EICSL News – Big E 27-Feb

EICSL Discount Lift Tickets.
Attitash / Wildcat-  Anytime, Adult (18 to 64)  $69 per ticket
Cannon Mt. – Adult   $52 per ticket
If interested, please contact Mike Watt, EICSL President, directly to buy lift tickets and will need to pick them up in the North Conway area.
Mike Watt Tix <lifttix@eicsl.org>

Hey S-kimos – More Snow Dancing This Weekend Around The Igloo!

Your Skimos EICSL Reps: Ace & Kelly Phelan

SkiBees’ Mardi Gras Masquerade event, February 29th, 4PM – 7PM
Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Let the good times roll at the SkiBees.  Sample some Bee Brew or a frozen concoction and enjoy a taste of New Orleans. DJ Scott will be spinning his magic. Wear your festive mardi gras mask and we will bead you up! Must be 21+, with a current invite and a valid EICSL ID (or a signed guest pass).

Makusue – Toga Bash – Saturday 3/7 – 9PM to 1AM
The Makusues invite you to our annual Toga Bash! Come dressed to impress in a toga, sheets, or heck, even curtains, really anything will do. Come energized for some Roman-themed games as well as live music by Blue Matter (http://www.bluematterband.com/).  Be there, or Marcus Brutus will get you!  21+ Invitation and EISCL ID or Guest Pass Required.

Year End EICSL Party and Award Ceremony – Saturday, April 4, 2020
The Shannon Door in Jackson, $5 per person including juniors – collected at the door. Doors open at 3:00 pm, Pizza and Salads served at 3:45 pm. CASH BAR including soft drinks
Awards Presented at 4:30 pm
* Junior Awards
* Individual Awards
* Specialty Awards
* Best Overall Club Awards

EICSL Cross-Country Ski Outing at Bretton Woods, Saturday February 29th, 10:00am – Noon
Please join us for XC skiing at Bretton Woods Nordic Center.  Look for EICSL leaders Donna Cleary, Dave Campbell, Steve Formisani, and Ed Kross by the fireplace to purchase discounted trail passes (Adult $16, Senior $9, CASH only) and discounted rentals (Adult $20, Senior $15, CASH only). Or bring your Jackson XC season pass to get ½ off the daily rate.  Please arrive early for rentals and trail passes so we can ski promptly at 10:00am. All ability levels are welcome. Depending on the number and ability of participants, we may split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups as needed. Optional apres-ski lunch at The Grille inside the nordic center (buy or BYO lunch).  Please email XC@EICSL.org <mailto:XC@EICSL.org>  with questions and/or to be put on our direct email list.

EICSL Cross-Country Ski Outing at Whitaker Woods, Sunday March 8th, 10:00am – Noon
Please join us for XC skiing at Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation’s trails in Whitaker Woods.  Meet at 9:45am at the Whitaker Woods Meeting House (2829 White Mountain Highway, North Conway) parking lot and look for EICSL leaders: Heather Roscoe, Donna Cleary, Dave Campbell, and Ed Kross. Be sure to stop at the RAGGED MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT store (279 Rte. 16/302, Intervale) beforehand to buy your trail pass ($15 adults, $10 seniors 60-70, free for seniors 70+) and get rentals (if needed), and then drive over to the Whitaker Woods Meeting House parking lot. We will leave the parking lot to ski promptly at 10am. All ability levels are welcome. Depending on the number and ability of participants, we may split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Optional apres-ski lunch at McGrath’s Tavern (bring your EICSL ID for 10% off). Please email XC@EICSL.org <mailto:XC@EICSL.org>  with questions and/or to be put on our direct email list.

EICSL Championship Invites – See Race Page on EICSL website – Race at Attitash on 3/7

Icebar T-Shirts – On Sale Now
Icebar is around the corner on 3/21. Shirts are now available for order. Last year we sold out. To be sure to get yours, order ahead.

The POLECATS fundraising page for the Wildcat 100k Vertical Challenge is LIVE!  Please donate and SHARE
Chad Pickering, Justin Veprauskas, Jason and Marcia Minahan, Ben  Milina, and Brette Brickel will be taking on the never-ending loops of the Lynx trail in style on March 9th at Wildcat.  Thank you for your support! We are all grateful. Let’s help Make-A-Wish New Hampshire reach some children!   https://friends.nh.wish.org/polecats

Wildcat All Mountain/Racing/Development Programs
All Mountain Program- This Program is designed to promote skiing development for the recreational or ski club skier of all ages who would like to ski the entire mountain on all terrain. We will offer group training for the skiers who would like to better their technique in Bumps, Trees, Off Piste or just work on free skiing on groomed slopes. This program is based on PSIA instruction and is designed for All Levels of skiers.
Wildcat Racing and Development – WCRD is designed to help develop a solid foundation for adults who would like to further their skill within a structured race emphasis program. The participants will be coached by certified USSA/PSIA instructors within a 5 week progressive program. The program is based on the USSA Skills Development Pyramid and Alpine Training System. These components will address Technical and Tactical Skill Development.
5 Lesson seasonal package (Friday) without lift ticket will be $300 until November 17th, 2019, then increase to $350. Drop in rate for each session will be $85 plus 1/2 day lift ticket, with 48 hour booking notice.  See attached Link for further information.  https://www.skiwildcat.com/adult-seasonal-programs  Kindly reply to: racing@skiwildcat.com

For Sale
4 Blizzak 215/55R17 tires in very good condition.  Used 2 seasons, approximately 6k miles, on a Honda Accord EX-L  $200.  Contact cohero@comcast.net

Cross country ski boots, size US 10 W. I purchased over 10 years ago and never used, they are essentially new. Make is Sportful by Artex. New went for $ 89.95 but I would be happy with $20. Email Ronni atRonni89@earthlink.net or call 650-515-8860.

Used Women’s Salomon XMax 110 ski boots (size 25.5, BSL 295 mm) $100.  Used for 1 season only; pre-installed Booster strap. Advanced/expert skier’s boot.  Contact Joanne joannearch@gmail.com or 603-986-2738

Discount Vendors of the Week
Sport Thoma  Contact Peter Kailey, General Manager, All 6 NH Locations and Tink at Rt. 16, Bartlet, NH (603) 733-5533, Rt. 3, North Lincoln, NH (603) 745-8151, at Ragged Mtn., 603) 768-3103, at Cranmore Mtn., (603) 356-1108, at Waterville Valley, (603) 236-4400, and Waterville Valley Town Sq. (603) 236-5005.  10% off all non-sale items www.sportthoma.com <http://www.sportthoma.com>

Vintage Baking Company, 41 US-302, Glen, NH 03838, (603) 383-7211  10% Off  https://www.vintagebakingcompany.com/

Big E Info: Email any announcements or other information to bige@eicsl.org before noon on Tuesday of the week for publication.  We will be trying to publish on Wednesday.