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White Pine Stampede: Over 100 inches of snow and counting

Mon, Jan  26, 2009 - By White Pine Stampede

Snow continues to fall, and well over 100 inches has coated the Stampede track so far. Mother Nature has provided two good spells of warmer air and a little rain to make the base nearly bullet-proof. Our groomers have been out on the latest snows and it appears this year's event can finally count on good conditions. The 10 day forecast keeps us cold.
The Friday night registration and bag pick-up has been moved to the main lodge at Shanty Creek's Summit Village, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. We are sorry to leave the quaintness of Jack's office, but pleased to center more of our activities at Shanty Creek. Saturday morning registration opens at 7:30 am, Mancelona High School.

This year we invite our skiers to join the volunteers in our evening Volunteer Party in the Parlour Rooms at the Summit Center, Shanty Creek. $20.00 for soup, salad and subs, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Entertainment music and dancing 7:-11:00pm. 25 cent beers, dollar a pitcher. RSVP by Friday evening, February 6th while registering or by phone to the race office, 231-587-8812. Limited numbers accepted Saturday. Register now!

If you need a room, Shanty Creek is offering a special discount for White Pine skiers

REGISTER NOW and avoid the inevitable rush at the end. Remember, you can now register on-line. Skiers, if you are older than the top age grade printed in our application know that our computers have been adjusted and you will be registered accurately and skiing in your correct class. Age grades now go up to 85. Our oldest skier registerd so far is 84!

So far we wish to thank the following individuals and organizations, many of whom have contributed in order to keep the Stampede a viable community event. Thank you so much to Bill Weiss, Lawrence Muzzo, Antrim County Title, Fred's Mini Storage, Buck-N-Ham Machine, Derrer Oil, Mancelona Moose Lodge, Mancelona Family Practice, Study Island, LuLu's Bistro, and individual skiers, Jim Dombrowski, Amy Wilks, and Robin Luce.