SKI CLUB FEATURE
"We want to encourage people to come and ski and to make it as easy as possible to enjoy the trails," says Pete Molnar, president of the Larch Hills Nordics in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. With 906 members, Larch Hill Nordics is the third-largest Nordic ski club in the province. "That’s down a bit from last year," Molnar notes, when the club had 982 paid members.
Club membership comes primarily from the Salmon Arm area and the Okanagan valley, and includes a lot of young families, which supports a strong JackRabbit program (Canada’s equivalent of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League)that numbered 118 last year. Larch Hills Nordics has several levels of ... Read more >
GLENN JOBE, Mr. Biathlon
Glenn Jobe has played a pivotal role on several fronts in the advancement of Nordic skiing in the Sierra region. He grew up on a cattle ranch in northern California and went to school at the University of Nevada-Reno where he skied on the alpine ski team.
In his senior year he started cross country skiing, which he felt suited him well, and began attending races in the region. At one such event he met a biathlon coach and ended up attending a biathlon camp in Jackson Hole.
Growing up on a ranch, he was familiar and comfortable with firearms, and with his immersion in cross country racing, his attraction to ... Read more >