First off – not much snow up there……..yes we know. We reviewed the situation with Grouse today and unless we get a big dump between now and next week it is unlikely we can hold the race in the usual format. We have decided to go ahead however and will put together a number of activities on the mountain as a fallback should racing just not be possible – still plenty of fun to be had, and a great morning out on the hill.
These will likely be a choice of:
1/ Ziptrek and/or “Eye of the Wind” – Grouse has just opened their wind tower in the last few days and you can ride up and see the panoramic view from up there, plus do the big ziptrek lines on the back of the mountain, which has people raving! This activity one has limited “accessibility” however for some of our disability groups, and consider carefully before signing up / maybe only for some racers / participants
2/ Snowshoeing and/or beginner ziptrek – lots of fun and not so challenging on the ziptrek lines as the one above. Again some accessibility issues for some students but we can figure that out later.
3/ Free skiing with VASS volunteers. We’ll split into groups of similar abilities and do some runs together – learn some of the techniques we use to help people learn to ski, try out some of the equipment, or just have some fun by yourself. This one will include all the disabled skiers who do not, or cannot, make the other activities.
There will be a sledge hockey demo throughout the morning for everyone to try, and a “chuck-a-duck” competition by the ice rink run by Rotary to win prizes. Of course still a banquet lunch and raffle / silent auction etc, so lots of fun to be had.
PS – A number of participants signed up do not have any pledge amounts by their names. For those coming from corporate teams sponsored by our Gold sponsors, or covered by other team member entries and sponsorships – NO PROBLEM! – you will know who you are. But for the others, remember the day out costs us $150.00 per head at VASS, so we need you to raise at least that to keep us ahead, and any more funds our activities for the coming year.