Hostelling International Names 2001-2002 Ski Hostels
Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels has published the names and locations of its ski hostels, open for business for the 2001-2002 season. Located close to skiing hot spots like Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Mammoth Mountain and Killington, HI-AYH's network of hostels provide inexpensive, quality accommodations ranging in price from $10 to $30 per person, per night. Many of the ski hostels offer special discounts and services to our visitors, ranging from special lift ticket packages and prices to shuttle service to and from the ski resorts. For more information about any of the ski hostels, visit www.hiayh.org/hostels.
Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels
2001-2002 Ski Hostel List
- AK: Anchorage
- CA: Independence, Midpines
- CO: Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, Pitkin
- ID: Naples
- ID: Boise
- MA: Littleton
- NH: Conway (White Mountains)
- NM: Taos
- NY: Buffalo, Syracuse
- OH: Cuyahoga Valley State Park, Malabar State Park
- PA: Collegeville, La Annn (Poconos), Newtown, Ohioplye St. Park, Pine Grove St. Park, Quakertown
- SD: Deadwood, Gary
- UT: Hurricane
- VT: Middlebury, White River Junction
- WA: Seattle
- WI: Madison, Newburg
HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKI COACH ANNOUNCES BOOK ON COLLEGIATE NORDIC SKIING
One Week in March: A Manual for Prospective Collegiate Nordic Skiers. By Corey Coogan.
The book is designed to meet the needs of a variety of skiers, from recreational ones to U.S. Ski Team hopefuls. It leads athletes and their parents step-by-step through the process of choosing a school and ski team. The book includes information on making initial contact with the schools' head coaches, visiting the schools and teams, seeking athletic scholarships, and registering with NCAA. Readers find contact information
for every collegiate Nordic ski team or club in the United States, as well in in-depth profiles of the nation's top programs. Coverage of the 2001NCAA and USCSA Championships, articles on European skiers competing in NCAA and Title IX's effect on collegiate Nordic skiing are included. Corey Coogan is Head Coach of the Nordic Ski Team at the Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
For more information contact Corey Coogan, P.O. Box 1358, Hudson WI 54015,
Winter Wildlands Alliance Releases Report on Winter Solitude
The report, entitled Losing Ground The Fight to Preserve Winter Solitude, is published in the wake of the recent attempt to reverse a ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park.
Winter Wildlands Alliance released a report that highlights the national loss of quiet, safe areas for skiers and snowshoers due to the recent explosion in the popularity of snowmobiles. It tells the stories of eight areas, from Vermont to California, where public lands historically enjoyed by skiers are now inundated with snowmobiles, making it impossible to enjoy a safe recreational experience. The full report can be downloaded at www.winterwildlands.org.
Founded in 2000 by grassroots groups throughout the country, Winter Wildlands Alliance is the only national organization working to protect a quality human-powered winter recreation experience. For more information and to receive a full copy of the report, contact Sally Grimes, Executive Director, at 208.336.4203 or visit www.winterwildlands.org
Take Your Daughter to the Snow Week
The fifth annual "Take your Daughter to the Snow Week" will be held January 28-February 3, 2002. Approximately 200 winter resorts, trail systems, snow sport retailers and rental shops across the country will participate in this winter's on-snow festivities. The event is supported and promoted by Snow Sports Association for Women (SSAW) as a national snow industry grassroots event to promote girls' and women's participation in all snow sports. Visit www.snowlink.com for a list of resort, trail system and retailer participants
Ski Trails available online
Trails.com has information about cross country skiing, backcountry touring and snowshoeing trails across the country. In partnership with Globe Pequot Press, Falcon Publishing, The Mountaineers Books, Wilderness Press and the Appalachian Mountain Club, Trails.com offers snapshots of trails, reviews, free topo maps and weather forecasts. Regional sections help narrow your search. Visit www.trails.com for more information.
Ski Fest - Celebrating Cross Country Skiing
Cross country ski areas around the country and Canada will celebrate their sport with Ski Fest, a one-day event held in December, January or February. The goal is to introduce, or re-introduce, people to the sport of cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Each ski area sets its own date and the schedule is listed at www.xcski.org.
The Ski Fest events includes a free introductory ski lesson (reservations sometimes required) or tour, novelty events, food, fun and entertainment. Subaru of America, Nature Valley Granola Bars, FujiFilm and Sundown Nutritional Supplements, help with the financial underwriting.