


I joined xc skiing because...

I like cold weather.
Jessie Diggins told me to.
I want to wear those cool race suits.
To get out of school all day.

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