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Boulder Nordic Club News
 6 January 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Nordic - Starts January 13th!

Edward Morey, Mark Flolid, Kyle Kuczun, and others are organizing Wednesday Afternoon Nordic, WAN. In brief, we will meet at the Eldora Nordic Center at 3 (3:30 later in the season) to ski skate and classic until sunset, then reconvene at Salto in Ned for refreshments.
The first meetup is next Wednesday, January 13th.
To participate you must have a Nordic Season Pass for Eldora and must sign a release for after-hours skiing (you will get a bear-paw sticker for your pass). Thanks to Eldora we have this opportunity.
To put your name and email address on the email distribution list for WAN, send an email to:
(leave the subject line blank)
(In the body of the email put)
SUBSCRIBE WAN_DistributionList “your name”
(E.g. SUSCRIBE WAN_DistributionList Mark Flolid)
You should quickly receive an email from CU confirming your addition to the list.
A website is in the works.
We are attempting to model WAN after WMV (Wednesday Morning Velo) If you would like help organize WAN, please let Edward know.
If your business might be interested in sponsoring one of the Salto Wednesdays, please contact Edward at If you have suggestions, questions, or would like to post a message to everyone on the list, email Edward.
News from Boulder Nordic Sport

Stop by BNS for a post-holiday sale through January 9th. All clothing and summer ski boots will be 20% off and ask for a special Boulder Nordic Club deal on Holmenkol Digital Thick Plate Irons.
BNS will also be hosting a free on-snow equipment demo at Eldora Mountain Resort on Saturday January 9th from 9AM-2PM. Come up and try out the latest gear for free!
2016-17 BNC Officers And News

One can see the board and officers of the BNC at

Briefly, thanks to Ingrid Alongi for remaining in the Secretary role.  Secretary is a utilitarian but necessary job.  Thanks to Mark Leffers for being the treasurer.  His professional skills have made the BNC's books neat and effecient.  In a collegial gesture, Kyle Kuczun is taking a turn as Vice President.  The board considered electing two V.P.s, both Kyle and Joel Kimmel, but, in the end, it was simpler for Kyle to take a turn in a friendly, rotating fashion.  Matt Muir remains president with an eye towards replacing himself and perpetuating the BNC under new leadership.

Thanks also to Nicole Haas who is helping more and more with social media, communications, and relations.  Every little bit helps and Nicole has been a great addition.

Thank you for supporting the BNC and its mission.
Sponsors make significant monetary or in-kind donations to the BNC.  Business members join on an annual basis.  To be a sponsor or business member and reach 2,200 BNC followers, contact
Vermarc Joins The BNC as A Business Member

Maker of some pretty sweet cycling clothing, Vermarc has joined the BNC as a business member and is offering BNC members 25% off.  Go here and enter code "bnc" at checkout for your discount.  A percentage of each purchase supports the BNC.  Thanks to Vermarc and thanks for supporting the BNC!
BNC Grooming Reports

The BNC contracted with in order to provide real time GPS based grooming reports at CU South and North Boulder Park.  One can view the system here,  The pages for CU South and North Boulder Park are in place at and

News regarding grooming is tweeted via @BNClub.  The @BNClub Twitter feed forwards to which then forwards to for those who are not on Twitter or Facebook.  The webcam at North Boulder Park really truly is being replaced.  It's on the last step now.

Tweets typically contain information regarding a change, beginning, or end in grooming status.  Updates at Facebook are typically incremental in nature, for example, "CU South re-groomed."

Groomers put in a classic track when conditions permit.  If we get a whooper, groomers try to groom a little wider and maybe put in a double classic track where possible.  It takes quite a bit of coverage to put in a machine-set classic track and, consequently, often times groomers leave the track for skiers to ski-in.  Updates regarding grooming typically state if a classic track has been set or not.
Kiddie Lease Fleet:  The Never Ending Saga

Whew boy, this one has been tough.  It looks like the BNC will eventually get a bunch of simple, waxless classic technique skis for skiers ages 5-8 years-old...hopefully.  Given the timing involved, this probably won't happen until 2016-17.
Grooming at West Mag.?

The BNC is collaborating with the Nederland Area Trails Organization in order to find a sustainable, operational solution to the potential permit to groom in the West Magnolia area that may be available starting 2016-17.

At the same time, the BNC is working to play its proper role in the community with entities like the USFS which is reviewing the use plan for West Magnolia.  Expect to see fat biking as an included use as the activity continues to explode in popularity.

Stay tuned for more information.  And, stay calm.  This is a shared process on public lands which requires collaboration and patience.
News from the BNJRT

Eliska’s Masters Program- improve your skiing with former CU Buff and current BNJRT coach Eliska Hajkova!

Thanks to the below business partners for offering discounts to BNC members who present a current membership card.  Become a business partner by emailing
Alexander Technique with Julie Rothschild, ATI
BMC Body Works
Boulder Deep Tissue
Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK
Boulder Nordic Sport
Crested Butte Nordic Center
Crystal Ski Shop
Devil's Thumb Ranch
Dragonfly Gardens
Fitness Bootcamps
Frisco and Breckenridge Nordic Centers
Get Rolfing (Adam Mentzell, CAR)

Haas Physical Therapy & Wellness
Inn at Lost Creek and The Madeline (Telluride)
LifeSport Chriropractic Rehabilitation
Five Element Acupuncture

Liz La Femina, Structural Integration / Rolfing
Modus Law
Moosejaw (Boulder Store)
Neuromuscular Strategies Physical Therapy
One Boulder Acupuncture
Podium Custom Footwear
Quinlan Computing Services
Runners High Store
Savory Spice Shop
SkiTrax Magazine
Snow Mountain Ranch
Thai Yoga Massage with Karuna Health
The Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
The Boulder Running Company
Whole Body Balance
Zeal Optics
Way Down Here at the Bottom, A Reason to Give Money to The BNC

But we could use a trailer.  A big trailer.  Currently, our storage and transport system for CU South is not ideal and it's resulting in too much work for volunteer groomers.  A trailer would also save us money in the long run and make operations more efficient.  What's it gonna take? Anywhere from $5,000-$15,000.

Contact if you'd like to chat.
Support The BNJRT Without Spending Any (Extra) Money

King Soopers gives 5% back to BNJRT.  You can help BNJRT to collect more of this money simply by using a Re-Loadable Gift Card.  If you are willing to load the card at the store and use it, BNJRT would love to give you one of their cards!!
Please email Michelle Considine at with your address and she will send you a card.  For more details, read below:

These cards come loaded with $2.50.  You take them into any King Soopers or City Market and use your credit card to load them (getting your miles or cash back!)  If you put, say, $400 dollars onto your card, you will be able to spend $400 dollars. The cards can be re-loaded over and over again.  King Soopers will send the 5% to BNJRT directly. We ask that you commit to loading at least $100 onto your card so that BNJRT recovers their cost. Thank you in advance; this money can really add up for BNJRT.  (The more you ski, the more you eat!)  You can send any questions to Michelle at the above address.  Thanks again, from BNJRT

Thank you for supporting the Boulder Nordic Club

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Presidente: Matt Muir president[at] / 303-881-9890
Vice President: Kyle Kuczun vicepresident[at]


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