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President's Message

A message from Dianne

The View From The Top

March 2023



What a winter! The storms and the snow just keep coming. The continuous cold weather has been a challenge for some of us, but the conditions for skiing and other snow sports have been awesome! Reports show that the Sierra snowpack is over 200% of average, the largest snowpack in nearly three decades. Wow! And the lake levels should be high, so summer outdoor recreation activities look promising.

I am so proud of our ski racing team! The Sierra Council League and the Reno Ski & Recreation Club made a clean sweep of the race awards at the Far West Ski Association Ski Week at Jackson Hole, Wyoming in January. Sierra Council won the Lake Louise Trophy for the council with the most race points and Reno Ski and Recreation Club racers won the Joe Ross Top Club award for the club with the most race points. AND our Sierra costume team won best costumes and also the match point race in the Council Challenge. 

Reno Ski and Recreation Club racers who participated include Bill Ramoni, Laura Greco, Jo Simpson, Larry Greco, Shayne Wallace, Paul Vandervoort, Lisa Vandervoort, and Ken Simpson. Way to go! Are you interested in racing? If so, contact Jo Simpson.

We had a great time at our February meeting with a Valentine’s Day trivia quiz thanks to Lynn Wilbur and Janet Bills. The winner with the most correct answers was Maria Duran. Other recent activities included a snowshoe hike lead by Ed Shaw; it was a beautiful day and to top it off, we came across a Cadillac stuck in the snow that will likely be there until spring (yes, seriously). Social ski days at Mt. Rose occurred when the weather cooperated, plus we had a social ski day at Sky Tavern on a beautiful, sunny day with a BBQ on the patio. We also enjoyed a TGIF at Columbia Sportswear with hosted beverages and food that we enjoyed while we socialized and shopped. It was a great success!

Elections are coming up in the next few months. Please, the current board members cannot and should not have to continue to serve year after year. We need volunteers to step forward to keep this Club going. We are doing so well with strong membership numbers. We need you! Please consider stepping forward to run. Talk to me or another board member about what is involved and we will get your questions answered. See the election article in the newsletter for additional information.


Keep recreating,