Archive—2006

The following are club activities and photos that occurred in 2006.

Articles & Photos from 2006

Silver Creek I Race

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Becky R in GS course
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Becky R in Slalom course
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Beth D on the chairlift
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Clay K's GS run
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Clay K's Slalom run
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Dale S's GS run

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Mark D in the gates with Dale & Christine on the chairlift
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Mark D in the gates

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Mark M in the Slalom Course
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Matt C
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Matt C on the chairlift
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Savannah & Katie on the chairlift
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ETMM Silver Creek Race Team
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The Stevens
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Barb L
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Mark D tuning skis
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Barb L & Beth D
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The group
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Beth D & Jo W

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Barb L
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Barb L & her furry friend

ETMM Race team dominates the Silver Creek Race!!! The ETMM Ladies (and Mr. Dison) carried the race team this past weekend by winning every race and taking over 1st place in the Southern Division.

Crescent Ski Week — Aspen Snowmass

by Fred Rowland
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Aspen - French word for I spend or you spend depending on your perspective. Thus we didn't spend very much after we arrived. We did see that you could spend a lot of money if you wish! It was like little kids looking through the window, ok to look but you can't come into the candy store! OH what a place the snow was immaculate, and the runs where all challenging. But enough about me, anytime you can go out west the skiing is so much better than south eastern skiing. ETMM brought home a lot of hardware, so of my own, my first GOLD NASTAR medal, plus a few other tokens of my skiing ability, and a lot more by the other ETMM MEMBERS.

One member stands out for myself, my skiing pardoner, she started out on Monday with a 71 handicap, and ended the week with a 46 NASTAR handicap and two bronze medals and two silver medals pretty good for someone that has only ran gates twice and has never raced in serious competition. My hat is off to too Helga Mitchell, Mark (Mabry) you may need to recruit her she is sure she can get a GOLD, I am sure she is very competitive and can achieve any goal she sets!

Looking forward to ALASKA next year hope to see you there.

Beech Mountain Race

by Mark Mabry
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Alan S in Slalom Course
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Alex D
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Barb L in Slalom Course
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Barb L in Slalom Course
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Beth D in Slalom Course
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Christine T in Slalom Course
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Chuck & Madison
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Jim M in Slalom Course
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Jo W in Slalom Course
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Joe H in Slalom Course
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Katie P in Slalom Course
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Lisa B in Slalom Course
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Madison D in Slalom Course
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Mark D in Slalom Course
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Matt C in Slalom Course
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Robert B in Slalom Course
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Robert, Jim & Mark
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Savannah S in Slalom Course
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Stan M in Slalom Course
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Tony G in Slalom Course

The ETMM Race Team continued its good start to the ski season by winning both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events held at Silver Creek on Jan 7 & 8, 2006 and placing 3rd in the Slalom event held at Beech Mt. on Jan 28. The ETMM ladies (and Mark Dison) led the way at Silver Creek by dominating their flights while the rest of the men pitched in enough to ski the team on to victory. The team came into the weekend in 3rd place, 2 points out of first in the Southern Division and left the weekend in 1st place by 4 points. The ski conditions were good for the weekend and the 19 team members that went on this trip had a great time. Beech Mountain was a weekend of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, with Saturday bringing “beach” spring-like weather, warm and blue skies while Sunday was rainy, foggy and had gale-force winds causing the race to be cancelled. See some of the pictures from the race on the web site and also within this edition of the newsletter.

Pat Potter came out of retirement at Silver Creek and re-qualified to race with the team and Alex Dance qualified at Beech Mountain which makes our 6th & 7th new racers for this season.

The Club Championship is still up for grabs although Lisa Beregi leads all team members with 79 points followed closely by Barbara Lang with 78 points. 13 other racers are still in the hunt with point totals between 50 and 65 points.

Hawksnest Race

by Mark Mabry
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Alex D
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Andrew N
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Mark D's pre-race strategy
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Jim M in Slalom Course
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Lisa B
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Madison D's first place run
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Matt C
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Rick B
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Savannah S

The ETMM team braved the weather and won both the Slalom and GS races at Hawksnest to extend our Southern Division lead over Palmetto by 15 points going into the final regular season race of the year at Sugar!! Great job by all!!! I also want to thank all the racers who made it up to Hawksnest today even with the snow covered roads and Blizzard conditions in NC. The skiing was great with probably 6+ inches of new snow this weekend on the slopes.

Sugar Mountain Race

by Mark Mabry
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ETMM Brings Home the Gold!! The ETMM Race Team Finished off the Crescent Skiing Regular Season by bringing home its 7th Southern Division Championship in the past 12 years. The team won both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events held at Hawksnest on Feb 11 & 12 and placed 2nd in the Slalom and 3rd in the GS events held at Sugar Mountain on Feb 25 & 26 to hold off Palmetto for the Championship. See some of the pictures from these races on the web site and also within this edition of the newsletter.

The Club Championship is still up for grabs although Lisa Beregi has a firm lead on all team members with a total of 146 points and is also leading all Female Crescent racers this year going into the Crescent Finals. Six other ETMM racers are still in the hunt with point totals between 110 and 125 points.

Crescent Race Finals

by Barb Lang

You know you're a true skier when the weather channel says it's going to be 70-plus degrees and you search in vain for an Arctic blast to magically appear and somehow decide to localize at Snowshoe, WV. Unfortunately, the winds were coming out of the South without the slightest bit of a possible Antarctic chill. But as it turned out, we had two great days of skiing in some beautiful sunshine (Thank god no rain early in the weekend as originally predicted!). The conditions of course were soft, but after all, we are the mogul mashers and managed to mash our way to a second place finish trophy to go along with our Southern Division Championship! Besides tanning while we skied, (there was even a bikini-clad racer) we got to enjoy each others company with a party Friday night at Lisa Beregi's followed by the race finals party on Saturday night. I must say, Saturday night was a little tense as the final results for the Crescent cup were being announced with a 3-way tie for second, with Palmetto dashing our hopes for the cup. But, we'll get-em next year! (They definitely had the weather advantage...). Also, congratulations to Lisa Beregi for winning the trip to Steamboat due to her awesome skiing with the most accumulated points! It was a Great weekend and an outstanding way to end the ski season...Hats-off to Mark Mabry and the team!

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Alan S, Barb L & Stan M
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Alex D
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Barb L
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Beth D
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The Crescent Cup 2nd Place Team
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Deerings & Sligers
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Katie P
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Madison D
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Mark & Becca M
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Rick B
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Robert B
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Stan M
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The Deerings
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The Sligers

ETMM Finishes the season strong with a 2nd place Finish in the Crescent Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom event held at Snowshoe WV March 11th!! The field had 15 teams from the Southeast and ETMM placed 2nd by winning a three way tie breaker to go along with its Regular Season Championship to finish with one of its best overall seasons in team history. Eight ETMM racers took the podium at Snowshoe and brought home trophies.

The ETMM Club Championship was won by Lisa Beregi who was also the Crescent Ski Council Champion for the ski season with a total of 166 points. Three ETMM racers were in the top 7 in the Crescent Ski Council this season with Mark Mabry and Alan Stevens each scoring 155 points tying for 7th place overall. ~Mark Mabry

Crescent Ski Week — Mammoth

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Beach Music Festival

by Barb Lang
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On June 10th a group of us Mogul Mashers headed via motor coach to Stuart, VA for the annual Beach Music Festival. We all had a great time socializing and meeting other festival participants on our journey to the beautiful hills of Virginia. The weather was blue skies and sunshine for the multiple bands entertaining us for the day. Everyone had a wonderfully relaxing day lounging in the sun with plenty to eat and drink along with the music. The bands were awesome! Plenty of the music fans jammed, bee-bopped, and shagged on "the beach" in the sand. What a Great day! Thanks to Wayne and Debbie Bays for the organization of our trip! More info and pictures at http://www.beachfestival.com .

4th of July Party

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Crescent Ski Week — Australia & New Zealand

by Barb Lang
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On July 31st 94 members of the Crescent Ski Council ventured to Queenstown, New Zealand to begin an incredible, unforgettable 2 week adventure! Since our vacation was so action packed, I can only briefly summarize our daily jaunts. Shortly after arrival, we kicked-off the trip with a local pub crawl to sample the local libations (there were many pubs to be had!). The next 2 days involved our favorite---Downhill skiing at the slopes of Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, or The Remarkables. Tuesday evening we also enjoyed a buffet dinner overlooking Queenstown after a skyline gondola trip up the mountainside. On Thursday, we all headed for a cruise of Milford Sound with a small group returning back to Queenstown through the peaks via helicopter (words can't describe; you'll have to see pictures). The last day of "middle earth" (The Lord of the Rings was filmed in N.Z.) everyone enjoyed a day of leisure. For some of the ETMMites that meant a shot over jet boat ride of the river, a trip to Arrowtown for shopping, and a wine tour. Later that evening there was a re-grouping to board a 1912 steamship to sail across lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station for a wonderful dinner followed by a sheep dog herding and sheep shearing demonstration. On Saturday, August 5th, destination: Sydney, Australia. There we relaxed with a Captain Cook coffee cruise of Sydney Harbor giving us a close up look at the world famous opera house. The next day, away we went on a Hunter Valley wine tour to sample some of Australia's finest. Needless to say, people were very happy on the return trip to the hotel. On the 8th was the Blue Mountain tour to see the local countryside. Shortly thereafter, off we went to Cairns with the highlight of the Great Barrier reef. Unfortunately, the sea was rough with many of us becoming sea sick, but snorkeling or diving the reef made it all worthwhile. While in Cairns another tour ensued to the Kuranda rainforest. There were Kangaroos, wallabies, Koalas, Crocodiles and a number of other Australian species to pet (or not pet). The tour also included an Aboriginal Dance, spear/boomerang demonstration followed by an Army Duck ride through the forest. Regretfully on August 12th some of our friends departed for the USA, while some of us continued on to the Outback (Undara Extension). The highlight of the Undara comprised Lava tube exploration and a chance to see some wild Kangaroos (Joey in pouch). That evening we filled ourselves with an Australian barbeque at poolside. Our last day was spent at leisure primarily driving along the coastline to Port Douglas or hiking at the Mossman Gorge to contemplate our last look at the land down under. Early the next morning we all sadly boarded the plane for our long, long, return home. In conclusion, vacation is just too short!!!

Gooberfest

by Barb Lang and Jim Maerder
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Much Thanks to Dale Strother for hosting the annual Gooberfest at his beautiful home! As always, there was plenty to eat and a number of libations to sample in honor of our snow deity, Uller. Even though the weather was warmer than a snow skier's delight, it seems the Northern winds and frigid air is coming closer. So far, we've all experienced a little bit of "Jack Frost" in the early morning. All I can say is keep thinking SNOW! However, just a note of fair warning, since I'm a native "Buffalonian" (Buffalo, NY--Snow capital USA) I couldn't help but ask Uller to send us 2 feet of snow...Why should Buffalo have all the fun? ~ Barb Lang

 

October the 14th was a fine day weather wise and a great day at Sugar Mountain’s Oktoberfest. Shuttle buses were running all the way from the lower parking lots. This was my first time for this event and the turnout was most impressive. I would guess 4-5,000 people. The Mountain was alive with Austrian Oomph Music, folks in festive attire, and local crafts.

Refreshing adult Austrian beverages were flowing and Brats mitt Kraut was available to all for a modest price. One could not truly appreciate this fine beverage, made at the oldest establishment of its kind in Bavaria, by drinking from a plastic cup…so an appropriate 1 liter glass mug was acquired...Ahhhh...Prosit!...much better. Or so I thought. When I returned from a necessary distraction, I found that our past president had bartered away my mug in return for a promise from two potential new members to join ETMM. It’s good to take one for the team, and now we have a new incentive for new members.

Later on, the real "Gemütlichkeit" took place at Dale Strother’s Gooberfest, not nearly as many revelers, but more ETMMer’s. Good people, good food and, yes, a modest amount of good refreshing local adult beverages.

The traditional sacrificial bonfire was most successful in appeasing Uhlr and eliciting promises of early and plentiful piles of snow. Many thanks to Dale for all the preparations and being a very gracious host for this event, over the years. ~ Jim Maerder

Christmas Party

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Appalachian Race

by Mark Mabry, Race Director
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Barb L
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Beth D
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Chris F
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Christine T
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Chuck & Madison
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Dale S
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Ignacio T
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Jasmin
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Jim M
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Josh P
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Katie P
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Lisa B
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Madison D
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Parker B
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Ron, Jim & Mark
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Savannah S
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Stan M
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The ETMM Race team kicked off the season with a First Place finish in GS today and a 2nd place in Slalom yesterday and are in First Place overall in the Southern Division of the Crescent Ski Council Race Series!! We had 9 members take the podium today and 5 more in the Slalom event on Saturday. I will send out more info in the newsletter, but wanted to give you an early Christmas present with the news.

I am also cleaning up my Race Team email distribution list so please respond to this note and let me know if you have any changes to your email or want me to discontinue using this email account.

This is a great start to defending our Southern Division Championship. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.