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Auburn Ski Club receives top honor

The Auburn Ski Club was honored Saturday night by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association as National Cross Country Club of the Year.

The Donner Summit club, which has gained some prominence in recent years for its support of two-time Olympic racer and nine-time U.S. champion Marcus Nash, was cited for its continuing commitment to junior racing in terms of developing young athletes and conducting first-rate races.

Auburn Ski Club’s program is so outstanding most local high schools prefer to train on its trails each winter.

The award was presented during the concluding banquet for USSA’s Congress 2000, its annual gathering of members, coaches and interested parties.

Auburn Ski Club president Glen Jobe was on hand to accept the award.

A multi-sport club, the Auburn Ski Club has produced outstanding competitions and some of the biggest improvements in USSAs Chevy Truck Junior Olympic results over the past several years.

In its cross country programs, the Auburn Ski Club has established programs and teams leading from youth development to junior athletic excellence. Most of the high school and collegiate teams in the region call the Auburn Ski Club home for training and competition.

The association, based in Park City, Utah, is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

The U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association includes 350 clubs with more than 25,000 athletes, coaches and officials involved in 3,000-plus events each season.

Red i premiers ski flick

With a collection of athletes from Tahoe and around the world, Teton Gravity Research’s latest and professed finest film to date – “Further” – will debut in Tahoe at Pierce Street Annex in Tahoe City on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 p.m. The show is $7 and includes a raffle ticket for a drawing with dozens of prizes.

Already named “the best film in 10 years” by Powder Magazine and receiving a “Best of the Fest” award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, “Further” documents the latest and greatest from current freeskiing heroes such as Candide Thovex, Micah Black, and Jeremy Nobis. Other notable skiers include locals such as Kent Kreitler, Jeff McKitterick and Adam Hostetter, to name a few.

The movie, which retails for $29.95, runs 60 minutes. For more information on TGR, visit http://www.tetongravity.com. To order a VHS copy, call (307) 734-8192.


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