Where you can find all of the recent news, events, announcements, updates, changes, etc etc etc of Western Washington Snowboard & Ski Club! If you would like to get an email regarding announcements and club updates, please contact us at email@example.com. If you would like to get updates via facebook, please join our facebook page.
News and Announcements
Come join us for a Western Wednesday night on 4/20. We will be discussing upcoming events such as Mt. Baker closing day on the 24th, filling member positions as people graduate, activities for next winter and fall, a possible 'ski themed' club meeting on the weekend of the 29th or 6th, spring back country trips, and a safety meeting afterwards. The meeting starts at 7p.m.
We'll have tables on Vendors Row (just outside the VU) from 11AM till 2PM starting Thursday (Jan 27th) and continuing until Friday (Feb 4th) of next week.
For pick up, please bring ID (ie: student ID, state ID, driver’s license). We will have a list if you pre-paid (online or at a meeting)
For purchase, shirts are: $10 regular Tee/ $12 Tall Tee.
Cash only please.
On Friday February 11th we will be hosting a movie premiere in Fraser Hall 4 at 6 p.m. This film comes to us from a local film crew based out of Whistler, B.C in their first year as an independent film company. They took home a prize at the International Freeski Film Festival in the category of Big Mountain Movie which is outstanding for a first year company! Any of you who have skied W...histler before will likely recognize their lines or maybe even their faces, as most of the footage was filmed inbounds and in the surrounding backcountry of Whistler-Blackcomb. Many of the riders featured in the film have competed and placed on the Canadian Freeskiing Championship and Subaru Freeride World tour.
Attendance at this event will help gauge their interest in our hosting of their next film this fall, so make sure to come stop by and support us and them by buying the movie online from their website! If you like the film you can buy it from their online store for as little as $1.99!!
From their website:Out of the Shadows Trailer - 2010 HD Ski Film by Dendrite Studios from Dendrite Studios on Vimeo.
Proudly shot in the mountains of British Columbia, Out of the Shadows features the finest athletes who have been in the shadows for too long. This is their shot and their opportunity to break out on film. They bring their lives with them and shred the mountains with un-inhibited passion on a daily basis. We bring you their stories.
Featuring: the return of PY Leblanc, the forgotten legend Chris Turpin, World Champion Brett Crabtree, Swedish sensation Jon Larsson, and a giant swarm of new comers including Maxim Arsenault, Eliel Hindert, Christian Boucher, Dave Treadway, Mathieu Gagnon Theriault, Matt Elliott, Ian Watson, Dave Gheriani, Adam Topshee, Alex Blais, Athan Merrick and Jake Cohn.
Produced, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Nicolas Teichrob and Athan Merrick of Dendrite Studios.
Welcome back everyone! I hope you all enjoyed winter break and got to see family and good friends.
This quarter we're going to be having club meetings every Wednesday night at 7p.m.
Our first meeting was this Wednesday but a miss communication led to no newsletter being sent out. We will be on top of that for all future meetings. The good news is that almost everyone who came had a chance to win some of our free gear and stickers! We're very thankful for those of you who came and hope to see you at the future meetings.
T-shirt orders will be finally getting done. We were originally looking to have Norwest Graphics print our shirts but ran into a problem with the AS. They wanted us to go through them at first and if they could not fulfill our needs we are able to go through an outside printer. They could not fulfill our order as we wanted them done and after lengthy phone conversations we concluded that they could not get us what we wanted. We have now got an order for shirts paid for through another company and they should be printed by the end of next week and hopefully here in bellingham by the meeting on the 26th. We ordered more shirts with a little extra funds from the club so if you still want to get one of our awesome shirts. We will alert everyone when they are in so you should definitely come to the meeting when they arrive!
We will be hosting a free waxing night next wednesday in the Viking Union MPR at 7p.m. Bring your skis and board and we'll provide the irons and wax. If you have your own tuning gear why not bring it to share? Don't know how to wax and tune your gear? We'll show you how its done and teach you so you can do it on your own. We'll have 5-8 irons and atleast 1 tuning kit but the more the marrier. With all the rain thats coming down everyone could use a fresh coating of wax.
We announced the Baker Blueprints photo contest at the meeting which will be running every month of the season. Take a photo of you somewhere at Baker and send it in to the club for a chance at winning some free headphones and other schwagg.
Later in the month and into February we will be hosting free movie screenings. The first movie we will screen is from our friends just north of the border in Whistler. The company is called Dendrite Studios and their film is Out of the Shadows. A very fitting name for a first year movie from a new company. We will likely play it the last week of January or the first week of February. We are working on getting permission from other film companies such as Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick productions, Level1, Poorboyz and Warren Miller. This first screening will gauge the interest of Dendrite Studios hosting a premiere with us next fall so make sure to show up!
It's been a long weekend and I hope everyone got to get to their local hill with their family and take a few turns. In that time, the website has had some overhaul done to it.
Our Events has been added and will be updated as new events in and around town come up. Right now there are 2 events happening this week that you should check out. This Tuesday there is a showing at the Mt. Baker Theatre of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, and this Friday WWUSASC is hosting Matchstick Productions "The Way I See It" at the Fraser Hall 4 at 7pm for $2!! Check out our events page for more detailed information and for further updates from the club
Along with the Events page we've added the Baker Blueprints photo contest - a monthly photo contest, and Vicarious Videos - the yearly video edit contest. Submission information is on each respective page and December will mark the first month of the photo contest and the beginning of the video edit contest.
We've added a FAQ page that will be updated as needed. If you have any questions that aren't answered there, please email WWUSASC@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can
The Mountains and Weather page has been updated to host some great weather resources. Check the any of the links for detailed weather information on the topic, and click the orange RW button to get back to the main weather page.
Don't forget to visit our discussion board - where people can post a topic if they are looking for a ride/have a ride and are looking for people to fill their car.
1. Go to our Facebook Group's Discussion Board
2. Click "Start New Topic"
3. Post "Need Ride" or "Need # people" as the topic depending on your carpool needs
4. Provide details in the "Post" section. Ie: What mountain you want to go to, time you want to leave, how much gear you have/how much gear you can fit, where you need a ride from/where you are coming from, etc.
5. Click "Post new topic" to have your topic posted.
Please check the discussion board regularly to see who is trying to carpool. You will be notified on facebook when somebody replies to your topic. Have a great season and see you guys at BAKER!
Our first club meeting of Winter quarter was a success! If you couldn't attend due to room change complications, we
Amazing News! Our final club meeting of the quarter was a HUGE success despite it being dead week! We had 20 people show up and made a more finalized membership list. Our next meeting is going to be on January 7th, 2010! If you missed this one - please be present at the next! If you would like to receive email updates on our club, you can now sign up on the News and Announcements page. If you missed the meeting but would like to be on the membership list, please email Emily and show up to our next meeting for membership verification.
Thanks and good luck on finals!!!
The Outdoors Center is now providing self waxing and tuning services!
For $2 they'll provide you with the iron, files, brushes, tuning tools, and other resources. Purchase wax from the OC ($3.50/bar) or bring your own.
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