January 28, 2016 Race Results
We all got a slow start to our winter season here in the east but we are finaly on the right track. Snow is here and our 2nd race of the season is in the books
here are the series points so far:
January 14, 2016 Race results: Todd Cramer fastest time.
January 7, 2016 race results: Tony Ogle fastest time.
Instructor Hire Call, Back in Blue, Instructor Training, OG RPm Series Races event list is now updated
The Gatlinburg Snowsports Center
Winter Sports Programs
Skiing and/or Snowboarding
Sunday Family Day – for moms and dads and all the kids – children must be at least 4years old for skiing and at least 6years old for snowboarding. For the class times children will be with teachers in appropriate age groups and adults will go to separate classes. After class time the whole family may enjoy the slopes together.
Women Only Outdoors – taught by women for women. Runs concurrent to the Sunday Family Day Program so Moms can drop off their kids and enjoy some girl time.
Class Dates: Sundays –
February 1st, 8th, 22nd & March 1st
Instruction: 2 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $165 (SAVINGS OVER 50%)
4 area/lift tickets
4 rental equipment
4 tram rides from downtown
For more information or to sign up online go to www.GatlinburgSki.com and find the “Winter Sports Program” Sign up form.
To arrange special needs and get answers to other questions contact Pete Jucker via email at: Petejucker@gmail.com
If you can get here you will not regret this event that only happens on rare occasions here in the south.
or at this link: Sign-up for OG RPm
Come out and enjoy a beautiful winter evening at the races
What is International Snow Day you ask? It’s a day set aside to create awareness about snowsports and the environment. The first part is easy. You are probably a lover of skiing and snowboarding, or you would most likely not be visiting our site. But what about cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski joring, and yes, even tubing. All of these activities can be enjoyed in the snow, so you folks are included as well. We all like to get out and breath in that fresh, cold air. We get excited when we see that first flake and marvel at the beauty that is all around us, covered in snow. One goal of this campaign is to make sure that enjoyment of the outdoors, even in winter, is not lost in the hype and “fear” messages that the media bombards us with.
And the environment? Well, we all need to be good stewards of the world around us if we are to maintain those great winter views and thrills. If we don’t, than all of the above activities could be lost. Ski resorts in particular, are very good stewards, despite what you might read or hear. Ski trails create open areas for plants and wildlife. (Here at Ober Gatlinburg we regularly see wild turkeys and deer on the slopes). Maintaining ski trails means reducing erosion and keeping sediments out of our streams. Snowmaking, while it use a lot of water, also means that that water is slowly released back into the streams, reducing spring flooding. And think about the great winter views that lifts open up for everyone to enjoy. I could go on, but you get the picture.
So, join us for International Snow Day and celebrate everything that is snow. And, if becoming a lover of snow is on your bucket list, join us for one of our affordable Wintersport Programs. Just click on programs and follow the prompts.
For those of you who can remember, there was a novel called “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold”. After looking over the weather report for the next several days, I can see why he might prefer to be some place warm. We are going to see some very steady, cold temperatures for the next week, as well as some off and on snow showers. Now throw in snowmaking and you can bet that the skiing and snowboarding will be outstanding. In fact, Ober Gatlinburg snowmakers are busy working to get Alpine Way open ASAP, and will then turn their efforts towards Grizzly. How great will it be to have the entire mountain open??
To go along with these great conditions are some equally as great programs offered through the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center. The Afterschool Program, available to local fourth, fifth, and sixth graders starts on Friday, January 24, and the Women’s Program begins on Monday, the 27th. If you haven’t signed up for either of these, it’s easy to do on-line, and you can pay via our secure jot form.
Come on! You know you want to do it.