Editor, The Times:
Clearwater Ski Club would like to sincerely thank the community for its generous support of the Clearwater ski hill this winter.
We appreciate all the volunteers who have come out to help, the families that have come to ski, the teachers to have organized the school groups and the many individuals that have come to enjoy the winter skiing opportunities. We also wish to once again thank the Community Forest for its grant that allowed the ski club to purchase the new groomer, which has improved the conditions at the ski hill 100 fold!
We also wish to thank the local Ministry of Forest office for its recent (and generous) donation to the Ski Club. We were most pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of the 2012 forestry hockey tournament and will apply the funds towards our school program and operation costs.
We would also like to thank councilor Ken Kjenstad for his role in putting together a great Winter Festival weekend and including the ski hill in it. Thanks to the District of Clearwater, the hill saw record number of skiers come out and ski free on Saturday Feb 4. It was a delight to see so many new families on the hill, many who were skiing for the first time.
The goal of the Clearwater Ski Club is to offer a fun sport at a very reasonable rate and to engage as many community members as possible. The hill operates thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and members, making the ski hill a wonderful community asset.
Stay tuned for details on the annual Fun Day. Also, we hope that people will mark their calendars for our first annual Beer and a Burger Night, to be held Friday, Mar. 30 at the ski club. All proceeds to benefit the hill and the extracurricular activities of CSS including athletics, band and the technology departments. Tickets will be available at the ski hill and participating businesses. It will be a great night with live music, auction and an amazing burger-topping bar too!
Clearwater Ski Club Executive