The following are club activities and photos that occurred in 2009.
Articles & Photos from 2009
Crescent Ski Week — Big Sky, MTby
What a skier/snowboarder paradise! Turned out that the Crescent folks had one huge mountain to tackle with lots of challenge. For those of you who haven't gotten to the top of Big Sky's Lone Peak, you've missed out on a spectacular view and the "OMG" feeling of getting too close to the edge...We had wonderful weather with only one day of light snow/clouds, otherwise sunshine and blue skies! As always, had plenty of friends to socialize with and all the events were a lot of fun. The vacation started with a Mountain tour followed by the Welcome reception at the Huntley Lodge, and then proceeded throughout the week with a "Fun race", Mountain picnic, Poker run, and concluded with the Farewell Dinner and Dance. In addition, there were some members who enjoyed a day snowmobiling or in the snowcat touring Yellowstone Park. It's definitely one of the resorts you'll not want to miss!
Sugar Mountain Race #2
Crescent Race Finalsby
ETMM Wins the Crescent Cup!
Well, we did it again, folks! That's right; we won the Crescent Cup after a seven year drought. Your ETMM Race Team went to Snowshoe/Silver Creek, WV the weekend of March 7th & 8th to compete for the Crescent Cup and we brought it home! The weather was beautiful...not too hot or too cold but just right for a winning weekend.
After Saturday's slalom races ETMM was in a four way tie for first place with teams from Asheville, Raleigh, and Greensboro, North Carolina, with nine other teams close behind. On Sunday the battle continued through both giant slalom races and we all knew it would be a tight finish.
At the awards ceremony several ETMM racers were called to receive individual trophies they had earned for being in the top three in their respective flights for the weekend. All the other ETMM racers present performed well, also, and posted good weekend results. They included Joy Thacker in flight 15, Lisa Beregi in flight 12, Rick Bates and Matt Cartier in flight 11, Savannah Stevens in flight 6, and Cody Stevens and Evan Thacker in flight 3. Beth Dison was in flight 22 for re-qualification.
However, we continued to hear awards in the names of racers from the other three teams that we had tied with on Saturday, and we knew that team totals were going to be close. The tension continued to mount after individual awards were completed and team announcements began.
In fourth place, with 71 points, Asheville. In third place, with 73 points, Raleigh. In second place, with 74 points, (here the announcer paused for what seemed to be a very long time, then announced) Greensboro. We were ecstatic, knowing at that moment that we had won the trophy. Then, the official announcement: and in first place, with 75 points, East Tennessee!!! There were a total of 4 points separating fourth place from first place. It was indeed a very tight race all weekend and we felt fantastic knowing that we had defeated all those good teams to bring home the Crescent Cup Trophy for the first time since 2002. It will be ours for a year, and then we'll go after it again during next year's Crescent Cup Race weekend! (We do receive a permanent trophy that we keep).
4th of July Partyat the Mabry's
Captain for a Day & Lake Partyby
To all those who helped with Captain For A Day a huge thank you. Thank you to all who contributed boats. Ed Dance, Wayne, Alan, Jill, and Robbie. To all who came and volunteered. To Sonny's Marina, and to Alan and Wayne for letting us use their dock. To Wayne for the port-a-potty. I felt this year's event was successful. However, it was successful because of all of you.
I appreciate all of your help at this fun filled and worthwhile event.
Horse Races at Keenelandby
A group of us traveled to the races on Saturday, Oct. 17 and again had a blast trying to pick out the next Man 'O War. And, believe it or not, we found him! It was Snowmaster, the 1A horse in the 10th race! Now being Mogul Mashers we had to bet the win...unfortunately, the $2 bet I placed only won me a taco and fries. I should have had more confidence! I believe it was a sign for the snows to fall heavily and ETMM to win!
Many Thanks again to Dale Strother for hosting the annual Gooberfest (Ullerfest) at his beautiful home. As always, ETMM had a wonderful time beckoning to the God of snow for a white, successful ski season!
Season Kickoff Partyby
Steamboat Race/Ski/Ride Campby
The week started snowy and cold and then winter grabbed a hold of the slopes with White and frigid! Luckily for us, more runs opened and Mother Nature relented later in the week to blue skies and glistening slopes. Ski and snowboard instruction was great and what a wonderful, welcoming group the Steamboat crew was...for those who haven't gone on this trip, it's a must for 2010! Here are some pics to enjoy...