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WBA Season Ends too soon

After a temporary shutdown of all of its ski area because of COVID-19, Vail Resorts announced today that they will not reopen, it is closing for the season. We have verified this with Stevens Pass Nordic Center Director Mike Power. As a result there will be no April biathlon competitions this season.

The season points will be tallied and the number of qualifying competitions adjusted. The results will be posted noting who qualified for first, second and third in each age group. Medals will be awarded at a future date.

We are waiting to hear from Mike for a date we can get our equipment hauled down from the biathlon range container.

I hope you are all doing well and taking precautions during these trying times.

Bob Vallor
Washington Biathlon Association


NO Try Biathlon this season

Due to weather and logistical issues we will not be able to hold a Try Biathlon event this season. We had hoped to host two sessions, one on February 29th and one on March 1st. But the weather forecast for the coming weeks is not good for skiing. For the 29th and 1st it is expected to be near 50 degrees. Plus there has been significant snow melt in the area and no new snow is in the forecast. In addition we have been unable to establish site use guidelines. We will look forward to hosting one or more Try Biathlons in the 2020-2021 winter season.


NEW: Google Group

Due to some changes made by Yahoo, we will no longer be using YahooGroups.

We now have a Google Group to post discussions and questions specific to Washington Biatlon. Looking for carpools, advise on equipment, last minute details about events, etc...

Please copy this link and request to join:
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wabiathlon



SOLD OUT Intro Clincs

Our Intro Clinics scheduled for this weekend, Feb 1 & 2 are now SOLD OUT.

All confirmations have been sent via Websorer. If you registered and did NOT receive an email please let me know (after checking your spam folder).

Thank you,
Bryn
bryn.black@wabiahtlon.org


Intermediate/Advanced Skate Clinic - Dec 30, 2019

NEW EVENT!!!

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Members Only Skate Ski clinic December 30th, 2019 at the Plain Valley Nordic Trails.
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Intermediate and Advanced Skate Skiing Technique Clinic on December 30th at the Plain Valley Ski Trails, near Lake Wenatchee. This opportunity is for WBA members who are experienced skate skiers. This is a one day class limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration by Webscorer is required.
The objective will be to improve skate skiing technique for more efficient use of energy and faster race times. Many of us seek continual improvement in our shooting skills-let's have that outlook for skiing too! This is an excellent opportunity for those heading to the Winter World Masters Games in January and/or the U.S. Nationals in March.

Open to WBA members who are experienced skate skiers. Instructor Scott Waichler will screen each entry and communicate by e-mail.

The Plain Valley Nordic Trails are located at 18636 Beaver Valley Rd. in Plain, WA (nine miles from Coles Corner Hwy 2 and WA 207 or 14 miles north of Leavenworth via the Chumstick Highway). The trail headquarters is at Plain Hardware. Do not buy a trail pass it is covered in your entry fee. For this event park at Bob and Michele Vallor's home at 18820 Beaver Valley Rd, north of the hardware store. Please do not block the garages.

The Instructor: Scott Waichler is a WBA member and a Level 3 Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and Level 100 USSA cross-country ski coach. Scott is based in Winthrop, WA and coaches for Methow Valley Nordic SEF.

9:00 to 9:30 am: On site check-in at the Vallor's house (pre-registering is required for this event). Check in is from 9:00 to 9:30am.

9:30 am to 3 pm: We will walk or shuttle to the trail head nearby to warm up and take advantage of the terrain variety there. In the morning we will review key aspects of good skate skiing technique and do some fun exercises as a group. In the afternoon participants will rendezvous with Scott for one-on-one attention at preset times and location. You will hopefully end the day with a clearer understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and some useful ideas for continuing to improve your technique.

With a few exceptions the nearest lodging is in Leavenworth, 30 miles east of the Nordic Center. Leavenworth offers numerous choices and varied rates. Check on line at www.leavenworth.org.