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Dryland training = converted to Snow training!
Nov 22, 2017, 4:30 pm

 

There are only Three Rules on this Team.

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

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Week # 3 !

 

Thumbs up for our super sized group of nordic skiers! We are heading into week # 3, and we're putting all that 'beginning of season' stuff behind us. 

 

Ski equipment, team uniforms & warm-ups have been issued, a mini wax clinic is in the books, classic & skate bounding, pole running- check.  West Yelly skiers- check. Getting on ski's- check.  Skiing the Summit & Northern Lights at Giant's Ridge - double check! 

 

We'll roll with what we've got, but really hoping for SNOW & TRACKS, asap, to keep doing what we do best. 

 

 

                                                             

 

 

Practices are now contained to being on skis.  Needed to bring daily to practice: 

Ski Boots. Cold weather gear - base layer / jacket / windpants.  Water bottle.  Ski bags remain at Giant's Ridge and are taken home on the weekends and the night before a race. 

Talked about at practice lately- are the best ski extra's to stay warm. Ask your skier about the below listed items - they can fill you in.  All are available at any ski shop or online. 

- Lobster Mitts

- Buff / Neck Gaiter

- Hand / Toe Warmers 

- Ski Socks - wool / poly combination 

- Personal ski poles - for 2nd year skiers & up. NOTHING beats a good pair of poles. 

 

Some upcoming deadlines & reminders:

 

Trail Passes - need to purchase this week, now that we are skiing. 

Black Puffy Jackets- orders need to be in by Tuesday, Nov. 28th 

Ski Bags- the team supply is out.  

Team Pictures - are set for Monday, Dec. 4th at Giant's Ridge 

First Ski Meet - V/JV/JH - Saturday, Dec. 9th in Ely 

 

Giant's Ridge Nordic Trail Passes: are required for all skier's. You may purchase them online, or have your skier buy one at the ticket counter during practice. The price for 13 and up: $106.30 (incl. tax) and up to age 12 $52.61 (incl. tax). Check / CC or cash. For an online purchase, there is a handling fee. Here is the link to the site: https://www.giantsridge.com/product-category/nordic-pass/

 

Black PUFFY TEAM JACKETS- are available to order for the 2017/18 season. Click on the Puffy Jacket Order Form tab (on the menu) for all the information. Deadline to order is Nov. 28th.  Return completed form & payment to one of the coaches. 

 

Ski Bags. Buy one soon.  Longer the better. At least 210 cm. Purschase at ski shops or online.  Ebags.com has a good selection like this one:  http://www.ebags.com/product/high-sierra/double-nordic-ski-bag/204872?productid=10110608

*We also have a limited quantity of team bags that can be borrowed for the season.

 

Thanks for supporting & encouraging your skier & our team!

 

LET IT SNOW!! ASAP!!  :) 

 

Coach Cj 

 

                                                                          

 

 

 


First day of practice: TUESDAY NOV 14
Nov 6, 2017, 2:15 pm

 

There are only Three Rules on this Team.

1. Be a great person.  2. Be a great student.  3. Be a great athlete.   In that order. 

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Week # 1: Starts Tuesday, Nov. 14th! 

 

 

                                   

 

It was really great to see so many new & veteran skiers at our pre season meeting! Can you 

believe this weather?  We may be able to get on ski's that very first day! Check back here for updates...

The first week is crazy busy with lots of details, here is a list of items that pertain to it. 

 

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  • Activity Forms- these are posted on your school websites or pick one up from your AD’s office.  Complete and return to your AD, before the first day of practice. 

 

  • Clearance Slip- bring to practice. No Clearance slip = no practice. 

 

  • Skier ID info cards, Medical Consent forms, Skier Handbook page.  

 

  • Bus Transportation for practices:  ME students ride bus # 8, a regular school bus route.  Arrive at Giant’s Ridge about 3:45.  VA / EG skiers:  Bus leaves VA school at door #6 at 3:15, then stops at the Gilbert JH to pick up EG skiers.

The VA bus will return skiers to Gilbert JH, and to VA school by 6:30 each day. 

 

  • Practice: runs 4-6pm, M-F.     

 

  • Bring: running shoes, water bottle, some sort of BLAZE ORANGE.  Veteran skiers: bring classic equpiment - rock skis, boots, poles.   
  • Needed to wear: Outdoor gear for cold weather. Layers, tights, pants, jackets, wool blend socks, hat, gloves. etc.  

 

 *We also have a limited quantity of team bags that can be borrowed for the season.

 

Giant's Ridge Nordic Trail Passes: are required for all skier's. You may purchase them online, or have your skier buy one at the ticket counter during practice. The price for 13 and up: $106.30 (incl. tax) and up to age 12 $52.61 (incl. tax). Check / CC or cash. For an online purchase, there is a handling fee. Here is the link to the site: https://www.giantsridge.com/product-category/nordic-pass/

 

Black PUFFY TEAM JACKETS- are available to order for the 2017/18 season. Click on the Puffy Jacket Order Form tab (on the menu) for all the information. Deadline to order is Nov. 28th.  Return completed form & payment to one of the coaches. 

 

*Please talk to one of the coaches if there is ever a financial situation, for anything team-related.   

 

 And, if you know someone or have a bff that is interested in joining our team- bring them along to our first week of practices! 

 

Any questions? Call, text or email Coach CJ. 

Looking forward to a super snowy, great fun and successful season!

 


Preseason Updates !!
Oct 16, 2017, 7:18 pm

  A couple of updates, for the pre season side of things....

 

Roller Ski / Dryland Clinic!

Join the mystery pro skier (watch this short video for more info) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gJxtgZuYs

this SUNDAY, OCT. 29TH, 3PM at Gian'ts Ridge for a roller ski / dry land clinic of all things- good! 
Bring: ski boots, running shoes & work out gear.  

Experience a great way to kick off the ski season w/ your besties from ME / VA / EG! 

** SKI POLES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ** 

 

Pre Season Meeting! SUNDAY, OCT. 29TH 6pm at Giant's Ridge in the South Chalet

for all current & new skiers & parents. This meeting will include: Sign up, Policies & Procedures, Forms & more. 

Bring your parents, friends, suggestions, ideas & questions. 

 

 

Team Jackets & Hats!

Our team jacket and hat are ready to order! 

(This is all optional, we will still have school issued jackets available

 

Borah Team Wear has set up a storefront, so placing an order is quick and easy.

The storefront is open now until Oct. 30, 11:59 pm.   

The Pro XC jackets are $125.00 + $5.00 for name. 

 The hats are $20.00

Our booster club is subsidizing our jackets at $50.00. The final cost to each skier and coach will be $80.00.

Pay for everything up front, and reimbursement will take place the first week of practice- or around there.

If you need help with sizing, a size chart is attached. Use the Men’s size chart for all guys & gals.

*Personalization is available for the back of the jacket. Recommended – last name. 

Here’s the link to the Borah / Mesabi East storefront:

https://borahteamwear.tuosystems.com/stores/mevaeg

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WEST YELLOWSTONE SKI TRIP: 

Friday Nov. 17th - Sat. Nov. 25.  

The info is out, hit up the Duluth East Nordic Team website for all the forms & more. THIS TRIP FILLS UP SUPER FAST! https://www.eteamz.com/denordic/news/index.cfm?cat=256937

This trip is open to any skier who has been on the team for 2 years.  This trip is all about getting on "early" snow. Skiing lots of k's with friends and technique sessions with experienced coaches is the main theme.  Then there is the extra fun factor - just ask any skier who has gone on this trip, & they'll fill you in on why they keep going back year after year!  A $100 voucher towards the trip fee, is given out to all skiers who attend this trip. Courtesy of your fundraising & our great booster club.  If you have any questions, call / text or email Coach CJ. 

 

 

 


Magazine Drive, West Yelly Info, Team Jackets, Pre Season Meeting, 2017/18 Meet Schedule & more
Oct 4, 2017, 7:09 am

Anyone else wishing all this rain was our favorite white stuff??????

Fall is moving through, and this season's preparations are underway.  

Glad sooo many skiers & parents got out to attend our Pre Pre Season BBQ. It was really fun to reconnect and visit!

 

FALL MAGAZINE DRIVE: 

It's happening this Friday, Oct. 6th in Virginia, at the Herbergers /Village Inn parking lot. Please volunteer your time, 4-6 pm, to help load the trailer.  We also have a great collection going on at Coach CJ's house and all of this contributes to lots of dollars for team needs / wants.  (jackets, trips, wax, equipment, etc) Call Sandy at 229-2199 to let her know that you'll be there on Friday!  Thank you for your support!!! 

** 2017 FALL MAGAZINE COLLECTION RESULTS** : 12,780 pounds!! That is a tremendous amount of weight for our fall drive! THANK YOU to those that helped out- Tom, Lisa, Sandy, Karen, Keith, Bill M, and Mike the Mailman.  Your efforts are always appreciated by the team. Keep saving - the spring drive will be held in April at the EarthFest. 

 

TEAM JACKET UPDATE:

The new team jackets are still in the design process, we've had many revisions, but the whole package should be done in a day or two. They are looking really sharp! The  design will be posted on our team FB page as soon as we get the final version.  After that, Borah Teamwear will set up a storefront for ordering. $80.00 will be your cost for the jacket. (booster club is paying $50 towards each jacket) I think the hats are around $20-25? We should have the jackets & hats -close to the start of the season! 

 

                                                            

 

 

WEST YELLOWSTONE SKI TRIP: 

Friday Nov. 17th - Sat. Nov. 25.  

The info is out, hit up the Duluth East Nordic Team website for all the forms & more. THIS TRIP FILLS UP SUPER FAST! https://www.eteamz.com/denordic/news/index.cfm?cat=256937

This trip is open to any skier who has been on the team for 2 years.  This trip is all about getting on "early" snow. Skiing lots of k's with friends and technique sessions with experienced coaches is the main theme.  Then there is the extra fun factor - just ask any skier who has gone on this trip, & they'll fill you in on why they keep going back year after year!  A $100 voucher towards the trip fee, is given out to all skiers who attend this trip. Courtesy of your fundraising & our great booster club.  If you have any questions, call / text or email Coach CJ. 

 

PRE SEASON MEETING: 

The official pre season meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29th, 6pm at Giant's Ridge in the South Chalet.  This meeting will include: Sign up, Policies & Procedures, Forms & more.  Bring your suggestions & questions. 

 

RECRUITING NEW SKIERS: 

We are always looking to boost our team status, and you skiers are the best recruiting tool a coach has!  So, if you know someone who is:

1) not participating in a winter sport,

or 2) tired of sitting on the bench (skiers don't sit, thank goodness!)

or 3) wants to stay in great shape for their spring sport,

or 4) wants to learn how to ski and hang out with the best ME / VA / EG kids around...

BRING THEM WITH YOU to our pre season meeting on Sunday, Oct. 29th.

** For every new face you bring, YOU & that prospective new skier will recieve a ski related gift. ** 

 

2017/18 SKI MEET SCHEDULE- is out. Click on the tab on the menu. 

 

WELCOME NEW COACHES, & WELCOME BACK to our GREAT STAFF of VOLUNTEERS! 

Head Coach: Cheri Johnson 

Assistant Coach: Jack Jeffery

Jr. High Coach: Austin Dane

Jr. Nordic Club Coach: Josh Peterson

Volunteer Coaches: Paul Carland, Mariah Peterson, Jack Greenlee, August Galloway 

Booster Club Expert: Sandy Tardiff- President / Treasurer. **Needed: some new faces to round out our booster club board** 

                               

 

We are all looking forward to hanging out with the best nordic skiers around & excited for the upcoming season!

That snow dance is a ritual, get working on that now, so we have snow the first day of practice - Tuesday, Nov. 14th.  

Spread the word on who we are, and what we do, so everyone is in the know! 

 "LIKE" our Facebook  page- ME / VA / EG Nordic Ski Team. That site is always a happening place for updates, photos & more! 

And... keep doing that thing you do best, to make us coaches smile. GET TRAINING now, so you are ready for the 2017/18 nordic ski season! 

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Good Luck in your fall sports & See ya soon!  

Coach Cheri J

ccjskier@gmail.com, (218)750.7904 

 


PRE SEASON SKI STUFF!!
Sep 8, 2017, 2:43 pm

Hey SKI FANS!! 

 

Fall is here, and the days are leaning quickly to cooler weather.

Which means ski season is right around the corner!!  

We are headed into some planning sessions and we want YOU need to be a part of it! 

 

1)  PRE PRE SEASON GATHERING, BBQ & BONFIRE for all current, future & Jr. Nordic Club skiers & (parents also welcome) on Sunday, Sept. 24, at

coach Johnson's house, 4-6 pm. 

Besides reconnecting with all of favortie ME / VA / EG friends, (and making new ones)

we are sizing up some new fancy tech ski jackets from Borah Teamwear.

Jackets will be your very own, all the time, and personalized with your last name. 

Design & specs coming soon! Check the "going" box on our Facebook page, or text or email coach CJ.

We need to know how much food & beverages to prepare. 

Know someone who might want to ski this winter? Bring em with!! 

 

                                  

 

2) FALL MAGAZINE DRIVE - happening in Virginia on FRiday, Oct. 6th. 4 pm. 

    For more info & to sign up, email Sandy T at sandjack1@frontiernet.net

 

3) WEST YELLOWSTONE SKI CAMP / TRIP info will be coming out sometime soon.  THIS is a trip that you don't want to miss out on!   Open to all skiers who have 2 years of ski experience.  The date for the trip is Nov. 17-Nov. 25.  Got questions? email or call coach CJ. 

 

4) TRAINING HAPPENS NOW! - if you are in a fall sport - YaHOO! If not, get going & hit the trails & fitness center for 

    that all important cardio & strength. 

 

5) Our regular PRE SEASON MEETING will be held Sunday, Oct. 29th at Giant's Ridge. More details to come. 

 

6) FIRST DAY of SKI PRACTICE is TUESDAY NOV 14!!  

 

See ya on Sunday Sept 24th..  & let it snow! 

 

Coach Cheri J

ccjskier@gmail.com

218 750 7904 

 

                           


Updates & News
May 4, 2017, 9:09 am

 

Happy Spring ???

 

I really hope the month of MAY is more promising for everyone- that is on a spring sports team.  And... please thank your coaches for what they do, to keep it fun & interesting for you & your teams! 

 

 

A couple of updates  &  news..

 

2017 SPRING GLOSSY PAPER DRIVE: 

The recent magazine drive was a hit!  We are so grateful that sooo many people think of our team, and SAVE their glossy papers for us.  The collection at the Earth Fest netted 11,380 pounds.  The second load to the paper mill accumulated to 9,060 pounds.               Total Gross Weight = 20,440 pounds!   

THANK YOU to all - who made this bi annual fundraiser a success.  Keep saving- we'll tackle another round in the fall!  

 

DAN ZAMLEN Scholarship Recipients:   

A copy of the Dan Zamlen Award has been mailed to you.  Your school will also receive a certificate and the check, to be presented to you, on your prospective scholarship award nights. 

 

SKI EQUIPMENT / UNIFORMS: 

Last call! For those of you that are still attached to your ski equipment.. the snow is gone. TURN in YOUR STUFF asap to Coach Johnson's house.  

 

SAVE YOUR $$ MONEY: 

West Yellowstone is the place to be the third week of November!  If you or your parents help out at the team's fundraisers, you will earn a $100 scholarship toward this ski camp / trip.  As the kids' always say.. wish I would of gone sooner.  Don't miss out this year! 

 

Keep smiling & keep training- ski season 2017/18 starts November 15th! 

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Spring Glossy Paper Drive- Sat. April 23
Apr 13, 2017, 7:22 am

 

It's happening!

 

The team's annual Spring Glossy Paper Drive!

 

Our main gig will be Saturday, April 22 at the EARTH FEST in Mt. Iron, at Merritt Elementary School, look for the magazine trailer out front.

Local drop off at Coach Johnson's - in the wood shed- now till 4/21.

 

Parents & Skiers- this is the biggest & best fundraiser that our team puts on!  Please lend a hand at this great event! 

* Call or email Sandy for your favorite shift:  10 - 12, 11 - 1, or 12 - 2. 

 

                           Thank you for saving & supporting the team!!

 

 

                           

 

 


End of Season Banquet = great food, great company, great success!
Feb 27, 2017, 11:10 am

                                       

 

The End of Season Banquet was a success! (and under 3 hours & 55 min)    

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Lots of great company, food, memories, awards and smiles were shared.  

The ski season of 2016/2017 was "seriously fun" and more...   

THANK YOU to all who were a part of it - this team couldn't do the things we do, without your support!

 

A round of THANKS to the following folks that make up our crew during the season..

 

Ass't Coach Mariah Peterson,  Jr. High Coach Paul Carland 

Jr. Nordic Club Coach - Josh Peterson 

Volunteer Coaches- Jack Jeffery, Jack Greenlee, Debby Roswold 

Wax Tech's & Equipment repair guys - Keith Johnson, Jack Greenlee, Tim Salo

Favorite Groomers- Todd Roswold, Chris Shuck

Favorite Giant's Ridge people- John Filander, Pepsi Deb Maki

Team Photo Guy & Biggest FAn- Ron Kutsi 

Booster Club President - Sandy Tardiff 

Dan Zamlen Scholarship - Dale & Sally Zamlen - your support is HUGE. 

Senior Captains- Josh, Anna J, Ashlynn, Emma, Katie, Sam, Chaz, Anna M, Lynnette 

All of the great Parents & Grandparents- WOW- you guys rock! 

 

 

                                                            The FINE NINE! 

 

 Season Awards 

 

2016/17 Most Improved Boy Varsity Skier:  Isaac Krog

2016/17 Most Improved Girl Varsity Skier:  Lynnette Crosby

2016/17 Most Improved Boy JV Skier:  Tylen Sullinger

2016/17 Most Improved Girl JV Skier:  Callie Carland

2016/17 Most Improved Boy Jr. High Skier:   Jack Elliott

2016/17 Most Improved Girl Jr. HIgh Skier:   Briar Baudek

2016/ 17 Rookie of the Year:  Natalie Fultz

2016/17 Ski Award  "Success, Kindness, Inspirational":  Emma Greenlee 

2016/17 Dan Zamlen Memorial Scholarship: Lynnette Crosby, Emma Greenlee, Anna Johnson, Josh Jones, Ashlynn Mattson, Sam Teasck

 

+ WAXING for the PEPSI CHALLENGE: Wednesday, March 1.  starting at 3pm, Wax Hut, Giant's Ridge.

+ FAST SKIS to AJ at the Jr. Nationals in Lake Placid next week!  

+ 260 DAYS till the start of next ski season!!  Get your training log ready- Spring, Summer, Fall & bam- we're back! 

 

See ya on the trails! 

 

 

 

 


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