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Time to plan for the Yellowstone Ski Festival

Sun, Sep  14, 2008 - By Yellowstone Ski Festival

The West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the dates for the 2008 Yellowstone Ski Festival.  Join over three thousand other Nordic ski enthusiasts in West Yellowstone during the Thanksgiving week.   With the fourth Thursday in November falling late in the month, we anticipate another successful snow packed festival.  Back again for 2008 are the ever popular ski clinics, on-snow demo show, indoor trade show, kids camps, wax demos, speakers, and of course the SuperTour races.  The post-Labor Day rush has begun.  If you haven’t already, now is the time to reserve your room for the week and register for the clinics.  Let’s look in depth to the Yellowstone Ski Festival.

Nordic Ski Clinics.  Register now and secure your space in one of the highly acclaimed Nordic Ski Clinics of the year.  Choose from five, three, or one day clinics.  Each day you will have two on-snow sessions with our elite instructors and an evening classroom session.  Skiers of all abilities will find our clinics valuable.  For beginners, there is no better way to learn than to spend a few days with a knowledgeable instructor for both on snow and off snow training.  For experienced skiers, start your season off right by brushing up on your technique or learning a new skill.  The 2008 Clinic Registration form is available online at http://yellowstoneskifestival.com/Clinic_Registration%202008.pdf.htm.

On-Snow Demo Show.  With the purchase of a Rendezvous Ski Trail Pass for this week, you can experience the industry’s largest on-snow demo show.  All the major Nordic Ski manufactures will be on the Rendezvous Ski Trails demonstrating their new gear for the 2008-2009 season.  The Try It and Buy It demo area will be open during the day for all five days of the show.  There is no better way to shop for new Nordic gear than to try it on snow at the Yellowstone Ski Festival.

Indoor Trade Show.  Spend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evening strolling the Indoor Trade Show held in the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn.  Talk to industry sales representatives, learn something new at a waxing seminar, or simply enjoy the presentations showcased nightly.  The indoor trade show is a great way to cap off a day on the trails. 

Montana Outdoor Science School.  Bring the kids and make the Yellowstone Ski Festival a family tradition.  The M.O.S.S. is currently preparing a program specifically for the children in West Yellowstone this week.  Stay tuned and we will announce the curriculum as soon as possible.  Don’t forget to pre-register your kids directly with the Montana Outdoor Science School. 

SuperTour and Biathlon Races.  Competitive racing for the 2008-2009 season starts in West Yellowstone.  We will be offering two biathlon events sponsored by Altius Handcrafted Firearms on Thanksgiving Day, a sprint race and a novice race.  This year, West Yellowstone will host two distance SuperTour races.  Join us on the trails Friday for a freestyle event and Saturday for the classic race.

Where to Stay.  Do not delay in reserving your hotel, motel, cabin, condo, or rental house in West Yellowstone for Thanksgiving week.  Please support our sponsors and call them today to reserve your lodging.  Brandin’ Iron Inn, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Three Bear Lodge, Yellowstone Lodge, and the Faithful Street Inn can not wait to hear from you.  A listing of West Yellowstone lodging can be found at http://destinationyellowstone.com/sleep/

For more information, please contact Sara Hoovler at 406-599-4465 or info@yellowstoneskifestival.com