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Tsalteshi Tree Ski 2022

Tsalteshi Tree Ski 2022

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Help Tsalteshi brighten up winter with the Tsalteshi Tree Ski! Decorate — by Christmas Vote — Throughout January Winner announced — Feb. 1 Undecorate — By end of February We're looking for volunteers to decorate trees on the Moose Loop (lighted loop behind Skyview Middle School). Decorations should be up by Christmas. Tsalteshi members will vote for their favorite tree throughout January and the winner will get a Viewer's Choice Award. Vote by taking a picture of your favorite tree and sending it to info@tsalteshi.org. All TTA members who vote for their favorite tree will be put in a raffle for prizes, as well. Businesses, organizations, teams, families, friends, groups of complete strangers who happen to like decorating — come one, come all! The Moose Loop has small, medium and…
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Application period open for TTA Board seats

Application period open for TTA Board seats

TTA Board of Directors
Tsalteshi Trails Association is accepting applications for two seats on the TTA Board of Directors. Ideal board candidates are passionate about the trails and want to work toward improving the management, sustainability and function of the TTA organization and the trails and build a strong community within our user groups. Here’s an opportunity to do just that! Use your energy and expertise to improve the trails Work within our mission, vision and values Work toward accomplishing our strategic plan objectives Participate in events and programs on the trails Do you have experience in finance/accounting, leadership, trail design/maintenance or recreational management? Are you a skier, biker, runner and/or walker who is passionate about the trails system? Consider applying! Must be a member in good standing of the Tsalteshi Trails Association for…
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2023 Youth Ski program update

2023 Youth Ski program update

Youth Ski Program
Join us in thinking snowy thoughts! The 2023 Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program is right around the corner. There are some important changes this year: We’re adding paid assistant coaches to the program this year. That means every group will have a minimum of two adults (extra volunteers are welcome!) to work with the kids. We’re excited about the opportunity to provide extra instruction, but it does mean we need more coaches. Please consider coaching! Parents are welcome, and you do not have to be an expert skier to be an assistant coach. We’ll provide a training session at the beginning of the season, and helping coach is a great way to improve your own ski skills. Head coaches will plan lessons and take the lead on teaching skills. Assistants…
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Tsalteshi hiring youth ski coordinator

Tsalteshi hiring youth ski coordinator

Youth Ski Program
Our long-time youth ski coordinator, Carly Reimer, has moved on and we need to fill her ski boots! Please consider helping Tsalteshi keep this awesome program going strong!   Tsalteshi Trails Association seeks a coordinator for its Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program. This is a part-time, contract position with duties lasting October-March. Some duties require attendance at scheduled activities and meetings but most work can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule. Part of the job is recruiting volunteers to help accomplish the goals of the program. Youth ski is a big program, but you'll have help! Requirements: - Excellent administrative, organizational and time-management skills - Strong written and oral communication, able to respectively and effectively interact with parents, youth and volunteers - Access to a computer and familiarity…
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Spook Night station sponsors needed

Spook Night station sponsors needed

Events
Join us! This fun family event is a favorite on the trails but we need sponsors for our trick-or-treat stations to make it happen. Sponsors can be a business, organization, school group, family or just a group of friends. We can’t promise the best weather but we can promise lots of traffic from appreciative young ghosts and goblins. Tsalteshi Trick-or-Treat Trail Sponsor Information: We are asking sponsors to provide: - Candy or other fun “treat.” - Decorations for an approximately 10 x 10-foot area. More area is available if you wish, just let us know! - Some sort of quick “trick” for the kids to do to get their “treat.” - Volunteers to run the trick, hand out treats and check to see if kids have registered by looking for…
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Maintenance building

Maintenance building

Maintenance/grooming
What’s going on above the tennis courts?!? Tsalteshi is breaking ground on a long-time dream come true — a maintenance building that can hold all our equipment! If you’ve ever seen the groomers have to precision park the snowmachines to fit them in the existing shed or watched them move two just to get to one in the middle, you know why this is so needed. Thanks to a Recreational Trails Program grant through Alaska State Parks and local support, we’re constructing a 36-by-60-foot building that will provide secure, weatherized storage for all our machinery. No more having to leave equipment outside! No more having to tow off machines for minor repairs! No more having to juggle equipment between a shed, a Connex and a lean-to! The project will include…
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Notice: Bylaws amendment

Notice: Bylaws amendment

TTA Board of Directors
The Tsalteshi Trails Association Board of Directors proposes an amendment to the TTA Bylaws, regarding article IV, Board of Directors and Duties, on the subject of term limits. The Board proposes extending Board terms from a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms, to three consecutive two-year terms (from four years to six years). The change is proposed to increase institutional memory and foster Board talent to better serve the TTA organization and the community. The following change is posted for TTA member feedback for two weeks, until July 6. Please respond with feedback to info@tsalteshi.org. If the bylaw amendment meets final Board approval, it will go into effect immediately and will be applied to the terms of current board members. Current TTA bylaws Dec2021 Proposed changes in bold: ARTICLE IV:…
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Tsalteshi Track Patch

Tsalteshi Track Patch

Events
Introducing the Tsalteshi Track Patch! Participate in at least three activities in one year — running event, biking event, skiing event or volunteering at Tsalteshi — to earn your 3.5x3.5-inch patch in December. Patches are free but must be a TTA member. Show off your TTA pride, and earn a new patch every year! Qualifying activities on the schedule so far: Skiing — Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski Program (youth participant or coach), Besh Cup, Ski For Women, Tour of Tsalteshi Running — Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra, Unity Run, Salmon Run Series Biking — Sprockets (youth participant or coach) Soldotna Cycle Series, Cyclocross Volunteering — Youth Ski, Sprockets, Besh Cup, Tour of Tsalteshi, Unity Run, Salmon Run Series, Soldotna Cycle Series, Cyclocross, Spook Night, trail maintenance
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Unity Run, July 16

Unity Run, July 16

Events
Please join us for the annual Rotary Unity Run, hosted with the Kenai River Rotary Club of Soldotna at Tsalteshi Trails. Help Rotary unite people around the globe to transform communities and solve problems. Proceeds from this family-friendly race will help finance local and worldwide projects (https://www.rotary.org/). This year's race will have 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer route options, as well as a 1-mile family-friendly option. All runners will have an opportunity to win door prizes from local businesses. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. Online registration is open now! Registration is $25 for an individual or $50 for a family, with a $5/$10 discount for TTA or Rotary members. Members, use code "TTAMEMBER" while registering to receive the applicable discount. Hang around after the race for a…
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Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Events
5 p.m June 10-??? Run in the midnight sun! Complete a 4.167-mile loop an hour, every hour, around the clock, for as many laps as you can complete. The last runner to complete the loop in an hour wins. The winner of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra receives a Bronze Ticket, which entitles them entry to the regional Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, WA, on July 30. That winner gets a Silver Ticket and proceeds to the national race. More information on Backyard Ultras here. Admission is $75. Only 50 slots available. Sign up today! Registration and more info on the Events page.
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